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Tell Speaker Boehner to squash the lawsuit & the impeachment talk ~ a repost

Originally posted on Point4CounterPoint:

It is important that voters know Republicans are not only using Taxpayer money to sue POTUS, but their 50 votes to repeal ACA cost $34Billion, the Benghazi hearings Millions, the GOP Shutdowns = $24Billion and the IRS hearings about  $14Million + … just to name a few. Voters, who normally side with Republicans, need to ask their representative to acknowledge this behavior as big government…Nativegrl77

Bottom line: President Obama’s impeachment could be a reality if we don’t step up in a BIG way.

The only way we can force Boehner to squash this impeachment talk is with an absolute EXPLOSION of grassroots support.

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REPUBLICANS WITHDRAW IMPEACHMENT CHARGE AGAINST OBAMA

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imageWashington, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – Last week, The Adobo Chronicles reported that Republicans in Congress have voted to impeach President Barack Obama for bringing disgrace to the Office of the President.  The move stemmed from Obama wearing a tan-colored suit at a White House press briefing. Republican legislators had said that no other president in U.S. history has ever worn a light-colored suit. They were one in saying that U.S. presidents should dignify the office by wearing only dark suits.tan suit

However, after photos of Presidents Reagan, George H. and George W., as well as Clinton wearing light-colored suits appeared on social media, the Republicans immediately withdrew their impeachment charge.

“We apologize for this fiasco,” Speaker John Boehner said, adding, ” our legislative staff didn’t do a good job at research. Some heads are gonna roll!”

Meanwhile, The White House responded by saying , “Wait till the Republicans discover photos…

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Ads the GOP wants to hide from Voters!

Originally posted on Point4CounterPoint:

This could be a game changer.

When news broke Wednesday that Senator Mitch McConnell and fellow right-wing Senate candidates Joni Ernst, Cory Gardner, and Tom Cotton were caught on tape pandering to a roomful of right-wing billionaires like Charles and David Koch, MoveOn members swung into action.

Within 48 hours—thanks to thousands of small-dollar contributions from MoveOn members—we were able to release two new 30-second TV ads introducing the real Ernst—a Tea Party candidate hoping to take progressive Tom Harkin’s Senate seat in Iowa —and McConnell to their constituents.1 2 The Des Moines Register called Ernst’s comments “evidence that Ernst is beholden to billionaires.”3The Washington Post said the ad “signals how the revelation will be used against other GOP candidates.”4

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25 Before 25

Originally posted on Millennial Abroad:

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Earlier this week, I celebrated my 24th birthday. I spent the day at orientation for my upcoming Public Relations degree, securing a room in a beautiful townhouse, celebrating with friends in downtown Toronto, and reflecting on all that I’ve achieved and experienced over the past year. It was truly a perfect day.

As someone who loves long-form to-do lists (read: my Korean Bucket List) and having “all of the experiences”, I wanted a way to first, set realistic goals for 24, and second, to share and document them. My friend Steph over at Life in Limbo created just that – a long-form to-do list, after her 23rd birthday in March, called “24 Before 24“. The concept is simple: a list of goals to increase her happiness over the course of the next year. I fell in love with this idea the first time she did this two year ago, (check out her “22 Before 22“…

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Charlie Crist: A Candidate Millennials Can Support

TGM Voice: 7/27/2014

Charlie Crist: A Candidate Millennials Can Support

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The moment has come for Millennials to rally behind Charlie Crist. One thing is for sure – Millennials are tired of Rick Scott’s far right policies and are seeking to free Florida of Rick Scott.

Florida Millennials are looking for a candidate who can understand them and is willing fight for what they believe. Charlie Crist is that candidate and Millennials should rally behind him.

Why should Millennials vote for Charlie Crist? Let’s take a look at his stance on the issues.

EDUCATION

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First, Crist understands the importance of education and has spoken against Rick Scott’s devastating budget cuts. These budget cuts have only hurt Florida’s students and the state’s education system.

Crist has made it clear that if he were elected Governor he would fully repeal Rick Scott’s cuts to education. Just as important, he would make sure that Florida’s companies receive tax incentives for partnering with or donating to educational initiatives.

Charlie Chris has also stated that if elected he would make college affordable for all Florida students. Let’s not forget Crist would work hard to increase state funding for colleges and Universities – something that Millennials support.

JOBS

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As Millennials we all know how hard it’s been for many to find work right after they graduate college. Because Millennials have gone through a lot these past years, they are seeking someone that can understand the needs of a Millennial and this includes jobs.

