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GOP Congressman Gets Fact Checked By His Own Constituents On Obamacare: ‘Stop Lying!’

By Sy Mukherjee Things got heated for Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL) during a town hall question-and-answer session in White Haven, Florida on Thursday. His constituents called him out over his multiple votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act and his … Continue reading

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Dream Defenders Leave Capitol, Heading for Governor’s Home

By Brentin Mock The youth organizers of the Dream Defenders civil rights collective stood their ground and slept on the grounds of the Florida state capitol building for a full month in response to the “not guilty” verdict for George … Continue reading

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Rand Paul: ‘I Don’t Think There Is Any Particular Evidence’ Of Black Voters Being Prevented From Voting

By Ian Millhiser Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a tea party senator with a long history of opposition to civil rights laws, told an audience in Louisville, Kentucky on Wednesday that there is no evidence of black voters being excluded from … Continue reading

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The Dream Defenders Introduce ‘Trayvon’s Law’; Talib Kweli Weighs In

By Brentin Mock For four weeks now, the youth justice alliance called the Dream Defenders in Florida have peacefully held the state capitol building captive, pushing for reforms to laws that criminalize youth of color. Today, they unveiled “Trayvon’s Law,” … Continue reading

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Many Americans have no friends of another race: poll

By Lindsay Dunsmuir About 40 percent of white Americans and about 25 percent of non-white Americans are surrounded exclusively by friends of their own race, according to an ongoing Reuters/Ipsos poll. The figures highlight how segregated the United States remains in … Continue reading

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George Zimmerman and Infamy: What Can He Do Now?

By Danielle C. Belton Last week George Zimmerman — found innocent of murder, but still the killer of teen Trayvon Martin — was pulled over by a police officer in Forney, Texas, east of Dallas. Nothing happened. In fact, the only … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Lawyers Say Florida’s Law Enforcement Threw Away George Zimmerman’s Case

By Steven Rosenfeld Florida law enforcement, from the local police to the special prosecutor overseeing the Trayvon Martin case, did not want to see George Zimmerman convicted of murder and deliberately threw away the case, allowing their prosecution to crumble. … Continue reading

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Angela Corey faces $5 mil whistleblower lawsuit

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The Monsterization of Trayvon Martin

By Patricia J. Williams There was a small, crystalline window of time, as I sat waiting for the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, when it felt as though we were perched between two worlds of possibility. As I watched the … Continue reading

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Read This Before You Believe The Obamacare Premium Spike Hysteria

By Igor Volsky While some states are reporting lower than expected health care premiums in the exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act, a growing number of Republican-controlled states — like South Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, Florida and Georgia — are … Continue reading

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