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The Left Column
(USA Today) Best-selling author Stephen King has called out Tea Party types and Christians on Twitter, suggesting they’re hypocrites on immigration. Some of them weren’t too happy.
King doesn’t tweet much (only 323 so far) but he has a lot of followers (477,000), and at the moment he’s in a tweet-fight with his Tea Party foes over the current crisis over thousands of Central American children arriving unaccompanied at the border.
(Addicting Info) According to Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet, Republican presidential nominee also-ran Rick Santorum was at the White House Correspondents Dinner and approached him for a picture with himself and his kids. Stonestreet, who’s character on the show is openly gay, said it was never going to happen.
“It was at a time when he was publicly saying, ‘Gay marriage, gay marriage’ and I’m like, ‘You know, I can’t do it.”
(HuffPo) For months, journalists and politicians fixated on the number of people signing up for health insurance through the federal exchange created as part of the Affordable Care Act. It turned out that more than 5 million people signed up using Healthcare.gov by April 19, the end of the open-enrollment period.
But perhaps more surprising is that, according to federal data released Wednesday to ProPublica, there have been nearly 1 million transactions on the exchange since then. People are allowed to sign up and switch plans after certain life events, such as job changes, moves, the birth of a baby, marriages and divorces.
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Mary Poppins (@IMKristenBell) sings a catchy new tune about raising the minimum wage: http://ow.ly/3nxEOD
(Raw Story) Businesses in a small Kentucky town are crying “socialism” after the mayor got tired of constant price gouging and opened a city-owned gas station.
According to The Associated Press, the Somerset Fuel Center was a hit with consumers when it opened on Saturday. It served 75 customers in the first three hours, and has been averaging about 300 fill-ups per day ever since.
Mayor Eddie Girdler said that residents of Somerset, which is a tourist destination, had complained for years about high gas prices, which the town estimated were 20 to 30 cents higher per gallon than surrounding cities.
(Reuters) U.S. health insurers will send out about $330 million in rebates to employers and individuals this summer under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Thursday.
The law, often called Obamacare, requires insurance companies to refund customers when they spend less than 80 percent or 85 percent of healthcare premiums they collect for medical care.
(Raw Story) A town hall meeting held by Texas Tea Party state Rep. David Simpson (R) on Wednesday got heated as Simpson’s constituents railed at him for not doing more to stop the influx of unaccompanied, undocumented minors coming to the United States from Central and South America.
The Longview, Texas News-Journal reported that the conservative attendees expressed health concerns, religious fears and doubts about Simpson’s commitment to putting his “constituents first.”
Simpson attempted to tell the crowd of about 160 residents that the thousands of children arriving at the Mexico-U.S. border are fleeing lives of violence and abuse, including gangsters who specialize in trafficking children as sex slaves. Texans should treat the children with compassion, he said, a notion that his audience summarily rejected.
(AJC) Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has called for an end to the fighting and bombing in Gaza.
“Both sides must distinguish between combatants and noncombatants, and Israel must ensure that its use of force is proportionate in accordance with international humanitarian law. More immediately, all combat operations must stop, and Israeli troops should withdraw from Gaza,” Carter said in a statement released Tuesday.
(Common Dreams) Federal officials and law enforcement agents are treating American Muslims like "terrorists-in-waiting," according to a new report released Monday by Human Rights Watch and Columbia Law School's Human Rights Institute.
The FBI, under pressure to appear effective and worthy of its $8.4-billion budget, has "targeted American Muslims in abusive counterterrorism 'sting operations' based on religious and ethnic identity"; sent informants to mosques to "troll for leads"; and in some cases encouraged or even paid individuals to undertake terrorist acts, the report (pdf) reveals.
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- Killing Machines and the Madness of Militarism: From Gaza to Afghanistan
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- Arizona’s Botched Execution
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- Because it can never be posted enough…..
- I watched the news this morning ...
- Bush Administration Lawsuit Hearing Scheduled for Sept. 11th
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- Atheists & Agnostics: It's really refreshing to see where DU as a whole actually stands.
- Israel/Palestine: Israel is acting as if it is free of moral responsibilities.
- Cooking & Baking: What's for supper - Friday, July 25, 2014??
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- Science: Dude, Where’s My Frontal Cortex?
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- Religion: Today, July 25, is the Inca Festival day for Illapa.
- Georgia: Think Paul Broun was insane? Meet Jody Hice( R) nominee for US congress.
- Illinois: Here is the link to register to vote on-line in Illinois
- Maryland: Hundreds receive free dental care at Waldorf event
- Canada: Justices of the peace play vital role in courts — often without a law education
- Latin America: Colombia’s largest paramilitary ‘landgrabber’ captured in Venezuela: govt
- Virginia: GOP congressional hopeful walks Culpeper streets.
- Texas: Houston Immigration Protest Today. Sigh...
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- Colorado: You say "endorsement," I say "what's that smell!?"
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