VP Biden goes to Costco …


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The Vice President goes to Costco
Vide President Joe Bident visits the grand opening of a Costco store in Washington D.C., where he was able to shop for some gifts, talk to shoppers and speak on the need for congress to extend tax cuts for middle-class Americans

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But hard-hitting, fact-based coverage requires a lot of resources—and we don’t have the Koch Brothers or Super PACs to foot our bills. We rely on people like you, and we need your help right now. To continue providing the important economic coverage that you and Rep. Ellison depend on, we need to raise $50,000 by midnight Friday.

ThinkProgress’s survival depends on your support. Rep. Ellison is supporting ThinkProgress, so we can continue our critical work. We hope you will too.


Judd Legum
Editor-in-Chief, ThinkProgress.org

Ask an Entrepreneur: Strengthening Immigrant Pathways for Job Creators.


whitehouse has uploaded Ask an Entrepreneur: Strengthening Immigrant Pathways for Job Creators.
Luis Arbulu explains Entrepreneur Pathways, a new resource center that provides entrepreneurs looking to start a business in the United States with a more intuitive way to navigate the immigration process.

Tell the Senate: Keep the Shaheen Amendment

English: Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) meeting...
English: Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) meeting with Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Every day, more than 400,000 servicewomen risk their lives in defense of our country and our ideals. For that, they should be honored.

Tragically, right now, they’re being denied respect, care, and basic dignity. Each year, an estimated 19,000 of our service members, who make the greatest sacrifice anyone can make, are victims of sexual assault. And yet they are denied insurance coverage for abortions even in cases of rape and incest.

We can’t let this continue.

My amendment to give these women the coverage they deserve is in the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act. The final vote could come as soon as this week and we have to make sure it’s not blocked.

I’m joining with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to stand up for our servicewomen and make sure our voices are heard loud and clear. Will you join us?

Click here to show your support for the Shaheen Amendment and speak out to protect the rights of women who fight for this country to make their own medical decisions.

These women don’t ask for accolades or praise. They go and fight for us because it’s the right thing to do. Now, it’s our turn to fight for them.

We owe it to their service. Please, join me and show your support for the Shaheen Amendment and these brave women. Click here to add your voice.

I know our servicewomen and their families share my gratitude for your support.

Thank you,
Senator Jeanne Shaheen

Senator Jeanne Shaheen

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

EMILY’s List

Consumer Reports

Pigs on drugs

Consumer Reports tested pork and found widespread bacteria contamination in most of the samples, much of it antibiotic-resistant. These drugs are widely used in large-scale pork production facilities to promote growth and prevent disease in crowded conditions.

Let’s save our antibiotics for when we need them. Chris Meyer, Vice PresidentJoin us in asking grocer Trader Joe’s to get pigs – and other food animals – off drugs! Send our fun holiday card to Trader Joes now!

Chris Meyer, Consumer Reports


Consumer Reports
Most pork samples we tested were contaminated with bacteria resistant to at least one antibiotic. To avoid illness, wash hands after handling pork, keep the raw meat away from other food you plan to serve, and use a meat thermometer to be sure your ground pork reaches 160 degrees (145 for whole pork.) Read our test results here!

Not this time, Big Oil!
After years of delay the courts ordered tougher air pollution standards by Dec. 14, but Big Oil is lobbying hard to overturn the order. Tell the White House to put Americans’ health first and set standards for refinery and powerplant soot!

More red tape? No thanks!
Congress created independent regulatory agencies to protect consumers from marketplace schemes and unsafe products. But now some lawmakers want to handcuff them by adding another layer of bureaucracy — something corporations would enjoy. Learn more.