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War On The Poor and People Of Color: Federal Judge Upholds Controversial Voter ID Law In North Carolina

A voting rights rally in Winston-Salem, N.C., in 2015.
Travis Dove for The New York Times

A new era of voter suppression post-Voting Rights Act. A federal judge on Monday afternoon upheld systemic GOP-passed changes to voter eligibility in North Carolina elections, including an enormously controversial voter identification provision that civil rights groups insist unfairly targets black Americans, minority populations, and economically disparaged demographics statewide. It is believed …

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Trump’s America: Disturbing New Ad For Congressional Candidate Mike Pape Oozes Xenophobia

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New TV ad advocating for Kentucky Republican seeking first Congressional district filled with ugly stereotypes about Latino immigrants simply entitled “Stop” Mike Pape is a Republican running for a congressional seat in Kentucky’s first district. He is also an enthusiastic supporter of Donald Trump’s nativist, anti-immigration ideology and has presented …

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Thousands Show Up To Protest Trump Appearance In Manhattan, Lead To Violent Clashes With NYPD And Trump Supporters

Mass demonstrations by diverse groups joined forces against Donald Trump Thursday evening in Manhattan (Rebecca Lawrence)

Midtown Manhattan became a heated battlefield Thursday evening as thousands of protestors convened around Grand Central Station to protest a GOP fundraising gala at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, where all three remaining Republican presidential nominee hopefuls were in attendance.  The NYPD was out in full force, prepared with riot gear, …

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Trump’s America: New Survey Finds The Presidential Campaign Has Profoundly Negative Impact On Schoolchildren Nationwide

The Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League warn that Donald Trump’s rhetoric is conducive to anti-Muslim violence. | Getty

Report titled “The Trump Effect: The Impact of the Presidential Campaign on our Nation’s Schools” finds that the campaign is producing an alarming level of fear and anxiety among children of color. A survey of approximately 2,000 teachers by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SLPC) has found that the presidential campaign – …

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Tennessee Becomes Latest State To Use “Religious Liberty” As A Justification For LGBT Discrimination

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HB 1840 allows mental health professionals to refuse service to LGBT persons based on a “sincerely held religious belief” Tennessee state lawmakers Wednesday afternoon passed HB 1840, a bill that would effectively allow mental health professionals to refuse service to anyone based on the “religious liberty” of the counselor, therapist, or …

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White Supremacist SuperPAC floods “every Wisconsin landline” with robocalls supporting Donald Trump

William Johnson of the White Supremacists American National Superpac

American National super PAC places $6,000 worth of robocalls urging Wisconsinites to support Donald Trump ahead of tomorrow’s primary Run by white supremacist William Johnson, who previously funded robocall efforts in Utah and Iowa earlier in the Primary calendar William Johnson, the leader of a self-proclaimed “white nationalist” group is …

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“Family Values” Governor of Alabama Facing Impeachment Proceedings Over Extramarital Affair

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley
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GOP Governor who campaigned heavily against same-sex marriage and LGBT rights  Caught on camera admitting infidelity, says he won’t resign   Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, a Republican who campaigned heavily on “family values” and pledged to fight “tooth and nail” against same-sex marriage following the Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision, says …

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Missouri State Rep Mike Moon Argues Its His Right “As A Former Embryo” To Legislate Women’s Bodies

Missouri State Rep Mike Moon

Proposed Amendment House Joint Resolution 98, which would ban abortion permanently in the Missouri Constitution Insists fetuses be afforded ‘constitutional protections’ That awkward moment when a male lawmaker lectures women that it his duty “as a former embryo” to strip abortion rights from women who don’t know any better. Well, …

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Minnesota Republican State Rep Glenn Guenhagen Thinks LGBT Persons Are “Mentally Ill” And Should “Receive Treatment”

Minn Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen 
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Sponsors bill forcing transgender people to use bathrooms corresponding to their ‘biological sex’  Said LGBT persons should ‘receive treatment’ instead of legal protections  A Minnesota Republican state representative named Glenn Gruenhagen has sponsored a bill which would force transgender people to use bathrooms corresponding to their “biological sex” instead of their identified gender. …

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Gov. Pat McCrory Calls NY Ban On State Travel To NC “Political Theater”

Protesters held a rally on Thursday at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center in Charlotte, N.C. (Credit: Travis Dove for The New York Times)

After a long holiday weekend, advocacy groups working against anti-LGBT legislatures, including the ACLU and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo began action against North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory for signing a ban on anti-discriminatory legislation into law. On Monday, Governor Cuomo released a statement and executive order banning non-essential travel …

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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s Own Investigatory Panel Blames His Administration For Flint Water Crisis

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) testifying about the Flint water crisis before Congress
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Independent Panel Finds That State Is Fundamentally Accountable For What Happened In Flint Cites Negligence At All Levels And Says It Not Only Affects The Citizens Of Flint’s Health, But Their “Trust In Government”   An investigatory panel specifically commissioned by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder issued its final report Wednesday regarding …

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