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Common Dreams Weekly

sunnubian ·
Week Ending September 7, 2012 Readers' Choice / Most Read Views... Gar Smith: Politics and Plutocrats: A Parade of Inequality John Atcheson: The Real Welfare Problem: Government Giveaways to the Corporate 1% Noam Chomsky: The US and Israel, Not Iran, Threaten Peace John Vidal: 'A Great Silence Is Spreading Over the Natural World' Chris Hedges: Life Is Sacred Paul Buchheit: Labor Day Without Jobs: Exposing the "Job Creator" Fraud Tom Hayden: Saving Obama, Saving Ourselves Katha Pollitt: Women...
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Home | About Us | Donate | Subscribe | Archives Do you want to share the news with a friend? Click here to tell them about Common Dreams. News & Views | 05.08.12 Featured... Ralph Nader: Don’t 30 Million Workers Deserve 1968 Wages? http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/06/08-2 **************************************************** Headlines... Judge Allows 'Vague' Bradley Manning Charges to Stand http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/06/08-5 Rio+20: 'Meaninglessly Weak' Draft Threatens...
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Home | About Us | Donate | Subscribe | Archives Do you want to share the news with a friend? Click here to tell them about Common Dreams. News & Views | 06.12.12 Featured... Fed Directors Cashed in on 2008 Bailouts http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/06/12-9 Headlines... US Ditching Cars, Embracing 'Collaborative Consumption' http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/06/12-8 'Lost Decade' for US Middle Class, says Economist http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/06/12-0 Chicago...
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Do you want to share the news with a friend? Click here to tell them about Common Dreams. Week Ending June 1, 2012 Readers' Choice / Most Read Views... David Morris: How the Post Office is Being Destroyed by a Phony Budget Crisis Paul Buchheit: How the "Job Creators" REALLY Spend Their Money Glenn Greenwald: Obama Re-Defines "Militant" and the Media Eats It Up Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez: Let’s De-Militarize Memorial Day Ellen Brown: Out of the Mouths of Babes: Twelve-Year-Old Money...
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Home | About Us | Donate | Subscribe | Archives Do you want to share the news with a friend? Click here to tell them about Common Dreams. News & Views | 06.18.12 Featured... John Atcheson: Dark Ages Redux: American Politics and the End of the Enlightenment http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/06/18-2 Headlines... US To Egypt's Military: Hand Over Power or Lose US Aid http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/06/18-1 Greece's Syriza Party Vows to Fight After Close...
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Home | About Us | Donate | Subscribe | Archives News & Views | 01.03.12 Featured... War Clouds Darken: Russia Warns of US Strike on Iran http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/01/12-5 Headlines... Video Brings Accusations of War Crimes: Marines Urinating on Corpses http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/01/12 Foreclosure Nation: 2012 Could Bring Wave of Foreclosures http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/01/12-1 Rising Awareness in Class Divide, Many Point to OWS:...
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Contrary to Mainstream Myth, 'Social Security is Strong' and Could Be Made Stronger

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Published on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 by Common Dreams Experts: Contrary to Mainstream Myth, 'Social Security is Strong' and Could Be Made Stronger Lifting the payroll tax cap and better coverage by journalists would help build sustainable future for essential program - Common Dreams staff The Social Security trust fund is in strong financial standing and the overall program could be further strengthened, say experts and lawmakers, with a simple increase of the current payroll tax cap which...
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Muhammad Cipher ·
Always enjoy reading Klien's work. ""This economic model is failing us spectacularly, on multiple levels," she added, "but we're still acting as if our goal is to save it," rather than transform it into something that won't destroy us." And there there's this........ ""I guess what I want to say is, I don't want to give them that power," she told me. "I'd rather fight like hell than give these evil motherfuckers the power to extinguish the desire to create life."" Of course not to be out...
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EbonyRose ·
Google on 'Immoral' Tax Evasion: 'It's Called Capitalism' 'Hypocritical assertion of its corporate motto, 'Don’t Be Evil'" - Craig Brown, staff writer Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has defended his company's 'immoral' tax policies, saying of the internet giant's evasions to get out of paying billions of dollars: "It's called capitalism." News reports this week revealed that Google avoided paying at least $2 billion in taxes in 2011 by siphoning off $10 billion in profits to a...
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Re: Commondreams.org: Weekly Top Ten

