Friday, February 28, 2014

Michigan Democrat taking Koch brothers head on over Obamacare

Michigan Democrat taking Koch brothers head on over Obamacare

Mary Landrieu and Wimpy Democrats Look to Split the Baby on Minimum Wage

Wimp Democrats look to split the baby on minimum wageSen. Mary Landrieu introducing the Fixing America's Inequities with Revenues (FAIR) Act - to ensure all energy producing states receive a fair share of the revenues they help produce with Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

With just 41 votes, Republican senators block veterans benefits bill

With just 41 votes, Republican senators block veterans benefits billU.S. Senator John Cornyn speaks to the media following the weekly Republican Senate policy meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Fruits of Iran's Revolution

Fruits of Iran's Revolution

William Rivers Pitt | The Ocean Is Coming

William Rivers Pitt | The Ocean Is ComingStorms.

Adolph Reed Jr.: The Surrender of America's Liberals

Adolph Reed Jr.: The Surrender of America's Liberals

Liberals Face a Hard Day's Knight?

Liberals Face a Hard Day's Knight?

Why This Woman Should Be Ohio’s Next Secretary of State | The Nation

Why This Woman Should Be Ohio’s Next Secretary of State | The Nation

Ukraine Doesn’t Need the US or NATO to Build a Democracy | The Nation

Ukraine Doesn’t Need the US or NATO to Build a Democracy | The Nation

Koch Brothers Are Trying To Buy America - YouTube

Koch Brothers Are Trying To Buy America - YouTube

Koch Brothers Are Trying To Buy America


Darrell Issa; A $14 million Taxpayer Abuse Scandal

A $14 million taxpayer abuse scandalThe House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, led by Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) (R), speaks with Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD) at Capitol Hill in Washington June 20, 2012. The House Oversight and Government Operations Committee is conside

Kansas State Legislature Plans to Steal Medicaid Funding

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Attacks Plan to Steal Medicaid Funding

Obama proposes $302 billion transportation bill

Obama proposes $302 billion transportation bill

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Watching your husband die at the hands of police (Warning: graphic video)

Watching your husband die at the hands of police (Warning: graphic video)

Corker now pretending his threats over VW union vote weren't really threats

Corker now pretending his threats over VW union vote weren't really threats

Cartoon: Little Vics for the 1%

Cartoon: Little Vics for the 1%

Florida's Tea Party Government Forcing Firefighters to Fight Wildfires Alone

Florida's Tea Party Government Forcing Firefighters to Fight Wildfires Alone

Republican bill would cost 1 million workers their health coverage

Republican bill would cost 1 million workers their health coverage

Swiss Banking Giant Helped US 1% Evade Taxes on Billions of Dollars, But Justice Department Hasn't Prosecuted

Swiss Banking Giant Helped US 1% Evade Taxes on Billions of Dollars, But Justice Department Hasn't Prosecuted

Detroit Pension Protesters Offer Own Bankruptcy Plan, Vow to Shut City Down

Detroit pension protesters offer own bankruptcy plan, vow to shut city downMonica Lewis-Patrick, cofounder of We the People of Detroit, addresses the news media Monday.

MoveOn Petitions - .@nytimes: Fix Your False Reporting on Venezuela

MoveOn Petitions - .@nytimes: Fix Your False Reporting on Venezuela

Tell the Media: It’s Time to Expose the TPP | CREDO Mobilize

Tell the Media: It’s Time to Expose the TPP | CREDO Mobilize

MoveOn Petitions - Flush Rush from Military Bases

MoveOn Petitions - Flush Rush from Military Bases

Wisconsin Supreme Court Challenge to Dark Money Probe Raises Questions of Judicial Ethics | PR Watch

Supreme Court Challenge to WI Dark Money Probe Raises Questions of Judicial Ethics | PR Watch

