Corey Dade http://nhpr.org en Sharpton 2.0: From Outsider To Insider http://nhpr.org/post/sharpton-20-outsider-insider Although he's been a public figure for three decades, the Rev. Al Sharpton is more visible these days than ever, often in ways even he wouldn't have dreamed when he was leading protests on the streets of New York in the 1980s.<p>If you watched the inauguration ceremony for President Barack Obama, you probably saw the dais behind him filled with the usual lot of past presidents, members of Congress and so on. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 21:06:00 +0000 Corey Dade 23569 at http://nhpr.org Sharpton 2.0: From Outsider To Insider For Some Donors, Boy Scouts' Ban On Gays Doesn't Add Up http://nhpr.org/post/some-donors-boy-scouts-ban-gays-doesnt-add Years of criticism and even a U.S. Supreme Court challenge couldn't force the Boy Scouts of America to admit openly gay members and leaders. But money talks, and after the defections of major donors, the 103-year-old organization is poised to lift its national ban.<p>Just last summer, the Boy Scouts reaffirmed the ban after a lengthy internal review. Several incidents since then have tarnished the organization's image and fueled an aggressive nationwide protest led by an Eagle Scout.<p>Boys Scouts of America hasn't disclosed its reasons for considering the policy change. Fri, 01 Feb 2013 22:47:00 +0000 Corey Dade 21211 at http://nhpr.org For Some Donors, Boy Scouts' Ban On Gays Doesn't Add Up The Rev. Al Sharpton, In Six True-False Statements http://nhpr.org/post/rev-al-sharpton-six-true-false-statements <em> Editor's note: NPR's Corey Dade recently traveled to New York to interview the Rev. Al Sharpton about the unusual arc of his checkered career, from pugnacious street fighter for racial justice to savvy insider with ties to CEOs, a successful television show and the the ear of a soon-to-be second-term president. Sat, 19 Jan 2013 22:28:00 +0000 Corey Dade 20458 at http://nhpr.org The Rev. Al Sharpton, In Six True-False Statements Obama Administration Deported Record 1.5 Million People http://nhpr.org/post/obama-administration-deported-record-15-million-people Although President Obama supports setting a path to citizenship for many illegal immigrants, his administration deported a record 1.5 million of them in his first term.<p>In addition, the <a href="http://www.ice.gov/removal-statistics/" target="_blank">latest data</a> released by the government in recent days show that an unprecedented 409,849 people were deported for the fiscal year that ended Sept. Mon, 24 Dec 2012 22:00:00 +0000 Corey Dade 19049 at http://nhpr.org Obama Administration Deported Record 1.5 Million People Black, Latino Groups: It's Our Turn, Mr. President http://nhpr.org/post/black-latino-groups-its-our-turn-mr-president After African-American and Latino voters turned out in record numbers to reelect President Obama, leaders for both groups are turning up the pressure on him to return the favor.<p>They say that minorities, who put aside their disappointments with Obama's first term to support him again, now expect the president to spend his political capital on policies that will help their communities begin to recover from the recession. In the post-election euphoria, some leaders claim, certain voters are saying, "It's our turn."<p>"I hear that everywhere I go," says Rep. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 20:14:00 +0000 Corey Dade 18107 at http://nhpr.org Black, Latino Groups: It's Our Turn, Mr. President 'Jet' Magazine Features Its First Gay Male Couple http://nhpr.org/post/jet-magazine-features-first-gay-male-couple Many African-Americans are buzzing about the <a href="http://jetmag.com/">latest edition of Jet magazine</a>, which for the first time features a gay male couple in its popular section for wedding announcements.<p>The magazine's Dec. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 20:04:00 +0000 Corey Dade 18104 at http://nhpr.org 'Jet' Magazine Features Its First Gay Male Couple For Hispanics, A Question Of Turnout http://nhpr.org/post/hispanics-question-turnout By now, it's no surprise that most Latinos plan to vote for President Obama. They are the nation's largest minority group, often likened to a sleeping giant that could decide the outcome in key swing states.<p>But will enough Latinos show up on Election Day to make good on the prediction?<p>As many as 60,000 Hispanics reach voting age every month, but Latinos overall have yet to bring their full force to the voting booth. Fri, 19 Oct 2012 19:42:00 +0000 Corey Dade 15153 at http://nhpr.org For Hispanics, A Question Of Turnout Republican Governors Gear Up For Election Gains http://nhpr.org/post/republican-governors-gear-election-gains While the presidential election consumes the nation's attention, the Republican Party is poised to expand its dominance of state politics with this year's contests for governor.<p>If predictions of strategists in both parties and polling prove correct, the November elections could give the Republicans their highest number of governors in 91 years.<p>Among the current governors, 29 are Republicans, 20 Democrats and one is an independent. