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Tough economy, Jesus

These are the pieces I wrote for Raw Story on Sunday with David Edwards, who manages video content for the site. This first one got massive readership, and has now been posted to Digg and Facebook by over 4000 people.

Tom DeLay: People are unemployed because they want to be

“People are unemployed because they want to be? ” asked CNN’s Candy Crowley.

“Well, it is the truth. And people in the real world know it,” said DeLay.

The Senate passed a $10 billion stopgap unemployment measure Tuesday, after including an amendment offered by Sen. Bunning to prevent further deficits.

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Mitt Romney: Obama’s words ‘support’ 9/11 truthers abroad

Former Mass. Governor Mitt Romney says he’s glad the Patriot Act was extended, but Obama’s “Apology Tour” was a mistake.

Fox News’ Chris Wallace did not ask Romney about his tan.

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Consumer protections the ‘fundamental divide’ in health reform

“I think the president would love to have Republican votes,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said. “What he has is lots of Republican ideas: Selling insurance across state lines, making sure that we crack down very aggressively on fraud and abuse moving forward.”

“But,” she pointed out, “there’s a fundamental difference. The Republicans feel strongly that insurance companies should have less regulation than they do now, less consumer protection, less oversight. The president feels strongly that we need to change the rules of the road, that we can no longer have a private health system where insurance companies get to pick and choose, where they can lock people out and price people out. That’s really one of the fundamental divides.”

Sebelius added that even though there are GOP ideas in the bill, and Dems are “hopeful” there will be Republican votes, she’s not sure there will be.

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Sen. Mitch McConnell on RNC ‘fear’ presentation: ‘It’s not helping’

Politico revealed a GOP PowerPoint presentation last week that recommended using fear and extreme negative feelings about Democrats to raise money.

“That sort of thing is certainly not helpful. I can’t imagine why anybody thought that would be helpful,” Sen. Mitch McConnell told ABC’s Matt Dowd Sunday.

“I don’t like it. I don’t know anybody that does,” he said.

When asked if someone should be fired for the presentation, the Minority Leader tried to distance himself. “Look, I don’t run the RNC. That’s up to them,” he said.

The fallout from the revelation that Republican operatives have such disdain for their own base has begun. Mark DeMoss, a prominent Evangelical wrote a letter to Michael Steele this week cautioning, “I’m afraid the presentation is representative of a culture and mindset within the Republican National Committee.”

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THE US POLITICAL SYSTEM

Rethinking independent voters from Truthout

80% surveyed say Congress serves special interests

George Lakoff: ‘Rational reason’ doesn’t work in US politics

The US political system ‘sucks’ says John Podesta, Center for American Progress

ELECTIONS 2010

Will US Senate races be driven by money or issues?

1 in 10 Republicans calling it quits in November by Daniel Tencer

Is Gov. Crist, who joined Schwarzenegger in endorsing stimulus, about to switch?

Do Republicans really want to win in 2010? from Salon

REPUBLICAN PARTY, TEA PARTY

Republican of the people from Texas Observer

GOP’s path to the future runs through the past from Salon

The Tea Party takes aim at Ron Paul, ironically

The Tea Party’s radicalism by EJ Dionne Jr.

DEMOCRATIC PARTY, LABOR UNIONS

Unions bash Dems, warn of political fallout from Politico

Sanders: Obama is ‘wrong’ on the public option by Sam Stein

If Michael Moore would run for president by Robert Naiman

Colorado Supreme Court tosses Amendment 54 from Law Week

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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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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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Texas peace activists join coalition to aid Gaza

Obama ends secrecy policy, launches ‘declassification center’

Politico reporter slammed as Cheney ‘stenographer’ by Sahil Kapur

TSA intimidates bloggers who published new airport procedures

ACLU opposes use of full-body scanners by TSA

FCC moving toward creation of new network neutrality rules

Huffington Post doubts reports that book sales are not so bad

LISTEN- How Ebooks might change reading and writing from NPR

Dems want concessions for caving on public option by Sam Stein

Jane Hamsher & Howard Dean can’t be wrong, they make Obama moderate

The poetic justice of Dennis Brutus by Amy Goodman

Howard Kurtz looks back at decade in media from WA Post

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Fire John Yoo activists play with vowels

Obama attorneys defend torture memo author

ACORN: The path to meaningful reform from Nonprofit Quarterly

Climate summit in disarray after ‘Danish text’ leak from Guardian

US tax dollars help fund Taliban attacks from Raw Story

Talking Points Memo launches a DC bureau from AJR

NPR reporter pressured over Fox News role from Politico

5 corporate publishers team up for Hulu of magazines from Huff Po

Why progressive activists are giving Obama a pass from FDL

E Pluribus Unum KCSB, brief history from Santa Barbara Independent

Canadian record industry faces liability over ‘infringement’

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Andy Worthington: The human cost of Guantanamo from Truthout

TOP 4
Supreme Court tosses out ruling to release torture photos

Spitzer on Democracy Now: Geithner, Bernanke ‘complicit’

Dubya and Blair ‘misled public’ ‘could end up on trial’

New white house press pool rotation sparks debate from Politico

PROTESTS AROUND THE GLOBE

20,000 climate activists march through London

Tens of thousands march against Silvio Berlusconi in Rome

Martial law returns ahead of rebellion in Philippines

Arrests mark Greek riot anniversary

Iran bans foreign media, Cut Tehran web access as student rally nears

Zelaya supporters end 5 months of daily protests in Honduras

Gaza Freedom March less than one month away

U of Wisconsin protesters want Karl Rove on trial

TECHNOLOGY HEADLINES

Ode to books, why e-books will never replace them from Geek Dad

Administration fears public scrutiny would scuttle IP treaty talks

ALA submits comments on FCC broadband plan

PEG channels’ new best friend: Comcast? from Multichannel News

Comcast NBC: Donor interests vs. key Obama principles

Comcast rated 10 on Harold Feld’s association scale

The rise and fall of MySpace from Financial Times

TV exec upset daughter wants no TV at college from Techdirt

The myth of broadband hogs

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