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Senate Dems Have a New Role for Bernie Sanders

He vows to hold Trump accountable for campaign promises

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders is back on the political scene and he's more powerful than ever. After Chuck Schumer was elected Senate minority leader Wednesday, he announced that the independent Vermont senator will be Senate Democrats' new chair of "outreach." USA Today reports that this will make Sanders the... More »

Obama's Pitch to Muslims: Forget al-Qaeda

Bin Laden's death ushers in new era, president will say in speech

(Newser) - President Obama is preparing to give a major speech aimed at the Middle East, arguing that Osama bin Laden’s death, coupled with the “Arab spring” uprisings, herald the end of al-Qaeda’s grip on the Muslim imagination. “It’s an interesting coincidence of timing—that he is... More »

Stymied, Calif. Gay Activists Rally Grass-Roots Effort

(Newser) - Gay-marriage proponents in California are taking a page—and some staff—from the Obama campaign in an attempt to swing conservative votes, the Wall Street Journal reports. Many believe Proposition 8 passed because there was little outreach to districts that voted for the ban. “They would fly over from... More »

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