Archive | February 9, 2012

Stop Stephen Colbert! Pass the DISCLOSE Act

In a first step to reform the money in politics, House Democrats are reintroducing the DISCLOSE Act today to get unlimited, secret donations out of politics. The Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United opened the floodgates to unrestricted special interest campaign donations in American elections—permitting corporations to spend unlimited funds, directly or through third parties […]

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Let’s Move: Two Years of Healthy Changes for our Nation’s Kids

Let’s Move! was launched by the Obama Administration two years ago today, and since then significant progress has been made to solve the problem of childhood obesity. Parents, businesses, educators, elected officials, members of the military, chefs, physicians, athletes, childcare providers, community and faith leaders and kids themselves have made substantial commitments to improve the health of […]

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Vice President Biden Highlights New College Affordability Proposal

Vice President Joe Biden visited Florida State University this week to talk with students about the Administration’s comprehensive plan to address rising college costs. The Vice President began by calling on Congress to permanently extend the $2,500 per year American Opportunity Tax Credit for tuition and other expenses, double the number of work-study jobs over […]

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February 9: News Roundup

New Mexico Democrats successfully kill GOP’s “Voter ID” vote-suppression bill in Santa Fe. There’s more at ThinkProgress. How low can they go? Congressional disapproval rating hits yet another new all-time low, at 10% the Gallup Poll says. See the poll at Gallup. Rick Santorum shakes up the Republican quest for the nomination again. There’s more […]

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