EbonyRose ·
Wall Street Oil Speculation Driving Surge in Gas Prices That speculators have a huge impact on oil and gasoline prices is not news to anyone paying attention to the subject over the years, but it is an aspect that most media outlets rarely mention. ========================================================= I watched a report about this on the Young Turks the other day .... and it's beyond SCANDALOUS and CORRUPT the way this "speculation" thing works!! If we ought to be...
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Re: Oklahoma Earthquake Rate Breaking Records, and Fracking Could Be to Blame

Xumbrarchist ·
How close is what they are injecting to the Ogalala Aquifer? If they are producing high pressure and the pressure in the aquifer is going down could the stuff they are injecting leak into the aquifer? http://cleantechnica.com/2012/...mination-in-wyoming/ I haven't heard this in the media but when I saw the map of fracking in Oklahoma I knew the Ogalala was somewhere near by. So what will they say if they contaminate the aquifer? OOPS! Xum
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Re: Oklahoma Earthquake Rate Breaking Records, and Fracking Could Be to Blame

Norland ·
When this Global Warming kicks our ass, everyone's going to be gasping for their last breath, so nothing else is really going to matter. No food, no water, everything burned to a crisp. White man can be buried in all his mega bucks.
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Re: Oklahoma Earthquake Rate Breaking Records, and Fracking Could Be to Blame

sunnubian ·
They are leading future generations into a "Soylent Green" reality, all for money that can be made right now, regardless to its devastating effect long after they are dead and buried.
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Re: Oklahoma Earthquake Rate Breaking Records, and Fracking Could Be to Blame

Kocolicious ·
I agree. Folks keep forgetting that America...well parts of North America just came outta the little ice age less than a thousand years ago-500 years before Native Americans migrate there [which includes areas close to mayan,and aztec regents]. So it's just a matter of time before the opposite affect begins to happen again. Plus all the toxins used and the coast line fracking that are done are an essential causes for the onset of global warming. Massa been knowing about this. But! It's all...
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Re: Oklahoma Earthquake Rate Breaking Records, and Fracking Could Be to Blame

sunnubian ·
This is the future being created by present-day greed, diliberately manufactured mass ignorance, and human selfishness and indifference:
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Re: Oklahoma Earthquake Rate Breaking Records, and Fracking Could Be to Blame

Norland ·
All these weapons blowing holes in the earth, dropping into the oceans that have never detonated, rotting ships laying on the ocean floor, guns blasting through all these damn wars, all these centuries, surely must more than contribute to these deadly weather patterns, also. All the smoke and debris from this crap goes into the atmosphere. I believe man, with all his self-imposed glory, has to be the DUMBEST most INSANE animal that patrols Earth.
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Five Adjectives That Scream "Don't Vote Republican!"

