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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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New 'Vehicle-to-Grid' hybrid

Get paid $30/hr to drive new ‘Vehicle-to-Grid’ hybrid car

TOP STORIES

Bible classes for public schools in Kentucky from Raw Story

Wall Street’s bailout hustle by Matt Taibbi

Powell rebukes Cheney, America is not ‘less safe’ because of Obama

ACLU calls on UN human rights official to stop teen’s torture in prison

INVESTIGATIVE NEWS

Congress launches investigation into gas drilling practices from ProPublica

Secret history of hostage crisis, Iraqi invasion goes with Haig to the grave

Yoo said Bush could slaughter civilians by Jason Leopold

Rep. Conyers responds: Hearings on torture lawyers coming soon

SPIN THE GLOBE

Dutch government totally collapses over Afghan military mission

Mud torrent kills at least 40 islanders in Portugal

Greece hires Goldman banker as debt chief from Business Week

Israel aims to restore holy sites in occupied West Bank

MEDIA ANALYSIS

In defense of cigarette marketing from True Slant

NBC, ABC reports on new nuclear facility leave key questions unasked from FAIR

AWOL on Comcast/NBC merger: Olbermann, Maddow, Schultz

Air America lessons: Benefactors differ by David Sirota

JAMES ‘CONSERVATIVE PIMP’ O’KEEFE

ACORN story a ‘punking’ of America from Hullabaloo

O’Keefe and the myth of the ACORN pimp from Media Matters

NYT editor ‘stands behind’ contested ‘pimp’ reporting from Brad Blog

O’Keefe given rock star treatment ‘like Chuck Norris’ at CPAC

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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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Outside Haiti capital, much despair and little aid from AP

Haitians in mass exodus from Port-au-Prince from Reuters

Death of UN’s Haiti leadership confirmed from Haiti Tales

Consolidated information exchange on missing persons

Hillary Clinton lands in Haiti, Obama pledges $100m

Satan’s letter to Pat Robertson:

Dear Pat Robertson,

I know that you know that all press is good press, so I appreciate the shout-out. And you make God look like a big mean bully who kicks people when they are down, so I’m all over that action. But when you say that Haiti has made a pact with me, it is totally humiliating. I may be evil incarnate, but I’m no welcher. The way you put it, making a deal with me leaves folks desperate and impoverished. Sure, in the afterlife, but when I strike bargains with people, they first get something here on earth — glamour, beauty, talent, wealth, fame, glory, a golden fiddle. Those Haitians have nothing, and I mean nothing. And that was before the earthquake. Haven’t you seen “Crossroads”? Or “Damn Yankees”? If I had a thing going with Haiti, there’d be lots of banks, skyscrapers, SUVs, exclusive night clubs, Botox — that kind of thing. An 80 percent poverty rate is so not my style. Nothing against it — I’m just saying: Not how I roll. You’re doing great work, Pat, and I don’t want to clip your wings — just, come on, you’re making me look bad. And not the good kind of bad. Keep blaming God. That’s working. But leave me out of it, please. Or we may need to renegotiate your own contract.

Best, Satan

Haiti coverage sparks ‘pseudo-feud’ between Jon Stewart & Rachel Maddow

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TECHNOLOGY

Why is the White House backing away from net neutrality?

FCC delays new national broadband plan for another month

‘TV Everywhere’ takes even more public interest advocacy heat

TASER’s new weapon: Mobile phone monitoring for parents

POLITICS

How the Teamsters beat Goldman Sachs, saved 30,000 jobs

Maddow: Giuliani’s ‘whole brand’ based on exploiting 9/11

Doing journalism in 2010 is an act of community organizing

Palin’s inaccuracies helped McCain lessen vote margin in ’08

CULTURE

Prop. 8: Fight over gay marriage going to trial in federal court

Army soldier imprisoned for lyrics of ‘Stop Loss’ hip hop song

Conan, Leno to fight in a pit, whoever wins ‘gets to leave NBC’

The age of privacy is over, says Facebook founder Zuckerberg

ECONOMY

Impact of Urban Wal-Mart study: 0 jobs brought to Chicago

For unemployed professionals, new job often means a pay cut

House committee wants Geithner to testify on AIG bailout $

Bill Moyers: Wall Street is riding a ‘surging ocean of greed’

ETC

Bono, your Palestinian Gandhis exist, in graves and prisons

Ecuador to grant radio frequencies to its indigenous nations

USDA has no problem with ammonia in our hamburger meat

Rupert Murdoch’s son-in-law ‘fires a rocket’ at Roger Ailes

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Are progressives depressed or too privileged to make change? from Alternet

Blackwater & Khost bombing: Is CIA deceiving Congress? by Jeremy Scahill

Why don’t TV weathermen believe in climate change? from CJR

Apartheid lawsuit goes forward against Ford, GM, IBM

2010 Census uses word ‘negro’ raising memories of Jim Crow

WATCH KFC ad: Placate threatening black people with fried chicken?

Canada says ‘No’ to Yes Men website from Ars Technica

For 6 months, blogger can’t get Google to turn blog back on from TechDirt

Journalism’s dreamers must keep eyes on stats from Reynolds J-Institute

Faculty protest Texas football coach’s raise by Dave Zirin

Doctored news photo covers up govt involvement from China Smack

Price of Pearl Jam’s new ‘Just Breathe’ single: One tweet from Mashable

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TOP 4

Leaked UN report: Copenhagen cuts would lead to 3C temperature rise

Chilcot Iraq Inquiry: The establishment goes to work from Media Lens

Army specialist jailed for stop-loss hip hop song from Courage to Resist

Add 56,000 new contractors to 30,000 new troops for Afghanistan

NEWS ABOUT THE MEDIA

LPFM passes the House by Candace Clement; Hannah Sassaman reflects

Shield law, anonymity, defining journalism from FindLaw

New ratings system for radio changes the game from NY Times

AT&T tells FCC it loves the idea, not the rules of net neutrality from Wired

Morgan Stanley: Mobile Internet market will be twice desktop size by 2012

FAIR to PBS: Don’t abandon hard-hitting journalism

VIEWPOINTS

Op-ed: Copenhagen & the empire’s new clothes by Amy Goodman

Op-ed: White House as helpless victim on heath care by Glenn Greenwald

Op-ed: The Courage to say no by Naomi Klein

Op-ed: Ruined Senate health bill unsupportable by Keith Olbermann

Op-ed: ‘Party of No’ blocks debate on Sanders’ real reform by John Nichols

ETC

Bush officials emailed bogus rumor blaming Gore for Bin Laden escape

Armey lashes out at Maddow after canceled National Press Club speech

Maddow strikes back at Dick Armey’s nonsensical attack

Police shoot US student’s laptop upon entry to Israel from Haaretz

Ed Schultz to Obama: ‘Your base thinks you’re nothing but a sellout’

Lawmakers push new Buy American bill

Chris Matthews trashes netroots from Think Progress

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