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    Tell Marco Rubio: Stop Pushing a Failed Cuba Policy

    It's been more than 50 years since the Cuban embargo began, and by any measure it has been an utter failure. President Obama has taken bold steps to change this, and normalize relations, but Senator Marco Rubio is already raging against them, and threatening to block progress. Not only is he promising to block any end to the decades long embargo, he has even threatened to block funding for a new US embassy in Cuba. 50 years of failure is enough. It's time to move on. And Marco Rubio needs...

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    Stand with President Obama against Republican Inaction

    (Petition not loading?  Click here for the unformatted version) Sign your name, and let President Obama know you stand with him, and the steps he is taking to fight Republican inaction and obstructionism. Show your support for progress, and for the actions the President is taking to move this country forward. Stand with President Obama.                                          

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    Demand Republicans Give Up Their Salaries in a Shutdown

    (Petition not loading? Click here for the unformatted version) Republican leaders are once again threatening a government shutdown. Even though the last one accomplished nothing, and even though it cost us $24 billion. Enough is enough. If Republicans are going to force America to endure this hardship, then they need to feel the pain themselves. Sign the petition, and demand that Republicans in Congress promise to give up their salaries if they force a shutdown. And to be clear, we...

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    Tell Democrats: Stop Running Away From Democratic Values & Achievements

    (Petition not loading? Click here for the unformatted version) One of the more frustrating parts of this past election was watching the trouncing of the large numbers of Democratic candidates who tried to pretend they were not Democrats, but rather, "Republican Lite." Frustrating, because we've seen this strategy fail again and again. Voters who want Republicans vote Republican. Frustrating, because we've got real achievements to run on. Democrats created Social Security and...

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    Tell Dick Cheney: "How dare you lecture us on Iraq!"

    Send a message to Dick Cheney.  "How dare you lecture us on Iraq!" After the disastrous foreign policy record of the Bush-Cheney administration -- including launching an unnecessary war in Iraq -- it takes an unbelievable amount of chutzpah for Dick Cheney to lecture President Obama...about Iraq. And yet, that's exactly what Dick Cheney has done, again and again and again.  Taking foreign policy advice from Dick Cheney is like getting fire safety tips from an arsonist....

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    Thank You Stephen Colbert

    After 9 incredible years, Stephen Colbert has ended his run on the Colbert Report. And while his show was one of the funniest on TV, it Colbert didn't just entertain, he shined a critical spotlight on the absurdity of right-wing talking points and positions by cleverly taking them to their "illogical extreme." And for many of us dealing with right-wing insanity on a nonstop basis, Colbert's show provided a much needed daily dose of sanity. So while we're happy for his success,...

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    Tell Congress: End the Cuban Embargo

    It's been more than 50 years since the Cuban embargo began, and by any measure it has been an utter failure. If the goal was "regime change," that obviously hasn't worked. If anything, it's strengthened the existing regime by giving it a convenient excuse for any and all of its shortcomings. It's time to end this senseless, stupid, counter-productive policy. The Obama administration has taken positive steps towards better relations, and breaking events appear to give hope. But...

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    Stand with Warren: Stop this Dangerous Wall Street Giveaway

    Send a message, stand with Elizabeth Warren, and tell House Democrats to reject this Republican provision: Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) accused Republicans on Wednesday of taking direction from the banking industry in adding a last-minute provision to a $1.1 trillion government funding bill. “This was a provision added by CitiGroup lobbyists,” Warren told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. “I mean, they literally wrote it. They took it back, re-edited it and made sure it said exactly what...

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    Tell Dick Cheney: "How Dare You Lecture us on Torture"

    Send a message to Dick Cheney. "How dare you lecture us on torture!" With the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee Report, it has become apparent that the Bush-Cheney administration sanctioned torture to a far greater extent than previously known. Americans across the political spectrum have been appalled by its contents. And yet, Dick Cheney not only had the audacity to slam the report before it was released, he is actually continuing to defend these actions, lecturing...

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    Tell Congress: Hands off Climate Standards

    (Petition not loading correctly? Click here for the unformatted version) Today, America has NO NATIONAL LIMITS on carbon pollution from existing fossil-fuel power plants—the largest source of carbon pollution in our country. The EPA proposed a rule that would change all of that, and Americans responded with overwhelming support by delivering over 8 million comments championing their plan. But Congressional attacks followed almost immediately—despite the fact that the Clean Air...

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