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Black political contractors say Democrats ‘take us for granted’

While Democrats scramble to secure the African-American community’s support post-Obama, black contractors complain that they are not getting their fair share of the party’s campaign spending. Among $514 million that Democrats spent on political consultants during the 2010 and 2012 election cycles, only $8.7 million (just 1.7 percent) went to minorities, according to a June…

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Local representatives take part in congressional sit-in

LOS ANGELES — Some Southland legislators were among dozens of Democrats taking part in a sit-in at the House of Representatives June 22, bringing congressional activity to a halt while they demanded a vote on a gun-control measure in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. “The American people are sick of silence,”…

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Cosby must stand trial in Pennsylvania

LOS ANGELES — Local attorneys representing women who have accused Bill Cosby of drugging and assaulting them hailed the May 24 ruling by a Pennsylvania judge that the comedian must stand trial for allegedly assaulting a woman 12 years ago. Cosby, 78, could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted of aggravated indecent…

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