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Shannon Watts, Everytown For Gun Safety: Fight Gun Violence With Your VOTE.


By Jueseppi B.




Mayors Against Illegal Guns/Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America.


If our elected officials won’t change our gun laws, it’s time to change our elected officials.

I was in the Senate gallery one year ago today when a minority of U.S. Senators blocked a bill to expand criminal background checks. They caved under pressure from the Washington gun lobby instead of standing up for more than 90% of the American people who supported the bill. They made the wrong choice.

That’s why I’m proud to announce the launch of Gun Sense Voter, an unprecedented initiative to mobilize Americans in all 50 states to fight gun violence with their votes.

I’m writing to ask you to pledge to vote for candidates in local, state and federal elections who support common-sense laws to reduce gun violence. And, at the same time, help us show others the door.

Will you take the pledge to become a Gun Sense Voter today?

Are you a Gun Sense Voter? Here’s how you’ll know:


  • You believe that felons and domestic abusers shouldn’t have access to guns.
  • You think guns don’t belong in places like churches, schools and playgrounds.
  • You think our elected officials should be as passionate about the safety of our communities as they are about the right to bear arms.
  • You understand that each and every vote matters when it comes to reducing gun violence — and you’re not afraid to use yours to create change.


If you’re a mom, a mayor, a survivor, a police officer, or a concerned citizen who thinks that our elected officials must do more to stop gun violence, then you’re a Gun Sense Voter.


Make it official and take the Gun Sense Voter pledge right now:




I’ve taken the pledge, and I hope you will too.


It’s the most important thing you can do to make sure we finally get the common-sense gun laws that will keep our fellow Americans safe from gun violence.


Thank you,


Shannon Watts
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense In America

P.S. — When you take the pledge, please make sure you check the box if you can volunteer in your community. The Gun Sense Voter team will be reaching out to some volunteers all across the country to organize trainings in the weeks ahead, and we hope to see you there!

Everytown for Gun Safety is a movement of Americans fighting for common-sense gun policies. We are moms, mayors, survivors, and concerned citizens. 

We depend on contributions from supporters like you to fund our important work to reduce gun violence.




Gun Sense is the simple idea that we can do more to keep our families and communities safe from gun violence. It’s the belief that we, as Americans don’t have to tolerate 31,000 deaths from gun violence every year.

If you believe that felons and domestic abusers shouldn’t have access to guns; if you think guns don’t belong in places like churches, schools and playgrounds; If you think our elected officials should be as passionate about the safety of our communities as they are about the right to bear arms: You have Gun Sense.


We have everything you need to start organizing in your community. Download pledge cards, sign-in sheets, posters, and informational flyers.


    Print these posters to show that you’re a Gun Sense Voter.


    Got a clipboard or going to an event? Download this sheet to collect many pledges at once.


    Print your own cards for people to pledge to be Gun Sense Voters.


    Full of facts and info. Print these out to tell your friends and neighbors about gun sense.


New AD on Gun Safety: ‘Moms Demand Action’ For Gun Sense in America




Michael Bloomberg Announces $50 Million Project to Fight Gun Violence


Published on Apr 16, 2014

Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend at least $50 million this year to combat gun violence in the United States through a new lobbying group, Everytown for Gun Safety.
Bloomberg said in a New York Times article published Tuesday evening that he plans to spend the $50 million — at least — through Everytown’s advocacy work as well as “personal expenditures.”


“I put $50 million this year, last year into coal, $53 million into oceans,” he told the Times about the causes he supports. “Certainly a number like that, $50 million. Let’s see what happens.”


The group will have kick-off events in several cities across the country on Wednesday to spread the word and launch the “Gun Sense Voter” campaign that aims to mobilize 1 million voters to support officials and laws that tout gun safety.






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By Jueseppi B.

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From Associated Press:


Obamacare On Track To Hit 7 Million Sign-Ups On Deadline Day.


WASHINGTON (AP) — Beating expectations, President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul was on track to sign up more than 7 million Americans for health insurance on deadline day Monday, government officials told The Associated Press.


