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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

‘National & World News’ Archives

Hastert Dysfunctional as Speaker

Hastert Dysfunctional as Speaker

Now, Dennis Hastert Seems an Architect of Dysfunction as Speaker On Washington By CARL HULSE MAY 2, 2016 WASHINGTON — The book jacket for J. Dennis Hastert’s 2004 memoir, “Speaker,” proudly notes how little known he was by the public despite being one of the most powerful people in America. “Not because he has anything to hide,” it says, “but because he doesn’t care who gets the credit.” It turns out that John Dennis Hastert did have something to hide, something ... Full Story

Another choice for Senator from Colorado

Another choice for Senator from Colorado

Meet The Senate Candidate Challenging The Corporate Takeover Of Democracy MINNEAPOLIS — The ballots may say Democrat or Republican, but this election cycle, it’s felt more like “imperialist neocon” or “racist fascist.” The corporate-aligned, two-party duopoly is dominating airwaves and screens. And in turn, the corporate-funded mainstream media is selling only candidates whose agendas don’t disrupt commercial fundraising. Donald Trump has turned out to be an ... Full Story

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This Morning, 7th Church Near Ferguson Burned Down In

This Morning, 7th Church Near Ferguson Burned Down In Wave of Arson

By Sabrina Joy Stevens Predominantly black churches in North St. Louis, Missouri, which is near Ferguson, have been targeted by one or possibly more arsonists in the past 11 days. St. Louis and the surrounding region have been home to a resurgence of new-era Civil Rights organizing in the wake of the 2014 killing of Mike Brown by Ferguson police. The Ferguson uprising is credited with launching the nationwide #BlackLivesMatter movement. This recent string of arsons is the second wave ... Full Story

Voting fraud in Kansas?

Voting fraud in Kansas?

How trustworthy are electronic voting systems in the US? Add NewBy Beth Clarkson on 05 June 2015. Posted in Politics When you do your civic duty, and cast your vote for the various candidates and public propositions at an electronic voting machine, how confident are you that the results will be tabulated honestly? If you feel less than sanguine about it and do a bit of the research to assuage your doubts, be prepared to feel even less confident afterwards. After years of ... Full Story

News from Progress Now Colorado

Gardner votes against recognizing human role in climate change http://kdvr.com/2015/01/21/gardner-votes-against-recognizing-human-role-in-climate-change/ After campaigning successfully last year as a “different kind of Republican,” Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner is under fire from conservationists for voting Wednesday against an amendment stating that humans contribute to climate change, something 69 percent of his constituents believe to be a fact. Fifteen Senate Republicans, including 2016 ... Full Story

GOP’s war on voting and democracy

GOP’s war on voting and democracy

Another elderly woman is disenfranchised by the GOP’s war on voting MOYERS & COMPANY   is story first appeared at BillMoyers.com. You may have been voting in the same polling place for longer than your state legislators have been alive, only to find yourself disenfranchised as a result of new restrictive voting laws passed by Republicans as a “solution” to the non-existent problem of voter identification fraud. It happened to 92-year-old Ruby Barber and 84-year-old Dorothy Card in ... Full Story

Keystone XL – few jobs, higher gas prices

Keystone XL – few jobs, higher gas prices

State Department: Keystone XL Pipeline Would Only Create 35 Permanent Jobs By Zoe Schanger When the State Department released their report on the Keystone XL pipeline last month, news media focused on the report’s conclusion that the pipeline would not significantly worsen carbon pollution. The finding was broadly declared a win for advocates of the project, who are now imploring the White House to approve it. But buried in the 11-chapter report was a less sunny detail: the Keystone XL ... Full Story

Forbes: Keystone XL may raise gas prices

Forbes: Keystone XL may raise gas prices

  Keystone XL could be a terrorist target. Keystone XL Won't Lower Gas Prices, It Might Raise Them By Tim Worstall There’s two things we can say about the effect of the Keystone XL pipeline on gas prices. One is that it will, if built, have no effect at all upon gas prices and the other is that it might actually raise them. Which ends up being the final effect depends upon quite what you want to believe about the way the market operates at present. The standard view ... Full Story

The Endless March of Police Brutality

The Endless March of Police Brutality

  7 Stories From Just This Week By Katie Halper September 19, 2014 From Ferguson, Missouri to Staten Island, New York, it seems like a new story about police brutality breaks every day. Here are some recent incidents of police violence from around the nation that you may not have heard about. Because honestly, who can keep up? 22-year-old black man police claim they shot in self-defense was actually shot from behind The two officers who shot and killed 22-year-old Darrien Hunt in ... Full Story

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