Ben Jealous candidate for governor in Maryland

Maryland’s Jealous Would Broaden Gun-Control, Oppose Trump

By BRIAN WITTE Associated Press – Oct 27, 2018 BALTIMORE — Democrat Ben Jealous said recently that if he were elected governor over a popular Republican incumbent he would support broadening a new Maryland gun-control law to restrict firearms access to people found to be a risk to themselves or

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State Question 798 Would Create Joint Ticket For Governor, Running Mate

by Chris Casteel Published: Sun, October 28, 2018 5:00 AM Governors and lieutenant governors from the past, present and possibly the future support a state question that would establish a joint ticket for Oklahoma gubernatorial nominees and running mates. State Question 798 is on the Nov. 6 ballot and would

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Midterms 2018: Voting Machines Are Changing Texas Voters’ Ballots, State Officials Admit

Colin Drury Voters in Texas are having their selection flipped to an entirely different party by the state’s 20-year-old ballot machines, officials have admitted. Dozens of people attempting a straight-ticket choice – where they vote for the same party in all posts being contested – have reported their commands being

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Michelle Obama Is Challenging People To Start Voting Squads As Midterms Near

By Kimberley Richards Michelle Obama is continuing her efforts to increase voter turnout in the midterm elections, this time by encouraging people to secure a squad. The former first lady is the co-chair of When We All Vote, a nonpartisan nonprofit focused on getting people to the polls. The #VotingSquad challenge encourages

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Obama Rips Trump, GOP In Fiery Speeches for Midwest Democrats

By IVAN MORENO and DAVID EGGERT DETROIT (AP) — Former President Barack Obama criticized President Donald Trump’s tenure in office Friday in fiery speeches in Milwaukee and Detroit that took aim at him and other Republicans for “making stuff up.” The speeches were among Obama’s sharpest and most direct takedowns

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Black Students Sue Texas County Over Limited Early Voting Locations

By Sam Levine 10/23/2018 05:46 pm ET A group of students at a historically black university in Texas is suing county officials for not providing enough early voting locations on campus, saying they are discriminating against students based on their race and age. The five students at Prairie View A&M

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Florida Gubernatorial Candidate Andrew Gillum Rips Trump For Insulting His City, Tallahassee Florida With Cowardly Lies

By Tommy Christopher – October 21, 2018 Trump thought he could attack Tallahassee Mayor and Democratic candidate for governor Andrew Gillum (D-FL) with impunity this weekend — but Gillum immediately stood up to Trump’s dishonesty and cowardice. On Saturday, Trump tweeted in support of Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and his

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New Jersey Senator Cory Booker Calls Out Republicans For Blocking Black Judicial Nominees

By Tommy Christopher – September 20, 2016 During Tuesday’s Senate session, Sen. Cory Booker took to the floor to fight for the nominations of Judge Julien Neals to the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and of Judge Edward L. Stanton III to the United States

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Fury Over Reported Federal Plan Targeting Transgender People

By DAVID CRARY and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — LGBT leaders across the U.S. reacted with fury Monday to a report that the Trump administration is considering adoption of a new definition of gender that would effectively deny federal recognition and civil rights protections to transgender Americans. “I feel very

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