Monthly Archives: December 2012

New Look for DQN


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Senate Seeks Bipartisan Formula to Reach Tax Deal


MICHAEL D. SHEAR and ANNIE LOWREY | New York Times | December 29, 2012 WASHINGTON — Senate leaders and their aides spent Saturday searching for a formula to extend tax cuts for most Americans that could win bipartisan support in the … Continue reading

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Obama urging state lawmakers to legalize gay marriage in Illinois: Sun-Times exclusive


Lynn Sweet | Sun Times | December 29, 2012 AP Photo WASHINGTON–President Barack Obama is urging the Illinois General Assembly to legalize gay marriage in his home state as lawmakers are poised to take up the measure as early as this … Continue reading

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Obama Orders Pay Raise For Congress, Federal Workers, Joe Biden


Nick Wing | Huffington Post | December 28, 2012 President Barack Obama gave a New Year‘s gift to returning members of Congress, federal workers and Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday, signing an executive order calling for an end to a … Continue reading

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Obama: U.S. has good leads on who carried out Benghazi attacks


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has some “very good leads” about who carried out the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans including the U.S. ambassador in September, President Barack Obama said in an interview broadcast on Sunday. … Continue reading

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The Best of O-Blog-Dee-O-Blog-Da 2012


Melanie Nathan | Oblogdeeoblogda | December 30, 2012. Nathan@privatecourts.com I would like to think that O-Blog-Dee-O-Blog-Da has made a difference in the lives of some and hope that it has helped those stories which may have gone unreported and untold.  … Continue reading

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Activists Dismayed at Renewal of Surveillance Bill


Tom McCarthy | Guardian UK | Reader Supported News | December 29, 2012 Civil rights campaigners voiced dismay on Friday over the US Senate‘s re-authorization of the government’s warrantless surveillance program, and the defeat of two amendments that would have … Continue reading

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Congress Extends Surveillance Power


Ellen Nakashima | The Washington Post | Reader Supported News | December 29, 2012 Congress approved a measure Friday that would renew expansive U.S. surveillance authority for five more years, rejecting objections from senators who are concerned the legislation does not … Continue reading

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How the FBI Coordinated the Crackdown on Occupy


Naomi Wolf | Guardian UK | Reader Supported News | December 29, 2012 New documents prove what was once dismissed as paranoid fantasy: totally integrated corporate-state repression of dissent t was more sophisticated than we had imagined: new documents show … Continue reading

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Obamacare: Health Exchanges, Coming Soon


Sean McShee | South Florida Gay News | December 29, 2012 Colds and sore backs may be a lesser problem for you come the new year. Under the Affordable Care Act (See Table 1) workers without employer-provided health insurance can … Continue reading

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