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“Cliffhanger” Interactive: A Guide to the Gridlock – Cliffhanger - FRONTLINE

“Cliffhanger” Interactive: A Guide to the Gridlock – Cliffhanger - FRONTLINE | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Peppered with obscure economic terms, heated personality clashes and a host of complicated economic proposals, the bitter two year brawl over the nation's debt and deficit problems can be hard to follow.
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Many in Emerging and Developing Nations Disconnected from Politics

Many in Emerging and Developing Nations Disconnected from Politics | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Most vote in elections, but few engage in other kinds of political participation or think those forms are effective. Publics overwhelmingly say that government officials do not care what they think.
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C.I.A. Mole, Now Out of Prison, Helped U.S. Identify Cuban Spies

C.I.A. Mole, Now Out of Prison, Helped U.S. Identify Cuban Spies | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Rolando Sarraff Trujillo, who was released Wednesday from a Cuban prison where he had been held since 1995, provided information on codes used by Cuban spies.
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Reinvent Bipartisanship - Recap

Reinvent Bipartisanship - Recap | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Watch a 10-minute recap of the full Roundtable discussion
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Political polarization in the United States is not a Washington DC problem, it’s an American people problem. But because it’s a people problem, the ultimate solution lies with them, with us. This roundtable pulled together folks from left, right and center and came up a range of ideas on how to fix the culture in the long-term, and tactically make progress in DC now. In the end, we did find much common ground and everyone felt more hopeful that America could work as one people once again. You will too. 

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Elizabeth Warren was right: The links between Citigroup and government run deep

Elizabeth Warren was right: The links between Citigroup and government run deep | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Warren said Citigroup dominated government in Washington. See how right she was.
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Coburn blocks bill on veterans' suicide prevention

Coburn blocks bill on veterans' suicide prevention | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans groups blasted Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn Monday for blocking a bill intended to reduce a suicide epidemic that claims the lives of 22 military veterans every day. "This is why people hate Washington,"…
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The Ultimate Guide to Mainstream Media: American TV Networks (P1)

The Ultimate Guide to Mainstream Media: American TV Networks (P1) | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Navigating the opaque world of main stream media, it can be easy to get lost in the fray. With that in mind, RT offers part one of its roadmap to the major MSM players to help viewers see the final destination that each has in store for its viewers.
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Texas police officer uses stun gun on 76-year-old during routine traffic stop

Texas police officer uses stun gun on 76-year-old during routine traffic stop | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Local police chief announces investigation into Nathaniel Robinson’s use of stun gun, after pulling mechanic over for a class C misdemeanour
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Koch Group On The EPA: ‘At Least The CIA Isn’t Torturing Americans’

Koch Group On The EPA: ‘At Least The CIA Isn’t Torturing Americans’ | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
The EPA's regulations will reportedly reduce pollution and benefit public health. The CIA's torture of Guantamo Bay detainees reportedly included rape threats against detainee's mothers and rectal feeding.
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Congress Passes Historic Medical Marijuana Protections In Spending Bill

Congress Passes Historic Medical Marijuana Protections In Spending Bill | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Congress dealt a historic blow to the United States' decades-long war on drugs Saturday with the passage of the federal spending bill, which contains protections for medical marijuana and industrial hemp operations in states where they are legal.
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Dick Cheney Would Torture Again

Dick Cheney Would Torture Again | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Dick Cheney gave an unflinching defense of he CIA's post-9/11 torture program on "Meet the Press" on Sunday, dismissing criticisms of the program's forced rectal feedings, waterboarding and deaths.
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The Lame-Duck Congress Still Has A Few Big Things To Take Care Of

The Lame-Duck Congress Still Has A Few Big Things To Take Care Of | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
The Senate took care of the most pressing matter before the lame-duck Congress by approving late Saturday a $1.1 trillion spending bill that funds the government through September 2015.
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A defiant Dick Cheney defends CIA’s brutal interrogation program

A defiant Dick Cheney defends CIA’s brutal interrogation program | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
A defiant former vice president Dick Cheney ceded no ground Sunday in his defense of the United States’ brutal interrogation of terrorist suspects, saying he is confident that the program protected American lives.Read full article >>...
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President Obama Outplayed Republicans Again – So Stop Complaining

President Obama Outplayed Republicans Again – So Stop Complaining | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Once again, President Obama has out-maneuvered Republican plans to further wreak havoc on the nation, and although a clean funding bill would have been ideal, it was never going to happen because Republicans.
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German researchers discover a flaw that could let anyone listen to your cell calls.

German researchers discover a flaw that could let anyone listen to your cell calls. | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
The spying can happen even on cellular networks using the most advanced encryption now available.
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Florida Cop Pulls Over Man For Playing NWA's 'F**k Tha Police'

Florida Cop Pulls Over Man For Playing NWA's 'F**k Tha Police' | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
On Thanksgiving Day, a Florida cop pulled over a man who dared to play N.W.A.'s famous song "Fuck Tha Police" while driving to his mother's house.
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Arizona judge: Police don’t have to disclose public records on ‘StingRay’ spy tech

Arizona judge: Police don’t have to disclose public records on ‘StingRay’ spy tech | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
An Arizona judge ruled that Tucson police do not have to release records related to the use of 'StingRay' surveillance technology. Police argue it would give information to criminals – but civil rights groups say the device violates the US Constitution.
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The Supreme Court just made it easier for police to search your car

Cops can conduct a stop and search even if they're wrong about the law.
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Feds’ fight to withhold CIA torture photos may soon end

Feds’ fight to withhold CIA torture photos may soon end | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
While much of the world is still reeling from the disclosures contained in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s torture report released last week, more damning evidence about the treatment of detainees could soon make its away to the surface.
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Energy Group: EPA Regulations Are Just Like CIA Torture

Energy Group: EPA Regulations Are Just Like CIA Torture | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
With the CIA torture report revelations fresh in the news, pro-fossil energy group, the American Energy Alliance, is using the... Read more »
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Karl Rove Says Bush Knew About CIA Interrogation Program, Defends Rectal Feeding

Karl Rove Says Bush Knew About CIA Interrogation Program, Defends Rectal Feeding | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Karl Rove defended the CIA and former President George W. Bush on Sunday in the wake of the devastating Senate report on torture.
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Ron Wyden Says CIA Director John Brennan Has To Change Or He Has To Go

Ron Wyden Says CIA Director John Brennan Has To Change Or He Has To Go | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said on Sunday that CIA Director John Brennan has to change the agency's "culture of denial" or he has to go.
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CIA report describes medical personnel’s intimate role in harsh interrogations

CIA report describes medical personnel’s intimate role in harsh interrogations | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
As the tempo of harsh CIA interrogation of terrorism suspects increased in early 2003, an agency medical officer observed to a colleague that their role of providing an “institutional conscience and the limiting factor” for the program had clearly...
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Prosecutor Releases More Documents Related To Ferguson Shooting

Prosecutor Releases More Documents Related To Ferguson Shooting | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Among the 23 new documents released is an interview by police of Dorian Johnson, the young man who was with Michael Brown on the day he was killed by officer Darren Wilson.
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