Memorial Day

The Boone County Democrats Invite You to Take A Moment to Ponder the Real Meaning of Memorial Day which honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Take a moment for Taps at 3pm today.

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Three Strategies to Defend GOP Health Bill: Euphemisms, False Statements and Deleted Comments

Examples of how republican legislators (including Vicky Hartzler) are interacting with constituents about repealing Obamacare, whether online or in traditional correspondence. Their more controversial tactics seem to fall into three main categories: providing incorrect information, using euphemisms for the impact of their actions, and deleting comments critical of them.

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Democrats Name Jason Kander To Chair New Commission to Protect American Democracy From Trump

Missouri’s Kander named to head effort to defend the rights of eligible voters from the Trump administration’s attacks on democracy.

To counteract the Trump administration’s “election integrity” commission, the Democratic National Committee is launching a new Commission on Protecting American Democracy from the Trump Administration. While the Trump commission plans to focus on so-called “fraudulent voting,” the DNC says its commission will debunk the myth that voter fraud is widespread, document the impact of voter suppression efforts in the 2016 election, and propose solutions to expand voting rights.

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Trump to propose big cuts to safety net in new budget, slashing Medicaid and opening door to other limits

no money for poor anymoreTrump’s first major budget proposal will include massive cuts to Medicaid and call for changes to anti-poverty programs that would give states new power to limit a range of benefits; it would follow through on a bill passed by House Republicans to cut more than $800 billion over 10 years that t could cut off Medicaid benefits for about 10 million people over the next decade.

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