" The new chair of the House of Representatives science committee has drafted a bill that, in effect, would replace peer review at the National Science Foundation (NSF) with a set of funding criteria chosen by Congress. For good measure, it would also set in motion a process to determine whether the same criteria should be adopted by every other federal science agency."* Rep. Lamar Smith - who supported SOPA and blamed gun violence on video games- is continuing the war on science by attempting to remove scientific peer review guidelines and replace it with one determined by Congress...politicizing science. Is this an effort to de-fund science and fund their own corporate propaganda? Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break it down. *Read more from Science Magazine: http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2013/04/us-lawmaker-proposes-new-criteri-1.html Support The Young Turks by Subscribing http://www.youtube.com/user/theyoungturks Like Us on Facebook: Follow Us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/theyoungturks Support TYT for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=theyoungturks-20 Buy TYT Merch: http://theyoungturks.spreadshirt.com/ Support The Young Turks by becoming a member of TYT Nation at http://www.tytnetwork.com. Your membership supports the day to day operations and is vital for our continued success and growth. In exchange, we provided members only bonuses! We tape a special Post Game show Mon-Thurs and you get access to the entire live show at your convenience in video, audio and podcast formats.
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Donald Trump's federal budget plan proposes large funding cuts with largely negative consequences. John Oliver examines the troubling priorities of the new administration. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: http://www.hbo.com/lastweektonight
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Donald Trump has turned the Environmental Protection Agency into a climate change-denying warehouse at this point. Not only will the agency not be using the term “Climate change” in any official documents, but they have now decided to stop granting financial awards to scientists and organizations that wish to study the climate. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this. Link – https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/09/05/putting-politics-science-trumps-epa-restricting-grants-climate-research Ring of Fire needs your help! Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! To say that Donald Trump's Environmental Protection Agency has been hostile towards the environment would be a very gross understatement, but what they have decided to do recently puts them really at odds with the actual thing that they're supposed to be protecting, which is the environment. Donald Trump's EPA has decided that they're going to stop issuing grants to organizations or individuals or universities that want to study the climate. They want to study climate change. They want to conduct climate research, and the Scott Pruitt led EPA is now telling them, "Guess what? We're taking back your funding and we're not going to issue any new grants to you to study all of the horrible things that are happening in the environment." So far, $2 million worth of grants that were supposed to go to public universities and nonprofit organizations have been rescinded by the Environmental Protection Agency because those grants were going to be used to study the effects of climate change. I need to reiterate this fact right now, folks. Hurricane Harvey happened less than two weeks ago in the state of Texas. It intensified very rapidly, and scientists are telling us that that rapid intensification was due to climate change. The West, western part of the United States is on fire, sending [inaudible 00:01:28] of smoke as far as east as New York and Kentucky. Hurricane Irma is about to make landfall in the state of Florida as one of the most destructive storms in the history of the United States. So yeah, let's stop funding research into climate change, which is directly responsible for each one of those three catastrophes that we have had in the span of two weeks. We as a country have made a lot of advances in the field of sciences. We have studied a lot of things. We've invented cures for things. We've invented vehicles and airplanes and all kinds of great things, and we did it because we had a federal government that allowed us to do those things. We have a federal government that is at the forefront of funding of medical research in the world, and yet we still pay higher prescription drug prices than any other country on this planet. We have a federal government that subsidize renewable energy, but they subsidize fossil fuels even more so that those things could stay alive and try to snuff out renewable energy. Our federal government at this point, instead of advancing us forward in the field of science, they're taking us backwards. They're literally taking money away from organizations that want to study the way the world is working now because they don't want to know. That's what's at the heart of this. The Trump administration doesn't want to know. They don't want to see the truth. They don't want to accept the truth, and they don't want anybody else out there to know it either because a dumb down American public is more likely to vote Republican than a public that understands the catastrophic threat that climate change poses to this country, and that's what the EPA's trying to do here. They want to keep burying their heads in their sands, not even realizing that the tide is starting to come up and cover those holes of their heads. We don't have a whole lot of time left to study climate change, folks. We are seeing the effects of it today. We saw them yesterday. We saw them two weeks ago. We're about to see them again in a very big way in a few days. How many more disasters, how many more catastrophes, how many more deaths do we have to suffer before the Trump administration and the entire Republican Party understands that climate change is not a partisan issue? It doesn't stop happening because we have a climate change denier in the White House. Climate change is coming regardless of who's in power, regardless of how much money corporations give to politicians, regardless of the banter and the bickering. It's happening and it's time for the Trump administration to admit that, so that we can move forward and jump back to the front lines of the scientific research that's going to be absolutely necessary to help fend off the pending catastrophes.
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For all its many failings, Congress is doing one thing right: It’s repeatedly ignoring President Trump’s requests to drastically cut federal science funding to historic lows, at least for the most part. Although it’ll take until later this year for the spending bill to be passed or rejected by the House, it has given its approval – as per a vote – for the 2018 federal budget, which takes effect on October 1 of this year. Instead of slashing science funding, it once again boosts it. The vote, 211-to-198, rejects Trump’s proposal that basic scientific research across the government should be cut by 16.7 percent, reducing the total to $28.9 billion. In fact, lawmakers voted for an increase in research by 2.6 percent, raising it to $35.6 billion. Much of this increase will go towards health and “defense” funding, and climate change research funding remains, give or take, the same as this year’s. It’s far from ideal, and the vote brings with it several grim decisions. For example, the government is not allowed to send money to the Green Climate Fund at any point, the Paris agreement-linked initiative that asks wealthier nations to help financially support poorer countries transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, and to build climate change defenses. At the same time, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the largest supplier of federal science grants to researchers, is seeing its budget cut by around 2 percent. This is the sort of behavior that will see China usurp America as the world leader in science by 2019. Either way, the Senate is working on their own spending bill, and the House and Senate – thanks to an extension of the 2017 budget – have until December 8 to agree on the final, “combined” bill. If not, the government will shut down. Still, if the 2017 federal science budget is anything to go by, and this important vote, science funding will be largely protected from Trump’s draconian cuts. This battle has been playing out ever since Trump sat in the Oval Office. The first round was fired back in March, when the White House produced its budget blueprint for the upcoming 2017 fiscal year. At the expense of a boost in military spending, it proposed to cut huge amounts from the Environmental Protection Agency (30 percent), the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (around 30 percent), Health and Human Services (23 percent), Education (14 percent), the United States Geological Survey (10 percent), and even NASA (by 1 percent). The programs that were most threatened were those that dealt with the Earth Sciences, especially if they had any links to climate change research. Budgets are initially voted on by the House, which is currently controlled by the Republicans. Whether it’s because they’re climate change deniers, lobbied by industry, or because they want to “shrink” the government in the way traditional conservatives pine for, you’d perhaps expect them to fall in line with the President on this budget – but as the recent Obamacare “repeal and replace” effort shows, this isn’t always the case. Enough Republicans back then recognized that cutting science funding across the board is a terrible idea, one that would actively endanger the wellbeing of the American public in many cases. Working with Democrats, the bipartisan effort to shield federal science from Trump’s cuts proved to be successful. Only modest cuts were taken from certain scientific agencies (like the EPA), whereas plenty of others, including NASA, NOAA, and the NIH received not-insignificant funding boosts. The threat of the 2018 White House budget proposal – which was fairly unchanged from the 2017 one – still loomed large, but it looks like once again, the House has defied the President, if only just.
