Democrats Who Voted for Fast Track Legislation

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Barack Obama was given the authority he has long sought to expedite negotiations for a massive trade deal with countries on the Pacific rim, propelling the US toward a landmark agreement that, both proponents and critics agree, will reshape the global economy.”

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South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley Finally Agrees Confederate Flag at State Capitol Must be removed

Tanya’s Comments: It’s about time that Republicans acknowledge what the Confederate flag means to Black people, and most Americans in general. This move represents progress. I commend Gov. Haley for making this tough (for her political career), but brave decision. 

“A day after thousands mourned the slayings of nine black worshipers at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, leaders of diverse ages, races and backgrounds came together to say a symbol of segregation has no place at the state Capitol.” (CNN.com)

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“This has been a very difficult time for our state,” Haley said. “We have stared evil in the eye. … Our state is grieving, but we are also coming together.”

“Today, we are here to say it is time to move the flag from the Capitol grounds,” said Haley, surrounded by top leaders including U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, both Republicans like the governor. The…

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Important Victory in Push to Demilitarize Police

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“President Obama just banned the federal government’s transfer of certain military vehicles and weaponry to local and state police departments across America.”

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership is like NAFTA on steroids!

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Courtesy of Wikimedia.org

“The TPP was written in secret by industry insiders who care more about corporate profits than working Americans! Fast tracking the TPP would railroad this bad bill through Congress, with limited debate, before Congress can even read the fine print.”

– WorkingFamilies.org

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How Republicans Will Govern – ‘‘No Gays Allowed’ Law Set To Pass In Virginia’

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‘The state of Virginia is set to pass a law which would allow anti-LGBT business owners to bar gay people, purely on the basis of their sexuality’.

  • ‘The Virginia Bill states that anyone seeking or holding a business license from the state of Virginia in the state can refuse service or entry to gay people, on the grounds it “would violate the religious or moral convictions of such person with respect to same-sex “marriage” or homosexual behavior.”

‘This would make it lawful for LGBT people to be barred from hotels, restaurants, schools, hospitals, and any other premise where a good or service is exchanged by someone who dislikes their sexual orientation’:

“Want to buy a bed? Prove you’re not sharing it with a member of the same sex”.

“Want to buy diapers but show up with your same-sex partner? No diapers for you, and don’t darken the door of this…

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MO Gov. Jay Nixon points to Kansas, Shuts down Legislative Republicans

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Just a few short days ago, Grover Norquist appeared in Missouri to push the new Republican tax plan aimed at revving up the Missouri Economic engine.

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National anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist is stumping around Missouri today with Republican state House Speaker Tim Jones, in support of a GOP tax-cut plan that Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon is poised to veto.

According to Jones’ office, Norquist was to join Jones at an event in Cape Girardeau this morning “to discuss the importance of fostering economic growth by lowering the tax burden on Missouri families and businesses.” The two are scheduled to appear in Springfield, Mo., later today.

The tax-cut measure, which passed the General Assembly earlier this month, would gradually cut the top individual state income tax rate from the current 6…

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Bad News for Gun Control Advocates

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A gun bill that will give sweeping “Stand Your Ground” immunity to people who use deadly force “to protect themselves” advanced in the Ohio House Tuesday, passing a House committee 7-4, over the objections of the state’s law enforcement community (ThinkProgress.org). The full House passed the bill by a vote of 62-27 late Wednesday. The Senate, which is more than two-thirds Republican, has not yet considered the bill. But as we know, Republicans don’t like gun laws, so it’s not looking good.

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