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Santorum’s Comment Ties Black People to Public Assistance

The Republican presidential candidate’s recent comment links black people to government assistance

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s recent comment ties black people to public assistance.

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Examining the 2012 GOP Candidates’ Chances of Getting Nominated

The primary field of Republican candidates get sized up on their ability to lead the country in 2012

As the Iowa caucus approaches political analysts and voters prepare to review the 2012 GOP…

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It's a week before the Iowa Caucus (Jan. 3) and details are sorely missing from the proposed policies by the 2012 Republican presidential primary field. The GOP candidates are eager to point fingers at President Obama and what they view as his failures on the economic front. “When it comes to economic policy, there's a Chinese wall between President Obama’s economic policy proposals and those of the Republican candidate,” says Georgia Tech economist Thomas Boston. “The primary difference is that the president has proposed comprehensive economic policy, while no Republican candidate has.”
This is not to say that Obama has all of the answers, however.
“What's missing from the president's proposals are checks and balances to guarantee that the benefits of his proposals filter down to African-Americans,” Boston adds. “In the final analysis, there's no question that economic policies Obama proposes are better than those offered by Republican candidates. At the same time, there's significant room for improvement.” Here's a hard look at the candidates.—Joyce Jones

Iowa Caucus 2012: The Candidates’ Positions on the 4 Main Issues

With less than a week before the launch of primary season with the Iowa Caucus,…

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President Obama has established the $13 million i6 Challenge competition and put up $33 million in grants for the Jobs & Innovation Accelerator Challenge program. Teams taking part in the i6 challenge can win up to $7 million for ideas that can be developed into scalable “green” product and service offerings, creating more jobs and boosting our nation’s competitiveness.  Urban and rural entrepreneurs can team up in “clusters” to win grant dollars through the Accelerator challenge for business ideas that will create jobs. (Source: U.S. Economic Development Administration)

In the News: Fewest Layoffs Since 2008; Congressman Calls Michelle Obama’s Posterior ‘Large’ and More

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U.S. War in Iraq Officially Over

The quiet flag ceremony marked the end of a nearly nine year war

Nearly nine years after President George W. Bush launched an invasion to overthrow former Iraqi…

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The Problem with ‘Poor Black Kids’ (According to ‘Forbes’)

Forbes columnist Gene Marks tells what he would do to succeed if he were a poor black kid. Except, he's white

Forbes columnist Gene Marks tells what he would do to succeed if he were a…

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In the News: Obama Calls Final End to Iraq War; Celebs Protest Lowe’s Ad Pullout and More

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Obama’s Occupy GOP Campaign

The president combines populist politics with historic maneuvers to defeat his foes

President Obama’s engaged in fierce combat to advance his economic agenda while positioning himself for…

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In the News: 48th Anniversary of JFK’s Assassination; President Obama Issues Five Pardons and More

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WATCH: Herman Cain Video Goes Viral on Libya Question

The Republican candidate fumbles on a foreign policy question during a recent video interview

Herman Cain blunder on Libya goes viral on social media. Big mistake or simple misstep?

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In the News: African-American Buying Power Nears $1.1 Trillion; President Obama Hosts an African American Conference and More

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Is There Any Such Thing as a ‘Post-Racial’ America?

Writer Toure has his opinion. What do you think?

“Dear America,
Please, I beg you, stop using the bankrupt and meaningless term “post-racial!” There’s…

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In the News: Rapper Heavy D Dies Unexpectedly; Appeals Court Upholds Obama Healthcare and More

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In the News: Soledad O’Brien Returns to CNN Mornings; Senate Blocks Another Part of Obama Jobs Plan and More

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In the News: Obama Promises to Speed Up Infrastructure Projects; Cain Skips Scheduled Press Conference and More

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Understanding Obama’s Student Loan Debt Plan: Will It Help You?

BE Next breaks down the president’s new student loan reform program

As part of President Obama’s “We Can’t Wait” unilateral stimulus effort he has issued an…

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How to Benefit from Making Home Affordable Refinance Program

What you need to know to take advantage of President Obama's revised plan for underwater homeowners

Real estate expert Indrid Beckles tells you what you need to know to take advantage…

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Cain Vs. Obama: A Comparison of Economic Issues

A breakdown of the numbers and the issues

Lynnette Khalfani-Cox gives a breakdown of the numbers and the issues

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In the News: Obama Raises Over $70 Million for 2012 Campaign; Gallup Poll Shows 35 Percent Oppose Death Penalty and More

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High Appointment: Ritz Carlton Manager is First Female Chief Usher at White House

Hospitality industry professional brings 25 years of experience to post

Angella Reid is the first black woman to be the chief usher at the White…

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