Saudi-led coalition announces end to Yemen operation

Smoke rises during an air strike on an army weapons depot on a mountain overlooking Yemen's capital Sanaa

The Saudi-led coalition bombing Yemen for almost a month announced on Tuesday the end to its military operation, but a Saudi spokesman said forces would continue to target the Iran-allied Houthi movement as necessary.

“Operation Decisive Storm has achieved its goals…(including) removing the threat to Saudi Arabia and neighboring countries especially in terms of heavy weapons,” said a statement carried by Saudi state news

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TRP News – Progressive News & Information – Weekly Digest – April 20, 2015

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This weeks topics are the legislation giving Congress oversight on any Iran deal, The state of the Loretta Lynch confirmation process, the passage of the permanent ‘doc fix’ for medicare payments, an update on Yemen and U.S. involvement, more about the Trans Pacific Partnership and the reactionary rhetoric from the Left, the status of the HIV outbreak in Indiana and

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Is There a Place Where White People Are More Committed to Faux Race Blindness than South Africa?

So it came as no surprise to many Aboriginal activists here when the federal government informed Australians that it would be cutting off federal funding for ‘remote’ communities effective June this year. This means that the responsibility for refuse collection, water and lights and so on, will soon be the responsibility of state governments. Many (though not all) of the people who

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Ohio’s Huge Voter Fraud Investigation Turns Up Nearly Nothing

Ohio's Huge Voter Fraud Investigation Turns Up Nearly Nothing | ThinkProgress

Husted’s office would not provide any information about the 27 people it referred to the Attorney General’s office for further review. But in 2013, his office sent 17 potential cases — .0003 percent of total ballots cast in the state — to the AG who eventually referred them to county prosecutors. Most reports of voting irregularities were dropped by the county prosecutors

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TRP News – Progressive News & Info – Weekly Digest – April 13, 2015

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 TRP News with James Andre.

This week’s topics are Hillary Clinton’s campaign announcement, the HIV outbreak in Indiana, the state of Fukushima nuclear reactors, Iran nuclear negotiation legislation in Congress, and the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement and the fast track legislation being introduced in Congress.

 

 

These Republicans Want to Take Away Your Weekend

 

Though labor often boasts that it helped codify the two-day work break—witness the popular pro-labor bumper sticker, “Unions: the folks that brought you the weekend”—a day of rest is protected by law in only a fraction of the states. According to the Society for Human Resource Management, thirteen states have laws mandating a day of rest for some or all workers.

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West Virginia Passes Bill Rolling Back Regulations On Chemical Storage Tanks

West Virginia Passes Bill Rolling Back Regulations On Chemical Storage Tanks | ThinkProgress

The West Virginia legislature has passed a bill that scales back regulations meant to protect state waterways from storage tank spills, a piece of legislation that some worry could leave the state’s water more vulnerable to the kind of spill that contaminated the water of 300,000 state residents last year.

The bill, which was passed by the state Senate early Saturday morning,

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TRP News – Progressive News & Info – Weekly Digest – April 6, 2015

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 This week’s topics are the nuclear agreement framework agreement with Iran, an update on the religious freedom law in Indiana, Hillary Clinton and the Left adopting the litmus test mentality of the Right, and developments in municipal broadband law.

 

 

Indiana Shut Down Its Rural Planned Parenthood Clinics And Got An HIV Outbreak

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Scott County, Indiana, the center of an exploding HIV outbreak, has been without an HIV testing center since early 2013, when the sole provider — a Planned Parenthood clinic — was forced to close its doors. The clinic did not offer abortion services.

The Scott County clinic and four other Planned Parenthood facilities in the state, all of which provided HIV testing and information,

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TRP News – Progressive News & Info – Weekly Digest – March 30, 2015

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This week’s topics are Senator McConnell’s efforts to undermine EPA regulations about coal and the global treaty on climate change, Indiana’s religious freedom law and the disingenuousness of Governor Pence, the state of the Loretta Lynch confirmation, and an update on the Iran nuclear negotiations.

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TRP News – Progressive News & Info – Weekly Digest – March 23, 2015

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This week’s topics are the federal budget, the election in Israel, Tom Cotton and Godwin’s Law, the Loretta Lynch nomination and the human trafficking bill.

