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Obama Issues Second Round of Midterm Endorsements

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “The Democratic Party has always made the biggest difference in the lives of the American people when we lead with conviction, principle, and bold, new ideas. Our incredible array of candidates up and down the ticket, all across the country, make up a movement of citizens who are younger, more diverse, more female than ever before,” said President Obama. […read more]

Politics

Democrats: Sanders Unelectable

(The Hill) – The surging popularity of Sen. Bernie Sanders has done little to alleviate the chief concern that Democrats have about his presidential bid: Namely, that he’s simply unelectable on a national stage. The Vermont Independent has quickly closed the gap on frontrunner Hillary Read More

Politics

Bernie Sanders, Progressive Enemy #1

(Politico) – The presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders was supposed to put leftward pressure on Hillary Clinton. Instead, it’s Sanders who has become the left’s punching bag. Sanders has been sandbagged by Black Lives Matter protesters for not prioritizing solutions for institutional racism, knocked by immigrant advocates for Read More

Politics

Latinos Angry at D.C. Democrats

  (Politico) – The procession of prominent Washington Democrats who lined up last week to sing the praises of California Attorney General Kamala Harris for Senate had the feel of an anointment. Sen. Cory Booker said he was “so excited” about her candidacy. Sen. Elizabeth Warren called Harris, a Read More

Op-Ed

Democrats Beat Themselves

By Ron Daniels NNPA Columnist   In the face of a calculated and relentless assault by Republicans on Barack Obama, a president with a dismal approval rating, Democratic candidates panicked and frantically ran away from the president and his/their “record” over the past six years. Read More

Politics

Democrats Bet on Diversity

(Politico) – With Barack Obama’s sweeping move to reorder the nation’s immigration system through the stroke of the presidential pen, Democrats say the White House is making a dramatic and likely irreversible bet that the ultra-diverse Obama coalition will sustain the party through 2016 and Read More

Politics

13 Reasons Democrats Lost Florida

  Special to the NNPA from the Florida Courier 1. State Democratic leadership believes that Black political support is an entitlement and refused to invest serious money in long-term registration and turnout activities. The numbers tell the story. Democrat Charlie Crist lost by a little Read More

Politics

Dems Paint GOP as Shutdown Party

(Politico) – Democrats hear only one thing when Republicans talk about fighting President Barack Obama’s immigration agenda or GOP plans for controlling Congress: government shutdown. In fundraising requests, media appearances and conference calls, Democrats are painting Republicans as the “shutdown party” just in time for Read More

Op-Ed

Democrats ‘Ain’t Loyal’

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Rev. Jamal Bryant of Baltimore was widely criticized recently for quoting a line from a popular Chris Brown’s song: “Hoes Ain’t Loyal.”  Bryant could have avoided controversy – and been on point – if he had instead said, “Democrats ain’t Read More

Politics

President Obama: Republicans Blocked 500 Bills

[Politico] – President Barack Obama is railing against congressional Republicans, telling a Hollywood crowd that the midterm elections are crucial because the GOP is willing “to say no to everything.” The president, speaking at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee event Wednesday evening hosted at Walt Read More

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Op-Ed

Republicans and the New ‘White Flight’

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Now that the GOP-manufactured economic crisis is over (for the several months, anyway), one might say the lesson for the Republican Party is best expressed by that old warning: Be careful what you wish for. Driven by its reactionary Read More