Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving: Food stamp cuts leave pantries struggling to meet rising need http://nbcnews.to/18qS8iP Google the word “Thanksgiving” and the Internet would have you believe it’s all about Thanksgivukkah, hellish travel plans, an arguably even more hellish Black Friday, football and how Miley Cyrus is going to ruin your holiday. Of course, we all learned about the creation myth of Thanksgiving in elementary school: The Pilgrims gathered with the Wampanoags in 1621 to celebrate their first harvest. During the 17th and 18th centuries, Thanksgiving was largely a New England holiday honoring the tenacity of the Pilgrims, but by the 19th century it had evolved into a national affair celebrating the family.
How to help a young child learn generosity
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Learning to give is not as easy as it may seem. Here’s how to help a child become a generous kid.Yale professor dies in jail cell after arrest
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NEW HAVEN, Conn. A Yale University professor accused of fighting police officers who tried to handcuff him after a domestic-dispute complaint was taken to a jail and died the…Wall Street bonuses set to explode due to ’08 financial crisis
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The Wall Street fat cats who taxpayers bailed out five years ago are poised for a big payday. In the aftermath of the financial crisis, big banks held on to…Pizza Hut manager fired for refusing to open on Thanksgiving
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Rohr says of the people who worked under him, "Thanksgiving and Christmas are the only two days that they're closed in the whole year and they're the only two days that those people are guaranteed to have off and spend it with their families." ButGermany sets Minimum Wage at $11.54, lowers retirement age
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Conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel signed aprovisional government program with the center-left Social Democrats, which secured her a third term in office in exchange for policy ...Did Your Thanksgiving Turkey Take Any Antibiotics?
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The government doesn't collect data on antibiotic use in turkeys. And producers don't volunteer any.Two Numbers: Why Health Insurance Is a Crummy Deal Most of the Time
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Yes, insurance is good to have, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good value for everyone.America has spoken: Popcorn has been declared the National Thanksgiving Turkey. http://on.wsj.com/1a5rG86

President Obama pardoned both Popcorn and his adversary, Caramel, in the annual Thanksgiving pardoning ceremony. Americans could vote for their favorite turkey on the White House website until Tuesday night.

Credit: Reuters A 10-year-old Amish girl with leukemia and her parents have left the country to seek alternatives to chemotherapy, according to the family's attorney.
Amish Girl With Leukemia, Family Flees US to Avoid Chemotherapy
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Sarah Hershberger and her parents oppose chemotherapy, and have been fighting the Akron Children's Hospital in court after the family stopped Sarah's treatment. A Montana bride accused of killing her new husband by pushing him off a cliff at Glacier National Park had spoken of killing her mother and stepfather in the weeks before her June wedding, federal prosecutors said in legal documents: http://nbcnews.to/Ir8UCq (Photo: TODAY)
A Montana bride accused of killing her new husband by pushing him off a cliff at Glacier National Park had spoken of killing her mother and stepfather in the weeks before her June wedding, federal prosecutors said in legal documents: http://nbcnews.to/Ir8UCq (Photo: TODAY)



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"On Thanksgiving morning I'll be making pies with my mom, just as I have ever since I was a girl. But at some point I know we'll be talking about more than shortening versus butter. We'll be talking about how she would like to die." crummySarah Josepha Hale, a leading female voice of the 19th century a Martha Stewart meets Michelle Obama meets Oprah, campaigned for decades to secure Thanksgiving’s role as a national holiday.



Do corporations have religious rights? And if profit making corporations enjoy religious rights, do those rights trump the legal rights of employees?


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Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra survived a no-confidence vote Thursday as thousands of antigovernment protesters continued to besiege a number of important government facilities dotted around the Thai capital. http://on.wsj.com/1dCsJEO

Our guide to key Thai political figures: http://on.wsj.com/18m00lz

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Researchers says Comet ISON will skim roughly 1 million miles from the solar surface around 1:30 p.m. ET on Thursday.

If the comet remains intact for the close encounter, there's a good chance it will become visible to the naked eye, perhaps as a glowing arc across the pre-dawn sky in December, USA TODAY reports.
"How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points? This is a case of exclusion. Can we continue to stand by when food is thrown away while people are starving? This is a case of inequality."
New images from a NASA solar telescope show that the comet is getting brighter. Read more: http://usat.ly/1iV52XY...

Tinseltown tough guy: President Obama pockets Hollywood cash while bashing Republicans. “I’m going to keep on trying. ... I am, because we got no choice.” Read more: http://wtim.es/1hgBEw2
Pope Francis understands economics better than most politicians | The Raw Story
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Pope Francis is a pontiff who has constructively broken all the rules of popery – so far to widespread acclaim. He’s faulted the Catholic church for its negative obsession with gays and birth control, and now he has
How worried are Democrats about Obamacare and the midterm elections? Click "like" if you think the party is going to need all the cash Obama can raise.




Family members probably shouldn’t talk politics at the Thanksgiving table, but Democrats want you prepared so they just put out “Talking Politics with Your Republican Uncle.” Find out some of their conversation strategies. Read more: http://wtim.es/1dB9ATu

Are you expecting a politically combative holiday? Any tips for Republicans you can share?

Emails suggest White House aware of Obamacare problems days before launch - Read more: http://wtim.es/Ij36Kk

“For over six weeks, we have been asking the administration if they did not know or did not disclose the problems that lay ahead,” Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, Michigan Republican, said. “What we are learning is that the administration went out of its way to hide the chaos behind the scenes.”
Author Dinesh D’Souza deletes tweet comparing Obama to ‘grownup Trayvon’ Read more: http://wtim.es/Ig4T3o

Nearly an hour later, Mr. D'Souza wrote, “Feigned outrage on the left over me calling Obama ‘grown up Trayvon’ except that Obama likened himself to Trayvon!” Politico reported.

Do you think he has a point? Where do you stand on D'Souza's comment?utter
Surprised? Do you feel the administration betrayed you?
Emails suggest White House aware of Obamacare problems days before launch  Read more: http://wtim.es/Ij36Kk “For over six weeks, we have been asking the administration if they did not know or did not disclose the problems that lay ahead,” Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, Michigan Republican, said. “What we are learning is that the administration went out of its way to hide the chaos behind the scenes.” Surprised? Do you feel the administration betrayed you?

