News for 2014-03-07

Friday, March 7, 2014
[field_image_caption-raw] ALEC, National Corporate Friendly 'Bill Mill', Going Local
The conservative group American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is bringing a whole new meaning to the phrase "going local."
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[title] Bill Moyers: Is This Really What's Driving the Tea Party?
As the tea party celebrates its fifth birthday this month, Ian Haney López, author of Dog Whistle Politics, talks to Bill about how the movement has used strategic racism to get voters to the polls.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Don't Cut Medicare! say Senators
Seeking to protect a program roughly 50 million Americans rely on, a group of senators introduced legislation on Thursday to stave off cuts to Medicare.
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[field_image_caption-raw] UN Official: Ethnic Cleansing Driving Muslims from Western C.A.R.
A majority of Muslims have been forced out of the western region of Central African Republic, and those who remain " are under permanent threat," warned U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres at a meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Thursday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] New England on 'High Alert' After Canadian Pipeline Reversal Approved
The tar sands oil industry scored a regulatory victory on Thursday when the Canadian National Energy Board approved a plan by energy giant Enbridge to reverse the flow of Canada's 'Line 9' oil pipeline eastward from
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[field_image_caption-raw] Texas: Bringing the 'Pre-Roe' Days Back for Women
Two more reproductive healthcare clinics in Texas that provided abortion closed this week, an 'injustice' critics say has been brought on by legislation that robs women of their rights and 'endangers the lives of the state’s most vulnerable women.'
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[field_image_caption-raw] @Ask_Zelda: Where NSA Employees Tired of Being Spied on Go for Advice
In its most recent story based on leaked documents by whistleblower Edward Snowden, The Intercept on Friday revealed the existence of an internal advice column hosted on the National Security Agency's internal NSA.net system which offers agents guidance on issues specific to their work as...
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[field_image_caption-raw] As Planet Warms, One of World's Deadliest Diseases Could Spread
Global warming could lead to an explosion of malaria in population centers in Africa, South America, and other regions across the world, researchers revealed Thursday.
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[title] Chris Hayes: CPAC and the State of Conservatism
Media Matters’ Eric Boehlert, Heartland Institute’s Ben Domenech and the Nation’s Michelle Goldberg talk to Chris about the first day of CPAC and speakers, like Rep. Paul Ryan.
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[field_image_caption-raw] USDA is 'Endangering the Lives of Millions of Americans'
WASHINGTON - The U.S. government is in the final stages of weighing approval for an overhaul of regulations governing the country’s poultry industry that would see processing speeds increase substantially even while responsibility for oversight would be largely given over to plant employees.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Anxiety Grows for Ukrainians as US/Russia Battle for Clout
U.S. President Barack Obama spoke with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin by phone Friday morning, but no consensus on how best to move forward over the crisis in Ukraine was reached and each country represented the call, not surprisingly, with sharply different narratives. On Thursday, Obama...
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