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Arguments for and Against Embryonic Stem Cell...
Embryonic stem cell research is not illegal in the US. President Bush banned the use of federal funds to advance such research, but not private and state funding. Most scientists believe that embryonic stem cells hold the key to curing hundreds of diseases. On the other side, staunch pro-lifers believe that it's immoral to destroy a days-old embryo to save existing life. Page 2.
Pros and Cons of the Death Penalty and Capital...
Capital punishment (the death penalty) is the pre-meditated taking of a human life by a government in response to a crime committed by that legally convicted person. This article sums the arguments for and against the death penalty, and statistics worldwide. It also discusses felon Stanley Tookie Williams, executed in Dec 2005, who was nominated for both the Nobel Peace and Literature Prizes.
What Does Global Warming Really Mean?
Global warming refers to the increasing temperature of Earth's surface, including land, water and near-surface air.
Pros & Cons of Legalizing Marijuana
Presents pros and cons of legalization of marijuana, both for medicinal purposes and for recreational use. Page 2.
Read about the Different Sides of the Debate...
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 was initially legislated for 5 years, and has since been temporarily extended, but not reauthorized by Congress.
Pros & Cons of Free Trade Agreements
Pros and cons of U.S. free trade agreements, and brief description of President Obama's new 8-country free trade agreement, the TransPacific Partnership.
What Causes Global Warming?
Naturally occurring greenhouse gases have remained constant over the past several 100 years. However, greenhouse gases generated by mankind are increasing.
What Are Farm Subsidies?
Farm subsidies are considered a prime area for budget cutbacks, but are opposed by the powerful farm lobby and members of Congress from agriculture states.
Profile of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of...
Two-term Sen. Hillary Clinton was sworn-in as Obama's Secretary of State on Jan 22, 2009. Clinton is a strong, outspoken leader with sharp intelligence, political sensibilities, workhorse habits, and...
The Effects of Global Warming
The effects of global warming are both consequential and widespread, and will continue to be catastrophic. And as a result of global warming processes, extreme weather-related effects will continue to impact Earth...
Pros and Cons of Individual Gun Ownership
This article presents an overview of the pros/cons and the politics of U.S. gun ownership and use laws. About 80 million Americans, representing half of U.S. homes, own more than 223 million guns. Page 2.
What You Really Should Know About Barack Obama
Profile and personal data on President Barack Obama, former U.S. Senator from Illinois.
Iraq War Casualties and Cost
Quick-reading statistics about the Iraq War, including spending, casualties, seriously wounded and more. Data is at January 31, 2012, except as indicated.
Educate Yourself on the Evidence for Global...
Physical evidence of global warming is widespread and startlingly significant, and is extensively monitored and catalogued by the worldwide scientific community.
Five Reasons Why Obama Won the '08 Election
Obama decisively won the presidential election for many reasons and factors, including weaknesses of his Republican opponent, John McCain. This article explains five top reasons why Obama won the 2008 presidential race.
Pros & Cons of Government Healthcare
US government healthcare has many advantages and disadvantages. Learn about the developments in healthcare in 2009.
Solutions to Stop or At Least Slow Global Warming
Solutions to slowing or stopping global warming lie in mankind's ability to slow and stop activities that inject greenhouse gases into Earth's atmosphere.
President Obama's Domestic Agenda
Eight articles which set forth President Obama's goals and underlying principles for his first-term domestic agenda. Policies areas covered include education, immigration, income taxes, Social Security, and environmental and energy issues.
What Martin Luther King Said in His Iconic 'I...
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Why Can't the US Government End Illegal...
Illegal immigration into the U.S. is highly profitable for both employers and the federal government. The purpose of this article is to explain why the federal government can't afford and doesn't plan to to end illegal immigration. And why undocumented workers are allowed to take the blame...
