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Biden not running for president, but vows to fight for justice

"While I will not be a candidate," said Biden, "I will not be silent. I intend to speak out clearly and forcefully."


October is National Stamp Collecting Month

Stamp collecting is not the serious hobby it once was, but I want to offer a salute to this pastime that once provided me hours of fascination.


Senate rejects bill to discourage “sanctuary cities”

Democrats and one Republican yesterday blocked a bill that would have cut some federal funding from jurisdictions that have "sanctuary city" laws.


Webb quits Democratic presidential race, mulls independent run

Webb is dropping out of the Democratic Party primary race because "my views on many issues are not compatible with the power structure and base of the Democratic Party."


Nine governors ask Congress to end Cuba blockade

A letter sent to the House and Senate leadership emphasizes the benefits, including to agriculture, of increasing U.S. trade with Cuba.


Benefit freeze to leave millions on Social Security out in the cold

"We urge Congress to act quickly to mitigate the devastating Medicare hikes headed for millions of Americans who can't afford them." 


Up-close with the “pro-lifers” - and the need for Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood remains the only resource in terms of OB/GYN care for hundreds of thousands of women with few to no other options.


Democratic presidential hopefuls, in contrast to GOP candidates, push progressive agenda

All participants developed answers to problems in ways that will unify, not divide.


Alabama’s new Jim Crow far from subtle

In Alabama, 50 years after Selma, voting rights are once more under assault. 


GOP House anarchy: Will it impact the 2016 elections?

Will this state of affairs have a bearing on the future of the Republican Party and outcome of the 2016 elections?

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