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Open thread for night owls: Don Young, time traveler 1.11.2011 Daily Kos
If Alaska Republican Rep. Don Young has his way, all regulations from the past 20 years would vanish — just like that. Young said Tuesday he plans to introduce legislation this fall to repeal every federal regulation installed since 1991, the Anchorage Daily News reports. "My bill is very simple, I just null and void any regulations passed in the last 20 years," Young said at a speech at the Anchorage Downtown Rotary Club. "I picked 20 years ago because it crossed party lines and also we were prosperous at that time. And no new regulations until they can justify them." Top Comments for today are here . ...
Smelt Supreme Court ruling goes against farmers 1.11.2011 SFGate: Top Stories
Smelt Supreme Court ruling goes against farmers
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Congress Asks I.R.S. About Oversight of Nonprofit Hospitals 1.11.2011 NY Times: Washington
Congress has asked the agency to answer questions about the oversight of nonprofit hospitals other charities.

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Top housing regulator says he lacks authority for foreclosure relief 1.11.2011 The Hill

Edward DeMarco said the Federal Housing Finance Agency's legal responsibility is focus on the financial health of Freddie and Fannie.

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There's no 'there there' in the Republican candidates' jobs plans 1.11.2011 Daily Kos
Now via Greg Sargent , the AP joins the fray , highlighting a number of studies showing that the Republican presidential candidates' plans are just as empty. WASHINGTON — Key proposals from the Republican presidential candidates might make for good campaign fodder. But independent analyses raise serious questions about those plans and their ability to cure the nation’s ills in two vital areas, the economy and housing. Consider proposed cuts in taxes and regulation, which nearly every GOP candidate is pushing in the name of creating jobs. The initiatives seem to ignore surveys in which employers cite far bigger impediments to increased hiring, chiefly slack consumer demand.[...] The Bureau of Labor Statistics, which tracks companies’ reasons for large layoffs, found that 1,119 layoffs were attributed to government regulations in the first half of this year, while 144,746 were attributed to poor “business demand.” Mainstream economic theory says governments can spur demand, at least ...
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Senate, House to take up dueling jobs proposals this week 31.10.2011 LA Times: Top News
Congress is fully engaged this week, with the House and Senate in session and a menu of legislative offerings as Democrats and Republicans struggle to dominate the jobs front -- perhaps the top issue among voters.


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Rep. Sam Farr, House members question California pot club crackdown 31.10.2011 San Jose Mercury News: Santa Cruz/Central Coast
Several members of California's Congressional delegation are taking their concerns about a federal crackdown on the state's medical marijuana dispensaries directly to President Obama.
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The Tea Party Pork Binge 31.10.2011 Newsweek Top Stories
A Newsweek investigation into Tea Party pork.
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Cuccinelli: Senate GOP ‘Jobs’ Bill ‘Tramples the States and Violates the Constitution’ 31.10.2011 Think Progres
Earlier this month, Senate Republicans cobbled together many of their longstanding objectives, and called it a “jobs” bill to try to draw attention away from President Obama’s popular American Jobs Act. Yet this plan backfired on the Senate GOP leadership when Tea Party lawmakers began lining up to denounce a key provision of their makeshift [...]
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Waivers spell likely end for tutoring program 31.10.2011 Boston Globe: Latest
Waivers spell likely end for tutoring program
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Obama's Wheel and Deal 31.10.2011 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh) President Barack Obama stands after signing the Korean Free Trade Agreement in the Oval Office of the White House. A s he gears up for a difficult re-election campaign, President Obama risks losing key swing states that he won in 2008 because of a recent flip-flop on trade commitments. Back on the campaign trail, Obama had committed to a new approach to trade deals that would protect the environment, boost manufacturing, and protect food safety. That was then; this is now. On October 12, he shoved through three NAFTA-style trade deals with Colombia, Korea, and Panama that are officially projected to increase the U.S. trade deficit and cost tens of thousands of American jobs. These deals were negotiated and signed by George W. Bush in 2007, but had not been formally approved by Congress. While Wall Street and the Chamber of Commerce applauded the deals, Obama’s base and most congressional Democrats opposed them; the GOP provided almost all of the ...
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Obama to order FDA to help reduce drug shortages 31.10.2011 Boston Globe: Latest
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The Cruelest Show on Earth 31.10.2011 Mother Jones
It was a drizzly winter day , and inside the Jacksonville Coliseum , Kenny, a three-year-old Asian elephant, was supposed to perform his usual adorable tricks in The Greatest Show on Earth: identifying the first letter of the alphabet by kicking a beach ball marked with an "A," twirling in a tight circle, perching daintily atop a tub, and, at the end of his act, waving farewell to the audience with a handkerchief grasped in his trunk . But Kenny was clearly sick. Elephants are highly intelligent creatures that develop at a similar rate as humans. In the wild, Kenny would still be at his mother's side, just beginning to wean. In captivity, he was a voracious consumer of water and hay but for the past day or so had showed little interest in either . He seemed listless. Worried attendants in the tent where the elephants were chained between shows twice alerted a circus veterinary technician. Continue Reading » Comments Post ...
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Wall Street reform law bogged down 31.10.2011 Politico
Wall Street reform law bogged down
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Vail Valley Voices: Free enterprise leads to solutions 31.10.2011 Vail Colorado: Editorials
Before our economy can be turned around the president and Congress must realize two unalterable economic facts of life. First, economic policies must be viewed in terms of the incentives they create rather than the goals they procla ...
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Consumed by payday loans: State legislators offer haven for lenders deemed 'predatory' 31.10.2011 San Jose Mercury News: News
Facing government crackdowns around the country, payday lenders are thriving in lightly regulated California, where they lure hundreds of thousands of desperate borrowers a year despite punishing, triple-digit interest rates.
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Medicine Shortages Addressed in Obama Executive Order 31.10.2011 International Herald Tribune: Front Page
An executive order by the Obama administration offers drug manufacturers and wholesalers a helping hand and a gloved fist in efforts to resolve shortages that have worsened greatly in recent years.
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Opinionator | Disunion: The Light in a Dark Harbor 31.10.2011 NY Times: Editorials
In Boston, a veteran Army officer shows surprising compassion for prisoners of war.

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Nebraska Legislature to Debate Keystone XL Oil Pipeline 31.10.2011 International Herald Tribune: Americas
Legislators have been unexpectedly summoned to a special session over the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run through the states on its way from Canada to the Gulf Coast.

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Obama officials defend economic efforts, hit GOP for blocking 31.10.2011 The Hill

Stubborn unemployment and slow growth continue to dog President Obama as the 2012 campaign picks up steam.

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