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POLITICO

Democrats are moving left. And America may be too.

“Senator Elizabeth Warren pushes Democrats to compete on issues”


MADDOW BLOG

Senator Elizabeth Warren talks with Rachel Maddow about the differences between Democrats and Republicans on popular issues like student loans and the minimum wage, and why she thinks emphasizing those distinctions is key to Democratic political success.

Senator Elizabeth Warren talks with Rachel Maddow about the differences between Democrats and Republicans on popular issues like student loans and the minimum wage, and why she thinks emphasizing those distinctions is key to Democratic political success.

“Democrats craft plan to cut GOP gerrymandered advantage”


MSNBC

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“Chris Matthews has a warning Democrats better heed for 2016″


DAILY KOS

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“Judge blocks Obama’s immigration actions — what happens next?”


MSNBC

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“President Obama’s Approval Rating Surges To Its Highest Point In The Last 12 Months”


POLITICUS USA

A new CBS News poll has found that President Obama’s approval rating has jumped seven points to reach its highest level in a year. Overall, President Obama is back on even ground with a split approval/disapproval rating of 46%/46%. The key to the president’s shift in popularity is that his executive actions have been very popular with Independents. Obama has seen his approval increase by 11 points with Independents. According to CBS News, the president is also getting credit from the American people for the improving economy, “Mr. Obama appears to be getting some credit for an improving economy.

A new CBS News poll has found that President Obama’s approval rating has jumped seven points to reach its highest level in a year.
Overall, President Obama is back on even ground with a split approval/disapproval rating of 46%/46%. The key to the president’s shift in popularity is that his executive actions have been very popular with Independents. Obama has seen his approval increase by 11 points with Independents. According to CBS News, the president is also getting credit from the American people for the improving economy, “Mr. Obama appears to be getting some credit for an improving economy.

“The 65 people who may run for president in 2016″


THE HILL

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“Tea party support down, even among Republicans”


MSNBC

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Democrats, “The Times They Are a-Changin’


THEY TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’

 

Come gather ’round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You’ll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you
Is worth savin’
Then you better start swimmin’
Or you’ll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin’.

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won’t come again
And don’t speak too soon
For the wheel’s still in spin
And there’s no tellin’ who
That it’s namin’
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin’.

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don’t stand in the doorway
Don’t block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There’s a battle outside
And it is ragin’
It’ll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin’.

Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don’t criticize
What you can’t understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is
Rapidly agin’
Please get out of the new one
If you can’t lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin’.

The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
Rapidly fadin’
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin’.

Happy Presidents Day, Barack Obama!


RE-POST #2

THE FIRST FAMILY

Today’s holiday is for celebrating all of the US Presidents, but, I dedicate this post to President Barack Obama, the 44th President and the first African-American President of the United States.  When we first met Barack Obama, he was delivering a memorable speech at the Democratic Convention.  It was a great speech that was delivered quite effectively.  We knew that this attractive Democrat would/could have a significant place in the Party. Little did we know that Barack would quickly seek the highest office in the land. His campaign blazed new trails and showed us how, the “little people” can use a grassroots inspired to get a win for their champion who later anointed himself, “The Warrior of the Middle-Class.” The issues of the poor and “very poor” are always on his mind unlike the Republican Party!

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It has been hard for our president. I think for the first time in his life, Barack Obama personally experienced the ugliness of racism in America.  Heretofore, this smart bi-racial man had lived a life without overt racism, as far as I know. Barack’s very birth was attacked in a campaign whose most ardent attacker was a so-called “birther” and real estate mogul from New York who failed in his bid to run for the nomination as a Republican for the office Barack Obama now enjoys.  The 112th Congress had began with an announcement that Republicans in The Congress would wage a campaign to make Barack a one-term President.  Those marching orders came from sour, Republican and “Poor-Johnny-One-Note,” Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader of the Senate:

President Obama tried in vain to negotiate with the Republican leaders in The Congress as previous white presidents had done.  They departed from history and  blocked his every step, bringing the government twice to the brink of shutdown.  The people did not approve of this entrenched gridlock. [Today that Congress has the distinction of having the lowest approval-rating of any Congress in history: “10”.  This Congress has been dubbed a “do-nothing Congress.”]  Slow to overreach, President Obama could not let Congress’ inaction leave us without governance.  He decided to use all of the Executive Powers given to him by The US Constitution to advance his agenda and to keep the country running for all the people.  In small measure, this blog has spoken of the accomplishments of President Obama.  The economy is steadily improving and the so-called “job creators” are beginning to hire. The Republican primary has shown us that their candidates have no answers to our problems.  We witness them resorting—as they always do—to the political footballs of social division: abortion, race, religion, gays, etc. I think that Barack Obama deserves a second term to finish cleaning up the mess, (e.g., 2 wars) of the previous president, to see the success of his own agenda and to secure a distinguished and exemplary place in history.  This November 6, 2012 is the day all fair-minded Americans will get a chance to say, “Yes, President Obama. I vote for your re-election because it is the right and American thing to do. ‘Changing horses in midstream is not a good idea.’ Be our president for another 4 years!”    —GoodOleWoody

With his family by his side, Barack Obama is s...

Swearing in of President Barack H. Obama with Mrs. Obama at his side.