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Congress examines science behind HGH test for NFL 12.12.2012 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Back in August 2011, the NFL and the players' union signed off on a new labor deal that set the stage for the league to test for human growth hormone, perhaps as soon as a month later....
DealBook: HSBC to Pay $1.92 Billion to Settle Money Laundering Charges 12.12.2012 International Herald Tribune: Business
HSBC, the British banking giant, was accused of transferring billions of dollars for sanctioned nations and facilitating Mexican drug cartels to launder tainted money, among other offenses.

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'The Daily Show' on Fox 'News' and Gun Violence: 'Shut Up and Shut Up' 12.12.2012 BradBlog
We've had plenty to say about the lackeys who mindlessly carry out the dishonest work of the terrorist-enabling NRA and the campaign to make sure nobody is ever allowed to even discuss gun violence or what, if anything, can or should be done about it. Now Jon Stewart and The Daily ...
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HSBC guilty of 'stunning failure' 11.12.2012 BBC: Front Page
The US says 'dangerous practices' at HSBC allowed the bank to pass money to "drug kingpins and rogue nations", fining it $1.9bn (£1.2bn).
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Senator Sanders: Media Must be Relevant to 'Ordinary People' 11.12.2012 Crooks Liars
In 1983, 50 corporations controlled a majority of American media. Now that number is six. And Big Media may get even bigger, thanks to the FCC’s consideration of ending a rule preventing companies from owning a newspaper and radio and TV stations in the same big city. Such a move — which they’ve tried in 2003 and 2007 as well –would give these massive media companies free rein to devour more of the competition, control the public message, and also limit diversity across the media landscape. On this week’s Moyers & Company (check local listings), Senator Bernie Sanders , one of several Senators who have written FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski asking him to suspend the plan, joins Bill to discuss why Big Media is a threat to democracy and what citizens can do to fight back. Sanders also expresses his dismay that such a move would come from an Obama appointee. “Why the Obama Administration is doing something that the Bush Administration failed to do is beyond my understanding,” Sanders tells ...
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Will Congress Rein in Warrantless Spying on Americans? 11.12.2012 Mother Jones
The US government's warrantless surveillance powers largely remain a mystery, even to most of the members of Congress who are set to reauthorize them this week. A small group of senators, however, is planning to introduce a handful of amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments Act that would pull back the curtain on the program. "When they passed [changes to the law] in 2008, they were going to get information and watch closely and do oversight," says the ACLU's Michelle Richardson. "Here we are four years later getting ready for a vote, and there's no information in the public realm about how this works." The Republican-dominated House reauthorized the FISA Amendments Act in September with a lot of bombast from defenders who claimed that the law does not allow spying on American citizens . Not true—it states that Americans can't be targeted, but it permits the government to collect communications between Americans and overseas targets suspected of involvement ...
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What’s with the GOP’s absurd fear of all things U.N.? 11.12.2012 Washington Post: Op-Eds
At least they had the decency to wait 24 hours. Last Tuesday, following the international day honoring the disabled, 38 Senate Republicans voted down the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities. With former Senate majority leader and disabled WWII veteran Bob Dole silently beseeching them from his wheelchair, Dole’s fellow Republicans railed against “cumbersome regulations” that could threaten American ...
The growth of the US immigration system 11.12.2012 Boston Globe: Latest
The growth of the US immigration system
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New provinces panel works out modalities amid PML-N boycott 11.12.2012 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
New provinces panel works out modalities amid PML-N boycott
Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii hospitalized 11.12.2012 MSNBC
Daniel Inouye, 88, the most senior senator in the U.S. Senate, has been hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., where he said he is working with his doctors to regulate his oxygen intake.
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Hawaii Democrat Daniel Inouye hospitalized 11.12.2012 Boston Globe: Latest
Hawaii Democrat Daniel Inouye hospitalized
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Hawaii Democrat Daniel Inouye hospitalized at Walter Reed, says he's OK 'for the most part' 11.12.2012 Star Tribune: Politics
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Hawaii Democrat Daniel Inouye hospitalized 11.12.2012 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Daniel Inouye is under observation at a Washington-area hospital so that doctors can monitor his oxygen intake....
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'True the Vote' Fakes the 'Voter Fraud' 11.12.2012 BradBlog
The Rightwing, (not) "non-partisan", Republican-allied "election integrity" group calling themselves "True the Vote" knows first hand what fraud actually is. On Election Day this year, their own observers were barred from monitoring the polls in Franklin County, OH, after the county's bipartisan Board of Elections had determined that the group had ...
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Group says Obama should crank up health, safety and climate regulations with seven executive orders 10.12.2012 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
But the decade-old Center for Progressive Reform has proposed a way around some of this. Its scholar-advocates are recommending that President Obama issue a series of executive orders on matters of regulatory importance that would otherwise have to wait for action at least another two years. Those recommendations focus on matters at the core of CPR's mission. They are found in Protecting People and the Environment by the Stroke of a Presidential Pen: Seven New Executive Orders for President Obama’s Second Term . At the top of the list are orders that would attempt to mitigate climate change, something a hefty chunk of the Republicans in the House would never take action on, except in a retrograde manner, because they still don't think climate change is happening. The title lines: • Executive Order to Take Action on Climate Change Mitigation , which would direct the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from major industrial operations under the Clean Air ...
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This Week in Credit Card News--Elizabeth Warren, Bank Fees & Higher Credit Scores 10.12.2012 Yahoo! News Search Results for credit report
Elizabeth Warren Said to Head to Senate Banking Committee
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Political Blotter: Americans evenly split over legalizing marijuana 10.12.2012 San Jose Mercury News: News
Most believe legalization is a matter for states, not the federal government, to decide; Rep. Barbara Lee helps lead the fight to extend emergency unemployment benefits as part of a 'fiscal cliff' solution.
USDA chief: Rural America becoming less relevant 9.12.2012 Nation

WASHINGTON -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has some harsh words for rural America: It's "becoming less and less relevant," he says.

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On environment, Obama likely to keep walking middle line 9.12.2012 LA Times: Science
His second term is unlikely to feature sweeping legislation on pollution or climate change. Upcoming EPA decisions on emissions limits could be a sign of what to expect.

WASHINGTON — On election night, President Obama uttered a phrase that thrilled environmentalists.
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Russia Announces Barriers on Imports of U.S. Meat 9.12.2012 NY Times: Europe
The move was seen by some analysts as retaliation for American legislation punishing Russian officials linked to human rights violations.

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