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Do Last Week's Midterm Results Mean the TPP's Inevitability?

Do Last Week's Midterm Results Mean the TPP's Inevitability?
The Trans-Pacific Partnership has long been the boogeyman hiding under America's bed. The TPP, which was written to favor corporations over local domestic law with deregulations, was kept at bay by Democrats in the Senate. Unfortunately, something happened last week that significantly hurt those Dems' ability to fight the international "trade agreement" boogeyman.
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Oh Canada! Corporations from North of the Border Have Already Spent $15M Lobbying US in 2014

Oh Canada! Corporations from North of the Border Have Already Spent $15M Lobbying US in 2014
As the mid-term elections in the United States continue to heat up, a new report released Wednesday shows that Canadian corporations have registered at least $15.3 million USD in spending on direct lobbying of the U.S. federal government in the first nine months of 2014.
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Italian Judge: Coal Plant Caused Over 400 Deaths, Orders Shutdown

Italian Judge: Coal Plant Caused Over 400 Deaths, Orders Shutdown
An Italian judge has ordered the shutdown of a coal-fired power plant that has been blamed for at least 442 deaths. Public prosecutors had argued that pollution from the plant in Italy’s Liguria region had caused the premature deaths and between 1,700 - 2,000 cases of heart and lung disease.
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Negotiations with Iran: The Benefits of Working with the World's 'Most Misunderstood Country'

Negotiations with Iran: The Benefits of Working with the World's 'Most Misunderstood Country'
Ongoing negotiations with Iran could lead to normalized relations, even a major trading partner with the U.S. Iran would import U.S. beef and grains, benefiting Oklahoma producers. U.S. firms serving the petroleum and other industries are eager to open offices in Iran and become trading partners. Releasing Iran's oil production would lower the world oil price, giving Americans relief at the gas pumps. As diplomatic relations improve, Iran might well become an ally for regional stability, peace, and the security of U.S. interests.
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LGBT Couples Line up for Immigration Benefits Following SCOTUS Ruling

LGBT Couples Line up for Immigration Benefits Following SCOTUS Ruling
"Many of our families have waited years, and in some cases decades, for the green card they need to keep their families together. Couples forced into exile will be coming home soon. Americans separated from their spouses are now able to prepare for their reunion."
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Peter Gabriel Calls on Men to Act Like Men, Prevent Violence Against Women

Peter Gabriel Calls on Men to Act Like Men, Prevent Violence Against Women
In a touching video, musician and activist Peter Gabriel calls on men and boys to be actively engaged in preventing rape and violence against women.
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Brandon Perkins
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Officials Release Names of Guantanamo Prisoners Tortured by Force Feeding

Officials Release Names of Guantanamo Prisoners Tortured by Force Feeding
The U.S. government has begun notifying lawyers of Guantanamo Bay prisoners if the men they represent are being force-fed to prevent them from starving to death in a hunger strike that has dragged on for more than two months.
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Silvio Berlusconi's Sex-for-Hire Case on Fast Track in Italian Court

Silvio Berlusconi's Sex-for-Hire Case on Fast Track in Italian Court
Silvio Berlusconi's judicial woes weighed on Italy's political future on Monday as prosecutors in Naples requested an accelerated trial of the former premier on corruption charges, and Milan judges in his sex-for-hire trial ordered a medical visit to certify his ailments.
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Filibustering is the New Black: Paul and Brennan Butt Heads Over Drones

During the show Wednesday, Rand Paul filibustered John Brennan to discuss Obama's extra-judicial killings and drones.
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Drone Strikes Test Legal Grounds for War on Terror

Drone Strikes Test Legal Grounds for War on Terror
President Obama, like President George W. Bush before him, has claimed that the 2001 authorization is the domestic legal basis of the authority to kill and detain not only members of al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan but also their “associated forces.”
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