ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — People of color made history this week by winning municipal races in places their families were once ignored or prevented from voting, including a New Mexico mayor whose father was forced into a Japanese internment camp during World War II. From Arizona to Massachusetts, the gains highlight the ongoing demographic changes […]


WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is getting its first two Muslim women and Massachusetts is getting its first black congresswoman while Arizona and Tennessee stand to elect their first woman senators in Tuesday’s midterm elections.   Five of the hundreds of amazing @emilys_list candidates!!! Pleasure meeting these ladies! No matter what happens tonight, the face […]


I am going to sound like a broken record here, because it’s all I’ve talked about for weeks, and it’s all I’m going to talk about between now and Election Day, but I want to encourage all of our listeners to take a deep breath, stay calm stay focused, and VOTE. Listen to me – […]


This is what you’d expect from this year’s spokesperson for Rock the Vote – a flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta for the sole purpose of casting a ballot. Lil Jon tweeted this morning: “6AM FLIGHT TO ATL TO VOTE BECAUSE GA NEVA SENT MY BALLOT AFTER NUMEROUS CALLS!!!” the rapper wrote in a post […]

Three weeks before Election Day, Republicans are hoping to rally the GOP faithful and cripple President Barack Obama with a scary, one-word campaign ploy: Ebola. With news that a second health care worker who cared for an Ebola patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has contracted the virus, some Republicans are moving quickly […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama opened a weeklong fundraising spree for his party Tuesday, telling high-dollar donors in New York and Connecticut that Democrats have facts and history on their side. Yet there still were no signs that Obama planned to take that message directly to voters by appearing on the campaign trail […]

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Civil rights leaders at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday worried that dwindling African-American turnout in November could lead to the expansion of voter-identification laws that make it harder for that community to vote in subsequent contests. In 2012, blacks turned out at a higher rate than whites […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Repudiated at the polls, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced Wednesday that he will resign his leadership post at the end of next month, clearing the way for a potentially disruptive Republican shake-up just before midterm elections with control of Congress at stake. Cantor informed fellow Republicans of his intentions at an […]

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In an upset for the ages, Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, the second-most powerful man in the House, was dethroned Tuesday by a little-known, Tea Party-backed Republican primary challenger carried to victory on a wave of public anger over calls for looser immigration laws. “”This is a miracle from God […]

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a sober political assessment, President Barack Obama told donors Wednesday that disquiet and a sense of frustration in the country is fueling cynicism about government that could hurt Democratic turnout in the November congressional elections. Obama told high-dollar contributors that he feels a sense of urgency about the election and […]

While co-hosting the national radio show, Keeping It Real with Rev. Al Sharpton, I listen carefully to the occasional caller who will ask us to ignore racists, take the high road, and move on. No, I won’t. I can’t ignore racists – who incidentally are on the rise in America, according to The Southern Poverty […]