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"Analysis | Drugs are killing so many people in West Virginia that the state can’t keep up with the funerals" | MSN News US | 03/11/2017

"Analysis | Drugs are killing so many people in West Virginia that the state can’t keep up with the funerals" | MSN News US | 03/11/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
The state's indigent burial fund has run out of money four months before the end of the fiscal year.
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INSIGHT:  #NotMyPresident!! We need to #RegulateBigPharma  #NotBuildWall.  The Drug Problem is of our own making.

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"25 Inspiring Women Who Shaped Feminism" | Harper's Bazaar | 03/08/2017

"25 Inspiring Women Who Shaped Feminism" | Harper's Bazaar | 03/08/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
The most inspiring and famous celebrity feminists of the 20th and 21 centuries—from Susan B. Anthony to Gloria Steinem and Emma Watson.
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INSIGHT: "In honor of International Women's Day, we're celebrating the women who've had huge impacts on the feminist movement. For all its misconceptions, feminism at its core is about fighting for women's equality. And there are women who have been trailblazing the fight for decades now. From the brave Suffragettes who fought for women's right to vote to Hillary Clinton breaking the glass ceiling as the first female presidential candidate, these are the women of the 20th and 21st..."

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"Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will lead Indian march on Washington" | The Washington Post | 03/07/2017

"Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will lead Indian march on Washington" | The Washington Post | 03/07/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Tribes from all over the country are expected for four days of prayer and protest
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INSIGHT: "Members of Indian tribes from across the country began to arrive in Washington Tuesday for four days of protests, prayer and demonstrations to assert rights and raise awareness of issues affecting American Indians.

 

The Native Nations Rise movement will bring a teepee encampment along with speakers and cultural workshops to the National Mall next to the Washington Monument. An interfaith service is planned for Thursday at the National Cathedral, and the week’s events will culminate Friday morning with a march on the White House and rally in Lafayette Square."

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"Russia’s RT Network: Is It More BBC or K.G.B.?" | The New York Times | 03/09/2017

"Russia’s RT Network: Is It More BBC or K.G.B.?" | The New York Times | 03/09/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Analysts say the network is spreading disinformation and undermining Western democracies, but its executives say it is just providing an “alternative” view.
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INSIGHT: "Western attention focused on RT when the Obama administration and United States intelligence agencies judged with “high confidence” in January that Mr. Putin had ordered a campaign to “undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process,” discredit Hillary Clinton through the hacking of Democratic Party internal emails and provide support for Donald J. Trump, who as a candidate said he wanted to improve relations with Russia.

 

The agencies issued a report saying the attack was carried out through the targeted use of real information, some open and some hacked, and the creation of false reports, or “fake news,” broadcast on state-funded news media like RT and its sibling, the internet news agency Sputnik. These reports were then amplified on social media, sometimes by computer “bots” that send out thousands of Facebook and Twitter messages.

 

To many Americans, the impression that RT is an instrument of Russian meddling was reinforced when its programming suddenly interrupted C-Span’s online coverage of the House of Representatives in January. (C-Span later called it a technical error, not a hacking.)"

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"China Is Replacing 70,000 Taxis With Electric Cars" | Futurism News | 03/02/2017

"China Is Replacing 70,000 Taxis With Electric Cars" | Futurism News | 03/02/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
The city of Beijing's entire taxi fleet is going electric.
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INSIGHT:  According to a report by National Business Daily, the transition to electric cars will cover all new taxis registered in the region. “All newly added or replaced taxis in the city of Beijing will be converted from gasoline to electricity, according to a draft work program on air pollution control for Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, and surrounding areas in 2017,” the report reads.

 

The city isn’t the first to push for electric taxis. Previously, Shenzhen and Taiyuan both announced similar policies for their taxis, but the move is significant for a municipality of over 20 million people.

