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NORTH CAROLINA DRAGS “JIM CROW” FROM HIS GRAVE: CHANGES IN VOTING FOR BLACKS AND STUDENTS


THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW

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Governor Pat McCrory (R)  just signed into law “legal” means for voter suppression in North Carolina.  It was backlash from Barack Obama’s winning the state in the Presidential Election.  In this clip we see how dangerous the route can be – a misery – to vote in North Carolina.  U.S. Attorney-General Eric Holder is aware of the situation there.  It is hoped he will swiftly sue the state in federal court.,, like he just did in Texas.

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Today in History, August 23


Pray that U.S.  Attorney-General, Eric Holder,

sues North Carolina

under Section II of the Voting Rights Act.

 

Perceptions of Race Relations And Other Fascinating News


Jobs are job #1


Bell Book Candle

As I write, Bill O’Reilly is blaming President Obama for our lackluster recovery from the Great Recession. Seven out of eight jobs created during the Obama administration have been part-time jobs with no benefits. No mention is made about the GOP in Congress’s opposition to all of President Obama’s proposals to create jobs. John Boehner’s idea of job creation is to vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) 40 times. Tonight’s O’Reilly rant is laced with statistics. Someone should let him know that statistics are the last refuge of scoundrels. On second thought, I will tell him myself, by email.

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The politics of Syria


CNN Newsroom

Strategists Paul Begala and Cheri Jacobus join Don to discuss the politics of the U.S. policy on Syria, as Syrian activists claim that Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons on civilians.

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Man Accused of Brokering Uranium Deal for Iran


UN Says Syrian Child Refugees Tops 1 Million Mark


Obama Phones Woman Credited With Stopping Gunman


1 Million Children Have Left Syria, U.N. Says