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George Takei announces he’s running for Congress — trolls everyone on April Fools’ Day.

  • From the perils of space to the perils of Congress.
  • In the early morning hours of April Fools’ Day on the East Coast, actor George Takei announced on Twitter he would be running for U.S. Congress. 
  • Takei cited a Daily Buzzarticle that claimed to quote him and said, “Well, the cat’s out of the bag it seems. Let’s do this!” Read more. (4/1/17, 9:38 AM)

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“I first ran for Congress in 1999, and I got beat. I just got whooped. I had been in the state legislature for a long time, I was in the minority party, I wasn’t getting a lot done, and I was away from my family and putting a lot of strain on Michelle. Then for me to run and lose that bad, I was thinking maybe this isn’t what I was cut out to do. I was forty years old, and I’d invested a lot of time and effort into something that didn’t seem to be working. But the thing that got me through that moment, and any other time that I’ve felt stuck, is to remind myself that it’s about the work. Because if you’re worrying about yourself—if you’re thinking: ‘Am I succeeding? Am I in the right position? Am I being appreciated?’ – then you’re going to end up feeling frustrated and stuck. But if you can keep it about the work, you’ll always have a path. There’s always something to be done.” - Humans of New York

reuters.com
In challenge to Trump, 17 Republicans in Congress join fight against global warming
Seventeen congressional Republicans signed a resolution on Wednesday vowing to seek "economically viable" ways to stave off global warming, challenging the stated views of President Donald Trump, who has called climate change a hoax.
The Panama Papers reveal a secret network of shell companies and firms that can hide when government officials steal from their people. Congress can make it harder to use anonymous shell companies to launder money. Anonymous shell companies are part of why poor countries lose more money in tax evasion and corruption than they receive in aid.
—  Eric LeCompte, director of the development group Jubilee USA