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Mississippi woman struck by bullet shell after man ignores ‘no guns’ sign at church | The Raw Story
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A Mississippi man with an “enhanced” concealed carry permit was arrested over the weekend for discharging a firearm inside city limits after he 

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Teacher could be forced to apologize for letter complaining about pre-K students’ odor | The Raw...
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A longtime Buffalo, New York school teacher could be sanctioned for a letter admonishing parents in her pre-kindergarten class over
Japan has urged airlines not to follow China's new air defence zone rules. http://bbc.in/1ge0jym

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Pope Francis issued a rare economic verdict Tuesday in the first major document of his papacy, outlining his vision for the Catholic Church denouncing “trickle-down theories.” “Just as the


Robert Levinson, the former FBI agent who was apparently kidnapped during a business trip to Iran six years ago, marked a sad milestone Tuesday. He’s now been held captive for 2,454 days, longer than AP bureau chief Terry Anderson, who was held in Beirut from 1985 to 1991, making Levinson one of the longest held American hostages in a foreign land: http://nbcnews.to/18FDPVh
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Robert Levinson, the former FBI agent who was apparently kidnapped during a business trip to Iran six years ago, marked a sad milestone Tuesday. He’s now been held captive for 2,454 days,


Pope Francis Makes A Stunning Critique Of Capitalism
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(Reuters) - Pope Francis called for renewal of the Roman Catholic Church and attacked unfettered capitalism as "a new tyranny", urging global leaders to fight poverty and growing inequality in the first major work he

Republican governors take critical care away from everyone by refusing Medicaid expansion
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Because it's rural areas that will the most affected, where people will have to travel much greater distances to get care in a medical emergency. That
“The Joy of the Gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus,” the Pope wrote, inviting Christians to “a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ.” Begin 'new chapter' of joyful evangelization, Pope exhorts
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In his first apostolic exhortation, “The Joy of the Gospel,” Pope Francis urged the Christian faithful to begin “a new chapter of evangelization,” marked by the joy that is “constantly born anew” with Christ.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The controversial remains will be revealed to the public on Sunday at a mass in St Peter's Square marking the conclusion of the Catholic church's "Year of Faith."http://cnn.it/1h8XmlM
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After centuries buried beneath the Vatican, and decades hidden away inside the Holy See, the bones of a man long believed to be St. Peter, one of the founding fathers of the Christian church, are to go on display for the first time.



At a mass in St Peter's Square marking the conclusion of the Catholic church's "Year of Faith
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After centuries buried beneath the Vatican, and decades hidden away inside the Holy See, the bones of a man long believed to be St. Peter, one of the founding fathers of the Christian church, are to go on display for the first time.
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After centuries buried beneath the Vatican, and decades hidden away inside the Holy See, the bones of a man long believed to be St. Peter, one of the founding fathers of the Christian church, are to go on display for the first time.

Secretary of State John Kerry and five foreign ministers began an intensive diplomatic push to close a deal curbing Iran's nuclear program but they refuse to spell out details of the talks. Read more: http://wtim.es/1aOO5tO

How strong do you view the U.S. bargaining position with Iran? If you think this is more about changing the narrative away from the disastrous Obamacare launch click "like."Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the Iran nuclear deal is "a historic mistake."

"Today the world become a much more dangerous place, because the most dangerous regime in the world took a significant step towards getting the most dangerous weapon in the world," Netanyahu told a cabinet meeting Sunday morning.

The agreement between Iran and the United States, France, Germany, Britain, China and Russia aims to halt the progress of the Iranian nuclear program and rolls back key parts of it, NBC News reports. ...Party that likes to use bombs unhappy that Obama is using diplomacy with Iran The elderly “carry within themselves the memory and the wisdom of life, in order to hand it on to others, and they participate fully in the mission of the Church,”

Pope Francis said.Party that likes to use bombs unhappy that Obama is using diplomacy with IranParty that likes to use bombs unhappy that Obama is using diplomacy with Iran
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Republicans are very Christian indeed thats why the Bush Administration caused thousands of civilian casalties and they like 32 million people without HC and 42 million people without food



The controversial remains will be revealed to the public on Sunday at a mass in St Peter's Square marking the conclusion of the Catholic church's "Year of Faith."http://cnn.it/1h8XmlM
Pope to put 'St. Peter's bones' on display at Vatican
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After centuries buried beneath the Vatican, and decades hidden away inside the Holy See, the bones of a man long believed to be St. Peter, one of the founding fathers of the Christian church, are to go on display for the first time.



At a mass in St Peter's Square marking the conclusion of the Catholic church's "Year of Faith
Pope to put 'St. Peter's bones' on display at Vatican
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After centuries buried beneath the Vatican, and decades hidden away inside the Holy See, the bones of a man long believed to be St. Peter, one of the founding fathers of the Christian church, are to go on display for the first time.
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After centuries buried beneath the Vatican, and decades hidden away inside the Holy See, the bones of a man long believed to be St. Peter, one of the founding fathers of the Christian church, are to go on display for the first time.
 He was a great president he ended segregation in America. Republicans are very Christian indeed thats why the Bush Administration caused thousands of civilian casalties and they like 32 million people without HC and 42 million people without food
 “If by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights and their civil liberties someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal", then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.”
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1) What is "The People of Israel" ?

The People of Israel have existed for thousands of years.
They have their own particular, essential nature.
The Torah is the source of their essential nature.
Without Torah and Faith there is no People of Israel.
Whoever denies the Torah and the Faith is no longer part of the People of Israel.
The purpose of the People of Israel in this world is Divine .
Their salvation is occupation in Divine Service.
2) What is Zionism?

Zionism is a relatively new thing.
It has only existed for a century.
Zionism redefines the true essential nature of the People of Israel, and substitutes for it a completely contradictory and opposite character - a materialistic worldly nation.
Their misfortune is lack of what other nations possess, i.e. a state and army.
Their salvation is possession of a state and army etc.
This is clearly spelled out in the circles of Zionist thought, and among the leaders of the Zionist State, that through changing the nature and character of the People of Israel and by changing their way of thinking they can set before the People of Israel "their salvation"  a state and an army.
The People of Israel oppose the so-called "State of Israel" for four reasons:

FIRST The socalled "State of Israel" is diametrically opposed and completely contradictory to the true essence and foundation of the People of Israel, as is explained above. The only time that the People of Israel were permitted to have a state was two thousand years ago when the glory of the creator was upon us, and likewise in the future when the glory of the creator will once more be revealed, and the whole world will serve Him, then He Himself (without any human effort or force of arms) will grant us a kingdom founded on Divine Service. However, a worldly state, like those possessed by other peoples, is contradictory to the true essence of the People of Israel. Whoever calls this the salvation of Israel shows that he denies the essence of the People of Israel, and substitutes another nature, a worldly materialistic nature, and therefore sets before them, a worldly materialistic "salvation," and the means of achieving this "salvation" is also worldly and materialistic i.e. to organize a land and army. However, the true salvation of the People of Israel is to draw close to the Creator. This is not done by organization and force of arms. Rather it is done by occupation to Torah and good deeds.


Friday, November 22, 2013

A giant of our time killed buy conservatives from Texas. Democrats ended segregation in America.