How ALEC Helps Big Telecom Change State Laws for Corporate Gain | PR Watch

How ALEC Helps Big Telecom Change State Laws for Corporate Gain | PR Watch

How ALEC Helps Big Telecom Change State Laws for Corporate Gain | PR Watch

How ALEC Helps Big Telecom Change State Laws for Corporate Gain | PR Watch

New Report Exposes America's Highest Paid Government Workers | PR Watch

New Report Exposes America's Highest Paid Government Workers | PR Watch

Fix the Debt’s Last Harrumph | PR Watch

Fix the Debt’s Last Harrumph | PR Watch

The Top Five Things You Need to Know about the John Doe Emails | PR Watch

The Top Five Things You Need to Know about the John Doe Emails | PR Watch

Big Telecom Bankrolls a National Network of Stink Tanks | PR Watch

Big Telecom Bankrolls a National Network of Stink Tanks | PR Watch

Big Telecom Bankrolls a National Network of Stink Tanks | PR Watch

Big Telecom Bankrolls a National Network of Stink Tanks | PR Watch

Keystone PipeLIES Exposed: New Film Refutes Jobs, Security, Gas Price, Tax, Safety, and Climate Claims | PR Watch

Keystone PipeLIES Exposed: New Film Refutes Jobs, Security, Gas Price, Tax, Safety, and Climate Claims | PR Watch

Is It Time for a New Church Committee?

Is It Time for a New Church Committee?

If Hillary Is the Only Candidate, Where Does She Stand on Keystone XL?

If Hillary Is the Only Candidate, Where Does She Stand on Keystone XL?

Obama Administration Proposes Cuts to Rates in Medicare Advantage, Infuriates the Rich Who Benefit From It

U.S. Proposes Cuts to Rates in Medicare Payments - NYTimes.com

Fate of Iranian Nuclear Pact Depends on Discredited Intelligence Documents From Secret Sources

Obama Pins Fate of Nuclear Pact on Documents From an Iranian "Curveball"President Barack Obama leaves his podium after addressing the nation on an agreement reached with Iran that would temporarily freeze Tehran’s nuclear program and lay the foundation for a more sweeping accord, at the White House in Washington, November 23, 2013. (Photo: Doug Mills / The New York Times)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Daily Kos: Campaigns: Sign the petition to Nancy Pelosi: Time to file a discharge petition on immigration reform

Daily Kos: Campaigns: Sign the petition to Nancy Pelosi: Time to file a discharge petition on immigration reform

Pentagon Plans to Shrink Army to Pre-World War II Level - NYTimes.com

Pentagon Plans to Shrink Army to Pre-World War II Level - NYTimes.com

Bill Moyers Outdoes Himself with Guest Mike Lofgren: “The Deep State Hiding in Plain Sight”

Bill Moyers Outdoes Himself with Guest Mike Lofgren: “The Deep State Hiding in Plain Sight”

Cartoon: The gun

Cartoon: The gun

Congress Should Vote on Extending US Troops in Afghanistan

Congress Should Vote on Extending US Troops in Afghanistan

Chris Hedges: Edward Snowden’s Moral Courage - Chris Hedges - Truthdig

Chris Hedges: Edward Snowden’s Moral Courage - Chris Hedges - Truthdig

Help Me Stop the Comcast-Time Warner Merger | CREDO Mobilize

Help Me Stop the Comcast-Time Warner Merger | CREDO Mobilize

Keystone XL "at a Standstill" After Nebraska Ruling

Keystone XL "at a Standstill" After Nebraska Ruling

Violent Protests in Venezuela Fit a Pattern; CIA Involved

Violent Protests in Venezuela Fit a PatternFire at a makeshift roadblock illuminates graffiti on a wall which reads "No to the Dictatorship, Resistance," on a street in Caracas, Feb. 20, 2014. (Photo: Meridith Kohut / The New York Times)

How ALEC helped Duke Energy block stricter coal ash rules

How ALEC helped Duke Energy block stricter coal ash rules

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Tell Congress: Overturn Citizens United

Tell Congress: Overturn Citizens United

Fed Didn't Misread the 2008 Crisis, It Willingly Went Along With Whatever the Bush Administration Wanted

Fed Misread Crisis in 2008, Records Show - NYTimes.com

Despite State Department Report, There are MANY Reasons to NOT APPROVE the Keystone XL Pipeline

Clearing Our Heads About KeystoneNo Keystone Pipeline.

