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18 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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North Carolina judges uphold GOP-drawn voting districts

By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Voting maps, drawn by North Carolina's Republican-led legislature and denounced by critics as an effort to diminish the influence of black voters, are constitutional, the state Supreme Court ruled on Friday. A majority of justices said the redistricting plans crafted in 2011 for the state's congressional and legislative seats do not violate the ...

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DEC 18, 2014 - Huffington Post

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ACLU Lawsuit Says Ferguson School District Discriminates Against African-Americans

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Thursday against a school district that serves children in Ferguson, Missouri, claiming that the election process for the district’s school board puts local black voters at a disadvantage. The Ferguson-Florissant School District, located in the greater St. Louis area, uses an at-large system to elect the members of its school board. The ...

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DEC 17, 2014 - Huffington Post

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New FEC Chief Vows To Go After Secretive Campaign Spending

This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. Democrats made sport of decrying, vilifying and crucifying the billionaire Koch brothers for injecting hundreds of millions of dollars worth of Republican-boosting “dark money” into the 2014 elections. But newly minted Federal Election Commission Chairwoman Ann Ravel — ...

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DEC 16, 2014 - Huffington Post

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HUFFPOST HILL (Today's! Really!) - Happy Hanukkah! Molotov! Light The Manure!

Note: We erred earlier and sent out an old edition of HuffPost Hill (it’s the edition our newsletter sending program defaults to). What with all the White House speculation and anxiety about the president’s leadership, we must have just assumed the two editions were the same. Without further ado, here is today’s HuffPost Hill…. Jeb Bush's path to the Republican ...

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DEC 16, 2014 - Huffington Post

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HUFFPOST HILL - Happy Hanukkah! Molotov! Light The Manure!

Jeb Bush's path to the Republican presidential nomination lies in South Carolina, so he might as well go ahead and make spurious claims about John McCain's daughters. A judge ruled that Obama’s executive action on immigration was illegal, so we guess there will be a bunch of self-deporting now. And Mitch McConnell announced his first bill will be the Keystone ...

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