Today marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. People across the country will remember and honor his legacy.

Share your memories of President Kennedy, and where you were on November 22, 1963.  with Todd Bottorff.

Today marks 50 years since the US President John F Kennedy was assassinated. http://bbc.in/1h6tfuZ

‪#‎JFK‬ was shot dead in Dallas, Texas. He was just 46 years old, and barely half way through his first term.

His short lived presidency was perhaps the most glamorous Americans had ever known....

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. People across the country will remember and honor his legacy.

Share your memories of President Kennedy, and where you were on November 22, 1963. bbcUSA TODAY
"A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on." John F. Kennedy, 1963

Remembering JFK, 50 years later: http://usat.ly/1iB0e9Z

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Today marks 50 years since the US President John F Kennedy was assassinated. http://bbc.in/1h6tfuZ

#JFK was shot dead in Dallas, Texas. He was just 46 years old, and barely half way through his first term.

His short-lived presidency was perhaps the most glamorous Americans had ever known.

What are your thoughts on JFK? What kind of president do you think he would have become? Do you have a favourite quote of his? Share your thoughts and let us know where in the world you are from.

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2. 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' opens nationwide...See MoreToday in 1988, the B2 Stealth bomber was displayed for the American public for the first time.

Stealth: Flying Invisible breaks down how Stealth technology actually works, and what the future might hold.
http://ow.ly/qIHYULee Harvey Oswald's gravesite is a surprisingly popular American attraction. Curiosity-seekers from as far as Belgium say they visited the grave simply marked "OSWALD" for "closure" and to witness history: http://usat.ly/1do5Rsm

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How journalism and politics have changed since 1963
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Reporters covering JFK’s assassination had access well beyond what’s standard today like the reporter who interviewed Oswald's wife.

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When President John F. Kennedy woke up in the White House on Nov. 21, 1963, he was facing an typical tour of Texas. Credit: Getty Images
A giant of our time killed by conservatives from Texas. Democrats ended segregation in America.
Once at Kennedy’s Side, Now at One Another’s
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Fifty years after President John F. Kennedy’s death, many of the men who took part in his funeral are reuniting for a second, and possibly final, time.  Exploring President John F. Kennedy through the pages of The New York Times: http://nyti.ms/1h5LCAs

Jill Abramson, the executive editor of The Times, looks back at The Times's coverage of the J.F.K. era. Read her essay and browse photos, including this picture of his motorcade as he campaigned for the presidency in 1960.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Reports: Obamacare Enrollment On The Rise
Obamacare enrollment seems to be recovering from its slow start and picking up in the last few weeks, according to news reports. The New York Times reported Monday that more than 50,000 Americans had selected a health plan through HealthCare.gov, the federal website serving 36 states, as of mid-Nove...MSNBC’s Martin Bashir apologizes for saying Sarah Palin should be urinated on - Read more: http://wtim.es/19CJN54

Martin Bashir took to his show Monday night to apologize for suggesting on Friday that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin should be subjected to the same brutalization that African slaves suffered.

Over the line? What do you think of Bashir's comment on Palin?Like · Reply · 9 minutes ago

Monday, November 18, 2013

The first Catholic president of the United States, he was killed by conservatives from Texas. He wasn't a perfect Catholic. Sinners come in all religions so let's not so let's not keep judging him on how good of a Catholic he was. That's between him and God.

  • Chris Gammon Conservatives from Texas?!!? Oswald was a communist!

    Johna Taylor funny, I was in 8th grade in a Catholic school when Kennedy was killed, Before his death children at school would parrot what they heard at home from their parents. Their hatred of JFK was so sad. It was because he was for civil rights and economic fairness in this country. He cared about the poor and knew our gov't needed to step in to take care of them. He knew you had to keep the church and state separated. Our large Catholic family loved our president and discussed how much good he was doing in our country. We sat at dinner and discussed current events nightly. The day of his death we rode home on the school bus. I was astounded how the same children who talked of their hatred of Kennedy, cried on their way home.
    Indeed Oswald WAS a communist!


'The quality that made him unusual was his capacity to listen to contradictory advice and then act decisively.’

Fifty years on from the assassination of John F Kennedy, Simon Schama looks back at his life and legacy. Read for free at http://on.ft.com/HUH6G3
The quality that made him unusual was his capacity to listen to contradictory advice and then act decisively.’

Fifty years on from the assassination of John F Kennedy, Simon Schama looks back at his life and legacy. Read for free at http://on.ft.com/HUH6G3 We Are in the Midst of Defeating the Largest Corporate Trade Agreement in History
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The awakening of mass political consciousness is happening, and corporate elites can't do a thing to stop it.Tornado touches down in LaSalle County, Illinois.

Here's live coverage of the severe weather in the Chicago area today: http://bit.ly/1d86ztA

(Photo via the Chicago Tribune) ‘Pharmacist’ pope hands out ‘spiritual medicine’ | The Raw Story
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Pope Francis on Sunday advised Catholics to take a special dose of spiritual medicine, offering some 20,000 boxes of “mercy” containing rosaries to pilgrims in St Peter’s Square.Sen. Gillibrand Takes On the Military Rape Culture and Gets Told She’s Not an ‘Expert’
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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is taking aim at the rape culture and that means taking aim at the status quo. Naturally John McCain dismissed her because she doesn't have experience commanding the military.The 39 Democrats who broke ranks from Obama
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Here's why 39 Dems backed a GOP bill to help reverse the cancellation of individual insurance plans: politics. Many of them face electoral challenges at home.Gillibrand: Obama 'should have just been more specific'
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“He should have just been more specific,” Gillibrand said. “The point is, if you are being offered a terrible health care plan that the minute you get sick you have to go into bankruptcy, those plans should

Did Lee Harvey Oswald Shoot at General Edwin Walker? : The JFK Assassination
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The crime remained unsolved until shortly after the assassination of President Kennedy , when the FBI?s report presumed that Lee Harvey Oswald was the culprit (see Warren Commission Document 1, pp.20?22 ).Sorry, but being a mother is not the most important job in the world |...
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Catherine Deveny: It's time to drop the slogan. It encourages mothers to stay socially and financially hobbled, it alienates fathers and..Obamas attend basketball game Associated Press
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COLLEGE PARK, Md.  President Barack Obama and the first family checked out an early-season basketball matchup Sunday between Oregon State University and the University of Maryland. The Obama were greeted by applause and some boos as they took their seats 39 House DINOs Helped Crush ACA Requirements in a Critical Vote
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Unless Democrats want more of the same in DC until January of 2021, they'll have to move their frozen rumps and make their way to Leonid meteor shower peaks tonight: Watch online, right here
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The Leonid meteor shower is going to peak on Sunday night, and you can watch it live, right here.Australian surveillance of Indonesia – all the reaction: live
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Australian surveillance agencies targeted the mobile phone calls of Indonesian president, his wife and and senior Indonesian ministers, according to top secret documents revealed by Guardian Australia and the ABC. Follow all the reaction to the revelations here Liz Cheney Defends Stance On Same-Sex Marriage
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Liz Cheney, Republican Senate candidate challenging Sen. Mike Enzi (RWY) in 2014, on Sunday defended her stance on same-sex marriage.A newly discovered volcano beneath nearly a mile of ice in Antarctica will almost certainly erupt, according to a new study. Such an event could accelerate the flow of ice into the sea and push up already rising global sea levels: http://nbcnews.to/1bHPIuD (Photo: Jeremy Miner) Democratic senator: "We all knew" President Obama’s health care pledge wasn’t accurate. http://wtim.es/1gW31eG

