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Myrna Peralta, left, and other voters react after the elections office in Miami-Dade County reopened its doors to voters who waited in long lines for an absentee ballot in Doral, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 4. The doors were closed after election officials were...

GOP's electoral vote scheme likely illegal in Virginia

01/25/13 12:43PM

A scheme under consideration in Virginia to rig the Electoral College in Republicans' favor could well violate a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, experts on the law say. But that very provision is itself under challenge by the GOP, and could be struck down by the Supreme Court later this year. read more

Beyonce performs the national anthem during the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol on January 21, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Rev. Sharpton defends Beyoncé's performance at the Inauguration

01/24/13 08:40PM

Rev. Sharpton weighed in on the controversy over Beyoncé's lip-sync inaugural performance on Thursday's PoliticsNation, saying that she deserves credit for wanting to put forth the best performance possible for such an important event, while simultaneously driving home the point that the scandal is ultimately not as important as the... read more

GOP chair says ‘principals are sound’

GOP chair says ‘principals are sound’

01/24/13 07:00PM

Republicans are struggling to rebound from 2012’s losses, but still don’t seem to be getting the message that their policies don’t hold water with the majority of Americans. Meanwhile, President Obama is pushing forward with his agenda despite GOP... watch

Feinstein reintroduces assault weapons ban

Feinstein reintroduces assault weapons ban

01/24/13 07:00PM

Senator Dianne Feinstein reintroduced an assault weapons ban that would limit the sale, transfer, import, or manufacture of more than 100 military-style assault weapons. Rep. Diana Degette, D-Colo., and Sister Simone Campbell talk with Rev. Al Sharpton. watch

Republicans pushing to rig electoral college

Republicans pushing to rig electoral college

01/24/13 07:00PM

Six states that President Obama won are controlled by GOP Houses and governors are pushing to change how the electoral college works. Instead of awarding all the electoral votes to the majority winner, votes would be split along congressional districts... watch

This undated publicity image released by The Weinstein Company shows, Christoph Waltz as Schultz, left, and Jamie Foxx as Django in the film, "Django Unchained," directed by Quentin Tarantino. Foxx says Hollywood should take some responsibility for...

'What would Django do' about gun rights?

01/24/13 06:41PM

The organizers behind last weekend's "Gun Appreciation Day" have been arguing that gun rights is a civil rights issue. Now they're planning a new minority outreach campaign featuring a violent new film.... read more

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