July 29, 2014

European Allies No Help In Dealing With Putin

By: Carl Hiaasen
European Allies No Help In Dealing With Putin
July 28, 2014

Governor Christie Embraces Theft

By: David Cay Johnston
Governor Christie Embraces Theft
U.S. Slaps Sanctions On Russian Energy, Arms And Finance

U.S. Slaps Sanctions On Russian Energy, Arms And Finance

Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the United States will join the Euro ...

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Detroit’s Mayor Given Control Of Water Department

By Matt Helms, Detroit Free Press DETROIT -- Detroit's emergency manager on Tuesday granted fuller a ...

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George Zimmerman Volunteered As Security Guard At Florida Gun Store

George Zimmerman Volunteered As Security Guard At Florida Gun Store

By Rene Stutzman, Orlando Sentinel ORLANDO, Fla. -- For a time, George Zimmerman helped a friend who ...

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Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura Wins $1.8 Million In Defamation Suit

Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura Wins $1.8 Million In Defamation Suit

By Randy Furst and James Walsh, Star Tribune ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Vent ...

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Fed Meets Amid Calls For Tighter Policy

Fed Meets Amid Calls For Tighter Policy

Washington (AFP) - The U.S. Federal Reserve began a two-day policy meeting Tuesday under rising pres ...

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WATCH: Joe Conason Remembers Obama’s Famous Convention Speech On ‘Hardball’

Monday was the tenth anniversary of Barack Obama's famous keynote address at the 2004 Democratic Nat ...

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WATCH LIVE: President Obama Speaks On The Situation In Ukraine

WATCH LIVE: President Obama Speaks On The Situation In Ukraine

At 2:50pm, EST, President Barack Obama will deliver a statement on the escalating violence in Ukrain ...

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Boehner Rules Out Impeachment As Democrats Cash In On Threat

Boehner Rules Out Impeachment As Democrats Cash In On Threat

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- After Democrats said Tuesday they had ...

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White House Warns Climate Inaction Could Cost U.S. Billions

White House Warns Climate Inaction Could Cost U.S. Billions

Washington (AFP) - Delaying efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could cost the U.S. $150 bill ...

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A North Carolina Mayor Treks 273 Miles To Help Rural Hospitals

A North Carolina Mayor Treks 273 Miles To Help Rural Hospitals

By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Only four days after the Pungo District Hosp ...

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Israel Pounds Gaza, Striking At Symbols Of Hamas’ Power

Israel Pounds Gaza, Striking At Symbols Of Hamas’ Power

By Alexandra Zavis and Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times GAZA CITY -- Israel pummeled the Gaza St ...

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Democrats To Introduce Bill To Target Corporate Inversions

Democrats To Introduce Bill To Target Corporate Inversions

By Katherine Skiba, Chicago Tribune WASHINGTON -- Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) said he and other Democ ...

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U.S. Judge Approves Los Angeles Clippers Sale

U.S. Judge Approves Los Angeles Clippers Sale

Los Angeles (AFP) - A U.S. judge gave the go-ahead for the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippe ...

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U.S.: Russia Has Violated Arms Treaty By Testing Cruise Missile

U.S.: Russia Has Violated Arms Treaty By Testing Cruise Missile

Washington (AFP) - The United States has found that Russia violated a 1987 arms control treaty by te ...

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Oil Driller In Everglades Forced Out Of Florida

Oil Driller In Everglades Forced Out Of Florida

By William E. Gibson, Sun Sentinel FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- State officials have driven a Texas wild ...

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Democrats Favored In Gubernatorial Races, Including In GOP-Rich Kansas

Democrats Favored In Gubernatorial Races, Including In GOP-Rich Kansas

By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times EMPORIA, Kan. -- In a seemingly dismal year for Democrats, who ...

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Mexico, California Question Texas Border Troop Plan

Mexico, California Question Texas Border Troop Plan

Mexico City (AFP) - Mexico's foreign minister and the visiting governor of California questioned Mon ...