Cesar Chavez, Latino Champion of Civil Rights
Cesar Chavez, admired by world leaders, never owned a home. Never earned more than $6000 in a year. He was a California migrant worker all his life who did much to secure better wages, health care and working conditons for Latino migrant workers. He was awarded the Prsidential Medal of Freedom by Bill Clinton. His 1993 funeral, attended by 50,000, was presided over by Catholic Cardinal Roger Mahoney.
Profile of Sen Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts
Profile and background of Sen Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Harvard University professor, federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau founder and special advisor, and the former Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel.
Top 10 Classic Films with a Social Message
A Great Film uplifts while sending a profound message. And a Great Film also superbly entertains, with an interesting story and appealing actors. This is a list of some of my favorite Top Ten Classic Films with a Social Message. My choices include classics released from 1940 to 2006.
Pros & Cons of Partial Birth Abortion
Legal battles over banning this procedure relate to the inclusion of exemptions, most notably to save the life or health of the woman.
Obama Campaign Promises: Ending the Iraq War
An overview of '08 presidential candidate Barack Obama's plan for ending the Iraq War, including bringing U.S. troops home, an aggressive diplomatic effort in the region, and the moral imperative for a humanitarian initiative for Iraqis.
The 7 Most Liberal Supreme Court Justices in...
Supreme Court, liberalism, Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Profile of Oprah Winfrey: Activist &...
Oprah Gail Winfrey is considered by many to be the most influential woman in the world. Oprah believes that the causes and candidate she champions transcend liberal or conservative labels. Some detractors charge that her top-rated show has a liberal slant.
John F. Kennedy's Famed Speech on Religious...
Full text of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John F. Kennedy's speech about religious tolerance and his support for separation of church and state.
US Refuses to Sign Pact to Stem Global Warming
The Kyoto Protocol became effective on Feb 16, 2005 when it was signed by 141 industrialized countries, including all of Europe. This pact is the first world agreement to fight global warming. Vice President Al Gore was an architect of it and President Clinton signed it in 1997. Despite campaign promises, George Bush withdrew US support for it in 2001, citing that compliance was too costly for US businesses.
17 Wise and Prophetic Quotes from Martin Luther...
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the best-known leader of the US civil rights movement. Here are some of his lesser-known statements.
Obama's Health Care Reform Speech to Congress...
Full text of President Obama's speech to Congress on health care reform legislation, delivered on September 9, 2009.
Obama's Speech on Patriotism and Love of America
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Army Uses Aggressive Tactics to Recruit Teenagers
Buried in Bush's No Child Left Behind Act was a requirement that all high schools receiving federal funds must provide access to students' names, addresses and phone numbers to military recruiters. It also requires a high school to allow military recruiters the same campus access to students as granted to college recruiters. And in June 2005, the Pentagon began working with an outsourced direct marketing company to develop a database of personal information about every American age 16 to 18.
Obama Campaign Promises: Health Care
An overview and quick-reading details of '08 presidential candidate Barack Obama's healthcare policies.
Profile of Janet Napolitano, Homeland Security...
Janet Napolitano became Director of Homeland Security on January 21, 2009, in part because of her expertise in dealing with illegal immigration issues as two-term governor of Arizona.
Profile of Vice President Joe Biden
Joe Biden was sworn in as Vice President on Jan 20, 2009. Previously, Biden served six terms as U.S. senator from Delware, and was the powerful Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Profile of Coretta Scott King, Human Rights...
Coretta Scott King is the widow of civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Martin Luther King, Jr, assassinated in 1968. In her own right, Mrs. King is a tireless, effective advocate for human rights. For 27 years, she was CEO of the King Center she founded to continue her husband's principles of nonviolent social change. On August 16, 2005, Mrs. King suffered a major stroke that caused paralysis and left her unable to walk or speak.
Profile of Anderson Cooper, Journalist and CNN...
Anderson Cooper is an impassioned journalist and CNN's lead news anchor. With his taste for covering disasters and wars, Cooper embodies the trend toward advocacy journalism. Cooper is the son of heiress Gloria Vanderbilt and her 4th husband, writer Wyatt Cooper.
