Politics

Breaking news and analysis on U.S. politics from a Black perspective, including the latest coverage of the White House, Congress, the Supreme Court and more.

John McCain recently made a joke about wife beating to a reporter from the Las Vegas Sun. McCain was being asked if he was avoiding the unpopular Republican Governor of Nevada, he replied “and I stopped beating my wife a couple weeks ago.”

Troopergate OK Long story short. Sarah Palin had a sister, here sister married a cop. They had a bitter divorce. Sarah Palin used her power as governor to put pressure on officials to have her brother in law fired from his position as state trooper. Then when they asked her about it she lied. But […]

While reading a Dwyane Wade interview (a Kevin Clark/TUD exclusive), I came across a response of his that took me for a loop in considering this year’s election. Besides its potentially paradigm-shifting outcome for our country’s economic policies, foreign relations and storefront issues, we will view it as a referendum on race relations, with history […]

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Swing Voter, What the hell is your problem?! Do you realize that the presidential campaign has now been going on for almost two years? Wait, let me guess: you’ve been standing in the cereal aisle at your local supermarket since several weeks before the Iowa Caucus, trying to decide what to […]

Five Ways Black Voters Can Protect Their Votes 1. Voter I.D. laws – In several states, voting laws have changed to require an state-issued piece of identification. Don’t be fooled. All you need is your social security number to vote and voter registration card. If your state has imposed this law, fill out an absentee ballot […]

     The Five Myths Plaguing Barack Obama     Senator Barack Obama’s task has become clear as day as the polls tighten, swaying to favor his ticket or McCain-Palin from one day to the next. He is no stranger to the flash, as we’ve seen from the primary season, where a rumble of support […]

One of the major story lines to emerge in the presidential race over the past few days is the McCain campaign’s depth of dishonesty. Their serial lying has compelled the media (despite its longstanding affection for the GOP nominee) to raise serious questions about McCain’s and Palin’s evident contempt for the truth.

Hey, if my woman rocked $280,000 worth of jewelry, and I couldn’t remember the amount of houses I owned it’d be a strong economy for me too. All you people who just lost you jobs and homes, stop whining.

Jill Greenberg, a photographer who was paid by the Atlantic Monthly to photograph Senator John McCain, has chosen to use her photographs to make a political statement. In one picture he is depicted as a vampire; another makes reference to the time he cheated on his first wife; and, yet another that refers to the […]

Barack Obama mocks the way John McCain took his ‘Change We Need’ slogan and criticizes him for putting lobbyists in charge of his campaign. Obama also continued his attack on Mccain for his ties to Bush.

I voted for Bush in ’04 and laughed like a maniac at all my friends who voted for John Kerry. My friends were heartbroken and shocked at Kerry’s loss. I was neither. I was glad that Kerry lost. If the Dems weren’t going to put their best horse in the race (Hillary Clinton), they deserved […]

Sarah Palin appeared on ABC for the first face-to-face interview since delivering her speech at the Republic National Convention. The McCain-Palin camp purposely shielded her from reporters as scandals about her record brewed. Speculation about her experience has been rampant in the wake of her being chosen to serve as Vice President, effectively one John […]