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Author : Eartha Jane Melzer

VIDEO: Supercommittee at war over tax breaks for big oil

VIDEO: Supercommittee at war over tax breaks for big oil

The Congressional deficit reduction “supercommittee” that has been charged with finding $1.5 trillion in budget savings by Thanksgiving could save billions by eliminating tax breaks and subsidies for oil and gas companies, which advocacy groups from across the ideological spectrum...

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November 9, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Environment/Energy, Politics
Greenpeace charges Dow Chemical with espionage

Greenpeace charges Dow Chemical with espionage

In a civil suit filed in DC Superior Court this month, Greenpeace is charging Dow Chemical with trespassing, tapping their phones, hacking into their computer systems and infiltrating their organization....

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October 27, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy
Madonna’s brother homeless and cold in MIchigan

Madonna’s brother homeless and cold in MIchigan

Anthony Ciccone, brother of pop star Madonna, is living on the bitter cold streets of Traverse City, MI--a place the homeless flock to because of the city's exceptional network of services for people on the street....

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October 21, 2011 Uncategorized
Majority of Americans support Occupy movement

Majority of Americans support Occupy movement

A majority of Americans — and almost a third of Republicans — agree with the aims of the Occupy Wall St. movement, according to polls taken over the last ten days.

Alex Altman of TIME’s Swampland blog...

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October 21, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Politics

Keystone XL will be of little benefit to U.S. economy, say critics

Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline claim that the project will be a rich source of jobs, but critics say their numbers don’t add up and any boost in jobs will be temporary....

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September 28, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Watchdogs call for greater transparency in corporate political spending

Last year’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission granted corporations and unions the right to directly and expressly back political candidates, and triggered an enormous new wave of political spending. Now watchdog groups are trying...

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September 20, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

U.S. PIRG, National Taxpayers Union suggest cuts for supercommittee

Unlikely allies — the National Taxpayers Union and U.S. Public Interest Research Group — have united to show the Congressional supercommittee where it can cut a trillion dollars in federal spending....

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September 16, 2011 Center Well, Politics

Outsourcing government services costs more

When the federal government pays contractors to take over work done by public employees it ends up paying more than twice as much, according to a new study by the Project on Government Oversight....

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September 15, 2011 Center Well, Politics

Report: Keystone XL oil will go overseas, pipeline won’t enhance U.S. energy security

The primary beneficiary of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline is a company that wants to refine tar sands oil into diesel and ship it to Europe while avoiding taxes, according to a new report by Oil Change International....

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September 8, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Obama halts EPA smog rules

In capitulation to business interests that objected to the proposed rules, President Obama has ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency not to tighten ozone regulations....

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September 2, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

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Families in Motion: Stories of Immigration, Migration and Other Life Changes

When: Thursday April 19th, 6:30-8:00 PM Where: Louisville Public Library, 951 Spruce St.  Space is Limited – Registration is Required Whether you’re a newcomer or […]

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How The Denver Post’s rebellion rippled across America

By now you’ve likely heard about The Denver Post’s multi-page editorial broadside at its hedge-fund owner. This week’s newsletter seeks to explain the local and national repercussions of […]

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