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  1. Fox's Henry And Kurtz Carp About Media Truthfully Reporting Obama's Poll NumbersRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Crooks and Liars

    Fox's Ed Henry and Howard Kurtz are terribly upset that the rest of the media is reporting honestly about the fact that President Obama's poll numbers have gone up recently. Fox's Howard Kurtz and his cohort Ed Henry, who was filling in for Bret Baier this Friday evening were terribly upset that the media has been reporting the fact that President Obama's poll numbers have gone up quite a bit in the last month or so.

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  2. Anti-Gun PSA Gets Ripped Apart By Fox News' AmmosexualsRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | Crooks and Liars

    An anti-gun ad shows a teenager bringing his parent's gun to school to keep his house free of dangerous weapons. The Fox News brigade goes bananas.

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  3. Hundreds Of NYPD Officers Turn Backs To Bill DeBlasio At Officer's FuneralRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Crooks and Liars

    You remember that time that Mayor DeBlasio asked the protesters standing for Eric Garner and Mike Brown to stand down until after the officers' funerals out of respect for the families? Evidently Pat Lynch and his crowd doesn't have the same respect for those slain officers and their families, because this picture is what happened at Officer Rafael Ramos' funeral. Again, I need to remind everyone that Lynch is stoking up the bitterness because a contract is being negotiated right now.

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  4. More Than Quarter of US House Committees Now Texan-ChairedRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Burnt Orange Report

    The Upshot has an interesting statistic about the new Congress. A full 28.5% of House committees - 6 of 21 - will be chaired by Texas Republicans.

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  5. 'Brownback Effect' Frightens RepublicansRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | Drudge Retort

    After Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback narrowly won re-election in November, University of Missouri political scientist Peverill Squire warned the Republican's close call could have a chilling effect on tax-cutting. Now, true to Squire's prediction, Politico says today that Republican-led states are getting nervous about tax cuts.

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  6. Google Just Unveiled The First Fully Functional Driverless CarRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

    Just before Christmas, Google announced the "first real build" of their self-driving vehicle, a button-nosed smart car that looks like it could've been a friendly police officer in Disney's Cars' movies. Driverless cars could save thousands of lives a year in the U.S. alone and also provide significant economic and environmental advantages.

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  7. 12/27/2014Read the original story

    14 hrs ago | Digby

    "[T]he scathing report the Senate Intelligence Committee delivered this month is unlikely to significantly change the role the CIA now plays in running America's secret wars." I'm not a military worshipper.

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  8. Socialism Will Continue in CubaRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | Dissident Voice

    In this very month of December we successfully held the Fifth CARICOM-Cuba Summit. Last Sunday we held the Thirteenth Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America and, on that occasion, we paid a well-deserved tribute to their founders: our close friend and Bolivarian President, Hugo ChA vez FrA as, and the Commander of the Cuban Revolution, Comrade Fidel Castro Ruz.

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  9. President Obama Sells Out On TPPRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    If you know anything about the checkered history of the Trans Pacific Partnership, you know that this is coming. Despite the attitude of the Democratic Party, which has a strong contingent in opposition, President Obama are for the TPP.

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  10. A Decent nation Would Have Impeached Bush and ObamaRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | OpEdNews

    First a bit of housekeeping. This is a discussion of the potential impeachment of George W. Bush and Barack Obama for a variety of actions that their administrations have taken .

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  11. Conservatives Turn Their Twitter Rage On Alan Colmes After Fox News AppearanceRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Crooks and Liars

    You might think Alan Colmes isn't progressive enough, or plays that token Democrat on Fox News. You know, it's a dirty job but someone's got to do it if only to offer some modicum of counterpoint to the endless drumbeats of hate rolling over the air from them.

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  12. Is Universal Health Care Too Radical for Americans?Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Truthdig

    Although the country's views have progressed in terms of gay rights and race, universal health care isn't something Americans can get used to; a company in Japan offers people weddings to themselves; meanwhile, a confession by former officer Darren Wilson's prosecutor may be cause to reopen the Ferguson case. These discoveries and more below.

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  13. 'Left, Right & Center': 2014, The Year That WasRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Truthdig

    Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other "Left, Right & Center" panelists ponder the most consequential stories of 2014: the fracking revolution, the global economic slowdown, technological advances and police and race. Special guest Josh Barro of The New York Times notes that people are thinking about policing as they do teaching - some people do their jobs well and others don't.

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  14. Satellite Provides Sharper Picture of Shrinking Ice SheetRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Truthdig

    Greenland's ice sheet shrank by an average of 243 billion tonnes a year between 2003 and 2009 - a rate of melting that is enough to raise the world's sea levels by 0.68 mm per year. In what is claimed as the first detailed study, geologist Beata Csatho, of the University of Buffalo in the US, and colleagues report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that they used satellite and aerial data to reconstruct changes in the ice sheet at 100,000 places, and to confirm that the process of losing 277 cubic kilometres of ice a year is more complex than anyone had predicted.

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  15. Thanks, Kim Jong-UnRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Truthdig

    Did you know Truthdig is now a hybrid? Through our Truthdig Fund at Tides, you can make year-end, tax-deductible contributions to help us build a new journalistic model for 2015.

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  16. Would Anyone Read the Pentagon Papers on the Floor Today?Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | OpEdNews

    Initially, I had a mixed feeling about this article: "Mark Udall Can Make History by Releasing the Torture Report" by Amy Goodman. click here On one hand, I felt very excited and grateful for the former Senator Mike Gravel's efforts in encouraging the elected officials to come forward with exposing unethical or unlawful activities of the government officials.

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  17. Selling 'Peace Groups' on US-Led WarsRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Common Dreams

    Since the anti-war protests on Vietnam, the U.S. government has made 'perception management' of the American people a high priority, feeding them a steady diet of propaganda about foreign crises-even getting 'peace groups' to buy into 'pro-democracy' wars "With all of the information about Syria, what are we to believe as true? We know the facts about recent U.S. interventions in Middle Eastern countries. Why would Syria be any different?" "War is peace" double-speak has become commonplace these days.

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  18. Israel Court Orders West Bank Settlement DemolishedRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | Drudge Retort

    Israel's Supreme Court has ordered the government to demolish the West Bank settlement of Amona within two years and relocate its 300 Jewish residents, moving to end a years-long legal battle. In the ruling late Thursday, Supreme Court President Asher Grunis acknowledged that demolishing the community would be "difficult and painful" for its residents.

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  19. ACLU Calls Out NSA's Christmas Eve Document DumpRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | Common Dreams

    The American Civil Liberties Union on Friday accused the National Security Agency of using the holiday as cover to "minimize the impact" of its Christmas Eve document dump , which showed-amidst heavy redaction-that the agency's mass surveillance program targeting U.S. citizens went on for more than 10 years and was rife with both human error and technical mistakes. "I certainly think the NSA would prefer to have the documents released right ahead of the holidays in order to have less public attention on what they contain," Patrick Toomey, a staff attorney at the ACLU's national security project, told the Guardian .

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  20. Add new commentRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | The Progressive

    Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. While many residents were drowning in their homes, choking on the oily toxic floodwaters, expiring from exposure on their rooftops, or furiously evacuating if they had the wherewithal, operatives at the Department and the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education were scheming to remake the city's school system to their liking.

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