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Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders Get Off Israel Bandwagon, for Once
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Israel, Palestine, AIPAC, congress, good news, democrats, republicans, politics, government )

Carrie
- 82 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Maybe the national publicity and pressure on these progressives over their Israel-Palestine positions moved them? Maybe they're tacking ahead of 2016? Here are the 12 non-signers, from both parties:...
Bernie Sanders: Presidential Run Is Not About Hillary, It's About the 'Collapsing' Middle Class (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Bernie Sanders, good news, middle class, democrats, republicans, candidates, elections, freedoms, politics, government )

Carrie
- 95 days ago - rawstory.com
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) indicated on Meet the Press today that he would seriously consider running for president in 2016, even if that required him to switch his party affiliation to Democrat.
At the Supreme Court, the NRA Finally Loses One
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, NRA, gun control, Good News, Americans, government, news )

Carrie
- 184 days ago - thedailybeast.com
The Supreme Court did something today I didn't think was possible: It actually disagreed with the National Rifle Association. In a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court rejected pleas by the NRA to essentially gut safeguards implemented to prevent the...
Applaud Victory for Factory Farm Animals in US - Force Change
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Ag-gag Laws, Activists, Petition to sign, Good News )

Victoria
- 235 days ago - forcechange.com
Sign this global petition to thank Mary Matalin, a political consultant, for recent victories in blocking ag-gag legislation. Applaud the efforts of the organizations and individuals who are doing everything they can to block unconstitutional ag-gag laws.
US Budget Deal Reached Amid Conservative Opposition
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: budget negotiations, good news, politics, news, obama, democrats, congress, republicans, usa, government )

Cal
- 373 days ago - finance.yahoo.com
Budget negotiators in the Congress have reached an agreement on Tuesday that, if approved by the House and Senate, could restore some order to the nation's chaotic budget process and avoid another government shutdown on January 15.
Peace Begins in Preschool   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: GOOD NEWS, Jerusalem preschool of Arab and children, peace )

Beth
- 415 days ago - youtube.com
A beautiful and heart-warming video about a preschool in Jerusalem where Jewish and Arab children play together, as well as Arab and Jewish teachers teaching together and the peaceful, respectful environment they have made to be a model for many more.
Obamacare Starts Next Week, Whether the Government Shuts Down or Not
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obamacare, government shutdown, good news, Americans, government, news, u.s., economy, ethics, congress, corruption )

Carrie
- 452 days ago - washingtonpost.com
While the health-care law is at the center of the government shutdown fight -Republicans want to defund the law, the White House, predictably, does not - the Affordable Care Act could actually function during a stoppage in federal funding remarkably well
Under Obamacare, Millions Of Americans Will Pay Less Than $100 Per Month For Health Insurance
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obamacare, healthcare, good news, Americans, government, news, u.s., economy )

Carrie
- 456 days ago - thinkprogress.org
About 6.4 million Americans will be able to purchase insurance for less than $100 each month on Obamacare's new state-level marketplaces, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services.
Five Years After the Financial Crisis TEXT and VIDEOS)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, Americans, economy, financial crisis, good news, government, news )

Carrie
- 456 days ago - whitehouse.gov
In the early hours of September 15, 2008 Lehman Brothers announced it would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, setting off shock waves through the global economy ultimately shrinking the economy was shrinking at a rate of more than 8 percent in...
Obama Planning to Close Gun Sale Loopholes Via Executive Action
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, Obama, good news, safety, violence, gun sales, gun laws, americans, news, politics )

Carrie
- 477 days ago - rawstory.com
According to the Associated Press, the president will enact measures to close a legal loophole that allows felons and other criminals to register weapons to companies rather than to themselves and to increase scrutiny of U.S. imports of surplus military
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has No Intention of Stepping Down
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court, good news, government, americans, politics, news )

Carrie
- 480 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg continued a recent trend of affirming her commitment to staying on the court, telling the New York Times on Friday that she was fully engaged as the leader of the liberal opposition on "one of the most activist...
Obama Family Welcomes New Dog Sunny
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama Family, Sunny Obama, Bo Obama, pets in the White House, good news, media )

Carrie
- 486 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
President Barack Obama and his family welcomed Sunny, a one-year-old female Portuguese Water Dog, to the family on Monday, according to the White House.
House Republicans Cave On Marriage Fight
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, congress, government, good news, gay rights, DOMA, freedoms )

Carrie
- 518 days ago - buzzfeed.com
House Republican leaders announced in a court filing Thursday that they will not defend remaining statutes similar to the Defense of Marriage Act that ban recognition of same-sex couples' marriages.
Obama Makes Gays 'Feel More Fully American'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, 2nd Inaugural address, gay rights, good news, americans, government )

Carrie
- 696 days ago - washingtonpost.com
At no point was President Obama's refrain of "We the people" in his second inaugural more powerful than when he invoked it to include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.
A Month After Falling Ill, Clinton Returns to Work
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Good news, Secretary Clinton, health, illness, government )

Carrie
- 710 days ago - washingtonpost.com
If it's true that politics is a contact sport, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton got some extra protection Monday when her staff welcomed her back from medical leave with a personalized -- and heavily padded -- football helmet.
 

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