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"National Mail Voter Registration Form" | U. S. Election Assistance Commission

"National Mail Voter Registration Form" | U. S. Election Assistance Commission | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it

The National Mail Voter Registration Form can be used to register U.S. citizens to vote, to update registration information due to a change of name, make a change of address or to register with a political party. You must follow the state-specific instructions listed for your state. They begin on page 3 of the form and are listed alphabetically by state. After filling out this form, you must sign your name where indicated and send it to your state or local election office for processing. Be sure you mail it in an envelope with the proper amount of postage.

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REGISTER TO VOTE TODAY: Today is the last day to Register To Vote in the November Elections in many states.  If you forgot, you can complete the form on this site and have it postmarked for todays date.

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Obama to Boehner: 'Hold a vote. Call a vote right now. Let's see what happens' | NBC News | 10/07/13

Obama to Boehner: 'Hold a vote. Call a vote right now. Let's see what happens' | NBC News | 10/07/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama again pressured House Republicans to put a “clean” government spending bill up for a vote Monday, challenging House Speaker John Boehner's claim that the funding bill lacks sufficient support to pass. ...
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Mr. Boehner, call for the vote tonight when you re-convene tonight!

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"U.S. debt default seen as catastrophe dwarfing Lehman’s demise" | Financial Post | 07/10/13

"U.S. debt default seen as catastrophe dwarfing Lehman’s demise" | Financial Post | 07/10/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Failure by the world’s largest borrower to pay its debt — unprecedented in modern history — would be an economic calamity like none the world has ever seen, analysts say
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Listen Up GOP Teabaggers! The Financial Post has something to say to you......... "Remember Lehman Bros? A U.S. debt default would blow that disaster out of the water http://natpo.st/15h3IJ6"

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After the Shutdown, Maybe a Little Equality?" | Truthout | 10/06/13

After the Shutdown, Maybe a Little Equality?" | Truthout | 10/06/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Sam Pizzigati: Today, more than ever, we need to refocus the federal 'tax and spend' debate - from deficits to inequality.
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My favorite paragraph in the article....

"The federal government, we ought to keep in mind, already denies our tax dollars to companies with employment practices that discriminate on the basis of race or gender. We’ve decided, as a society, not to subsidize racial or gender inequality. Why should we subsidize economic inequality?"

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"Understanding the Culture of White Right-Wing Rage That Produced the Govt. Shutdown" | AlterNet | 10/05/13

"Understanding the Culture of White Right-Wing Rage That Produced the Govt. Shutdown" | AlterNet | 10/05/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
What the Philadelphia firebombing of 1985 can tell us about the culture of white rage that led to the shutdown.
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This paragraph sums up the whole article:

 

"Welcome to America, people, where the past, as Faulkner famously observed, is not even past. That wrenching story of hope and hatred from 28 years ago hit me especially hard in this year of white rage and white derangement, the year of George Zimmerman and Paula Deen and a government shutdown engineered entirely by a small group of congressmen who represent a lily-white, neo-Confederate nation within a nation. Half a century of evil and insidious racial politicking has brought us to this point of right-wing wish-fulfillment apocalypse, along with the profoundly racist congressional gerrymander of 2010 and the creeping fear among many white Americans that the country they thought they understood – thought they owned — has been yanked out from under their feet"

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Rowan Edwards's curator insight, October 6, 2013 6:31 PM

innoavtion = collaboration. shutdown = conservative entitled thinking + key $ stakeholders. so who's actually doing the best thing for 'the people'?

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"Millions Flee Obamacare" | The New Yorker | 10/01/13

"Millions Flee Obamacare" | The New Yorker | 10/01/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
My father didn’t have health care and neither did my father’s father before him...
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You probably saw this earlier this week but I couldn't resist posting it again.  It's way to funny!!

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"How A Rand Paul Republican From Alabama Learned To Love Obamacare" | ThinkProgress.org | 10/04/13

"How A Rand Paul Republican From Alabama Learned To Love Obamacare" | ThinkProgress.org | 10/04/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Joshua Pittman doesn't believe that Obamacare is perfect, but says Republicans in Congress should stop trying to repeal the law and give it a chance to work.
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This is what the GOP Tesbaggers are afraid of......losing their base to ObamaCare!!