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We're a few Crunch Berries short, friends. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o There’s a new tax law in town. It passed without a single vote from Democrats in the House or the Senate, and it’s a huge windfall for the richest Americans, including President Donald Trump. But Republicans didn’t just want any new tax law, they wanted to reform the tax code. To give the richest Americans a big tax cut while still funding the government’s essential functions, like building roads and flying fighter jets, the GOP needed to find tax revenue somewhere else. To do that, they had to start taxing income that used to be tax-free, by closing loopholes and eliminating deductions. If all of that sounds boring and confusing, fear not. We’ve broken it down in this video. Just don’t blame us if it leaves you craving cereal.
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Trump Budget: Eliminates Federal Funding for PBS, NPR President Trump's newly proposed budget includes a proposal to end federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, part of a package that includes $300 billion in new spending overall. Corporation for Public Broadcasting provides federal funding for PBS and National Public Radio stations. The Budget proposes to eliminate Federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting over a two year period," according to the proposal. ... http://thehill.com/homenews/media/373434-trump-proposes-eliminating-federal-funding-for-pbs-npr ===================================================== KEEP THIS CHANNEL ALIVE Support this channel on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Headlines_With_A_Voice One-time support offerings may be sent to the following email address using PayPal: email@example.com NOTE: Alternate sites where you may access my daily narrated news are listed below. Thank you, Headlines With A Voice https://www.bitchute.com/channel/headlines-with-a-voice/ https://headlineswithavoice.com ===================================================== The narration of this article does not constitute an endorsement of its contents or point of view, by this channel. Our viewers and subscribers are encouraged to draw their own conclusions. FAIR USE NOTICE: This video may contain copyrighted material. Such material is made available for educational purposes only. This constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. section 106A-117 of the U.S. Copyright Law.
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Learn more at http://Represent.Us/TheProblem, and go to https://represent.us/TheSolution to see our plan and join the Anti-Corruption Movement. Click on "show more" to view our sources. 1. Gilens and Page, “Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens,” Perspective on Politics, 2014. http://scholar.princeton.edu/sites/default/files/mgilens/files/gilens_and_page_2014_-testing_theories_of_american_politics.doc.pdf 2. Washington Post, “Rich People Rule!” 2014. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/04/08/rich-people-rule/ 3. Washington Post, “Once again, U.S. has most expensive, least effective health care system in survey,” 2014. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2014/06/16/once-again-u-s-has-most-expensive-least-effective-health-care-system-in-survey/ 4. Forbes Opinion, “The tax code is a hopeless complex, economy-suffocating mess,” 2013. http://www.forbes.com/sites/billfrenzel/2013/04/04/the-tax-code-is-a-hopeless-complex-economy-suffocating-mess/ 5. CNN, “Americans pay more for slower Internet,” 2014. http://money.cnn.com/2014/10/31/technology/internet-speeds/ 6. The Hill, “Sanders requests DOD meeting over wasteful spending,” 2015. http://thehill.com/policy/finance/234578-sanders-requests-meeting-with-dod-chief-about-wasteful-spending 7. CBS News, “Wastebook 2014: Government’s questionable spending,” 2014. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/wastebook-2014-sen-coburn-highlights-questionable-wasteful-government-spending/ 8. The Heritage Foundation, Budget Book, 2015. http://www.heritage.org/issues/budget-and-spending/government-waste 9. The Atlantic, “American schools vs. the world: expensive, unequal, bad at math,” 2013. http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2013/12/american-schools-vs-the-world-expensive-unequal-bad-at-math/281983/ 10. CNN Opinion, “War on drugs a trillion-dollar failure,” 2012. http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/06/opinion/branson-end-war-on-drugs/ 11. Feeding America, Child Hunger Fact Sheet, 2014. http://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/impact-of-hunger/child-hunger/child-hunger-fact-sheet.html 12. New York Times, “Banks’ lobbyists help in drafting financial bills,” 2014. http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/05/23/banks-lobbyists-help-in-drafting-financial-bills/?_r=1 13. New York Times, “Wall Street seeks to tuck Dodd-Frank changes in budget bill,” 2014 http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/12/09/wall-street-seeks-to-tuck-dodd-frank-changes-in-budget-bill/ 14. Sunlight Foundation, “Fixed Fortunes: Biggest corporate political interests spend billions, get trillions,” 2014. http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2014/11/17/fixed-fortunes-biggest-corporate-political-interests-spend-billions-get-trillions/ 15. Sunlight Foundation, Fixed Fortunes database, 2015. http://influenceexplorer.com/fixed-fortunes/
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As a candidate, Donald Trump vowed to dismantle the EPA in “almost any form.” And the budget the White House unveiled Tuesday cuts EPA funding by a third. But what’s less known are recent moves that would give the industry more of a voice when it comes to reshaping its approach to scientific recommendations. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the changes.
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On March 26, 2014, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a hearing titled, "A Review of the President's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request for Science Agencies." The lone witness was Dr. John Holdren, Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President. Visit our web site at www.spaceksc.com. We're on Twitter at @SpaceKSCBlog.
