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September 14, 2012

 

New Yorkers blew whistles Thursday in protest against the police department’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy aimed at getting guns off the streets.

At small protests in Harlem, Manhattan and other corners of the city dozens of people blew on whistles handed out by organizers to show their opposition to what they said amounts to police abuse.   Read more

By AFP
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 7:10 AM

September 14, 2012

 

Romney immigration adviser and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is considering banning President Barack Obama from the ballot in his state this fall for a lack of sufficient proof that he was born in the United States.   Read more

By Annie-Rose Strasser | Think Progress
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 6:42 AM

September 14, 2012

 

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama received a significant popularity bounce from his party convention last week and now leads the White House race by a small but clear margin, polls indicated.

One polling expert working for Republican challenger Mitt Romney dismissed the convention bump as a "sugar-high" that would dissolve once the harsh realities of the president's failed economic policies have sunk back in.   Read more

By Phillip Smith | Drug War Chronicle
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 6:31 AM

September 13, 2012

 

Yesterday the House of Representatives voted 225-189 to pass a bill authorizing a controversial land transfer that would almost certainly result in the mining of public lands in Minnesota’s Superior National Forest.  These lands have numerous other values like hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and recreation.   Read more

By Jessica Goad | Climate Progress
Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2012 @ 4:14 PM

September 13, 2012

 

Members of the Montana Supreme Court ruled 6 to 1 on Tuesday that patients do not possess a fundamental right to access and consume cannabis for therapeutic purposes. The decision reverses a District Court ruling enjoining the state from enforcing various provisions of a 2011 state law that limits the public’s access to medical marijuana.   Read more

By Paul Armentano | NORML
Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2012 @ 2:57 PM

September 13, 2012

The Libyan government has arrested four suspects in the 9/11 attack on the U.S. Embassy that killed four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens, vindicating President Obama's declaration on Wednesday that the United States was not going to walk away from a newly liberated Libya because of a terrorist attack.   Read more

By Steven Rosenfeld | AlterNet
Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2012 @ 1:16 PM

September 13, 2012

A federal judge permanently threw out a key part of the National Defense Authorization Act on Thursday as part of a lawsuit brought by journalist Chris Hedges and others who claimed that they could be held in indefinite military detention because they interviewed suspected terrorists.   Read more

By Steven Rosenfeld | AlterNet
Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2012 @ 11:07 AM

September 13, 2012

The Pennslyvania Supreme Court gave a cold reception to the defenders of that presidential swing state's new GOP-passed voter ID law on Thursday, according to early press accounts, suggesting the new law might be struck down or suspended for the 2012 election.   Read more

By Steven Rosenfeld | AlterNet
Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2012 @ 10:46 AM

September 13, 2012

This week a lot of Democrats and "liberals" are attacking Chicago teachers for what they tell us are their extravagant and "unreasonable" demands. It's funny: If they think teaching's such a gravy train, why have they all become bankers instead?   Read more

By Richard (RJ) Eskow | Campaign for America's Future
Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2012 @ 10:02 AM

September 13, 2012

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By Scott Edwards | Food & Water Watch
Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2012 @ 9:25 AM