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"30 ways the shutdown is already screwing people" | Mother Jones News | 10/02/13

"30 ways the shutdown is already screwing people" | Mother Jones News | 10/02/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
The government shutdown is bad news for children, children with illnesses, and people who care for children with mysterious illnesses. Also: unemployed goats.
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The federal government entered shutdown mode at midnight on Monday, after Congress failed to pass a continuing resolution that would keep departments and agencies up and running. Though some Republicans have dismissed the immediate impact of the shutdown, quite a lot of people have already been affected. Here's "30 ways the shutdown is already screwing people"

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"The shutdown in 10 infuriating sentences" | Mother Jones | 10/04/13

"The shutdown in 10 infuriating sentences" | Mother Jones | 10/04/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Forget the blather. Here's what is actually going on.
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THIS IS NOT ABOUT THE DEFICIT: .....#7. Contrary to Republican claims, the deficit is not increasing—it peaked in 2009 and has been dropping ever since, declining by $200 billion last year with another $450 billion drop projected this year.

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"Millions of Poor Are Left Uncovered by Health Law" | NY Times - Health | 10/02/13

"Millions of Poor Are Left Uncovered by Health Law" | NY Times - Health | 10/02/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Because some states are not expanding Medicaid, two-thirds of the poor blacks and single mothers and a majority of the low-wage workers who do not have insurance will not benefit from the new health law.
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The Real Shocker on October 1st: 26 States Refusing to Expand Medicaid Will Leave Nearly Eight Million of America's Poorest Uninsured...... Another outcome brought to you by State-Level GOP Teabagger Governors!!  

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"As US Government Shuts Down the Poorest Set to Lose Most" | Common Dreams | 10/01/13

"As US Government Shuts Down the Poorest Set to Lose Most" | Common Dreams | 10/01/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
US Congress fails to pass budget legislation before midnight deadline, shuttering large portions of the government
  - Jacob Chamberlain, staff writer
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More attacks on the Poor by the GOP Teabaggers!!

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"Our Democracy Is at Stake" | NYT Opinion Pages | 10/01/13

"Our Democracy Is at Stake" | NYT Opinion Pages | 10/01/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
"Op-Ed ColumnistOur Democracy Is at Stake"By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN   Published: October 1, 2013

"The future of how we govern ourselves is on the line, and majority rule is still majority rule"

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It's time for the GOP to dump their "Teabaggers"!!

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"The Government Shutdown In Nine Images" | Think Progress | 10/01/13

"The Government Shutdown In Nine Images" | Think Progress | 10/01/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it

As the result of Republicans’ three-year campaign to undermine Obamacare by threatening government funding, the first shutdown in 17 years began at midnight October 1. It directly affects not only 800,000 government workers who have been furloughed, but also the U.S. economy, visitors to historic sites, Americans’ public safety and health care, and more.


Here are nine examples of the impacts already visible from the first day of the shutdown:

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These Shutdown Images Are Brought To You By The House GOP!

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"Poll: 70 Percent Disapprove Of GOP Approach To Gov't Shutdown" | TPM LiveWire | 10/07/13

"Poll: 70 Percent Disapprove Of GOP Approach To Gov't Shutdown" | TPM LiveWire | 10/07/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Seventy percent of Americans disapprove of the way Republican lawmakers are approaching budget negotiations as the federal government shutdown enters its second week, a seven point jump from last week, according to a new Washington...
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Mr. Boehner, it's time to end your GOP Tea Party for the sake of the Nation!

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"House GOP plotted Obamacare shutdown since Obama's second term began" (INFOGRAPHIC) | Addicting Info | 10/07/13

"House GOP plotted Obamacare shutdown since Obama's second term began" (INFOGRAPHIC) | Addicting Info | 10/07/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
This shocking memo shows just how far the House GOP -- and their wealthy paymasters -- will go in order to deny healthcare to the American people.
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A Sad State of Affairs in America!