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"Astronomical Calendar: 2017 March" | Space Watch Tower | 03/04/2017

"Astronomical Calendar: 2017 March" | Space Watch Tower | 03/04/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday Morning, 2017 March 12, at 2:00 a.m. Local Prevailing Time. (Image Source: Austin College, Sherma
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REMEMBER: Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday Morning, 2017 March 12, at 2:00 a.m. Local Prevailing Time

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How a GOP Health-Care Plan Could Leave Rural Areas Devoid of Coverage | The Atlantic Magazine | 02/28/2017

How a GOP Health-Care Plan Could Leave Rural Areas Devoid of Coverage | The Atlantic Magazine | 02/28/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Leaked draft legislation of a Republican Obamacare replacement shows a policy that might leave many Americans even farther behind.
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INSIGHT: The devil’s always in the details, but if the details of a new 100-page leaked draft of a House Republican plan to repeal Obamacare are too dense to parse, here’s a brief snapshot: Millions of people in rural areas where it’s already hardest to find doctors might no longer be able to afford health insurance in a few years.

 

The basics of that plan, which was unveiled by House Speaker Paul Ryan two weeks ago, and the rough shape of which has the support of new health secretary Tom Price and the Trump administration, are known. The plan removes the individual and employer mandates to purchase and provide insurance, respectively, and it would also repeal most of the taxes that fund Obamacare. It would roll back funding for the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion and dramatically restructure the Medicaid program’s funding. Further, the plan would replace the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing subsidies and premium tax credits with an age-rated tax credit, all while keeping Obamacare’s popular pre-existing conditions ban.

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"Researchers Have Found a "Reset Button" for Aging Cells" | Futurism - Science & Medicine | 03/01/2017

"Researchers Have Found a "Reset Button" for Aging Cells" | Futurism - Science & Medicine | 03/01/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
The technique could be particularly useful for combating blood-related cancers and other disorders, as well as its anti-aging potential.
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INSIGHT: From revitalizing heartbeats and increasing longevity, to removing disorders via gene editing, blood-borne challenges are approached with new solutions as quickly as we can innovate them. While many of the solutions we currently have can tackle blood disorders reactively, researchers at the University of Lunds in Sweden have devised a method that could address blood disorders proactively.

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"Help us win the 6th CD! - Volunteer Today" | Georgia Democratic Party | 03/02/2017 

"Help us win the 6th CD! - Volunteer Today" | Georgia Democratic Party | 03/02/2017  | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
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TODAY'S ACTION: Help Democrats win in the 6th CD!

 

You know what Donald Trump would really hate? If Democrats turned a red seat blue the first chance we had since he's been in office. We can win this race. We just need the support of grassroots Democrats like you to help us do it.

 

If you can make phone calls or knock on doors with us, please sign up here!

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"Hate in the Age of Trump: A Photo Essay" | The New Republic | 02/26/2017

"Hate in the Age of Trump: A Photo Essay" | The New Republic | 02/26/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
All across America, Klan and neo-Nazi groups are not only flourishing—they’re joining forces.
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INSIGHT: Taken together, Milano’s images make it impossible to deny that white supremacy is alive and well in this country. Powered by social media platforms, and encouraged by the rise of Trump-as-champion, America’s hate groups have emerged from the fringes with a newfound sense of respectability. In 2015 alone, the number of homegrown hate groups jumped by 14 percent—a proliferation unprecedented in recent times.

These groups—Klansmen, neo-Nazis, white nationalists—did more than talk and meet and march. They plotted to turn their hatred into violence. “They laid plans to attack courthouses, banks, festivals, funerals, schools, mosques, churches, synagogues, clinics, water-treatment plants, and power grids,” reports the Southern Poverty Law Center. “They used firearms, bombs, C-4 plastic explosives, knives, and grenades.”

It would be all too easy to turn away from this reality, or consign it to the distant past. But Milano turned his camera lens directly toward it. For many, these images will be shocking. Others will be more saddened than surprised. But thanks to his work, we are all met with the direct evidence that white supremacist groups are thriving in America.

