Rosie Perez, one of the most distinctive voices in American film, is also an activist. She's serves on the president's advisory council on HIV/AIDs and makes a point to speak up on the issues that matter to her.
She made waves in the 2012 election when she made a YouTube video mocking Mitt Romney for claiming he'd have an easier time getting elected if he were Latino.
The GOP presidential ticket failed to carry Wisconsin even though native son Paul Ryan was the VP candidate. The state Republican party is wasting no time in proposing voting reforms that they claim would improve the process--all of which seem designed to depress voter turnout, especially from Democrats. read more
Former Democratic Congressman Jack Brooks, who passed away late Tuesday at the age of 89, may be best known for being part of one of the most famous photos in history. Brooks was standing behind Jacqueline Kennedy in the cabin of Air Force One as Lyndon B. Johnson took the oath of office hours after President John Kennedy was shot on November 22, 1963.
But his legacy came from the work he went on to do after that photo was taken with President Johnson to fight for civil rights. read more
The actress Ashley Judd is reportedly considering a Senate run against Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell in her native Kentucky.
Judd, who received a Master's degree in public administration from Harvard University in 2010 and for years has worked as a progressive activist, has discussed a Senate bid with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Democratic pollsters, Politico reported. Judd also has conducted opposition research on herself to prepare for attacks. read more
The headline of the newest poll report out of Public Policy Polling says it all: "Republicans not handling election results well."
But it's a smaller nugget from the report that's most fascinating:
49% of GOP voters nationally say they think that ACORN stole the election for President Obama. We found that 52% of Republicans thought that ACORN stole the 2008 election for Obama, so this is a modest decline, but perhaps smaller than might have been expected given that ACORN doesn't exist anymore.