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HUFFPOST HILL - Can Hillary Clinton Disseminate Thousands Of Pages Of Emails And Have It All? 10.3.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Lindsey Graham has never sent an email, but lest you think the South Carolina senator a total luddite, he *has* figured out the medicine reminder on his Jitterbug. The GOP opposed negotiations with Iran by negotiating with Iran. And a new poll finds Fox News is the most-trusted network news outlet, a development undoubtedly buoyed by Bill O’Reilly’s enterprising D-Day reporting. This is HUFFPOST HILL for Monday, March 9th, 2015: BLESSED ARE THE PEACERUINERS, FOR THEY SHALL BE CALLED TOM COTTON - Grim: "Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), the organizer of a controversial letter warning Iran that the U.S. government will not necessarily abide by any agreement Iran strikes with the Obama administration, previously told a conservative audience that the goal of congressional action should be to scuttle talks with Iran. The U.S. should, instead, engage in a policy of 'regime change,' he argued... Cotton, for his part, has made no secret that he wants the talks to fail. 'The end of these negotiations isn't an unintended ...
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Hillary Clinton Stories Ensure Reporters Front-Page Coverage Even Without Facts 5.3.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Once again a story about Hillary Clinton gets front-page coverage even when the reporter uses innuendo and unsubstantiated "facts" to suggest wrongdoing. That is what we saw in the New York Times this week in a report by Michael Schmidt with regard to Hillary's use of a private email account when she was Secretary of State. The New York Times story was questioned by many as reported by Igor Bobic in the Huffington Post . David Brock of Media Matters sent a letter to the New York Times asking they print a "prominent correction" for their sloppy reporting. Instead the New York Times appears to be doubling down in an effort to protect their reporter. This is nothing new where Hillary Clinton is concerned. Crazy accusations about her have been written in the mainstream media for years. These reports include everything from suggesting she asked the FBI for files to target political opponents to accusations she murdered Vince Foster and were chronicled in a Mother Jones column by David Corn. One must ask why ...
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HUFFPOLLSTER: Has Obama Approval Leveled Off? 3.3.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
President Obama's approval rating may be leveling off after increasing in late 2014. A majority of young Americans support the rights of transgendered people. And what color the dress is transcends party lines. This is HuffPollster for Tuesday, March 3, 2015. CHECKING IN ON OBAMA JOB APPROVAL - On Monday, the Gallup Daily tracking poll reported that 47 percent of Americans approved of the job Barack Obama is doing as president, while 48 percent disapproved. Gallup's daily reports represent a rolling average of the last three nights of telephone interviewing and can often vary from day to day. Gallup had shown the approval percentage as low as 42 percent just a few days ago, down from a high of 50 percent in mid-February. Tracking by Gallup and other polling organizations continues to show an improvement in the president's approval rating compared to the levels observed throughout most of 2014, when his rating typically averaged between 42 and 44 percent. The HuffPost Pollster chart, which combines ...
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There's A Startling North-South Divide When It Comes To Health Care 24.2.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The good news is the uninsured rate in the U.S. has fallen to a record low. The bad news is the benefits of health care reform aren't reaching a large swath of the country. Over the last year, the uninsured rate in the U.S. fell 3.5 percentage points, from 17.3 percent in 2013 to 13.8 percent in 2014, according to the latest data from Gallup. That's the lowest yearly rate that's been recorded by Gallup's Well-Being Index. According to Gallup, much of the decline can be linked to President Obama's health care reform law, which implemented a number of new policies to help Americans afford health insurance. But some states' refusal to adapt Obamacare's key provisions are causing a startling gap in uninsured rates across the country. The states with the highest uninsured rates in 2014 are pretty much all found in the South, the Gallup poll found. Not coincidentally, all 10 of the states with the highest uninsured rates have refused to carry out two key parts of Obamacare. "States that have implemented two of ...
