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Remembering Mandela's Calif. Visit
In February 1990 Mandela walked out of South Africa's Victor Verster prison near Cape Town after 27 years in captivity.
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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee claims health-care cancellation notices were not the truth
Representative Sheila Jackson Lee , a Texas Democrat, said that instead of sending out cancellation letters, insurance companies should have told their customers that their coverage was about to get better.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Letter from Congress urges fast food chains to raise wages as workers prepare to strike
This letter was sent by Democratic members of Congress to Yum! Brands Inc., urging that the company pay higher wages to employees.
Crossfire: Rep. Jason Chaffetz: 'We're not doing a government shutdown'
"We're not doing a government shutdown," Chaffetz said in response to questions from CNN's Crossfire co-host Stephanie Cutter about the priorities of Republicans in the House, pointing to the last partial government shutdown.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Effort Underway to Override State Laws Penalizing Those Who Expose Others to HIV
As the U.S. marked World AIDS Day with a population of more than 1.1 million infected with HIV, a bicameral movement is underway in Congress to get the federal government to override state laws criminalizing exposure to the virus.
Remarks by President Obama for World AIDS Day 2013
Thank you, everybody. Everybody, please have a seat. Well, thank you, Grant [Colfax], for your outstanding leadership of the Office of National AIDS Policy.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Bulger Belongings Could Land On Auction Block
Former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger could soon see some of his jewelry, clothes and other belongings on the auction block.
Obama faces new pressure to bolster HIV/AIDS funding
With the international community set to mark the 25th annual observance of World Aids Day next week, President Obama is facing renewed pressure from U.S. lawmakers and activists to take In his State of the Union address in February, President Obama talked about his goal for an AIDS-free generation.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Transcript of Obama's remarks
Here's the full transcript of President Obama's fundraiser at the San Francisco Jazz Center earlier today, an event attended by Reps.
Members of Congress Beg US Attorney to Stop Calif. Medical Marijuana Raids
Jacob Sullum has noted that despite new policies by the Department of Justice to pull back on prosecutions against medical marijuana dispensaries that are operating within their state's laws, Melinda Haag, the U.S. attorney for Northern California, is doing nothing of the sort .
Congresswoman Barbara Lee Honored at Lincoln Child Center 130th Anniversary
The Lincoln Child Center recently hosted its "130 Years of History" gala honoring U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee for her longstanding dedication to serving children and families in the Bay Area and throughout the world.
There Ought To Be a New Sheriff In Town - And a New District Attorney.
Alameda County, situated as it is in the Bay Area, is one of the most progressive enclaves of this country.
Only 3 of 9 Dems on the House Intel Committee Want to Rein in Drone Strikes
Rep. Jan Schakowsky offered an amendment to ban certain strikes. Rep. Schakowsky recently hosted a hearing with Rep. Alan Grayson, Rep. Barbara Lee, and CODEPINK with the families of drone victims.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
'You don't dream when you've got food stamps.' Really?
Rep. Paul Ryan's commitment to ending poverty goes as deep as a photo op washing clean dishes at a soup kitchen.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Barbara Lee to US Attorney: Stop Harrassing Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Melinda Haag, US Attorney for the Northern California District, seems to spend much of her time raiding Oakland's medical marijuana dispensaries , otherwise making life miserable for them , and lately having to defend her actions thereof in court.
This Prosecutor May Have Made Batkid's Day, But Her Fight Against Cannabis Is Hurting Sick Children
The Internet went wild last week when a top federal prosecutor and the FBI jumped aboard the "Batkid" craze , issuing a fake indictment against comic book villains as part of a massive effort to grant the wish of a 5-year-old boy with leukemia who dressed up as his favorite superhero and "saved" San Francisco.
Mass. Man In Burned Remains Case Caught In Calif.
A Salisbury man wanted for questioning in connection with the death of a man whose remains were found burning in a barrel in Bridgewater earlier this month has been found in California.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Obama lifts research ban on HIV organ transplants
President Barack Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, after signing S. 330: the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
War Is A Crime
Congresswoman Lee Leads Efforts to Bring Troops Home From Afghanistan Without Delay
Washington, D.C.- In light of the newly public draft security agreement between the United States and Afghanistan suggesting the possibility of an American troop presence in Afghanistan past 2014 and into 2024, a bipartisan group of Congressional leaders, Reps.
Stephen Colbert rips into Walmart's wage inequality
Last night, Stephen Colbert laid into Walmart as only he can about their role in contributing to the wealth divide in this country, and talked to Robert Reich about it.