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Republicans Who Oppose Obama’s Contraception Regulation Have No Problem With Romney’s 17.2.2012 Think Progres
On Wednesday over two dozen Republican House and Senate members held a press conference in support of the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act, which would allow any and all insurers and employers to deny their employees health benefits and services required by federal law based on their personal religious or moral objections. The lawmakers [...]
The GOP debates: what questions do journalists like to ask? 17.2.2012 The Guardian -- World Latest
We looked at all the questions that have been posed to the Republican candidates in the 20 debates since May 5, 2011 What gets asked at the debates is a good reflection of what journalists think the 2012 campaign is about. After all, reporters could ask about almost anything, right? (Even pizza.) So we decided to examine all the questions that have been posed to the Republican candidates in the 20 debates since May 5 2011. Here's how they broke down (insert chart): • A note on our methodology: To figure out what the press chose to ask about during the 20 presidential debates that have been held so far, we downloaded all the transcripts and isolated every question that had been asked of the candidates. Early on, we made a decision to focus on "unique questions", because we were interested in what got asked. Rather than count every time a candidate was invited to respond, we looked at how many different questions were asked of the candidates. Follow-ups were considered part of the original ...
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Experts urge stronger cyber regulation bill 16.2.2012 Boston Globe: Latest
Experts urge stronger cyber regulation bill
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Cities balk as Utah House panel greenlights e-billboards 16.2.2012 Salt Lake Tribune
By derek p. jensen The Salt Lake Tribune Published Feb 16, 2012 11:50AM MDT A measure that would give Utah’s powerful sign industry unprecedented power to convert highway and surface-street signs to electronic billboards cleared a House committee Thursday. The unanimous vote puts cities concerned about losing local billboard control on their heels. “This might be a very good bill if you’re talking about the freeways,” complained West Jordan Mayor Melissa Johnson. “But it applies a standard unilaterally that might not be applicable in every city in every community. This ... ...
House and Senate GOP seek to overrule regulations on power plant pollution, union elections 16.2.2012 Star Tribune: Politics
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Consumer agency plans to oversee big credit bureaus, debt collectors 16.2.2012 LA Times: Business
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau plans to closely oversee large credit reporting companies and debt collectors in its first expansion of broad authority to send examiners into financial firms outside the banking system.


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Conservatives' Horrible Hypocrisy On Women's Health 16.2.2012 Crooks Liars
As I write this on Thursday morning, there is a Congressional hearing called by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Manistan) protesting the intrusion of government into religion, sparked by Kathleen Sebelius' issuance of regulations requiring health insurers to provide contraception with no co-payments. Democratic women walked out on the hearing after their witnesses were not allowed to appear before the committee. As is true of all congressional hearings, elected officials are posturing and chest-beating over religious freedoms and intrusive government. Their claim: requiring contraception without co-payments is excessive government intrusion into religious freedom. Yet somehow, insertion of a probe into a woman which is mandatory and required by the government is not considered intrusive government. Rachel Maddow does a great job of explaining this insanity in the video above. Conservatives are hypocrites. This isn't a surprise. Even so, it's shockingly cynical to hear them quote everyone from Stalin ...
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Experts urge stronger cyber regulation bill 16.2.2012 AP National
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cybersecurity experts are urging senators to close loopholes in legislation to give the government some ability to force critical industries to make their computer networks more secure....
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Don’t Look Now But ACORN Is Alive & Well & Ready to Muck Up the 2012 Elections (Video) 16.2.2012 Gateway Pundit
By Gateways_Niece Don’t think for one second that the 2012 election is going to be squeaky clean. Even CNN is starting to report on his fraud! Chad Groening at OneNewsNow reported: Even though it was supposedly stripped of federal funding … Continue reading
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Democratic Women Boycott House Contraception Hearing After Republicans Prevent Women From Testifying 16.2.2012 Think Progres
This morning, Democrats tore into House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) for preventing women from testifying before a hearing examining the Obama administration’s new regulation requiring employers and insurers to provide contraception coverage to their employees. Republicans oppose the administration’s rule and have sponsored legislation that would allow employers to limit the availability [...]
DealBook: Collection and Credit Firms Facing Broad New Oversight 16.2.2012 NY Times: Business
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed a rule that would allow the agency to supervise two significant corners of the financial industry that until now have largely evaded federal scrutiny.

