The Legacy of Paul Wellstone - Why We Do What We Do

Sam Seder for SamSeder Published March 12, 2015 - 7:04pm

"In the last analysis, politics is not predictions and politics is not observations. Politics is what we do. Politics is what we do, politics is what we create, by what we work for, by what we hope for and what we dare to imagine." Reflecting on the legacy of Paul Wellstone...

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Hundreds Protest #BlackLivesMatter Charges Outside Minneapolis Court

The Uptake for The Uptake Published March 11, 2015 - 11:12am

11 defendants were arraigned in Hennepin County Court on March 10, 2015 on misdemeanor criminal charges arising out a peaceful protest at the Mall of America on December 20, 2014. Hundreds stood outside the court in solidarity with the defendants.

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47 Republican Senators May Have Broken the Law By Sending a Shockingly Stupid Letter to Iran

Sam Seder for SamSeder Published March 10, 2015 - 2:36pm

47 Republican Senators send a shockingly stupid and probably unconstitutional letter to the leadership of Iran...

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VIDEO: Obamas Reflect on 50 Years - Crossing the Bridge to Hope

The Uptake for The Contributor Published March 9, 2015 - 12:14pm

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama discuss their visit to Selma, Alabama where they marked the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, a seminal moment in the civil rights movement.

President Obama sees the bridge as a metaphor. 50 years ago, Rev. Martin Luther King led people to cross it to demand the right to vote.

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50 Years - Obama Delivers Moving Speech on the Pettus Bridge, Selma Alabama

Teke O"Reilly for The Contributor Published March 8, 2015 - 5:09pm

President Obama joined nearly 100 members of Congress in Selma, Alabama, on Saturday for the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" -- a watershed moment of the civil rights movement -- where he honored the men and women who stood their ground in a violent confrontation with police at the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

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Sen. Franken Blasts GOP Anti-Union Measure Reversing NLRB Rule

The Uptake for The Uptake Published March 3, 2015 - 6:54pm

Republicans controlling the U.S. Senate are trying to reverse a new National Labor Relations Board rule that would shorten the time between a union’s request for representation and the vote on whether to certify a union. Senator Al Franken (DFL-Minnesota) expressed his disapproval of striking down NLRB reforms which he said modernize and streamline the election process in which workers choose whether or not to form a union.

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Obama Reacts to Netanyahu’s Speech: "Don't Politicize US-Israeli Relations"

The Uptake for The Uptake Published March 3, 2015 - 6:44pm

Reporter: Now that you’ve had a chance to read the Prime Minister’s remarks at least, do you feel like the speech he gave was appropriate, considering his upcoming elections and the upcoming deadline? And you also talked to other foreign leaders today -- the call on Ukraine. Did Iran come up at all, and are you expecting any signs of support from them vis-à-vis your position versus the Prime Minister?

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Industrial Hemp Gets OK From House Agriculture Committee

TekeOR for The Uptake Published March 3, 2015 - 12:59pm

Although there are thousands of products made with hemp for sale in Minnesota, the plant cannot be legally grown in the state. HF683 seeks to change that, and the bill took its first step on that journey Wednesday when it was approved without opposition by the House Agriculture Policy Committee.

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