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Lawsuit Filed in NJ Federal Court Challenges Constitutionality of Partisan Primary Elections

Lawsuit Filed in NJ Federal Court Challenges Constitutionality of Partisan Primary Elections | Americans for Political Change | Scoop.it
The EndPartisanship.org coalition today filed suit in the U.S. District Court in Newark,challenging the constitutionality of partisan primary elections.
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This is the key to ending the two party dictatorship in America. Partisan primaries are how they keep out challengers.

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The Senator's Letter that Suggests the CIA Spied on Staffers Writing a Torture Report

The Senator's Letter that Suggests the CIA Spied on Staffers Writing a Torture Report | Americans for Political Change | Scoop.it
While the Senate Intelligence was preparing a 6,000-plus page report on the Central Intelligence Agency's torture program, the committee experienced an "unprecedented action" from the agency.
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This is shocking. It's also criminal. And we need to know what Obama knew.
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British Prime Minister’s Child Porn Adviser Arrested Over Child Porn

British Prime Minister’s Child Porn Adviser Arrested Over Child Porn | Americans for Political Change | Scoop.it
An adviser to UK PM David Cameron on preventing child porn has been arrested on child porn-related charges himself.
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Report Cites Rash of Problems at Mass. Drug Lab

Report Cites Rash of Problems at Mass. Drug Lab | Americans for Political Change | Scoop.it
A chemist who admitted faking test results in criminal cases was the "sole bad actor" in a scandal that forced the shutdown of a state drug lab in Boston, but the facility also was plagued by management failures, inadequate training and a lack of...
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Thousands of protestors march in Venezuela despite Carnival holiday | The Raw Story

Thousands of protestors march in Venezuela despite Carnival holiday | The Raw Story | Americans for Political Change | Scoop.it
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Christiane Amanpour Scolds Wolf Blitzer

Christiane Amanpour Scolds Wolf Blitzer | Americans for Political Change | Scoop.it
Christiane Amanpour and Wolf Blitzer had a tense moment on CNN Monday as the two journalists sparred over how to portray the facts of the political situation in Ukraine.
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Divers Find 65-Foot Crack In Columbia River Dam

Divers Find 65-Foot Crack In Columbia River Dam | Americans for Political Change | Scoop.it
Washington state's Wanapum Dam is owned by a county utility; divers found the damage after an engineer noticed an odd curve close to a roadway.
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Paul Ryan Accidentally Proves Anti-Poverty Programs are Effective While Trying to Discredit Them

Paul Ryan Accidentally Proves Anti-Poverty Programs are Effective While Trying to Discredit Them | Americans for Political Change | Scoop.it
The 204-page report released by GOP Rep. Paul Ryan this Monday — that was supposed to analyze the results of the Nation’s anti-poverty programs — has actually shown the programs to be largely successful.
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Supreme Court Refuses To Revisit Case On Anti-Immigrant Laws

Supreme Court Refuses To Revisit Case On Anti-Immigrant Laws | Americans for Political Change | Scoop.it
The court's decision means the Dallas suburb of Farmers Branch, which has spent millions defending laws that make it illegal to rent to undocumented immigrants, has reached the end of this legal road.
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Ukraine is preparing to defend itself against Russia, Ukrainian ambassador to UN says

Ukraine is preparing to defend itself against Russia, Ukrainian ambassador to UN says | Americans for Political Change | Scoop.it
Ukraine is preparing to defend itself against Russia, Ukrainian ambassador to UN says - @Reuters
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Very informative coverage of the crisis in Ukraine.

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Youth plan mass civil disobedience to protest Keystone XL

Youth plan mass civil disobedience to protest Keystone XL | Americans for Political Change | Scoop.it
The largest act of civil disobedience by young people in the recent history of the environmental movement is set to take place on March 2 against the Keystone XL pipeline.
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Senate Democrats Block Obama Civil Rights Nominee

Senate Democrats Block Obama Civil Rights Nominee | Americans for Political Change | Scoop.it
Seven Democratic senators break with White House in first post-filibuster defeat for Obama.
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Obama has no clout on Capitol Hill. And that's very dangerous for the country.
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Job Growth Was Weak Again In February, ADP Survey Shows

Job Growth Was Weak Again In February, ADP Survey Shows | Americans for Political Change | Scoop.it
Bad weather may be at least partly to blame for the relatively low number of jobs added to private payrolls last month. Economists expect to hear more about February's slow growth later this week.
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Where's the jobs program?
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Are Any Plastics Safe? Industry Tries to Hide Scary New Evidence on BPA-Free Containers

http://www.democracynow.org -A new exposé by Mother Jones magazine may shock anyone who drinks out of plastic bottles, gives their children plastic sippy cup...
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TPP: Polluters Get off Free, Protesters go to Jail

TPP: Polluters Get off Free, Protesters go to Jail | Americans for Political Change | Scoop.it
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Ukrainian Troops Stare Down Russian Forces

Ukrainian Troops Stare Down Russian Forces | Americans for Political Change | Scoop.it
A column of Ukrainian troops marched to Crimea's Belbek Airfield this morning to confront the Russian troops who had taken it over. The group carried flags, staring down armed guards.
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Wall Street Has Found Its Latest Dangerous Financial Product, Activists Warn

Wall Street Has Found Its Latest Dangerous Financial Product, Activists Warn | Americans for Political Change | Scoop.it
Housing and consumer activists warn that Wall Street is about to crash the housing market -- again.
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We are running out of time.
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U.S. justices extend employee whistleblower protections

U.S. justices extend employee whistleblower protections | Americans for Political Change | Scoop.it
A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that employees at private firms that contract with publicly traded companies are subject to whistleblower protections.
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Nearly 400 Arrested at Largest Youth-led Civil Disobedience Action in a Generation

Nearly 400 Arrested at Largest Youth-led Civil Disobedience Action in a Generation | Americans for Political Change | Scoop.it
If President Obama doesn't stop the pipeline with his pen, activists will stop it with their bodies.
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Climate change threatens to bring eradicated viruses back from the dead

Climate change threatens to bring eradicated viruses back from the dead | Americans for Political Change | Scoop.it
All it took was a single sample of frozen Siberian soil for an international collaboration of researchers to discover, and revive, a new type of "giant virus" — a virus whose unusually large size...
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Los Angeles Gangsters Reportedly Fighting in Syria for Assad

Los Angeles Gangsters Reportedly Fighting in Syria for Assad | Americans for Political Change | Scoop.it
If true, it would be the first reported case of Americans fighting for Assad
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Obama’s New Political Chief Tries to Reassure Democrats

Obama’s New Political Chief Tries to Reassure Democrats | Americans for Political Change | Scoop.it
The ascension of David Simas is meant as a message that the White House is serious about defending the party’s control of the Senate and mitigating losses in the House.
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