The Genetically Modified Future in the USA Patriot Pipeline...
Officials at Legacy Emanuel Hospital had to draft a hurried plan of action to avoid losing Medicare funding after a federal agency determined the hospital failed to thoroughly investigate a series of complaints from patients who accused an emergency room nurse of sex abuse. The investigation revealed how Legacy Emanuel Medical Center staff repeatedly bungled their handling of the complaints against nurse Jeffrey N. McAllister.
The death toll from the landslide that hit the Washington town of Oso rose to 33 on Monday, according to the Snohomish County medical examiner's office, which said all but three have been identified.
Kansas National Education Association protested the action but GovernorBrownback got what he wanted.
Weekend, overnight exploits by purchased ideologues and rank amateurs in the Kansas State legislature stripped KS public school teachers of due process rights. This will require all teachers to renegotiate their contracts without any union or other support and make them subject to termination if they don’t. Or if administrators randomly feel like it, or are pressured to do so by rank amateurs, apparently. And there's more where that came from...
There are a number of plot points in the official Boston Bombing story that refuse to lie flat on the morgues green tiles...In light of recent reports and defense motions, it might be useful to summarize what we know, or think we know, about Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
In 2009 a domestic violence complaint de-railed his desire for U.S. citizenship, and may have put him in a position to be coerced into becoming an FBI informant. He admitted to slapping his girlfriend; charges were dropped.
Election-year legislation to resume long-term jobless benefits is headed to the House, where a small band of dissident Republicans is leaning on Speaker John Boehner to permit a vote on resuming aid to more than 2 million victims of the Great Recession.
When most environmentalists and folks who follow pipeline markets think of TransCanada, they think of the proposed northern half of its Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Flying beneath the public radar, though, is another TransCanada-proposed pipeline with a similar function as Keystone XL. But rather than for carrying tar sands bitumen to the Gulf Coast, this pipeline would bring to market shale gas obtained via hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”). Meet TransCanada’s ANR Pipeline System.
Although not actually a new pipeline system, TransCanada wants ANR retooled to serve domestic and export markets for gas fracked from the Marcellus Shale basin and the Utica Shale basin via its Southeast Main Line. Because of the immense amount of shale gas being produced in the Marcellus and Utica, TransCanada seeks a flow reversal in the Southeast Main Line of its ANR Pipeline System.
TransCanada spokeswoman Gretchen Krueger told DeSmogBlog that ANR’s flow reversal is a “more efficient use of the system based on market demand.”
President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress are making a concerted election-year push to draw attention to women's wages, linking Obama executive actions with pending Senate legislation aimed at closing a compensation gender gap that favors men.
Oklahoma, perhaps the most paradoxical state in the nation. Defeating an anti Sharia law amendment was the highlight of the past year for an Islamic advocacy group in Oklahoma.
As the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) held its annual banquet Saturday, guests celebrated a year of advocacy that was highlighted by the defeat of State Question 755, a amendment to the state constitution approved by voters four years ago.
The Fox news emissaries of a faith which teaches "love thy neighbor," spend most of their time bashing anybody and anything deemed anathema to the not so tolerant conservative right. Such was the case, last week, when the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was attacked across a spectrum of Fox News shows because they object to the Islamophobic agenda of those behind a film about domestic violence in Islamic societies. Included in the hate fest were the nice Christians on "The Five" who, once again, spoke of Islam's intolerance. Got Irony?!
The administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development on Tuesday begins a series of appearances before lawmakers who are asking questions about his agency's secret "Cuban Twitter," a social media network built to stir unrest in the communist island.
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