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April 2013 Archives

Conservative Group Photoshops Out Minorities In Mailer Opposing Pro-Voting Legislation

Conservative Group Photoshops Out Minorities In Mailer Opposing Pro-Voting Legislation

A conservative group connected to Colorado’s Secretary of State has been sending political mailers — including a picture of a darker-skinned woman whose face was digitally removed and replaced with a white woman’s face — in an attempt to oppose a landmark voting bill that may soon become law. continue reading »

Morning Joe Host Shames Senators Who Killed Gun Reform: We’re The 90 Percent

Morning Joe Host Shames Senators Who Killed Gun Reform: We’re The 90 Percent

The morning after the U.S. Senate failed to pass a bipartisan compromise to expand background checks to gun shows and online sales, MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ host Joe Scarborough raged against the lawmakers who blocked the bill. Scarborough, a former Republican Congressman, predicted both his party as well as the “Democrats who cowered in the corner” would “pay a heavy price” in the 2014 midterm elections. continue reading »

How Walmart, ExxonMobil, and Coke Buy Latino Friends in Congress

How Walmart, ExxonMobil, and Coke Buy Latino Friends in Congress

Here’s a biting piece published this week by Mother Jones that takes a chomp at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. It accuses the CHCI of influence peddling to raise funds: continue reading »

NALEO Urges North Carolina Legislature to Uphold Voting Rights of Latinos

NALEO Urges North Carolina Legislature to Uphold Voting Rights of Latinos

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund released excerpts of a letter sent to North Carolina legislators in opposition of H.B. 589: continue reading »

Study: Majority of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana

Study: Majority of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana

A new poll has found that the majority of Americans now support the legalization of marijuana. The poll, conducted by the Pew Research Center, shows that 52 percent of those polled support the legalization of marijuana, while 45 percent are still opposed. When the poll was last taken in 2010, only 45 percent supported legalization. continue reading »