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"Moral Mondays" Draws Thousands to Protest Legislative Attacks on Voting Rights and The Poor

Hundreds arrested opposing Republic controlled legislature's 'barbaric' attacks on North Carolina's most vulnerable populations
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Some brave souls are standing up to an ALEC style agenda that is being pushed and passed in the South and other areas around the country. This does a good job of showing how State agendas are used to undermine National issues.

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"Moral Mondays" Draws Thousands to Protest Legislative Attacks on Voting Rights and The Poor (VIDEO).......Hundreds arrested opposing Republic controlled legislature's 'barbaric' attacks on North Carolina's most vulnerable populations

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Biden at NYC police funeral: Shootings touched nation's soul

Biden at NYC police funeral: Shootings touched nation's soul | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
He also spoke about New York City and the qualities that he believes define its place in the world.
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Cass Sunstein on the constitution in the 21st century | Harvard Magazine Jan-Feb 2015

Cass Sunstein on the constitution in the 21st century | Harvard Magazine Jan-Feb 2015 | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Cass Sunstein and the modern regulatory state

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Inquiry Into I.R.S. Lapses Shows No Links to White House

Inquiry Into I.R.S. Lapses Shows No Links to White House | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
A House investigation of denials and delays of tax exemption applications by Tea Party groups has not found any coordination between the agency and the Obama administration.

 

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The I.R.S. did not respond to a request for comment. A representative for Mr. Issa, Caitlin Carroll, would not comment on the failure to find a link to the White House but noted that the investigation was not over. It will continue in the 114th Congress under the committee’s new chairman, Representative Jason Chaffetz, Republican of Utah, after congressional investigators recovered thousands of I.R.S. emails thought to have been lost in a series of computer crashes.

 

Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland, the ranking Democrat on the committee, who has compared the inquiry about the I.R.S. to Senator Joseph R. McCarthy’s investigation of suspected Communists in the 1950s, was sharply critical of the report.

 

“It is revealing that the Republicans — yet again — are leaking cherry-picked excerpts of documents to support their preconceived political narrative,” Mr. Cummings said, “without allowing committee members to even see their conclusions or vote on them first.”

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How the Pentagon Papers Came to be Published by the Beacon Press Told by Daniel Ellsberg & Others

How the Pentagon Papers Came to be Published by the Beacon Press Told by Daniel Ellsberg & Others | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
In 1972 Beacon Press lost a Supreme Court case brought against it by the U.S. government for publishing the first full edition of the Pentagon Papers. It is now well known how The New York Times first published excerpts of the top-secret documents in June 1971, but less well known is how the Beacon Press, a small nonprofit publisher affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association, came to publish the complete 7,000 pages that exposed the true history of U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Their publication led the Beacon Press into a spiral of two-and-a-half years of harassment, intimidation, near bankruptcy and the possibility of criminal prosecution. This is a story that has rarely been told in its entirety. In 2007, Amy Goodman moderated an event at the Unitarian Universalist conference in Portland, Oregon, commemorating the publication of the Pentagon Papers and its relevance today. Today, we hear the story from three men at the center of the storm: former Pentagon and RAND Corporation analyst, famed whistleblower, Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times; former Alaskan senator and presidential candidate Mike Gravel, who tells the dramatic story of how he entered the Pentagon Papers into the Congressional Record and got them to the Beacon Press; finally, Robert West, the former president of the Unitarian Universalist Association. We begin with Ellsberg, who Henry Kissinger once described as "the world’s most dangerous man."
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ACLU accuses NSA of using holiday lull to ‘minimise impact’ of documents

ACLU accuses NSA of using holiday lull to ‘minimise impact’ of documents | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Released on Christmas Eve, the documents are heavily redacted versions of reports by the NSA to the President’s Intelligence Oversight Board

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Greg Russak's curator insight, December 27, 11:57 AM

Right and left don't seem capable (or interested) in agreement on much these days. I can't understand why there doesn't seem to be more agreement on the need to stop the abuse of power by the NSA.

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Obama Urges Congress To Renew Push For “CISPA-style” Internet Laws After Sony Hack

Obama Urges Congress To Renew Push For “CISPA-style” Internet Laws After Sony Hack | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
And it all comes full circle.
The post Obama Urges Congress To Renew Push For “CISPA-style” Internet Laws After Sony Hack appeared first on The Anti-Media.
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In ‘Deadliest Time Ever’ For Journalists, Local Reporters Face Greatest Danger: Report

In ‘Deadliest Time Ever’ For Journalists, Local Reporters Face Greatest Danger: Report | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Molhem Baraket, a freelance photographer, was killed in Aleppo in December 2013. Aung Kyaw Naing, a freelance reporter, was killed in Burma’s southeastern Mon state in October 2014.
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My horrible right-wing past: Confessions of a one-time religious right icon

My horrible right-wing past: Confessions of a one-time religious right icon | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
I was a religious fanatic appealing to political leaders. Today, the fanatics are the political leaders
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SPLC Bullies Music Distributors Into Banning “Hate Music”

