Schwarzenegger Vetoes “Holocaust” Bill

by Elad Benari Last Thursday, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill that would have required companies seeking high-speed rail contracts with the state to disclose any role they played during the Holocaust, the European Jewish Press reported. The bill, which was authored by Democratic California Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield, required companies vying for a piece […]

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Governor Schwarzenegger Signs Bill to Reduce Marijuana Penalties in California

The new bill changes marijuana possession of less than an ounce to an infraction (SACRAMENTO) – From California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, on September 30, 2010. To the Members of the California State Senate: I am signing Senate Bill 1449. This bill changes the crime of possession of less than an ounce of marijuana from a […]

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Another malfunction shuts down the No. 3 reactor at the Kola Nuclear Power Plant for the third time in three months

MURMANSK – The No. 3 reactor block of the embattled Kola Nuclear Power Plant was shut down today by its automatic switch off in what is a seeming series of more and more incidents at the Kola, and well as other Russian NPPs. In a release on Kola NPP’s website, operators said that, “at 1:38 […]

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U.S. Worsens Mexican Violence by Returning Criminal Aliens to Border Cities, Mayors Say

A coalition of Mexican mayors has asked the United States to stop deporting illegal immigrants who have been convicted of serious crimes in the U.S. to Mexican border cities, saying the deportations are contributing to Mexican border violence. The request was made at a recent San Diego conference in which the mayors of four Mexican […]

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Bibi: Settlement Freeze in Exchange for Pollard

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has offered to extend a freeze on settlement construction in the West Bank–a key sticking point with Palestinians in peace talks–if the U.S. will free Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, who has been in custody since 1987. Israeli Army radio says Netanyahu offered to extend the moratorium for three months in […]

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One Nation Under Revolt

First of a three-part series, excerpted from “Mad as Hell: How the Tea Party Movement is Fundamentally Remaking Our Two-Party System” The Tea Party movement has become one of the most powerful and extraordinary movements in recent American political history. It is as popular as both the Democratic and Republican parties. It is potentially strong […]

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Rep. Taylor becomes first Dem to back repealing health reform

A Democratic lawmaker signed onto a Republican petition to repeal healthcare reform. Rep. Gene Taylor (D-Miss.) signed onto a discharge petition drafted by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), Taylor’s office confirmed. His office would not offer any additional comment. Taylor is the first Democrat to sign onto the petition, a reflection of the tough electoral climate […]

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