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On Views of Race and Inequality, Blacks and Whites Are Worlds Apart

Pew Research Center Almost eight years after Barack Obama’s election as the nation’s first black president –an event that engendered a sense of optimism among many Americans about the future of race relations1 – a series of flashpoints around the … Continue reading

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GOP Hates Obama More Than a Nuclear Iran

By Leslie H. Gelb That letter to Iranian leaders from 47 Republican senators could well destroy critical bipartisanship in U.S. foreign policy for years to come and treacherously undermine the bargaining power of the person constitutionally authorized to conduct American … Continue reading

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Senate Votes To Move Ahead On Extending Unemployment Benefits

By Scott Neuman A three-month extension of federal unemployment benefits for 1.3 million jobless Americans won a key procedural vote in the Senate on Tuesday. The 60-37 vote indicates there’s enough Republican support to move the Emergency Unemployment Compensation, which … Continue reading

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Income Inequality in 2014

By Lincoln Mitchell By the end of 2013, it appeared that the major domestic political story of the year had been the botched rollout and negative reaction, in some quarters, to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It is likely, however, … Continue reading

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Rick Perry Quietly Lobbies The White House For $100 Million In Obamacare Funding

By Sy Mukherjee Politico reported Tuesday evening that Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s (R) administration is in negotiations with the Obama White House to accept about $100 million in federal money to implement an Obamacare Medicaid program to help elderly and disabled … Continue reading

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A Better Bargain for Responsible, Middle Class Homeowners

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A Better Bargain for the Middle Class

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ANALYSIS: Is Anyone Black Enough for Cornel West?

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Our Economy Needs More Action, Fewer Words From Obama

By Imara Jones Today in his home state of Illinois, President Obama returned to the topic that is Americans’ number one priority but where he’s struggled to make progress: the economy. With Black and Latino joblessness in double-digits and wealth … Continue reading

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The Perfect Speech for an Imperfect Union

By David Swerdlick Though, like so many others, I was moved by President Barack Obama’s insightful remarks at Friday’s White House press briefing, I stand by my view that the president would have been better served in the long run … Continue reading

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