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Richard (RJ) Eskow: "The Cost of Empire, in Ukraine and at Home" | Huff On The Blog | 03/25/14

Richard (RJ) Eskow: "The Cost of Empire, in Ukraine and at Home" | Huff On The Blog | 03/25/14 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
At a time when so many Americans are struggling economically, our nation continues to pay a steep price for its global empire -- and in more ways than one.
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It's Time To Focus On Re-Building The American Empire At Home!

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In France, a “Costly” Doctor’s Appointment Is Actually Free | Slate.com | 01/27/14

In France, a “Costly” Doctor’s Appointment Is Actually Free | Slate.com | 01/27/14 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it

"In this series, an American in Paris pits the French welfare state against the U.S. market economy in five key categories: childbirth and health care, preschool, higher education, immigration, and shopping. Read all the entries in the series here."

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Claire Lundberg....Having a baby in Paris gave me a crash course in socialized medicine—and a new, very French definition of “costly.”

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VIDEO: Gov. Deal was "Asleep at the Wheel" | - YouTube-Democratic Governors Channel | 01/31/14

Nathan Deal proved too unprepared and ineffective to fulfill the most basic responsibility of being governor: keeping your people safe
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"Harry Reid Knocks Out the GOP By Announcing Paid for UI Benefits Extension Plan" | PoliticUsUSA | 01/09/14

"Harry Reid Knocks Out the GOP By Announcing Paid for UI Benefits Extension Plan" | PoliticUsUSA | 01/09/14 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Senate Republicans are scrambling after Majority Leader Harry Reid announced a paid for Democratic plan to extend unemployment benefits through November 2014.
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......."The old boxer Harry Reid scored a KO today, but punch drunk Republicans haven’t realized yet that they’ve lost the fight."

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"A Native American football team name done right": USA Today Column | 01/05/14

"A Native American football team name done right": USA Today Column | 01/05/14 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Florida State does the Seminoles proud.
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Nothing but RESPECT from FSU for the Seminole Nation.  The Seminoles Nation of Florida and the Lumbee Nation of North Carolina are two tribes that never surrendered.  Many stayed to defend their homeland. That is way today the Lumbee is the largest Native Nation East of the Mississippi.

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"5 Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For" | Rolling Stone - Politics | 01/03/14

"5 Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For" | Rolling Stone - Politics | 01/03/14 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Guaranteed jobs, universal basic incomes, public finance and more
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....it's the Fight for The Next 50 Years, AMERICA's SOUL!!

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"Papa John's, Applebee's & Others Pay Huge Price For Anti-Obamacare Politicking" | Forbes | 01/04/2012

"Papa John's, Applebee's & Others Pay Huge Price For Anti-Obamacare Politicking" | Forbes | 01/04/2012 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
(Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife) It turns out that being a good corporate citizen is as important to selling pizzas as the thinness of the crust or the quality of the cheese.
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America Gets It Right Again!  Re-Elected Obama and said NO to Anti-Obamacare Corporate Politicking! Happy New Year Papa John's, Applebee's & Others!

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"This Week In Ignorance And Twitter Chaos" | by Autumn Alston | LiberalAmerica.org | 12/21/13

"This Week In Ignorance And Twitter Chaos" | by Autumn Alston | LiberalAmerica.org | 12/21/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Ignorance from Phil Robertson, his supporters, and Justince Sacco, blew up Twitter!!!
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Great insights Autumn! Keep on bringing ignorance and intolerance to light in our society.

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"Woolies and Soweto Gospel Choir: Madiba Tribute" (VIDEO) | Woolworths, SA | 12/07/13

Published on Dec 9, 2013 --- Watch the Soweto Gospel Choir sing an incredible tribute to Madiba in our Parkview store.

On Saturday, 7 December 2013, Woolworths had planned a performance at our Parkview store in Pretoria to support our Operation Smile Christmas campaign. The Soweto Gospel Choir's planned a rendition of James Brown's I Feel Good. But, after Madiba's passing the choir decided on a tribute instead. They chose Johnny Clegg's Asimbonanga.

