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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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More interactive graphics.  Our government at work

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Who’s trying to influence your vote?

Who’s trying to influence your vote? | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
A guide to our political TV ad trackers.
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Supreme Court allows changes in Ohio early voting to remain in effect

Supreme Court allows changes in Ohio early voting to remain in effect | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
When there is a significant burden on voters imposed for no good reason, or imposed for a partisan reason, then courts should shut down voting restrictions. The Ohio case did not involve significant burdens.
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On CNN, Reza Aslan Explains How The Media Is Failing In Its Reporting On Islam

On CNN, Reza Aslan Explains How The Media Is Failing In Its Reporting On Islam | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it

" Stoning and mutilation and those barbaric practices should be condemned and criticized by everyone. The actions of individuals and societies and countries like Iran, like Pakistan, like Saudi Arabia, must be condemned because they don't belong in the 21st century. But to say, "Muslim countries," as though Pakistan and Turkey are the same; as though Indonesia and Saudi Arabia are the same; as though somehow what is happening in the most extreme forms of these repressive countries - these autocratic countries - is representative of what's happening in every other Muslim country is frankly - and I use this word seriously - stupid. So let's stop doing that." Reza Aslan

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Time is money - YouTube

The Center for Public Integrity traveled around the U.S. to investigate the growing web of prison bankers, private vendors and corrections agencies … and how...
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For a Worker With Little Time Between 3 Jobs, a Nap Has Fatal Consequences

For a Worker With Little Time Between 3 Jobs, a Nap Has Fatal Consequences | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
The death of Maria Fernandes, a 32-year-old Dunkin’ Donuts worker, has been held up as a symbol of the hardships facing the nation’s army of low-wage workers.
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Did sequestration cause the Secret Service’s problems?

Did sequestration cause the Secret Service’s problems? | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
A House oversight committee examined the issue on Tuesday. Here are two charts that show the agency's funding and personnel levels.
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You Can Now Find Out How Much Big Pharma Is Paying Your Doctor

You Can Now Find Out How Much Big Pharma Is Paying Your Doctor | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
There's now a public database revealing the speaking fees, consulting fees, and stake ownership of more than 500,000 physicians.
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Marijuana Legalization May Open Door To “Big Cannabis”

Marijuana Legalization May Open Door To “Big Cannabis” | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Tobacco giants have been considering the marijuana market since at least the 1960s. After all, who knows how to sell psychoactive smoke-ables better than Big Tobacco?
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Survey of Active Duty Military Shows Major Oppposition to Ground War in Iraq and Syria

Survey of Active Duty Military Shows Major Oppposition to Ground War in Iraq and Syria | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
It is possible that many soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen are beginning to see the cycle of endless war for what it is: a profit machine for the political elite.
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Dunkin' Donuts CEO: Amnesty for Illegals Will 'Stimulate the Economy'

Dunkin' Donuts CEO: Amnesty for Illegals Will 'Stimulate the Economy' | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
On Monday, Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis said all of the country's illegal immigrants should be legalized. In an interview on Fox Business, Travis said that comprehensive amnesty legislation "would bring about 11 million more people into the...
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Wikipedia used by government to smear and defame alternative media personalities

Wikipedia used by government to smear and defame alternative media personalities | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
(NaturalNews) One of the primary reasons why academic institutions prohibit the use of Wikipedia as a legitimate source for research is because the open-ended site is rife with abuse.

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Children-paralyzing virus spreads across 40 states

Children-paralyzing virus spreads across 40 states | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Several hundred US kids are being treated for Enterovirus 68 – a respiratory illness that can cause children to become paralyzed. Outbreaks of the virus have been detected in most of the fifty states.
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Common Core Documentary and a Leaked Letter

Common Core Documentary and a Leaked Letter | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Hat tip goes out to Common Core: Education Without Representation for the article we are sharing here. "A revealing CCSSO letter, leaked to the public, reveals Common Core investors’ collective pan...
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Costs of Obama's New War in Iraq and Syria Set to Explode, say Analysts

Costs of Obama's New War in Iraq and Syria Set to Explode, say Analysts | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
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Battle for the Senate: Who else is spending like the Koch Brothers?

Battle for the Senate: Who else is spending like the Koch Brothers? | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
The big spenders cross the political spectrum from Charles and David Koch and the US Chamber of Commerce on the right to billionaires Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer on the left.
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Wait, Jimmy Carter was right about American greed and consumption

Wait, Jimmy Carter was right about American greed and consumption | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Former President Jimmy Carter says the income gap in the United States has increased to the point where members of the middle class resemble the Americans who lived in poverty when he occupied the White House.

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Koch brothers freak out in response to Rolling Stone expose

Koch brothers freak out in response to Rolling Stone expose | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
David Koch, not holding up well under scrutiny.
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Terror charges against ex-Guantanamo detainee dropped

Terror charges against ex-Guantanamo detainee dropped | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
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Marianne Castiglia (@feathersnpaws) | Twitter

Marianne Castiglia (@feathersnpaws) | Twitter | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Marianne Castiglia's insight:

Because 94 million Americans did not vote in 2012, THAT's why! 

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Chomsky: Corporations and the Richest Americans Viscerally Oppose the Common Good

Chomsky: Corporations and the Richest Americans Viscerally Oppose the Common Good | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
The Masters of Mankind want us to become the "stupid nation," in the interests of their short-term gain -- damn the consequences.
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Exclusive - Rand Paul: Block Obama’s Next Attorney General Pick If Nominee Supports Executive Amnesty

Exclusive - Rand Paul: Block Obama’s Next Attorney General Pick If Nominee Supports Executive Amnesty | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) says that he will and other senators should oppose President Barack Obama’s nominee to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder if that candidate supports the president’s planned executive...
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A Few Reminders for the GOP

A Few Reminders for the GOP | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
The midterm elections are just around the corner, but I'm already looking ahead to 2016. Why? Because the GOP has a habit of screwing up presidential elections lately. It would be awesome if that didn't happen again.
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Three firefighters who responded to Ground Zero died on the same day. They all suffered from cancer.

Three firefighters who responded to Ground Zero died on the same day. They all suffered from cancer. | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Three former members of the New York City fire department who had responded to the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks died on the same day this week.
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Calif. Assault Law Requires College Students To Give Consent Before Sex

Calif. Assault Law Requires College Students To Give Consent Before Sex | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that makes California the first in the nation to define when "yes means yes" and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports.
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MIT's new cement recipe could cut carbon emissions by more than half

MIT's new cement recipe could cut carbon emissions by more than half | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
As one of our most relied upon construction materials, concrete makes a significant contribution to our overall carbon emissions. By altering the quantities...
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Little-Noticed Obamacare Provision Insuring Hundreds Of Thousands Of Kids In Red States

Little-Noticed Obamacare Provision Insuring Hundreds Of Thousands Of Kids In Red States | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
The positive trend in Medicaid enrollment among low-income children shows promise of changing the health outcomes of a group that experts say often misses opportunities to diagnose serious health conditions early.
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