Cuban-American Congressional Leaders Vow To Fight Obama’s Proposals

By Greg Allen A day after the president’s announcement that he wants to normalize relations with Cuba, Cuban-American congressional leaders came together in Miami to condemn it as appeasement of a Communist regime. » E-Mail This >> READ MORE << SOURCE ARTICLE: : http://www.npr.org/2014/12/19/371821086/cuban-american-congressional-leaders-vow-to-fight-obama-s-proposals?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=politics

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3 Business Best-Sellers Show Inequality Is Now The Hot Topic

By Marilyn Geewax Many business books try to help you get rich quick. But three of 2014’s biggest sellers focused on unfairness and inequality. Economists say expect more: Books on inequality are riding a huge wave. » E-Mail This >> READ MORE << SOURCE ARTICLE: : http://www.npr.org/2014/12/19/371489412/3-business-best-sellers-show-inequality-is-now-the-hot-topic?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=politics

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Open thread for night owls. Time Machine: Senate drone report of 2019

By rss@dailykos.com (Meteor Blades) MQ-9 Reaper drone. Tom Englehardt writes The Senate Drone Report of 2019: Looking Back on Washington’s War on Terror. An excerpt: It was December 6, 2019, three years into a sagging Clinton presidency and a bitterly divided Congress. That day, the 500-page executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s long fought-over, […]

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Republicans very concerned about human rights abuses … but only in Cuba

By rss@dailykos.com (Barbara Morrill) “Hi, I’m China.” “And I’m Saudi Arabia (and china).” Selective outrage: Republicans loudly protested President Barack Obama’s historic detente with Cuba on Wednesday, arguing that diplomatic relations with a nation with a history of human rights abuses sets a bad precedent for U.S. interests around the world. But … Of the […]

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4 things that should happen now that we know the truth about Witness #40, a white supremacist

By rss@dailykos.com (Shaun King) No eyewitness testimony was more consistent with Darren Wilson’s personal story of events the day he shot and killed Mike Brown than that of Witness #40—who we now know as white supremacist Sandy McElroy. Not only did Sandy McElroy testify before the grand jury twice, she was allowed to show what […]

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Worst. Congress. Ever.

By rss@dailykos.com (Laura Clawson) Dark days for Congress There’s general agreement that the past two years has represented the worst Congress ever. (Though the next Congress has a fighting chance to be worse.) But what does that mean, beyond the rock-bottom popularity? Jonathan Topaz puts together a few numbers: 14.5: Congress’s average approval rating in […]

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