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House Passes Violence Against Women Act With Protections to Native Women

WASHINGTON – In a surprising turn, the U.S. House of Representatives passed on Thursday a version of the Violence Against Women Act that did not strip provisions concerning Native American Women.

Host Jamila Bey spoke with Bob Anderson, law professor and director of the Native American Law Center at the University of Washington School of Law, to discuss the vote and what it means for the women in the U.S. who have the highest rate of sexual assault perpetrated against them.


Watchdog: Election Reveals Much Work For Voter Disenfranchisement

As the country prepares to watch the president be sworn in on Monday, some are taking the time to look back on the challenges faced to get to this point and particularly the challenges faced by voters during the election season.

Host Jamila Bey examines the issue of voter disenfranchisement and how vigilance from voters and watchdog groups alike helped to ensure that more Americans were able to exercise their voting rights.

To do this, she spoke with Marcia Johnson-Blanco, co-director of the Lawyers’ Committee’s Voting Rights Project with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

What About the CEOs who Threatened to Fire Staffs if Obama Re-Elected?

With America still recovering from the grueling race between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney, there are still a few stories on the presidential politics that haven’t been touched, including the CEOs who threatened to fire their staffs if Obama were re-elected.

Host Jamila Bey spoke with Carmen Russell-Sluchansky, host of the Capitol Affairs Report, to discuss the story.

Candidates Appear on ’60 Minutes’ in Pseudo-Preview of Debate

The first presidential debate is just over a week away, but that doesn’t mean the two parties haven’t already started preparing.

Both GOP nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama appeared on CBS’ “60 Minutes” on Sunday night, giving Americans a likely preview of the upcoming debate.

Then on Monday, the National Press Club hosted a debate between top economic advisers integral to the formulation of the economic policy platforms of the two campaigns. Kevin Hassett represented Romney and Jeffrey Liebman spoke for Obama.

For more information, host Jamila Bey spoke with Voice of Russia correspondent Carmen Russell-Sluchansky, who attended Monday’s debate.