Stanley "Tookie" Williams & the Death Penalty
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Profile of Christiane Amanpour, ABC "This Week"...
Christiane Amanpour, one of the world's most honored broadcast journalists, became moderator of ABC's This Week starting on August 1, 2010. Amanpour, CNN's Chief International Correspondent for 20 years, is commonly given insider access to situations and events where other journalists are neither welcomed nor allowed.
Pros & Cons of Massachusetts' Mandatory Health...
In April 2006, MA Governor Mitt Romney signed into law a broad new program requiring all citizens to obtain health insurance. The state legislatures both strongly approved this landmark legislation on a bipartisan basis. The program's ambitious aim is to cover 95% of the state's 500,000 uninsured within three years. There are both pros and cons to this radical reform plan.
A Handful of Cigars: Understanding Ferguson
This article explains that racism and police militarization led to the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.
Is Hillary Clinton Qualified for the Presidency?
Hillary Clinton's experience and knowledge make her one of the most viable candidates for the presidency in decades.
Profile of Brad Pitt, Activist & Film Actor
As film star Brad Pitt has aged, the more publicly active he's become in supporting Democratic candidates and causes, including John Kerry in 2004, environmentalism, alternative fuels and energy-efficient cars, and global issues of trade, poverty and AIDS. And like close pal George Clooney, Pitt, is increasingly using his film skills and connections to bring political issues to the Hollywood silver screen.
Pros and Cons of Obama's Stimulus Package
President Obama's $787 billion stimulus package is a consortium of thousands of federal tax measures and expenditures on infrastructure, education, health care, energy and other projects. Many Democrats believe that the stimulus was too small to bolster the economy, as evidenced by the continuing U.S. economic slump.
John F. Kennedy Lies in State in the U.S....
On November 23 to 24, 1963, John F. Kennedy lay in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. More than 250,000 people waited up to ten hours in lines that often stretched 40 blocks paid their respects to the slain president. The shocked nation was in deep, collective mourning. Page 21.
President Obama's Education Policy "Guiding...
Summary of President Obama's goals and principles for education policies and plans under his administration.
Profile of the DREAM Act
Profile of the DREAM Act, which is aimed at providing legal residency for illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as minors, who graduate from a U.S. high school and who meet certain conditions. President Obama supports passage of the DREAM Act.
Profile of Rachel Maddow, MSNBC Journalist and...
Profile of MSNBC program anchor, Rachel Maddow, liberal activist.
Profile of Chris Matthews of MSNBC's Hardball
Chris Matthews of MSNBC's Hardball: Chris Matthews is the feisty, outspoken host of MSNBC's Hardball
President John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King,...
Rev. Martin Luther King and other civil rights leaders meet with President John F. Kennedy on August 28, 1963 at the White House. Page 13.
Profile of Elizabeth Vargas, ABC News Journalist
In January 2006, Elizabeth Vargas, a respected 20-year broadcast journalist, began as co-anchor of ABC's World News Tonight. Of Hispanic heritage, Vargas exudes an cool air of thoughtful authority that viewers find reassuring, and has a penchant for social and religious issues. In May 2006, she resigned from World News Tonight, and was named co-anchor of ABC's 20/20.
Official Portrait of U.S. President John F....
On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was felled by gunshot at 12:30 pm central standard time in Dallas, Texas. At 1:00 pm, after all heart activity had ceased and after a priest administered the last rites, the President was pronounced dead in Trauma Room 1 of Parkland Hospital. Page 18.
President John F. Kennedy at Oval Office Desk
President John F. Kennedy working at his Oval Office Desk in the White House. Page 14.
President John and First Lady Jackie Kennedy in...
President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy ride in a parade March 27, 1963 in Washington, DC. Page 15.
President John F. Kennedy with Son, John...
President John F. Kennedy with his son, John Jr. on the beach at Newport, Rhode Island on September 12, 1963. Page 17.
