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Another Russia Today reporter quits over Putin’s lies about MH-17 crash

Sara Firth in London quits the network. A London-based reporter for Russia Today resigned Friday in protest over the network’s coverage of the recent Malaysia Airlines plane crash. Sara Firth, who has worked for RT... Read More
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Northern Canada wildfire larger than normal and making global warming worse

Wildfires have burned 6x as many acres as normal in the NW Territories. This is very bad for the climate. For the past few weeks, dry and warm weather have fueled large forest fires across... Read More
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Senator Vitter: getting all on next plane home would require more planes than on earth

Mother Jones calculates the number of planes needed to move all undocumented immigrants from the USA home immediately. David Vitter has had it with undocumented immigrants. “Enough is enough,” the Republican Senator and Louisiana gubernatorial... Read More
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Mr. Snyder, you need to start listening and change the name of your racist football team

Even the founder’s granddaughter says it’s time. The granddaughter of George Preston Marshall, the man who founded the football franchise that now calls Washington home, has joined the list of people who think that it... Read More
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Two Minutes of Hate: The Bergdahl Edition

by Tina Dupuy In George Orwell’s 1984, the daily devotion for Oceania’s party members is to view a film illustrating the various crimes of their enemy. In the dystopian novel the target is Emmanuel Goldstein, a... Read More
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Finally good news: charges dropped against AZ woman in job interview forced to leave kids in hot car

She was trying to get a job to help her kids. The prosecutor did the right thing. PHOENIX (Reuters) – Arizona prosecutors will drop child abuse charges against a woman who generated nationwide attention after... Read More

What happens if more Republicans wake up and stop voting against their own interests?

Karoli offers this glimpse into a Republican who woke up, realised he was receiving needed government assistance, yet was being forced by the GOP to remain loyal to those cutting those programmes that he used.... Read More

Darrell Issa jumps the shark, goes completely rogue issuing numerous mindless subpoenas

Steve Benen from the Maddow blog explains Rep Issa’s terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad year: House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) just hasn’t had a great year. His efforts to manufacture scandals have been... Read More
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Wing-nut Allen West has new theory: Ukraine crash is President Obama’s fault

Former Florida Tea Party Rep Allen West never passes up an opportunity to grab an open microphone. Former Congressman Allen West (R-Florida) thinks President Barack Obama “indirectly responsible” for Thursday’s Malaysian Airlines plane crash in Ukraine,... Read More
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The Democrats winning midterm strategy: Get single women to the polls

The Los Angeles Times has this in-depth look. It has been nearly a month since the Supreme Court handed down its Hobby Lobby decision, yet the issue has remained at the top of the political... Read More
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Pussy Riot’s Masha Alekshina discusses Russia’s complicity in covering up MH-17 tragedy

The Guardian is where Pussy Riot’s Masha Alekshina wrote: On Thursday in eastern Ukraine – where Russian-supported separatists have declared an autonomous state – a plane with civilians on board was shot down. The plane did not... Read More
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Hey Tea Party, how about freaking out over the massive police militarisation expansion?

Bill Maher posed some serious questions last Friday night on Real Time. “Cops all know what it’s like when you get a new toy, you want to use it.” he continued. “I bought a glue... Read More
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Why we ask for your help…

by Denis G. Campbell Editor, UK Progressive Thirty-five years ago this coming week I started my post-collegiate career as a bank officer trainee. I would become successful at business but my heart was never in... Read More
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Why Jose Antonio Vargas won’t be deported – Mother Jones gives 8 reasons

Jose Antonio Vargas was arrested at a Texas Airport for lack of documentation. On Tuesday morning, Jose Antonio Vargas, one of the most prominent and vocal undocumented immigrants in the United States, was detained at a... Read More