Belafonte: Obama’s Election ‘Awakened,’ Shocked ‘Racist Forces’ in this Country

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Sunday on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” entertainer Harry Belafonte said the election of the first black president in President Barack Obama “shocked a lot of racist forces in this country.” Partial transcript as follow: HARRY BELAFONTE: I think if you look at the spectrum of race relations in this country, on a lot of fronts, there is a retrogression, there is a reversal. If you take a look at the way in which the right-wing movement in this country has gerrymandered voting districts, if you look at employment records, if you look at a lot of practices, black people are once again at the doorstep, the new wave of racist definitions and racist practices. FAREED ZAKARIA: So you think things have gotten worse recently, a kind of a backlash? BELAFONTE: I think what we achieved in the Civil Rights Movement, what we are now practicing as a nation, there is a reversal. ZAKARIA: Do you think that’s because there is a black man in the White House? BELAFONTE: I think a black man in the White House has awakened a lot of dichotomies here. I think, on the one hand, America took great pride in the fact that, to a
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Hillary: ‘Outrageous’ for GOP to Block Obama’s Pick to Replace Scalia

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Sunday ABC’s “This Week,” played a clip of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton weighing in on the battle to replace Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia after his sudden death yesterday. Clinton said, “It is outrageous that Republicans in the senate and on the campaign trail have already pledged to block any replacement that President Obama nominates. Barack Obama is president of the United States until January 20, 2017. That is a fact, my friends. whether the Republicans like it or not.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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While Russian Prime Minister Is Declaring a ‘New Cold War,’ Marco Has a Plan to Counter Russian Aggression

February 14, 2016 Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said yesterday that he believes there is a “New Cold War” between Russia and the West. #Russia PM says strained relations w/ West can be described as “new Cold War.” @NicRobertsonCNN has #NATO‘s reponse: https://t.co/BqO4SKhMza — CNNgo (@CNNgo) February 13, 2016 While Obama and Clinton were trying…
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Daily Kickoff – February 14th, 2016

Put simply, Marco dominated last night’s debate! People everywhere are talking about how he rose above the fray with substantive answers and commanded the stage throughout the night. In case you aren’t convinced yet that Marco won last night, maybe his son Dominick can convince you! Now we’re just SIX days from voting in South…
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