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CQC hit by 'no confidence' vote 29.6.2011 BBC: Front Page
Workers in the residential care home sector pass a vote of "no confidence" in the Care Quality Commission.
Dodd-Frank Rekindles Old Debate 29.6.2011 NY Times: Business
A classic American political debate — state versus federal law — is surfacing in the banking sector, as regulators work to put in place the financial reforms passed a year ago in Washington.

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Kansas denies license to one of state's three abortion clinics. Ohio ponders fetal heartbeat law 29.6.2011 Daily Kos
Chart created by the Guttmacher Institute That would leave Kansas worse off than South Dakota, where there is only a single clinic providing abortions with once-a-week visits by doctors from Minnesota. The state-by-state effort to make legal abortions ever more difficult to obtain has been intense in 2011, with more legislation enacted this year than in any other single year since the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade 38 years ago. All of the clinics provide a wide range of family planning services. The Aid for Women clinic, in Kansas City, was denied its license without an inspection last week. Unless the courts intervene, it will have to close its doors by July 1. The clinic's director expected the denial since the rented space was too small to meet the new standards and he does not have the required visiting privileges with a local hospital. Neither he nor other abortion providers think the regulatory requirements are necessary to run a safe clinic. Finding alternative space is ...
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Forty-one of 100 lawmakers get perfect marks on conservation scorecard 29.6.2011 Denver Post: All Political News
The 2011 Colorado legislative session was — on the whole — a good one for the environment, according to one of the state's leading environmental groups.
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‘Diverse Opposition?’ California Health Insurers Spread Cash To Groups Opposing Rate Regulation Bill 29.6.2011 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that Kaiser Permanente plans to raise rates by more than 10 percent for about 300,000 Californians enrolled in policies offered through small businesses. Kaiser Permanente, which operates as a quasi-nonprofit, has reported record profits of $921 million in the first quarter of 2011 alone. The company reportedly has healthy [...]
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Rudolph: US Inequality Quiz 28.6.2011 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Can You Pass The US Inequality Quiz? The American mainstream media regularly laments the incontrovertible reality of rising inequality yet rarely provides historical perspective or detailed analysis. Rather, the typical article provides statistical facts of inequality coupled with theoretical claims linking capitalism, incentives, economic growth and inequality. While few doubt that capitalism is the preferred [...]
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More lunacy from Michele Bachmann as she believes John Quincy Adams was a Founding Father 28.6.2011 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Click here to view this media The biggest hurdle for Michele Bachmann to overcome in running for the Republican nomination is her penchant for making over-the-top statements for political effect which turn out not only to be untrue but ill-advised as well. She could get away with this as a backbencher in congress but now message discipline is paramount, as is focus. Her appearance on Fox this weekend was focused, and she benefitted a lot from being able to play the victim from Chris Wallace's clumsiness of calling her "a flake". Another appearance on CBS's Face The Nation was less assured, and at times cringe-worthy. This one with George Stephanopoulos today on Good Morning America casts real doubts whether she can handle the scrutiny from being seen as a legitimate presidential candidate, as ridiculous as it is to even write those words in connection with Michele Bachmann. Her defensiveness and unwillingness to ever, ever admit wrong is Palin-esque. It's not a trait or a habit Americans will ...
Michele Bachmann wants to eliminate the minimum wage 28.6.2011 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Don't underestimate her: She wants to take your minimum wage. "Literally, if we took away the minimum wage—if conceivably it was gone—we could potentially virtually wipe out unemployment completely because we would be able to offer jobs at whatever level." Now, note the "potentially" there—pigs could also potentially virtually fly if we took away the minimum wage. The question is how likely it is. But Stephanopoulos went and committed an act of journalism by following up on what Bachmann thinks might literally conceivably potentially virtually completely happen. What ensued was not short or pretty, but it made clear while that Bachmann does not want to say straight out "yes, I want to eliminate the minimum wage" as a presidential candidate, yes, she wants to eliminate the minimum wage. First she talked about job creation, bouncing from that to her past as a tax attorney, her opposition to high taxes, her history as a job creator, the unemployment rate, her feeling of the pain of the ...
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Bachmann Calls The Minimum Wage An ‘Expansion Of Government’ That Needs To Be Eliminated 28.6.2011 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) formally kicked off her presidential campaign yesterday, painting herself as a Tea Party candidate who is ready to lead the country back to prosperity (even if her former chief of staff doesn’t think so). Today, in classic Tea Party form, Bachmann reiterated her long-held belief that a federally mandated minimum wage [...]
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AP IMPACT: NRC and industry rewrite nuke history 28.6.2011 Boston Globe: Latest
AP IMPACT: NRC and industry rewrite nuke history
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Nuclear reactor life spans get extended 28.6.2011 MSNBC
For decades, industry and regulators stated nuclear reactors were designed only to operate for 40 years. Now they insist the units were built with no inherent life span, and can run for up to a century. ...
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Rudolph: US Inequality Quiz 28.6.2011 Informed Comment
Jeffrey Rudolph writes a guest column for Informed Comment: Can You Pass The US Inequality Quiz? The American mainstream media regularly laments the incontrovertible reality of rising inequality yet rarely provides historical perspective or detailed analysis. Rather, the typical article provides statistical facts of inequality coupled with theoretical claims linking capitalism, incentives, economic growth and [...]
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Peninsula readers' letters: June 28 28.6.2011 San Jose Mercury News: Peninsula
Letters from Daily News readers.
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US nuke evacuation plans are outdated 27.6.2011 MSNBC
As America's nuclear power plants have aged, the once-rural areas around them have become far more crowded and much more difficult to evacuate. ...
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Supreme Court declares violent video games are protected speech 27.6.2011 Daily Kos
-- Justice Scalia, writing for the Court today In a 7-2 decision announced today , the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional a California law which sought to ban the sale or rental of violent video games to children. California’s law defined a violent video game as one which depicts "killing, maiming, dismembering, or sexually assaulting an image of a human being" and also matches either of the boxes below: (1) a reasonable person, considering the game as a whole, would find that it appeals to a deviant or morbid interest of minors; (2) it is patently offensive to prevailing standards in the community as to what is suitable for minors, and; (3) it causes the game, as a whole, to lack serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value for minors. Enables the player to virtually inflict serious injury upon images of human beings or characters with substantially human characteristics in a manner which is especially heinous, cruel, or depraved in that it involves torture or ...
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AP IMPACT: Populations around US nuke plants soar 27.6.2011 Boston Globe: Latest
AP IMPACT: Populations around US nuke plants soar
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AP IMPACT: Once-rural populations skyrocket near some US nuclear plants, evacuations unlikely 27.6.2011 Star Tribune: Nation
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National security and a less-restrained FBI 27.6.2011 LA Times: Commentary
The FBI is downplaying changes in its rules. But they add up to a substantial expansion of its power to monitor Americans.

Less than three years after the last major revision of its domestic surveillance guidelines, the FBI is preparing to loosen its restrictions on monitoring Americans. If this is not halted, we might find our privacy eroded beyond repair.


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AP IMPACT: Populations around US nuke plants soar 27.6.2011 AP Top News
BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) -- As America's nuclear power plants have aged, the once-rural areas around them have become far more crowded and much more difficult to evacuate. Yet government and industry have paid little heed, even as plants are running at higher power and posing more danger in the event of an accident, an Associated Press investigation has found....
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Lawmakers work to prevent need for U.S. Postal Service bailout 27.6.2011 The Hill

With the Postal Service expected to run a deficit bigger than $8 billion both parties agree serious changes are needed

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