Why are Democrats just now speaking up? How will Obama react to this party backlash? Obamas Greeted With Cheers, Boos At Basketball Game
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) President Barack Obama and the first family plan are checking out an early-season basketball matchup between Oregon State University and the University of Maryland.London Gets Its Own Internet Domain
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Businesses in the U.K. capital will be able to apply for .london internet addresses from Spring 2014."U.S. Marines carry displaced civilian victims of #Haiyan to Manila as part of #USGRelief efforts (@USMC photo)"  from the State Dept.

https://www.facebook.com/PoliticusUSA America Has Had A Major Economic Problem For Decades. But Up Until Now It Was Hidden.
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The Zero Lower Bound is still a huge deal.Community ALERT! Message from Good Shepherd Veterinary Clinic in Illinois. "We will be open at 8:00 AM on 11/18/13. We want to do what we can to help. We will be taking in what homeless pets that we can. We do have limited spacing. Other Veterinary Clinics in the area are also opening up their clinics. Please call us first thing with any homeless or injured pets. 1-309-925-2226"

Photo from CNN. (Ray Baughman embraces family shortly after his home was destroyed by a tornado south of Peoria in Pekin) It’s a good thing for Liz Cheney that her sister can’t vote in Wyoming...
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“Liz – this isn’t just an issue on which we disagree, you’re just wrong and on the wrong side of history." Mary Cheney

3 dead as tornadoes, damaging storms sweep through Midwest - http://bit.ly/1fMWCj1

Dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms swept across the Midwest on Sunday, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities, killing at least three people and prompting officials at Chicago's Soldier Field to evacuate the stands and delay the Bears game.

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3 dead as tornadoes, damaging storms sweep through Midwest - http://bit.ly/1fMWCj1

Dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms swept across the Midwest on Sunday, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities, killing at least three people and prompting officials at Chicago's Soldier Field to evacuate the stands and delay the Bears game.

(AP Photo/Journal Star, David Zalaznik) “This little box contains the medicine, and some volunteers will distribute it to you as you leave the square," Pope Francis said. "Take it! It’s a rosary with which one can pray also the chaplet of Divine Mercy, spiritual help for our souls and for spreading love, forgiveness, and brotherhood everywhere.”
Pope Francis recommends 'spiritual medicine'
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At the close of his Angelus address today, Pope Francis encouraged those in St. Peter’s Square to pick up a little box of spiritual medicine on their way out.Papa Francisco falou sobre a crise na Síria:

"Soube com grande dor que em Damasco tiros de morteiro mataram algumas crianças que voltavam da escola (...), por favor, que estas tragédias não aconteçam nunca, rezamos com força", pediu em discurso http://ow.ly/qPxetLiz Cheney Criticizes Sen. Enzi for Negotiating With Democrats Over ObamaCare
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Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, is challenging fellow Republican Senator Mike Enzi in the Wyoming primary.Photos Show Parts Of Central Illinois Completely Leveled Due To Today's Tornadoes
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Two were killed and 37 were injured.Liz Cheney Insists She Supports 'The Traditional Definition Of Marriage'
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WASHINGTON -- Wyoming Republican Senate candidate Liz Cheney defended herself Sunday against allegations that she approves of same-sex marriage, saying she supports the traditional Mary Cheney and wife give Liz a piece of their minds
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Liz Cheney went on Fox News Sunday today and reiterated her opposition to marriage equality. She quickly ran off all the old tired tropes finishing with a little lip-service to smooth things over with Powerful tornadoes have swept through the US Midwest, destroying buildings and overturning vehicles in the states of Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky http://bbc.in/18goLNE

At least one person is reported to have been killed and it is feared that several hundred people may have been injured in the fast-moving storms. A number of people are said to be trapped inside buildings.
Deadly tornadoes hit US Midwest
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Powerful tornadoes hit the US states of Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky, levelling houses and overturning vehicles.Bob Woodward Explains to Fox News That the ACA Isn’t Obama’s Watergate
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This ride must almost be over because Bob Woodward, Obama hater extraordinaire, has just told Fox News that this is not Obama's Watergate.'The whole neighborhood's gone': Deadly storm leaves path of destruction in Midwest
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Fifty three million people across the United States were in harm’s way as a powerful storm system raged across the Midwest on Two deaths reported as tornadoes wreak havoc across Midwest | The Raw Story
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Ferocious weather pounded the midwest on Sunday with tornadoes, intense thunderstorms and giant hail threatening 53 As health deadlines loom, Obama's credibility on the line
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If Obamacare problems aren't resolved in a timely fashion, it could have serious political consequences for the presidentFallen Yarnell Hill Firefighter's Mom Files Claim Seeking $36M
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Marcia McKee filed a notice of claim on Friday against the state of Arizona, City of Prescott and Yavapai County seeking $12 millionEveryone agrees this cellphone rule is dumb. So why haven’t we done anything about it?
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Cellphone unlocking could be legalized today, but nobody wants to act first.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

John Boehner Is Trying to Emulate Vladimir Putin’s Assault on Homosexuals
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John Boehner is doing his best to help the antigay movement increase their power in America and learn how to emulate Russian President Vladimir Why Has the U.N. Given Assad a Free Pass on Mass Murder? By Colum Lynch
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During the past year, the United Nations' chief relief agency has routinely withheld from the public vital details of the Bashar al Assad regime's systematic campaign to block humanitarian assistance to Syrian civilians.
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$192 billion worth of commercial plane deals have been signed on the first day of the Dubai Airshow. http://cnn.it/1d7ywlw
Dubai Airshow sees record $192 billion in orders on frenzied first day Breaking News
Super Typhoon Haiyan survivors have swarmed Tacloban airport in the Philippines amid the storm's devastation in a bid to get safe passage out of the area on mercy flights.

