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"The Destruction of Public Education" on "I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee"

"The Destruction of Public Education" on "I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee" | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Our Public Education is being destroyed.  It's as simple as that. Common Core, Race to the Top, Charter School Disinformation and Money, Money, Money.
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Jeb Bush Praises Obama’s Expansion of NSA Surveillance

Jeb Bush Praises Obama’s Expansion of NSA Surveillance | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
One of the most glaring myths propagated by Washington — especially the two parties’ media loyalists — is that bipartisanship is basically impossible, that the two parties agree on so little, that they are constantly at each other’s throats over...
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Critics and Supporters of TPP Clash as Corporate-Trade Deal Nears Completion

Critics and Supporters of TPP Clash as Corporate-Trade Deal Nears Completion | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
The controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is inching closer to completion, but is the trade-deal really the economic boon we have been told?
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Pa. schools are the nation’s most inequitable. The new governor wants to fix that.

Pa. schools are the nation’s most inequitable. The new governor wants to fix that. | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
PHILADELPHIA — At Martin Luther King High, a hulking half-full school here, there aren’t enough textbooks to go around. If teachers want to make a photocopy, they have to buy paper themselves.
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‘SCANDALOUS’: A Detective Just Revealed Baltimore’s HUGE Secret Surveillance Program

‘SCANDALOUS’: A Detective Just Revealed Baltimore’s HUGE Secret Surveillance Program | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
By Casey Harper A detective’s court testimony Monday revealed that Baltimore law enforcement is spying on residents at an incredible rate without a
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Don't Let Congress Fast-Track TPP

Don't Let Congress Fast-Track TPP | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Leaked texts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement's “Intellectual Property” chapter confirm our worst fears: Big Content companies are pushing extreme copyright provisions in a secret trade deal that would put restrictive controls on the...

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NSA And FBI Fight To Retain Spy Powers As Surveillance Law Nears Expiration

NSA And FBI Fight To Retain Spy Powers As Surveillance Law Nears Expiration | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Homeland Security logo reflected in the eyeglasses of a cybersecurity analyst at the agency’s secretive cyber defense facility in Idaho.  (AP/Mark J.
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New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News strike deals for anti-Clinton research

New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News strike deals for anti-Clinton research | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
The New York Times and Fox News have made exclusive agreements with a conservative author for early access to his opposition research on Hillary Clinton, a move that has confounded members of the Clinton campaign and some Times reporters, the On...
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Hacked Sony Emails Show Major Democrat-Turned-Lobbyist Urging Support for Republicans

Hacked Sony Emails Show Major Democrat-Turned-Lobbyist Urging Support for Republicans | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
    Former Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd attends the world premiere of the movie “Fury” in Washington, D.C., in late 2014.
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Obama’s Trade Agreements are a Gift to Corporations

Obama’s Trade Agreements are a Gift to Corporations | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
On Thursday, legislation moved forward that would give President Obama authority to negotiate two contentious trade deals: the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

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Now Entering the United Police State of America

Now Entering the United Police State of America | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
A philosophical look at police states, and what can be done to resist them. Read more →
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Becoming Madison: A Conversation with Author Michael Signer

Becoming Madison: A Conversation with Author Michael Signer | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
James Madison's method to guide political discussion is to politics as Lao Tze's ?Art of War? is to battle tactics. His passion and preparedness completely neutralized the fiery orators such as Patrick Henry. Madison was even more amazing considering he wrestled with debilitating anxieties that manifested into physical infirmities. Nonetheless, as debates roared among the Founding Fathers, a building calm would settle-in as they all paused to hear what Madison will say. This book is not just a w
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Media Silent On This Unarmed Black Woman Shot By the Police

Media Silent On This Unarmed Black Woman Shot By the Police | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
A cop just walked after murdering an innocent, unarmed woman. Like so many other cases of murder why killer cops walk, the victim was African American.
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Taco Bell Lobbyists Thank Congressional Staff With 6,000 Tacos

Taco Bell Lobbyists Thank Congressional Staff With 6,000 Tacos | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
(This post is from our new blog: Unofficial Sources.)
Taco Bell franchise owners are lobbying Congress to help prevent their workers from organizing a union or qualifying for employer-based healthcare.
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Horseman beaten by California police paid $650,000. A best practice?

Horseman beaten by California police paid $650,000. A best practice? | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Francis Pusok will receive $650,000 after his brutal encounter with California deputies was caught on camera. Who winds up paying such bills?
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BREAKING: Tennessee Legislature Repeals Common Core

BREAKING: Tennessee Legislature Repeals Common Core | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
NASHVILLE, April 21, 2015– Yesterday, in a bipartisan vote, the Tennessee House of Representatives voted unanimously (97:0) to repeal Common Core. Today,
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SCOTUS: Police Violated Fourth Amendment By Using Drug Dog To Prolong Traffic Stop

SCOTUS: Police Violated Fourth Amendment By Using Drug Dog To Prolong Traffic Stop | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that a Nebraska police officer violated the Fourth Amendment in the case of Rodriguez
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Obama and Republicans Agree on the Trans-Pacific Partnership … Unfortunately

Obama and Republicans Agree on the Trans-Pacific Partnership … Unfortunately | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
The agreement is little more than enhanced corporation power branded as free trade. And it’s making for some very odd alliances.
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FBI Admits Elite FBI Forensic Unit Lied In Court For Decades

FBI Admits Elite FBI Forensic Unit Lied In Court For Decades | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Washington, D.C. (TFC) – The Justice Department and FBI have released a statement formally acknowledging that for over two decades, every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit offered false testimony in almost every trial in which they offered...
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Lexington farm family excited about its reemergence producing industrial hemp

Lexington farm family excited about its reemergence producing industrial hemp | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
LEXINGTON – Seventy years ago, the Graves family of Lexington was one of the top growers of hemp in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
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VIDEO: Without Warrant, Cops Block Cannabis Oil Activist Shona Banda from Entering Her Own Home

VIDEO: Without Warrant, Cops Block Cannabis Oil Activist Shona Banda from Entering Her Own Home | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Last week, BenSwann.com obtained an exclusive interview with Shona Banda, a cannabis oil activist and Crohn’s disease survivor whose 11-year-old son was
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The Senate’s shabby treatment of Loretta Lynch

The Senate’s shabby treatment of Loretta Lynch | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
The confirmation battles of the past several years have harmed the country.
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FBI Admits Elite FBI Forensic Unit Lied in Court For Decades

FBI Admits Elite FBI Forensic Unit Lied in Court For Decades | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it

Many incarcerated may still not have resource or recourse to appeal the wrongful convictions.Read more →

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People Over Profit: No TPP/No Fast Track - Art Killing Apathy

People Over Profit: No TPP/No Fast Track - Art Killing Apathy | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Press release at the bottom of this post from Populism 2015:       Washington, DC – More than 1,000 protesters from across the country gathered to protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and so-called “Fast Track” Trade Promotion Authority.  Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) addressed the crowd, saying “The TPP is another corporate-backed agreement that is …
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