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Mitch McConnell is trending on Twitter.com for uttering a Freudian slip that many are considering racist.

The Senate Republican Minority Leader, 79, suggested Black voters aren't real Americans at a news conference on Wednesday after the voting rights bill died on the Senate floor.

Two Democrats - Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema voted with Republican senators to defeat the voting rights bill 52-48.

During the debate, McConnell accused Democrats of "fake hysteria" over their failed attempt to end the filibuster.

The Freedom to Vote Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act would have ensured early voting, more drop boxes and mail-in ballots, etc.

When reporter Pablo Manríquez asked McConnell what he would say to Black voters who are concerned about access to voting, he replied:

"Well, the concern is misplaced. Because if you look at the statistics, African American voters are voting in just as high a percentage as Americans."

He continued: "A recent survey, 94 percent of Americans thought it was easy to vote. This is not a problem. Turnout is up, biggest turnout since 1900... they're being sold a bill of goods to support a Democratic effort to federalize elections... this has been a Democratic Party goal for decades."

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Two Democrats crossed the aisle to rebuke the Biden administration's vaccine mandates on businesses with over 100 employees.

Senators Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Jon Tester (Mont.) joined all Republicans in a vote of 52-48 to pass a Senate resolution repealing vaccine mandates on private businesses on Wednesday.

Sen. Manchin had previously said he was against vaccine mandates on private businesses.

And Sen. Tester said, while he is in favor of the mRNA vaccine, a mandate on private businesses would hurt the economy.

Last night's vote was the first congressional rebuke of Pres. Joe Biden's vaccine mandates. He has also lost several key federal court decisions.

The House needs 218 signatures to force a floor vote, and Biden has promised to veto any Congressional effort to repeal his vaccine mandates.

Sen. Mike Braun, (R-Ind), who introduced the resolution, said Biden had no authority to impose the requirements on private businesses.

"This bipartisan vote is a crystal clear message to the @WhiteHouse: Back off, and stop this crazy federal overreach immediately," he tweeted.

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An air of secrecy continues to surround Atlanta's mayor-elect Andre Dickens. Dickens defeated City Council President Felicia Moore to win the mayoral runoff election on Tuesday to become Atlanta's 61st mayor.

Only 20% of Atlantans bothered to go to the polls on Tuesday.

After Dickens's win, media outlets scrambled in search of details about the new mayor-elect.

Someone edited his Wikipedia page overnight, leaving just a single paragraph noting that he won the mayoral runoff.

Dickens called in to Ryan Cameron's Uncensored on Majic 107.5 on December 1 to clear the air -- about his age. "I'm 47," he said.

He also sat down with 11 Alive News.

Atlantans still don't know anything about him. What are his plans for Atlanta? Is he just another Keisha Lance Bottoms? Will Atlantans regret not going to the polls on Tuesday?
 

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Stacey Abrams has announced her second run at becoming the nation's first Black female governor. Abrams still hasn't conceded the 2018 election when she lost by a narrow margin to incumbent Republican Gov. Brian Kemp.

Abrams was influential in helping Joe Biden become the first Democratic presidential candidate to capture Georgia since 1992.

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The voting rights activist campaigned for Biden and Kamala Harris in 2020, but sources say she was bitterly disappointed when Biden told her she was not his choice for vice president months earlier.

In a video announcing her "We Are One Georgia" campaign on Wednesday, Abrams said the Democratic Party's "opportunity and success in Georgia shouldn't be determined by background or access to power."

Abrams, 47, said she would provide "leadership that knows how to do the job, leadership that doesn't take credit without also taking responsibility, leadership that understands the true pain that folks are feeling and has real plans. That's the job of governor, to fight for one Georgia, our Georgia."

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In a statement on Wednesday, Kemp, who is running for reelection in 2022, said Abrams was on a "never-ending campaign for power" and linking her to the "failed Biden agenda."

"Her far-left agenda of open borders, gun confiscation, high taxes, and anti-law enforcement policies don't reflect who we are as Georgians," Kemp said.

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Today is Election Day in Atlanta. The two Black candidates, Felicia Moore and Andre Dickens face off in a close mayoral race.

Atlanta residents are heading to the polls today to replace one-term mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms who decided not to seek a 2nd term.

The polls opened early Tuesday, but poll watchers say the turnout has been low so far.

Current Atlanta City Council President Moore won 41% of the vote on Nov. 2nd. Fellow City Council member Dickens followed with 23% of the votes. A runoff was necessary since neither candidate won 50% of the vote.

Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed somehow came in third in the voting behind Moore and Dickens. Reed conceded a few days later.

Keisha Lance Bottoms has since thrown her support behind Dickens, who has the support of rappers and nightclub owners.

Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris endorsed Dickens in a video in which he seemed to blame Moore for the sexual harassment allegations lodged against him and his wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris.

There are also reports that Moore threatened to shut down strip clubs, which would send dozens of Atlanta's finest strippers to the unemployment line.

But Moore has vigorously denied the allegations (see video below, courtesy of ATL Uncensored).

Polls will stay open until 7 or 8 p.m. tonight. Find out your polling place here and check out the results of all runoff races here.
 

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A U.S. federal appeals court blocked the Biden administration's vaccine mandates on companies with more than 100 employees.

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Saturday issued a temporary stay, citing "grave statutory and constitutional" issues with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's new guidelines.

The 5th Circuit will expedite a judicial review to block the stay permanently. For now, companies can't enforce vaccine mandates on its employees.

The Biden administration has until Monday, Nov. 8, to file a response to the federal court's stay.

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In September, the U.S. President signed an executive order giving OSHA unprecedented authority over private companies that do business with the federal government.

