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Monthly Archives: October 2010

As this year’s recipient of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, Liu Xiaobo joins the pantheon of great leaders for non-violence, justice, and freedom throughout history. Liu Xiaobo is a champion for the best hopes of humankind, a courageous advocate for … Continue reading

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Today in Ohio, House Republican Leader John Boehner is making his “closing argument” (again). According to released excerpts, Mr. Boehner will say that the government is “disrespecting” Americans and that the American dream is “under siege.” The speech today by … Continue reading

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This morning, the Department of Labor announced that in September the unemployment rate remained the same (9.6%), 95,000 total nonfarm jobs were lost, and the private sector added 64,000 jobs—marking the ninth consecutive month of private sector growth with 863,000 … Continue reading

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On the heels of recent news reports about the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s possible use of funds from foreign interests and foreign governments, in addition to various corporate special interests, to influence American elections, the non-partisan U.S. Public Interest Research … Continue reading

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Today, another Republican Congressman – Social Security Subcommittee member Kevin Brady of Texas – appeared on FOX Business to reiterate the GOP mantra of privatizing and cutting Social Security for America’s seniors. When asked about spending in programs such as … Continue reading

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In the wake of Republican Senators blocking consideration of the DISCLOSE Act last month, supporters of full disclosure of campaign advertising continue to raise concerns about the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s possible use of funds from foreign interests and foreign … Continue reading

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News reports continue to roll in about the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s possible use of funds from foreign interests and foreign governments, in addition to various corporate interests, to influence Americans. Americans have a right to know if these contributions … Continue reading

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Congressional Republicans want to go back to the “exact same” agenda that nearly doubled the national debt and more than doubled the foreign-held debt. Now, they’re at it again. In the Wall Street Journal, House Republican Whip Eric Cantor called … Continue reading

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Since its creation in 2001, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has saved almost 5 million lives by supporting prevention, treatment, and care programs to combat these diseases. Projects in 144 countries are increasing access to antiretroviral … Continue reading

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According to a new report by Think Progress, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is using funds from a general account – which in turn receives foreign funding – to pay for political advertisements and attack ads. The U.S. Chamber and … Continue reading

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