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Breaking News: Issa losing grip on power, rankling Republicans over mishandling of IRS probe
 
Posted by: MrGrassroots

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-03-30 21:29:24 -0700 | political-news

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is losing a grip on his once vast power, reports POLITICO. The chairman of this committee typically wields vast power and strikes fear into the heart of...
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Breaking News: Jill Abramson's ouster from New York Times has undertones of sexist characterization
 
Posted by: JOHN-THOMAS DIDYMUS SelectMedia

New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-05-18 14:19:37 -0700 | political-news

Opinion There is an unavoidable element of sexism in the relationship between a female boss and her male subordinates. The element acquires expanded dimensions when the female boss has a strong and assertive, male-ego-threatening personality that makes men utter the...
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Breaking News: Earth Day 2014: Urgent message to fight climate change calamity
 
Posted by: PrairieDogPress

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-04-25 16:05:45 -0700 | green-news

Earth Day was established in 1970 with the concept of focusing attention on environmental issues around the world, which currently includes 192 countries that highlight green and sustainable messages. But 2014 brings an added urgency to combat climate change after...
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Breaking News: Presbyterian Church (USA) votes to allow same-sex weddings
 
Posted by: Phyllis L. Smith Asinyanbi

Detroit :: MI :: USA | updated 2014-06-21 16:08:16 -0700 | spirituality-religion-news

During a biennial General Assembly meeting in Detroit, Presbyterian Church (USA) top delegates voted Thursday to allow its ministers to perform same-sex weddings. An amendment to change the definition of marriage to between two persons was approved by the General...
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Breaking News: Jesus has an idea on how to fix the mess that is 'God's Country' (Earth)
 
Posted by: Barry Ellsworth SelectMedia

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2013-12-11 12:42:06 -0800 | spirituality-religion-news

“Jesus Christ, what is that God-awful noise?” Jesus looked at his father – the two were having coffee in a Washington cafe in disguise, of course and a radio was playing. “It’s a Rolling Stones tune called 'Sympathy for the...
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Breaking News: Sebelius' exit opens way to push ACA reset button for 2014 midterms
 
Posted by: JOHN-THOMAS DIDYMUS SelectMedia

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-04-14 11:33:27 -0700 | political-news

Commentary Only a week ago, on March 31, Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), was telling Alyona Minkovski on “HuffPost Live” that she would "absolutely" still be in charge at the department in November....
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Breaking News: Republican crisis: Creeping socialist menace Obamacare working
 
Posted by: Barry Ellsworth SelectMedia

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-05-21 14:36:58 -0700 | political-news

Author's note: This is the first of a two-part series on American health care. Part 2 can be accessed here. Opinion Opponents of Obamacare like to say that America has the best health care system in the world. The trouble...
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Breaking News: I'll accept ‘affluenza' as soon as ‘poverty-enza' becomes a viable legal defense
 
Posted by: VeronicaS SelectMedia

Fort Worth :: TX :: USA | updated 2013-12-19 17:44:34 -0800 | disasters-news

The “affluenza” case in Texas has ignited widespread outrage and inspired petitions to get the judge who accepted this made-up term as a viable legal defense kicked off the bench permanently. Ethan Couch, 16, of Fort Worth avoided jail and...
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Breaking News: Obamacare debate: Working success or on life support?
 
Posted by: larsknutson SelectMedia

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-06-02 11:15:51 -0700 | political-news

There's exuberance over the Affordable Care Act since President Barack Obama delivered an address last month declaring the ACA met its enrolllment goal for the year. "Obamacare is here to stay," he said. The Gallup poll from late April indicates...
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Breaking News: Ohio authorities order shutdown of fracking operation after earthquakes
 
Posted by: JOHN-THOMAS DIDYMUS

Lowellville :: OH :: USA | updated 2014-03-15 22:43:58 -0700 | green-news

Ohio state regulators for oil and gas ordered a local hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") operation to cease following a series of earthquakes Monday and Tuesday reportedly with epicenters at the fracking site. The authorities halted operations at Hilcorp Energy's site to...
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Breaking News: Judge rules Florida's welfare drug testing 'unconstitutional'
 
Posted by: Phyllis L. Smith Asinyanbi

Tampa :: FL :: USA | updated 2014-01-03 09:45:03 -0800 | political-news

US District Judge Mary S. Scriven struck down a Florida law Tuesday that mandated drug testing for welfare recipients. She ruled the testing requirement was unconstitutional. Her 30-page order made a temporary ban on the law permanent. In 2011, the...
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Breaking News: Christie under fire after emails reveal staff engineered bridge lane closures
 
Posted by: RenoBerkeley SelectMedia

Trenton :: NJ :: USA | updated 2014-01-11 12:28:59 -0800 | political-news

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a possible GOP 2016 presidential candidate, is up to his ears in scandal today. This time it’s one that he can’t simply talk away. In September, two months before his re-election, access lanes to the...
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Breaking News: New York to become next medical marijuana state
 
Posted by: Nathan Salant

New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-06-23 17:21:11 -0700 | health-news

New York could legalize medical marijuana as soon as this week after a proposal to that effect passed the state Legislature Friday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo had backed the measure, entitled the Compassionate Care Act, which permits patients to use marijuana...
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Breaking News: Standing police force would rein in tyrants like Putin, Kim Jong Un
 
Posted by: Barry Ellsworth SelectMedia

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-06-02 11:21:38 -0700 | disasters-news

Every time a crisis occurs in the world, the United States is forced to confront the conflict. It’s time to give America a break and have the world step up to the plate. I am no expert in war or...
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Breaking News: Texas executes woman for torture death of ex-boyfriend
 
Posted by: StephenPope

Huntsville :: TX :: USA | updated 2014-02-06 13:35:03 -0800 | disasters-news

A New York native became the 14th female to be executed since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, after the US Supreme Court rejected Texas offender Suzanne Basso’s last-minute appeal Wednesday. Basso, 59, was convicted in the 1998 murder...
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