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Browsing Archive: December, 2011

OUR NATIONAL DEBT: WHO-WHAT-WHEN

Posted by on Saturday, December 31, 2011,
Sometimes...a picture is worth a thousand words:




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OBAMA'S JUSTICE DEPT IS LETTING US DOWN

Posted by on Saturday, December 31, 2011,
"The Obama Justice Department hasn't tried a single Wall Street executive in a criminal court. Against a handful, it decided to let the S.E.C. bring civil charges of fraud, which are easier to prove. So if defendants' wrists are merely being slapped by the S.E.C. instead of cuffed by the Justice Department, Obama has only his appointees to blame.

For three important reasons, the President needs to explain why the Justice Department has filed away its investigations of big banks and Wall Street...

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ANTI-MITTER: How to Choose Gingrich as the GOP Nominee

Posted by on Friday, December 30, 2011,
Little Suzie Newsykins is learning all about picking the Republican nominee for president. She'll take you through the process of choosing Newt Gingrich as the GOP star!





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TEA PARTY AND GOP LOSING SUPPORT...Among Their Supporters

Posted by on Friday, December 30, 2011,
According to the non-partisan Pew Research Center, since the 2010 midterm elections, the Tea Party has not only lost support nationwide, but also lost support in the congressional districts represented by members of the House Tea Party Caucus. And this year, the image of the Republican Party has declined even more sharply in these GOP-controlled districts than across the country at large.

In the latest Pew Research Center survey, conducted Nov. 9-14, 2011, more Americans say they disagree (27%...
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THE PAYROLL TAX, GOP Priorities and Congressman Alan Grayson

Posted by on Monday, December 19, 2011,
Congressman Alan Grayson (D-Orlando) appeared on the premiere of The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur on CurrentTV. Grayson spoke in favor of extending the payroll tax cut for the middle class, against which the Republican leadership in Congress is still fighting as of today. The interview took place on December 5, 2011.





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Jesus Was A Liberal: Humor

Posted by on Monday, December 19, 2011,
The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Jesus Is a Liberal Democrat
www.colbertnation.com






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The Media Messenger of Zuccotti Park

Posted by on Thursday, December 15, 2011,
As part of TIME Magazine's special issue on TIME's Person of the Year 2011: The Protester , they produced this video centering on how an activist/journalist's (Tim Poole) live video stream from New York City's Zuccotti Park garnered mainstream attention and helped galvanize a movement.  Tim has gone beyond Zuccotti and has traveled up and down the east coast and to California in the last several weeks to cover the other Occupy protests and to help others set up similar livestreams.

For the ...
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POLITICAL PANIC: Taking on Our President and Representatives

Posted by on Monday, December 12, 2011,
Truth in Media:  A rare and delightful thing.  A passionate rant that everyone needs to hear. Join in the effort to get money out of politics. Click HERE or copy and paste this URL into your browser to sign the petition:  http://www.getmoneyout.com/




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The Saving American Democracy Amendment

Posted by on Sunday, December 11, 2011,


Sign a petition supporting the Saving American Democracy Act



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THE VOTE HEARD ROUND THE WORLD

Posted by on Thursday, December 8, 2011,
Thank the Occupy Movement.  OccupyLA put the issue of Corporate Personhood on the Los Angeles City Council Meeting agenda.  With a unanimous vote, we are one small step towards overturning Citizens United, regaining our Democracy, and a government for and by the people.





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THE FED GRANTED SECRET $7.7 TRILLION to WALL STREET

Posted by on Tuesday, December 6, 2011,


Do you know who Elizabeth Duke is? How about Donald Kohn or Kevin Warsh? No? Well - you should. Because while Congress was debating back in 2008 whether or not to bailout Banksters with a $700 billion blank check - these guys and girls were just doing it. They were funneling $7.7 trillion to Wall Street under the table - without one constituent phone call - without worrying about one election - without having to give one explanation. It is time that we essentially take the power of our moneta...
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