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Adelson New Obama Ally as Jewish Groups Back Syria Strike

The support Obama is getting from pro-Israel groups in the U.S. is important because of their history of political influence. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee and other Jewish groups have long helped secure continued U.S. aid to Israel, mobilizing activists who visit or call lawmakers. The effort is supplemented by several political action committees that donate to candidates depending on their support for Israel.
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Infographic: THE SMART DRUG?

Stimulants prescribed to treat conditions like narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often abused by high school and college students looking to keep themselves awake for long hours of studying and remain alert and focused during testing. With the high rates of non-medical study drug use among these demographics, it is important to understand just what the drug does, how it affects students and what is being done to lower the rates of abuse.
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The HHS Data Hub, Does Private Information Exist in America?

It is called the Federal Data Hub. Massive amounts of information gathered on every American and shared between government agencies. Agencies ranging from the the IRS to the Department of Defense, Homeland Security and Health and Human Services. The best part there is no opting out.
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CIA-Armed And Trained Syrian Rebels "On Way To Battlefield"

It seems that the reason why Obama has been such a staunch supporter of a Syrian campaign without a land component, is because US-armed and trained Qatari mercenaries, also known elsewhere in the media as "rebels", are about to take to the battlefield (ignoring for a moment prior reports that American, Israeli and other troops have already long operated on Syrian territory).
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‘NYT’ Cuts References to AIPAC in Syria Debate

Administration officials said the influential pro-Israel lobby group Aipac was already at work pressing for military action against the government of Mr. Assad, fearing that if Syria escapes American retribution for its use of chemical weapons, Iran might be emboldened in the future to attack Israel
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AT&T saves decades of call records for the DEA

For at least six years, law enforcement officials working on a counternarcotics program have had routine access, using subpoenas, to an enormous AT&T database that contains the records of decades of Americans’ phone calls — parallel to but covering a far longer time than the National Security Agency’s hotly disputed collection of phone call logs.
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Italy To Introduce Tax On High-Frequency Trading

The Italian government on Monday will the first-ever country to introduce a tax on high-frequency trading, as part of a two-stage process established this year to tax equity-related transactions, reported the Financial Times.
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French Colonial Dreams Linger as Raison d’être in Syria

The simple question with a lot of answers is why did France boycott the 2003 Iraq war of the US and Britain, but remained heavily committed to a “punitive attack” with the US on Syria, following the shock of Cameron’s defeat for his war plan in the British parliament?
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Guest Post: Move Over, Obamacare. Here Comes Obamaschool

The president gave a speech on August 22 in Buffalo outlining his proposal to “reform” the student loan program. He acknowledged that the program has some problems, but assured the audience they are easily fixed. Just take the principles behind Obamacare and apply them to education.
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Blacklisted Radio w/ Lee Rogers 9.1.2013

Lee Rogers joins Doug Owen for a rare Sunday edition of the Blacklisted Radio podcast. The conversation focuses on the media promotion of a US missile attack on Syria, and the huge ramifications of this direct act of war. Other thoughts on US Debt Insolvency, Current Stories, and the popular memes dominating the US news cycle are covered.
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Drug Agents Use Vast Phone Trove, Eclipsing N.S.A.’s

For at least six years, law enforcement officials working on a counternarcotics program have had routine access, using subpoenas, to an enormous AT&T database that contains the records of decades of Americans’ phone calls — parallel to but covering a far longer time than the National Security Agency’s hotly disputed collection of phone call logs.
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Syria asks the United Nations to stop U.S. strike

Syria has asked the United Nations to prevent “any aggression” against Syria following a call over the weekend by U.S. President Barack Obama for punitive strikes against the Syrian military for last month’s chemical weapons attack.
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San Bernardino Becomes 3rd California City to Get Bankruptcy Protection

San Bernardino on Wednesday became the third California city in recent years to be awarded bankruptcy protection by a judge, setting the stage for a battle between the Southern California city's creditors and its retirees -- a fight that could provide a playbook for other cities facing similar financial burdens.
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Mapping America’s Dwindling Invasion Coalition

U.S. President Barack Obama is evidently not getting the multinational coalition his administration was expecting to share the burden of a limited strike operation against Syria. The British parliament has voted against a military intervention, and NATO has said it would not participate in a U.S.-led mission.
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40% of top-paid CEOs busted, bailed out or booted, study says

A new report from the Institute for Policy Studies points to a weak link between performance and pay among some of the highest-paid CEOs of American companies, and urges the U.S. government to push through laws that would bring chief executive pay under closer scrutiny.
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White House ramps up pitch to lawmakers with fresh Syria briefings

Administration officials are planning classified and unclassified briefings with senators and House members as some lawmakers clamor for the White House to better explain anticipated U.S. strikes against the Syrian regime for its alleged use of chemical weapons this month in the suburbs of Damascus.
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Russia sharply steps up criticism of U.S. over Syria

Russia dramatically escalated its denunciations of American threats to attack Syrian military targets on Saturday, as President Vladimir Putin called the arguments about chemical weapons that underlie the U.S. case “utter nonsense.”
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NSA Spied On Al Jazeera Communications

Arab news broadcaster Al Jazeera was spied on by the National Security Agency, according to documents seen by SPIEGEL. The US intelligence agency hacked into protected communication, a feat that was considered a particular success.
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Another Jolly Little War

If the US directly attacks Syria, the real cause will not be the recent chemical attacks. What are 300 or so dead in a 2-year old war fuelled by the western powers that has so far killed over 100,000?
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