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Tag Archives: Blog

Wash Post paints with numbers the oil industry lawmaker-lobbyist circuit in DC

Wash Post paints with numbers the oil industry lawmaker-lobbyist circuit in DC

The Washington Post does the math on the “revolving door” turning always between the federal government and the oil industry, underscoring the significant influence the […]...

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July 22, 2010 Blog, Politics
Stabenow to bring standalone Unemployment extension bill

Stabenow to bring standalone Unemployment extension bill

Today, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) plans to introduce a standalone bill to continue federally extended unemployment insurance benefits. The major federal jobs bill, also known […]...

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June 28, 2010 Blog, Politics
Proud serial apologizer Joe Barton repeats confused tendency on Twitter

Proud serial apologizer Joe Barton repeats confused tendency on Twitter

After apologizing to BP for the $20 billion victims’ escrow fund, Rep. Joe Barton unapologized via a retraction. But now he’s unapologizing for that, sort […]...

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June 23, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Unemployment rate drops to 9.7%, GOP leaders unmoved

Unemployment rate drops to 9.7%, GOP leaders unmoved

The economy added 431,000 jobs last month, dropping the national unemployment rate from 9.9 percent to 9.7 percent, the Department of Labor Statistics announced this […]...

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June 4, 2010 Blog, Politics
DeMint would add border-fence provision to finance regulation bill

DeMint would add border-fence provision to finance regulation bill

The South Carolina Republican announced today that he’s hoping to amend the finance reform bill working its way (slowly) across the Senate floor with a […]...

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May 6, 2010 Blog, Civil Rights, Politics
WATCH: Video emerges of Iowa Republican who proposed microchip tagging ‘illegals’

WATCH: Video emerges of Iowa Republican who proposed microchip tagging ‘illegals’

Iowa GOP Congressional hopeful Pat Bertroche has drawn heat for days after the Iowa Independent reported he proposed microchip tagging illegal aliens. He later said […]...

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April 30, 2010 Blog, Politics
Greenspan to Crisis Commission: Finance too complicated to regulate

Greenspan to Crisis Commission: Finance too complicated to regulate

In some sense, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission is a lame duck. Headed by Phil Angelides and created in May 2009, the FCIC is not […]...

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April 8, 2010 Blog, Politics
Court rules against ‘net neutrality’

Court rules against ‘net neutrality’

A federal appeals courts dealt a blow to net-neutrality Tuesday, ruling that the Federal Communications Commission can’t force Comcast and other telecommunications companies to treat […]...

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April 6, 2010 Blog, Civil Rights, Politics
Bachmann ‘government takeover’ talking points refuted by CBS

Bachmann ‘government takeover’ talking points refuted by CBS

As the Minnesota Independent reports, Tea Party Congresswoman Michele Bachmann appeared on Face the Nation and railed against the “government takeover” of the economy i […]...

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March 29, 2010 Blog, Health, Politics
Iowa notebook: Obama health care rally in Iowa City

Iowa notebook: Obama health care rally in Iowa City

President Obama took the post-health care legislation battle to college town Iowa City Thursday. His arrival brought out heartland crowds for and against reform. The […]...

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March 26, 2010 Blog, Health, Politics

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An evening with Clarence Moses-EL

ATTENTION news junkies, civil libertarians, and anyone familiar with the twisted case against Clarence Moses-EL, who spent 28 years behind bars on a wrongful conviction: […]

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Denver East High principal Andy Mendelsberg out after investigation into cheerleading scandal

The principal of Denver’s biggest high school has retired after an investigation into how school district officials handled complaints about the actions of the school’s […]

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