All News Articles for 2011-01-25

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
US Child Appeals Against Being Tried for Murder as an Adult
Jordan Brown, who was 11 when he allegedly killed his father's pregnant fiancee, could face life sentence with no parole
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Obama to Push Bogus ‘Competitiveness’ Theme in State of the Union Address
Boosting "American competitiveness" and creating jobs through increased exports will reportedly be the key theme of President Obama's plan for economic recovery detailed in tonight's State of the Union speech.
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[title] The Word - Coverage of Denial
The House Republicans' vote to repeal Obamacare is a symbolic gesture, but they don't let reality push them around.
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White House Opposes GOP Attack On Public Financing, But Obama Makes Flawed Advocate
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Tuesday released a policy statement formally opposing a House Republican bill to end the public-financing system of presidential elections. The statement, released by the Office of Management and Budget, urged that public financing be "fixed rather than dismantled" and argued that, absent some form of taxpayer money, candidates would be completely dependent on "corporations and special interests" and forced into an "endless cycle of fundraising at the expense of engagement with voters."
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Vermont Measure Calls for Revoking Corporate Personhood
In Vermont, a landmark measure has been introduced to revoke the granting of personhood rights to U.S. corporations.
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Bush White House Broke Elections Law, Report Says
WASHINGTON - The Bush White House, particularly before the 2006 midterm elections, routinely violated a federal law that prohibits use of federal tax dollars to pay for political activities by creating a "political boiler room" that coordinated Republican campaign activities nationwide, a report issued Monday by an independent federal agency concludes.
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Thousands March in Egyptian Capital Calling for President’s Ouster
CAIRO—Thousands of anti-government protesters, some hurling rocks and climbing atop an armoured police truck, clashed with riot police Tuesday in the centre of Cairo in a Tunisia-inspired demonstration to demand the end of Hosni Mubarak’s nearly 30 years in power. Police responded with blasts from a water cannon and set upon protesters with batons and acrid clouds of tear gas.
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Climate Benefits of Natural Gas May Be Overstated
The United States is poised to bet its energy future on natural gas as a clean, plentiful fuel that can supplant coal and oil. But new research by the Environmental Protection Agency—and a growing understanding of the pollution associated with the full “life cycle” of gas production—is casting doubt on the assumption that gas offers a quick and easy solution to climate change.
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[title] Republicans Forego Jobs for Culture War
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US Can’t Link Julian Assange to Bradley Manning: Report
One avenue by which the United States could press charges against Julian Assange appeared to have closed Monday, with US military officials' admission that they can't find a link between the WikiLeaks founder and PFC Bradley Manning, the alleged source of WikiLeaks' State Department cables.
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Obama's Climate Adviser, Carol Browner, to Depart White House
Browner's exit reinforces concerns Obama is preparing compromises on his once-ambitious green agenda to try to build working arrangement with Republicans
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