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14 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Scott Walker’s Canadian Wall Idea Is An Absurd Solution To A Real Problem

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was resoundingly mocked this weekend for saying a border wall between the U.S. and Canada was a "legitimate issue for us to look at" -- the latest in a series of extreme statements the GOP presidential candidate has made on immigration.  Building a wall would be a drastic measure. And it's been ridiculed as ...

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AUG 28, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Obama Made A Lot Of Promises On This Day In 2008. Here's How They're Holding Up.

(function(){var src_url="https://spshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playList=519042523&height=414&width=630&sid=577&origin=SOLR&videoGroupID=155847&relatedNumOfResults=100&responsive=false&relatedMode=2&relatedBottomHeight=60&companionPos=&hasCompanion=false&autoStart=false&colorPallet=%23FFEB00&videoControlDisplayColor=%23191919&shuffle=0&isAP=1&pgType=cmsPlugin&pgTypeId=addToPost-top&onVideoDataLoaded=track5min.DL&onTimeUpdate=track5min.TC&onVideoDataLoaded=HPTrack.Vid.DL&onTimeUpdate=HPTrack.Vid.TC";if (typeof(commercial_video) == "object") {src_url += "&siteSection="+commercial_video.site_and_category;if (commercial_video.package) {src_url += "&sponsorship="+commercial_video.package;}}var script = document.createElement("script");script.src = src_url;script.async = true;var placeholder = document.querySelector(".js-fivemin-script");placeholder.parentElement.replaceChild(script, placeholder);})(); On Aug. 28, 2008, Barack Obama, then a senator from Illinois, accepted the Democratic nomination for president in Denver. In his speech, he made a lot of promises about what he would do as president of the ...

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AUG 28, 2015 - Huffington Post

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The Controversial New Argument For The Fed To Raise Interest Rates

Proponents of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike have a new argument: Raise rates now so they are high enough for the central bank to cut them later when the economy begins shrinking. But many analysts believe the risks of precipitating a slowdown with a premature rate increase are greater than those posed by keeping rates low, and say the ...

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AUG 27, 2015 - American Prospect

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Do Black Lives Matter to the Federal Reserve?

Center for Popular Democracy A Fed Up rally in San Francisco on March 5, 2015.  This week, Dawn O’Neil has traveled from her home in south DeKalb County, Georgia, to the Federal Reserve’s annual symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with a simple message for Fed leaders: Don’t raise interest rates. The 48-year-old teacher’s assistant and mother of four wants Fed ...

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AUG 26, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Pioneer Pot States Have Collected More Than $200 Million In Marijuana Taxes

The first two states to legalize recreational marijuana have collectively raked in at least $200 million in marijuana tax revenue, according to the latest tax data -- and they're putting those dollars to good use. In Colorado, after about a year and a half of legal recreational marijuana sales, the state has collected more than $117 million in excise taxes ...

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