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"Trump, Putin, and the New Cold War" | The New York - March 6, 2017 Issue | 02/24/2017

"Trump, Putin, and the New Cold War" | The New York - March 6, 2017 Issue | 02/24/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
What lay behind Russia’s interference in the 2016 election—and what lies ahead?
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CONCLUSION: Alexey Venediktov, the editor-in-chief of Echo of Moscow, and a figure with deep contacts inside the Russian political élite, said, “Trump was attractive to people in Russia’s political establishment as a disturber of the peace for their counterparts in the American political establishment.” Venediktov suggested that, for Putin and those closest to him, any support that the Russian state provided to Trump’s candidacy was a move in a long-standing rivalry with the West; in Putin’s eyes, it is Russia’s most pressing strategic concern, one that predates Trump and will outlast him. Putin’s Russia has to come up with ways to make up for its economic and geopolitical weakness; its traditional levers of influence are limited, and, were it not for a formidable nuclear arsenal, it’s unclear how important a world power it would be. “So, well then, we have to create turbulence inside America itself,” Venediktov said. “A country that is beset by turbulence closes up on itself—and Russia’s hands are freed.” 

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"Are town hall crowds stirring up a liberal tea party?" | Chicago Tribune- Op Ed: Clarence Page | 02/24/2017

"Are town hall crowds stirring up a liberal tea party?" | Chicago Tribune- Op Ed: Clarence Page | 02/24/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
The Indivisible Guide and Organizing for Action efforts may be starting a tea party-style movement against the GOP and Trump.
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INSIGHT: Clarence Page @cptime -- I get a kick out of the Republican members of Congress who claim the angry constituents at their town hall meetings are paid agitators. I remember how Democrats tried to dismiss noisy tea party protesters the same way in 2009.

Not surprisingly, President Donald Trump doesn't see it that way.

"The so-called angry crowds in home districts of some Republicans," Trump tweeted Tuesday, "are actually, in numerous cases, planned out by liberal activists. Sad!"

Gee, imagine that: Angry liberals are strategically encouraging people to come out and let their lawmakers know what's on their minds. Liberals are calling it grass-roots politics while some conservatives are calling it "AstroTurf politics."

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"DNC Meets to Elect New Party Chair" | C-Span Live | 02/25/2017

"DNC Meets to Elect New Party Chair" | C-Span Live | 02/25/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
The Democratic National Committee meets to elect its new leadership, including a new party chair.
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LIVE STREAM: "Democratic National Committee 2017 Winter Meeting The Democratic National Committee met to elect its new leadership, including a new party chair."

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"The Ticking Bombs Inside The Administration" | The Democratic Road | 03/10/2017

"The Ticking Bombs Inside The Administration" | The Democratic Road | 03/10/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
There are ticking time bombs inside the administration among them, Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, and perhaps operatives of Vladimir Putin himself.  Given the growing chorus for Congressional and independent investigations from Democrats and Republicans alike, when one or more of those bombs explode and what damage will result is anyone’s guess. CNN has reported that…
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INSIGHT: "Tick, tick, tick. The President might be wise to look under his desk. Danger just might be lurking and be closer than he thinks." --- The Democratic Road

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Bill Clinton: Nationalism taking us to ‘the edge of our destruction’ | The Hill | 03/09/2017

Bill Clinton: Nationalism taking us to ‘the edge of our destruction’ | The Hill | 03/09/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
"It's like we're having an identity crisis all at once," he said.
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INSIGHT: Former President Bill Clinton on Thursday warned against the rising popularity of nationalism across the world.

“People who claim to want the nation-state are actually trying to have a pan-national movement to institutionalize separatism and division within borders all over the world,” Clinton said at a Brookings Institution event in Washington, D.C., according to Politico.

“It’s like we’re all having an identity crisis at once — and it is an inevitable consequence of the economic and social changes that have occurred at an increasingly rapid pace,” Clinton added, referencing recent political events in the Americas, Europe and the Philippines as examples.

