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July 12th, 2012
11:47 AM ET

Blitzer on Obama's NAACP no-show

CNN's Wolf Blitzer says that President Obama should have attended this year's NAACP convention in Houston and "should not take the African-American vote for granted." Blitzer praised Mitt Romney for attending, saying "it was the smart political move."

President Barack Obama's re-election campaign insisted a "scheduling conflict" is behind the president's decision to skip the convention. Vice President Biden delivered the conference's keynote address Thursday. The president, however, did make a brief appearance in a taped video that ran before the vice president's speech.

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Filed under: Barack Obama • Joe Biden • Mitt Romney • NAACP
July 12th, 2012
10:32 AM ET

Romney gets booed during NAACP speech

Mitt Romney was booed at an NAACP event for vowing to repeal the president's signature health care law.

RELATED STORY: NAACP chair: 'They absolutely booed' Romney

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Filed under: 2012 election • Health Care • Jim Acosta • Mitt Romney • NAACP • Texas
July 2nd, 2012
01:16 PM ET

NAACP fights to ban Texas lottery

CNN's Brian Todd reports on the effort by the Dallas branch of the NAACP to abolish the Texas lottery.

RELATED STORY: Dallas NAACP seeks end to Texas lottery

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Filed under: Brian Todd • NAACP • Texas