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This week, Americans fulfilled part of our responsibility to our government by filing taxes. But the government isn't doing its part in return. First, as a new report by the National Taxpayer Advocate showed, the IRS has been crippled by years of budget cuts, resulting in a "devastating erosion of taxpayer service" and filing misery for millions. Show More Summary

More Hillary Cronyism Revealed: Cisco Used Clinton Foundation To Cover-up Human Rights Abuse In China

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, In her 2014 memoir “Hard Choices,” Clinton reiterated her support for human-rights advocates in China. She specifically criticized the Great Firewall, writing that after she made...Show More Summary

Emma Watson On ‘The Time’s’ List Of The Most Influential People And It’s No Surprise

Emma Watson has been a woman on a mission lately, and not just in regards to her sizzling acting career, but also as an ambassador for the UN where she is a strong advocate for equality among the sexes and women’s rights. This, rightly...Show More Summary

Campaign Begins in Arizona to Legalize Recreational Pot

Advocates for legalizing marijuana launched a petition campaign in Phoenix on Friday seeking a ballot measure that could make Arizona the fifth U.S. state to allow possession, cultivation and consumption of small amounts of pot for recreational use. Show More Summary

Tim McGraw's Sandy Hook Concert Plans Have Angered Gun Advocates

Post by Lisa Fogarty. Country singer Tim McGraw is going to be the headline act at "A Concert for Sandy Hook Promise," which is set to place in Hartford, Connecticut on July 17. By all accounts, he's a fantastic choice—a talented performer...Show More Summary

Advocates seek to kill deal that sticks ratepayers with San Onofre costs

Consumer advocates, outraged by a secret negotiation in Poland over the $5-billion cost of closing the San Onofre nuclear power plant, are asking the California Public Utilities Commission to reconsider a deal that sticks utility customers with the bulk of the bill.

Delighting in death

Why is it that the people most vocally committed to causes connected to death (abortion, assisted suicide, euthanasia) are often the same who are committed to progressive sexual causes? And why do abortion advocates frequently see it...Show More Summary

Israeli Supreme Court Upholds ‘Anti-Boycott Law’

By Sarah Saadoun | (Human Rights Watch) – On Wednesday, Israel’s Supreme Court upheld key provisions of the country’s “anti-boycott law,” which makes it a civil offense for people or groups to advocate

WATCH: Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and Sesame Street’s Elmo call anti-vaxxers out

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

In a campaign likely to infuriate anti-vaccination advocates, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy paid a visit to Sesame Street to allay Elmo’s own concerns over keeping a proper vaccine schedule, in a video produced by the Daily Dot. “I was worried about getting a shot,” the young...

Campaign begins in Arizona to make recreational marijuana legal

By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Advocates for legalizing marijuana launched a petition campaign in Phoenix on Friday seeking a ballot measure that could make Arizona the fifth U.S. state to allow possession, cultivation and consumption of small amounts of pot for recreational use. Show More Summary

Tim McGraw Defends Himself Against Pro-Gun Advocates Criticizing Sandy Hook Benefit

Tim McGraw has enraged the pro-gun rights crowd by announcing a benefit for a charity that supports gun control, according to Rolling Stone. As part of his summer tour, the country singer will perform in Hartford, Conn., about 50 miles away from where the 2012 Sandy Hook mass murder took place. His... Read More > Other Links From Tim McGraw

Kailyn Lowry Has the Perfect Response to Homophobic Tweet?

Post by Jenny Erikson. Kailyn Lowry has been a long-standing advocate for gay rights, and she will go to bat for anyone who tries to disparage the LGBT community. She did it again this week, after someone tweeted about "gays" and "their...Show More Summary

WANTED: Gang of TX Legislators at the Capitol Upending Local Control and Putting Texas in Harm's Way

There is an assault on public health and environmental integrity underway in the Texas Legislature right now that’s the worst I’ve seen in my twenty-something years as an environmental advocate. The Texas Legislature is currently considering a series of bills that would eliminate much of the important rules protecting not just [...]

Pat Robertson: 'Bunch Of Gays' Are In League With Hillary Clinton To Destroy Freedom - VIDEO

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Desperately banging the same drum as his fellow religious right activists as they continue their journey towards the dustbin of history, Pat Robertson has - once again - said that LGBT rights advocates are intent on their mission to destroy freedom

Proposal on wellness program garners business praise, consumer concerns

Business groups praised a proposed new rule from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission clarifying how employers can construct wellness programs, but consumers advocates said the new policy could harm workers. Continue reading ? The post Proposal on wellness program garners business praise, consumer concerns appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Population controllers and the new UN housing conference

The failure to prioritize the living conditions of the poor is due in large part to the powerful lobbying of population control and reproductive rights advocates.

ALEC Goes After Municipal Broadband Advocates

It hasn't been a good few months for ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, the organization that brings together (often conservative) state legislators and corporate interests to write model legislation. Several major corporations have been jumping ship as the organization has faced increasing criticism. What's the best way to......

Greg Jennings leaves New Orleans, his last scheduled visit

Greg Jennings has apparently seen enough. Now he just has to make a decision. According to Nick Underhill of the Baton Rouge Advocate, Jennings has completed his visit with the Saints and hasn’t scheduled any more trips. The veteran wide receiver has also checked in with the Dolphins, Jaguars and Panthers, suggesting he wants to…

French Mayor Dumps Alleged Manure on Roma Settlement

yesterdayNews : Vice News

Pro-Roma advocates have been fighting to keep five Roma families in the northern town of Haubourdin so that the children can finish the school year locally.

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