More than 900,000 have been displaced by the typhoon, according to UN estimates. Many have waited for days at the airport with little food or water. - NBC NewsThe Guardian
It's #schizophrenia awareness week. Here's how you can make life easier for people with the illness | @Glosswitch http://gu.com/p/3kdj7/fbThe Guardian
It's #schizophrenia awareness week. Here's how you can make life easier for people with the illness | @Glosswitch http://gu.com/p/3kdj7/fbAs artifacts of landmark American events go, JFK's 1961 Lincoln Continental limousine, the one he was riding in on Nov. 22, 1963, is a tragic superstar. "If the 20th century was the age of the automobile, there's no more iconic car than the JFK convertible," said noted historian Douglas Brinkley. http://usat.ly/181f1Jr

(Photo by Jessica J. Trevino, Detroit Free Press)

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Imagine being an eyewitness on the grassy knoll.

Now meet those individuals who were witnesses to a national tragedy.
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The Day Kennedy Died premieres Sunday at 8PMAfter eleven years of uninterrupted power is Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) finally beginning to unravel? Questions about AK's future have been growing louder ever since Bulent Arinc, a deputy prime minister and government spokesman, aired his grievances against the prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the state-run TRT Turk news channel last week http://econ.st/1bsHseoAs disturbing revelations surrounding Toronto's Mayor Rob Ford mount, the city's citizens have found themselves caught up in the turmoil with no end in sight.

Read more here: http://usat.ly/HWRA83

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A look at our headlines from around the world:Sri Lanka leader warns of hypocrisy
http://bbc.in/18Ewu4IPhilippines typhoon: Aid effort gathers pace
http://bbc.in/18Ewu4E...Just because your standing next to history doesn't mean you'll capture it
A former Washington Post photographer shares the story of the moment he almost captured on film.Just because your standing next to history doesn't mean you'll capture it
A former Washington Post photographer shares the story of the moment he almost captured on film.Storms have prevented rescuers from accessing the 32 crew members of a Danish cargo vessel that caught fire in the North Sea off Norway on Saturday night.

Three helicopters were sent to the vessel, but bad weather forced them to abandon rescue attempts. A spokesperson from Norway's Joint Rescue Coordination Centre said the crew is not in immediate danger since the fire is confined to the rear of the ship.
The Britannia Seaways was reportedly carrying military equipment from northern Norway to Bergen.

Read more from @Reuters: http://nbcnews.to/1agHsBn
Miley metaphor: McCain likens Kerry's diplomacy to 'wrecking ball'
The rise of far right parties across Europe is a chilling echo of the 1930s | The Raw Story
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Having played down their fascist sympathies they’re reemerging now after a PR facelift. Time is running out to counter them
http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/al-gore-explains-why-civilization-might-not-survive-the-next-100-yearsJustices Thomas and Scalia Violate Judicial Ethics By Headlining Right Wing Fundraisers
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Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia have again set themselves above ethics rules because they are, after all, Koch brother propertiesJustices Thomas and Scalia Violate Judicial Ethics By Headlining Right Wing Fundraisers
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Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia have again set themselves above ethics rules because they are, after all, Koch brother properties..More than 60 percent of Americans consider Bill Clinton a better president than Barack Obama. Read more: http://wtim.es/1bsXBAk

What do you think? Click "like" if you prefer Clinton over Obama. Never thought I would say it But .. I would take Slick Willie over this Clown.

David W. Dukes I think he was a douchbag communist sympathizer just like our Marxist in chief is. Clinton took intragovernmental loans to balance the Budget, and paved the way for China to enter the WTO, and now were 4 trillion in debt to them, and they have all our manufacturing jobs. Yeah, real nice job Clinton. And then Bush shoved us deeper in debt, and sent our boys to die in foreign lands over PHONY claims of WMD's...and now we have this Marxist traitor...WHEN WILL AMERICANS WAKE UP TO THE GREATEST DECEPTION OF ALL TIME...THE TWO PARTY SYSTEM???

 Clinton adopted a series of austerity measures balanced the budget and left us with a surplus, 8 years of peace and prosperity. Bush subsequently ruined it in 5 years. Obama is a giant of our time he doing a very good job the best he can under the circumstances

Clinton adopted a series of austerity measures balanced the budget and left us with a surplus, 8 years of peace and prosperity. Bush subsequently ruined it in 5 years.Clinton adopted a series of austerity measures balanced the budget and left us with a surplus, 8 years of peace and prosperity. Bush subsequently ruined it in 5 years.
Republican sabotage, bad insurers and wrong behavior. But Obama solved the problem.

Obama is a giant of our time he doing a very good job the best he can under the circumstances


They love illegal aliens from Cuba and their political support against immigration reform Elizabeth Warren: Unlikely radical giving hope to those disenchanted with mainstream Democrats |...
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Senator’s tough stance against Wall Street is attracting voters on the left who are disenchanted with the party establishment Obama is a giant of our time he doing a very good job the best he can under the circumstances  They

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The USS George Washington aircraft carrier arrived in the Philippines to boost international relief efforts in the typhoon-devasted region where residents have been without much food and clean water for six days: http://usat.ly/1crVgYl

(Photo by Lance Cpl. Anne Henry, U.S. Marine Corps, via AP)


It was hard to stomach David Cameron preaching austerity from a golden throne http://gu.com/p/3kbyq/fb

As a waitress at the lord mayor's banquet, the contrast between what Cameron was saying and where he was saying it felt particularly chilling, writes Ruth Hardy for Comment is free
Breaking News
BREAKING: President Barack Obama on Thursday announced that states and insurers will be allowed to extend current health care policies into 2014 that would have otherwise been canceled under Obamacare.

"We fumbled the roll-out on this health care law," Obama said. "This fix won't solve every problem for every person."

Follow updates at BreakingNews.com: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/obama-health-care-law/

Photo: Obama speaking to reporters about the Affordable Health Care Act on Thursday. (Photo via NBC News)

Why Saudi Arabia Hates the Iran Deal - By David Kenner
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BEIRUT - As President Barack Obama pursues a historic deal with Iran over its nuclear program, he has already made history though perhaps not in the way he intended. For the first time since the United States emerged as a major power in the Middle East, all of

Breaking News
BREAKING: President Barack Obama on Thursday announced that states and insurers will be allowed to extend current health care policies into 2014 that would have otherwise been canceled under Obamacare.

"We fumbled the roll-out on this health care law," Obama said. "This fix won't solve every problem for every person."

Follow updates at BreakingNews.com: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/obama-health-care-law/

Photo: Obama speaking to reporters about the Affordable Health Care Act on Thursday. (Photo via NBC News)
BREAKING: President Barack Obama on Thursday announced that states and insurers will be allowed to extend current health care policies into 2014 that would have otherwise been canceled under Obamacare.

"We fumbled the roll-out on this health care law," Obama said. "This fix won't solve every problem for every person."

