April 23, 2014

Bundy Standoff Is A Fox News Costume Drama

By: Gene Lyons
Bundy Standoff Is A Fox News Costume Drama
April 23, 2014

‘The Grapes Of Wrath’ Resonates 75 Years Later

By: Leonard Pitts Jr.
‘The Grapes Of Wrath’ Resonates 75 Years Later
April 22, 2014

Republicans Say No To CDC Gun Violence Research

By: Lois Beckett
Republicans Say No To CDC Gun Violence Research
California Lawsuit Pits Teacher-Protection Laws Against Right To Good Education

California Lawsuit Pits Teacher-Protection Laws Against Right To Good Education

By Brenda Iasevoli, The Hechinger Report LOS ANGELES -- On February 11 in California Superior Court ...

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School Officials Find No Evidence Florida Kindergartner Was Told Not To Pray

School Officials Find No Evidence Florida Kindergartner Was Told Not To Pray

By Lauren Roth, Orlando Sentinel ORLANDO, Fla. -- School officials said Wednesday they can't find an ...

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Justin Bieber Visits Controversial Japan War Shrine

Tokyo (AFP) - Justin Bieber courted controversy once again on Wednesday, posting a picture of a Japa ...

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Hear Me Now? Gene Therapy Improves ‘Bionic Ear’ Technology

Hear Me Now? Gene Therapy Improves ‘Bionic Ear’ Technology

By Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times A procedure that uses a series of electric jolts to inject lab-des ...

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Turkish Leader Offers Condolences To Armenians Over Massacre

Turkish Leader Offers Condolences To Armenians Over Massacre

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered condolen ...

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Georgia Governor Signs Broad Gun Rights Expansion

Georgia Governor Signs Broad Gun Rights Expansion

By Greg Bluestein, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ELLIJAY, Ga. -- Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislat ...

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New Senate Polls Offer 3 Lessons And Some Hope For Democrats

New Senate Polls Offer 3 Lessons And Some Hope For Democrats

By David Lauter, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Three lessons jump out from the latest roun ...

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Obama Starts Asia Tour With A Message To China

Obama Starts Asia Tour With A Message To China

By Lesley Clark, McClatchy Foreign Staff TOKYO -- President Barack Obama kicked off a tour of Asia o ...

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U.S.: Palestinian Reconciliation May ‘Complicate’ U.S. Peace Efforts

U.S.: Palestinian Reconciliation May ‘Complicate’ U.S. Peace Efforts

Washington (AFP) - The United States on Wednesday warned that a deal to form a Palestinian unity gov ...

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Trial Postponed, Chris Brown Heads Back To LA

Trial Postponed, Chris Brown Heads Back To LA

Washington (AFP) - A U.S. judge postponed Chris Brown's assault trial Wednesday, saying the R&B sing ...

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New-Home Sales Tumble In March; Prices Rise

New-Home Sales Tumble In March; Prices Rise

By Andrew Khouri, Los Angeles Times New home sales plunged in March, another sign the spring home-bu ...

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Disciplined IRS Workers Got Bonuses, Time Off

Disciplined IRS Workers Got Bonuses, Time Off

By Becky Yerak, Chicago Tribune More than 2,800 Internal Revenue Service workers who recently had be ...

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Soldier Faces Hearing In Killing Of Deaf, Unarmed Iraqi Teens

Soldier Faces Hearing In Killing Of Deaf, Unarmed Iraqi Teens

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times A U.S. soldier faces a preliminary hearing Wednesday on charges ...

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Palestinian Factions Fatah, Hamas Reconcile, To Form Unity Government

Palestinian Factions Fatah, Hamas Reconcile, To Form Unity Government

By Batsheva Sobelman and Rushdi Abu Alouf, Los Angeles Times GAZA CITY -- The two main rival faction ...

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Russia Warns It Will ‘Respond’ If Interests In Ukraine Attacked

Russia Warns It Will ‘Respond’ If Interests In Ukraine Attacked

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday accused ...

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Teen Stowaway’s Footprints, Handprints Found On Wheel Well Doors, Tire

Teen Stowaway’s Footprints, Handprints Found On Wheel Well Doors, Tire

By Joseph Serna and Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times Images of footprints and handprints inside the wh ...

