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11 hrs ago | Counterpunch

9/11: the Saudi Connection

Jonathan Cook reports from the West Bank on How the Media and Human Rights Groups Cover for Israel's War Crimes; Jeffrey St. Clair on Why Israel is Losing; Nick Alexandrov on Honduras Five Years After the Coup; Joshua Frank on California's Water Crisis; Ismael Hossein-Zadeh on Finance Capital and Inequality; Kathy Deacon on The Center for the Whole Person; Kim Nicolini on the Aesthetics of Jim Jarmusch. PLUS: Mike Whitney on the Faltering Economic Recovery; Chris Floyd on Being Trapped in a Mad World; and Kristin Kolb on Cancer Without Melodrama.

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Related Topix: New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, Walter Jones, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat

Mon Sep 15, 2014

MassLive.com

Massachusetts Catholic bishops urge voters to ban casinos, slot parlors

The gambling industry threatens local businesses, weakens the moral fabric of society, and fundamentally alters communities for decades to come. The state's Catholic bishops, including the newly installed Most Rev.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Massachusetts, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Springfield, MA

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Age

Claims of Saudi hand in September 11 attacks hang over Obama's war speech

US President Barack Obama lays a wreath at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial during a ceremony marking the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at the Pentagon in Washington. Photo: Reuters Washington: It was ironic that the launch of Barack Obama's war on terror coincided with the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, doubly so because it meant the president's pitch for Saudi Arabia to join his global coalition coincided with renewed attention on claims that Washington is suppressing evidence of Saudi complicity in the strikes on key US cities.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, World News, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, US House of Representatives, Democrat, John Kerry, US Senate

Sydney Morning Herald

Saudi role in September 11 attacks hangs over Obama's war speech

US President Barack Obama lays a wreath at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial during a ceremony marking the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at the Pentagon in Washington. Photo: Reuters Washington: It was ironic that the launch of Barack Obama's war on terror coincided with the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, doubly so because it meant the president's pitch for Saudi Arabia to join his global coalition coincided with renewed attention on claims that Washington is suppressing evidence of Saudi complicity in the strikes on key US cities.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, World News, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, US House of Representatives, Democrat, John Kerry, US Senate

Washington Post

Federal Diary: Bipartisan support for lame duck bill to strengthen whistleblower protections

To say it was heartwarming would be a stretch, but it was good to see the bipartisan support this week on behalf of federal whistleblowers from a congressional panel where comity too often loses to contention. The outbreak of accord among leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee was evident during a Tuesday hearing by its federal workforce subcommittee.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, US Politics, US News, Representative Blake Farenthold, Republican, US House of Representatives, Texas, Democrat, Eleanor Holmes Norton

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ISIS offensive lends backdrop for 9/11 remembrances

Thirteen years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks killed nearly 3,000 people in New York, including 210 Bay State residents and people with strong ties to Massachusetts, their families, friends and state officials on Thursday sought to honor and remember them.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Massachusetts

Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Big Picture

3 Congressmen Call for Release of Secret 9/11 Documents After Reading Them

All of the Chairs of the 9/11 Commission and the Congressional Investigation Into 9/11 Say It's "Implausible" that the 9/11 Hijackers Acted Without Government Backing Congressman Thomas Massie read the 28 classified pages of the Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry into 9/11 and immediately called for them to be released to the public: By way of background, the former Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, outside adviser to the CIA, and Co-Chair of the congressional investigation into 9/11 - Bob Graham - says: I have personally talked to the other cochair of the Congressional Joint Inquiry, a man who was a very distinguished congressman and, later, director of the CIA [Porter Goss], I have talked to the two chairs of the a 9/11 Commission, asking them, what do you think were the prospects of these 19 people being able to plan, practice, and execute the complicated plot that was ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Thomas Massie, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Walter Jones, Democrat, US Federal Bureau of Investigation

Mon Sep 08, 2014

New Yorker

The Twenty-Eight Pages

On the bottom floor of the United States Capitol's new underground visitors' center, there is a secure room where the House Intelligence Committee maintains highly classified files. One of those files is titled "Finding, Discussion and Narrative Regarding Certain Sensitive National Security Matters."

