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Congressional Republicans attack another job-creating American ...

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Undaunted by their failure to catch so much as a single guppy, Republicans in Congress are paddling on with their fishing expedition through the Obama administration's clean-energy initiatives. They are nothing if not dutiful.
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Government Spends More on Corporate Welfare Subsidies than Social Welfare Programs

Government Spends More on Corporate Welfare Subsidies than Social Welfare Programs | Outlook Today | Scoop.it

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About $59 billion is spent on traditional social welfare programs. $92 billion is spent on corporate subsidies. So, the government spent 50% more on corporate welfare than it did on food stamps and housing assistance in 2006.


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Senate Republicans' Big Buzz Kill On Gov. Cuomo's Pot Bill. - New York Daily News (blog)

Senate Republicans' Big Buzz Kill On Gov. Cuomo's Pot Bill. - New York Daily News (blog) | Outlook Today | Scoop.it
Senate Republicans' Big Buzz Kill On Gov. Cuomo's Pot Bill.New York Daily News (blog)BY Glenn Blain Gov. Cuomo's proposal to decriminalize the public possession of small amounts of marijuana is going up in smoke courtesy of the state Senate.
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Daily Kos: Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Republicans are blocking ...

Daily Kos: Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Republicans are blocking ... | Outlook Today | Scoop.it
The Republicans — for reasons of ideology and self-serving election-year politics — are determined to block all of these necessary programs. Dick Polman at the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, meanwhile, takes a closer look at that ...
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Global push to guarantee health coverage leaves U.S. behind

Global push to guarantee health coverage leaves U.S. behind | Outlook Today | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — Even as Americans debate whether President Barack Obama’s health care law and its promise of guaranteed health coverage should be scrapped, many far less affluent nations are moving in the opposite direction — to provide medical...
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Supreme Court Reverses Anti-Citizens United Ruling From Montana

Supreme Court Reverses Anti-Citizens United Ruling From Montana | Outlook Today | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down Montana's century-old limits on corporate political spending, putting an end to the state's resistance to Citizens United and effectively expanding that controversial ruling to the state...
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Media preps for health care ruling - Politico

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Media preps for health care rulingPoliticoIf you thought the Supreme Court's recent hearings on President Barack Obama's health care plan drew a lot of media coverage, just wait for the ruling. With the ...
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Rhode Island passes bill to guarantee rights of homeless people

By Jason McLure, Reuters


Rhode Island's governor is expected to sign into law the first "Homeless Bill of Rights" in the United States as early as next week, formally banning discrimination against homeless people and affirming their equal access to jobs, housing and services.


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The GOPocrisy of Michigan Republicans - calling women c--ts and whores is okay, mentioning vaginas gets them censured

The GOPocrisy of Michigan Republicans - calling women c--ts and whores is okay, mentioning vaginas gets them censured | Outlook Today | Scoop.it
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On the heels of the now-national story of Michigan legislators being banned from speaking for mentioning the words "vagina" and "vasectomies", it's worth having a look back into the ancient history of earlier this year.
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