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Democrats Don't Feel As Warmly Toward Israel As They Used To 24.2.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
While most Americans continue to feel positively toward Israel, a Gallup poll released Monday shows that Democrats have experienced a significant decline in sympathy in the past year. Seventy percent of Americans have a favorable view of Israel, according to the poll, while only 17 percent are favorable toward the Palestinian Authority. Similarly, 62 percent of Americans say their sympathies lie more with Israelis, while 16 percent say they are more sympathetic to Palestinians. These numbers are almost unchanged from a Gallup poll conducted one year ago. A closer look across party lines, however, reveals that fewer Democrats feel warmly toward Israel than did at this time last year. Democrats' favorable ratings for Israel have dropped 14 percentage points from one year ago, from 74 percent to 60 percent. Their sympathy toward Israel has declined from 58 percent last year to 48 percent today, the lowest share among Democrats since 2010. Republicans, on the other hand, have grown in sympathy toward Israel, ...
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Hundreds of South Carolina Prisoners Sent to Solitary Confinement Over Facebook 24.2.2015 Truthout - All Articles
(Image: Facebook; Edited: JR/TO)In the South Carolina prison system, accessing Facebook is an offense on par with murder, rape, rioting, escape and hostage-taking. Back in 2012, the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) made “Creating and/or Assisting With A Social Networking Site” a Level 1 offense [ PDF ], a category reserved for the most violent violations of prison conduct policies. It’s one of the most common Level 1 offense charges brought against inmates, many of whom, like most social network users, want to remain in contact with friends and family in the outside world and keep up on current events. Some inmates ask their families to access their online accounts for them, while many access the Internet themselves through a contraband cell phone (possession of which is yet another Level 1 offense). Through a request under South Carolina’s Freedom of Information Act and other public records, EFF found that, over the last three years, prison officials have brought more than 400 ...
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Turning the page on education 22.2.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Many research universities trade on their names. These schools are thought to grant valuable degrees because of its academic reputation. We tend to view research universities as the epitome of high-quality learning environments, when in fact, they are anything but. The structures research universities put in place to maintain their reputations directly contradict what is understood to be a good learning environment. What's more, prioritizing research puts the education of undergraduates on the back burner, and students are tested using methods that only suit a few. If schools such as McGill really want to lay claim to being the best school in Canada, they need to adopt an alternative ...
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Toronto Star promoting the extreme right in Ukraine 20.2.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
The three conglomerates that dominate print media in Canada -- Torstar, which publishes the Toronto Star, the country’s largest daily newspaper; CTV-Bell Media, which publishes The Globe and Mail, the largest national daily; and Postmedia, which controls the daily newspapers of most cities in English Canada -- speak on Ukraine as though they all attended the same indoctrination sessions. Viewed through their prism, Ukraine is topsy-turvy and bears little resemblance to reality. Human rights, moral standards and the concerns of the people of the east of the country are given no standing, no voice and no ...
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The Front Page Rule 20.2.2015 Truthout - All Articles
After a week here in FMC Lexington Satellite camp, a federal prison in Kentucky, I started catching up on national and international news via back issues of USA Today available in the prison library, and an "In Brief" item, on p. 2A of the  Jan. 30 weekend edition, caught my eye. It briefly described a protest in Washington, D.C., in which members of the antiwar group " Code Pink " interrupted a U.S. Senate Armed Services budget hearing chaired by Senator John McCain. The protesters approached a witness table where Henry Kissinger, Madeleine Albright and George Schulz were seated. One of their signs called Henry Kissinger a war criminal. "McCain," the article continued, "blurted out, 'Get out of here, you low-life scum.'" At mail call, a week ago, I received Richard Clarke's novel, The Sting of the Drone, (May 2014, St. Martin's Press), about characters involved in developing and launching drone attacks. I'm in prison for protesting drone warfare, so a kind friend ordered it for me. The author, a former ...
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The Front Page Rule 20.2.2015 Truthout.com
After a week here in FMC Lexington Satellite camp, a federal prison in Kentucky, I started catching up on national and international news via back issues of USA Today available in the prison library, and an "In Brief" item, on p. 2A of the  Jan. 30 weekend edition, caught my eye. It briefly described a protest in Washington, D.C., in which members of the antiwar group " Code Pink " interrupted a U.S. Senate Armed Services budget hearing chaired by Senator John McCain. The protesters approached a witness table where Henry Kissinger, Madeleine Albright and George Schulz were seated. One of their signs called Henry Kissinger a war criminal. "McCain," the article continued, "blurted out, 'Get out of here, you low-life scum.'" At mail call, a week ago, I received Richard Clarke's novel, The Sting of the Drone, (May 2014, St. Martin's Press), about characters involved in developing and launching drone attacks. I'm in prison for protesting drone warfare, so a kind friend ordered it for me. The author, a former ...
