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Octuplets could be costly for taxpayers 11.2.2009 LA Times: Most Emailed
As a single parent with no income, Nadya Suleman could receive thousands of dollars a month in government assistance. And the Medi-Cal bill for her newborns is mounting.

Nadya Suleman has 14 children, including newborn octuplets. She has no job, no income and owes $50,000 in student loans.

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Will debt-for-equity swaps stem foreclosures? 11.2.2009 SFGate: Business & Technology
To stem foreclosures, are debt-for-equity swaps next? On top of a stimulus package and a new bank bailout, President Obama has a separate plan to tackle home foreclosures. Details to come, but according to the L.A. Times, "banks would commit not to evict... ...
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Mobilizing against racism in post racial America 11.2.2009 SFGate: Op-Ed
Some say this country has entered a post racial period with the election of the first African American president. Yet, the New Year's Day killing of Oscar Grant III by BART police was protested in Oakland by thousands who saw the shooting as racially... ...
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Social Housing in Bolivia: Challenges and Contradictions 11.2.2009 Upside Down World
Bolivia's Vice Minister for Housing, Ramiro Rivera, had been on the job only two weeks last March when his office was...
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Briggs: Codifying a Native world view 11.2.2009 ICT - Opinion
Terry Cross, the executive director of the National Indian Child Welfare Association, came to the field of social work in the radical 1970s when a Vine Deloria-brand of Indian consciousness was reshaping ideas about Indian child welfare.
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Mother of octuplets says she gets food stamps, says no one can care for 14 children alone 11.2.2009 Star Tribune: Nation
Octuplet mom: 'Not being selfish' 11.2.2009 MSNBC

Meet Nadya Suleman - The octuplets' mother. (Dateline NBC)Although she talks about returning to college to finish her master’s degree, Nadya Suleman has no job and no income save for supplemental security income payments for three of her children and $490 a month in food stamps. Yet, when Suleman learned she was carrying at least seven fetuses, she was delighted.


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School funding measure spurs debate, emotion 11.2.2009 Salt Lake Tribune
Debate over a bill to "equalize" funding for Utah's public schools turned ugly Tuesday when a lawmaker suggested Park City schools have more money than they need and that one way to trim fat would be to fire a district administrator.
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Latin America Hit by Commodities Dive 11.2.2009 Wall St. Journal: US
Rising commodities prices and favorable weather have been a boon to Latin America for years. But that cycle has taken a sudden, vicious ...
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Neo-liberalism's legacy: A gaping hole in our safety net 11.2.2009 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
There's a hole in Canada's social safety net and the evidence is all around us: from the homeless on our streets to the growing number of our fellow citizens who rely on food banks for their daily sustenance. The hole was made by successive governments whose mantra of paying down the debt and controlling inflation at any and all costs has put our country in a precarious position as we slide further into economic despair. What happened to our safety net? It didn't have to be this way. The Great Depression highlighted the need for a stronger social safety net. In the post-war years, countries in the industrialized world set about building a welfare state and implementing a regime of social ...
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Activist steps down over farmworker remarks 11.2.2009 SFGate: Top Stories
An environmental activist is stepping down from the board of a Santa Barbara-based nonprofit amid criticism of remarks he made about farmworkers. Board members of the California Water Impact Network say Lloyd Carter submitted his resignation during the... ...
Memoirs Recount Limitations Of Life In Modern Iran 11.2.2009 NPR: Morning Edition
Memoir writers Azar Nafisi and Azadeh Moaveni chronicle life in pre- and post-revolution Iran — and offer a glimpse of a people struggling to find pockets of freedom within a repressive regime.
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SECONDHAND CHILDREN (Ann Coulter) 10.2.2009 Yahoo: Opinion/Editorial
Ann Coulter - It's been weeks since the last one, so on Sunday, The New York Times Magazine featured yet another cheery, upbeat article on single mothers. As with all its other promotional pieces on single motherhood over the years, the Times followed a specific formula to make this social disaster sound normal, blameless and harmless -- even brave.
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Rachel's Democracy & Health News #997 10.2.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
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Reports: Octuplet mother is welfare mom; free hospital delivery 10.2.2009 Earth Times
Los Angeles - Controversy grew Tuesday about Nadya Suleman, the single mother of octuplets who now has 14 children under the age of 8. Though Suleman has claimed she is able to support her huge brood and did not take welfare payments, reports said th...
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Public support grows for spending on mass transit and infrastructure 10.2.2009 Environmental News Network
Public support is growing for expenditures on mass transit and infrastructure and remains high for education and health care, according to a National Opinion Research Center survey at the University of Chicago that has been following spending trends for 35 years. The General Social Survey asked people a consistent set of questions, including whether more or less money should be spent on a priority. If more people thought more money should be spent on a category than said less should be spent, the category received a positive score. The spending priorities received a negative score when the reverse was true.
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Pope must retract rehabilitation of Bishop Williamson 10.2.2009 MinnPost

Bishop Richard Williamson said, "There was not one Jew killed in the gas chambers. It was all lies, lies, lies." Williamson, a member of the Society of St. Pius X, was excommunicated from the Catholic Church in 1988, along with three other bishops in the Society. Pope Benedict rehabilitated Williamson and the others on Jan. 21.

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Octuplets Mom Is On Food Stamps 10.2.2009 WCCO: National
Her publicist says the mother of octuplets doesn't feel food stamps and disability payments she gets for three of her other six kids add up to welfare.
Mom already on food stamps before having octuplets 10.2.2009 Houston Chronicle: Top Headlines
The Beverly Hills doctor whose fertility treatment led to the birth of Nadya Suleman’s octuplets — and her six previous children — has one of the worst success rates of any fertility clinic in the country, according to federal records reviewed by the Los Angeles Times.

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Mom already on food stamps before having octuplets 10.2.2009 Houston Chronicle: Nation
The Beverly Hills doctor whose fertility treatment led to the birth of Nadya Suleman’s octuplets — and her six previous children — has one of the worst success rates of any fertility clinic in the country, according to federal records reviewed by the Los Angeles Times.

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