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Friday, February 12, 2016

‘National & World News’ Archives

War with Iran, Syria?

War with Iran, Syria?

                  By Larry Everest Threats, Aggression, War Preparations...and Lies--U.S. and Israel Accelerate Campaign Against Iran Just what is it the U.S. and Israel are really defending and seeking to preserve? They're working to preserve U.S. domination over this whole region in service of a global empire of exploitation imposed and maintained by massive violence. And if there's a debate among them, it's over how to best pursue that ... Full Story

Limbaugh’s Lady Lies

Limbaugh’s Lady Lies

        Sandra Fluke's Testimony and Issues of Church and State Posed to Constitutional Democracy by Those Who Hoped to Silence Her  Guest blogged by Ernest A. Canning "When you let university administrators or other employers rather than women and their doctors dictate whose medical needs are legitimate and whose are not, a woman’s health takes a back seat to a bureaucracy focused on policing her body." - Georgetown Univ. Law Student, Sandra Fluke One unfortunate aspect ... Full Story

Republican no-sex pledge

Republican no-sex pledge

    GOpers Working hard to Break their own Porn and Sex habits in South Carolina (Video) South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian released the following statement and video in light of the SCGOP’s no porn, no sex Party Pledge for the 2012 election: The Laurens County Republican Party is requiring a written pledge by all candidates for state and local office swearing off porn and sex. This requirement is being endorsed by Republican Party Chairman Chad Connelly ... Full Story

Limbaugh, how many listeners

Limbaugh, how many listeners

      A Challenge to Rush: Prove Your Ratings Cenk Uygur Host of The Young Turks  How many listeners does Rush Limbaugh have? Well, in the press there are only two numbers you'll ever see -- 20 million or 15 million. Those are large numbers, so that is why Limbaugh is taken seriously and is believed to be influential. I've got news for you -- those numbers are a total fabrication. They're made up out of whole cloth. You want to know where the 20 million number came from? It was ... Full Story

Keystone = higher gas prices

Keystone = higher gas prices

        Keystone Pipeline Means Dearer Gas, Few Jobs  By Jonathan Alter “I’ll get us that oil from Canada,” Mitt Romney said in his victory speech after the Michigan primary. He was referring to Keystone XL, the crude-oil pipeline that has become a top-tier campaign issue for Republicans. Problem is, the tar-sands oil in that pipeline wouldn’t be coming to “us.” It would go directly from Canada to refineries in the Gulf region en route to ... Full Story

You can’t have it all

You can’t have it all

          FACT CHECK: You can't have it all, sorry By CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press – WASHINGTON (AP) — Is there any impulse greater in politics than to promise people the sun and the moon? Each in their own way, the Republican candidates heading into Super Tuesday primaries are telling Americans they can have "it all" — plentiful energy without pain at the pump, jobs without deeper debt, thriving factories like the days of yore, a renaissance at every dusty ... Full Story

The Keystone XL Flim-Flam

The Keystone XL Flim-Flam

  The Keystone XL Flim-Flam  Jim Hightower For Rep. Allen West, the skyrocketing price of gasoline is not just a policy matter, it's a personal pocketbook issue. The Florida tea-party Republican (who, of course, blames President Obama for the increase) recently posted a message on Facebook wailing that it's now costing him $70 to fill his Hummer H3. It's hard to feel the pain of a whining, $174,000-a-year congress-critter, but millions of regular Americans really are ... Full Story

Blunt amendment killed

          Birth control exemption bill, the ‘Blunt amendment,’ killed in Senate By N.C. Aizenman By a largely party-line vote, the Senate on Thursday blocked a move to exempt virtually any employer with moral objections from the Obama administration’s controversial birth control health coverage rule. The measure, an amendment proposed by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) to a highway funding bill, was tabled—and therefore effectively killed—by a vote of 51 to ... Full Story

Causes, The protests in Afghanistan

Causes, The protests in Afghanistan

                    The causes of the protests in Afghanistan By Glenn Greenwald Most American media accounts and commentary about the ongoing violent anti-American protests in Afghanistan depict their principal cause as anger over the burning of Korans (it’s just a book: why would people get violent over it?) — except that Afghans themselves keep saying things like this: Protesters in Kabul interviewed on the road and in front of ... Full Story

Skyrocketing Gas Prices

Skyrocketing Gas Prices

                Familiar Names Responsible For Skyrocketing Gas Prices By Arlen Grossman (about the author) As you max out your credit cards at the gas pumps, you should know that the major players to blame for the spike in gas prices are the same people who tanked the world economy four years ago-- our friends, the Wall Street speculators . That's right, many of the same banksters--Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, et al., who manipulated ... Full Story

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