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chris matthews "you don't need a gun in DC".

i disagree. don't know what the gun laws are there. i'm originally from new york city where you could not own a gun. however the bad guys had them. now i live in phoenix and yes i own a gun. it's for personal protection. if someone gets passed my alarm system i'm going to use it.

that being said i'm for strict gun control laws.

i'll probably get flamed.

bernie sanders endorsements.

Main article: Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, 2016

Former state governors

Jesse Ventura, former governor of Minnesota, member of the Independence Party of Minnesota[238]

State executive officials

Current

Doug Hoffer, Vermont Auditor of Accounts[239]

Former

Dudley Dudley, former New Hampshire Executive Council member, 1984 Democratic nominee for New Hampshire's 1st congressional district, Democratic political activist[240]
Caroline French, former New Hampshire Executive Council member, Democratic activist from New Hampshire[105][241]

State and local legislators

Current

Tim Ashe, Vermont State Senator[242]
Mollie Burke, Vermont State Representative[243]
Karen Clark, Minnesota State Representative[244]
Robin Chestnut-Tangerman, Vermont State Representative[243]
Amanda Curtis, Montana State Representative[245]
Susan Davis, Vermont State Representative[243]
Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, candidate for mayor of Chicago, serves on Cook County Board of Commissioners[246]
Diana Gonzalez, Vermont State Representative[243]
Sandy Haas, Vermont State Representative[243]
Emily Hague, at-large Keene, New Hampshire City Councillor[247]
Troy Jackson, Maine Senator, former Maine Senate majority leader, Democratic National Committee member[248]
Pramila Jayapal, Washington State Senator[249]
Juan Mendez, Arizona State Representative[250]
Luis Moscoso, Washington State Representative[249]
Christopher Pearson, Vermont State Representative[251]
Anthony Pollina, Vermont State Senator[243]
Russell Ruderman, Hawaii State Senator[252]
Kshama Sawant, socialist activist, part-time economics professor, and member of the Seattle City Council.[253]
Amy Sheldon, Vermont State Representative[243]
David Zuckerman, Vermont State Senator[243]

Former

Daryl Beall, former Iowa State Senator[254]
Burt Cohen, former New Hampshire State Senator[105]
Tom Hayden, activist, author and former California State Senator[255]

Mayors and other municipal leaders

Daryl Justin Finizio, mayor of New London, Connecticut[256]
Rod Sullivan, Johnson County, Iowa supervisor[257]

International political figures

Colin Fox, former MSP and co-spokesperson of the Scottish Socialist Party[258]
Jonas Sjöstedt, member of the Swedish Parliament and leader of the Left Party[259]

Internet, radio, and television personalities

Dan Carlin, political commentator, amateur historian, and podcaster[260]
John Fugelsang, comedian, political commentator, host of Tell Me Everything on SiriusXM Insight[261]
Thom Hartmann, radio host, author, former psychotherapist, entrepreneur, and progressive political commentator[262]
Jim Hightower, columnist, political activist, and former commissioner of the Texas Department of Agriculture[263]
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., radio host, environmental activist, author, and attorney. Son of Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy, and nephew of John F. Kennedy.[264]
Mike Malloy, liberal radio broadcaster[262]
Bill Moyers, journalist, political commentator, and former White House Press Secretary[265]
Tyler Oakley, YouTube, television, and podcast personality, humorist, author and advocate[266]
David Pakman, host of The David Pakman Show syndicated on radio, television, and online[267]
Mike Papantonio, attorney and radio talk show host (Ring of Fire)[268]
Sam Seder, radio & TV talk show host for Ring of Fire Radio and Majority.fm, fill-in host for MSNBC and Current's Countdown[264]
Bill Press, talk radio host, liberal political commentator and author, former chairman of the California Democratic Party[262]
Ed Schultz, political commentator, author, and television and radio host[269]
Cenk Uygur, internet host, former MSNBC contributor, and progressive political commentator[270]
Lizz Winstead, comedian, blogger, radio and television personality [271]

Celebrities

Roseanne Barr, actress, comedian, television producer, director, writer, liberal politician[272]
Lewis Black, comedian, author, playwright, social critic, and actor[273]
Madeline Brewer, actress[274]
Dan Campbell, lead singer of The Wonder Years[275]
Julian Casablancas, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, lead singer of The Strokes[276]
David Crosby, singer-songwriter and musician[277]
Erik Dellums, actor, voice actor, and narrator[278]
Stanley Dural, Jr., better known as Buckwheat Zydeco, musician[279]
Mia Farrow, actress, activist, and former fashion model[280]
Frances Fisher, actress[281]
Flea, bassist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers[282]
Deidre Hall, actress and activist[255]
Mimi Kennedy, actress, author, activist[255]
Rachelle Lefevre, Canadian actress, activist [283]
Justin Long, actor[284]
Brandon McCartney, better known as Lil B, rapper, record producer, author and motivational speaker.[285]
Tom Morello, guitarist and activist[286]
Nicole Nelson, singer from The Voice[287]
Patton Oswalt, comedian, writer, and actor[288]
Amanda Palmer, Singer-songwriter, musician, performance artist[289]
Thomas Wesley Pentz, better known as Diplo, DJ, music producer, rapper and songwriter[290]
Michael Render, better known as Killer Mike, hip-hop recording artist, activist, and half of Run the Jewels[291][292][293]
Henry Rollins, musician, writer, journalist, publisher, actor, television and radio host, spoken word artist, comedian, and activist.[294]
Mark Ruffalo, actor, director, producer and screenwriter[295]
Matthew Ryan (musician), singer, songwriter[296]
Susan Sarandon, actress and activist[297]
Sarah Silverman, stand-up comedian, writer, producer and actress[298]
Cole Sprouse, actor [299]
Tennessee Thomas, musician, model and actress[300][301][302][303]
Wil Wheaton, actor, writer and blogger.[304]
Lucinda Williams, singer-songwriter[305]
Neil Young, singer-songwriter and musician[306]

