Daily Archives: March 3, 2016

Part of chemical safety bill dubbed ‘Monsanto Bailout Clause’


RT America

Published on Mar 3, 2016

Last year the House and Senate passed versions of legislation which aimed to replace the 40-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act, with both parties and the EPA acknowledging the old law was obsolete and inefficient. However, it emerged that the bill would deprive states of their rights to regulate chemicals, sparking outrage from environmental activists. It may also protect chemical companies from lawsuits. RT America’s Alexey Yaroshevsky breaks it down.

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Carter: DOD is Seeking a Few Good Hackers


Associated Press

Published on Mar 3, 2016

At a Microsoft-hosted breakfast, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter spoke about the recently announced program, “Hack the Pentagon,” which will invite hackers to test the Pentagon’s security, starting next month. (March 3)

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Jane Mayer, “Dark Money”


Politics and Prose

Published on Feb 16, 2016

http://www.politics-prose.com/book/97…

In her fourth book Mayer draws on court records, extensive interviews, and many private archives to examine the growing political influence of extreme libertarians among the one percent, such as the Koch brothers, tracing their ideas about taxation and government regulation and their savvy use of lobbyists to further an agenda that advances their own interests at the expense of meaningful economic, environmental, and labor reform.

Mayer is in conversation with James Bennet, the editor-in-chief of The Atlantic.

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How Billionaires Built The Radical Right!


thomhartmann

Published on Jan 26, 2016

Jane Mayer, Investigative Reporter & New Yorker staff writer since 1995 / author of several books, latest is Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, Website: http://jane-mayer.com

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The Other “N” Word (Nukes) and the New Cold War…


thomhartmann

Published on Mar 3, 2016

Thom Hartmann discusses the latest on the United States and Russia with Professor Stephen Cohen, Contributing Editor-The Nation / Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies & Politics at NYU and Princeton (FYI..Stephen’s books, Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution (still in print) PLUS, Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives, which examines the “New Cold War,” BOTH available in paperback)
Website: www.thenation.com

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Can mutant mosquitoes be used to fight Zika and dengue fever?


PBS NewsHour

Published on Mar 3, 2016

As mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue fever and Zika virus continue to ravage Brazil, scientists are racing to fight back. Their latest tactic: genetically engineered mosquitoes that will pass along fatal mutations to their offspring, destroying mosquito populations from within. But some researchers worry our limited knowledge of Zika could throw a wrench into this plan. Miles O’Brien reports.

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EU Chief Warns Economic Migrants Not to Travel to Europe


VOA News

Published on Mar 3, 2016

The European Council president has warned economic migrants not to come to Europe, as they will be – in his words – ‘risking their lives and money for nothing.’ The EU revealed a new $766 million aid package to address the migrant crisis within the bloc. Henry Ridgwell reports.

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