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A Solution for Undocumented Immigrants Who Drive 7.4.2009 Washington Post: Editorials
WE'VE SAID before that it makes little sense to deprive illegal immigrants of drivers licenses: It only will encourage more people to drive without proper training or insurance, endangering everyone. At the same time, as other states have tightened their laws, Maryland reportedly has become a magnet for illegal immigrants seeking licenses. This is unacceptable, too, given the possibilities of fraud and abuse. The Maryland General Assembly is wrestling with this dilemma.
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U.S. lawmaker plans law to curtail risky mortgages 7.4.2009 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
A powerful U.S. lawmaker said on Monday he is preparing a broad package of legislation that would promote stability in the mortgage market by limiting future subprime lending, and would also take on executive compensation and limit systemic risk.
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Rep. Frank pushing for changes to financial system 7.4.2009 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank said Monday he's pushing legislation he said will create the kinds of regulations needed to help avert a repeat of the country's financial meltdown.
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U.S. lawmaker plans law to curtail risky mortgages (Reuters) 7.4.2009 Yahoo: Business
Reuters - A powerful U.S. lawmaker said on Monday he is preparing a broad package of legislation that would promote stability in the mortgage market by limiting future subprime lending, and would also take on executive compensation and limit systemic risk.
Seat belt law up for vote in NH House 7.4.2009 Boston Globe: Latest
Federal officials said Monday that highway deaths last year were the lowest in almost 50 years, and tougher seat-belt laws were one factor.
U.S. policy on Cuba evolving under Obama 7.4.2009 MSNBC
President Barack Obama will soon move to ease travel and financial restrictions on Cuba as his administration conducts a broad review of its policy toward the communist nation, a senior American official said Monday.
U.S. lawmaker plans law to curtail risky mortgages (Reuters) 7.4.2009 Yahoo: Business
Reuters - The chairman of a powerful U.S. Congressional committee plans to unveil legislation intended to provide longer-term stability to the U.S. mortgage market by preventing lenders from securitizing the full value of their loans.
US policy on Cuba evolving under Obama (AP) 7.4.2009 Elections
AP - President Barack Obama will soon move to ease travel and financial restrictions on Cuba as his administration conducts a broad review of its policy toward the communist nation, a senior American official said Monday.
Afghan 'rape' law draws international fire 7.4.2009 CNN: Top Stories
"In Afghanistan, the sacrifice in the political game is women and children," female Afghan parliamentarian Fawzia Koofi said.
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When Will We Reach the Tipping Point on Guns? 6.4.2009 AlterNet.org: Discuss
How many shootings does there have to be in the news before we wonder about the wisdom of allowing just about anyone to get a gun in America?
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Law firms give associates a chance to build skills while doing good 6.4.2009 LA Times: Most Emailed
Rather than lay off junior lawyers, some firms are lending them to public interest practices where they can handle weightier issues and gain courtroom experience. Emeka Orjiakor spent his first six months as a real estate lawyer in a sleek glass-and-steel downtown high-rise. Now he's feeling more down to earth in the humble offices of a public-service practice, helping the poor fight foreclosure and ...
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Moyers Journal: Madoff Was A Piker -- America's Big Banks Are a Far Larger Fraudulent Ponzi Scheme 6.4.2009 AlterNet
One of America's top bank fraud experts explains the financial industry's "liar's loans" and wholesale greed that got us in this mess.
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Forty-four House Democrats Call on Obama Administration to Repeal Harmful Bush Endangered Species Regulations 6.4.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2009

Center for Biological Diversity

Forty-four members of the House of Representatives, including seven committee chairman and several other high-ranking leaders, sent a letter Friday calling upon Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to rescind rules passed in the final days of the Bush administration that weaken the Endangered Species Act by exempting thousands of federal activities, including those that generate greenhouse gases, from review under the Endangered Species.

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Obama's national experiment 6.4.2009 Seattle Times: Opinion
When you total up all the emergency economic policies that Obama has now put in place, they constitute one big experiment. Together, these policies — call them Obama Rescue Phase I — represent a huge bet that the administration can confine this economic crisis to a really nasty recession and not a 21st-century Depression.
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Mexican drug cartels making inroads here, authorities say 6.4.2009 Tucson Citizen
Mexican drug cartels are supplying drug-dealing organizations here with marijuana and fueling an increase in drug-related violence including homicides, kidnappings and home invasions, authorities say.
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Are U.S. officials potential Spanish prisoners? 6.4.2009 SFGate: Op-Ed
CON Just when former Bush administration officials thought they could relax and perhaps travel a bit comes the disconcerting news that a Spanish court is considering charges against former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and five other former government... ...
US highway deaths at lowest levels since 1961 (AP) 6.4.2009 Yahoo: Top Stories
AP - An economic downturn can have a bright side: U.S. highway deaths in 2008 fell to their lowest level since John F. Kennedy was president.
Obama Team's Finances Released 6.4.2009 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Financial records show a White House staffed with highly paid aides and a cabinet of less affluent officials. ...
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Firms to Fight Overseas-Profit Tax 6.4.2009 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Corporate lobbyists are intensifying efforts to block an Obama proposal to raise taxes on overseas profits. Executives say the measure would hamper economic-recovery ...
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Firms to Fight Overseas-Profit Tax 6.4.2009 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Corporate lobbyists are intensifying efforts to block an Obama proposal to raise taxes on overseas profits. Executives say the measure would hamper economic-recovery efforts. ...
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