Monthly Archives: June 2009

Minnesota Top Court Declares Franken US Senate Race Winner

The New York Times reports this afternoon that Minnesota Democrat Al Franken has prevailed over Republican Sen. Norm Coleman.  In a 32-page, per curiam opinion, the Minnesota Supreme Court found Coleman’s claims of voting and constitutional irregularities in the November election were baseless and recommended the election be certified. Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty indicated earlier this week that if the Supreme […]

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(IPS) Congress Pushing for Federal Reserve Audit

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service at: ATLANTA, Jun 30 (IPS) – A majority of the U.S. House of Representatives is now in support of a historic bill by Republican lawmaker Ron Paul to audit the Federal Reserve (the Fed), the privately run central bank that sets monetary policy for the United States. A similar bill in […]

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Reports: Israeli Military Kidnaps Cynthia McKinney, Others

According to press releases from the Green Party USA, the Free Gaza Movement, and other emails I’ve received through the day, McKinney and her fellow passengers have now been taken hostage by the Israeli military. #### GREEN PARTY USA PRESS RELEASE Green Party: President Obama and the US State Dept. must demand release of Cynthia McKinney and 20 other human […]

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Community Health Centers get 3rd round of ARRA funds

Community Health Centers across the nation received a third boost in funds today courtesy of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The grants will help address immediate and pressing health center facility and equipment needs and increase access to health care for millions as more Americans lose their health coverage. The Recovery Act Capital Improvement Program (CIP) grants will support the construction, […]

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BREAKING: SCOTUS holds Davis case until Sept. [UPDATE]

We just received word that the U.S. Supreme Court will delay any judgment on the case of Georgia death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis until September. Lawyers filed what many considered a long-shot habeas corpus petition with the Court in late May. Twenty-seven former judges and prosecutors, including 2008 Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr and former FBI director William […]

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Mayoral Candidates’ Statements on Property Tax Increase

Today, the City Council of Atlanta narrowly approved a property tax increase proposed by Mayor Shirley Franklin. Mayoral candidate Mary Norwood voted against the increase, as she said she would do.  Others who voted no include Kwanza Hall, Clair Muller, Mary Norwood, Howard Shook, Cleta Winslow, and Lamar Willis. Ceasar Mitchell, who’s running for Council President, voted yes. “Council member Mary […]

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