sunnubian ·
Published on Monday, August 6, 2012 by Common Dreams Five Adjectives That Scream "Don't Vote Republican!"by Paul Buchheit There are more than five, of course, and voting Democrat may not be much of an improvement, but attaching these adjectives...
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Home | About Us | Donate | Subscribe | Archives Do you want to share the news with a friend? Click here to tell them about Common Dreams. News & Views | 07.02.12 Featured... Paul Buchheit: Some Outrageous Facts about Inequality Headlines... Power Outages Leave Millions Sweltering in 'Dangerous Heat' With 'Hot and Hotter' on the Way Sea Level Rise Unstoppable, say Scientists Weapons Builders Bank on Proliferation of Drones Following Barclays' Scandal, Stiglitz says 'Send Bankers to Jail'...
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Home | About Us | Donate | Subscribe | Archives Do you want to share the news with a friend? Click here to tell them about Common Dreams. News & Views | 09.12.12 Featured... Glenn Greenwald: The Tragic Consulate Killings in Libya and America's Hierarchy of Human Life http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/09/12-7 Headlines... Four Dead, Including US Ambassador, in US Embassy Attack in Libya http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/09/12 Jimmy Carter Slams Citizens United as Threat to...
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Home | About Us | Donate | Subscribe | Archives Do you want to share the news with a friend? Click here to tell them about Common Dreams. News & Views | 12.13.12 Featured... 'I'd Rather Fight Like Hell': Naomi Klein's Fierce New Resolve to Fight for Climate Justice http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/12/13 Headlines... Google on 'Immoral' Tax Evasion: 'It's Called Capitalism' http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/12/13-4 Israeli Troops Tear Gas West Bank Protesters Following...
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Home | About Us | Donate | Subscribe | Archives Do you want to share the news with a friend? Click here to tell them about Common Dreams. News & Views | 04.24.12 Featured... Robert Alvarez: Why Fukushima Is a Greater Disaster than Chernobyl and a Warning Sign for the US http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/04/24 **************************************************** Headlines... Experts Push Back: 'Social Security is Strong' http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/04/24-2...
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Commondreams.org: Weekly Top Ten

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Week ending Friday February 24, 2012 Do you want to share the news with a friend? Click here to tell your friends about Common Dreams. Of Note... A generous reader offered a challenge grant to match all contributions until we reach our current budget goal of $50,000. We are only a few thousand away! If you haven't yet - please contribute today to take us over the top. Readers' Choice / Most Read Views... Ellen Brown: How Greece Could Take Down Wall Street John Atcheson: US Running on Myths,...
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FYI: Common Dreams Headlines

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Home | About Us | Donate | Subscribe | Archives Do you want to share the news with a friend? Click here to tell them about Common Dreams. News & Views | 02.29.12 Featured... Naomi Klein: 'If You Take Climate Change Seriously, You Have to Throw Out the Free-Market Playbook' http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/02/29-4 Headlines... Hezbollah says Attack on Iran Would Set Middle East Ablaze http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/02/29-0 Wikileaks: US Dept. of Homeland...
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Which Corporations Occupy Congress?

sunnubian ·
Which Corporations Occupy Congress?Posted on January 11, 2012 by BrandonShare this now!    Found on CommonDreams.org. Originally submitted by Brandon W. 
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Home | About Us | Donate | Subscribe | Archives Do you want to share the news with a friend? Click here to tell them about Common Dreams. News & Views | 03.06.12 Featured... Vermont Town Meetings Model People-Driven Democracy http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/03/06-4 Headlines... "This Is Our Land:" Lakota Form Human Blockade to Stop Tar Sands Trucks http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/03/06-3 Super Tuesday: If Dennis Kucinich Loses, What Next?
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Home | About Us | Donate | Subscribe | Archives Do you want to share the news with a friend? Click here to tell them about Common Dreams. News & Views | 03.30.12 Featured... As Fukushima Worsens, US Approves New Nukes http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/03/30-7 **************************************************** Headlines... Money Talks, Science Walks: Millions Spent to Weaken FDA http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/03/30-4 Study: 'Arctic Cold War' Heats Up...
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Oklahoma Earthquake Rate Breaking Records, and Fracking Could Be to Blame

sunnubian ·
Published on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 by Common Dreams Oklahoma Earthquake Rate Breaking Records, and Fracking Could Be to Blame USGS: Increased seismic activity not due to typical, random fluctuations, but to oil, gas injection wells - Andrea Germanos, staff writer Image: USGS Fracking-related injection wells are likely behind the "remarkable" increase in earthquakes in Oklahoma, scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey have said. The USGS and the Oklahoma Geological Survey on Friday issued a...
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Re: Why Obama Will Disappoint Progressives and I Voted for Him Anyway

roarin1 ·
And in a nutshell ^^^ THAT, is what Tavis Smiley, Cornel West and Glen Ford are talking about. Be joyful all you want....but not (utterly,) deceived. And until we have found another Leader above reproach, I agree.
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Re: Why Obama Will Disappoint Progressives and I Voted for Him Anyway