Unlike Rick Scott, Charlie Crist would put people first – this means using incentives to help small businesses grow and ultimately create jobs for Millennials.

Because job creation is key for Millennials to prosper, Crist would also invest in programs like “Visit Florida,” as he has mentioned many times. Programs like this would encourage people from around the world to visit Florida, thus creating jobs for the people of Florida and Millennials alike.

ENVIRONMENT

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One thing you can bet on is that Millennials care about the environment. In fact we are passionate about it. We understand the importance and urgency of protecting the environment. This is why Charlie Crist has promised to protect the Florida Everglades and beaches and ensure every Floridian has clean water and clean air.

Just as important, Crist has made it clear that he will never support near-shore drilling for oil off the coasts of Florida – something Millennials applaud and support.

These are just a few examples of Charlie Crist policies that can become a reality if he is elected Governor. As a Millennial I feel Crist is a perfect candidate for Florida’s Millennials to support and if you want a candidate that understands your needs and is willing to fight for you then Charlie Crist is the guy to vote for. Crist will improve the overall condition of Florida for everyone.

In the end, no matter who you vote for the important thing is that you participate in our democratic system. We encourage all Millennials – no matter Republican or Democrat – to register to vote and of course to vote during election days.

TheGenerationMe Register, Vote, Conquer !

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Dumb And Dumber Headed To Texas Border

Originally posted on The Fifth Column:

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I couldn’t resist posting this article.  The headline had me at “Dumb and Dumber…”  So apropos for these two.

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U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said on Friday that he is heading to the Texas-Mexico border this weekend to assess the current immigration crisis, and he will be joined by Michele Bachmann (R-Minn).

They will visit the areas of Brownsville, McAllen and Laredo, meeting with the Border Patrol and local officials. King has been a critic of  immigration reform and has called for toughening border security, according to KCCI.

His jaw dropping statements such as immigrants weighing “130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert,” will only add to the problem.

Stuff King shouldn’t say again while visiting our Southern Border:

“We could also electrify this wire (on the border) with the kind of current that…

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Rethinking the American Narrative

Originally posted on Reconnecting to the American Promise:

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For some time, I have been questioning when the American narrative actually began. From reading the popular histories today, it seems we are fixated on the late 1700s, when our foundational documents and institutions begin to emerge. The period leading up to July of 1776 seems a popular date.

This question resurfaced recently when I started reflecting on the differences between Americans and Europeans. After having spent over five years in Europe, mostly in France, representing the people of the United States, I began to appreciate the differences between the outlooks of Europeans and Americans. The optimism and the “can do” orientation of many Americans I knew stood in contrast to the pragmatism, realism and at times cynicism of many Europeans.

These experiences led me to question how the American narrative diverged from European perspectives and cultures. Many Americans today are descended from Europeans who arrived here…

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Marriage equality moves to Miami

Originally posted on You Think You Know:

Yesterday, another judge in Florida overturned that state’s ban on same-sex marriage – this time in Miami-Dade County.  It is the second such ruling in florida after Monroe County Circuit Judge Luis Garcia struck down the ban for the Florida Keys.  Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel found the constitutional amendment approved by Florida voters in 2008 discriminates against gay people, saying it violates their right to equal protection under the law guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment.  She writes,

Preventing couples from marrying solely on the basis of their sexual orientation serves no governmental interest.  It serves only to hurt, to discriminate, to deprive same-sex couples and their families of equal dignity, to label and treat them as second-class citizens, and to deem them unworthy of participation in one of the fundamental institutions of our society.

Garcia’s earlier ruling was put on hold when Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi filed…

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“The GOP’s 20-Year War On Health Care”: Republicans Are Going To Extraordinary Lengths To See That More Americans Die

Originally posted on mykeystrokes.com:

Stop the presses: John Boehner admitted Thursday that the Republican Party’s long-awaited alternative to Obamacare needs a little more time in the oven. “You know, the discussions about Obamacare and what the replacement bill would look like continue. We’re trying to build consensus around one plan,” the Speaker told Hill reporters. “Not there yet.”

As if you even needed me to tell you, rest assured: It could be six months from now, a year from now, five years from now, or the day Bibi Netanyahu and Khaled Mashal share a Nobel Peace Prize—they aren’t going to have a plan. Oh, they might have a “plan.” They had a “plan” last year, or at least Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn and two others did. For about two days, they were really tooting its horn. Then it dawned on people that paying for it would involve a hefty middle-class tax increase, on higher-end…

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