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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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Haiti photo by Ansel Herz

– “Down with occupation, down with stealing NGOs, return Aristide” –

TOP STORIES

Majority of Americans think Iran has the bomb by Allison Kilkenny

Operation New Dawn by Cindy Sheehan

Should we call the IRS attack terrorism? from The Atlantic

What are we bid for American justice? by Bill Moyers & Michael Winship

FREE SPEECH & THE PRESS

Best of 2009 journalism from True Slant

The demise of academic freedom? from Free Expression Policy Project

Why the media silence on Flight 253 hearings? from Media Channel

Attack disrupts access to College Publisher web site from SPLC

NO JUSTICE FOR DISGUSTING TORTURE LAWYERS

Probe clears Yoo for torture advice despite deleted emails by Stephen C Webster

Yoo said Bush could order civilians to be ‘massacred’ by Michael Isikoff

Justice Department’s shoddy investigation exposed from Commentary Magazine

Who asked Yoo and Bybee to write the memos? from Huffington Post

RON PAUL: REAL CONSERVATIVE POLITICS

Ron Paul wins big in CPAC 2010 straw poll by Sam Stein

WATCH- Ron Paul dominates CPAC with largest, loudest audience

Boos as Ron Paul wins CPAC straw poll from Politico

WATCH- Judging CPAC by the free swag by Rachel Maddow

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TOP STORIES
Jerk or genius, TV’s Stephen Colbert boosts US

Remembering ‘Kvetcher in the Rye’ JD Salinger by Greg Palast

ACORN mounts campaign to ‘sting the stinger’ by Daniel Tencer

Rahm Emanuel will really, really not like hosting this mental disabilities panel

CORPORATE POWER
How corporations secretly move millions to fund political ads by Brad Jacobson

Dems consider constitutional amendment to combat campaign finance decision

ACLU may reverse course on campaign finance limits from NY Sun

The end of the corporate zombie? from Huffington Post

BEHIND THE CONSERVATIVE VEIL
Rumsfeld sent Wall St Journal op-ed dismissing torture allegations to Dubya

Report: SarahPAC spent thousands buying copies of Palin’s ‘Going Rogue’

Insurance companies ‘used Tea Party’ to try and kill bill by Sahil Kapur

Glenn Beck update: The backpedaling begins by Arianna Huffington

MIDDLE EAST POWER STRUGGLES
Obama’s silent war shocks Pakistan from Guardian UK

Onward Christian soldiers, again from Antiwar.com

Raze illegal buildings, unless they are Jewish settlements

Israeli commander: ‘We rewrote the rules of war for Gaza’ from The Independent

BROADCAST POLITICS
FCC gives Native American tribes priority to obtain radio licenses

Obama wants you to create the next YouTube by Megan Tady

Countdown begins for end of Olbermann’s ‘Countdown’

Obama is obligated to sue Rush Limbaugh for demotion from True/Slant

JOURNALISM & PRESS FREEDOM
McChesney & Nichols on ‘Death & Life of American Journalism’ from DN!

Novaya Gazeta, publisher of assassinated journo, site back online after attack

College journalists included in proposed amendment to Maryland shield law

Anti-Govt protest covered by bloggers, ignored by Russian media

THE LATEST WATERGATE
What if the Landrieu phone plot perpetrators were liberal or Muslim?

High jinks to handcuffs for Landrieu provocateur from NY Times

Landrieu phone plot: Men arrested have links to intelligence community

Is this the same Stan Dai arrested for trying to bug Landrieu’s office?

POLITICAL ECONOMY OF CINEMA
Wal-Mart, Target put squeeze on Redbox from Business Week

Movie Gallery files bankruptcy, closing 760 stores

Hollywood loses key battle over illegal downloads

Surveying video art and alternative media 1968-1980 from Cineaste

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Fox News CEO calls Beck’s ‘killing spree’ reference ‘accurate’

Republican Senator: Obama not an ideologue

Minority Leader: Wrong time to debate ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’

Scott Brown wants American Idol to give his daughter another shot

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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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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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