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Dems' platform: Plenty for religious progressives to love 27.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The 2016 Democratic National Convention’s party platform includes much that religious progressives from multiple faith backgrounds might like. Approved Monday, it calls for expanding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, combating climate change and narrowing the income gap. Here are some of the hot-button social proposals: Marriage The platform explicitly states support for the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision that legalized same-sex marriage. It also states opposition to state laws t...
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Transcript: Bernie Sanders's full speech at the 2016 DNC 26.7.2016 Washington Post: Politics
In his address, the Vermont senator again tossed his support behind Hillary Clinton.
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Transcript: Bernie Sanders' speech at the Democratic National Convention 26.7.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Bernie Sanders addressed the Democratic National Convention Monday night, after a day of disunity in the Philadelphia arena. Read his speech here.
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Kuwait court upholds ruling clearing sports’ Sheikh Ahmed 26.7.2016 Washington Post: World
A lawyer for Kuwaiti sports powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah says the country’s supreme court has upheld a lower court ruling clearing him of violating a gag order in a case about an alleged coup.
Letter: 'Never Trumpers' will destroy America 26.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Dear Mr. Mero, By all means, please leave the GOP. (“Trump has chased me from the GOP,” by Paul Mero, Tribune, July 22) Your purist attitude is exactly what the Democrats are hoping for. Your attitude will assure that Hillary Clinton will be elected. Donald Trump certainly is not perfect, but we know what will happen with Hillary. I can only assume that you are not smart enough to realize that not voting for either is in fact, a vote for Hillary. But that’s OK for you. The Supreme Court will n...
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Bernie Sanders tries, with limited success, to deliver his supporters to Hillary Clinton 26.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Philadelphia • At times drawing jeers from his own supporters at the Democratic National Convention, Sen. Bernie Sanders gave a strong endorsement of Hillary Clinton, an important moment as she tries to fold her former rival’s “political revolution” into her presidential campaign moving forward. Going point by point from income inequality to climate change to the Supreme Court, Sanders explained why he believes a President Clinton would be far superior to Donald Trump in the White House. “Any ob... <iframe src="" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Bernie Sanders At The DNC: Hillary Clinton Must Become The Next President Of The United States 26.7.2016 Crooks Liars
Sen. Bernie Sanders reminded everyone just what's at stake this presidential election and why it's imperative we elect Hillary Clinton as the next president of the United States this Monday night at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Time will tell as to how many of his supporters come on board, but as Sanders discussed so passionately tonight, if they care about the agenda he's put forward, they're going to see it rolled backwards if Donald Trump is heaven forbid elected president. Vox has his entire prepared remarks posted , and here are some excerpts: This election is about a single mom I saw in Nevada who, with tears in her eyes, told me that she was scared to death about the future because she and her young daughter were not making it on the $10.45 an hour she was earning. This election is about that woman and the millions of other workers in this country who are struggling to survive on totally inadequate wages. Hillary Clinton understands that if someone in America works 40 hours a week, ...
Bernie Sanders' Democratic National Convention speech 26.7.2016 Boing Boing
A sustained and rousing standing ovation for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, tonight. [caption id="attachment_473492" align="alignnone" width="930"] [Reuters][/caption] Transcript of Bernie Sanders' speech: Thank you. Good evening. It is an honor to be with you tonight and to be following in the footsteps of Elizabeth Warren, and to be here tonight to thank Michelle Obama for her incredible service to our country. She has made all of us proud. Let me begin by thanking the hundreds of thousands of Americans who actively participated in our campaign as volunteers. Thank you. Let me thank the 2 1/2 million Americans who helped fund our campaign with an unprecedented 8 million individual campaign contributions . Anyone know what that average contribution was? That's right, $27. And let me thank the 13 million Americans who voted for the political revolution, giving us the 1,846 pledged delegates here tonight – 46 percent of the total. And delegates: Thank you for being ...
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FULL SPEECH: Bernie Sanders pleads for unity behind Clinton 26.7.2016 The Hill
Sanders seeks to unite the Democratic Party behind Hillary Clinton in his prime-time speech.
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Open thread #12 on Day 1 of Democratic National Convention 26.7.2016 Daily Kos
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 · 3:11:15 AM +00:00 · Hunter “Her Supreme Court appointments will also defend a woman’s right to choose, workers’ rights, the rights of the LGBT community, the needs of minorities and immigrants and the government’s ability to protect the environment.” That, right there; the entire Republican rhetorical premise called out, and contrasted to our own. Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 · 3:11:55 AM +00:00 · Mark Sumner Bernie is doing a masterful job of adapting much of his stump speech into a speech in support of Hillary. He’s carrying his supporters on the familiar notes, but carrying them to Hillary and giving a good reminder of the broader frame. It’s well done. Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 · 3:12:55 AM +00:00 · Hunter Bernie now touting the joint Sanders-Clinton plan to guarantee “children of any family this country with an annual income of $125,000 a year or less – 83 percent of our population – will be able to go to a public college or university tuition free.” Big applause, because of ...
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Read Bernie Sanders' prepared Democratic National Convention speech 26.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Remarks as prepared, sent by the Sanders campaign. Watch live. Good evening. How great it is to be with you tonight. Let me begin by thanking the hundreds of thousands of Americans who actively participated in our campaign as volunteers. Let me thank the 2 1/2 million Americans who helped fund...
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READ: Bernie Sanders' Speech At The Democratic Convention 26.7.2016 NPR News
Bernie Sanders addressed the Democratic National Convention Monday night, after an day of disunity in the Philadelphia arena. Read his speech here.
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Texas, facing a lawsuit, makes it easier for U.S.-born children of immigrants to get birth certificates 26.7.2016 LA Times: Nation

