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President Obama Lied In Copenhagen According To Top Cuban Official

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President Obama in Copenhagen - Courtesy Whitehouse

(Best Syndication News) Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, called U.S. President Barack Obama an imperialist and liar because of his behavior at the Copenhagen conference on climate change. Governments of poor nations were left out of the negotiation, according to Rodriguez.

“At this summit, there was only imperial, arrogant Obama, who does not listen, who imposes his positions and even threatens developing countries," the minister said. He went on to call the summit “fallacy, (and) a farce” claiming that the U.S. was involved in back-room deals and strong-arm tactics. The proceedings were “undemocratic”, Rodriguez claimed.

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Senate Reaches Agreement On Health Care Reform – No Public Option or Abortion Funding

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Senator Harry Reid Speaks To Press On Saturday

(Best Syndication News) Blizzard conditions on the east coast did not keep Senators from reaching a compromise on a controversial health care program. With 60 votes the bill will likely pass the Senate and will make its way to the House of Representatives to work out a compromise before Christmas.

Nevada Senator Harry Reid, who introduced the final Senate version of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, told reporters: "By creating strong competition, we’ll reduce skyrocketing health care costs that stop thousands of Nevadans and millions of Americans from getting the best possible health care.” President Obama praised the efforts saying “we are on the cusp of making health care reform a reality.”

High Speed Broadband Internet coming to Rural Neighborhoods with the help of Recovery Act Broadband Program

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[Best Syndication News] Vice President Biden begins the $7.2 Billion Recovery Act Broadband Program by announcing an intial $183 million investment in broadband projects in seventeen states which have been matched with $46 million from public and private sector capital. The Recovery Act broadband grant and loan programs aim to boost the economy by helping communities that have little to no internet access improve their connection speed to the world wide web.

The government will make $2 billion available on a rolling basis over the next 75 days to get the project rolling.

The Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will distribute $4.7 billion of the funds while the Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service (RUS) will distribute $2.5 billion.

Loud and Obnoxious TV Ads may have to Turn Down the Volume if Law gets Passed

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[Best Syndication News] Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse wants the Federal Communications Commission to make advertisers on television turn down the volume to match that of the programming. He is introducing the The Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act of 2009 (S. 2847) along with co-sponsor Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in hopes of changing the way advertisers annoy with loud volume.

This is nothing new the FCC has been receiving complaints about loud advertisements all the way back to the 1960's and that's more than likely why every remote control that we own today has a mute button on it. A top complaint is loud obnoxious tv ads is received by the FCC on a regular basis. The FCC in their published quarterly reports have listed the loudness of television commercials as one of the top complaints. In the last 25 issues of the FCC report, there were 21 issues that had this as the top complaint since 2002.

Citizens and Politicians Speak Out Against Afghanistan War – Polls Concerning Troop Buildup

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(Best Syndication News) While President Barack Obama is expected to announce his decision to send more troops to Afghanistan, citizens and politicians around the country are making their voices heard. The Prime Minister of Britain is expected to send another 500 soldiers while President Obama is expected to send 35,000.

None of the troop-level increases are written in stone yet. Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich, a longtime opponent of both the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, says we need to pull Americans out of both countries. “This war is undermining our nation,” Kucinich told “On The Record with Greta Van Susteren” on Fox News Friday.

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