TRP News – Progressive News & Information – August 24, 2015 – The Rational Progressive

TRP News with James Andre.

This week – can Sanders win the Democratic primary? Do Clinton’s emails really matter? What do you know about the Senate elections? Two states fail to draw legal voting district maps, migrants storm the Macedonian border, and the Koreas exchange artillery fire in the middle of a joint U.S. – South Korea military exercise.

0:24 Can Sanders Win
9:30 Clinton’s Emails
13:10 Senate Elections
16:45 Redistricting
18:35 Migrants*
22:19 Korea

*Israel grants of asylum for African migrants is 0.15%

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TRP News – Progressive News & Information – August 17, 2015

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TRP News with James Andre.

This week – presidential hopefuls visit the Iowa state fair, Sanders distances himself from an apology and his African American outreach director, the Federal Reserve may be raising rates and progressives are pushing back, Warren and McCain want to bring back Glass-Steagall, several states cut off federal funds for Planned Parenthood, and the lives of migrants are

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The Two Progressivisms

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The definitions of the terms “liberal” and “conservative” have been the subjects of much debate in contemporary American politics. But it has become increasingly clear that the term “progressive” is equally ambiguous, and is associated with at least two relatively distinct philosophical traditions. Although these two “progressivisms” share common ground on many (probably most) issues, they are at loggerheads on some others, as has

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Can Bernie Sanders Win the Love of a Party He Scorns?

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He has never before chosen to run in a Democratic primary, but here he is, challenging Hillary Clinton—and doing it as an independent, technically permissible but highly unusual. How he’s trying to do this is how he always has—a calculated alchemy of outsider edge and insider smarts, provocation plus pragmatism, all learned and honed over what’s become a unique career in modern American politics.

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TRP News – Progressive News & Information – August 10, 2015 – The Rational Progressive

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TRP News with James Andre.

This week – the Jade Helm military exercise brings out the crazies, Potential Reid successor Senator Schumer bucks White House on Iran deal, voting rights on the 50th anniversary of the voting rights amendment, an update on the HIV outbreak in Indiana, the EPA accident polluting a Colorado river with heavy metals, Guantanamo may finally

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2016 Republican Candidates Voters First Forum | Video | C-SPAN.org

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All current or likely Republican presidential candidates were invited to take part in a “Voters First Republican Presidential Forum” on the campus of St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. This event was the first opportunity to hear all of the 2016 Republican presidential candidates on one stage. The candidates appeared one at a time, answering questions determined by the editors of the Union

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TRP News – Progressive News & Information – August 3, 2015 – The Rational Progressive

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TRP News with James Andre.

This week – Sanders vs Clinton, smears and facing reality, the Iran deal is being reviewed by Congress and touted by Sec Kerry, Obama reveals new carbon emissions rules, the first of their kind in the nation, Fukushima takes steps forward in the clean up of the nuclear accident, and the establishment of an 8MW offshore wind

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Genetically modified ‘jellyfish lamb’ accidentally hits French dinner plates

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A judicial inquiry has been launched to find out how Rubis, a female lamb belonging to the French national institute for agricultural research (Inra) ended up on dinner plates.

Destined for animal research only, the lamb was sold to an abattoir in November 2014 along with unmodified sheep and then onto an unsuspecting customer, who has not been identified to date.

The sale and

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Bernie Sanders’s limited appeal — even to Democrats

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His favorability is positive among white Democrats at plus-19, but among non-whites he’s a narrow plus-5. Clinton garners a plus-77 net favorability rating among non-whites and plus-57 among whites. That’s a difference for sure, but she’s overwhelmingly popular among both groups.

Sanders’s lagging popularity might shift as Democrats become more focused on the primaries, but the early signs point to a challenge connecting with Democrats beyond the

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TRP News – Progressive News & Information – July 27, 2015

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TRP News with James Andre.

