OR-Sen: Labor Putting The Pressure On Ron Wyden (D) Over TPP

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Good: http://nwlaborpress.org/... Union leaders and rank-and-file supporters have in recent weeks ramped up pressure on members of Congress to vote no on “fast track.” Fast track is a Congressional agreement that would make it easier for Congress to pass NAFTA-style...More

IL-Sen: Kirk (R) Likens Dems' Refusal To Support Anti-Trafficking Bill To Refusal To Abolish Slavery

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Wow: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/... Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) on Tuesday said Democrats' refusal to pass an anti-human trafficking bill with anti-abortion language was akin to refusing to abolish slavery in the 19th century. “They are making the same mistake that Democrats made...More

MD-Sen: Social Security Fight Heats Up In Senate Race

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As you may or may not know, the top two contenders in Democratic primary to succeed retiring U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski (D. MD) are Reps. Chris Van Hollen (D. MD) and Donna Edwards (D. MD). Both are strong candidates but...More

Tom Cotton and the Club 47

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It's as obvious as a setting sun on a westbound, two-lane highway: Tom Cotton has a severe case of Ted-Cruz-envy. Two years ago Cruz, a bloviating gasbag from the Love Star State was a newly arrived freshman senator, all set...More

Likud's Miri Regev: Kahlon (of Kulanu) is a "traitor." DFM Hanegbi: "He will join our coalition"

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That's yesterday, first day after the election. There is no word out yet from Moshe Kahlon and his Kulanu Party. The full quote from the Deputy Foreign Minister: “I have no doubt [Moshe] Kahlon is a true Likudnik and he...More

Spring in the Air and in Obama’s Step

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While Republicans cast a frozen gaze on the prospect of peace with Iran, the President welcomes a new season as diplomacy nears a nuclear deal. Conservatives continue to storm against healthcare and marriage equality, but gay rights blossom in unlikely...More

Top Comments: Cluelessness Edition

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We hear the word all the time. "Clueless". According to Merriam Webster : Full Definition of CLUELESS 1: having or providing no clue (a clueless case for the police to solve) 2: completely or hopelessly bewildered, unaware, ignorant, or foolish...More

America's Fracking Mayor: Rahm Emanuel

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When Rahm Emanuel became mayor, the city of Chicago was making lists of top green cities in America. During the election he pledged support to a community movement aimed at closing the polluting Fisk & Crawford coal plants. But after...More

Tom Cotton; outstanding in his field

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Tom Cotton's Fields It was down there in Arkansas, The worst election result I ever saw When they sent Tom cotton to DC They sent him to the US Senate But he soon proved he didn’t belong in it Oh...More

Contrary to corporate MSM: Israel's Kulanu "All Of Us" Party will decide the election

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Here's what happens in Israel if Likud cannot get Kulanu and the left-center parties follow their campaign pledges. As the top single party, Bibi Netanyahu gets 42 days to try to form a government: Likud = 30 HH = 8...More

A Heads Up Play: Chris Borland’s Early Retirement & What It Means For The Future of Football

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“I got to go. I can’t be here.” Those were the last words of former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, spoken in the parking lot of the team’s practice facility on the morning of December 1, 2012. Less than...More

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock was caught over billing the government for travel expenses. Should he face criminal charges?

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock

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Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock resigned Tuesday, less than 12 hours after POLITICO raised questions about tens of thousands of dollars in mileage reimbursements he received for his personal vehicle. Schock billed the federal government and his campaign for logging roughly...More

Boredom in the 21st Century

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During a memorable scene from his popular comedy series Louis , the famous comedian Louis C.K passionately berates his daughters, slumped in the back of his car, for complaining that they are bored. Not only does he describe why their...More

White House petition "47 U.S. Senators in violation of The Logan Act" passes 300,000 mark

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The petition was filed on March 9th, which means that in 7 days response has gone over the response trigger by a margin of three to one. DON'T MISS OUT !! Formal title: File charges against the 47 U.S. Senators...More

