BET News Poll: GOP On Track For Worst Showing With Black Voters In Modern History

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NEW YORK – In one of the most comprehensive election-year study of registered African-American voters in the battleground states, BET News’ original poll conducted by nationally-recognized pollster Cornell Belcher, reveals overwhelming support for President Barack Obama for a second term re-election and severe disapproval of Republican Presidential nominee Governor Mitt Romney (R-Massachusetts). “Black, Red, White […]

2016: Anti-Obama Documentary Overshadows The Competition

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LOS ANGELES – Hollywood may have run out of summer hits, but an anti-Obama documentary is helping to fill the gap. Holdover movies easily topped the weekend box office again, led by Sylvester Stallone’s “The Expendables 2” at No. 1 for the second-straight weekend with $13.5 million. The weekend’s new wide releases were overshadowed by […]

GEORGE CURRY: Obama’s Mixed Record on Appointing Judges

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OPINION – Many speakers at this week’s Republican convention in Tampa have focused on the economy and unemployment as they sought to contrast the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan GOP ticket with the record of President Barack Obama. But there is another battle underway that is receiving less attention but is at least equally import – the […]

Report: Obama Needs Better Than 2004 Black Turnout

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WASHINGTON — One of the country’s oldest civil rights groups says President Barack Obama may have a tougher time winning at least three battleground states in November should black voter turnout fall at least 5 percentage points below the record levels that helped to put him in the White House. Black voter turnout of 64.7 […]

GEORGE CURRY: Fox News Brings Out the Long Knives for Obama

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OPINION – Fox News, the unofficial arm of the Republican Party that claims to be fair and balanced, is conducting an all-out assault on President Obama, doing everything from letting Mitt Romney advisers masquerade as objective commentators to ignoring facts when a high-profile Obama critic or Fox News commentator make unfounded charges. MediaMatters.org, the watchdog […]

Obama Becomes First President To Support Gay Marriage

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WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama declared unequivocal support for gay marriage on Wednesday, becoming the first U.S. president to endorse the politically explosive idea and injecting a polarizing issue into the 2012 race for the White House. Obama’s announcement, after refusing to take a clear stand for months, cheered gay rights groups who have long […]