Clinton’s Energy Agenda Is Stuck In The 1990s

Hillary Clinton’s energy “vision” is more of the same: outdated policies that pick winners and losers, grow the federal government, and make energy more expensive for Americans. Join Marco in fighting for a 21st Century energy agenda!

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My ADA Story: A Deafblind Lawyer Dismantling Digital Barriers

Haben Girma, a deafblind lawyer, introduced the President at a White House reception last week to mark the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

This afternoon, she sent the following message to the White House email list, in which she shares her personal story and explains how the ADA is helping Americans with disabilities continue to tear down barriers.

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I recently had the honor of introducing President Obama at a White House reception commemorating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The President shared a moving story of how, in the years before Congress passed the ADA, his father-in-law — who had multiple sclerosis — would sometimes hold himself back because he didn’t want his disability to inconvenience others. With that story, President Obama reminded Americans that “We’ve got to tear down barriers externally, but we also have to tear down barriers internally.”

As someone who has struggled against attitudinal barriers, I loved hearing our President encourage the world to view access for people with disabilities as a civil and human right.

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Assemblyman Erv and Lisa Nelson Endorse Marco Rubio

 “Marco Rubio has the experience, vision and leadership to create a New American Century. With detailed policy positions, Senator Rubio has articulated a foreign and domestic agenda that will revive our economy and make for a more secure world.  We proudly endorse Marco Rubio to be our next President of the United States.” -Assemblyman Erv and…

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New Details Emerge About Greek Plan for Parallel Payment System and Varoufakis’ Resignation

Earlier in July, Bitcoin Magazine reported that former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, who resigned after the Greek referendum on July 5, expressed his disappointment with the outcome of the Greek crisis. Now Kathimerini, a New York Times-branded daily newspaper published in Athens and distributed with the International New York Times in Greece and Cyprus, reveals that Varoufakis was authorized by Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras last December to look into a parallel payment system that could eventually work as a parallel banking system. Before becoming Finance Minister, Varoufakis proposed a parallel IOU-based currency, dubbed Future Tax Coin (FT-Coin), similar to a cryptocurrency in some aspects. Varoufakis is not impressed by bitcoin as a currency, but he is persuaded that […]

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Universal Bitcoin Payment System OneBit Enters Alpha Testing

In April, Bitcoin Magazine reported that startup OneBit was developing a Bitcoin wallet app that lets users pay at any store with contactless mobile payment by seamlessly and transparently accessing the credit card payment networks. OneBit securely converts users’ bitcoin on the fly into any major local currency and pays merchants via their NFC payment terminals, at zero fees. Now, OneBit developer Toby Hoenisch has announced on Reddit that OneBit has entered alpha testing, and the first handful of alpha users are doing test transactions around the globe. In an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session, Hoenisch answered many questions from the participants. Hoenisch confirmed that OneBit has zero fees. “You will be able to pay world wide, at market rates at […]

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The Faces of Health Care: Christopher C.

What has health reform meant to this country? That’s a question that millions of Americans answer every day. Christopher is one of them. Read more of their stories here.

“I am writing to thank you, I believe, for my life.”

Last September, Christopher C. from Batesville, Arkansas was diagnosed with esophageal cancer.

Before the Affordable Care Act, Christopher, who worked for a small business, had no health insurance coverage. Fortunately, because of the protections provided by the ACA, he was able to obtain insurance that kept him out of financial ruin. Since the beginning of 2015, he has been on Medicaid, which has provided him quality coverage as he continued his treatment.

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