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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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Europe's Perfect Financial Storm 22.7.2011 American Prospect
Think fixing our debt problem is challenging? Try solving Europe's crisis.
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#getusedtoit 22.7.2011 American Prospect
Concerns that technology may be affecting our ability to communicate may not be totally off the mark, but there's no use in being a curmudgeon about it.
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Why Obama Will Win in 2012 22.7.2011 American Prospect
It might be "the economy, stupid," but radicalism on the right will doom Republicans' chances at the presidency.
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After Obama yields on Warren, new appointee deserves a vote 21.7.2011 Boston Globe: Editorials
After Obama yields on Warren, new appointee deserves a vote
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House votes to shackle power of new financial consumer protection agency 21.7.2011 Star Tribune: Nation
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House tries to shackle sway of new consumer agency 21.7.2011 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau officially opened its doors Thursday, the House was considering legislation that could restrict its authority to act against abuses of the financial system....
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ATF Whistleblower Case Triggers Retaliation Inquiry 21.7.2011 NPR News
Republican lawmakers in Congress have spent months pursuing allegations that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms knowingly allowed assault weapons to enter Mexico. Did a key whistleblower in the case face retaliation?
House Waters Down EPA Powers 21.7.2011 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
You might have missed this but the "Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011" has already passed the GOP-controlled House and is pending in the Senate, where it will likely die. Still, I don't think it's overstating things to say that this bill if enacted would gut the landmark Clean Water Act by subordinating federal regulations to the regulations -- or lack thereof -- imposed by the individual states. ...
Cheers and Jeers: Thursday 21.7.2011 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Fight 'em! I can't imagine how many opinion pieces I've read since I started blogging lo those many years ago, when today's third-graders were a mere twinkle in Mommy and Daddy's eye. Thousands. Maybe hundreds of thousands. Or even, I'm guessing, ONE MILLION opinion pieces . Every now and then I come across one from yesteryear that kicks up a little endorphin rush as it reminds me of how I felt when I first read it. Case in point: Paul Waldman's July, 2006 column from TomPaine.com called, It's The Conservatism, Stupid . We were months away from capturing the House and Senate, Republicans were floundering, and Waldman cut to the chase: The key challenge facing progressives right now is how---once George W. Bush decamps for Crawford in January of 2009---to maintain the increased energy motivating the political left in recent years. They will be able to do so if they come to understand that George W. Bush is not what they need to fight. What they need to ...
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Water-Regulation-As-Federalism Bill Passes House, Looks A Lot Like ALEC 21.7.2011 TPM Muckraker
After being fast tracked by a House panel and passing the House last week, a bill that would strip fundamental powers of the EPA to regulate water toxins crept closer to a Senate vote. It bears a striking resemblance to...

Economix: Could Tax Reform Make the Financial System Safer? 21.7.2011 NY Times: Business
Why not think of banks' overborrowing as a form of financial pollution, and tax or regulate as we do auto emissions, an economist asks.

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U.S. consumer-finance watchdog agency becomes active today 21.7.2011 Twincities.com: Nation

WASHINGTON - The consumer-protection agency that was created after the financial crisis launches today lacking key powers that Congress intended to give it.

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Safety of dissolvable tobacco products disputed 21.7.2011 LA Times: Health
The industry touts lozenges and other smokeless products as safer alternatives to smoking. But public health officials and others raise health concerns and worry that they will entice a new generation to get hooked on tobacco.

The industry touts lozenges and other smokeless products as safer alternatives to smoking. But public health officials and others raise health concerns and worry that they will entice a new generation to get hooked on tobacco.


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Consumer-finance watchdog agency launches Thursday 21.7.2011 San Jose Mercury News: Local News
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will begin this week to enforce rules that Congress lumped together as part of last year's overhaul of financial regulations.
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How Rick Perry Could Shake Up The GOP Race 21.7.2011 NPR News
Will the Texas governor elbow his way into the crowded presidential race? Longtime Perry watcher Evan Smith of the Texas Tribune talks about why he thinks Perry will run and what kind of candidate he'd be.
New consumer protection agency launches Thursday 21.7.2011 SFGate: Business & Technology
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