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Archive for December 20, 2011

Coffman Calls on Senate to Negotiate Differences and

  (WASHINGTON) - U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) released the following statement today regarding the Senate plan for a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut, unemployment insurance benefits and the Medicare reimbursement rate for doctors. Coffman is calling on the Senate to work with the House on a proposal that extends the benefits for a full year instead of just two months. "The Senate was in such a rush to get out of town and start their vacations that they didn't complete ... Full Story

Gardner votes and talks

Representative Gardner Votes to Let Lawmakers Take Vacation & to Block Middle Class Tax Cut  Press Release Representative Cory Gardner (CO-04) has the wrong priorities. Gardner voted to let Washington lawmakers leave for a holiday vacation and also voted to block the bipartisan Senate plan for a $1,000 payroll tax cut for 160 million middle income taxpayers.  By going on vacation without passing the payroll tax cut, Gardner is responsible for $1,000 payroll tax hike that ... Full Story

On This Day: December 21, 1988

On This Day: December 21, 1988

Pan Am Flight 103 explodes over Scotland On this day in 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 from London to New York explodes in midair over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 243 passengers and 16 crew members aboard, as well as 11 Lockerbie residents on the ground. A bomb hidden inside an audio cassette player detonated in the cargo area when the plane was at an altitude of 31,000 feet. The disaster, which became the subject of Britain's largest criminal investigation, was believed to be an ... Full Story

Failed Tea Party candidate, calls for assassination of

Failed Tea Party candidate, calls for assassination of President

        Jules Manson, Failed Tea Party Candidate, Calls For Assassination Of Obama, First Daughters             Jules Manson, a failed Tea Party candidate for local office in California, recently called for the assassination of President Obama and his daughters in a racial epithet-ridden Facebook screed. The post, originally about his opposition to the recent passage of the controversial National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a ... Full Story

Less than one month to apply for the Conservation

Center for Rural Affairs Offers Farm Bill Help Line to Assist Producers Lyons, NE - USDA's National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced that the deadline for producer applications for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) will be January 13, 2012. While CSP is a continuous sign-up program and producers can apply to enroll at any time of the year, NRCS applies a cut-off date for applications to be considered during a particular fiscal year.  Once the cut-off ... Full Story

OpEd News, December 19/20, 2011

OpEdNews Bold and Daring: The Way Progressive News Should Be By Roy Eidelson Four Psychologists at the Gates of Hell A cautionary tale about psychologists, torture, and golden eggs.   By Michael Moore A Man in Tunisia, a Movement on Wall Street, and the Soldier Who Ignited the Fuse The Pentagon and the national security apparatus are hell-bent on setting an example with Bradley Manning. But we as Americans have a right to know what is being done in our name and with our ... Full Story

Mt. Rushmore After Dark, a conversation of patriots

Mt. Rushmore After Dark, a conversation of patriots

                    By Kurt Stone (about the author) opednews.com   (The following "conversation" is only partly a product of my imagination; all of the italicized lines represent actual quotes from the four men looking out from Mt. Rushmore . . . ) T. Roosevelt: "Psst . . . Mr. Lincoln . . . Are you awake? In the mood for a chat? I've got a horrific case of insomnia and just know that I'm going ... Full Story

Gov. Hickenlooper proposes more funding for education

  DENVER ­— Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today recommended that $89 million in proposed cuts to K-12 education be restored because a higher-than-expected revenue forecast shows more money will be available for the state’s General Fund. An amended budget request for the current and next fiscal years will also call for adding money to the State Education Fund (approximately $110 million); restoring proposed cuts to higher education financial aid programs ... Full Story

On This Day, December 20, 1957

On This Day, December 20, 1957

Elvis Presley is drafted On this day in 1957, while spending the Christmas holidays at Graceland, his newly purchased Tennessee mansion, rock-and-roll star Elvis Presley receives his draft notice for the United States Army. With a suggestive style--one writer called him "Elvis the Pelvis"--a hit movie, Love Me Tender, and a string of gold records including "Heartbreak Hotel," "Blue Suede Shoes," "Hound Dog" and "Don't Be Cruel," Presley had become a national icon, and the world's ... Full Story

US Senate, the NDAA and Treason

Numerous writers have expressed an opinion about the action of the U.S. Senate in passing the National Defense Authorization bill with the indefinite detention clause. Here is a link to one of the most provocative and a look at the crackdown on protests.   Does US Senate Commit Treason with NDAA Bill? from United Progressives by Jeanine Molloff  (about the author) December 1st, 2011, the US Senate accomplished the unthinkable–with the nearly unanimous passage of the ... Full Story

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