Despite State Department Report There are MANY Good Reasons to NOT Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

Scott Walker’s dopey defenders: Beltway hacks think racist emails are a snooze - Salon.com

Scott Walker’s dopey defenders: Beltway hacks think racist emails are a snooze - Salon.com

Exxon CEO Joins Lawsuit to Stop Fracking Near His Home

Exxon CEO Joins Lawsuit to Stop Fracking Near His Home

The Arrogance of Oil Corporations

Texas-based company refuses to allow Federal inspectors after CA accident

OCA: Tell Congress: Don’t Sponsor an Industry-Crafted Federal GMO Labeling Bill that Would Preempt States’ Rights to Enact Mandatory GMO Labeling Laws!

OCA: Tell Congress: Don’t Sponsor an Industry-Crafted Federal GMO Labeling Bill that Would Preempt States’ Rights to Enact Mandatory GMO Labeling Laws!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Social Security Works

Social Security Works

Tell the Media: It’s Time to Expose the TPP | CREDO Mobilize

Tell the Media: It’s Time to Expose the TPP | CREDO Mobilize

Fracking Chemical Disclosure Bills are Really Nondisclosure Bills; Contains "Halliburton Loophole"

      Back when the ALEC model bill was debated in the Texas legislature in spring 2011 (and before it was endorsed by ExxonMobil and eventually adopted as a model by ALEC), the bill was touted as an antidote to the lack of transparency provided at the federal level on fracking chemicals by both industry and environmental groups, such as the Environmental Defense Fund and the Texas League of Conservation Voters (LCV).
"[T]his is proof positive that the public, environmental groups, and the state’s energy industry can work together to ensure the health and safety of Texans," the Texas LCV said in May 2011.
Rep. Rodrigues said he was impressed by these dynamics when researching the bill online in comments provided by email to DeSmogBlog.
"I was pleased to see the Environmental community and the Energy community jointly draft this legislation," he said.
The lack of federal level transparency is mandated by law via the Energy Policy Act of 2005, as outlined in a sub-section of the bill best known as the "Halliburton Loophole.

      The "Halliburton Loophole" — named such because Halliburton is an oil services company that provides fracking services and because when it was written, the company's former CEO, Dick Cheney, was vice president of the United States and oversaw the industry-friendly Energy Task Force — gives the oil and gas industry a free pass on fracking chemical disclosure, deeming the chemicals injected into the ground during the process a trade secret.
Yet, far from an antidote to the "Halliburton Loophole," a new loophole has been created in its stead at the state level — the "ExxonMobil Loophole" — which now has the backing of ALEC. The results haven't been pretty.
An August 2012 Bloomberg News investigation revealed FracFocus merely offers the fa├žade of disclosure, or a "fig leaf" of it, as U.S. Rep. Diane DiGette (D-CO) put it in the piece.
"Energy companies failed to list more than two out of every five fracked wells in eight U.S. states from April 11, 2011, when FracFocus began operating, through the end of last year," wrote Bloomberg. "The gaps reveal shortcomings in the voluntary approach to transparency on the site."
As we reported on DeSmogBlog in December 2012, FracFocus is a public relations front for the oil and gas industry:
FracFocus' domain is registered by Brothers & Company, a public relations firm whose clients include America’s Natural Gas Alliance, Chesapeake Energy, and American Clean Skies Foundation, a front group for Chesapeake Energy.
FracFocus was listed as an industry "ally" in the recently revealed scandalous Ohio Department of Natural Resources memo from 2012 — now part of an Ohio House of Representatives investigation — which discussed how to push through fracking on public lands and divide Ohio's environmental community. It also received an initial $1.5 million in seed money in the aftermath the meetings between members of the industry-stacked 2011 Obama Administration Department of Energy Fracking Subcommittee.
Perhaps it shouldn't be shocking, then, that one of the bill's original co-introducers, Texas Rep. Lon Burnam (D), told Bloomberg, "This disclosure bill has a hole big enough to drive a Mack truck through.”
Texas' track record on fracking chemical fluid disclosure speaks for itself.
"Drilling companies in Texas, the biggest oil-and-natural gas producing state, claimed similar exemptions about 19,000 times this year through August,"explained Bloomberg. "Trade-secret exemptions block information on more than five ingredients for every well in Texas, undermining the statute’s purpose of informing people about chemicals that are hauled through their communities and injected thousands of feet beneath their homes and farms."
Or, as the Harvard University Law School study put it:
FracFocus prevents states from enforcing timely disclosure requirements, creates obstacles for compliance for reporting companies, and allows inconsistent trade secret assertions. Furthermore, the reliance on FracFocus by numerous states as a de facto regulatory mechanism sends a strong signal to industry that careful reporting and compliance is not a top priority.
Asked why HB 157 was introduced as a companion to HB 71 to begin with, Rep. Rodrigues cited the "Halliburton Loophole."
"HB 157 was introduced because there are existing exemptions for trade secrets in both state and federal statutes," he said. "Therefore HB 71 must be made compliant with existing law. Otherwise, HB 71 could be challenged in court and thus not enforced

