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Tom Crawford

You might see candidates show up on TV or give a speech prior to that holiday, but voters really didn't pay much attention until that two-month period leading up to the November election.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Barrow, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Doug Collins, Representative Austin Scott, Republican, Representative Hank Johnson

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Townhall

NYT: Democrats Using Ferguson Shooting To Mobilize Voters For 2014

Democrats are using the tragic shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this month to mobilize black voters ahead of the midterm elections.

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Related Topix: US News, Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Blanche Lincoln, US Senate, Publishing, Media, New Times

Commentary Magazine

Ferguson Can't Save Senate for Democrats

In a year in which the odds are heavily stacked against the Democrats it is to be expected that the party will try just about anything in their quest to retain control of the Senate.

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Related Topix: US News, Ferguson, MO, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Jay Nixon, US Governors

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

If Democrats Seek to "Rally Blacks" Against Police Militarization,...

Democrats are trying to mobilize African-Americans outraged by the shooting in Ferguson, Mo., to help them retain control of at least one chamber of Congress for President Obama's final two years in office.... "Ferguson has made it crystal clear to the African-American community and others that we've got to go to the polls," said Representative ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Lacy Clay, US House of Representatives, Democrat, John Conyers, Barbara Lee, Maxine Waters

The Nation

Reconnecting With The Very American Ideal That Labor Rights Are Human Rights

Congressmen. Keith Ellison and John Lewis have proposed legislation to protect union organizing as a civil right.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Keith Ellison, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Liberal Political News

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Daily Caller

Five Things Labor Unions Do To Celebrate Labor Day

For many Americans, Labor Day means one last long weekend to end the summer. But the U.S. Department of Labor describes the holiday as "a creation of the labor movement," meaning labor unions.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Keith Ellison, Conservative Political News

Daily Kos

remember this?

Elections are the only damn thing in this country that makes a damn bit of difference for most of us as citizens.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, Liberal Political News

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Senate Dems push black voter turnout

With their Senate majority imperiled, Democrats are trying to mobilize African-Americans outraged by the shooting in Ferguson, Mo., to help them retain control of at least one chamber of Congress for President Barack Obama's final two years in office.

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Related Topix: US News, Ferguson, MO, US Politics, Barack Obama, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Senator Michael Bennet

The Washington Post

National Book Festival lures huge crowds of readers

For the die-hard book lovers of Washington, the Mall was the perfect place for the celebrated National Book Festival, the largest festival of its kind in the country.

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Related Topix: US News, The Washington Post Company, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Georgia, George Washington University

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Miami Herald

Campaign Watch: This week in the race to November

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis proposed ideas to help those with student loan debt as she, her Republican opponent Rep. Steve Daines, and U.S. House candidates Republican Ryan Zinke and Democrat John Lewis campaigned in all corners of the state.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Greg Walden, Democrat, Montana

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Politico

Clinton bemoans policing inequities

Hillary Clinton on Thursday made her first public remarks on the racial unrest in Ferguson, Mo., saying that "we cannot ignore the inequities" in America's justice system and "we can do better" than what happened with the shooting of Michael Brown and its aftermath.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Ferguson, MO, 2012 Presidential Election, US House of Representatives

USA Today

Rep. Lewis shares March on Washington photo on #TBT

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., shared a reminder of the nation's civil rights history in his post for Throwback Thursday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Lincoln Memorial, US National Parks

Forbes.com

Should Union Organizing Be A Civil Right?

I am a law school graduate who went into teaching rather than legal practice and then began to see how badly government has mangled education at all levels.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Keith Ellison, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Switched

Key Congressional Races May Hinge On Support From Native Americans, Alaska Natives

Though Native American and Alaska Native communities are often overlooked in electoral politics, their votes could decide the outcome of three close congressional contests this November.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Democrat, Agriculture, Science, US House of Representatives, Representative Ann Kirkpatrick

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Roll Call

John Lewis, James Clyburn to Represent Congress at National Book Festival

The National Book Festival will feature not just one but two members of Congress for its 2014 gathering, which kicks off Saturday at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown D.C. - Reps.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, James Clyburn, Democrat

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Examiner.com

John Lewis to rally black voters in 2014

Democrats in races that will help determine control of the Senate are rapidly burning through their campaign cash, whittling away their financial advantage over Republican opponents as they fend off attacks from conservative groups, according to... Georgia civil rights leader U.S. Rep. John Lewis , along with the rest of the Congressional Black ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Republican, Saxby Chambliss, Georgia, Georgia Government, Barack Obama, African-American

Mediaite.com

The Media's Oft-Repeated Ferguson Fact That Means Nothing

The Washington Post published a Eugene Robinson column on Tuesday that was basically a copy-and-paste of an op-ed the paper already printed over the weekend by MSNBC's TourA© .

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, The Washington Post Company, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Politico

CBC members push police czar idea

Rep. Elijah Cummings, along with other members of the Congressional Black Caucus, sent a letter Monday to President Barack Obama, urging the administration to pursue changes to local law enforcement structure to "prevent more Fergusons," including a federal czar to oversee local law enforcement.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Elijah Cummings, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Barack Obama, Representative Steven Horsford, Gwen Moore, Representative Marcia Fudge

The Hill

Civil rights leaders push Obama for mandatory racial bias training

A long list of civil rights leaders and black Democrats on Monday urged President Obama to make policy changes aimed at improving relations between local law enforcement and racial minorities.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Ferguson, MO, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Elijah Cummings

Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

OSU civil-rights exhibit is reminder of progress, lingering problems

As protests continue in Ferguson, Mo., over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer, the Ohio State University libraries are hosting exhibits to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Ohio State University, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

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