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Catholic Bishops Weigh Tightening Rules for Health Care Partnerships

Catholic Bishops Weigh Tightening Rules for Health Care Partnerships
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is meeting in Baltimore this week, and members are considering whether to begin the process of revising — and likely tightening — its directives governing health care mergers and partnerships. The goal, according to a USCCB press release, would be to incorporate Vatican principles ensuring that Catholic institutions do not “cooperate immorally with the unacceptable procedures conducted in other health care entities with which they may be connected” or “cause scandal” as a result of such collaborations.
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Nina Martin
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Ted Cruz Against a Free and Open Internet: 'Net Neutrality Like Obamacare for the Internet!'

Ted Cruz Against a Free and Open Internet: 'Net Neutrality Like Obamacare for the Internet!'
Republican 2016 presidential frontrunner Ted Cruz has come out against Net Neutrality, comparing it to Obamacare. With a Republican controlled Congress, what could they do to back major corporations like AT&T and Verizon and stop the FCC from preserving net neutrality?
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5 Crazy Conspiracy Theories About Ebola that Conservatives Actually Believe

5 Crazy Conspiracy Theories About Ebola that Conservatives Actually Believe
As of Thursday morning, there is only one person undergoing treatment for Ebola in the United States, and only two people have contracted the disease in the U.S., both of whom are healthcare workers who survived.
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Duck Dynasty's Alan Robertson: US Turning Into Nazi Germany

Duck Dynasty's Alan Robertson: US Turning Into Nazi Germany
Conservative pastor Alan Robertson, the son of Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson, says he is pretty sure that America is looking more and more like Nazi Germany.
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Partisan Divide? More Like Canyon

Partisan Divide? More Like Canyon
Although many politicians campaign on their willingness to “reach across the aisle”, when they get to Congress the two parties are more polarized than ever before.
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Diagnosing Republicans with Empathy Deficit Disorder

Diagnosing Republicans with Empathy Deficit Disorder
Commenting on a recent student suicide at an Alaska high school, Alaska’s Republican Congressman Don Young said suicide didn’t exist in Alaska before “government largesse” gave residents an entitlement mentality.
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50 Years Later, Ronald Reagan's 'Time for Choosing' Speech Reads Like a Tea Party Manifesto

50 Years Later, Ronald Reagan's 'Time for Choosing' Speech Reads Like a Tea Party Manifesto
Fifty years ago today, on October 27, 1964, Ronald Reagan delivered his (in)famous "A Time for Choosing Speech" in support of Republican Presidential nominee Barry Goldwater over President Lyndon Johnson. Soon thereafter, LBJ went on to defeat Goldwater in one of the greatest landslides in U.S. history. So, in that respect at least, Reagan's speech wasn't toxic. But in most other respects, the speech — and Reagan himself — were a dangerous mix of dishonesty, demagoguery, delusion, and divisiveness.
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VP Biden Expresses Disappointment, Anger Regarding Lack of US Infrastructure Funding

VP Biden Expresses Disappointment, Anger Regarding Lack of US Infrastructure Funding
Speaking at the “America Answers: Improving How We Get From Here To There” event hosted by the Washington Post, Vice President Joe Biden used a downright angry tone as he scorned the U.S. for scrimping on infrastructure spending. This comes in the shadow of a report suggesting that America must increase infrastructure spending by $3.6 trillion before 2020 to be up to par.
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Walmart: The Waltons Get the Goldmine, the Workers Get the Shaft

Walmart: The Waltons Get the Goldmine, the Workers Get the Shaft
Gosh, time flies when it’s pushed along by a jet stream of greed. It seems like only yesterday that Wal-Mart announced, with much self-congratulatory fanfare, that the super-rich retailing colossus wasn’t a scrooge after all.
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Back to the No Future: Wealth Bottoms Out to 1986 Levels for 90% of Americans

Back to the No Future: Wealth Bottoms Out to 1986 Levels for 90% of Americans
Just in case you need a reminder of how lopsided the economy has become, a new paper from economists at the London School of Economics and the University of California at Berkeley shows the bottom 90 percent of American families are no wealthier than they were in 1986. While the top one percent have seen their share of wealth steadily grow, the vast majority of Americans are making due with less.
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