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The Border Is a Back Door for U.S. Device Searches. Know Your Rights: What To Do If You're Stopped By Police, Immigration Agents or the FBI. Ezra Klein: Why Unions Are Worth Fighting For. GOP budget cuts would kill 700,000 jobs: report. By Sahil KapurMonday, February 28, 2011 12:30 EDT WASHINGTON – The Republican budget proposal to sharply cut federal spending would cost 700,000 jobs through 2012, according to the independent analyst Moody’s.

GOP budget cuts would kill 700,000 jobs: report

In a new report obtained Monday by the Washington Post, Moody’s Analytics chief economist Mark Zandi analyzes the House Republican budget proposal cutting spending by $61 billion this year and projects that it will curtail job growth. “The House Republicans’ proposal would reduce 2011 real GDP growth by 0.5% and 2012 growth by 0.2%. 'Honour' Veterans more likely to be homeless, study says. By William M.

Veterans more likely to be homeless, study says

Welch, USA TODAY Updated 2/10/2011 6:29:21 AM | Military veterans are much more likely to be homeless than other Americans, according to the government's first in-depth study of homelessness among former servicemembers. Judge Jim Gray on The Six Groups Who Benefit From Drug Prohibition. Mapping America — Census Bureau 2005-9 American Community Survey. State of the Nation. My first act of civil disobedience was a protest I led in fifth grade against a teacher who wouldn’t call on the girls as often as the boys.

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And I was angry. In high school, when I volunteered for Planned Parenthood, I walked past the throng of anti-choice protestors, with their disgusting signs and false pamphlets and atrocious chants about “baby killers,” and I donated my time and money and put a bumper sticker on my car. And I was angry. In college, I watched the theft of the White House. Sen Bernie Sanders Amazing Speech DEC 02 2010 .flv. Us.mobile.reuters. Top News Nigeria graft agency charges Cheney, Halliburton boss Tue, Dec 07 15:01 PM EST By Nick Tattersall LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria's anti-corruption agency filed charges against former U.S. vice president Dick Cheney and the head of oil services giant Halliburton Co on Tuesday over an alleged scheme to bribe Nigerian officials.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it had filed 16-count charges at a federal high court in Abuja against Cheney, Halliburton Chief Executive David Lesar and two other executives, in a case dating back to the mid-1990s. Federal judge pleads guilty to drug charges. By the CNN Wire Staff November 20, 2010 2:39 a.m.

Federal judge pleads guilty to drug charges

EST U.S. District Court Judge Jack Camp Jr. admitted giving money to a woman to buy drugs, say prosecutors. A federal judge has pleaded guilty to drug chargesProsecutors say Jack Camp gave a stripper money to buy drugsCamp has resigned from the judiciary. Bill Clinton, to stump for Rahm Emanuel, warned by Danny Davis: Stay out of Chicago mayor race. Chicago mayoral hopeful Rep.

Bill Clinton, to stump for Rahm Emanuel, warned by Danny Davis: Stay out of Chicago mayor race

Danny Davis (D-Ill.) shot a warning on Tuesday morning to former President Bill Clinton, coming to Chicago to stump for rival Rahm Emanuel: Stay out. Davis said that if Clinton did campaign for Emanuel, it would "fracture" and perhaps break his warm relationship with the African American community if he came "to town and participate overtly in efforts to thwart the legitimate political aspirations of Chicago's Black community. " Emanuel spokesman Ben LaBolt declined comment. Emanuel is the front-runner in the Feb. 22 Chicago mayoral primary, a non-partisan election where if no one gets over 50 percent, then the top two contenders face an April 5 general election run-off.

Davis and former Sen. 9 in custody as Detroit police hunt for serial rapist. Police have detained nine men in a search for a serial rapist, says Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee.

9 in custody as Detroit police hunt for serial rapist

NEW: Detroit's police chief defends response and his asking men to protect women7 women have been sexually assaulted in Detroit in the past two weeks, police sayChief Ralph Godbee says he believes a single perpetrator committed all the attacks9 men arrested on unrelated charges are "persons of interest," the chief says. DNC bans corporate cash from convention. Washington (CNN)—The Democratic National Committee will not accept corporate contributions or donations from lobbyists to help fund the 2012 Democratic National Convention, a committee spokesman said on late Friday afternoon.

DNC bans corporate cash from convention

Christianity now a minority religion in Great Britain - Philadelphia atheism. According to the British Social Attitudes Survey (BSA), the number of Christians in Great Britain is now down to 42%.

Christianity now a minority religion in Great Britain - Philadelphia atheism

Those who claim no religion are up to 51% and is trending. While this may seem surprising here in the United States, it really isn’t all that surprising to those in England. Out of the three political parties there, two are led by open atheists and the third party is led by a Prime Minister who claims that his faith comes and goes. Democrats.org.

Pat Quinn and Bill Brady on the issues - Your Doubting Thomas. The Chicago Tribune's editorial board asked Pat Quinn and Bill Brady certain questions pertaining to the most pressing issues facing our state.

Pat Quinn and Bill Brady on the issues - Your Doubting Thomas

You can find all the questions and answers (including the answers of Independent Party candidate, Scott Lee Cohen, Green Party candidate Rich Whitney, and Libertarian candidate, Lex Green) here: Please read and make an informed decision on Tuesday- if you haven't made that decision yet in early voting. The following are highlights of Pat Quinn and Bill Brady's answers to certain questions from the Chicago Tribune's on-line election page: Question 1. WikiLeaks has caused little lasting damage, says US state department.

The official implied that the WikiLeaks fiasco was bad public relations but had little concrete impact on policy. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images The damage caused by the WikiLeaks controversy has caused little real and lasting damage to American diplomacy, senior state department officials have concluded. Civil liberties. "Don't Ask Don't Tell" Clears Vital Hurdle. House passes 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal. House votes to repeal 'don't ask' NEW: Reid warns Republican stall tactics could prevent a repeal from passingPresident Obama, defense secretary urge Senate passage of the repeal billRepublican Sen. Statesmarriagecousin. Salon.com.