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New England editorial rdp. 23.7.2011 Boston Globe: Rhode Island
New England editorial rdp.
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Dodd-Frank Backers Clash With Regulator 23.7.2011 NY Times: Business
Consumer advocates criticize John Walsh, acting comptroller of the currency, for trying to soften a wide range of provisions of the financial regulatory overhaul.

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The 10 Craziest State Legislatures In America 23.7.2011 AlterNet
The worst things that have passed in the states, in both quantity and quality, are coming from Republican-controlled legislatures.
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Burned by the Courts 23.7.2011 American Prospect
The new documentary Hot Coffee explains how a superficially funny lawsuit had serious implications.
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Don’t change efficiency rules 22.7.2011 Boston Globe: Editorials
Don’t change efficiency rules
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Does Romney really think his retreats on carbon control will buy him climate-change denier votes? 22.7.2011 Daily Kos
As Brad Johnson writes , these days Romney is saying: ... [W]e have made a mistake is what I believe, in saying that the EPA should regulate carbon emissions. I don’t think that was the intent of the original legislation, and I don’t think carbon is a pollutant in the sense of harming our bodies. That wasn't Romney's stance when he was governor of Massachusetts. Rather the opposite , according to Sarah Bufkin: While in office, Romney pushed state regulations aimed at enforcing emissions standards on power plants for four “pollutants,” including carbon dioxide. Here is an excerpt from the regulation, 310 CMR 7.29, as it stood in May of 2004, over a year after Romney took office: The purpose of 310 CMR 7.29 is to control emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2), mercury (Hg), carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2) and fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) (together “pollutants“) from affected facilities in Massachusetts. 310 CMR 7.29 accomplishes this by establishing ...
Morning Briefing: July 22, 2011 22.7.2011 Think Progres
The New York Times reports that President Obama and Speaker Boehner (R-OH) are nearing a deal on a sweeping deficit reduction package they both may have a difficult time selling to their respective parties. The deal to avert a government shutdown in less than two weeks calls for $3 trillion in savings from substantial spending [...]
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Exclusive: U.S. Blocks Oversight of Its Mercenary Army in Iraq 22.7.2011 Wired Top Stories
Exclusive: U.S. Blocks Oversight of Its Mercenary Army in Iraq
Fracking Con: EPA should put a hold on fracking for natural gas 22.7.2011 Salt Lake Tribune
By arnold j. mann Published Jul 22, 2011 01:01AM MDT LOS ANGELES — On May 24, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson testified before Congress, saying, “I am not aware of any proven case where the ‘fracking’ process itself has affected water, although there are investigations ongoing.” It was a classic case of non-denial denial by a federal agency enjoying observer status courtesy of a law assigning natural gas drilling oversight to the states. Jackson wasn’t saying there have been no cases of ground water contamination from this controversial new mining ... ...
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No conclusions on safety in NRC report on stalled plan to build nuclear dump in Nevada 22.7.2011 Star Tribune: Nation
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No safety conclusions in report on nuclear dump 22.7.2011 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Nuclear Regulatory Commission report released Thursday makes no conclusions about whether entombing the nation's most radioactive material at the Yucca Mountain site in the desert northwest of Las Vegas is scientifically sound or safe....
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Financial regulatory overhaul faces new criticism on first birthday 22.7.2011 LA Times: Business
Republicans and industry groups have used the occasion to lambast the Dodd-Frank law for what they call dangerous government overreaching.

The most far-reaching overhaul of financial regulations since the Great Depression reached its first birthday with fresh criticism of its effectiveness and a new attack on one of its major reforms.

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Nominee for Commerce secretary runs into opposition from conservatives 22.7.2011 San Jose Mercury News: News
John Bryson, formerly CEO of a Southern California utility, is considered too pro-environment by some conservatives.
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NRC releases report on stalled Nevada nuke dump 22.7.2011 AP Washington
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission released a report Thursday documenting decades of scientific and technical work on a dormant nuclear waste repository project in Nevada, but it makes no conclusions about whether entombing the nation's most radioactive material in the desert northwest of Las Vegas is scientifically sound or safe....
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House bill revamps consumer agency 22.7.2011 Politico
House bill revamps consumer agency
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Lawmakers Prepare to Overhaul Postal Service 22.7.2011 NY Times: Business
Five bills have been introduced in Congress to revamp the Postal Service, which Democrats and Republicans agree is on the brink of insolvency.

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Stanford study shows online consumer privacy tools flawed 22.7.2011 San Jose Mercury News: Business
A new study by Stanford researchers has found many online advertising companies continue to follow people's Web activity even after users believe they have opted out of tracking.
Google And Facebook Spent Record Amounts On Lobbying In Q2 2011 22.7.2011 TechCrunch
Google And Facebook Spent Record Amounts On Lobbying In Q2 2011
Redistricting Cases Challenge The Voting Rights Act 22.7.2011 NPR: All Things Considered
The 1965 Voting Rights Act has removed racial barriers for generations of black voters in the South. Now a legal challenge raises the question of just how much federal oversight election laws still need.
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To Infinity and Beyond! 22.7.2011 American Prospect
Americans are bored with the space program. Obama needs to define NASA's next great mission.
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