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Attention Sunday Shows: Here Are 5 Republicans Who Won't Lie to Your Viewers About Climate Change

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4 hours ago
On Wednesday, I wrote about a new Media Matters for America study that shines a light on a big problem with how TV news shows cover climate change. Scientists overwhelmingly agree that humans are warming the planet, but Media Matters found that the highly influential Sunday morning talk ...

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2 days ago
Video byCatherine VIETTEText byNEWS WIRESEx-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko, who died three months after drinking tea poisoned with a radioactive isotope, told British police that Russian President Vladimir Putin was personally behind his killing, an inquiry heard on Tuesday. British authorities believe Kremlin-critic Litvinenko was poisoned with green tea ...

Step Aside, Steve King: Meet the Right's Most Powerful Immigration Foe

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15 hours ago
It wasn't long ago that Sen. Jeff Sessions was waging a lonely battle against comprehensive immigration reform. ABC News called the Alabama Republican a "lone wolf" in his dogged quest to kill the Senate's immigration reform bill, which passed the upper chamber in June 2013 on a 68-32 ...

Even If Your Kid Doesn't Get Measles, It's Gonna Cost You

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16 hours ago
Measles is not only highly contagious, it's expensive to contain—especially for cash-strapped local governments. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calculated that outbreaks in 2011—a total of just 107 cases—cost state and local taxpayers up to $5.3 million. That may not seem like a ...

Yes, Solving Climate Change Is Super-Cheap

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7 hours ago
Humanity’s choice (via IPCC): Aggressive climate action ASAP (left figure) minimizes future warming. Continued inaction (right figure) results in catastrophic levels of warming, 9°F over much of U.S. The 2014 IPCC report finds the annual cost of avoiding that catastrophe is cheap, a mere 0.06% of annual growth ...

Here's What's at the Heart of the Crisis in Greece

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21 hours ago
If you're in the market for some interesting commentary on Greece, there have been a couple of good ones recently. The first comes from Paul Krugman, who, among other things, makes a point that often gets missed: Greece is already running a primary surplus. That is, they've cut ...

Pennsylvania's New Governor Will Ban Fracking In State Parks And Forests

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12 hours ago
"Pennsylvania’s New Governor Will Ban Fracking In State Parks And Forests" Gov. Tom Wolf speaks after he took the oath of office to become the 47th governor of Pennsylvania, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Pennsylvania’s new Governor Tom Wolf will sign an ...

Hopes of return muted in devastated Syrian Kurdish town

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8 hours ago
1 of 4.A mannequin is pictured at a damaged building in the northern Syrian town of Kobani January 28, 2015. KOBANI, Syria (Reuters) - Sheets meant to hide residents from snipers' sights still hang over streets in the Syrian border town of Kobani, and its shattered buildings and ...

Democrats Blast Obama's Offshore Drilling Plans

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1 day ago
This article originally appeared in the Huffington Post and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A group of Senate Democrats from the Northeast is pushing back on the Obama administration's proposal to open new areas of the Atlantic Ocean to oil and gas drilling.

EU extends existing Russia sanctions but Greece brings doubt over new measures

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8 hours ago
BRUSSELS/KIEV (Reuters) - European Union foreign ministers agreed on Thursday to extend existing sanctions against Russia by six months but were still debating whether to impose new measures, with the new government in Greece sowing uncertainty that exasperated its allies. The worst fighting for five months raged on ...

Why are Scam PACs So Much More Common on the Right Than the Left?

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1 day ago
Politico's Ken Vogel reports on a phenomenon that's gotten a fair amount of attention on both the right and the left: Since the tea party burst onto the political landscape in 2009, the conservative movement has been plagued by an explosion of PACs that critics say exist mostly ...

Here Are All The Extra Provisions Attached To The Senate's Keystone XL Bill

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7 hours ago
"Here Are All The Extra Provisions Attached To The Senate’s Keystone XL Bill" Thousands of protesters gather at the National Mall in Washington calling on President Barack Obama to reject the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, as well as act to limit carbon pollution from power plants ...