MoveOn Petitions - Hillary: Help Jeff Sachs Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline

MoveOn Petitions - Hillary: Help Jeff Sachs Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline

Rick "Man-on-Dog" Santorum Plans 2016 Run on "Save the Unborn, Damn the Living Poor" Platform

Rick "Man-on-Dog" Santorum Plans 2016 Run on "Save the Unborn, Damn the Living Poor" Platform

MUST-SEE: Jason Jones shows how American right-wingers should move to Russia

MUST-SEE: Jason Jones shows how American right-wingers should move to Russia

These Guys are Crazy!

These guys are mad!U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, (R-KY) speaks to reporters after Senate luncheons as he is accompanied by  Sen. John Cornyn,( R-TX)  at Capitol Hill in Washington, July 16, 2013. REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana

These Guys are Crazy!

These guys are mad

Cartoon: A pipeline runs through it....

Cartoon: A pipeline runs through it....

Looks Like the End for Rushbo's Hate Radio; Good Riddance!

Snap! Rush Limbaugh's 'Radio Daddy' Clear Channel Reports $309 Million In 4th Quarter Losses

Why Won't These Republicans Keep Their Promises; Boehner, Nugent, Rushbo?!

Boehner: 'I'll commit suicide before I vote on a clean minimum wage bill'Speaker of the House John Boehner speaking at the 2012 CPAC in Washington, D.C.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's Problems Not Over, They're Just Beginning

Scott Walker, eyeing 2016, faces fallout from probes as ex-aide’s e-mails are released - The Washington Post

Bills to Outlaw Boycott as Tool Being Considered for Sake of Israeli Collaboration

Laws Seek To Punish Use of Time-Honored Tool for Pushing Social ChangePeter Roskam.

What's the Greatest Economic Fraud of Our Time?

What's the Greatest Economic Fraud of Our Time?

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Experts on Tar Sands


MoveOn Petitions - All you need is to stay no to Keystone XL

MoveOn Petitions - All you need is to stay no to Keystone XL

What’s Wrong With the Comcast/Time Warner Merger | The Nation#

What’s Wrong With the Comcast/Time Warner Merger | The Nation#Jordan Davis

The Shadow Lobbying Complex | The Nation

The Shadow Lobbying Complex | The Nation

AFL-CIO Executive Council Calls for Commitment to Broad-Based Wage Growth, Ending Job Export, Stopping Fast Track and More

AFL-CIO Executive Council Calls for Commitment to Broad-Based Wage Growth, Ending Job Export, Stopping Fast Track and More

The Voters Couldn't Be More Clear: Raising Wages Is a Top Priority

The Voters Couldn't Be More Clear: Raising Wages Is a Top Priority

Watch This CNN Anchor Stop The Spin On The Minimum Wage | Blog | Media Matters for America

Watch This CNN Anchor Stop The Spin On The Minimum Wage | Blog | Media Matters for America

How Fox News Talks About African-Americans When It's Not Black History M...


Americans: we love paying more for less

Americans: we love paying more for less

VW reconsiders expansion in South after no UAW in Chattanooga

VW reconsiders expansion in South after no UAW in Chattanooga

Daily Kos: Campaigns: Tell the FCC: Stop this mega-merger!

Daily Kos: Campaigns: Tell the FCC: Stop this mega-merger!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Holder's Speech on Felon Disenfranchisement: A Step Forward or Just Lip Service?

Holder's Speech on Felon Disenfranchisement: A Step Forward or Just Lip Service?

