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VIDEO | Bill Clinton: GOP 'Begging For America To Fail' : Huff Post Politics | 09/29/13

VIDEO | Bill Clinton: GOP 'Begging For America To Fail' : Huff Post Politics | 09/29/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Former President Bill Clinton weighed in on an increasingly likely government shutdown in an interview with ABC's 'This Week'. Clinton criticized Republican demands, as well as their obsession with Obamacare.
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Tracy Knauss' Facebook Timeline Photo sums it all up - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201130297514319&set=a.1164602149986.25410.1075845911&type=3&theater

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"Political activist 'Jocco' Baccus dies" | CrossRoadsNews | 09/27/13

"Political activist 'Jocco' Baccus dies" | CrossRoadsNews | 09/27/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Well-known political activist and prolific blogger Clyde “Jocco” Baccus of Covington has died.
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My condolences to the Baccus family.  Just found out about his transition today.  I would have been there for my ‘”Brother In The Struggle”.  R. I. P. my friend!

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"Obama's debt ceiling red line: no deal" | Mother Jones News | 09/27/13

"Obama's debt ceiling red line: no deal" | Mother Jones News | 09/27/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
The president says he won't negotiate. John Boehner says he has to. Who blinks first?
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You have to read this articleo see why Boehner will blink first -- "Slate Pitch: Obama Is the Shrewdest Political Tactician Since LBJ" -

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/09/slate-pitch-obama-shrewd-political-strategist.

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"Meet the People That Will Bear Some of the Worst Effects of the Keystone XL Pipeline" | AlterNet - Environment | 09/25/13

"Meet the People That Will Bear Some of the Worst Effects of the Keystone XL Pipeline" | AlterNet - Environment | 09/25/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
What do the communities living with the worst impacts at both ends of this pipeline have in common? They are both communities of color.
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....Environmental Warfare against poor and People's of Color communities!

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"How America’s 401(k) Revolution Rewarded the Rich and Turned the Rest of Us Into Big Losers" | AlterNet - Economy | 09/23/13

"How America’s 401(k) Revolution Rewarded the Rich and Turned the Rest of Us Into Big Losers" | AlterNet - Economy | 09/23/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
A failed public policy experiment is tearing the country apart.
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Robin Hood in Reverse!

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PRESS RELEASE: "Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin Named Ready for Hillary Senior Advisor" | Ready For Hillary Super PAC | 09/26/13

PRESS RELEASE: "Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin Named Ready for Hillary Senior Advisor" | Ready For Hillary Super PAC | 09/26/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
ALEXANDRIA, VA - Today, the national grassroots organization Ready for Hillary named former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin as a senior advisor.
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The Team is coming together! We will be--- "Ready For Hillary"!

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"Robin Hood Activists Take Aim at Wall Street" | Inter Press Service | 09/21/13

"Robin Hood Activists Take Aim at Wall Street" | Inter Press Service | 09/21/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Robin Hood Activists Take Aim at Wall Street - Five years after the 2008 world financial crisis and two years after the Occupy movement it triggered, U.S.
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Now that what I'm talking about! Wall Street needs to be taken down a few notches....

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"Robert Reich: We Can Save the Economy If We Get Serious About Taxing the Rich" | AlterNet | 09/23/13

"Robert Reich: We Can Save the Economy If We Get Serious About Taxing the Rich" | AlterNet | 09/23/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
New documentary "Inequality for All," starring Reich explains how to fix America's income inequality.
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We need a "Middle Class Economic Bill of Rights" here in America!

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Watch trailer & RSVP for call right now |"Join Howard Dean & Robert Reich" | Democracy For America | 09/23/13

Watch trailer & RSVP for call right now |"Join Howard Dean & Robert Reich" | Democracy For America | 09/23/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it

Join Governor Howard Dean and former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich on a special conference call for an advance preview of the Sundance Film Festival award-winning documentary 'Inequality for All.'

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Watch the trailer and RSVP for the call right now, I just did!

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SIGN PETITION: "Obama: Be a Food Stamp President" | YouPower -- A Democracy For America Tool | 09/23/13

SIGN PETITION: "Obama: Be a Food Stamp President" | YouPower -- A Democracy For America Tool | 09/23/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program) historically has been the most responsive federal program after unemployment insurance in assisting families and communities during economic downturns.
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I Signed! Will You? Let's Let The President Know That We Want Him To Be --- "A Food Stamp President!"

