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By Scott Thill, AlterNet

Thanks to our morally bankrupt political system and the Supreme Court's ruling on Citizens United, the fracking lobby's power of the purse is huge.Read more »

Patt Morrison - Los Angeles Times.

Op-Ed The political economist discusses wealth, poverty and what our future economy will look like.Read more »

By PAUL KRUGMAN - New York Times.

It’s time to start calling the current situation what it is: a depression. True, it’s not a full replay of the Great Depression, but that’s cold comfort. Unemployment in both America and Europe remains disastrously high. Leaders and institutions are increasingly discredited. And democratic values are under siege. Read more »

By Robert Redford - The Huffington Post.

This week the GOP leadership, once again, has sided with Big Oil against the will of the American people. They are trying to circumvent President Obama's decision to further investigate the impacts of the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. GOP leadership is instead advocating for granting the permit now, or else they will hold up important legislation meant to benefit real people's real lives.

They want you to believe it's about jobs, but that's not what the facts bear out. Just take a look.Read more »

By Tana Ganeva, AlterNet

Occupiers rallied with homeowners facing foreclosure or eviction, interrupted housing auctions, protested at banks, and took over vacant properties to move homeless families in.

On Tuesday occupiers all over the country took part in a day of action to do what politicians and the courts have repeatedly failed to: hold banks accountable for creating the housing crisis and then making it massively worse by rushing through millions of shady and illegal foreclosures.Read more »

By George Lakoff, AlterNet

Progressives had some fun last week with Frank Luntz, who told the Republican Governors' Association that he was scared to death of the Occupy movement and recommended language to combat what the movement had achieved. But the progressive critics mostly just laughed, said his language wouldn't work, and assumed that if Luntz was scared, everything was hunky-dory. Just keep on saying the words Luntz doesn't like: capitalism, tax the rich, etc.

It's a trap.Read more »

The Obama We Elected…

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/president-obamas-economic-speech-...

The Washington Post.

Good afternoon. I want to start by thanking a few of the folks who’ve joined us today. We’ve got the mayor of Osawatomie, Phil Dudley; your superintendent, Gary French; the principal of Osawatomie High, Doug Chisam. And I’ve brought your former governor, who’s now doing an outstanding job as our Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius. Read more »

By ThinkProgress War Room

A Truly American Idea: An Economy That Works For Everyone.

“I hold that while man exists it is his duty to improve not only his own condition, but to assist in ameliorating mankind.”Read more »

By GAIL COLLINS - New York Times.

You may have noticed that Congress is unpopular.

Really, really unpopular, actually. Only 9 percent of Americans approve of the way Congress has been doing its job, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll. And you do sort of wonder about that 9 percent. Do you think they misheard and thought they were being asked, “Do you approve of Christmas?” Read more »

By Alex Seitz-Wald - ThinkProgress.org

Republican John Danforth, who served as a senator from Missouri for nearly 20 years and later as George W. Bush’s ambassador the United Nations, is not happy with the slate of Republican presidential candidates. “I’ve been watching some of these Republican debates and they’re just terrible. Terrible,” he told KTRS in St. Louis yesterday. “It’s embarrassing for me as a Republican to watch this stuff,” he added, calling out audiences for applauding the candidates’ morbid boastings. Via Fired Up Missouri:Read more »

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She had everything, beauty, a magnificent voice.  How sad her gifts could not bring her the same happiness they brought us.

Dozens and dozens of Paramount Pictures stars from the past gathered on the famous lot today for a once in a lifetime group photograph. The occasion was the 100th anniversary of the studio. Stars from The Godfather–like Robert DeNiro, James Caan, and Al Pacino, as well as director Francis Ford Coppola–were joined by famous types like Barbra Streisand, Shirley Maclaine, director Peter Bogdanovich, Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman, plus Martin Scorsese, Gore Verbinski, Tom Cruise, and Charlize Theron.Read more »

From today, Barbra will be joining 11 other celebrities who are competing to win a $25,000 prize for their chosen charity. In Barbra's case –the beneficiary of the contest is the Women’s Heart Center at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Last October, Barbra launched an online fundraising campaign to raise $5 million to benefit The Barbra Streisand Women’s Cardiovascular Research and Education Program. Fans were invited to donate online using ‘Crowdrise’ – a fun website which incorporates fundraising with social networking, crowdsourcing and contests. Read more »

On Thursday night, in a rare performance, Barbra took to the stage to lend her voice at the “Friends of the Israel Defense Forces” Gala at The Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

Barbra’s set included four songs.Read more »

If you want to make a donation to support the work of the Women’s Heart Center at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, please visit: www.crowdrise.com/barbrastreisand

We would like to congratulate Barbra for receiving two Grammy Nominations for her most recent studio album "What Matters Most - Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics Of Alan And Marilyn Bergman". Read more »

DIRECTOR OF WOMEN’S HEART CENTER AT THE CEDARS-SINAI HEART INSTITUTE AT TEDXWOMEN CONFERENCE.

Barbra Streisand to introduce presentation by MD pioneering discoveries about gender differences in heart disease.Read more »

"She was one of a kind, acerbically funny, witty, brash, tough but cuddly, a powerful woman in a man's world." - Barbra Streisand.

Meet Barbra Streisand at the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governor's Gala on November 8, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA. You'll also enjoy two nights' hotel accommodation and a dinner for two during your stay.

The legendary Barbra Streisand will be honored at the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governor's Gala as she receives this year's Humanitarian Award. Attend the gala with a guest and enjoy cocktails, dinner, an auction, and entertainment. Seth Rogen will be the event's host and the evening will feature a performance by Marvin Hamlisch.Read more »

Barbra will be on the cover of Elle Magazine’s new “Women in Hollywood 2011” edition. You can pick up your copy on newsstands beginning October 17th. A must have for every Barbra fan’s home library.

Barbra will be honored with the L'Oréal Paris Legend Award at the 18th Annual Elle Women in Hollywood Celebration on October 17th. Other honorees include actresses Jennifer Aniston, Frieda Pinto and Evan Rachel Wood, as well as DreamWorks CEO Stacey Snider. Emerging actress Elizabeth Olsen will receive the Calvin Klein Collection Emerging Star Spotlight Award.

Barbra will be featured on the cover of November's Elle magazine, on newsstands October 17th.

Next month, on November 8th, Barbra will receive the Humanitarian Award at the 2011 Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Gala in LA.Read more »

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