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Justice Department Combats Flawed Supreme Court Voting Rights Decision

Justice Department Combats Flawed Supreme Court Voting Rights Decision
Attorney General Eric Holder combats the Supreme Courts decision to undermine the Voting Rights Act. Using a Texas federal court, Holder aims to prevent the state from putting voting restrictions into law by requiring "pre-approval".
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State Republican Parties Witnessing Epic Dysfunction

State Republican Parties Witnessing Epic Dysfunction
State Republican Parties are seeing a period of ever-increasing dysfunction. Intra-party fighting between moderate and extreme factions are creating never-before-seen problems in both logistics and fundraising.
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There's Hope Yet: Hispanics Could Deliver Congress to Democrats in 2014

There's Hope Yet: Hispanics Could Deliver Congress to Democrats in 2014
New analysis by Latino Decisions shows Hispanics in 44 battleground congressional districts held by Republicans are poised to make a difference next November. The study comes on the heels of a June 6th vote in which every house Republican voted to defund President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
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Senator Ted Cruz Attends Immigration Rally Hosted By Proud Racist

Senator Ted Cruz Attends Immigration Rally Hosted By Proud Racist
Last Monday at a rally on Capitol Hill, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) railed against what he called the "indefensible" immigration bill that has already passed the Senate. Speaking of "indefensible," guess who organized the rally? White nationalist John Tanton, who has called black Americans a "retrograde species of humanity," and promotes racist pseudoscience that he uses to argue for eugenics.
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Is Liz Cheney's Senate Campaign a Trial Run for Bigger Office or More GOP Cannibalism?

Is Liz Cheney's Senate Campaign a Trial Run for Bigger Office or More GOP Cannibalism?
Editor-in-Chief of TheContributor.com, Tina Dupuy, showed up on MSNBC's The Ed Show to discuss Liz Cheney's Wyoming Senate candidacy and the self-destructive future of the Republican party. Dupuy doesn't mince words when it comes to the qualifications touted by the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney.
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Brandon Perkins
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PA GOP Chairman Admits Voter ID Used to Boost Romney

PA GOP Chairman Admits Voter ID Used to Boost Romney
Pennsylvania GOP Chairman Rob Gleason candidly admitted the the 2012 Voter ID law denied votes to Democrats, boosting Romney's efforts in the state.
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Is Racism History? Not Nearly

Is Racism History? Not Nearly
The Supreme Court’s faulty logic in gutting the Voting Rights Act.
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NC Voters Already Dissatisfied with New Governor

NC Voters Already Dissatisfied with New Governor
NC voters express extreme dissatisfaction with the Governor they elected into office just six months ago. Pat McCrory has kowtowed to the extreme right elements of his party to allow regressive legislation to pass. Tax cuts for the rich, worsening of women's health care, and economic woes loom on the horizon.
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VA Gov's Approval Numbers Falling Fast, Hurting Rest of Republican Ticket

VA Gov's Approval Numbers Falling Fast, Hurting Rest of Republican Ticket
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell's net approval rating is falling rapidly, just as the "Extreme Team" ticket of Ken Cuccinelli and EW Jackson moves its campaign into high gear. What does that mean for the Republican Party in Virginia, and more importantly, Virginians as a whole?
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'The Anointed One' Enters Stage Right in Race for Texas Governor

'The Anointed One' Enters Stage Right in Race for Texas Governor
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced yesterday that he is running to replace Rick Perry as Governor. It's a loaded fact. Not only will Rick Perry remain governor of Texas until January 2015, but we are now subject to 15 months of what will likely be some of the most divisive campaigning in American politics.
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