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NY Times Misses Link Between Anti-Civil Rights Zealot And Right-Wing's "Dark Money ATM"

NY Times Misses Link Between Anti-Civil Rights Zealot And Right-Wing's "Dark Money ATM" | Politics & Policy | Scoop.it
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New Study: 72 Percent of Fox News Climate Segments Are Misleading | Blog, News & Notes | BillMoyers.com

New Study: 72 Percent of Fox News Climate Segments Are Misleading | Blog, News & Notes | BillMoyers.com | Politics & Policy | Scoop.it
Thirty percent of CNN's and 8 percent of MSNBC's climate-related segments were misleading.
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Walmart Just Did Something Really Good For Its Workers

Walmart Just Did Something Really Good For Its Workers | Politics & Policy | Scoop.it
In her nearly two years with Walmart, Maya'Neisha Johnson has typically worked about 20 hours a week at her Western Arkansas store, while pursuing a bachelor's degree. But lately, when her class schedule permits, Johnson has managed to pick up an ext...
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Tennessee Senate votes to allow open guns

Tennessee Senate votes to allow open guns | Politics & Policy | Scoop.it
Senate passes bill that allows gun owners carry weapons openly without a permit
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Stewart Trashes Cheney (‘The Wilford Brimley of Torture’) and Bush the Painter | Mediaite

Stewart Trashes Cheney (‘The Wilford Brimley of Torture’) and Bush the Painter | Mediaite | Politics & Policy | Scoop.it
Jon Stewart took a walk down memory lane Monday night, mocking Dick Cheney for defending torture and George W. Bush for basically eschewing politics in favor of painting portraits of world leaders.
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NEW STUDY: 72 percent of Fox News climate segments are misleading

NEW STUDY: 72 percent of Fox News climate segments are misleading | Politics & Policy | Scoop.it
The report finds that MSNBC was the most accurate cable network in 2013, and CNN could be a lot more accurate if it would stop hosting "debates" about climate science.
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Obamacare Is Widening the Gap Between "Red" and "Blue" America | Blog, Connecting the Dots | BillMoyers.com

Obamacare Is Widening the Gap Between "Red" and "Blue" America | Blog, Connecting the Dots | BillMoyers.com | Politics & Policy | Scoop.it
The rate of uninsured is now about 50 percent higher in states that refused to expand Medicaid.
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The home-school conundrum

The home-school conundrum | Politics & Policy | Scoop.it
IN THESE first days of spring a mood of relief fills Morristown, Tennessee, near the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains. After a harsh winter, clouds of white...
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Eight Headlines the Mainstream Media Doesn’t Have the Courage to Print

Eight Headlines the Mainstream Media Doesn’t Have the Courage to Print | Politics & Policy | Scoop.it
The following are all relevant, fact-based issues, the "hard news" stories that the media has a responsibility to report. But the business-oriented press generally avoids them.
1. U.S. Wealt
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Republican Mississippi Governor Signs Unconstitutional Law That Voids The 14th Amendment

Republican Mississippi Governor Signs Unconstitutional Law That Voids The 14th Amendment | Politics & Policy | Scoop.it
Another Republican-controlled state passed and the Republican governor signed into law, a religious edict voiding the 14th and 1st Amendment.
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Democrats: Breitbart Ad Depicting Nancy Pelosi As Miley Cyrus Is 'Disgusting' (PHOTO)

Democrats: Breitbart Ad Depicting Nancy Pelosi As Miley Cyrus Is 'Disgusting' (PHOTO) | Politics & Policy | Scoop.it
The chair of the Democratic National Committee on Monday called a Breitbart News ad portraying House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) "disgusting" and urged Republican leaders to condemn the conservative outlet.
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Local GOP Caucus Passes Resolution Allowing Wisconsin To Secede

Local GOP Caucus Passes Resolution Allowing Wisconsin To Secede | Politics & Policy | Scoop.it
A group of Republicans in Wisconsin want to make sure that if they get fed up with the rest of the country, the Badger State can go it alone.