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"Liberals Break With Obama on 'Clean' CR - 218" | Roll Call | 09/20/13

"Liberals Break With Obama on 'Clean' CR - 218" | Roll Call | 09/20/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Grijalva said he would whip the Congressional Progressive Caucus to vote against the CR that maintains the sequester. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Phot
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OK Mr. President! It's time to End The Sequester.... Join  the Congressional Progressive Caucus in the FIGHT!

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"House Republicans Line Up for Free Annual Physicals Before Defunding Obamacare" | The New Yorker | 09/20/13

"House Republicans Line Up for Free Annual Physicals Before Defunding Obamacare" | The New Yorker | 09/20/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Saying that they needed to be in peak physical condition for their looming effort to defund Obamacare, over a hundred House Republicans lined up for their free annual physicals today.
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Free Health Care for GOP House Members but no health care for YOU!

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VIDEO: "Mercer University to Commemorate 50 Years of Integration" | WMGT 41NBC-Macon, GA | 09/18/13

VIDEO: "Mercer University to Commemorate 50 Years of Integration" | WMGT 41NBC-Macon, GA | 09/18/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Singers, speakers and a civil rights leader are coming together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of integration at Mercer University.

Ambassador Andrew Young, a former aid to Martin Luther King Jr., will speak at the school's convocation this Friday, September 20. The event will kick off around 3 p.m. at the Willingham Auditorium on campus in Macon.

The school is giving away a limited amount of free tickets to the historic ceremony. Tickets can be picked up at the Grand Opera House box office on the Mulberry Street. between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. and the University Center Box Office on the Mercer campus between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.


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Sam Oni of Ghana was the student who integrated Mercer back in 1963.  Here's a link to his story - http://faculty.mercer.edu/davis_da/fys102/Sam_Oni.html

 

Sam joined me and my family for the trek to Washington, DC in January 2013 for President Obama's second Inauguration.  I will joining him on Friday in Macon for this historic occasion.

 

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"House Republican Spending Bill Would Allow Employers To Opt Out Of Birth Control Coverage" | Huff Post Politics | 09/28/13

"House Republican Spending Bill Would Allow Employers To Opt Out Of Birth Control Coverage" | Huff Post Politics | 09/28/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans included a so-called "conscience clause" in the government funding bill in a plan they approved early Sunday. The House voted 231-192 on a bill that would delay much of the 2010 health care overhaul for a year.
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...the House GOP's "Real Agenda" is clear for the American People to see!

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"Slate Pitch: Obama Is the Shrewdest Political Tactician Since LBJ" | Mother Jones News | 09/24/13

"Slate Pitch: Obama Is the Shrewdest Political Tactician Since LBJ" | Mother Jones News | 09/24/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
The conventional view in Washington these days is that President Barack Obama is not having such a great second term and might already be suffering a bit of lame duckery. After all, he failed to overcome NRA and GOP opposition to modest gun safety legislation after the horrific Newtown massacre, and his immigration reform push has crashed into that brick wall known as the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. But here's a Slate pitch: Obama is the most wily tactician in the nation's capital since Lyndon Johnson.
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....the unfolding drama in Washington with the GOP and in New York with Russia, Syria, Iran and the UN seem to be bringing this out... Stay Tune for More.....

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"This Is Obamacare" | Join Team Obamacare | Democratic National Committee | 09/27/13

"This Is Obamacare" | Join Team Obamacare | Democratic National Committee | 09/27/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Obamacare is expanding affordable, accessible health care coverage to millions of Americans.
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Be sure to stroll down to bottom of page to "Learn more about how Obamacare will affect your state".  A great resource and ACTION Tool!

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"Ray Charles Honored with a Forever Postage Stamp" | BlackNews.com | 09/24/13

"Ray Charles Honored with a Forever Postage Stamp" | BlackNews.com | 09/24/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Legendary music icon Ray Charles is being honored with a limited edition Forever® postage stamp, and the September 24th date of release for the stamp falls on what would have been his 83rd birthday.
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Got to get me some of these for my 2013 Holiday Seasons Cards....

