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Rapper Nykeith ''Black Gold'' Batts, left, performs his song ''Da Beast Walk'' as children dance along at the 20th Annual Juneteenth Freedom & Heritage Festival in Memphis, Tennessee, on June 14, 2013.

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Rapper Nykeith ''Black Gold'' Batts, left, performs his song ''Da Beast Walk'' as children dance along at the 20th Annual Juneteenth Freedom & Heritage Festival in Memphis, Tennessee, on June 14, 2013.

Juneteenth: From Texas, with Tweets

Slavery in Texas was abolished on this day in 1865. #Juneteenth So notes George P. Bush, the “husband, father, businessman and candidate for land commissioner in Texas,” a gateway office for those pursuing bigger political prizes. He’s also a president’s...

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A supporter has her picture taken with newly elected Rep. Marc Veasey during the Lone Star Project Inauguration Celebration, on January 20, 2013 at the Hill Country Barbecue in Washington, D.C.

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A supporter has her picture taken with newly elected Rep. Marc Veasey during the Lone Star Project Inauguration Celebration, on January 20, 2013 at the Hill Country Barbecue in Washington, D.C.

Tea Party Activist: No Thanks for Black Voters Voting Democratic

Updated at 3:15 pm EDT with Ken Emanuelson’s response: That fight for Texas — an attempt by Democrats to turn a red state blue — goes beyond the battle for Hispanic voters, and beyond the boundaries of the Lone Star...

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Eileen Woofford, 84, waited in line to cast her vote at Cleveland Avenue Baptist Church on November 6, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Eileen Woofford, 84, waited in line to cast her vote at Cleveland Avenue Baptist Church on November 6, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 66.2%

That’s the share of black voters eligible to vote in the 2012 presidential election who cast a ballot. Blacks outvoted non-Hispanic whites, who had a 64.1 percent turnout rate, according to a Census Bureau report released yesterday. It’s the first...

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), center, and Sen. John Isakson (R-GA) depart from a Senate subway car as Senate Republicans and Democrats head to their weekly policy luncheon on March 19, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), center, and Sen. John Isakson (R-GA) depart from a Senate subway car as Senate Republicans and Democrats head to their weekly policy luncheon on March 19, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Rand Paul: Role of Government

Rand Paul, the Republican senator from Kentucky with a libertarian outlook and son of the retired congressman from Texas who ran for president with an appeal to libertarian instincts, says there is a goal for government. Protecting your property. “If...

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Martha Nunez, 53, of the Bronx, reacts to positive predictions for President Barack Obama as crowds watch election results in Times Square on Nov. 6, 2012 in New York.

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Martha Nunez, 53, of the Bronx, reacts to positive predictions for President Barack Obama as crowds watch election results in Times Square on Nov. 6, 2012 in New York.

Obama’s Top 10 Counties in 2012

Political Capital is collecting and analyzing the official results of the November 2012 presidential election at various levels of geography, including the vote in the more than 3,000 counties. Following are the 10 counties or county equivalents where President Barack...

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Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, New Jersey, at the Democratic National Convention.

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Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, New Jersey, at the Democratic National Convention.

Castro, Booker: Paths from City Hall in a Swiftly Changing Nation

Most of them have come from governors’ offices in the past century: The presidents of the United States. Some from the Senate. Not since Calvin Coolidge, however, has a one-time mayor of an American city become president. He came from...

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Supporters chant "four more years" as President Barack Obama addresses a campaign event at in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Supporters chant "four more years" as President Barack Obama addresses a campaign event at in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 70

That’s the percentage of people who have given a lot of thought to the Nov. 6 election, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted Sept. 12-16. Overall interest in the race is down from a similar point in 2008,...

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Carlos Mendez of the Puerto Rico delegation at the Republican National Convention.

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Carlos Mendez of the Puerto Rico delegation at the Republican National Convention.

Cultural Bridge Over Troubled Water

A multicultural stage in Tampa tonight for the run-up to the running mate: This is the convention of a party lacking the support of Hispanic Americans — with less than one third of Latinos voicing support for the party’s presidential...

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Supporters listen to President Barack Obama during a campaign 'ice cream social' at Washington Park July 5, 2012 in Sandusky, Ohio.

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Supporters listen to President Barack Obama during a campaign 'ice cream social' at Washington Park July 5, 2012 in Sandusky, Ohio.

Obama Returns to Ohio Vote Bank

Four years ago, President Barack Obama won the largest share of the popular vote for a Democratic presidential candidate since Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964 — in the process carrying states and counties that had last voted Democratic that year....

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