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Judd: Huge support for Senate run

Judd: Huge support for Senate run | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The actress says she is "overwhelmed" and "honored" by the outpouring.
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Refreshing!. We need new people in DC. The comments here get pretty lively and are also fun to read.

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AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US
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A House Republican now wants a special prosecutor on the Trump-Russia scandals

A House Republican now wants a special prosecutor on the Trump-Russia scandals | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Darrell Issa says Jeff Sessions has to appoint an independent investigator.
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Nicholas Kristof | The New York Times - YouTube

Nicholas Kristof | The New York Times - YouTube | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Nicholas Kristof, an Op-Ed columnist and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, brings attention to human rights abuses and social injustices around the world. Rea
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The Hard Right's Planning Document for Education

The Hard Right's Planning Document for Education | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The slightly-cranky voice navigating the world of educational "reform" while trying to still pursue the mission of providing quality education.
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Obama, Democratic 'super group' unite to end gerrymandering, win state races, reclaim majorities

Obama, Democratic 'super group' unite to end gerrymandering, win state races, reclaim majorities | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Former President Obama and other top Democrats are focusing efforts on state-level races and ending the reconfiguring of voting districts through the politically-laden process known as gerrymandering -- a combined effort to end “Trump-ism” and help their party regain control of Congress and legislatures across the country.
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Want to end gerrymandering, corruption of money in politics or policy and the corrupt take over of state and national congressional and governor houses and the White House on any side? Get rid of all elected officials that participate with ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) and other such groups. Cut every possible business activity with industries and businesses that use these groups to manipulate customers, citizens and communities in our every day control of our lives. They rig all the games. It is time to expose these unelected powers that are literally ripping us off from every angle and sending us the bill in their goods and services and our taxes by having us carry their load!!! These are the rich, real welfare kings more than queens that are getting everyone's money and wasting lives away. Follow the money .... your poor neighbor nor the Mexican laying your beautiful tile doesn't have your money . These rich welfare people do!!!
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Syrian Oscar contender Khaled Kateeb barred from entering US

Syrian Oscar contender Khaled Kateeb barred from entering US | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The cinematographer, who worked on The White Helmets, was scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles on Saturday, but was unable to obtain a visa waiver
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NYPD official tells Trump that 'nobody' will get deported for jumping turnstile

NYPD official tells Trump that 'nobody' will get deported for jumping turnstile | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The New York Police Department’s deputy commissioner for legal affairs said Friday that jumping a subway turnstile—a minor offense—will not get you deported if you are an illegal immigrant.
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The leaked Republican plan to replace Obamacare, explained

The leaked Republican plan to replace Obamacare, explained | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
There’s an important shift in conservative thinking in this latest iteration of repeal and replace.
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After The Gold Rush

After The Gold Rush | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Marie Brenner reports how, despite the split and the crumbling of Donald's empire, the reign of New York's self-created imperial couple isn’t over.
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Bannon Promises “the Deconstruction of the Administrative State”

Bannon Promises “the Deconstruction of the Administrative State” | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Trump's brain, who is known as Steve Bannon, said many ominous things yesterday when he spoke at CPAC. He promised a daily fight in the Trump battle to remake America into something different. Most ominous, he said the goal was "the deconstruction of the administrative state." What does this mean? No more environmental regulation? No…
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Homeland Security chief: No use of military for deportations

Homeland Security chief: No use of military for deportations | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said all deportations will comply with human rights requirements and the U.S. legal system
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Under fire, GOP congressman calls for Trump tax returns

Under fire, GOP congressman calls for Trump tax returns | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Rep. Matt Gaetz surprised a roomful of angry protesters Thursday night when he called for President Donald Trump to release his tax returns.
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George Clooney slams President Trump, Steve Bannon

George Clooney slams President Trump, Steve Bannon | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The actor also praised Meryl Streep’s speech during the Golden Globes.
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Montenegro: Russia involved in attempted coup

Montenegro: Russia involved in attempted coup | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Montenegro's chief special prosecutor has told a local TV station authorities believe Russian security services were behind a plot to kill the country's then-prime minister and overthrow the government last October.
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Trump Voters, Your Savior Is Betraying You - NYTimes.com

Trump Voters, Your Savior Is Betraying You - NYTimes.com | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
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Jeff Sessions Is Already Proving That He's Exactly as Monstrous as We Thought

