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Tea Party voter suppression group probed by Dem. lawmaker

10/08/12 06:55PM

Now, the watchdog has got somebody watching it. Rep. Elijah Cummings has launched a probe into True the Vote, a Tea Party group that is under fire for attempting to prevent thousands of registered voters from casting ballots ahead of Election Day, Cummings told Rev. Al Sharpton on PoliticsNation Monday. "Voting is a fundamental right...It is not to be limited to a few as a privilege," said Cummings, who is the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. read more

Big Bird

Romney's vagueness in the first debate could make Ryan's job harder

10/04/12 08:08PM

Next week, before round two of the Obama versus Romney debates, vice presidential contenders Paul Ryan and Joe Biden will go head to head. On Thursday's PoliticsNation, host Rev. Al Sharpton noted that Romney's decision to move towards the center in Wednesday night's debate could spell trouble for Ryan. Mitt Romney may have won accolades among pundits at Wednesday's debate, but his vagueness on actual policy points is hurting him—and putting more pressure on his running mate. "He's going to have a hard time defending some of the things Mitt Romney said last night," Sharpton said. read more

Debate was Romney vs. Romney

Debate was Romney vs. Romney

10/04/12 08:00PM

Democratic strategist Bob Shrum and economist Jared Bernstein join Rev. Al Sharpton to discuss how Wednesday night's debate was really Mitt versus Mitt in... watch

Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings has called on Congress to bring consulatant Nathan Sproul to justice on voter registration fraud allegations.

Dem Rep. calls for hearings on RNC firm accused of voter fraud

10/02/12 07:07AM

As Republicans scramble to cut ties to Nathan Sproul, the consultant with a long and colorful history of alleged voter registration fraud, Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) has called for Sproul to be brought to Washington so Congress can "bring him to justice." "What we're trying to do, Reverend," Cummings told host Rev. Al Sharpton on Tuesday's PoliticsNation, "is get to the bottom of why the national Republican party hired this man, who they know has a history with cheating with regard to voter registration." read more