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Supreme Court Sets Aside $3.4-Million Verdict For Child-Porn Victim

Supreme Court Sets Aside $3.4-Million Verdict For Child-Porn Victim

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Victims of child pornography whose image ...

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High-Ranking Egyptian Police Official Killed By Car Bomb

High-Ranking Egyptian Police Official Killed By Car Bomb

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times CAIRO -- In the latest strike by suspected militants against a seni ...

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Papal Canonizations Expected To Draw Up To 1 Million To Rome

Papal Canonizations Expected To Draw Up To 1 Million To Rome

ROME -- The joint sanctification of popes John Paul II and John XXIII is expected to draw up to 1 mi ...

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Justice Department Announces Clemency Guidelines For Drug Offenders

Justice Department Announces Clemency Guidelines For Drug Offenders

By Timothy M. Phelps, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department announced a new ...

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Aereo Online TV Case

Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Aereo Online TV Case

By Vera Bergengruen, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices seemed torn Tue ...

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Sen. Paul Says Lack Of Experience Should Not Be A Hindrance To Presidential Run

Sen. Paul Says Lack Of Experience Should Not Be A Hindrance To Presidential Run

By Rick Pearson, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO—First-term Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a potential 2016 Republ ...

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Postal Service To Issue Forever Stamp Commemorating Harvey Milk

By Alicia Banks, Los Angeles Times Harvey Milk, the slain politician who became an icon of equal rig ...

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Albuquerque Police Again Draw Criticism After Fatal Shooting

Albuquerque Police Again Draw Criticism After Fatal Shooting

By Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times Less than two weeks after federal officials rebuked the Albuquer ...

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High-Ranking Egyptian Police Official Killed By Car Bomb

High-Ranking Egyptian Police Official Killed By Car Bomb

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — In the latest strike by suspected militants against a senio ...

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Obama Begins Asia Tour With Informal Sushi Diplomacy In Tokyo

Obama Begins Asia Tour With Informal Sushi Diplomacy In Tokyo

By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau TOKYO — President Barack Obama arrived here Wednesday ...

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The Key To 2014

The Key To 2014

CHICAGO -- The Democrats' biggest strategic challenge in maintaining control of ...

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WATCH: Rand Paul Says Jimmy Carter Was Better For Economy Than Ronald Reagan

WATCH: Rand Paul Says Jimmy Carter Was Better For Economy Than Ronald Reagan

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), a likely 2016 presidential candidate, has some explain ...

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Medicaid Projections Get More Affordable, And Obamacare Politics Get Trickier For GOP

Medicaid Projections Get More Affordable, And Obamacare Politics Get Trickier For GOP

The Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion is an even better deal for the stat ...

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Begich Catches A Big Break In Alaska Senate Race

Begich Catches A Big Break In Alaska Senate Race

Senator Mark Begich's (D-AK) re-election campaign may have gotten a big boost th ...

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Bundy Standoff Is A Fox News Costume Drama

Bundy Standoff Is A Fox News Costume Drama

One thing about that mangy posse of anti-government crackpots camped out at Cliv ...

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‘The Grapes Of Wrath’ Resonates 75 Years Later

‘The Grapes Of Wrath’ Resonates 75 Years Later

It was an angry book. Much of the response was angry, too. Some towns banned it, ...

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Minimum-Wage Hike Benefits The Nation, Especially Minorities

Minimum-Wage Hike Benefits The Nation, Especially Minorities

Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, as proposed in the Fair Minimum Wage ...

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WATCH: Republican Candidate Mocks War On Women In New Ad

WATCH: Republican Candidate Mocks War On Women In New Ad

Terri Lynn Land, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Michigan, released ...

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Republicans Say No To CDC Gun Violence Research

Republicans Say No To CDC Gun Violence Research

by Lois Beckett, ProPublica. After the Sandy Hook school shooting, Rep. Jack Kin ...

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Poll: One In Four Americans Still Don’t Believe In Global Warming

Poll: One In Four Americans Still Don’t Believe In Global Warming

Just in time for the arrival of an El Niño that could make 2014 the hottest year ...

