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Killing net neutrality–again

WASHINGTON — Republicans have tucked an anti-net neutrality rider into a government spending bill that would block the Federal Communications Commission from enforcing its open Internet rules. The provision is just one of many riders in the financial services appropriations bill currently being hashed out by House and Senate negotiators. But as dozens of these […]

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Don’t forget to vote today

This is traditionally a low-turnout election in Philly, which is why it’s so easy for conservatives to win. Get out and vote for David Wecht, Christine Donohue, and Kevin Dougherty for state Supreme Court! There are important races all over the country today. Do your part — get out and vote.

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U.S. corporations have $2.1 TRILLION in profits stashed offshore – most of it in tax havens. As long as this money is offshore corporations avoid paying U.S. taxes on it. That means the rest of us have to make up the difference. Congress should require these companies to pay the hundreds of billions of dollars […]

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Tell them to shut it down

When even the New York Times editorial board says it’s time to shut down the Benghazi committee, it’s time. Their statement followed Rep. Kevin McCarthy boasting to Sean Hannity that the Benghazi select committee was part of a strategy to erode Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Sign the petition to Chairman Trey Gowdy: Wasting millions of […]

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But of course, the fight continues tomorrow. Stay tuned: The way House Speaker John Boehner structured the process along with the Senate, all three bills had to pass or else the entire package would not advance. (If you’re a gambler, think of it like a three-item parlay bet.) Progressive Democrats who oppose fast track feared […]

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Call your congressperson

Alan Grayson says it’s very, very close in the House. Your calls make a difference. Please pick up the phone, call (202) 224-3121, ask for your Congressman, and register your disapproval. Say this: “Vote NO on Fast Track.” A House Democrat on Wednesday accused President Obama of losing touch with the real world, as his […]

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I was on a call with Sen. Bernie Sanders last night, and he said it was very important that you email or call your congressmembers and senators this week, no matter where you think they stand on TPP. He said if we can kill it this time, it will stay dead for a long time […]

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All around my hat

Steeleye Span:

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Though it is not being reported much in the main stream news, a judge in Georgia on Monday said the court would not come to the aid of The New Georgia Project in reconciling the disappearance of over 40,000 (some even estimate 56,000) voter registrations from the Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office. SOS Kemp […]

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WHAT: The People Vote:  Stop the Comcast Mega-MergerWHEN: Wed. May 21st, from 9.30 – 10.30 AMWHERE: The Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street (southwest corner of Broad and Spruce)RSVP:  Click here to RSVP, and find us on Facebook and invite your friends!WHO: You! Organizers include CAP Comcast, Common Cause, Consumers Union, Free Press, the Media Action Grassroots Network, and Media Mobilizing […]

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