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Hillary Clinton gets it on voting rights, Republican contenders don’t 0

(CNN)—Hillary Clinton is speaking Thursday in Texas about the importance of protecting and expanding the constitutional right to vote for all citizens of the United States. Clinton will also call for a new national standard of “no fewer than 20 days of early in-person voting, including weekend and evening voting.” It has been 50 years […]

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Posted on: 06-4-2015
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Why Democrats should welcome Sanders’ entry into presidential race 0

As a rule of thumb, being called a socialist isn’t a good thing in American politics. But if you’re brave enough to describe yourself that way? Well, that might be enough to take a little bit of the sting out of your opponents’ attacks. That, at least, is what U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont […]

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Posted on: 05-27-2015
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Donna Brazile Urges Black Women To Become Leaders At Spelman College Graduation 0

The Huffington Post – By Alexandra Svokos 5/22/2015 Political strategist Donna Brazile gave a rousing commencement speech at Spelman College on Sunday, urging graduates of the historically black college for women to take up leadership positions in their respective fields. “Why you? Because there’s no one better,” she said. “Why now? Because tomorrow is not soon […]

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Posted on: 05-26-2015
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History Will Be No Guide for 2016 Race 0

There are less than 80 weeks left until Election Day 2016. Political analysts are asking themselves whether or not Hillary Clinton can win another White House term for Democrats. They ask because holding the White House longer than eight years has happened only once since 1950, when George H.W. Bush won in 1988 after Ronald […]

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Posted on: 05-7-2015
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D.C. Deserves Respect, Not Congressional Rebuke | Commentary 0

http://www.rollcall.com/news/dc_deserves_respect_not_congressional_rebuke_commentary-241664-1.html Religious liberty is, arguably, our most precious American value. We should vehemently protect this freedom when it is threatened. But the constitutional phrase that secures religious liberty — “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” — cannot be distorted to mean any action motivated by […]

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Posted on: 05-6-2015
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A Baltimore for millennials 0

On Monday, President Obama announced a new independent nonprofit organization, “My Brother’s Keeper Alliance,” or MBKA. As a spinoff to his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, MBKA will work to address systemic issues that plague neighborhoods around the country and to close opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color. A year into the […]

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Posted on: 05-5-2015
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DNC Resolution Renewing Our Call for Reform, Justice, and Investment in Our Communities 0

“Today at the Democratic National Committee’s quarterly meeting in San Francisco, California, the Democratic National Committee Executive Committee passed a resolution, included below, titled ‘Renewing Our Call for Reform, Justice, and Investment in Our Communities. “The resolution was introduced by DNC Vice Chair Donna Brazile and Executive Committee Member Christine Pelosi. During discussion of the […]

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Posted on: 05-2-2015
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Removing the Blinders 0

Since Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014, we have witnessed over a dozen high profile officer-involved shooting cases and the loss of dozens more black men and women whose names we do not see in headlines or hashtags. With the death of Freddie Gray this month, Baltimore, Maryland, is now the […]

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Posted on: 04-30-2015
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The Poor Prefer King Crab? 0

We all have our stereotypes. They circulate because each contains a kernel of truth. We’ve all known a heavy person who is jolly. But are all heavy people jolly? Heavens, no! We know heavyweight grouches. Or maybe we have love handles ourselves — and we know we’re not always jolly. In the same way, “welfare […]

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Posted on: 04-23-2015
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Hillary Clinton Makes It Official 0

Hillary Clinton’s announcement was as inevitable as the coming of springtime — and with the way the weather has been, the coming of springtime seemed a lot iffier for a while. But now it’s official: Hillary Clinton is running for president of the United States. Now that she’s answered the question of if she’s going […]

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Posted on: 04-16-2015
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