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"Right to Work" Law Found Unconstitutional
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Dishonesty, Good News, Republicans, Pro-Laborfreedoms )

Mitchell
- 44 days ago - dailykos.com
Wisconsin's "Right to Work " law was found wanting. This is the first one in the country to be successfully challenged.
Conservatives Ridicule GOP Benghazi Committee Members: Hillary Is Too Smart for Them
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Benghazi committee, Hillary Clinton, republicans, politics, government, news, media, good news, elections, candidates )

Carrie
- 215 days ago - rawstory.com
The reviews are rolling in for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's performance before the GOP-led House Benghazi committee and they are uniformly "loved her, hated them" ~ even among conservatives.
Under New Oregon Law, All Eligible Voters Are Registered Unless They Opt Out
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, good news, voting rights, automatic voter registration, Oregon, Gov. Kate Brown, elections, news, democrats, freedoms, republicans )

Carrie
- 295 days ago - latimes.com
In front of a packed and cheering audience Monday, Gov. Kate Brown signed a first-in-the-nation bill to automatically register all eligible Oregonians to vote when they obtain or renew a driverâEUR(TM)s license or state identification card.
Obama Commutes Sentences for 46 Drug Offenders
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, good news, Obama, non-violent drug offenders, commuted sentences, government, ethics, freedoms, politics )

Carrie
- 319 days ago - nytimes.com
President Obama announced on Monday that he was commuting the sentences of 46 federal drug offenders, more than doubling the number of nonviolent criminals to whom he has granted clemency since taking office.
South Carolina Senate Casts First Vote to Remove Confederate Flag
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, South Carolina, Confederate flag, government, ethics, politics, Good News, republicans, democrats )

Carrie
- 325 days ago - nytimes.com
The South Carolina Senate voted Monday to remove the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the State House. The bipartisan proposal, which emerged after last month's massacre at a historic black church in Charleston, was approved by a 37-to-3 vote.
Israel Losing Democrats, 'Can't Claim Bipartisan US Support,' Top Pollster Warns
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, government, democrats, Israel, good news, ethics, freedoms, congress, news, politics )

Carrie
- 327 days ago - timesofisrael.com
New survey by Frank Luntz shows almost half of Democratic 'opinion elites' think Israel is racist, barely half believe it wants peace, and three quarters feel it has too much influence on US policy.
Supreme Court Strikes Down 'Born In Israel' Passport Law
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: GOOD NEWS, Supreme Court, Israel, Jerusalem, Palestine, ethics, justice, presidential authority, government, politics, news )

Carrie
- 353 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The Supreme Court struck down a disputed law Monday that would have allowed Americans born in Jerusalem to list their birthplace as Israel on their U.S. passports in an important ruling that underscores the president's authority in foreign affairs.
Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: This Is Bad News for John McCain. Seriously
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Good News, Arizona, John McCain, Ann Kirkpatrick, election, congress, democrats, republicans, government, news )

Carrie
- 365 days ago - dailykos.com
Tuesday morning brought some exciting news for Arizona Democrats, as Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick announced she'd run against veteran GOP Sen. John McCain, who is seeking a sixth term in the Senate.
Iran Will Allow UN Nuclear Inspectors to Visit Military Sites, Negotiator Says
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: foreign relations, good news, Iran Peace Talks, nuclear inspectors, government, politics, news )

Carrie
- 369 days ago - theguardian.com
The comments by the Iranian deputy foreign minister, Abbas Araghchi, carried by state television, came after he and the foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, attended a reportedly stormy closed session of parliament.
White House Moves Closer To Major Executive Action On Overtime Pay ~ TEXT and VIDEO
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, Americans, overtime pay, good news, democrats, freedoms, government, ethics, news, politics, economy )

Carrie
- 388 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The Obama administration on Tuesday morning put in motion one of the last major elements of the president's economic agenda, a reform to overtime rules that could result in a pay bump for millions.
Bernie Sanders To Launch Presidential Campaign ~ TEXT and VIDEO
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, elections, Bernie Sanders, GOOD NEWS, government, politics, democrats )

Carrie
- 395 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will launch a campaign seeking the Democratic nomination for president in 2016 on Thursday. Sanders will be the first official challenger for the Democratic nomination to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Supreme Court Sends Redistricting Ruling Back To North Carolina
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, North Carolina, government, elections, racism, ethics, politics, Americans, good news, republicans, freedoms, news )

Carrie
- 403 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The Supreme Court threw out a ruling from last year that upheld Republican drawn congressional and state legislative districts on Monday, ordering North Carolina's highest court to reconsider its decision that state legislators didn't rely too ...
Obama Removes Cuba From the List of State Sponsors of Terrorism
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, Cuba, good news, foreign policy, government, politics, freedoms, terrorism, news )

Carrie
- 409 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The long-awaited decision effectively removes the principal impediment to establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, as pledged by Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro last December.
Democrats Benefit From GOP's Internal Struggles
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Obama, congress, good news, ethics, government, politics, republicans, constitution, democrats, freedoms, news )

Carrie
- 447 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Winners in a bruising struggle with Republicans over homeland security funding and immigration, minority Democrats had unity on their side, along with a politician's understandable fear of terrorist attacks and the Constitution's separation of powers.
Celebrate the Victory and Help Us Keep Going: Thank President Obama for Vetoing KXL! ~ PETITION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, environment, pollution, Big Oil, President Obama, Keystone XL Pipeline, veto, good news, ethics, news, politics, government )

Carrie
- 458 days ago - action.foe.org
Six years ago, many said KXL was a done deal. But thanks in large part to years of pressure from people like you, today President Obama stood up to the Big Polluters. Thank President Obama for vetoing KXL and tell him to reject it once and for all!
 

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