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Poll: 72% of Americans Support Public Health Care

A clear majority of Americans ( 72%) are in favor of a government sponsored health care plan to compete with private insurance according to a new CBS News/ New-York Times poll. Most also think that the government would do a better job than the private sector at keeping down costs and believe that the government […]

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Senate Passes $106 Billion War Bill And A Ban of Torture Photos Release

Senate Passes $106 Billion War Bill And A Ban of Torture Photos Release

The Senate just passed a supplemental war spending bill for an amount of $106 Billion. Only five Senators voted against the bill with 91 voting in favor. On Wednesday night, the Senate passed (very quietly) a ban on the release of any photos depicting detainees abuse. Senator Lindsey Graham and Senator Joe Lieberman threatened a […]

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CIA Destroyed Torture Tapes After CIA IG Report Concluded U.S. Violated Laws

The CIA destroyed videotapes that showed its agents subjecting high-level al-Qaeda detainees to waterboarding and other brutal interrogation methods after the agency’s inspector general issued a classified report in the spring of 2004 that concluded the techniques used on the prisoners “appeared to constitute cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment, as defined by the International Convention […]

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Senate Looking For Ideas On How To Preserve Social Security

A Senate committee will begin to hold hearings Wednesday on how to ensure that Social Security continues to exist and provide full benefits in the future. Fears that payroll tax revenues that fund the Social Security program will decline by the year 2017 still trouble people who are years away from being able to retire […]

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Cell Phone Execs Will Face Questions On Text Messaging Price Hikes

Those cell phone companies will have a lot of explaining to do Tuesday when they testify at a U.S. Senate committee hearing on rising text messaging costs. Representatives from Verizon, AT&T, and Cricket will be faced with questions on why those short 160 character SMS messages are costing the consumer too much. Last September, U.S. […]

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