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4 HOURS AGO - American Prospect

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Can Private Capital Save Public Housing? (Tenants Have Their Doubts)

Traditional public housing is out of favor and substantially out of funds. It’s bureaucratic, concentrates the very poor, and is literally crumbling due to a huge backlog of deferred maintenance. Yet despite real catastrophes—such as Chicago’s bleak, crime-ridden Robert Taylor Homes, dynamited over a decade ago—public housing provides low-rent apartments to some 2.2 million people, and much of it is reasonably well ...

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6 HOURS AGO - American Prospect

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Jindal's Assault on Abortion Rights the Latest Round in the War on Women

  (AP Photo/Molly Riley) Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal delivers the keynote address during Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington, Saturday, June 21, 2014. In 1973, abortion became a constitutionally protected right in the United States. But, judging from the repeated full-fledged attacks on Roe v. Wade and all the protections it provides, it's as if the ...

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4 HOURS AGO - New Statesman

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The BBC on a Cliff edge, a bad ad for Israel, and a very British plum

Peter Wilby’s First Thoughts column.  Tabloid values: BBC news crew stand in front of the Charters Estate, where Cliff Richard owns a flat, 14 August. Photo: Getty I first noticed the BBC’s embrace of tabloid values in July 1992, when the corporation’s main evening bulletin led with the murder of Rachel Nickell on Wimbledon Common. The blood-soaked body of a ...

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4 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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White House preps legal case for immigration steps

WASHINGTON (AP) - With impeachment threats and potential lawsuits looming, President Barack Obama knows whatever executive actions he takes on immigration will face intense opposition. So as a self-imposed, end-of-summer deadline to act approaches, Obama's lawyers are carefully crafting a legal rationale they believe will withstand scrutiny and survive ...

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AUG 26, 2014 - Huffington Post

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John Boehner And House GOP Tax Guru Profited From Offshore Tax Dodge

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) personally profited from a corporate tax loophole that they have opposed closing, according to Bloomberg. Boehner and Camp announced that they were selling their stock in Dublin-based Covidien shortly after the American medical technology company Medtronic agreed to acquire it. The merger would allow Medtronic ...

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14 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Polls Show Close Races In Iowa, Wisconsin

Two new polls confirm highly competitive races for governor in Wisconsin and U.S. Senate in Iowa. Republicans say they are paying more attention to the midterms than Democrats. And not everyone is downbeat on the polling industry's future. This is HuffPollster for Wednesday, August 27, 2014. WISCONSIN GUBERNATORIAL RACE REMAINS CLOSE - HuffPollster: "A new poll from Marquette Law School ...

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20 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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We Could Stop Ebola Or We Could Build Half A Baseball Stadium

Ebola isn't entering the United States smuggled in by child refugees. But the rapidly spreading and currently incurable disease has killed hundreds of Africans and showed that it can potentially overcome the one drug that seemed to help. We're currently in the midst of the biggest Ebola outbreak in history--and according to experts like Laurie Garrett, the senior fellow for ...

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AUG 26, 2014 - Huffington Post

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8 Things Women Couldn't Do On The First Women's Equality Day In 1971 -- And 6 They Still Can't

In 1971, Congress declared August 26th -- the day in 1920 on which the 19th amendment, which gave American women the right to vote, was certified as law -- Women's Equality Day. Every year since, we've had a designated 24 hours to reflect on how far we've come since women couldn't even cast a vote for President in this country, ...

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10 HOURS AGO - Politico

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An infinite DeLay

Opinion: This is the case that should keep Rick Perry up at night.

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10 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Bobby Jindal Won't Let His Friends Get In The Way Of His Presidential Ambitions

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal isn't about to throw away his presidential ambitions just because his Republican colleagues might run, too. Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney stirred up 2016 speculation on Tuesday when he told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt that he doesn't have plans to make another bid for president, but that "circumstances can change." When Jindal appeared on ...

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10 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Bobby Jindal Won't Let His Friends Get In The Way Of His Presidential Ambitions

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal isn't about to throw away his presidential ambitions just because his Republican colleagues might run, too. Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney stirred up 2016 speculation on Tuesday when he told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt that he doesn't have plans to make another bid for president, but that "circumstances can change." When Jindal appeared on ...

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5 HOURS AGO - American Prospect

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McConnell’s Appeal to Millionaire Donors Makes Case for Constitutional Amendment on Political Money

  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) In this Feb. 6, 2014 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky walks toward the Senate chambers on Capitol Hill in Washington. He surely did not intend it, but Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has made a stunningly compelling case for a constitutional amendment allowing Congress and the states to restore sensible ...

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9 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Gay marriage issue lands at Florida Supreme Court

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE (Reuters) - The hot topic of same-sex marriage was sent to the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday in a case brought by two women appealing a Tampa judge's denial of their divorce petition. The Second District Court of Appeal asked the Supreme Court to rule on what it said was a matter "of great public importance ...

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AUG 26, 2014 - Huffington Post

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8 Things Women Couldn't Do On The First Women's Equality Day In 1971 -- And 6 They Still Can't

In 1971, Congress declared August 26th -- the day in 1920 on which the 19th amendment, which gave American women the right to vote, was certified as law -- Women's Equality Day. Every year since, we've had a designated 24 hours to reflect on how far we've come since women couldn't even cast a vote for President in this country, ...

Tags: 8 Things Women Couldn't Do On The First Women's Equality Day In 1971 -- And 6 They Still Can't,  Supreme Court Latest News