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Revitalised Romney
rewrites the script

Telegraph [UK], by Editorial

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 10/4/2012 8:12:52 PM

Sharp and full of energy, the Republican scored a comfortable TV debating win over a weary-looking Mr Obama. Those Britons who took the time to watch the first American presidential TV debate may have been surprised to discover that Mitt Romney is not in reality some blood-soaked pantomime villain. For months, the Republican challenger has been systematically--and effectively--demonised by his opponents as a flint-hearted, job-shedding plutocrat hell-bent on cutting taxes for his rich chums. A month from polling day, on the basis of weak poll ratings and some painful campaign stumbles--not least, his suggestion that London was not ready

      


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Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/12/2013 1:26:28 PM     Post Reply
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Daily Mail [UK], by Jo Willey    Original Article
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Millions of patients are at risk because of widespread confusion over the prescribing of powerful heart pills. At least one in 10 of those given the cholesterol-busting statins may be taking them unnecessarily, research reveals. [Snip] It means people not being given the pills have a dramatically higher chance of suffering a heart attack or stroke. And those taking them when they are not at risk could be suffering debilitating side effects such as muscle pain, kidney damage and dia­betes. The researchers, from the University of Birmingham, conclude that statin prescribing is “very unfocused” and based too much on

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Telegraph [UK], by Nile Gardiner    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/11/2013 10:48:49 PM     Post Reply
Yet again it is the British press doing the job the American mainstream media chooses not to. The Telegraph has a story (prominently headlined on the highly influential Drudge Report) about the US president’s dog Bo, being specially airlifted to the exclusive Massachusetts resort of Martha’s Vineyard to join the First Family for their summer vacation. As The Telegraph’s Nick Allen reports: Rooms have to be found for dozens of Secret Service agents, someone has to carry a selection of presidential basketballs, and of course the family dog needs his own state-of-the-art aircraft. Arriving in the idyllic

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BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/11/2013 8:06:59 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/11/2013 6:51:44 AM     Post Reply
For two years, Tammy Manning and her family have been the faces of the anti-fracking movement in America. From the sleepy backwater of Franklin Forks, just ten miles from the New York county line in rural Pennsylvania, blonde and photogenic Tammy and her children have been feted by television companies and environmentalists alike: portrayed as the ‘perfect’ example of how one family’s lives have been blighted by a greedy energy company whose hunger for profit had put their health at serious risk. Pop stars, actors and politicians, from Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon and Susan Sarandon to Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson

   

 

  


 
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Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/10/2013 6:22:40 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/10/2013 6:16:06 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/10/2013 6:08:47 PM     Post Reply
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Telegraph [UK], by Andrew Gilligan    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/10/2013 5:38:45 PM     Post Reply
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