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Capitol Hill's Obamacare crisis solved 2.8.2013 Politico
Resolution comes a day after Obama pledged fix.
The Predator king 2.8.2013 BBC: World
How one man turned the drone industry into a global enterprise
Energy Department investigated for retaliating against whistleblowers 2.8.2013 Washington Post: Politics
Congress pressed the Department of Energy Thursday for answers over allegations that it retaliated against employees who spoke to a watchdog about a lower agency’s discriminatory hiring process. Admonishing officials during an oversight hearing, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said Bonneville Power Administration employees were ordered by top-level Energy leaders “not to speak with anyone outside of BPA” about the division’s reportedly discriminatory hiring process. ...
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Bring drug compounding firms out of the shadows 2.8.2013 Star Tribune: Editorials
Pass ‘compounding’ reforms before another outbreak kills.
Steelworkers praise Obama for executive order upgrading regulations on chemical plant safety 2.8.2013 Daily Kos
Aftermath of the West, Texas, fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 and injured 300 in April 2013. “Chemicals, and the facilities where they are manufactured, stored, distributed, and used, are essential to today’s economy. Past and recent tragedies have reminded us, however, that the handling and storage of chemicals are not without risk.” “This is a step in the right direction,” Representative Michael McCaul, a Texas Republican and chairman of the Homeland Security committee, said at a hearing after the White House announcement. “The West facility was a disaster waiting to happen, but as dangerous as West was, the Department of Homeland Security had no knowledge of it.” "The [850,000-member] USW applauds President Obama for taking bold action to protect working men and women and communities across the country from hazardous chemical releases and explosions. The formation of a new Chemical Facility Safety and Security Working Group, which will coordinate efforts by Federal, State and ...
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Senate takes initial step toward media shield law 2.8.2013 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A Senate panel took a step forward on legislation to protect reporters and the news media from revealing their sources. But lawmakers put off until September a broader debate over whether Congress defines who is a journalist.
Obama orders review of chemical plant rules 2.8.2013 Boston Globe: Latest
Obama orders review of chemical plant rules
Hoyer upbeat Cantor reviewing Dem manufacturing bills 1.8.2013 The Hill

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has vowed to review a long list of Democratic manufacturing proposals, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Thursday.

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Obama Orders Review Of Chemical Plant Safety Regulations 1.8.2013 Think Progres
The chemical plant explosion in West, TX has sparked a look into federal oversight of these facilities. The post Obama Orders Review Of Chemical Plant Safety Regulations appeared first on ThinkProgress . ...
Why An Obscure Senate Judiciary Committee Vote Is Likely To Trigger Nuclear War In The Senate 1.8.2013 Think Progres
If Democrats do not want a Republican court to continue to veto labor, environmental and business regulation, today's vote is a good sign that they will need to nuke. The post Why An Obscure Senate Judiciary Committee Vote Is Likely To Trigger Nuclear War In The Senate appeared first on ThinkProgress . ...
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House Democrats condense Issa's 'investigation' of IRS 'scandal' into its essence: A pile of manure 1.8.2013 Daily Kos
The smackdown video above was released Wednesday by Democrats on the House Oversight Committee. Message: What IRS scandal? Not that the failure of Republicans, particularly Rep. Darrell Issa of California and the puppets in the right-wing media noise machine, will ever shut up about this no matter what is learned about the reality. We've had months of "investigations" and allegations that there was a partisan effort by the IRS, coordinated by the White House, to target tea party organizations over their tax-exempt status. What have we learned? Democratic and independent groups were looked at in the IRS examination of tax status, not just tea party groups. None of the tea party groups were denied tax-exempt status. While bellyaching about the supposed partisan nature of the IRS's evaluation of these groups, Issa asked IRS Inspector General J. Russell George to confine himself to looking solely at conservative and tea party groups in his internal investigation into what happened. As for ...
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Uruguay Gives Initial OK To State-Controlled Marijuana Industry 1.8.2013 NPR News
Uruguay's legislature is taking steps to approve a controversial bill detailing how the government would regulate marijuana, from its production and import to marketing and distribution. The move would be a first.
Obama meets lawmakers as anger grows over NSA surveillance programs 1.8.2013 The Guardian -- World Latest
Republicans and Democrats invited to meeting, which includes intelligence chiefs and critics of data collection programs Barack Obama was meeting members of Congress at the Oval Office on Thursday as an increasingly embattled White House seeks to contain growing anger over the surveillance tactics employed by the National Security Agency. Republican and Democrats have been invited to the meeting, just 24 hours after the Guardian revealed details of another National Security Agency surveillance program which, according to documents, allows analysts to to search through huge databases of emails, online chats and the browsing histories without prior authorisation. The training documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden suggested that the program, called XKeyscore, is its "widest-reaching" system for developing intelligence from the internet. Snowden left the limbo of Moscow airport on Thursday after being granted permission to stay in Russia for a year. Hours after details of the ...
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In response to Texas explosion, Obama orders federal agencies to review chemical plant rules 1.8.2013 Star Tribune: Nation
Uruguay could be 1st country to license marijuana production 1.8.2013 New Kerala: World News
Montevideo, July 31 : Uruguay's lower house of National Congress on Wednesday approved a plan to create a legal marijuana market after over 13 hours of debate.
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Liz Cheney, husband late paying tax on $1.6M home 1.8.2013 Politico
U.S. Senate candidate Liz Cheney and her husband were more than two months late paying property taxes on a $1.6 million home they bought last year in the tony northwest Wyoming community of Jackson Hole, according to Teton County records.
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Right's new confirmation fight 1.8.2013 Politico
FERC nominee Ron Binz's name hasn't attracted a lot of opposition, but that may change soon.
Uruguay could license marijuana production 1.8.2013 New Kerala: World News
Montevideo, August 1 : Uruguay's lower house of National Congress has approved a plan to create a legal marijuana market -- after over 13 hours of debate.
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Uruguay takes step toward full legalisation of marijuana 1.8.2013 Hindustan Times: World
Uruguay takes step toward full legalisation of marijuana
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Uruguay takes step toward full pot legalization 1.8.2013 Boston Globe: Latest
Uruguay takes step toward full pot legalization
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