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Gambling Industry Fights Self On Internet Gambling
Gambling Industry Fights Self On Internet Gambling By
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Many experts believe online wagering is the future of gambling, but the casino industry is increasingly divided on the issue. The latest evidence of the split came Monday as the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling...
Campaign Committees Raise Almost $500M
Campaign Committees Raise Almost $500M By
WASHINGTON (AP) — The major campaign committees collected almost a half-billion dollars in 2013 — a year when just two states chose governors, two had special Senate elections and six House districts had unplanned races — and spent most of it. That eye-popping sum...
Grassroots Peacebuilding: Palestinian, Israeli Youth Turn To Sports
Grassroots Peacebuilding: Palestinian, Israeli Youth Turn To Sports By
Since the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords, Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations have remained at a standstill. Illegal settlements are popping up throughout the West Bank and the 1.7 million living in Gaza remain under strict military blockade. Peacebuilding and dialogue has...
Organic Industry Clout Grows With Consumer Demand
Organic Industry Clout Grows With Consumer Demand By
The organic food industry is gaining clout on Capitol Hill, prompted by rising consumer demand and its entry into traditional farm states. But that isn’t going over well with everyone in Congress. Tensions between conventional and organic agriculture boiled over this...
Museum To Honor Henry Kissinger, But Is He Worthy Of Praise?
Museum To Honor Henry Kissinger, But Is He Worthy Of Praise? By
In recent American history, a litany of different personalities have occupied the executive office at the Harry S Truman building at Foggy Bottom. War hawks, accommodationists, international diplomats and isolationists have entered and left the position of secretary of...
Want To Boycott Monsanto? There’s An App For That
Want To Boycott Monsanto? There’s An App For That By
A new smartphone app is allowing consumers to take a stand against biotech giant Monsanto and the Koch brothers through barcode reading technology that alerts users when a product is associated with either organization. The Buycott app is the answer to the prayers of food...
Deep Divide In Congress Over Domestic Food Aid
Deep Divide In Congress Over Domestic Food Aid By
The House and Senate Agriculture Committees have laid the groundwork this week for reducing the size of the federal food stamp program, approving farm bills that would shrink the food aid and alter the way people qualify for it. The two chambers are far apart on how much...
Close Guantanamo Now!
Close Guantanamo Now! By
As president and commander-in-chief, Obama has legal authority to do so. On May 3, New York City Bar President Carey R. Dunne wrote him. He did so on behalf of the organization he heads. He called indefinite detention “legally and morally indefensible.” He said...
ExxonMobil Gears Up For Publicity Battle As US Oil Reserve Estimates Climb
ExxonMobil Gears Up For Publicity Battle As US Oil Reserve Estimates Climb By
As America battles the prospect of a 1,700 mile Keystone XL pipeline constructed in the heartland of the nation that would transport more than 800,000 of oil through the U.S. every day, the oil-fracking movement is gaining even more traction with a new report indicating...
House Committee Set To OK Cuts To Food Stamp Funding
House Committee Set To OK Cuts To Food Stamp Funding By
WASHINGTON — The House Agriculture Committee is set to consider small cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program in an effort to appease conservatives who say the food aid has become too expensive. The cuts are part of a massive five-year farm bill that costs almost...