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Three Charts That Show America Doesn’t Have A Spending Problem

Three Charts That Show America Doesn’t Have A Spending Problem | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) claim this weekend that the government doesn’t have a spending problem has been met with typical outrage from Republican politicians (and several members of the Washington media) who have spent the...
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Austerity hurting Hollande's popularity

Ralitsa Vassileva speaks to Professor Steve Hanke about how austerity disputes led to a change in France's government.
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Mitch McConnell, Democrats and a secret tape

Mitch McConnell, Democrats and a secret tape | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Democrats have touted a story about a secret audio recording of Sen. Mitch McConnell talking to a donor summit arranged by the Koch brothers.
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GOP Candidates Thrilled To Be In Koch Bros' Deep Pockets

"GOP Senate candidates are facing new scrutiny in the wake of Wednesday reports tying them closely to the conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch. Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Rep. Cory...
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Deep ,deep pockets.... .

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Democrats Are (Slowly) Learning to Love Obamacare

Democrats Are (Slowly) Learning to Love Obamacare | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Democrats won't be mounting a big political offensive around the Affordable Care Act any time soon, but they're beginning to test the pro-Obamacare waters.
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Why love it? Here is the story!

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A 24-Step Plan to Resolve the Ukraine Crisis

A 24-Step Plan to Resolve the Ukraine Crisis | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Vladimir Putin may be meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko for peace talks in Belarus on Tuesday, but the conflict between the two countries, and more broadly between Russia and the West, is in fact escalating, with Russia most...
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This Tiny Home In The Woods Is Irresistible. I Want One!

This Tiny Home In The Woods Is Irresistible. I Want One! | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Tiny homes are becoming more and more popular. Just about everyone is sick of paying mortgages and forking out more and more every year for ever-increasing utility bills.
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Syria ready to combat “terrorism”

Syria ready to combat “terrorism” | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Syria is ready to work with the international community to combat “terrorism”, Syria's foreign minister said.
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This is a giant change in events.

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Ukraine border ‘breached by tanks from Russia’

Ukraine border ‘breached by tanks from Russia’ | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Ukraine says a battle has erupted between border guards and a convoy of armoured vehicles and tanks that entered its territory from Russia near the Azov Sea.
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This is what happens when the country next door thinks it owns your countries backyard..add your insight...

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Mediators propose new Gaza truce

Mediators propose new Gaza truce | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Egyptian mediators have proposed a new ceasefire in Gaza that would open the blockaded enclave’s crossings for aid materials.
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Is there hope for aid to get to Gaza?

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Female Inmates Should Soon Have This Basic Human Right Protected In California

Female Inmates Should Soon Have This Basic Human Right Protected In California | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Legislation sparked by a media report and a state audit that found female prisoners were being unlawfully sterilized in California's prisons heads to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk this week for the Democrat's signature.
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St. Louis Police Release Video Of Kajieme Powell Killing That Appears At Odds With Their Story

St. Louis Police Release Video Of Kajieme Powell Killing That Appears At Odds With Their Story | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department released cell phone footage Wednesday of the police shooting of Kajieme Powell, a 25-year-old black man killed on Tuesday in St. Louis, according to St. Louis Public Radio.
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Wisdom Found in 1947 Law Could Save Belhaven's Hospital - YouTube

http://www.storyofamerica.org/deeds_and_misdeeds People in Belhaven have been asking themselves: what would our parents, grandparents and great grandparents ...
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Great story in progress! Check it out!

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Can the post office save itself by becoming a bank?

Can the post office save itself by becoming a bank? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about postal banking.
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Ten percent of Americans have no checking account. Many have no access to a bank.

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Top U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, August 27

Visit http://democracynow.org to watch the daily independent, global news hour. This is a summary of top news headlines from the U.S. and around the world on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Go...
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Syrian rebels seize Golan Heights border crossing

Syrian rebels seize Golan Heights border crossing | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Militants battling the Syrian government seized control of the Quneitra border crossing between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Wednesday.
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Europe's Slow Surrender To Intolerance

Europe's Slow Surrender To Intolerance | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
On the one hand, it is completely unsurprising that Europe has become a swamp of anti-Jewish hostility. It is, after all, Europe. Anti-Jewish hostility has been its metier for centuries.
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This is not a great trend.