Kocolicious ·
Blah Blah Blah yada yada yada What president in this nation NEVER involve himself with money and politics? Hurry up! Waiting..... uh! Thought so, Folks like the Young Turks need to spend their time convincing their foriegn counterparts that it is TIME to pull their heads outta of the dark ages....and RECOGNIZE that their women and children [they kept subjegating] are people TOO, That's the newflash. Cuz all this talk is nothing more than business as usual in the heart of America. If you look...
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Re: Why Obama Will Disappoint Progressives and I Voted for Him Anyway

EbonyRose ·
"Progressives" are just as much "extremists" as are Liberal and Conservatives. And the Taliban, for that matter. Neither one has a clear gasp on reality, IMO.
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Re: What Happens If GOP’s Voter Suppression Works

Yemaya ·
Well if voter suppression works, welcome to Post-Post-Post Reconstruction America.
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Re: What Happens If GOP’s Voter Suppression Works

EbonyRose ·
When Bush was (s)elected by the Supreme Court to be president in 2000 ..... I was actually very proud of the response by Black people - whose votes were most of the ones deemed "ineligible" and tossed out by the state of Florida - who literally took to the streets in large numbers and loudly protested against being disenfranchised in the manner that they were!!! Of course, when Gore acted like a chump and threw in the towel/quit his opposition to the Supreme Court's decision ... it pretty...
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Re: What Happens If GOP’s Voter Suppression Works

Norland ·
If voter suppression works, we'll be ruled by "President Romney". God!!!!!!! That means someone on a mass scale in this world will be SHOCKED AND AWED. Guaranteed. Undertakers will be counting the big bucks, mothers and fathers will be crying like they always do, and have been doing ever since I've been on this planet. No one will remember their children after their gone but them. Same O, same O. Caucasians that deal with this death and destruction will be rolling in money, like they always...
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Norland ·
"after they're gone". I know the difference, just type too fast sometimes. Sorry!!
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Xumbrarchist ·
I did a search of the website of the New Economics Institute. No mention of "planned obsolescence". We are supposed to believe they know what is going on? Xum
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EbonyRose ·
I find this story to be beyond incredible. Somebody needs to pay. Published on Friday, August 10, 2012 by Common Dreams 'No Charges' Against Goldman Sachs, say Feds Without accountability, says former watchdog, the 'unending parade of megabanks scandals will inevitably continue' - Common Dreams staff In a case that exemplifies the degree to which Wall Street's largest financial firms have been shielded from meaningful prosecution for their role in the financial crisis of 2008, the Justice...
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sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: I did a search of the website of the New Economics Institute. No mention of "planned obsolescence". We are supposed to believe they know what is going on? Xum It's really that people are just operating within the acceptance of 'planned obsolescence' in the first place, especially since most people today are too young to know of any other form of production, and those in charge of production take advantage of that fact.
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sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: I find this story to be beyond incredible. Somebody needs to pay. But, really, haven't they ALL gotten away with fleecing the United States treasury , flim/flaming the United States homeowners , price gouging the American consumer , and creating a pipeline from debt to credit ruin for nearly every working/middle/poor American, not to mention these decades of "planned obsolescence" often referred to by Xum? Only a revolution by the 99% is going to change...
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EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Only a revolution by the 99% is going to change anything in this country, and depending on this next election, if it's not already too late. But you know, Sunnubian .... reading this story really got me to thinking about the fact of how HARD .... (if not impossible - although I refuse to believe that anything is impossible! ) ... it is/would be to fight against the power of MONEY!!! As was shown in the ALEC video you posted .... money BUYS our government!!! It...
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Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: I did a search of the website of the New Economics Institute. No mention of "planned obsolescence". We are supposed to believe they know what is going on? Xum It's really that people are just operating within the acceptance of 'planned obsolescence' in the first place, especially since most people today are too young to know of any other form of production, and those in charge of production take advantage of that fact. But we...
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Re: Extremism Normalized: How Americans Now Acquiesce to Once Unthinkable Ideas

