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Sen. Joe Lieberman told Fox News that he would be hesitant to support the new nuclear treaty with Russia if President Barack Obama doesn’t commit to modernizing the nuclear arsenal. He also perpetuated fears of Iran.

As for the wire services, the Associated Press reports the government’s broadband funds are stimulating controversy.

An Israeli order paves the way for West Bank deportations, according to a new report highlighted by AFP.

And analysts say the risk of Japan going totally bankrupt is real.

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Free speech attorney Marjorie Heins told me in a fascinating exclusive interview that Obama “probably won’t have the courage” to rebuild the liberal wing of the Supreme Court.

With Justice John Paul Stevens retiring soon Republican Senator John Kyl threatened to filibuster if Obama’s choice to replace him is too ideological, for example if he or she stands up “for the little guy.”

And on a totally unrelated note, neoconservative commentator Bill Kristol told Fox News Sunday he believes “it would be better” for the US to attack Iran before Israel does. A reader posted a link to my story on a powerful Guardian article today called The Soldiers’ Burden.

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December 27, 2009 was Ashura, traditionally a day of mourning for Shia Muslims, and in several Iranian cities nonviolent protests turned into clashes between anti-riot forces and opposition demonstrators. Among many others, the nephew of opposition leader Mir-Hossein Mousavi was killed.

There are plenty of other sources for further reading, but one of the most diligent English language live-bloggers during the recent violence was Andrew Sullivan, who writes for The Atlantic. Here are some scenes.

BE WARNED: SOME OF THESE VIDEOS ARE VERY DISTURBING.

The size of the crowds

Rocks vs. guns

Freedom vs. power

Running over protesters with cop cars

Simply staggering footage

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Live-blogging Ashura protests in Iran from Daily Nite Owl

Simple fix for the messed up Sunday morning talk shows by Jay Rosen

LOOK- Picturing the past 10 years (cool graphic)

Gazans mark anniversary of Israeli invasion from Al Jazeera

1 year after war, global citizens step up for Gaza by Medea Benjamin

Indie radio station’s power lies with its people from NY Times

AT&T refusal to ship iPhones to NYC doesn’t add up from All Things Digital

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