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37 Illustrations That Will Make You Question Everything Wrong With The World

37 Illustrations That Will Make You Question Everything Wrong With The World | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Pawel Kuczynski is an award winning artist who specializes in satirical illustrations. Thought provoking, dark, and sometimes taboo, the Polish illustrator's 
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This is art with an attitude!

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Building Community Is More Important Now Than Ever.

Building Community Is More Important Now Than Ever. | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Working together is the whole reason humankind has been able to accomplish everything it has. Putting a man on the moon, sky scrapers, the Internet; everything. But more and more, on a community-level, we’re being torn apart.
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Parents to College-Bound Kids: 36% Of the Bill is Yours - TheStreet.com

Parents to College-Bound Kids: 36% Of the Bill is Yours - TheStreet.com | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Parents to College-Bound Kids: 36% Of the Bill is Yours TheStreet.com NEW YORK (TheStreet) — The projected four-year cost of attending a private college this year is $129,700, according to SavingForCollege.com, while parents with a newborn can...
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This sends a strong message that we need to rethink the cost and payment options of college, though this was not really the intent of this article.

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Dozens of migrants die in three shipwrecks

Dozens of migrants die in three shipwrecks | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
More than 220 migrants were reported dead after three shipwrecks off the coasts of Libya and Italy this weekend.
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Since the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya's rulers have struggled to re-establish security. The country has become a main point for human traffickers who smuggle people from African countries to Europe across the Mediterranean. Most boats head for Italy.

So far this year more than 100 000 migrants have landed on Italian shores, a record number. Rome authorities have launched a maritime search-and-rescue operation to prevent deaths at sea, but they say they cannot continue funding it on their own.

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IS fighters capture Syrian air base

IS fighters capture Syrian air base | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
An air base in northern Syria has fallen into the hands of Islamic State militants after clashes that cost hundreds of lives.
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This is a dangerous turn of events for the hope for individual freedom in Syria.

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Wheres the outrage over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership? | @guardianletters

Wheres the outrage over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership? | @guardianletters | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Taxpayers may be outraged to find themselves picking up the bill of £224m because an arbitration tribunal found against the government in its dispute with Raytheon over an e-borders contract (Taxpayer to pick up £224m bill for fiasco of e-borders...
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The ones that TTIP will free up to deregulate all public services and allow corporations to demand punitive fines from a state that interferes with their profiteering? Isn’t that a tad more controversial and newsworthy than which party to blame?  The EU has received 150,000 submissions from citizens of 18 EU countries challenging TTIP and the aim is to raise 1 million from at least seven countries, which would then trigger a formal procedure requiring the European commission to address these concerns.

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The Huffington Post Is Not Leaving Ferguson

The Huffington Post Is Not Leaving Ferguson | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
What happens in Ferguson and the St. Louis metro area the day after everybody leaves?
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HUFFPOLLSTER: North Carolina's Senate Race Remains Competitive

HUFFPOLLSTER: North Carolina's Senate Race Remains Competitive | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The North Carolina Senate race is close. Gallup finds a racial gap in views of the police. And four political scientists argue that presidential poll swings are largely the artifacts of who chooses to respond to surveys.
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Congressman and Mrs. Paul Ryan Working Together To Dismantle The Postal Service

Congressman and Mrs. Paul Ryan Working Together To Dismantle The Postal Service | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Paul Ryan's wife, Janna Little Ryan, is not exactly the typical stay at home Mom that is portrayed by Mr Ryan . Until their marriage she was a successful tax attorney and by the time she was 30 a high-priced lobbyist. Mrs. Ryan worked for Big Pharmaceuticals, Big Oil, and health care  corporations. Interestingly she was also a key lobbyist for UPS.  Her lobbying team was paid $220,000 in 1998 to lobby against the interests of…
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Interesting facts about more revolving doors of influence.

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