Follow updates at BreakingNews.com: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/obama-health-care-law/

Photo: Obama speaking to reporters about the Affordable Health Care Act on Thursday. (Photo via NBC News)

John Boehner: ‘I See No Basis Or No Need’ To Protect LGBT Workers | The New Civil Rights Movement
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Speaker of the House John Boehner just held a press conference and told America that he sees “no basis or no need” for protecting

How The White House Wants To 'Fix' Obamacare
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In a bid to quell a growing political crisis, the Obama administration announced Thursday that it will give health insurers new flexibility to renew existing individual health insurance policies that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act. The announced changes to15 reasons the world is digging on Pope Francis
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Pope Francis appears to be winning at being the pope. Here are some of the ways.Dan Rather On CBS' Benghazi Fiasco: "I Hope That They'll Be Completely Transparent About It"
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Dan Rather has broken his silence about the controversy engulfing CBS over its retracted Benghazi report, remarking that he hopes A British spy was found dead, padlocked naked inside a gym bag in his apartment. Scotland Yard says it was "probably" an accident. http://thebea.st/1bG5lRb President Obama announces that states and insurers can extend current policies canceled under the health law for a year.

He said, “I completely get how upsetting this can be for a lot of Americans particularly after assurances they heard from me that if they had a plan they liked they could keep it. To those Americans, I hear you loud and clear.” Watch his remarks here: http://tinyurl.com/l5yvztr Breaking: Obama to make statement on health care
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(CNN) -- President Barack Obama will make a statement on the Affordable Care Act at 11:35 a.m. ET in the White House Press Briefing Room, the White House announced Thursday morning.Obama's fix: Canceled health plans may be offered until after midterms
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President Obama announced Thursday that insurance companies can offer health policies canceled under ObamaCare to customers that held them for an additional year.Obama vs. the Generals
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After a spate of news stories this summer citing tensions between President Barack Obama and his top military commanders over the possibility of U.S. intervention in Syria, White House chief of staff Denis McDonough hastened to assure the Washington Post that Obama to Say Insured Can Keep Health Plans for a Year
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Obama set to announce health care fix, allowing people to keep their plan for a year.Obama Will Announce Support for 1-Year Grace Period on Health Care Plans
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According to CNN's Dana Bash, President Obama will announce at a news conference this morning that he supports a plan allowing people to keep their existing healthcare plans for a period of one year..

Bill Clinton identifies 3 big problems with the Obamacare rollout
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Obama needs to deliver on his promise that the new law would not force Americans to change their insurance plans, Clinton said.
Tina Turner formally ‘relinquishes’ U.S. citizenship
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Turner declared that she no longer has any strong ties to the United States “except for family".
As son heads to Syrian front, family in Germany plots kidnapping to bring him back
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A Muslim family living in Germany “kidnaps” the youth, who had jihadi aspirations, close to Syria’s border.
Big cats’ oldest ancestor Panthera blytheae discovered in Tibetan Himalayas | The Raw Story
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The fossil skull of the Panthera blytheae, the precursor to all modern lions, tigers and leopards was found in the Himalayas

Immigrant Healthcare.gov model chokes up after being bullied by Obamacare haters | The Raw Story
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The woman who appeared as a model on the Healthcare.gov website choked up in a recent interview with ABC News as she explained how she was bullied by people who hate President Barack Obama’s health care reform law.

Pope returns to social Gospel, stressing jobs and ecology | National ...
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Sep 22, 2013 - The pope also stressed ecological sensitivity, a special concern in places such as Sardinia that rely on tourism and agriculture as the prime ...

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

A Sanders provision in the Affordable Care Act authorized $11 billion to build, expand, and operate community health centers throughout the United States.
Missing couple writes goodbye letters
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Kristine and Mark Wathke were rescued six days after their car got stuck in snow in Wyoming.

Let us pray? Supreme Court is divided
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The justices acknowledge the tricky line they must walk politically, socially and legally – when deciding church-state cases.

A Big Problem In How Campus Police Handle Sexual Assaults
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Amanda Tripp went into the offices of the University of Indianapolis campus police in January 2013 to find out why she had not heard from the department since reporting on Nov. 26

Where does Christie go next?
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, after a landslide re-election, will campaign for 2014 GOP governor candidates chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

Students apologise for entering Halloween costume competition dressed as burning Twin Towers
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Two students from the University of Chester have apologised after they entered a Halloween fancy dress competition in costumes depicting the 9/11 terrorist attack on New York's Twi

Missing Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is to be sent to a Siberia colony as a punishment


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Today's #Dailychart displays the latest economic and fiscal differences across the entire European Union. After the long freeze a slow thaw is under way for the European economy. Across the 28-strong European Union, GDP will stagnate this year and expand by 1.4% in 2014, according to new forecasts from the European Commission on November 5th. View interactive chart via our website: http://econ.st/186kZ5V

It's hard being a Chinese tourist. Reviled for bad behaviour one day and ripped off by everyone from taxi drivers to pickpockets the next, China's newly minted travelling classes are having a tough year. In typical fashion, the Chinese government appears intent on regulating away some of that pain http://econ.st/HzbBRK

BREAKING NEWS: The Senate just passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act! This bill would make it illegal for any employer to discriminate against their LGBT employees.

This is HUGE progress for equality but John Boehner has already vowed to block the bill in the House. We need you to keep the pressure on him ADD YOUR NAME to tell House Republicans to not stand in the way of progress >> https://www.dscc.org/-/pass-enda now

Did The Marines' Top General Stab Another Four-Star In The Back?
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It has been a long year for Gen. James Amos, the top officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. In addition to facing massive budget cuts and an unpopular drawdown in forces, his service has been rocked

Senate backs gay rights bill in historic vote Burgess Everett
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The Senate made history Thursday, voting 64

32 to pass landmark legislation extending workplace protections to the LGBT

Senate passes workplace protections for gay, transgender Americans
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The Senate gave its final approval Thursday to a bill that would offer historic new protections to LGBT individuals in the workplace,


Senate OKs gay rights bill banning discrimination - Boston.com
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WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate has approved a bill outlawing workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.

Not hacked: NCDOT alert blames traffic on ‘Women Drivers, Rain, Obama Care’ | The Raw Story
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The North Carolina Dept. of Transportation (NCDOT) alerted residents on Wednesday that traffic conditions were suffering

Brasil e França têm quatro das dez cidades com mais trânsito
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O Brasil e a França são os únicos países a ter duas cidades entre as dez mais congestionadas do mundo, de acordo com o Índice de

Putin's answer to more patriotism? Put out more flags and speak less foreign.
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Putin also criticized the use of foreign words by Russian professionals, saying it was a sign of weakness.

