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Georgia trying to disenfranchise minorities, civil rights groups charge

“A coalition of civil rights groups argued before a federal court in Atlanta today that Georgia’s citizenship voter-verification procedures discriminate against minorities and should be permanently blocked absent federal preclearance under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act,” a press release sent to RAW STORY notes. The press release continues,…

AP: Republicans set record for use of filibuster

The filibuster — tool of obstruction in the U.S. Senate — is alternately blamed and praised for wilting President Barack Obama’s ambitious agenda. Some even say it’s made the nation ungovernable. Maybe, maybe not. Obama’s term still has three years to run. More certain, however: Opposition Republicans are using the…

Colbert on filibuster rules: ‘Democrats are pussies’

After claiming the late Ted Kennedy’s former Senate seat in Massachusetts, Republicans are set to use the filibuster more than ever. Stephen Colbert thinks he knows why the other party wouldn’t make as much use of the filibuster in the same situation: it’s because “Democrats are pussies.” Now that Democrats…

McConnell: Obama lost support because he governed ‘hard left’

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says that President Barack Obama would have had more support in the Senate if he just governed more towards the middle. “As I’ve said all year, if he wants to meet us in the middle of the political spectrum we’ll be there to help,” McConnell…

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