“Joni Ernst Promises Americans a Very Painful Lesson If Elected” Reply


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“ASK FATHER: Anointing in the Time of Ebola” Reply


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“Court Strikes Down GOP-Backed Voting Restrictions In North Carolina”


HUFFINGTON POST

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered a lower court to block two new voting restrictions in North Carolina, saying there was “no doubt” the measures would disenfranchise minorities.

North Carolina will now be required to reinstate same-day voter registration, as well as allow voters to cast ballots even if they show up to vote in the wrong precinct.

In a two-to-one ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled that “whether the number is thirty or thirty-thousand, surely some North Carolina minority voters will be disproportionately adversely affected in the upcoming election” and that it was important to act now, since “there could be no do-over and no redress” once the election was over.

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“Steve King Has Heated Confrontation With Dreamers”


HUFFINGTON POST

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“Paul Ryan unveils new anti-poverty plan”


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“The next 50 years of civil rights in America”


MSNBC

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“GOP: No need to fix the Voting Rights Act”


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“Last Call for Unemployment Benefits” 1


MSNBC

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“Paul Ryan accidentally makes the case against means-testing”


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THIS JUST IN FROM SOCIAL SECURITY . . .


Statement of Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, on New Payments to Same-Sex Married Couples

December 16, 2013

“I am pleased to announce that, effective today, Social Security is processing some widow’s and widower’s claims by surviving members of same-sex marriages and paying benefits where they are due. In addition, we are able to pay some one-time lump sum death benefit claims to surviving same-sex spouses. As I stated shortly after the Supreme Court decision on Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, our goal is to treat all Americans with dignity and respect.