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News Bag

LEGAL MARIJUANA There will be a cannabis industry expo in October 2014 in Denver, CO: “The Indo Expo Trade Show looks to assist in building relationships between wholesalers,retailers, and the public. This show will provide a safe business environment as well … Continue reading

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News: Obama Lawsuit, Minimum Wage, UAW

HOUSE LAWSUIT AGAINST OBAMA Speaker of the House John Boehner initiates lawsuit against Pres. Obama: “Here’s the complete text of the letter Speaker John A. Boehner sent Wednesday to House members, regarding his decision to initiate a lawsuit on behalf of … Continue reading

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News Mix

LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE RUNS FOR TEXAS LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Van de Putte joins race for Lt. Governor: “Long rumored to be a contender, state Sen. Leticia Van De Putte has now made it official: She is running for lieutenant governor. “I … Continue reading

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News Roundup

ENDA Senate passes Employment Non-Discrimination Act: “The Senate passed a historic piece of gay rights legislation Thursday that would ban workplace discrimination against gay and transgender employees, another milestone victory for a gay rights movement that has been gaining favor in … Continue reading

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Government Shutdown Drama

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN DRAMA It’s Over For Now — Until January. Here’s A Brief Look At What Happened: The saddest government shutdown photo you’ll ever see: “Add to the growing list of Americans affected by the GOP-led government shutdown this adorable, heartbroken … Continue reading

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News: First Responders, Shutdown, UAW

SEPTEMBER 11 FIRST RESPONDERS People who lived or worked near Ground Zero are still being diagnosed with cancer: “As the nation marks the 12th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, the federal government is still working to ensure that the people … Continue reading

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A Few Words About Tom DeLay

A Few Words About Tom DeLay I am a lifelong progressive Democrat who has been a political activist since age 13 when I campaigned for Bobby Kennedy. If you are reading this blog, then you can spot the lefty leaning … Continue reading

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Income Inequality In America

INCOME INEQUALITY IN AMERICA U.S. Income Inequality has been growing for almost three decades:“The gulf between the richest 1 percent and the rest of America is the widest it’s been since the Roaring ’20s. “The very wealthiest Americans earned more … Continue reading

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News: Women’s Rights, Supreme Court, Budget Cuts

WOMEN’S RIGHT TO CHOOSE Radical Texas anti-abortion bill falls after marathon 13-hour challenge: “Hundreds of jeering protesters helped stop Texas lawmakers from passing one of the toughest abortion measures in the country, shouting down Senate Republicans and forcing them to miss … Continue reading

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News: Gun Safety, Marijuana, Sequestration

GUN SAFETY – BACKGROUND CHECK LEGISLATION “The Manchin-Toomey background check legislation that died in the Senate on Wednesday had everything going for it. Bipartisan sponsorship by two centrist senators. The support of 90 percent of Americans. President Obama’s full-throated backing. … Continue reading

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