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Greg Abbott's (Not So) Greatest Hits - Volume 2
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Greg Abbott, Texas, elections, ethics, dishonesty, lies, republicans, government, politics, news )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - progresstexas.org
A year ago, we released Volume 1 of Greg Abbott's (Not So) Greatest Hits. From not believing in science to failing to pursue a massive child sex abuse scandal, we thought Greg Abbott had hit rock bottom. Little did we know how low he could go.
Gaza Through the Looking Glass
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USA, John Kerry, Israel, Palestine, Netanyahu, government, ethics, dishonesty, media, politics )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - politico.com
What Kerry's hot mic mistake teaches us about America's relationship with Israel. What is one to make of this? We already know that U.S. officials are highly skeptical of Netanyahu's true intentions toward the Palestinians, having made clear that they...
UN Launches Probe Into Israeli Violations In Gaza
World  (tags: United Nations Human Rights Council, Israel, Gaza, human rights violations, death, ethics, crime, war, violence, government, news, humans, freedoms )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The United Nations Human Rights Council agreed on Wednesday to launch an international inquiry into violations that may have been committed during Israel's latest military offensive in Gaza.
Jon Stewart Hammers John McCain: Let's See Who's Been Absolutely Wrong More Often (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Jon Stewart, John McCain, wrong-off, media, TV, politics, government, dishonesty, republicans )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - rawstory.com
Daily Show host Jon Stewart challenged Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to a "wrong-off" on Tuesday following McCain's dismissive remarks about the comedian during an interview with Fox News.
Rep. Louie Gohmert: Israel's Invasion of Gaza Means 'It Is Time to Bomb Iran' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Louie Gohmert, Tea Party Republicans, dishonesty, politics, corruption, ethics, news, government, propaganda, abuse )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - rawstory.com
Just one day after international watchdogs said Iran was complying with demands to scale back its nuclear program, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) called for the country to be bombed because of the conflict in Gaza.
Two Hours After A Court Strikes Down Obamacare Subsidies, Another Appeals Court Upholds Them
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, obama, healthcare, obamacare, law, legal interpretations, usa, ethics, government )

Cal
- 2 days ago - thinkprogress.org
both cases hinge upon a glorified typo in the Affordable Care Act. Obamacare gives states the option to run a health insurance exchange selling coverage to their residents, or they may elect to have the federal government run this exchange
GOOD NEWS! Rare Bird Paradise Protected in War-Torn Colombian Mountain Range
Environment  (tags: environment, conservation, ecosystems, green, government, GoodNews, world, wildlife, protection, humans, habitat )

Cal
- 2 days ago - news.mongabay.com
A coalition of conservation groups have established a new protected area in one of Latin America's most neglected ecosystems: the Colombian-side of the Serranía de Perijá mountain range
The American Jewish Community Must Value All Life
Society & Culture  (tags: Palestine, American Jews, Zionism, Judaism, religion, rights, ethics, society, politics, freedoms, government, world )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - stltoday.com
When an Israeli dies, the American Jewish community is quick to mourn, to condemn their death, to pray for peace. But where is the American Jewish community when the Israeli government mistreats, invades and kills Palestinian families on a daily basis?
RECENT UPDATE ON ARTURO THE POLAR BEAR! Argentina Zoo Freezes Polar Bear Move to Canada
Offbeat  (tags: Arturo, Argentina, polar bear, old, move him!, protection, safety, health, ethics, animals, government, news )

Julie
- 2 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Greenpeace and other environmentalist groups argue it's riskier to keep the bear in Mendoza, where temperatures can reach up to 86 Fahrenheit (30 Celsius) in the summer. The last polar bear at the Buenos Aires zoo died in late Dec. 2012 amid a heat wave.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Protect America's Rainforest From Old-Growth Logging
Environment  (tags: environment, ecosystems, destruction, Tongass, deforestation, rainforest, rainforest destruction, pollution, protection, habitat, habitatdestruction, conservation, humans, healthconditions, government, water, trees )

Cal
- 2 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
We have an opportunity to save the Tongass rainforest--but we need you to tell agency officials to end destructive industrial-scale old-growth logging on the Tongass much more quickly than the Forest Service's proposed 10- to 15-year timeline.
Israel Confirms Soldier Missing as Bombardment of Gaza Continues
World  (tags: Israel, Palestine, military, missing soldier, violence, government, politics, news, middle-east, world, war )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
Israel has confirmed that one of its soldiers is missing after a deadly battle in Gaza, as airstrikes continued to pummel a wide range of targets in the enclave and diplomatic efforts intensified in a bid to end the fighting.
Ted Cruz Bares Fangs at 'Misogynist' True Blood Episode Mocking Him (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, media, HBO, True Blood, politics, republicans, news, congress, government )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - rawstory.com
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Tuesday attacked the HBO vampire series True Blood -- calling it "misogynist and profanity-ridden" -- after the show featured him on Sunday's episode.
Israel's Wars of Choice Push Its Politics Further to the Right
World  (tags: Israel, right wing, politics, government, violence, war, conflict, middle-east, ethics, death, crime, corruption )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
Since 1982, Israel has engaged in seven additional wars of choice with its neighbors, with its current assault on Gaza being the seventh. Because these wars have aimed to achieve substantial change in the governance of its neighbors' polities, I call...
Scientists Blast Australian Government's Moves to Dismantle Environmental Protections
Environment  (tags: government, environment, destruction, Australia, policies, ecosystems, world, pollution, protection, conservation, politics, oceans )

Cal
- 3 days ago - news.mongabay.com
A prominent group of conservation scientists condemned the Australian government's recent moves to eliminate protections for native ecosystems, cut research funding, backtrack on commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and step up persecution of
Sayed Kashua: Why I Have to Leave Israel
Society & Culture  (tags: Arab-Israeli author, Israel, freedoms, hate, society, culture, education, children, ethics, government, sadness, rights, safety, world, violence )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - theguardian.com
The Arab-Israeli author moved to Jerusalem as a child and has devoted his life to telling Israelis the Palestinian story. But last week he decided to emigrate with his family to the US

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