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Muriel E. Bowser defeats D.C. mayor in primary

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Muriel E. Bowser won the Democratic mayoral nomination Tuesday, beating incumbent Vincent C. Gray’s chance of a second term. The 41-year-old D.C. Council member came out victorious in the latest string of District elections. 

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CPS Report: privately run charter schools expel students at higher rates

According to a report released by the Chicago Public Schools, privately run charter schools expel students at higher rates than other institutions of learning in the district. The data revealed that during the last school year, 307 students were kicked out of charter schools, compared to 182 kids expelled out of district-run schools. Charter schools […]

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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin found guilty of corruption

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been found guilty of corruption. After deliberating for over six hours, jurors decided that Nagin had accepted over $500,000 in benefits in exchange for millions of dollars in city contract work.

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A young black female Republican speaks out

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The following article originally appeared on The Root, and was written by Chelsi P. Henry. Henry is a RNC Rising Star and an environmental policy adviser. She was also the youngest elected woman in Jacksonville, Fla.’s history.  By: Chelsi P. Henry I’m often asked, “When did you become a Republican?” And my answer is the […]

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Retired judge who sent racist email about Obama passed along hundreds of others

It turns out that a former chief judge who retired after a racist email comparing President Obama’s conception to sex with a dog was sent from his account passed along a number of racist emails. Richard Cebull admitted to sending the email, which contained a picture with the caption, “A Little boy said to his […]

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Letitia James sworn in as first woman of color elected to citywide office

The new year marked the start of a new era in New York politics, with Letitia James becoming the first woman of color elected to citywide office. James officially took office on Wednesday after being sworn in during her inauguration. 

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For the first time ever, Republican National Committee commemorates Kwanzaa

Yesterday marked the first day of Kwanzaa, an annual 7-day celebration honoring African and American American heritage and culture, and the Republican National Committee wants you to know that they support the holiday. In the committee’s first-ever commemoration of the holiday, RNC chairman Reince Priebus wrote that he wants ”to extend my best wishes to all who are celebrating […]

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Poll: Majority of America wants to raise minimum wage

The U.S. government hasn’t raised its minimum wage since 2009. Those earning the minimum make $7.25 hr., an income bracket that is sure to keep them in poverty. But according to a new Gallup poll, 58% of self-identified republicans would vote to raise the minimum wage to $9 hr.

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Jesse Jackson Jr. reports to prison early

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. arrived at a North Carolina correctional facility to begin serving his 30 month sentence on Tuesday. The former congressman pleaded guilty to stealing $750,000 in campaign funds, and using them for personal use. He was ordered to pay the money back in restitution in addition to his sentence.

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GOP leaders meet to impeach President Obama

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is at the head of a group of GOP leaders meeting to impeach President Obama. The U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya and the national healthcare law are some of the issues Dewhurst is bringing to the forefront of the impeachment talks.

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