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Network News’ Shameful Decision to Snub Obama’s Immigration Address

Alternet asks: What’s behind this bizarre decision about an issue that affects millions and is said to be so controversial? Early in his first term, President George W. Bush  addressed the nation in primetime about allowing for... Read More
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Middle School Girl Sent To Principal’s Office After Refusing To Be Weighed In Front Of Her Class

ThinkProgress explains…. A physical fitness assessment program is under scrutiny after a middle school student in Iowa refused to be weighed in front of her classmates. During a check-up in her physical education class, Ireland... Read More
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Use bank fines to fund national health service, says Labour

The Guardian explains… Labour is calling for £1bn in bank fines to be handed to the NHS as the party seeks to move on from the political damage of a tweet by the former shadow... Read More
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Get Rid of Your Cable TV Package Now!

Alternet explains: I was afraid, too. Then I cut the cord, saved a ton and can still watch whatever I want. Here’s how to do it. For those of you sick of paying  ever-higher cable bills,... Read More

Op-Ed: I Started Out as a Child… How My Abuser Created a Bill Cosby Comedy Obsession

This is The Monday Line By Denis G. Campbell This is a conflicted piece for me. I want to believe… but know there is an ugly truth hidden. How? Because I remember being told as... Read More
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The Ebola Epidemic Could Be Reaching A Turning Point

ThinkProgress on global efforts… While global health officials say the Ebola outbreak that’s currently ravaging several countries in West Africa is far from over, there are an increasing number of positive signs that the deadly... Read More
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Best line about the new GOP US Congress: Freshman Class Filled With Losers

Roll Call has the story… Congress is filled with a bunch of losers, but not exactly in the way you’re thinking. In the wake of the elections, it’s easy to second-guess losing candidates and their... Read More
Bill Maher: America has never been welcoming to immigrants

Bill Maher: America has never been welcoming to immigrants

Bill on Real Time hits for the fences. Raw Story and others explain… The renewed Republican complaining over immigration reform, Bill Maher said on Real Time on Friday, should dispel one of the country’s popular... Read More
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(Nothing to see here?) Jeb Bush’s Four Mysterious Companies Share The Same Address And Have Never Done Any Known Business

ThinkProgress explains Jeb’s expensive address… Jeb Bush and his capital investment company have set up several companies that, despite being registered to his office and being approved for “any and all lawful business,” have seemingly... Read More
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The foxhunting ban 10 years on: has the countryside changed for ever?

The Guardian explains… It was one of New Labour’s defining policies – but a decade after the hunting ban came in, enthusiasts still ride out across the country. So did the law change things? Can... Read More
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Picking Your Car’s Computerized Brain

The New York Times explains… EVEN with their high-tech gadgets and computerized machinery, most cars still do a pretty poor job of providing helpful information about things like mechanical problems and fuel use — and... Read More
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How Our Media Are Helping Turn America Into a Land of Political Idiots

Alternet names and shames… It’s in the economic self-interest of the news media to make politics as fun as wrestling and as risky as a high-wire act. Just days after the midterm election, President Barack... Read More
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The Absolute Worst Reactions To Obama’s Immigration Action

ThinkProgress explains… In announcing a plan for executive action on immigration Thursday, President Barack Obama did something similar to every president since Dwight Eisenhower — including Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. In fact, presidents... Read More
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House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories

The AP reports… A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi,... Read More
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Driving the Mirai, Toyota’s massive bet on hydrogen power

The Verge explains the experience…. This car is weird, but normal in the right ways. The most remarkable thing about driving the Toyota Mirai is how unremarkable it is. For this car, that’s a compliment.... Read More

The Facebook Of Real Estate Allegedly Forced Workers To Skip Meals And Work Without Pay

ThinkProgresss explains… The number one online real estate website is facing a $5 million class action lawsuit for intimidating employees to skip meals and work long hours without pay. Former sales representative Ian Freeman filed... Read More
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I give up! Using a public restroom hand dryer? You may be spreading bacteria all over the place.

