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Governor Will Automatically Restore Voting Rights For All Virginians With A Drug Record

Governor Will Automatically Restore Voting Rights For All Virginians With A Drug Record

Source:  Nicole Flatow / Think Progress The Virginia Constitution does not allow anyone with a felony conviction to vote unless their rights have been restored by the governor. But on Friday, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced he would immediately restore voting rights to anyone who has completed their sentence for a drug offense, and reduce the waiting […]

Congressman Tells Black Constituent He’s Not Sure The Civil Rights Act Is Constitutional

Congressman Tells Black Constituent He’s Not Sure The Civil Rights Act Is Constitutional

Source: Scott Keyes / Think Progress GAINESVILLE, Florida — Last week, former presidents and dignitaries celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, which bans many forms of employment discrimination and whites-only lunch counters, among other things. This week, a Republican congressman declared that he’s not sure if the Civil Rights Act is even constitutional. […]

Basil Paterson, NYC Political Leader And Father Of Ex-Governor David Paterson, Dead At 87

Basil Paterson, NYC Political Leader And Father Of Ex-Governor David Paterson, Dead At 87

Source: AP / theGrio NEW YORK  — Basil Paterson, a longtime New York political powerhouse and the father of former Gov. David Paterson, has died, his family said Thursday. He was 87. Paterson died at 10 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to a family statement that did not give the cause of death. He […]

President Obama: 8 Million Signed Up For Health Care

President Obama: 8 Million Signed Up For Health Care

Source: AP /ABC News Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections. Obama appeared in the White House briefing room to trumpet the new figures, which beat […]

Obama, Biden Announce $600M For Job Grants

Obama, Biden Announce $600M For Job Grants

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are trumpeting $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs that could help people land well-paying jobs. (April 16)

Prominent Republican: Women Need To Be Paid Less So They Can Find Husbands

Prominent Republican: Women Need To Be Paid Less So They Can Find Husbands

Source:  Igor Volsky / Talking Points Memo On Sunday, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) sought to advance the GOP’s rebranding effort among female voters by suggesting that Republicans have long “led the fight for women’s equality.” The statement came just days after Republicans voted down the Paycheck Fairness Act and sought to downplay the problem of equal pay for equal work […]

Governor Slams Liberal Media For ‘Stolen’ B-Word Recording

Governor Slams Liberal Media For ‘Stolen’ B-Word Recording

Source: Catalina Camia / USA Today New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is pushing back on a Mother Jones article that includes a recording of her calling her 2010 Democratic opponent the b-word. Martinez, a Republican heralded as a rising star in the party, sent out a fundraising e-mail Wednesday saying the recording in which she calls then-lieutenant governor Diane Denish “that […]

Pres. Obama Remembers Kansas Shooting Victims

Pres. Obama Remembers Kansas Shooting Victims

President Barack Obama on Monday honored those killed in a weekend attack at two Jewish facilities in Kansas, saying no one should have to worry about their security while gathering with their fellow believers. (April 14)

New Rule Prohibits Voters In Miami-Dade County From Using The Restroom, No Matter How Long The Line

New Rule Prohibits Voters In Miami-Dade County From Using The Restroom, No Matter How Long The Line

Source:  Nicole Flatow / Think Progress During the 2012 presidential election, voters reportedly waited on line for upwards of six hours. That wait alone is enough to deter would-be voters from going to the polls. But now residents in Florida’s most populous county will have another disincentive: they won’t be able to go to the bathroom. Earlier this year, […]

President Obama Vows To Fight GOP Led Voting Restrictions

President Obama Vows To Fight GOP Led Voting Restrictions

Source: Andrew Rafferty / NBC News President Barack Obama on Friday vowed to fight back against Republican led efforts to implement restrictive voter identification measures in some states, capping off a week in which Democrats have attempted to bring the issue to the forefront of national attention. “The right to vote is threatened today in a […]

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