Gaslighting—the Republican Mode of Operation

Rep. Adam Schiff discovered late tonight that a supposedly “recused” Chairman (and Trump Campaign groupie) Nunes made material changes to the memo that Nunes sent to White House.  Those changes were NOT shared with NOR approved by the Committee. The White House is therefore reviewing a document that the Committee has not approved for release.  …

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Reinventing High School

— General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), Founding Chair,  and Alma J. Powell, Chair, America’s Promise Alliance We want to talk to you about our nation’s high schools for a moment. In 2008, the Department of Education required all states, for the first time, to use the same calculation for their high school graduation rate — a key accountability …

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Playing Doctor with Americans’ Lives

Republicans, in both the House and the Senate, are currently colluding to gut Healthcare Reform and deny actual healthcare to millions of women across our nation using a process called Reconciliation.  Reconciliation is an expedited budgetary process that offers some procedural advantages: it needs only the support of a simple majority in the Senate, and …

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“Antithesis” — Time to Send a Dictionary to Rep. Amodei

Yesterday, while the Keystone Extremely Lethal (KXL) pipeline was failing passage in the Senate, the US House was passing, HR1422, The EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act. 225 Republicans and 4 Republicans sporting Democratic credentials [Barrow (GA), Matheson (UT), Peterson (MN), and Rahall (WV)] voted AYE.  Only ONE Republican broke from the rightwing pack and voted against …

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More Than 20 Actions—and Counting

— by Dan Pfeiffer, Senior Advisor, The White House, @Pfeiffer44 The President made something very clear in his State of the Union address this past January: Wherever and whenever he can take action to expand opportunity for more American families, he’s going to do it, with Congress or without. Republicans in Congress have actually set records in obstruction and inaction, blocking …

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Over One Million Voices Signed On to Protect Our Public Lands

— by David Turnbull, Oil Change International Our public lands are our lands, held and maintained by the Government in trust for the public at large, not the goliath corporations. And in support of that premise, over the last few weeks, we’ve seen some AMAZING response to our petitions to protect our public lands to …

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Will ‘Compromise’ Mean Sacrificing Our Social Safety Net?

— by Robert Reich, former Labor Secretary under President Bill Clinton Disturbing reports that the White House is already caving on Social Security and Medicare — telling Republicans it’s willing to cut yearly inflation adjustments to Social Security (thereby stranding seniors who must already pay 20-40% of their incomes for drugs and healthcare, whose prices …

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Pledge to resist Keystone XL

The clock is ticking — 45 days and counting — on the most important comment period yet for stopping the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The State Department released its latest report on the pipeline last Friday, and it utterly downplays the profound impact Keystone XL would have on the climate. Will you join us in …

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White House White Board: Refinancing

In this installment of the White House White Board, Brian Deese, Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, explains how President Obama’s plan would make it much easier for millions of American homeowners to refinance their mortgage and save hundreds of dollars every month. The ability, or inability, to refinance a home mortgage is a …

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Watch Live Tomorrow: Cesar Chavez Champions of Change

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Buenos Dias! In honor of Cesar Chavez Day 2012, the White House will honor 10 leaders who, like Cesar Chavez, have dedicated themselves to improving the lives of others throughout their community and across the Nation. The Cesar Chavez Champions of Change will be honored at a ceremony at the White …

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