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Check out Rand Paul's website here▼ http://www.paul.senate.gov/ Like Rand Paul on Facebook▼ http://www.facebook.com/RandPaul Follow Rand Paul on Twitter▼ http://twitter.com/RandPaul Follow Rand Paul on Instagram▼ http://instagram.com/drrandpaul/ A Short Bio on Rand Paul Senator Rand Paul, M.D. is one of the nation’s leading advocates for liberty. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010, Dr. Paul has proven to be an outspoken champion for constitutional liberties and fiscal responsibility. As a fierce advocate against government overreach, Rand has fought tirelessly to return government to its limited, constitutional scope. A devoted husband and father, Dr. Paul and his family live in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where Rand owned his own ophthalmology practice and performed eye surgery for 18 years. As a hard-working and dedicated physician--not a career politician--Rand Paul came to Washington to shake things up and to make a difference. Dr. Paul has been married for 24 years to Kelley Ashby Paul of Russellville, Kentucky, and together, they have three sons: William, 21; Duncan, 18; and Robert, 15. He regularly volunteered to coach teams for each of his three sons in Little League baseball, soccer, and basketball. Rand and Kelley are both devout Christians and are active in their local church. Rand is the third of five children born to Carol and Ron Paul. He grew up in Lake Jackson, Texas and attended Baylor University. He graduated from Duke Medical School in 1988. Dr. Paul completed a general surgery internship at Georgia Baptist Medical Center in Atlanta and completed his residency in ophthalmology at Duke University Medical Center. Upon completion of his training in 1993, Rand and Kelley moved to Bowling Green to start their family and begin his ophthalmology practice. In 1995, Rand founded the Southern Kentucky Lions Eye Clinic, an organization that provides eye exams and surgery to needy families and individuals. Rand is a former president and 17-year member of Lions Clubs International, which is dedicated to preserving sight by providing eyeglasses and surgery to the less fortunate around the world. In recognition of his outstanding and sustained efforts to provide vision care to Kentuckians in need, Lions Clubs International has awarded Rand many of its highest commendations. A large part of Rand's daily work as an ophthalmologist was dedicated to preserving the vision of our seniors. In 2002, The Twilight Wish Foundation recognized Rand for Outstanding Service and Commitment to Seniors. During his free time, Dr. Paul performs pro-bono eye surgeries for patients across Kentucky. Additionally, he provides free eye surgery to children from around the world through his participation in the Children of the Americas Program. Most recently, he traveled to Guatemala on a medical mission trip with the University of Utah's Moran Eye Center. During the week over 200 patients, many of them blind with cataracts had their vision restored by Dr. Paul. Dr. Paul's entrance into politics is indicative of his life’s work as a surgeon: a desire to diagnose problems and provide practical solutions, whether it be in Bowling Green, Kentucky or Washington, D.C. Randal Howard "Rand" Paul (born January 7, 1963) is an American physician and politician from Kentucky. In office since 2011, Paul currently serves in the United States Senate as a member of the Republican Party. He is also a trained ophthalmologist and is the middle son of former U.S. Representative and physician Ron Paul of Texas. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Paul attended Baylor University and is a graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine. Paul began practicing ophthalmology in 1993 in Bowling Green, Kentucky and established his own clinic in December 2007. Paul has been considered a supporter of the Tea Party movement, and a vocal critic of the Federal Reserve System. He has opposed NSA mass surveillance of Americans and supports reduced government spending and taxation. He describes himself as "100% pro-life" and has cosponsored legislation for the equal protection of the right to life from conception. Paul officially announced his candidacy for the 2016 U.S. presidential election on April 7, 2015.
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The Center for the National Interest’s Harry Kazianis discusses whether it was right for President Trump to sign the spending bill and how the bill will help the military. Kazianis also weighs in on how former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton will fare as Trump’s national security adviser.
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Join #FOWLERNATION!! http://bit.ly/14crV4D Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R), his party's nominee in this November's gubernatorial election, unveiled a 12-point education plan Tuesday. Among his proposals: Virginia should amend its constitution to allow public funding for religious education. If you liked this clip, share it with your friends and hit that "like" button! 1,500 Subscriber Behind The Scenes Reward Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT9x1PvQTBU Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes for free! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-richard-fowler-show/id510713880 @fowlershow @richardafowler http://www.facebook.com/richardfowlershow http://www.fowlershow.com Story: http://thinkprogress.org/education/2013/08/14/2465791/ken-cuccinelli-education-vouchers/
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Republicans claim that Democrats won't negotiate on cutting the Affordable Care Act and making other budget cuts, but do the facts support that claim? "The Senate-passed measure to keep the government operating represents an enormous compromise by progressives to avoid a damaging government shutdown. The Democrat-controlled Senate agreed to temporary funding levels that are far closer to the Republican-controlled House budget plan than they are to the Senate's own budget for fiscal year 2014. Moreover, this concession is only the latest of many such compromises over the past several years The Democrat-controlled Senate passed a continuing resolution, or CR—a temporary funding measure meant to keep the government operating—that would set the relevant funding levels at an annualized total of $986 billion. That's about $70 billion less than what the Senate endorsed as part of its comprehensive budget plan back in April. But that actually understates the extent of the compromise...".* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down. *Read more here from Michael Linden and Harry Stein / Center For American Progress: http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/budget/news/2013/09/30/76026/the-senate-continuing-resolution-is-already-a-compromise/ Download audio and video of the full two hour show on-demand + the members-only post game show by becoming a member at http://www.tytnetwork.com/member-options/. Your membership supports the day to day operations and is vital for our continued success and growth. Join The Young Turks Network mailing list http://www.tytnetwork.com/member-options/register-subscriber/ or Support The Young Turks by Subscribing http://www.youtube.com/user/theyoungturks Like Us on Facebook: Follow Us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/theyoungturks Support TYT for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=theyoungturks-20 Buy TYT Merch: http://theyoungturks.spreadshirt.com/
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https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/prevent-sequestration-budget-cuts-scientific-funding-agencies/1jGvdql9?utm_source=wh.gov&utm_medium=shorturl&utm_campaign=shorturl Prevent Sequestration Budget Cuts to Scientific Funding Agencies. This will go into effect March 1st as part of the across the board budget cuts and it will be devastating to scientific research. Support the people who work towards cures for cancer, aids and other important areas which help improve everyone's quality of life. Help send a message that science research is important to the American people and that we need to support it for future breakthroughs and discoveries. Please click the link below make an account and sign it! It literally takes 5 minutes- Thanks for your support. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/prevent-sequestration-budget-cuts-scientific-funding-agencies/1jGvdql9?utm_source=wh.gov&utm_medium=shorturl&utm_campaign=shorturl
