These 3 People Show Why Anti-Trump Tide Runs Against The GOP In Georgia’s Special Election

April 18, 2017

… support behind her in a June runoff. Before Trumps victory, Millers activism had been limited to presidential years and to community groups. Now, she founded a local indivisible group, protests at the local office of Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), and even testified twice at the state capitol. The Ossoff race is to me just huge, way bigger than Kansas, said Miller, referring to a surprisingly close special election last week in Wichita in which Democrat James Thompson came within 7 points …

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Republicans Catch Up In Early Voting For Georgia’s Special Election

April 16, 2017

… special election, according to Cohn. The national Democratic Party and liberal grassroots groups have poured massive resources and energy into Ossoffs bid. Even Hollywood stars are chipping in, with Samuel L. Jackson taping a radio advertisement aimed at turning out black voters. The congressional seat became available when Trump tapped Tom Price to become Secretary of Health and Human Services. While Price won reelection in the district by 23 points in November, Trump won it by just 1.5 …

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Join an ‘Option B’ group before Sheryl Sandberg’s new book arrives

April 14, 2017

… share the burden at home, died of a cardiac arrhythmia two years ago. Lean In prompted the launch of “Lean In circles,” which encouraged women to join small groups to discuss their careers and lives. SEE ALSO: Sheryl Sandberg’s new book on grief and resilience is available for preorder Option B is instead including a wider group than just professional women. The book, and its community, encourage readers to share their stories of overcoming adversity, to join discussion …

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When Heroin Almost Took My Life, My Phone Saved It

April 10, 2017

… social media allows people to communicate freely and share information, it enables the creation of like-minded groups. If these groups are big enough, or driven enough, they have the potential to positively influence and shape cultural progress. Recent examples of this include the Green Revolution in Iran, Arab Spring, the Occupy movement, and #BlackLivesMatter protests. And, of course, the new grassroots movement to end the stigma of addiction. Our community, once marginalized and shamed into …

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An app that wants to help you make friends, not friends with benefits

April 9, 2017

… groups of three, called Tribes. You can then chat with your tribe and can see each others shared interests, traits, and goals. Image: me3 Why three? Well, as Ilson told us, “Two is a date. Three is a party.” A one-on-one meetup can be awkward, but with three, he says, “the expectation to contribute to the conversation is less, so you’re more relaxed and you can be yourself.” The best news is that theres no swiping around through endless options, dismissing …

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Trump’s online fans are ditching him after missile strike in Syria

April 8, 2017

… Middle East. So when that assumption proved incorrect, some of his most prominent supporters bailed or at least balked. The USA was not attacked. Why are we attacking Syria? I 100% don’t support this. Baked Alaska (@bakedalaska) April 7, 2017 Guys, I can’t vehemently oppose destabilizing the Syrian government for 6 years and then support it just because Trump did it. Sorry. Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) April 7, 2017 #Soros funded groups have reportedly staged …

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Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… in Syria because it helps connect the crisis to Americans memories of oustingsecular dictators, like Saddam Hussein or Muammar Qaddafi, only to leave space for horrific groups like the so-called Islamic State. Defenders of Assads rule use the secular label to argue that he is better than any alternative in Syria, despite well-organized homegrown resistance to the dictator and differences between the situation in Syria and those in Iraq and Libya.Kucinich, a two-time Democratic presidential …

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Americans Persecuted By Egypt Regime Watch As Trump Embraces It

April 6, 2017

… of repression since he seized power in a 2013 military coup. They share the prisons with an estimated The Trump team has embraced el-Sissiclassifying eople dont know… that tax dollars are going to an authoritarian regime holding our American citizens, Soltan said. Working with fellow activists, he arranged for 2,500 posters to be plastered around the capital and created a display van that would advertise statements from groups like Human Rights Watch. Other Americans with imprisoned …

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Meadows ‘intrigued’ on Obamacare change after Pence meeting

April 4, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump’s administration had meetings Monday with two key groups of Republicans, whose split over health care policy caused GOP leaders to pull a plan last month to repeal and replace Obamacare. Emerging from a meeting Monday night with Vice President Mike Pence, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows said his group was “intrigued” by an idea the White House floated to give states more flexibility to opt out of Obamacare regulations using a waiver …

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Deer numbers ‘being badly managed’ – BBC News

April 3, 2017

The committee calls for greater focus and urgency to address the challenges of deer management across Scotland. Convener Graeme Dey MSP said: “The Committee welcomes the fact that some progress has been made but it’s clear that some Deer Management groups and the Scottish Natural Heritage need to raise their game to deliver the step change needed. “Habitats damaged by deer take a long time to recover. We simply can’t go on like this if we’re to achieve the …

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Kochs pledge millions to GOPers in 2018 — if they vote no on health care bill

March 23, 2017

Washington (CNN)In a last-minute effort to sink the Republican health care bill, a powerful network of conservative donors said Wednesday it would create a new fund for Republican 2018 reelection races — but they’ll only open it up to GOPers who vote against the bill. The advocacy groups helmed by Charles and David Koch have unveiled a new pool of money for advertisements, field programs and mailings that would exclude those who vote for the health care bill they oppose on Thursday. …

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Burger King Vows To Stop Buying Chickens From Animal Abusers

March 23, 2017

… groups vice president of corporate outreach, said Burger Kings commitment will reduce the suffering of millions of chickens each year. Other companies implementing GAPs standards include fast-food chains Chipotle, Quiznos, Red Robin, Panera Bread, andStarbucks;supermarketWhole Foods;food vendors Compass Group USA and Aramark;and meat suppliers Applegate, Wellshire and Thompson Farms. Mercy for Animals specifically criticized Wendys. An online petition accuses the burger chain of using …

