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Vote for St. Louisan Brian Owens in The Real Radio Mix Contest

Vote for St. Louisan Brian Owens in The Real Radio Mix Contest

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Local singer Brian Owens joins us to talk about The Real Radio Remix Contest. The contest includes five artists from competing markets across the country. Owens is competing with his song 'Till Morning Breaks' which is about his wife who is featured in the video. The winner, who is chosen based on the most votes, will perform live on The Real in Los Angeles. For more information and to vote for Owens, visit TheReal.com.
This Week in Statehouse Action: I Vote The Line edition

This Week in Statehouse Action: I Vote The Line edition

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February’s just over halfway done, but it already feels longer than a Folsom Prison sentence. Partly because so much hurt keeps happening. But also because 44 state legislatures are actively meeting this week. Nevada, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Texas, and Louisiana are so so chill right now Cry, Cry, Cry: After every gun violence tragedy, conversation quickly and rightly turns to Congress’ shameful inaction on the issue. But states have broad leeway to regulate (or not) firearms themselves, so it’s worth taking a peek at what’s been happening in legislatures since the mass shooting in Las Vegas last October and the 2016 shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando and … well. The Democratic majorities in the Massachusetts House and Senate became the first legislature to pas
NBA’s Steve Kerr: ‘We can vote people in who actually have the courage to protect peoples’ lives’

NBA’s Steve Kerr: ‘We can vote people in who actually have the courage to protect peoples’ lives’

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The Golden State Warrior’s head coach Steve Kerr has been very vocal about the injustices inflicted by those in power in our country. After the terrible school shooting in Florida on Wednesday, Kerr was asked by reporters for his thoughts on the matter. Well, nothing has been done. It doesn't seem to matter to our government that children are being shot to death day after day in schools. It doesn't matter that people are being shot at a concert, in a movie theater. It's not enough, apparently, to move our leadership, our government, the people running this country to actually do anything. That's demoralizing. But we can do something about it. We can vote people in who actually have the courage to protect peoples’ lives and not just bow down to the NRA because they finance their campaign
House Republicans Vote To Take Away Rights From The Disabled By Gutting The ADA

House Republicans Vote To Take Away Rights From The Disabled By Gutting The ADA

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By a vote of 225-192, House Republicans have voted to gut the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and stri[e equal rights away from 56.7 million Americans. The vote: *BREAKING* 🚨HR 620 PASSED the House 225-192🚨 We ALL must ☎️ our 2 Senators & say NO to a bill that would roll back protections of the […] The post House Republicans Vote To Take Away Rights From The Disabled By Gutting The ADA appeared first on Politicus USA.
No proof of ID? Then you can’t vote in Florida, but you can buy a gun

No proof of ID? Then you can’t vote in Florida, but you can buy a gun

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The Parkland school shooting has once again opened up a national debate about how easy it is to buy assault weapons in the United States of America. This country has the highest rate of civilian gun ownership in the world, with Yemen coming in second. A familiar debate has also surfaced: Is it easier to buy a gun or to vote? The truth is that in most states, it is easier to purchase a gun than it is to vote. In 2013, a ThinkProgress analysis found that while in every state you need proof of ID to vote, in 39 states you can buy an assault rifle at gun shows or online without a background check and with no proof of ID. About 40 percent of gun purchases in the United States happen through this “gun show loophole.” Florida is one of those 39 states. Nikolas Cruz, aged 19, could not
Trump’s Budget Is Such A Stink Bomb That His Own Budget Director Says He Would Vote Against It

Trump’s Budget Is Such A Stink Bomb That His Own Budget Director Says He Would Vote Against It

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OMB Director Mick Mulvaney said that if he were still in Congress, he would vote against the Trump budget. Video: According to NBC News: “If you were in Congress, would you have voted for this budget that you’re presenting?” asked Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. “As a member of Congress representing the 5th District of South […] The post Trump’s Budget Is Such A Stink Bomb That His Own Budget Director Says He Would Vote Against It appeared first on Politicus USA.
Democrats, listen to Gillibrand, voters: 'Up or down vote on DREAM. That's the whole point'

Democrats, listen to Gillibrand, voters: 'Up or down vote on DREAM. That's the whole point'

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Campaign Action The Senate debate on immigration has begun and it's not good. Despite the promise from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that they would have as much as two weeks of free-wheeling, open amendment debate, he's already stated his desired outcome: Trump's complete white supremacist wish list in return for the Dreamers' path to citizenship. He's also creating a false threshold for legislation—something that will get 30 Republican votes. And as for the two weeks of consideration? He sent out his number two guy, the odious Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), to renege on that, giving the Senate essentially two days. "This is Sen. (Dick) Durbin and Democrats' opportunity and so far they kind of seem to be a little confused about what they're planning on doing -- but they better get it don