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Obama Pitches Health Care Between Two Ferns

By now most people have heard of this effort by the Obama administration to get the young invisibles on board with HealthCare.gov. (Here in Rhode Island go to the state-run exchange HealthSourceRI). In case you have yet to watch Zach Galianfinakis interview Obama on Between

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Dems Inauguration Viewing Party

(1.21) The Rhode Island Democratic Committee is throwing an Inauguration Day viewing party Monday at Rick’s Roadhouse. The President will actually be sworn in today, January 20th, at noon as required by the Constitution, but when that date falls on a Sunday they do it

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Head Up To New Hampshire Sunday — ‘Get Out The Vote’ Canvass

Mayor Taveras’s senior counsel and policy guy, Matt Jerzyk, is rallying the troops to head up to New Hampshire Sunday. Just like in 2000, New Hampshire’s 4 electoral votes may decide the presidency.  And Mitt Romney has just taken a 1 point lead in NH

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No Bunting On Broadway

Just so’s ya know, there is an ‘Obama for President’ headquarters in Providence, but it’s not one of those places where you can drop in and get cool merch like buttons, lanyards, and bumper stickers. Obviously the campaign shouldn’t be wasting money in Rhode Island

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Obama Talking Point Number Two — Medicare

Let’s get back to President Obama’s ‘Secretary of Explaining Stuff.’ Romney and Ryan have repeatedly accused the President of robbing Medicare of $716 billion. Here’s how President Clinton framed the response at the DNC convention in Charlotte. Here’s what really happened. There were no cuts

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Obama Fundraiser At Blaze — Cool Merch

(9.25) Here in Rhode Island our votes may not actually count for much, but our money is still the right color. Recent polls (in the states that do matter) look promising but let’s not get complacent. Yes, we’ve all had our disappointments with this administration

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Obama Talking Point — First In A Series

It is worth remembering some specifics from President Clinton’s well-reasoned dismantling of the Republican narrative at the DNC, just in case you have some dismantling of your own to do in the upcoming weeks. (Politico has posted a transcript and video of the entire speech.)

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Obama And Marijuana — What Is He Thinking?

As a speaker for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) I have testified at the state house in favor of liberalizing our marijuana laws, and I have written in this space before advocating an end to the “War on Drugs” altogether. So I keep an eye

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Potatoes For POTUS

It is no secret that President Obama will be dining at the East Side home of Providence developer Buff Chace this Monday evening. What must be going on inside this house right now? Gail Ciampa has a good rundown of the menu in today’s ProJo.

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Can Obama End Homelessness?

Homelessness is a serious problem in Rhode Island. More women, children, and men are homeless here than ever before. And the record number of homeless entering our shelter system will continue to grow as our state tries to recover from a severe economic crisis, record

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Obama To GOP: Your Ideas Are Old And They Have Failed

From The HuffPo: In the last few days, we’ve seen proposals arise from some in Congress that you may not have read but you’d be very familiar with because you’ve been hearing them for the last 10 years, maybe longer. They’re rooted in the idea

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The Good Shepherd

The other day RISD grad Shepherd Fairey took a break from bathing in piles of money to talk to some folks about his Obama poster: [BoingBoing, via Hustler of Culture]

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Don’t Stare Too Long

Watching footage from the Kennnedy inauguration the other day I was lamenting the absence of top hats in today’s political arena.  But now I don’t have to! [via Facebook via Art Fag City]

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A More Perfect Union

Much is being made of the Lincoln Bible Obama has chosen for the swearing in, and it certainly has historic resonance and all that.  But it is worth mentioning that the Founding Fathers did not think it necessary to use a bible at all.  The

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He Drinks Coffee

And so should you. Share the inauguration festivities with like-minded people at, where else, Blue State Coffee on Thayer Street.  Assuming the technology cooperates, they will project the broadcast on a big screen and there will be great jubilation, and scones.  (In related news —