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Obama Again Takes a Pass on Trying to Weaken Iran
American Thinker (blog)March 1, 2012

Back to the Kirk-Menendez legislation. There was a deadline regarding one of the provisions. The Obama administration had until today to decide whether to impose sanctions on firms cooperating with Iran's Central Bank. They ignored the deadline (an apt ...more »

Ryan's Medicare Revolution
Wall Street JournalMarch 1, 2012

True, Mr. Obama's health-care law has created an Independent Payment Advisory Board with the task of limiting Medicare spending, now rising at 6% a year, to the economic growth rate plus a half percentage point. Not only does the board lack the tools ...more »

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Dangerous Premises
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289 Grand Street Tenants Association Celebrates Court Victory Over Landlords
Bowery BoogieMarch 5, 2012

After two years of drawn-out legal proceedings against the landlords of 289 Grand Street, there is finally some semblance of closure to the whole fire-scorched issue. A landmark decision in the city court system on Friday ruled in favor of the tenants...more »

Housing Discrimination
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Anita Hill: Housing crash poses bigger problems
Florida CourierMarch 1, 2012

Two settlements by the Justice Department - one for $365 million to address discrimination claims against banks that discriminated against borrowers of color and a $25 billion settlement with state attorneys general to provide relief for foreclosure ...more »

Disputes With Neighbors
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California Man Shouldn't Have to Move Vintage Boat Project
Yahoo! Contributors NetworkMarch 5, 2012

According to the Los Angeles Times, the dispute came about when a few neighbors complained the boat was an eyesore. City officials are violating Holland's rights as a homeowner. Why do we pay taxes on our property if not to get some benefit out of it?more »

Landlord & Tenant Disputes
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The Legal War Over NYC's Rent Regulations
Wall Street Journal (blog)March 6, 2012

City of Escondido, the court agreed that a residency law shielding mobile home owners from evictions passed constitutional muster. As Schneiderman wrote in his brief: In Yee, this Court recognized a simple proposition that forecloses petitioners' ...more »

Mold Claims And Habitability
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Global Intelligence Gate: From Confessions of an Economic Hit Man to the ...
Huffington PostMarch 2, 2012

I have always been a bit skeptical about some of the more salacious claims made in John Perkins' Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, the story of one man's life working for the secretive National Security Agency or NSA. When he was a young man, ...more »

Meeting takes up struggle to stop foreclosures, evictions
Workers WorldMarch 5, 2012

By Bryan G. Pfeifer Metro Milwaukee residents and others from Fondulac and Racine, Wis., Chicago and Detroit participated in a “Stop Foreclosures and Evictions” meeting Feb. 25 in the heart of Milwaukee's African-American community at the Center Street ...more »


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