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"Obama May Have Played Us All And Won - That Is Leadership" | EgbertoWillies.com | 09/15/13

"Obama May Have Played Us All And Won - That Is Leadership" | EgbertoWillies.com | 09/15/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Analysis of how President Obama got a negotiated settlement with Russia makes evident a multidimensional chess match was being played and we were all pawns.
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....you can let the fox guard the hen house if you are smart!

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Historic Thousands on Jones Street: "WE'RE GOING BACK TO RALEIGH - Youth-Led Moral Monday 18 Rally | Monday, Sept. 18th at 4:30 pm

Historic Thousands on Jones Street: "WE'RE GOING BACK TO RALEIGH - Youth-Led Moral Monday 18 Rally | Monday, Sept. 18th at 4:30 pm | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Click HERE for the Facebook Event
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Reverend Doctor William Barber II
  • President of the NC NAACP

    'We' Is the most important word in the social justice vocabulary. The issue is not what we can't do, but what we CAN do when we stand together. With an upsurge in racism/hate crimes, criminalization of young black males, insensitivity to the poor, educational genocide, and the moral/economic cost of a war, we must STAND together now like never before.'
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Progressives United | Take Action | "Sign on to the 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act"

Progressives United | Take Action | "Sign on to the 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act" | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Senators Cantwell and Warren are teaming up with Progressives United to ask all supporters to stand with us and help rebuild the Glass-Steagall Act firewall.
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Sign on to the 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act

Too many Main Streets have paid the price for risky gambling on Wall Street.

Maria Cantwell, Elizabeth Warren, and others have introduced legislation to restore the Glass-Steagall Act that separated risky investment banking from regular savings banking until 1999 -- and modernize it so our financial system is safer and bank bailouts become a thing of the past.

Senators Cantwell and Warren are teaming up with Progressives United to ask all supporters to stand with us and help rebuild that firewall.

Sign on as a citizen co-sponsor now.

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"As States Rush to Restrict Voting Rights, Justice Ginsburg Says I Told You So" | Yahoo News | Atlantic Wire

"As States Rush to Restrict Voting Rights, Justice Ginsburg Says I Told You So" | Yahoo News | Atlantic  Wire | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
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As States Rush to Restrict Voting Rights, Justice Ginsburg Says "I Told You So"

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"Not paying attention to the Georgia Senate race? You should." | Washington Post - The Fix

"Not paying attention to the Georgia Senate race? You should." | Washington Post - The Fix | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it

An earlier primary date could have major implications...

 

Why? Because it could alter the way the Georgia Senate campaigns are run, change turnout models, and in the eyes of some Democrats, boost their chances of pulling an upset in the Peach State — all against the backdrop of a shrinking Senate map and a race for the majority that looks increasingly close.

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"George Zimmerman and the Benefits of White Privilege" | PoliticUsUSA

George Zimmerman is a beneficiary of white privilege.
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..It is the American Way of Justice for White Men Only!  Just last week, an African-American Women in Florida was given a long sentence in a "stand-your-ground" case where she just fired a warning shot.  Let's see what Florida's verdict in the Zimmerman case is??

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"John Lewis: I Gave Blood For What Supreme Court Took Away" (VIDEO) | Huff Post

"John Lewis: I Gave Blood For What Supreme Court Took Away" (VIDEO) | Huff Post | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- People bled and died seeking to end the discrimination addressed by the Voting Rights Act, and the Supreme Court took the country a step backward to those infamous days Tuesday by invalidating one of the law's key provisions, said Rep.
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"John Lewis: I Gave Blood For What Supreme Court Took Away" (VIDEO) | Huff Post

WASHINGTON -- People bled and died seeking to end the discrimination addressed by the Voting Rights Act, and the Supreme Court took the country a step backward to those infamous days Tuesday by invalidating one of the law's key provisions, said Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), one of the people who shed his own blood in the struggle.

Lewis was one of the leaders of the legendary 1965 march over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., where he had his skull fractured when police set on him and 600 other protesters with tear gas, horses and clubs.......

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"Tester, Udall roll out constitutional amendments to allow campaign-finance regulation" | Billings Gazette | June 18, 2013

"Tester, Udall roll out constitutional amendments to allow campaign-finance regulation" | Billings Gazette | June 18, 2013 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
HELENA – Montana’s Sen. Jon Tester on Tuesday proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that says corporations don’t have constitutional rights – an attempt to restrict corporate campaign spending and overturn a landmark 2010 court ruling that expanded such spending.
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U.S. Sen. Jon Tester urges bipartisanship while addressing the joint session of the Montana Legislature in January. Sen. Jon Tester on Tuesday proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to stop "Dark Money" in campaigns.