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Past-Due Debt Prevalent Across U.S., With South The Highest

Past-Due Debt Prevalent Across U.S., With South The Highest

By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Roughly one in three adult Americans has ...

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Criticism Arises After Children Are Rushed To See Immigration Judges

Criticism Arises After Children Are Rushed To See Immigration Judges

By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES -- Unaccompanied immigrant children apprehended at ...

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Colorado, Washington Senators Seek Uniform U.S. Guidelines On Recreational Pot

Colorado, Washington Senators Seek Uniform U.S. Guidelines On Recreational Pot

By Kyung M. Song, The Seattle Times SEATTLE -- Spurred by the recent Interior Department decision to ...

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EU Readies New Russia Sanctions As Fighting Blocks MH17 Probe

EU Readies New Russia Sanctions As Fighting Blocks MH17 Probe

Brussels (AFP) - The EU was set to approve punishing sanctions against Russia Tuesday over its role ...

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Gaza Fighting Rages As Conflict Enters Fourth Week

Gaza Fighting Rages As Conflict Enters Fourth Week

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Israel's bombardment of Gaza left dozens more Palestinia ...

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Minorities Aren’t Well Represented In Environmental Groups, Study Says

By Marianne LeVine, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Minorities and people of color have not ...

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Two U.S. Marshals, NYPD Detective Wounded In Deadly Shootout

Two U.S. Marshals, NYPD Detective Wounded In Deadly Shootout

By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times A suspected fugitive was killed and three law enforcement official ...

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Medicare Finances Improve As Health Care Inflation Slows, Trustees Say

Medicare Finances Improve As Health Care Inflation Slows, Trustees Say

By David Lauter, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Improvements in health care costs have exte ...

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Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional By U.S. Appeals Court

Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional By U.S. Appeals Court

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times In a closely watched case, a federal appeals court has ruled th ...

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WATCH: Hagan Pushes Moderate Record In New Ad

WATCH: Hagan Pushes Moderate Record In New Ad

Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) released a new ad on Tuesday, highlighting her moderate ...

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GOP Focused On Wrong Set Of Children

GOP Focused On Wrong Set Of Children

by Manuel Pastor, Los Angeles Times Republicans are focused on the wrong set of ...

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European Allies No Help In Dealing With Putin

European Allies No Help In Dealing With Putin

Even if it accomplishes nothing else, calling Vladimir Putin nasty names makes u ...

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WATCH: Scott Brown Uses Border Crisis For New Attack Ad

WATCH: Scott Brown Uses Border Crisis For New Attack Ad

New Hampshire Senate candidate Scott Brown released a new attack ad on Monday, a ...

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Poll: Female Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Hobby Lobby Decision

Poll: Female Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Hobby Lobby Decision

Republicans are already at a disadvantage when it comes to female voters, and th ...

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Children Killed In Gaza Camp As World Pleads For Truce

Children Killed In Gaza Camp As World Pleads For Truce

By Hazel Ward Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) -- Exchanges of fire kil ...

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Governor Christie Embraces Theft

Governor Christie Embraces Theft

Embattled New Jersey governor Chris Christie has come out foursquare for wage th ...

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Sarah Palin Launches Online Channel To Beat Liberal Media, Steal From The Gullible

Sarah Palin Launches Online Channel To Beat Liberal Media, Steal From The Gullible

Perhaps sensing that the country no longer takes her threats to run for office s ...

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A Look At Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s Economic Claims

A Look At Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s Economic Claims

By Dave Helling and Brad Cooper, The Kansas City Star KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On May ...

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Paul Ryan’s New Clothes

Paul Ryan’s New Clothes

WASHINGTON -- Paul Ryan is counting on this: Because he says he wants to preserv ...

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Selfies In Auschwitz — And Why It’s Wrong

Selfies In Auschwitz — And Why It’s Wrong

In a place haunted by ghosts, on a thoroughfare of the damned, standing upon gro ...

