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U.S. Politics

NAM original coverage and ethnic media articles on U.S. politics and policy and its impact on everyday lives. For more information on NAM's U.S. policy coverage, contact Andrew Lam at alam [at] newamericamedia [dot] org

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In Arizona, Al Sharpton Urges Civil Disobedience

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernndez, May 06, 2010

Black civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton led a prayer vigil in Phoenix on Wednesday calling for mass civil disobedience against the states new anti-immigration law.

Prop 16: A PG&E Power Grab or Taxpayer Protection?

New America Media, News Feature, Anuja Seith , May 05, 2010

PG&E has spent $20 million pushing Proposition 16, which would stymie public power companies. The opposition has spent $31,000.

Is Iran a Nuclear Danger? Dont Believe It!

New America Media, News Analysis, William O. Beeman and Behrad Nakhai, May 05, 2010

In advance of this weeks UN Security Council Meeting on nuclear non-proliferation, Sec. of State Hillary Clinton seemed be gearing up for a fight, declaring on Meet The Press that Iran violates the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. But Clinton is mistaken. There is no proof whatsoever that Iran is engaged in nuclear weapons production.

Can a Democrat Win Sen. McCain's Seat in Arizona?

Hispanic Business, News Report , Rob Kuznia, May 04, 2010

If Hayworth, 51, succeeds in convincing the conservative base that 73-year-old McCain is too liberal, the state will have a far-right candidate on the ticket at a time when Arizona's immigration law has made it the butt of jokes on late-night television.

Wells Fargo Faulted for Record on Failed Mortgages

New America Media, News Report, Anuja Seith , May 04, 2010

As Wells Fargo announced profits of $2.55 billion at its recent shareholder meeting in San Francisco, protesters outside were calling on the lending giant to start assisting homeowners struggling to pay their mortgages and stave off foreclosure.

Arizona Dumped Racial Profiling Back on the Nations Table

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, May 04, 2010

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and the legislature legislature did something that civil rights leaders couldnt do: they dumped profiling back on the nations table.

Nigerian Americans Want Goodluck to Deliver

Mshale, Chika S. Oduah, May 04, 2010

Nigerians in America have a message for Nigerias acting president: fix the electric power, end political corruption, get rid of the gigantic potholes in the roads, and distribute the money from oil revenues to the masses.

We are all Arizona

Immigration Leaders' Arrests Spotlight May Day Protest

New America Media, Video, Esther Gentile, May 03, 2010

On May 1, immigrants rights supporters converged on Washington, D.C., to call for comprehensive immigration reform. Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez was among a dozen people arrested during the protest. Esther Gentile has this video report.

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Black GOP Candidates Burdened by Weighty Millstones

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, May 03, 2010

The 32 black Republicans running for House seats in the fall comprise a historic high. Though they say there are running to win, but they have some of the weightiest millstones around their political necks that any candidates could have.

Haitians Hope for Humanitarian Parole

New America Media, News Feature/Video, Josue Rojas, May 02, 2010

A delegation of lawyers and doctors from the Bay Area went to Haiti in March to assess possible candidates for so-called humanitarian parole to the United States because of their dire situations. NAM videographer Josue Rojas joined the delegation and filed these reports.

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