News for 2013-12-10

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Critics Slam Volcker Rule as 'Worst of All Worlds'
Financial regulators announced Tuesday that, after three and a half years of negotiations and billions spent by big banks in an attempt to carve out regulatory loopholes, Feds agreed upon a set of banking reform guidelines known as the "Volcker Rule."
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[field_image_caption-raw] Sen. Bernie Sanders Continues Fight for Single Payer
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) continued his push for a single-payer system healthcare system on Monday, introducing legislation that he says would allow for better care at lower costs.
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[title] What Would Universal Healthcare Look Like in the US?
The U.S. health care system is the most expensive in the world and covers far fewer people than health care systems in other rich countries. Joining The Real News Network in-studio to discuss all of this is Dr. David Himmelstein. He's a primary care doctor and professor of public health at the City...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama's Corporate Agenda Delayed as TPP Misses Deadline
The Obama administration's pro-corporate Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agenda appears to have missed a deadline.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Battle for the Arctic: Canada, Russia Spar in Northern Land Grab
One day after Canada laid claim to the North Pole in a bid to out-maneuver other nations in the land grab for the resource-rich Arctic, Russian president Vladimir Putin issued orders Tuesday to beef up Russia's military presence in the region.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Nuclear War Could Mean 'Extinction of the Human Race'
A war using even a small percentage of the world's nuclear weapons threatens the lives of two billion people, a new report warns.
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Major Breakthrough' for Marijuana Legalization in California
For the first time, the majority of voters in California are backing full legalization of marijuana, marking what many are calling a "breakthrough for marijuana advocates" and a clear repudiation of the War on Drugs and the zero-tolerance policy that has driven local and national drug enforcement...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Hagel Threatens Pakistan: Stop Drone Protests, Or US Will Stop Aid
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel threatened Pakistani heads of state on Monday with cutting off up to $1.6 billion in aid if the country's mass protests against U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Snowden Doc: Canada Set Up Spy Posts for NSA
At the behest of the U.S. National Security Agency, Canada engaged in global spying operations, including setting up spy posts, CBC News reports . The collaborative efforts of the two nations' spy agencies covered surveillance in "approximately 20 high-priority countries."
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[title] Phyllis Bennis: From Zionist to Anti-Zionist Activist
The situation in the Middle East is getting tenser. At the same time, it looks like there might be some breakthroughs and resolution on things--the negotiations with Iran, the situation in Syria. But of course there are many forces at play here that might blow all of this up in the air.
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