Category Archives: Political News – National

IMF: End fossil fuel subsidies, tax carbon [The Hill]

http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/290657-imf-end-fossil-fuel-subsidies-tax-carbon “The link between subsidies, consumption of energy and climate change has added a new dimension to the debate on energy subsides,” David Lipton, IMF first deputy managing director, said in prepared remarks at a Washington event hosted by the … Continue reading

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The Scariest Climate Change Graph Just Got Scarier (MoJo)

http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2013/03/new-hockey-stick-graph-scarier Today, it’s getting a makeover: A study published in Science reconstructs global temperatures further back than ever before—a full 11,300 years. The new analysis finds that the only problem with Mann’s hockey stick was that its handle was about … Continue reading

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The Filibuster debate and the requirement that approval of two-thirds of Senators (67) is necessary to change the body’s rules

http://www.bostonreview.net/BR38.1/charles_fried_frederick_schwarz_filibuster_constitution.php “Even vice presidents have agreed. Although often overlooked, one of the duties of the vice president is to act as president of the Senate, including issuing advisory opinions about internal Senate procedure. Vice Presidents Nixon, Humphrey, Rockefeller, and Cheney … Continue reading

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NYT: Joe Nocera’s blog, currently “The Gun report”

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/ currently “The Gun Report”, topic seems to have started 18-Jan . . . didn’t review much beyond that date . .  .

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Joe Kennedy in Milford!

The Greater Blackstone Valley Dems are sponsoring a Meet-and Greet for Joe Kennedy III next Saturday, August 4th, from 2 – 4 PM at Peg Knowlton’s home, 14 Chestnut St., Milford. As I am sure most of you know, Joe … Continue reading

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Scott Brown’s Piece of Advice

Progress Mass has created a web video highlighting a real problem for Scott Brown: his allegiance to Mitt Romney as the economic savior of our nation! Watch it here: Romney’s record as governor of Massachusetts leaves much to be desired, … Continue reading

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Editorial cartoon: Choice? pink or blue

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Editorial Cartoon: GOP & ‘Overreaching’

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Support Is Found for Birth Control Coverage and Gay Unions

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/15/us/politics/poll-finds-support-for-contraception-policy-and-gay-couples.html?ref=politics Despite the deep divide between some religious leaders and government officials over contraceptives, the latest New York Times/CBS News poll found most voters support the new federal directive that health insurance plans provide coverage for birth control. ~ ~ … Continue reading

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2nd Year in, GOP Governors Moderate their Tone, nytimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/31/us/state-of-the-state-addresses-show-softened-governing.html?_r=1 A gradually improving economy has eased some of the pressure for steep spending cuts. Many state lawmakers face re-election this year, and in many states they are showing little appetite to face the kind of uproar that greeted efforts … Continue reading

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