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February 7, 2006

12:02
Updated Jan. 5: After approving the bill outlawing torture of U.S. detainees last Friday, President Bush issued a ''signing statement" that White House and legal specialists say means Bush believes he can waive the restrictions.
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January 14, 2006

11:33
A comprehensive report on Judge Alito that examines his record and judicial philosophy. People For the American Way
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11:33
According to country star Garth Brooks, "it's great to work for Wal-Mart." But if he found out how Wal-Mart really treats its workers, he'd discover he's got "Friends with Low Wages." Check out American Rights at Work's new flash cartoon; then tell Wal-Mart to clean up its act and end its unionbusting ways. American Rights at Work
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11:33
Campaign for America's Future and Public Campaign Action Fund released a television ad, radio ad and a billboard that will be seen by at least 2 million people in the home districts of Reps. Tom DeLay and Bob Ney. Campaign for America's Future
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January 7, 2006

12:58
Will the U.S. economy do as well in 2006 as it did in 2005? That may well depend on whether we can make it through another year without any of the current economy's big imbalances and unsustainable trends coming back to bite us, says Mark Weisbrot. Center for Economic and Policy Research
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12:58
The growing number of the uninsured, the public health impact of Hurricane Katrina, and the start of registration for the new Medicare drug benefit were among the top health policy stories of 2005. Commonwealth Fund
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12:58
A look at the developments around the globe this past year that seem likely to have the most impact on people and politics for the future, for better or worse. Century Foundation
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December 15, 2005

16:08
December 15, 1-2 PM EST: Talk with experts about the rift between religious women activists and feminist movements, how we can bridge this rift and how issues of race, ethnicity, and class both contribute to the rift and point to ways to overcome it. Ask a question today!
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Updated Jan. 10: This report includes what you need to know about Supreme Court nominee Judge Samuel Alito, whose nomination hearings began Jan 9. Includes action opportunities to help you protect the Supreme Court.
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16:08
Due to rising energy costs, Americans are reducing energy use by adjusting thermostats (61%) and limiting driving or travel (58%). Respondents to this recent AARP poll place blame for these high costs on energy companies (89%), oil exporting countries (81%) and increased global demand (81%). AARP's Public Policy Institute
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16:08
Elizabeth Spiro Clark says that the debate over Iraq hinges on the capability of "Iraqi forces." But the new constitution has no federal internal force. TomPaine.com
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16:08
AU Executive Director Rev. Barry W. Lynn wrote this open letter to Jerry Falwell on his war on Christmas campaign. Americans United for Separation of Church and State
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December 3, 2005

13:26
Shopping for kids seems to be getting harder every year, Diana Zuckerman says. She hears from parents across the country who are shocked every time they shop -- not just by the prices, but by the toys and other desirables on children's wish lists. National Research Center for Women and Families
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This report is on the role of the arms lobby in promoting missile defense and space weapons. Arms Trade Resource Center
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13:26
Mark Weisbrot says that history is repeating itself in Haiti, as democracy is being destroyed for the second time in the past fifteen years. Amazingly, he says, the main difference seems to be that this time it is being done openly and in broad daylight, with the support of the "international community" and the United Nations. Center for Economic and Policy Research
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November 25, 2005

09:42
Global Women Launch Campaign to End Iraq War; Democracy for All: The Campaign for Immigrant Voting; Read more...
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09:42
December 1, 12-1 PM EST: Please join us on Thursday, December 1 -- World AIDS Day -- to learn more about the relationship between violence against women and HIV/AIDS, and the impact of US global AIDS policy. Ask a question today!
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09:42
December 7, 1-2 PM EST: Between 2001 and 2004, more than 1,188 Guatemalan women and girls have been brutally murdered. Just 9 percent of these murders have been investigated by the police. Talk with experts about this brutal violence against women in Guatemala and learn what you can do to stop it. Ask a question today!
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09:42
Updated Dec. 22: The USA PATRIOT Act's 16 expiring provisions were extended 5 weeks. Negotiators plan to work out a deal that will pass a Senate filibuster before the 5 weeks are up.
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09:42
FRAC plans for this publication to help state and local officials, food stamp and TANF caseworkers, LIHEAP offices, utility executives and offices, community-based organizations, food banks, anti-hunger advocates, and others seeking to help families with this coming winter's terrible cost crunch for poor families. Food Research and Action Center
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