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TOP STORIES

US oil company donated millions to climate skeptic groups, says Greenpeace

The obscenity of war by Amy Goodman

Citizens united against Citizens United by David Swanson

Police: Teaching kids to mistrust govt. makes couple ‘unsuitable’ parents

FINANCIAL SHENANIGANS

Bailed out banks are even more powerful now than before the crisis

Elizabeth Warren: Bank lobbyists fought for very thing they’re now against

Supreme Court hands victory to mutual fund industry

Student loans: Govt. is now officially in the banking business

TECHNOLOGY POLITICS

Google goes evil, gets in bed with Verizon by Josh Silver

PR firm behind propaganda videos given $25M stimulus contract

Google says China’s ‘great firewall’ blocked search

Fox News has best quarter in network history from Mediaite

POLITICAL INTRIGUE

Thanks health bill, for $250M back to abstinence-only education

Naomi Wolf thinks Tea Parties help fight fascism from Alternet

Brown vs. Democracy in California by George Lakoff

States high on marijuana tax as budget cure

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Plagued by bad memories? Call Death Bear

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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 Day After Tomorrow might have been yesterday by Matthew Berger

Coal miners join historic rallies to end mountaintop removal from Alternet

Aspartame renamed ‘AminoSweet’ and now marketed as ‘natural sweetener’

No way, Bill Gates totally wants to nuke climate change

EPA hearts clean coal, capitulates on ethanol from Grist

Invasive species, global warming taking toll on Thoreau’s Walden Pond

Extreme weather is part of global warming, says climate scientist from DN!

Candidate wants to suspend regulations on greenhouse gases from Wired

USDA makes the right call on school meat safety from Grist

New USDA rules establish strong organic standards for pasture & livestock

Bill Nye the Science Guy: Climate change deniers are ‘unpatriotic’

Sen. Bernie Sanders on his new 10 million solar roofs bill from Grist

Tritium hot zone expands around Vermont nuclear plant

Is Chicago earthquake a wake-up call for clean coal? from Alternet

From the annals of Sno-Cone science from Common Dreams

War at home: Local eco-warriors making a big noise in UK

What have Scorpions, Nobel Prize winners & William Shatner got in common?

Australia’s invading camels will soon be crocodile food from Treehugger.com

Greenpeace: Japanese anti-whaling activists face up to 10 years in prison

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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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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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Improper forensics, 2 decades in prison

Chicago prosecutor’s office trying to smear Innocence Project

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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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4 presidential candidates join Afghan protest from Real News

22 million missing Bush-era emails found; Set for 2014 release?

The surreal afterlife of ex-president Dubya from Common Dreams

Senators push Wall St. restructuring with Depression-era rule

Obama has no leverage to convince ‘fat-cat bankers’ to lend from CS Monitor

Net neutrality fight again sweeps through FCC from PC Mag

House panel looks for more mobile spectrum from PC World

Crappy iPhone service is AT&T’s fault, not Apple’s from Ars Technica

The myth of the Google phone from Slate

UK aggregator NewsNow dumps papers demanding payment for links

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Consolidation: Comcast buying NBC Universal

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America’s regression by Glenn Greenwald

Liberal Dems take aim at war funding

The war is in Pakistan right now‘ says Jeremy Scahill

Editors reporting to sales managers at Dallas newspaper

AMERICA’S BIGGEST CABLE CO. WANTS MORE POWER

Why the FCC should stop Comcast NBC from PC World

Commissioner Copps on merger: ‘They face a steep climb with me

Congress to scrutinize Comcast NBC deal from The Hill

Comcast’s hollow ‘public interest’ claims from Free Press

MORE NEWS HEADLINES

Grist explains Copenhagen climate summit to comedian Eugene Mirman

Rachel Maddow rips Sen. McConnell war stimulus ‘nonsense’

Sen. Bernie Sanders offers Medicare-for-all amendment

Fourth senator joins move to block Fed Chairman Bernanke

David Ogden, No. 2 Justice Dept official, resigning

Mobile broadband consumption creating problems by Tricia Duryee

Ted Haggard 2.0 by Wendy Norris

VIEWPOINTS

7 ways Battle of Seattle changed the world by Fran Korten

Matt Taibbi: Obama sold out to Wall St

10 progressive reactions to Obama’s Afghan plan from Alternet

We need a clean vote on Afghanistan policy from Common Dreams

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Media Democracy Coalition’s Hannah Miller rallies against blocked political speech

Supreme Court likely to allow more corporate money in politics

Administration uses ‘State Secrets’ clause to block warrantless wiretap cases

Court rules victim of extraordinary rendition can’t sue from Raw Story

Pirate Cat Radio fined $10,000: East-Bay Express and SF Weekly

Is global warming a corporate fraud? from Project Censored

Real reason climate bill is going to suck from Grist

Palestinians criticize US u-turn on settlements

Detroit Free Press takes editorial cues from advertisers

Congress should not reject the Goldstone Report from Common Dreams

Where are the anti-war demonstrators? from Common Dreams

What Obama is up against from Truthout

MPAA piracy facts unchecked on 60 Minutes

MPAA press release urges FCC to protect content

Bit Torrent’s new peer-to-peer software throttles itself

Nielsen says DTV switch was successful

Paramount says National Broadband Plan should stop Star Trek pirates

Jerry Brown’s spokesman resigns after taping calls

AP admits Cheney equivocated to the FBI

We need a Son of Sam law for coporations from True/Slant

Comcast close to gaining NBC Universal

Brazil encourages competing hackers to crack e-voting terminals

Sen. Cantwell not sure why Geithner still has a job

Service providers in UK ‘should have legal obligation on rural broadband’

Three’s company by Ross Douthat

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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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Students and bloggers not covered under proposed Shield Law

Former CIA Directors trying to block torture investigation

Where is the Defund Blackwater Act? by Jeremy Scahill

Public Option offered by Kucinich & Conyers ignored by Bruce Dixon

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Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds Goes on the Record from American Conservative

Redacted: Washington Post Makes Deal with Pentagon from CJR

5 Facts Corporate Media Won’t Tell You About Cannabis by Paul Armentano

New York Times Slams Single-Payer from Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting

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I get frustrated reading interesting news stories and then doing nothing with them. So partly to clean up my browsers full of tabs and mainly to try and encourage my friends (and strangers, too, I guess) to read more stories that matter I’m going to start blogging notes about the news I’m reading. These will be mostly just lists of stories with links for now. Let me know what you think, and please post stories you’re reading in the comment section.

We’re Screwed: The Yes Men Strike Again from Common Dreams

Why Is Obama Still Using Blackwater? by Jeremy Scahill, Rebel Reports

Dem. Senators’ New Bill Could Eliminate Telecom Immunity from Raw Story

Campaign Finance 527 Rules Overturned from US PIRG

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