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April 16th Rally Against Gun Violence

A year ago, a minority in the Senate voted to block legislation that would have required background checks for all commercial gun sales and saved lives. But even though Congress has stalled, we’ve seen victories in states and cities all over the country, and our movement is stronger than ever. There’s a lot left to do, and your participation in the movement is crucial to passing common-sense laws all over the country.

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Maine Gov. Paul LePage Vetoes Popular, Bipartisan Solar Energy Bill

This leaves Maine as the only New England state without a policy in place to encourage homes and businesses to install solar projects.The post Maine Gov. Paul LePage Vetoes Popular, Bipartisan Solar Energy Bill appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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The Government Listens To Lobbyists And The Wealthy, Not You And I

New research finds that average citizens have next to no influence on passing public policy.The post The Government Listens To Lobbyists And The Wealthy, Not You And I appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Senator Orrin Hatch Slams Democrats For Wanting To Do What Senator Orrin Hatch Did In 2003

Orrin Hatch thinks is would be "disastrous" if the Senate Judiciary Committee followed Orrin Hatch's lead.The post Senator Orrin Hatch Slams Democrats For Wanting To Do What Senator Orrin Hatch Did In 2003 appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Mike Huckabee Says Obama May Be Lying About His Support For Gay Marriage

"Were you lying then, are you lying now, or did the Bible get rewritten?” Huckabee asked. The post Mike Huckabee Says Obama May Be Lying About His Support For Gay Marriage appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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No, Increasing Diversity Won’t Make White Voters More Conservative

Millenials are more diverse, more tolerant and more open to government solutions than their elder counterparts.The post No, Increasing Diversity Won’t Make White Voters More Conservative appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Committee pushes to remove educational standard from Constitution

The Ohio Constitution’s mandate that the state provide a “thorough and efficient” education was the basis for all four Supreme Court rulings declaring the state’s school-funding system unconstitutional.

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Climate Change Drying Out Southwest Now, With Worse To Come For A Third Of The Planet

Two new studies confirm climate change is drying the U.S. Southwest -- and nearly a third of the world's land faces drying from rising greenhouse gases.The post Climate Change Drying Out Southwest Now, With Worse To Come For A Third Of The Planet appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Company That Spilled 20,000 Barrels Of Oil Into A Michigan River Is Reopening Its Pipeline

Enbridge Inc. and federal regulators say safety measures and monitoring have improved -- but many new pipeline safety rules have yet to be finalized, even as the pipeline moves ahead.The post Company That Spilled 20,000 Barrels Of Oil Into A Michigan River Is Reopening Its Pipeline appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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The Right Criticizes Conservative Pundit For Saying Benghazi Is Over

Some conservatives don't like Charles Krauthammer's advice that the GOP should drop their Benghazi witch hunts. The post The Right Criticizes Conservative Pundit For Saying Benghazi Is Over appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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