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EPA Rolls Back Chemical Standards Under Industry Pressure

EPA Rolls Back Chemical Standards Under Industry Pressure
In recent weeks, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rolled back safety regulations for the chemical industry, while the U.S. House of Representatives prepared to take aim at the government’s ability to monitor chemicals and other safety hazards posed by fracking. Bowing to pressure by the chemical industry, the EPA withdrew a proposal that would have added numerous new substances to their database of hazardous chemicals, which they use to issue public health assessments and warnings.
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MO's Food Security Problem: Corruption and Hunger Go Hand in Hand

MO's Food Security Problem: Corruption and Hunger Go Hand in Hand
A new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service on hunger in America ranks Missouri high up on the list of states where a significant number of people experience serious issues with hunger. Our fair state is in the 7th place (and not in a good way). It echoes a previous report that links corruption to poverty.
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Center of the Storm: Oklahoma Politicians Decry Federal Spending, Applaud Federal Aid for Tornado Recovery

Center of the Storm: Oklahoma Politicians Decry Federal Spending, Applaud Federal Aid for Tornado Recovery
The federal government has rescued Oklahoma once again after a string of weather disasters, but don't think Republicans here will tone down their anti-federal government rhetoric anytime soon.
On Friday, government leaders announced the federal government was giving nearly $37 million to the city of Moore and the state of Oklahoma.
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Like a Sick Clock Without Health Insurance, Newt’s Right Again

Like a Sick Clock Without Health Insurance, Newt’s Right Again
Once again, Newt Gingrich is telling hard truth and offering good advice to Republicans. There is almost no chance the GOP will listen, even as he has something interesting to say about the GOP, health care reform and obstructionism.
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Terrance Heath
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How I Spent My GOP Mandated Summer Vacation

How I Spent My GOP Mandated Summer Vacation
A new Republican National Committee memo has hit the Internet and is drawing unwanted attention. The document acts as a step-by-step guide for GOP congressmen to pretend that they care about the issues affecting the demographics they are failing to reach. There is nothing surprising about this, though it is shocking to see such a thing in great detail.
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Chaz Bolte
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PA GOP Chairman Admits Voter ID Used to Boost Romney

PA GOP Chairman Admits Voter ID Used to Boost Romney
Pennsylvania GOP Chairman Rob Gleason candidly admitted the the 2012 Voter ID law denied votes to Democrats, boosting Romney's efforts in the state.
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WI Gov Walker Aims to Sell Off Highways, Prisons, and University Buildings Under 'No-Bid' Contracts

WI Gov Walker Aims to Sell Off Highways, Prisons, and University Buildings Under 'No-Bid' Contracts
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s latest plan to lower his state's debt revolves around selling off university buildings, highways and prisons despite the potential long-term drawbacks. Among the targets are buildings originally paid for by student fees and donations throughout the University of Wisconsin school system.
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House GOP Aims to Exacerbate Already Painful Austerity by Further Slashing Education, Interior, State Departments

House GOP Aims to Exacerbate Already Painful Austerity by Further Slashing Education, Interior, State Departments
Republicans controlling the House pressed ahead Tuesday with efforts to slash funding for the departments of Education, Interior and State that go deeper than those already implemented under a painful round of automatic austerity.
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Andrew Taylor
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So Much for Rebranding: NM GOP Official Calls a Teenage Wage Advocate 'Radical Bitch'

So Much for Rebranding: NM GOP Official Calls a Teenage Wage Advocate 'Radical Bitch'
Steve Kush, the executive director of the Bernalillo County Republican Party, decided to weigh in on the testimony of 19-year-old girl advocating a $1 raise in New Mexico's minimum wage, from $7.50 to $8.50. That's when things started to get dicey.
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Pee on the Poor: Republican Lawmakers Want Your Urine

Pee on the Poor: Republican Lawmakers Want Your Urine
What fun! The latest political game sweeping the nation is called “Pee on the Poor.” Republican lawmakers in some 30 states – including Florida, Georgia, Indiana, and (of course) Texas – are competing to be national champions of this X-treme right-wing sport.
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