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Scattered Walmart Strikes Don’t Hurt Black Friday Business

via Doug Staglin, USA Today Scattered strikes and protests by Walmart workers and their supporters in at least nine states may have scored symbolic points Friday by taking on the retail giant head-on, but apparently they did little to keep shoppers away as the company quickly claimed its best Black Friday ever. The company said … Continue reading

Marco Rubio Claims He’ll Turn Down Vice President Spot On GOP Ticket

via Benjy Sarlin, Talking Points Memo Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), one of the most buzzed-about potential running mates for Mitt Romney, says he will not be the party’s vice presidential nominee even if Romney personally asks him. “I don’t want to be the vice president right now, or maybe ever,” Rubio said at a National … Continue reading

Connecticut State Legislature Approves Death Penalty Repeal

via Shannon Young, The Huffington Post After years of failed attempts to repeal the death penalty, Connecticut lawmakers in both the House and the Senate have passed legislation that abolishes the punishment for all future cases. As expected, members of the House voted 86-62 in favor of the bill after a floor debate that lasted … Continue reading

A Hispanic VP For The GOP?

via Benjy Sarlin, Talking Points Memo It’s been the dominant conventional wisdom ever since a wave of Hispanic Republicans won big races in 2010: Mitt Romney will pick a Hispanic running mate. But Romney may not be able to make that fantasy ticket a reality — even if he wants to. Picking a Hispanic politician … Continue reading

New Mexico Governor’s Hairstylist Troubles Prompted By New Jersey Governor’s Gay Marriage Veto

via Sam Stein, The Huffington Post The hairstylist who refused to cut New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez’s hair out of anger toward her opposition to same-sex marriage says that it was another governor’s rigidity on the issue that inspired his bout of non-violent protest. Antonio Darden, an openly gay 46-year-old Santa Fe resident, said he … Continue reading

New Mexico Governor Loses A Hairstylist Over Gay Marriage Stance

via Sam Stein, The Huffington Post The frontiers of the gay marriage debate keep on expanding. On Tuesday, Governor Susana Martinez (R-N.M.) lost a hairstylist who refused to clip her locks out of disgust with her opposition to marriage equality. Antonio Darden, who had cut Martinez’s hair on three occasions and runs Antonio’s Hair Studio … Continue reading

MEUSA Releases New Marriage Equality Map

via Gay Marriage Watch 42% of Americans live in 21 states with various forms of IA, MA, NH, NY, VT, WA); civil union (DE, HI, IL, NJ, RI); or domestic partnership (CA, CT, DC, CO, MD, ME, NV, NM, OR, WI). Since 1993, all American states have taken positions on marriage equality. Each state allows … Continue reading

10 States Freed From ‘No Child Left Behind’ Requirements

via CNN Ten states are being granted waivers to free them from some requirements of the No Child Left Behind education reform law, with President Barack Obama explaining Thursday that the move aims to “combine greater freedom with greater accountability.” Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oklahoma, and Tennessee will no longer … Continue reading

Female Candidates For Congress On Upward Trend

via Susan Davis, USA Today The roster of congressional candidates for this year’s elections is taking shape and one trend is emerging: 2012 could be another “Year of the Woman” in American politics. The moniker was famously applied in 1992 when four women were elected to the Senate, a high watermark for the chamber that … Continue reading

Hispanic Leaders Set Sights On 2012 After Stunning Arizona Victory

via Ed Pilkington, The Guardian Hispanic leaders are vowing to use the growing power of the Latino vote to topple anti-immigrant politicians across America in next year’s elections, emboldened by the shock unseating of a hardline Republican in an historic recall vote in Arizona. Russell Pearce, the architect of Arizona’s controversial immigration law that has … Continue reading

Occupy EVERY Street

Don’t Quit, 99%.  Get Louder. Occupy Every Street. United States Alabama Occupy Auburn Occupy Birmingham Occupy Huntsville Occupy Mobile Occupy Tuscaloosa Alaska Occupy Alaska Occupy Anchorage Arizona Occupy Arizona Occupy Flagstaff Occupy Phoenix Occupy Prescott Occupy Sedona Occupy Tempe Occupy Tucson Occupy Yuma Arkansas Occupy Arkansas Occupy Fayetteville Occupy Little Rock California Occupy Arcata Occupy … Continue reading

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