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Why The Fed Was Wrong To Raise Interest Rates And Slow Down The Economy

March 21, 2017

… that this concern is 180 degrees at odds with the robots are taking our jobs story. The robots taking our jobs story is one in which we dont have enough jobs and we have too many workers. The Fed obviously is not concerned about robots taking all the jobs or it wouldnt feel the need to raise interest rates. People not getting jobs because of Fed rate hikes are disproportionately less-educated workers and members of disadvantaged groups. The other point is that the people not getting jobs …

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Republicans Are Crying About Obamacare Problems They Helped Create

March 18, 2017

… a permanent part of the program, unlike the temporary one in the Affordable Care Act. But conservative groups targeted the program, calling it a bailout for health insurance companies, despite the fact that it was included in the law from the beginning. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) picked up the mantle and led a crusade to undercut the programs funding. Congress not funding the risk corridor program was the most consistent issue Kevin Counihan, former HHS official, on what he heard from …

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Paradise found: 12 crowd-free Asia island escapes

March 10, 2017

(CNN)Finding an empty beach in Asia was a breeze a few decades ago, but it’s not quite so easy anymore. As zealous souvenir hawkers follow busloads of tour groups to Asia’s most famous islands, discerning travelers must look farther afield for more authentic getaways. The good news? Whether your idea of paradise involves a tropical beach framed by palm trees, or wildlife encounters in the woods, Asia has an island for you. While much of Japan’s huge northern …

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Insurers Are Worried About The House GOP Health Care Bill

March 10, 2017

The main industry groups representing health insurance companies have broken their silence on the Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with smaller reforms. The health insurer lobbying organizations stopped far short of other health care interests, including the American Medical Association and the American Hospital Association, that have already stated their opposition to the bill promoted by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and endorsed by President Donald Trump. …

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Trump to conservative leaders: If this plan fails, I’ll blame Democrats

March 9, 2017

Washington (CNN)In an Oval Office meeting featuring several leaders of conservative groups already lining up against the House Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, President Donald Trump revealed his plan in the event the GOP effort fails: Allow Obamcare to fail and let Democrats take the blame, sources at the gathering told CNN. During the hour-long meeting, sources said Trump chastised the groups — including Club for Growth, the Heritage Foundation, Americans for …

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AARP comes out against House GOP health care bill

March 8, 2017

Washington (CNN)The AARP issued a statement on Tuesday declaring its opposition to the health care bill touted by GOP leadership this week. The letter — from one of the most influential groups in domestic policy — is the latest blow for a bill that has already seen opposition from many conservative leaders, media organizations and interest groups. “This bill would weaken Medicare’s fiscal sustainability, dramatically increase health care costs for Americans aged …

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3 myths that shape the transgender bathroom debate

March 8, 2017

… gender identity to avoid gender dysphoria or other conditions that may hinder mental or social developmental. groups including Family Research Council, considered a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, cite the American College of Pediatrics in arguments against supporting transgender children. The American College of Pediatrics is estimated to have only a few hundred members compared to the 64,000 members belonging to the well-established American Academy of Pediatrics, which …

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Budget: Don’t be fooled if it turns out to be dull – BBC News

March 4, 2017

… finances of those of working age – particularly a shift in the income tax threshold and the benefit freeze – while others target particular groups of people such as landlords. Image copyright PA That was announced in Mr Hammond’s Autumn Statement, as was mixed news for drivers. Fuel duty will be frozen for a seventh year, but the cost of vehicle insurance may rise owing to an increase in the Insurance Premium Tax from 10% to 12% in June. New Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) bands …

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Brings Back Lead Ammo In Parks And Refuges

March 3, 2017

… heard. Tami A Heilemann The former Montana congressman said his new orders will allow people outside of the land-owning elite to participate in outdoor recreation on public lands. Pro-gun groups like the National Rifle Association claim lead-free bullets are more expensive and harder to obtain than their toxic counterparts. A 2012 study from the University of Guelph found the retail price for most calibers of lead bullets was comparable to their non-toxic counterparts. The fact is that …

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Ministers criticised over named person consultation – BBC News

February 26, 2017

… forced to act to halt the roll-out of the named person scheme, which has already been trialled in some parts of Scotland. It had been due to be introduced across the country on August 31 2016, but Mr Swinney said he hoped the named person policy can now come into force a year on from that. A Scottish government spokeswoman said: “The engagement involved more than 50 meetings with some 250 organisations and groups – and included around 700 young people, parents/carers, practitioners …

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Scientists Have Discovered When You Should And Should Not Drink Coffee During The Day

February 23, 2017

… jseliger2 One study sought out to find out why coffee is so beneficial sometimes, but not other times. What they found is that coffee’s energy benefits totally depend on the time of day when you consume it. To conduct the test, the study organized two groups of college students: one group would drink coffee early in the morning (around 6:00), while the other group would drink coffee in the afternoon (around 2:00). Pexels / Unsplash It turns out that drinking coffee …

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Judge blocks Texas from defunding Planned Parenthood

February 22, 2017

(CNN)Texas authorities who accused Planned Parenthood of selling fetal body parts cannot withhold Medicaid money from the medical provider, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. Judge Sam Sparks issued an injunction in favor of Planned Parenthood, ruling its lawyers had shown it would likely prevail in its lawsuit against officials in the state’s Heath and Human Services Department. In December, Texas cut off Medicaid funds to some Planned Parenthood groups. Sparks presided over a three-day …

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