The 7 million target, thought to be out of reach by most experts, was in sight on a day that saw surging consumer interest as well as vexing computer glitches that slowed sign-ups on the HealthCare.gov website.


Two government officials confirmed the milestone, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter ahead of an official announcement.


Seven million was the original target set by the Congressional Budget Office for enrollment in taxpayer-subsidized private health insurance through new online markets created under Obama’s signature legislation.


That was scaled back to 6 million after the disastrous launch of HealthCare.gov last fall. Several state-run websites also had crippling problems.


Americans who rushed to apply for health insurance Monday faced long, frustrating waits and a new spate of website ills on deadline day.


“This is like trying to find a parking spot at Wal-Mart on Dec. 23,” said Jason Stevenson, working with a Utah nonprofit group helping people enroll.


At times, more than 125,000 people were simultaneously using HealthCare.gov, straining it beyond its capacity. For long stretches Monday, applicants were shuttled to a virtual waiting room where they could leave an email address and be contacted later.


Officials said the site had not crashed but was experiencing very heavy volume. The website, which was receiving 1.5 million visitors a day last week, had recorded about 2 million through 3 p.m. EDT. Call centers have more than 840,000 calls.




Supporters of the health care law fanned out across the country in a final dash to sign up uninsured Americans. People not signed up for health insurance by the deadline, either through their jobs or on their own, were subject to being fined by the IRS, and that threat was helping drive the final dash.


The administration announced last week that people still in line by midnight would get extra time to enroll.


The website stumbled early in the day — out of service for nearly four hours as technicians patched a software bug. Another hiccup in early afternoon temporarily kept new applicants from signing up, and then things slowed further. Overwhelmed by computer problems when launched last fall, the system has been working much better in recent months, but independent testers say it still runs slowly.


At Chicago’s Norwegian American Hospital, people began lining up shortly after 7 a.m. to get help signing up for subsidized private health insurance.


Lucy Martinez, an unemployed single mother of two boys, said she’d previously tried to enroll at a clinic in another part of the city but there was always a problem. She’d wait and wait and they wouldn’t call her name, or they would ask her for paperwork that she was told earlier she didn’t need, she said. Her diabetic mother would start sweating so they’d have to leave.


She’s heard “that this would be better here,” said Martinez, adding that her mother successfully signed up Sunday at a different location.


At St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, Del., enrollment counselor Hubert Worthen plunged into a long day. “I got my energy drink,” he said. “This is epic, man.”


At a Houston community center, there were immigrants from Ethiopia, Nepal, Eritrea, Somalia, Iraq, Iran and other conflict-torn areas, many of them trying anew after failing to complete applications previously. In addition to needing help with the actual enrollment, they needed to wait for interpreters. Many had taken a day off from work, hoping to meet the deadline.


The White House and other supporters of the law were hoping for an enrollment surge that would confound skeptics.


The insurance markets — or exchanges — offer subsidized private health insurance to people who don’t have access to coverage through their jobs. The federal government is taking the lead in 36 states, while 14 other states plus Washington, D.C., are running their own enrollment websites.


New York, running its own site, reported more than 812,000 had signed up by Sunday morning, nearly 100,000 of them last week.


However, it’s unclear what those numbers may mean.


The administration hasn’t said how many of the 6 million people nationally who had signed up before the weekend ultimately closed the deal by paying their first month’s premiums. Also unknown is how many were previously uninsured — the real test of Obama’s health care overhaul. In addition, the law expands coverage for low-income people through Medicaid, but only about half the states have agreed to implement that option.


Cheering on the deadline-day sign-up effort, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius planned to spend much of the day Monday working out of the department’s TV studio, conducting interviews by satellite with stations around the country.


Though March 31 was the last day officially to sign up, millions of people are potentially eligible for extensions granted by the administration.


Those include people who had begun enrolling by the deadline but didn’t finish, perhaps because of errors, missing information or website glitches. The government says it will accept paper applications until April 7 and take as much time as necessary to handle unfinished cases on HealthCare.gov. Rules may vary in states running their own insurance marketplaces.


