The right choice for today’s progressive movement

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Hillary Clinton is the right choice for today’s progressive movement — Medium   by: Ruben Gallego |11/16/2015 |RePost: 02/14/2016 10:06:03 AM| There has been a sea change in how Americans view progressive issues. Now we progressives have to change how we view ourselves. We have to get used to the idea that Democrats can win national elections as progressives — and that our leading candidate for president already reflects that reality. Our […]

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Automatic voter registration in California …

California Gov. Jerry Brown signs one of the hundreds of bills he has left to deal with as Garciela Castillo-Krings, his deputy legislative secretary, looks on at his Capitol office in Sacramento, Calif., Oct. 9, 2015. Photo by Rich Pedroncelli/AP

California set to automatically register millions of voters | MSNBC California Gov. Jerry Brown signs one of the hundreds of bills he has left to deal with as Garciela Castillo-Krings, his deputy legislative secretary, looks on at his Capitol office in Sacramento, Calif., Oct. 9, 2015. Photo by Rich Pedroncelli/AP >by: Msnbc |10/10/15 06:10 PM—Updated 10/10/15 06:13 PM |RePost: 10/11/2015 2:31:22 AM| In the aftermath of record-low voter turnout in […]

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“The new face of white supremacy”

Make America White Again

“Donald Trump is the new face of white supremacy,” says hate crime expert. | Watching the Wheels   >by: Randy Blazak | 9/14/2015 | RePost: 09/26/2015 5:54:38 AM| Before you think this article is “just one liberal’s opinion,” let me briefly say I have dedicated my life to studying racism. I earned my PhD from Emory University in 1995 after spending several years doing ethnographic field studies of white supremacist […]

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Trump defend Obama? ‘I don’t think so!’

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign town hall meeting in Rochester, New Hampshire September 17, 2015. Reuters/Brian Snyder

Trump defend Obama? ‘I don’t think so!’ | Reuters >by: Doina Chiacu| Sat 9/19/2015 12:26:00 PM EDT |WASHINGTON |RePost: 09/20/2015 7:27:58 AM | Republican presidential [front-runner] Donald Trump said on Saturday it was not his job to stand up for U.S. President Barack Obama after a man at one of his campaign events said he was a Muslim and “not even an American.” “Am I morally obligated to defend the […]

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Donald Trump’s Immigration Plan And How It Could Affect The GOP

Donald Trump continues to lead in the polls and on Sunday released his first policy position — a conservative proposal on immigration.

What’s In Donald Trump’s Immigration Plan And How It Could Affect The GOP |NPR >by: Asma Khalid |08/17/2015 5:24 PM ET |RePost: 08/30/2015 11:03:44 AM | Donald Trump began his bid for president saying Mexican immigrants were “rapists,” bringing drugs, and “some, I assume, are good people.” And, Sunday he made headlines again talking about immigrants. He rolled out his first detailed policy position, and it was on immigration reform. […]

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Washington’s fight over another government shutdown

President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room in the White House in Washington on August 18, 2014. Taking a two-day break from summer vacation, Obama met with top advisers at the White House to review developments in Iraq and in racially charged Ferguson, Mo., two trouble spots where Obama has ordered his administration to intervene.

Washington’s fight over the budget might shut down the government again >by: Lisa Mascaro | 07/31/2015 | RePost: 08/01/2015 2:42:51 AM | WASHINGTON — Despite promises that it won’t come to this, Congress and the White House are charging toward another government shutdown. The next fiscal crisis could come as soon as Oct. 1 unless a new government spending plan is approved. But with House members having left Wednesday for […]

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Hillary Clinton’s full embrace of immigration

Clinton’s full embrace of immigration | MSNBC   >by: Amanda Sakuma |05/24/15 09:47 AM—Updated 05/24/15 01:32 PM | RePost: 05/25/2015 9:55:53 AM | Hillary Clinton’s embrace of immigration reform has been an unusually bold gesture for a public figure best known for her caution. By hiring onto her campaign staff a 26-year-old grassroots activist who lived in the U.S. without documentation for more than a decade, the 2016 Democratic front […]

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Reform Gerrymandering – The New Civil Rights Movement

"What we see now is too often a troubling reality in which politicians choose their voters instead of voters picking their elected officials," said Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., a lead sponsor of legislation she says would create "a more transparent electoral process."(Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP)

House Democrats Introduce A Bill To Reform Gerrymandering – The New Civil Rights Movement   >by: Jean Ann Esselink | May 14, 2015 3:52 PM | Noteworthy RePost: 05/16/2015 4:21:44 AM | “What we see now is too often a troubling reality in which politicians choose their voters instead of voters picking their elected officials.” – Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) A group of 19 House Democrats have signed onto a […]

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Marco Rubio’s Hispanic debacle

Marco Rubio: This is the savvy contender Democrats should fear? Please

Marco Rubio’s Hispanic debacle: How Hillary Clinton just made life hell for the GOP’s “transformational” candidate – Salon.com This is the savvy contender Democrats should fear? Please >by: Simon Maloy |Friday, May 8, 2015 01:47 PM EST | Noteworthy RePost: 05/09/2015 3:18:33 AM | Hillary Clinton went big on immigration this week. Speaking in Nevada, the Democratic candidate for president laid out a vision for immigration reform that embraces and […]

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Republican version of the “House of Cards” – non-fiction

John Boehner's House of Cards

Republican version of the “House of Cards” – non-fiction John Boehner’s House of Cards >by: Robert Gallimore |12/31/2014 10:33:38 AM| Before we begin the New Year of 2015 and the start of the new 114th Congress, we see a controversy brewing from the Republican version of the “House of Cards” the non-fiction version; staring newly appointed House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA.) and the Speaker of the House of Representative […]

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