U.S. jobless claims drop sharply to near 15-year low

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13 hours ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits tumbled last week to its lowest level in nearly 15 years, adding to bullish signals on the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 43,000 to a seasonally adjusted 265,000 for the week ...

The Hidden Threat That Could Take Health Care Away From 5 Million Children

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12 hours ago
"The Hidden Threat That Could Take Health Care Away From 5 Million Children" King v. Burwell, the latest Supreme Court case attacking the Affordable Care Act, is largely perceived as a threat to people who purchased insurance through the law’s health exchanges. Should the plaintiffs succeed, at least ...

Obama budget to propose spending lift for military, domestic programs

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15 hours ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's budget will call for an increase in domestic and military spending that would end spending caps known as "sequestration," a White House official said, setting up a new source of conflict with Republicans in Congress. Obama intends to announce his plans during ...

Obama Proposes Oil And Gas Drilling Along East Coast

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2 days ago
by Ari Phillips Posted on January 27, 2015 at 4:07 pm Updated: January 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm On Tuesday, the Obama administration released a proposal to sell offshore oil and gas leases in new areas of federally owned waters, including regions along the Atlantic Coast from Virginia ...

Attorney general nominee to stress outreach in confirmation testimony

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2 days ago
Attorney General nominee Loretta E. Lynch will highlight her strong bonds with law enforcement and emphasize the need for Congress and the Justice Department to foster a better relationship when she appears Wednesday morning for the first time before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Lynch, 55, the U.S. Attorney ...

Surveillance Video Raises Questions About 17-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shot By Cops At Police Station

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24 hours ago
"Surveillance Video Raises Questions About 17-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shot By Cops At Police Station" The Longview Police released surveillance footage capturing the final moments of Kristiana Coignard’s life. The 17-year-old was fatally shot by two police officers in the lobby of the Longview Police Department. Coignard struggled with ...

The Shift Toward a Decentralized, Distributed Electric Grid Is Already Underway

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11 hours ago
Steve Propper, GTM Research’s director of grid edge analysis, describes the pathways to grid edge evolution. The electricity sector is headed for a dramatic transformation at the edge of the grid, where utility meets customer. Like the evolution of markets such as telecommunications and computing, the phases of ...

Attorney General Nominee Will Not Support Marijuana Legalization

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1 day ago
"Attorney General Nominee Will Not Support Marijuana Legalization" On day one of her confirmation hearing to become the country’s next Attorney General, U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch took an explicit stance against marijuana legalization. When asked by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) if she supports legalization, Lynch responded “No I ...

Indiana's Pence launches government news site

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3 days ago
Washington (CNN)Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is launching his own state government-run "news" outlet -- and plans to use it at times to break news ahead of the independent press. The Indianapolis Star reported on Monday that the potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate is launching a site called "Just ...

More Americans Are Receiving Mental Health Treatment

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1 day ago
For those reeling from untreated mental ailments, ongoing psychological anguish and abuse of drugs often come hand in hand. However, change may be on the horizon for some people. A new report shows that more Americans are receiving mental health care treatment and curbing their use of illicit ...

Why the Media Focuses So Much on the Koch Brothers—Explained in 5 Tweets

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2 days ago
Any time news breaks about the billionaire Koch brothers and their shadowy network of donors and advocacy groups, conservatives grumble that the media singles out the Kochs, that we reporters are unfair toward and obsessed with them while giving a pass to wealthy liberals like George Soros and ...

Obama's Trip to India Shortened His Life by 6 Hours

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2 days ago
Over the weekend President Barack Obama was in India for talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on nuclear power, trade, climate change, and other topics. The climate piece was, if not necessarily a letdown, certainly less exciting than Obama's wide-reaching deal with China in November. Crucially, the China ...

Bobby Jindal Warns Of Muslim 'Invasion' Of America, Doubles Down On Inaccurate 'No-Go Zone' Comments

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1 day ago
"Bobby Jindal Warns Of Muslim ‘Invasion’ Of America, Doubles Down On Inaccurate ‘No-Go Zone’ Comments" Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, speaking at a recent prayer rally. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) expressed fears of an extremist Muslim “invasion” of America in an interview on Monday, outlining a strict vision ...

