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"When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, sir, was the primary object."
American kids go hungry
49% of children born on WIC
In high school, Katherine Foronda trained herself not to feel hungry until after the school day had ended. She wasn't watching her weight or worrying about boys seeing her eat. She just didn't have any food to eat or any money to buy it.
"I thought, if I wasn't hungry during class I'd be able to actually focus on what we were learning,'' said Foronda, now 19.
Click here to read the full article at ABC News
Black dem faces tough race for Miss governor
Writer only sees black and white
After making history this week as the first black candidate to win a major-party nomination for Mississippi governor, Democrat Johnny DuPree now faces the tough reality of trying to win a general election against a better-known, better-funded GOP candidate in a strongly Republican state.
DuPree, the mayor of Mississippi's third-largest city, Hattiesburg, said he's not daunted because he has usually been outspent in campaigns. He said he plans to continue running a race-neutral campaign focused on jobs and education.
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Would you donate to Uncle Sam? The government has received $3M in gifts this year
Most libs wouldn't
When billionaire Warren Buffett wrote an opinion article in The New York Times this month that called for higher taxes on the wealthy, his proposal was met with a roar from several conservative pundits, who wondered why Buffett didn't just donate his billions to the government.
"If the government's purposes are so vital, why doesn't he simply give the money to the IRS?" an editorial in the Wall Street Journal asked. "If he's worried about being undertaxed, we'd suggest he simply write a big check to Uncle Sam and go back to his day job of picking investments."
Majority of NJ voters say Obama doesn't deserve reelection
Yes, New Jersey
The majority of voters in New Jersey say President Obama does not deserve a second term, according to a new Rutgers poll.
Only 43 percent of New Jersey voters in the poll said Obama deserves to be reelected, while 47 percent said he deserves to be voted out of office.
Click here to read the full article at The Hill
Labor chief: Obama needs to focus on job growth, not cutting deficit
AFLO-CIO doesn't give a damn
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said Thursday that President Obama needs to do what is necessary to boost the struggling economy and not give into Republican demands to cut government spending.
Speaking to reporters at a breakfast hosted by The Christian Science Monitor, Trumka said Washington's obsession with the national deficit could lead to a second recession. The White House needs to consider substantial measures to fix the lagging job market and not fall into a Republican-laid trap of focusing solely on paring down the nation's debt, he said.
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