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Costly gasoline clouds Obama re-election prospects

May 2, 2011

With gas prices climbing and little relief in sight, President Barack Obama is scrambling to get ahead of the latest potential obstacle to his re-election bid, even as Republicans are making plans to exploit the issue. No one seems more aware of the electoral peril than Obama himself.

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Moms killing kids not nearly as rare as we think

April 23, 2011

“How could she?” It’s the headline du jour whenever a horrific case emerges of a mother killing her kids, as Lashanda Armstrong did when she piled her children into her minivan and drove straight into the frigid Hudson River.

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Is Jesse Jackson anti-gay?

April 23, 2011

The Rev. Jesse Jackson and his Rainbow PUSH Coalition are denying accusations of discrimination made by a former employee. In a statement Rainbow PUSH Coalition said its leaders “unequivocally deny” ex-staffer Tommy Bennett’s claims of harassment, retaliation and discrimination,”

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Civil rights leaders call end to water fluoridation

April 23, 2011

Because fluoride can disproportionately harm poor citizens and black families, Atlanta civil rights leaders, Andrew Young and Dr. Gerald Durley, have asked Georgia legislators to repeal the state’s mandatory water fluoridation law.

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Obama pivots, eyes Medicare changes, tax increases

April 18, 2011

President Barack Obama, risking liberal anger and Republican scorn, is turning his attention to the nation’s crushing debt with an anti-deficit framework that tackles politically sensitive health care programs while also increasing taxes.

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Obama re-election launches with email, website

April 11, 2011

President Barack Obama formally launched his re-election campaign Monday, urging grass-roots supporters central to his first White House run to mobilize again to protect the change he’s brought over the past two years.

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Almena Lomax, noted black journalist, dies at 95

April 11, 2011

Almena Lomax, a civil rights activist and noted black journalist who covered the Patty Hearst kidnapping, the Alabama bus boycott and founded the Los Angeles Tribune newspaper, has died. She was 95.
Lomax died March 25 in Pasadena.

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