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"Hillary Clinton Jokes About Post-Election Life, Calls for Future Female Politicians" | MSN - THR | 03/08/2017

"Hillary Clinton Jokes About Post-Election Life, Calls for Future Female Politicians" | MSN - THR | 03/08/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
"If we are serious about building a better, stronger and fairer America, we need to be serious about supporting and nurturing our girls," she said during a rousing speech at a Girls Inc. luncheon.
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INSIGHT: Hillary Clinton is hopeful about the future of women in politics.

 

"Let us hope there is a wave of young women running for office in America, and let's be sure we support them in every way we can," said the former presidential candidate upon receiving Girls Inc.'s Champion for Girls award. "Let's help them shatter stereotypes and lift each other up. They are the history-makers, the glass-ceiling breakers of tomorrow. They are among the reasons I am so optimistic about our future."

 

"Women are both smart enough and good enough to be considered for anything they choose to pursue. … We have to teach every girl that she is valuable, powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity to pursue and achieve her own dreams," she urged. "If we are serious about building a better, stronger and fairer America, we need to be serious about supporting and nurturing our girls. Our country can only fulfill its potential when every single child - particularly, every girl - can fulfill hers."

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The Voice 2017 Blind Audition - Ashley Levin: "Let Him Fly" | The Voice Youtube Channel | 03/02/2017

A vocalist who left her hometown behind follows her dream to The Voice stage. » Get The Voice Official App: http://bit.ly/TheVoiceOfficialApp » Subscrib
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ALERT:  If you missed Augusta, GA and Davidson's Fine Arts School's own Ashley Levin's NBC The Voice Blind Audition, here it is!!  As of Saturday night, she has over 600,000 views. You Go Ashley!

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"One of the U.S.'s Largest Coal Plants Is Closing 25 Years Ahead of Schedule" | Futurism News | 03/02/2017

"One of the U.S.'s Largest Coal Plants Is Closing 25 Years Ahead of Schedule" | Futurism News | 03/02/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Competing energy sources like natural gas and solar power have pushed up the closure date for largest coal power plant in the western US from 2044 to 2019.
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INSIGHT: Coal is a Dying Industry -- Signs that fossil fuels are on the decline are everywhere. For one, nations are keen on cutting down their fossil fuel consumption. Then there’s the growing solar energy business that’s looking to overtake coal. The technology industry is also taking steps to ensure the demise of fossil fuels. And, in perhaps one of the clearest signs of decline, the Navajo Generating Station near Page, Arizona, announced that it will be closing by 2019, more than two decades ahead of its EPA-mandated 2044 shutdown.

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"Whitesburg physician named country doctor of the year defends Affordable Care Act" | Lexington Herald Leader | 02/27/2017

"Whitesburg physician named country doctor of the year defends Affordable Care Act" | Lexington Herald Leader | 02/27/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Whitesburg physician Van Breeding has been named Staff Care’s Country Doctor of the Year. Staff Care is a Texas-based health care staffing service. Breeding is the son of a coal mine worker who knew as a child that he wanted to be a local doctor after watching his grandmother, who had heart trouble, travel long distances for medical appointments. Breeding also is a staunch defender of the Affordable Care Act, which he said has given many of his patients a valuable head start in catching health problems before they become serious.
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INSIGHT:  Breeding, a primary care physician and director of clinical affairs at Mountain Comprehensive Health Corp., is the 2017 Staff Care Country Doctor of the Year. The Plano, Texas-based medical staffing company has awarded the honor each year since 1992. Staff Care praised Breeding for “an admirable commitment to treating patients regardless of their medical condition or ability to pay. … You are one of the pillars on which your community stands.”

 

Breeding is the first Kentuckian to receive the award since 1997, when Claire Louise Caudill of Morehead, who delivered more than 8,000 babies during her 50-year career, was awarded the title.

