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  1. Bernie Sanders Continues To Rip The Media For Biased Campaign CoverageRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Crooks and Liars

    Sen. Bernie Sanders appeared on this Sunday's Reliable Sources and spoke to host Brian Stelter about his recent criticism of the media and their demands for a food fight between Sanders and his opponent in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary, Hillary Clinton. Sanders didn't hold back and let them have it once again for their choices on which topics to report: Bernie Sanders Slams The Media For Their Biased Presidential Campaign Coverage : Sen. Bernie Sanders called out the media for their biased coverage of presidential campaigns, and refusal to inform the American people during an interview on CNN's Reliable Sources.

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  2. Bill Kristol: The Death Penalty Is An 'Important Symbol' Of American JusticeRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Crooks and Liars

    Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol on Sunday slammed states that had repealed the death penalty because he said that executions were an "important symbol" of justice. Last week, Republican Nebraska lawmakers passed legislation that would repeal the state's death penalty on the grounds that it was an example of a wasteful government program.

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  3. The West and ISISRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | Common Dreams

    Far from the boasts made by the US, British, and French governments that IS would be destroyed, they have been unable to even contain the extremist jihadi group as it marches from city to city and town to town in Syria and Iraq, seemingly without constraint, sowing chaos and carnage in the process. There are a number of reasons why the West has made a virtue of failure and disaster in the region.

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  4. Failure of Review Conference Brings World Close to Nuclear Cataclysm, Warn ActivistsRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | Common Dreams

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons on April 27. After nearly four weeks of negotiations, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference ended in a predictable outcome: a text overwhelmingly reflecting the views and interests of the nuclear-armed states and some of their nuclear-dependent allies. "The process to develop the draft Review Conference outcome document was anti-democratic and nontransparent," Ray Acheson, director, Reaching Critical Will, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom , told IPS.

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  5. NSA Winds Down Once-Secret Phone-Records CollectionRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | Drudge Retort

    The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month. Barring an 11th hour compromise when the Senate returns to session May 31, a much-debated provision of the Patriot Act -- and some other lesser known surveillance tools -- will sunset at midnight that day.

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  6. Defense Secretary Carter: Iraqis need 'will to fight' to defeat Islamic StateRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Washington Post

    Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter warned that Iraqi troops will not be able to defeat the Islamic State until they develop a "will to fight," reflecting the deep level of frustration and surprise inside some quarters of the Obama administration in the wake of the Iraqi military's collapse in Ramadi last week. His comments , in an interview that aired Sunday, came after fighters with the Islamic State, which had appeared to be retreating in parts of Iraq, swept through the western Iraqi city of Ramadi and was gaining ground in Syria.

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  7. Memorial Day Lesson, with Steel GuitarsRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    In my early days of the Vietnam War, my crew and I slept on Guam, an island from which our B52s flew west day and night. Sometimes, our flying schedule left us some room to head to the airbase's beach, where the sand was creamy white, the San Miguel beer 15 cents a can, and where storm-battered speakers sent Hawaiian Steel guitar music, from high in the palms.

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  8. In Regards to Conservatives Fierce Defense of Child RapeRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    Conservatives heard about Josh Duggar raping at least 5 of his very young sisters. They heard about how his parents knew, tried to cover it all up, and sickeningly allowed it to continue for an entire year after they learned about it.

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  9. What is the difference between Israel and the USA?Read the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    Israel violates international law and gets its biggest advocate and protector to stand by its side during international review and debate over its actions. To Israel, it is like having a big, big brother standing behind you with a look of madness on his face as your adversaries shout and shake their fists at you.

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  10. Hellraisers Journal: Labor Editor of Chicago Denounces Upcoming Convention of Industrial UnionistsRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    Luke Grant , labor editor of the Inter Ocean, took on the subject of the upcoming convention of Industrial Unionist in his column this past Sunday. He had this to say about the intentions of those who favor establishing a new labor body based on industrial organization: The whole scheme is chimerical and intended to drag the workers into the mire of politics.

