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Community Roundtable Discussion on Police Body Cameras - Tues & Wed (1/27 & 1/28) @ 7pm

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www­.bbcdevelopment.org - The City of Cleveland Division of Police, along with the Community Relations Board, will host round-table discussions regarding the deployment and use of police body cameras by Cleveland police off...
Cleveland Council on World Affairs Cuba Talk - Tues (1/27) @ 5:30pm
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thumbnail www­.ccwa.org - President Obama recently announced what officials call the most sweeping change in U.S. policy toward Cuba since the 1961 embargo was imposed. Ted Piccone will discuss the events that led to this h...
Ward 15 Democratic Club Annual Potluck - Tues (1/27) @ 7pm
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cuydem­.com - Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 6:30-8:30pm Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church 6928 Detroit Ave. Contact: Mary Denihan, Ward Club President 216-281-8717
Brecksville-Broadview Heights Democratic Club meeting - Thrus (1/27) @ 7pm
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thumbnail cuydem­.com - RSVP: ivarwest@sbcglobal.net, or call Mike West with questions 440-717-1637
CSU Diversity Intergenerational Dialogue on MLK's Philosophy of Nonviolence - Thurs (1/29) @ 10:30am
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thumbnail www­.csuohio.edu - 50 years after its publication, Dr. King’s letter, written from a jail cell in Alabama at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, continues to intrigue scholars and influence social policy. Join u...
Judge Francine Goldberg's Swearing In Ceremony - Thurs (1/29) @ 4:30pm
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cuydem­.com - Please join us for the swearing in ceremony for Francine Goldberg to the Cuyahoga County Court Domestic Relations.
League of Women Voters Ethics & Regionalism Forum - Feb 5 @ 10am
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lwvgreatercleveland­.org - Location NEW! Cuyahoga County Administration Building 2079 East 9th St Cleveland, Ohio, 44115 Program: Council members Dave Greenspan, Pernell Jones and Sunny Simon on Ethics, Regionalism & More Fo...
Fairview Park Democratic Club Meeting - Feb 5 @ 7pm
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thumbnail www­.fairviewparkdems.org - At our February 5, 2015 meeting, 7 p.m. at City Hall’s Dunson Room, Mayor Patton will swear in the new Club officers. Congratulations to the newly elected officers for 2015-2016:  Bill McGinty, Pre...
Cleveland Heights Democrats Dems Meeting ft. David Pepper & Nina Turner - Feb 10 @ 7pm
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thumbnail clevelandheightsdems­.com - On Tuesday, February 10, the Cleveland Heights Democrats are hosting a multi-club meeting at the Cleveland Heights Community Center to discuss the future of Ohio’s Democratic Party. Mark your calen...
Fundraiser For Judge Shannon M. Gallagher - Feb 12 @ 5pm
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cuydem­.com - An evening event at Town Hall restaurant for Judge Shannon M. Gallagher.
Ready for Hillary Cleveland Event with Nina Turner - Feb 16 @ 6:30pm
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thumbnail www­.readyforhillary.com - CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Ready for Hillary, the political action committee that's aiming to build enthusiasm for a Hillary Clinton presidential run, will host a Cleveland fundraiser next month with a pro...
City Club Panel: Transgender Identity in Northeast Ohio - Feb 24 @ noon
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thumbnail www­.cityclub.org - Although support for marriage equality has increased nationally, understanding of gender identity has moved at a far slower clip. Transgender Americans face legal discrimination in many facets of e...
Civil Rights
Five takeaways from task force forum on police and community relations
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thumbnail www­.cleveland.com - CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A new task force seeking to improve relations between Ohio communities and their police departments hosted its first public forum Tuesday evening at Cleveland State University. G...
Cleveland Police: Forcing Change
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www­.cleveland.com - Report finds police department engages in a pattern of excessive force Get updates on the investigation and fallout from the shooting of 12-year old Tamir Rice by Cleveland police officer Timothy L...
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson says police use-of-force incidents have declined on his watch
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thumbnail www­.cleveland.com - CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, in a written response to questions regarding the use of excessive force by police, contends that the city aggressively investigates use-of-force ca...
GOP Cuts 'Civil Rights And Human Rights' From Senate Subcommittee Name
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thumbnail talkingpointsmemo­.com - Sen. John Cornyn's (R-TX) office confirmed to the Huffington Post that Republicans removed "Civil Rights and Human Rights" from the subcommittee name. "We changed the name because the Constitution ...
