News for 2010-09-17

Friday, September 17, 2010
Rally to Restore Sanity vs. March to Keep Fear Alive
Rational people will gather on the National Mall in DC to spread a timeless message -- Take it down a notch for America .
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[field_image_caption-raw] Chorus of Progressive Economists: Govt. Must Spur Demand to End Recession
Largely oblivious to the reality among working families grappling with unemployment, wage cuts, and trying to avoid foreclosures, conservative politicians (mostly GOP, but also a considerable number of Democrats) are building momentum for an assault on federal budget deficits by slashing government...
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Obama Names Elizabeth Warren to Set Up New Consumer Body
WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama was Friday to name Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren to set up a powerful new consumer protection office, part of this year's Wall Street reforms, the White House announced. "Warren will play the lead role in setting up the Bureau and ensuring it is as...
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Pentagon to Funnel US Arms to Yemen to Fight al-Qaeda
The US State Department has reportedly raised concerns that with President Ali Abdullah Saleh facing rebellions in the north and south of the country he could divert the additional weaponry, coast patrol boats and aircraft from its intended purpose. The terror threat from Yemen has escalated in the...
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Conditions in Iraq Don't Match the Spin
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Deformed Fish Found in Lake Downstream From Oilsands
EDMONTON—The fish are hard to look at. One whitefish has a golfball-sized tumour bulging from its side. Another is simply missing part of its spine, its tail growing from a stumpy rear end. One has no snout. Another is coloured a lurid red instead of a healthy cream. Others are covered with lesions...
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U.S. Money for Prisons, Not for Social Services
NEW YORK - Many of those who have lost their jobs and homes in the United States due to the lingering economic recession are ending up in jail, according to a new study released by an independent think tank Thursday. There is a strong link between poverty and incarceration in the United states,...
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Texas Hammers EPA on Science of Global Warming
Essentially putting global warming science on trial, Texas officials on Thursday expanded their arguments in a lawsuit meant to prevent the federal regulation of greenhouse gases. In motions submitted Thursday to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott...
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