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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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Former House Speaker Hastert Indicted In Probe Into $3.5M In Withdrawals

Former House Speaker Hastert Indicted In Probe Into $3.5M In Withdrawals | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
The Illinois Republican is accused of taking the money out in chunks of less than $10,000 to evade reporting requirements, and of lying to the FBI about it.
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In Nebraska vote, sign of broader conservative backlash to death penalty

In Nebraska vote, sign of broader conservative backlash to death penalty | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
The Nebraska Legislature abolished the death penalty by overriding the governor's veto. The vote points to a broader trend nationwide.
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The Verdict is in: Guess Who's The Worst President in US History?

The Verdict is in: Guess Who's The Worst President in US History? | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
By any standard, it's difficult to find any president who did more harm in more ways and left the country in worse shape than this man did.
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Four Black Officers Held At Gunpoint by Racist Cops Who Assumed They Were Criminals

Four Black Officers Held At Gunpoint by Racist Cops Who Assumed They Were Criminals | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
New dashcam footage is backing up the claims of four African-American parole officers who were violently detained by local upstate New York police officers.
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Former CIA Director Porter Goss Registers to Lobby for Turkey

Former CIA Director Porter Goss Registers to Lobby for Turkey | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
(This post is from our new blog: Unofficial Sources.) Former Central Intelligence Director Porter Goss is taking an unusual swing through the revolving door: He recently registered to lobby for the government of Turkey, according to forms filed...
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U.S. Government: We Can Classify Anything and Judges Can’t Stop Us

U.S. Government: We Can Classify Anything and Judges Can’t Stop Us | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
(This post is from our new blog: Unofficial Sources.) At a hearing today on a lawsuit seeking to make videotapes of force-feedings at Guantánamo public, Justice Department attorneys argued that the courts cannot order evidence used in trial to be...
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NSA’s Bulk Collection of Phone Records Is Illegal, Appeals Court Says

NSA’s Bulk Collection of Phone Records Is Illegal, Appeals Court Says | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
A federal appeals court panel ruled on Thursday that the NSA’s bulk collection of metadata of phone calls to and from Americans is not authorized by Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act, throwing out the government’s legal justification for the...
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Louisiana Senate Votes To Legalize Strict Medical Marijuana Bill

Louisiana Senate Votes To Legalize Strict Medical Marijuana Bill | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Louisiana has not been high on the list of states that are likely to legalize medical marijuana. After all, no state in the South has legalized medical marijuana. Florida came close during the 2014 Election, but it ultimately failed.
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DEA Agents Who Left Innocent Man for Dead Keep Their Jobs Amid Spiraling Crisis

DEA Agents Who Left Innocent Man for Dead Keep Their Jobs Amid Spiraling Crisis | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
DEA agents who left a man for dead in a cell for 5 days will receive only "reprimands and short suspensions". But that's not even the worst of it.
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Watch: AP Reporter Grills Spokesman Who Admitted State Dept. Won’t Look Into Clinton Foundation Donors

Watch: AP Reporter Grills Spokesman Who Admitted State Dept. Won’t Look Into Clinton Foundation Donors | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
BenSwann.com has become TruthInMedia.com CLICK HERE to learn more.By Al Weaver The Associated Press’ Matt Lee called out the State Department Thursday after
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U.S. Government Designated Prominent Al Jazeera Journalist a ‘Member of al-Qaida’

U.S. Government Designated Prominent Al Jazeera Journalist a ‘Member of al-Qaida’ | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
    Detail of a slide from a top secret NSA document titled ‘SKYNET: Courier Detection via Machine Learning’ and dated June 5, 2012. (via The Intercept)
A top-secret document provided by NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden shows that the U.S.
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No Punishment For Cop Caught Punching Handcuffed Woman In The Face

No Punishment For Cop Caught Punching Handcuffed Woman In The Face | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Megan Adamescu after being hadncuffed then beaten by a Miami Beach police officer.
A Miami Beach police officer will not face any real consequences after he was caught punching a handcuffed woman in the face.
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Comcast Drops $45B Bid For Time Warner Cable

