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UN torture expert criticizes Obama for not investigating previous administration

TOP HEADLINES

Why is Barack Obama writing GOP talking points? by John Nichols

Granny D dies at 100: She walked across the USA for campaign finance reform

Why the oppressed must tell their own story from Toward Freedom

Top US home-school texts dismiss evolution

THE TORTURE ARCHITECTS

George W Bush & Dick Cheney pulled the torture strings from The Progressive

Federal judge says Donald Rumsfeld can’t duck trial from Chicago Reader

The reason why torture memos resemble Clarence Thomas’ way of thinking

Reporter: Karl Rove’s book nearly made me choke on a pretzel

WAR IN AFGHANISTAN

Rep. Dennis Kucinich forces Congress to debate Afghanistan

Kucinich & 16 other members of Congress start bipartisan War debate

House defeats Kucinich resolution to withdraw from Afghanistan

Sen. Levin to block Blackwater’s $1B Afghanistan contract

THE GAYS

Virginia Attorney General orders colleges to stop protecting gays

Sen. Lieberman, Sen. Levin take lead on measure to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Republican State Sen. with staunch record against gay rights comes out

Glenn Beck apologizes to viewers for interview with Rep. Eric Massa

US NOT POST-RACIAL YET

Study finds median wealth for single black women is $5

Justice roars: Local outrage at New Orleans music mag’s cover

Less stimulus money is going to American minorities

Could immigration split the Tea Party? from The Rachel Maddow Show

HEALTH CARE DEBATE

Obama’s rhetoric against single-payer is reprehensible from The Progressive

Daily Kos founder says Kucinich deserves (impossible) primary challenge

Mitt Romney’s lies, lies & staggering health care hypocrisy by Sahil Kapur

Reconciliation: Obsessed or ignorant, pick one by Jonathan Chait

ECONOMIC OUTRAGE

Rowdy protesters target funding cuts at US campuses from Michael Moore

Goldman Sachs authors a Greek tragedy by Jim Hightower

US lawmakers launch new push to reveal NAFTA

RNC finance director exposed: Manipulating donors with fear, crude caricatures

ODDS & ENDS

‘Carpuccino’ infuriates car lovers, coffee lovers, pun lovers from Gizmodo

Meth war’s money matters raise questions from Boise Weekly

A snitch in your pocket by Michael Isikoff

Medical marijuana’s lost man: Bryan Epis from NORML

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Rainy season looming, photo by Ansel Herz

Secure shelters scarce in Port-Au-Prince as rainy season looms

NEWS STORIES FOR THE WEEKEND

Blackwater used shell company to defraud US government

Dubya: Jimmy Carter’s torture accusations ‘made my life miserable’

Riot erupts at UC-Berkeley over tuition hikes, budget cuts

GOP senator blocks unemployment benefits extension: ‘Tough s**t’

Police escort student out of class for refusing to pledge allegiance

‘Zombies’ have free speech rights too, US court rules

Keith Olbermann: ‘My father asked me to kill him’

Obama reminds McCain: ‘The election is over’

Crazy Glenn Beck & Alex Jones teaming up to take down candidate

Rep. Trent Franks implies blacks better off as slaves by Muriel Kane

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Laura Flanders: Lifting the veil on US troops in Pakistan

CIA drones and Bob Gates’ visit to Pakistan from Extraordinary Edition

Republican stimulus foes happy to lobby for pork projects

How much will nuclear cost US citizens? from Grist

2 ex-employees say Blackwater billed US govt for prostitute

Blackwater contractors ordered out of Iraq from CS Monitor

Idaho Education Network under fire for cronyism, waste from New West

Advocating transparency by fighting transparency by Allison Kilkenny

US expanding weapons stockpile inside Israel from Truthout

How Obama ended up where FDR began from TomDispatch.com

Details of British resident’s brutal CIA torture by Andy Worthington

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Local leaders shut out of military-run relief efforts by Ansel Herz

TOP STORIES

Howard Zinn: How I want to be remembered from Common Dreams

Howard Zinn: A radical treasure by Bob Herbert

Blackwater’s youngest victim by Jeremy Scahill

Why Daniel Ellsberg may still be ‘Most dangerous man in America’

MEDIA THINKING

Ideas for Change: Make broadband a universal service

Is there still a market for new local radio stations?

