Archives for General News

June 2009

Tuesday, June 30:

Odyseus_97: A Few Thoughts on the Coup in Honduras: Information Clearing House - ICH

Amnesty International - Press Release: Iran: Detained political Leaders at Risk of Torture, Possibly to Force "Confessions"

Sheila Samples: Four US Soldiers Killed During Urban Pullout in Iraq

Sheila Samples: E. Coli Confirmed In NestlÚ Samples

Jennifer Hathaway: Project Vote Smart

Glynn Wilson: Analysis of Siegelman's Motion Asking for New Trial (1 comments)

Ellen Theisen: 'Daily Voting News' for June 30, 2009

Eileen Fleming: The Spirit of Humanity's 21 and the Spirit that Preceded it

dick overfield: Franken finally to take his seat in Congress! Coleman Concedes!

Margaret Bassett: Voices from Vermont and America - Senator Sanders

Margaret Bassett: Franken Declared Winner in Minnesota

Timothy Cooper: The Greening of Iran

Sheila Samples: NEWS BREAK: Minn. rules for Franken in Senate fight (8 comments)

Meryl Ann Butler: Call on Congress to Condemn Israel's Seizure of Humanitarian Aid Ship on Route to Gaza, Call for End to Siege

Don Smith: Minnesota Supreme Count: seat Al Franken as a US Senator

Cynthia McKinney: *Cynthia McKinney and the Spirit of Humanity Crew are captured and detained by the Israel Navy (20 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Treasury Details New Consumer Agency, and Banks Cry Foul

Meryl Ann Butler: Israel Attacks Justice Boat; Kidnaps Human Rights Workers; Confiscates Medicine, Toys, Olive Trees (4 comments)

R-CALF USA: Tyson Rejects Group's Appeal for Moral Decency;

Martha Rosenberg: Doctors Boo Obama in Chicago (3 comments)

Grant Lawrence: Accidental Release of Extinct Swine Flu from Fort Dix Likely Origins of Present Virus

Jodie Evans: Iraq: What We Leave As We Withdraw (1 comments)

Cynthia McKinney: Israeli Navy surrounds Gaza relief ship SPIRIT

Sheila Samples: Ahmadinejad orders probe into Neda's 'suspicious' death (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Israeli ministers fear temporary settlement freeze will set precedent

Sheila Samples: Sarkozy to Netanyahu: Lieberman must go

Sheila Samples: US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,319

Sheila Samples: Cheney fears U.S. troop pullout

Sheila Samples: Israel permits new settlement homes

Monday, June 29:

Sheila Samples: Thousands of Pakistanis hold anti-US rally (1 comments)

Don Smith: Krugman: conservatives treasonous on climate change

Scott Baker: Almost Hell West Virginia

Roger Shuler: The Cheating of Don Siegelman, Part III (1 comments)

Cynthia McKinney: *FREE GAZA'S SHIP, The Spirit of Humanity is now surrounded by the Israeli Navy, being threatened and radios jammed! (1 comments)

Ellen Theisen: 'Daily Voting News' for June 27-29, 2009 (2 comments)

Joan Brunwasser: Prisoner Was Crucified at Abu Grahib (1 comments)

GL Rowsey: Latin America on Edge After Honduras Coup (3 comments)

Daniel Geery: Betraying the Planet (1 comments)

John Little: When guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns, and how guns REALLY become illegal (24 comments)

R-CALF USA: Group Responds to Tyson Complaint Letter; (5 comments)

Dean DeHarpporte: Was the Iranian Election Stolen? Does It Matter?

Margaret Bassett: Churches Transform Their Buildings into Bedrooms for Homeless (5 comments)

Sheila Samples: Agencies Clash on Military's Border Role

Sheila Samples: AP sources: Detainees imprisoned indefinitely?

Sheila Samples: Obama issues signing statement on $106B war bill (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Israel to register 34,348 acres near WB settlement (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: UN public hearing in Gaza broadcasts accounts of war victims (1 comments)

Sunday, June 28:

Eva Gollinger via shamus cooke: *OBAMA'S FIRST COUP D'ETAT? (8 comments)

Sheila Samples: U.S. and Russia Differ on a Treaty for Cyberspace

Lawrence Gist: Secretary Clinton Appoints Farah Pandith to Head New Office of The United States Representative to Muslim Communities

Lawrence Gist: Somalia Violence Claims the Lives of Hundreds (1 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Honduran Military Ousts President Ahead of Vote

Lawrence Gist: United Nations Security Council: Evaluation of Decade-Long Progress in the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict (1 comments)

Lawrence Gist: President Obama Must Address Colombian Human Rights Violations (3 comments)

Lawrence Gist: Milan Martić Transferred to Estonia to Serve Sentence for War Crimes

