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What the New Secondary Mortgage Market Should Look Like | The ...

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This will guarantee liquidity and fair participation, essentially making the platform a public market. 3 – Fees charged to market participants should be sufficient to cover the cost of administration and expansion of the secondary ...
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Former GOP Gov Officially A Democrat

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Former Republican Governor Charlie Crist has officially joined the Democratic Party, he announced on Friday evening.


Crist, who served as governor of Florida from 2007 to 2011, left the Republican Party after losing a Senate primary battle to Marco Rubio in 2010 -- switching his party affiliation to independent in order to run against now-Senator Rubio in the general election. (Crist lost that race by 19 points.)


The newly christened Democrat tweeted the big announcement Friday evening... [MORE]


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Pro-Right to Work Groups In Michigan Outspend Union Counterparts

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In a surprise that caught most observers off guard, Michigan, the birthplace of the modern labor movement, will become a so-called 'Right to Work' state in just a few days. The Nation's John Nichols put up a post  explaining how Gov....


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Unions vow political payback for right-to-work law

Unions vow political payback for right-to-work law | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

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With defeat in the Michigan Legislature virtually certain, Democrats and organized labor intend to make enactment of right-to-work laws as uncomfortable as possible for Gov. Rick Snyder and his Republican allies while laying the groundwork to seek payback at the polls.


Shellshocked opponents of the laws spent the weekend mapping strategy for protests and acts of civil disobedience, while acknowledging the cold reality that Republican majorities in the House and Senate cannot be stopped _ or even delayed for long by parliamentary maneuvers. Leaders vowed to resist to the end, and then set their sights on winning control of the Legislature and defeating Snyder when he seeks re-election in 2014.


"They've awakened a sleeping giant," United Auto Workers President Bob King told The Associated Press on Saturday at a Detroit-area union hall, where about 200 activists were attending a planning session. "Not just union members. A lot of regular citizens, non-union households, realize this is a negative thing."


Right-to-work laws prohibit requiring employees to join a union or pay fees similar to union dues as a condition of employment. Supporters say it's about freedom of association for workers and a better business climate. Critics contend the real intent is to bleed unions of money and bargaining power... [MORE]


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Anonymous-tied hacktivist faces prison for sharing link — RT

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A federal grand jury has indicted Barrett Brown, an activist from Texas with links to the Anonymous hacktivist movement, on a dozen federal charges for sharing a hyperlink inside of an Internet chat room.
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U.S. Senate: Legislation & Records Home > Votes > Roll Call Vote

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Did your Senator vote that you can be held indefinitely without a trail if arrested in the United States of America? Yea means they supported the amendment to drop holding indefinitely without a charge or trial from the National Defense Bill. A Nay vote means they voted to lock you up and throw away the key without ever having a trail or being charged.

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Senate Votes Down Indefinite Detention Of Americans

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WASHINGTON -- The Senate took a step Thursday toward ending the indefinite detention of Americans in the U.S., voting for a narrow amendment that some civil liberties groups opposed, even though they said it was in the right direction.
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Sen. Rand Paul renews fight over indefinite detention of US citizens - The Hill's DEFCON Hill

Sen. Rand Paul renews fight over indefinite detention of US citizens - The Hill's DEFCON Hill | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
long-winding road to the floor for the Defense authorization bill. Sen.
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ESM rescue fund chief insists on Italy austerity - Deutsche Welle

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Deutsche WelleESM rescue fund chief insists on Italy austerityDeutsche WelleThe head of Europe's permanent rescue fund admitted that austerity measures within the euro area member states were facing mounting criticism particularly from the German...
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The Global Search for Education: Teach All - Huffington Post

The Global Search for Education: Teach All - Huffington Post | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The Global Search for Education: Teach AllHuffington PostThis week in the Global Search for Education, I asked Wendy Kopp, founder and CEO of Teach For America and of Teach For All to share her perspectives on some of the key issues that currently...
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Billionaires Warn Higher Taxes Could Prevent Them From Buying Politicians

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Introducing a new wrinkle into the already fraught fiscal cliff showdown, a consortium of billionaires today warned that if their taxes are raised they will no longer have enough money to buy politicians.
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Budget deficit rises to $120 billion in October

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The budget deficit rose in October, the first month of fiscal year 2013, as looming negotiations over expiring tax cuts and imminent spending reductions dominated the post-election...
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Chambliss latest Republican to break with anti-tax lobbyist

Chambliss latest Republican to break with anti-tax lobbyist | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Saxby Chambliss this week became the latest Republican lawmaker to loosen his ties to Grover Norquist, the anti-tax lobbyist famous for getting elected officials to sign...
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Is citizenship suffering from rapid demise of print journalism? - Alaska Dispatch

Is citizenship suffering from rapid demise of print journalism? - Alaska Dispatch | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Is citizenship suffering from rapid demise of print journalism?Alaska DispatchAnd on the information-delivery side, in a city where a third of adults lack home Internet access, the new Web focus will leave the most vulnerable Picayune readers behind.
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Transpartisan Does Not Mean Neutral

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by ERIC BYLER

 

A transpartisan approach to civic engagement steers clear of pre-packaged issue platforms.  It encourages all Americans to put the facts first, and use their own intelligence in approaching complex issues. 