Not-so-Breitbart & the story of James O’Keefe from Media Matters

Dispatches from the stacks from The Contrarian

AMERICAN POLITICS

Supreme Court ruling on campaign cash adds fuel to populist fire

GOP dismayed by Obama’s performance, letting cameras roll a ‘mistake’

Obama speaks at Republican retreat in Baltimore from WA Post

Does Fox News coverage = GOP campaign contribution? by Eric Boehlert

HAITI LATEST

Sending hope over the airwaves by Ansel Herz

Community radio stations obliterated, off the air from CPJ

UN envoy criticizes US relief efforts from McClatchy

Oil in Haiti, reasons for US occupation by Ezili Danto

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Arab-Americans feel targeted, call airport profiling ‘unconstitutional’

SPECIAL ELECTION

Coakley conceded before ballots ‘counted or examined by any human being’

Pre-emptively ‘calling the race’ is not the media’s job by Bev Harris

‘5 reports’ of voting irregularities in ‘at least 3’ jurisdictions from Brad Blog

‘Sidecar’ reconciliation, the public option lives again by Jane Hamsher

HAITI RELIEF

Tell CNN to stop hyping fears of violence from Media Hacker

Blackwater before drinking water by Greg Palast

US military turning away humanitarian assistance by Cynthia McKinney

Checking our elitism at the door from Future Majority

BUSH ERA

FBI used fake threats to illegally obtain Americans’ phone records

Blair’s attorney general warned in 2002 that Iraq invasion would be illegal

CENSORED NO MORE- Exclusive preview of Mike Connell story in Maxim

Court of Appeals reviews Bush FCC’s ‘fleeting expletive’ rule from FEP Project

INDEPENDENT MEDIA

‘Cognitive infiltration’ stirs up Internet storm from Rag Blog

Can newspaper muckraking carry on in nonprofits? from NY Times

Chicago Independent Radio Project hits the web from Radio Survivor

Criminal justice blogger outlines 2010 agenda from Texas Tribune

MORE STORIES!

Why Americans stopped fighting back against oppression from Alternet

Obama calls for integration of state and federal military forces

Federal government still discouraging medical marijuana research

Head of Boating buys Editor & Publisher by Greg Mitchell

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Denver mayor Hickenlooper vs. VT Sen. Sanders

War is peace & right is center: Newspeak skews political debate by David Sirota

TOP 4

Fri. news dump: ACLU wins release of names of Bagram detainees from FDL

Rep. Schakowsky prepares legislation to ban Blackwater by Jeremy Scahill

Sen. Dodd may drop consumer protection agency from Wall St Journal

Scientists cautiously optimistic as Doomsday clock reset from AFP

MEDIA

Read the best of the 13,000 net neutrality comments now on the public record

How the music industry is about to change from Inside Music Media

Jan. 31 deadline approaches for Internet radio stations from Broadcast Law Blog

Clear Channel debuts Google-like contextual radio ad platform from MediaPost

ETC

Reporter Dahr Jamail on Iraq War vet jailed for writing Stop Loss hip hop song

Beijing police cancel China’s 1st ever gay pageant from AFP

NY Post claims Lou Dobbs will not run for office from Think Progress

A letter to Rush Limbaugh by Roger Ebert

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Improper forensics, 2 decades in prison

Chicago prosecutor’s office trying to smear Innocence Project

TOP 4

Officials hid truth about immigrant deaths in jail from NY Times

Court rulings erode spending restrictions for elections

FCC Chairman: We need airwaves from govt & broadcasters

Nader: One more term, Senator Dorgan, please? from Common Dreams

THE ‘T’ WORD

Answering Helen Thomas on why they want to harm us from Truthout

TSA is funding airport mind-reading machines from Raw Story

Body scanners: Known unknowns from ACLU

Op-ed: Sick with terror by Amy Goodman

THE U.S. ECONOMY

Study: More families using food stamps to feed kids from McClatchy

Unemployment: Pelosi & Obama call for new jobs bill from The Hill

US awards $2.3b worth of tax credits for green jobs

Are Dems & the corporate media hopeless? by Dave Lindorff

House committee wants Geithner testimony over AIG bailout scandal

Tim Geithner’s time to give answers by Congressman Darrel Issa

FOOD ECO

Three approved GMOs linked to organ damage from Truthout

Science confirms that blowing up mountains harms mountains from Grist

Most unhealthy restaurant meals (not fast food) from Alternet

Is Whole Foods bad for the planet? from Mother Jones

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Canadian diplomacy & the Honduran coup from The Dominion

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden demands secret IP treaty details from Wired

Did CIA deploy a Blackwater hit team in Germany? by Jeremy Scahill

Vancouver rail system jacks up the fees for busking musicians

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Are progressives depressed or too privileged to make change? from Alternet

Blackwater & Khost bombing: Is CIA deceiving Congress? by Jeremy Scahill

Why don’t TV weathermen believe in climate change? from CJR

Apartheid lawsuit goes forward against Ford, GM, IBM

2010 Census uses word ‘negro’ raising memories of Jim Crow

WATCH KFC ad: Placate threatening black people with fried chicken?

