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Jay Danny Cooper urges Alabama residents to vote in the primary on March 13, 2012 in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Jay Danny Cooper urges Alabama residents to vote in the primary on March 13, 2012 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Democratic Donor-Casino Owner at Center of Voting Rights Suit

Democratic donor Milton McGregor is at the center of a voting rights suit against Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange. Strange led the February 2013 raid on McGregor’s VictoryLand, a dog track more than 20 miles east of the state capital of Montgomery that...

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Attorney General Eric Holder delivers the keynote address at the annual NAACP convention, on July 16, 2013, in Orlando, Florida

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Attorney General Eric Holder delivers the keynote address at the annual NAACP convention, on July 16, 2013, in Orlando, Florida

Holder Seeks ‘Hard Look’ at Stand Your Ground Laws Like Florida’s

Attorney General Eric Holder, in a speech to the nation’s largest civil rights group today said it’s time to “take a hard look” at state laws that allow individuals who feel threatened to respond with force. Addressing an issue that...

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A billboard on Interstate 94 east of downtown St. Paul, Minn. makes an appeal to soldiers and military veterans to support a proposed voter ID amendment on the ballot in Minnesota.

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A billboard on Interstate 94 east of downtown St. Paul, Minn. makes an appeal to soldiers and military veterans to support a proposed voter ID amendment on the ballot in Minnesota.

Citizens United Foes, Civil Rights Pros: Common Ground on Voter ID

Advocates trying to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision or otherwise enact new limits on campaign spending are finding a common cause with civil rights groups fighting Republican efforts to enact voter-identification laws. They say the issues are related....

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President Barack Obama at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

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President Barack Obama at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Obama’s Podium: ‘Gov’t Property’

President Obama now flies Air Force One with two spokespeople aboard — White House press secretary Jay Carney and campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki. So should he also be juggling two podium placards? Carney’s West Wing predecessor, Robert Gibbs, told CBS...

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Mitt Romney during a speech to the NAACP annual convention on July 11, 2012, in Houston.

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Mitt Romney during a speech to the NAACP annual convention on July 11, 2012, in Houston.

Romney’s NAACP Booing for Repealing `Obama-care’ and More

This wasn’t a friendly audience. There is no gap in American politics wider than the one which divides the Democratic and Republican Party among African-American voters — the latest poll today showing Republican Mitt Romney favored by just 2 percent...

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Actor and activist George Clooney is arrested for blocking the entrance of the Sudan Embassy on March 16, 2012, in Washington.

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Actor and activist George Clooney is arrested for blocking the entrance of the Sudan Embassy on March 16, 2012, in Washington.

Ethics Panel Won’t Review Four Lawmakers’ Arrest at Protest

The House Ethics Committee, which is empowered to investigate lawbreaking by House members, is taking a pass on the arrest of four Democratic lawmakers during a protest outside the Sudan Embassy on March 16 that included actor George Clooney. Massachusetts Democrats Jim McGovern...

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