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A Republican Midterm Wave Will Further Sink Black America

GOP pundits and some in the media gleefully noted that a few African-American listeners purportedly walked out on President Obama during a campaign speech he made at a Maryland high school on October 19 to boost the candidacy of Maryland gubernatorial Democrat candidate Lt

Commentary: Eleven questions to consider before heading to the polls on Nov. 4.

A quick quiz before you cast your ballot on Tuesday.

 

1. Did you know that gas prices are at their lowest level in four years?

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If You Like Personhood, You'll Love The GOP Senate

Single women and women of color don’t typically turn out big for midterm elections. But the stakes are too high this Tuesday for any woman to stay home.lloween ain’t just for kids anymore: Republican candidates across the country are carefully trying to disguise their

Probe Of Possible Ferguson Grand Jury Leak On Twitter Wasn't Exactly In-Depth

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch stated definitively on Thursday that a Twitter account claiming inside knowledge of the grand jury deliberating whether to charge the police officer who killed Michael Brown "had, indeed, been hacked." But a spokesman

4 DAYS FROM SEIZING SENATE?

In June, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) took a break from the campaign trail to address a conference held in Dana Point, California, for donors to the political network operated by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch.

According to secret audio obta

Ginsburg Was Right: Texas' Extreme Voter ID Law Is Stopping People From Voting

A Texas voter ID law considered to be one of the most restrictive in the country is doing exactly what Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg warned it would do: stopping Americans from voting.

A disabled woman in Travis County was turned away from voting because she c

Conservatives ready to give leaders hell

House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are pictured. | AP Photo

Conservatives in Congress are drawing up their wish list for a Republican Senate, including “pure” bills, like a full repeal of Obamacare, border security and approval of the Keystone XL pipeline — unlikely to win over many Democrats and sure to torment GOP leaders looking

A Republican Midterm Wave Will Further Sink Black America

A Republican Midterm Wave Will Further Sink Black America

GOP pundits and some in the media gleefully noted that a few African-American listeners purportedly walked out on President Obama during a campaign speech he made at a Maryland high school on October 19 to boost the candidacy of Maryland gubernatorial Democrat candidate Lt. Governor Anthony Brown. Brown is in a bid to become the nation's second African-American governor. This was more than merely an excuse to poke fun at Obama. The point is that...

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Commentary: Eleven questions to consider before heading to the polls on Nov. 4.

Commentary: Eleven questions to consider before heading to the polls on Nov. 4.

A quick quiz before you cast your ballot on Tuesday.   1. Did you know that gas prices are at their lowest level in four years?   2. Did you know unemployment has reached a six-year low?   3. Did you know the number of people without health insurance has dropped 25 percent?   4. Did you know the U.S. economy just recorded its strongest six-month period in 10 years?   5. Did you know the stock market closed at a record high a few...

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If You Like Personhood, You'll Love The GOP Senate

If You Like Personhood, You'll Love The GOP Senate

Single women and women of color don’t typically turn out big for midterm elections. But the stakes are too high this Tuesday for any woman to stay home. Halloween ain’t just for kids anymore: Republican candidates across the country are carefully trying to disguise their wildly unpopular and frightening anti-women policies. And as these Republicans go knocking at the doors of women voters this election season, it’s all trick and no treat. In the short-term of this election...

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Probe Of Possible Ferguson Grand Jury Leak On Twitter Wasn't Exactly In-Depth

Probe Of Possible Ferguson Grand Jury Leak On Twitter Wasn't Exactly In-Depth

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch stated definitively on Thursday that a Twitter account claiming inside knowledge of the grand jury deliberating whether to charge the police officer who killed Michael Brown "had, indeed, been hacked." But a spokesman for McCulloch revealed that his conclusion was based solely on an interview with the St. Louis County woman associated with the account and a search of her computer. Susan M. Nichols had operated a Twitter account...

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4 DAYS FROM SEIZING SENATE?

4 DAYS FROM SEIZING SENATE?

In June, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) took a break from the campaign trail to address a conference held in Dana Point, California, for donors to the political network operated by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch. According to secret audio obtained by The Undercurrent, McConnell spoke to the wealthy crowd about his opposition to campaign finance reform and the latest efforts to increase the amount of money they could donate to campaigns. He was...

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Ginsburg Was Right: Texas' Extreme Voter ID Law Is Stopping People From Voting

Ginsburg Was Right: Texas' Extreme Voter ID Law Is Stopping People From Voting

A Texas voter ID law considered to be one of the most restrictive in the country is doing exactly what Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg warned it would do: stopping Americans from voting. A disabled woman in Travis County was turned away from voting because she couldn’t afford to pay her parking tickets. An IHOP dishwasher from Mercedes can’t afford the cost of getting a new birth certificate, which he would need to obtain the...

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Conservatives ready to give leaders hell

Conservatives ready to give leaders hell

Conservatives in Congress are drawing up their wish list for a Republican Senate, including “pure” bills, like a full repeal of Obamacare, border security and approval of the Keystone XL pipeline — unlikely to win over many Democrats and sure to torment GOP leaders looking to prove they can govern. Interviews with more than a dozen conservative lawmakers and senior aides found a consensus among the right wing of the Republican Party: If Republicans take the...

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Headline News

Ebola costs encourage budget flexibility…

01-11-2014

By David Lawder and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Worries about Ebola are chipping away at some congressional Republicans' support for maintaining across-the-board spending caps... Read more

New question in Texas: Can Wendy Davis s…

01-11-2014

New question in Texas: Can Wendy Davis survive defeat?

