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American Red Cross, Harley-Davidson partner to install fire alarms in homes

Pat Sweeney has never forgotten the day she arrived at her parents’ house to find it in flames. The top floor of the house she grew up in was destroyed, and her parents sat outside, wrapped in blankets. “The only thing that saved them was the “blood-curdling, high-pitched sound of the smoke alarms,” she said. …

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States waste hundreds of thousands on drug testing for welfare, but have little to show for it

In 2017, states spent more than $490,000 to drug-test 2,541 people who had applied for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits, which yielded just 301 positive tests. While the costs for these programs has dropped somewhat over the past three years, the number of positive tests has also declined. This year, ThinkProgress also asked …

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From Welfare to US Congress, Rep. Gwen Moore's Fight for the 'RISE Out of Poverty Act'

Rep. Gwen Moore tells Paul Jay of her journey from poverty to Congress, and how Bill Clinton’s welfare reforms and corporate Democrats refusal to deal with chronic poverty, has allowed the GOP to obstruct legislation that would bring millions out of deep poverty   Transcript Paul Jay: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul …

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Shaken Lawmakers Soften Partisan Tone While Uniting in Concern

WASHINGTON — Representative Chuck Fleischmann stood just outside the House chamber in the Capitol on Wednesday morning recounting his harrowing survival of a shooting rampage aimed at a group of lawmakers practicing for an annual charity baseball game. He was still wearing his cleats and red jersey with “Republicans” emblazoned across the front. But for …

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Wisconsin Democrats hoping to make points with Trump guests

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin’s Democratic congressional delegation is looking to make political points with the guests they bring to hear President Donald Trump’s first speech to Congress. Republicans, not so much. Trump is speaking to a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday night. Democratic Rep. Mark Pocan bringing an immigrant from Mexico who received a …

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Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin: Doctors stand with Planned Parenthood

Contact: Iris Riis 608-256-7549 x2132 iris.riis@ppwi.org JANESVILLE, Wis. – In a stunning display of grassroots activism, more than 400 health care professionals urged Speaker Paul Ryan to stop his unprecedented proposal to end Medicaid coverage for patient health care at Planned Parenthood. Fifty medical students gathered at Ryan’s Janesville office to deliver a letter (attached) …

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Congresswoman Gwendolyn Moore sees unity, not division, at Women’s March

By Megan Carpentier in Washington, D.C. For Congresswoman Gwendolyn Moore, there’s one moment from Saturday’s rally portion of the Women’s March on Washington that will stand out to her: it was when she was staring at the massive crowd, just after she’d ceding the stage to the Reverend Jesse Jackson and activist and scholar Angela …

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Donald Trump’s Inauguration Becomes a Time to Protest and Plan

By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS WASHINGTON — A group of Democratic operatives were repairing to a luxury golf resort near Miami on Friday to plot an opposition strategy to Donald J. Trump. Scores of others were deserting the nation’s capital for tropical beaches or woodland cabins without internet access, the better to distract themselves from the swearing-in. But for …

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Reps. Elijah Cummings, Gwen Moore Attending Inauguration: Moore Wants Trump 'To See me Front and Center

By Susan Jones (CNSNews.com) – At least two members of the Congressional Black Caucus are going where dozens of their fellow Democrats refuse to tread. Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) announced separately that they will attend the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, despite their misgivings about the man and his presidency. “There …

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Gwen Moore to Attend Inauguration as 'The Resistance'

Moore’s decision comes as the list of Democrats skipping the festivities grows Rep. Gwen Moore says she is attending the Inauguration as the face of opposition to President-elect Dona’d Trump’s “repugnant” policies. Many Democrats are planning to skip Friday’s inaugural activities over their objections to President-elect Donald Trump, but not Wisconsin Rep. Gwen Moore. “As …

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