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ODP Chairman David Pepper in Cleveland Tuesday night
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www­.ohiodailyblog.com - This Tuesday January 20 at 7pm the Westside (Cleveland) Democratic Club will be hosting new Ohio Democratic Party chair David Pepper to talk about the way forward for the party and the Main Street initiative he and his political director Nina Turner announced last week....
So You Want to Run For Office...Now What? - Thurs (1/22) @ 6:30pm
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cuyahogadwc­.org - We want smart, capable women to run for office, and we can help by giving you some important information and tools for putting together YOUR CAMPAIGN. Join us for an informative meeting with some e...
The Attack on Social Security Disability Insurance - Case Public Affairs Discussion Group
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fridaylunch­.case.edu - Every Friday During the Regular Academic Semester, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m in the Dampeer Room in Kelvin Smith Library. (unless location change is indicated below) January 16: Being an Employee in an Info...
'Selma's Missing Epilogue: The Recent Dissolution Of The Voting Rights Act
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thumbnail thinkprogress­.org - by Kira Lerner Posted on January 2, 2015 at 3:22 pm "‘Selma’s Missing Epilogue: The Recent Dissolution Of The Voting Rights Act" The final scenes of the 2014 film Selma, which depicts Martin Luther...
Martin Luther King rally for workers' rights in Cleveland recalls leader's union roots
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thumbnail www­.cleveland.com - CLEVELAND, Ohio - They rallied in front of the Halle Building on Monday during the holiday honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with some carrying this sign: "I AM A MAN". For many, the li...
Republican Congress Launches With Back-Door Attack On Social Security Benefits
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thumbnail thinkprogress­.org - by Alan Pyke Posted on January 7, 2015 at 12:39 pm "Republican Congress Launches With Back-Door Attack On Social Security Benefits" Republicans are starting the new Congress by attacking Social Sec...
House Budget Chair Signals Big Social Security Reforms A-Coming
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thumbnail talkingpointsmemo­.com - "What I’m hopeful is what the Budget Committee will be able do is to is begin to normalize the discussion and debate about Social Security. This is a program that right now on its current course wi...
Republicans target Social Security disability
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thumbnail www­.politico.com - Like Mrs. O’Leary’s cow, House Republicans kick-started a bigger fire than many imagined with an opening day rules change that revived Social Security as a hot issue for this Congress — and the 201...
Top Senator: Dems Better Not Give An Inch In New Social Security Fight
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thumbnail talkingpointsmemo­.com - Democrats need to gird for a new battle with Republicans over Social Security and be prepared not to yield any ground in defense of the program, one of the leading Democratic senators on the issue ...
Wow. They're Doing It
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thumbnail talkingpointsmemo­.com - House GOP Budget Chief signals plans for a major scale back of Social Security in the next two years. Check it out. Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.
An Action Plan to Grow the Paychecks of All, Not Just the Wealthy Few
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democrats­.budget.house.gov - This is an action plan to help tackle the challenge of our time – a growing economy with more widely shared prosperity. We must sharpen our global competitive edge and ensure that Americans who wor...
Obama to propose two free years of community college for students
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thumbnail www­.politico.com - President Barack Obama will need the approval of Congress to realize his proposal for making two years of community college free for students. So far, that plan doesn’t have an official price tag —...
President Obama to expand paid sick leave
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thumbnail www­.politico.com - The president will sign a memorandum to ensure that federal employees have access to at least six weeks of paid sick leave for the birth of a child. | Getty President Barack Obama will outline a pl...
Obama to Propose Tax Hike on the Wealthy
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thumbnail nymag­.com - The White House has released another State of the Union spoiler. According to various news outlets, President Obama will propose several tax increases on the wealthiest Americans. According to the ...
Obama rediscovers a progressive agenda for the State of the Union
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thumbnail www­.washingtonpost.com - (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) The Justice Department will no longer help local police and sheriff's departments seize suspects' cash and property, Attorney General Eric Holder announced last week. Co...
Former Gov. George Voinovich, other Northeast Ohio leaders appointed to community-police task force
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thumbnail www­.cleveland.com - COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Several Northeast Ohio leaders are among those appointed to a new task force seeking to improve relations between Ohio communities and their police departments. Gov. John Kasich t...
Decision looms for Democrats on 2016 convention site
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thumbnail bigstory­.ap.org - WASHINGTON (AP) — For Democrats, New York would offer a diverse tableau in liberal Brooklyn and a touch of Clinton nostalgia. Philadelphia would give the party a patriotic backdrop while Columbus w...
Women Under-Represented in Incoming Ohio House Leadership
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thumbnail innovationohioedfund­.org - This week, Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger announced the leaders of the House’s 25 standing committees, and women are outnumbered 5 to 1. Legislative committees are where the hard work of lawm...
