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Minn. Lawmakers To Take Up Silica Sand Mining Boom 18.2.2013 WCCO: National
(credit: AIZAR RALDES/AFP/Getty Images)Critics of a booming silica sand mining industry will ask lawmakers to hit the pause button Tuesday when the Minnesota Legislature holds its first-ever hearing on a subject that has so far been left up to local governments.
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Lindsey Graham: To Avoid 7.5% Cut in Military Budget, Let's Kill Obamacare 18.2.2013 Little Green Footballs
You know that Republican "rebranding" that's supposed to change their image to make it seem like they truly care about people? (Operative word: "seem.") Well, here's the reality: GOP Senator: Take Away Health Coverage for 30 Million to Avoid Military Cuts . During an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Graham suggested that the sequester's across-the-board cuts to federal spending, including about a roughly 7.5 percent reduction in military spending, would be "destroying the military." But rather than agree to President Obama's proposed alternatives to the sequester, the South Carolina Republican said we should save money by eliminating health care for the 30 million people covered by the Affordable Care Act: CHRIS WALLACE: Let me just ask you one more question about the sequestration before we let you go, Senator. You know if we go into the sequester, the president is going to hammer Republicans, the White House already put out a list of all the things, terrible things that will happen if ...
Meet the Press: McCain Snaps at David Gregory Over Benghazi Fake Outrage 18.2.2013 Little Green Footballs
MSNBC Video This is me, just shaking my head at the absolutely demented, ongoing Republican conspiracy theories about the Benghazi attack, as John McCain snaps at David Gregory on Meet the Press for daring to ask exactly what McCain thinks is being covered up. McCain never answers the question, of course, because that's not what he's trying to do. He's selling fear and hatred of President Obama to the right wing base, and any real answers to his "questions" are beside the point. Getting specific would ruin the con. Note: to date, there have been at least 20 briefings, 10 hearings, and more than 10,000 documents submitted to Congress on the Benghazi attack. The continuing murky insinuations and conspiracy theories from the GOP are just more indicators of how far off the rails they are. Also see: McCain Goes After NBC Host for Questioning GOP's Benghazi Conspiracy ...
Locking In the Abuses of War 17.2.2013 ConsortiumNews.com
Locking In the Abuses of War
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Congress investigates Job Corps shortfall 17.2.2013 Twincities.com: Nation
Nation & World briefing WASHINGTON -- House and Senate lawmakers are investigating a nearly $100 million shortfall at the federal Job Corps
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Cybersecurity debate focuses on sharing 17.2.2013 SFGate: Business & Technology
Cybersecurity debate focuses on sharing Protecting computing systems and information that govern not just sites like Facebook and Google, but the nation's infrastructure, was a pervasive, contentious topic last week. There are three general areas that companies, activists and regulators agree need some sort of overhaul: standards for managing that data; government sharing security data with the private sector; and whether businesses should share data among themselves and with the government for security purposes - and if so, how. Both business and advocacy groups believe that tackling the first two issues is critical for defense from cybercrimes, and largely see eye to eye on how regulation of those areas was changed last week by the executive order President Obama announced during his State of the Union address. Support for orderThe president's order grants the right of executive branch agencies to share cybersecurity data with businesses and defense contractors, and instructs the National ...
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Drone strikes: Who's on the 'kill list' 17.2.2013 LA Times: Commentary
Congress should restore the system of checks and balances by using the War Powers Resolution.

Who decides who will be killed by U.S. drone attacks? Protectors of civil liberties have expressed dissatisfaction with the present system of unreviewed presidential discretion, whether in the hands of George W. Bush or Barack Obama.
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Drone strikes: Who's on the 'kill list' 17.2.2013 LA Times: Opinion
Congress should restore the system of checks and balances by using the War Powers Resolution.