Profile of Dylan Ratigan, MSNBC Economic...
Profile and background of Dylan Ratigan, MSNBC economic journalist and a top Occupy Wall Street Movement supporter.
Obama 's Remarks on Lifting the Embryonic Stem...
Full text of the President's remarks as he signed an executive order lifting the eight-year federal funding ban for embryonic stem cell research. He also announced a Presidential Memorandum to develop a strategy for restoring scientific integrity to government decision-making.
Outrage as Republicans Hold Sex Trafficking...
Senate Republicans care more about their religious agenda than they do about ending sex trafficking.
President Obama's Immigration Policy "Guiding...
Summary of President Obama's goals and principles for immigration policies and plans under his administration.
The Politics of George Clooney, Actor and...
The Politics of George Clooney, Actor and Liberal Political Activist
Personal Profile of Supreme Court Chief Justice...
The President nominated federal appeals court Judge John Roberts in July 2005 to fill the Supreme Court vacancy. Described as smart, cautious and fair-minded, Roberts is a conservative Washington insider who has worked at the White House, the Justice Department and in private practice. In his 2 years as judge, Roberts authored 40 opinions, only 3 of which drew any dissent. He won 25 of 39 cases he argued in front of the Supreme Court. Roberts' wife is also an accompished attorney.
President Obama's Energy, Environmental Policy...
Summary of President Obama's goals and principles for energy and environmental policies and plans under his administration.
President John F. Kennedy Viewing Model of the...
On October 8, 1963, President John F. Kennedy views a proposed model of the Natural Cultural Center in Washington D.C., renamed in 1964 as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Page 16.
New Challenges to the Death Penalty
Recent botched executions in the United States have renewed liberal objections to the death penalty.
Republican Accusations of Voting Fraud Lead to...
This article debunks the Republican accusation that there is voter fraud.
Profile of Retired US Army General Wesley Clark
General Wesley Clark is a retired four-star US Army general who led the NATO's Kosovo operation from 1997 to 2000 as Supreme Allied Commander. Clark is rumored to be on Barack Obama's VP shortlist.
Robert F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy in Mourning
Jackie Kennedy leaves the U.S. Capitol Building with children Caroline and John, Jr. after attending a ceremony for her late husband John F. Kennedy on November 24, 1963. Also pictured is the late president's brother, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. Page 20.
Barack Obama's Controversial '06 Speech on...
Barack Obama's controversial '06 speech on religion and politics that set off a firestorm among both liberals and conservatives. The following is an easier-reading, edited version of his remarks.
Obama Campaign Promises: Immigration Reform
An overview and quick-reading details of '08 presidential candidate Barack Obama's policies and plans for reform of U.S. immigration laws, regulations and practices.
Obama's 12-Point Plan to Repair the U.S. Economy
Summarizes Barack Obama's 12-point plan to repair the damaged U.S. economy, and to bring about REAL change.
Profile of the AFL-CIO, Largest U.S. Labor...
Profile of the AFL-CIO, the largest U.S. labor union federation with 57 unions
Profile of Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida
Bill Nelson of Florida was first elected as senator in 2000, and was reelected in 2006 and 2012. Nelson, an Army veteran and NASA booster, is a fiscally moderate Democrat.
Pros & Cons of the Immigration Reform Act...
Summarizes major provisions, and the pros and cons of the bill, which Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid introduced on May 9, 2007. Page 2.
Profile of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, DNC...
Profile, background and accomplishments of four-term Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was elected Democratic Party Chair on May 4, 2011.
Barack Obama's Remarks about Martin Luther...
The complete text of the inspiring remarks of U.S. Senator Barack Obama delivered at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Groundbreaking Ceremony on November 13, 2006.
Profile of Economist Paul Krugman, Political...
Paul Krugman, American economist, bestselling author and respected professor, was awarded the prestigious 2008 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. An avowed liberal, he is an influential, outspoken opinion leader on politics and the economy.
President Obama's Speech at U.N. Climate Change...
