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CNN (national media hit) - Maria Shriver Breaks Husband's Cell Phone Law

(CNN) -- A celebrity gossip Web site has caught Maria Shriver a third time apparently violating California's law against using a cell phone while driving. Shriver's husband, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, last year supported and signed into law a ban on using handheld communication devices while driving. Shriver's most recent alleged violations come on the heels of AAA Northern California's "Heads Up Driving Week," during which the auto club urged motorists to get in the habit of driving without distractions such as cell phones, fast food and tuning the stereo. "We hope that by driving distraction-free for a week, people can pick up the habit for life," AAA spokesman Matt Skryja said in a news release.
By Matt Skryja
CNN

Democrats are weaponizing the health care debate

The effects were felt in Virginia's state legislative races, too, delegate-elect Wendy Gooditis said on a day-after call with the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. Gooditis's brother, who struggled to find treatment for PTSD and then alcoholism because he was not insured, died early on in her campaign. "I talked and talked and talked about the expansion of Medicaid this year," Gooditis said on Wednesday. "Now, having earned the huge honor of joining the house this year, it's going to be a major push for me, as well as many others."
By Kaitlin Sweeney
CNN

How gerrymandering affects Congress on gun control

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee said this week it would send fundraising emails to its list of 1 million members on behalf of politicians who demand stricter gun laws. PCCC co-founder Adam Green said in an email to the group's supporters that the effort is to "reward those brave political leaders who go beyond kind thoughts and prayers -- and who demand action on guns."
By Kaitlin Sweeney
CNN

#2020Vision: Did Bernie jump the gun?

There are signs of momentum this week for Cathy Glasson, one of the Sanders-friendly Democrats running to be the next governor of Iowa. It's a crowded primary field, so the endorsement — and with it fundraising and strategic support — she got from the small but influential Progressive Change Campaign Committee, is nice get for Glasson. A nurse and Service Employees International Union local leader, she backed Hillary Clinton in 2016 (at least in part because the SEIU did), but has been working to woo Hawkeye state Berniecrats. She was visible making the rounds during Sanders' first return to Des Moines since the election over the summer at the Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund Convention.
By Kaitlin Sweeney
CNN

Nepal outlaws menstruation huts, but is it enough?

(CNN) Radhika Kami lives with her family of six in a traditional mud-and-brick house in a rural village in Nepal's Kanchanpur district -- for most of the year. For about five days each month, the 16-year-old is banished to a hut -- a windowless, ramshackle shed with a small door and poor sanitation and ventilation -- and is forbidden from touching other people, cattle, any fruits and vegetables that are growing, even books. It is known as a menstruation hut, and Radhika must go there each time
By Karma Dolma Gurung
CNN

The Democrats now 'own' health care. But not how Donald Trump means it.

"With the defeat of health care repeal, the people will demand the real solution: Giving every American access to Medicare," Progressive Change Campaign Committee co-founder Adam Green said in an email Monday night. "Americans deserve to see bold solutions in this moment -- not just small-bore technocratic tweaks."
By Kaitlin Sweeney
CNN

Washington's lawmakers are leaving town. Here's what awaits them at home.

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee is running a TV ad in West Virginia targeting Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, who came out against bill this week after Republican leadership announced the vote delay and resumed intraparty negotiations. "It's critical that we hold Republican senators' feet to the fire," said Kait Sweeney, press secretary for the PCCC. "(Senate Majority Leader Mitch) McConnell is going to use the delay to get squishy senators to vote "yes" for Medicaid cuts, and we can't allow a bait-and-switch."
By Kaitlin Sweeney
CNN