Monthly Archives: September 2013

Video | Attorney General Eric Holder Announces DOJ’s Lawsuit Against North Carolina Voter ID Laws

AG Holdr: “This is an Intentional step to fix a system that is already working, and it DEFIES COMMON SENSE.” Transcript of full remarks on DOJ’s Lawsuit against North Carolina’s Voter ID Law   REFRRESHER FYI: PDF North Carolina Voter ID law

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Monday Open Thread | Prince Week

Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7, 1958), known by his mononym Prince, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. He has produced ten platinum albums and thirty Top 40 singles during his career.[1] He has written several hundred songs[2] and … Continue reading

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National Geographic Celebrates 125 Years of Photography

National Geographic: Celebrating 125 Years

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Sunday Open Thread | Bishop Paul Morton | Praise & Worship

Bishop Paul Sylvester Morton (born July 30, 1950) is an American Charismatic pastor. He is currently senior pastor of Changing A Generation Full Gospel Baptist Church and Co-Pastor of Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church. He is also a … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread Open Thread |Flamenco dancing

Flamenco dancing is a thunderous, soulful, sometimes melancholy dance that originated in Andalusia, Southern Spain. Watching these dancers expose their emotion and passion through their strong and precise motions is not only beautiful, but extremely moving. Flamenco combines pride, strength, … Continue reading

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Video| President Obama Remarks After Senate Vote on Budget Bill

President Obama’s statement comes after the Senate passed a short-term measure to keep the government running with just over three days left before the money runs out.

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Friday Open Thread Open Thread |Flamenco dancing

Flamenco performance has evolved during the history of this musical genre. In the beginning (the 18th century at the latest), songs were sung without any guitar accompaniment; during the 19th century, the guitar was used to accompany songs, and since … Continue reading

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Video | President Obama Remarks at Prince George’s Community College “The Affordable Care Act is Here to Stay”

Barack Obama Speaks at Prince George’s Community College U.S. President Barack Obama greets the crowd before speaking at the Prince Georges Community College, September 26, 2013 in Largo, MD. President Obama spoke about the benefits of the Affordable Healthcare Act … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread Open Thread |Flamenco dancing

Flamenco originally crystalized among the Gypsies in the 18th century.[4] In its earlier forms, it consisted of the song or cante without any musical instruments for accompaniment, with the exception of a long, dry stick that was held upright and … Continue reading

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President Barack Obama and former President Clinton Discuss Obamacare

President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton met in New York at the Clinton Global Initiative to discuss the Affordable Care Act’s implementation, the opposition to the law, and the future of health care.

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