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President Barack Obama’s hilarious final White House correspondents’ dinner speech – video

President Barack Obama’s hilarious final White House correspondents’ dinner speech

Published on Apr 30, 2016 – President Barack Obama didn’t hold back in his final speech at the White House correspondents’ dinner firing barbs at himself, Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz.

If It Is Indeed Clinton vs. Trump: Hillary’s Win Would Reshape the USA…. – by Darth Anakin

If It Is Indeed Clinton vs. Trump: Hillary’s Win Would Reshape the USA for a Generation

by Darth Anakin – Daily Kos

trumpA sweeping statement, perhaps! But, if anything, I feel like I am understating the case. While most of the political class and the media is engaged with dissecting Trump’s chances in the General Election and our side covers the full spectrum from unabashed jubilation (she has this!), to full-blown alarm (we are in for a surprise because everyone has underestimated Trump at their peril), it would seem to me, not enough is being said about the underlying significance of this election.

I will make the case briefly.    Continue reading

A massive demographic upheaval in the United States – Book forecasts

A MASSIVE DEMOGRAPHIC UPHEAVAL IN THE UNITED STATES — 4/27/16

Today’s selection — from delanceyplace.com:…. Brown is the New White by Steve Phillips.

Each day, the United States population increases by more than 8,000 people, and nearly 90 percent of that growth consists of people of color:

“People of color now comprise more than 37 percent of the U.S. population, greater than triple the 12 percent in 1965. The two fastest-growing groups have been Latinos and Asian Americans. In 1965 there were fewer than 9 million Latinos in the United States; by 2013 that number had soared to 54 million. During that same forty­-eight-year span, the Asian American population has grown from 2 mil­lion to more than 18 million people. …   Continue reading

US elections 2016 – Clinton and Trump secure sweeping primary wins – as it happened

 – Clinton and Trump secure sweeping primary wins – as it happened

The Guardian- 27 April 2016

Businessman takes all five states up for grabs while Hillary Clinton, capitalizing on last week’s victory over Bernie Sanders, wins four

Read full reports: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2016/apr/26

Millennials Poll Shows Sanders’ Revolution Reshaping US Electorate

Millennials Poll Shows Sanders’ Revolution Reshaping US Electorate

“He’s not moving a party to the left. He’s moving a generation to the left,” says pollster

By Deirdre Fulton, staff writer 1- Monday, April 25, 2016 by Common Dreams

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Bernie Sanders revved up the crowd at Penn State University last week.

Bernie Sanders is changing the face of American politics, a new poll from Harvard’s Institute of Politics suggests.

According to the survey released Monday, Sanders remains the most popular presidential candidate for so-called millennials between the ages of 18-29, 54 percent of whom view him favorably, compared to 31 percent who harbor unfavorable views.

Just 37 percent of respondents say they see Sanders rival Hillary Clinton favorably, compared to 53 percent who do not.  Continue reading

Film Review: ‘Dear President Obama’ slaps America’s Establishment on Fracking

Film Review: ‘Dear President Obama’ slaps America’s Establishment over the harm caused by Fracking  – by Rosaliene Bacchus

Reblogged from The Secular Jurist:   By Robert A. Vella

Last night, Viceland aired the anti-fracking documentary Dear President Obama – written and directed by Jon Bowermaster and narrated by Mark Ruffalo.  Although I’ve been closely following the use of hydraulic fracturing technology to produce oil and natural gas domestically in the U.S., the revelations presented in this extraordinary film were nevertheless quite shocking.  Continue reading

Obama: U.K. at Best Helping to Lead Strong Europe – video

Obama: U.K. at Best Helping to Lead Strong Europe

Published on Apr 22, 2016 –  Apr 22 — U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and President Barack Obama speak at a news conference. (Source: Bloomberg)

It took Barack Obama to crush the Brexit fantasy – = The Guardian

The US president destroyed one of the Vote Leave campaign’s core arguments, ending a week that may define the referendum debate.  

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Slaves Were Sold to Save Georgetown University. What Does It Owe Their Descendants? – NYTimes.com

""272 Slaves Were Sold to Save Georgetown University. What Does It Owe Their Descendants? – NYTimes.com

In 1838, the Jesuit priests who ran the country’s top Catholic university needed money to keep it alive. Now comes the task of making amends.

Georgetown University

Georgetown University

By RACHEL L. SWARNS – APRIL 16, 2016 – NY Times
WASHINGTON — The human cargo was loaded on ships at a bustling wharf in the nation’s capital, destined for the plantations of the Deep South. Some slaves pleaded for rosaries as they were rounded up, praying for deliverance.

But on this day, in the fall of 1838, no one was spared: not the 2-month-old baby and her mother, not the field hands, not the shoemaker and not Cornelius Hawkins, who was about 13 years old when he was forced onboard.

Their panic and desperation would be mostly forgotten for more than a century. But this was no ordinary slave sale. The enslaved African-Americans had belonged to the nation’s most prominent Jesuit priests. And they were sold, along with scores of others, to help secure the future of the premier Catholic institution of higher learning at the time, known today as Georgetown University.   Continue reading

US Election 2016: Clinton and Sanders raise the volume in feisty debate – analysis

US Election 2016: Clinton and Sanders raise the volume in feisty debate

From the section US Election 2016 – BBC News

Democratic Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) debate during the CNN Democratic Presidential Primary Debate

Tensions have risen between Mr Sanders and Mrs Clinton ahead of the New York primary

The Democratic race has turned increasingly negative in recent days as the candidates traded barbs about their qualifications for the presidency.    Continue reading

Democracy Spring: Liberty Arrested – by Rosaliene Bacchus

Democracy Spring: Liberty Arrested

by Rosaliene Bacchus

Reblogged from Views àla JoAnn:

A haunting image from the Democratic Spring protest in Washington D.C. – Liberty arrested.

“We need to get $ out of politics so we can get people back in.”
– Kaja Rebane

Democracy Spring is protesting money in politics and voter suppression. Learn more in the following video featuring Redacted Tonight’s Lee Camp and Democracy Spring organizer Kia Newkirk.

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UPDATE ON “DEMOCRACY SPRING” IN WASHINGTON D.C.

Have you seen any coverage of this major people’s peaceful protest on the national mainstream news?
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