Full text of President Obama's succinct speech on climate change at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen on December 18, 2009.
President John F. Kennedy and Attorney General...
President John F. Kennedy listens as his brother Robert, U.S. Attorney General, speaks at a White House ceremony on May 7, 1963. Page 10.
The Top 3 Liberal Arguments for Gun Control
The three main arguments in support of gun control are rooted in logic and fairness.
Barack Obama's Stirring Iowa Victory Speech
Sen. Barack Obama delivered this eloquent, soaring speech to thunderous ovation and public accolade after he won the Iowa Democratic caucus on January 3, 2008. His words were strongly reminiscent of Obama's inspiring 2004 Democratic convention speech.
Pros & Cons of the Employee Free Choice Act
The Employee Free Choice Act ("EFCA") is labor-union backed legislation that proposes to amend the National
Democrats Need to Stand with the President
This article points out that Democrats should stand behind the President as they run for re-election.
SCOTUS Stands Up for Pregnant Workers
The Supreme Court has validated the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 by affirming the right of women to sue employers who discriminate.
Top 20 Labor Union States
Top 20 states with workers represented by labor unions, and including state unemployment rates.
Blue Dog Democrats, Fiscally Conservative House...
Blue Dog Democrats are strongly united on fiscal conservatism and accountability, budgetary matters and pro-business issues, which occasionally angers Democratic party leaders who expect partisan loyalty to the Democratic agenda over conservative fiscal ideology.
President John F. Kennedy and Barbra Streisand,...
President John F. Kennedy speaks with Barbra Streisand at an event on May 24, 1963. Page 11.
Declaration and Manifesto of the Occupy Wall...
Declaration and Manifesto of the Occupy Wall Street Movement, published on September 30, 2011 by the General Assembly of New York's Occupy Wall Street Movement.
No Child Left Behind Act Info & News Hub
This Information Center reports and describes the status, politics and pros/cons of the controversial Child Left Behind Act, via the most-read and most searched-for articles and columns at About.com's Guide to Liberal Politics.
Liberalism in Action: Remembering Boston's...
This article highlights the political achievements of Boston's Democratic Mayor Tom Menino.
The Real Reason the Republicans Invited Netanyahu
Speaker of the House John Boehner has actively undermined the democratic process by inviting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress.
Barack Obama's Uplifting Election Night Speech
Full text of uplifting remarks by President-Elect Barack Obama on the evening of election day, November 4, 2008, at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois. . Page 3.
Profile of Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, first elected as senator in 1992, is Chair of the powerful Senate Select Committee in Intelligence. Sen. Feinstein, who catapulted to prominence when San Francisco Mayor Moscone was assassinated, was reelected in 2012.
Profile of Sen. Barbara Boxer of California
Profile and background of Sen. Barbara Boxer, Democrat from California.
President Obama's Tax Policy "Guiding Principles"
Summary of President Obama's goals and principles for income and other tax policies and plans under his administration.
Barack Obama's Courageous Speech on Immigration...
Sen. Barack Obama delivered these courageous, wise words on June 6, 2007 on the U.S. Senate floor when introducing a controversial amendment to the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007.
Profile of Jon Stewart, Political Comedian
Background, profile, and personal history of Jon Stewart, Comedy Central comedian and political critic.
Liberalism 101: Democratic Party Agenda on the...
The Democratc Party Agenda on the environment expresses the belief that a healthy environment and health economy are not mutually exclusive, and that a sensible energy policy is key to both a strong economy and a clean environment.
President Obama's National Security Agenda
Four articles which set forth President Obama's goals and underlying principles for his first-term national security agenda. Policy areas covered include the Iraq War, Afghanistan, border security, national defense, veterans' policies, and much more.
President John F. Kennedy
President John F. Kennedy at a press conference. Page 4.
President John Kennedy Meets Well Wishers,...
President John F. Kennedy greets wellwishers during a ceremony at the White House. President Kennedy was unusually admired by the American public, particularly by young people. Page 9.
