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UCSD student government pushes divestment from Israel

By   /  March 19, 2013  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by Robby Soave of the Daily Caller News Foundation The student government of the University of California at San Diego passed a resolution last week calling for the university to divest its finances from the state of Israel.

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UK downplays climate change in school curriculum

By   /  March 18, 2013  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

British School - Severn Street, Birmingham (Image from Flickr, by ell brown)

Tweet Written by Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller News Foundation The latest draft guidelines for for the United Kingdom’s national curriculum for children under 14 been attacked by climate change activists for not mentioning climate change and sustainable development. The draft guidelines do not mention climate change in the geography section and make one [...]

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States consider increasing gas taxes

By   /  March 18, 2013  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by Betsi Fores of the Daily Caller News Foundation If you’ve ever felt the pain at the pump from filling up your tank and wanted to decry big oil, your anger would be misplaced.

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Lawmakers consider splitting corporate, individual tax reform

By   /  March 16, 2013  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by Betsi Fores of the Daily Caller News Foundation Washington – Lawmakers suggested Friday that corporate tax reform could potentially move forward regardless of the fate of a comprehensive tax overhaul, so long as businesses are on board.

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Chris Christie to heckler: Public schools need competition

By   /  March 15, 2013  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

Tweet Written by Robby Soave of the Daily Caller News Foundation New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie blasted the current state of public education when challenged by a heckler at a recent town hall meeting.

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Environmentalists cheer on another carbon tax push

By   /  March 14, 2013  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller News Foundation Environmental groups have rallied behind a new effort by congressional Democrats to put a tax on carbon dioxide emissions in an effort to reduce the budget deficit and tackle climate change.

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Tax Foundation: Rich pay staggering share of total income taxes

By   /  March 13, 2013  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by Betsi Fores of the Daily Caller News Foundation Are the rich paying their fair share? It’s a question that has come up as President Barack Obama and House Republicans begin to haggle over the budget.

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Idaho Girl Scouts seek end to sales tax on cookies

By   /  March 13, 2013  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

Tweet Written by Betsi Fores of the Daily Caller News Foundation Boise, Id – Everyone knows how hard it is to say no to Girl Scout cookies. Idaho lawmakers found it difficult to say no to the Girl Scouts’ request for a tax break.

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GOP budget opens more land to drilling, approves Keystone XL

By   /  March 12, 2013  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

Paul Ryan

Tweet Written by Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller News Foundation The House Republicans’ fiscal 2014 budget put forth by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan would open up more lands to oil and gas development, and approves the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Former Bush budget director: Paul Ryan’s budget unrealistic

By   /  March 12, 2013  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by Betsi Fores of the Daily Caller News Foundation A former budget director for President George W. Bush says the House Republican budget proposal is unrealistic because it assumes the repeal of Obamacare.

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