KILLEEN, Texas (AP) — It's a sunny afternoon just before the election and Wendy Davis isn't addressing an arena packed with adoring supporters, speaking on... Read more

Driver sought in crash that killed 3 on …

01-11-2014

Driver sought in crash that killed 3 on Halloween

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles area authorities say they're looking for a motorist who crashed into three teenage girls trick-or-treating in Halloween costumes, leaving... Read more

Investigators, Branson go to spacecraft …

01-11-2014

Investigators, Branson go to spacecraft crash site

Investigators will examine the wreckage of the winged spaceship designed to give wealthy tourists a high-altitude view of Earth.... Read more

Test flight of Virgin Galactic spaceship…

01-11-2014

Test flight of Virgin Galactic spaceship ends in fatal crash in California

By Alex Dobuzinskis MOJAVE Calif. (Reuters) - A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday... Read more

Other News

Dante Martin: Ex-FAMU Band Member Convic…

31-10-2014

Dante Martin: Ex-FAMU Band Member Convicted In Hazing Death

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida A&M band member accused of being the ringleader of a brutal hazing ritual known as “Crossing Bus C”... Read more

Just Wrong! Parents Prank ‘Bad A** Kid,’…

31-10-2014

Just Wrong! Parents Prank ‘Bad A** Kid,’ Tell Him He Has Ebola

  After two boys got in trouble at school for allegedly telling Ebola jokes, their parents decided to teach them a lesson. They pranked the boys by... Read more

NewsOne Minute: NYPD’s Top Black Officia…

31-10-2014

NewsOne Minute: NYPD’s Top Black Official Quits On Eve Of Promotion

Chief of Department Philip Banks III (NYPD)... Read more

Report: Strict Texas ID Law Is Stopping …

31-10-2014

Report: Strict Texas ID Law Is Stopping Citizens From Voting

FILE – In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, an election official checks a voter’s photo identification at an early voting polling site in Austin,... Read more

Entertainment

This Day in Black History: Nov. 1, 1945

01-11-2014

This Day in Black History: Nov. 1, 1945

Ebony, the flagship of Johnson Publishing, was launched....

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A Very Scary 106

31-10-2014

A Very Scary 106

Watch a full episode now!...

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kevin meets spoken reasons

31-10-2014

kevin meets spoken reasons

Has Kevin met his match?...

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Dej Loaf: I'm Not a Female Rapper, I'm M…

31-10-2014

Dej Loaf: I'm Not a Female Rapper, I'm More Than That

Detroit MC won't settle for anything less than success....

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The Simplest Halloween Treats Ever!

31-10-2014

The Simplest Halloween Treats Ever!

Candy corn anyone?...

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Jake Gyllenhaal Talks Spooky New Role in…

31-10-2014

Jake Gyllenhaal Talks Spooky New Role in Nightcrawler

The actor lets out his dark side....

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Sports News

Griffin scores 39, Clippers beat Lakers …

01-11-2014

Griffin scores 39, Clippers beat Lakers 118-111 (Yahoo Sports)

Blake Griffin used a banking analogy to describe his dominant performance against the Lakers on Friday night. Griffin scored 39 points and went 11 for... Read more

Thomas, Morris lead pesky Suns past Spur…

01-11-2014

Thomas, Morris lead pesky Suns past Spurs 94-89 (Yahoo Sports)

PHOENIX (AP) -- Isaiah Thomas scored 10 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, rallying Phoenix with a relentless series of driving layups, and... Read more

James leads Cavaliers past Bulls, 114-10…

31-10-2014

James leads Cavaliers past Bulls, 114-108 in OT (Yahoo Sports)

LeBron James scored 36 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls 114-108 in overtime on Friday night. James was at... Read more

Wolves give Rubio 4-year, $56M deal (Yah…

31-10-2014

Wolves give Rubio 4-year, $56M deal (Yahoo Sports)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Ricky Rubio is getting a four-year, $56 million contract extension from the Minnesota Timberwolves.... Read more

Business News

#BringBackOurGirls Victims Were Married …

01-11-2014

The leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has denied agreeing to any cease-fire with the government.... Read more

I Killed Wife So We Wouldn't Be Burden: …

01-11-2014

An 88-year-old accused of fatally stabbing his 86-year-old wife told investigators he didn't want the couple to be a burden on their family.... Read more

Rescued! Waist-Deep Mud Sweeps Through H…

01-11-2014

One person was rescued and an evacuation was ordered after a mudslide in Camarillo Springs, California, early Saturday.... Read more

Prominent GOP Fundraiser Arrested Over C…

01-11-2014

Michael Centanni, 48, is a well-known fundraiser for conservative political candidates. He is accused of receiving and possessing child pornography.... Read more

Inside Settler Community at Heart of Jer…

01-11-2014

NBC News gets a rare glimpse inside Silwan, the Jewish settler community at the heart of recent Jerusalem unrest and ongoing Mideast tensions.... Read more

Political News

Domes, sparks and fences: An ad review

01-11-2014

Candidates don't want to just be seen with workers -- they want to show they are working, too.... Read more

Tea party sits out general election

01-11-2014

Several conservative groups have yet to air a single TV ad during the homestretch of the election.... Read more

Tech tally: What campaigns learned

01-11-2014

Parties are spending millions of dollars to target last-minute advertising toward niche audiences.... Read more

Democrats fear Iowa slipping away

31-10-2014

Some Democrats openly say Republican Joni Ernst has the momentum as the campaign barrels to a close.... Read more

Obama's bill on deferred actions comes d…

31-10-2014

The president delayed action on a host of issues to make things easier for Democratic candidates.... Read more

Conservatives not satisfied with McConne…

31-10-2014

At issue are McConnell's remarks that a repeal of the law would be a near impossibility in the next term.... Read more