ISIS Fighters Lose Kobani In Win For Obama's Iraq Strategy

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2 days ago
Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town of Kobani appeared poised Monday to deal a decisive defeat to Islamic State militants after months of street clashes and U.S. aerial bombardment, signaling a major setback for the extremist group. ....The apparent breakthrough shows how U.S. air power, combined with ...

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2 days ago
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Apple iPhone sales trample expectations as profit sets global record

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2 days ago
(Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) quarterly results smashed Wall Street expectations with record sales of big-screen iPhones in the holiday shopping season and a 70 percent rise in China sales, powering the company to the largest profit in corporate history. The company sold 74.5 million iPhones in its ...

Dying To Be Free

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1 day ago
The last image we have of Patrick Cagey is of his first moments as a free man. He has just walked out of a 30-day drug treatment center in Georgetown, Kentucky, dressed in gym clothes and carrying a Nike duffel bag. The moment reminds his father of Patrick’s ...

350 Responds to Senate Vote on Keystone XL

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5 hours ago
In response to a vote in the U.S. Senate forcing approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, 350.org Executive Director May Boeve issued the following statement: “Given the fossil fuel industry’s stranglehold on our political system, it’s no longer even surprising that this Congress has made it their number ...

Future President Ben Carson Wrote 6 Books. We Read Them So You Don't Have To.

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3 days ago
Former neurosurgeon Ben Carson rallied Republicans at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday, stirring up speculation once more that the conservative activist will seek his party's presidential nomination next year. Carson has never run for office and only recently registered as a Republican, but as the author of ...

Netanyahu to American Jews: Get Lost

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3 days ago
It was not so shocking that House Speaker John Boehner would seek to undermine President Barack Obama and his attempt to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran by inviting Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu to deliver an address to Congress, in which Netanyahu will presumably dump on Obama's ...

‘Unconventional’ Accounting From China’s Hanergy Solar, Owner of MiaSole, Alta and Solibro

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1 day ago
Hanergy chief exec: “No one else can do what we do with solar power embedded in glass windows.” Li Hejun, the rags-to-riches billionaire CEO of China's Hanergy, has suggested that his firm will be a global leader in solar technology. But reports on the company in a recent ...

Can Koch Brothers Lock In Fatal Climate Delay For $889 Million In 2016 Election?

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2 days ago
"Can Koch Brothers Lock In Fatal Climate Delay For $889 Million In 2016 Election?" Americans for Prosperity Foundation Chairman David Koch speaks in Orlando, Florida, in August, 2013. The multi-billionaire Koch brothers are planning to spend a staggering $889 million in the 2016 election cycle, more than double ...

Two weeks after Zuckerberg said ‘je suis Charlie,’ Facebook begins censoring images of prophet Muhammad

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2 days ago
Only two weeks after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a strongly worded #JeSuisCharlie statement on the importance of free speech, Facebook has agreed to censor images of the prophet Muhammad in Turkey — including the very type of image that precipitated the Charlie Hebdo attack. It’s an illustration,

Pennsylvania Fracking Companies Regularly Commit Serious Environmental Violations

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2 days ago
"Pennsylvania Fracking Companies Regularly Commit Serious Environmental Violations" Demonstrators hold up placards as they take part in an anti-fracking protest outside the Palace of Westminster in London, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Oil and gas companies in Pennsylvania seriously violate environmental rules and regulations, many of them more than ...

Siva Power Lands $10M to Chase Giga-Scale Domestic Thin-Film Solar Production

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6 hours ago
“History has shown that almost all thin film startups have taken significantly longer to scale up.” Producing gigawatts' worth of thin-film solar panels with domestic manufacturing is still a real possibility for CEO Brad Mattson and CTO Markus Beck of Siva Power. The San Jose, Calif.-based solar startup ...

Nine killed as gunmen storm luxury hotel in Libyan capital

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2 days ago
1 of 2.Security forces surround Corinthia hotel after a car bomb in Tripoli January 27, 2015. TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Heavily armed gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Tripoli favored by Libyan officials and visiting delegations on Tuesday, killing at least nine people, including foreigners, before blowing themselves up ...

