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Big Coal's Dirty Deeds in War with EPA

Big Coal's Dirty Deeds in War with EPA
After playing the victims of an allegedly unfair, and completely fabricated, “war on coal" the coal industry has gone on the offensive, launching their own war on federal regulators and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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GOP Plucking From Bottom of the Barrel, Least Educated More Likely to Vote Red

GOP Plucking From Bottom of the Barrel, Least Educated More Likely to Vote Red
A chart that has made its way around the web provides some insight into the results of the 2012 Presidential election. All 10 of the best educated states voted to reelect President Obama, while 9 of the 10 worst educated states voted for Republican candidate Mitt Romney.
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Collective Sigh of Relief on Campus as Loan Rate Compromise Resets Rates

Collective Sigh of Relief on Campus as Loan Rate Compromise Resets Rates
Students heading back to college this fall will save thousands in interest charges on their loans after they graduate once President Barack Obama signs into law a rare bipartisan compromise.
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Chemical Plant Overhaul Planned in Response to Texas Explosion

Chemical Plant Overhaul Planned in Response to Texas Explosion
President Obama plans new rules for chemical plants after federal regulators were unable to prevent a massive explosion at a Texas fertilizer facility in April. Via executive order, Obama has tasked federal agencies with the scoping out new ways to increase safety.
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Minorities See Rosy Economic Future, Whites More Pessimistic

Minorities See Rosy Economic Future, Whites More Pessimistic
Even though they were hit harder by the recession, minorities are more optimistic about their economic future, according to a new poll. Whites, however, continue to be pessimistic, believing opportunities will not become available.
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Keystone Pipeline's Blip on the Job Radar: Some Jobs but Negligible Impact

Keystone Pipeline's Blip on the Job Radar: Some Jobs but Negligible Impact
President Obama has mischaracterized the exact number of jobs stemming from the Keystone XL Pipeline project. The resulting impact on the economy, however, is right on target with what both the President and State Department believe - that is, the job impact will have a negligible effect on unemployment.
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Napolitano Resigns Homeland Security Post

Napolitano Resigns Homeland Security Post
Janet Napolitano resigns as head of the Department of Homeland Security.
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Eileen Sullivan
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GOP Try Again With Pared Down Farm Bill

GOP Try Again With Pared Down Farm Bill
The GOP-led House tries to push through a farm bill with the food stamp provisions removed. President Obama and House Democrats oppose the truncated measure, seeing it as just a ploy to cut aid to the hungry and poor even further.
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Mary Clare Jalonick
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How You (and Obama) Can Close Guantanamo

How You (and Obama) Can Close Guantanamo
As the hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay continues, and American citizens join in on the protest, there are other steps to take that don't risk life and limb for the equal treatment of all humans.
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Low-Wage Workers Could Face Fines If Insurance Guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act Isn't 'Affordable' Enough

Low-Wage Workers Could Face Fines If Insurance Guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act Isn't 'Affordable' Enough
It's called the Affordable Care Act, but President Barack Obama's health care law may turn out to be unaffordable for many low-wage workers, including employees at big chain restaurants, retail stores and hotels.
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Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
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