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Wednesday, den 10. April 2013

Rush Limbaugh helped Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) accuse Democrats of bugging his Kentucky campaign headquarters, despite a report by NBC’s Chuck Todd that a sweep of McConnell’s campaign office found no evidence of a bug.

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Wednesday, den 10. April 2013

Fox News played a portion of Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-TX) speech at Howard University where he claimed “I have never wavered in my support for civil rights or the Civil Rights Act” without noting his long history of controversial statements regarding the anti-discrimination law

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Wednesday, den 10. April 2013

Right-wing media are encouraging Republican senators to filibuster gun violence prevention legislation, continuing a long history of trying to influence GOP politics through recommended obstructionism. Gun Violence Prevention Legislation Added To Legislative Calendar Washington Post : Senate Gun Violence Prevention Legislation Includes “Universal Background Check System; Stricter Federal Criminal Laws For Gun Trafficking; And Provisions To Improve School Safety.” A March 21 Washington Post article reported that Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) placed gun safety prevention legislation on the legislative calendar.

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Tuesday, den 9. April 2013

An editorial in today’s Washington Post gives Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu credit for the Iranian government’s decision to stop short of accumulating enough enriched uranium for a nuclear weapon. Back in September 2012, Netanyahu made a speech to the United Nations General Assembly in which he used a cartoon bomb to illustrate Iran’s nuclear progress, using a red magic marker to draw a line beyond which he believed Iran should not be allowed to progress. According to the Post’s editors, Netanyahu’s “explicit setting of a ‘red line’ for the Iranian nuclear program… appears to have accomplished what neither negotiations nor sanctions have yielded: concrete Iranian action to limit its enrichment”: A host of commentators both in the United States and Israel scoffed at what they called Mr

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Sunday, den 7. April 2013

Bank of America will pay $36.8 million to members of the military it improperly foreclosed on between 2006 and 2010, according to a settlement it reached with the federal government in 2011, the Justice Department announced this week. Bank of America was already paying 142 military members under the original 2011 agreement, but a further review required by the settlement found 155 additional military homeowners who were subject to improper foreclosures, the Justice Department said

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Thursday, den 4. April 2013

The military has begun a transition to efficient and renewable energy. The Army is proceeding with its “ Net Zero Energy ” initiative, which means that they will aim to produce as much energy (and water, and waste) as they use. Cost and reliability are the primary reasons, but cutting carbon pollution is one of the outcomes. Last month, the head of U.S

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Tuesday, den 2. April 2013

Sooner Tea Party co-founder Al Gerhart An Oklahoma Tea Party group is under investigation following a warning to a State Senator that he had to bring a conspiracy-theory laden piece of legislation to the floor — or else. At issue is paranoia-induced anti-U.N.

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Friday, den 29. March 2013

Model international actors Iran and North Korea came together to block the adoption of a treaty regulating the $70 billion dollar arms trade at the United Nations on Thursday, no doubt endearing them to the National Rifle Association. The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) has been in negotiations for the past two weeks, the second attempt to gain a unanimously agreed upon text. The final draft was put before the delegates on Wednesday, with the assumption that it was set to cruise to an easy approval

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Sunday, den 24. March 2013

Fox News suggested that an attack in Syria might have involved chemical weapons from Iraq, pushing a conspiracy theory that Saddam Hussein hid WMD in other countries prior to the Iraq war.

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Friday, den 22. March 2013

Fox Business host Stuart Varney selectively cited a Wall Street Journal article to fearmonger over President Obama’s health care law, ignoring that potential increases would impact only a small part of the insured population and would be partially offset by federal tax subsidies. On America’s Newsroom , Varney, citing a Wall Street Journal article , claimed that millions of people “will be paying a whole lot more for their individual coverage after Obamacare takes full effect next year

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