Lawrence Gist: Landmines and Explosive Remnants of War: Delivering on the Promises to Victims

Barry Krusch: Why We Need A New Constitution: Part 5 of 21

Lawrence Gist: Government Harassment of Mukhtar Mai: Pakistani Women's Rights Champion

Margaret Bassett: Obama's First Coup D'etat

Margaret Bassett: Congress Members Grabbed or Dumped Stocks as Market Crashed (1 comments)

David Glenn Cox: The Ghosts of Detroit (part 2)

Sherwood Ross: CIA Crucified Captive At Abu Ghraib (1 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Health-Care Activists Are Targeting Democrats Who Are Usually Allies (1 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Lewis and Clark in Murder Mystery

Monika Mitchell: Full Moon Rising: Consumer Financial Protection (1 comments)

foodchoices: GM Crops Growing in US National Wild Refuges (2 comments)

Lawrence Gist: International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Lawrence Gist: International Criminal Court to Visit African States

Odyseus_97: Iranian envoy: CIA involved in Neda's shooting? - CNN.com (2 comments)

Scott Baker: Senator Gillibrand's position on Healthcare for all (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Egypt re-opens Rafah crossing (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: H1N1 'swine' flu has infected an estimated 1 million in U.S.

Sheila Samples: U.S. announces Afghan drug policy shift (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: In Political Storm, Governor's Wife Is Hurt but Unbowed (1 comments)

Saturday, June 27:

Sheila Samples: Violence May Hinder Talks With Iran, Obama Says

Mark Crispin Miller: House members cleaned up as market crashed (1 comments)

E. Nelson: Health Insurance Money Leads Directly to the Senators Against the Public Option Plan (1 comments)

Sherwood Ross: Germany, 1939; America, 2009; And Perverted Science (12 comments)

Brendan DeMelle: Obama Must Live Up To Campaign Pledge On Vieques Cleanup

Margaret Bassett: Debate Joined Over New Consumer Financial Protection Agency

Margaret Bassett: States Move Quickly to Put Highway Stimulus Funds to Work

Margaret Bassett: Most Recent College Grads Working Low-Skill Jobs

Margaret Bassett: Congress Suspends Health Care Debate as Crowds Rally for Plan

Ritt Goldstein: Banking, the Swedish model

Rob Kall: House passes Friday Night Surprise "HIstoric" climate-change bill (7 comments)

Sheila Samples: Author Naomi Klein calls for boycott of Israel (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: US denied Iran official visa for UN meeting (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: The Political Enclave That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Sheila Samples: Madoff Ordered to Forfeit More Than $170 Billion

Sheila Samples: US appoints envoy to Muslim world

Don Smith: Project Censored - Media Democracy in Action

Friday, June 26:

Rob Kall: Iranian cleric urges executing some protesters (6 comments)

Jason Leopold: Author Calls For DOJ's Ethics Watchdog to Probe Patrick Fitzgerald

Sheila Samples: U.S. grants support Iranian dissidents

Sheila Samples: Israeli Army amasses troops, military hardware along Lebanese border (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Obama administration seeks to quash suit by 9/11 families (1 comments)

Josh Mitteldorf: Wash Post: Obama Drafting Orders to Defy Habeas Corpus (7 comments)

Ellen Theisen: 'Daily Voting News' for June 26, 2009

Sheila Samples: Quartet urges settlement freeze

Sheila Samples: Obama and Congress Clash on How to Pay for Health Care (1 comments)

Joan Brunwasser: WaPo: Senate Panel Hears of Health Insurers' Wrongs Ex-Insider Testifies to 'Fear Tactics' (2 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Dozens of Journalists among Jailed in Iran

Margaret Bassett: Healthcare industry spending $1.4 million - a day - on lobbyists (1 comments)

Margaret Bassett: GM picks Orion Twp. to build small cars

Margaret Bassett: Monica Conyers pleads guilty to conspiracy

B. Ross Ashley: Lunch hour protest by London's workers at crackdown in Iran

E. Nelson: Progressives Convince Arlen Specter to Support Public Option Plan

Grant Lawrence: German Pensioners Kidnap and Torture Financial Adviser

Rob Kall: Blogger Charged With Threatening Chicago-Area Judges (1 comments)

Scott Baker: NYC Watershed: Development Review: Riverkeeper's Industrial Gas Drilling Reporter

Sheila Samples: US reneges on Iraq withdrawal promises

Sheila Samples: Did Fed chief Bernanke threaten Bank of America officials on merger?

