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US Liberal Politics: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
What Does Global Warming Really Mean?
Global warming refers to the increasing temperature of Earth's surface, including land, water and near-surface air. Per most of the scientific community, Earth has warmed significantly since the mid-20th century due to an increase in greenhouse gases that trap heat on Earth.
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.
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 & 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, which is under negotiations in 2010. Page 2.
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.
Pros & Cons of the No Child Left Behind Act
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. In early 2010, President Obama stated that he will seek NCLB reauthorization, but with controversial, tougher new standards.
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.
Pros & Cons of Legalizing Marijuana
Presents pros and cons of legalization of marijuana, both for medicinal purposes and for recreational use.
The Causes of Global Warming
Naturally occurring greenhouse gases have remained fairly constant over the past several hundred years. Greenhouse gases generated by mankind, though, have increased radically, especially in the past 60 years. Major sources of greenhouse gases generated by mankind are...
What Are U.S. Farm Subsidies?
Defines and describes U.S. farm subsidy programs, which are legislated by Congress. Farm subsidies are considered a prime area for budget cutbacks by both Democrats and Republicans, but are opposed by the powerful farm lobby and members of Congress from agriculture states.
Profile of President Barack Obama
Profile and personal data on President Barack Obama, former U.S. Senator from Illinois.
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...
Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech
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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 Government Healthcare
"Government healthcare" refers to government funding of healthcare services via direct payments to doctors,
Global Warming Facts and Evidence
Physical evidence of global warming is widespread and startlingly significant, and is extensively monitored and catalogued by the worldwide scientific community.
Illegal Immigration Explained - Profits &...
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.
Solutions to Stop or 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.
Wise & Prophetic Words of 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.
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.
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.
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 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. Page 2.
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.
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.
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...
Profile of Oprah Winfrey: Activist & Philanthro...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
Federal Funding of Faith-Based Services
Discusses the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and the $1 billion in federal funds given to faith-based gorups in 2003. The White House initiative allows faith-based groups to discriminate in employment for any reason when using federal funds, and to disregard federal employment discrimination laws. In February 2004, the President earmarked another $3.7 billion for faith-based service providers.
Profile of Rachel Maddow, MSNBC Journalist and...
Profile of MSNBC program anchor, Rachel Maddow, liberal activist.
Obama Campaign Promises: Health Care
An overview and quick-reading details of '08 presidential candidate Barack Obama's healthcare policies.
Stanley "Tookie" Williams & the Death Penalty
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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.
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.
The Politics of George Clooney, Actor and...
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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.
Simplifying Social Security Proposals
Seventeen facts about why most Americans correctly believe that Social Security should NOT be privatized.
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.
Profile of Rep. Nancy Pelosi, House Minority...
Profile of Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Democrat from San Francisco. In 2007, Nancy Pelosi became the first female Speaker of the House, and the most politically powerful woman in U.S. history.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa was firmly catapulted onto the national stage as a leading Latino Democratic superstar with his election in May 2005 as Mayor of Los Angeles, his birthplace. He's a dynamic speaker, tireless campaigner and shrewd politican with an optimistic spirit and restless energy. His story is one of a hardscrabble and troubled youth, the education and redemption followed by leadership and occasional stumbles.
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.
Top 20 Labor Union States
Top 20 states with workers represented by labor unions, and including state unemployment rates.
Obama's Speech on Patriotism and Love of America
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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.
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.
President Obama's Education Policy "Guiding...
Summary of President Obama's goals and principles for education policies and plans under his administration.
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.
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.
President Obama's Immigration Policy "Guiding...
Summary of President Obama's goals and principles for immigration policies and plans under his administration.
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.
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.
Religious Leaders Support Health Care Reform
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President Obama's Energy, Environmental Policy...
Summary of President Obama's goals and principles for energy and environmental policies and plans under his administration.
