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The ‘Good Ole Boys Club’ is dead: Women continue to run for office in record numbers

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Women are running in record numbers. This is what it looks like.

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Koch network and Trump are bedfellows again

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David Koch at gala. In 2008, Koch donated $100 million to renovate the New York State Theater, which a portion of the outdoor space was renamed the David H. Koch Plaza in 2014.

A network of donors founded by billionaires CharlesFrancis de Ganahl and David Koch expressed their approval of Donald Trump at a gathering this weekend in Palm Springs, Calif.

With tax cuts staving off $1.5 trillion, the Koch brothers and followers, once reticent of Trump’s ability to influence policy, now welcome his leadership.

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Reflections on Oprah for president | Think Piece

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KNOCK. IT. OFF. You know good and well that #Oprah2020 is a terrible idea that must not be given any more life.

And no, I am not about to launch into a personal attack on Oprah. Some of y’all get too excited about attacking Black women. Comin’ for Oprah’s neck like she announced she was running.

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High visibility, low probability: Oprah’s name carries weight, but POTUS might not be a life goal

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I don’t think that Oprah Winfrey will run because she respects the process of government and knows that it is not her lane.

But her endorsement carries a lot of weight. 

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As Cynthia is for Oprah: how we fail powerful black women who break the mold

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For years, I rarely told people that I worked for US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney.

At first, it was because I was concerned for my safety. Then I feared for my reputation. And after those feelings dissipated, I was embarrassed because I failed her, and in ways failed me.

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Trump signs MLK proclamation, reporter asks ‘are you a racist?’

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Washington, DC. — One day after dehumanizing remarks made by President Donald Trump, he signed a proclamation for the federal holiday dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr.

Reporters questioned his comments prior sordid comments.

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Bipartisanship plans for governors elect of Alabama, Virginia

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The historic Democrat gubernatorial wins in Alabama and Virginia, now have supporters somewhat confused about the political leanings of Doug Jones and Ralph Northam.

Not even sworn in, Jones and Northam raise alarm in speaking on future strategies, in recent interview.

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Complaints of voter suppression in Alabama’s senate race

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Today, the recipe for voter suppression wafts the air at polling stations.

From purging voter rolls to police intimidation are reports coming in from Alabama.

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Battleground Alabama: formerly incarcerated vote for first time after voting rights restored

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African Americans who could not vote as late as last month file into polling stations to cast a vote in the contested Alabama U.S. Senate race between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones.

The silent game changer, once again, are African American voters who make up 27 percent of the population.

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Democrats work to fill Conyers, Franken seats with non-traditional candidates

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Two non-traditional Democrats, the son of a former progressive Detroit mayor and the first Muslim to hold a seat in U.S. congress, vie for coveted positions left open by John Conyers (D-MI) and Al Franken (D-MN).

Coleman Young II, a second-generation politician who openly supports marijuana laws and Keith Ellison, a proponent of reparations for African Americans prepare for election campaigns.

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