Using Our Tax Dollars to Continue Stirring Up Strife Across the Globe, From the Middle East to South America

US Support for Regime Change in Venezuela Is a MistakeProtest in Caracas, Venezuela, February 15, 2014. (Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/89831068@N00/12593091254/in/photolist-kbNTi1-kbNUsA-PH1LU-47kHW4-47kNzg-47pUZs-47pV7Q-5Vdajj-Ne8uS-47pZ93-NeeyD-NefBt-Nedxv-6LoijD-6Loiqn-6LoifD-6LsrNs-6LsrHm-6LsrTq-Ne9tL-NeeX4-Ne8W5-NecNT-Nebz1-Neasw-NeaGb-5Ydgzw-2Db9q-2Db6b-2Dbm1-2DbgU-2DaNT-2DaHM-2Dceb-2Anz4-2AnHR-2AnuQ-2AnEb-2AnQn-2AnVJ-2AnBd-2AnHe-2AnC8-2AnPn-2AnDi-2Anqj-2AnFy-2AnwJ-2AnUH-2AnLx-2AnXj"target="_blank">andresAzp / Flickr</a>)

Nebraska Law That Allowed Keystone XL Struck Down - ABC News

Nebraska Law That Allowed Keystone XL Struck Down - ABC News

Will Obama Kill the Democratic Party With Chained CPI in 2015 Budget?

How Obama Could Kill the Democratic Party

Police Union Implicated in Bridgegate; Owed Hundreds of Jobs to Christie

Police Union Implicated in Bridgegate; Owed Hundreds of Jobs to Christie

This is Full Tea Party Republican Mode All Across the Country and They're Proud of It!

After calling Obama a 'subhuman mongrel,' Ted Nugent campaigns for Texas's Greg AbbottMusician Ted Nugent listens to U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 12, 2013. &nbsp;REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Why raising the minimum wage is the right choice for Louisiana

Why raising the minimum wage is the right choice for Louisiana

Extend Unemployment Assistance by Cutting the War Budget

Extend Unemployment Assistance by Cutting the War Budget(Image: <a href=" http://www.flickr.com/photos/42269094@N05/4664969110/in/photolist-87ebMU-83ge5s-83d63n-7RXb3W-7RXbcE-7PWoqC-7PWoBC-7NcH7p-7K4jWF-7K8frd-7C321X-7C326c-7w6Y7R-7jRXSm-7eGbjv-7eGbja-77w89E-77w8aj"target="_blank">Jared Rodriguez / t r u t h o u t; Adapted: Staff Sgt. Liesl Marelli / DVIDSHUB, designshard</a>)

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Hospitals Close as Georgia Continues to Block the Medicaid Expansion, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Hospitals Close as Georgia Continues to Block the Medicaid Expansion, and More

Robert Scheer: Honoring the ‘Accomplices’ to Truth Who Caught Clapper in a Lie - Robert Scheer - Truthdig

Robert Scheer: Honoring the ‘Accomplices’ to Truth Who Caught Clapper in a Lie - Robert Scheer - Truthdig

Sign the Petition: No Back Room Trade Deals

Sign the Petition: No Back Room Trade Deals
TPP Protest

The Problem with Hillary for President

Ready for Hillary? I Don't Think So!Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talks about Syria during an event at the White House in Washington, September 9, 2013. REUTERS

