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14 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Alison Lundergan Grimes To Seek Re-Election As Secretary Of State

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said Monday that she will run for re-election as secretary of state this year, rather than seek a higher office. At an afternoon rally in Lexington, Kentucky, Grimes said she is excited and energized and will be going to the state capital to file her candidacy papers later in the day. "I’m more ...

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JAN 24, 2015 - New Statesman

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Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood to donate £300,000 to the Green party

Legendary fashion designer and political activist, Vivienne Westwood, believes "there's not a hair to put between" Labour and the Tories. Vivienne Westwood described Ed Miliband as a "pathetic creature" Photo: Getty/Carl Court This post originally appeared on May2015 Dame Vivienne Westwood, the English fashion designer and political activist, is to donate around £300,000 to the Green party in an effort to put ...

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JAN 22, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March for Life Day

WASHINGTON (AP) — With thousands of abortion protesters swarming the city in their annual March for Life, Republicans muscled broadened abortion restrictions through the House on Thursday after a GOP rebellion forced leaders into an awkward retreat on an earlier version. The bill would also block tax credits for many people and employers who buy abortion coverage under President Barack ...

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JAN 22, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Rev. Jim Wallis: 'Defy Hollywood, See Selma'

Ava DuVernay's "Selma" was one of 2014's best-reviewed films, but when nominations for the 87th annual Academy Awards were announced last week, "Selma" was only called twice: Best Picture and Best Original Song. That meant DuVernay, star David Oyelowo (who plays Martin Luther King Jr. in the film), cinematographer Bradford Young, editor Spencer Averick and a host of other talented ...

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JAN 22, 2015 - American Prospect

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When Liberals Were Organized

This article appears in the Winter 2015 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here. When Republicans took control of the House of Representatives in 1994 for the first time in 40 years, one of Speaker Newt Gingrich’s earliest moves was to end the public funding for the Democratic Study Group (DSG), a caucus of liberal Democrats that had been created ...

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