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CJP Grad Addresses Tens of Thousands at MLK Anniversary March in D.C., Decrying U.S.-Fostered Violence

CJP Grad Addresses Tens of Thousands at MLK Anniversary March in D.C., Decrying U.S.-Fostered Violence

August 27, 2013 at 11:42 am

EMU NEWS 08/26/13 By Bonnie Price Lofton Speaking to tens of thousands gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on Saturday (08/24/13), EMU grad Michael Shank cited Martin Luther King Jr.’s abhorrence of U.S.-sponsored violence around the world. In a two-minute speech marking the 50th anniversary of King’s March […]

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Hey Vegetarians: Congress Doesn’t Like You

Hey Vegetarians: Congress Doesn’t Like You

August 21, 2013 at 11:39 pm

THE NEW REPUBLIC 08/20/13 By Marin Cogan On most days, a vegetarian hill worker’s lunch options are depressing: soggy salad-bar greens, a greasy grilled cheese, or maybe—just maybe—a wrap from the sandwich station made of cheese and leftover garnishes. A few months ago, Michael Shank, then an aide to California […]

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Propaganda Ban Reversal Concerns Civil Libertarians

Propaganda Ban Reversal Concerns Civil Libertarians

July 25, 2013 at 3:58 pm

BUZZFEED 07/25/13 By Rosie Gray WASHINGTON — Civil libertarians are warning that an amendment to an anti-propaganda law that will allow United States government-made news to be spread to Americans could lead to “blowback” from our adversaries and inundate Americans with government propaganda. The change to the Smith-Mundt Act, which […]

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US-Funded News Can Now Reach Americans

US-Funded News Can Now Reach Americans

July 15, 2013 at 9:40 pm

RIA Novosti 07/15/13 By Maria Young In the last two weeks, US government-funded news broadcaster Voice of America has received more than a dozen requests for news stories it has produced for foreign audiences to be made available to listeners in the United States, something that hadn’t been allowed since […]

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Is President Obama Dangerous for Africa?

Is President Obama Dangerous for Africa?

July 8, 2013 at 1:24 pm

FCN 07/05/13 By Jehron Muhammad (FinalCall.com) – President Obama’s trip to Africa maybe more wolf in sheep’s clothing. His trip is scheduled to include West, South and East Africa, and the nations of Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. The trip may be too little too late. “To some in Africa,” […]

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Abe Lincoln Impersonator to Teach Kids About the Budget

Abe Lincoln Impersonator to Teach Kids About the Budget

June 18, 2013 at 11:53 am

THE HILL 06/18/13 By Judy Kurtz Don’t be surprised if you happen to spot Abraham Lincoln walking the halls of the Capitol on Tuesday. A former staffer for Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) will be donning Honest Abe’s signature top hat and beard to teach school kids about the 16th president […]

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Pinching Pennies, the Lincoln Way

Pinching Pennies, the Lincoln Way

June 17, 2013 at 5:47 pm

ROLL CALL 06/17/13 By Warren Rojas We’d be willing to bet dollars to doughnuts that most lawmakers remain blissfully ignorant of the nightmarish haggling that goes into composing a nonbinding congressional budget blueprint. Here’s hoping local schoolchildren can stomach the same with a little help from a guy in a […]

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Lobbying World

Lobbying World

June 5, 2013 at 9:13 am

THE HILL 06/05/13 By Hill Staff Friends Committee on National Legislation, a Quaker public interest firm, has hired Michael Shank as a lobbyist to focus on foreign policy issues, including climate change, global poverty, and U.S. military and nuclear weapons policy. Shank most recently worked as Rep. Mike Honda’s (D-Calif.) […]

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On The Move: Foreign Policy

On The Move: Foreign Policy

May 13, 2013 at 2:13 pm

CQ 05/13/13 After working for Democratic Rep. Michael M. Honda of California for four years, Michael Shank is now director of foreign policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation, the lobbying arm for U.S. Quakers. Honda, a Democrat, is a leader in the Congressional Progressive Caucus and opposes many […]

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Vegetarians Find Options Wanting at Capitol Complex

Vegetarians Find Options Wanting at Capitol Complex

March 15, 2013 at 9:17 am

ROLL CALL 03/15/13 By Emily Cahn For busy staffers on Capitol Hill, whose hectic days are often scheduled down to the minute, grabbing lunch often means a trip to the cafeterias scattered around the Capitol complex. Although there are multiple dining spots on the campus’s House and Senate sides, offering […]

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