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WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 04:  Americans for Prosperity Foundation chairman and  Koch Industries Executive Vice President David H. Koch (2nd L) gives a thumbs-up to Republican presidential candidate and former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain during the Defending the American Dream Summit at the Washington Convention Center November 4, 2011 in Washington, DC. The conservative political summit is organized by Americans for Prosperity, which was founded with the support of Koch and his brother David H. Koch.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

House Republicans Just Tried To Hand America’s Elections Over To The Koch Brothers

The Koch-bought Republican Congress tried to slip this one by, but nobody’s fooled.

by Joe Fletcher· · News
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard with Senator Bernie Sanders and his wife, Jane Sanders at rally in Gainesville, Florida

Bernie Sanders Rocked 3 Rallies In Florida Yesterday

Bernie Sanders drew yuuuuuuuge crowds in Florida yesterday

by Mike Sainato· · News
Republicans Block Young Voters From Participating In Ohio Primary

Republicans Block Young Voters From Participating In Ohio Primary

Ohio’s Republican Secretary of State distorted language to argue that 17-year-old voters should not be allowed to vote in the state primary if they turn 18 before the general election in November.

by Mike Sainato· · News
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Ten Lessons We Should Learn From The Flint Water Crisis (VIDEO)

If we can just learn these ten lessons, and really take them to heart, our society will be so much better off.

by Randa Morris· · News
Obama Was Right About Gun Owners: Here’s What The NRA Doesn’t Want You To Know (IMAGE)

Obama Was Right About Gun Owners: Here’s What The NRA Doesn’t Want You To Know (IMAGE)

Here is how people really feel about President Obama’s gun regulations.

by Joe Fletcher· · News
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State, Local Gov’ts Want Big Money Out Of Politics, To The Dismay Of National GOP

This issue reaches across the lines everywhere except in Congress and the FEC. What will they do as these movements continue to gain traction?

by Rika Christensen· · News
The Failure Of The UK Election And What It Means For The United States (VIDEO)

The Failure Of The UK Election And What It Means For The United States (VIDEO)

The problems inherent in the UK’s use of the First Past the Post election method were highlighted this year – how can we address the issue?

by Nathaniel Downes· · News
Israeli Foreign Minister Wants To Be Like ISIS, Calls For Beheading Disloyal Arab Citizens

Israeli Foreign Minister Wants To Be Like ISIS, Calls For Beheading Disloyal Arab Citizens

It appears the Israeli government is striving to be more like ISIS after Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman literally called for beheading Arab citizens with an axe during a campaign event.

by Stephen D Foster Jr· · News
Here Comes Fascism Wrapped In A Flag And Carrying A Patriotism Test For Voters

Here Comes Fascism Wrapped In A Flag And Carrying A Patriotism Test For Voters

A Tennessee professor wonders if we wouldn’t be better off if we tested Americans before allowing them to vote. See that slippery slope? Yeah, he’s headed for it.

by T. Steelman· · News, Right-Wing Talking Points
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#OpCharlieHebdo: Anonymous Vows To Avenge Charlie Hebdo (VIDEO)

Anonymous declares war on the Islamic State and Al Qaeda… #JeSuisCharlie!

by Frank Minero· · News
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Flint Emergency Manager To Appoint City Council Members, No Elections Needed

Want to run a city with absolute authority but don’t want to deal with democracy or voting? Flint Michigan’s emergency manager can make that happen!

by Nathaniel Downes· · News
Rick Snyder walks in Benton Harbor. Image credit, screen capture, Bruce Fealk, via youtube

Chris Christie To Bring Michigan’s Fascist Emergency Manager Law To New Jersey (VIDEO)

On November 12, 2014, New Jersey governor Chris Christie announced his intention to bring Michigan-style emergency management laws to the state. Much like Michigan governor Rick Snyder did when imposing the law on residents of that state, Christie is using the excuse of a “financial emergency” in Atlantic City as […]

by Randa Morris· · News
Image adapted from the International Forum on Globalization’s Kochtopus: Mapping the Influence of Koch Cash.

SEE: What $92 Billion Buys, In A Single Image

Why does Harry Reid have it in for the Koch brothers? While we were out, our country got taken over by the most powerful rich men we’ve never heard of.

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
Meet The Man Who Told The GOP How To Destroy America’s Middle Class

Meet The Man Who Told The GOP How To Destroy America’s Middle Class

How did the GOP get away with destroying our middle class and slashing our social safety net? The ‘Powell Memo’ gave them the blueprint.

by The Liberal· · News
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From Prisoner To President: Inspiring Quotes From Nelson Mandela

From political prisoner to renowned world leader, Nelson Mandela changed the course of human history. His greatest quotes can be found here.

by Greg Miller· · News
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Son Of Murdered Sikh Leader Will Run Against Paul Ryan In 2014

Paul Ryan’s support is slipping since the federal shutdown. Can Amar Kaleka, the son of a massacred Sikh leader, win his seat in Congress?

by Deborah Montesano· · News
Egyptian People Caught Between A Rock And A Hard Place As Military Overthrows Elected President Morsi

Egyptian People Caught Between A Rock And A Hard Place As Military Overthrows Elected President Morsi

It’s been two years since Egypt overthrew President Mubarek, one since Morsi assumed power, but the people are as far as ever from an open, equal society.

by Deborah Montesano· · News
Republican Voter Suppression Partially Succeeded In Florida

Republican Voter Suppression Partially Succeeded In Florida

Florida has become infamous for their problems surrounding presidential elections, especially with the controversy surrounding the Bush elections.

by Justin Acuff (Isaacs)· · News
Florida Republicans Admit Voter Suppression Was The Goal Of New Laws

Florida Republicans Admit Voter Suppression Was The Goal Of New Laws

Voter suppression is a crime against America. If you support suppression of votes from those that don’t share your views, you are a traitor.

by Justin Acuff (Isaacs)· · News
American Voting System One Of The Worst In The World

American Voting System One Of The Worst In The World

Here in America, we pride ourselves on democracy. At least, we think we do. However, is American democracy really something to pride ourselves on?

by Justin Acuff (Isaacs)· · News