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Thursday, April 24, 2014

‘National & World News’ Archives

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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Full Story

All about Eve: the GOP war on women

All about Eve: The Christian roots of the GOP war on women By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite The Senate has defeated the “Blunt amendment,” the controversial bill named for Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) that would have that would allowed even non-religious employers to opt out of health care coverage they disagreed with on “moral grounds.” This defeat is not an end to the GOP’s war on women, however. It is merely a skirmish in what looks to be a protracted struggle for women’s ... 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 ... Full Story

Political Universe of Dark Money

Political Universe of Dark Money

  Mother Jones Gaze Into the Exploding Universe of Dark Money We've charted the red giants and blue dwarfs spending millions to influence the 2012 election. If Citizens United was the Big Bang of a new era of money in politics, here's the parallel universe it formed: rapidly expanding super-PACs and nebulous 501(c) groups exerting their gravitational pull on federal elections. A group's size in the chart below is based upon all known fundraising or spending since ... 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 ... Full Story

Obama waives NDAA detention

Obama waives NDAA detention

Udall Commends President's Waivers on Mandatory Military Detention Provision Udall: The Fight is Not Over; Will Keep Working to Change Detention Provisions, Protect U.S. Citizens  Today, Mark Udall applauded President Obama's announcement that the administration will not detain American citizens in military custody and may issue national security waivers to the detention provisions passed in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  The provisions mandate military custody for ... 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 ... 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, ... Full Story

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