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Muslim/Arab public relations gambit

Since Arabs in general and Muslims specifically are feared, a major multi-pronged pr effort is needed and cannot hurt.

Judge Rules Gun Dealers May Have to Pay For Crimes Committed With Weapons They Sell

Approving a tariff of $25 per gun
and 2 or 5 cents per round of ammunition for sellers.

How fossil fuels and the shale boom saved the United States.....for now.

Bernie Sanders and others talk about "investing" in Green Energy Projects, Translation (bend over tax payer) Solar and Wind can't began to compete with fossil fuels even as heavily subsidized as it is. Maybe someday it will be competitive but for now it's not even close. Like it or not the US uses over 800 million gallons of oil everyday. Since the Shale boom energy companies have driven down the price to a point where it's saving Americans 1 Billion dollars a day that they can spend other places.

After Decades of Failed Policies, Congress Quietly Passes Sweeping Drug Reforms

The amendment, sponsored by Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and Sam Farr (D-CA), was passed on a temporary basis earlier this year and was up for renewal in the 2016 budget.

12/21/2015
Federal Ban Lifted On Medical Marijuana,
Provision Lifting The Ban Quietly Placed In The Recent Spending Bill

by inquisitr

Bernie Sanders says U.S. Fed 'hijacked' by bankers

Bernie Sanders says U.S. Fed 'hijacked' by bankers

https://beta.finance.yahoo.com/news/candidate-sanders-says-u-fed-hijacked-bankers-143455762--business.html

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders lambasted the Federal Reserve on Wednesday as an institution that has been "hijacked by the very bankers it regulates" and called for banning bank executives from regional Fed governing boards.

Is Karl Rove's Message Failing?

For years the message to the teabaggers is that the poor are stealing from you. It's worked for quite a while but now poor and lower middle class GOPers may have come to question the message.

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/01/the-great-republican-revolt/419118/#article-comments

Yahoo shilling for Republicans

for 3 years now yahoo email constantly puts progressive groups i'm a paid member of into SPAM and i repeatedly mark them as NOT SPAM, which holds for a month or so then yahoo again dumps them into SPAM.

not only am i on my democratic senators' and democratic house of reps emailing lists (i freely subcribed) but i also donate to them yet yahoo for 2 years now repeatedly places them in SPAM even after i continuouslly mark as NOT SPAM.

Bernie Sanders Sweeps Online Polls After Winning Last 2015 Democratic Presidential Debate

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brian-hanley/bernie-sanders-sweeps-onl_b_8847040.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592

Above is the information on a few Democratic Party Presidential Debate polls. Guess who had the highest percentage of favorable people? Yes, Bernie Sanders!

Creating a National Referendum

There are several examples around the world and in the U.S. which are useful to consider when looking for political innovation. Even though improving our operating system is really our number one job, most progressives are not even talking about them. It's as if we are collectively blind to our sovereign right to improve our constitution.

Professor Amar and Levinson have been pointing this out for years, still we persist in believing the central paradigm imposed on us at birth, that we must fit into the system, not change it.

Jeb Bush can't lose. It's an American tradition

If Jeb Bush is nominated for President, he can lose the popular vote and probably the Electoral College vote but he will likely become President anyway. Every time the son or grandson of a previous President has run for that office, that man lost the popular vote but became President.

In 1824, John Quincy Adams (son of John Adams, President from 1797-1801) lost both the popular vote and the Electoral vote. The Congress was so terrified of the populist Andrew Jackson becoming President they threw out some of his Electors and made J. Q. the President.

The Sabotage of Bernie Sanders' Campaign

I thought for sure there would be a topic about this by now. It's been all the rage on Facebook all day and is hitting the news. I see there is a blog post.

Anyway, by now you must have heard the story so all I want to add to that story is the following information that I don't hear mentioned on the news.

The Budget

Budget negotiations are going to lift the export ban on crude oil. What ever the big corporations want. It will be drill baby drill. Leaving nothing but holes in the ground to look at.

Latest Headlines

One Iowa Caucus Delegate Comes Down To Coin Toss

The Iowa caucus convener flipped a coin. Bernie Sanders supporters called "heads" and it landed on tails.

Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton by 31 points in N.H.: Poll

Sanders was at 61 percent support in the University of Massachusetts Lowell/7News poll, followed by Mrs. Clinton, at 30 percent

Martin O'Malley suspends presidential campaign after Iowa caucuses

The announcement came after O'Malley barely registered in Iowa against his better-known rivals Clinton and Sanders, failing to meet already low expectations

Comparing 2016 America to 1972 America Doesn't Work

Bernie Sanders' big win in New Hampshire has given his campaign a big boost, but even Bernie knows that there's still a long primary season ahead.

One of the biggest criticisms about Bernie Sanders, one that I hear frequently from pro-Clinton callers, is that Bernie Sanders could be the next George McGovern.

And it's a serious criticism that's being thrown at Bernie.

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