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Darrell Issa refuses to let woman speak at hearing on 'religious freedom' to deny birth control 16.2.2012 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
If you see a woman, rest assured she's in the background, not testifying. Darrell Issa made sure of that. ( House Oversight Committee Democrats ) Because Republican Rep. Darrell Issa's hearing "Lines Crossed: Separation of Church and State. Has the Obama Administration Trampled on Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Conscience?" is a very serious matter that is all about religious freedom and not at all about birth control, no siree, it can only feature the testimony of very serious religious persons whose freedom is important. And when Darrell Issa's running the hearing, only men who agree with Darrell Issa deserve a platform to speak about their freedoms. As Kaili Joy Gray wrote yesterday, "Issa won't be hearing from any of the nearly two dozen religious groups who have no problem with the Obama administration's new health care policy to require insurance coverage of birth control." That list of the uninvited includes "representatives from the Catholic Health Association, which is run by ...
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Today in Congress: House to pass POISONEERS Act; Senate tackles filibuster-by-amendment 16.2.2012 Daily Kos
The House took up the first of the three-part package that will end up comprising its transportation authorization bill, that being H.R. 3408, the PIOSNGEERS Act, which they're pretending is the "PIONEERS Act." Twenty amendments were made in order under the rule, and the House dealt with 12 of them. Three, offered by Republicans, were passed on voice vote. One other, offered by a Republican, passed in a roll call vote. Eight more, all offered by Democrats, were mysteriously defeated in recorded votes. The Senate continued its usual wrangling today. After being forced to run out the full 30 hours of post-cloture time on a judicial nomination on which cloture was invoked by a vote of 89-5, they were finally able to vote on confirmation, which passed by 94-5. On this, they could not agree to waive post-cloture time. The rest of the day was spent maneuvering on the transportation bill, and in the current climate it should come as no surprise that Majority Leader Harry Reid has filled the ...
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Madison vs. Obamacare 16.2.2012 American Spectator
When the justices of the Supreme Court start preparing their decision in the challenge to Obamacare, they may yet have to get to the bottom of the question of whether James Madison's notes on the Constitutional Convention of 1787 were forged. Could it be that the Founders really favored more central government than was indicated by the Constitutional Convention's most famous note-taker? On the face of it, the idea that Madison doctored his notes seems preposterous. Madison, after all, is not only America's fourth president but is known as the "Father of the Constitution." The notes he took during the debates in which the Constitution was framed at Philadelphia have for nearly two centuries been consulted by scholars and judges for clues as to what the Founders really intended when they wrote the preeminent parchment. It turns out, though, that there is a theory that Madison in fact forged his notes—or doctored the details—so as to buttress his growing concern in his retirement years over the ...
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Economix Blog: Simon Johnson: Paul Volcker vs. the Bank of Canada 16.2.2012 NY Times: Business
In opposing an American regulation limiting banks' proprietary trading, the Canadian central bank recommends an approach that would seriously undermine financial stability in the United States, Canada and other countries, an economist writes.

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Did The RNC Consider Mailing Out Ilegal 'Census' Forms? 16.2.2012 TPM Muckraker
A 2010 mailing from the Republican National Committee with the words "Census Document" was so controversial that Congress passed a law making such tactics illegal. In early 2011, the RNC was apparently planning to do it again.

Mass. Republicans call for jobs initiatives 16.2.2012 Boston Globe: Latest
Mass. Republicans call for jobs initiatives
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Consumer watchdog plans 26% increase in its budget 16.2.2012 LA Times: Business
Richard Cordray, head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, gives a House committee few details about how the agency would spend $448 million next year.

The agency protecting consumers in the financial marketplace plans to increase its budget 26% next year as it ramps up to full operation, but the newly installed director was short on details about where the money is going — raising the ire of Republicans.


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Punjab paves way for drugs regulation 16.2.2012 Nation : Last Twenty Four Hours News
Punjab paves way for drugs regulation
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US pushes EU, SWIFT to eject Iran banks 16.2.2012 CNN-IBN: World
The United States is pressuring the European Union and a global electronic banking system to expel Iranian banks from a network used to transfer money, another step in Western efforts to deprive Tehran of funds needed to develop nuclear weapons.
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