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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

‘National & World News’ Archives

ALEC influence Exposed

  In the Tucson Immigration Examiner SB 1070-Backer ALEC Under Fire for its Legislative Influence By Luke Witman For many, the American Legislative Exchange Council, a powerful and well funded coalition of corporations and lawmakers, first came to the public attention when a 2010 NPR investigation revealed the role that the organization played in influencing SB 1070, a law that many of its members financially benefited from. In particular, those opposed to SB 1070 were outraged to ... Full Story

Politics Killing the Post Office

Politics Killing the Post Office

        Don't Let Business Lobbyists Kill the Post Office By Matt Taibbi The Times has an editorial today about the future of the U.S. Postal Service: Postal officials say they must close about 3,700 underused post offices (there are 32,000 nationally) while offering alternative services through local businesses. They also want to consolidate hundreds of regional processing centers and eliminate Saturday mail deliveries. An aide to Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont was warning ... Full Story

Super Rich buying the White House

Super Rich buying the White House

                  Anonymous Donor Writes Huge Check To GOP — Thanks, Citizens United! By Robin Marty Someone out there is so intent on making sure that President Barack Obama doesn’t serve a second term in office he or she is willing to shell out big cash to prevent it. Who?  Well, we’ll probably never know. According to the Washington Post, an anonymous $10 million donation was made to Karl Rove’s super PAC Crossroads GPS, to be spent on ... Full Story

Homophobia masks homosexual feelings

  Study: Homophobia Masks Gay Feelings by Steve Williams A new study indicates that those who are homophobic may secretly harbor self-hatred over their own same-sex desires. Reports Science Daily: “Individuals who identify as straight but in psychological tests show a strong attraction to the same sex may be threatened by gays and lesbians because homosexuals remind them of similar tendencies within themselves,” explains Netta Weinstein, a lecturer at the University of Essex and the ... Full Story

Walker repeals equal pay for Wisconsin women

  Wisconsin Equal Pay Law Repealed Because “Money Is More Important For Men” by Robin Marty April 7, As Jessica Pieklo reported yesterday, the Governor of Wisconsin, with little notice or discuss, repealed the state’s Equal Pay law.  For Scott Walker, it was no doubt the most logical step in his ongoing war on women and the working class, as the Equal Pay Law protected not just women but any protected class. But for the Republican who was most enthusiastic about rescinding the law, ... Full Story

Sex and the Catholic Church

    Limbaugh, Santorum, Sex, and the Origins of the Roman Catholic Church By Steven Jonas In the year 312, the Roman Emperor Constantine saw some kind of a religious vision at some time before a battle in which he defeated his major rival at the time, Maxentius (1). Just what the nature of the vision was is unclear, but it did lead to Constantine's conversion to what became Roman Catholicism. This event functionally ended close to 300 years of an often underground existence of the ... Full Story

How Politics Damaged Obama’s Recovery (CHART)

How Politics Damaged Obama’s Recovery (CHART)

          By Brian Beutler Last week we brought you this chart, demonstrating that the unemployment rate under President Obama is coming down fairly quickly — though not as quickly as it did under President Reagan in the months before he won a landslide re-election in 1984. Here’s a major reason why. Data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis illustrates a key difference between Reagan’s first term and Obama’s: the pliancy of the Congresses they had to work ... Full Story

Most Israelis want peace

Most Israelis want peace

  Israelis and Iranians Against War Most Israelis oppose war on Iran. by Stephen Lendman Israelis aren't all like Netanyahu and Knesset extremists like him. Most want peace, not war. On March 24, Haaretz headlined, "Hundreds of Israelis march in Tel Aviv to protest war with Iran." A Ronny Edry/Michal Tamir "Israelis against a war with Iran" Facebook campaign linked anti-war Israeli and Iranian citizens. It inspired protesters after it went viral, saying: "The newspaper headlines tell ... Full Story

Ryan budget abandons vetrans

MSNBC Veteran spending missing from Paul Ryan's Budget (Video) Karen Finney, "There is one place where veterans , remarkably, are absent. congressman paul ryan 's new budget. in the nearly 100-page document, the word veteran does not appear even once. but without saying that word or writing that word, this budget, if enacted, would cut $11 billion from veteran spending when compared to president obama 's budget. someone who has taken this issue on is john salts, who is the chairman of ... Full Story

War on Women: Oklahoma GOP

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