NAACP President Visits Colorado Springs Chapter After Bombing
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thumbnail talkingpointsmemo­.com - COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Nearly three weeks after an attempted bombing in Colorado Springs near the headquarters of the NAACP, the national leader of the organization told several hundred peo...
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2016 Democratic National Convention will be right after Republican convention
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www­.latimes.com - The next Democratic National Convention will be held the week of July 25, 2016, putting it only a week after the Republican convention that is scheduled to begin July 18, party officials announced ...
Is Columbus now top choice for 2016 Democratic convention?
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thumbnail www­.dispatch.com - Ohio Democrats are even more optimistic about landing the national convention for Columbus next year after yesterday’s visit by the leader of the Democratic National Committee. One key factor: The ...
Democratic National Committee delegation revisits Columbus
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thumbnail hosted2­.ap.org - COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A delegation from the Democratic National Committee revisited some of Columbus' trendy downtown neighborhoods Monday while working to decide on a host city for its 2016 conven...
JOBS & INEQUALITY
Report shows top 1 percent in Ohio, nationally reap most of gains in economic recovery
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thumbnail www­.cleveland.com - A new report finds the top 1 percent of earners in the United States are grabbing the largest share of the nation's wealth in decades, and Ohio ranks among the states with the largest disproportion...
Inequality is high and growing in Ohio
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www­.policymattersohio.org - Top 1 percent take home more than 20 times more than the bottom 99 percent Contact: Amy Hanauer, 216.361.9801 Download press release Read report The top 1 percent of earners in Ohio took home more ...
If You Think the GOP Is 'Refocusing' on the Wealth Gap, I've Got a Bridge to Sell You 
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www­.huffingtonpost.com - The New York Times reported last week that in the closed-door Republican Senate Caucus retreat, Republican Leader Senator Mitch McConnell "encouraged the Republican troops to refocus policy on the ...
No Snow Days for Low-wage Workers
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thumbnail america­.aljazeera.com - JAMAICA, N.Y. — To prepare for “snowmageddon,” Ana Navarrete stocked up on diapers Monday afternoon. She and her ex-boyfriend, Pedro Blanco, perused the baby aisle of a CVS drug store, having left ...
Hey Unions! Looks Like American Workers Are Still Into You!
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thumbnail bluenationreview­.com - The release of today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics annual union membership report, according to a statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, shows that people are still looking for union jobs or...
Here's How Fast Food Could Handle A $15 Minimum Wage Without Cutting Jobs
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thumbnail thinkprogress­.org - by Bryce Covert Posted on January 23, 2015 at 3:25 pm "Here’s How Fast Food Could Handle A $15 Minimum Wage Without Cutting Jobs" Fast food workers have been staging strikes across the country for ...
CAMPAIGN FINANCE
Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign
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thumbnail www­.nytimes.com - The political network overseen by the conservative billionaires Charles G. and David H. Koch plans to spend close to $900 million on the 2016 campaign, an unparalelled effort by an outside group to...
The True Cost of Citizens United: The Roberts Court’s Darkest Hour Revisited
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www­.demos.org - It’s been five years since the Supreme Court decided Citizens United, which allowed unlimited corporate money into the political system and increased the domination of democracy by the wealthy elit...
Corporations are Artificial, Too
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thumbnail www­.washingtonmonthly.com - One of the reasons it’s difficult for liberals to easily and effectively win arguments about economics with conservatives is that conservatives have a very simple mantra: let the natural forces of ...
OHIO POLITICS
Ohio Senate Dems 2015 Agenda: Infrastructure, job training & minimum wage
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thumbnail www­.ledger-enquirer.com - COLUMBUS, Ohio — Democratic senators said Wednesday they want to raise the state's minimum wage and ensure an expansion of the Medicaid health program remains in place. The minority party's agenda ...
Kasich Fails For 26th Consecutive Month To Outperform USA Average In Job Growth
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thumbnail www­.plunderbund.com - Figures on employment and employment for December 2014 were released Friday by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, and they show Ohio gained 5,100 jobs in December 2014 seasonally adju...
Ohio 2014 job growth was below par
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www­.policymattersohio.org - Unemployment rate continues to fall, but job growth lags the nation Contact: Hannah Halbert, 614.221.4505 Download JobWatch Preliminary data released today by the Ohio Department of Job and Family ...