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▶Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/steveshives ▶PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/SteveShives ▶Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/SteveShives ▶Twitter: https://twitter.com/steve_shives ▶Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thatguysteveshives Sources: "Senate GOP tax bill passes in major victory for Trump, Republicans" https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/johnson-to-back-senate-tax-bill-putting-gop-leaders-close-to-securing-passage/2017/12/01/0226ff98-d6a2-11e7-b62d-d9345ced896d_story.html "Why it’s such a big deal the Senate tax bill would add $1 trillion to debt" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/11/30/senate-gop-tax-plan-would-fall-1-trillion-short-of-trump-administrations-promises-congress-tax-analyst-says/ "Paul Ryan says Republicans to target welfare, Medicare, Medicaid spending in 2018" http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-republican-welfare-cuts-20171206-story.html "Brock Turner Is Trying to Get His Sexual Assault Convictions Overturned" http://time.com/5047213/brock-turner-rape-trial-appeal-conviction/ "Supreme Court lets full Trump travel ban take effect" http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/04/politics/supreme-court-travel-ban/index.html "Donald Trump retweets far-right group's anti-Muslim videos" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42166663 "President Trump stumps in support for Roy Moore" http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/president-trump-stumps-support-roy-moore/story?id=51670502 "Trump shrinks two huge national monuments in Utah, drawing praise and protests" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-scales-back-two-huge-national-monuments-in-utah-drawing-praise-and-protests/2017/12/04/758c85c6-d908-11e7-b1a8-62589434a581_story.html "Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital" http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/06/politics/president-donald-trump-jerusalem/index.html "Nearly Every Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Disagrees With Trump’s Jerusalem Decision" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/07/world/middleeast/israel-jerusalem-ambassadors-state-trump.html
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When you think of the Republican Party, what comes to mind? If you’re like many Americans, you may associate the GOP with racism, sexism, and general inequality. It’s a commonly pushed narrative by left-leaning media and academia, but as former Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science Carol Swain explains, the Republican Party was actually responsible for nearly every advancement for minorities and women in U.S. history—and remains the champion of equality to this day. Donate today to PragerU! http://l.prageru.com/2eB2p0h Have you taken the pledge for school choice? Click here! https://www.schoolchoicenow.com Get PragerU bonus content for free! https://www.prageru.com/bonus-content Download Pragerpedia on your iPhone or Android! Thousands of sources and facts at your fingertips. iPhone: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsnbG Android: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsS5e Join Prager United to get new swag every quarter, exclusive early access to our videos, and an annual TownHall phone call with Dennis Prager! http://l.prageru.com/2c9n6ys Join PragerU's text list to have these videos, free merchandise giveaways and breaking announcements sent directly to your phone! https://optin.mobiniti.com/prageru Do you shop on Amazon? Click https://smile.amazon.com and a percentage of every Amazon purchase will be donated to PragerU. Same great products. Same low price. Shopping made meaningful. VISIT PragerU! https://www.prageru.com FOLLOW us! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prageru Twitter: https://twitter.com/prageru Instagram: https://instagram.com/prageru/ PragerU is on Snapchat! JOIN PragerFORCE! For Students: http://l.prageru.com/2aozfkP JOIN our Educators Network! http://l.prageru.com/2aoz2y9 Script: Racist. Sexist. Republican. These words are virtually interchangeable—at least, according to most professors, journalists, and celebrities. So, are they right? Let’s take a look at history. The Republican Party was created in 1854. The first Republican Party platform, adopted at the party’s first national convention in 1856, promised to defeat, quote, “those twin relics of barbarism: polygamy and slavery.” Those “twin relics” were spreading into the western territories. Republicans feared that as those territories became states, polygamy and slavery might become permanent parts of American life. Polygamy—the marriage of one man to multiple women—devalued women and made them a kind of property. Slavery, of course, did the same to blacks. Literally. The Democrats were so opposed to the Republicans and their anti-slavery stance that in 1860, just six weeks after the election of the first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, South Carolina, a state dominated by Democrats, voted to secede from the union. The Civil War that followed was the bloodiest war in US history. It led to the passage, by Republicans, of the 13th Amendment, which freed the slaves; the 14th Amendment, which gave them citizenship; and the 15th Amendment; which gave them the vote. In 1870, the first black senator and the first black congressman were sworn in—both Republicans. In fact, every black representative in the House until 1935 was a Republican. And every black senator until 1979 was, too. For that matter, the first female member of Congress was a Republican; the first Hispanic governor and senator were Republicans. The first Asian senator? You get the idea. Republicans also kept their pledge to defend women’s rights. In 1862, the Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act was passed by the Republican-controlled Congress to put an end to polygamy. In 1920, after 52 years of Democratic Party opposition, the 19th Amendment was ratified thanks to the Republican Congress, which pressured Democratic President Woodrow Wilson to drop his opposition to women’s rights. In the final tally, only 59 percent of House Democrats and 41 percent of Senate Democrats supported women’s suffrage. That’s compared to 91 percent of House Republicans and 82 percent of Senate Republicans. There certainly was a “war on women”—and it was led by the Democratic Party. But while Republicans had won a major battle for women’s rights, the fight for blacks’ civil rights had a long way to go. In the 1920s, Republican President Calvin Coolidge declared that the rights of blacks are “just as sacred as those of any other citizen.” By contrast, when famed sprinter Jesse Owens, a staunch Republican, won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, he was snubbed by Democratic President Franklin Roosevelt. Roosevelt only invited white Olympians to the White House. Two decades later, it was a Republican President, Dwight Eisenhower, who sent the 101st Airborne Division to escort black students into Little Rock’s Central High when Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus—a Democrat—refused to honor a court order to integrate the state’s public schools. For the complete script, visit https://www.prageru.com/videos/inconvenient-truth-about-republican-party
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22 Billion in loans to the Nuclear Industry... 8 Billion in loans to the Coal industry... ... and 317 Million to the renewable energy. That puts Nuclear power over renewable energy by a factor of 70.
