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NBC BLK: Do Black Lives Matter to GOP? Just Ask Reince Priebus

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has always been a man ahead of his own party. Whether for political expediency or sincere ideological belief, he has advocated for major outreach to the African American and Latino voting constituencies since he took the reins from Michael Steele in 2011. 545 more words

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NBC BLK: Political Bracketology: Dealing With the GOP's Sweet 16

The slate of Republicans running for the presidential nomination now stands at a pretty ungainly 16.

This is the largest number of GOP candidates in over 40 years, which presents some huge problems for the party, for the networks running debates and most importantly, for the voters. 1,119 more words

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NBC BLK: Three Questions Black Voters Should Ask John Kasich

Today, Governor John Kasich became the 16th and final Republican to enter the race for the GOP Nomination in 2016. This means that the Republican presidential field now has more official entrants than at any point in American history. 742 more words

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The Root: How Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley Botched Black Lives Matter at Netroots Nation

Being a politician is a tough job because unless you’re in a dictatorship, of royalty or Dr. Doom, you actually have to deal with dissent, disagreement and protests from the people you rule. 1,396 more words

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NBC BLK: Why Isn't Elizabeth Warren Running for President?

In my mind I have always envisioned why Elizabeth Warren decided to not run for the Democratic nomination in 2016. Weighing all of the options, she probably figured that the chance to be the Democratic Senate leader after Harry Reid left office would ensure her longer more significant influence on policy than going head to head with Hillary Clinton for the 2016 baton. 662 more words

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NBC BLK: Three Questions African-Americans Should Ask Scott Walker

Scott Walker becomes the 15th Republican to enter the presidential race. This means that the Republican field has officially expanded from the size of the Wu-Tang Clan, to the size of a really old, very wealthy and ideologically fractious pick-up pro basketball team. 589 more words

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NBC BLK: Netroots Notebook: Sanders Slips, O'Malley Misses, #BlackLivesMatter Wins

Netroots Nation is probably the friendliest place on earth for long shot, lefty political candidates.

A room full of progressive techies, millennial movement makers and aging hippies convening once a year gives politicos like Senator Elizabeth Warren and various activist leaders from across the nation a place to express their views, gain some notoriety and get some street cred with the far left. 1,118 more words

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