       I first heard of Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton when her husband Bill was first running for President of the US. As the months and years passed, I learned more and more about her. And I must say, the more I learned about her the more I was impressed. I learned that she was an activist during the Viet Nam War years and participated during hearings on the war in congress, I learned that she participated in the Watergate hearings in the senate and I learned that she was an out spoken advocate for children's welfare, along with Mrs. Marion Wright Edelman. To my way of thinking, she could have answered to no higher calling to serve her country. I have developed a great love for her. And when she stood by her husband as the right wingers were trying to impeach him over a consensual sexual relationship with a young woman, I came to love her even more. Some of those young women are not as innocent as we are sometimes led to believe. Now I'm not saying that Ms. Lewinsky was on the prowl herself, but none of us really know. And Bill's enemies were out to hang him for any reason, no matter how trivial, they could find. The republican congress had already spent $40 million turning over every rock and had found nothing else to prosecute so they decided to persecute him until they found this as a reason to impeach.
       But since that time Hillary is no longer that Mrs. Clinton. She has evolved into a person hardly recognizable from the Hillary of those old bygone days. Though I still have a great love for her, I don't think I could or would vote for her to be the democratic nominee for president, and I'll tell you why.
       Once she began to run for president she took a turn to the right. She no longer stood on principle. When it came time to vote to go to war in Iraq, she "went along to get along", as we say. I believe that she really was against the war, but in order to further her political aims, she voted in favor. She wanted to please the corporate PACS who contribute so much to each political party so that they can control the political process. That also includes the military industrial complex as well as AIPAC, the Jewish Lobbyists and last but not least Wall Street. They have already lined up behind her and she has not even declared her intention to run yet. The "Ready for Hillary" movement seems to be about electing the first female president, but I am not so sure of that. Even though it is run by women, that could be just a facade. It could possibly also be a corporate front set up especially for the purpose of electing another president they could control.  I say this because even though we loved and trusted her husband Bill Clinton, it was really he who began the downward spiral of our economy. Mr. Ross Perot, a presidential candidate, warned us during the presidential debates in the runup to Bill being elected president, that if a NAFTA agreement was signed, America would hear a giant sucking sound of our jobs leaving this country and going to other countries. He turned out to be a prophet because once President signed NAFTA a great deal of American manufacturing jobs disappeared. Mr. Clinton also allowed congress to pass and signed a law de-regulating banks. They did this by repealing the Glass-Stegall Act, a law that was designed to keep investment banks separate from depositor's banks funds. preventing them from using depositor's funds to play the stock market. Once Bill Clinton signed this bill into law, banks began mingling all the funds and using them in any way they wished. With banks using depositor's cash to gamble with, it could only be a matter of time before a mistake would be made that would bring all of the banks, and the world economy crashing down. President Clinton is still well thought of today, but for those of us in the steadily shrinking middle, he definitely did NOT help us. On the contrary, he almost dealt us a death blow. We were deceived and we loved it.
      And now we find ourselves about to repeat history, Will we be mesmerized and deceived by another President Clinton? Even if Mrs. Clinton takes a turn to the left again, can we trust her? I don't think so. And here's why I doubt that she can truly be a populist, or liberal or progressive. She and Bill have a political organization called the Democratic leadership Council (DLCC). It's a centrist democrat organization, which means they collaborate with corporations to pass agendas that are acceptable to the corporations. Unfortunately most of the time those agendas are not for the benefit of the rest of us. For instance, this organization will "go along with" the idea that social security benefits need to be cut back so that the super rich and corporations can maintain all their obscene tax breaks and tax cuts. Social security has never contributed to the budget deficit. Our SS benefits money has been used to cover shortages in other areas of the federal budget and has never been paid back. It's the people who come from this kind of organization that will "go along with" corporations to privatize the US Postal Service so that they can steal the postal worker's pensions. It's this kind of organization that will "go along with" spending half of the US treasury fighting wars while telling us that we don't have any money to spend on domestic programs. Its the kind of organization that will "go along with" a sequester and then say I didn't think they would actually want to cut the budget, when that is what they were arguing for all the time. There, I said it! Though Barack Obama made us believe he would bring about change, he also has done very little to change the policies of the Bush administration. So the argument can be made that he has a hidden connection with said organization. Not that Mr. Obama hasn't done anything worth doing. He has managed to hold off the Israeli (AIPAC) lobby from coercing him into another war that America does not need. But I feel he could have done more if he had chose the right battles to fight. And for Hillary's service to his administration, she now has his full support. Will Hillary be able to say "no!"  to AIPAC? I don't think so. Can she stand up to corporations or the military-industrial complex? I think the answer is a resounding "NO!"
      So, no I don't think that Hillary is the best candidate for the democratic nomination. Maybe I would like to see a woman president, but not that woman. Maybe Mrs. Elizabeth Warren or even Mrs. Nancy Pelosi. There are also a few men's names worth mentioning. First, Mr. Joe Biden, our currently sitting vice-president, Mr. Brian Sweitzer, or even Senator Bernie Sanders. I believe that all of the names on this list, whether man or woman, would fight extremely hard on behalf of the working people of this country. I still love and admire Mrs. Clinton for all those things that she has done in the past. But I'm sorry, I just don't feel that she would fight that hard on our behalf anymore, and she would have one helluva  job convincing me otherwise..

