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5,250 Gallons Of Oil Spills Into South Platte River
"The South Platte River, which you just mentioned, goes all the way out to Nebraska and goes all the way out and filters into the Ogallala Aquifer which serves much of the middle of the country.” Read more...
Profitable American companies paid just 12.6 percent of their profits in federal income taxes in 2010 -- well below the 35 percent federal corporate income tax rate, according to a new study by the Government Accountability Office. Read more...
Once again, the banks are given a pass for their criminal behavior, while homeowners are given the shaft. Tuesday, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Reserve announced the beginning of payments for some of those people whose homes were wrongfully taken from them and the settlements are, as Chris Hayes put it, "cartoonishly small." Read more...
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse: "Mr. President, it is time for Congress to wake up to its duties, and to get to work." Read more...
A federal judge has refused to throw out a request from James O’Keefe, who infamously and secretly filmed an ACORN worker while pretending to be a pimp. The selectively-edited video, typical of O’Keefe’s punk hackery, ultimately led to the defunding of ACORN by Congress and its subsequent bankruptcy. Read more...

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The long partisan battle last summer over whether to raise the debt ceiling increased the Treasury’s borrowing costs by about $1.3 billion in fiscal year 2011, and the bill is expected to climb, according to the Government Accountability Read more...
The Rachel Maddow Show, from September 2009 The GAO just released their finding that there was no reason for the congressional abolition of ACORN. Better late than never, I suppose. Thanks to the Democratic leadership for sticking it to an Read more...