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"A Federal Budget Crisis Months in the Planning" | NY Times | 10/05/13

"A Federal Budget Crisis Months in the Planning" | NY Times | 10/05/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
The stand by conservatives that led to the current crisis was the outgrowth of a long-running effort, waged by a galaxy of well-funded groups, to undo President Obama’s health care law.
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Listen to this..... ""You are here because now is the single best time we have to defund Obamacare. This is a fight we can win." SENATOR TED CRUZ, speaking in August to a Heritage Action gathering in Dallas

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"Our Govt. Pays Millions to City Slickers Who Don't Even Step Foot on a Farm" | AlterNet | 10/02/13

"Our Govt. Pays Millions to City Slickers Who Don't Even Step Foot on a Farm" | AlterNet | 10/02/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
While relaxing in their often-luxurious urban nests, they till the government’s ridiculous “direct payments” system, harvesting millions of dollars each year from taxpayers.
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The key facts about where these Urban Farmers live:

 

*New York City, for example, has 152 of these “farmers,”

*San Francisco has 116,

*Chicago 393,

*Denver 821,

*Tampa 100,

*Tucson 328, and

*Houston 1,405

That’s because the program makes payments not only to real farmers, but also to people who merely hold an ownership interest in farmland, whether or not any crops are raised on it and even if the city-dwelling recipient has  never visited the place.

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"10 of the Most Appalling Statements From America's Right-Wing Madhouse This Week" | AlterNet | 10/05/13

"10 of the Most Appalling Statements From America's Right-Wing Madhouse This Week" | AlterNet | 10/05/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
A full week of race-baiting, gay-hating, Christian god-praising and Obamacare hysteria.
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My favorite is this race-baiting gem! ---- "3. Rep. William O’Brien, (R-NH): “Obamacare is as bad as Fugitive Slave Act.”

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"Meet The People Who Were Eager To Sign Up For Obamacare On The Very First Day" | ThinkProgress.org | 10/02/13

"Meet The People Who Were Eager To Sign Up For Obamacare On The Very First Day" | ThinkProgress.org | 10/02/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
"I couldn't wait," 58-year-old Phyllis Brown said in reference to signing up for Obamacare in Arizona. "It's a big relief."
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AMERICANS SIGNED UP FOR OBAMACARE!!!

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Eight Reasons Democrats Should Refuse a Shutdown "Grand Bargain" | Truthout | 10/04/13

Eight Reasons Democrats Should Refuse a Shutdown "Grand Bargain" | Truthout | 10/04/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
The GOP's trying to solve the problem it has created for itself by offering the administration something they both seem to want: Social Security cuts, and perhaps benefit reductions to Medicare as well.
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We The Demand No More Concessions to The GOP Teabaggers!

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"How the Press Helped Cause the GOP Shutdown" | AlterNet - Media | 10/02/13

"How the Press Helped Cause the GOP Shutdown" | AlterNet - Media | 10/02/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Journalists continue to invoke the inapplicable "both-sides-are-to-blame" angle—they should know better.
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The best lines from this article.... "The media lesson for Republicans? There's very little political downside to pushing extremism if the press is going to give the party a pass."

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tomhayden.com | The Peace Exchange Bulletin | "Becoming Two Countries in 2014" | 09/25/13

tomhayden.com | The Peace Exchange Bulletin | "Becoming Two Countries in 2014" | 09/25/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
United by the flag, but divided by its colors. (Photo: Getty 2013) The logic of voter turnout data...
Franklin Delano Williams's insight:

Democrats and Progressive have to stay focused on Governor Howard Dean's "50 State Strategy".  We can not fall into the "Red" and Blue Strategy Box".  We must stay focused on AMERICA, ALL OF IT!!

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"Congressional Radical Right-Wingers Relive Confederacy Fantasies" | AlterNet | Tea Party & The Right | 10/01/13

"Congressional Radical Right-Wingers Relive Confederacy Fantasies" | AlterNet | Tea Party & The Right | 10/01/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Federal shutdown has been a dream of GOP secessionists for decades.
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The GOP is reaping what they sowed!!

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"The charter school mistake" | Los Angeles | Opinion | 10/10/13

"The charter school mistake" | Los Angeles | Opinion | 10/10/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it

Los Angeles has more charter schools than any other school district in the nation, and it's a very bad idea. 'Reforming' schools by giving tax money to corporations is a distraction from the system's real problems — poverty and racial segregation.

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Another Great Failing GOP Idea!!

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"KKK Rally Canceled Because Of Shutdown" | Huff Post Politics | 10/01/13

"KKK Rally Canceled Because Of Shutdown" | Huff Post Politics | 10/01/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
A Ku Klux Klan rally planned for Saturday, Oct. 5 has been canceled because of the government shutdown. On Sept. 26, officials at Gettysburg National Military Park granted a special-use permit for a rally to a Maryland-based KKK group.
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The KKK needs to be canceled itself!

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