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U.S. top court takes up case on Obama immigration plan Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

BY LAWRENCE HURLEY, WASHINGTON, (REUTERS): The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear President Barack Obama's bid to resurrect his plan to shield more than 4 million illegal immigrants from deportation, a unilateral executive action he took in 2014 to bypass the Republican-led..

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Tara laments missing smile on Nepalese faces

Purushottam Dhakal, Los Angeles, USA: There are simply too many who refuse to believe that a daughter of a teacher father had no access to education in childhood. That is after they find out what she has achieved here in the US. taraTara Gurung, who was once an "uneducated woman" is with time..

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Hillary, Hypocrisy, and Healthcare

-By David Swanson: In a video from February 2008, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton passionately denounces candidate Barack Obama for criticizing her healthcare plan and daring to "discredit universal healthcare." "Since when do Democrats attack each other on universal healthcare?!" Clinton..

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Tara laments missing smile on Nepalese faces Friday, January 1st, 2016

Purushottam Dhakal, Los Angeles, USA: There are simply too many who refuse to believe that a daughter of a teacher father had no access to education in childhood. That is after they find out what she has achieved here in the US. Tara Gurung, who was once an "uneducated woman" is with time heading..

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Bern the Feel :: By David Swanson Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

If you have to obsess over a political candidate who's ocassionally allowed on television, please do so with Ted Rall's book on Bernie. This is not John Nichols' interview of Bernie in which he forgets that foreign policy even exists. This is not Jonathan Tasini's almost worshipful book in which he..

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Christmastime storms, tornadoes kill 43 in US Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

DALLAS, (REUTERS): Storms hit the US South, Southwest and Midwest over the Christmas holiday weekend, unleashing floods and tornadoes that killed at least 43 people, flattened buildings and snarled transportation for millions during a busy travel time. The bad weather, or the threat of it,..

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Trump on Clinton: ‘She lies like crazy’ Monday, December 21st, 2015

By Sophie Tatum, (CNN): Republican front-runner Donald Trump fired back at Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton after she said ISIS was using video of his comments about Muslims and Islam as a recruiting tool. During the Democratic presidential debate Saturday night, Clinton alleged Trump was..

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In Fantasyland Your Neighbors Live in, More War Is a Smart Idea Saturday, December 12th, 2015

By David Swanson ::  People in the United States want tighter gun laws within the United States. They probably can't be, and certainly aren't being, polled on the U.S. role as top weapons supplier to the world. You can't poll people on something they've never heard of. People in the United States..

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10,000 Say Rahm Emanuel Should Resign Monday, December 7th, 2015

More than 10,000 people have now signed a petition urging Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign. "It's not enough to fire the police chief," said RootsAction.org cofounder Norman Solomon. "The buck stops with the mayor, and he should resign." "Mayor Rahm Emanuel's clear contempt for the public and..

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Limits of Liberal War Opposition :: By David Swanson Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Robert Reich's website is full of proposals for how to oppose plutocracy, raise the minimum wage, reverse the trend toward greater inequality of wealth, etc. His focus on domestic economic policy is done in the traditional bizarre manner of U.S. liberals in which virtually no mention is ever made..

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Nepali-Americans stage rival protests outside White House Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Washington DC: Two groups of Nepali-Americans have held peaceful rallies outside the White House with one protesting the alleged "unofficial blockade" by India while the other supporting the cause of Indian-origin Madhesis. Several hundred Nepali-Americans from the hilly regions of the country held..

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Barkha Limbu Daily shares the flavors of Nepal, Burma, Tibet Friday, November 20th, 2015

By Kristine M. Kierzek, Wisconsin: When Barkha Limbu Daily left her home in Nepal to come to Wisconsin in 2003, her only idea of America was from movies. Attending Lakeland College, she was the first in her family to come to the United States for school. She loved the school but missed the foods..

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China’s Risky Endgame in Hong Kong Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Although the rapid escalation of violence in Hong Kong seems terrifying enough, things may be about to get much worse. The communiqué of the recently concluded fourth..