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Stop the Sneak Attack on Medicare
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Medicare, health care, spending cuts, petitions )

- 1 day ago -
Congress could now be on the verge of passing a rotten compromise package that would pay for Trade Adjustment Assistance for displaced workers with $700 million in cuts to Medicare funding.
Duggar Revelations Are Just the Latest Sex Abuse Scandal to Rock Far-Right Fundamentalism
Society & Culture  (tags: Duggar family, Duggars, sex scandals, molestation, religious fundamentalism, overpopulation )

- 1 day ago -
Duggar admitted to molesting five girls - some of them reportedly his sisters - and while the family claims to have addressed the situation, a timeline constructed by Gawker suggests he did not get counseling while managing to dodge any prosecution.
Target 50% of US Aid to Those Who Need It the Most
World  (tags: foreign aid, poverty, postcards, petitions )

- 3 days ago -
Less than half of the money we spend on US global aid goes to the world's poorest countries. Let's make sure that the small amount of money we do spend on global aid goes to the people and places that need it the most.
Could Solar-Powered Floating Farms Provide Enough Food for the Entire World? Read More: Could Solar-Powered Floating Farms Prov
World  (tags: food, farms, solutions, solar power, hunger )

- 3 days ago -
With an increasing global population and a decreasing supply of arable land, providing sufficient food to meet demand is becoming increasingly more difficult. Barcelona-based Forward Thinking Architecture proposes an innovative solution.
Tell Congress: Oppose Fast Track for the TPP
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), fast track, petitions, tweets )

- 4 days ago -
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a controversial secret agreement that would undermine online freedoms worldwide by exporting dangerous copyright rules. The White House is trying to bypass debate on the contents of the deal by passing a bill...
Woman Sues Debt Collector, Wins $83 Million
Society & Culture  (tags: debt collectors, lawsuits, violations )

- 4 days ago -
A Missouri jury ordered a debt buyer to pay nearly $83 million to a Kansas City woman it pursued for a $1000 credit card bill she didn't owe. The jury found Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC guilty of violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
Stop Our Infrastructure Crisis
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: infrastructure, employment, public investment, petitions )

- 4 days ago -
Our nation's infrastructure is crumbling, hurting our economy and making daily life more difficult for many. But Boehner REFUSES to discuss long-term solutions.
Teen on a Mission to Change the Way People Define Beauty
Society & Culture  (tags: beauty, teenagers, models, Down's Syndrome, Australia )

- 5 days ago -
It all started with a cartwheel. Madeline Stuart, 18, was having trouble with the move in her hip-hop dance class because of extra weight sheâEUR(TM)d put on.
Tell the Candidates: Oppose the Privatization of Veterans' Health Care
Health & Wellness  (tags: veterans, health care, VA, Veterans Administration, privatization, doctors, hospitals, petitions )

- 4 days ago -
Privatizing the system would severely underfund the department, leaving veterans out in the cold with many service-connected injuries. Often times, VA centers are equipped to deal with specialized care, amputations and traumatic brain injuries in a way...
Republicans Snuck Medicare Cuts Into TPP
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: TPP, fast track, Medicare, public aid cuts, dirty politics, Trans Pacific Partnership, treaties, petitions )

- 6 days ago -
That's right, Republicans insisted on cutting Medicare spending to pay for a Trade Adjustment Assistance program that Democrats got added to the bill in order to support workers who lost their jobs due to trade deals like the TPP.
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