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September 12, 2014

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BREAKING: New Coal Disaster In West Virginia -

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

U.S. Hostage Freed by Colombia’s FARC Rebels (Video) -

Monday, October 28, 2013

Here’s Why The Zimmerman Verdict Matters -

Sunday, July 14, 2013

BREAKING! UK Government Spied On Allies At TWO G20 Summits (Video) -

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Swiss Support Tougher Asylum Legislation as Refugee Numbers Spike -

Monday, June 10, 2013

American Woman Killed in Syria Fighting for Terrorists, Syrian TV Claims (Video) -

Friday, May 31, 2013

CO2 in the Air Reached its Highest Level in Human History -

Friday, May 10, 2013

Terms of the New Abortion Bill Agreed by Irish Cabinet -

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Boston In Lockdown As Manhunt Intensifies -

Friday, April 19, 2013

2 Dead, Dozens Injured After Boston Marathon Bombing -

Monday, April 15, 2013

Fast Food Workers in New York Stage Surprise Strike -

Saturday, April 6, 2013

N. Korean Rhetoric Provokes Missile Shield Deployment -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Eyewitness Accounts from Meiktila Massacre -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sudan to Free All Political Prisoners -

Monday, April 1, 2013

A New Free Press In Burma Juxtaposed With Genocide: The World Will Be Watching -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Pressure Builds to End Ethnic Violence in Myanmar -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Activists Demand Action As Further Genocide Looms -

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cyprus Reaches Last-Minute Bailout Deal With EU -

Monday, March 25, 2013

Myanmar Muslims Brace for Possible Genocide -

Sunday, March 24, 2013

IMF Chief Lagarde’s Home Searched over Tapie Scandal -

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Myth: “President Obama gutted welfare reform by removing the work requirement”


“President Obama gutted welfare reform by removing the work requirement” This falsehood was frequently uttered by Mitt Romney during the 2012 election.  Here is what the truth is. At the request of some state governors, Obama allowed states to relax certain regulations in order to increase the number of people who are working. The purpose of this change was to allow states to try new methods to increase employment in their states and get people off of Welfare. Under the new policy, states can now seek a federal waiver from work-participation rules that, among other things, require welfare recipients to engage…

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Myth: “Obamacare will add billions to the deficit and drive up our national debt.”


“Obamacare will add billions to the deficit and drive up our national debt.” This often repeated lie is one of the easiest to disprove.  The Congressional Budget Office confirms that the healthcare reform legislation does not add a dime to the deficit. In fact, the law will reduce the deficit by $143 billion in its first decade and by a whopping $1.2 trillion in the second decade.  The Congressional Budget Office even said that repealing the Affordable Care Act would add hundreds of billions to the national debt. Here is a letter from the Congressional Budget Office to House Speaker…

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Myth: “Obamacare is a Socialist government takeover of the health care system”.


“Obamacare is a Socialist government takeover of the health care system”.  The Affordable Health Care Act signed by president Obama protects Americans from the abuses of insurance companies and enables more people to have access to health care, but it does not change much of anything about our health care system.  Doctors are still in business for themselves.  Hospitals and clinics are still privately owned and run. Pharmaceutical companies are also still privately owned and run. We still use private, for-profit insurance companies to pay the bills. There is no public option or government run single payer system as many…

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Myth: “President Obama went all over the world apologizing for America”.

(Video is from Young America’s Foundation) Republicans continue to claim President Obama went on a worldwide “Apology Tour” telling the rest of the world how wrong we’ve been. Even after the recent election, they insist on this claim and widely accept it. PolitiFact and both checked out this claim and declared it to be untrue. This was dreamed up by Republicans who couldn’t find other things to criticize Obama, so they made up this story.  The President never apologized for America.  No conservative has offered a legitimate example of Obama apologizing for America but they continue to repeat this…

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Myth: “Obamacare” Will Put The Government Between Me And My Doctor


Just the opposite is true. Before Obamacare, Americans had an insurance company or an HMO between them and their doctor. These companies tell you which doctor you can see, what prescription medicines you can take, what procedure you can have and how long you can stay in the hospital. They have a financial incentive to deny payment or limit your health care, and they do this every day. The Affordable Health Care Act removed the limitations that insurance companies put on you. It removed the barriers between you and your doctor and gives you better access to health care. You…

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