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Missouri GOP Chief Thinks Helping Ferguson Residents Register to Vote is 'Disgusting' On Tuesday, the Executive Director of the Missouri Republican Party, Matt Wills, spoke with Breitbart regarding reports that voter registration booths had been set up in Ferguson. Apparently, civil rights activists, led by Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, have used the protests in Ferguson over the death of Mike Brown to convince local residents to register to vote. This doesn’t sit well with Wills and the state’s GOP. Read the Full Story
Currency Manipulation Costs Jobs in Indiana American businesses could be hiring more workers today if we ended unfair trade practices used by some of our trading partners. No matter how competitive companies are in Indiana, they struggle to keep up with foreign competitors that are given an unearned advantage because of currency manipulation. Read the Full Story
Inside the Remote, Secretive Detention Center for Migrant Families Hundreds of migrant families who have entered the US from Central America are being held in detention while they wait to be processed. Over 600 people are being held in the main facility, in Artesia, NM. The government is working to deport these families as quickly as possible, in the hopes of sending a message that will deter more families from coming. That's raised concerns about whether they're getting due process in their immigration cases, or whether families whose lives might be in danger are being deported. Read the Full Story
Michael Brown and Disparity of Due Process Michael Brown didn’t get due process. The still unnamed police officer who shot the 18-year-old black teenager dead in Ferguson will get plenty of it. This is the root of the frustration that is driving the African-American community to the streets in north St. Louis County over yet another senseless killing of a young black man. Read the Full Story
$1.5 Trillion and Counting: What New Involvement in Iraq Means for Federal Spending As President Obama allows a trickle of troops back into Iraq and continues to ramp up air strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Americans are wary about our role in a conflict most think we never should have started in the first place. Polls show that while Americans are divided on new airstrikes in Iraq, most people are against sending troops back. And while these strikes might seem targeted, mission creep is a very real threat in Iraq. Read the Full Story
Protesters Gain Detroit Water Shut-Off Moratorium, Demand Investigation of Suspected Rampant Corruption A new mass rally in Detroit is planned for Friday, August 29, the day the state-enforced city bankruptcy trial begins. Democracy activists throughout the Midwest are again urged to come demonstrate against the water shut-offs and the hostile takeover of Detroit's assets. Read the Full Story
Some Fauquier Citizens Trapped in "Medicaid Gap" A group of his constituents met last week with Del. Michael J. Webert (R-18th/Marshall) to tell him how lack of adequate health care affects them and to enlist his support for a solution. From all ages and walks of life, they met Thursday, Aug. 7, at the cooperative extension service office in Warrenton. Read the Full Story
Militarized Police and the Threat to Democracy As a former big city mayor of a racially diverse city, Cleveland, Ohio, I can understand the cross currents sweeping through Ferguson, Missouri. We are at a moment of national crisis in the way our domestic law enforcement is being conducted. The killing of an unarmed civilian by a law enforcement officer is, sadly, not unique. Read the Full Story
Obama: Attorney General Holder to go to Ferguson Wednesday President Obama said Monday that Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Ferguson, Mo., Wednesday, to meet with federal officials investigating the death of an unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed by a police officer Aug. 9. Holder will meet with members of the Department of Justice and FBI who are conducting a federal investigation into the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Read the Full Story
ERA isn't Nostalgia in Nevada CARSON CITY — Mention the Equal Rights Amendment today and it might bring back memories of the 1970s, from huge protest marches to ”ERA Yes” buttons. But the proposed constitutional amendment, which fell three states short of the 38 needed to win ratification by a 1979 deadline that Congress later extended to 1982, is not a relic in Nevada. An effort is underway to get the amendment ratified by the Nevada Legislature in 2015. Read the Full Story
The Psychological Effects of Being Denied Statehood It’s easy for the majority of Americans, regardless of race, ethnicity and political affiliation to ignore the fact that in the nation’s capital hundreds of thousands of people are denied full citizenship. But many residents, like Julius Hobson, James Forman, Wilhemina and Calvin Rolark, Hilda and Charlie Mason, Monica and Lawrence Guyot, Nadine Winter, Angie King Corley, Josephine Butler, Conrad Smith and hundreds of others fought for statehood before passing. Read the Full Story
Real People Pushed Out of TPP Talks Who are you going to believe — Senator Elizabeth Warren or Congressman Jared Polis? Read the Full Story
The Need for Jobs and Economic Equality Wealth and resources are not infinite; they are finite! Therefore, if some have too much, many others are left with little or nothing. It always amazes me when I hear commentators say our economy is improving, while unemployment and underemployment are on the rise. On July 3, the DOW hit an all time high; it topped 17,000 for the first time. Read the Full Story
NY Police Approve Route for Historic Climate March NEW YORK -- Organizers of the People’s Climate March announced this afternoon that the New York City Police Department has approved a route for the march on September 21 through the center of Manhattan. The march will begin at Columbus Circle, proceed over on 59th Street to 6th Avenue, down 6th Avenue to 42nd Street, then right on 42nd Street to 11th Avenue. The route passes by some of New York City’s most famous landmarks, from Rockefeller Center to Times Square. Read the Full Story
Rev. Lennox Yearwood Talks Police Brutality with Bill Fletcher, Jr. BILL FLETCHER, HOST, THE GLOBAL AFRICAN: Sean Bell, Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, Eric Garner--the list of African-American lives senselessly taken because of excessive policing is seemingly long and endless, underscoring the increasingly contentious relationship that exists between the black community and law enforcement. The tension between the African-American community and the police has reached a fever pitch this week. Read the Full Story
House Democrat Readies Bill To Demilitarize Local Police WASHINGTON -- Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) announced Thursday that he plans to file legislation aimed at stemming the militarization of local police -- something on full display this week in Ferguson, Missouri, where officers in riot gear have been showering largely peaceful protesters with tear gas and rubber bullets. Read the Full Story
image Missouri GOP Chief Thinks Helping Ferguson Residents Register to Vote is 'Disgusting'
image Currency Manipulation Costs Jobs in Indiana
image Inside the Remote, Secretive Detention Center for Migrant Families
image Michael Brown and Disparity of Due Process
image $1.5 Trillion and Counting: What New Involvement in Iraq Means for Federal Spending
image Protesters Gain Detroit Water Shut-Off Moratorium, Demand Investigation of Suspected Rampant Corruption
image Some Fauquier Citizens Trapped in "Medicaid Gap"
image Militarized Police and the Threat to Democracy
image Obama: Attorney General Holder to go to Ferguson Wednesday
image ERA isn't Nostalgia in Nevada
image The Psychological Effects of Being Denied Statehood
image Real People Pushed Out of TPP Talks
image The Need for Jobs and Economic Equality
image NY Police Approve Route for Historic Climate March
image Rev. Lennox Yearwood Talks Police Brutality with Bill Fletcher, Jr.
image House Democrat Readies Bill To Demilitarize Local Police

