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[30 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]

McClatchy reports:Reversing a near decade-long ban, Amtrak will allow passengers to bring guns on most trains starting next month, including several that stop in Sacramento.The change, pushed by gun rights advocates and ordered by Congress, aligns Amtr…

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[30 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]

Tax Pledge Adds Another Political Hurdle to U.S. Climate Action
By Elizabeth McGowan at SolveClimate

“They’re continuing to argue against the laws of physics.”
By Elizabeth McGowan

WASHINGTON—Americans for Prosperity might promote its “No Climate Tax” pledge signed by 530-plus local, state and national elected officials as merely a badge of fiscal responsibility.

But their critics view the carefully worded pledge as a power grab and yet another hurdle for broad action on climate and energy legislation when the 112th Congress convenes in January.

There are already many.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUS238968855420101130

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[30 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]

The St. Louis Post Dispatch says this morning that the bill’s sponsor State Rep. Karen Yarbrough (D-Broadview) is two votes short on her attempt to abolish the death penalty in Illinois: The measure could come to a House floor vote…

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[30 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]

12:34 PM — Lang didn’t get enough votes — requested postponed consideration — will need deadline extended if considered January 10 or 11. Below is a real-time blogging of the floor discussion on SB 1381. 11:10 am — SB 1381…

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[30 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]

   The Rev. James Meeks denies responsibility for “dirty tricks” aimed at mayoral rival Rahm Emanuel. And Mr. Emanuel draws a line in the sand on city asset sales.   Mr. Meeks is flatly denying he’s behind a series of challenges to …

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[30 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]

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Zombie commuters.
Weird
nbcchicago.com

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[30 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]

* 11:16 am – The medical marijuana bill is now being debated. Live-blog in comments to help us out, please. Watch or listen to the debate by clicking here.

* UPDATE: The bill received 56 votes before some jumped off. It was put on postponed consid…

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[30 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]

Is Joe Scarborough a conservative? Does he talk to conservatives. Perhaps a few.As for Sarah Palin, perhaps she wouldn’t have to defend herself so much if others in the Republican party made clear her right to consider running–she has a strong constit…

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[30 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]

From Sarah Palin
My fellow Americans in all 57 states, the time has changed for come. With our country founded more than 20 centuries ago, we have much to celebrate – from the FBI’s 100 days to the reforms that bring greater inefficiencies to our health care system. We know that countries like Europe are willing to stand with us in our fight to halt the rise of privacy, and Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s. And let’s face it, everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send …