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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Congressional Republicans Shun Renewal Of Domestic Violence Law

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

Not a single Republican in the U.S. House has signed on to renew a major law that helps victims of domestic violence — even though Congress only has 11 legislative days to act before it expires.

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), first enacted in 1994, was a groundbreaking piece of legislation that made sure our justice system treats domestic violence like the serious crime it is — not a “private family matter,” as many used to believe.

VAWA needs to be reauthorized by Congress every now and then, which Congress has typically done without a fuss and with broad bipartisan support.…

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Gender Gap May Boost Democrats In Midterm Elections

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

White males, especially older ones in red states, have often been a reliable voting block for the Republican Party. And if the GOP is going to hold on to the House of Representatives and the Senate in the November midterms, it will need all the white male support it can get—especially in light of recent polls showing a strong gender gap when it comes to preferences for Republicans or Democrats.

This week, a YouGov survey showed a 24-point gap between male and female voters when it comes to the House of Representatives’ generic ballot. Female voters preferred Democratic candidates by 15%, while male voters preferred Republican candidates by 9%.…

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#EndorseThis: Roy Moore Nailed By Sexual Predator Detector Wand

Remember the pitiful attempts by failed Senate candidate Roy Moore’s few remaining friends to prove he wasn’t a sicko? A lying sexual predator who took advantage of adolescent girls when in his late 20s and early 30s?

Colonel Erran Morad (actually Sacha Baron Cohen of Borat fame) gives Moore a chance to prove his innocence. In today’s clip, Morad is only a few moments into an interview with Moore when the former unveils a “pedophile wand” that works somewhat like a lie-detector test, or maybe a Geiger counter. The wand is based totally in “science,” Morad assures the Alabama politician.

And what does the high-tech gadget tell us about Roy Moore’s sick and demented mind?…

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