Politics and Elections

Kucinich Flip Flops On The Health Care Vote

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(Best Syndication News) Dennis Kucinich, a longtime supporter of a single-payer health care system, has caved-in to the current health care bill supporters.

Earlier this week President Obama traveled to Ohio to make his pitch, and it worked. “After careful discussions with the President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, Elizabeth my wife and close friends, I have decided to cast a vote in favor of the legislation,” Kucinich said in an announcement today.

Previously Kucinich said he would not support any bill that did not include a public option.

Toyota Lawsuit filed by California Prosecutors over Neglect to Recall defective Gas Pedal Sooner

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[Best Syndication News] A civil lawsuit was filed against Toyota Motor Corp. today by Orange County California prosecutors on behalf of the people. This lawsuit is accusing Toyota for continuing to sell cars and trucks that they knew had defective acceleration gas pedals.

The prosecutors of the lawsuit intends to prove that Toyota ignored, omitted, and misrepresented evidence that was accumulating over several years about the safety of their vehicles.

This is not the only lawsuit that Toyota has received from the faulty gas pedal defect on many of their car models. It is the first filed under consumer protection laws. The district attorney is seeking damages of $2,500 for every violation of California's unfair business practices laws.

Dennis Kucinich: Afghanistan Debate Begins in U.S. House Early This Afternoon

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(Best Syndication News) Today's the day. This afternoon we're going to have a vote on whether or not the United States gets out of Afghanistan or stays there indefinitely.

It's time that Congress weighed in. The Constitution makes it very clear that the War Powers are vested in the Congress. Unfortunately, a series of Presidents have made decisions to take the country into a war and to keep the country in war without seeking Congress' expressed permission. So this is, in fact, a Constitutional issue and that should be of interest to members of Congress from all over the nation, whatever their political persuasion.

Carbon Capture and Storage Project receives $154 Million in Government Funding

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[Best Syndication News] NRG Energy, Inc. was awarded up to $154 million from the US Secretary of Energy and the American Recovery project to construct a post-combustion carbon capture device to help clean up the air from the burning of coal.

The NRG Energy project will include the construction of a 60 megawatt carbon capture demonstration facility at the company’s W.A. Parish Unit 7 located in Thompsons, Texas. The project is planned to be built over the next 6 years and will use the companies Fluor’s advanced Econamine FG PlusSM carbon capture process which uses several different novel amine solvents.

The captured carbon dioxide would then be stored in nearby oilfields. The NRG Energy company will be matching the federal funds spent on the project. The companies website is http://www.nrgenergy.com/

Health Care Bill May Move Forward Bypassing Republican Filibuster Through Reconciliation Process

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(Best Syndication News) Republicans are angry because Democrats may use the reconciliation process to bypass a possible filibuster in the Senate. A budget reconciliation may allow the measure to pass with a simple majority, even without any Republican votes.

First introduced in 1974, reconciliation is a process intended to allow consideration of a contentious budget bill without the threat of filibuster. It limits debate in the Senate preventing a Senator or group of Senators from halting the process through an extended debate on the proposal. A filibuster could go on for days.

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