Government & Elected Officials

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Trump Will Sign Spending Bill, Declare National Emergency Because He Can't Stand Losing

The president lost the wall.
Despite billing himself as the great negotiator who will get the deals done, his strong-arm tactics proved ineffective, highly ineffective. The president drove the government into the longest standstill in American history, demanding full funding for his border wall. In the end, he not only got no funding for his wall, but he got publicly humiliated.Now, with the possi... Read more

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Senate Passes Bill That Makes Lynching a Federal Crime

February 16, 2019
On Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed a bill that would make lynching a federal crime.
The bill, which was introduced in June by Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.) had previously passed in the Senate in December, but did not pass in the GOP-majority House before the end of the 115th Congress. The Hill reports that the bill passed Thursday w... Read more

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NRA Could 'Be Forced to Shut Down Forever,' Says Executive Vice President

NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre hit group members with a four-page letter. In it, he blamed the group’s financial woes on Andrew Cuomo, who ordered state regulators to encourage insurance companies, state-chartered banks and financial services companies to review their relationships with the NRA.
According to The Daily Beast, LaPierre believes the threat is imminent.
Banks are b... Read more

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'Racist' Florida Republican bill raises deportation threat: 'People are afraid'

April 3, 2019
Five-year-old Roxana Gozzer hasn’t seen her father for weeks and does not know the next time she will. Walter Gozzer-Sing never returned home from a “routine” check-in with immigration officials in February. After a month in detention, he was placed without notice on a flight from Miami to Peru. His sudden deportation left the family – including two US citizen... Read more

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Why Chicago's mayoral election should matter to you

April 3, 2019

No matter who wins Tuesday's election in Chicago, the nation's third-largest city will for the first time elect an African-American woman as its mayor.

The Windy City could also have its first openly gay mayor.
The historic runoff pits Lori Lightfoot, 56, a former assistant US attorney who describes herself as "an out and proud black lesbian," against Toni Preckwinkle, 72, a po... Read more

Latest Attacks On Ilhan Omar Show That Anti-Muslim Hate Isn’t A Partisan Issue

April 15, 2019
President Donald Trump used Twitter to target Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Friday for remarks she made during a speech on Muslim civil rights last month.

Trump tweeted an incendiary video that took clips from the speech out of context and interlaced them with news footage of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The tweet text accompanying the video read, “WE WILL NEVER F... Read more

Texas Tech School of Medicine will not consider race in admissions process, per agreement with Trump administration

April 14, 2019

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine will not consider race or national origin as a factor in its admissions process, according to an agreement the school entered with the Department of Education in February.

The agreement concludes a 14-year-long investigation into the school's use of affirmative action in its admissions process after someone who... Read more

Tech Training & Jobs InfoSession Hosted by U.S. Representative Kathy Castor, FL14

MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017 10:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. Robert Saunders Public Library 1505 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL 33602
FREE  21st Century Workforce Attend this orientation to learn about getting on track with the tech training you need to land Tampa Bay’s higher-paying jobs! RSVP today!... Read more

Pinellas County Early Voting Through November 5th

The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections encourages registered voters in the November 7, 2017 County Referendum and Municipal General Elections. Visit www.votepinellas.com for more information. 
Early Voting:Oct. 28 – Nov. 5 at Supervisor of Elections Offices          Mon-Fri: 10:00 am-6:00 pm          Sat-Sun: 9:00 am-5:00 ... Read more

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Trump’s “us-versus-them” rhetoric hurts police and black lives

August 12, 2017 - President Trump has managed what few others could achieve, giving activists on both sides of the Black Lives Matter-Blue Lives Matter divide something to agree on. In his remarks to law enforcement officers gathered at the Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood, N.Y., on July 28, Mr. Trump encouraged police not to worry about roughing up “thugs” when gettin... Read more