Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Show Notes 11/16/2014

Sunday Show 11/16/14

Legislation favoring Keystone oil pipeline heads to Senate after House approval
Congress inched closer to a possible showdown with President Barack Obama over the Keystone XL oil pipeline as the Republican-controlled House approved the project. Supporters in the Democratic-run Senate predicted they will get the 60 votes needed to pass it next week.
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Saudi Arabia outlaws tempting eyes
A new law in Saudi Arabia banning ‘tempting eyes’ has become the latest example of female oppression in the country. The law, which states that women with alluring eyes will be forced to wear a full veil, has been branded ‘stupid’ by dissenters and roundly criticised on social media, aina.org reports.
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Long Island USPS workers fired for sleeping on job
Instead of repairing mail trucks, U.S. Postal Service employees at the Hicksville Maintenance Facility allegedly napped. Then lied about completing the fixes, sending potentially unsafe vehicles onto the road, an anonymous employee told Newsday.
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Georgia developer still trying to build coal plant
Deep in rural Georgia, a developer is betting he can build one of the last new coal-fired power plants in the United States as the rest of the country moves away from the fuel.
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Marijuana meddle: UN official rips US states over legal pot policies
A Russian diplomat who heads the United Nations’ drug policy office reportedly chided U.S. states for legalizing recreational marijuana and vowed to take up his concerns with officials in Washington -- in the latest incident of a U.N. official meddling in local U.S. affairs.
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Dem Think Tank Secret Email: ‘All Hands On Deck’ to Sell Iran Deal to Public
A leading liberal think tank in Washington, D.C., has begun enlisting its associates in an “all-hands-on-deck effort to support” the Obama administration as it seeks to ink a nuclear deal with Iran by the end of the month, according to emails obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
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More federal agencies are using undercover operations
The federal government has significantly expanded undercover operations in recent years, with officers from at least 40 agencies posing as business people, welfare recipients, political protesters and even doctors or ministers to ferret out wrongdoing, records and interviews show.
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End of family life as we know it
Your young son wants a new video game with explicit violence to which you object, but you find out later a government social worker overruled your decision and facilitated his access to the game.
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