News for 2012-12-17

Monday, December 17, 2012
[title] Moyers & Company: Bruce Bartlett and Yves Smith on Overhyping the Fiscal Cliff
Independent political and economic analysts Bruce Bartlett and Yves Smith join Bill in a discussion about why Washington insiders are talking about the deficit crisis instead of the jobs crisis. Bartlett, former advisor to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, got into hot water with...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Group Challenges Corporate Power, Government Secrecy With Crowd-Funded Transparency
A new organization launched Monday aims to fight government and corporate corruption by crowd-funding transparency journalism, and believes "that not only does WikiLeaks need to survive, it must be joined by an array of others like it."
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[field_image_caption-raw] New EPA Rules Hit Pernicious Pollution
In a step for improved public health, the EPA has issued updated standards for fine particle pollution, which has been linked to a range of health effects including asthma, heart attacks and strokes, and has killed millions worldwide.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Opposition Claims Egyptian Referendum Rigged, Calls for Protest, Re-vote
Reports of widespread voting violations at Saturday's constitutional referendum prompted human rights groups and others to call for a re-vote, even as opponents of the proposed constitution urged Egyptians to "take to the streets on Tuesday to defend their freedoms, prevent fraud and reject the...
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[field_image_caption-raw] NRA Cowards Go Into Hiding As Gun Control Support Surges
Last Thursday, the National Rifle Association (NRA) boasted on their Twitter feed: "Did you hear? Our #facebook page reached 1.7 million "likes" today! Thanks for being a friend!" On Saturday, one day after the massacre at the Newtown, Conn. elementary school, the NRA deactivated its Facebook page...
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[title] Michigan Right-to-Work: All Money and Influence Can Buy
Josh Edelson, contributor to The Nation, Edd Ott, formmer political director for the Central Labor Council of New York City, and Bob King, President of United Auto Workers, join Melissa Harris-Perry to talk about Michigan's new right-to-work bill just signed into law.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 10 Girls Dead Following Deadly Blast in Afghanistan
At least 10 young girls in Afghanistan were killed on Monday from what is believed to be a landmine explosion. The girls, aged 9-11, were collecting firewood in the eastern section of the country.
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