Jeff Sessions Is Already Proving That He's Exactly as Monstrous as We Thought | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The Trump administration has signaled its intent to crack down on legalized recreational marijuana, even though Sessions reportedly promised otherwise.
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Claims for Jobless Benefits in U.S. Point to Firm Job Market

Claims for Jobless Benefits in U.S. Point to Firm Job Market | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased last week, while staying within a range that shows subdued firings.
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Obama left with an upswing in jobs the Republicans haven't yet cut into! The upward trend he brought in so far just keeps moving up and is holding so far. Unemployments is half of what it was when Obama came aboard... fact is many manufacturing and other jobs are just going away for human hands all over the world. Trump does plan to create more jobs soon for police that raid and the military and prisons to hold everyone they collect. Look for many those jobs to be contracts for private companies and not jobs that come with much job security or benefits like public service jobs have done in the past.
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The growing smear campaign against Keith Ellison

The growing smear campaign against Keith Ellison | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
With the Democrats in disarray following President-Elect Donald Trump’s surprise victory, the horse-race for the next Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair is tense, messy, and potentially…
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Not familiar with Ellison but I do think we need to continue to develop a diverse unity and respect for diversity in our nation because I treasure the State Motto of my home state of Kentucky "United We Stand, Divided We Fall" I think that is so true that it should be our National Motto. I also believe the progressives have the best questions to find the best answers for our nation and the world. We need the progressive agenda to move forward with a dash of moderation to balance and challenge ideas to enhance clearness of purpose. The main goal that must happen first is what Lawerence Lessig and Bernie addressed and get rid of the corrupting influence of groups like ALEC and the corruption of money and the pay to play deals that undermine the interest of too many citizens and working class people.
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The Most Dangerous Man in Trump World?

The Most Dangerous Man in Trump World? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
How Peter Navarro could lead us into a global depression—or worse.
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Jen Smyers | CWS

Jen Smyers | CWS | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Jen Smyers serves as the director of policy and advocacy the for immigration and refugee program with Church World Service and has been with CWS for over ten years. In this position, Smyers meets with national and local policy makers to advocate for improved assistance for refugees resettled in the United States and humane immigration …
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Exclusive: Leaked GOP Obamacare replacement shrinks subsidies, Medicaid expansion

Exclusive: Leaked GOP Obamacare replacement shrinks subsidies, Medicaid expansion | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The replacement would be paid for by limiting tax breaks on generous health plans people get at work.
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Brat faces raucous crowd at town hall

Brat faces raucous crowd at town hall | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Rep. Dave Brat faced a raucous crowd Tuesday night at a town hall here in the outer edge of his district, where a majority of the room interrupted him with angry shouts and jeers.
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Iraq retakes Mosul airport against Islamic State

Iraq retakes Mosul airport against Islamic State | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Iraq's special forces joined a major assault that started earlier this week to drive the Islamic State from Iraq's second-largest city.
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Former House speaker predicts 'Obamacare' won't be repealed

Former House speaker predicts 'Obamacare' won't be repealed | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
As House speaker, John Boehner promised numerous times to repeal and replace Obamacare in full.
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Health, Pharmaceuticals, and Safety Net Programs - ALEC Exposed

Health, Pharmaceuticals, and Safety Net Programs - ALEC Exposed | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Who is writing the GOP health care plan?
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Rename the GOP "ALEC" and face the fact ALEC runs them anyway so why not call a spade a "Spade". ... maybe they just don't want you to notice ALEC is run by people none of us vote for except by paying them with nearly all of every pay check.... Yes we pay these corporations for our phones, medical care, energy, house payment, car payment, food we buy, entertainment, heat and air, all loans unless it's from your own Relative....These companies must be overcharging us because they have managed to hoard much of our wealth into their owners pockets and have enough left over to buy up 29 states governments and several thousand of our mostly GOP law makers starting at the state level, moving them to the national level and now ALEC is reaching down to reach and corrupt officials at the city level. Get to know ALEC.
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The Movement Resisting Donald Trump Has A Name: The (Local) Democratic Party

The Movement Resisting Donald Trump Has A Name: The (Local) Democratic Party | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
While outside groups are getting the attention, local Democratic parties nationwide are seeing a surge of interest.
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