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Iowa Caucuses Tomorrow



Hillary Clinton's current refrain is "It's time to pick a president." The time to pick a president is actually November 4th. But it is time for Iowans to pick their presumptive nominees.


The Des Moines Register's latest poll shows Obama ahead among the Democrats, with Clinton and Edwards close behind. Huckabee and Romney lead the Republicans. The candidates themselves are reacting to the numbers with skepticism.

Indeed, going into Iowa in 2004 Howard Dean was the clear leader, Richard Gephardt was a viable candidate and Kerry and Edwards were just part of the trailing pack. Two primaries and one scream later, John Kerry had virtually secured the nomination and the Dean candidacy was torpedoed by one unfortunately hilarious meme.

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A two-minute television ad from New Zealand is a gut punch to dog lovers who smoke cigarettes. "Quit for Your Pets" focuses on how second-hand smoke doesn't just affect other humans, but our pets as well.

According to Quitline New Zealand, "when you smoke around your pets, they're twice as likely to get cancer."

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Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders took aim at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg onstage at Wednesday's Las Vegas Democratic debate, likening the billionaire businessman to President Donald Trump and questioning his ability to turn out voters.

Sanders began by calling out Bloomberg for his stewardship of New York's stop and frisk policy that targeted young black men.

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Walmart workers issued a "wake up call" to Alice Walton, an heir to the retailer's $500 billion fortune, in New York on Tuesday by marching to Walton's penthouse and demanding her company pay its 1.5 million workers a living wage and give them reliable, stable work schedules.

The protest was partially a response to the company's so-called "Great Workplace" restructuring initiative which Walmart began testing last year and plans to roll out in at least 1,100 of its 5,300 U.S. stores by the end of 2020.

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