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Living Under Surveillance at the Border – for What?

As a fourth-generation Arizona rancher I have a strong attachment to the land my great grandfather homesteaded back in 1896. But ever since the US government built the border fence and sent thousands of Border Patrol agents to the Southwest, my property rights are violated every day.

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Guantánamo Dispatch: A Hard-Earned Trust in Peril

GUANTÁNAMO BAY, Cuba — What would it take for you to trust a stranger with your life?

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NSA Surveillance Unravels International Law

It wasn't long ago that President Obama announced on Reddit, "We will fight hard to make sure that the internet remains the open forum for everybody - from those who are expressing an idea to those who want to start a business."
The NSA's surveillance programs fly in the face of that commitment. And, more critically, they violate international law.

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The Long and Short of Voting Lines in North Carolina

We know that cuts to early voting are bad for voters. But just how bad are they?

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Enroll America: Michigan Organizing Director

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The Organizing Director will be responsible for the state field, data, and digital programs. Working with national staff as well as the State Director, the Organizing Director will write and implement the field plan, including hiring state organizing staff. The Organizing Director will oversee day-to-day management of the organizing staff, as well as long term strategic execution of the field program. In addition, the Organizing Director will be responsible for ensuring that the field operation fully integrates the data and digital programs.

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Montana Loses Millions Each Day By Not Expanding Medicaid

Montana is missing out on millions of dollars every day, in addition to thousands of jobs, by not expanding the state’s Medicaid program so more Montanans can gain health coverage.
On January 1, 2014, the federal government made funds available to states that choose to expand their Medicaid programs. Because Montana’s legislature has so far refused to accept the federal funds and extend Medicaid coverage to as many as 70,000 low-income individuals, Montana has been losing as much as $1.84 million of federal funds every day.

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Fact Sheet: Investing In Education Is Key For Growth And Job Creation

Download this fact sheet as a PDF.

“Years ago, I often heard companies say the cost of doing business was their No. 1 concern. During my time in the Tulsa Regional Chamber and now as secretary of state, I am increasingly hearing from employers who say that an educated workforce, supported by strong public education, is the most important factor in deciding where to locate or expand.”
-Secretary of State Chris Benge

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Montana loses $1.84 million every day it waits for Medicaid Expansion

 Montana is stuck in a waiting room.
Waiting for much needed revenue. Waiting for health care for thousands of Montanans.
Every day Montana stays in the waiting room, the state loses out on a staggering $1.84 million, a fact sheet released today by the Montana Budget and Policy Center shows.

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If You(th) Seek A Pleasant Peninsula – VOTE!

Over the last few years Michigan has been experiencing a “brain drain,” or a large number of young, college educated people moving out of state. According to one college grad, this phenomenon is rooted strongly in the fact that the state’s political system is out of control and our elected leaders are taking opposing positions on issues that are important to young adults.

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As drilling safety rules finalized, environmentalists remain wary of rush to frack (video)

The N.C. Mining and Energy Commission has finalized the proposed safety regulations that companies will need to follow in order to frack for natural gas in our state.

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