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Catholic hospital mergers put women's health at risk 27.5.2013 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Since the overwhelming Republican triumph in the 2010 elections, conservative majorities in states across the nation have implemented draconian new abortion restrictions at a dizzying pace that shows no signs of letting up. So-called "human life" amendments, punitive clinic regulations, "personhood" initiatives, fetal heartbeat bills, mandatory, invasive ultrasound procedures and outright abortion bans are typical of the 694 proposals produced in the states in just the first three months of 2013. But it's not just Kansas, North Dakota, Mississippi and other reddest of the red states that are making a mockery of the very idea of the " health of the mother ." Outside of the statehouses, governors' mansions and courtrooms, another disturbing trend is fast making access to abortion and other reproductive services a thing of the past across large swaths of the country. In Washington, Oregon, Illinois and other strongly pro-choice states , the rapid consolidation of smaller, rural and even teaching ...
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Krauthammer: IRS problem goes beyond bad service 27.5.2013 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
Krauthammer: IRS problem goes beyond bad service
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Bill gives lawmakers say in state union contracts 26.5.2013 Boston Globe: New Hampshire
Bill gives lawmakers say in state union contracts
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Republicans see 'Obamacare' debacle as key to 2014 26.5.2013 Boston Globe: Latest
Republicans see 'Obamacare' debacle as key to 2014
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Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, despite her celebrity, paints herself as an incrementalist 26.5.2013 Boston Globe: Latest
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, despite her celebrity, paints herself as an incrementalist
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Air marshal whistle-blower fired in 2006 claims big win in court 26.5.2013 LA Times: Nation
Air marshal whistle-blower fired in 2006 claims big win in court
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Why should Apple have access to consumers if it refuses to pay its fair share of taxes? 26.5.2013 The Guardian -- World Latest
Countries are competing to provide the biggest tax breaks, the cheapest labour and the easiest regulation to attract the likes of Google, Apple and Amazon, to the disadvantage of their own citizens. But there is another way The chairman of a parliamentary committee investigating Google for tax avoidance calls the firm "devious, calculating, and unethical", yet British officials court the firm's CEO as if he were royalty. David Cameron urges tax havens to mend their ways and vows to crack down on tax cheats, yet argues taxes must be low in the UK because "we've got to encourage investment, we've got to encourage jobs and I want Britain to be a winner in the global race". The same disconnect is breaking out in the US. A Senate report criticises Apple for shifting billions of dollars in profits into Irish affiliates where its tax rate is less than 2%, yet a growing chorus of senators and representatives call for lower corporate taxes in order to make the US more competitive. The American ...
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Green diary rescue: The redwoods, the High Plains Aquifer and fracking ourselves crazy 26.5.2013 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Every week Daily Kos diarists write dozens of environmentally related posts. Many don't get the readership they deserve. Helping improve the odds is the motivation behind the Green Diary Rescue. In the past seven years, there have been 227 of these spotlighting more than 12,723 eco-diaries. Below are categorized links and excerpts to 78 more that appeared in the past seven days. That makes for lots of good reading during the spare moments of your weekend. [ Disclaimer: Inclusion of a diary in the rescue does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it.] Top Comments: The magic of old growth Redwood forests —by Steveningen : "It is no secret that California is a diverse and beautiful state. The scenery here is as varied as its people and everyone has their favorite place to visit. For some, it's Yosemite National Park, others are drawn to our beaches or the Sierra Nevada mountains. For me, it is California's old growth Redwood forests, particularly those in the ...
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Showing the IRS some love after witch hunt 26.5.2013 LA Times: Business
Showing the IRS some love after witch hunt
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TPP: An International Deregulation Treaty, Not A Trade Treaty 25.5.2013 Crooks Liars
The upcoming Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is using a process that is rigged from the start. It is not being negotiated by governments for the benefit of their people, it is being negotiated by executives (or future executives/lobbyists currently in government) largely for the benefit of the giant corporations they serve. The process has these giant corporations "in the loop" but groups citizens, working people, consumers, the environment, human rights groups and especially democracy are not part of the process. That can only go one way: if you don't have a seat at the table you are on the table -- the meal. Chile's TPP Negotiator Quits, Warns Citizens Rodrigo Contreras, Chile's lead TPP negotiator recently up and quit to warn people of the dangers this agreement poses to everyone except the giant multinational corporations. In The New Chessboard, ( English translation ) Contreras warns that the TPP is solidifying multinational corporate control over the Internet, ...