Kasich’s Contradiction
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thumbnail innovationohio­.org - No amount of message reframing will change the fact that conservative economic policies hurt poor and middle-class families.  In Ohio, under Gov. John Kasich: Gov. Kasich’s inaugural address focuse...
Kasich Not Stealthy In Appeal To Wealthy
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thumbnail www­.plunderbund.com - It’s fair to wonder when some of our national pundits will stop swooning over John Kasich’s widely ga-gaed landslide victory over (fill in the blank) in November’s virtual election for governor. I ...
John Kasich Cites Fake Lincoln Quote on Fox
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thumbnail www­.mediaite.com - Ohio Governor John Kasich is generating a small but steady amount of 2016 buzz. But before he runs for Future President he should make sure he learns correctly from the past ones. PunditFact caught...
John Kasich and the Road Less Taken Because It Goes Nowhere
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thumbnail www­.washingtonmonthly.com - Last month I spent a few minutes mocking a Cleveland Plain Dealer story that suggested big donors might hunt down Ohio Gov. John Kasich as he traipsed around the Mountain West plumping for a balanc...
CHOICE & HEALTH CARE
Why Republicans can't stop talking about rape
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thumbnail www­.vox.com - Republicans were supposed to spend the anniversary of Roe v. Wade passing a bill to restrict abortion, but instead they found themselves this week entangled in another ugly intra-party fight over r...
Six Ohio Proposals For Women We Hope To See Again
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thumbnail innovationohio­.org - The 131st General Assembly begins its work soon, and the caucuses are rolling out their priority legislation later this week. While we don’t know if women’s issues will be on the agenda or how prop...
Forty-Two Years After Roe v. Wade, The Sad State Of Abortion Rights In America
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thumbnail thinkprogress­.org - by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on January 22, 2015 at 8:17 am Updated: January 22, 2015 at 9:55 am "Forty-Two Years After Roe v. Wade, The Sad State Of Abortion Rights In America" Roe v. Wade, the lan...
Large Study Thoroughly Debunks One Of The Sneakiest Abortion Restrictions
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thumbnail thinkprogress­.org - by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on January 26, 2015 at 1:53 pm Updated: January 26, 2015 at 4:05 pm "Large Study Thoroughly Debunks One Of The Sneakiest Abortion Restrictions" A large new study in the ...
Ending Obamacare Would Be Fatal
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thumbnail www­.demos.org - Michael R. Strain had a piece at the Washington Post that argued for ending Obamacare even though doing so will kill people. His point is that everything we do has tradeoffs that can sometimes lead...
Senate Republicans stumble in first Obamacare skirmish
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thumbnail www­.dailykos.com - Senate Republicans, however, don't quite have the luxury dictatorial control over their body, so they had to go the traditional, mostly democratic route of having a real committee hearing on the pr...
EDUCATION
Ohio charter schools may be charging taxpayers for empty seats
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thumbnail www­.ohio.com - Thirty auditors fanned out across Ohio last fall to count the students sitting in 30 charter schools and compare totals with the numbers those schools claimed in order to receive taxpayer dollars....
How ESEA Title I, Part A, Funding Can Better Serve the Most Disadvantaged Students
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thumbnail www­.americanprogress.org - View state projections data under proposed formula (.xls) Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) recently released his recommendations for a new Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or ESEA, and the Senate...
Auditor Report Reveals Ohio Is Paying Millions For Empty Charter School Seats
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thumbnail www­.plunderbund.com - Doug Livingston’s piece on charter schools in Friday’s Beacon Journal blew another hole into Ohio’s billion-dollar cash cow. There have been frequent reports about how this system of privately oper...
Creationism isn't a science and doesn't belong in science class
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thumbnail www­.cleveland.com - Guest columnist Matt Marshall is a writer in Cleveland Heights. He serves on the board of the Center for Inquiry–Northeast Ohio, a nonprofit that promotes science, reason and secular values. He arg...
ENVIRONMENT
U.S. And India Announce 'Cooperation' On Climate Change
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thumbnail thinkprogress­.org - by Emily Atkin Posted on January 25, 2015 at 1:07 pm "U.S. And India Announce ‘Cooperation’ On Climate Change" President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Sunday that the t...
Obama Touts Climate Action, Mocks The 'I’m Not A Scientist' Caucus
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thumbnail thinkprogress­.org - by Joe Romm Posted on January 20, 2015 at 10:28 pm "Obama Touts Climate Action, Mocks The ‘I’m Not A Scientist’ Caucus" In his State of the Union address, President Obama told a joint session of Co...