The administration is also offering special extensions to make up for all sorts of problems that might have kept people from getting enrolled on time: Natural disasters. Domestic abuse. Website malfunctions. Errors by insurance companies. Mistakes by application counselors.


To seek a special enrollment period, contact the federal call center, at 1-855-889-4325, or the state marketplace and explain what happened. It’s on the honor system. If the extension is approved, that brings another 60 days to enroll.


Those who still don’t get health insurance run the risk that the Internal Revenue Service will fine them next year for remaining uninsured. It remains to be seen how aggressively the penalties called for in the law are enforced.


Also, the new markets don’t have a monopoly on health insurance. People not already covered by an employer or a government program can comply with the insurance mandate by buying a policy directly from an insurer. They’ll just have to pay the full premium themselves, although in a few states there may be an exception to that rule as well.


Supporters of the law held their breath early Monday when the website was taken down.


In Oakton, Va., enrollment counselor Rachel Klein said she noticed the website was running slowly.


“We all came into it understanding that today was going to be challenging,” said Klein. “We’re all relieved that there’s going to be a little extra time for people.”


House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio said Monday that Republicans remain committed to repealing Obama’s law.


John Boehner :: Jameson



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Relisha Rudd Case: Body Of Kahlil Tatum, Murder Suspect Found Dead Of Apparent Suicide.


By Jueseppi B.



8-year-old Relisha Rudd (L) has gone missing. Kahlil Tatum has been identified as her suspected abductor.



From The Associated Press:


Relisha Rudd case: Body of murder suspect found dead of apparent suicide


by Associated Press April 1, 2014


WASHINGTON (AP) — The body of a man found dead in a park of an apparent suicide has been positively identified as that of a murder suspect who was the last person seen with a missing 8-year-old girl, police said Tuesday.


The man found dead Monday with an apparent gunshot wound was identified as Kahlil Tatum, 51, of Washington, police said. Tatum was a janitor at the city homeless shelter where Relisha Rudd had been living with her family. The search for Relisha was continuing.


Tatum’s death appears to be a suicide and the discovery of his body was a shock for police because they were focused on finding Relisha, Washington Police Chief Cathy Lanier said Monday.


Police began searching for Relisha in the 700-acre Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens last week in an operation aimed at recovering a body, although Lanier said she had not given up hope that Relisha was alive. Hundreds of people, including divers, have participated in the search.


Relisha was last seen March 1 in the company of Tatum, a janitor at the homeless shelter where she lived with her mother and brothers. Relisha’s mother had allowed her to spend time with Tatum, and her family did not report her missing. Repeated absences from school led authorities to start looking for her March 19.


The following day, the body of Tatum’s wife was found in a motel in nearby Oxon Hill, Md., dead of a gunshot wound to the head. Kahlil Tatum has been charged in a warrant with murder.


On March 2, police said, Tatum purchased 42-gallon trash bags, and he was seen that day in the area of the park, in the northeastern sector of the capital.



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Someone You Should Know So You Can Avoid Them: KEITH KOFFLER, A White House Has Been.


By Jueseppi B.

I am veteran White House reporter Keith Koffler. Let's talk about what's really going on here. Well whats really going on here is stupidity Keith.

I am veteran White House reporter Keith Koffler. Let’s talk about what’s really going on here. Well whats really going on here is stupidity Keith.


I have been reading Keith Koffler’s attempt at running a blog for about 6 months. While I understand that not everybody loves our beloved President, Barack Hussein Obama, why some so called reporter would choose to write garbage in place of facts, well thats beyond my scope of comprehension.


I was building websites and computers back in 1985, and know from that experience the more people that visit a website and the more traffic that website draws, the slower and more difficult it is to process that website traffic.


Yesterday there was a rush on the Healthcare.gov website because as with most things involving humans, people waited until the very last possible moment to sign up and visit the Healthcare Marketplace, which caused a “glitch” in how smooth that website was able to process applications.


The very uneducated Mr. Keith Koffler reacted to a rush on the Healthcare.gov website in this way:


Healthcare.gov on the Fritz


by KEITH KOFFLER on MARCH 31, 2014, 4:53 PM

I’d say it’s incomprehensible that all these months after the site didn’t work, it still can’t handle a large load of people – except of course nothing with Obamacare is incomprehensible anymore.




