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Since their inception this past Summer, The Dream Defenders quickly emerged as a force to be reckoned with. Formed in Florida, the group came to prominence during the Zimmerman trial with their fierce advocacy against Stand Your Ground Laws, captivating a mainstream audience with their boldness and refusal to back down. Show More Summary
Citigroup cut its fourth quarter and full year 2013 estimates today due to problems in Mexico, specially involvement in fraudulent loans. The fraud cuts Citigroup’s profit by $235 million after it was revealed the loans were made to a company that had phony collateral. Show More Summary
ow lucky for us, especially you Arkansans, that he now serves in the state legislature leading the fight against the government waste that is Medicare and Medicaid! He’s protecting you from those “who qualify for the private option [who] aren’t working hard enough. Show More Summary
Bitcoins, which exist in electronic form, depend on a network of computers that solve complex mathematical problems to verify and record every transaction. Investors deposit their bitcoins in digital “wallets” at various exchanges. Bitcoin deposits have no government-backed insurance as bank accounts do. Show More Summary
The Clinton Presidential Center is releasing thousands of pages of presidential records today, many relating to former First Lady Hillary Clinton
There is little indication the law is going to get popular any time soon, so it will likely be a thorn in the side for Democrats in 2014.
It seems the more the public learns about the Barrett Brown case the more confusion and anger there is at the misuse of the justice system. Which is likely why prosecutors successfully sought a gag order against Brown - the more people learn the less they support the government's case.
Marijuana legalization on the August 19th primary ballot in Alaska could be the most interesting natural political science experiment of this cycle. It should provide a unique test case for the power of marijuana legalization to motivate young people to vote.
Hey lookit here, jiggling, shiny keys. Oh wait, I just forgot what I was going to write, but at least I’ve stopped kicking the seat in front of me. Distracting people from real issues with shiny objects is called “hope and change” nowadays. Show More Summary
In a press conference today Ukrainian President Yanukovych said he was sorry he did not have the strength to keep the the country stable and that he fled Kiev out of fear for his life from criminals. He does not recognize the opposition's power to remove him from office, he says he still is president.
- The Iraqi government is denying it ever signed an agreement with Iran over arms trading - Amy Goodman: "Mayor Chokwe Lumumba: A Life of Struggle, a Legacy of Progress" - Keith Alexander: I would be open to any reforms to the NSA; Suuuuuuuurrrrrrreeeeeeee
For years veterans in countries around the world have had to deal with the dishonesty and intransigence of their own governments in providing accurate details of what they may have been exposed to. The U.S. is famously (infamously) no different.
Led Zeppelin -- How Many More Times, live at Gladsaxe Teen Club, Gladsaxe, Denmark, March 17, 1969.
Lately, I've had it about up to my ears with this business of "Religious Liberty." Why, in heaven's name, should people who loudly and gaudily believe false and harmful things, and yet think that by so doing they should feel unburdened...Show More Summary
In recent years, many policymakers have set their sights on trying to attract entrepreneurs and new start-ups to their communities and states. In some cases they have used that goal to justify tax cuts, which some lawmakers think will be an inducement for innovative entrepreneurs. Show More Summary
One year ago today, supporters of Albert Woodfox were elated when Judge Brady’s ruling on Albert’s criminal case was announced. It was a THIRD overturning of his conviction! How is it possible that an innocent man, who now stands unconvicted...Show More Summary
I’ve been asked to debate Danny Postel on the question of Syria, and so have read the op-ed he co-authored with Nader Hashemi, “Use Force to Save Starving Syrians.” Excellent responses have been published by Coleen Rowley and Rob Prince and probably others. Show More Summary
No Paula, you don’t know what Michael Sam is saying. “Embattled” and “disgraced” don’t do you justice, though “still racist” and “ignorant” work fine. You became disgraced and embattled through ignorance and stupidity. Michael Sam–that’s...Show More Summary
Speaker John Boehner (R) may have effectively killed any hope of immigration reform this year but support remains strong for the general principle. According to a new Pew Research poll 73 percent of Americans think immigrants who are currently living in the country illegally should be allowed to stay, while only a quarter of the [...]
There has been minimal news coverage of a congressional committee hearing that was held yesterday on a surveillance operation the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted against five employees who were making whistleblower complaints and yet the nature of what the FDA did exemplifies a key problem with government agencies currently. Administrators of agencies or [...]