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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Rise of ‘Welfare Chauvinism’

The New York Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:33pm
In Europe, populist right-wing parties have become proponents of a more lavish, but also more restrictive, welfare state. Could that happen here?






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'Oh God, it's Mom': Pundit brothers called out on C-SPAN

CNN - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:59pm
Boys may become men, but they will always be their mothers' sons.
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National Briefing: More Police Officers to Get Body Cameras

The New York Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:59pm
Officials in two states announced plans Tuesday to equip law enforcement officers with body cameras after police shootings of unarmed men that have created tensions nationally.






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Obama Indefinitely Bans Drilling in Alaskan Bay

The New York Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:53pm
President Obama has again enforced environmental policy by executive action, extending a ban on oil and gas exploration in Bristol Bay, Alaska, home to major fisheries and marine mammals.






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Family of Former Marine Held in Iran Issues Plea for Obama Not to Forget Him

The New York Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:51pm
The Marine’s request came as the United States intensified negotiations with the Iranians on their disputed nuclear program.
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Defense industry set for bleak 2015

CNBC - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:50pm
The year ahead looks bleak for the global defense industry as governments in major markets cut back on spending, new analysis shows.
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Panel to Set Terms to End Abusive Reign at Los Angeles County Jail System

The New York Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:42pm
A federal panel will implement dozens of changes in Los Angeles County’s troubled jails in an agreement reached a year after guards were charged with beating prisoners.






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GOP Sen. Coburn blocks renewal of federal terrorism insurance program

FOX News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:36pm
A Republican senator Tuesday blocked a bill that would have renewed a government program credited with reviving the market for insurance against terrorist strikes after the Sept. 11 attacks.
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Detractors of Google Take Fight to the States

The New York Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:36pm
Google’s critics are turning to state attorneys general to push the company to censor illegal content and sites from search results.
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Body of suspected killer found

CNN - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:32pm
Police in suburban Philadelphia conducted an intense manhunt for a man suspected of killing his ex-wife and five former in-laws, the DA said. He spared the lives of his own children.
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Cinemas unsure about showing Sony film

CNBC - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:29pm
US cinema chains are deciding whether to show Sony film, following a new threat from hackers. The FT reports.
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Jeb Bush Takes a Step Toward a Presidential Run

The New York Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:20pm
Mr. Bush, the former governor of Florida, could commandeer the center-right of the Republican Party, but his views on immigration and education may not please more conservative members.






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With the Way Eased, Two More Obama Nominees Win Approval From the Senate

The New York Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:09pm
Senators confirmed over Republican objections Sarah Saldaña as director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Antony Blinken to be deputy secretary of state.






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Anonymous 'angel' pays for Walmart gifts

CNBC - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:09pm
A man walked into a Walmart and donated $50,000 to pay off all customer layaway accounts in Mechanicsburg, Pa. USA Today reports.
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Obama Signals Support for New U.S. Sanctions to Pressure Russian Economy

The New York Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:02pm
The president’s spokesman said Mr. Obama would sign legislation passed by Congress aimed at blocking Russian state firms from Western financing and technology while also providing $350 million in military aid to Ukraine.
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Vivek Murthy, the New Surgeon General, Isn’t Afraid to Take a Stand

The New York Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:00pm
Dr. Murthy, who at the age of 37 has become one of the youngest surgeons general of the United States, is a self-described dreamer and grass-roots organizer.






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Pennsylvania Man Sought in Slaying of Family Is Found Dead

The New York Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:59pm
The district attorney of Montgomery County, Pa., said at a news conference that the man, Bradley W. Stone, died of “self-inflicted cutting wounds.”






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Senate confirms Rasmussen to counterterrorism post

FOX News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:54pm
The Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama's choice of Nicholas Rasmussen to be director of the National Counterterrorism Center at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
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Ever Wondered Who's Behind Those Viagra Emails?

POLITICO - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:52pm
The dark and deadly world of pharma spam.
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Federal Health Exchange Sees Enrollment Flurry

The New York Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:44pm
In its second year, the much-maligned HealthCare.gov website showed a vastly improved performance.






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