Powerful pictures should make more than headlines
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VATICAN CITY It was to have hands and be able to touch and heal people that Christ became human, Pope Francis has said. "God meddles in our miseries, he approaches our wounds and

Powerful pictures should make more than headlines
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VATICAN CITY It was to have hands and be able to touch and heal people that Christ became human, Pope Francis has said. "God meddles in our miseries, he approaches our wounds and heals them with...

Welcome to the GOP clown show, 2016 edition
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That's not a press conference that's a photo op, disguised as a press conference. But if you're a political junkie, it's great news, because it means 2016 is here.

Sen. Corker Considering Bill to Block Obama administration From Loosening Iran Sanctions
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Corker's legislation would require concessions far beyond those currently being considered ahead of Iran's talks with the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany in Geneva.

Senator says gay rights bill violates freedom of speech, religion
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Sen. Dan Coats (RInd.) on Thursday became the first senator to speak on the floor against a gay rights bill that the Senate is expected to pass by the early afternoon.


Breaking: Senate Defeats Toomey Increased Religious Exemptions Amendment For ENDA | The New...
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The U.S. Senate defeated the Toomey Amendment, which would have vastly increased the number of businesses entitled to receive religious exemptions from ENDA, the Employment


White House map colors outside Medicaid lines  Kyle Cheney and Jason Millman
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The White House is drawing battle lines in the fight for Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion – but it seems to have colored a


CNN Opinion
"Republicans who have been desperate from the very beginning to destroy Obamacare at any cost, regardless of facts or the urgent health care crisis facing America, will continue to dig up stories of people supposedly harmed by the law."
Here's the truth about Obamacare
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Sally Kohn says that journalists are helping to dispel the myths that Obamacare is harmful for Americans

Here's the truth about Obamacare
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Sally Kohn says that journalists are helping to dispel the myths that Obamacare is harmful for Americans

From majestic yellowwoods to ancient baobabs, a group of professional tree climbers are on a mission to scale Africa's tallest trees. Explore the view: http://cnn.it/18a6Xjx
Mount Fuji, located on Honshu Island, is the highest mountain in Japan at 12,388 ft. An active stratovolcano that last erupted in 1707–08, Mount Fuji lies about 100 kilometres southwest of Tokyo, and can be seen from there on a clear day.
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More Large Asteroid Strikes Are Likely, Scientists Find
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In new research, a team of scientists is suggesting that the Earth is vulnerable to asteroid strikes as often as every decade or two.Goldman Sachs and other underwriters on Twitter’s IPO will share $59.2 million for managing the sale. | http://bloom.bg/17Pmk4p

(Photo: Scott Eells/Bloomberg) The VA added 800 mental health peer specialists this week to help shorten the wait for appointments. READ: http://n.pr/HzoFq0 Democrats see Jimmy Carter's grandson as ‘a star’ - Alexander Burns
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National Democrats are quickly lining up behind Georgia state Sen. Jason Carter’s campaign for governor, with the chairman of Pope embraces ailing man with visible tumors, photos touch the world
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The guy just keeps those good deeds coming. While concluding his general audience on Wednesday in Vatican City, Pope Francis touched the nearly 50,000 attendees in St. Peter’s Square by
9 hours ago
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White House tries to reassure Democratic lawmakers about Obamacare
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WASHINGTON — Sixteen Senate Democrats met with President Obama on Wednesday to urge that he right his foundering healthcare website, warning of a "crisis of confidence" if he doesn't Meet Wal-Mart’s worst nightmare
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A top Bangladesh labor leader slams retailers, issues a plea to consumers, and explains why her life is in danger


Meet Wal-Mart’s worst nightmare
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A top Bangladesh labor leader slams retailers, issues a plea to consumers, and explains why her life is in danger


Oped from Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz: "This is the desperate, reckless, path the Tea Party has chosen in its attempt to defund Obamacare, a goal they’ve decided to pursue even if it puts the financial stability of the United States in jeopardy."

Quotation of the Day: "This church with which we should be thinking is the home of all, not a small chapel that can hold only a small group of selected people. We must not reduce the bosom of the universal church to a nest protecting our mediocrity." Pope Francis, in an interview in which he said the Roman Catholic Church had become “obsessed” with gay people, abortion and contraception.

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Climbers trapped on Colorado peak send texts: 'We need help'
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By Erin McClam, Staff Writer, NBC News ... Another text from Turell said: “Can't move because of ice Storm, don't know how long it will last.
Climbers trapped on Colorado peak get down on their

An estimated 1.6 million Americans tried to quit and at least 100,000 likely succeeded as a result of graphic anti-smoking ads, a new study says: http://usat.ly/1aYix7k
Pentagon adjusts plans for more intense attacks on Syria
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WASHINGTON The Pentagon is preparing for a longer bombardment of Syria than it originally had planned, with a heavy barrage of missile strikes followed soon after by more




Erickson's Latest Wendy Davis Smear: In 1996 She Was Emotionally Distressed
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Fox News contributor Erick Erickson launched his latest personal attack on Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis ...


    Elaine N Lala Senate OKs gay rights bill banning discrimination Boston.com
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    WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate has approved a bill outlawing workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.

    JUST IN: The U.S. Senate passed a bill barring discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, 64-32.

    The Employment Non Discrimination Act now goes to Republicancontrolled House.

    According to the spokesman for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, RVa., the bill is not scheduled in the House. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has said he opposes the measure.

Toronto Mayor Ford Admits Crack Cocaine Use, Won't Step Down
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Despite the call for him to step aside after he publicly admitted Tuesday using crack cocaine, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said he will not step down and will run for reelection next year, CNN's Paula Newton reports.


"Pandora's Promise" Is Nuclear Power The Answer To Climate Change?
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CNN New Day Anchor Kate Bolduan interviewed Academy Award-nominated director Robert Stone about his documentary

Chris Christie Aims To Make History In New Jersey
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie hopes to go where no other Garden State Republican has gone in nearly a quarter century. Public opinion polls indicate the GOP Governor's expected to easily win re-election Tuesday in blue-state New Jersey over state Sen. Barbara Buono, his little known Democratic ...

Where does Christie go next?
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, after a landslide reelection, will campaign for 2014 GOP governor candidates chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

U.S. Intelligence Suggests Syria May Hide Some Chemical Weapons
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The United States is looking at new classified intelligence indicating the Syrian government may not fully declare its chemical weapons stockpile, CNN has learned.How Terry McAuliffe mapped his Virginia win - Alexander Burns
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Not that the legendary Democratic operativeturnedcandidate would have objected to a bigger win.
Obama calls to congratulate Christie
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(CNN) -- President Barack Obama called Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey Wednesday afternoon as the Garden State Republican was walking into an event at Jose Marti Freshman

Hillary Clinton bests Christie in hypothetical 2016 matchup
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Exit polls show a slim plurality of Christie voters would dump him for Hillary Clinton if the two faced off in 2016.
And the search is ON for Matt Lauer's replacement at the "Today" show. http://pge.sx/1hNSRM1

Who do you think it should be?
Starbucks to hire 10,000 vets and military spouses
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Veterans to go from battle to barista.
An atheist, a rabbi and Bill Donohue talk to Gretchen Carlson | The Raw Story
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A pair of religious leaders came short of condemning Florida schools for its use of textbooks devoting a chapter to Muslim

Dem to Sebelius: 'Burn their fingers'
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Sen. Bill Nelson said contractors should be held to account for the botched ObamaCare launch.

