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Groups claim Voter ID includes racial profiling

February 27, 2012

Some people say the push to get a Voter ID amendment on the ballot in November includes racial profiling. TakeAction Minnesota and a coalition of other organizations held a news conference on the issue Monday morning.

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Negotiators reach tentative payroll tax cut pact

February 19, 2012

House-Senate talks on renewing a payroll tax cut that delivers about $20 a week to the average worker yielded a tentative agreement Tuesday, with lawmakers planning to unveil the pact Wednesday and sending the measure to President Barack Obama as early as this week.

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U.S. Census: Blacks flee cities for suburbs

February 12, 2012

Newly released census data shows that blacks moved away in large numbers from many of America’s major cities to the suburbs, with the most significant shifts in population occurring in the South.

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Obama campaign urges fundraisers to back super PAC

February 12, 2012

President Barack Obama’s campaign is asking top fundraisers to support a Democratic-leaning outside group that is backing the president’s re-election bid, reversing Obama’s opposition to “super” political action committees, which can spend unlimited amounts of cash to influence elections.

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Key states move closer to foreclosure-abuse deal

February 12, 2012

California and New York, the key holdouts in a long-awaited settlement over foreclosure abuses, moved closer Monday to backing a deal that would force the five largest mortgage lenders to reduce loans for about 1 million households. More than 40 U.S. states have agreed to a nationwide settlement.

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Ali’s legendary trainer Angelo Dundee dies at 90

February 5, 2012

There was no way Angelo Dundee was going to miss Muhammad Ali’s 70th birthday party. The genial trainer got to see his old friend, and reminisce about good times. It was almost as if they were together in their prime again, and what a time that was.

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Gingrich wins S.C. primary, scrambling GOP race

January 27, 2012

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich stormed to an upset victory in the South Carolina primary Saturday night, dealing a sharp setback to former front-runner Mitt Romney and abruptly scrambling the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

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Black leaders to Haley: You’re a minority, too

January 27, 2012

Civil rights leaders bothered by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s stance on issues like requiring voters to show their IDs at the polls are reminding the governor that she is a minority, too. “She couldn’t vote before 1965, just as I couldn’t,” said the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

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Black Republicans are raising their profile

January 22, 2012

The isolation of being African American and Republican rang clear to Sam Bain when he joined a group of about 100 other sign-waving protesters at a 2010 speech by President Barack Obama at Ohio State University. “I was called a sellout, a racist, and one person called me a house Negro…

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