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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:…

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…

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…

NSA chief: Hackers causing ‘the greatest transfer of wealth in history’

Computer hackers are on the bleeding edge of the class war, and they’re finally cutting deep enough that the leader of the National Security Agency (NSA) is making an active push for some major congressional action. That’s why NSA chief, Gen. Keith Alexander, told the conservative-leaning American Enterprise Institute on…

Romney town hall crowd applauds death penalty

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Tuesday asserted that the death penalty prevented “the most heinous crimes.” During a town hall event in Grand Junction, Colorado, a man who identified himself a “the local D.A.” asked Romney to respond to a recent Supreme Court ruling that banned mandatory life…

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