We talk to leaders after two articles saying House Republicans' road funding plan is bad. ◂ WXYZ 7 Action News is metro Detroit's leading source for breaking news, weather warnings, award-winning investigative reports, sports and entertainment. WXYZ 7 Action News is Detroit's breaking news and weather leader. Channel 7 - on-air, online at WXYZ.com and always Taking Action for You. For more download the WXYZ mobile app: iPhone: http://bit.ly/iOS-wxyz Android: http://bit.ly/wxyzplay
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Republicans in Washington are hoping that they can cut $1 billion from federal disaster relief programs in order to give Trump some of the funding he needs for his border wall. This is happening at a time when American citizens are drowning in flood waters from Hurricane Harvey – a natural disaster that will cost billions. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this. Link – https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/republicans-cut-disaster-relief-trump-wall-harvey-texas-storm-a7921201.html Ring of Fire needs your help! Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! In case you didn't know it, portions of Texas are still under several feet of water. As of Wednesday of this week, another Texas town was inundated with even more flooding. Houston is still flooded, other areas still experiencing torrential rainfall. The floods are actually expected to continue to increase even after the rainfall as rivers come over their banks, as levees potentially fail, the flooding is actually going to get worse even when the rain stops. In spite of all of that, Republicans in Washington DC have come up with a brilliant plan to address this national disaster. They want to cut 1 billion dollars, or close to 1 billion dollars, from FEMA'S budget in order to give that money to Donald Trump to pay for his border wall. So at a time when we're experiencing one of the worst natural disasters, one of the biggest humanitarian crises in the United States, the Republicans actually want to cut the funding for the agencies that respond to these disasters and help to rebuild. That's the Republicans' plan. Now I know we've talked about Donald Trump's heartless and lack of empathy in his response to the victims of Hurricane Harvey, but this Republican proposal here is downright mean. It's not just a lack of empathy. It's an attempt to further punish victims because that's what the Republican party does best. Oh your home got flooded because of a hurricane? Well it's either one because you were some kind of sinner and God was punishing you, or two it's because you are too stupid to get yourself out of there and we're not going to pay for that. If you're raped, it's probably your fault too according to the Republicans. If you're poor, that's your fault because you're just lazy. If you're hungry, it's your fault because you don't have a good enough job. Everything in the eyes of a Republican is somebody else's fault. It's not the fault of the system they created. Hurricane Harvey certainly isn't the fault of the fact that that entire party denies the existence of climate change as part of their national policy. It's because those people just didn't move out of the way when the water got there. Maybe you should have owned a boat and we wouldn't have to spend money on FEMA to help you rebuild. This is one of the most disgusting policy proposals from the Republicans we've seen in recent times; probably even more disgusting than their horrible health care proposal from earlier this summer because we're currently going through a humanitarian natural disaster in the United States. Furthermore the fact that they actually want to give Donald Trump the money to pay for his border wall shows just how callous they really are towards regards to any human being on the planet. That's right folks. It doesn't just apply to people here in the United States. Apparently the Republicans are willing to just hate anyone and everyone for any reason at all. That's why we want to keep them out of our country. At this point, the only walls that we should be funding are better levees in cities along the coast to prevent floods like this from happening in the future or to at least make them less severe. Those are the only kinds of walls we should be talking about. To be considering cutting funding to save people's lives following natural disasters so that Donald Trump can get his little pet project funded is absolutely deplorable, but that is exactly what the Republican Party has become at this point. They truly are a basket of deplorables.
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House Republicans voted down legislation on Wednesday that would have increased funding in a transportation spending bill for Amtrak, in the wake of a deadly train accident in Philadelphia. Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., offered the measure to a spending bill that significantly cuts Amtrak’s funding... Read More At: http://www.ibtimes.com/republicans-reject-pennsylvania-congressmans-proposed-increase-amtraks-funding-1920567 Clip from the Wednesday, May 13th 2015 edition of The Kyle Kulinski Show, which airs live on Blog Talk Radio and Secular Talk Radio monday - friday 4-6pm Eastern. Check out our website - and become a member - at: http://www.SecularTalkRadio.com Listen to the Live Show or On Demand archive at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kylekulinski Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kylekulinski Like on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SecularTalk Friends Of SecularTalk: http://www.facebook.com/beastofreason AMAZON LINK: (Bookmark this link to support the show for free!!!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=seculacom-20
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Before the House Republican’s health care plan can receive its final vote in the House of Representatives, it needs to clear one more hurdle. Judy Woodruff speaks with Tennessee Rep. Diane Black, chair of the Budget Committee, about the bill’s next steps.
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House Republicans on the Appropriations Committee released a budget plan on Tuesday that would increase sequestration cuts to many agencies while handing more money to the defense side of the ledger. The cuts would reduce funding for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and other financial agencies by $3 billion, cut NASA's budget by $928 million over last year, and slash $259 million from the National Science Foundation, which funds scientific research projects... Read More At: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/07/10/2276141/republicans-sequester-defense/?mobile=nc Clip from the Wednesday, July 10th 2013 edition of The Kyle Kulinski Show, which airs live on Blog Talk Radio and Secular Talk Radio monday - friday 5-7pm Eastern. Check out our website - and become a member - at: http://www.SecularTalkRadio.com Listen to the Live Show or On Demand archive at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kylekulinski Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kylekulinski Like on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SecularTalk AMAZON LINK: (Bookmark this link to support the show for free!!!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=seculacom-20
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In February, the White House issued a $1.9 billion plan for combating Zika virus in the U.S., including provisions for mosquito control, education and research into a vaccine. While GOP lawmakers opposed that plan, the Senate passed a bipartisan $1.1 billion compromise bill last week. Judy Woodruff talks to Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, and Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., for more on the funding debate.
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Lobbyists are pushing back on new GOP tax proposals that could cut back taxpayer charitable giving by at least $13 billion. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News is a leading source of global news and information. Here you will find clips from NBC Nightly News, Meet The Press, and original digital videos. Subscribe to our channel for news stories, technology, politics, health, entertainment, science, business, and exclusive NBC investigations. Connect with NBC News Online! Visit NBCNews.Com: http://nbcnews.to/ReadNBC Find NBC News on Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/LikeNBC Follow NBC News on Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/FollowNBC Follow NBC News on Google+: http://nbcnews.to/PlusNBC Follow NBC News on Instagram: http://nbcnews.to/InstaNBC Follow NBC News on Pinterest: http://nbcnews.to/PinNBC GOP Tax Proposals Could Cause Billions In Losses To Charities | NBC Nightly News
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House Democrats resoundingly rejected a roads plan that will head to Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk after passing the Republican-led Legislature on Tuesday. In the new plan, $400 million will come from a gas tax increase with $200 million coming from higher registration fees. The other half of the $1.2 billion needed will be found only by cutting needed services such as public safety, education and health care funding.