This week – Barney Frank and the New York Times weigh in on Sanders and Clinton, Federal government runs out of money October 1st, Turkey agrees to help in the fight against ISIL and coalition airstrikes continue, GMO food labeling bills get votes in the House, and an update on Joan Cheever, the San

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Why Progressives Shouldn’t Support Bernie – Barney Frank

I know that there is a counter-argument made by some on the Democratic left that a closely contested nomination process will help our ultimate nominee — that Clinton will somehow benefit from having to spend most of her time and campaign funds between now and next summer proving her ideological purity in an intraparty fight, like Mitt Romney in 2012 — rather than focusing

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Despite federal push after BP oil spill, number of aging temporarily sealed wells grows

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Five years after the Obama administration promised to move swiftly to permanently plug unused oil and gas wells in the Gulf of Mexico, even more shafts are lingering for longer periods with only temporary sealing, an Associated Press investigation shows.

It is not clear how many incompletely sealed wells may have leaked — they generally are not monitored as carefully as active wells —

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TRP News – Progressive News & Information – July 20, 2015

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TRP News with James Andre.

This week – the Iran deal finally happens and is sent to Congress and the U.N., ISIL ramps up efforts to expand ranks, The federal deficit and debt ceiling, Democrats and Clinton vs. Sanders, the Obamas go to New York City and the haters go crazy.

0:20 Iran Deal 6:00 ISIL 11:35 Federal Budget Deficit

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Benghazi committee goes off the rails

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The existence of the House Select Committee on Benghazi has always been hard to explain, even for those who support it enthusiastically. It’s only now that the panel’s purpose is coming into sharper focus.   The trouble, of course, is that the committee is wholly unnecessary. Over the course of two years, the deadly 2012 terrorist attack in Libya was investigated by the independent

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TRP News – Progressive News & Information – July 13, 2015

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TRP News with James Andre.

This week South Carolina finally takes down the confederate flag from the capitol, BP reaches a settlement on the Gulf spill while Shell moves forward with Arctic drilling plans, Islamic State propaganda and activity around the world, and a deal with Iran on nuclear research is said to be imminent.

0:30 South Carolina Confederate flag 2:50 BP

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U.S. court rules NSA can temporarily resume bulk phone data collection

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A new law, called the Freedom Act, which substantially reformed and narrowed the bulk phone data program, was signed by U.S. President Barack Obama a day after the existing program lapsed on June 1.

The Freedom Act also allowed the existing surveillance program to continue for a six-month transition period, but it remained in legal limbo pending Monday’s ruling by a judge of the

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Gates to double investment in renewable energy projects

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Bill Gates is planning to double his personal investment in innovative green technologies to $2bn over the next five years in an attempt to “bend the curve” in combating climate change.

The billionaire philanthropist said he had already invested about $1bn in dozens of early stage companies — including battery storage, next-generation nuclear and free air carbon capture — hoping they would develop “breakthrough”

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TRP News – Progressive News & Information – June 29, 2015

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TRP News with James Andre.

This week Fast Track has passed and been sent to the President, the Islamic State turns one year old and calls for a month of disaster, SCOTUS hands down several important decisions including same sex marriage, the Iran talks overrun but are said to be near completion, and the politics of smear by association.

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For Cities, Big-Box Stores Are Becoming Even More of a Terrible Deal

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It’s an established part of the big-box retail model that the boxes themselves be custom-built, cheaply constructed, and disposable. If retailers decide that they need a bigger space, it’s cheaper for them to leave the old one behind and build a new one. When Walmart, for instance, opened its wave of new, twice-the-size Supercenters across the country in 2007, it left hundreds of vacant

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Hillary HQ: Hillary Clinton Never Supported the Bush/Cheney Invasion of Iraq

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“She voted for the war!”

“She’s an unapologetic hawk!”

“She’s just another Dick Cheney when it comes to foreign policy!”

These are the charges I’ve heard over and over again for years…and as a longtime Hillary Clinton supporter who was against the Iraq War from the beginning, it never ceases to bug the hell out of me. My normal reply, which often starts with

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