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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 Two Ferns, take six minutes now. Click on image. Between […]

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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 in the latest polling. Please take a few hours and

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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 to benefits at all. None. What the president did was

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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 but Obama must be reelected. And now comes news that

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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.) Today’s lesson — job creation and taxes. Background: By the

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Obama And Marijuana — What Is He Thinking?

[youtube]SyDgG271PnI[/youtube] 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 on related events and news from around the country.

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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 high unemployment and a devastating foreclosure crisis. This week, the

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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 that tax cuts alone can solve all our problems; that

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