News for 2012-12-07

Friday, December 7, 2012
[title] How Out-of-Control Finance Led to the Housing Crisis (and What to do About It)
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[field_image_caption-raw] Supreme Court Takes On Gay Marriage
Friday afternoon the Supreme Court announced that they will take on same sex marriage by weighing in on two cases that challenged the constitutionality of Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act. One of the cases the justices elected to oversee, Hollingsworth v. Perry , was a decision by the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Showdown' Imminent as Rival Protests Fill Cairo Streets
Update:
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[field_image_caption-raw] 2012 Nearly Certain to Be Warmest Year Ever
2012 is nearly certain to be the warmest year ever for the US, according to the latest figures from the NOAA.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Majority of Americans to Feds: Let the Weed Smokers Be
A day after marijuana became effectively legal in Washington, compelling the Justice Department to consider possible legal action against the state, a new poll announces that a majority of Americans think the federal government should simply back down and let Americans light up and enjoy their new...
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Positions Navy Warships Off North Korea in Advance of Rocket Launch
The US is moving four Navy ships off the coast of North Korea after reports that the North Korean government will launch a ballistic missile sometime between December 10 and 22. The US is also warning North Korea to cancel the launch—the country's second this year following a failed launch in April.
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[title] Saket Soni: Fighting for a Better Future After Sandy
In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Saket Soni hurried to the Gulf and started the New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice. What he found in the days after the storm was that corporations and politicians were doing everything they could to reshape the damaged city in their favor...
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[title] U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown: What Happened to the "We" Society in America?
Thom Hartmann talks with U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) about how changes in American politics are helping the rich and hurting everyone else.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Climate Justice Advocates Slam Doha's Emerging 'Sham of a Deal'
With terms like "sluggish" "tough-going" and "extremely sour" used to describe the tone and progress of the UN climate talks in Doha on Friday, the hope for an agreement that could actually meet the ever-escalating challenges of global warming caused by human pollution was seemingly at an all-time...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Iran Nuclear Accord 'Unlikely' Without Easing Sanctions
WASHINGTON - Iran is unlikely to agree to curb its nuclear program unless the U.S. and its Western allies are prepared to ease tough economic sanctions imposed against the Islamic Republic over the past decade, according to a major new report signed by more than three dozen former top U.S. foreign-...
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[title] Democracy Now! Live from COP18 Doha Climate Change Conference
This week, Dec. 3-7, Democracy Now! will be broadcasting live from the annual UN Climate Change Summit as it convenes in Doha, Qatar. See their coverage of the official proceedings, as well as events outside the conference, here:
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