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Bill Clinton will highlight convention tonight with forceful defense of Obama

          CHARLOTTE — President Obama traveled here to this convention city on Wednesday as his Democratic predecessor, former President Bill Clinton, was set to officially nominate him for a second term with a primetime address that will offer a spirited defense of Obama’s record. As the Democratic National Convention’s second day was gaveled into order at 5 p.m., party delegates voted to change their part ...

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Black Women’s Roundtable

Black Women's Roundtable   Shifts the Focus to the Issues and Voting Power of Black Women   at the Republican and Democratic Conventions   Black women discuss the power of the sister voter during the DNC. Pictured (L-R) Glynda C. Carr, Higher Heights for America; Rev. Leah Daughtry (at podium), On These Things; Hazel Dukes, NAACP; Clayola Brown, A. Philip Randolph Institute; Melanie L. Campbell, NCBCP/Black ...

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JUDGE REJECTS HIGHER TUITION FOR CHILDREN OF ILLEGAL ALIENS

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, Sept. 4, 2012.........A Miami federal judge has found that Florida is violating the constitutional rights of American-born children of illegal immigrants by requiring them to pay higher tuition rates than other students at state colleges and universities. The case, spearheaded by the Southern Poverty Law Center, centers on students who live in Florida and are U.S. citizens, despite ...

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Democrats try to rev up Obama enthusiasm at convention

Democrats open their national convention Tuesday offering President Barack Obama as America's best chance to revive the ragged U.S. economy and asking voters to be patient with incomplete results so far. Michelle Obama, in her opening-night speech, aims to give people a very personal reminder of "the man that he was before he was president." "The truth is that he has grown so much, but in terms of his core ...

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CARROLL DELIVERS FLORIDA FOR ROMNEY

CARROLL DELIVERS FLORIDA FOR ROMNEY After asking for a moment of silence to honor the people affected by HurricaneIsaac, Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll on Tuesday delivered Florida's 50 delegatevotes to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. "Florida is theSunshine State --- well, most times,'' Carroll said during a roll call ofstates at the Reicanpubl National Convention in Tampa. She also borrowed a pa ...

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Romney did Obama a huge favor

In a classic "Saturday Night Live" sketch, Christopher Walken plays a music producer with just one message for his bands: "More cowbell! I gotta have more cowbell!" ...

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Barack Obama’s campaign spending and the Black Press

In 2008, the presidential elections cost a record- setting $2.8 billion. To win that election, Barack Obama spent $740.6 million, eclipsing the combined $646.7 that George W. Bush and John Kerry spent four years earlier ...

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Is Jesse Jackson, Jr. suffering from depression?

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr's doctor recently announced that the Illinois Democrat has been absent from Congress in order to receive treatment for a mood disorder. ...

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The politics of truth is a political maelstrom

For sure, much of America is focused on the President Barack Obama’s bid for re-election against Mitt Romney, who has all but secured the GOP Presidential nomination. ...

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Obama Administration approves two more states for NCLB flexibility

The Obama Administration approved Washington and Wisconsin recently for flexibility from key provisions of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in exchange for state-developed plans to prepare all students for college and career, focus aid on the neediest students, and support effective teaching and leadership. ...

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