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"Florida counties defy Gov. Scott on Affordable Care Act" | Martin Bashir Show | MSNBC | 09/25/13

"Florida counties defy Gov. Scott on Affordable Care Act" | Martin Bashir Show | MSNBC | 09/25/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Broward County Mayor Kristin Jacobs said that Gov. Rick Scott's "scare tactics" to keep people away from the Affordable Care Act won't work in her 31 cities.
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The County Health Departments are doing the right thing for the people!

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"Evelyn Lowery dies after suffering stroke" | WSBTV - Atlanta, GA | 09/26/13

"Evelyn Lowery dies after suffering stroke" | WSBTV - Atlanta, GA | 09/26/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Channel 2 Action News has learned Evelyn Lowery has died. The condition of Joseph Lowery's wife was critical since she suffered a stroke one week ago.
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"Keeping the Lowery Family in our prayers.  R.I.P. > Evelyn Lowery thank you for your service and deeds in this world" ... FDW
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"Family Research Council: ‘Nothing more Christian’ than food stamp cuts" | The Raw Story | 09/24/13

"Family Research Council: ‘Nothing more Christian’ than food stamp cuts" | The Raw Story | 09/24/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it

There’s “nothing more Christian” than the massive food stamp cuts passed last week by House Republicans, said a conservative activist.


Ken Blackwell, a senior fellow for the Family Research Council, told the Christian Post on Saturday that welfare programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program bred dependency.


The former Ohio secretary of state and failed 2006 gubernatorial candidate said he favored empowering the poor and working poor to become self-sufficient, although the story does not quote any specific plans suggested by Blackwell for doing this.

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This Ohio Republican says that Jesus would have approved of cutting food stamps to millions of hungry individuals. Do you agree?

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SIGN PETITION TODAY | "Tell Republicans: No More Government Shutdowns!" | DLCC | 09/24/13

SIGN PETITION TODAY | "Tell Republicans: No More Government Shutdowns!" | DLCC | 09/24/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it

Republicans are once again threatening to shutdown the government unless the Tea Party's demands are met.  Tell Republicans to stop playing destructive games with our economy and stop the government shutdown threats.

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I signed the petition! Will you SIGN??

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Daily Kos | "Poll: Shutting down government over Obamacare really, really unpopular" | 09/23/13

Daily Kos | "Poll: Shutting down government over Obamacare really, really unpopular" | 09/23/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Once again, the American people have spoken. Defunding Obamacare is not what they want. But even the minority who does want it think shutting down government or defaulting on the national debt to ...
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HELLO Ted Cruz! Can You Hear Us NOW!!

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     The article cites a poll taken of American citizen's views on whether or not to raise the debt ceiling as a response to "Obamacare".  The poll showed that the majority of Americans opposed defaulting on the debt, but opposition to "Obamacare" itself was more popular.  The only group favoring defaulting is the teaparty.  The implication in the article is that teaparty members are dogmatic and blindly in opposition to socialized healthcare.  The treatment of the party is less than fair, with members being reffered to as "teabaggers".  Personally, I do not agree with a government shutdown, but teaparty members' beliefs should not be discounted as irrational just because they are extreme.  The persistence of the proponenets of a shutdown is startling, and just about sums up American politics in the last five years: one side will be out of a job before they compromise.

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"Once Again, ‘the American People’ Disagree With the Shutdown Caucus" | U S News Opinion | 09/23/13

"Once Again, ‘the American People’ Disagree With the Shutdown Caucus" | U S News Opinion | 09/23/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Americans don’t want a shutdown and do want compromise; is Ted Cruz listening?
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Mr. Cruz is listening to the Tea Party Wing of the GOP!

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"Obama Nominates Native American Woman to Federal Court" | Indian Country Today Media Network | 09/19/13

"Obama Nominates Native American Woman to Federal Court" | Indian Country Today Media Network | 09/19/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Responding to widespread requests from tribal leaders and Indian legal advocates, President Barack Obama has nominated a Native American to serve on t
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....America We Can Do Better Than This! There should be at least one Native Person on every U. S. District Court.

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"Maddow: Obamacare is turning into the GOP’s Waterloo and it’s awesome" | The Raw Story | 09/20/13

"Maddow: Obamacare is turning into the GOP’s Waterloo and it’s awesome" | The Raw Story | 09/20/13 | Politics From My Point Of View | Scoop.it
Franklin Delano Williams's insight:

....the GOP Crazy Chickens are Coming Home to Roost!

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