Last month, one of Wisconsin's eight regional Republican caucuses passed a resolution asserting the stat...
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Why 'Mentally-Ill Soldier' Reporting On Fort Hood Shooting Was Sloppy Journalism

Why 'Mentally-Ill Soldier' Reporting On Fort Hood Shooting Was Sloppy Journalism | Politics & Policy | Scoop.it
These kinds of subtle connections, floated out in headlines, ledes and in repeated questions to experts in endless cable news coverage, result in reinforcement of stigma and a lost opportunity to educate viewers and readers on what mental illness and...
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Jeb Bush’s ‘Bulworth’ moment

Jeb Bush’s ‘Bulworth’ moment | Politics & Policy | Scoop.it
It was an utterance worthy of “Bulworth,” a moment of straight talk from Jeb Bush that showed why the GOP donor class is so eager for the former Florida governor to run in 2016 – and spurred questions about whether, after 12 years out of office, he’s ready for the rough and tumble of today’s Republican Party. Speaking...
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Chart(s) of the Day: Executions

Chart(s) of the Day: Executions | Politics & Policy | Scoop.it
A couple of weeks ago, Pew's Religion and Public Life Project created the animated gif above that compiles every execution in the ...
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Walmart Realizes It’s Losing Billions Of Dollars By Denying Workers More Hours

Walmart Realizes It’s Losing Billions Of Dollars By Denying Workers More Hours | Politics & Policy | Scoop.it
Walmart will staff up to quell customer frustrations that are costing it about $3 billion per year, executives said earlier this month at an annual meeting.
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An Open Letter to Public School Teachers: We Apologize

An Open Letter to Public School Teachers: We Apologize | Politics & Policy | Scoop.it
Your profession has been vilified, scapegoated, mined for profit, and deprofessionalized. On behalf of graduates of public schools, parents of children in public schools, those who value public education and teachers unions, we apologize....
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"We refuse to allow public education to be privatized, perverted by profits, and reduced to endless hours of test preparation. We refuse to allow our schools to be judged, opened, closed, and funded on the basis of test scores. We refuse to allow the teaching profession to be scripted and threatened."

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Does The Universe Revolve Around You?: Geocentrist Creationists Seek To Become The Center Of Attention | Americans United

Does The Universe Revolve Around You?: Geocentrist Creationists Seek To Become The Center Of Attention | Americans United | Politics & Policy | Scoop.it
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Gallup: Uninsured Rate At 5-Year Low As Obamacare Coverage Takes Hold

Gallup: Uninsured Rate At 5-Year Low As Obamacare Coverage Takes Hold | Politics & Policy | Scoop.it
The share of uninsured Americans has fallen to its lowest level since late 2008, according to a new Gallup poll, another indicator that Obamacare is reducing the ranks of the uninsured.

In the first quarter of 2014, the percentage of Americans who were uninsured was 15.6 percent -- down from 17.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013. Health coverage sold under Obamacare started to take effect in January. It is the lowest rate recorded by Gallup since the last quarter of 2008.
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250 Years of Campaigns, Cash and Corruption | BillMoyers.com

250 Years of Campaigns, Cash and Corruption | BillMoyers.com | Politics & Policy | Scoop.it
From George Washington to Shaun McCutcheon, a timeline of America's history of political money games.
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"The history of money in American politics is one of shady characters and a dramatic battle between the forces of reform and influence that goes back more than 250 years before the birth of the super PAC. Check out this timeline for its juiciest events and milestones. (It may take a few seconds to load.)"

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Conservatives Are Furious With Harry Reid For Warring With The Kochs

Conservatives Are Furious With Harry Reid For Warring With The Kochs | Politics & Policy | Scoop.it
Harry Reid's war on the Koch brothers -- the wealthy oil tycoons who are spending millions to defeat Democrats in the 2014 mid-terms -- has sparked an intense backlash from Republicans and prominent conservatives.

The feud has grown acrimonious and personal over the last few weeks, with figures on the right leaping to the defense of the Kochs and even suggesting that the Democratic Senate majority leader is mentally unstable.
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Hiding in plain sight in France: the priests accused in Rwandan genocide

Hiding in plain sight in France: the priests accused in Rwandan genocide | Politics & Policy | Scoop.it
Catholic leaders accused of acting as apologists for the slaughter by helping priests accused of murder in Rwanda evade justice
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Oops: Scientists sequence DNA and find Hitler mistakenly married a Jew hours before he died | The Raw Story

Oops: Scientists sequence DNA and find Hitler mistakenly married a Jew hours before he died | The Raw Story | Politics & Policy | Scoop.it
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