News for 2013-01-17

Thursday, January 17, 2013
[title] Larry Cohen Explains Why We Need Filibuster Reform
On this week’s Moyers & Company ( check local listings ), Larry Cohen, president of the 700,000-member Communications Workers of America, joins Bill to make the case for common-sense filibuster reform that would bring the Senate back to serving democracy.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Study: BPA Alternative Also Toxic
Have you been reaching for products with the BPA-free label? You may still be exposing yourself to hormone-disrupting chemicals, according to a first-of-its kind study on BPS (bisphenol S), a BPA (bisphenol A) alternative. Consumer backlash over the health effects of BPA, including breast cancer,...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Corporate CEO 'Extremists' Target Social Security, Medicare
CEOs from America's largest corporations—including its biggest banks, retailers, and insurance companies who helped drive the country into the worst recession in nearly a century— are now calling on Congress to punish the nation's working class and society's most vulnerable by advocating major...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Iceberg Cowboys': Exxon's Outrageous Plan for Drilling the North Atlantic
It would be funny if it weren't so enormously dangerous or so shockingly reckless, but Exxon Mobile is defending plans for its massive offshore drilling operation in the North Atlantic—in an area not far from where the Titanic met its fateful demise—by claiming it has "learned to keep icebergs away...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Study Shows Impact of Keystone XL Pipeline More Disastrous Than Previously Thought
As all eyes are on President Obama and his pending decision regarding the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline project, new research released Thursday indicates that the pipeline's impact is much more disastrous for the planet than previously thought, putting a "strong nail in the coffin of any rational...
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[title] Dr. Cornel West: Poverty in America
Thom Hartmann talks with Dr. Cornel West, Co-host, The Smiley and West radio show / Author (13 books) including "Democracy Matters", Website: www.afuturewithoutpoverty.com
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[field_image_caption-raw] Reports: Bloodbath in Algeria as Army Attacks Hostage-Takers
Reports from Algeria Thursday morning paint a picture of a possible bloodbath after the military there attempted a raid on a group of hostage-takers who Monday seized company employees, including many westerners, at a remote gas plant.
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[field_image_caption-raw] BP's Big Plan: Burn It. Burn It All.
Ignoring overtly and by design the dire and repeated warnings of scientists who say that in order to avoid catastrophic and irreversible changes to the world's climate we must drastically reduce carbon emissions by curbing our use of fossil fuels, BP has a different plan for the next two decades...
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