Ohio Democratic Party already highlights two races for Main Street Initiative
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www­.ohiodailyblog.com - A couple of days ago we wrote about a new program the Ohio Democratic Party launched. The program called the Main Street Initiative is an idea for the party to get involved in local races during of...
Sarah Benzing returns to the Sherrod Brown fold
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thumbnail www­.cleveland.com - CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Sarah Benzing, who managed Sherrod Brown's successful re-election campaign in 2012, is returning to the Ohio Democrat's employ. This time, Benzing will serve as chief of staff in...
Armond Budish picks Inspector General Nailah Byrd for county clerk of courts, among other staff changes
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thumbnail www­.cleveland.com - CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish on Thursday announced the nomination of Nailah Byrd, who currently serves as the county's ethics watchdog, as the county's new clerk of co...
Study: 9.6 Million People Would Lose Insurance If SCOTUS Guts O-Care
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thumbnail talkingpointsmemo­.com - The Court will hear the King v. Burwell case in the spring with its ruling expected in June. The plaintiffs argue that the law's language prohibits the law's financial help from being administered ...
Cuyahoga County Council President Dan Brady announces committee assignments
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thumbnail www­.cleveland.com - CLEVELAND, Ohio -- New Cuyahoga County Council President Dan Brady announced council committee assignments for 2015 on Friday. Brady, a Democrat who lives in Cleveland's Edgewater neighborhood, nam...
Don’t Look to States for New Ideas
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thumbnail www­.nytimes.com - DURHAM, N.C. — WITH Washington bitterly divided between a Democratic White House and a Republican Congress, it seems unlikely that America will see substantive progress on the grand challenges of t...
Energy Industry Spent $721 Million on Midterm Elections
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thumbnail www­.triplepundit.com - If there’s one number that says all you need to know about the influence of the energy industry on the nation’s political discourse and direction, it’s $721 million. A ThinkProgress report last wee...
Populism Rises – And The ‘Center’ Strikes Back
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ourfuture­.org - “Americans don’t want angry, defensive figures running for president,” Democratic operative Will Marshall told McClatchy’s David Lightman this week. But who, precisely, is angry and defensive? As t...
Plunge In Wall Street Money Bolsters Populist Shift Among Democrats
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thumbnail www­.huffingtonpost.com - WASHINGTON -- With their first act in full control of the new Congress, Republicans tried to push through a bill to delay the Volcker Rule, which limits risky trades by banks. The plan failed as De...
Juan Williams: Health reform a plus for Dems, at last
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thumbnail thehill­.com - People with broken arms, patients recently recovered from emergency surgery — President Obama needs to put Americans benefitting from ObamaCare next to the First Lady when he makes his Jan. 20 Stat...
Obama, Warren on the Economy: Different Messages, Similar Policies
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thumbnail www­.newrepublic.com - Last Wednesday at the AFL-CIO’s National Summit on Raising Wages in Washington, D.C., Senator Elizabeth Warren stressed that the middle class was still struggling and sharply criticized elites in t...
How campaigns are courting 16-year-olds
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thumbnail www­.politico.com - Coming soon to a battleground state near you: White House campaigns combining census reports with Instagram and Twitter posts to target teenagers who aren’t yet 18 but will be by Election Day 2016....
E.J. Dionne: Degrees of opportunity
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thumbnail www­.washingtonpost.com - Permit me to declare my bias: I came to revere community colleges for very personal reasons and learned to admire them because they are central to restoring social and economic mobility in our nati...
Black And Hispanic Students Are Making Meaningful Gains, But It’s Hard To Tell
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thumbnail fivethirtyeight­.com - Political leaders are fond of saying the United States is in an education crisis. The U.S. is often shown to be losing ground internationally. We revisit a Sputnik moment every time international t...
Dems' House task force to hone 2016 messaging
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thumbnail www­.politico.com - House Democrats on Tuesday will unveil a new task force that party leaders hope will reboot their messaging strategy ahead of 2016. Democrats lost 13 seats on Election Day, and there has been stron...
Columbus lets Bill and Hillary Clinton make its case for the Democratic National Convention
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thumbnail www­.cleveland.com - CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The latest message from Columbus as the city and its boosters make their case to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention? A new 3-minute video blasted out through social med...
Conservatives Realize Their 'Fix' To Obamacare Would Actually Make Things Much Worse
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thumbnail thinkprogress­.org - by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on January 6, 2015 at 11:12 am Updated: January 7, 2015 at 8:50 am "Conservatives Realize Their ‘Fix’ To Obamacare Would Actually Make Things Much Worse" Now that the in...
Sanders Wants To Force GOP To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is Real
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thumbnail talkingpointsmemo­.com - Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) plans to introduce an amendment to the Keystone XL pipeline bill that would force Republican senators to go on the record about whether they think climate change is real ...
Kasich Sings Same Sermon At Second Inaugural Coronation
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thumbnail www­.plunderbund.com - Ohio Gov. John Richard Kasich could have replayed Monday most of what he said at his first ceremonial inaugural event four years ago. Held at the Southern Hotel in downtown Columbus, the twice elec...
