Race & Politics

February 25th, 2013
Written by Gary D. Robertson - Associated Press in Race & Politics, Latest News with 0 Comments
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Attorneys for those who challenged North Carolina's boundaries for General Assembly and congressional seats began making arguments over the heart of the litigation Monday, accusing out-of-state mapmakers of creating lines that diminished the influence of black voters. Democratic voters and civil rights and election advocates want a three-judge panel hearing the case to...
February 6th, 2013
Written by Russell Contreras - Associated Press in Race & Politics, Latest News with 0 Comments
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Republican leaders are launching an effort led by Hispanic governors in New Mexico and Nevada in an attempt to make up ground with Latino voters who have largely turned away from the GOP. The nation's only Hispanic governors plan to recruit minority candidates and groom them for state-level offices with an eye toward creating a pool of candidates for higher positions in...
February 4th, 2013
Written by Elliot Spagat - Associated Press in Race & Politics, Latest News with 0 Comments
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Hispanics will become the largest ethnic group in the nation's most populous state early next year, the California Department of Finance said Thursday, marking a big milestone in a long-running demographic shift that has already deeply altered the political balance of power, the economy and culture. The prediction that Hispanics will equal the number of whites in...
January 29th, 2013
Written by John Rogers - Associated Press in Race & Politics, Latest News with 0 Comments
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mayor of Lancaster has taken on pit bulls and motorcycle gangs in the past. On Monday, the flamboyant politician said he is going after the high-desert city next door. Mayor R. Rex Parris announced he has signed on as co-counsel for a voting rights lawsuit brought against Palmdale, where he grew up and has a high school named after him. The prominent litigation attorney...
January 17th, 2013
Written by D. A. Barber in Race & Politics, Latest News with 0 Comments
  President Obama bypassed congressional approval and signed 23 executive actions on January 16 towards curbing gun violence. Among them was a memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to research gun violence. That move was despite threats from NRA-backed members of Congress to de-fund any such future studies. In fact, two days prior to the President’s announcement (and the one...


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