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. 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. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana
Mary Landrieu of Louisiana was elected in 1996 and reelected in 2002 in narrowly contested races. In 2008, though, she won by a comfortable margin. Landrieu is a conservative Democrat...
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 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.
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.
Uncle Sam Guns for High School Students as Army...
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. Page 2.
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.
Profile of Ed Schultz, Heartland Activist and...
Profile and background of Ed Schultz, activist and advocate for working Americans, journalist, and MSNBC host.
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.
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
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.
Liberalism 101: Democratic Party Agenda on...
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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 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.
Profile of Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina
As House Majority Whip in the 110th Congress, Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) is the highest-ranking African-American in Congress, and the most powerful Democrat in his home state. Clyburn's annual Fish Fry is the Democratic political event of the year in South Carolina.
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.
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.
Profile of Jennifer Granholm, Former Michigan...
Profile and background of Jennifer Granholm, Former Michigan Governor
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.
President Obama's First Inaugural Address -...
Full text of President Barack Obama's first inaugural adddress, delivered on January 20, 2009.
Profile of Sen. Barbara Boxer of California
Profile and background of Sen. Barbara Boxer, Democrat from California.
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.
Profile of Kathleen Sebelius, Health & Human...
Democrat Kathleen Sebelius was confirmed on April 28, 2009 as President Obama;s Health & Human Services Secretary by a Senate vote divided along party lines due to her pro-life views. She was elected Governor of red-state Kansas in 2002 and 2006 in 2006.
President John F. Kennedy - National Archive...
This series of unique photos from the National Archives captures important and special moments during President John F. Kennedy's term in office, from his swearing in on the steps of the Capitol Building to his historic funeral procession through Washington D.C.
Barack Obama and Rick Warren - Public History...
At first glance, admiring collaboration between a liberal politican and a religious right pastor may seen farfetched. That the two great American gurus of this decade, Barack Obama and Rick Warren, are irresistibly drawn to work together is apparently a given.
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.
President Obama's Economic Policy "Guiding...
Summary of President Obama's goals and principles for economic policy agenda during his administration.
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 F. Kennedy
President John F. Kennedy at a press conference. Page 4.
Bush Education Cuts Take from Poor, Disabled &...
George Bush's education budget cuts of $2 billion for fiscal 2006 actually provide more funds for wealthier students, while taking educational opportunities and assistance away from poor, disabled and immigrant students. Meanwhile, Donald Rumsfeld has an additional $20 billion to spend on bombs, battleships and even spiffy new Army uniforms.
John Kerry's Famed 1971 Testimony to Congress...
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Barack Obama's Berlin Speech - Full Text
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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 <i>Small Business Emergency...
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Profile of Rosie O'Donnell, Liberal Activist &...
Rosie O'Donnell, Liberal Activist, Former Moderator of "The View" : Rosie O'Donnell, passionate activist,
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.
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.
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.
Hillary Clinton's Thoughtful Plan to End the...
This is a quick-reading summary of Hillary Clinton's speech on July 10, 2007 in Iowa in which she laid out a detailed plan for the deployment of U.S. troops from Iraq, and to bring stability to Iraq and the region. This plan is a major departure from Sen. Clinton's past stances on the Iraq War, when she refused to commit to draw U.S. troops out of Iraq.
Obama Campaign Promises: The Economy for...
An overview and quick-reading details of '08 presidential candidate Barack Obama's policies and plans to repair the U.S. economy for middle-class Americans.
Obama's Education Plan to Reform Schools &...
In late November 2007, Sen. Barack Obama presented a thoughtful, fully-detailed plan to reform public schools, reward and support teachers, and correct the excesses/errors of No Child Left Behind Act. This article includes a brief summary of Sen. Obama's plan, the text of his interesting remarks, and a link to his complete plan. Page 3.
President John F. Kennedy Confers with...
US Liberal Politics. Page 3.
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.
Key Provisions of the House Health Care Bill
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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.
Profile of Rev. Al Sharpton, Activist and MSNBC...
