Corey Dade http://publicradioeast.org en Sharpton 2.0: From Outsider To Insider http://publicradioeast.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 9239 at http://publicradioeast.org Sharpton 2.0: From Outsider To Insider For Some Donors, Boy Scouts' Ban On Gays Doesn't Add Up http://publicradioeast.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 6321 at http://publicradioeast.org For Some Donors, Boy Scouts' Ban On Gays Doesn't Add Up Bipartisan Senate Group Kick-Starts Immigration Battle http://publicradioeast.org/post/bipartisan-senate-group-kick-starts-immigration-battle A bipartisan Senate plan unveiled Monday to overhaul the U.S. Mon, 28 Jan 2013 21:39:00 +0000 Corey Dade 5930 at http://publicradioeast.org Bipartisan Senate Group Kick-Starts Immigration Battle The Rev. Al Sharpton, In Six True-False Statements http://publicradioeast.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 5333 at http://publicradioeast.org The Rev. Al Sharpton, In Six True-False Statements For Hispanics, A Question Of Turnout http://publicradioeast.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 4101 at http://publicradioeast.org For Hispanics, A Question Of Turnout Republican Governors Gear Up For Election Gains http://publicradioeast.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 3952 at http://publicradioeast.org Republican Governors Gear Up For Election Gains Casinos Not An Easy Bet For Local Governments http://publicradioeast.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 3534 at http://publicradioeast.org Casinos Not An Easy Bet For Local Governments Obama's Top Advisers Have Dissed His Debate Chops Before http://publicradioeast.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 2941 at http://publicradioeast.org Setbacks For Voter ID Laws in Pa., Other States Could Be Short-Lived http://publicradioeast.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 2778 at http://publicradioeast.org Setbacks For Voter ID Laws in Pa., Other States Could Be Short-Lived