Thanks! - People For the American Way

Thanks! - People For the American Way

Labor Leaders See Promise Organizing in Texas

Labor Leaders See Promise Organizing in Texas

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tell the IRS: Rein in dark money! - Common Cause

Tell the IRS: Rein in dark money! - Common Cause

How Big Banks Are Cashing In On Food Stamps

How Big Banks Are Cashing In On Food Stamps

Time to Restore the Power of the National Labor Relations Act

Time to Restore the Power of the National Labor Relations Act

Robert Scheer: Honoring the ‘Accomplices’ to Truth Who Caught Clapper in a Lie - Robert Scheer - Truthdig

Robert Scheer: Honoring the ‘Accomplices’ to Truth Who Caught Clapper in a Lie - Robert Scheer - Truthdig

Climate Change Debate: BILL NYE vs CONGRESSWOMAN MARSHA BLACKBURN


Obamacare Small Business Goldmine

Obamacare Small Business Goldmine

Meet the Real Face of Conservatism

The real face of conservatism

Madame President, Maybe, But Probably Not Hillary Clinton

Is Hillary Clinton the president we need at this time?

NSA Reporters Receive Polk Journalism Honor; Finally, Good Journalism Awarded!

NSA Reporters Awarded Polk Journalism Honor - Truthdig

Daily Kos: Campaigns: Sign the petition to President Obama and USDA: Dump the filthy chicken rule

Daily Kos: Campaigns: Sign the petition to President Obama and USDA: Dump the filthy chicken ruleChicken-inspections

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Securities Fraud Investigation Nabs Ohio Republican Along With A 'Secretive' Church | Crooks and Liars

Securities Fraud Investigation Nabs Ohio Republican Along With A 'Secretive' Church | Crooks and Liars

No Fast Track to TPP: Fix NAFTA First

No Fast Track to TPP: Fix NAFTA First

Sanders Helped Kill Military Pension Cut By Threatening the War Budget

Sanders Helped Kill Military Pension Cut By Threatening the War Budget

Koch Brothers Pay Actors to Pose as Louisianans Upset with Obamacare

Koch Brothers Pay Actors to Pose as Louisianans Upset with Obamacare

Kansas State Senators face Backlash and plot retreat - A Report from the Capital

Kansas State Senators face Backlash and plot retreat - A Report from the Capital

FreePress.net | Comcast + Time Warner Cable = Disaster

FreePress.net | Comcast + Time Warner Cable = Disaster

Democrats crank up fight against Kochs over Obamacare

Democrats crank up fight against Kochs over Obamacare

New Jersey Fires Contractor Associated With American Enterprise Institutes' Luminaries John Bolton, Newt Gingrich, Lynn Cheney and Paul Wolfowitz

Christiegate: N.J. Fires 2nd Sandy Contractor

Lou Dobbs EPIC Debt Limit Debate With Louie Gohmert. Scolds Gohmert For ...


Social Security Works

Social Security Works

FreePress.net | Comcast + Time Warner Cable = Disaster

FreePress.net | Comcast + Time Warner Cable = Disaster

Tea Party’s fringe isolation: How a conspiracist mind-set poses long-term electoral danger - Salon.com

Tea Party’s fringe isolation: How a conspiracist mind-set poses long-term electoral danger - Salon.com

Wisconsin Republican Petri Should Be Investigated for Conflict of Interest

Wisconsin Republican Petri Should Be Investigated for Conflict of Interest

Friday, February 14, 2014

Bob Jones University helped cover up sexual abuse, fires investigative group

Bob Jones University helped cover up sexual abuse, fires investigative group

Often Overlooked Black Leader, Marcus Garvey, Predicted the Plight of President Obama

Often Overlooked Black Leader Predicted the Plight of President Obama

Bill Blum: Recess Is Over: What the Supreme Court Has in Store for Us Now - Bill Blum - Truthdig

Bill Blum: Recess Is Over: What the Supreme Court Has in Store for Us Now - Bill Blum - Truthdig

Tell the GOP: Don't Like Obamacare? Open Medicare for All | LeftAction

Tell the GOP: Don't Like Obamacare? Open Medicare for All | LeftAction

Time to End the Cheney/Halliburton Loophole

Time to End the Cheney/Halliburton Loophole

The Federal Reserve; Invented for Elite Banking!