Indiana Bill Crafted By Utilities Could Quash Nascent Solar Industry

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2 days ago
"Indiana Bill Crafted By Utilities Could Quash Nascent Solar Industry" Large utilities and state legislators in Indiana have joined together to push for a bill that undermines state oversight of the electric utility industry and makes distributed and rooftop solar less appealing to consumers. HB 1320, proposed by ...

SMA Plans 1,600 Layoffs, Sending Its Stock Price to All-Time Low

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2 days ago
Reuters: SMA Solar to Cut 1,600 Jobs as European Demand Slides SMA Solar, Germany's biggest solar company, is to cut about 1,600 jobs, or about one-third of its workforce, as it expects no relief in the short-term from an industry-wide demand slump, sending its shares to a record ...

Democrats Accuse Republicans of a Benghazi Cover-Up

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3 days ago
It's back. Actually, it never left. Benghazi. That is, the GOP's never-ending Benghazi crusade. Last year, after Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) was tapped by House Speaker John Boehner to lead yet another Benghazi probe, he promised to helm an inquiry that would "transcend politics." But now, eight months ...

The Pentagon Is Holding an Essay Contest to Honor Saudi Arabia's Brutal King. Here's Our Entry.

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3 days ago
Shortly after Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz, the 90-year-old king of Saudi Arabia, died last Friday, the Pentagon and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, paid their respects by inviting college students to participate in a "research and essay competition" in the late monarch's ...

West Virginia Gas Line Explodes, Marking Fourth Major Pipeline Incident This Month

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3 days ago
"West Virginia Gas Line Explodes, Marking Fourth Major Pipeline Incident This Month" A gas pipeline in Brooke County, West Virginia exploded into a ball of flames on Monday morning, marking the fourth major mishap at a U.S. pipeline this month. No one was hurt in the explosion, but ...

Australian fish moving south as climate changes, say researchers

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20 hours ago
University of Tasmania finds 35 species face shifts in their ranges and egg-laying patterns as the waters off south-east Australia warm faster than average Australian scientists have assessed how 35 common fish species are coping with climate change, finding that most have to deal with new conditions and ...

‘The Nation’ Magazine Names Kai Wright as Features Editor

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1 day ago
TV and radio appearances by Nation writers and editors, big Nation announcements. Contact: Caitlin Graf, The Nation, press [at] thenation.com, 212-209-5400 New York, NY — January 28, 2015 — The Nation, America’s oldest weekly magazine of politics and culture, today announced the appointment of Kai Wright as features ...

Army says no decision made in Bergdahl investigation

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2 days ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army on Tuesday denied that a decision had been made to bring desertion charges against Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who was released last year in a controversial prisoner swap after disappearing from his base in Afghanistan in 2009. NBC News said earlier on Tuesday ...

How A New Senate Bill Would Protect LGBT Youth From Homelessness And Trafficking

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2 days ago
by Hannah Hussey - Guest Contributor Posted on January 27, 2015 at 3:19 pm "How A New Senate Bill Would Protect LGBT Youth From Homelessness And Trafficking" Two boys hold hands at the Ruth Ellis Center, a drop-in shelter for LGBT youth in Detroit. As Human Trafficking ...

Google says it fought gag orders in WikiLeaks investigation

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1 day ago
Google has fought all gag orders preventing it from telling customers that their e-mails and other data were sought by the U.S. government in a long-running investigation of the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, which published leaked diplomatic cables and military documents, an attorney representing the tech firm said this ...

Mormon Church Announces Broad Support For LGBT Workplace And Housing Protections — With A Catch

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2 days ago
by Jack Jenkins Posted on January 27, 2015 at 3:53 pm Updated: January 27, 2015 at 5:15 pm "Mormon Church Announces Broad Support For LGBT Workplace And Housing Protections — With A Catch" In what appears to be a major shift in tone, the Church of Jesus Christ ...

The Koch Brothers' Network Aims to Spend $889 Million on the 2016 Elections

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3 days ago
That's how much Charles and David Koch's political network hopes to spend on the presidential race, House and Senate contests, and other elections and policy fights in 2016. That figure is not far off from how much President Barack Obama's and Mitt Romney's presidential efforts each spent in ...
 

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