Black Politics

Top Georgia Democrats choose a side in race for DNC chair

The Democratic Party of Georgia’s two top officials endorsed former U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez’s bid to lead the Democratic National Committee, saying Friday he’s the best candidate to bring the newly-energized party’s fight “straight to Donald Trump’s doorstep.” State party chair DuBose Porter and vice-chair Nikema Williams announced their endorsement of Perez a week before DNC members arrive in ...

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Georgia GOP chair contenders clash over party’s top divides

The four candidates running for Georgia GOP chair had their first debate earlier this week, with each focusing on pledges to boost the cash-strapped party’s fundraising and flip Cobb and Gwinnett counties back to the red column. You can watch the whole 67-minute debate between DeKalb attorney Alex Johnson, party vice-chair Michael McNeely, GOP operative John Watson and District 12 ...

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‘Political Rewind’ replay: Dissecting a 77-minute, Donald Trump press conference

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” focuses on the extraordinary, 77-minute confrontation that President Donald Trump arranged with the White House press corps on Thursday. Our conversation has a crucial subtext: When is it proper to publicly denounce administration representatives as fountains of untruth and deny them air time? If you missed it live this afternoon, you can listen to ...

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‘You Are The Special People’: Leaked Audio Captures Trump Inviting Golf Club Members To Cabinet Interviews

A leaked audio file that captures President Donald Trump inviting members of his Bedminster, New Jersey golf club to join his presidential transition meetings is raising a lot of concerns about his confidentiality when it comes to classified information. The audio file, which was released in November, features Trump openly speaking about meeting with Cabinet nominees at a dinner reception, ...

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Here Is Why Michelle Obama’s Expression Signifies Everything

I didn’t watch the Inauguration, because f*ck that noise. But I did stay on Twitter and was delighted to see the side eyes and glances from a former First Lady who was clearly over it all. As soon as Donald Trump’s speech was over, the internet rushed out GIFs and memes of Michelle Obama not wanting any part of the ...

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Trump’s Wharton Classmates Say He Wasn’t An Academic Standout

The claim that President Donald Trump excelled academically while studying at Wharton may be a case of “alternative facts.” According to the Daily Pennsylvanian, Trump was not included on Wharton’s 1968 Dean’s List. From the Daily Pennsylvanian: “I recognize virtually all the names on that list, ” 1968 Wharton graduate Stephen Foxman said, “and Trump just wasn’t one of them.” ...

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Maxine Waters on Trump: ‘We’re not going to live with this man for four years’

“Can I help you?” Rep. Maxine Waters seemed cordial appearing before reporters in early January. It was just one week before then President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. The longtime congresswoman from California then switched it all up. “What do you want?” she fumed. Waters and other Democrats had just left a classified briefing with FBI Director James Comey on Russian hacking. It didn’t ...

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Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn resigns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned following reports he misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about his contacts with Russia. His departure upends Trump’s senior team after less than a month in office. In a resignation letter, Flynn said he gave Vice President Mike Pence and others “incomplete information” about his ...

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Southern Poverty Law Center: Number of anti-Muslim hate groups on the rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of anti-Muslim hate groups in the United States has nearly tripled since 2015, due in part to radical Islamic attacks and the incendiary rhetoric of last year’s presidential campaign, the Southern Poverty Law Center says. The number of anti-Muslim groups increased from 34 in 2015 to 101 in 2016, the SPLC said in a report ...

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Under Armour CEO walks back Trump praise after backlash from brand’s top celebrity endorsers

BALTIMORE (AP) — The CEO of Baltimore-based sports apparel company Under Armour is responding to criticism he received after calling President Donald Trump “an asset to the country.” Kevin Plank wrote an open letter to Baltimore published as a full-page advertisement in The Baltimore Sun Wednesday. He wrote that his choice of words during an interview with CNBC last week ...

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