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Bills Introduced in House to Repeal Indefinite Detention Provisions of NDAA
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, constitution, freedoms, politics, u.s., NDAA, Indefinite Detention )

- 2714 days ago -
Two bills have been introduced to amend the NDAA to make it clear that Americans cannot be detained indefinitely and denied their Constitutional Rights. HR 3676 has 54 co-sponsors and HR 3785 has 3.
The Right's Stupidity Spreads, Enabled By a Too-Polite Left
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, democrats, propaganda, politics, ethics, corruption, dishonesty, constitution )

- 2714 days ago -
Self-deprecating, too liberal for their own good, today's progressives stand back and watch, hands over their mouths, as the social vivisectionists of the right slice up a living society to see if its component parts can survive in isolation. Tied up in k
Corporations Used 2004 Tax Holiday To Repatriate Billions, Then Laid Off Thousands Of Workers
Business  (tags: corporate, corruption, dishonesty, ethics, investments, CEO Bonuses, stock buybacks )

- 2981 days ago -
Congressional Research Service looked at a repatriation holiday approved by Congress in 2004 and found "little evidence exists that new investment was spurred." In fact, many of the largest companies that took advantage of that holiday wound up cutting te
Supreme Court Rules Companies Can Block Customers' Class-Action Lawsuits
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: class action, Corporate Fraud, Supreme Court, dishonesty, corruption, republicans, democrats )

- 3000 days ago -
In another 5-4 decision by the usual suspects, the Supreme Court ruled today in a Southern California case that firms can force customers to arbitrate their complaints individually. The ruling is a major victory for corps. and creates an incentive to comm
Media Decrees: Only Staged Right-Wing Mobs Are Populist Uprisings
Business  (tags: Media bias, Media Conservative bias, Media, dishonesty )

- 3000 days ago -
Several Republican congresspeople have faced critical receptions at town halls in their home districts after voting for a budget that dismantles Medicare. But the media coverage is nothing like what we saw in August 2009 when much of the media treated
The 'U.S.' Chamber Of Commerce Threatens White House Over Executive Order Requiring Campaign Disclosure
Business  (tags: corporate corruption, Chamber of Commerce, Campaign Finance Reform, dishonesty, elections )

- 3001 days ago -
The move has been met with a fierce denunciation by the U.S. Chamber, which ran one of the largest ad campaigns using secret corporate money last year. In an interview with the New York Times, Chamber executive compared President Obama to Muammar Qaddafi,
The Wageless Recovery
Business  (tags: economy, wages, wage decrease, unemployment, corporate greed, money )

- 3001 days ago -
Much of Wall Street thinks inflation is now the biggest threat to the US economy. As has been the case in the past, the Street is dead wrong. The biggest threat is falling into another recession. The most significant economic news from the first quarter o
Resistance to Gas Drilling Rises on Unlikely Soil
Environment  (tags: fracking, water, air quality, pollution, energy, destruction )

- 3002 days ago -
On Wednesday, several dozen protesters marched through downtown Fort Worth, waving signs and chanting anti-drilling slogans that reflected concern over air and water pollution. The anxiety centers on a recently expanded drilling method called hydrauli
The Law of Mother Earth: Behind Bolivia's Historic Bill
Environment  (tags: climate-change, ecosystems, environment, habitat, habitatdestruction, nature, pollution, protection, water, wildlife )

- 3004 days ago -
Indigenous and campesino (small-scale farmer) movements in the Andean nation of Bolivia are on the verge of pushing through one of the most radical environmental bills in global history. The "Mother Earth" law under debate in Bolivia's legislature will al
The New Corporate World Order
Business  (tags: offshoring outsourcing, Tax Breaks, bailout, military, foreign policy, hogs at the troughcorporate, corruption, dishonesty, politics )

- 3006 days ago -
As the WSJ put it, the multinational companies "cut their work forces in the U.S. by 2.9 million during the 2000s while increasing employment overseas by 2.4 million, new data from the U.S. Commerce Department show."
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