The Washington Post has the bad news. First things first: When you go to the bathroom, wash your hands properly when you’re done. Seriously. This is not a drill. But what to do with those wet hands?... Read More
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Nigel Farage accused of changing policy on EU migrants by new Ukip MP

The Guardian and others explain… Mark Reckless, Ukip’s second elected MP, has criticised his leader Nigel Farage for changing party policy on the hoof following a row over whether European migrants would be forced to... Read More
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New York Fed Chief Stands Firm Against Charges of Weak Oversight

Bank President William Dudley said supervision is stronger than ever, but Democratic senators were unconvinced: “You need to fix it, Mr. Dudley, or we need to get someone who will.” by Jake Bernstein ProPublica WASHINGTON... Read More
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The numbers are the story: Undocumented Immigrants Aren’t Who You Think They Are

fivethirtyeight.com explains… In a prime-time address on Thursday, President Obama laid out his plan to grant work permits to millions of unauthorized immigrants, as part of a broader overhaul of immigration enforcement. Obama says he... Read More
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Today in eww…. Coffee and beer aficionados join forces

The Boston Globe explains… If you didn’t peer into their mugs, it might be hard to distinguish between a group of coffee gurus and beer aficionados slurping their beverages with furrowed brows as they waxed... Read More
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End of an Internet era. Aereo Concedes Defeat and Files for Bankruptcy

The New York Times discusses… Aereo stormed onto the media landscape about three years ago with a tiny dime-size antenna and a grand plan not only to change the way people watched television but also... Read More
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Charles Mingus Toilet Trained his Cat. We Put his Method to the Test

Studio360.org has the story… The jazz musician Charles Mingus was a celebrated band leader and one of the most important composers of his generation. But at the same time he was recording The Greatest Jazz... Read More
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These are NSFW emoji for sexting

The Verge spoke with Flirtmoji artist Katy McCarthy about designing tiny, sexy icons. Emoji aren’t sexy. They’re simple, tame, and accessible icons that work wonders if you want convey basic emotions. But when it comes to sexting,... Read More
Fox cries foul over Obama’s Bible quotes in immigration speech: That’s ‘not proper use!’

Fox cries foul over Obama’s Bible quotes in immigration speech: That’s ‘not proper use!’

Raw Story explains… Conservatives are incensed that President Barack Obama quoted scripture in his speech last night about immigration reform, Media Matters for America reports. “Scripture tells us that we shall not oppress a stranger,... Read More

(So what? Are you following male candidates and their paid speeches?) As likely campaign looms, Hillary Clinton to give paid speech

Politico is seemingly worried about Hillary’s income stream. Are they worried about anyone else? Hillary Clinton is set to give a paid speech at a women’s conference in Silicon Valley in February, an appearance that... Read More

The FBI’s Dangerous Misrepresentation of Encryption Law

PSMag.com explains… The FBI no more deserves a direct line to your data than it deserves to intercept your mail at the post office. But it doesn’t want you to know that. FBI Director James... Read More

Judge to ‘sovereign citizen’: No, you cannot just mint your own silver ‘liberty’ dollars

Raw Story explains… A federal judge in North Carolina disagreed with claims made by a “sovereign citizen” and ruled that the U.S. Congress does have the authority to prevent him from minting and selling his... Read More

Which UK supermarket is cheapest? It’s Morrisons now

Bet you thought it would be ASDA or lidl? The Guardian explains… Move over Aldi, step aside Asda, Morrisons is winning the supermarket price war, independent survey finds. Morrisons has jumped ahead of Aldi to... Read More
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Obama’s advantage is that he has an immigration policy. Republicans don’t.

VOX.com has the story… There’s one way President Obama’s executive action on immigration has been a boon to Republicans. Instead of coming up with their own immigration policy, the’ve been able to just unite against Obama’s.... Read More