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Scott Keyes is a researcher for the Center for American Progress Action Fund.
How a President Bernie Sanders Could End the Federal Marijuana Ban
Posted on: Nov 1, 2015, Source: The Guardian
The Democratic 2016 contender has urged an end to US opposition to the substance – and were he to win the White House, he could take executive action.
Oregon Shooting Occurred in State That 'Actually Forces Colleges to Allow Guns'
Posted on: Oct 7, 2015, Source: The Guardian
Amid 142 school shootings since Sandy Hook, states have moved to allow more guns on campuses. Oregon is one of a handful that allows concealed carry.
Bud and Breakfasts and 420 Tours: Denver Sees a Cannabis 'Gold Rush'
Posted on: Aug 3, 2015, Source: The Guardian
Eighteen months after Colorado legalized recreational marijuana sales, Denver is full of ‘ganjapreneurs’ opening all manner of pot-infused businesses.
Congresswoman Spends Night In a Shelter To Learn More About Homelessness
Posted on: Feb 11, 2014, Source: ThinkProgress
Bay area lawmaker does ground-level research on American poverty.
'Occupy' Group Houses Homeless Couple for Christmas—Plans to House More in 'Tiny Houses'
Posted on: Dec 27, 2013, Source: Think Progress
Innovative group builds tiny homes that cost just $3,000, paid for by donations.
7 Homeless People Freeze to Death in Wealthiest Area of the Country
Posted on: Dec 19, 2013, Source: ThinkProgress
Bay area deaths highlight gap between haves and have-nothings . . . again.
State Rep. Smashes Homeless Peoples' Stuff With a Sledgehammer
Posted on: Nov 19, 2013, Source: Think Progress
The Rep. roams the streets and looks for homeless people in order to literally smash their possessions.
Homeless Man Learning Computer Programming Arrested for Sleeping in Public
Posted on: Oct 16, 2013, Source: Think Progress
'Journeyman' Leo is trying to improve himself, but he doesn't have enough money to get a roof over a head. And that's a crime, apparently.
California City To Evict Homeless People From Longtime Dwelling
Posted on: Sep 5, 2013, Source: Think Progress
Where will campers at Albany Bulb on San Francisco Bay go?
South Carolina City Approves Plan to Exile Homeless
Posted on: Aug 21, 2013, Source: Think Progress
Leave or be arrested is choice for the down and out in Columbia, South Carolina.
North Carolina on the Cusp Of Passing the Worst Voter Suppression Bill In the Nation
Posted on: Jul 24, 2013, Source: Think Progress
The North Carolina legislature just released a new voter suppression bill that would enact not just voter ID, but a host of other new initiatives designed to make it more difficult to vote.
Miami May Just Throw Homeless People in Jail
Posted on: Jul 17, 2013, Source: Think Progress
Law against people who have no choice but to eat and sleep in public may go back into effect.
10 Worst Things About Rick Perry
Posted on: Jul 9, 2013, Source: Think Progress
As he retires from office, he will leave behind a record of right-wing extremism that few could match.
Conservative Group Photoshops Black Woman's Face Out of Photo in Anti-Voting Rights Mailer
Posted on: Apr 24, 2013, Source: Think Progress
And it's a terrible shop job.
'White Student Union' Announces Nighttime Patrols on College Campus
Posted on: Mar 26, 2013, Source: Think Progress
A racist hate group at Towson University has announced plans to conduct patrols on campus "for students' protection."
Mexican Restaurant Makes Employees Wear Racist ‘How To Catch An Illegal Immigrant’ T-Shirt
Posted on: Jan 7, 2013, Source: Think Progress
Taco Cid, a one-star restaurant that has shuttered franchises in recent years, appears to have cribbed the design from the “Offensive Obscene & Sex Related Tees”section of an online apparel designer.
Romney Campaign Training Poll Watchers To Mislead Voters In Wisconsin
Posted on: Oct 30, 2012, Source: Think Progress
Team Romney is giving poll watchers false information about voters' rights.
Mitt Romney: Federal Disaster Relief "Immoral"
Posted on: Oct 29, 2012, Source: Think Progress
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have publicly demanded that the federal government only disburse disaster relief funding if Congress agreed to offsetting budget cuts elsewhere.
Kiss Your Parks Goodbye? GOP Rep. Promises To ‘Reverse This Trend of Public Ownership of Lands’
Posted on: Oct 12, 2012, Source: Climate Progress
Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM) said that if elected, Mitt Romney will help turn back public lands to the states or private entities.
Voter Suppression Guru Says He's Doing Poor People a Favor
Posted on: Oct 9, 2012, Source: Think Progress
Hans von Spakovsky said that voters who are facing disenfranchisement should really be thankful for new, discriminatory voter ID laws
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