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All-white town fights to preserve segregation in Mandela's 'Rainbow Nation' | NBC World News

All-white town fights to preserve segregation in Mandela's 'Rainbow Nation' | NBC World News | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
KLEINFONTEIN, South Africa - An all-white enclave less than an hour from South Africa’s capital is fighting to hold on to a segregated life reminiscent of the country before Nelson Mandela toppled the apartheid regime.  “We feel...
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We have "gated communities" and small White towns like this right here in America.  They are just a little under the radar. 

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"JOIN TEAM OBAMACARE" | Organizing for Action

"JOIN TEAM OBAMACARE" | Organizing for Action | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
"JOIN TEAM OBAMACARE" | Organizing for Action

Obamacare has helped millions of Americans get access to affordable health care. OFA is building the grassroots team to get the facts out, stand up to the conservative attacks, and tell the story of how Obamacare is working.


Sign up for Team Obamacare today -- when you do, we'll send you this free bumper sticker.

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"JOIN TEAM OBAMACARE" | Organizing for Action

Obamacare has helped millions of Americans get access to affordable health care. OFA is building the grassroots team to get the facts out, stand up to the conservative attacks, and tell the story of how Obamacare is working.


Sign up for Team Obamacare today -- when you do, we'll send you this free bumper sticker.

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"Farm Rx: Georgia Organics Works to Bring Food and Medicine Together." | foodtank - The Food Think Tank

"Farm Rx: Georgia Organics Works to Bring Food and Medicine Together."  | foodtank - The Food Think Tank | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Georgia Organics, the Georgia organic farmer association, reached out to healthcare professionals with a “Food as Health” track at their 2013 annual conference.
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"Farm Rx: Georgia Organics Works to Bring Food and Medicine Together."  | foodtank - The Food Think Tank

 

Georgia Organics, the Georgia organic farmer association, reached out to healthcare professionals with a “Food as Health” track at their 2013 annual conference.
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"From ‘Mississippi Goddam’ to ‘Jackson Hell Yes’: Chokwe Lumumba is the New Mayor of Jackson" | Organizing Upgrade

"From ‘Mississippi Goddam’ to ‘Jackson Hell Yes’: Chokwe Lumumba is the New Mayor of Jackson" | Organizing Upgrade | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Chokwe Lumumba--a founder and leader of the Republic of New Afrika, the New Afrikan People’s Organization and Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, defense a...
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Chokwe Lumumba--a founder and leader of the Republic of New Afrika, the New Afrikan People’s Organization and Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, defense attorney for Tupac Shakur and others, and a first term city councilman--is the new Mayor of Jackson, Miss.

 

His June 4 victory is a stirring tribute to the courageous Mississippi civil rights leader Medgar Evers who fifty years ago on June 12, 1963 was gunned down at his Jackson home.

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North Carolina's Tug-of-War

North Carolina's Tug-of-War | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
[[nid:217933]]This piece is the third in our Solid South series. Read the opening essay by Bob Moser here, Abby Rapoport's Texas reporting here, and Jamelle Bouie on Virginia here.
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What happens when a state becomes more progressive and more conservative at the same time? ....you get "North Carolina's Tug-of-War"

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A Lot Of People Are Very Upset That An Indian-American Woman Won The Miss America Pageant

A Lot Of People Are Very Upset That An Indian-American Woman Won The Miss America Pageant | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
"And the Arab wins Miss America, classic."
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...racism and hatred is alive and well in America in 2013!!

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"I'm on Team Obamacare" | JOIN THE TEAM TODAY!! | Democratic National Committee | 09/13/13

"I'm on Team Obamacare" |  JOIN THE TEAM TODAY!! | Democratic National Committee | 09/13/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Obamacare is changing the face of American health care for the better. Stand up for Obamacare, and against Republican obstruction.
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"Wish Barack a Happy Birthday!" | Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

"Wish Barack a Happy Birthday!" | Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Add your name to Barack's birthday card! http://www.dccc.org/page/s/happy-birthday-barack-2013?source=fb_post_2013.07.28_1700
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"Wish Barack a Happy Birthday!" | Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee ---- Add your name to Barack's birthday card! http://www.dccc.org/page/s/happy-birthday-barack-2013?source=fb_post_2013.07.28_1700

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"New Low: These 14 Republicans Gutted Food Aid While Giving Themselves Farm Subsidies" | PoliticUsUSA

14 Republican members of Congress voted to kill food stamps for 47 million Americans, and also voted to keep their own farm subsidies.
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....the GOP Rats want all the cheese!