 

Coffee Party USA is an invitation to participate in the democratic process with civility, with respect, and within a transpartisan framework.  But let me make this clear: transpartisan is not a synonym for “neutral.” It is not a barrier to participation.  It is not a constraint.  It is a liberation.

 

Understandably, the word "transpartisan" attracts people who want to have a voice in our political process, but are turned off by the partisanship and ugliness with which it is waged.  Often, they are conflict-averse, as most humans are.  So, they seek a non-partisan or transpartisan group with which to organize.  But they are often unable to take collective action because their desire to avoid conflict supersedes their desire to have impact.... [MORE]

 


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Fox News adjusts to new reality as it faces four more years of Obama

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by PAUL HARRIS (UK Guardian)

 

For America's liberals, it is the tantalising cherry on top of the Obama election victory cake. The decision by Fox News to cut back the use of high-profile rightwing political pundits Karl Rove and Dick Morris raises a prospect few ever thought possible: that the hugely successful conservative cable news channel is in retreat.

 

In the wake of President Barack Obama's election win last month – which flew dramatically in the face of Rove and Morris's confident on-air predictions – the News Corp-owned station is being forced to adjust to a new reality.

 

Its broadcasting landscape is now one in which four more years of Obama's presidency stretch out in front of it. That second term was also won in an election many saw as a rejection of a Tea Party-infused Republicanism that saw extreme figures like pizza magnate Herman Cain, social conservatives Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann and even business mogul Donald Trump briefly leading the Republican field.

 

As a result, some experts see Fox News as having emerged from the defeat of eventual candidate Mitt Romney in the same shape as the Republican party itself – with a somewhat tarnished image. "It was a damaging election for Fox, not so much down to the result, but in the way that it was handled in the weeks leading up to it and in Rove's famous on-air meltdown," said professor Jack Lule, a media expert at Lehigh University. [MORE]

 


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Egypt army given temporary power to arrest civilians

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by ALISTAIR LYON & MARWA AWAD

 

Egypt's Islamist president has given the army temporary power to arrest civilians during a constitutional referendum he is determined to push through despite the risk of bloodshed between his supporters and opponents accusing him of a power grab.

 

Seven people were killed and hundreds wounded last week in clashes between the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood and their critics besieging Mohamed Mursi's graffiti-daubed presidential palace. Both sides plan mass rallies on Tuesday.

 

The elite Republican Guard has yet to use force to keep protesters away from the palace, which it ringed with tanks, barbed wire and concrete barricades after last week's violence.

 

Mursi, bruised by calls for his downfall, has rescinded a November 22 decree giving him wide powers but is going ahead with a referendum on Saturday on a constitution seen by his supporters as a triumph for democracy and by many liberals as a betrayal. [MORE]


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Guardian person of the year: Voters choose Bradley Manning

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Voters choose the US whistleblower on trial for leaking state secrets as the Guardian person of the year 2012...
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The Senate Voted to Outlaw Indefinite Detention...or Did It?

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Several senators who voted for Dianne Feinstein's amendment say they oppose its very purpose. Huh?
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Indefinite Detention REMOVED from NDAA by Senate Amendment Vote! Right to Trial By Jury Restored Says Sen. Rand Paul | Texas GOP Vote

Indefinite Detention REMOVED from NDAA by Senate Amendment Vote! Right to Trial By Jury Restored Says Sen. Rand Paul | Texas GOP Vote | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
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Who thinks this is good news? Many calls were made to Senators on both sides of the congress to make this happen! Our voice matters and everyone should use the right to make it heard! Not sure if the GOP controlled house voted on this yet.

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4 Measures in the Defense Authorization Bill That Are Good for Women

4 Measures in the Defense Authorization Bill That Are Good for Women | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Now let's see if the House strips them out.
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The GOP's immigration jam - Politico

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PoliticoThe GOP's immigration jamPoliticoGOP sources tell us a small but influential group of conservative leaders have begun talks to provide cover to House lawmakers fearful about the political implications of immigration.
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Shin Shin Brings Cupertino-Style Education to Rural China - Patch.com

Shin Shin Brings Cupertino-Style Education to Rural China - Patch.com | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Shin Shin Brings Cupertino-Style Education to Rural ChinaPatch.comWhile many parents choose to live in Cupertino for their children's education, Shin Shin Educational Foundation brings Cupertino to rural Chinese children who cannot move here.
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Businesses turn to tax fight, some stung by Romney bets

Businesses turn to tax fight, some stung by Romney bets | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As major U.S.businesses dive into the Washington tax policy debate now that the presidential election is over, some are finding themselves in an awkward position after betting heavily...
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Obama says tax hike will have to come first in fiscal cliff deal

Obama says tax hike will have to come first in fiscal cliff deal | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that Republicans would have to agree to raise taxes on the wealthy as the first step in a budget deal that would prevent a dysfunctional...
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