Canada says ‘No’ to Yes Men website from Ars Technica

For 6 months, blogger can’t get Google to turn blog back on from TechDirt

Journalism’s dreamers must keep eyes on stats from Reynolds J-Institute

Faculty protest Texas football coach’s raise by Dave Zirin

Doctored news photo covers up govt involvement from China Smack

Price of Pearl Jam’s new ‘Just Breathe’ single: One tweet from Mashable

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The Existential Crisis of magazines online

5 reasons to feel hopeful in 2010 from Change.org

Foreclosures still swamping federal efforts to help from McClatchy

Living on nothing but food stamps from NY Times

Backlash in UK over extension of TV product placement from Guardian

PolitiFact challenges Cheney’s latest lie

Iraq to support Blackwater lawsuit in US courts from Reuters

Ex-Blackwater employees not wanted in Iraq: Spokesman

More to publishing than meets the screen from NY Times

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Former "Most-trusted man" on TV

Slideshow of mostly showbiz & sports stars who passed away in 2009

LISTEN- Press freedom on the front lines from Free Speech Radio News

Iraq to take steps to bring Blackwater’s murderers to justice

Airport security: Two alternatives to full-body scanners

Dems seek to shorten primaries, rein in superdelegates from CS Monitor

Hotel WiFi should be a right, not a luxury from TechCrunch

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Some like it pot

Feinstein and Durbin removing bloggers from shield law bill from Daily Kos

We must not let Big Telecom segregate the Internet from Afro-Netizen

If Congress can kill outlandish Wall St bonuses, why don’t they? from Alternet

Blackwater’s Erik Prince stepping down, revealed as CIA asset from Vanity Fair

Yahoo spying policy would ‘shock’ customers, according to letter

EFF sues feds for info on social network surveillance from CNET

New blogger payola disclosure rules starting from WA Post

Bank of America to repay entire $45b of TARP funds from NY Times

GAO issues warning on broadband stimulus grants from Tech Liberation

Op-ed: Higher ed fiscal crisis protects the wealthy by Peter Phillips

Interview about remixing Antarctica with DJ Spooky from Huffington Post

‘My name is Rachel Corrie’ and Israel’s waning impunity from Electronic Intifada

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Listen to Free Speech Radio News special on resegregation of American schools

Amy Goodman ‘violated’ by Canadian border officials

US scuttled consensus building, was hellbent on Iraq War

Blackwater lawyers accuse DOJ of misconduct

ACORN reprieve sparks GOP fury from The Raw Story

How is Newt Gingrich not a lobbyist? from Firedoglake

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Thanksgiving aka 'Things Taken'

Listen to John Trudell’s 1980 Thanksgiving address from the Pacifica Radio Archive

President Obama’s Native American Heritage Day statement

Listen to DC youth explore the crisis of healthy food from Radio Rootz

Pentagon tried to ‘intimidate’ journalist Scahill for covering Blackwater

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OpenSecrets has integrated state & national campaign $ in a new way

Watchdogs detail 2008 campaign contributions in ways never before documented

Jeremy Scahill: Obama using Blackwater for assassinations in Pakistan

British Iraq War inquiry will be no whitewash, Chilcot promises from BBC News

What’s happened to journalists from defunct Seattle PI? from Save the News

Telcos to FCC: Give us billions, don’t make us share from Ars Technica

Volunteers log off as Wikipedia ages from Wall St Journal

Dana Perino blasts Obama one week after he nominated her to BBG

Free speech is net neutrality foreign policy says Obama tech deputy

Glenn Beck: Unheavenly host from The New Yorker

Russia is now a criminal state from BBC News

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Global e-waste dumping pollution

Google bringing free WiFi to 47 U.S. airports, $ for charity

Dirty truth about rural broadband from Free Press

Jeremy Scahill: Blackwater approved payoffs of Iraqi officials

New evidence of Pharma’s sweetheart deal from New Republic

Google says Rupert Murdoch can go ahead and take off stories

Dalai Lama sticks his thumb in the Dragon’s eye

Blaming the workers by Dave Lindorff

NY Times publishes crowd-funded science article

Denying responsibility for the wars one cheers on by Glenn Greenwald

Former Sierra Club enviro Mike McGinn wins Seattle mayor race

How the US funds the Taliban from The Nation

Video shows Taliban with US weapons

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Glenn Beck’s hotline to nowhere by Thomas Frank

Pentagon pursuing new investigation into domestic propaganda

Israel preparing public for new Gaza war from Haaretz

State Dept fumbles Blackwater Iraq ouster from Newsweek

Guy Fawkes protesters finally celebrate right way by Allison Kilkenny

Obama’s negotiators collude with big business on copyright treaty

Utility regulators challenge Frontier-Verizon deal

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Bush covered up global warming, hid info from Dems from Raw Story

Carbon emissions must peak by 2015 from Common Dreams

At UN, US votes against Gaza war crimes report endorsement

Code Pink delivers Afghani women’s petition to end war to Obama

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