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Justice finally comes to the pardons office and perhaps to many inmates

msnbc.com — The Obama administration announced a new pardons policy that could potentially allow hundreds of federal inmates to be freed early from prison.
RT @DafnaLinzer: It took a lot of time & evidence, but the pardon attorney is finally gone, ushering in a new era for mercy: http://t.co/i5…
RT @npalmerrothman: Justice finally comes to the pardons office. on.msnbc.com/QyjNpK Goldsmith Prize for Inv. Reporting finalist, 2012. @DafnaLinzer
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Georgia governor signs sweeping gun bill into law

msnbc.com — Republican Gov. Nathan Deal on Wednesday signed into law a bill that allows patrons to carry firearms in bars, nightclubs, classrooms, and government buildings.
RT @msnbc: Georgia governor has signed a new gun bill into law, allowing citizens to carry firearms in bars, schools, and more: onmsnbc.co/LGVNZP
Georgia Gov thinks its cool to get liquored up at bar with a gun in hand. Yay-hoo! msnbc.com/morning-joe/gu…
RT @msnbc: Georgia governor has signed a new gun bill into law, allowing citizens to carry firearms in bars, schools, and more: onmsnbc.co/LGVNZP

Politicians from the hungriest counties voted to cut food stamps

msnbc.com — Members of Congress representing the two hungriest counties in America ultimately voted for the Farm Bill's food stamp cuts.
The people who most want to cut food stamps are A) really good at it and B) definitely going to keep trying. on.msnbc.com/1iMr6EI
what do you do if you represent the hungriest counties in America? Vote against food stamps of course: msnbc.com/msnbc/humphrey…
RT @AdamSerwer: Politicians from the hungriest counties voted to cut food stamps on.msnbc.com/1mEWlF4 via @resnikoff
Politicians from the hungriest counties voted to cut food stamps on.msnbc.com/1mEWlF4 via @resnikoff
RT @resnikoff: How the GOP got legislators from America's two hungriest counties to vote for food stamp cuts: on.msnbc.com/1iMr6EI
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America's hunger crisis, and why Washington ignores it

msnbc.com — Fifty million people in this country lack sufficient food. What's even more striking is how little attention the problem has received in Washington.
RT @MiyaTokumitsu: By framing "inequality" as an abstract issue, we overlook the nearly 50 mil Americans who don't have enough food msnbc.com/msnbc/hunger-c…
Folo @resnikoff for his incisive coverage of hunger and poverty. HIs latest, on how 'opportunity' eludes the hungry: msnbc.com/msnbc/hunger-c…
RT @resnikoff: “35 million people who were food insecure. People would say it’s a hidden problem, and I’d say, Really?" on.msnbc.com/1nGfTpY
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Piketty's 'Capital in the 21st Century' hits #1 on Amazon

msnbc.com — A 700-page tome about the perils of capitalism by Thomas Piketty has become a blockbuster hit.
RT @bfouhy: Piketty, per @SuzyKhimm, is outselling Game of Thrones, Disney’s “Frozen,” and the “10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse.” msnbc.com/msnbc/inequali…
Piketty, per @SuzyKhimm, is outselling Game of Thrones, Disney’s “Frozen,” and the “10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse.” msnbc.com/msnbc/inequali…

Twitter hijacks the NYPD's hashtag

msnbc.com — The New York Police Department asked people to share stories using the hashtag #myNYPD, but the force got much more than it bargained for.

$3 million verdict for 'first fracking trial'

msnbc.com — A jury awarded $3 million to a Texas family whose property was destroyed by fracking.

Extreme takeover: 2014 ‘nuke’ edition

msnbc.com — How far out there are the Republican candidates in 2014? At least one of them has argued that the second amendment gives Americans a right to nuclear weapons. Will comments like these "blow up" the GOP's chances in 2014?
If Repulbicans lose another national election they will go out of business: on.msnbc.com/Qzyc5k

The Assistance of Counsel

msnbc.com — It's as if the Republican Governors Association has forgotten about the Sixth Amendment altogether.
Why do genuine conservatives stay silent in the face of such poisoning of fundamental constitutional rights? msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-…

The truth behind Rand Paul’s ‘inconvenient revelation’

msnbc.com — The argument Rand Paul made just a few years ago about Reagan is a helpful reminder of just how thoroughly and quickly history can be revised and rewritten.

Poll: McConnell virtually tied with Grimes

msnbc.com — Nate Cohn, from The Upshot, joins Luke Russert to discuss new polls from The New York Times and Kaiser Foundation that show hope for Democrats running for Senate seats in southern states.
RT @msnbc: New polls show Alison Lundergan Grimes virtually tied with Mitch McConnell. Watch @lukerussert discuss: onmsnbc.co/bLbXQ8

U.S. more oligarchy than democracy, study suggests

msnbc.com — A new study has found that elites and business interests wield the most political influence.
RT @barrsm: @siracusa msnbc.com/msnbc/the-us-n… “policies supported by economic elites and business interest groups were far more likely to become law”

Art as a tool for education

msnbc.com — Actress Anna Deavere Smith talks about how the arts could potentially be used as a solution for the school to prison pipeline.

Coke vs. Pom tests food companies' labels

msnbc.com — The court battle between Coke vs. Pom is about more than pomegranate. It's about food companies telling consumers what they're ingesting.
RT @thecyclemsnbc: What we eat has become a political issue because corporations are misrepresenting the product. @AriMelber explain's on.msnbc.com/1rmSp9G
Why is Pom suing Coke for lying about fruit juice? and is Pom gross? My editorial today on intense food politics: on.msnbc.com/1mAstXL

In losing campaigns, consultants still win

msnbc.com — Josh Barro explains how consultants and political action committees can make a profit off of Tea Party candidates even when they lose.
Some "Tea Party" groups are just apparatuses to move money from conservative donors (large and small) to consultants. msnbc.com/the-last-word/…
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