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....a powerful Tribute from a South African Company to a Special Man!

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"Expand Social Security & Medicare, don't cut them! - ADD YOUR NAME TODAY" | U S Action | 12/04/13

"Expand Social Security & Medicare, don't cut them! - ADD YOUR NAME TODAY" | U S Action |  12/04/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Expand Social Security & Medicare, don't cut them!

For years, Republicans have been intent on cutting Social Security and Medicare benefits -- while at the same time, medical costs have skyrocketed and savings and pensions have all but disappeared for our seniors.


We believe that all Americans deserve to retire with dignity. That's why we've long supported strengthening Social Security and Medicare.

Through these programs, we have been able to lift millions out of poverty and provide health and retirement security for millions of seniors and disabled Americans.

With a track record like this, we should be expanding our social safety net, not cutting it.

Tell Congress: Expand Social Security and Medicare, don't cut them!

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"Expand Social Security & Medicare, don't cut them! - ADD YOUR NAME TODAY" | U S Action |  12/04/13

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"Reid Predicts Obamacare Will Prove Beneficial in 2014 Elections" | Roll Call | 12/04/13

"Reid Predicts Obamacare Will Prove Beneficial in 2014 Elections" | Roll Call | 12/04/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
(Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call) Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid argued Tuesday that Obamacare would prove a benefit to Democratic senators facing re-el
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...I agree with Senator Reid.  People will be enjoying their ObamaCare by Fall 2014!! "Reid Predicts Obamacare Will Prove Beneficial in 2014 Elections" | Roll Call | 12/04/13

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Diane B Evans Campaign Press Release: "The Choice Is Clear"

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VOTE Diane Evans in the Tuesday December 3rd Runoff!!

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"Pastors endorse Evans in House District 127 runoff" | Augusta Chronicle - Election News | 11/27/13

A handful of area pastors have thrown their support behind Jefferson County candidate Diane Evans in her runoff Tuesday for House District 127 with retired Army Lt. Col. Brian Prince.
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"Pastors endorse Evans in House District 127 runoff" | Augusta Chronicle - Election News | 11/27/13 -

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Elizabeth Warren Proposes Replacing Payday Lenders With The Post Office | ThinkProgress.org | 02/03/14

Elizabeth Warren Proposes Replacing Payday Lenders With The Post Office | ThinkProgress.org | 02/03/14 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
By offering basic financial services currently provided by predatory lenders, the postal service could save the poor billions and fill its own budget hole.
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Barbara Burns shared a link via UCubed..."This is brilliant!!!":

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"What Does Racism Have to Do With Gridlock? In Atlanta, everything." | Slate.com | 01/31/14

"What Does Racism Have to Do With Gridlock? In Atlanta, everything." | Slate.com | 01/31/14 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
This week’s weather fiasco in Atlanta, which stranded thousands of commuters on glassy-slick roads and gridlocked the entire metro region for the better part of 24 hours, was caused by a freak snowstorm, they say. And this is true, in the same way it’s true to say the Civil War...
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"Snow Didn’t Paralyze Atlanta. Racism Did"

...... the top comment on the article nails the "race" story: Ben 12 hours ago - "I'm a white guy living in Cobb County, just north of Atlanta - and normally I don't like Slate's constant complaints of sexism and racism.  But living down here, and talking to both liberals and conservatives, there just is no question that the rail lines were kept out of Cobb in order to prevent black people from coming up here.  This is understood by all.  The author is absolutely correct on this point.  And we paid the price this last week."

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VIDEO: "Story of America - A Look Inside The Roots of NC Moral Monday Movement"

VIDEO: "Story of America - A Look Inside The Roots of NC Moral Monday Movement" | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Story of America: A Nation Divided is documentary video series to be developed into a feature length film, and a national campaign using storytelling to heal divisions and unite America.
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.....take a listen to Annabel Park's narration of her work on the upcoming documentary, "Story of America - A Nation Divided"...Powerful!