Profile of Rosie O'Donnell, Liberal Activist &...
Rosie O'Donnell, Liberal Activist, Former Moderator of "The View" : Rosie O'Donnell, passionate activist,
First Year Changes Under Obama's Health Care...
Lists first-year changes for Americans under President Obama's health care reform bill.
Obama Campaign Promises: Energy & the Environment
An overview and quick-reading details of '08 presidential candidate Barack Obama's policies on energy and the environment.
Scott Walker's War on Unions Hurts Everyone
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President Kennedy Delivers Landmark Speech in...
President John F. Kennedy delivers a landmark speech to a crowd June 23, 1963 in Bonn, West Germany. Page 12.
President Obama's Foreign Policy Agenda
Sets forth President Obama's goals and underlying principles for foreign policies and plans under his administration during his first-term in the White House.
Profile of Ed Schultz, Heartland Activist and...
Profile and background of Ed Schultz, activist and advocate for working Americans, journalist, and MSNBC host.
Lara Logan, CBS Chief Foreign Affairs...
Award-winning journalist Lara Logan was named CBS network's prestigious Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent position in June '08. Logan is known for her fearless, impassioned coverage and activist views of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Bill Clinton with Bill Gates at Clinton Global...
Former President Bill Clinton spoke with philanthropist Bill Gates during a session of the fourth annual Clinton Global Initiative on September 24, 2008. Page 12.
Profile of Eliot Spitzer, Former New York...
Profile and background of Democrat Eliot Spitzer, New York governor who resigned in March 2008 due to a prostitution scandal. Starting Oct 4, 2010, Spitzer became co-anchor of a one-hour CNN program with conservative columnist Kathleen Parker.
Top 10 Books by Democratic US Senators
The following is my personal holiday season 2006 list of the Top Ten Books by Democratic US Senators. It's a varied list that includes serious tomes, two touching memoirs, an enchanting book for children, two abosrbing novels, and two delineating the newly influential Democratic economic populism.
Profile of Deval Patrick, Massachusetts Governor
Profile and background of Deval Patrick, Massachusetts Governor
Profile of Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts,...
When Ted Kennedy was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1962 at age 30, he was widely regarded as a lightweight, there only by dent of having his brother as President. But 46 years later, Sen. Kennedy became ne of the most accomplished legislators in U.S. Senate history.
President and Mrs. Kennedy at the National...
President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Kennedy depart the National Theater in Washington D.C. Page 5.
President Obama's Defense Policy Agenda
Article sets forth President Obama's goals and underlying principles for defense policies and plans to form his first-term defense agenda.
President Kennedy Faces the Press during Cuban...
President John F. Kennedy speaks during a televised speech to the nation about the strategic blockade of Cuba, and his warning to the Soviet Union about missile sanctions, during the Cuban missile crisis October 24, 1962 in Washington, DC. Page 8.
President Obama's First Inaugural Address -...
Full text of President Barack Obama's first inaugural adddress, delivered on January 20, 2009.
U.S. Senate Committee Chairs in 112th Congress
Listing of Senate Committee Chairs in the 112th Congress, 2011 to 2012. Democrats hold control of the 112th Senate.
Profile of Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin,...
Profile of Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, who has the distinction of being the only Senator to vote against the US Patriot Act in 2001. He also voted against the Iraq War in 2002, and was the first senator to call for a specific timetable for US tropps to exit Iraq. He's an advocate for fiscal ethics, ending deficit spending and for constitional rights.
The Divided Liberal Response to Terrorism
Liberal and progressive Americans are divided in their views on how to respond to terrorism.
President John and Jackie Kennedy at the 1962...
Jack and Jackie Kennedy attend the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida on January 29, 1962. Page 7.
Barack Obama's Speech Urging Universal Health...
Delivered by Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, a candidate for the 2008 Democratic nomination for the presidency: THE TIME HAS COME FOR UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE on Thursday, January 25, 2007 at the Families USA Conference, Washington, DC.