Individuals

Julia Barnes, former executive director of the Vermont Democratic Party[307]
Noam Chomsky, linguist, philosopher, activist[308]
Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, co-founders of Ben & Jerry's[309][310]
Larry Cohen, former president of the Communications Workers of America and founder of American Rights at Work[311][312]
Jodie Evans, co-founder of CODEPINK[313]
Glenn Greenwald, American lawyer, journalist, author, and co-editor of The Intercept[314]
Jeffrey Guterman, American psychotherapist, educator, and author[315]
Zaid Jilani, blogger and campaigner[316]
Daniel Kellison, television and film producer[317]
Bill McKibben, environmentalist, author, journalist, founder of climate change group 350.org[318]
David McReynolds, former Socialist Party USA presidential nominee (1980 & 2000), pacifist activist, former chair of the War Resisters League (1986–88)[319]
John Nichols, progressive journalist and author[320]
Annabel Park, documentary filmmaker, political activist and community volunteer[321]
Stanley Sheinbaum, American peace and human rights activist[322]
Richard Stallman, software freedom activist and computer programmer, founder of the GNU Project and the Free Software Foundation[323]
Bhaskar Sunkara, founder of Jacobin magazine[321]
Matt Taibbi, author and journalist[324]
Cornel West, philosopher, activist, and author [325]
Marianne Williamson, spiritual teacher, author, lecturer, founder of Project Angel Food[326]

Newspapers and other media

Addison County Independent[327]
Ring of Fire, American talk radio program hosted by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Mike Papantonio and Sam Seder.[328]

Organizations

Democratic Socialists of America, democratic socialist organization and a member of Socialist International[329]
Friends of the Earth (US), non-governmental environmental organization [330]
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 2222 in Massachusetts[331]
IBEW Local 159 in Madison, Wisconsin, an electrical workers union[331]
Lithographers Local One-L (Teamsters affiliate)[331]
The Middle Class Action Project, an organization that promotes Democratic policy [332]
National Nurses United, largest union and professional association of registered nurses in the United States [333]
Occupy Wall Street, protest movement against social and income inequality[334]
Progressive Democrats of America, progressive political organization and political action committee[335]
Ready For Warren, coalition of progressive activists originally supporting a draft effort for Senator Elizabeth Warren (will change name to Ready To Fight)[336]
Socialist Alternative, socialist political party and member of Committee for a Workers' International[337]
Tri-Valley Democratic Club (Tri-Valley, California)[338]
United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, labor union[339]
Vermont National Education Association[331][340]
Vermont Progressive Party[242]
Vermont and South Carolina divisions of the AFL-CIO[341][342]

colin powel used personal e-mail account

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says he doesn’t have any emails to turn over to the State Department.

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Appearing on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday, Powell responded to revelations that he used a personal email account, rather than a government one, when he was in charge of the State Department. Questions about his email use arose last week when it was disclosed that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used a personal email account during her tenure.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/colin-powell-hillary-clinton-email-state-department-115870.html#ixzz3jOl7SV5Z

it seems not a lot of people know who bernie is

how can we change this?

i'm retired and can spend a lot of time watching MSNBC, etc. i've been able to learn more about our senators and congressman. i've been a fan of bernie for as long as i can remember.

http://www.businessinsider.com/bernie-sanders-wont-be-president-but-hes-still-bad-news-for-the-gop-2015-7

-snip-
What makes Sanders’ showing particularly impressive is that the same poll shows that more than half of Americans either don’t know who he is or don’t know enough about him to have formed an opinion.

When asked their opinion of Sanders, 23 percent of respondents reported a favorable opinion of him and 22 percent reported an unfavorable opinion.

However, 38 percent said they had “never heard” of him and another 13 percent didn’t know enough about him to form an opinion.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/bernie-sanders-wont-be-president-but-hes-still-bad-news-for-the-gop-2015-7#ixzz3jK03gsuk

hillary breaks with obama

on arctic drilling.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/18/politics/hillary-clinton-arctic-drilling-obama/
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