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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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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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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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Obama unveils plans to build new nuclear power plants

UN exec. secretary on climate change resigning this summer

Gibbs won’t discuss waterboarding policy on camera from Raw Story

The US has been torturing. Case closed. Literally by Harry Shearer

John Yoo’s lies about Obama from The Public Record

Feds won’t pursue 2006 NYPD shooting of Sean Bell

Bob’s Red Mill now employee-owned from Natural Products Marketplace

Women & minorities shortchanged by stimulus by Leigh Ann Caldwell

Obama seeks to ‘synchronize and integrate’ state & federal military forces

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US media omission

The morning started with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) blaming Democrats for the use of over 100 filibusters by Republicans so far this Congress.

Next up, former Vice President Dick Cheney said waterboarding should have been an option for the underbomber. “I was a big supporter of waterboarding,” and other torture techniques he told ABC’s Jonathan Karl.

Vice President Joe Biden took to the airwaves soon after, saying Cheney is ‘not entitled to re-write history.” He told NBC’s David Gregory that Cheney “either is misinformed or he is misinforming, but the facts are that his assertions are not accurate.” We went on to emphatically insist the Iraq War wasn’t worth “the horrible price.”

Dick Cheney’s daughter Liz told a Fox News panel that we should look back at 9/11 and remember the civilian trials that prevented the government from getting information that could have prevented the attacks. Uh huh. Never mind the presidential daily briefing warning Osama Bin Laden planned to attack the United States that was ignored by the Bush Administration prior to 9/11.

Finally, in my search for 40 news stories on Sunday, I came across this interesting article on Antiwar.com and decided to write up something about it. I titled my story, “US media omission: Iran calls for end of global nuclear disarmament.”

Scott Horton of Antiwar Radio interviews Jason Ditz the managing news editor of Antiwar.com about the constant barrage of media disinformation on Iran’s nuclear program here.

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Laura Flanders: Lifting the veil on US troops in Pakistan

CIA drones and Bob Gates’ visit to Pakistan from Extraordinary Edition

Republican stimulus foes happy to lobby for pork projects

How much will nuclear cost US citizens? from Grist

2 ex-employees say Blackwater billed US govt for prostitute

Blackwater contractors ordered out of Iraq from CS Monitor

Idaho Education Network under fire for cronyism, waste from New West

Advocating transparency by fighting transparency by Allison Kilkenny

US expanding weapons stockpile inside Israel from Truthout

How Obama ended up where FDR began from TomDispatch.com

Details of British resident’s brutal CIA torture by Andy Worthington

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