Why the Federal Reserve Needs an Overhaul | The NationFederal Reserve

Chris Christie’s Money-Strewn Path to 2016 | The Nation

Chris Christie’s Money-Strewn Path to 2016 | The Nation

MoveOn Petitions - Investigate Rep. Petri on Pentagon Contractor Conflict of Interest

MoveOn Petitions - Investigate Rep. Petri on Pentagon Contractor Conflict of Interest

Act.TV | Do more than watch

Act.TV | Do more than watch

Tell the Sec. Kerry: NO Keystone XL - Environmental Action

Tell the Sec. Kerry: NO Keystone XL - Environmental Action

Bill Moyers - NHRebellion

Bill Moyers - NHRebellion

Bill Moyers - NHRebellion

Bill Moyers - NHRebellion

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Daily Kos: Value work? Then tax capital at the same rate as labor

Daily Kos: Value work? Then tax capital at the same rate as labor

Daily Kos: NEW STUDY: Corporate Welfare Makes the Rich Lazy

Daily Kos: NEW STUDY: Corporate Welfare Makes the Rich Lazy

2014 NAACP Founders Day


Fox Host Finally Accepts The Truth About Benghazi Talking Points | Blog | Media Matters for America

Fox Host Finally Accepts The Truth About Benghazi Talking Points | Blog | Media Matters for America

Shining a Light On the Darkness of Dick Cheney: The Smile of Secret Power

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Massive Turnout at North Carolina "Moral March" Puts Right-Wing Lawmakers on Notice

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Better Markets sues Justice Department over JPMorgan deal | Reuters

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Close the "Water's Edge" Loophole

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The Latest Attack on Public Sector Unions: Paycheck Protection in Pennsylvania and Missouri

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Resources, racism, and the state of public education: A lesson in St. George.

Resources, racism, and the state of public education: A lesson in St. George.

CBO Director: ACA will *reduce* unemployment


Submit a comment before March 7: Keystone XL is NOT in our national interest | CREDO Action

Submit a comment before March 7: Keystone XL is NOT in our national interest | CREDO Action

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The HUge Civil Rights Gathering in N. Caroline That Corporate News Media Refused to Cover

▶ HKonJ: Thousands march in downtown Raleigh - YouTube

Ted Cruz's Latest Debt Ceiling Filibuster Threat Is Why Harry Reid Must Go Nuclear

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The American Worker in Revolt!

Free The Enbridge 3 | CREDO Mobilize

Free The Enbridge 3 | CREDO Mobilize

Daily Kos: National Republican Congressional Committee sets up 18 fake web sites to defraud Dem donors

Daily Kos: National Republican Congressional Committee sets up 18 fake web sites to defraud Dem donors

Could We Make Bill de Blasio Meet With J Street?

Could We Make Bill de Blasio Meet With J Street?

People Powered Media Mobilizes Masses While Mass Media Remains Silent

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American Taxpayers Should Really Be Outraged About This!

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Evidence Mounting That Walker Campaign Is at Center of Criminal Probe

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How Entitlements for the Rich Cheat the Rest of Us

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Become a citizen co-sponsor of the Government by the People Act - Sierra Club

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Don't Just Hush Rush, Flush Rush!

Heads of Killing, Lying and Spying Under Fire at Senate Intelligence Hearing

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The War on the Poor and Working Families


Daily Kos: The senator from Walmart thinks a $10.10 minimum wage is 'too much, too fast'

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Is This Conservative Icon Ronald Reagan With leaders of Islamic Jihad at the White House?!

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Reagan meeting with leaders of the Islamic Jihad at the White House

Ron Paul, Ralph Nader agree on 'Progressive-Libertarian Alliance'


Progressives Candidates Go On Offense On Minimum Wage


Raise the Minimum Wage

Raise the Minimum Wage

MoveOn Petitions - Tell Congress to Strengthen, Support & Pass the Voting Rights Amendment Act!

MoveOn Petitions - Tell Congress to Strengthen, Support & Pass the Voting Rights Amendment Act!