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North Carolina Poll Workers Forced Brown-Skinned Couple To Take A ‘Spelling Test’ Before Allowing Them To Vote

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Rudy Ravindra, a resident of Wilmington, North Carolina has penned an op-ed piece in the Raleigh News and Observer graphically detailing his experience of racial profiling in the North Carolina primaries. “I gave my driver’s license to a poll worker, HW,” writes Ravindra. “He kept it face down and ordered me …

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Five Sheriff’s Deputies Punished For Behavior At Violent Trump Rally In NC Where They Failed To Arrest Assailant Who Sucker Punched A Protester

Donald Trump speaking in Fayetteville, NC on March 9 (Photo: Fayetteville Observer)

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s office announced that five deputies have been disciplined after their actions at a Donald Trump rally in Fayetteville, N.C.  The rally on March 9 received attention by the national media after a 78-year-old man was recorded on video sucker-punching a black male who was being escorted …

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Black Lives Matter In Politics-Primaries in IL, OH Knock Out Prosecutors Obstructing Justice for Tamir Rice, Laquan McDonald

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During Democratic primaries on Tuesday, voters sent a strong message to the prosecutors responsible in the cases of Laquan McDonald and Tamir Rice.  Both the Cook County State’s Attorney in Illinois, Anita Alvarez and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty in Ohio were defeated by opponents in the democratic party. The downfall …

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Injustice In Congress: How A Historically Obstructionist Congress Saved The Best For Last By Refusing To Meet With Obama’s SCOTUS Nominee

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In nominating Judge Garland to the Supreme Court, President Obama has chosen a centrist appeals court judge widely respected even by Republicans.

President Obama announced on Wednesday that he will nominate Merrick B. Garland as the nation’s 113th justice, according to White House officials.  Garland is a centrist Federal Appeals Court judge widely respected on both sides of the aisle. [email protected], @VP and @SCOTUSnom Garland. Obama says his pick is "uniquely prepared …

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#ByeAnita: Why The Cook County State’s Attorney Race Matters

Anita Alvarez, Cook County State's Attorney

I got registered & voted against Alvarez today because @AssataDaughters are fighting for their future. #ByeAnita pic.twitter.com/GsTx5APszY — Rachael Perrotta (@plussone) March 15, 2016 On Monday grassroots activists in Chicago bandaged the ailing city in paper banners to remind voters in Tuesday’s primary election to dump their top prosecutor, Anita …

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Breaking: Man Who Punches Trump Protester In Viral Video Identified And Arrested, Says “We Might Have To Kill Him” Next Time

John Franklin McGraw

A 78-year-old local man was arrested by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office for assaulting a protester at a Fayetteville, N.C. rally for presidential-hopeful Donald Trump.  Using cell phone video recorded at the rally, authorities were able to identify John Franklin McGraw.  McGraw was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault and …

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Trump Rally Turns Violent As Supporter Sucker Punches Protester in Fayetteville, NC

Protesters outside of a rally for Donald Trump in Fayetteville, NC

Violent incidents at rallies for GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump have become so commonplace that Slate is now keeping a running tally of violent altercations between supporters, protesters, campaign security, police, members of the media and campaign staffers. Last week in Louisville, KY several Trump supporters including known-white supremacist Matthew Heimbach …

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GOP Says Double Amputee Veteran Tammy Duckworth Has “Sad Record Of Not Standing Up For Our Veterans”

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The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), the organization responsible for ensuring Republican candidates’ election to the Senate, is coming under fire for an extremely distasteful tweet that claimed Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth “has a sad record of not standing up for our veterans.” Duckworth, challenging Republican incumbent Mark Kirk (R-Il), …

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Following Mitt’s Take-Down Speech Of Trump, White Supremacists Flood Utah Residents With Robocalls Supporting Trump

William Johnson, a white supremacist identifying with the American Freedom Party, has been making robocalls advocating for Donald Trump 
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Utah residents are being bombarded by anti-Romney robocalls from a locally well known white supremacist who has become irate following the former Massachusetts governor’s attacks on GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump. As first reported by KUTV, the caller identifies himself as William Johnson, a white supremacist advocating for Trump on …

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