Who decides who will be killed by U.S. drone attacks? Protectors of civil liberties have expressed dissatisfaction with the present system of unreviewed presidential discretion, whether in the hands of George W. Bush or Barack Obama.
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This week in science: Cosmic rain 16.2.2013 Daily Kos
In the words of Johnny Carson, I did not know that, and I'd like to very much : One of the less-noticed provisions of the Affordable Care Act is a requirement that pharmaceutical companies report to the Department of Health and Human Services the gifts and other payments they give to doctors and teaching hospitals — and that HHS in turn make that information available to the public. (It’s sometimes referred to as the “Physician Payment Sunshine Act,” after legislation previously introduced in Congress by Senator Chuck Grassley.) Earlier this month, HHS released its final regulations to implement this provision. Beginning August 1, 2013, drug and device companies will need to track their payments to doctors and hospitals, and submit reports to HHS by March 31, 2014 (and report annually thereafter). HHS will make the information available to the public starting in September 2014. The Bad Astronomer is all over that Siberian Impact. Just think, had that meteor happened at the height of the ...
A moderate voice emerging in Senate 16.2.2013 Salt Lake Tribune
by Paul Rolly The Salt Lake Tribune Published Feb 16, 2013 01:01AM MDT The notion, or hope, that mainstream Republicans are taking back their party from the tea-party uprising of 2010 might get a little boost from a fairly innocuous email Sen. Curt Bramble received recently from an official of the American Legislative Exchange Council, the business-backed organization vilified by progressives. Karla Jones, director of International and Federal Regulations for ALEC, was responding to a column I wrote about Bramble and his willingness to consider putting resources i... ...
Taking aim at the gun industry 16.2.2013 LA Times: Business
In the hopes of reducing firearm violence, California continues to try to address gaps in the nation's porous gun laws by introducing its own legislation.

We've all heard the saw about California being hostile to industry. Here's an industry that indisputably has grounds for complaint: the gun industry.

Democrats Seek to Ban Hunting Ammunition in Wisconsin 16.2.2013 Red State
Democrats Seek to Ban Hunting Ammunition in Wisconsin
Obama Makes Case For Curbing Carbon Pollution From Existing Power Plants, Also Vows To Use ‘Bully Pulpit’ 16.2.2013 Think Progres
Obama Makes Case For Curbing Carbon Pollution From Existing Power Plants, Also Vows To Use ‘Bully Pulpit’
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Small Business Groups Praise Obama’s Climate Stance, Call For Regulation Of Existing Power Plants 16.2.2013 Think Progres
Small Business Groups Praise Obama’s Climate Stance, Call For Regulation Of Existing Power Plants
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Hot Air From Obama on Climate Change? 16.2.2013 Mother Jones
This story first appeared in Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Some good news for congressional Republicans: The president"s threat to take unilateral action on climate isn't looking all that threatening. White House officials are talking about small steps the administration could take, but aren't currently pushing forward on the big executive action that advocates have wanted to see: EPA regulation of greenhouse gases from existing power plants. During Tuesday night's State of the Union address, the president issued a challenge to Congress to act on climate change. He pointed at previous efforts to pass market-based, cap-and-trade legislation as an example. "If Congress won"t act soon to protect future generations" from the threat of climate change, he warned, "I will." Prior to the speech, there was some speculation that Obama might announce support for carbon regulations on existing power plants . Last week, the EPA reported that such ...
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Behind closed doors, GOP tries to find its way 15.2.2013 Politico
Behind closed doors, GOP tries to find its way
Elizabeth Warren strikes fear into Wall Street 15.2.2013 Politico
Elizabeth Warren strikes fear into Wall Street
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Texas Pushes Restrictive Abortion Regulations That Could Force More Than 60 Clinics To Close 15.2.2013 Think Progres
Texas Pushes Restrictive Abortion Regulations That Could Force More Than 60 Clinics To Close
February 15 News: Senate GOP Targets The EPA 15.2.2013 Think Progres
February 15 News: Senate GOP Targets The EPA
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Econ 101: February 15, 2013 15.2.2013 Think Progres
Econ 101: February 15, 2013
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