fancypantsuits:

I know with every hour that goes by I want to be someone else, which is indeed a good problem to have as there is an ever growing number of smart women role models as leaders in our government. But seriously… I REALLY want to be like her:

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It’s true. JGran is the best.

A total of 917 Americans have been killed by gun violence since the Sandy Hook shooting one month ago. Many others have been injured. Here are three of their stories, as reported by "The War Room":

Marty Kent, 17, was killed in front of his home in Modesto, California on January 9. The teenager jumped in front of a bullet reportedly meant for his mother, who was on her front porch, confronting a group fighting outside her house when someone pulled a gun on her. Marty took the bullet instead and died in her arms.

Steven Curtis, 12, from Breckenridge, Missouri, was taken off a respirator on January 12. The day before, Steven somehow got into a locked gun safe and shot himself. The sheriff and family says it was an accident. His mother told the local CBS affiliate that Steven loved the outdoors and even had a hunter’s safety certificate.

Kuadir Simon, 2, was shot on January 10 in a New York City park along with his father. Luckily, both survived. The boy’s mother told a reporter that Kuadir opened his eye in the hospital after she told him she loved him.

granholmtwr:

A group of 8th graders rally to end gun violence by starting a petition to reenact the assault weapons ban, increase microstamping, end loopholes in existing gun laws and tighten gun registration requirements. What an impressive show of young leadership!

Click through to sign the petition.

granholmtwr:

A group of 8th graders rally to end gun violence by starting a petition to reenact the assault weapons ban, increase microstamping, end loopholes in existing gun laws and tighten gun registration requirements.

What an impressive show of young leadership!

Click through to sign the petition.

Michael Moore: ‘They’ve got the money, we’ve got the votes’

Filmmaker and Michigan native Michael Moore joins Jennifer Granholm in “The War Room” (Mon-Thurs @ 5P/2E) to talk about conservative billionaires funneling money into politics.

Totally wasted: Your tax dollars and the war on drugs
It isn’t that they don’t want to be union members but when you have to choose between paying your union dues and making a house payment then you make your house payment. … It is going to weaken any ability we had to go to the table and bargain.

A teacher speaks up in right-to-work riots

We spoke to a ninth grade teacher protesting at the Michigan state capitol today over the right-to-work legislation. While she admits that union dues can be a financial hardship for families, she says in the long run, not having a union to represent them will only hurt them more.

Former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm is talking about the proposed anti-union legislation on ‘The War Room’ today — check out our site for clips.

Beers with the gals: Jill Abramson on women in journalism

In this web exclusive New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson joins Jennifer Granholm in “The War Room” to talk about about grabbing beers with the girls from The New York Times and supporting women embarking on a career in journalism.

“I try to encourage [women journalists] and share some of my own experiences,” Abramson says. “You can be a killer journalist and get ahead. You don’t have to have no personal life or be a workaholic to get there.”

The Science Guy stopped by “The War Room” earlier this week to talk about the importance of science education, research and development funding, and job innovation. Click through for the whole video.

"What space exploration really does for society is raise our expectations of what’s possible," Nye says.