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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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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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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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March 14, 2012, 10:03am

LOS ANGELES, CA, March 13, 2012—Producers Barbra Streisand and Joel Silver have set Academy Award®-winning writer Julian Fellowes to pen the screenplay adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents’ Tony Award winning musical, Gypsy, which Ms. Streisand and Mr. Silver are currently developing for Universal Pictures. Ms. Streisand will portray “Momma Rose” in the new version, her first musical film since Yentl in which the Oscar®-winning actress and iconic singer starred, produced, co-wrote and directed in 1983.

Fellowes won the … Read more »

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February 27, 2012, 10:02am

Los Angeles, CA (February 22, 2012) – Enjoying a working relationship that has spanned nearly half a century, it was announced that Ms. Streisand is extending her recording contract with Columbia Records. Beginning with “The Barbra Streisand Album” in 1963 through the most recent, her 2012 Grammy nominated “What Matters Most”, Barbra Streisand sings the lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman.” Columbia and Barbra have enjoyed arguably the most successful consecutive collaboration in the history of recorded music, which includes … Read more »

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February 13, 2012, 10:02am

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

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February 06, 2012, 12:02pm

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http://www.barbrastreisand.com/us/statement/where-fourth-estate-when-you-need-them… Read more »

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January 18, 2012, 10:01am

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 … Read more »

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December 19, 2011, 10:12am

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 … Read more »

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December 12, 2011, 10:12am

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.

•“The Windmills of your Mind” From Grammy-nominated album What Matters Most (available now at Amazon.com and iTunes)
•“People”
•“The Way We Were”
•“Avinu Malkeinu” – which Barbra recorded originally in 1997 on her triple-platinum album, “Higher Ground.” Translated into English, Read more »

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December 06, 2011, 10:12am

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”.

Barbra’s album received nominations in the “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album” and “Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)” categories.

The 54th Grammy Awards will be held on February 12, 2012 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.… Read more »

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December 06, 2011, 10:12am

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.

C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, will address thousands of women attending more than 100 TEDxWomen events around the world during the TEDWomen conference on Thursday, Dec. 1. Barbra Streisand — the legendary actress, singer and women’s advocate — is scheduled to introduce Bairey Merz, director of the Women’s Heart Center at the … Read more »

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December 06, 2011, 10:12am

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 Read more »

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