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"Zimmerman’s Old MySpace Account Reveals Racist, Sexist, Violent Behavior" | AddictingInfo.com

"Zimmerman’s Old MySpace Account Reveals Racist, Sexist, Violent Behavior" | AddictingInfo.com | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
A Myspace account belonging to George Zimmerman, describes arrests, felony ATF charges, and accusations of domestic violence against Zimmerman, in 2005.
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This shpould be a key point in the U. S. Justice Department bringing Civil Rights charges against George Zimmerman...Stay Tuned America!

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"Could You Pass The Literacy Test Given To Black Voters In The 1960s?" | BuzzFeed

"Could You Pass The Literacy Test Given To Black Voters In The 1960s?" | BuzzFeed | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
You have 10 minutes to answer these 30 questions.
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"Could You Pass The Literacy Test Given To Black Voters In The 1960s?" | BuzzFeed


....You have 10 minutes to answer these 30 questions.

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Supreme Court's Right-Wing Clique Guts the Voting Rights Act -- After Five Decades of Protecting Minorities, Suddenly, It's 'Unconstitutional' | AlterNet News & Politics

Supreme Court's Right-Wing Clique Guts the Voting Rights Act -- After Five Decades of Protecting Minorities, Suddenly, It's 'Unconstitutional' | AlterNet News & Politics | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
The ruling means that the Department of Justice will no longer be able to stop many of the most abusive election practices we saw in the most recent election.
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The People Must Respond! And We Will!!

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"Moral Mondays" Draws Thousands to Protest Legislative Attacks on Voting Rights and The Poor (VIDEO)

Hundreds arrested opposing Republic controlled legislature's 'barbaric' attacks on North Carolina's most vulnerable populations

Via Monica S Mcfeeters
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"Moral Mondays" Draws Thousands to Protest Legislative Attacks on Voting Rights and The Poor (VIDEO).......Hundreds arrested opposing Republic controlled legislature's 'barbaric' attacks on North Carolina's most vulnerable populations

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Some brave souls are standing up to an ALEC style agenda that is being pushed and passed in the South and other areas around the country. This does a good job of showing how State agendas are used to undermine National issues.

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"Moral Mondays: 480 Faith Leaders Arrested In Raleigh, NC For Protesting Cruel GOP Agenda" (VIDEO)

"Moral Mondays: 480 Faith Leaders Arrested In Raleigh, NC For Protesting Cruel GOP Agenda" (VIDEO) | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Watch out, conservatives, the REAL moral majority's in town: 12 laws so evil, these faith leaders risk jail every week during 'Moral Mondays' protests.
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Watch out, conservatives, the REAL moral majority's in town: 12 laws so evil, these faith leaders risk jail every week during 'Moral Mondays' protests

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"6 Business Models That Are Transforming Health Systems Around The World" | Forbes - Entrepreneurs - 06/07/2013

"6 Business Models That Are Transforming Health Systems Around The World" | Forbes - Entrepreneurs - 06/07/2013 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
The new vision for health care isn't just about access, quality and affordability. It's also about social and financial inclusion.
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"6 Business Models That Are Transforming Health Systems Around The World" | Forbes - Entrepreneurs - 06/07/2013

 

The new vision for health care isn't just about access, quality and affordability. It's also about social and financial inclusion.
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"15 Websites Saving the Environment by Changing the Food System" | foodtank - The Food Think Tank

"15 Websites Saving the Environment by Changing the Food System" | foodtank - The Food Think Tank | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Each of these 15 websites explores the complex relationship between food and the environment.
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CNET: Hillary shows she's down with tech and joins Twitter

CNET: Hillary shows she's down with tech and joins Twitter | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Demonstrating that she's savvy with the world of social media, Hillary Clinton has finally joined Twitter with a dose of tongue-in-cheek humor. And, with only one tweet, she already has 220,000 followers and counting.
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She's racking up hundreds of thousands of followers after just one tweet, the former Secretary of State launches #tweetsfromhillary
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