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GOP Aides Frustrated With House Republicans 25.5.2013 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
At least there are some Republicans in the House who actually want to get some work done... Roll Call : The inquiry led by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee into the slaying of four Americans at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, last year has been attention-grabbing, but some senior GOP aides are worried that the partisan overtones are diverting Congress from identifying and addressing the real lessons learned from the attack. In particular, these aides say key staffers have been overly consumed with chasing down or addressing inaccurate or unfounded accusations emerging from the inquiry. “We have got to get past that and figure out what are we going to do going forward,” a GOP aide stressed. “Some of the accusations, I mean you wouldn’t believe some of this stuff. It’s just — I mean, you’ve got to be on Mars to come up with some of this stuff.” ... Senior GOP aides pointed out that many of the accusations involving security and military forces turned ...
Open Thread Plus 400 PPM Cartoon 25.5.2013 Think Progres
Open Thread Plus 400 PPM Cartoon
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What about the banks? 25.5.2013 Salt Lake Tribune
Published May 25, 2013 01:01AM MDT It is interesting that when the IRS slows up the approval process for some groups seeking tax-exempt status that members of Congress want people put in jail and demand more oversight. But when the too-big-to-fail banks (which are still too big to fail) almost destroy our country’s economy because of lack of regulation and oversight, the politicians have a lot of bark but no bite. We still have not seen any of the individuals who profited from the bank collapse and bailout held accountable, and... ...
Krauthammer: IRS scandal has legs 25.5.2013 Salt Lake Tribune
by Charles Krauthammer The Washington Post Published May 25, 2013 01:01AM MDT WASHINGTON — “Horrible customer service.” That’s what the newly fired IRS commissioner averred was the agency’s only sin in singling out conservative political groups for discriminatory treatment. In such grim proceedings one should be grateful for unintended humor. Horrible customer service is when every patron in a restaurant finds a fly in his soup. But when the maitre d’ screens patrons for their politics and only conservatives find flies paddle-wheeling through their consomme, the problem ... ...
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Open thread for night owls: Amy Goodman—Another Memorial Day in this endless war 25.5.2013 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
By Amy Goodman I n a remarkable but little-noticed oversight hearing last week, the Senate Armed Services Committee looked at “The Law of Armed Conflict, the Use of Military Force, and the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force.” The 2001 AUMF is the act passed by Congress on Sept. 14, three days after the al-Qaida attacks on the United States. Sen. Angus King, an independent from Maine, opened his questioning of the military officials before him by stating: “Gentlemen, I’ve only been here five months, but this is the most astounding and most astoundingly disturbing hearing that I’ve been to since I’ve been here. You guys have essentially rewritten the Constitution here today.” King’s statement followed the questioning by longtime South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, who recently pushed to have the Boston bombing suspect—a U.S. citizen accused of a violent crime on U.S. soil—named an “enemy combatant,” denying him his constitutional rights. Graham enjoyed unanimous ...
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War on terror like all wars must end 25.5.2013 Hindustan Times: World
War on terror like all wars must end
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Banksters' lobbyists writing financial bills to water down Dodd-Frank 25.5.2013 Daily Kos
One bill that sailed through the House Financial Services Committee this month—over the objections of the Treasury Department—was essentially Citigroup’s, according to e-mails reviewed by The New York Times. The bill would exempt broad swathes of trades from new regulation. In a sign of Wall Street’s resurgent influence in Washington, Citigroup’s recommendations were reflected in more than 70 lines of the House committee’s 85-line bill. Two crucial paragraphs, prepared by Citigroup in conjunction with other Wall Street banks, were copied nearly word for word. (Lawmakers changed two words to make them plural.) This isn't just a Republican thing, though it was probably easier for Wall Street to insert itself so completely in the process with Republicans. Plenty of Democrats are playing along, too, including most of them on the committee that passed Citigroup's bill. The freshmen among them were rewarded with a field trip to Wall Street in "a tour organized by Representative Joe Crowley," where ...
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As grocers, restaurants bicker, many U.S. menus still lack calorie counts 25.5.2013 Star Tribune: Business
Supermarkets’ resistance is a major sticking point with FDA.
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FDA warns of infections tied to Tenn. pharmacy 25.5.2013 MSNBC
FDA warns of infections tied to Tenn. pharmacy
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Letters: Devising a Strategy for Climate Change 25.5.2013 NY Times: Editorials
Letters: Devising a Strategy for Climate Change
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