Bibi’s Ugly Win Will Harm Israel

Bibi and Likud might be in for a rude shock at the United Nations. On Tuesday, moderate Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told CNN that it was “hard to imagine” there would be no consequences from Netanyahu’s new one-state views.

Bibi has placed all his chips on the Republican Congress, which has no say over how the U.S. votes in the U.N. Schiff—who

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Why bother voting in city elections? Here’s why

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Do people blow off voting because they think nothing will change, or does nothing change because so many people don’t bother to vote?

California, and Los Angeles in particular, are not alone in recording appalling voter turnout numbers. It’s happening in many parts of the United States, particularly in big cities. And in fairness, there weren’t exactly any political heavyweights to draw attention to

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TRP News – Progressive News & Information – Weekly News Digest

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This week we have updates on the Iranian nuclear negotiations and the Tom Cotton letter, Medicaid funding to the states, the Clinton emails, and another edition of “Why Vote?” – red versus blue states and policy versus popularity, and why you should not vote third party.

TRP News – Progressive News & Information – March 9, 2015

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TRP News with James Andre. This week we have updates on the Supreme Court Affordable Care Act case and ISIS, a discussion of U.S. financial aid to Israel, and I try to answer the question ‘Why vote?’

 

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ISIS http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/isis-terror/isis-rules-revealed-foosballs-fine-ak-47s-women-leaving-not-n316026 http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/07/africa/nigeria-boko-haram-isis/

ISRAEL http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-27/israel-lobbies-for-more-missile-defense-funds-than-obama-sought

SCOTUS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/02/obamacare-supreme-court_n_6783894.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statutory_interpretation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legislative_intent

DISPUTED SECTION of the ACA ‘SEC. 36B. REFUNDABLE CREDIT

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Why Netanyahu’s speech didn’t do his American allies any favors

Netanyahu argues that if the U.S. walked away, Iran would eventually capitulate on everything; the “better deal” he imagined is one in which Iran does everything short of dismantling its government. He had nothing to say about why this might happen if we weren’t negotiating, other than that we should “keep up the pressure.” That’s his alternative: Do nothing, and instead of

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TRP News – Progressive News – Episode 1

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TRP News with James Andre. First episode of the series, I hope you enjoy!

In this episode we discuss the FCC ruling, the history of ISIS and what we are doing in regards to them, The current supreme court session, Netanyahu’s speech, and the DHS funding fight.

Topics: FCC, ISIS, SCOTUS, BIBI, DHS

LINKS FCC http://www.pcworld.com/article/2890097/the-fccs-net-neutrality-ruling-5-things-you-need-to-know.html http://blog.level3.com/open-internet/observations-internet-middleman/ http://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-adopts-strong-sustainable-rules-protect-open-internet ISIS http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29052144 http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/11/-sp-isis-the-inside-story

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TRP News – Progressive News – Introduction

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 Introduction to TRP News with James Andre, a production of the United States of America Rational Progressive Party. A short discussion of what the series is about and what it means to be a “Progressive.”

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http://thinkprogress.org/election/2013/03/22/1761431/what-it-means-to-be-a-progressive-a-manifesto/ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-sirota/whats-the-difference-betw_b_9140.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressivism

 

Scientists may have cracked the giant Siberian crater mystery — and the news isn’t good

By now, you’ve heard of the crater on the Yamal Peninsula. It’s the one that suddenly appeared, yawning nearly 100 feet in diameter, and made several rounds in the global viral media machine. The adjectives most often used to describe it: giant, mysterious, curious. Scientists were subsequently “baffled.” Locals were “mystified.” There were whispers that aliens were responsible. Nearby residents peddled theories of “bright flashes”

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F.C.C. Approves Net Neutrality Rules, Classifying Broadband Internet Service as a Utility

The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to regulate broadband Internet service as a public utility, a milestone in regulating high-speed Internet service into American homes.

Tom Wheeler, the commission chairman, said the F.C.C. was using “all the tools in our toolbox to protect innovators and consumers” and preserve the Internet’s role as a “core of free expression and democratic principles.”

The

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