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Civil Rights News: Obama’s Diverse Judges; Budget Cuts to Hit the Poor Hardest; Was Roberts Wrong about Voting in Mass.?

Compiled by Philomena Ogalo, a Spring 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Obama pushing to diversify federal judiciary amid GOP delays Jeff Chiu The Washington Post As President Barack Obama gains his footing in his new term, he … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Women in Combat; Looming Budget Cuts; Senate Unveils Immigration Framework

Compiled by Philomena Ogalo, a Spring 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Women Could Serve in Combat in Afghanistan Anna Mulrine Christian Science Monitor Now that the top defense officials in the nation signed a memo lifting the … Continue reading

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Fiscal Cliff Puts Impoverished Families, Youth, and Our Nation’s Future at Risk

Time is running short for Congress to pass a budget deal that could drive our nation toward a future of growth and prosperity rather than drive us over a proverbial cliff. The package of tax increases and spending cuts known … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: The Man Behind Voter ID; Government Does Create Jobs; U.S. Diversity and Changing Politics

Compiled by Joe Bear, a Fall 2012 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern The Voter-Fraud Myth The New Yorker By Jane Mayer Although voter fraud has been proven to be a nonexistent threat, Republican lawyer Hans von Spakovsky has been pushing … Continue reading

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The REAL Hunger Games

Are you familiar with the cult sensation, The Hunger Games? Well now the REAL hunger games have begun in our own capital of Washington, D.C. This week the U.S. House of Representatives is voting on $36 billion in cuts to … Continue reading

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Efforts to Cut Federal Budget in 2011 Prove To Be No Cup of Tea

By Rob Randhava Spurred on by the electoral victories of conservative tea party-backed candidates in 2010, a new majority in the U.S. House of Representatives engaged in a series of efforts to drastically slash the federal budget. Each attempt triggered intense debates over taxes, spending, and the nature of federal … Read More

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Civil Rights News: Voter Suppression in FL; Cuts to Higher Education

In Florida, Implementation of Electoral Reform Law Will Suppress Minority Voting Rights Eric Rodriguez- Huffinton Post, 11/28/11 A Florida bill, passed last legislative session, presents a direct harm to the voting rights of minorities. If passed, the law would cut … Continue reading

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