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FRACKING: Corruption a Part of Pennsylvania’s Heritage 22.3.2012 The Moderate Voice
by WALTER BRASCH (part 3 of 3) The history of energy exploration, mining, and delivery is best understood in a range from benevolent exploitation to worker and public oppression. A company comes into an area, leases land in rural and agricultural areas for mineral rights, increases employment, usually in a depressed economy, strips the land [...]
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A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Mar. 22 22.3.2012 Wired Top Stories
A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Mar. 22
The JOBS Act: Support Growing Biotech Companies Developing Breakthrough Medicines 22.3.2012 TechCrunch
The JOBS Act: Support Growing Biotech Companies Developing Breakthrough Medicines
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Obama’s Outrageous DOL Rules Will Restrict Minors From Working on Family Farms – Killing Farm Life As We Know It 22.3.2012 Gateway Pundit
Barack Obama is committed to killing off the family farm – an American tradition. For generations children and adults have worked together on the family farm. Those days are over. Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today introduced … Continue reading
Open Thread for Night Owls: Mitt Romney as dream candidate 22.3.2012 Daily Kos
Let us consider, then, the community in which the president once organized. This is what I found out about it when I went and looked at it in 2008 : Obama also worked in the Altgeld Gardens, a housing development built in 1945 atop an ecological hellspout where two thousand families lived on an old landfill and hard by fifty-three different sites that had been designated as "toxic" by one study of the area. Altgeld Gardens was built on the bones of old steel mills and factories, and atop the waste dumps and landfills that serviced them. And, when they built the projects there, they filled them full of asbestos. That poisoned neighborhood was a perfect product of the "freedom" that Romney talks about when he talks about an unregulated economy. Barack Obama went there to organize the people who were living on that deadly ground because The Market couldn't have cared less about them, and the various governments allowed The Market not to care and, so, did not care either. The kids with the ...
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Lobbying association responds to criticism by calling for more regulation, education 22.3.2012 washingtonpost.com - Politics
Washington lobbyists are making a strange request: more regulation of lobbying. The main professional association for paid influencers, the American League of Lobbyists, is expected to call for tough new rules that would require more people to register as lobbyists with the House and Senate. ...
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Pharmacies investigated for price gouging 22.3.2012 MSNBC
Pharmacies investigated for price gouging
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Wharton: Let’s hope the Sagebrush Rebellion fails 22.3.2012 Salt Lake Tribune
By Tom Wharton The Salt Lake Tribune Published Mar 21, 2012 03:46PM MDT The Utah Legislature, Gov. Gary Herbert and the majority of Utah’s congressional delegation seem hell-bent on taking the U.S. government to court in a revolutionary effort to upend the way Western federal lands are managed. Since much of the state’s multimillion-dollar outdoor recreation, hunting and tourism industry takes place on these public lands, outdoor enthusiasts have much at stake. This is especially true because Utah does not have the infrastructure, people, money or environmental reg... ...
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Lawmakers: Fake pharmacies price-gouging on drugs 22.3.2012 Salt Lake Tribune
By LINDA A. JOHNSON The Associated Press Published Mar 21, 2012 04:42PM MDT Trenton, N.J. • Members of Congress investigating shortages of crucial drugs are targeting nearly two dozen fake pharmacies allegedly set up solely to buy and resell the drugs at huge markups. Two senators and one U.S. representative on Wednesday sent letters to three individuals believed to have obtained licenses to operate both a pharmacy and a prescription drug wholesale business in a “shell game” — to make money by taking advantage of the drug shortage crisis that’s disrupting hospital and o... ...
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March 22 Readers' letters 22.3.2012 San Jose Mercury News: Letters
Letters from Mercury News readers.
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Senate Democrats File New Bill To Require Disclosure Of Independent Expenditure Funders 22.3.2012 Think Progres
Justice Anthony Kennedy’s controversial 5-4 majority opinion in the 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case specifically endorsed the idea of campaign finance disclosure. “Disclosure is the less-restrictive alternative to more comprehensive speech regulations,” he wrote, adding that they ensure voters are informed enough about who is speaking to fully assess the content of [...]
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DealBook: MF Global Executive Subpoenaed by House Panel 22.3.2012 NY Times: Business
Edith O'Brien, MF Global's assistant treasurer who was based in Chicago, must now appear next week before Congress for a hearing about the chaotic final days before the firm filed for bankruptcy.

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JOBS Jumps Senate Hurdle 21.3.2012 Portfolio.com: News and Markets
A bill that allows crowdfunding and eases the way for startups to enter the IPO fray has cleared a key procedural vote in the U.S. Senate.
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Jobs bill clears hurdle, faces others 21.3.2012 Politico
Jobs bill clears hurdle, faces others
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NH Senate approves tax credits for scholarships 21.3.2012 Boston Globe: New Hampshire
NH Senate approves tax credits for scholarships
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Congress: 3 fake pharmacies buying scarce life-saving drugs soley for resale at big profit 21.3.2012 Star Tribune: Politics
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Lawmakers: Fake pharmacies price gouging on drugs 21.3.2012 Star Tribune: Latest
Members of Congress investigating shortages of crucial drugs are targeting fake pharmacies allegedly set up solely to buy and resell the drugs at huge markups.
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Bernanke says US banks could withstand euro shocks 21.3.2012 Twincities.com: News
WASHINGTON—Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says stress tests showed the United States' largest banks could withstand shocks from Europe, even if the debt crisis there significantly worsened.
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Steven Chu defends alternative-energy policies 21.3.2012 SFGate: Top Stories
Steven Chu defends alternative-energy policies
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Today in Congress: House Republicans drag out the old 'tort reform' routine 21.3.2012 Daily Kos
The House made an otherwise boring day interesting with a little bit of procedural fun. The business of the day was the consideration of one suspension bill (regarding the sale of surplus federal real estate), and one bill under regular order that would remove the deed restrictions on a parcel of federal land in Accomack County, Virginia and give it over unrestricted to the county. Woohoo! Right? Well, here's the thing. That parcel of land in Accomack County was given over to local control in the mid-1970s at no cost to the county, so long as it was used only for the purpose of public recreation. If the county sought to make non-conforming use of the land, the agreement was that ownership and control would revert back to the federal government. Now, the county wants to build an “aerospace technology park” nearby, meaning a "park" of the industrial kind (the site abuts an existing NASA installation), but needs the actual park land in order to pave it over with an access road for the technology ...
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