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A federal judge on Tuesday blocked any attempt by the Trump administration to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities" that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials, saying the president has no authority to attach new conditions to federal spending. Subscribe to TIME ►► http://po.st/SubscribeTIME U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued the preliminary injunction in two lawsuits — one brought by the city of San Francisco, the other by Santa Clara County — against an executive order targeting communities that protect immigrants from deportation. Get closer to the world of entertainment and celebrity news as TIME gives you access and insight on the people who make what you watch, read and share. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2EFFA5DB900C633F Money helps you learn how to spend and invest your money. Find advice and guidance you can count on from how to negotiate, how to save and everything in between. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYOGLpQQfhNKdqS_Wccs94rMHiajrRr4W Find out more about the latest developments in science and technology as TIME’s access brings you to the ideas and people changing our world. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYOGLpQQfhNIzsgcwqhT6ctKOfHfyuaL3 Let TIME show you everything you need to know about drones, autonomous cars, smart devices and the latest inventions which are shaping industries and our way of living https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2862F811BE8F5623 Stay up to date on breaking news from around the world through TIME’s trusted reporting, insight and access https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYOGLpQQfhNJeIsW3A2d5Bs22Wc3PHma6 CONNECT WITH TIME Web: http://time.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TIME Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/time Google+: https://plus.google.com/+TIME/videos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/time/?hl=en Magazine: http://time.com/magazine/ Newsletter: time.com/newsletter ABOUT TIME TIME brings unparalleled insight, access and authority to the news. A 24/7 news publication with nearly a century of experience, TIME’s coverage shapes how we understand our world. Subscribe for daily news, interviews, science, technology, politics, health, entertainment, and business updates, as well as exclusive videos from TIME’s Person of the Year, TIME 100 and more created by TIME’s acclaimed writers, producers and editors. Federal Judge Blocks President Trump's Plan To Cut Off Funding To Sanctuary Cities | TIME https://www.youtube.com/user/TimeMagazine
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After signing an Executive Order and promising more support for HBCUs, President Trump now questions if a program to fund construction projects at HBCU's that's been around for decades is constitutional. _ Hit the thumbs up button if you want to see more content like this. Want more Roland Martin? Watch NewsOne Now every weekday morning starting at 7AM ET on TV One. Follow Roland Martin on the following social media platforms: Facebook: http://bit.ly/2dgI2GO Twitter: http://bit.ly/2dgFOra Instagram: http://bit.ly/2d48Acu For more info about Roland visit http://www.rolandsmartin.com Roland Martin Podcast on iTunes: http://apple.co/2iado2r NewsOne Now Podcast on iTunes: http://apple.co/2abI3f4 NewsOne Now Podcast on Google Play Music: http://bit.ly/2iAhm7t
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Conventional wisdom says that to win an election, you need to play to your constituencies' basest, most divisive instincts. But as a candidate for mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma, G.T. Bynum decided to skip the smear campaigns, tell voters what he wanted to accomplish and give them ways to measure his success -- and it led him to win the election. In a hopeful, funny talk, Bynum shares how he's tackling his city's most pressing issues and says that we need to set aside philosophical disagreements and focus on the aspirations that unite us. Check out more TED Talks: http://www.ted.com The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. Follow TED on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TEDTalks Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/TED
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SUPPORT more videos like this at http://patreon.com/rebecca SUBSCRIBE at http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=rkwatson +++ Lamar Smith chairs the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, but doesn't believe in any of that. Links + transcript available at https://www.patreon.com/posts/8614527/ +++ ABOUT: Rebecca Watson is the founder of the Skepchick Network, a collection of sites focused on science and critical thinking. She has written for outlets such as Slate, Popular Science, and the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. She's also the host of Quizotron, a rowdy, live quiz show that pits scientists against comedians. Asteroid 153289 Rebeccawatson is named after her (her real name being 153289). +++ MORE: http://www.skepchick.org FOLLOW: http://www.twitter.com/skepchicks AND: http://www.twitter.com/rebeccawatson LIKE: https://www.facebook.com/skepchicks
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--Zack Kopplin, a science education activist working on a campaign for evidence-based science to be taught in science class and a reinvestment in science funding, joins David to discuss teaching creationism in science class --On the Bonus Show: Prince is at it again, The starvation experiment, Louis' car gets towed again, more... http://www.davidpakman.com Become a Member: http://www.davidpakman.com/membership Be our Patron on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/davidpakman Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/davidpakmanshow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/davidpakmanshow TDPS Gear: http://www.davidpakman.com/gear 24/7 Voicemail Line: (219)-2DAVIDP Subscribe to The David Pakman Show for more: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=midweekpolitics Support TDPS by clicking (bookmark it too!) this link before shopping on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/?tag=thedavpaksho-20 Broadcast on January 30, 2014 David's Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/david.pakman --Donate via Bitcoin: 15evMNUN1g4qdRxywbHFCKNfdCTjxtztfj --Donate via Ethereum: 0xe3E6b538E1CD21D48Ff1Ddf2D744ea8B95Ba1930 --Donate via Litecoin: LhNVT9j5gQj8U1AbwLzwfoc5okDoiFn4Mt --Donate via Bitcoin: 15evMNUN1g4qdRxywbHFCKNfdCTjxtztfj --Donate via Ethereum: 0xe3E6b538E1CD21D48Ff1Ddf2D744ea8B95Ba1930 --Donate via Litecoin: LhNVT9j5gQj8U1AbwLzwfoc5okDoiFn4Mt
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What happens to your body without food? Be a part of the Global Citizen movement! http://glblctzn.me/1SCUFwm SHARE on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1KQ658Z & Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1MaGWJh SUBSCRIBE for more (it's free!): http://bit.ly/asapsci GET THE ASAPSCIENCE BOOK: http://asapscience.com/book/ Written by: Gregory Brown and Mitchell Moffit FOLLOW US! Instagram and Twitter: @whalewatchmeplz and @mitchellmoffit Clickable: http://bit.ly/16F1jeC and http://bit.ly/15J7ube AsapINSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/asapscience/ Facebook: http://facebook.com/AsapSCIENCE Twitter: http://twitter.com/AsapSCIENCE Tumblr: http://asapscience.tumblr.com Vine: Search "AsapSCIENCE" on vine! SNAPCHAT 'whalewatchmeplz' and 'pixelmitch' Created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz). Send us stuff! ASAPSCIENCE INC. P.O. Box 93, Toronto P Toronto, ON, M5S2S6 Further Reading: Shlain, Leonard. Art & Physics. New York: Harpercollins, 1993. Print. http://www.amazon.ca/Art-Physics-Parallel-Visions-Space/dp/0061227978 http://www.sparknotes.com/history/european/scientificrevolution/timeline.html The Scientific Revolution (1550-1700)Timeline http://www.britannica.com/event/Industrial-Revolution Industrial Revolution http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/6-world-changing-ideas-that-were-originally-rejected.html 6 World-Changing Ideas That Were Originally Rejected Shlain, Leonard. Art & Physics. New York: Harpercollins, 1993. Print. http://www.amazon.ca/Art-Physics-Parallel-Visions-Space/dp/0061227978 http://climate.nasa.gov/news/1010/ Climate change and the rise and fall of civilizations http://www.theguardian.com/science/occams-corner/2015/mar/13/science-vital-uk-spending-research-gdp UK research funding slumps below 0.5% GDP – putting us last in the G8 http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/gop-war-on-science-gets-worse The G.O.P.’s War on Science Gets Worse http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/fisheries-and-oceans-library-closings-called-loss-to-science-1.2486171 Fisheries and Oceans library closings called loss to science http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/health-canada-library-changes-leave-scientists-scrambling-1.2499217 Health Canada library changes leave scientists scrambling http://www.nature.com/news/changes-to-canada-s-fisheries-law-alarm-biologists-1.14234 Changes to Canada's fisheries law alarm biologists http://www.nature.com/news/2008/080130/full/451505a.html Canada abolishes its national science adviser http://www.nature.com/news/canadian-election-spotlights-scientists-frustrations-1.18381?WT.mc_id=TWT_NatureNews Canadian election spotlights scientists' frustrations http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/hundreds-of-world-s-scientists-urge-harper-to-end-funding-cuts-1.2063474 Hundreds of world's scientists urge Harper to end funding cuts http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/federal-budget-ignites-debate-over-what-science-is-for/article10274702/ Federal budget ignites debate over what science is for http://www.livescience.com/48922-theory-of-relativity-in-real-life.html
