"Junk Food Linked With Increased Depression Risk" →
A new study in the journal Public Health Nutrition shows that regularly eating commercial baked goods — including doughnuts and croissants — as well as fast food — pizza, hamburgers and hot dogs — is linked with an increased depression risk. Researchers from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the University of Granada found that the people who regularly eat...
topherchris: I just don’t know what he was trying to say here.
Henry: Why did the President vote for the energy bill in 2005 as a Senator that had over $2 billion in tax breaks for the oil industry? They were making a lot of money then too.
Carney: What I can tell you Ed is that the oil and gas companies in this country are making record profits, now, in 2012. The price at the pump is very high and that is plenty of incentive for these companies to continue drill, to continue to explore, to continue to develop energy sources here in the United States and abroad. There is no reason for the American taxpayer to subsidize that activity.
Henry: So why’d he vote for it?
Carney: I haven’t examined the vote, or what the prices were at the time, or the whole bill it was attached to. What I know and what the President knows is that this year, 2012, when we are seeing high prices at the pump, high prices in the international oil markets and high profits for the oil and gas companies, there is no reason to continue these kinds of subsidies. Take that argument to the people, I don’t think they’ll go along with it.
Miss Universe disqualifies transgender finalist →
Vancouver resident Jenna Talackova made blog headlines last Tuesday when it was discovered that the 6-1 tall blond, who had been named among 65 Miss Universe Canada contenders, had undergone sexual reassignment surgery. Her inclusion was applauded by many online but drew scorn from some who argued beauty pageants should be for “naturally born” women only — language widely...
Gingrich begins charging $50 for pics at events →
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NY TIMES EDITORIAL: "The Supreme Court’s 5-to-4... →
Police officers are trained to de-escalate highly charged encounters with...– An excerpt from a former Miami police chief’s NYT op-ed, calling for the repeal of Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. Today’s must read. (via think-progress)
For more than a decade, George Zimmerman dreamed of a life in law enforcement —...– The New York Post, “Trayvon’s Killer a Cop Wannabe on Paranoid Patrol” (via inothernews)
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An Iraqi immigrant and mother of five died Saturday of injuries from a severe...– El Cajon woman dies after beating earlier in week | UTSanDiego.com
Is the president suggesting that if it had been a white who had been shot, that...– Gingrich Calls Obama Comments on Trayvon Martin Shooting ‘Disgraceful’
Fox's Geraldo River: “I think the hoodie is as... →
Minnesota Electricity Could Be 100% Renewable,... →
A new report released by the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research shows that Minnesota can meet 100% of its electricity needs with in-state wind and solar power, and (with ample energy efficiency investments) at a comparable cost to its existing electricity supply. The renewable energy mix would include approximately 13,000 megawatts of wind power and 4,600 megawatts of distributed...
Arizona Lawmaker: Women Should 'Watch An Abortion... →
The Arizona legislature is considering at least two separate bills that would significantly limit women’s access to abortion by banning the procedure after 20 weeks of gestation and strip funding to Planned Parenthood. But those restrictions don’t go far enough for conservative lawmaker Rep. Terri Proud (R) who told a constituent in an email that women should be required to “watch an abortion...
Ryan would cut $770 billion over 10 years from Medicaid and other health...– Paul Ryan’s budget hurts the poor - The Washington Post
Nearly three weeks after an unarmed teenager was killed in a small city north of...– The New York Times, “Justice Department Investigation Is Sought In Florida Teenager’s Shooting Death.” Jesus fucking Christ. (via inothernews)
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Lobbyists Call On Barack Obama To Tone Down... →
The American League of Lobbyists is calling on President Barack Obama to tone down his criticism of lobbyists. In a letter addressed to “The Honorable Barak H. Obama” [sic], the group’s president, Howard Marlowe, said Monday that Obama’s statements are encouraging lobbyists to deregister themselves. “For some time, the American League of Lobbyists (ALL) has been...