voting rights act

New Obama policy chief led push to expand bi-lingual voting

December 1, 2008 - President-elect Barack Obama has drawn considerable heat from critics on his political left like David Sirota for choices about who will lead his new administration. In contrast to his message of change, they argue, Obama's Cabinet and other staff picks have had a decidedly centrist and establishment cast, from keeping Robert Gates at the Department of Defense to installing Timothy Geithner at the Treasury Department.

Voting Rights Act extension stalls

By R. Neal
May 16, 2006 - The Voting Rights Act extension sailed through the U.S. House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee 33-1 last week and was on its way to the floor for a vote.