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CPAC’s "Ask a Speaker" Hashtag Campaign Backfires Before the Conference Even Begins

Obamacare Is Not Some Left-Wing, Socialist Plot; It Is a Republican Plot

Inclement Weather Postpones Execution in Georgia, as if It Were a Baseball Game
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Brazenly Deranged Right-Wing Christian Organization Nails Itself to Its Own Cross
-- Bill Berkowitz for BuzzFlash at Truthout

We're Young, Passionate and Bent on Justice: Why #BlackLivesMatter Is Irresistible

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Bee Die-Off

The Warming World: Is Capitalism Destroying Our Planet?

Washington, DC: Don’t Bogart That Legalization, My Friend

Bobby Jindal Goes "Macho": Less Talk More Killing

A Majority of Americans Favor a Path to Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

Peace Behind Barbed Wire: The Far Side of Fear
-- Robert C. Koehler for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Senator Elizabeth Warren | The Trans-Pacific Partnership Clause Everyone Should Oppose

Trayvon Martin's Mother Says His Killer, George Zimmerman, Got Away With Murder

D&D Stats of the 2016 GOP Contenders - Rick Perry

Waiting for the Next 9-11

The Right’s Fear of Education: What I Learned as a (Former) Conservative Military Man
Why are Republicans constantly bashing college these days? I was one of them -- and the answer may surprise you

Wisconsin Governor to Sign Right-to-Work Bill Amid Protests

"Gestapo" Tactics at US Police "Black Site" Ring Alarm From Chicago to Washington
Rahm Emanuel faces questions as top supporters examine "outrageous" abuse

Teens Sue Government for Failing to Address Climate Change for Future Generations
-- Cole Mellino of EcoWatch on BuzzFlash at Truthout

Labor Takes Final Stand as Wisconsin Prepares Way for Anti-Union Law
Gov. Scott Walker could sign right-to-work legislation later this week; unions converge on state Capitol.

States Are Blocking Local Regulations, Often at Industry’s Behest

Powerful Senate Republican tamping down torture disclosures
New Intel Committee chairman aims to minimize access to bombshell documents revealing harsh interrogation methods.

“We are fighting for our lives”: The little-known youth movement rising against police brutality

With Chicago Tired of "Mayor 1%," Chuy García Could Actually Win His Runoff With Rahm Emanuel

The United States' Leading Export: Inequality

Lawsuit says Grand Rapids, Michigan, police target people of color for photographs, thumbprints

Supreme Court seems to side with Muslim woman in discrimination case

Avalanches leave scores dead in Afghanistan

The White House Has No Back-Up Plan if SCOTUS Rules Against Obamacare

The remote Alaskan village that needs to be relocated due to climate change

Details on an Alleged US-Backed Coup in Venezuela Come to Light

Radioactive Water at Fukushima Site Leaks Into Ocean, Tepco Says

A Student-Debt Revolt Begins

Civilian review boards were supposed to help the voiceless police the police - Here's where it all went wrong

IRS Audits of High-Income US Households Drop to Six-Year Low

Crude Awakening: How the Keystone Veto Dashes Canada's 'Superpower' Dreams
Oil prices are crashing and Obama has vetoed Keystone XL. Will Canada double down on its dirty tar sands?

Netanyahu Admits Sabotage of Iran Talks His Primary Mission

'Torture Report' Reshapes Conversation in Guantanamo Courtroom

Canadian Embassy went too far to protect mining company interests in Mexico, critics say
MiningWatch report says Canadian diplomats were complicit in repression of peaceful protest.

The United States' Radioactive National Park
Tucked away in last year’s defense bill is a measure establishing the Manhattan Project National Historical Park.

US 'Electoral Integrity' Ranked 45th Among 107 Nations, 'Worst of Established Democracies'

Corals face 'slow starvation' from ingesting plastics pollution, experts find

Mexican teachers hit by brutal police crackdown amid mass protests on unpaid salaries and missing students 'murdered by drug cartels'

How regulators and legislators make it harder for you to use solar power

What Piketty Missed: The Banks
The explosion of finance, and its weak regulation, has exacerbated inequality. Stronger regulation could lead to higher middle-class wages.

Growing Support for Campaign Against ISIS - and Possible Use of US Ground Troops

Uprising at Private Texas Prison Leads to Transfer of Thousands of Prisoners

Underpaying Adjuncts Hurts Full-Time Professors and Students Too

“More than just Wall Street”: How the Occupy movement penetrated the US - and what it means today

The Cost of "Clean Coal"
A Mississippi power plant promises to create clean energy from our dirtiest fuel. But it will come at a price.

The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site'
Secret interrogation facility reveals aspects of war on terror in US.

