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The US Treasury is Aiming to Lower the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)February 1, 2012

Ideal Tax Solution is amongst these companies broadening their horizons to assists all Americans tax problems. The US Treasury discussed a few months ago, possibly working with the FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) to lower the standards on it ...more »

Letters: Put air travel hassles into perspective
USA TODAYFebruary 1, 2012

He defends Mitt Romney by asking whether commentator Bob Beckel is suggesting the former Massachusetts governor should pay more taxes than required by law. Then Thomas rails about the percentage of people who pay no federal income tax.more »

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Affirmative Action
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Cite Obama with contempt, lawyers urge
WND.comFebruary 2, 2012

In a motion filed in the case pending before Georgia Administrative Law Judge Michael Malihi, attorney Van Irion, representing David P. Weldon, urged the court not to overlook the fact that Obama had been subpoenaed for last week's hearing.more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Protests planned to oppose Canadian copyright law
CTV.caFebruary 10, 2012

Canadians are protesting proposed copyright laws online and offline Friday they say infringe on basic free-speech rights, threaten to "lock-down" the Internet and play into the hands of the entertainment industry. The Copyright Modernization Act (Bill ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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A Silent Epidemic
Tyler Star NewsFebruary 1, 2012

Studies conducted by the National Center for Victims of Crime indicate that teen dating violence runs across race, gender, and socioeconomic lines. Males and females are both victims, however boys and girls are abusive in different ways.more »

Native Americans
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Cornelius remembered as 'an American treasure'
Chicago Sun-TimesFebruary 2, 2012

“Inspired by the civil rights movement, Don Cornelius transitioned from journalism and ventured into the realm of music and entertainment. With his own $400, Don rented out the WCIU-Channel 26 studios and started 'Soul Train.more »

Religious Discrimination
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Woman Claims Religious Discrimination At Boca Gas Station
CBS LocalFebruary 1, 2012

Still, CAIR representatives said it's a clear-cut case of discrimination on religious grounds. “In this particular case, when someone is escorted by law enforcement and asked to be served and where she hears is a refusal; there's no doubt that this is ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Sewer services land deal eyed
Record-SearchlightFebruary 5, 2012

Greenview Development Co., one of the Westridge developers, asked the city to begin the eminent domain process after the company was unable to convince property owner William Cox to sell his land for the easement, assistant city attorney Lynette ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Sex abuse laws: Changes sought
Deccan ChronicleFebruary 7, 2012

Expressing alarm over the growing incidents of teachers sexually harassing students in schools and olleges, members of the Upper House on Tuesday sought amendments to the existing laws saying they were inadequate in handing out punishment to the guilty ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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ACLU sues to force release of drone attack records
Washington PostFebruary 1, 2012

The lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, charged the Justice and Defense departments and the CIA with illegally failing to respond to requests made in October under the Freedom of Information Act. It cited ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Oklahoma's Insurance Bill is Just Anti-American
Yahoo! Contributors NetworkFebruary 5, 2012

But I find it offensive when any bureaucrat desires power to such a point of forgetting about our founding documents limiting government power -- specifically in regard to the Fourth Amendment protections against unlawful search and seizure.more »

Freedom Of Press
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Ind. is Rust Belt's 1st right-to-work state
Detroit Free PressFebruary 2, 2012

"We're giving freedom to workers who don't want to be a part of something they don't believe in," said Republican state Sen. Carlin Yoder. Over the last year, Republicans have pushed for other anti-union laws in battleground Rust Belt states, ...more »

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