Saturday, July 4, 2015

Jim Webb... maybe a little weak on the concept?

HOW NOT TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT, IN 7 STEPS:

1. Announce an exploratory committee, then fly under the radar for 8 months.
2. Never criticize your ostensible opponent.
3. Raise no money.
4. Stump at odd events like the Scottish Games while everyone else is hitting up town halls and diners.
5. Take a mysterious, 10-day trip to Thailand just as the primary season heats up.
6. Defend the Confederate flag days after all of South Carolina's top Republicans have denounced it.
7. Announce your presidential run without warning on the afternoon before a federal holiday.
Congratulations, you're JIM WEBB!

Read more at POLITICO http://politi.co/1GS7d87

Why Inequality Persists in America - The New Yorker


Robert Putnam focusses on the widening gap between rich kids and poor kids.

Why Inequality Persists in America - The New Yorker


Robert Putnam focusses on the widening gap between rich kids and poor kids.CREDITILLUSTRATION BY OLIVER MUNDAY

Washington should help capitalize green banks | Brookings Institution

Washington should help capitalize green banks | Brookings Institution

High Speed Rail


High-speed rail is fueling economies across the globe. So why hasn't the U.S. gotten on board?

Posted by The Brookings Institution on Thursday, July 2, 2015

HAPPY HAPPY INDEPENDANCE DAY !


Barack Obama: The health-care industry president - The Washington Post



Barack Obama: The health-care industry president - The Washington Post

Friday, July 3, 2015

In uphill 2016 bid, Jim Webb brings conservative bent to Democratic field - The Washington Post

In uphill 2016 bid, Jim Webb brings conservative bent to Democratic field - The Washington Post

As Donald Trump surges in polls, Democrats cheer - The Washington Post



As Donald Trump surges in polls, Democrats cheer - The Washington Post



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The President - Feelin' Pretty Good in Wisconsin (Video)


U.S. economy adds 223,000 jobs in June; unemployment rate falls to 5.3% - LA Times


Job fair

U.S. economy adds 223,000 jobs in June; unemployment rate falls to 5.3% - LA Times

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DNC Weekly Report via DNC member Shawn Bagley

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Dear DNC Member,

Yesterday, Senator Jim Webb became the fifth candidate to seek the Democratic Party's 2016 nomination for president. "I welcome Jim Webb’s bid to seek the Democratic nomination for President in 2016. Senator Webb has a long and distinguished record of service to his country, both in the Marines and in public office," DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said in a statement. You can read the chair's full remarks here.

On Tuesday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie became the 14th candidate to seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued a statement critiquing Christie’s abysmal gubernatorial record. “As governor, Christie has led New Jersey to a record-setting nine credit downgrades, the third lowest private sector job growth in the country, and an unemployment rate among the highest in the region,” wrote Wasserman Schultz. Check out our Chair’s full statement here.