I tried to enroll on the Virginia exchange – not that I would have completed the process – and got this:




As John McEnroe used to say to umpires, YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS!



Now knowing Mr. Keith Koffler wouldn’t know his ass from a gopher hole when it comes to running a website or anything remotely connected to Internet Technologies….I would be willing to over look his dumbfuckery. The problem is his mindset is so screwed by his blatant racism and hatred of any & all things Barack Hussein Obama, that I cannot over look his dumbfuckery.


The sign posted on the Healthcare.gov website during the heavy usage at the website is the same type of notification I get when I visit my utilities website during a thing called “peak usage times.” It’s the same thing I hear when I call my local cable company during the hours between 10 AM and 3 PM, heavy usage times….and listen to a recording telling me “how important my business is and a customer service professional will be with me momentarily.”


I assume Mr. Keith Koffler has never experienced such daily occurrences when dealing with a business.


I seriously dislike a racist TeaTardedRepubliCANT Pseudo-Freudian Psycho-Sexual Secret-Whore Pro-caucasian Pro-Racist Anti-LGBTQA1 Anti- Feminist Reich Wing GOPretender Conselfishservative NRA-Gun Loving Nut Bag Party member such as Mr. Keith Koffler. Especially when that racist TeaTardedRepubliCANT Pseudo-Freudian Psycho-Sexual Secret-Whore Pro-caucasian Pro-Racist Anti-LGBTQA1 Anti- Feminist Reich Wing GOPretender Conselfishservative NRA-Gun Loving Nut Bag Party member has the nerve to write such dumbfuckery as what this Mr. Keith Koffler writes.


Stop by his blog spot and take a gander at what comes from his tiny diseased mind…. White House Dossier,




White House Dossier, written by veteran White House reporter Keith Koffler, is the only 24/7, totally independent, and fully unauthorized White House news website.  It delivers a unique blend of White House reporting, commentary and analysis – with frequent doses of humor and satire – to carry forward journalism’s traditional mission of holding the powerful to account. The website focuses mainly on President Obama, his administration, and his antagonists.


Award winning journalist Keith Koffler has 16 years of experience covering Washington. As a reporter for CongressDailyNational Journal magazine, and Roll Call, Keith wrote primarily from the White House, covering three presidents and learning as few have the intricacies of the West Wing and the behavior and motivations of its occupants. While mainly stationed at the White House, he also extensively covered Congress and Washington’s lobbyists.


Keith has also written for a variety of other news organizations, including PoliticoReutersThe Daily Caller, and The London Observer and appeared on Fox News, C-Span, Sirius XM’s POTUS radio, and numerous other radio and TV outlets. He currently writes regular opinion columns for Politico.


His work has been referenced in many major domestic and international news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the BBC, the Washington Post, the London Telegraph, the Daily Mail,National Review the Weekly Standard and the Huffington Post.


Keith is a past winner of the $10,000 Force of Language prize for writing from the publishers of The Atlantic magazine.



Yeah. Uh Huh.


Racist GOPukes are so worried that The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act (ObamaCARES) will be successful and that a Negro President will get credit for giving 7 million to 9.5 million Americans a pathway to affordable healthcare, many for the very first time, that they will do anything possible to derail that healthcare train. Sad thing is that most of these traitors are in the media. Are in our houses of local and federal government. Meaning we the people voted them into office.


The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act (ObamaCARES) will be successful, because Americans need and want healthcare coverage. That you can take to the bank.

















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Main Stream Media Is NOT Reporting On The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act (ObamaCARES) Surge Or The 6.5 Million Total Enrollment = Reich Wing Media Blackout.


By Jueseppi B.



From The New York Times:


The ACA Surge Blackout




Update: And the 4th-ranking Republican in the Senate is already accusing the administration of cooking the books. I really think the possibility that the ACA might actually work never occurred to them.

