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Friday Night News Dump: VP Pick Tim Kaine Announced Friday 8:00 p.m. via Text Message

(CNN)Hillary Clinton has chosen Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine to be her running mate, turning to a steady and seasoned hand in government to fill out the Democratic ticket, she announced Friday. 234 more words


Twenty Years of Teaching

This school year marked by 20th as a teacher.  I estimate that in those two decades, I have taught between 1600-1700 students.  Many of them I remember, and some I do not (which is embarrassing when I cross paths with them at the grocery store).    1,000 more words


Transgendered Women Politicians Make History in Congressional Primary Wins: Meet The 2 Mistys.

From The Slot, Jezebel.com:

Two Working Class Trans Women Politicians Make History in Congressional Primary Wins

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

For the first time, two trans women will be running for Congress under the auspices of a major political party. 1,013 more words


Vet Groups Hit Pentagon for Bid to Limit Veterans Preference Benefit

Senate lawmakers and even the Defense Department have picked a fight with a group they usually go out of their way not to offend: the nation’s veterans. 43 more words


gun (out of) control

Cain killed his brother…The Lord said to Cain… “Now you are cursed…You will be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth.” Cain answered, “My punishment is greater than I can bear…(A)nyone who meets me may kill me.” The Lord said, “Not so! 377 more words

A Personal Reflection

Senate To Vote On Defense Bill As White House Warns Of Veto

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WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate is set to vote on a $602 billion defense policy bill that the White House says President Barack Obama will veto. 125 more words