Monthly Archives: September 2014

Shift in Landscape Makes Bigger GOP House Gains Possible

By Stuart Rothenberg   Davis attends Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair in August. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo) Only three times since the Civil War, as any political junkie knows, has the president’s party gained House seats … Continue reading

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Judge strikes down Ohio law on election lies

A federal judge has struck down an Ohio state law that allows the government to regulate political falsehoods. In a Thursday decision (posted here), U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Black sided with the pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List against … Continue reading

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Beyond the Rhetoric: Obama’s Biggest Weakness? Obama

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Jazelle Hunt Op-Ed No comments By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist If I didn’t see it with my own eyes I never would have believed it. Here was President Barack Obama talking with his Russian counterpart, President Dmitry Medvedev, about … Continue reading

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The History of America’s Pulpits

  Read these examples from sermons of pastors speaking freely before the Johnson Amendment. History of the Johnson Amendment Today, the IRS can use the Johnson Amendment to tell pastors what they can and cannot preach. This law aims to … Continue reading

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Tavis Smiley: ‘Black Americans Have Lost Ground Under Obama’

Huffington Post  | By Brennan Williams   Tavis Smiley’s relentless criticism aimed at President Barack Obama has made dozens of headlines throughout the commander-in-chief’s presidency. And though, some may have questioned the political commentator’s motive behind his personal analysis, he recently … Continue reading

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Gay Rights Don’t Compare to Civil Rights, Say 100 African-American Pastors

A coalition of more than 100 black pastors from Detroit are outraged over a Michigan judge’s ruling to overturn the 2004 voter-approved marriage amendment. On March 21, Judge Bernard Friedman of the United States District Court for the Eastern District … Continue reading

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Georgia state senator upset over efforts to increase voter turnout in black, Democratic area

By Hunter Schwarz September 10 A Georgia state senator posted on Facebook on Tuesday about being upset by efforts to increase voter turnout in a part of one county outside Atlanta with a large number of black residents by an … Continue reading

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