Last year, a group of Central American and Mexican immigrant parents sued Texas in federal court, claiming that the state had denied their children birth certificates and access to vital services.

Now, Texas officials have agreed to expand the list of documents that allow immigrant parents who...

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At the DNC, even the politicians are comedians 26.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Democratic National Convention live updates: Speakers who once backed Bernie Sanders booed July 25, 2016, 6:46 p.m. The 2016 Democratic National Convention has begun in Philadelphia. Here's what's going on:• Watch live with us• Tonight's speakers include Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Bernie Sanders...
Court says Obamacare birth control option may violate Catholics' rights, even if they don't use it 26.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The Affordable Care Act continues to provide an opportunity for religious zealots to complain that someone, somewhere, might be doing something of which they disapprove. Another such case advancing through the courts is that of Missouri State Rep. Paul Wieland and his wife, Teresa, who assert that...

McAuliffe promises to dodge court ruling against sweeping clemency order 26.7.2016 Washington Post
McAuliffe promises to dodge court ruling against sweeping clemency order
APNewsBreak: Arkansas execution drug likely from Pfizer unit 26.7.2016 AP National
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- An execution drug obtained by the Arkansas prison system earlier this month appears to have been made by a subsidiary of Pfizer, even though the pharmaceutical giant has said it doesn&apos;t want its drugs to be used in executions....
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Midday open thread: Wildfire spreads in SoCal; Day 163 of Supreme Court blockade 26.7.2016 Daily Kos
• Day 163 of GOP blockade on Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland: It's Monday, July 25, and Day 163 since Justice Antonin Scalia died and Mitch McConnell laid down his Supreme Court blockade: No meetings, no hearings, no votes on his replacement. It's also Day 126 since President Obama named Merrick Garland to be Scalia's replacement. What's the Senate doing today instead of considering the Supreme Court nominee? They're on recess. • ‘GOP-lifer’ resigns from party post with an excoriating letter: From his fairy-tale wall to his schoolyard bullying and his flirtation with violent racists, Donald Trump offers America a singular narrative – a tale of cowards. Fearful people, convinced of our inadequacy, trembling before a world alight with imaginary threats, crave a demagogue. Neither party has ever elevated to this level a more toxic figure, one that calls forth the darkest elements of our national character. With three decades invested in the Republican Party, there is a powerful temptation to shrug and ...
Despite Supreme Court's trashing of Texas abortion law, forced-birthers have not surrendered 25.7.2016 Daily Kos
At Mother Jones, Becca Andrews points out in a report published today that the fight over abortion clinics in the Lone Star State is far from over, regardless of the Supreme Court’s 5-3 ruling in the Hellerstedt case. That ruling was rightly cheered as a serious setback for the forced-birther crowd, since it gives some welcome clarity to what counts as an “undue burden” when it comes to abortion restrictions—as well as a hint of the Court’s future direction in the matter.  But the forced-birthers are not giving up. And while the ruling may mean a few abortion clinics that shut down because of the Texas law will reopen, that’s a costly prospect. Here’s Andrews: Despite the historic victory, major barriers remain for clinic owners in Texas. Those that plan to reopen after being shuttered by the regulations have a long, expensive road ahead: The space they once occupied has likely been lost and costly alternatives must conform to code. They must also hire a team of qualified physicians and nurses, purchase ...
Voter ID lawsuits sowing confusion 25.7.2016 The Hill
Just 15 weeks before Election Day, several state laws remain up in the air.
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