Demolishing the Myth of the Liberal Media
This article proves that the conservative belief that the news media is liberally biased is false.
Profile of Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, Senate...
Profile and background of U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, Democrat from Nevada who is Senate Majority Leader in the 110th Congress. Reid is in a tight race for reelection in 2010.
Profile of Rep. Steny Hoyer, House Minority Whip
Background, profile of of Rep. Steny Hoyer, House Minority Whip, longtime friendly rival of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and 30-year House member.
President John F. Kennedy Confers with...
US Liberal Politics. Page 3.
Barack Obama's Primary Season Victory Speech
The full text of Sen. Barack Obama's primary season victory speech remarks on June 3, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota, on the final night of the primary season.
Barack Obama's Berlin Speech - Full Text
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Profile of Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts
Profile and background of Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, Chair of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Barack Obama's <i>Small Business Emergency...
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Barack Obama Speaks Out on Education, No Child...
Sen. Barack Obama takes a strongly progressive stance for public education and for teachers, and against the use of publicly-funded vouchers to pay for private school education. His remarks include a number of controversial proposals and statements, including across-the-board pay raises for teachers, and redesign of standardized tests to support learning, not punishment of teachers. Page 2.
Obama Campaign Promises: Education Reform
An overview and quick-reading details of '08 presidential candidate Barack Obama's policies on education reform, increase support for teachers, and college affordability.
Profile of Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia
On November 4, 2008, former Virginia Governor Mark Warner was elected to the U.S. Senate. Warner was a popular governor due to his exceptional record of bipartisan successes, centrist stances, and fiscal management skills.
Five Reasons Why McCain Will Lose the '08...
Obama decisively won all three '08 presidential debates for many reasons. But McCain also lost the debates due to factors entirely independent of Obama. And because of five main factors, Sen. McCain is quite likely to lose the '08 presidential election.
Is The Market Basket Crisis a Crisis for...
The firing of Market Basket CEO has workers protesting. How should liberal politicians respond?
Catholic Cardinal Mahony Slams House Bill HR 4437
In response to an immigration bill passed in late 2005 by the US House, Catholic Cardinal Roger Mahony, Archbishop of Los Angeles, the largest US diocese with five million Catholics, wrote this letter to President Bush, decrying the new mandate that organizations first check immigration status before providing services to any person
Profile of Jennifer Granholm, Former Michigan...
Profile and background of Jennifer Granholm, Former Michigan Governor
Liberalism 101: Democratic Party Agenda on...
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Profile of Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico
Richardson was elected New Mexico Governor in 2002 and reelected in 2006. He was a Congressman for 14 years, UN Ambassador from 1997-98 and Energy Secretary from 1998-01. He was Obama's first nominee for U.S. Commerce Secretary
Summary of The American Jobs Act
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What Is the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program?
Describes the 50-year-old federal Trade Adjustment Assistance program, which provides retraining and aid to U.S. workers displaced due to U.S. trade policies.
President Obama's Social Security "Guiding...
Summary of President Obama's goals and principles for Social Security policies and plans under his administration.
Meet the Blue Dog Democrats, Fiscally...
The Blue Dog Coalition was founded in 1994 to provide a unified voice for moderate members of the Democratic Party in the US House of Representatives, particuarly on economic issues. Although views of the 37 Blue Dogs of the 109th Congress (2005-06) range from conservative on social issues to populist/progressive on trade and immigration, the Blue Dogs are strongly united on fiscal and responsibility and budgetary matters. Page 2.
Should Men Join the Fight for Gender Equality
Men all over the world have joined the #HeForShe campaign to fight for gender equality. They should be welcomed into the struggle.
Rep. Patrick Murphy of Pennsylvania
Thumbnail profile of Rep. Patrick Murphy of Pennsylvania
President Obama's Economic Policy "Guiding...
Summary of President Obama's goals and principles for economic policy agenda during his administration.

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