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"GOP governors may still go for Medicaid expansion - and cash" | Politico | 01/10/14

"GOP governors may still go for Medicaid expansion - and cash" | Politico | 01/10/14 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Republicans counting on a year of nonstop Obamacare-bashing may be in for an unwelcome surprise: more red-state governors ditching the political script to take a second look at the law’s huge expansion of Medicaid.
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.....and to take issue off the table in 2014 Election Battles with Democrats!

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"Wickham: John Lewis vs. Barack Obama" | USA Today | 12/30/13

"Wickham: John Lewis vs. Barack Obama" | USA Today | 12/30/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it

is is not a civil rights battle that Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., ever wanted to wage. But it's one he says he must fight – and win.


At issue is the White House's submission of a slate of six nominees for federal judgeships in Georgia – two to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and four to district court judgeships in the state's Northern District. Among the nominees is an attorneywho defended Georgia's sweeping voter ID law, which many civil rights activists say is designed to suppress black voter turnout. Another is a former state representative who votedto keep the Confederate battle flag emblem on the Georgia state flag. And the only blackamong the six nominees is a Republican woman.

Franklin Delano Williams's insight:

Sorry President Obama! I'm with John Lewis on this one.  We can not let the GOP Right Wing turn back the clock on Civil and Voting Rights.

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"Click here to get your FREE STICKER >>" | DCCC.ORG | 01/05/14

"Click here to get your FREE STICKER >>" | DCCC.ORG | 01/05/14 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Add your name and we'll send you this FREE Dems 2014 sticker!
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"Help Take Back The House" | Democrats | 12/27/13

"Help Take Back The House" | Democrats | 12/27/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
We're working tirelessly to help elect more Democrats across the country, but we can't do it without your help. Will you join us?
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...I'm In! Will You Join Us??

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"You Might Be a Tea Bagger If..." | by Autumn Alston | LiberalAmerica.org | 12/17/13

"You Might Be a Tea Bagger If..." | by Autumn Alston | LiberalAmerica.org | 12/17/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
These are 10 signs that you might unfortunately be a Tea Bagger.
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"I hope people find humor in this, as my opinions on the Tea Party might seem a bit exaggerated here, but the  underlying beliefs that they hold are not that funny at all; they are scary really. Truth creates power, and we must continue to expose the Tea Party for what and who they are. Hopefully, we can dismantle any power that they might hold in the very near future." ...... Autumn Alston

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"Nelson Mandela dead at 95 -- Slideshow: A revolutionary's life" | NBC World News | 12/05/13

"Nelson Mandela dead at 95 -- Slideshow: A revolutionary's life" | NBC World News | 12/05/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Nelson Mandela, the revered South African anti-apartheid icon who spent 27 years in prison, led his country to democracy and became its first black president, died Thursday at home. He was 95.
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...R. I. P. President Mandela!

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"Choose Your Happy Holidays from Democrats to Our GOP Friends!" | DNC | 12/04/13

"Choose Your Happy Holidays from Democrats to Our GOP Friends!" | DNC | 12/04/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it

Share a holiday greeting with the GOP! No matter what holiday you celebrate--- Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, New Year, Festivus or just the Holidays, we've got a message for you to tweet them.

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"Choose Your Happy Holidays from Democrats to Our GOP Friends!" | DNC | 12/04/13


Share a holiday greeting with the GOP! No matter what holiday you celebrate--- Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, New Year, Festivus or just the Holidays, we've got a message for you to tweet them.

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The GOP Health Care Plan: "Repeal the Affordable Care Act"

The GOP Health Care Plan: "Repeal the Affordable Care Act" | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
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Now this is the Gospel Truth!

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"In North Carolina, a hard-right shift hits a roadblock" | MSNBC - Economy/Elections/Equality | 11/29/13

"In North Carolina, a hard-right shift hits a roadblock" | MSNBC - Economy/Elections/Equality | 11/29/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
The extreme red-state experiment in North Carolina was supposed to be a conservative success story. Instead, a growing backlash is causing the GOP real pain.
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My old Civil Rights Movement Preacher Friend Rev. William Barber Sr. planted a mighty seed.  Keep on Preaching, Keep on Marching and Keep on Leading Our People to The Promise Land Rev Dr. Williams Barber II!

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