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A Stress Test For The New York Fed

A Stress Test For The New York Fed

by Jake Bernstein ProPublica, March 10, 2015, 3:03 p.m. Lately, a debate has erupted among Congress, bankers and the media about whether the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has accumulated too much power since the financial crisis and needs to be reined in. Outgoing Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher has suggested the New York […]

Neighboring States Sue Colorado to Shut Down Legal Weed Program

Neighboring States Sue Colorado to Shut Down Legal Weed Program

Published on Friday, December 19, 2014 by Common Dreams by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer Nebraska and Oklahoma filed the first major court challenge to marijuana legalization on Thursday, saying that Colorado’s state-regulated recreational pot program has created an increased law enforcement burden in neighboring states and asking the U.S. Supreme Court to shut it down. Colorado voters in 2012 […]

Revealed: How Big Oil Got Expedited Permitting for Fracking on Public Lands Into the Defense Bill

Revealed: How Big Oil Got Expedited Permitting for Fracking on Public Lands Into the Defense Bill

Published Sunday, December 15, 2014 on DeSmogBlog By Steve Horn   The U.S. Senate has voted 89-11 to approve the Defense Authorization Act of 2015, following the December 4 U.S.House of Representatives’ 300-119 up-vote and now awaits President Barack Obama’s signature. The 1,616-page piece of pork barrel legislationcontains a provision — among other controversial measures — to streamline permitting for hydraulic […]

Farmers, Consumers Challenge Monsanto-Backed GMO Bill Designed to Keep Public in the ‘DARK’

Farmers, Consumers Challenge Monsanto-Backed GMO Bill Designed to Keep Public in the ‘DARK’

Published on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 by Common Dreams by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer Farmers, states’ rights activists, and consumer rights advocates gathered in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to protest outside a hearing on a bill they say would gut states’ rights to pass laws requiring the mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The legislation, introduced […]

Obama: America “Exceptional” So We Don’t Prosecute Torturers

Obama: America “Exceptional” So We Don’t Prosecute Torturers

Published on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 by Common Dreams by Jon Queally, staff writer In his first official remarks following Tuesday’s release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the torture program conducted by the CIA during the presidency of George W. Bush, President Barack Obama on Tuesday night indicated that the abuses detailed in the report […]

Keystone PipeLIES Exposed

Keystone PipeLIES Exposed

Keystone PipeLIES Exposed from Center for Media and Democracy on Vimeo. This film, produced by the Center for Media and Democracy, debunks the claims of proponents of the Keystone XL pipeline regarding jobs, energy security, gas prices, safety, and climate change. More information about this film and research project, “Keystone PipeLIES Exposed,” at pipeliesexposed.org.

In Speech, Obama Explains Plan for Executive Action on Immigration

In Speech, Obama Explains Plan for Executive Action on Immigration

Published on Thursday, November 20, 2014 by Common Dreams by Common Dreams staff President Obama delivered a televised address from the White House on Thursday night in which explained his plans to take a series of executive actions on immigration policy, including new rules to grant work permits and temporary reprieves from deportation to as many as […]

Indicating Split, FCC Head Declares ‘Independence’ from Obama’s Net Neutrality Stance

Indicating Split, FCC Head Declares ‘Independence’ from Obama’s Net Neutrality Stance

Published on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 by Common Dreams by Lauren McCauley, staff writer The Obama-appointed chief of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has signaled that he will not likely back the president’s recent stand on the issue of net neutrality, telling a group of Internet executives that, despite Obama’s call to reclassify the Internet as a […]

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