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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

‘National & World News’ Archives

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

Poor who owe child support could lose federal benefits

Poor who owe child support could lose federal benefits

                Poor who owe child support could lose federal benefits        By Associated Press, Thousands of poor and disabled men stand to lose their only income next year because of a change in government policy that will allow states to seize every dollar of federal benefits from people who owe back child support.Previously, states could capture only 65 percent of benefits from people who opted to be ... Full Story

More WikiLeaks

More WikiLeaks

MASSIVE LEAK REVEALS CRIMINALITY, PARANOIA AMONG CORPORATE TITANS 
Dow pays "strategic intelligence" firm to spy on Yes Men and grassroots activists. Takeaway: movement is on the right track! WikiLeaks begins to publish today over five million e-mails obtained by Anonymous from "global intelligence" company Stratfor. The emails, which reveal everything from sinister spy tactics to an insider trading scheme with Goldman Sachs (see below), also include several discussions of the Yes Men ... Full Story

Government for Sale?

  Unless you have been living in Newt Gingrich’s moon colony, you have heard of SuperPacs spending tens of millions of dollars in the GOP presidential candidate race. The cause of this is the decision by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in Citizens United v the Federal Election Commission (FEC)  that corporations are people and money is speech. The effect is that corporations and billionaires are able to spend as much money as they want on adverting to assist the ... Full Story

What Bible Is the GOP Reading

What Bible Is the GOP Reading

    What Bible Is Santorum Reading? By Mike Lux When conservative Congressman Todd Akin a few months back suggested that liberalism was a "hatred of God," I postulated that given the overwhelming support for liberal and progressive values in the Judeo-Christian Bible, perhaps he had never bothered to actually read the Bible. With Rick Santorum's recent comment that Obama's agenda is "Some phony theology. Oh, not a theology based on the Bible. A different theology," I ... Full Story

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