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BLACK LEADERS SPLIT: IS RAND PAUL A FRIEND OR FOE?

Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) aggressive outreach to the black community over the last several months is dividing African-American leaders, with some excited that a prominent conservative Republican is embracing their causes, while others argue that working with the Kentucky senator and likely 2016 presidential candidate is a mistake.
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RACIAL DATA ON OBAMACARE ENROLEES RELEASED

theGRIO REPORT - More than 16 percent of people who enrolled in Obamacare and stated their race in their application were African-American, according to preliminary data released by the Obama administration...
HOLLYWOOD, FL - APRIL 15: Felue Chang who is newly insured under an insurance plan through the Affordable Care Act receives a checkup from Dr. Peria Del Pino-White at the South Broward Community Health Services clinic on April 15, 2014 in Hollywood, Florida. A report released by the Congressional Budget Office indicates that the Affordable Care Act will cost $5 billion less than originally projected for 2014. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Obama administration starts next phrase of health care enrollment

With the official enrollment period now over, Obama administration officials are shifting their focus to getting people signed up for health insurance in other ways, targeting those who are eligible for Medicaid but have not enrolled and finding Americans, particularly young ones, who are allowed to purchase insurance plans after the deadline through a special provision in the law.
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THE RACISTS ARE LOSING

The good news is the universal condemnation that both men have received. Republican politicians who had allied themselves with Bundy quickly condemned him
President Barack Obama is videoed by an attendee with an iPhone as he delivers remarks at the Historically Blacks Colleges and Universities (HCBUs) reception in the White House on September 13, 2010 in Washington, DC. In his remarks Obama promised to the presidents of HCBUs to improve graduation rates and prepare as many students as possible for the challenges of the 21st century workplace. (Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool/Getty Images)

IS RACE THE STORY OF OBAMA'S PRESIDENCY?

theGRIO REPORT - Exactly how much of opposition to Obama is based on race? Interestingly, now in year six of the Obama administration, a number of political scientists and researchers have examined this question. Here's what they have found...