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If the federal government were to cut off funding for public broadcasting, the programs that so many of us cherish not only wouldn't disappear, they would have a better chance of surviving long into the future. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ----------- In 1967, President Johnson signed the Public Broadcasting Act, establishing a system of government subsidies that hasn't changed that much in fifty years. The lion-share of federal money was allocated—not to pay directly for programming—but to go to independent public television and radio stations that were established in every corner of a vast nation. Their main purpose has always been to distribute national content to their local communities. About 70 percent of government funding went directly the local stations in 1967. Fifty years later, that formula hasn't changed much. When the Public Broadcasting Act became law, maintaining a network of regional stations was the only way to insure that every American household had access to public television and radio content. Today, this decentralized system isn't necessary because it's possible to stream or download NPR or PBS content from anywhere in the world. As audiences moves online, the regional stations supported by the federal government are becoming unnecessary. It's not just that these stations have become a waste of taxpayer money—they also present an obstacle to online distribution. The advent of podcasting, for example, was a singular opportunity for NPR to capitalize big on a new way of distributing its rich content. Today, NPR publishes several of the top podcasts, but in a concession to the stations, it forbids show hosts from promoting podcasts on the radio or from even mentioning NPR's popular smartphone app. Station opposition is also the reason that podcast listeners can't download episodes of NPR's two top programs, Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Recently, some of public radio's most talented show hosts and producers have gone to work for private podcasting ventures. One reason to leave, says former-NPR reporter Adam Davidson, is that podcasters "have a creative freedom that NPR's institutional frictions simply can't allow." The fact is that without federal subsidies, the programs themselves could thrive. About 40 percent of funding for public television comes from private contributions (individuals, foundations, and businesses). For public radio, it's about 60 percent. Without the massive overhead cost of 1,400 local public radio and television stations, that revenue would more than cover the cost of producing the programs and then distributing them for free online. And yet fans of PBS and NPR might ultimately be even better served if they were to privatize and charge a monthly subscription fee—moving in the same direction as the rest of the media. (In this scenario, the PBS stations that produce national content, such as WNET and WGBH, would become production companies.) Either way, ending federal funding not only won't destroy the only thing that's worth saving about public broadcasting. It could very well be its salvation.
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In a speech on the Senate floor, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) introduced the Accelerate Biomedical Research Act, a bill that that seeks to accelerate biomedical research by laying out a steady plan for restoring investment in the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Harkin is the chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education (the LHHS subcommittee).
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House Republicans have gutted a White House-sponsored bill that would direct funding to the fight to contain the hemorrhagic fever Ebola, which is raging out of control in multiple African countries. The Hill blog reported that a source familiar with the budget negotiations confirmed that House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) will agree to provide only $40 million of the $88 million the Obama administration asked for in its 2015 budget... Read More At: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/09/09/gop-house-guts-white-houses-request-for-funds-to-fight-and-contain-ebola/ Clip from the Wednesday, September 10th 2014 edition of The Kyle Kulinski Show, which airs live on Blog Talk Radio and Secular Talk Radio monday - friday 4-6pm Eastern. Check out our website - and become a member - at: http://www.SecularTalkRadio.com Listen to the Live Show or On Demand archive at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kylekulinski Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kylekulinski Like on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SecularTalk Friends Of SecularTalk: http://www.facebook.com/beastofreason AMAZON LINK: (Bookmark this link to support the show for free!!!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=seculacom-20
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Senate Republicans agree to let a Department of Homeland Security funding bill go through clean. Will the House follow suit? CNN's Dana Bash reports.
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Be a shame if something were to happen to those sick poor kids you care about and we don’t… Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. Read more here: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/trump-blows-up-republican-plan-to-blame-democrats-for-blocking-chip "As of Wednesday, amid internal GOP divisions on a spending bill and a potential shutdown looming Friday night, House Republicans had coalesced around a strategy: accuse Democrats planning to vote no because the plan doesn’t include relief for 700,000 young immigrants of deliberately blocking the renewal of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). … On Thursday morning, President Trump torched that strategy with a single tweet, indicating that CHIP should not be attached to the short-term spending bill at all. … The declaration upends 11th-hour negotiations on Capitol Hill that were already teetering on the edge of collapse due both to Democratic opposition and internal Republican divisions.”* Hosts: Cenk Uygur Cast: Cenk Uygur *** The Largest Online News Show in the World. Hosted by Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian. LIVE STREAMING weekdays 6-8pm ET. https://goo.gl/tJpj1m Subscribe to The Young Turks on YouTube: https://goo.gl/a3JY9i Like The Young Turks on Facebook: https://goo.gl/txrhrh Follow The Young Turks on Twitter: https://goo.gl/w6ahdV Buy TYT Merch: https://goo.gl/KVysaM Download audio and video of the full two hour show on-demand + the members-only post game show by becoming a member at https://goo.gl/v8E64M. Your membership supports the day to day operations and is vital for our continued success and growth. Young Turk (n), 1. Young progressive or insurgent member of an institution, movement, or political party. 2. A young person who rebels against authority or societal expectations.(American Heritage Dictionary)
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In this Majority Report clip, billionaires only push ideologies that benefit them financially. We need your help to keep providing free videos! Support the Majority Report's video content by going to http://www.Patreon.com/MajorityReport "Conservative billionaires used a secretive funding route to channel nearly $120m (£77m) to more than 100 groups casting doubt about the science behind climate change, the Guardian has learned. The funds, doled out between 2002 and 2010, helped build a vast network of thinktanks and activist groups working to a single purpose: to redefine climate change from neutral scientific fact to a highly polarising "wedge issue" for hardcore conservatives. The millions were routed through two trusts, Donors Trust and the Donors Capital Fund, operating out of a generic town house in the northern Virginia suburbs of Washington DC. Donors Capital caters to those making donations of $1m or more."* Read more here: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/feb/14/funding-climate-change-denial-thinktanks-network Watch the Majority Report live M–F at 12 p.m. EST at youtube.com/samseder or listen via daily podcast at http://Majority.FM Download our FREE app: http://majorityapp.com SUPPORT the show by becoming a member: http://jointhemajorityreport.com LIKE us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/MajorityReport FOLLOW us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MajorityFM SUBSCRIBE to us on YouTube: http://youtube.com/SamSeder
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Thom speaks with Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI, 5th District) about the Republican plan to gut the independent ethics oversight committee, which they withdrew after intense backlash. ****** ABOUT THE PROGRAM The Thom Hartmann Program is the leading progressive political talk radio show. Join Thom for political news and comment about Government politics, be it Liberal or Conservative, plus special guests and callers to the program. ****** AUDIO PODCASTS Audio podcasts of the program are available on subscription at http://www.thomhartmann.com/podcast ****** THOM AS AN AUTHOR Thom has written and co-written a wide range of books. Explore his books here: http://amzn.to/2hS4UwY ****** MORE ABOUT THOM: Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com Thom on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2hS4UwY Daily Blog: http://www.thomhartmann.com/thom/blog Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ThomHartmannProgram/ Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thom_hartmann Instagram : http://www.instagram.com/Thom_Hartmann Subscribe to Thom's You Tube Channel : http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thomhartmann ******
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"Face the Nation" panelists Mark Halperin, Peggy Noonan, Maria Cardona, and Kevin Madden discuss the political ramifications of the DHS funding split.