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The Front Page Rule 20.2.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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Utah Beats Out Every Other State For Highest Weekly Religious Service Attendance 19.2.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
More than half of the residents of Utah say they attend religious services every week, according to a new survey from Gallup. Gallup polled a random sample of 177,030 American adults, aged 18 and older, between Jan. 2 and Dec. 30, 2014, asking each person how often they attended church, synagogue or mosque -- at least once a week, almost every week, about once a month or seldom or never. Between Utah and Vermont -- the state with the lowest weekly religious service attendance -- there is a differential of 34 percentage points, reflecting what Gallup describes as a broad spectrum of "Americans' views on life, culture, society in general and politics." Utah's 59 percent Mormon majority may explain the state's top ranking, as Mormons report the highest religious service attendance of any other religion -- 75 percent compared to 45 percent of Catholics and 19 percent of Jews. Religiosity tends to cluster in various regions of the country, with the South demonstrating highest attendance of weekly religious ...
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Obamacare Signups Top 11 Million In Second Year, White House Says 18.2.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has beaten its own projections for Obamacare enrollments, which exceeded 11 million through Sunday's deadline for most U.S. residents to choose a health insurance plan, the White House announced Tuesday. In a video posted to Facebook , Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell informs President Barack Obama of preliminary estimates of this year's signups. The three-month enrollment period all but ended Sunday , but federal and state officials are allowing consumers who began applications prior to the deadline to complete them . "We just got great news today, which is that during this open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, 11.4 million people have either re-enrolled or enrolled for first the first time," Obama says on the video. "It gives you some sense of how hungry people were out there for affordable, accessible health insurance." Prior to the Nov. 15 kickoff of this year's enrollment campaign , the Department of ...
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On 70th Anniversary Of Dresden Bombing, Now And Then Photos Show A City Rise From The Ashes 13.2.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
On Feb. 13 and Feb. 14, 1945, in the last year of World War II, American and British bombers flattened the German city of Dresden, engulfing the picturesque medieval town in a firestorm. The two days of raids left some 25,000 people dead. Hurricane force winds caused by the fire had swept many of those who had survived the bombings into the inferno. "Wherever I turned, I was confronted with flames, smoke and dust – and all the time blocks of debris falling from the sky," British rifleman Victor Gregg, who was imprisoned in Dresden at the time, recalled in his ebook Dresden, a Survivor's Story. "People of all shapes, sizes and ages were slowly sucked into the vortex, then suddenly whisked into the pillars of smoke and fire, their hair and clothing alight," he wrote. On Friday, Germany marked the 70th anniversary of the Allied raids. "We remember all of those who were killed at that time, as victims of violence and war, not only in Dresden, but also in other places," German President Joachim Gauck said ...
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The Tax Man Cometh 12.2.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Congress Should Stop Shortchanging The IRS - by Jerry Jasinowski It's tax season again and once again our elected representatives are manipulating the tax system in strange and mysterious ways. Most members of Congress will tell you that they are anti-tax, but that doesn't prevent them from writing new rules to reward major donors, encourage certain behaviors and promote favored policies. Over the past 12 years, Congress has enacted 4,680 changes to the tax code, an average of more than one a day. Today the tax code runs to 73,950 pages, give or take a few. It is theoretically possible that Watson - the IBM computer that won the Jeopardy challenge - can remember 73,950 pages of tax rules, but that is surely beyond the capacity of any mortal human. Critics complain about business tax breaks, and for sure there are a lot of them in those 73,950 pages, but the real culprits are you and me. The home mortgage deduction, for example, costs Uncle Sam $70 billion a year, and 77 percent of the benefit goes to ...