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  11. Fox's Kurtz Paints Debate On Iraq Invasion As Partisan Food Fight Between NetworksRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Crooks and Liars

    Fox's Howard Kurtz did his best to try to reduce the debate we've seen over who is at fault for the way things have gone in Iraq and the rest of the Middle East and the rise of ISIS as just some partisan food fight between his network and MSNBC on this Sunday's Media Buzz. After showing some footage of his cohort Sean Hannity blaming President Obama and Hillary Clinton for all of our problems in the Middle East, and of Al Sharpton on MSBC saying the rise of ISIS is a "very real consequence from the U.S. invasion of Iraq," here's how Kurtz framed the rest of the segment.

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  12. This Would be Such a ShameRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | Balloon Juice

    A judge in Las Vegas has ruled that a lawsuit involving accusations of graft and organised crime ties to casinos owned by the multibillionaire and Republican party funder, Sheldon Adelson, will be heard in the US.

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  13. Cosmic Insight ~ Thrust Forward Or SurrenderRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Crooks and Liars

    As time seems to stand still with Saturn retrograde, the pressure continues, although destination is undeniably unguided . We're in constant movement to pave our way towards a goal, but like treading nonstop on a hamster wheel - the only thing we may be creating is a lot of wind.

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  14. Farmers Cut Back as Beleaguered California Hit by Water LossRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | Common Dreams

    Farmers in California have agreed to cut back on their water usage voluntarily to avoid steeper mandatory cutbacks imposed by the state. A day before California accepted voluntary water cutbacks by farmers, vandals targeting an inflatable dam in Fremont sent 50 million gallons of water meant for the city's residents flowing into the San Francisco Bay.

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  15. Can We Try Some Honesty on Memorial Day?Read the original story

    19 hrs ago | War Is A Crime

    How best to show respect for the U.S. troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan and for their families on Memorial Day? Simple: Avoid euphemisms like "the fallen" and expose the lies about what a great idea it was to start those wars and then to "surge" tens of thousands of more troops into those fools' errands. First, let's be clear on at least this much: the 4,500 U.S. troops killed in Iraq - so far - and the 2,350 killed in Afghanistan - so far - did not "fall."

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  16. 'Beautiful Mind' Mathematician John Nash Dies in CrashRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | Drudge Retort

    John Forbes Nash Jr., the brilliant Princeton University mathematician whose life story was the subject of the film A Beautiful Mind , and his wife of nearly 60 years were killed in a car crash Saturday on the New Jersey Turnpike, police said. Nash was 86. Alicia Nash was 82. The two were in a taxi on the New Jersey Turnpike when the driver lost control as he tried to pass a car in the center lane, crashing into a guard rail, according to State Police Sgt.

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  17. Bill Kristol Pretends Rand Paul Is A 'Liberal Democrat' For Blocking The Patriot ActRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Crooks and Liars

    On ABC's This Week , Bill Kristol attacked Rand Paul for blocking an extension of the Patriot Act over the weekend and called him a "liberal Democrat" for agreeing on that and a number of other issues with progressive House member, Rep. Keith Ellison . I hate to break it to Bloody Bill, but agreeing on a handful of topics doesn't make Rand Paul a "liberal Democrat."

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  18. Huckabee Vows To Ignore Gay Marriage Ruling: The 'Supreme Court' Is Not The 'Supreme Being'Read the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Crooks and Liars

    Republican presidential candidate Mick Huckabee insisted on Sunday that the president of the United States would not have to follow a ruling that struck down bans on same-sex marriage because the Supreme Court was not the "Supreme Being." "You seemed to indicate that as president, you wouldn't necessarily obey court rulings, even the Supreme Court," Fox News host Chris Wallace pointed out during an interview on Sunday.

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  19. Duggar Records Destroyed on Judge's OrderRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | Drudge Retort

    Police in Arkansas have destroyed records detailing the investigation into sexual abuse allegations against TLC's 19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar. "The judge ordered us yesterday to expunge that record," Springdale Police spokesman Scott Lewis said Friday.

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  20. Biker Gang Shootout, West Nile and Conspiracy TheoriesRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Burnt Orange Report

    The news isn't often good, but it usually isn't this weird either. In the 68th edition of the Left in Texas podcast, Imad and I discuss everything from killer mosquitoes to the Biker Gang shootout in Waco and criticisms of its media coverage.

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