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Riot Fest vs. A.V. Fest Hideout Block Party: Battle Of The Chicago Music Festivals

It’s usually good news for music-loving Chicagoans when the city gets to play host to just one high-caliber music festival — and with those prospects doubled this weekend, music fans in the area have been tasked with a tricky choice. In this corner, Chicago’s Riot Fest. The punk-geared festival, in …

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7 Foods You Should Never Eat, Seriously

ere is article which shows why a toxicologist won’t eat microwavable popcorn or why a farmer will not eat non organic potatoes or why a fishery expert stays away from farmed salmon. Read on to learn why, as well as other foods you should stay away from. ~Health Freedoms Food …

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We Don’t Need No Stinking Warrant: The Disturbing, Unchecked Rise of the Administrative Subpoena

By David Kravets 08.28.12 6:00 AM When Golden Valley Electric Association of rural Alaska got an administrative subpoena from the Drug Enforcement Administration in December 2010 seeking electricity bill information on three customers, the company did what it usually does with subpoenas — it ignored them. That’s the association’s customer …

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Appeals Court OKs Warrantless Wiretapping

By David Kravets 08.07.12 3:16 PM Judge M. Margaret McKeown The federal government may spy on Americans’ communications without warrants and without fear of being sued, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in a decision reversing the first and only case that successfully challenged President George W. Bush’s once-secret Terrorist …

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City’s inspector general takes on Ald. Burke over worker’s comp

BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter fspielman@suntimes.com July 26, 2012 10:14AM Inspector General Joe Ferguson has already gone toe-to-toe with former Mayor Richard M. Daley and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Now, he’s taking on the City Council’s most powerful alderman. Ferguson went public Thursday with a jurisdictional dispute that’s been simmering …

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House passes Ron Paul’s Fed audit measure

Bernanke opposes ‘nightmare’ By Stephen Dinan The Washington Times In a move that serves as a capstone to Rep. Ron Paul’s colorful career, the House on Wednesday voted to have Congress‘ chief investigators conduct a full audit of the Federal Reserve’s shrouded decision-making process. The overwhelming 327-98 vote sends the …

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“Do Not Track” Internet spat risks legislative crackdown

By Jasmin Melvin | Reuters – Mon, 23 Jul, 2012 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House wants a “Do Not Track” option put on websites to give consumers greater control of their personal information online but Internet companies and privacy groups are at odds on how tight the controls should …

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Ice-T Defends Gun Rights: “The Last Form Of Defense Against Tyranny”

Ice-T: Well, I’ll give up my gun when everybody does. Doesn’t that make sense? If there were guns here, would you want to be the only person without one? Krishnan Guru-Murthy, anchor, Channel 4 News: So do you carry guns routinely at home? Ice-T: Yeah, it’s legal in the United …

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‘Dark Knight’ Shooting To Be Exploited For Political Grist

Second amendment, ‘conspiracy theorists’ to be blamed for incident Paul Joseph Watson Infowars.com Friday, July 20, 2012 Within hours of the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado at a screening of the new Batman movie, the political machine is already gearing up to exploit the incident as a tool to demonize …

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Tourism official: City must curtail crime wave

By Kathy Bergen Tribune staff reporter 6:03 p.m. CDT, July 11, 2012 Chicago’s extensive efforts to reinvigorate its convention and tourism industries could be damaged unless the city quickly defuses the violent crime wave that has exploded in its neighborhoods and nicked the downtown, the city’s top convention and tourism …

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As homicides spike, Chicago mayor defends tactics

By DON BABWIN | Associated Press – 11 hrs ago CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s mayor and police superintendent publicly defended their new gang-fighting strategy Monday amid growing criticism that the changes are failing and a big reason why the city’s homicide rate has soared this year. After weeks of media …

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Right-Wing Judges Seek to Close the Courthouse Doors to Public Interest Claims

Imagine if, prior to arguing Brown v. Board of Education on behalf of the NAACP, future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall instead had been forced by pro-Jim Crow judges to pay substantial penalties for “grossly abusing the judicial process” by asserting what they deemed to be frivolous arguments. Had that …

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Save the Peaks: Federal Court of Appeals Attacks Public Interest Litigants

Save the Peaks: Federal Court of Appeals Attacks Public Interest Litigants By Stephen Brittle, President, Don’t Waste Arizona June 26, 2012 The message from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals was clear: if you are concerned about the environment; if you want to protect Native American sacred areas; or even …

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