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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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    Fight Tea Party Attacks on Women's Equality

    Add your name, and Tell Tea Party extremists to stop their attacks on women’s equality. This month marks the anniversaries of both Roe v. Wade and the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. As we commemorate the tremendous strides we’ve made towards equal treatment for women in our nation -- we’re all too aware that more work still needs to be done. In the first few weeks of the new Congress, Tea Party extremists have continued to attack these hard-won protections for women’s...

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    Tell the EPA: Protect us from Dangerous Smog

    Right now, more than 1 out of every 3 Americans is at increased risk from dangerous smog pollution, which is linked to asthma attacks and other serious heart and lung diseases. Their age, health conditions, or work environments put them in danger every day—just because of the air they're breathing. Americans have a right to know whether the air they are breathing may be dangerous to their health and the current smog standard does not provide the public health protection we need. The EPA...

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    Tell the Tea Party: Stop Blocking Sensible Immigration Reform & Targeting "DREAMers"

    While sensible Americans are working together to press for an immigration system that works, the Tea Party members in Congress are so focused on fighting progress that they are actually putting our security and our economy at risk. They have actually passed legislation that would overturn measures to protect "DREAMers," those who came here as children, and have only known America as their home. They even rejected an amendment that would have protected military families, Cuban...

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    Fight New Republican Attacks on Social Security

    On the very first day of the new Congress, Republicans actually went there – they launched a sneak attack on Social Security: "With a little-noticed proposal, Republicans took aim at Social Security on the very first day of the 114th Congress. The incoming GOP majority approved late Tuesday a new rule that experts say could provoke an unprecedented crisis that conservatives could use as leverage in upcoming debates over entitlement reform. The largely overlooked change puts a new...

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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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