Federal judge gives go-ahead in "I can't breathe" suit against Cleveland police
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thumbnail www­.cleveland.com - CLEVELAND, Ohio – A federal judge will allow large parts of a lawsuit to move forward in a case filed against Cleveland police by the family of a man who died in police custody following a traffic ...
Conservative Revolt Splits House GOP Group
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thumbnail www­.nationaljournal.com - House conservatives are plotting a mass exodus from the Republican Study Committee as soon as next week over simmering dissatisfaction with the group's direction. The members have been talking for ...
John Podesta to leave White House post in February
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thumbnail www­.politico.com - John Podesta has long been expected to play a prominent role in a potential Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. | AP Photo John Podesta, a senior White House adviser who has long been expected t...
Meet The New Bush, Same As The Old Bush
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thumbnail thinkprogress­.org - by Alice Ollstein & Kira Lerner Posted on December 16, 2014 at 12:52 pm Updated: December 17, 2014 at 8:26 am In a message posted on social media Tuesday, former Florida governor and political dyna...
Cleveland to host regional forum for White House Conference on Aging
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thumbnail www­.cleveland.com - WASHINGTON, D. C. - Cleveland is among five cities that will host regional forums on aging issues to provide input for this year's White House Conference on Aging, the White House announced Tuesday...
Poll: Voters not jumping on the Bush, Romney trains - Lucy McCalmont - POLITICO
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thumbnail www­.politico.com - Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush might be trying to break from the GOP pack by flaunting possible 2016 bids, but it hasn’t done much to enthuse voters, according to a new poll. Both men have seen a dip in ...
ResponsibleOhio says marijuana legalization would create jobs, eliminate black market
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thumbnail www­.cleveland.com - COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Leaders of one pro-marijuana legalization effort on Tuesday provided more details of the plan they want to put before Ohio voters in November, touting it as a way to eliminate the...
GOP’s Ohio seat a ’16 prize
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thumbnail thehill­.com - The Democratic path to reclaiming the Senate will run through the perennial battleground state of Ohio, but the party has its work cut out for it in unseating Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio). Portman ann...
How a Campaign Rumor Started a Political Feeding Frenzy in Ohio - NationalJournal.com
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thumbnail www­.nationaljournal.com - When Tim Ryan, a House Democrat from Ohio, said he would consider a 2016 Senate run against Republican Sen. Rob Portman, it hardly set the world on fire. Sure, it would create an intriguing matchup...
How to tell if a politician is serious about helping the middle class - The Washington Post
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thumbnail www­.washingtonpost.com - Center for American Progress America’s political leaders might be finally getting serious about righting what’s gone wrong for the middle class. It’s only taken them a decade or so. Now suddenly we...
HUFFPOLLSTER: More Polls Show Obama's Approval Rating Recovering
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thumbnail www­.huffingtonpost.com - Two new national polls confirm that President Obama's approval rating is rising. Among Republicans, Mitt Romney has a higher favorable rating than Jeb Bush. And 2014 was a rocky year for race relat...
Left, right mobilize against Obama's trade push - Adam Behsudi - POLITICO
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thumbnail www­.politico.com - Unabashed liberals Rosa DeLauro and Keith Ellison are finding themselves taking sides with tea party-backed Republicans Walter Jones and Duncan Hunter in the fight against a common enemy — the Whit...
John Kasich to embark on six-state tour to tout balanced budget amendment
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thumbnail www­.cleveland.com - COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Gov. John Kasich will go West on Tuesday to advocate in six states that they support a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The trip follows up on one the governor ...
SCOTUS Ruling Against Obamacare Threatens GOP In 2016 Swing States
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thumbnail talkingpointsmemo­.com - A ruling in the looming case King v. Burwell could wipe out health insurance subsidies for some 3 million Americans in a dozen states that could decide the 2016 election and rely on the federal Hea...
Tea party reeling - Katie Glueck - POLITICO
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thumbnail www­.politico.com - MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The past year has not been kind to the tea party: Its most prized candidates were crushed in primary elections to establishment-backed foes, then it watched in dismay earlier t...
Brook Park faces a special election Feb. 3 over fire stations and staffing
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thumbnail www­.cleveland.com - BROOK PARK, Ohio — If voters pass an ordinance on Feb. 3 about Brook Park's fire stations, don't expect a quick response time. City Law Director Neal Jamison and petitioners' lawyer Mark Guidetti d...
GOP-Led Congress Preps To Kills Wall Street Reforms, Kasich Doubles Down On Punishing Dissenters
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thumbnail www­.plunderbund.com - When Ohio Gov. John Kasich delivered his year-end summation sermon at the Ohio Chamber of Commerce’s holiday gathering in December he promised to dole out punishment to anyone who opposes him. “May...
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