Politics

Race and the Race

  (Politico) – Bobby Jindal is Indian-American, but you’ll never hear him describe himself that way. Marco Rubio insists he’s an “American of Hispanic descent.” And Ted Cruz “certainly” identifies as Hispanic, but he didn’t run for office as “the Hispanic guy.” These Republican lawmakers, along […read more]

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Republicans Move to Claim Poverty-Fighting Mantle

[New York Times] WASHINGTON — Senator Marco Rubio says the American dream has become “unattainable.” Senator Mike Lee says reforming government benefits programs should be the country’s “first priority.” And Representative Paul D. Ryan says the government safety net has “failed miserably.” Fifty years after […read more]

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Ben Carson: Candidate-in-Waiting? Or New GOP Toy?

by Adrienne Washington Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Dr. Ben Carson (Courtesy Photo) A major television network anoints him “The New Conservative Folk Hero.” A Wall Street Journal editorial and a T-shirt available online hail “Ben Carson for President.” Well, maybe not for president, but […read more]