Exposed: Where the North Carolina GOP got its agenda

Where the North Carolina GOP got its agenda Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/08/25/4260716/where-nc-gop-agenda-started.html#storylink=cpy >by Jim Morrill | jmorrill@charlotteobserver.com |Posted: Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 | They cut taxes and regulations, even repealed the “death tax.” They enacted voter IDs and school vouchers, tightened rules on abortion clinics and loosened laws on guns. They rejected federal Medicaid money, ended teacher tenure and cut benefits for the unemployed.It was, says one GOP operative, the […]

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Spotlight: The Equal Rights Amendment and the 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington

The Equal Rights Amendment and the 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington  >by Soraya Chemaly | The Huffington Post Blog | Tuesday, 27 August 2013 18:49 | Every day this week events are being held to commemorate the upcoming 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington, which took place on August 28th. Next week, as part of these events, a diverse coalition of women’s rights groups is participating in […]

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Spotlight: Gun Control Advocates Protest Christie Vetoes

 Gun Control Advocates Protest Christie Vetoes  Gun control advocates protest Christie vetoes Read more at: http://www.jasongooljar.com/2013/08/25/gun-control-advocates-protest-christie-vetoes/#.UhpvL3-DnXo | Jason Gooljar | WFPman Gun control advocates protest Christie vetoes Read more at: http://www.jasongooljar.com/2013/08/25/gun-control-advocates-protest-christie-vetoes/#.UhpvL3-DnXo | Jason Gooljar | WFPman >by Matt Friedman |The Star-Ledger | Monday, August 19, 2013 1:53:27 PM| TRENTON — Noting that Gov. Chris Christie took his veto pen to three major gun-related initiatives when few people were paying attention, […]

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Spotlight: Justice Department will challenge Texas Voter ID law

Justice Department will challenge Texas Voter ID law >by Aaron Blake | The Washington Post| Saturday, 24 August 2013 01:1|PDA | The U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday that it will challenge Texas’s Voter ID law, saying it violates the Voting Rights Act, as well as the Constitution’s 14th and 15th Amendments. In a separate case, the Justice Department will also join in a challenge to the state’s GOP-drawn redistricting plans. […]

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Examine: Semantic Gymnastics: GOP In Tug Of War Over Delegate Rule

Semantic Gymnastics: GOP In Tug Of War Over Delegate Rule >by Liz Halloran | August 15, 2013 5:48 PM | Remember back when President Bill Clinton argued that his truthfulness about his affair with intern Monica Lewinsky depended on the meaning of the word “is”? Thought so. Though the topic may be decidedly less salacious, the Republican Party is embroiled in its own semantics gymnastics this week as its national […]

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Expose: ALEC’s Legacy of Destruction: PDA Members Join Anti-ALEC Protesters in Chicago (video)

ALEC’s Legacy of Destruction: PDA Members Join Anti-ALEC Protesters in Chicago (video) >by Pamela Powers Hannley | Saturday, 10 August 2013 14:21  | Tucson Progressive | Inside the 40th annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in Chicago, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and other right-wing big-wigs addressed ALEC members and on-the-dole politicians. Outside, the people, who have been cut out of the legislative process by ALEC and […]

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Expose: ALEC’s Legacy of Destruction: PDA Members Join Anti-ALEC Protesters in Chicago (video)

ALEC’s Legacy of Destruction: PDA Members Join Anti-ALEC Protesters in Chicago (video) >by Pamela Powers Hannley | Saturday, 10 August 2013 14:21  | Tucson Progressive | Inside the 40th annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in Chicago, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and other right-wing big-wigs addressed ALEC members and on-the-dole politicians. Outside, the people, who have been cut out of the legislative process by ALEC and […]

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Question: Congressman Claims Widespread Fraud Because He Saw ‘Physically Fit’ Couple Use Food Stamps

Congressman Claims Widespread Fraud Because He Saw ‘Physically Fit’ Couple Use Food Stamps >by Aviva Shen on August 9, 2013 at 9:47 am | CREDIT: AP At a town hall in Welch, OK on Thursday, Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) called for the outright elimination of aid programs for low-income Americans, claiming that he has witnessed food stamp fraud firsthand. Mullin said he would like to “do away with a lot […]

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Question: Congressman Claims Widespread Fraud Because He Saw ‘Physically Fit’ Couple Use Food Stamps

Congressman Claims Widespread Fraud Because He Saw ‘Physically Fit’ Couple Use Food Stamps >by Aviva Shen on August 9, 2013 at 9:47 am | CREDIT: AP At a town hall in Welch, OK on Thursday, Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) called for the outright elimination of aid programs for low-income Americans, claiming that he has witnessed food stamp fraud firsthand. Mullin said he would like to “do away with a lot […]

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Highlight: Obama signs student loan bill lowering interest rates

Obama signs student loan bill lowering interest rates  >by Josh Lederman and Philip Elliott | The Associated Press |August 9, 2013 | NBC News | Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP President Barack Obama signed into law Friday a measure restoring lower interest rates for student loans, pledging the hard-fought compromise would be just the first step in a broader, concerted fight to rein in the costs of a college education. […]

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