Ted Cruz Tell's Little Girl "Your World is on Fire" (Video)

Now of course Ted Cruz wasn't being literal, but when you talk crazy some people will believe you. Maybe it's time for Ted Cruz to turn it down a bit. Watch what happens when you say crazy things at a...More

PA-Sen: Uncovering Pat Toomey's (R) Newsletter, 3/13/15 Edition

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Received this e-mail today from Joe Sestak's (D. PA) U.S. Senate campaign: Sen. Toomey says one thing and then does another. Let's take a look. On the left, below, we have what Sen. Toomey says in Pennsylvania, from his March...More

Corporatist $$$$$ going to turn out a 300,000-man evangelical army for 2016

The story detailing their plans appears in the NY Times today:

Medal of Honor Winner to Wed Bristol Palin

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I suppose some people can't resist combat. Medal of Honor winner Dakota Meyer proposed to Bristol Palin , or so it is being reported. I suppose after you have fought the Taliban nothing could be scarier. Dealing with the brawling...More

Upside Downtrodden - Episode 110

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EPISODE 110 TOPIC: TIME EPISODE 110 SEGMENTS: JUSTWORTHY CAUSE - HOURWORLD.COM, LISTS - TOP TEN BIGGEST WASTES OF TIME, WORDS TO LIVE BY We live in a world of make-believe, institutionalized by man-made systems of control which seek to disparage,...More

Strictly Business: West Virginian Statehood & The Geography of Poverty

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“God has blessed West Virginia with prolific hand; a topography grand to contemplate; a wealth unparalleled in coal, iron and oil—her hills fairly groan with undeveloped resources, and all of these at the very threshold of the great marts of...More

Top Comments: Manufacturing Poverty

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It's been over 50 years since President Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty, committing Federal Government attention and resources to the longstanding problem of poverty in America. Last year, the 50th Anniversary was "celebrated" by well known granny-starver, Paul...More

Why You Need To Opt Out Your Children From Standardized Testing NOW: Pearson Is Spying On Your Kids

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Originally Published on Up North Progressive (( NOTICE: Bob Braun's blog had to be shut down after it was attacked. He also published an article about Pearson Education spying on school children's social media after school if they mentioned anything...More

The Achievement of Balance

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An e-book out on kindle soon - The Achievement of Balance is the dream of progress in the West combining political thought with religion - it suggests legal reforms of the judiciary , banking laws , particularly calling for independent...More

Tom Cotton: Rookie Repug goes off his rocker!

Angels In The Outfield Asking For Help: Josh Hamilton & Baseball’s Other Drug Problem

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If, in the distant future, some baseball historian were to come across the box score for the Cincinnati Reds’ Opening Day in 2007 , he wouldn’t find anything that seemed particularly noteworthy. On that day, the Reds’ notched a 5-1...More

Give the GOP enough rope...

The LPS Washington Update

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2016 calendar with the latest dates of primary debates and elections, as well as recent polling on race and ethnicity.More

"A Sacred Place"

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"Right now, in 2015, fifty years after Selma, there are laws across this country designed to make it harder for people to vote. As we speak, more of such laws are being proposed...Meanwhile, the Voting Rights Act, the culmination of...More

PA-Sen: Have A Question For Joe Sestak (D) About The Upcoming Senate Race? Submit Them Here!

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Hello fellow Kossacks! I've had the privilege to interview politicians like Rep. Ted Deutch (D. FL-21) and former U.S. Senator Mark Begich (D. AK) in the past but this upcoming interview I am the most excited about. I consider former...More

Al Jazeera gets A+. The Iran deal will be a Security Council Non-Proliferation Treaty Resolution

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Al Jazeera gets it right.

Al Jazeera gets it right. NY Times, in contrast, are going out of their way to avoid identifying the fundamental, high school civics fail of Republican ignorance at the core of their recent "Open Letter" to Iran. ABC, CBS, NBC,...More

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