News for 2012-10-23

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Supreme Court Refuses to Block Montana Campaign Contribution Limits
In the latest battle in Montana's war against Citizens United , the Supreme Court refused to block a Montana law "limiting campaign contributions to candidates for state office, leaving the caps in place at least through the November general election," reports Reuters .
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Fighting Citizens United, Corporate Personhood: Montana, Colorado
The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision of 2010 allows for corporate and union donors to contribute unlimited amounts of money to any given organization that deals in "electioneering communications," or political messaging ahead of any given campaign.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Greenpeace: 'Unreliable' Monitoring of Fukushima Radiation
Environmental activist group Greenpeace reported Tuesday that government monitoring of radiation near the disabled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan is unreliable, and that some heavily populated areas are exposed to 13 times the legal limit of radiation. Three Greenpeace radiation-monitoring teams...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Ex-CIA Officer, Torture Whistleblower to Be Sentenced for Leak
Former CIA officer and torture whistleblower John Kiriakou plead guilty on Tuesday to a charge of revealing an undercover operative's identity, a case that whistleblower advocates say shows continued immunity for torturers while those who expose the torture are prosecuted. Kiriakou, who served in...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Planned Parenthood Victory: Federal Appeals Court Says Indiana Can't Cut Funding Over Abortions
An attempt by Indiana legislators to cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, primarily because the group provides abortions, was turned down in a federal appeals court Tuesday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Clinton Legacy: "Restoring Slavery" at $300m Haitian Industrial Complex
The Clintons are in Haiti to inaugurate the new $300 million industrial facility touted as "transformative" for the quake-ravaged country, but many wonder if this is simply the next round of imperialism in a country that has been plagued (literally ) by outside intervention for too long.
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[field_image_caption-raw] AP Report: 19-year-old Man Paid by NYPD to "Bait" Muslims
A 19-year-old American of Bengali descent was paid by the New York Police Department to "bait" Muslims into incriminating themselves, according to a story published Tuesday by The Associated Press.
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[title] Morning Joe's Drone Debate: Whose Four-Year-Old Girls Should Be Killed?
MSNBC 's Morning Joe had a remarkable discussion of U.S. drone attacks today ( 10/23/12 ).
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[field_image_caption-raw] NATO Raid Kills Four Children in Afghanistan
A NATO raid in an eastern province of Afghanistan resulted in the killing of four children, Afghan President Hamid Karzai announced Tuesday . Karzi stated four innocent children were tending to livestock when the attack occured. He went on to condemn the US-led NATO forces for failing to avoid...
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[field_image_caption-raw] FBI Investigating Hate Crime After Woman Set on Fire in Louisiana
UPDATE: Police announced Tuesday evening that they believe the Louisiana woman who reported being set on fire Sunday night in an alleged racial attack instead set herself on fire and wrote KKK and a racial slur herself. * * *
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[field_image_caption-raw] Jimmy Carter: Israel Undermining Two-State Solution, Expanding 'Greater Israel'
Former President Jimmy Carter has criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for Israel's push towards a "Greater Israel," worsening the crisis for Palestinians and thwarting progress towards a two-state solution. Carter made the comments during a two-day visit to Israel and the West Bank, a trip...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 50th Anniversary of Cuban Missile Crisis Offers Lessons for Iran
WASHINGTON - It was exactly 50 years ago when then-President John F.
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[title] Foreign Policy Debate Ignores Honduras, Congo and Repression in Egypt
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[field_image_caption-raw] The Voter Fraud Myth
Teresa Sharp is fifty-three years old and has lived in a modest single-family house on Millsdale Street, in a suburb of Cincinnati, for nearly thirty-three years. A lifelong Democrat, she has voted in every Presidential election since she turned eighteen. So she was agitated when an official...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama Wins a Failed Foreign Policy Debate
A debate about foreign policy that frequently digressed into mundane, oft-repeated campaign talking points about domestic issues but again failed to find room to address the global issue of climate change or directly challenge the Obama administration's targeted "kill list," Monday's third and...
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