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Related Topix: George Bush, Walter Jones, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Sat Sep 06, 2014

Lowell Sun

Markey says he will vote to keep casino law on books

Casino opponents this week relished support for their cause from U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, but the Cambridge Democrat's Bay State partner in the Senate plans to help keep the 2011 casino law intact. Sen. Edward Markey, whose hometown of Malden abuts Everett and Revere, where developers hope to build casinos, told the News Service this week he plans to vote against Question 3. Markey's Republican opponent in the Nov. 4 election, Brian Herr, this week challenged Markey to make his position on casinos clear.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Edward Markey, Representative Niki Tsongas, Recreational Vehicle, Cobra

Thu Sep 04, 2014

Boston.com

US wants more from Saudis in fight against extremists

The US battle against the self-described Islamic State is being complicated by concerns that Saudi Arabia has helped support extremist Sunni elements - both spiritually and financially - even as the Saudis call themselves friends and allies of the United States. Saudi Arabia is led by a Sunni monarchy, the same branch of Islam whose extremist elements make up the violent Islamic State.

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Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Terrorism, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Boston Herald

Labor support split among gov hopefuls

The labor movement is spreading its support across the Democratic gubernatorial field, resulting in an unusually fractured landscape in the run-up to next week's primary and potentially taking the wallop out of the boots-on-the-ground punch organized labor can pack when it otherwise rallies behind a single candidate, observers say "I think it's ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Electricians, Wiremen, and Linemen), Opinion

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Boston Herald

In Massachusetts, a crowded 6th District primary

This year, the GOP is eyeing the 6th District, where they hope to unseat Democratic Rep. John Tierney, who's held the seat since 1997.

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Related Topix: US Politics, John Tierney, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Edward Markey, Richard Neal, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Opinion

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Boston.com

Mass. lawmakers don't need challengers to amass war chests

The stockpiles of cash some Massachusetts House members amassed this election cycle suggest a bare-knuckle battle for survival.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Michael Capuano, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, John Tierney, Richard Neal, John Kerry, US Senate

Wed Aug 27, 2014

CBS Local

NightSide - Congressman Stephen Lynch Is In Studio

Congressman Lynch has just returned from a trip to the Syrian border, where he visited a refugee camp in Turkey.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Beacon Hill Times

Beacon Hill Leaders Supporting Tolman for Attorney General Post

Pictured, left to right, State Rep. Jay Livingstone; Warren Tolman, candidate for Massachusetts attorney general; and former State Rep. Paul Demakis at the Paramount on Charles Street.

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Related Topix: Boston, MA, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Beacon Hill (Boston, MA), Massachusetts, Ron Paul, Republican, South End (Boston, MA)

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Sun Journal

Cherry Point chapter advocates for new legislation

Members of Cherry Point Chapter No. 21 of the Federal Managers Association are being credited with helping initiate legislation that would provide leave for veterans in the workforce who have to attend medical appointments for their service-related injuries.

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Related Topix: Cherry-Point, NC, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Life, Veteran Affairs

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Boston Herald

Cashman: Dems bank on hypocrisy in fundraising

Check your spam email. U.S. Sen. Edward J. Markey is pushing for campaign finance reform and asking supporters to help put an end to billionaires like the Koch brothers swaying elections.

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Related Topix: Edward Markey, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Email Spam, Dianne Feinstein, US Senate, Representative Niki Tsongas, Hillary Clinton, Opinion

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Reuters

Lawmakers slam Fed's crisis lending proposal

A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Monday urged the Federal Reserve to restrict its crisis lending programs for big banks, which were criticized as bailouts during the 2007-2009 meltdown.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Edward Markey, Michael Capuano, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Begich, David Vitter, Republican

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