 

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A Call to Action to the NEA: Read Across America Day, the Racist History of Dr. Seuss & What it Means in Today's Social, Political & Educational Context

A Call to Action to the NEA: Read Across America Day, the Racist History of Dr. Seuss & What it Means in Today's Social, Political & Educational Context | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
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INSIGHT: Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka “Dr. Seuss,” has sold over 600 million copies of his books and is a widely celebrated and beloved children’s book author. Most people in America, and even globally (Dr. Seuss books are translated into 20 languages), know of his classic titles. What it not as well known (or acknowledged), is his work publishing racist and xenophobic political cartoons.

From 1941-43, Seuss was the chief editorial cartoonist for the New York newspaper, PM, and used this highly-influential platform to create propaganda dehumanizing, stereotyping and even vilifying people of color.

Dr. Seuss repeatedly depicted Africans and African-Americans as monkeys. In fact, his cartoons only depict Black people as monkeys. This cartoon he made for “Judge” Magazine in 1929 was up for auction in 2015 for $20,000 and has African American men up for sale with a sign reading: “Take Home A High Grade N*gger For Your Wood Pile.”

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"Take Action! Sign Petition! Add Your Name!" | Georgia Democratic Party | 03/02/2017

"Take Action! Sign Petition! Add Your Name!" | Georgia Democratic Party | 03/02/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

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TODAY'S GEORGIA ACTION: Join The Party Today --- Take Action!

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"Newcomer with war chest gives Democrats hope in Georgia’s 6th District" | My AJC | 02/27/2017

"Newcomer with war chest gives Democrats hope in Georgia’s 6th District" | My AJC | 02/27/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Democrats face tough odds in Georgia's 6th Congressional District, but one newcomer running in the special election has raised nearly $2 million.
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INSIGHT: Jon Ossoff faces tough odds for a Democrat running in a special election to represent Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, a seat held by Republicans since Newt Gingrich was first elected in 1978. But Ossoff has raised nearly $2 million so far in what will be one of the first congressional races since Donald Trump became president.

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"Cynthia Dill: Democrats need to cull the fringe – starting with Bernie Bros" | Portland Press Herald | 02/20/2017

"Cynthia Dill: Democrats need to cull the fringe – starting with Bernie Bros" | Portland Press Herald | 02/20/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
A small subset of the party helped put Donald Trump in office.
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INSIGHT: "You can put a progressive T-shirt on a pig, but it’s still a pig, not a donkey.

Sen. Bernie Sanders knows it – he’s from Vermont, after all – and he derided the boorish gang of sexist, aggressive bullies known as “Bernie Bros” who were hiding behind some of his presidential campaign signs last fall. “Look, we don’t want that crap,” Sanders said of the explicit misogyny demonstrated by people who purported to be his supporters.

 

Amen, Senator, and let us pray the newly elected Democratic National Committee chair doesn’t want that crap either. For electoral success in 2018 and beyond, the need for a big tent is obvious, but that doesn’t mean Democrats must give a hero’s welcome to any old pig who wanders in just because he’s sporting the right T-shirt.

And speaking of big: It’s strange, isn’t it, that President Trump’s “message” resonated with white women?

According to Vox, Hillary Clinton picked up 54 percent of women voters nationally in the 2016 election, compared with Trump’s mere 42 percent. But Trump outperformed Clinton among white women, winning 53 percent of voters in that demographic

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"That Time White People Burned and Pillaged a Black Community on Election Day #America #black #history" | VICE | 02/27/2017

"That Time White People Burned and Pillaged a Black Community on Election Day #America #black #history" | VICE | 02/27/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
The 1920 massacre in Ocoee, Florida involved whites lynching, castrating, and removing hundreds of blacks from their land in retaliation for them trying to exercise their right to vote.

Via CineversityTV
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INSIGHT: A Black History Moment on Terrorism for #NotMYPresident @realDonaldTrump!!

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"I stand with Democrats -- will you join me?" | Democrats | 02/25/2017

"I stand with Democrats -- will you join me?" | Democrats | 02/25/2017 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Add your name to stand with Democrats.
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CONGRATULATIONS, TOM PEREZ @TomPerez!

I Stand With Democrats, Will You Join Me?

Add your name to congratulate Tom Perez on becoming the Chair of the Democratic Party:

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