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3/4/11: At the dedication ceremony of the MIT Koch Cancer Institute, petrochemical billionaire David Koch blames government deficits for the radical cuts in science funding being pushed by his Tea Party politicians in Washington.
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What you need to know about how women fare under the Republican healthcare plan. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Republicans in the Senate are doing their best to repeal and replace Obamacare, as they've promised to do for years. But the bill they put out this week would hurt many of the people they vowed to protect, especially women. The bill slashes Medicaid funding and defunds Planned Parenthood-- both of which would take away prenatal, maternity, and reproductive care from millions of women. These cuts couldn't come at a worse time-- the United States is one of the only developed countries in the world with rising maternal death rate, with more than half of childbirth deaths coming from easily preventable conditions that would become even more widespread if women on Medicaid lose their coverage. For more on this topic, check out this article from Vox's Julia Belluz: https://www.vox.com/2017/6/22/15845832/republican-senate-healthcare-bill-planned-parenthood-better-care-reconciliation-act
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An exploration of Sen. John McCain's complicated relationship with President Trump and his own Republican Party. Subscribe on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1BycsJW "McCain" traces the GOP’s evolution across McCain’s political lifetime, and how President Trump came to see him as a foe. From McCain’s experience as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, to speaking out against torture during the Bush administration, to his dramatic vote against the GOP’s health care bill last year, to how his choice of Sarah Palin as running mate contributed to a growing challenge to the party establishment, "McCain" traces the conservative standard-bearer’s motivations and his political history. "McCain" premieres Tues., April 17 at 10/9c on PBS & online: https://to.pbs.org/2GD55N2 Twitter: https://twitter.com/frontlinepbs Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/frontline Google+: https://plus.google.com/+frontline/posts FRONTLINE is streaming more than 200 documentaries online, for free, here: http://to.pbs.org/hxRvQP Funding for FRONTLINE is provided through the support of PBS viewers and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Major funding for FRONTLINE is provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Abrams Foundation, the Park Foundation, The John and Helen Glessner Family Trust, and the FRONTLINE Journalism Fund with major support from Jon and Jo Ann Hagler on behalf of the Jon L. Hagler Foundation.
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Why are a majority of Republican doctors and even some Republican governors defending Obamacare? Ana Kasparian, Brett Erlich, and Hasan Piker, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://tytnetwork.com/go "Mead's story is just one of the many inspiring Governor Rick Snyder in his fight to keep parts of Obamacare. Snyder is one of 16 Republican governors in states that have expanded Medicaid in their states, even though the Supreme Court ruled it wasn't mandatory under Obamacare. Governor Snyder describes it as a win-win for all sides; more people are receiving health care benefits, and there is a 44% drop in uncompensated care days at hospitals around the state. Michigan now has 646,745 people signed up for "Healthy Michigan," despite only expecting 470,000 to enroll. The federal government began funding 100% of the cost of the expanded enrollment nationwide, but it will be stepping down to 90% by 2020. But, with the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress on course to repeal, and potentially replace, Obamacare, all of that funding for Medicaid expansion could go out the window. Where Trump support and Obamacare use soar Snyder and eight other Republican governors met with the Senate Finance Committee the day before Donald Trump's inauguration to stress the importance of keeping "Healthy Michigan," and other programs like it across the country, funded. "This is the best case I've ever seen in terms of Congress wanting to listen and actually have a positive dialogue with the states," Snyder says, expressing optimism about the meeting.”* Read more here: http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/27/politics/michigan-governor-obamacare-fight/index.html Hosts: Ana Kasparian, Brett Erlich, Hasan Piker Cast: Ana Kasparian, Brett Erlich, Hasan Piker *** The Largest Online News Show in the World. Hosted by Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian. LIVE STREAMING weekdays 6-8pm ET. http://www.tytnetwork.com/live Young Turk (n), 1. Young progressive or insurgent member of an institution, movement, or political party. 2. Young person who rebels against authority or societal expectations. (American Heritage Dictionary) Download audio and video of the full two hour show on-demand + the members-only post game show by becoming a member at http://www.tytnetwork.com/join/. Your membership supports the day to day operations and is vital for our continued success and growth. Get The Young Turks Mobile App Today! Download the iOS version here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-young-turks/id412793195?ls=1&mt=8 Download the Android version here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tyt
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A Republican state senator in Missouri is blocking the study of the effects on a 72 hour waiting period for abortions on women. He claims that this is to hinder the capabilities of Planned Parenthood, and make it more difficult for them to provide abortions. Ana Kasparian (The Point), John Iadarola (Think Tank) hosts of The Young Turks discuss. Is Sen. Schaefer just doing this for publicity? Let us know in the comments below. Read more here: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/kurt-schaefer-missouri-abortion-study “Missouri state Sen. Kurt Schaefer (R) has launched an effort to stop a University of Missouri graduate student from studying the impacts of a state law mandating a 72-hour abortion waiting period passed last year. He accused the university of breaking a state law that prohibits the use of state funds to "encourage or counsel a woman to have an abortion not necessary to save her life," the Columbia Tribune reported last week. "The study does not appear to be designed as an objective, unbiased research project, but rather as a marketing aid for Planned Parenthood — one that is funded, in part or in whole, by taxpayer dollars," Schaefer wrote in an October 30 letter to the university's chancellor, R. Bowen Loftin.” *** Get The Young Turks Mobile App Today! Download the iOS version here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-young-turks/id412793195?ls=1&mt=8 Download the Android version here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tyt
Views: 69658 The Young Turks