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'American Idol' Made Clay Aiken a Star. But He Knows It Won't Make Him a Congressman (TEXT and PHOTOS)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, American Idol, Clay Aiken, North Carolina, democrats, elections, freedoms, government, politics, candidates )

Carrie
- 11 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
Aiken won 12 million votes on "American Idol." Now he's trying to get the tiniest fraction of that number to represent the second district of North Carolina. It may prove to be just as tough as beating Ruben Studdard on the talent show.
National Voter Registration Day - September 23rd
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, elections, Vote! )

Kathy
- 1 day ago - nationalvoterregistrationday.org
Help us register more voters! Here are the best ways of getting the word out
Remembering Troy Davis and Ending the Death Penalty
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Troy Davis, deah penalty, government, usa, state law )

Nancy
- 3 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
While many of the supporters who stood in solidarity with Troy have put away their signs and returned home, the battle to end the shameful practice of capital punishment wages on in his name.
Be The First To Know ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, gun safety, gun laws, elections, americans, government )

Nancy
- 2 days ago - act.everytown.org
Now, we'll be able to show our support for elected officials who stand with the majority of Americans in support of common-sense gun laws.
Take Action for Safer Sunscreen Ingredients!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, safety, government )

Cal
- 4 days ago - action.ewg.org
If you agree that consumers in the United States deserve access to the same ingredients used in sunscreens in the EU, Canada, Japan, and Australia, please tell your senator to support the Sunscreen Innovation Act today.
Senate Confirms Nuclear Regulatory Nominees
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Yucca Mountain, nuclear waste, NRC, Jeff Baran, Steve Burns )

Nancy
- 4 days ago - thehill.com
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has a vested interest in the composition of the NRC since he has fought the Yucca Mountain project that would dump nuclear waste in his home state. Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), who also opposes Yucca Mountain...
OP-ED: 5 Things the Religious Right Needs to Learn About the 10 Commandments
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: religion, ReligiousRight, usa, ethics, government, corruption )

Cal
- 5 days ago - alternet.org
Veneration of the commandments as the source of all laws is a modern-day affectation of the Religious Right.
Republicans Caught in A Colossal Lie About Unemployment Benefits
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, republicans, unemployment benefits, congress, dishonesty, ethics, government, politics, corruption, economy, lies )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - dailykos.com
Extending benefits to unemployed workers beyond the 26 weeks provided by most states has little effect on the unemployment rate and essentially no impact on labor force participation, a recent working paper released by the Federal Reserve Board found.
US Congressman Danny Davis Calls for Lifting the Blockade of Gaza
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Danny K. Davis, democrats, congress, Israel, Gaza Blockade, ethics, freedoms )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Davis' move is the result of a sustained effort by the Committee for Just Peace in Israel and Palestine (CJPIP), urging the Congressman to advocate for an end to the Israeli occupation and to stop military aid to Israel.
Home Free? ~ Give The Homeless Homes
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: homelessness, Utah, society, ethics, humans, interesting, freedoms, government, rights, economy, ethics, politics, democrats, republicans, housing )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - newyorker.com
Handing mentally ill substance abusers the keys to a new place may sound like an example of wasteful government spending. But it turned out to be the opposite: over time, Housing First has saved the government money.
 
 
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