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  1. Western sanctions are aimed at regime change in Russia -- LavrovRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | OpEdNews

    The ultimate goal of the anti-Russian sanctions imposed by some Western nations is to stir public protests and oust the government, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. "Western leaders publicly state that the sanctions must hurt [Russia's] economy and stir up public protests.

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  2. NBC Employee: I Helped Cosby Pay Off 8 WomenRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | Drudge Retort

    Back when Bill Cosby was the king of network television, veteran NBC employee Frank Scotti served as the royal fixer, the New York Daily News reports. When Cosby invited young models into his Brooklyn dressing room, Scotti stood watch outside the door.

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  3. Washington's Reckless Demonization Of RussiaRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | OpEdNews

    If Professor Petras' account of the developing war scenario in Ukraine is correct, it would seem that the Russian government has underestimated Washington's mendacity and overestimated European independence and sense of survival. There is little doubt that hubris has made Washington insane.

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  4. Netanyahu Has Lost ItRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | OpEdNews

    Is this the result of a traumatic family history following upon the traumatic Holocaust that killed six million Jews across Europe? Or does it perhaps have a more mundane explanation, inspired by Netanyahu's business training in the United States and long-term Neo-con allegeance?[tag] One could surmise that in anticipation of a P plus 5 deal with Iran that would make it virtually impossible for Israel to take out that country's nuclear facilities, the Israeli Prime Minister has decided to 'take on the House' with his last remaining chips: As the international community, weighted toward a developing world pro-Palestinian majority, turns toward recognizing the occupied territories as a state , Netanyahu wants a world of assorted 'goyim' to know who God's chosen people are, once and for all.

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  5. Split the CIA in TwoRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | War Is A Crime

    "CIA may revamp how it is organized" announced a front-page Washington Post headline leading into an article based on remarks by unnamed "U.S intelligence officials" to the Post's Greg Miller. The anonymous officials were authorized to share some of the contents of a Sept.

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  6. Ugh. Major Media Outlets Vie To Give Darren Wilson a PlatformRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    According to CNN's Brian Stelter, there is a race amongst major media outlets to be the first to give Darren Wilson a platform. The list of those jockeying to book him includes but is not limited to: a NBC's Matt Lauer a ABC's George Stephanopoulos a CBS' Scott Pelley a CNN hosts Anderson Cooper and Don Lemmon Apparently, Wilson has had multiple off-the-record meetings with anchors keen to woo him.

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  7. About the Obstructor 'Who Would Be President'Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    Sen. Ted Cruz added to speculation about his presidential ambitions by addressing an influential, grass-roots conservative group in Iowa and exhorting them to remain active in defense of religious and educational freedom. Offering the keynote address at a meeting of the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators, Mr. Cruz said, "School choice is the civil rights issue of the 21st century."

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  8. Albuquerque Mayor pushes Right-to-WorkRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    Can I Still Afford a Beer at the local brew pub? Maybe not. The Mayor took another step backward this week.

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  9. What if It's the Gun Fondler Who Gets Killed?Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    Imagine a couple of gun control advocates are traveling through a southern state with strong stand-your-ground laws. They're on vacation and their children are with them.

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  10. "Felons, Not Families"Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    That is the shift in focus that the Chief Executive just gave the INS , when it comes to which of the 11 million plus Immigrants they should deport. [...] And that's why we're going to keep focusing enforcement resources on actual threats to our security.

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  11. Hellraisers Journal: Ida Husted Harper On Woman Suffrage, Welcomes Support of the A. F. of L.Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    In a recent editorial, The New York Times gave this dire warning should the nation's women be granted the right to vote: "If they cram the vote down the throats of a large part of the United States which does not want it and is even hostile to it, the showing on the next election day will be a body blow to the influence and standing of women in politics." In an article in yesterday's Washington Herald , Ida Husted Harper put this argument neatly to rest.

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  12. UVA "pulls plug on fraternities"? I don't think so.Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    The teaser on Huffpo says "University Of Virginia Pulls The Plug On Fraternities Amid Rape Controversy". That's far from what happened.

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  13. Sunday Matinee ShortRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find? Use a person's full name, without any title.

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  14. Tallying Up Returns on Corporations' Political InvestmentsRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | Common Dreams

    Amount that the 200 most politically active corporations in the U.S. spent on federal lobbying and campaign contributions between 2007 and 2012, according to a new report from the Sunlight Foundation titled "Fixed Fortunes" : $5.8 billion Rank of finance, insurance and real estate among the sectors that accounted for most of the 200 corporate political powerhouses: 1 Total amount in loans and other assistance issued under a program created by Congress to address the 2008 financial crisis: $410 billion Number of foreign financial service and banking firms that were among the companies that received the biggest returns on their political investments: 3 * Amount that North Carolina-based Bank of America spent on campaign contributions and lobbying during the period studied: $45.2 million

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  15. The Last Straw for Irish Citizens: The Struggle Against Water ChargesRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | Common Dreams

    A European country in crisis. Men in black come to the rescue. With the complicity of the national government, they impose painful measures on the population.

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  16. SNL Trolls President Obama For Acting Like Reagan And BushRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Crooks and Liars

    Unilateral executive orders/executive actions on immigration is for white Republican presidents, not this lawless, Kenyan in the White House. Thanks SNL, but no thanks.

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  17. This Week In 'Both Sides Do It' Matthew Dowd EditionRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Crooks and Liars

    From this Sunday's This Week with George Stephanopoulos , GOP professional turd polisher and former Bushie Matthew Dowd doing what he does best... blaming "both sides" and Washington in general for the record level of obstruction we've seen from Republicans for the last six years. MATT DOWD: Well, he definitely grabbed the initiative in a way that would put his policies through.

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  18. Ransom Payment for Beau BergdahlRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | War Is A Crime

    Bergdahl had a legal responsibility to walk away from an illegal war. It's not completely confirmed that he did so, but he's blamed for it, when he should be praised for it.

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  19. Campaign Seeks to Dry Out the National Security AgencyRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Truthdig

    "The American surveillance state has an Achilles Heel," organizers of the OffNow campaign say. "We can thwart mass surveillance without relying on Congress or [the] Supreme Court" by passing legislation that stops "the flow of state supplied water and electricity to federal agencies conducting mass, warrantless surveillance."

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  20. UVA Temporarily Suspends Fraternities After Horrifying Gang Rape AccusationsRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

    The University of Virginia is temporarily suspending all fraternities for the remainder of the semester in response to horrifying allegations of fraternity-based gang-rape - a reaction that many say is not enough to combat the school's problematic rape culture. The response comes just a few days after Rolling Stone published Sabrina Rubin Erdely's harrowing report, " A Rape on Campus.

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