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Voting Protects Latinos and Everyone From Being PawnsWASHINGTON, D.C. – Frustration and anger can translate into inaction and paralysis, or they can fuel change. I prefer the second option because if participation of Hispanics in elections were equivalent to our population numbers, we’d be in a very different place, especially if we voted in larger numbers on every level, not just in [...]
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Eric Holder to Resign as U.S. Attorney GeneralWASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration’s legal fight against terrorism and pushed to make the criminal justice system more even-handed, is resigning after six years on the job. He is the nation’s first Black attorney general. The White House said that President Barack Obama planned to [...]
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Wisconsin to Enforce Voter ID Law in NovemberCHICAGO (AP) — In a stunningly fast decision, a federal appeals court in Chicago reinstated Wisconsin’s voter photo identification law on Friday — just hours after three Republican-appointed judges heard arguments on reactivating the hotly debated law in time for the November election. In a brief order, a three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit Court [...]
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Boosting Voter Engagement is Goal for Faith Leaders  Clergy, faith leaders and advocates with PICO National Network have announced a national campaign to engage and turn out 400,000 new or low-propensity voters in the November elections and beyond – so that ignored voices and ones that have been locked out of the voting process can be heard. The effort, “Let My People [...]
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On Tap for Congress: Avoiding a ShutdownWASHINGTON (AP) — Summer break over and elections ahead, Congress has started an abbreviated September session with must-do tasks of preventing a government shutdown and extending a freeze on taxing access to the Internet. Lawmakers will find time, too, for votes conveying political messages primed for fall campaigning. Republicans who run the House may have [...]
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Farmworker Challenges GOP’s No. 2 Leader in the HouseWASHINGTON (AP) — Raul Garcia has a question for Kevin McCarthy, the House’s No. 2 Republican: “While we are waiting for you on immigration reform, who should be harvesting America’s food?” It’s a provocative query and the foundation of Garcia’s long-shot challenge to McCarthy, a four-term incumbent who rose to power after another GOP leader [...]
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Number of New Voters Doubles in Chicago Outreach Effort  So what’s motivating people to register to vote in Chicago these days and to do so in such large numbers that a community group has doubled its amount of people ready to cast ballots? Well, try raising the minimum wage in the state to $10 per hour and improving the city’s public education. A [...]
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Fla. Draws New Congressional Districts – Questions RemainTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature on Monday swiftly approved new maps that will alter several of the state’s congressional districts after a judge ruled the current districts were illegally drawn to benefit the GOP.  The changes would reshape the boundaries of seven of the state’s 27 congressional districts, but it’s not certain [...]
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U.S. Companies Should Pay All Taxes in U.S., Obama SaysWASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to sidestep a logjam in Congress, the Obama administration is looking for steps it could take on its own to prevent American companies from reincorporating overseas to shirk U.S. taxes, officials said Tuesday. A smaller federal tax base would lower the dollars Congress can approve to support services and programs, such [...]
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Voters of Color are in Demand in 2014BOSTON (AP) — With control of the House and Senate up for grabs, Democrats are looking to minority voters — especially Black voters who heavily supported President Barack Obama — to turn out and help them forestall a Republican takeover of Congress this November. Democrats are pushing hard and early to encourage Black and Hispanic [...]
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