News for 2011-09-07

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] The ACLU on Obama and Core Liberties
The ACLU decided to use the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attack to comprehensively survey the severe erosion of civil liberties justified in the name of that event, an erosion that -- as it documents -- continues unabated, indeed often in accelerated form, under the Obama administration. The group...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Consumer Advocates Fear Health Law Will Favor Business
WASHINGTON — Publicly, consumer and patient advocates continue to cheer wildly for last year's health care law. Behind the scenes, however, some worry that they're losing a few key battles to the insurance and business communities. They point to a long-sought provision in the law that entitles...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Huge Stash of Surface-to-Air Missiles Missing in Libya
TRIPOLI, Libya - A potent stash of Russian-made surface-to-air missiles is missing from a huge Tripoli weapons warehouse amid reports of weapons looting across war-torn Libya. They are Grinch SA-24 shoulder-launched missiles, also known as Igla-S missiles, the equivalent of U.S.-made Stinger...
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[title] Saskia Sassen: 'War by Peaceful Means is a Kind of Tyranny'
By robbing people of the opportunity to develop their own economies, imperialist powers risk reducing their constituents to children, says Saskia Sassen:
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[field_image_caption-raw] Going Backwards: Tea Party, Fox News Viewers Outliers on Immigration, Islam
WASHINGTON - While 10 years after the 9/11 Al- Qaeda attacks, most U.S. citizens say they respect diversity and the freedom of religion, they don't always apply those principles to Islam and immigrants, according to a survey released here Tuesday by two major think tanks.
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[field_image_caption-raw] EU Bans Genetically Modified-Contaminated Honey from General Sale
The European Union's highest court on Tuesday ruled that honey which contains trace amounts of pollen from genetically modified (GM) corn must be labelled as GM produce and undergo full safety authorization before it can be sold as food. In what green groups are calling a "groundbreaking" ruling,...
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[title] James and the Giant Speech
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[field_image_caption-raw] Palestinians Deploy Obama Speech in UN Statehood Campaign
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- President Barack Obama is an unlikely participant in a Palestinian campaign to drum up support for a bid to win U.N. recognition of their statehood -- a diplomatic move opposed by both his administration and Israel. But as part of an official media campaign begun this week,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Despite Exploding Volcanoes, Iceland World's Most Peaceful Nation
REYKJAVIK -- When Johanna Sigurdardottir was sworn in as Iceland's head of government back in February 2009, she was described as the world's first openly gay prime minister. But in a country with progressive political views and liberal social mores, her sexual orientation was never considered a...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama's Job Speech: Democrats Fear It’s Too Late
President Obama’s new effort to revive the ailing economy may be too little, too late, according to Democrats and liberal policy experts. They contend that Obama missed his chance to turn the economy around by November 2012, but still want him to call on Congress to move an aggressive new jobs plan...
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