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Biden grows the economy while GOP attacks Social Security & Medicare

This week, President Biden gave a speech in Virginia to highlight how Democrats’ economic plan is delivering for working families while MAGA Republicans push an agenda of raising taxes on the middle class, protecting billionaire tax cheats, and putting America’s financial stability on the line to try to force cuts to Social Security and Medicare.

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Call to Action

Oppose HB 543 concealed carry of weapons and firearms without a license

The Permitless Carry gun bill — HB 543 Concealed Carry of Weapons and Firearms Without a License — is being fast-tracked with only two committees in the House, and is already scheduled for its first hearing in the Constitutional Rights, Rule of Law & Government Operations Subcommittee on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 2 pm ET. If you are able, we urge you

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Call to Action

Oppose SB 170 local ordinances

If enacted into law, SB 170 would allow big business (including developers) to run roughshod over local communities by allowing businesses to file litigation if an ordinance or ballot measure results in a 15% or more loss of profit, with local taxpayers on the hook for damages. They’ve coupled this bill with SB 280 which

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Analysis

What’s really in the AP African-American Studies class DeSantis rejected?

A close look at the course reveals just the sort of interdisciplinary rigor students need to succeed. By JOSHUA ZEITZ,  Politico.com Magazine, January 31, 2023 Joshua Zeitz, a Politico Magazine contributing writer, is the author of Building the Great Society: Inside Lyndon Johnson’s White House. Follow him @joshuamzeitz. In the latest escalation of America’s ever-present political culture war, Florida

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Florida Legislation

DeSantis pitches $114.8 billion budget

Editor: Before the Wednesday press conference began, an administration staffer told state workers at the event to applaud and be “high energy.” Moments later, they cheered and clapped loudly when DeSantis entered the Florida Cabinet room, where he announced the budget plan. The workers broke out into applause three times during DeSantis’ presentation. It’s all

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Opinion

Why is DeSantis going after New College?

The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on Jan 24, 2023. Ron DeSantis and his fascist regime are running roughshod over our students’ education. First in K-12 grades with his CRT policy and banned books, etc. and now in our colleges and universities. Recently, for no reason except to promote

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