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NAACP boos Romney for promising to kill ‘Obamacare’

Attendees at the 103rd convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) loudly booed presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday after he promised to eliminate President Barack Obama’s health care reform law. “I believe that if you understood who I truly am in my…

Hannity guest: ‘NAACP has become a hate group’

A Fox News guest on Tuesday asserted that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) had “become a hate group in America.” Fox News host Sean Hannity asked New York Civil Rights Coalition Executive Director Michael Meyers if President Barack Obama even deserved the votes of black…

WATCH LIVE: Romney addresses the NAACP convention in Texas

When former governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) addresses the NAACP convention in Houston, he’s expected to focus on the economy and the consistently high unemployment rate in the African-American community. Watch the feed, courtesy of the NAACP, below:…

Indiana man guilty of driving drunk with kids strapped to car hood

A man from Fort Wayne, Indiana has pleaded guilty to driving drunk while four children were strapped to the hood of his car. The manager of Belmont Beverage called police when he noticed yellow tow straps securing the children to the hood of Aaron Stefanski’s white sedan. Court documents showed…

Carville challenges ‘Washington consensus’ on cutting the federal deficit

James Carville, former Bill Clinton campaign adviser, on Tuesday called on Democrats to focus on rebuilding the middle-class instead of accepting the conventional wisdom that cutting the deficit was the most important issue facing America. “I think we make a fundamental error,” he told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. “The biggest problem…

Biden: Romney ‘wants you to show your papers, but he won’t show us his’

Vice President Joe Biden criticized Mitt Romney on Tuesday for supporting Arizona’s controversial immigration law and allegedly hiding his wealth overseas to avoid paying taxes. “And this is a man who says President Barack Obama is out of touch,” he told the National Council of La Raza, the largest national…

Sen. Sherrod Brown: Progressive groups can’t compete with billionaires

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), who has been targeted by the advocacy group co-founded by Karl Rove, on Tuesday decried the nation’s flimsy campaign finance laws. “It’s bad enough that billionaires and huge corporations — that have already too much power in our government, in Congress, the executive branch far too…

Rep. Barbara Lee blasts ‘meaningless’ Obamacare repeal vote

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) slammed House Republicans on Tuesday for planning to vote for the 31st time to repeal the Affordable Care Act. “I rise in strong opposition to the GOP’s Patients’ Rights Repeal Act,” she said on the House floor. “Here we go again Mr. Speaker, wasting the American’s…

AFSCME mocks ‘The Boehner Bunch’ in new video

The AFSCME, a union representing 1.6 million public service workers, on Tuesday uploaded a video to YouTube that humorously criticizes Republicans for their opposition to the Affordable Care Act. The video, based on the intro to the 1970′s sitcom The Brady Bunch, claims that “working people don’t matter” to prominent…

Holder on Texas voter ID law: ‘We call those poll taxes’

Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday compared voter ID laws like the one in Texas to “poll taxes” that were outlawed by the 24th Amendment. “As many of you know, yesterday was the first day in the trial of a case that the state of Texas filed against the Justice…

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