(UPDATED LINK) Save the Date: George Clinton comes to the NMAAHC! ~~ Date:Friday, October 31, 2014


Save the date!

Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You?

A Conversation between George Clinton and Michel Martin

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Date:Friday, October 31, 2014
Time:7:00 to 9:00 p.m. EST
Location: National Museum of Natural History,
Baird Auditorium
10thSt. & Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC
Metro: Federal Triangle Station; Blue, Orange, and Silver LinesListen to master band leader and funk impressario George Clinton as he describes his own emergence as a funk music icon, businessman and cultural visionary in a candid conversation with National Public Radio host, Michel Martin.

Participants may be filmed, photographed and recorded for the Smithsonian Institution’s educational and promotional uses.

The event is free, however reservations are required. We anticipate space for this event will fill up so don’t wait to make your free reservations.

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What’s an inversion, and what’s it costing you?


, President Obama called attention to one kind of corporate tax loophole in particular — called an “inversion” — a word you might be seeing in a lot of news headlines lately.

It’s not the most intuitive name for a corporate tax loophole, so we’re breaking it down for you.

Click here to find out what it is, how it’s costing you, and how to fix it.

Learn more about what inversions are.

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Republican​s’ plans for after the election: Video


Dear fellow MoveOn member,

If they seize control of the Senate, Republicans will use a powerful but little-known tool to ram through legislation that favors big corporations and the 1% at everyone else’s expense.

I made this video to explain:

It’s on us to spread the word. Please forward this email, share the video via social media like Facebook and Twitter, and then sign up to make get-out-the-vote phone calls as part of MoveOn’s Voters Rising campaign.

Thanks for all you do.

–Robert Reich

P.S. You can also watch the video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/5SQP2KZflco

Dave Reichert: Why won’t you debate


After opposing equal pay for women, marriage equality, and a fair minimum wage, and after wasting 24 billion taxpayer dollars shutting down the government, is it any wonder he is shying away from the public eye?

He should be afraid to debate that record. That’s why I’m challenging Dave Reichert for Congress.

I believe it is the responsibility of any person seeking elected office to stand up and debate the issues. If you can’t explain your positions then you haven’t earned your seat.

Instead, Reichert chooses to ignore constituents and marches in lockstep with Tea Party extremists. The people of the 8th Congressional District deserve answers. Click here to add your voice and demand Dave Reichert debate. 

I’ll debate Dave anywhere, anytime. I’m not afraid to talk about the values I believe in: equality, economic fairness, and an end to gridlock.

Our district is one of only 17 districts in the entire country where President Obama won and a Republican congressman holds office. We can turn this district blue with your help. We can make sure our country has a congress that wants to work, not obstruct.

I need you, my fellow Democrat, to support our campaign by signing our petition demanding that Reichert participate in a debate this fall.

The people of the 8th district need your help and I know we can count on you.

Jason

PS – This is going to be a close election and we need your help. Please consider contributing to our campaign to turn the 8th CD blue!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month ~ October


U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

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09/30/2014 11:20 AM EDT

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins tomorrow, FDA is exploring the future of breast cancer detection. Scientists at FDA are studying the next generation of screening and diagnostic devices, some of which borrow from the world of entertainment. In the future, those 3D images and displays may help doctors find hidden tumors and better diagnose cancers.