News for 2014-04-03

Thursday, April 3, 2014
[title] Sen. Bernie Sanders: Supreme Court Undermines Democracy by Allowing Billionaires to "Buy Elections"
As the 2014 election season gets underway, the Supreme Court has struck down a long-standing limit on how much donors can give to federal candidates, political parties and political action committees in a two-year election cycle.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Senate Votes to Partially Declassify CIA Torture Report
The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee voted Thursday to partially lift the media and public blackout of its 6,300 page investigation into widespread CIA torture, extrajudicial detentions, unlawful renditions, and lying to the U.S. government in the so-called 'War on Terror.'
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[field_image_caption-raw] Arctic Sea Ice Continues 'Death Spiral'
Looking at new data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center, Suzanne Goldenberg at the Guardian reports Thursday that Arctic sea ice continues down a "death spiral," disappear
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Created Covert 'Cuban Twitter' To Stir Dissent
According to an exclusive investigation by the Associated Press published Thursday , the U.S.
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Public Ready To End 'Devastating' War on Drugs
U.S. attitudes towards the War on Drugs appear to be shifting away from prosecutions and incarcerations, towards decriminalization and treatment.
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[title] Supreme Court Decision Opens Floodgates for More Campaign Cash
Only .08% of U.S. population gives more than $2500 to campaigns. Now this elite will have fewer limits on their contributions, making funds harder to track and enhancing the influence of money in politics.
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[field_image_caption-raw] GOP Budget Widely Slammed, But Left's Proposal Just Ignored
The vision of a Republican budget was presented by Rep. Paul Ryan this week and the only thing some of his colleagues on the right don't like about it is that it doesn't do enough to punish the poor and working class while it coddles the rich and insulates corporate power.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Iraq War Veteran Kills Three, Wounds Sixteen at Fort Hood
Four people are dead and sixteen people were left wounded, some critically, after a lone gunman opened fire at Fort Hood in Texas late Wednesday afternoon. The alleged shooter is among the dead, according to officials. Identified as Ivan Lopez, an Army veteran of the Iraq War and said to be...
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