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Census: 1 in 7 Americans lives in poverty

September 26, 2010

The overall poverty rate climbed to 14.3 percent, or 43.6 million people, the Census Bureau said Thursday in its annual report on the economic well-being of U.S. households. The report covers 2009, President Barack Obama’s first year in office.

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Another CBC member gives scholarships to family

September 20, 2010

The CBC Foundation has pushed back its deadline to begin considering applications for its scholarship program after a second member of the caucus admitted giving scholarships to family members. Sanford Bishop has admitted he awarded three scholarships from the program to his stepdaughter

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NY Rep Rangel wins primary, despite ethics charges

September 20, 2010

Embattled Rep. Charles Rangel prevailed in a crowded Democratic primary Tuesday, with voters in his New York City district signaling they are willing to stand by the 40-year House veteran despite more than a dozen ethics charges pending against him.

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DC voters oust Fenty during Dem primary

September 20, 2010

Fenty lost the city’s Democratic primary to District of Columbia Council Chairman Vincent Gray just four years after sweeping into office with unprecedented support. The victory virtually assures that Gray will be the city’s next mayor.

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NAACP, other groups team for ‘Tea Party Tracker’

September 19, 2010

NAACP leaders have a message for the members of the “tea party” movement: We’re watching you. The civil rights group has partnered with three liberal media Web sites to form a “Tea Party Tracker” intent on monitoring “racism and other forms of extremism” within the Tea Party movement.

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Sheer number, sour economy favor GOP in govs races

September 19, 2010

The races come just ahead of once-in-a-decade congressional and legislative redistricting to reflect the U.S. population of the 2010 census, a process in which governors will play a central role. Of the 37 governorships on the ballot, more than half are open seats.

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