With Brett Kavanaugh Vote, Senator Mitch McConnell and Republicans Willingly Strike a Blow at the U.S. Constitution

Published: Oct 6, 2018 3:59 p.m. By:  Chris Edelson Republican senators are willing soldiers in Trump’s authoritarian campaign   Those of us who see President Donald Trump as an authoritarian threat to America’s constitutional democracy have looked to Republicans in Congress, as the majority party, to set limits on executive

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Florida Governor’s Race: A Microcosm of Polarized U.S. Politics

Leila MACOR,AFP Miami (AFP) – A charismatic black Democrat versus an anti-immigrant white Republican — the race for the governorship of Florida in next month’s US midterm elections is a microcosm of America’s bitterly divided politics, and possibly a sign of things to come in 2020. Andrew Gillum, 39, mayor

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Political Polarization is the Issue of Our Time

By Jesse Stokes, EDITOR IN CHIEF On October 3, 2018 Some consider it to be climate change. Others think it is immigration. A few even point to the battle for the legalization of marijuana. However, political polarization is the single-most prevalent issue of our time. Merriam-Webster defines polarization as the

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Mia Love, Sole Black Republican Woman in Congress, Fights for Her Seat

By Julie Turkewitz Oct. 4, 2018 MILLCREEK, Utah — Ben McAdams, a candidate for Congress, was speed-walking along the highway shoulder in his business suit, safety and common sense be damned. “We’ll make it,” he said, as the trucks whistled by, blowing dust into the Utah sun. In his bid

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White Man Allegedly Yells at Black Grandmother and Two Little Girls Campaigning for Beto O’Rourke

By James Hetherington On 10/4/18 at 7:05 AM A black grandmother and her two granddaughters were allegedly accosted and told to “go back where they came from” while out campaigning for Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke. The 70-year-old Texas woman was walking with her granddaughters—who are 8 and 10—when a white man allegedly

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Black Women Were Active During Kavanaugh and Ford Senate Hearings

Donna M. Owens Sep, 28, 2018 African American women were vocal, active participants during Thursday’s Senate hearing on Capitol Hill, as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified about her accusations of sexual assault and he offered a counter defense. From the women of the Congressional

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Hillary Clinton To Stump For Andrew Gillum In Florida Governor’s Race

POLITICS 09/27/2018 12:26 pm ET Updated 1 day ago By Doha Madani   Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to campaign alongside Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum in October. The Democratic Tallahassee mayor confirmed reports that Clinton would be joining him at a South Florida campaign event on Oct.

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Vermont’s Only Black Woman Lawmaker Pulls Out Of Race In Wake Of Online Threats

By Philip Lewis 08/28/2018 02:04 pm ET Updated Aug 28, 2018   Vermont state Rep. Ruqaiyah “Kiah” Morris, (D-Bennington) has decided against running for re-election in the state’s House, citing the online harassment and racist threats made during her tenure as among the reasons why. Morris, the only black woman in

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Michelle Obama Urges Young Voters to ‘Take Their Power Back’

KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press Fri, Sep 28 8:20 PM EDT CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — At a voter registration rally Friday, fired-up former first lady Michelle Obama urged a predominantly youthful crowd at the University of Miami to “take their power back” and bridge the gap between frustration over the

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Letitia James Makes History by Winning Attorney General Primary in New York

By Jeffery C. Mays Sept. 13, 2018 Letitia James became the first black woman to win a major party statewide nomination on Thursday, easily defeating three rivals in New York’s Democratic primary for attorney general. With her win, Ms. James, 59, the New York City public advocate, has positioned herself

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