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Weekend Reader: ‘Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison’

Weekend Reader: ‘Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison’

Today The Weekend Reader brings you Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile ...

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Teachers’ Unions Stand In The Way Of School Reform

Teachers’ Unions Stand In The Way Of School Reform

In much of the country, parents are already buying school supplies for the start ...

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Poll Roundup: Hagan Pulls Ahead In North Carolina

Poll Roundup: Hagan Pulls Ahead In North Carolina

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, pollsters across the country will beg ...

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Leading Civil Rights Groups Just Sold Out On Net Neutrality

Leading Civil Rights Groups Just Sold Out On Net Neutrality

by Lee Fang, Republic Report. Last Friday, just before the Federal Communication ...

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Poll: Americans Strongly Reject Impeaching, Suing Obama

Poll: Americans Strongly Reject Impeaching, Suing Obama

Over the past several weeks, Republicans have increasingly insisted that somethi ...

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Brownback ‘Experiment’ Blows Up Laboratory Of Democracy

Brownback ‘Experiment’ Blows Up Laboratory Of Democracy

When Louis Brandeis wrote in 1932 that a “single courageous state may, if its ci ...

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This Week In Crazy: Obama Shot Down Another Plane, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

This Week In Crazy: Obama Shot Down Another Plane, 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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Slugfest Of Florida Governor’s Race Promises To Intensify

Slugfest Of Florida Governor’s Race Promises To Intensify

By Marc Caputo, The Miami Herald In Florida's bareknuckle governor's race, it's ...

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4 Other Politicians Who Have Been Caught Plagiarizing

4 Other Politicians Who Have Been Caught Plagiarizing

By the time they reach grade school, most students understand that plagiarism is ...

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Even After Open Enrollment, Activity Remains Unexpectedly High On Federal Health Insurance Exchange

Even After Open Enrollment, Activity Remains Unexpectedly High On Federal Health Insurance Exchange

by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica This story was co-published with NPR's "Shots" b ...

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Blind Ideological Justice

Blind Ideological Justice

WASHINGTON -- Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens captured our ideal ...

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Iowa’s Branstad Among Governors In The Wrong On Immigration Issue

Iowa’s Branstad Among Governors In The Wrong On Immigration Issue

A few days after Iowa's governor was spotlighted on MSNBC for declaring undocume ...

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Bachmann: ‘There’s A Chance I Could Run’ For President In 2016

Bachmann: ‘There’s A Chance I Could Run’ For President In 2016

Michele Bachmann may be retiring from the House of Representatives, but that doe ...

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After Perdue Win, Senate Control Could Be Decided In Georgia

After Perdue Win, Senate Control Could Be Decided In Georgia

In the wake of Republican businessman David Perdue's upset victory over U.S. Rep ...

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Adam Kwasman Runs For Wrong Bus, Leaves Border Issue Unsolved

Adam Kwasman Runs For Wrong Bus, Leaves Border Issue Unsolved

It's a revealing video. Not in the sense of physical nakedness. No, what is nake ...

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The ‘Most Powerful Men In The World’ Seem Defeated

The ‘Most Powerful Men In The World’ Seem Defeated

Search the phrase “the most powerful man in the world” and what comes up are pho ...

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Poll: Dems Have Chance To Keep Senate By Focusing On Economy, Women

Poll: Dems Have Chance To Keep Senate By Focusing On Economy, Women

A new survey of likely voters in the 12 states where control of the Senate is be ...

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WATCH: Democrats Slam Joni Ernst On Social Security

WATCH: Democrats Slam Joni Ernst On Social Security

Democrats are ramping up their attacks against Senate candidate Joni Ernst, with ...

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Two Appellate Courts Differ On Key Tax Plank In Health Care Law

Two Appellate Courts Differ On Key Tax Plank In Health Care Law

By Michael Doyle and Tony Pugh, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Two ap ...

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