On Friday, 2-16-2019, the president signed a bi-partisan bill to keep the government open, but he also declared a national emergency on the border with Mexico.
Commentary

COMMENTARY: Trump Keeps Government Open But Continues To Run a Scam

NNPA NEWSWIRE — As the Democrats sound the alarm, and condemn the president for his decisions, President Trump is in Florida playing golf. The Trump reality is in real time, and the only response to his insanity is to resist, push-back, and fight. This is a make believe emergency, another Trump scam or con game, and there appears to be a big legal battle brewing. […read more]

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“This campaign of disinformation is extremely disconcerting because black voter turnout declined in 2016 – for the first time in 20 years…” — CBC Statement on Russian interference in the 2016 election
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Congressional Black Caucus Issues Release on Russian Interference

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “During the 2016 presidential election cycle, hundreds of thousands of minority voters were disenfranchised before they even had a chance to walk into the voting booth. As today’s report produced for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence makes clear – this was a carefully orchestrated effort by Russian actors to exploit social media platforms in order to suppress turnout among black voters…” […read more]

“Wisconsin is the most extreme partisan gerrymander in the United States in the post-2010 cycle. It’s about as far out from what you would consider to be fair as you can imagine.” (Attorney Gerry Hebert, who’s the executive director of the Washington, D.C.- based Campaign Legal Center. Wisconsin Public Radio, May 24, 2016)(Photo: iStockPhoto / NNPA)
Commentary

COMMENTARY: Partisan Gerrymandering at its Worse

MILWAUKEE COURIER — “Based on the Democrats’ [Wisconsin] statewide success in Tuesday’s election, it’s safe to say that more voters came out to support Democratic candidates than their Republican counterparts. With that being the case, how did the Republicans increase their firm grip on the Legislature while losing five statewide contests?” […read more]

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (ebjohnson.house.gov)
Dallas Post Tribune

Vote, Vote, Vote!

DALLAS POST TRIBUNE — In a matter days those who have not cast their ballots during the early voting period must go to the polls and select candidates that will decide the direction of our country for years to come. […read more]

Bill Fletcher, Jr. is the former president of TransAfrica Forum. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and at www.billfletcherjr.com.
Bill Fletcher Jr.

COMMENTARY: Time stopped for me on September 27th

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “…the continuous suggestion that there must have been something wrong with Dr. Ford and others who have brought forward allegations against Judge Kavanaugh because they failed to raise their concerns earlier is specious. It is an allegation that can only be made by someone(s) who has not faced ridicule, harassment and self-doubt in response to their experiences with sexual harassment or assault.” […read more]

With 40% of Americans supporting the president’s rhetoric and policies, America remains extremely divided. (Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons)
Defender News Network

Trump’s approval rating drop could be a disaster for the GOP in 2018

DEFENDER NEWS SERVICE — We don’t know if this is the beginning of a trend or not. Three polls are just three polls, though Trump’s approval rating has declined to its lowest level since April, according to the FiveThirtyEight and RealClearPolitics trackers. Still, the President’s approval rating did not shift in the Gallup’s weekly tracker. […read more]

Entertainment

Film Review: Democrats

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic “Some people fail to remember where power is derived from,” threatens Robert Gabriel Mugabe, the president of Zimbabwe. He would know. He’s been the de facto leader of Zimbabwe for decades. As he faces the completion of 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