Comcast Drops $45B Bid For Time Warner Cable | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Comcast Corp. threw in the towel on its attempt to buy Time Warner Cable amid rising pressure from regulators over the $45.2 billion deal that would have cre...
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Here's How Much Corporations Paid US Senators to Fast-track the TPP Bill

Here's How Much Corporations Paid US Senators to Fast-track the TPP Bill | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
A decade in the making, the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is reaching its climax and

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How Some Baltimore Neighborhoods Reflect Segregation's Legacy

How Some Baltimore Neighborhoods Reflect Segregation's Legacy | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Steve Inskeep talks to Richard Rothstein of the Economic Policy Institute about what he calls "government-sponsored segregation," and how it has led to police-community tensions.
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A trade pact might change local land use decisions in a big way

A trade pact might change local land use decisions in a big way | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
A key principle of land use in the United States is that homeowners can often veto new buildings on nearby land that other people own. A trade agreement that's currently in the works could have a huge impact on that long-established system of local control.
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Officer Attacks, Arrests Man For Recording Him “Inappropriately Touching” Female Friend

Officer Attacks, Arrests Man For Recording Him “Inappropriately Touching” Female Friend | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
BenSwann.com has become TruthInMedia.com CLICK HERE to learn more.Washington D.C.-     In New York, a video has emerged showing police officers attacking The post Officer Attacks, Arrests Man For Recording Him “Inappropriately Touching” Female...
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Chelsea Manning Proposes Bill from Prison to Protect Journalists and Free Speech

Chelsea Manning Proposes Bill from Prison to Protect Journalists and Free Speech | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
“The US needs legislation to protect the public’s right to free speech and a free press."
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A funeral for a New York police officer, a changed Bill de Blasio

A funeral for a New York police officer, a changed Bill de Blasio | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Mayor Bill de Blasio's rough relations with New York police appear to have changed him. He's gone from an unapologetic critic to a vocal NYPD defender.
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Cop Charged With Biting Baltimore Man’s Testicle

Cop Charged With Biting Baltimore Man’s Testicle | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
An Anne Arundel County Maryland cop in Baltimore to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Tuesday bit another man’s testicles during a brawl over a woman, authorities said Wednesday.
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Congress Tells Court That Congress Can’t Be Investigated for Insider Trading

Congress Tells Court That Congress Can’t Be Investigated for Insider Trading | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
(This post is from our new blog: Unofficial Sources.) In a little-noticed brief filed last summer, lawyers for the House of Representatives claimed that an SEC investigation of congressional insider trading should be blocked on principle, because...
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Court Rules NSA Bulk Spying Illegal: New Vindication for Snowden, and Uncertainty for PATRIOT Act

Court Rules NSA Bulk Spying Illegal: New Vindication for Snowden, and Uncertainty for PATRIOT Act | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
A federal appeals court has ruled the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of millions of Americans’ phone records is illegal.
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New Video Shows White Police Officer Kicking Black Man In The Face

New Video Shows White Police Officer Kicking Black Man In The Face | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
DOVER, Del. — Police in Delaware have released dashcam video showing a white police officer kicking a black suspect in the face as he puts his hands on the ground. The officer was charged this week with assault.
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The Price Of Dissent: Abby Martin Gets Graphic Rape Threats From Chris Kyle Fans

The Price Of Dissent: Abby Martin Gets Graphic Rape Threats From Chris Kyle Fans | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Journalist and activist Abbey Martin is receiving rape and death threats from Chirs Kyle fans, for pointing out their propensity to laud violence and glorify death.  MINNEAPOLIS — Journalist Abby Martin has never been afraid to speak her mind, no...
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Town Hall: Black Baltimoreans Discuss How the Media and State Treat Them

Town Hall: Black Baltimoreans Discuss How the Media and State Treat Them | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
While FOX and CNN were telling you what to think about black Americans in Baltimore and their response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody, The Real New Network convened a discussion where community members were free to speak for...
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