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 11:10:00 +0000 Corey Dade 15034 at http://nhpr.org Republican Governors Gear Up For Election Gains Casinos Not An Easy Bet For Local Governments http://nhpr.org/post/casinos-not-easy-bet-local-governments More states and cities are turning to casinos to generate revenue and plug budget holes.<p>The latest to try its luck is Maryland, where groups are waging an expensive campaign over a ballot question that will be put to voters next month. Proponents promise jackpots of jobs and funding for public schools, but analysts say the gamble doesn't always pay off at the levels promised for public coffers.<p>In the past two years, as the slow economic recovery has kept governments mired in shortfalls, new casinos have opened in Illinois, Kansas, New York, Pennsylvania and most recently Ohio. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 15:56:00 +0000 Corey Dade 14671 at http://nhpr.org Casinos Not An Easy Bet For Local Governments Obama's Top Advisers Have Dissed His Debate Chops Before http://nhpr.org/post/obamas-top-advisers-have-dissed-his-debate-chops Despite President Obama's celebrated gift for oratory, the Obama supporters least surprised by his underwhelming performance against Mitt Romney may have been two of his top advisers.<p>Senior strategists David Plouffe and David Axelrod have long doubted Obama's debating skills. Their concerns date back to the 2008 presidential campaign, as Plouffe wrote in his book, <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120050302">The Audacity to Win</a>. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 20:33:00 +0000 Corey Dade 14196 at http://nhpr.org Setbacks For Voter ID Laws in Pa., Other States Could Be Short-Lived http://nhpr.org/post/setbacks-voter-id-laws-pa-other-states-could-be-short-lived Civil rights groups are cheering <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/10/02/162145104/judget-puts-pennsylvania-voter-id-law-on-hold-through-election" target="_self">the injunction</a> placed on the Pennsylvania voter identification law, but their recent victories against state photo ID measures very likely won't last beyond Election Day.<p>The Pennsylvania law is the latest to lose a court ruling that keeps it from being implemented for Nov. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 23:39:00 +0000 Corey Dade 14031 at http://nhpr.org Setbacks For Voter ID Laws in Pa., Other States Could Be Short-Lived Florida, Colorado Voter Purges Net Few Noncitizens, So Far http://nhpr.org/post/florida-colorado-voter-purges-net-few-noncitizens-so-far States using a federal immigration database to purge noncitizens from voter lists are starting to get results, which so far include few illegal voters.<p>In Florida, which was <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/07/17/156880856/states-to-use-u-s-immigration-list-for-voter-purges" target="_self">first to gain access to the database</a> after fighting the federal government in court, an initial run of roughly 2,600 names has turned up "several" violators, according to a spokesman for Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner.<p>"We are seeing that there are definitely noncitizens on the voter rolls, b Wed, 05 Sep 2012 22:11:00 +0000 Corey Dade 12315 at http://nhpr.org Occupy Plans Resurgence At Democratic Convention http://nhpr.org/post/occupy-movement-targets-charlotte-resurgence As President Obama reintroduces himself to America at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., next week, the Occupy movement will be there trying to do the same.<p>Remember Occupy Wall Street, originator of the "We are the 99 percent" slogan?<p>The group, which helped reshape the nation's political discourse last year before falling into disarray and uncertainty, plans to hold a demonstration outside the convention hall in an effort to recapture the spotlight. Sun, 02 Sep 2012 13:42:00 +0000 Corey Dade 12103 at http://nhpr.org Occupy Plans Resurgence At Democratic Convention Foreclosures Leave Holes In Voter Outreach http://nhpr.org/post/foreclosures-leave-holes-voter-outreach The nation's foreclosure crisis rarely is mentioned by the presidential candidates, but it looms large as their campaigns grapple with finding evicted voters in swing states.<p>Organizers are discovering scores of vacated homes in key battlegrounds that contributed strong turnouts in the 2008 election. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 16:17:00 +0000 Corey Dade 11747 at http://nhpr.org Foreclosures Leave Holes In Voter Outreach Immigration Employees File Suit Against Obama's New Immigration Policy http://nhpr.org/post/immigration-employees-file-suit-against-obamas-new-immigration-policy A group of immigration agents on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration, claiming that following new lenient deportation policies requires them to violate the law.<p>The 10 Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents say they are under orders not to arrest certain illegal immigrants who might qualify for the administration's new deferred deportation program, according to the <a href="https://www.numbersusa.com/content/files/ICEvNapolitanoFINAL.pdf">complaint</a> filed in a Texas federal court. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 22:36:00 +0000 Corey Dade 11478 at http://nhpr.org Immigration Employees File Suit Against Obama's New Immigration Policy