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She's Been At A Shelter For Almost 4 Years, But Mira The Pit Bull Is Still Happy 11.2.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Mira the pit bull came into the Middletown Humane Society as a stray in May, 2011. Nearly four years later, she's still there . But don't feel sad for this sweet bear of a dog. "Mira is the kind of dog that loves life, even her life here with us," says Britney Schoonmaker, who runs MHS's web and Facebook pages, cleans kennels, cares for animals, and helps out with anything else that needs doing at this shelter in New York's Hudson Valley. "She gets excited to go outside, comes right up to her kennel door to see visitors and loves stuffed toys. Mira likes to play and run off-leash in our exercise yard, but she is also a couch potato and is content to lay around all day if you want," she says. "She grunts, snorts, and makes all kinds of other sounds that make people jump, but that's just our Mira!" If Schoonmaker sounds a little like an enthusiastic matchmaker, it's because she is determined that, as satisfied as grunty little Mira may be with the current state of things, this dog will find a wonderful ...
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Here's Who's Most Likely To Lose Coverage If The Supreme Court Guts Obamacare 10.2.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. If the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down tax credits for people buying health insurance on the federal exchange, about 8.2 million Americans in 34 states could lose their coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Most of the people likely to be affected are white, employed, and low- to middle-class. They also are concentrated in a single region of the country: the South. Health insurance rates in those states are expected to rise by as much as 35 percent, which may make coverage unaffordable even for those who don’t qualify for tax credits. Some believe that if the tax credits are disallowed by the Supreme Court, the underpinnings of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law would collapse. “It will be a horror movie if (the credits are struck down),” said Georges Benjamin, executive director of the ...
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Prodigal Bob Dylan 10.2.2015 Truthout.com
Bob Dylan performing at St. Lawrence University in New York, November 26, 1963. (Photo: Wikipedia ) The opening verses of "Tangled Up in Blue" are among the most famous in Bob Dylan's repertoire. Readers who know them will find themselves singing along: "Early one morning the sun was shining, I was laying in bed/Wondering if she'd changed at all, If her hair was still red." Pronouns matter in Dylan, especially his "I" and "you," whose limitless friction, wearing each other away year after year, Dylan's songs have often so beautifully expressed. But there's no "you" in "Tangled Up in Blue," which is, in a way, the point. Bob Dylan performing at St. Lawrence University in New York, November 26, 1963. (Photo: Wikipedia ) The opening verses of "Tangled Up in Blue" are among the most famous in Bob Dylan's repertoire. Readers who know them will find themselves singing along: "Early one morning the sun was shining, I was laying in bed/Wondering if she'd changed at all, If her hair was still red." Pronouns ...
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Tripped Up by Truth 9.2.2015 Truthout.com
Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin speaking at the 2013 CPAC in National Harbor, Maryland. In addition to slashing $300 million from the University of Wisconsin budget, Walker slipped language into his proposed budget bill taking an ax to the Wisconsin Idea, the guiding philosophy of the UW System. (Photo: Gage Skidmore ) Madison - Last week, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker got tripped up by the truth. First Walker announced he was going to slash $300 million from the University of Wisconsin budget, devastating cuts that will fall hardest on students; then he said he wanted to make the university system operate more like a port authority than a public university. But what really got people riled were his edits to the university's mission statement. Buried in his proposed budget bill -- on page 546 out of a whopping 1839 -- Walker scratched out "the search for truth" and took an ax to Wisconsin Idea, the guiding philosophy that the university is created to solve problems and improve people's lives beyond ...
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Mr. President, Release the 28 Pages 9.2.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Zacarias Moussaoui has just upped the ante on the White House to release 28 top-secret pages from a congressional report pertinent to a possible Saudi role in the events of 9/11. Moussaoui is serving a life sentence for his involvement in the planning of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. He has recently inserted himself into litigation in which 9/11 victims allege the Saudi government funded Islamist charities that provided financial and logistical support to al-Qaeda. Moussaoui's account of being a liaison between Osama bin Laden and members of the Saudi royal family was told to Philadelphia lawyer Sean Carter over the course of two days of questioning in October at the federal supermax prison in Florence, Colo., and has only now been cleared for public release by the U.S. government. Carter has been defending against a Saudi motion to dismiss his case, facing the unenviable burden of producing evidence of a Saudi link to al-Qaeda without the benefit of taking discovery. Moussaoui's testimony was ...
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