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Huge Crowds, Surging Polls for Sanders as 'Revolution' Revs Engine Ahead of Iowa

Huge Crowds, Surging Polls for Sanders as 'Revolution' Revs Engine Ahead of Iowa
With wall-to-wall crowds, climbing poll numbers, and a wave of critical new endorsements, less than one week before the primary contests officially commence, Bernie Sanders is riding high.
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Campaign Donations Reflect the Sharp Split in Congress Among Republicans

Campaign Donations Reflect the Sharp Split in Congress Among Republicans
The Republican split that defines this year’s presidential campaign has been on display in Congress for years, with the most conservative wing battling party leaders on issues from spending to immigration. A ProPublica analysis of campaign donations highlights just how profound this gap has become in the House of Representatives. “Sometimes,” Hasen said, “self-interest can trump ideology.”
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Sarah Palin Blames Son's Alleged Domestic Abuse On Obama

Sarah Palin Blames Son's Alleged Domestic Abuse On Obama
While campaigning for Donald Trump yesterday in Tulsa, Sarah Palin addressed the news that her son has been arraigned “on charges of domestic violence assault, interfering with a report of domestic violence crime and possession of a firearm while intoxicated.”
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Beyond Koch: Meet the Other Right-Wing Oligarchs Featured in Jane Mayer's "Dark Money"

Beyond Koch: Meet the Other Right-Wing Oligarchs Featured in Jane Mayer's "Dark Money"
The shenanigans of the “Kochtopus” have garnered most of the headlines — including here — pertaining to reviews of New Yorker staff writer Jane Mayer's new book, Dark Money. But the Koch Brothers and Koch Industries' right-wing family foundation network are far from the only big money influencers featured in the must-read book which has jumped to #4 on the Best Sellers list at Amazon.com
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Obama Slams Climate Deniers in State of the Union, Vague On Details For Action

Obama Slams Climate Deniers in State of the Union, Vague On Details For Action
In his final State of the Union address, President Obama made climate change one of the major themes of the evening, ridiculing those who would deny that climate change is a problem — and one that can be addressed through curbing greenhouse gas emissions from human activities.
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KY Legislative Session Off to Highly Contentious, Probably Anti-Labor, Potentially Gridlocked Races

KY Legislative Session Off to Highly Contentious, Probably Anti-Labor, Potentially Gridlocked Races
In Kentucky, the inevitable fight for ideological control has begun with newly elected Republican Governor Matt Bevin at the helm. On Tuesday, the state legislature began its session with a bevy of political infighting as Democrats and Republicans battled for committee membership and leadership positions.
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Democrats, Get Ready to Lead: Holly Schepisi Was Not All Wrong – Process Matters

Democrats, Get Ready to Lead:  Holly Schepisi Was Not All Wrong – Process Matters
On December 17th the Assembly Judiciary Hearing released 4 proposals to amend the constitution. Republican Judiciary member Holly Schepisi repeatedly called into question cramming these proposals, each complex and important, into one hearing tightly controlled with limited time for testimony and debate. “It’s government as its absolute worst,” she said. And she was not entirely wrong.
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“Peace, Joy, Health and Happiness”

“Peace, Joy, Health and Happiness”
I thought of posting three hours of the twelve hour long Norwegian fireplace video broadcast for these next few slow news days but decided against it. So here instead is a remarkably odd antique Christmas card from the 1800’s Victorian Era.
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World AIDS Day – Dec 1, 2015 - Act Now

World AIDS Day – Dec 1, 2015 - Act Now
There is no better time than World AIDS Day to recommit ourselves to achieving an AIDS-free generation. This year, we will celebrate the tremendous progress we have made together in expanding access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care services, and focus on the potential to achieve sustainable epidemic control and end AIDS as a public health threat.
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Veterans' Day: Remembering Charlie Frost

Veterans' Day: Remembering Charlie Frost
Radcliff, Kentucky — A local man who survived the Tiger Death March as a POW in the Korean War died Sunday, January 24, 2010. Charles Frost Jr. often arrived at local veterans events in a 1942 Army Jeep. He also would wear his old uniform, which he will be buried in. He was 77.
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