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Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D. TX) organization, Powered by People: This is the most important moment to fight back against voter suppression in Texas. Yesterday, Beto and Powered by People volunteers joined lawmakers, advocates, business leaders, and concerned voters in Austin to rally...

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  • May 9, 2021

Just wanted to share this: Texas Senator Ted Cruz was not a fan of a Tuesday Daily Show segment and he let host Trevor Noah know it. The bit was about Congressional reapportionment due to population shifts in the U.S. Those shifts are causing New York to lose a U.S. House seat while Texas picks up...

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  • April 29, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper (D. CO) in support of U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan’s (D. NH) re-election campaign: Sen. Maggie Hassan (D. NH) Folks, Our Democratic Senate majority rests on New Hampshire. My good friend, Maggie Hassan won her seat in 2016 by a mere 1,017...

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  • April 27, 2021

Received this e-mail from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D. TX) organization, Powered By People: Just this week, our team found out that there were two voter suppression bills — HB6 in the Texas State House, SB7 in the Texas State Senate — that were going to be introduced....

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  • March 27, 2021

A Trump appointee sabotaged the stimulus checks heading to Social Security recipients. Social Security Works Executive Director Alex Lawson explains. Alex Lawson on stimulus check sabotage See full episodes here. I ran across the article “Trump Holdovers Accused of ‘Sabotaging’ Effort to Get Checks to 30 Million Social Security Recipients” on CommonDreams...

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  • March 26, 2021

Here’s the latest news on the recall effort in California: The effort to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has gathered over 2 million signatures — a number of signatures, if validated, that could force a measure on a ballot. The leaders of RecallGavin2020 announced this week that their effort reached over 2,060,000 signatures...

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  • March 16, 2021

Equality for a lot of white Americans means acknowledging that black people are human. The difficulty comes when applying equity because that paradigm strikes at the heart of privilege. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) made that abundantly clear with the questions he put to the Biden administration’s nominee for Attorney General,...

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  • February 24, 2021

Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice that...

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  • February 13, 2021

Donald Trump is starting to sound like Eliza Doolittle — “Words! Words! Words! I’m so sick of words!” Trump Rips ‘Fake News’ For Focusing On COVID-19 ‘CASES, CASES, CASES’ As Nation Breaks Record President Donald Trump on Saturday attacked the media for its focus on COVID-19 “CASES, CASES, CASES” after...

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  • October 25, 2020

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY) in support of these New York Democrats running for Congress: I first ran for Congress in 2006 in a long-shot bid to flip a 2-1 Republican district. I was very much the underdog—just about the only person who believed I...

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  • August 9, 2020

Joe Biden has some tough words about Trump today: Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden called Trump's actions “half-baked.” “This is no art of the deal,” Biden said in a statement. “This is not presidential leadership. These orders are not real solutions. They are just another cynical ploy designed to...

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  • August 9, 2020

Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice that...

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  • August 1, 2020

Donald Trump and his Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos have been threatening schools to coerce them into fully opening. New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza's response ridiculed Trump. NYC Schools Chancellor ridicules Trump x x YouTube Video Watch complete episodes here. This is how one deals with an incompetent...

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  • July 16, 2020
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Good: In a meeting with black Wilmington leaders Monday, Joe Biden said he will create a police oversight board in the first 100 days of his presidency.   The former vice president and presumed Democratic presidential nominee met with about a dozen community leaders at Bethel AME Church in Wilmington,...

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  • June 1, 2020

Received this e-mail today from civil rights hero, Rep. John Lewis (D. GA-05), in support of Jaime Harrison’s (D. SC) U.S. Senate campaign: Jaime Harrison (D. SC) My team just showed me an incredible new poll. Lindsey Graham is nearly tied with his Democratic opponent, Jaime Harrison. Defeating Graham is...

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  • May 20, 2020

Under Donald Trump, the Republican Party is racing toward a transformation that mimics the greatest evil of the 20th century. Long before the Nazis fully engaged with genocidal murder against the Jews, there were persecutions of people deemed “unfit.” These were people whom Adolf Hitler’s extremists arbitrarily deemed insufficiently able to...

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  • May 1, 2020

I read one thing on IRS.gov that is still in a state of confusion and found even less on VA.gov but I did find this dated today from the Dept. of Treasury. home.treasury.gov/… WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that Social Security...

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  • April 2, 2020

We are in one huge mess.   We have to have someone ready to take the reins from day #1.  It will be one heck of a job.  We have had enough drama since 2017. ( Starting inaguration day).  We need someone to get the country back to normal even before...

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  • February 28, 2020

Been getting quite a few e-mails from Democracy for America in support of some great Progressive House Democrats campaigns. The first one if for Rep. Lauren Underwood (D. IL-14): Lauren Underwood (D. IL-14) In 2018, you helped make history by supporting DFA-endorsed progressive candidate Lauren Underwood for Congress in Illinois’ 14th District. Lauren went up...

