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Is Ted Cruz the new McCarthy?

02/22/13 03:20PM

New Yorker reporter Jane Mayer on Friday became the latest to ask if Texas freshman Sen. Ted Cruz is the new Joseph McCarthy, the man who infamously accused countless individuals of communism based on no evidence.... read more

File Photo: African-Americans line up to vote in the presidential election November 4, 2008 in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Crucial protection for minority voters in peril

02/22/13 06:00AM

Delores Freelon had been a reliable voter for decades. But in 2011, her home state of South Carolina passed a restrictive photo ID law that threatened to prevent her from casting a ballot. Freelon’s driver’s license was set to expire later that year, and she couldn’t get a new one without a birth certificate. But like many older African... read more

Ted Cruz, new Republican savior?

Ted Cruz, new Republican savior?

02/21/13 07:00PM

The right’s going crazy for freshman Sen. Ted Cruz – including Karl Rove. Jonathan Capehart, Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, and Rev. Al Sharpton talk about if Ted Cruz and his extreme right-wing ideologies are the GOP’s idea of change. watch

This undated file photo released by Obama for America shows Barack Obama teaching at the University of Chicago Law School.  (AP Photo/Obama for America, file)

'You hear that?' Obama's 'startling experience' with gunfire

02/20/13 09:30PM

President Barack Obama has had a personal connection to many of the causes he's championed through his presidency. He often invoked his mother's experiences with cancer while he advocated for the Affordable Care Act. He reminds voters he and Michelle only recently finished paying back their own students loans when he pushes for Pell... read more

Republicans show their true colors on the...

Republicans show their true colors on the sequester

02/20/13 07:00PM

In his Washington Post op-ed Speaker John Boehner admits that the sequester cuts threaten jobs, security, and more. But will there be new proposals to stop the cuts from kicking in? Rev. Al Sharpton talks to TheGrio.com’s Joy Reid and economist Jared... watch

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