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Reps. Pete King, Mike Thompson Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Background Checks for Gun Purchases

Representatives Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Peter King (R-NY) have introduced a House version of the Toomey Manchin Bill to expand background checks - a bill 92% of Americans support and the Senate failed to pass.  

Why Keystone Matters

JAC Member and environmentalist explains why the Keystone XL Pipeline matters.

             I've had many friends, even like-minded, eco-friendly friends, ask me, "Why is Keystone a big deal? Isn't it just another pipeline?"

The Second Amendment: The Amendment that Supersedes All Others

The recent debate on legislation to prevent gun violence provides a clear contrast in the ideologies of the right wing agenda and the rest of the country.  In loud strident voices warning of a federal government that ultimately plans to invade homes and seize all guns, the right wing throws reason and logic out and focuses on the fears of a small base.  The gun lobby acts as if the Second Amendment were the final words from

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