Archive for July 20th, 2010

BP Oil Poisons the Gulf of Mexico’s Food Chain

By Dahr Jamail*

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Update -At 2:15 ET Carte Goodwin was sworn in as an appointed member of the Senate. Shortly thereafter the Senate resumed consideration of, and approved  H. R 4213, entitled the “American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act of 2010”. The document downloads under “Text of Legislation” HERE, as 412 pages. There appear to be attendant amendments that I am still reading through. However, you can read them for yourself by following the links on the above mentioned page.

I’ll Have more in a bit. The bill goes back to the House this week, but is expected to pass:

Unemployment Filibuster Broken

Months-Long Unemployment Standoff Ends With Vote By New West Virginia Senator


July 20, 2010

Boosted by the swearing-in of new West Virginia Sen. Carte Goodwin, the Senate today voted to restore and extend jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, ending a lengthy stalemate.


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