Xumbrarchist ·
I must say that it is certainly curious that NASA scientists do not have any curiosity about 9/11. They can land a robot on Mars which involved all sorts of calculations relating to Newtonian Physics and do all kinds of sophisticated programming but they exhibit no curiosity about a measly airliner totally destroying a skyscraper 2000 times its own mass in less than two hours. But then NASA is part of the government and depends on higher ups for funding. Anybody rocking the boat would catch...
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Re: Extremism Normalized: How Americans Now Acquiesce to Once Unthinkable Ideas

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: But then NASA is part of the government and depends on higher ups for funding. Anybody rocking the boat would catch flack just like Jim Hansen. Xum Bingo!
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Re: Extremism Normalized: How Americans Now Acquiesce to Once Unthinkable Ideas

Yemaya ·
I agree. You have no idea of how many crazy letters I have received from white males while working for government agencies. The scariest one was when a cracked up cracka called my desk phone talking about how the government had placed spies in his kitchen cabinets. He didn't just call once, BUT several times. Then there are the letters from the people who have to demean every ethnic, sexual orientation, race and religious group other than WASPs. They are also sick in the head. This is an...
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Re: Privatization: The Big Joke That Isn't Funny

EbonyRose ·
Great article!! I like the way it really broke things down. What it didn't plainly say, though is that: Privatization is the textbook/Bible of the Republican/Conservative agenda. It's what makes so many of them very, very rich ... and leaves the country - the government and it's citizens - broke and deficit-ridden.
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Re: Yes, Romney's a Liar, But This Is Getting Ridiculous

EbonyRose ·
His goose is cooked!! And from the look on his face these days, he knows it!! Even (Republican) haters fell in love with the President this week over his handling of Storm Sandy!! You can go on and stick a fork in (the liar who still lies even after being called a liar by the people he's lying about!!!) ex-Gov. Romney. He's done!!
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Re: How the National Security State Kills a Free Society

Xumbrarchist ·
We never had a Free Society, but the bad can get worse. Who decides what to do with the technology as it gets better? Xum
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sunnubian ·
Home | About Us | Donate | Subscribe | Archives Do you want to share the news with a friend? Click here to tell them about Common Dreams. Week Ending August 10, 2012 Readers' Choice / Most Read Views... James Hansen: Climate Change is Here — and Worse Than We Thought Paul Buchheit: Five Adjectives That Scream "Don't Vote Republican!" Dave Dvorak, MD: US Medicine: We Can Do Better Than This Chris Hedges: The Science of Genocide Greater Good / YES! Magazine: Happiness Comes From Respect, Not...
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The US and Israel, Not Iran, Threaten Peace

sunnubian ·
Published on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by Common Dreams The US and Israel, Not Iran, Threaten Peace by Noam Chomsky It is not easy to escape from one’s skin, to see the world differently from the way it is presented to us day after day. But it is useful to try. Let’s take a few examples. The war drums are beating ever more loudly over Iran. Imagine the situation to be reversed. Iran is carrying out a murderous and destructive low-level war against Israel with great-power participation. Its...
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20 Leading Democrats Urge Party to “Get Back on Offense”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 4, 2012 4:26 PM CONTACT: Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA) Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167 20 Leading Democrats Urge Party to “Get Back on Offense” WASHINGTON - September 4 - Worried about Democratic congressional prospects this fall, 20 prominent Democrats sent an open letter — available at protectdemocracy.org — to the Democratic Congressional leadership urging that they “get back on offense” by exposing the GOP as “more...
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