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On Black History, Black Panthers, Education, And A Minnesota Republican

A few weeks back in the midst of Black History Month, a poem was read over the public address system at East Ridge High School in Woodbury, Minnesota. The poem, “A Black Child’s Pledge,” was first published by the Black Panthers in 1968. Well, this prompted vice-chair of the Minnesota Republican Party, Kelly Fenton to take to twitter and the local newspaper to express her outrage that our schools were learning about all aspects of black history and demanding we only study those black people acceptable to her and perhaps other white people: Not long after the poem was read, Twitter comments began bubbling up from Woodbury community members, including Kelly Fenton, whose son attends East Ridge. “There are lot better examples and things that … Continue reading

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Weekly Address: Nation Grieves for Those Killed in Tragic Shooting in Newtown, CT

The President says the nation’s thoughts and prayers are with those who lost a loved one during Friday’s tragic shooting in Newtown, CT.

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Mitt Romney Debates Mitt Romney. Romney WINS!

Hilarious video from Daily Kos: And there is a sequel…  

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Heavy Load – Obama for America TV Ad

Courtesy of Obama for America: Get the facts: http://OFA.BO/Da7yvX The middle class is carrying a heavy load in America. But Mitt Romney doesn’t see it. Under the Romney plan, a middle class family will pay an average of up to $2,000 more a year in taxes. While at the same time giving multi-millionaires like himself a $250,000 tax cut. So, Romney hits the middle class harder and gives millionaires an even bigger break. Is that the way forward for America?

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Labor Day Tweet Of The Day: Today We Celebrate The Business Man!

Typically today we celebrate the working men and women of this country. You know, those everyday working people who have built this country with their hands and their sweat. Unfortunately, the Republican Party doesn’t see it that way anymore. For Republican Majority Leader, Eric Cantor, the meaning of Labor Day is to celebrate the businessmen of this country. Sorry workers, the Republican Party just took away your one and only holiday…

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