SPLC Bullies Music Distributors Into Banning “Hate Music” | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
SPLC working on stomping the First Amendment yet again...
The post SPLC Bullies Music Distributors Into Banning “Hate Music” appeared first on The Anti-Media.
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Obama To Pick Sally Yates To Be Deputy Attorney General, AP Reports

Obama To Pick Sally Yates To Be Deputy Attorney General, AP Reports | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
President Obama is preparing to nominate the top federal prosecutor in Atlanta to the No. 2 position at the Justice Department, according to The Associated Press.
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"I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee" "Artist Against Apathy" Founder Stands Up

"I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee"  "Artist Against Apathy" Founder Stands Up | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
As discussed in a feature article in SOMA depending who you speak with, she may be the front woman in a heavy rock band, a writer for several magazines and blogs or organizer of political rallies. Yet, one thing Eleanor Goldfield is not is apathetic.
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If You Thought Stop-And-Frisk Was Bad, You Should Know About Jump-Outs

If You Thought Stop-And-Frisk Was Bad, You Should Know About Jump-Outs | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Iman Hadieh was standing outside a bar smoking with some new friends on the evening of October 6 when the police cars came. It was about eight young black men, and her, a woman of Palestinian origin who describes herself as white.
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BBC Grossly Misrepresents Facts Regarding Israel’s Almost Daily Violations Of Gaza Ceasefire

BBC Grossly Misrepresents Facts Regarding Israel’s Almost Daily Violations Of Gaza Ceasefire | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
A Palestinian protester wearing a Santa Claus costume is carried by medics after inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli troops during clashes at Bethlehem checkpoint in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Tuesday, Dec.
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Last Week Tonight - Ayn Rand - YouTube

From HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. All rights belong to HBO. Check out the official channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight
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NSA Fesses Up To Improper Surveillance Of U.S. Citizens

NSA Fesses Up To Improper Surveillance Of U.S. Citizens | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it

"While you were drinking eggnog on Christmas Eve, the National Security Agency released hundreds of pages of heavily redacted documents detailing instances of improper surveillance on U.S. citizens in the last 12 years. "

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Protesters Planning Massive Rally In Front Of Fox News Headquarters After Non-Stop Racist Coverage

Protesters Planning Massive Rally In Front Of Fox News Headquarters After Non-Stop Racist Coverage | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Fox News has been spreading lies and racist talking points for years, now they are about to be embarrassed in front of their own offices.
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NYT, Vice, Mother Jones top FOIA suits

More freedom of information lawsuits were brought against the federal government in 2014 than in any year since at least 2001.
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Hats, Shirts, Milk — The Hempest Has It All, And It’s All Made Of Hemp

Hats, Shirts, Milk — The Hempest Has It All, And It’s All Made Of Hemp | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
The Hempest van, which runs on vegetable oil, diesel, biodiesel or hemp oil.
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Tell President Obama: Keystone XL fails the climate test. Say #NoKXL now! | Oil Change International

Tell President Obama: Keystone XL fails the climate test. Say #NoKXL now! | Oil Change International | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Enough is enough. No more debate. No more oil industry-funded lies. Now is the time for leadership.
The science shows Keystone XL would be a climate disaster, and would easily fail the President's own climate test. 

President Obama has all the support he needs -- from science, and from the people -- to reject the Keystone XL pipeline.

Send a message to President Obama to stop Keystone XL now! 
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Pentagon Pleased That ‘Only’ 6,000 Military Employees Were Sexually Assaulted Last Year

Pentagon Pleased That ‘Only’ 6,000 Military Employees Were Sexually Assaulted Last Year | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
The government will pat itself on the back for anything, even sexual assaults.
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HEMP: Something All Homes Should Be Made Of – Scotland Community Begins Sustainable Housing Project

HEMP: Something All Homes Should Be Made Of – Scotland Community Begins Sustainable Housing Project | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Many people are becoming aware of ways to live that are more harmonious with the planet.  It seems that we are transitioning to a very ancient understanding of how to operate here on Earth, with a very advanced ‘know how’ of technologies and...

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Who is to Blame for the NYPD Shooting? Start With Me.

If you’re looking for someone to blame, start with me and those like me.
The post Who is to Blame for the NYPD Shooting? Start With Me. appeared first on The Anti-Media.
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10 Year-Old Boy Has Spent 2 Months in Adult Jail, Facing Minimum 25 Years

10 Year-Old Boy Has Spent 2 Months in Adult Jail, Facing Minimum 25 Years | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Do you think a 10 year-old should be in jail with adults?
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Milbank: Larry Klayman’s legal massacre

Milbank: Larry Klayman’s legal massacre | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Larry Klayman is losing again.The conservative gadfly, who has been suing presidents for years with little success, was back in court Monday morning, this time representing Joe Arpaio, the Arizona sheriff famous for his immigration crackdowns, who...
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