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Facing South Florida: Crist Chooses a Running Mate

Originally posted on CBS Miami:

State Senator Dwight Bullard (FL-39th District) (Source: CBS4)
State Senator Dwight Bullard (FL-39th District) (Source: CBS4)

Charlie Crist chooses the head of Miami-Dade’s Democratic Party to become his running mate for governor. What does the selection of Annette Taddeo add to the Crist ticket? Click on the above picture to watch the interview.

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“The Sanctimonious Fakers”: Border Crisis Tests Religious Faith — And Some Fail Badly

Originally posted on mykeystrokes.com:

Flamboyant piety has long been fashionable on the political right, where activists, commentators, and elected officials never hesitate to hector us about their great moral and theological rectitude. Wielding the Scriptures like a weapon, these righteous ’wingers are always eager to condemn the alleged sins of others but reluctant to examine their own. They seem to spend far more time on posturing and preening than spiritual reflection. Rarely does anyone call them out on their failures to fulfill their proclaimed devotion because, in this country, that is considered rude.

But occasionally, something happens that separates the people of faith from the sanctimonious fakers. With thousands of defenseless children now gathered on America’s southern border, seeking asylum from deprivation and deadly violence, something like that is happening right now.

Nobody in the House of Representatives is more vociferous about her reverence for God’s word than Michele Bachmann (R-MN) –the Tea Party…

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Story of a Millennial.

Originally posted on theISHfeminist:

So this weekend I went to visit my mom and my Step-Dad. We began talking about careers, the future, and all those lovely things your parents want to hear about. For those who don’t know – I am finishing my last year of university this year (squeal!). Last is really an interpretation, since I am almost always enrolled in learning something from somewhere.

I took 5 years off of school after my first year of University, for various reasons, but mostly because I had no idea what I wanted to be, or do or anything really. During those 5 years, I poured myself into working various jobs or attempting to find my passion, I guess. I broke into the IT management world, completed courses in IT and Project Management, and consulted for a while; I was SURE I had found what I was looking for. The only downfall was the…

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In defence of millennials

Originally posted on Dear Shelagh :

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Dear Shelagh 

I recently read this article which fills me with terror and also makes me angry. I am one of these “millennials” and I work for a company where I sometimes have to select images to go in the company newsletter or to send to clients or whatever. 

So, this poor person posted a pic to the company’s Tumblr account and tagged it “clouds” and “smoke”, which is exactly what it looks like. She didn’t know that it was the exploding Challenger. I didn’t either. It looks like smoke or clouds to me. 

And then that article was written about the “dangers” of hiring people like me. What the hell is wrong with people like me? I don’t get how we’re supposed to know stuff we don’t know. I don’t get what we’re supposed to do so that we don’t look at a random picture of smoke or clouds…

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The Sacramento Bee: Spanish-language website aims to help California Latino businesses navigate health care law

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“It is essential that employers understand the health care law to take full advantage of its benefits and incentives, including tax credits that can make it easier for businesses to provide coverage to employees,” Alice Perez, president and CEO of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, said in a statement. “Language barriers continue to keep many Latinos from enrolling.”

 

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Guide to Your Freshman Year of College | Introduction

Originally posted on Love, Larisa Rose:

Hello lovelies!

As I approach my junior year of college, I decided that it would be helpful to start a series dedicated to giving advice to college freshman. This series will be called “Guide to Your Freshman Year of College.” In this series, I will be discussing roommates, dining halls, dorm life, studying habits, etc. I will be posting every Tuesday about a new topic related to your freshman year of college.

If you are a incoming college freshman please do not hesitate to e-mail me or leave a comment below about any questions you may have about going into college. If none of those options work, contact me on Twitter! If I get enough questions, I will do a Q&A post. Do not forget to follow me to see  future posts. The first one of the series will be live on my blog on Tuesday!

My Freshman dorm room on the first day of moving in - not quite done! My Freshman dorm room on…

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Obama on Biden: ‘Joe would be a superb president’

Originally posted on OnPolitics:

President Obama and Vice President Biden at the White House (Manuel Balce Ceneta, ,AP)
President Obama and Vice President Biden at the White House. (Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP)

President Obama isn’t endorsing a successor just yet, but he’s got good things to say about Vice President Biden’s ability to step into the job.

“I think Joe would be a superb president,” Obama told Evan Osnos, for a lengthy Biden profile in The New Yorker. “He has seen the job up close, he knows what the job entails. He understands how to separate what’s really important from what’s less important. I think he’s got great people skills. He enjoys politics, and he’s got important relationships on the Hill that would serve him well.”

Obama’s comments about his No. 2  follow the nice things he had to say a few months ago about Hillary Rodham Clinton, his former secretary of State who is leading all the early polls on the 2016 presidential race.

“I don’t…

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meet Pete Gallego … running for congress, democratic Party

Originally posted on Point4CounterPoint:

Medicare

Medicare is one of the most important programs to seniors. More than 3 million Texans rely on Medicare for their health care. Medicare needs to be reformed and strengthened for future generations. But, we cannot make cuts to Medicare benefits that seniors have earned through a lifetime of work. I’ll protect Medicare, and fight efforts by extremists to end it or turn it into a voucher program. Our parents and grandparents should not be given vouchers and forced to negotiate with the insurance industry on their own. To strengthen the solvency of Medicare, I would support allowing Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices, which would save the program $24 billion annually.

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Immigration

Our country is made up of immigrants who made the journey to the United States in search of the American dream. But we all know that our immigration system is broken. Making sure that our borders…

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meet Wendy Davis

Originally posted on Point4CounterPoint:

and NOT Greg Abbott …

Texas is home to millions of hardworking people of all backgrounds. Every Texan deserves an economy that will provide a quality education, good paying jobs, adequate infrastructure, and is equipped to move our great state into the future.

I’m the only candidate in this race with a vision for an economy that works for all hardworking Texans regardless of where you are from or what you look like. My plan focuses on:

  • Creating good paying jobs for Texans;
  • Investing more in schools so children are better prepared for the future;
  • Making smart decisions on transportation and water;
  • Enacting equal pay for equal work;
  • Cracking down on payday lending;
  • Closing the loopholes that cost taxpayers – like tax breaks for country clubs.

Greg Abbott has a plan too, a plan that benefits his insider allies and not hardworking Texans. We are fighting for something bigger —…

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