Rahm Emanuel Rebuked, Forced Into Re-Election Run-off Despite Outspending Opponents by Millions of Dollars

With Drugmakers Saying No, States Are Running Out of Ways to Execute People

These Cities Built Cheap, Fast, Community-Owned Broadband

FCC Net Neutrality Rules Clear Hurdle as Republicans Concede to Obama

White House Notifies Senate That Obama Has Vetoed Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Bill

Preparing for the Elder Boom: Ai-jen Poo on Workforce Demands and Living a Better Life
"Caring for an elderly family member involves such a wide range of skills and expertise that only a superhuman person could do it," writes Ai-jen Poo

Netanyahu Caught in a Lie on Iran’s Nuclear Program

The Eiffel Tower Just Got a Wind Turbine Makeover

CIA Looks to Expand Its Cyber Espionage Capabilities

Barbara Boxer Shreds Giuliani: Ask Bin Laden if Obama "Loves America"

Malkia Cyril: Net Neutrality Is the Civil Rights Act for the Internet

The Global Water Crisis
Growing worldwide hunger and the struggle to find clean water for billions of people are clearly connected.

"People Are Really Getting Angry": How Bernie Sanders Just Electrified Iowa - and What It Means for ’16
At an under-the-radar town hall in Des Moines, Sanders had the crowd begging for more. Here's why it matters

The Vatican Just Called for Reforming the Biggest Health Care Problem You’ve Never Heard Of

D&D Stats of the 2016 Contenders - Rick Santorum

Who’s Afraid of Chicago’s Progressive Aldermen? Rahm Emanuel, That’s Who.
The Chicago mayor’s super PAC has spent large amounts of money to protect his allies on City Council—and take down those who oppose him.

I Hate to Break This to You, but God Did Not Actually Write the US Constitution
-- Steven Jonas for BuzzFlash at Truthout

Republicans Split on DHS Funding, Edging Closer to Partial Agency Shutdown

Toddler Dies as Measles Outbreak Hits German Capital
The resurgence of the preventable disease in Germany, as well as in parts of the United States, coincides with a movement among some parents to refuse to vaccinate their children.

Comcast Made $68 Billion in 2014

Judge: Chris Christie Broke Law With Pension Cuts

Obama Administration Using Century-Old Racist Case Law to Block Citizenship

Top Five California Corporations Driving Inequality

Scott Walker’s Economic Mess: How Worker Wages Were Gutted in Wisconsin
A depressed workforce. Median household income down. Empty union halls. Here's Scott Walker's real 2016 problem

House Republicans Slip Anti-Abortion Language Into Education Bill

"Transit Revolution": Will Los Angeles Become Gentrification Ground Zero?
The tension between improving Los Angeles' public transit infrastructure while not driving families out of their neighborhoods is ongoing.

Net Neutrality Is Back! But the Fight Isn't Over Yet

No, Obama Did Not Veto the Keystone XL Pipeline

With Disability Cuts Likely to Advance in Congress, Progressive Groups Rally to Block Them

Palast to Syriza: Don't Lie, It's Impossible to End Austerity Within the Eurozone

Net Neutrality Prevails In Historic FCC Vote, Internet Classified as Common Carrier

Crude Awakening: How the Keystone Veto Dashes Canada's "Superpower" Dreams

Goldman Employees Rake In $2 Billion From 2008 Options

Here is the New Homeland Security Report on "Sovereign Citizen Extremist" Violence

Why Does the FBI Have to Manufacture its Own Plots if Terrorism and ISIS Are Such Grave Threats?

Fox News Can’t Remember Any Right-Wing Terror Attacks. We’re Here To Help

The Governor of Ohio Has a Gloriously Terrible Plan to Amend the Constitution

Schakowsky Statement on Why She Won’t Attend Bibi’s Speech

Hell on Earth: A Political Theory of Holy War

Truth and Reconciliation Is Coming to America From the Grassroots
The country’s bloody history of lynching, slavery and racism cannot be tackled from the top-down. Change has to be initiated organically - from the people

Net Neutrality: FCC Set to Vote on New Rules Governing Future of Broadband
Top US regulator likely to announce plan to exert greatest power over cable industry in victory for supporters of free and open internet

Vast dust bowls threaten tens of millions with hunger

Eat at Your Own Risk: Flawed FDA Risk Assessments Strengthen Arguments for Labeling GMOs

Canadian Spies Collect Domestic Emails in Secret Security Sweep

How Half a Million Walmart Workers Won a Raise

'2014 Was a Catastrophic Year,' Amnesty International Says

Kerry Blasts Netanyahu: He's 'Wrong' on Iran Deal Like He Was on Iraq War

Senate advances 'clean' DHS bill in 98-2 vote

Hewlett-Packard shows how to fatten shareholders while firing workers

Secret Service conducting drone exercises in US capital region

Chicago voters overwhelmingly endorse campaign finance reform

Senate Democrats have agreed to support the “clean” Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding bill put forward by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper urges swift passage of anti-terror bill

Majority of Germans: We Don't Have a Real Democracy
New poll also shows a third of respondents say capitalism is root of hunger and poverty.