Profile of Al Sharpton, civil rights activist, MSNBC program host, and 2004 Democratic party presidential candidate.
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.
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.
Profile of Brian Schweitzer, Montana Governor
Profile abd background of Brian Schweitzer, Montana Governor
Top 5 Books on How to Take Action to Change the...
If you want to change our world by supporting a cause, a candidate or a movement, but you don't know where to start, here are five excellent, quick-reading books that I personally recommend to you. In fact, I recommend that everyone read and own these books as handy reminders of hundreds of practical and imaginative ways we can express our views and cause change.
Profile of Deval Patrick, Massachusetts Governor
Profile and background of Deval Patrick, Massachusetts Governor
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.
Profile of Change to Win Labor Union Federation
Profile of the Change to Win labor union federation, which represents 4.7 million American workers and four unions, including United Farm Workers.
Pros & Mainly Cons of Repealing the Estate Tax
President Bush wants to entirely end the federal estate tax. To do so would cut taxes of $745 billion of the wealthiest taxpayers over 10 years exactly when Social Security solvency becomes an immediate concern. In reality, this is a "back-door" way for Bush to accomplish two cherished Republican goals: to give even more tax breaks to wealthy families like the Bushes and Cheneys, and to erode or end Social Security benefits.
Ted Kennedy Jr.’s Eulogy of His Father,...
The following is Ted Kennedy, Jr.'s eulogy of his father, Sen. Ted Kennedy, delivered on August 29, 2009. Mr. Kennedy's remarks were widely acclaimed as unusuall insighful and touching. Page 2.
Barack Obama's Plan for Financial Markets Reform
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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
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.
President Obama's Deficit Reduction Plan
Summary of President Obama's deficit reduction plan, presented by the President on September 19, 2011.
Agriculture Donations to U.S. Senate Agricultur...
Summarizes 2009-2010 donations by the agriculture, crop production, and food processing industries to the 21 members of the Senate Agriculture Committee in the 112th Congress (2011-2012).
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.
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 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.
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 John and Jackie Kennedy at the 1962...
Jack and Jackie Kennedy attend the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida on January 29, 1962. Page 7.
Rep. Patrick Murphy of Pennsylvania
Thumbnail profile of Rep. Patrick Murphy of Pennsylvania
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.
Top '08 Issues in Colorado, Key Battleground...
Top '08 issues concerning liberal voters in key battleground state, Colorado. Page 3.
Text of H.R. 810: Stem Cell Research Enhancemen...
The House passed H.R. 810, Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005, on May 24, 2005, by a vote of 238 to 194, and was passed by the Senate on July 18, 2006 by a vote of 63 to 37. Despite overhwhelming public support for it, President Bush vetoed the bill on ideological grounds supported by the religious right.
First Year Changes Under Obama's Health Care...
Lists first-year changes for Americans under President Obama's health care reform bill.
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.
Glossary of Healthcare Plan Definitions
This article lists definitions of healthcare plan terms used in the 2009 political debate over policies and issues in connection with President Obama's goal to provide universal health care for all Americans.
Landmark Speech by Al Gore on US Constitutional...
On January 16, 2006, which was the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday, Al Gore delivered one of the great speeches in American history to numerous standing ovations at the standing-room-only Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall in Washington DC. This article presents excerpts of that 13-page blunt-spoken speech, which assailed President George Bush for breaking US law, and repeatedly and consciously violating the US Constitution.
Profile of Jon Stewart, Political Comedian
Background, profile, and personal history of Jon Stewart, Comedy Central comedian and political critic.
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.
Profile of Rep Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri
Profile and background of Rep Emanuel Cleaver II of Missouri
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.
Profile of Jerry Brown, California Governor
Profile and background of Jerry Brown, elected California governor on November 2, 2010, and former California governor from 1975 to 1983.
Profile of Gavin Newsom, California Lt. Governor
Profile and background of Gavin Newsom, California Lt. Governor

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