HILLARY and BERNIE REMINISCE

Courtesy SNL, May 22, 2016

Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon) and Bernie Sanders (Larry David) reminisce about their time running against each other in the Democratic primary.

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SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN CALLS FOR OVERHAUL OF STUDENT LOAN SYSTEM

Courtesy commondreams.org, March 31, 2016, by Nika Knight

“It’s long past time for the Department of Education’s bank to clean up its act and start running the student loan program to benefit students, not private companies,” declared Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday as she announced a plan (pdf) for the Department of Education (DOE) to completely overhaul its student loan servicing system.

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE: THE HIGH PRICE OF BREATHING WHILE POOR

By Donald Cohen, Capital&Main.com, March 22, 2016

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REASONS TO CELEBRATE: KEY PROGRESSIVE GAINS IN 2015

Published on Thursday, December 31, 2015 by CommonDreams.org
by Andrea Germanos, staff writer

As the year draws to a close, it’s worth noting a handful of progressive gains that people-power made possible:

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WHY ARE TOP WOMEN POLITICIANS STILL PEPPERED WITH GENDER-SPECIFIC SLURS?

courtesy of Jessica Valenti, theguardian.com, December 28, 2015

 

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There seems to be no end to the number of insults that are tailor-made for women. And for those who decide to run for office, the sexist slams seem to never end. For as long as women have wanted to have a voice in our political process there have been men looking to shut them up with slurs and condescension. And it shows no sign of stopping,  or even slowing.

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WHO’S THIS BERNIE SANDERS?

Courtesy of Fred Bayles, theguardian.com, March 4, 2016

In 1972, a few weeks into my first job as a reporter at the Burlington Free Press, I was sent to check out reports of a demonstration in one of the s poorer neighborhoods.

The scene was somewhat chaotic. Three or four people were highly exercised about some housing-related issue, but it was hard to get past the rhetoric to understand the details. To add to my rookie confusion, the group was led by a wild-haired, wild-eyed 30-something with an incongruent Brooklyn accent. I took notes and retreated to the newsroom.

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IS THIS A CIRCLE? AND WHAT DOES YOUR ANSWER SAY ABOUT YOUR POLITICS?

Courtesy of Ben Ambridge, theguardian.com, December 6, 2015

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Here’s a simple question that can tell us an awful lot about you. Is this a circle?

If you said: “Yeah, sure, close enough” then you are probably politically liberal, and strongly support the idea of government aid for the homeless and unemployed. You are also likely to support same-sex marriage and legalisation of marijuana for recreational use.
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CALIFORNIA’S NEW HEALTH LAWS COMING IN 2016

by Lisa Aliferis, kqed.org, December 30, 2015

 

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The new year arrives Friday, and with it a host of new state laws.

Here’s our roundup of new ones coming in health. Most take effect on Friday, except where noted:

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THE REAL PROBLEM WITH AMERICANS AND THEIR DISRESPECT WITH OBAMA—ACCORDING TO A CANADIAN

(by William Thomas)

There was a time not so long ago when Americans, regardless of their political stripes, rallied ’round their president. Once elected, the man who won the White House was no longer viewed as a Republican or Democrat, but the president of the United States. The oath of office was taken, the wagons were circled around the country’s borders, and it was America versus the rest of the world, with the president of all the people at the helm.

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NOTORIOUS R.B.G. RAP VIDEO

(courtesy of By James Michael Nichols, July 4, 2015)

It’s really no secret that Ruth Bader Ginsberg is kind of a badass. Now, her legacy as a Supreme Court Justice is immortalized in an unexpected way:  a rap parody of the Sugarhill Gang’s iconic “Rapper’s Delight.”

The video comes from Allison Lane, an actress, writer and filmmaker known for her work with “Criminal Minds” (CBS), “Going Down In LA-LA Land” and the upcoming “Kiss Me, Kill Me.” The hilarious “Judges Delight” tribute to RBG is a feature on Lane’s popular YouTube channel called “See You Next Tuesday.”

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SALT LAKE CITY JUST ELECTED ITS FIRST OPENLY GAY MAYOR

Courtesy of theguardian.com, by the AP in Salt Lake City,  November 17, 2015

Jackie Biskupski is Salt Lake City�s first openly gay mayor.

Photograph: Rick Bowmer/AP

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GLORIA STEINEM: WHY THE WHITE HOUSE NEEDS HILLARY CLINTON

(courtesy of theGuardian.com, October 19, 2015)

This woman they had imagined as smart, cold, and calculating turned out to be smart, warm, and responsive ... Hillary Rodham Clinton
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DWD Presents BLACK LIVES MATTER Panel

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Anita Rufus, Talk Radio Host

Bob L. Blake, V.P., National Forum of Black Public Administrators

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HILLARY ON COUNTERTERRORISM AND FOREIGN POLICY

Published on December 15, 2015

On December 15, 2015, Hillary Clinton gave a major speech in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In her remarks she spoke about counterterrorism, the rise of ISIS, and foreign policy.

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WOMEN’S BODIES CAN’T PERFORM MAGIC. SOMEONE PLEASE TELL REPUBLICANS

One congressman this week thought that if women swallow pills, they end up in their vagina. The GOP still knows nothing about female anatomy.

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