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How a Young Barack Obama Influenced Black Catholics in Chicago

In a meeting room under Holy Name Cathedral, a rapt group of black Roman Catholics listened as Barack Obama, a 25-year-old community organizer, trained them to lobby their fellow delegates to a national congress in Washington on issues like empowering lay leaders and attracting more believers.


Woman gets $36,000 medical bill because hospital not covered by Obamacare gold plan

From KOMO News.


Alex Szablya just wants the best health care she can get for her children. So she got a gold plan, the highest level possible with the Washington Health Benefit Exchange. 

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The Daily Prompt and A Short Story; The Community Organizer Vs. The Community

Daily Prompt: Mr. Sandman

What kind of sleeper are you? Do you drop off like a stone and awaken refreshed, or do you need pitch black and silence to drift off to dream? 725 more words

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Feature: Asha Bandele

Asha Bandele is a poet, political activist, community organizer, editor, a novelist with an MFA…and, as she says, a statistic: a single black mother. In her powerful and lyrical book, Something Like Beautiful, she takes on the myths about single motherhood and tells it like it is, confessing the truths of her battle with depression and drinking, and offering a vision of hope for all women struggling to keep it together on their own. 217 more words


Krauthammer: “Putin looks at this guy and says I’m dealing with an adolescent. This is a community organizer, he doesn’t understand how the world works. What Putin did, KGB agent and a thug, he pockets all of the things Obama offers him for nothing, he walks away and then he struts the world stage knowing that he’s got an adversary in the White House who will do nothing.”

What has Obama done?