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Letter sent to alleged drug kingpin details DEA surveillance

CPB’s new local journalism centers initiative from New Public Media

FCC removes gender from advertising nondiscrimination rules

Victim-blaming is alive in the school paper at American University

HEALTH REFORM

Ten things you didn’t know were in the health bill by Emily Badger

David Frum on health reform: ‘Repeal is literally impossible’

Insurers find loophole in health bill, say they don’t have to cover sick kids

The strange tale of ‘black liquor’ and $25B from The Takeaway

CLIMATE AWARENESS

Humans are too stupid to prevent climate change, says James Lovelock

Landmarks went dark worldwide to mark fourth annual Earth Hour

The Yes Men trick the world from Campus Progress

Transportation Sec. Ray LaHood promises bicyclists will finally have a voice

POLITICALLY SPEAKING

Nader on Attention deficit democracy from Common Dreams

Obama is ‘delivering, but for financial institutions’ says Chomsky

CNN claims only Dems want to close Guantanamo Bay prison

Watchdog files complaint against ‘deceptive and illegal’ Hannity concerts

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The big story Sunday was of course the passage of health insurance reform in Congress. However my shift was over before the big vote. So these are stories from Sunday morning.

Karl Rove’s meltdown on ABC Sunday morning drew a lot of attention.

Republican leaders insisted on NBC that the racist and homophobic taunts by protesters at the Capitol on Saturday were isolated.

And, not that it matters now, Debbie Wasserman Schultz told CNN “we’ve got the votes.”

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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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Ansel Herz, US journalist on the ground in Haiti, interviewed by Wolf Blitzer

As aid efforts flounder, Haitians rely on each other by Ansel Herz

Exiled in S. Africa, former president Aristide wants to return from Democracy Now

IMF leverages crisis, offering loans with neoliberal conditions from The Nation

Naomi Klein: Stop disaster capitalists before they strike again

How Washington’s plot worsened the earthquake disaster by Max Blumenthal

Control & exploitation: Our role in Haiti’s plight from The Guardian UK

What you’re not hearing about Haiti but should be from Common Dreams

Bush is responsible for destroying Haitian democracy from Democracy Now

George W Bush joins relief effort, despite ordering coup! from Think Progress

UPS not shipping for free, American Airlines not flying for free from CNN

As wallets open for Haiti, credit card companies take a big cut from Huff Po

Truth about Wyclef Jean’s shady Yele Haiti Foundation from The Smoking Gun

NBA’s only Haitian player Sam Dalembert gives $100,000 from Democracy Now

Fox News has no idea how to cover the Haiti crisis by Eric Boehlert

Haiti ambassador shames ‘utterly stupid’ Pat Robertson from Raw Story

George Clooney and MTV Networks working on Haiti telethon for Jan. 22

Max Blumenthal on Dubya’s role in Haitian coup from Democracy Now (2004)

JG on The Haiti boomerang from Counterpunch (2004)

Noam Chomsky on The tragedy of Haiti from Truthout (1993)

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Late last year I was proud to discover my recent Boise Weekly article, Far from the tree, found its way to the Berman Exposed website. Rick Berman is the PR flack whose astroturfing gained notoriety in ’09.

So I’ve been looking forward to hunting around the web for my latest piece, ‘Experts’ justify profiling, body scanners with familiar paranoid rhetoric, since it was published on Sunday Jan. 3rd. (READ IT AFTER THE JUMP.)

My employer, The Raw Story, has an agreement that makes it legal for Alternet to feature our original stories. This past week was the first time they picked up one of my articles on their homepage, and after a few days, it is about to draw 150 comments.

Then I notice paleo-conservative TV commentator Pat Buchanan linking to my story on his Twitter account. The link takes you to his own site, where most of my work is reproduced with my byline and a link to RawStory at the bottom.

Around the web, I’m finding my story re-published on sites called: Information Liberation, Puppet Gov, Progressive News Daily, One Riot, and even Obama Bowel Movement. I’d say the best named sites that picked up my story are Memeorandum and Intoxination. If you haven’t already grabbed my article and posted it on your own site without asking me, here it is. (more…)

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Comcast killing free online TV?

TV Everywhere? Say goodbye to free online TV by Josh Silver

Entire staff quits after Congress-member defects to GOP from Raw Story

Amanda Simpson is Obama’s 1st transgender appointment from Air America

Tip the balance in favor of family farms & good food by John Nichols

Civil rights hero caught in corruption probe to begin serving from CNN

Editor defends Politico’s Cheney coverage from Huffington Post

Beyonce under fire for throwing concert for Qaddafi son from Prefix Mag

Scott Horton interviews: Sibel Edmonds & Cindy Sheehan from Antiwar Radio

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Malkia Cyril: Push changed my life, but Hollywood ‘invisibilized patriarchy’

CNN paid Lou Dobbs $8m to quit

Are nuclear weapons safe in Pakistan? by Seymour Hersh

Cecilia Kang explains Google Books settlement on CSPAN

Taking aim at student muckrakers from NY Times

PBS can market its kids show without selling out

The price of free from NY Times

NY Times embraces ‘douche’ as TV dirty word of the moment from Alternet

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Capitalism: A Love Story

Filmmaker Michael Moore told CNN’s Larry King that it’s time for President Barack Obama to wind down the war in Afghanistan. “It’s unwinnable. It’s immoral. It’s illegal. It’s wrong,” he said. “We need to leave.”

Moore appeared on the program Thursday along with another war critic, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas).

“It is my sincere hope that he decides to wind down and end this war, at least our part of this war, in Afghanistan,” Moore said. “Initially, the idea of going and trying to capture the criminals who committed a mass murder on 9/11, that was a good idea. But we never did that.

“There is no middle ground,” he stated emphatically. “You’re either going to go all out and fight a big war that can’t be won, or you’re going to bring the troops home and focus on the problems that we have right now — huge unemployment, global warming, a health care mess, all these things, our educational system, everything.”

Moved by Obama’s attendance at the transfer of bodies at Dover Air Force Base, something President George W. Bush infamously didn’t do, Moore offered hope that Obama might end the war in Afghanistan.”I’m going to trust in all my heart that he’s going to make the right decision,” he opined.

Yet earlier this month a senior administration official told the press, “What is not on the table, in any sense, is leaving Afghanistan or so narrowly defining our mission as to be the equivalent of leaving Afghanistan.” (After Moore’s appearance, Rep. Paul told King, “I don’t think he’s quite willing to criticize Obama like Bush, but I am.”)

And although King didn’t comment, Moore hammered on the scandal of CIA involvement with the opium trade there. “Yesterday, Larry, that story in The New York Times about how the brother of the president of Afghanistan, the brother of Karzai, is suspected of being involved in the opium trade, which funds the Taliban, and our CIA pays this man. So we’re paying the guy who’s helping to create the money that’s funding the Taliban that’s killing our soldiers. Are we, like, an insane country? When is this going to stop? I want this ended. I want these troops home.”

Moore’s latest film Capitalism: A Love Story has grossed $13 million in five weeks of release. He has now directed four of the eight highest grossing documentaries in U.S. history.

See the video by clicking HERE. This story was originally published on RawStory.com. My Dad wrote a response, see below:

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UN: Millions will starve as rich nations cut food aid

Senate apology to native people a good first step by Sarah Van Gelder

Court denies government attempt to delay records, again from EFF

Geography of job loss

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