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  • December 18, 2019
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This is why I fully support U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA) in this primary: Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrapped up a three-day swing through southeast Iowa Monday, focusing on rural parts of the state fewer than two months shy of the caucuses. Warren traversed the southeast corner of Iowa, holding...

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  • December 17, 2019

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY) in support of U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D. NH) and Tina SMith’s (D. MN) re-election campaigns: There are only two Democratic women senators up for reelection in 2020: New Hampshire’s Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Minnesota’s Sen. Tina Smith. And today, I...

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  • December 11, 2019

Medicare For All activist, Ady Barkan, who is dying from ALS, released an op-ed piece for The Nation explaining not only why he's endorsing U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA) in the Democratic Primary but also why he is backing her plan to transition into Medicare For All over U.S....

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  • November 20, 2019
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I attended public school growing up in Oklahoma. After I graduated from the University of Houston, a public university where tuition cost only $50 a semester, my first job was as a special education teacher at a public school in New Jersey. I later attended a public law school. I...

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  • November 18, 2019

There is a lot of work to helping veterans who are shut out.   Many people do not know that Native Americans are not treated equally.  There are many things folks do not know about the vets and their families.  Our democracy is at stake and many of these volunteers also...

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  • November 10, 2019

I spoke to my sister who is 65 and caring for her two grown grandchildren.  One is in and out the hospital with Diabetic neuropathy and the other with Autism.  They lost their Mother in 2000 when they were small and the Mother was  her only child.  She  was hit by...

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  • November 3, 2019

Hell no, they did not go anywhere. It worked! Unhoused residents stuck together and refused to move, and housed people stood in solidarity. And CHP and Caltrans left. I 80 at University in Berkeley, CA is one of the busiest stretches of highway in the country: Five lanes of traffic...

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  • October 11, 2019

On the one hand, Pete Hegseth claims he never washes his hands and Brian Kilmeade gestated for nine months in a Folgers can full of bathtub gin*, so the stuff they say is bound to make little to no sense. On the other hand, they’re regulars on Fox & Friends, which...

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  • April 6, 2019

photo: Rally / Press Conference / Bill Launch For Medicare For All In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Dr. Bill, Mike F., Janis, Deb, Dan, Kim, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team Contact MikeFox@PDAmerica.org to deliver aMedicare For All Letter to Your Congressperson This week Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) helped...

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  • March 2, 2019

When news stories picked up that some lovely, anonymous Samaritan was able to put dozens of homeless in hotels around Chicago while the record polar vortex dropped temperatures to -39 degrees Celsius, I instantly had a picture of that person in my head. Clearly, it’s some rich dude. Hotel rooms aren’t...

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  • February 3, 2019

Tis the season: Colorado Senator Cory Gardner had a few unexpected guests at his annual Christmas party Friday evening at the Brown Palace Hotel. In addition to the usual gathering of elected officials and Republican party volunteers, several disability rights activists with the group Atlantis ADAPT joined the festivities. The...

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  • December 11, 2018

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA) in support of Dan McCready’s (D. NC-09) campaign: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D. MA) Republicans love to pretend that “voter fraud” is a national crisis. They use it as an excuse to pass racist voter ID laws, purge voting rolls, and...

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  • December 10, 2018

One thing about having Netroots Nation in New Orleans: I was reminded how friendly, tolerant, and open people can be. Now I’m back home, and have to deal with a$$hats like this. Directly from Joel Greenberg’s Facebook page: Joel Greenberg is the elected Seminole County Tax Collector, and an established...

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  • August 19, 2018

I have documented crimes committed against Florida by our right wing regime for nearly a decade now. Every day I wake up to see what atrocities are up to bat next.   Just one example: Rick Scott’s ever new and creative ways to suppress the vote.  As one teacher learned the hard way,...

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  • August 9, 2018

The de-evolution of the GOP into the Cult of Trump is more frightening by the day. In my younger years, the Reagan conservatives touted democracy—usually when they were contrasting us to their number one enemy: Russia.   How times have changed. GOP candidate for MI governor Pat Colbeck at a...

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  • July 1, 2018

Berkeley, where I live, is home to almost 1000 homeless residents.  People surviving in RV’s, encampments, shelters or in doorways and bushes.  Yesterday, a prominent attorney sent this letter to the City Council. AN OPEN LETTER TO THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF BERKELEY, CA   From: Osha Neumann Supervising...

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  • June 4, 2018

Originally posted at​ Eclectablog. On May 21st of this year, I was elected to be the male delegate pledged to Hillary Clinton for Michigan’s 7th Congressional District. To say I’m proud to be supporting the first woman to receive the Democratic Party’s nomination for president is a bit of an...

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  • June 8, 2016

Grand Traverse Academy made many changes over the summer to make it appear like they have distanced themselves from Dr. Steve Ingersoll. His business partner, Dr. Mark Noss, formed a new LLC to act as management company for GTA. The school has a new superintendent and the person doing the...

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  • September 15, 2014