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'There Is No Voter Fraud': Powell Calls NC Voter ID Law Racist

Former Secretary of State and ardent supporter of President Obama Colin Powell has now suggested that voter identification laws in North Carolina are racist. Doubling down on his suggestions that Republicans “still look down on minorities” and carry a “dark vein of intolerance” back in January, Powell said that North Carolina’s requirement that voters show a photo identification in order to vote “punishes” minorities: “What it really says to the minority voters is…’We really are sort of punishing you.” Aug 23, 2013 10:21 AM PT

89-Year-Old Wounded WWII Vet Beaten to Death by Two Black Teens

In Spokane, Washington, on Wednesday night, World War II veteran and Battle of Okinawa survivor Delbert Belton was beaten by two African American teenagers described as between the ages of 16 and 19. Belton passed away Thursday morning of head injuries. Aug 22, 2013 4:46 PM PT

NM Supreme Court: 'Tolerance' Means Forcing Religious Photographers to Serve Same-Sex Weddings

On Thursday, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that religious wedding photographers could be forced to photograph same-sex weddings. “When Elane Photography refused to photograph a same-sex commitment ceremony, it violated the [New Mexico Human Rights Act, or NMHRA] in the same way as if it had refused to photograph a wedding between people of different races,” the court ruled unanimously. Aug 22, 2013 2:26 PM PT

Fox News Former VP Lewis Blasts 'Ludicrous' Sherman Reporting

Brian Lewis, the public relations vice president at Fox News who was recently fired and tossed from the building, told TVNewser on Wednesday that the media had gotten the details of his separation from the company completely wrong. In particular, Lewis singled out Roger Ailes’ chief critic, New York magazine’s Gabe Sherman, for criticism. Aug 22, 2013 1:41 PM PT

Holder Sues Texas Over Voter ID Law, Claiming Racism

On Thursday, Eric Holder’s Department of Justice announced a lawsuit against Texas over the state’s voter identification law, claiming that the law violated the Voting Rights Act, the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, and the 15th Amendment to the Constitution. The Justice Department is joining another lawsuit challenging redistricting in the state. Aug 22, 2013 11:21 AM PT

EXCLUSIVE - Source: Brian Lewis Not Top Ailes Lieutenant, May Have Leaked to Gabe Sherman

The media have heavily covered the departure of Fox News public relations vice president Brian Lewis – far more than the exit of similarly placed executives throughout the news and entertainment industry. The news that he had been fired on July 25 leaked to The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday, and reports quickly spread that Lewis was considered “the right-hand man to Roger Ailes.” Aug 21, 2013 1:30 PM PT

HHS Sponsors Video Contest: Make an 'Awesome Superhero' About Obamacare!

The Obama Department of Health and Human Services has begun a $30,000 prize pool for videos promoting Obamacare. The taxpayer cash comes from the money slotted for the Obamacare “education and outreach budget.” The contest website, YoungInvincibles.org, recommends a few possible videos they’d like to see from contestants, including “An awesome superhero or action-movie style video showing how young people feel like invincible movie heroes. Cut back to reality to show us how, in fact, anyone can be hurt.” Aug 21, 2013 10:14 AM PT

OFA Rallies to Thank Ryan, Others for Immigration Reform Support

President Obama’s campaign-turned-nonprofit, Organizing For Action, has stepped beyond party lines in its attempt to back the president’s preferred immigration reform plan. On Monday, OFA began sending members to districts held by Congressional Republicans wavering on the Senate’s amnesty-first immigration reform plan. Reps. Jeff Denham (R-CA), Joe Heck (R-NV), Dave Reichert (R-WA), Paul Ryan (R-WI), Aaron Schock (R-IL), and Dan Webster (R-FL) were targeted by OFA as key members. Aug 20, 2013 5:43 PM PT

Muslim Brotherhood Supporters Attack Churches, Parade Nuns Through Street

While the United States considers cutting aid to the Egyptian military in an attempt to stop violence between the military regime and the deposed Muslim Brotherhood, Brotherhood members and allies are reportedly parading nuns through the streets, looting churches, and tearing down a cross in favor of an al Qaeda banner. Aug 19, 2013 3:15 PM PT

National Press Foundation President: CNN, Bloomberg, Politico Launches 'Transformative,' Ignores Drudge, Fox News

In a puff piece on the launch of Al Jazeera America, The New York Times quotes Bob Meyers, president of the National Press Foundation, lauding the premiere of the channel. “I am reminded of three other news organization launches in the US that were transformative,” Meyers wrote on his blog. “One was the launch of CNN on June 1, 1980; the second was the launch of Bloomberg News in 1990; and the third was the launch of Politico in 2007.” He finished, “Could be fun, and even beneficial, to watch.” Aug 19, 2013 10:56 AM PT

Media's Cruz Derangement Syndrome: 'Creepy,' 'Abrasive,' Born in Canada

The attack on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has begun. Fearful of Cruz as a prospective Republican presidential nominee in 2016, the media are now digging into his past, all the way back to birth. The Daily Beast ran a profile on Monday with this headline: “Ted Cruz at Princeton: Creepy, Sometimes Well Liked, and Exactly the Same.” The hit piece questions whether “master debater who wore a paisley bathrobe to creepily stroll by the women’s wing of the dorm [can] be the next president.” Aug 19, 2013 7:03 AM PT

'The Butler' Filled with Historical Inaccuracies, Finishes #1

Lee Daniels’ The Butler, which is slated to finish number one at the box office, grossing some $25 million over the weekend, is expected to finish behind other recent films about America’s racial past, including 42 and The Help. The involvement of Oprah Winfrey, who has been widely praised for her performance, was key to the success of the film, with a Fangando survey showing that 72% of those attending were doing so thanks in large part to Oprah’s involvement. Aug 18, 2013 8:32 AM PT

Obama Bigwigs Attend Comcast CEO's Ritzy Vineyard Party

In constant campaign mode, President Obama attended a tony get-together in Martha’s Vineyard on Thursday night, headed up by Comcast CEO Brian Roberts and attended by luminaries from the media world ranging from Obama’s chief Hollywood backer, Harvey Weinstein, to Carly Simon, Larry David, and Peter Chernin. Aug 18, 2013 7:50 AM PT

Oprah: Just Because You're Not Using N-Word, Harboring Ill Will Towards Black Doesn't Mean You're Not Racist

On Thursday, CNN’s Anderson Cooper interviewed Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker, stars of Oscar-bait The Butler. During the interview, in which Cooper thoughtfully nodded as Winfrey and Whitaker race-baited, Oprah suggested Emmitt Till and Trayvon Martin were equivalent symbols, and that Americans were racist even if they didn’t have ill will toward black people. Aug 16, 2013 4:49 PM PT

Family Releases Picture of Seven-Year-Old Boston Bombing Amputee

Jane Richard is just seven years old, but she bears the scars of the Boston marathon bombing attack that killed her brother, eight-year-old Martin. She is missing her left leg below the knee. The family has now released a picture of little Jane smiling and standing on her crutches. The picture is a marked contrast with the rock star cover of Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev run by Rolling Stone this month. Aug 15, 2013 8:18 PM PT

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