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President Obama is poised for one of the biggest victories of his second term after the Senate voted Tuesday to advance legislation enhancing his trade powers. The Senate’s 60-37 vote sets the stage for passage on Wednesday of the trade-promotion authority (TPA) bill, or fast-track, which House GOP leaders ushered through the lower chamber last week. If the Senate approves the measure, as expected, it heads to the White House for Obama’s signature. After the vote, liberal trade opponents on and off Capitol Hill acknowledged fast-track is all but certain to become law, throwing in […]

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Cenk Uygur (host of The Young Turks) discusses the power of propaganda. A study has been released which looked into the effect of Nazi propaganda on Germany, particularly it’s long-term impact. Do you think the impact of Nazi propaganda is still felt today? Tell us what you think in the comment section below. Anti-Semitic propaganda had a life-long effect on German children schooled during the Nazi period, leaving them far more likely to harbor negative views of Jews than those born earlier and later, according to a study published Monday. The findings indicate that attempts […]

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Kansas is taking a storm of criticism over its new policy strictly limiting ATM withdrawals for welfare recipients to $25 a day. The controversial limit was signed into law in April by Gov. Sam Brownback (R) as part of a broader reform bill. But the change was placed in stark reality by a Thursday article in The Washington Post titled “Kansas has found the ultimate way to punish the poor.” The law was meant to limit extravagant or unnecessary spending of taxpayer resources, and the legislation also barred the use of welfare funds at recreational […]

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Read more: Study: Congress literally doesn’t care what you think. Tweet

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President Obama is at Stanford University today, hosting a cybersecurity summit. He and about a thousand guests are trying to figure out how to protect consumers online from hacks and data breaches. Meanwhile, in the cyber underworld, criminals are trying to figure out how to turn every piece of our digital life into cash. The newest frontier: health records. Security experts say health data is showing up in the black market more and more. While prices vary, this data is more expensive than stolen credit card numbers which, they say, typically go for a few […]

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