Monthly Archives: July 2011

Platinum coins

“Sovereign governments such as the United States can print new money. However, there’s a statutory limit to the amount of paper currency that can be in circulation at any one time. Ironically, there’s no similar limit on the amount of … Continue reading

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Feinstein: Repeal Discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 20, 2011  Feinstein: Repeal Discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act  ‘However long it takes, we will achieve it’ Washington–Legislation authored by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to repeal the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was the … Continue reading

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S.598, The Respect for Marriage Act: Assessing the Impact of DOMA on American Families

Senate Judiciary Committee Full Committee DATE: July 20, 2011 TIME: 10:00 AM ROOM: Hart 216    OFFICIAL HEARING NOTICE / WITNESS LIST: July 18, 2011 NOTICE OF COMMITTEE HEARING LOCATION CHANGE The hearing entitled “S.598, The Respect for Marriage Act: … Continue reading

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U.S. House of Representatives Votes to Gut Clean Water Act

“Sierra Club Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. House of Representatives Votes to Gut Clean Water Act Washington, DC — In a 239 to 184 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives today voted for legislation that threatens the safety of … Continue reading

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Scam to Slash Social Security and Raise Taxes on Working Families

“We’ve already warned you about threats to Medicare and Medicaid in Washington.  Now, there’s talk of putting another nail in the coffin of America’s struggling middle class with massive cuts in Social Security benefits and higher taxes for working families.  … Continue reading

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Feds expand gun sales reporting requirements in four border states

“The federal government said Monday it is proceeding with a plan to require gun dealers in four Southwest border states — California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas — to report the sales of high-power rifles under certain conditions in an … Continue reading

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