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News for Norther Colorado and the world

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

‘National & World News’ Archives

Will Republicans steal the election?

  There is genuine concern that the republicans will try to steal the coming election. There is plenty of evidence that they have the mindset to do so. In addition the wholesale lies by the Republicans and their SuperPacs, (go to Politifact.com to see) there are many avenues available that may be effective. Certainly the efforts at voter suppression in the guise of fighting a non-existent voter fraud is one example. However, it turns out that the Republican’s worry about ... Full Story

Torture in Texas: Keystone XL

Torture in Texas: Keystone XL

    What Fascism Looks Like -- Transcanada And Brutality In East Texas By William Boardman The last stand at the Alamo was in west Texas.  East Texas now has a county in the midst of its own last stand against another foreign invader.  At the Alamo in 1836 it was the Mexican army over-running all in its path.  In Wood County today it's the Canadian corporation TransCanada's Keystone XL Pipeline over-running all in its path -- only this time the Texas government is on ... Full Story

Hispanic and women farmers, USDA discrimination

Claims Filing Period for Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Who Claim Past Discrimination at USDA to Open on September 24, 2012 Those Eligible Must File Claims No Later Than March 25, 2013 Espanol   WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2012- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who allege discrimination by the USDA in past decades can file claims between September 24, 2012 and March 25, ... Full Story

Right Wing trolls bash pizza parlor

Right Wing trolls bash pizza parlor

    Right Wing Trolls Trash A Small Business — For Welcoming Obama September 11th, 2012 10:40 pm Henry Decker Scott Van Duzer, the Florida restauranteur who lifted President Obama off the ground in a bear hug when Obama visited his pizzeria on Sunday, thought that he was just creating a lighthearted photo-op. Unfortunately, Van Duzer underestimated how rabidly the right-wing fringe hates the president. Republicans have organized a boycott of Big Apple Pizza because ... Full Story

Romney’s theory of the “taker class”

Romney’s theory of the “taker class”

Romney’s theory of the “taker class,” and why it matters Posted by Ezra Kline There will be plenty said about the politics of Romney’s remarks. But I want to take a moment and talk about the larger argument behind them, because this vision of a society divided between “makers” and “takers” is core to the Republican nominee’s policy agenda. In his comments, Romney says that “these are people who pay no income tax,” but they are people “who are dependent upon ... Full Story

What Romney thinks of Americans

What Romney thinks of Americans

David Corn, Washington correspondent for Mother Jones news published an article yesterday (September 17) based on a video taken at a Romeny fund raiser in May of this year. Corn appeared on the Monday Rachel Maddow Show and discussed the video and its background. Click here to go to the Rachel Maddow Show and then select the first video clip. Corn divulges a great deal of background information  that is not in his Mother Jones article which follows.     SECRET VIDEO: ... Full Story

Obama’s Way

Obama’s Way

Michael Lewis's article in Vanity Fair is a must read. Lewis was given unprecedented to the president and presents a picture not often seen of a sitting president. From his basketball games to deciding to intervene in Libya, Lewis gives insight into the mind of our president. This is an incredible article giving a glimpse of what it takes to be president and the humbleness and humanity of the man who now occupies this office..           Obama's ... Full Story

Bush failure allowed 9/11 attack

                Why Bush, Cheney and the Neocons Failed to Protect America from al-Qaeda's Vicious Attacks By Walter Uhler Urgency about regime change in Iraq, rather than urgency about intelligence indicating an imminent al-Qaeda attack explains the failure of Bush, Cheney and the neocons to adequately prepare for 9/11.   NYT: White House Didn't Stop 9/11 Because It Thought "Bin Laden Was Merely Pretending To Be ... Full Story

A Republican Dance of Treason?

                    By John Reed (about the author) When America elected her first African American President in 2008, millions across the world wept over the promise made by his election about the possibility for individual achievement in a democratic republic founded upon the ideal that all men are created equal and endowed with certain unalienable rights.   America, that most backward and racial of ... Full Story

Is President Obama a big spender?

Is President Obama a big spender?

The answer is a big yes and no. As Mark Twain said, “Figures don’t lie, but liars figure.” It is not exactly a case of “lying,” but rather a case of putting a spin on what the numbers mean. The two articles from Forbes Magazine presented below are excellent examples.     In “ Who Is The Smallest Government Spender Since Eisenhower?”  a May, 2012 article, Rick Ungar makes the case that it is Barack Obama. He includes a graph that shows the annualized growth ... Full Story

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