Tag Archives: Healthcare

Supreme Court Decisions

               SUPREME COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF HOBBY LOBBY AGAINST OBAMACARE Supreme Court rules against Obamacare contraception mandate: “A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday ruled that “closely held” for-profit corporations cannot be forced to abide … Continue reading

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News Bag

GUN RIGHTS Gun advocates upset over NFL’s rejection of assault rifle ad: “A year after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, America’s gun nuts are in a major tizzy over what may be the biggest and most unlikely victory for sane … 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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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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Wendy Davis Lights A Fire Under Democrats

WENDY DAVIS Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis has lit a fire under Democrats everywhere, becoming an overnight sensation and a genuine political superstar after her spectacular 13-hr filibuster in front of the Texas State Legislature in June, which I wrote about here. … 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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News Mix

SUPREME COURT VOTING RIGHTS: “When the Supreme Court hears oral arguments next week about the constitutionality of a key element of the Voting Rights Act, the Obama administration and other proponents of the law will be facing five very skeptical … Continue reading

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News: Post-Election Roundup

CITIZENS UNITED HAPPY WITH MONEY SPENT BY SUPER-PACS: “Last month, James Bopp, the legal mind behind the Citizens United case that gave rise to super-PACs and the dark-money boom, told me he didn’t really believe Americans were all that upset … Continue reading

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Franklin D. Roosevelt on Social Security

This past week marked 77 years ago that the Social Security Act (SSA) was signed into law by visionary Democratic president Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In honor of that historic occasion on August 14, 1935, Think Progress tweeted the link to … Continue reading

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