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20 May

Obama’s Trade War Against Warren Wounds His Party — and His Legacy

Obama’s Trade War Against Warren Wounds His Party — and His Legacy The McGlynn: And our country! By Richard (RJ) Eskow Well, this is awkward. A few days ago President Obama literally laughed off Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s concern that his so-called “fast track” provision, which would limit Congressional power regarding trade deals for the next […]

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20 May

Why do Republicans really oppose infrastructure spending?

Why do Republicans really oppose infrastructure spending? As the Amtrak derailment showed (again), the refusal to spend on infrastructure literally kills. Also, infrastructure spending: (i) is necessary and unavoidable (failure to timely spend on infrastructure increases the deficit in real terms), (ii) improves the gross domestic product and competitiveness, and (iii) is an obvious source […]

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13 May

Israel ‘disappointed’ Vatican reached agreement recognizing Palestinian state

Israel ‘disappointed’ Vatican reached agreement recognizing Palestinian state Vatican officials stress that although agreement was significant, it certainly did not constitute the Holy See’s first recognition of the ‘State of Palestine.’ Pope Francis (R) meets PA President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem May 25, 2014.. (photo credit:REUTERS) Israel expressed “disappointment” Wednesday at the Vatican’s announcement that […]

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13 May

Vatican Officially Recognizes Palestinian State

Vatican Officially Recognizes Palestinian State In New Treaty The O’Leary: HOORAY! VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday, immediately sparking Israeli ire and accusations that the move hurt peace prospects. The treaty, which concerns the activities of the Catholic Church in Palestinian territory, makes […]

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