Orrin Hatch dreams of Chris Christie-Susana Martinez ticket  Seung..
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Sen. Orrin Hatch already has his mind on a GOP 2016 presidential ticket and it’s got Chris Christie at the top.



Maine candidate proactive on challenges
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Rep. Michael Michaud, D, candidate for Maine governor, talks with Rachel Maddow about pre-emptively coming out as gay, and the challenge of Maine's 3

way race.



Yesterday
Ted Cruz to Barack Obama: Take tour ‘elsewhere’ Jose DelReal
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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz wants President Barack Obama to know that he should “take his broken promises tour elsewhere,” according to a statement his office released Wednesday, just hours before

Sunday, November 3, 2013

FHFA’s $5.1 billion settlements with J.P. Morgan Chase | Lexology
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On October 25, 2013, the Federal Housing Finance Agency ("FHFA"), as conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, announced that it will receive White House rejects Snowden clemency request | The Raw Story
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The White House and leading lawmakers have rejected Edward Snowden’s plea for clemency and said he should return to the United Texas tea party seeks Ted Cruz 2.0: David Barton Stephanie Simon
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Barton, who hosts a daily radio broadcast, has wide name recognition and respect on the religious right as a Constitutional scholar dedicated to Iran sticks to ‘Death to America’ on embassy takeover day | The Raw Story
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Iran on Monday marks the anniversary of the 1979 US embassy takeover with its customary “Death to America” chants despite a taboo
'Don't Tread On Me' flag banned for being too radical? Navy SEALs have allegedly been told to stop wearing the symbol on their uniforms: http://tinyurl.com/n3yyhad  Texas' Strict Voter ID Law Catches Former Speaker Jim Wright
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Voter ID laws are meant to prevent devious fraudsters from rigging elections. Legendary Texas politician and former Speaker of the House GOP moderates vow to speak louder Seung Min Kim
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The next time around, they won’t stand for the illfated defund Obamacare strategy that ended up paralyzing the federal government for 16 days and crippling their party’s approval numbers.Instead of talking about cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, we must end the absurdity of one out of four corporations in America not paying a nickel in federal income taxes. - Sen. Sanders, The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-bernie-sanders/for-a-budget-that-is-both_b_4170193.html?utm_hp_ref=yahoo&ir=YahooAccused LAX shooter unable to answer questions in FBI investigation | The Raw Story
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STANDFIRST: Paul Ciancia wounded in leg and mouth, leaving agents to piece together details of airport spree which killed TSA agentA rare solar eclipse was seen by millions as the sun rose.Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown deflected questions Sunday about moves he has made recently that seem to preview a run for Senate in New Hampshire, saying about his future only that there is a role for him.Brown on political future: There's a role for me
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Asked by "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace about putting his Massachusetts home up for sale and forming a PAC in New Hampshire, Brown said there was an easy explanation for both. Virgin America's Awesome New Flight Safety Video Is Better Than Most Music Videos
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Virgin America released a totally over-the-top dance number as its new inflight safety video. The video features former American Idol
The teacher who was bold enough to ask Christie this question admits she was shaking when he jabbed his finger in her face and shouted at her, but she's still proud of what she did. We're proud of her too.

Hat tip Daily Kos user Hoi Polloi"YOU PEOPLE! JUST DO YOUR JOB!"
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That's what Chris Christie shouted today while his wife smiled at a New Jersey public school teacher who dared approach him at the Rutgers football game and ask the question, "Why do you portray New ..Obama ties Cuccinelli to GOP obstructionists - James Hohmann
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The president worked during an afternoon rally in the D.C. suburb of Arlington to link the GOP candidate for governor, Ken Cuccinelli, with Dems gamble that Virginia voters are angrier with Republicans over the shutdown than at Obama for the botched health care rollout."If Democrats can show that big government really can, and really does work, will Americans start to change their minds? Will the words that Reagan spoke 32 years ago finally start to lose their punch?"  Up with Steve Kornacki If you got up early enough this morning, you might have been treated to a rare solar eclipse. If you slept in, no problem; we've got the pics right here: http://usat.ly/16ytkBZObama Paints Cuccinelli As Tea Party Extremist
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ARLINGTON, Va. ARLINGTON, Va. (AP)  President Barack Obama is telling Virginians to choose progress by voting for Democrat Terry McAuliffe in Tuesday's election for governor.This Chef Taught Herself How To Catch Hackers Then Got A Great Job As A Computer Security Guru
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In one big jump, Ashley Hamilton changed careers from a line cook to a computer security engineer. She didn't know how to program or hack.After New York Sen. Chuck Schumer endorsed her, Hillary Clinton's office says she was flattered, but still had not made up her mind about running for president.

Read more: http://nbcnews.to/1aliht3Hillary 'flattered' by Schumer endorsement, but no decision on 2016
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Hillary Clinton was flattered by an early endorsement by New York Democratic Senator Charles Schumer but has made no decision about running for...You be the judge Sen. Lindsey Graham defends his threat to block all presidential nominees until Congress speaks with Benghazi attack survivors. “I don’t think it’s over the top to find out what happened." http://wtim.es/1al4nqP
N.J. poll: 59 percent back Chris Christie - Jose DelReal
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Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s lead in the New Jersey gubernatorial race against Democratic state Sen. Barbara Buono has slimmed slightly, but he’s still ahead by 19 points, according to
Senseless obstructionism or honorable maneuver? Click "like" and forward if you're behind Graham's actions.
Republicans forced a government shutdown and debt ceiling crisis
costing an estimated $24 billion in lost economic output
just to placate the Tea Party and try to dismantle Obamacare.

Now, John Boehner says he’s ready to try again.

Sign the petition: Join Daily Kos and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in denouncing John Boehner for continuing to push outrageous cuts to Obamacare, even after losing the shutdown and debt ceiling fight and costing America billions in the process.
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A government shutdown, a debt ceiling crisis, and a devastating drop in the polls

and John Boehner still hasn’t learned his lesson. Join Daily Kos and the DCCC by signing the petition: Denounce John


Romney: 'They don't come better than Chris Christie'
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"Chris could easily become our nominee and save our party and help get this nation on the right track again. They don't come better than Chris