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May 14, 2012, 10:05am

In a new book, End This Depression Now!, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman says the current economic problems can be fixed both more easily and more quickly than anyone imagines. But politicians’ desire to slash spending is deeply destructive, and he details why austerity is so appealing even to Very Serious People – and why it’s such a bad idea.

In the scary months that followed the fall of Lehman Brothers, just about all major governments agreed that the sudden … Read more »

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May 08, 2012, 10:05am

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http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/04/29/myth-of-decline-u-s-is-stronger-and-faster-than-anywhere-else.html… Read more »

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May 07, 2012, 10:05am

By David Schwartz, Reuters

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Friday signed into law a bill banning abortion providers like Planned Parenthood from receiving money through the state, her office said in a statement.

The Republican-backed Whole Woman’s Health Funding Priority Act cuts off funding for family planning and health services delivered by Planned Parenthood clinics and other organizations offering abortions.

“By signing this measure into law I stand with the majority of Americans who oppose the use of taxpayer funds … Read more »

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May 07, 2012, 10:05am

By Brad Jacobson, AlterNet

More than a year after the triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, the Japanese government, Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) present similar assurances of the site’s current state: challenges remain but everything is under control. The worst is over.

But nuclear waste experts say the Japanese are literally playing with fire in the way nuclear spent fuel continues to be stored onsite, especially in reactor 4, which … Read more »

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May 07, 2012, 10:05am

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http://www.nationofchange.org/stall-has-arrived-1336224494… Read more »

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May 02, 2012, 10:05am

By Bernie Sanders, Reader Supported News

The history of American democracy, to say the least, has been checkered. Our nation was founded at a time when people of African descent were held in bondage. After slavery was abolished, they were forced to endure legal discrimination for another 100 years.

When our country was formed, women were not just second-class citizens. They were third- or fourth-class citizens. Women couldn’t vote or play a significant role in the political life of the … Read more »

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May 01, 2012, 10:05am

By Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein, Published: April 27

Rep. Allen West, a Florida Republican, was recently captured on video asserting that there are “78 to 81” Democrats in Congress who are members of the Communist Party. Of course, it’s not unusual for some renegade lawmaker from either side of the aisle to say something outrageous. What made West’s comment — right out of the McCarthyite playbook of the 1950s — so striking was the almost complete lack … Read more »

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April 24, 2012, 10:04am

By Anthony Gucciardi, NaturalSociety


A bumblebee flies around the blossoms on an azalea. (photo: AP)

Monsanto, the massive biotechnology company being blamed for contributing to the dwindling bee population, has bought up one of the leading bee collapse research organizations. Recently banned from Poland with one of the primary reasons being that the company’s genetically modified corn may be devastating the dying bee population, it is evident that Monsanto is under serious fire for their role in the downfall of … Read more »

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April 24, 2012, 10:04am

By Frank Rich.

The old, white, rich men who are buying this election.

http://readersupportednews.org/off-site-opinion-section/72-72/11085-sugar-daddies… Read more »

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April 18, 2012, 10:04am

By Jonathan Weisman, The New York Times

Senate Republicans on Monday blocked a move to open debate on the so-called Buffett Rule, ensuring that a measure pressed for months by President Obama and Senate Democrats to ensure that the superrich pay a tax rate of at least 30 percent will not come to a decisive vote.

But the fierce debate preceding the 51-45 vote – the Democrats were nine votes short of the 60 they needed – set off a … Read more »

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October 08, 2009, 12:10pm

BARBRA #1

STREISAND IS THE FIRST ARTIST WITH #1 ALBUMS IN 5 CONSECUTIVE DECADES

TIES THE BEATLES FOR 3RD PLACE FOR TOP 10 ALBUM FIRST WEEK SALES

Barbra Streisand’s album Love is the Answer debuts #1 on the US charts by selling 180,415 for the week of September 29th. She has increased her prior record of length of time between her first #1 album (People, 1964) and her most recent.

This unprecedented success ties her with the Beatles for 3rd … Read more »

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October 07, 2009, 11:10am

NEW YORK, NY September 30, 2009 —Barbra Streisand released her latest album last week. It’s called “Barbra: Love Is The Answer” and includes 13 jazz standards. But when you already have 62 albums in your repertoire, what could you possibly do to create a buzz? Streisand decided to go back to her roots to where it all began. Last weekend she performed for some lucky lottery-winning fans at the Village Vanguard, a small jazz club in the West Village. That’s … Read more »

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October 07, 2009, 11:10am

Paul Gambaccini speaks to Barbra Streisand the award-winning singer, actress and director, as she releases her new album ‘Love Is The Answer’.

The interview is interwoven with recordings from Streisand’s back catalogue, as she reflects on past achievements and talks about the process of recording a double album with Diana Krall’s jazz quartet and the orchestral arranger Johnny Mandel.

Click here to listen: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00n7mwk… Read more »

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October 07, 2009, 11:10am

Haven’t had a chance to watch videos from Saturday night’s performance at The Village Vanguard? Now’s your chance!

You can now watch these great performances from ‘The Girl Singer’, as she was introduced on Saturday evening. Click: http://www.barbrastreisand.com/us/village-vanguard-2009

Barbra hasn’t performed at The Village Vanguard since 1961, when she auditioned for Miles Davis. 48 years later, she got the job!… Read more »

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September 30, 2009, 1:09am

By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY (AP)

NEW YORK — When Barbra Streisand was a 19-year-old ingenue, she never had a problem performing in front of small crowds — it was her livelihood. The Brooklyn girl could only get gigs in clubs that sat a few dozen people.

As she got more famous she abandoned tiny clubs for grand stages. After a while, it got to the point where she couldn’t perform for a small crowd, even if was an intimate gathering … Read more »

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September 25, 2009, 5:09am

‘Bill’ Ross, who worked on Barbra’s Los Angeles and New York Timeless Concerts in 2000, and more recently during the 2006 US/Canada Tour and 2007 Europe Tour, was awarded the Creative Emmy Award today for ‘Outstanding Music Direction’, for his work on the 2006 Concert which aired on CBS earlier this year.

Congratulations Bill!… Read more »

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September 25, 2009, 5:09am

We will be streaming the concert online, the following week!

More coming soon.… Read more »

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September 25, 2009, 5:09am
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September 25, 2009, 5:09am

FRIDAY NIGHT WITH STREISAND & ROSS

JONATHAN ROSS SECURES SENSATIONAL WORLD EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH BARBRA STREISAND

One of the biggest and best-loved superstars in the world, BARBRA STREISAND, has today confirmed a world exclusive appearance with JONATHAN ROSS.

In her first live British TV interview this century, she will be in the UK for a unique edition of Jonathan’s Friday night talk show, Friday Night With Streisand & Ross, entirely devoted to a celebration of her legendary life as a … Read more »

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September 25, 2009, 5:09am

Barbra Streisand will be gracing the cover of PARADE Magazine this weekend.

Her complete interview, photos and more can be found on Parade.comRead more »

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