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The Chairman of the Largest Private Company in America Just Told the 1 Percent to Worry About Climate Change

But will Greg Page’s call to arms influence business leaders? Or the Republicans his firm donates to?The US economy could suffer damages running into the hundreds of billions of dollars...

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'The Most Prolific Multiple Voter in Memory': More 2012 Repu…

'The Most Prolific Multiple Voter in Memory': More 2012 Republican Voter Fraud Discovered in WI

Back during the 2012 election cycle, there were so many cases of voter fraud and voter registration fraud by Republicans --- even very very high profile ones --- that The...

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California makes an official call for a U.S. Constitutional …

California makes an official call for a U.S. Constitutional Convention to overturn Citizens United

On June 23rd the State Senate passed AJR 1, making California the second state in the union to officially call for an Article V constitutional convention for the sole purpose...

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Thousands Host Sit-In at the North Carolina Legislature Yest…

Thousands Host Sit-In at the North Carolina Legislature Yesterday, Leading to 15 Arrests, as the Forward Together Movement Begins New Campaign of Voter Mobilization

The Moral March to the Polls and Moral Freedom Summer to Deepen Grassroots Organizing and Voter Registration Efforts in Communities Statewide. The Forward Together Movement kicked off its Moral March...

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The President Has No Mandate to Bomb Iraq or Syria

The President Has No Mandate to Bomb Iraq or Syria

At this writing, President Obama has neither the legal nor the political mandate to conduct airstrikes in Iraq or Syria. On Thursday night, 182 Members of the House voted yes on...

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