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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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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 Mix

RIGHT-WING GROUPS Social Conservatives make big money plans: “On a recent snowy day in the Washington suburb of Tysons Corner in Northern Virginia, some of the religious right’s wealthiest backers and top operatives gathered at the Ritz-Carlton to plot their entry … Continue reading

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Wendy Davis Files For Texas Governor

WENDY DAVIS OFFICIALLY FILES FOR TEXAS GOVERNOR Democratic State Sen. Wendy Davis makes it official – Files paperwork for Texas Governor: “The leading candidates for Texas governor made it official Saturday, submitting the required paperwork and fees to compete in their … Continue reading

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Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis Runs For Governor

Wendy Davis Runs For Governor: “State Sen. Wendy Davis, standing on the stage where she got her high school diploma more than 30 years ago, finally announced Thursday what has been anticipated, telegraphed and talked about for weeks: She is … Continue reading

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News: Women’s and GLBT Rights, Campaign Finance

WOMEN’S RIGHTS Courts block anti-choice laws in several states: “Although the Texas abortion law has not yet been challenged judicially, similar legislation from other states has — and the outcomes are reassuring. According to Bloomberg, eight laws have been temporarily … 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: Jobs, Women’s Rights

JOBS AND UNEMPLOYMENT Low-wage and temporary workers are propping up the recovery: “The monthly jobs report showed steady if slow economic growth, with 195,000 jobs added to the economy in June. However, the bulk of these jobs were concentrated in low-wage … 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: GOP Repealing Health Care & Demonizing Single Parents; Barney Frank

GOP ATTEMPTS TO REPEAL OBAMACARE: “The economy may be struggling to create enough jobs to keep up with population growth, but Republicans are busy drafting legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act — a law which the Supreme Court upheld … Continue reading

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