It’s not in itself that big a deal, but I’m somewhat amazed by what amounts to a de facto blackout by major news media on a developing story that’s really obvious if you read the invaluable Charles Gaba, or even the White House blog: a huge surge in Obamacare enrollments in the final days of the signup period. The print sources I read are still putting out basically downbeat reports about the ACA, with maybe a mention 10 paragraphs in that exchange enrollments passed the 6 million mark last week. I don’t watch cable news, but from what I hear it’s all still Malaysian airways.

In the end, I guess it won’t matter in a direct sense; the final number for year 1, which looks likely to be very close to the original 7 million projection, will eventually come out. But you wonder why news media that are happy to speculate about the 2016 election aren’t interested in at least putting out a heads-up about the strong possibility of a bombshell number next week.

And where I think this does matter is that it shows a persistent slant in much reporting toward emphasizing the negatives about health reform. The website woes were, and deserved to be, a big story; the quite amazing comeback somehow doesn’t fit the preferred narrative, and is being ignored — and this despite the fact that, as Gaba notes, it offers great visuals too.




The #ACASurge Continues: Here’s Where I Was Today



I saw it firsthand today: The surge of folks across the country getting covered ahead of the March 31 deadline is continuing.

Today, I stopped by a D.C. Health Link faith-based enrollment event — put on by a community that’s played a key role in efforts to educate and enroll District residents, small businesses, and their employees.

It was really inspiring to see — and it was just one of hundreds of events happening around the country this weekend.

Take a look at a couple photos from that event — and a few more from events happening this weekend. If you’re getting covered yourself, share a photo of your own.

And, of course, if you still need coverage, visit HealthCare.gov right now and get yourself signed up.

Washington, D.C.:

Washington, D.C.:


Tampa, FL:

Tampa, FL:

Tampa, FL:

Tampa, FL:

Mobile, AL:

Mobile, AL:






Photos: This is What an #ACASurge Looks Like



The line started forming at 5 a.m. in front of an enrollment center in Miami — where trained workers have signed up 25,000 of their fellow Floridians since November. It was standing-room-only at a center in Houston yesterday.


The final deadline to get covered in 2014 is in just two days, and Americans are literally lining up at grassroots events across the country to make sure they’re covered.


This is what momentum looks like.


Take a look at some of the photos folks are sending in from events around the country — and if you like, share one of your own.


And if you still need health insurance, go to HealthCare.gov right now, submit an application, and get yourself signed up.



Las Vegas, NV Gets Covered.

Las Vegas, NV Gets Covered.

Houston Texas Gets Covered

Houston Texas Gets Covered

El Paso Texas Cets Covered

El Paso Texas Cets Covered

McAllen Texas Gets Covered

McAllen Texas Gets Covered

El Paso Texas Cets Covered

El Paso Texas Cets Covered

Tampa Florida Gets Covered

Tampa Florida Gets Covered





“The bottom line is I’m going to need you, and the country needs you. And a lot of your friends and peers, they may not know that they need you, but if something happens somewhere down the road where they really need to get to a hospital or a doctor, the fact that you have talked to them and gotten them involved is going to make all the difference in the world.” — President Obama, 12/4/2013


More than 6.5 million Americans have already gotten coverage. Make sure you’re friends and loved ones are covered by March 31 at Healthcare.gov.






Spread the #GetCovered Message


Whether it’s updating your social profile photo, tweeting or posting a story on Facebook, there are visible actions that we can all take right now to spread the word about the importance of getting covered. It takes seconds to do — and it matters.


Update your social profiles to spread the word about the importance of affordable health care:


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See What People Are Saying


Americans all around the country, both online and offline, are sharing why it’s important to #GetCovered — and how the Affordable Care Act is helping them. Check out what they’re saying (and then pass it on):


Lebron James: #GetCovered by March 31


Published on Mar 14, 2014

Lebron James wants to tell you about the Health Insurance Marketplace at HealthCare.gov. You can go there to find an affordable health plan as part of the health care law. The deadline to enroll is March 31.




Several hundred people waited at the Gateway Mall in Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday to sign up for ObamaCARES.

Several hundred people waited at the Gateway Mall in Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday to sign up for ObamaCARES.

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