Spotlight on Leadership:
Rep. Tammy Duckworth for U.S. Senate
As a two-term Illinois Congresswoman, Tammy Duckworth is a deserving candidate for the U.S. Senate. An Iraq War Veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart for her brave service and injuries sustained in combat as a Blackhawk helicopter pilot, Tammy has worked hard to champion Veterans’ rights. After being appointed by President Obama in 2009 to Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Tammy led an initiative to combat Veteran homelessness and worked tirelessly to address issues faced specifically by female and Native American Veterans. While serving on the House Armed Services and House Oversight and Government Reform Committees, Tammy has kept her focus on advancing our economy by fighting for small businesses, investing in infrastructure, ameliorating the living conditions of Veterans, and reducing government waste and fraud. Tammy Duckworth is an excellent and qualified candidate who will bring her dedication to the issues and to her constituents to the U.S. Senate.
THE FINE PRINT:
GOP Raw: The sad reality of Tuesday’s Planned Parenthood hearing
October 5, 2015
The House Oversight and Government Reform committee hearing on Tuesday was more akin to a WWE Raw fight than a federal hearing. Under the façade of answering the question: “does PP really need a federal subsidy?”, GOP Congressmen attempted to beat up on women’s rights and access to healthcare using poorly calculated, false blows to excite their fan base. PP President Cecile Richards deserves a title belt for her strength and grace under incredibly sexist pressure.
Clip of the Week
Hillary Clinton has the experience and the resolve necessary for America to combat the threat of terrorism. (11/19/15)