In Mayoral Runoff, Rahm Emanuel’s Corrupt Governance Has Finally Caught Up With Him
It’s become increasingly clear to Chicagoans that Rahm Emanuel is out for himself and his rich friends, not for us.

Five things to know about state efforts to predict future crime

Shell shelves plan for tar sands project in face of low oil prices
Withdrawal from the Pierre River project is the latest in a series of blows to industry reliant on high cost production struggling with oil prices at six-year lows.

All Rudy Giuliani Loves Is Himself - and a Dangerous Mythical Notion of the United States
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

Fracking-Friendly Ohio Justices Backed by Oil and Gas Industry, Analysis Shows

New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton Blames Police for 'Many of the Worst Parts of Black History'

There's a Startling North-South Divide When It Comes to Health Care

Official: Radioactive Fukushima Water Leak Was Unreported for Months

NSA Director: If I Say 'Legal Framework' Enough, Will It Convince You Security People to Shut Up About Our Plan to Backdoor Encryption?

Alaska's marijuana entrepreneurs eager to open for business

Top Medical Groups Say Gun Violence Is a Public Health Crisis

This Is the Most Economically Segregated City in the US

Abuse of Detainees Remains Widespread in Afghanistan, UN Says

Why the Environmental Battle at the Port of Seattle Matters Everywhere

US Weapons Pour Into Iraq Ahead of Mosul Invasion

The Wrong Way to Revitalize a City
ALEC’s scheme to take the community out of community development.

No to Prison Industrial Complex: SF Trans Community's Response to Seven Brutal Transgender Murders in 2015

Chicago Police Tight-lipped About Use of License Plate Scanners, Despite $500,000 New Contract
A secretive contracting process—and limited responses to information requests—leave Chicagoans in the dark about how their license plate data is being collected and used.

UN Report: Corruption, Climate Could Trigger Water Wars

Marijuana Is About to Be Legal - and Virtually Unregulated - in Washington, DC

HSBC bosses grilled over Swiss tax scandal - live updates

Five graphs that show how the face of the US is changing

Chicago 'black site': Former US justice officials call for Homan Square inquiry
Two ex-senior Justice Department officials say allegations about police operation are ‘very disturbing’ and raise serious questions about constitutional violations.

The Governor of Ohio Has a Gloriously Terrible Plan to Amend the Constitution
The possible presidential candidate is channeling Reagan with a balanced-budget amendment.

Mary Mitchell:Mitchell: African-American voters send a message to Rahm Emanuel

Congress Braces for a Partial Government Shutdown Over Immigration

Landmark Federal Court Decision: Will It Speed Diablo Nuke’s Demise?
-- Harvey Wasserman of EcoWatch on BuzzFlash at Truthout

Charles P. Pierce | The Black Site in Chicago
This is what can happen when the concept of torture is normalized in the public mind.

From Torture to Drone Assassination: How Washington Gave Itself a Global Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card

The Chicago Election That Could Be Bad News for Hillary
Mayoral races in the United States rarely make headlines beyond the local papers, but on Tuesday Democratic eyes across the US will be glued to the race in Chicago. It could prove to be an important bellwether for those seeking the party's presidential nomination in 2016.

Trayvon Martin: DOJ Set to Announce No Charges Against George Zimmerman

The Insidious Acceleration of Corporate False Fronts Attacking Environmental Safeguards
-- Mark Karlin, Editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout

JPMorgan, Still On 2-Year Probation, Under Scrutiny in Gold Fixing Probe

Edward Snowden Has Just One Regret

Bill O'Reilly Tapes Fail to Back Up Claims of "Combat Zone" Reporting

Right Wing Radio Host Hugh Hewitt to Moderate First GOP Presidential Debate

Giuliani’s Biographer Destroys Him in Scathing Op-Ed on How Rudy "Loves" America

Proposed Rules Regulating Domestic Drone Use Lack Police Warrant Requirement

A New Rule, and a Brave Official, Gain Allies Against Wall Street

Alaska Becomes Third State With Legal Marijuana but Bans Smoking In Public

Train Derailment Near LA Leaves Multiple Casualties

Get Used to It: DOT Predicts Oil Train Derailments Will Be Commonplace Over Next Two Decades
Dangerous wrecks expected to average 10 a year, putting large numbers of people at risk, according to Department of Transportation projection reported exclusively by the Associated Press.

Republicans Just Blinked in the Big Immigration Stare-Down With Obama

FBI Questions Keystone XL Activists

Pasco Police Shooting: Trayvon Martin Lawyer Takes Up Case in Push for Federal Investigation
Benjamin Crump will act on behalf of parents of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, an unarmed Mexican man shot dead by police in Washington