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VIDEO: New ad ties Romney to Big Oil

VIDEO: New ad ties Romney to Big Oil

Priorities USA Action this week released an ad it says reveals Mitt Romney’s ties to Big Oil companies. According to Priorities, dedicated to protecting progressive leaders against what they call “misleading attacks,” the true motivation for Big Oil’s criticism of...

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April 4, 2012 Environment/Energy, Politics
Personhood gaining steam in Oklahoma

Personhood gaining steam in Oklahoma

State lawmakers in Oklahoma this week took up a piece of legislation that would grant “personhood” status to human embryos. The measure, which was passed by the state Senate, advanced through the House Public Health Committee, despite warnings that it...

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March 30, 2012 Civil Rights, Health, Politics
As GOP continues attacks on EPA, Jackson presents budget to Senate

As GOP continues attacks on EPA, Jackson presents budget to Senate

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson this morning told the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works that a high percentage of EPA's budget goes directly to states and tribes to ensure high air and water quality throughout the...

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March 23, 2012 Environment/Energy, Politics
Santorum signs symbolic personhood petition

Santorum signs symbolic personhood petition

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum has furthered his commitment to the pro-life cause, signing a draft version of the Oklahoma Personhood Amendment petition. The ‘fetal personhood’ movement has swept the country in recent months and aims to outlaw abortion by defining...

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March 15, 2012 Civil Rights, Health, Politics
Romney takes Florida

Romney takes Florida

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has won the Florida GOP primary. The victory was unsurprising, as Romney had been leading in the majority of polls leading up to today’s vote....

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January 31, 2012 Politics
Enviros not happy with Obama pledge to increase offshore drilling

Enviros not happy with Obama pledge to increase offshore drilling

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced last week that it will begin selling leases to allow offshore oil drilling in 38 million acres in the central Gulf of Mexico. Environmental groups say the move is troubling, as regulatory oversight...

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January 30, 2012 Environment/Energy, Politics
Abortion rights, Planned Parenthood attacked at GOP presidential forum

Abortion rights, Planned Parenthood attacked at GOP presidential forum

The anti-abortion group Personhood USA hosted a presidential candidate forum this week in Greenville, S.C., to discuss the legality of abortion, defunding Planned Parenthood and passing legislation to define human life as beginning at the moment of conception.
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January 21, 2012 Civil Rights, Health, Politics
Lowe’s deluged by petitions in wake of decision to pull ads from TV show

Lowe’s deluged by petitions in wake of decision to pull ads from TV show

Petitions containing more than 200,000 signatures were delivered to Lowe’s corporate headquarters Tuesday, protesting the company’s recent decision to pull its ads from the TLC reality series All-American Muslim....

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December 22, 2011 Civil Rights
In wake of BP spill, off-shore drilling still not safe

In wake of BP spill, off-shore drilling still not safe

A new report issued by The National Academy of Engineering, a government-created nonprofit, concludes that the lack of regulation and ineffective safety-management practices that led to BP’s catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have not been fully remedied...

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December 16, 2011 Environment/Energy
Florida moves to charge companies who bottle state’s water

Florida moves to charge companies who bottle state’s water

In Florida, Democratic State Rep. Franklin Sands has filed a bill to “collect a modest fee from bottled water companies that derive extravagant profits for the privilege of pumping millions of gallons of water daily from Florida’s springs and other...

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November 30, 2011 Environment/Energy, Politics

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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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