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Shaun King has come under fire for making misleading claims about MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow’s Super Tuesday reporting. King, a staunch supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders, tweeted that Maddow “reported that multiple ‘senior officials’ within the Democratic Party are interfering with the primaries” in an effort to stop the presidential hopeful. “BREAKING: @MSNBC & @maddow just reported that multiple “senior officials” within the […]

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Police in El Paso are disputing a man’s story about his heroic efforts during a mass shooting at a local Walmart. Chris Grant, 50, was set to be honored at the White House this week after he claimed to have distracted a gunman to save the lives of shoppers. “I saw him popping people off,” Grant […]

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HOUSTON (AP) — Thursday’s presidential debate isn’t just an opportunity for the leading Democratic candidates to make their case to voters. It’s also a chance to highlight Texas Southern University and the role of historically black colleges and universities heading into 2020. The event marks the first time this cycle that a high-profile debate will […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Revulsion over the weekend’s twin mass shootings and the nagging sense that it’s all an inconclusive rerun has frustrated the news media and those who rely upon it — and triggered the stirrings of a new debate over how such tragedies should be covered. “It’s time for journalists to take sides,” […]

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When Democrat Beto O’Rourke takes the stage in the second round of presidential primary debates on Tuesday, three young black men from Michigan who were inspired by ex-NFL player Colin Kaepernick to kneel during the national anthem before their high school football games will be in the audience as guests of the former Texas congressman. […]

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Democratic 2020 hopeful Elizabeth Warren says that if elected president she would sign executive orders aimed at addressing the wage and employment leadership gap for women of color, punishing companies and contractors with historically poor records on diversity and equality by denying them contracts with the federal government. The Massachusetts senator detailed her latest plan in […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Cory Booker has rolled out an immigration agenda composed of changes he could make without relying on Congress, including a shift away from criminal prosecution of border crossings and a new mandate for migrant detention facilities to meet minimum standards. Booker’s immigration plan, unveiled Tuesday, is one of the most detailed among […]

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Four Democrats vying for their party’s presidential nomination honed in on the economic concerns of the black community during a forum Saturday in South Carolina, a state where nonwhite voters will play a major role in next year’s primary election. Appearing on stage one at a time, Sens. Cory Booker of […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto (BET’-oh) O’Rourke has unveiled a voting rights proposal he says can increase voter registration by 50 million and raise nationwide voter turnout to 65%. He’s seeking to ensure 35 million new voters cast ballots in 2024’s presidential race. The ex-Texas congressman and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate announced Wednesday he’d champion legislation […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O’Rourke has hired one of the masterminds behind Barack Obama’s unlikely 2008 primary victory, part of the Democratic candidate’s efforts to balance his freewheeling style with the organizational demands of a presidential campaign. Delegate guru Jeff Berman began working for O’Rourke in April. In his role as senior adviser for delegate […]

NEW YORK (AP) — On the opening day of a gathering of black leaders and voters in New York, two Texans seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination delved into the issue of reparations for African Americans over slavery. Speaking at the four-day conference of the National Action Network, the civil rights organization founded by the […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke raised more than $6 million online during the first 24 hours after he announced his White House bid, the highest 24-hour number reported by any candidate, his campaign said Monday. The “record-breaking” $6.1 million came “without a dime” from political action committees, corporations or special interests, O’Rourke […]