Companies with at least 100 employees must require mRNA vaccinations or the unvaccinated must undergo weekly testing.

The vaccine mandates do not apply to remote employees, self-employed people who work from home, or employees who work outdoors.

OSHA finally published its new regulations that label the coronavirus as an occupational hazard in the workplace.

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Governors rushed to file lawsuits against the OSHA guidelines. At least 25 governors said they would fight the mandates once the new OSHA rules were published.

OSHA delayed publishing the new guidelines for nearly two months while thousands of essential workers -- nurses, doctors and police officers quit or lost their jobs.

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of OSHA's mandates.

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Last August, Cardi B gave Joe Biden her wish list of things to do for the Black community if he was elected president.

Today, we check off every item on Cardi B's wish list and grade the President's ability to get the job done for the Black community.

Cardi B: "First, I just want Trump out. His mouth gets us in trouble so much."

Grade: PASS

Cardi B: "I want free Medicare. It's important to have free (healthcare)..."

Grade: FAIL

Medicare and healthcare are still not free -- unless you're an illegal immigrant.

Cardi B: "We're dealing with a pandemic... I want to know when this will be over?"

Grade: FAIL

There were more deaths from Covid-19 in 2021 than in 2020 when there were no vaccines available. The vaccines have not stopped the spread of the virus as promised by the CDC. In the past week, White House press secretary Jen Psaki and L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti have tested positive for Covid-19, despite both being "fully vaccinated."

Cardi B: "We need free college education."

Grade: FAIL

After listening to Cardi's demands, Biden promised free four-year college education for everyone. "Everybody gets free community college." He has also reneged on his vow to forgive $10,000 in student loans.

Cardi B: "I want Black people to stop getting killed."

Grade: FAIL

The Biden administration has done nothing to stop the bloodshed in Democratic cities like Chicago and Atlanta. Nearly 700 Black people have lost their lives to gun violence in Chicago alone with nearly 2 months to go in 2021.

Cardi B asked Biden for "after school programs" in the 'hood like she had growing up.

Grade: FAIL

There are still no after school programs in inner city neighborhoods.

Cardi B asked Biden for free childcare so single moms can go to work.

Grade: FAIL

Childcare expenses have gone through the roof since Biden has been in office. So has inflation, gas, food prices, etc.

Cardi B: "People wanna know can you provide college education, this Medicare plan, without a big chunk of taxes coming out of our checks?"

Grade: FAIL

Biden has not delivered on his promise to provide free college education. And his proposed $1.5 trillion economic plan will raise taxes across the board for low income and middle class communities.

At the conclusion of their chat, Biden told Cardi B he would make mistakes as president and he would admit to the mistakes he makes. So far, he has blamed former President Trump for everything.

Watch Cardi B's August 2020 virtual chat with Biden below.
 

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It was a historic night in Virginia on Tuesday. Winsome Sears, a Black Republican woman was elected Lt. governor in the blue state.

Sears, a 57-year-old black immigrant from Jamaica and a former U.S. Marine, defeated a seasoned Clinton-backed Democrat in a blue state.

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Sears defeated Democratic challenger Hala Ayala, winning more than 51.2% of the vote.

She vows to protect gun rights and has expressed support for the police.

"I am at a loss for words for the first time in my life," said Sears during her victory speech. "I'm only here because you put your trust in me. That's the only reason I'm here. Thank you!"

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She then introduced her husband, Terence, a former Marine, and their two daughters.

"I'm telling you, what you're looking at is the American dream," she said. "When I joined the Marine Corps... I was still a Jamaican."

Before running for public office, Sears ran a homeless shelter in Virginia. She served in the House of Delegates in 2002-2003, representing parts of Chesapeake, Norfolk and Va. Beach.

Tragically, Sears lost her daughter DeJon L'Air Williams, 27, and her granddaughters, Faith, 6, and Victoria, 8, in a multi-vehicle crash in Virginia in 2012.

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Rochester Mayor Lovely A. Warren has agreed to resign as part of a plea deal to avoid a lengthy prison term for campaign finance violations.

Warren agreed to resign on the day her criminal trial started in Rochester, NY.

The disgraced Democratic mayor was indicted in 2020 on charges she violated campaign finance rules during her 2017 reelection campaign.

Warren was scheduled to go on trial Monday, Oct. 4, on felony charges that she and two assistants tried to circumvent contribution limits.

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Warren and her two co-defendants each pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of accepting campaign contributions that exceeded legal limits, according to the Monroe County district attorney's office.

Warren's resignation will be effective on December 1, 2021.

Warren slammed authorities after her husband was arrested on drug trafficking charges in May.

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Timothy Granison, 43, was arrested during a raid of the couple's Rochester home as part of a months long drug trafficking sting.

Warren lashed out at police for the "highly suspicious" timing of her husband's arrest -- coming on the heels of her own legal troubles.

She insisted she and her husband were being targeted because they are Black.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's low income constituents are demanding answers after she attended the $30,000 Met Gala in NYC on Monday night.

The progressive congresswoman wore a $1,000 white gown with the political slogan "Tax the Rich" in red lettering on the back.

She attended the well-heeled event with her stylist, fashion designer Aurora James.

AOC wanted to make a bold statement about the 1% in America, but she ended up making a hypocrite of herself for mingling with the same people she criticizes.

Tickets for the Met Gala ranged from $30,000 - $50,000, with tables reportedly going between $300,000 - $500,000.

Twitter users mocked AOC for being a hypocrite.

Others complained that AOC went maskless for the high society event, while Americans - vaxxed and unvaxxed - are urged to wear masks (Rules for thee, but not for me).

Twitter users mocked the congresswoman by writing their own slogans on her dress. One Twitter user compared her gown to a Chick-fil-A bag.