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U.S. Drone Strikes Came Despite Yemen’s Hopes To Limit Them

U.S. Drone Strikes Came Despite Yemen’s Hopes To Limit Them

By Adam Baron, McClatchy Foreign Staff SANAA, Yemen — A series of U.S. governmen ...

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NRA Members Need To Step Up On Ending Gun Violence

NRA Members Need To Step Up On Ending Gun Violence

Please, Mr. Bloomberg... leave the checkbook open, but step away from the podium ...

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WATCH: Is This The Worst Attack Ad Of 2014?

WATCH: Is This The Worst Attack Ad Of 2014?

The Republican Governors Association released one of the nastiest campaign ads o ...

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Republicans Still Aren’t Ready To Be The ‘iPhone Party’

Republicans Still Aren’t Ready To Be The ‘iPhone Party’

Could Republicans make the government run more like the app store on your smartp ...

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Labor Raises Pressure On Obama To Act On Immigration Reform

Labor Raises Pressure On Obama To Act On Immigration Reform

As House Republicans continue to block any progress toward comprehensive immigra ...

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Republicans Try To Ban Eric Holder From Getting Paid

Republicans Try To Ban Eric Holder From Getting Paid

Attorney General Eric Holder infuriated Republicans earlier this month, when he ...

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Hey, Fox Pundits! How Blatant Must The Anti-Obama Racism Be?

Hey, Fox Pundits! How Blatant Must The Anti-Obama Racism Be?

I have a question for George Will. If he can't answer it, maybe Brit Hume can. B ...

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De Blasio, Unbowed

De Blasio, Unbowed

NEW YORK -- To say that Mayor Bill de Blasio is unbowed after some difficult mom ...

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The Pay’s The Thing: How America’s CEOs Are Getting Rich Off Taxpayers

The Pay’s The Thing: How America’s CEOs Are Getting Rich Off Taxpayers

Income inequality will continue to rise unless we close the performance pay loop ...

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Congratulations, Chelsea! A New Conspiracy Is Born

Congratulations, Chelsea! A New Conspiracy Is Born

With the happy news that Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky expect their first c ...

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Weekend Reader: ‘Bill Of The Century: The Epic Battle For The Civil Rights Act’

Weekend Reader: ‘Bill Of The Century: The Epic Battle For The Civil Rights Act’

Today the Weekend Reader brings you Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the ...

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Current Deportation Policy Is Impolitic And Inhumane

Current Deportation Policy Is Impolitic And Inhumane

Jessica Colotl is a gainfully employed college graduate, a fresh-faced young wom ...

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Poll Roundup: Pryor Hangs Tough

Poll Roundup: Pryor Hangs Tough

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, an avalanche of polling data will eme ...

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For Koch Brothers, All Politics Is Local

For Koch Brothers, All Politics Is Local

The Tennessee State Senate brokered a deal this week to move forward with a hotl ...

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A Birther No More? Trump Makes Maximum Donation To Ted Cruz’s PAC

A Birther No More? Trump Makes Maximum Donation To Ted Cruz’s PAC

Donald Trump may not be sure if Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is eligible to be presid ...

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Following McCaskill Playbook, Hagan Attacks GOP Frontrunner Tillis

Following McCaskill Playbook, Hagan Attacks GOP Frontrunner Tillis

Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC), one of the most vulnerable incumbents in the 2014 midt ...

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LOL Of The Week: The GOP Is Closer To A ‘Death Spiral’ Than Obamacare Ever Was

LOL Of The Week: The GOP Is Closer To A ‘Death Spiral’ Than Obamacare Ever Was

While Republicans have been plotting about what to do with control of the U.S. S ...

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Twelve Killed, Four Missing In Everest Avalanche

Twelve Killed, Four Missing In Everest Avalanche

By Pratibha Tuladar, McClatchy Tribune News Service KATMANDU, Nepal — Authoritie ...

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This Week In Crazy: Meet The Hillary Shoe Truthers, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

This Week In Crazy: Meet The Hillary Shoe Truthers, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildes ...

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Last Remaining Populist House Republican Faces K Street’s Own Wolf Of Wall Street

Last Remaining Populist House Republican Faces K Street’s Own Wolf Of Wall Street

by Lee Fang, Republic Report Congressman Walter Jones, a Republican who represen ...

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