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 on $15 minimum wage…

Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont

Rivals look to push Hillary Clinton on $15 minimum wage |MSNBC >by: Alex Seitz-Wald |07/22/15 03:04 PM| RePost: 07/26/2015 5:20:21 AM | A policy fissure is quickly opening in the Democratic primary over the minimum wage, with Hillary Clinton’s two main challengers taking advantage of her hesitancy to embrace the issue. Activists and labor unions have been pushing national Democrats to more than double the current federal minimum wage to […]

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One More Teacher for Bernie …Hum!

One More Teacher for Bernie

 One More Teacher for Bernie | Peter Greene >by: Peter Greene Become a fan| Posted: 07/04/2015 3:57 pm EDT Updated: 07/04/2015 3:59 pm EDT | Teacher and writer; blogger, curmudgucation.blogspot.com | Re-Post: 07/05/2015 8:23:00 AM | Boy, I really don’t want to start wading into the 2016 Presidential election season yet, but it seems increasingly unavoidable. And besides, I’m a little excited about Bernie Sanders. Is he some kind of […]

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“Why America’s Emblems of Hate Matters” – it’s embarrassing

The "Ride for Pride" event in Brandon, Hillsborough County, June 26, 2015.

Why America’s Emblems of Hate Matter — and Their Disappearance Should Be Celebrated | Alternet >by: Brittney Cooper / Salon | 07/1/2015 | Noteworthy RePost: 07/03/2015 3:45:01 AM | Many have second-guessed the latest campaign against Confederate imagery. These critics miss the point. When I was sixteen years old, my high school debate partner and I found ourselves in an Effingham, Illinois, convenience store, very late one night, buying a […]

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Clinton to stage major rally, will vow to back working Americans

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses the South Carolina House Democratic Women's Caucus and the South Carolina Democratic Women's Council at their Third Annual Day in Blue while campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination in Columbia,... Reuters/Chris Aluka Berry

Clinton to stage major rally, will vow to back working Americans | Reuters >By Jonathan Allen | Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:04am EDT| 06/13/2015 9:49:11 AM | NEW YORK | Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton stages the first big rally of her presidential campaign on Saturday, trying to cast herself as a fighter for ordinary Americans and build a clearer case for why she wants to lead the country. Running to be […]

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‘What part of democracy are they afraid of?’ Good question!

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Voting booths await voters in Red Oak, Iowa

‘What part of democracy are they afraid of?’ | MSNBC >by: Steve Benen | 06/05/15 12:51 PM—Updated 06/05/15 02:05 PM | 06/13/2015 8:34:30 AM | Hillary Clinton laid out a bold, progressive vision on voting rights yesterday, endorsing both a 20-day early-voting window nationwide and a universal, automatic voter registration system. It was, in effect, the Democratic frontrunner throwing down the gauntlet, challenging her rivals in the other party. “What […]

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Banks hope to benefit from high court ruling on discrimination

The Supreme Court stands in Washington May 18, 2015

Banks hope to benefit from high court ruling on discrimination | Reuters >by: Lawrence Hurley |Fri May 22, 2015 10:21am EDT| 05/26/2015 6:20:04 AM | [Washington] If the state of Texas prevails in a civil rights case about to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, landlords and developers will have an easier time defending themselves in housing discrimination lawsuits. But the biggest beneficiary of a win for Texas could […]

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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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‘Fiscally Conservative But Socially Liberal’ Don’t Understand

7 Things People Who Say They’re ‘Fiscally Conservative But Socially Liberal’ Don’t Understand | Alternet | Social and economic issues are deeply intertwined. >by:Greta Christina / AlterNet |05/20/2015 | Noteworthy RePost: 05/24/2015 3:57:15 AM | “Well, I’m conservative, but I’m not one of those racist, homophobic, dripping-with-hate Tea Party bigots! I’m pro-choice! I’m pro-same-sex-marriage! I’m not a racist! I just want lower taxes, and smaller government, and less government regulation […]

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A Bill To Prohibit Creditors From Discriminating Against LGBT Consumers

Congressman Steve Israel from New York, and Senator Patty Murray from Washington State

Democrats Introduce A Bill To Prohibit Creditors From Discriminating Against LGBT Consumers – The New Civil Rights Movement [The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), which prohibits credit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, or because you get public assistance. The law provides protections when you deal with any organizations or people […]

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