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EPA: Greenhouse Gases Threaten Public Health and the Environment

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Science overwhelmingly shows greenhouse gas concentrations at unprecedented levels due to human activity After a thorough examination of the scientific evidence and careful consideration of public comments, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced yesterday that greenhouse gases (GHGs) threaten the public health and welfare of the American people. EPA also finds that GHG emissions […] [Read More]
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More On It’s All About Joe

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The Washington Post reports that Joe has no logical basis for his opposition to the public option, but is just on an ego trip – and faces no consequences for his betrayal: Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (Conn.) has once again inserted himself into the middle of an inflamed partisan debate, raising questions about his motives, […] [Read More]
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It’s All About Joe

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“Joe Lieberman promised Connecticut voters in 2006 that he would support core Democratic issues like health care reform. This tongue-in-cheek ad holds Lieberman accountable for putting his own ego ahead of the overwhelming will of Connecticut voters who demand a public health insurance option.” — Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. POLL […] [Read More]
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Archaeological Evidence Of Exodus in Egypt!

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I normally blog about Biblical archaeology here. But this is so interesting, compelling evidence of a Joseph-like person in Egypt, that I have decided to include it here: * An exciting new analysis from one of Egypt’s most prominent archaeologists about the Aper-el or Aper-al tomb in the Saqqara region: The Whisper of Tombs 29/10/2009 […] [Read More]
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Will “Mikulski” Trump “Stupak?”

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On Thursday the Senate accepted the Mikulski (D-Md.) amendment to the Senate health care bill by a vote of 61-39. The Mikulski amendment requires group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance to provide coverage for and not impose cost sharing requirements on “preventive care” for women “as provided for […] [Read More]
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Texas Has Highest Rate of Working-Age People Without Health Insurance

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Nearly a third of people in Texas who are of working age do not have health insurance, Baylor University researchers found as they analyzed U.S. Census Bureau data. Texas is the fastest-growing state, but 31 percent of those ages 18 to 64 were uninsured for an entire year. The Census Bureau defines people as insured […] [Read More]
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Politics Aside, ‘We Need Healthcare Reform’

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Watch the video of Dr. Rick Streiffer, professor and chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Tulane University School of Medicine, discussing why he believes the changes and improvements in our healthcare system being discussed are long overdue. “Healthcare costs are out of control, and this country simply cannot afford to […] [Read More]
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2 CT Dems Vote with Republicans on Estate Tax

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The House of Representatives passed on December 3, 2009 of the Permanent Estate Tax Relief for Families, Farmers, and Small Business Act of 2009 by a vote of 225 to 200. All 225 votes in favor were Democrats. Among the 200 votes opposed were every Republican voting, and, voting with the Republicans, 26 Democrats, including […] [Read More]
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