White House Proposes Protecting More Than 12 Million Acres Of Alaska's Arctic Refuge
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thumbnail thinkprogress­.org - by Katie Valentine Posted on January 26, 2015 at 9:34 am "White House Proposes Protecting More Than 12 Million Acres Of Alaska’s Arctic Refuge" President Obama is proposing to protect more than 12 ...
2016
What 2016 Polling Tells Us, And What It Doesn't
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thumbnail www­.huffingtonpost.com - Early general election trial heats tell us little, but pollsters have other questions to ask. Chris Christie's negatives are higher than those of past nominees. And what's the point of the margin o...
Obama’s Approval Rating and the Outlook for the 2016 Presidential Election
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www­.centerforpolitics.org - Alan I. Abramowitz, Senior Columnist, Sabato's Crystal Ball January 22nd, 2015 With the 2014 midterm election in the rearview mirror, the attention of pundits and political prognosticators has quic...
A major Democratic electoral dilemma, explained in a single graph
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thumbnail www­.dailykos.com - A great deal of the focus, with justification, has been on the racial makeup of the electorate. The status of non-white voters as a critical firewall in the Democratic coalition is absolutely nothi...
Inside Hillary Clinton’s 2016 plan
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thumbnail www­.politico.com - Not only is she running, but we have a very good idea of what her campaign will look like. Hillary Clinton is in the final stages of planning a presidential campaign that will most likely be launch...
O’Malley backers ramp up in Iowa — quietly
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thumbnail www­.politico.com - The first rustlings of a Martin O’Malley presidential campaign can be heard faintly in Iowa. Surrogates for the former Maryland governor, who is publicly mulling a presidential run, have begun talk...
GOP clown car runs into ditch
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thumbnail www­.politico.com - Simon says the Republican Party’s clown car has become a clown van. DES MOINES — The Republican Party’s clown car has become a clown van. With nearly two dozen possible presidential candidates, the...
The GOP needs Donald Trump to shut up. Now.
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thumbnail www­.washingtonpost.com - Donald Trump at a National Press Club luncheon in May. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images) Donald Trump is back, and he's thinking* of running for president in 2016. Again*. And his enablers are only so...
Rand Paul ‘clarifies’ remarks about disabled
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thumbnail www­.washingtonpost.com - The other day, Rand Paul stirred controversy when he had this to say about the looming debate over what to do about funding shortfalls in the Social Security Disability Insurance program, which is ...
Sherrod Brown campaign veterans reunite at Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
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thumbnail www­.cleveland.com - CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Two Ohio-tested talkers will have key roles as the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee gears up for the 2016 elections. Justin Barasky, who served as communications director...
LOCAL
After 36 years, will Kucinich’s City Hall portrait debut in 2015?
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thumbnail clevelandmagazinepolitics­.blogspot.com - After 36 years, will Kucinich’s City Hall portrait debut in 2015? This could be the year that Cleveland corrects a historic snub. Thirty-six years after he left the office, Dennis Kucinich is the o...
Rescued Brook Park fire victim supports reopening station across town
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thumbnail www­.cleveland.com - BROOK PARK, Ohio — You might not think a woman rescued just a couple of blocks from Brook Park's last surviving fire station would want to reopen a station much further away. But, in the yard of th...
Seven Hills to lose one of its largest employers, Longbow Research, to Independence; councilmen blame mayor
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thumbnail www­.cleveland.com - SEVEN HILLS, Ohio -- Seven Hills is losing one of its largest employers, Longbow Research, and its $130,000 in income tax to neighboring Independence. Councilman Tim Fraundorf calls of the loss "di...
Mayfield could save $340,000 by joining Cuyahoga County 911 dispatch center
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thumbnail www­.cleveland.com - MAYFIELD, Ohio — Mayfield village could save up to $340,000 next year by joining the Cuyahoga County Emergency Communications System's 911 dispatch center, the cheapest of the four options for regi...
10 apply for Janine Boyd's former Cleveland Heights City Council seat
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thumbnail www­.cleveland.com - CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio –- Ten Cleveland Heights residents have submitted applications for the job vacated by former councilwoman Janine Boyd, who voters elected to the Ohio House of Representative...
Confused about the Beachwood term limits charter amendment? What to know before you vote
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thumbnail www­.cleveland.com - BEACHWOOD, Ohio –- Voters will decide whether to limit the mayor and City Council members to three terms during a Feb. 3 special election. Here's what you should know before you cast your ballot. T...
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