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Holder Defends Voting Rights Act, Calls for Reform

Section 5 requires that states with a history of racially motivated voter suppression get approval from the Department of Justice before changing their election laws.
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Protesters Implore Villaraigosa to Resign from Fix the Debt Group

Activists from MoveOn.org and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee delivered over 21,000 signatures to L.A. City Hall Wednesday demanding Villaraigosa resign from the group's steering committee.
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State-Level Marijuana Experimentation Okay, Carter Tells CNN

Former President Jimmy Carter sat down with CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux for a controversial piece that resulted in a discussion about the legalization of marijuana on a progressive state-by-state basis.
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Senator Buono Throws Her Hat in the Ring for NJ Governor

New Jersey State Senator Barbara Buono has filed the legal paperwork necessary to become a candidate for governor in New Jersey.
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New Survey: Stephen Colbert Most Popular Choice to Replace DeMint in SC

According to a new survey by Public Policy Polling, Colbert tops the wish list of who South Carolina voters would like to see take DeMint's place.
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Republican Diversity Waffles Under Consistent Democratic Messaging in CA

If Republicans want to know what future they have to look forward to, all they have to do is see what has happened to them in California.
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Elizabeth Warren Granted Senate Banking Seat, Progressives Rejoice

More than your typical freshman senator, Warren is also a very astute politician. She used those skills very well in calling Treasury Tim Geithner on the carpet for his management of the banking crisis, while keeping lines open to President Obama, who tapped her to be interim head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
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Tea Party Quitter DeMint Cashes In

Richard EskowThey say “walk before you run,” but for politicians like Jim DeMint it’s the other way around. First you run, then you walk — walk out, that is, on your commitment to serve.But DeMint’s performed one public service by aband...
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DeMint's Exit Offers Reprieve for Graham

Taking an instant message from a Majority Report listener, Sam Seder quickly explains why Republican Lindsey Graham is happy to be bidding a farewell to Jim DeMint.
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Tea Party Champion Senator Jim DeMint is Out, Bachmann Holds Steady

Those of you betting that "Michele Bachmann's national influence is over, post-election:" you guys scored big today.
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