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White House Nominates Two New FCC Commissioners
Multichannel NewsNovember 1, 2011

The White House has nominated Jessica Rosenworcel and Ajit Pai to be the next commissioners on the Federal Communications Commission. Filling one Republican vacancy and one Democratic vacancy-to-be won't change the balance of the commission, ...more »

Analyst: Health insurance overhaul law needs a hard look by Legislature
Bangor Daily NewsNovember 1, 2011

PORTLAND, Maine — The head of the Maine Center for Economic Policy said state lawmakers are due for a “gut check” on the controversial health care law passed during the last session. Garrett Martin, executive director of the ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Van Hollen says Walker, Kleefisch recalls should be separate
Milwaukee Journal SentinelNovember 3, 2011

The ruling brings some clarity to an issue of constitutional law if a recall of Walker proceeds. Van Hollen sent a letter with his opinion to Kevin Kennedy, director of the Government Accountability Board, which administers state elections. ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Occupy Wall Street protesters interrupt Bachmann speech
CBS NewsNovember 10, 2011

... justice, free speech and the rule of law, in Syria, Lybia, Greece, Egypt and the USA. And yet, those Patriots keep on coming out, in defiance of the Fascists, and to express their human rights. Freedom loving people all over the world are thrilled ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Go! Exhibits & Galleries calendar: Nov. 11-17
Times Herald-RecordNovember 11, 2011

Admission $6, $5 senior citizens, $3 ages 12-17, free age 11 and younger. Because of ongoing construction, there is no handicap access and no drop-off option for the mansion and the gardens. Call 570-296-9625 or visit greytowers.org. Harness Racing...more »

Native Americans
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Activists assail San Francisco's dwindling black population
Bay Area ReporterNovember 3, 2011

"No movement works in isolation" movements are in "conversation with each other" and "stem from the civil rights movement," she said. With the November 8 election around the corner, San Francisco's African American community is carefully scrutinizing ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Gillibrand bill encourages LGBT adoption
Washington TimesNovember 1, 2011

Instead, 31 states practice some form of discrimination against such couples. In recent years, many religious organizations have protested when governments have begun insisting that unmarried couples be considered as foster and adoptive parents. ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Governor-elect wrong to call people liars
Hattiesburg AmericanNovember 15, 2011

As in any election, there are many winners and losers - Eminent Domain passed, Voter ID passed and Personhood defeated! However, one of the low points of the election period was the notorious speech in Tupelo where Phil Bryant evoked the Jews of Nazi ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Herman Cain's campaign crisis; public pension reform in California; Florida ...
Los Angeles TimesNovember 4, 2011

(Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press) It is very possible that GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain truly believes he did not sexually harass any woman. Men of a certain age have no idea what sexual harassment is; their definition involves ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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SC Launch Slow to Respond to Funding FOIA
WatchdogNovember 9, 2011

It's been nearly seven weeks since The Nerve sent SC Launch a state Freedom of Information Act request to ascertain how the SC Research Authority affiliate was disbursing $6 million in taxpayer-supported funds it receives annually. ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Occupy Black Friday Protesters Hand Out 'CUM-sumer Whores' Fliers to Walmart ...
Big GovernmentNovember 26, 2011

... the property on your person belongs to you. stopping you at the door after you have completed your purchase to check through through your personal property is “unreasonable searches and seizure”. There is also an issue of unlawful detainment. ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Press clash with police during Occupy Wall Street raid; seven journalists arrested
Yahoo! News Blogs (blog)November 15, 2011

Mr Natural 3 hours ago News helicopters grounded, card-carrying reporters arrested... that's a flagrant violation of Freedom of the Press. If you don't think the US is a police state by now you are in total denial. Obie 2 hours ago Maybe rename New ...more »

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