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Video proves Kanye West was right about George W. Bush

OBAMA

President signs health care bill, with a flourish by NY Times

Obama Inc. triumphs: Kucinich folds his hands on health care

Obama advances nuclear resurgence with US loan guarantees from CS Monitor

Obama: Inside man for the greatest heist in history from Black Agenda Report

Should Obama control the Internet? from Mother Jones

BROADBAND

Who will defend the rights of people of color on the Internet? by Malkia Cyril

Race, immigration & the fight for an Open Internet from Making Contact

Broadband plan’s price tag: $20M from The Hill

House passes cyber security from NY Times

Why ‘TV Everywhere’ will fail from PBS Media Shift

JOURNALISM

The collapse of journalism, the journalism of collapse by Robert Jensen

Corporation for Public Broadcasting launches new local journalism initiative

How is Seattle P-I doing, one year later? from Poynter

An e-model for journalism in Seattle, the P-I celebrates 1 year online-only

New media ventures blossom in Seattle

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Fred Nowak

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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Republicans help US Senate pass jobs bill from The Hill

TOP STORIES

Docs show Congress knew more about CIA rendition, secret detention & torture

Will someone please arrest Bush, Cheney as they meet for 1st time on Friday?

The flailing falsehoods of America’s war criminals by Glenn Greenwald

Why so little attention to Vernon Hunter, the man killed by Austin terrorist?

POINT COUNTERPOINT

Estranged from critical thinking, divorced from logic by Leonard Pitts Jr.

ACORN: We’re still here, it is not true that we’re ‘closed for business’

Does Justice Clarence Thomas’ silence thwart advocacy?

The NYT on its ‘kill more civilians’ op-ed writer by Glenn Greenwald

ECOLOGICAL HEADLINES

The truth would kill a return of nuclear power … by Alec Baldwin?

Cracking down on fracking by Amy Goodman

Okanagan Indians fight for watershed providing an alternate image of BC

Sen. Kerry says climate bill is not dead yet from Mother Jones

FROM DEMOCRACY NOW

Anti-nuclear activists mobilize to oppose Obama’s new nuke plants

Malcolm X: ‘By any means necessary’

Phyllis Bennis on ending the US war in Afghanistan

Welfare recipients forced to sell food stamps to buy basic necessities

FROM DAILY KOS

Senate takes up Unemployment Insurance and COBRA extensions this week

Litmus test: The people, or insurance companies? by Darcy Burner

Republicans furious over Sen. Scott Brown’s jobs vote

Shenanigans to come? Live at Senate EPA budget hearing

CHECKING IN WITH OTHER LIBERAL BLOGS

Lies, politicians and those damned bloggers from Hullabaloo

Comedy gold: Breitbart shouts ‘innuendo’ at Blumenthal during CPAC

Rep. Waxman’s letter: Toyota study is horrible whitewash from FDL

The torture memo author you’ve never heard of from TPM Muckraker

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photo by Stephen C Webster

Domestic terrorism strikes in Austin, Texas by Stephen C Webster

Frustrated home owner bulldozes own house after bank forecloses

Greed trophy up for grabs by Jim Hightower

Transparency groups slam lobbyists plotting ‘sufficient cover’ to buy elections

Giles admits O’Keefe & Breitbart’s ACORN pimp story was a lie from Brad Blog

Bob Barr jeered at CPAC for saying waterboarding is torture from Raw Story

Rep. Conyers plans hearings on Bush torture lawyers by Muriel Kane

White House will back public option if Senate passes it by John Byrne

More states move toward single-payer health care from After Downing Street

The race for clean energy jobs from NRDC

Medical studies show cannabis effective for treating pain, spasms

School district admits to installing covert webcam software on student laptops

Sales of ‘Daybreak’ hurt by rebranding Iraq War ‘New Dawn’ by David Swanson

Army soldier jailed for rap lyrics to face court-martial in Iraq by Dahr Jamail

Ayatollah Khamenei: Iran will never seek atomic bombs from Antiwar.com

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Karen Hughes, the former George W. Bush campaign director, swiped at President Obama, and told NBC that her former boss rescued the economy. Looks like maybe the motivational speaking tour needs a kick-start.

Then again, GWB could be busy putting his Katrina-style leadership to work helping the people of Haiti. He warned NBC viewers “shysters show up and take advantage of people’s good will and generosity” without a hint of irony. (Democracy Now! reported last week Bush himself was responsible for “destroying Haitian democracy” when he backed the coup to overthrow President Aristide in 2004.)

Meanwhile, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and half a dozen conservative commentators over on Fox News insisted the special election in Massachusetts will prove Americans oppose health reform even if the Democrat wins. In fact, only 190 out of the 500 people participating in last week’s Suffolk Poll said health care is the most important issue in Massachusetts. Apparently, voters didn’t get the memo.

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"Be the media"

EFF, Indymedia successfully fight back against government

Request for silence crossed constitutional bounds from Truthout

Dubya, Obama Justice departments: Secret subpoena for Indymedia visitor logs

Watchdog slams DOJ demand for visitor logs, gag order

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