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5 MINS AGO - Daily Beast

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Rand Paul, Compassionate Conservative

The Kentucky senator is diverging from his party on voting rights for felons—and increasingly he seems to be pushing George W. Bush’s favorite ism, with a libertarian twist.

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8 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Black Leaders Worry Low Voter Turnout Could Lead To More Voter ID Laws

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Civil rights leaders at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday worried that dwindling African-American turnout in November could lead to the expansion of voter-identification laws that makes it harder for that community to vote in subsequent contests. In 2012, blacks turned out at a higher rate than whites for what is believed to ...

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9 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Black leaders worry about low turnout in November

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Civil rights leaders at the NAACP's annual convention worry that black voters won't show up at voting booths in November this year.

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11 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Seeking the limelight, Biden courts key Dem groups

WASHINGTON (AP) — Caught in Hillary Rodham Clinton's perpetual shadow, Joe Biden is working to boost his political profile among key Democratic voting blocs, a move that could help the vice president fashion himself as a more liberal alternative in the 2016 presidential race. Maria Cardona, a Democratic strategist, said if Biden is considering another run, putting himself in front ...

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12 HOURS AGO - Miami Herald

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Rand Paul wants to let ex-cons vote, reduce drug offenses

Calling the criminal justice system “the largest impediment to both voting and employment in our country,” Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul wants to restore voting rights to nonviolent felons and reduce many drug crimes down to misdemeanors.

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