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Jon Green
Jon Green graduated from Kenyon College with a B.A. in Political Science and high honors in Political Cognition. He worked as a field organizer for Congressman Tom Perriello in 2010 and a Regional Field Director for President Obama's re-election campaign in 2012. Jon writes on a number of topics, but pays especially close attention to elections, religion and political cognition. Follow him on Twitter at @_Jon_Green, and on Google+. .

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Vermont passes automatic voter registration nearly unanimously

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The policy remains non-controversial for Republicans…in lily-white states.
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Debbie Wasserman Schultz plays both sides of payday lending

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Only one member of Congress is co-sponsoring legislation both for and against the payday lending industry.
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Former VA governor McDonnell to argue before SCOTUS that we have the right to buy influence

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McDonnell claims that Citizens United gives him the right to exchange access for cash, and to not call it a bribe.
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BREAKING: Not everyone who supports the same candidate as you is cool, smart and good

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Every candidate’s village has its fair share of idiots.
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Two thirds of voter registrations in Kansas currently on hold over proof of citizenship requirement

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Kansas has made it so hard to register to vote that most applicants are being put on hold.
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Why not Joe? Clinton should consider Biden for VP.

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When Hillary Clinton describes her ideal vice president, it sounds an awful lot like our current vice president.
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VA Governor McAuliffe to restore voting rights to 200,000 ex-felons via executive order

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This is a massive deal.
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Kasich gives painfully honest answer in opposition to DC statehood

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There are a lot of bad reasons against DC statehood, but only one honest one.
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Maine Gov. LePage vetoes bill to expand access to overdose antidote

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His stated reason for his veto was to accelerate addicts’ deaths. Really.
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Trump comes out against NC anti-trans law

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Either he didn’t know the GOP’s position, or NC’s law is so bad he felt safe rejecting it.
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Utah declares porn a “public health crisis”

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Their reasoning sounds awfully similar to that of a certain Republican presidential candidate.
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Closed primaries are fine. New York’s closed primary is nuts.

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You can defend closed primaries without defending New York’s restrictive voting laws.
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Cruz rules out dildo ban, still unclear on right to privacy

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Cruz has not said whether he thinks his 2007 defense of a state-level dildo ban was correctly rejected.
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