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Papantonio: Are Americans Too Uninformed for Democracy?

Two Explosions at the Boston Marathon

Live Boston coverage: http://boston.cbslocal.com/live-video/
Radio listeners WJR 760 AM http://www.wjr.com/

Tax Day in Michigan

Michigan taxpayers take their anger out on Gov. Rick Snyder
http://www.freep.com/article/20130415/NEWS15/304150087/Michigan-taxpayer...
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But this year, Gov. Rick Snyder is getting much of the blowback as tax changes he pushed through the Legislature in early 2011 -- such as taxes on pension income and reductions in the Homestead Property Tax Credit -- are affecting Michigan tax returns for the first time.

Cyprus - A wake-up call: Rethinking money

Freducation

"Accidental Racist"
To the man that waited on me at the Starbucks down on Main, I hope you understand

The U.S. Continues to Be One of the Least Taxed of the Developed Countries

The U.S. Continues to Be One of the Least Taxed of the Developed Countries
http://ctj.org/ctjreports/2013/04/the_us_continues_to_be_one_of_the_leas...
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The U.S. was the third least taxed country in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in 2010, the most recent year for which OECD has complete data.

State-Wrecked: The Corruption of Capitalism in America

State-Wrecked: The Corruption of Capitalism in America
The New York Times
By DAVID A. STOCKMAN
Published: March 30, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/31/opinion/sunday/sundown-in-america.html...

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Clear Channel's Death Spiral Continues with $200 Million Settlement. Could Limbaugh be Next?

Clear Channel's Death Spiral Continues with $200 Million Settlement. Could Limbaugh be Next?
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/04/04/1199112/-Clear-Channel-s-Death-...
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Ever since hate radio golden boy Rush Limbaugh's disgusting attacks on Sandra Fluke a year ago, karma has been a real bitch for Clear Channel--who stood by their man.
Clear Channel's radio revenue has been decimated by the StopRush movement through the efforts of activist groups like Flush Rush Facebook.

Then this:

Lanny Breuer Cashes in After Not Prosecuting Wall Street Execs, Will Receive Approximate Salary of 4 Million Dollars

Lanny Breuer Cashes in After Not Prosecuting Wall Street Execs, Will Receive Approximate Salary of 4 Million Dollars
http://truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/item/17885-lanny-breuer-cashes...
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Fascism American Style

The Nation:The Right Leans In
http://www.thenation.com/article/173528/right-leans?page=full

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The Truth about America

1.6 Billion Rounds Of Ammo For Homeland Security? It's Time For A National Conversation

Forbes
3/11/2013
1.6 Billion Rounds Of Ammo For Homeland Security? It's Time For A National Conversation
http://www.forbes.com/sites/ralphbenko/2013/03/11/1-6-billion-rounds-of-...
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Ohio's "Workplace Freedom" is Right-to-work-for-less

http://protectohiosmiddleclass.org/

Ohio “Right to Work” backers find funding, begin hiring signature gatherers

10th Anniversary of the Iraq War: The Last Letter

The Last Letter
http://www.truthdig.com/dig/item/the_last_letter_20130318/
A Message to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney From a Dying Veteran

To: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney
From: Tomas Young

Fox News footage flawed: Provocateur Steve Crowder RTW Assault Charges Dropped.

Fox News footage flawed: No protest fight charges planned
http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20130318/NEWS01/303180033/Fox...
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LANSING — Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III said he won’t file criminal charges after reviewing unedited video showing events that led to a Fox News contributor being punched during December’s right-to-work demonstrations.

Then we have this:

Prosecutor: No Charges In Fox News Contributor Incident At Right-To-Work Protest

Scott Proudy: The Man Behind Romney's 47% Video

Opal Covey has switched her political affiliation from independent to Republican

Toledo Blade
March 13, 2013
Libertarian Konwinski plans to run for mayor
Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/Politics/2013/03/13/Libertarian-Konwinski-pla...
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John Schulte, president-elect of the West Toledo Republican Club, said Ms. Covey spoke to about a dozen people. He said two people gave her donations for her campaign, but that the club does not make endorsements.

Gotcha Journalism!

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Citigroup hasn’t paid taxes in 4 years, got $2.5 trillion from feds

Citigroup hasn’t paid taxes in 4 years, got $2.5 trillion from feds
http://americablog.com/2013/02/citigroup-taxes-jack-lew.html
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US May Have Wasted $8 Billion out of $60 Billion Spent in Effort to Rebuild Iraq

US May Have Wasted $8 Billion in Effort to Rebuild Iraq
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/03/us-may-have-wasted-8-billio...
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Almost 10 years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, an accounting of the $60 billion the U.S. spent to help rebuild the country has determined that at least $8 billion of it may have been wasted, a figure equal to 15 percent of the funds the U.S. dedicated to the effort.

Disgraced Ex-Congressman Attacks John Boehner in New Book

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