Thursday, June 25:

Margaret Bassett: Neo-Nazi Hal Turner Arrested Again | Hatewatch

Andrew Kreig: Update on Major Forum June 26 on Selective DoJ Prosecutions

Margaret Bassett: Deep in Bedrock, Clean Energy and Quake Fears

Grant Lawrence: US Reneges on Iraq Withdrawl Promise

Eileen Fleming: Have a cup of coffee with Vanunu

Curtis Walker: UCSB Forecast: CA May Be Headed for Depression -- Calbuzz

Stanimal: Obama Has US Ambassador Return To Syria

Darren Wolfe: Monsanto to cut 900 jobs as profit falls

Ellen Theisen: 'Daily Voting News' for June 25, 2009

Jennifer Hathaway: Michael Jackson Dead at 50

Joan Brunwasser: Fed's Inspector General Elizabeth Coleman Missing Trillions of Taxpayers' Dollars (2 comments)

Margaret Bassett: New Program Could Reduce Student Loan Payments

Jennifer Hathaway: Citizen Tube

Scott Baker: The Great American Bubble Machine (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Netanyahu rejects settlement plea

Sheila Samples: Hamas rejects 'Jewish state' demand

Danny Schechter: Madoff In The Dock: THE CRIME OF OUR TIME

Sheila Samples: D.C. Crash Kills General Who Scrambled Jets on 9/11

Sheila Samples: Journalist Files Charges against WHO and UN for Bioterrorism and Intent to Commit Mass Murder

Sheila Samples: FEMA Misspent Millions Intended For Katrina Victims (3 comments)

Sheila Samples: Lawyer: Spanish prosecution of Bush lawyers will proceed

Sheila Samples: Iran opposition leader blasts rulers; 70 professors arrested

Sheila Samples: 'US drone' hits Pakistan funeral

Sheila Samples: Market Blast Kills More Than 75 in Baghdad's Sadr City

Sheila Samples: For Republicans, a Long Winter Gets Longer

Pam Miles: Major Forum About Justice Department's Misconduct

Scott Baker: The Bloodless Coup of the Global Financial Stability Board: From Guidelines to Rules

Sheila Samples: Radio Host Is Arrested in Threats on 3 Judges

Don Smith: Dick Cheney for President in 2012 (14 comments)

Roger Shuler: The Cheating of Don Siegelman, Part II (1 comments)

Don Smith: Arianna Huffington: Lobbyists on a Roll: Gutting Reform on Banking, Energy, and Health Care

Brasch: Tarnished Shields: The Morally Bankrupt 'Family Values' Republican Leadership (9 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Iran Arrests 70 Professors Who Met with Mousavi

Sherwood Ross: CIA's Panetta Okays Renditions (6 comments)

Iranian news service: Lawyers prove Saudi Royals Funded 9/11 (12 comments)

Cynthia McKinney: *They Denied Us So They Wouldn't Have to Ram Us!--UPDATED (5 comments)

R-CALF USA: News Conference to address seizure of Herman Schumacher's home by Tyson Fresh Meats. (1 comments)

Grant Lawrence: Federal Govt: Geronimo's Remains Should Stay with Yale Skull and Bonesmen (3 comments)

Stanimal: Another GOP "Family Values:" S.C. Governor Caught In Extramartial Affair (1 comments)

Wednesday, June 24:

Joan Brunwasser: Senate Panel Hears of Health Insurers' Wrongs Ex-Insider Testifies to 'Fear Tactics'

Robert Parry: Iran Divided & the 'October Surprise' (4 comments)

Joan Brunwasser: Justice Department Misconduct Conference in DC June 26 National Press Club to Host Speakers Including Conyers, Clemon, H

Roger Shuler: The Cheating of Don Siegelman, Part I

Ellen Theisen: 'Daily Voting News' for June 24, 2009

Margaret Bassett: 75% Don't Believe CEOs and CFOs Give True Picture

CODEPINK: Afghan Women Speak Out: Malali Bashir on Security

Margaret Bassett: Harkin Attends Progressive States Network Press Conference

Cynthia McKinney: *We Leave for Gaza Tomorrow; I've Asked the White House to Intervene for our Safety (2 comments)

US Government: Latest 10 Videos of Dem Senators on Health Care

Richmond Shreve: News after Newspapers (8 comments)

Rob Kall: Moussavi's HQ Apparently Raided

Rob Kall: US files trade case against China over exports

John Greenewald: When Alabama Troops Hit The Streets ┬ľ Illegally?

Don Smith: House Democrats push health care reform plan

Tuesday, June 23:

Margaret Bassett: Oakland Green Job Corps Grads Get to Work

Margaret Bassett: Startup' Prefab Homes Aim for Zero Energy Bills

Rob Kall: Mousavi, Celebrated in Iranian Protests, Was the Butcher of Beirut (5 comments)

Joan Brunwasser: PR insider to testify re: healthcare propaganda

Joan Brunwasser: New York Times Wrong Again on 'E-Voting' (2 comments)

Ellen Theisen: 'Daily Voting News' for June 23, 2009

Grant Lawrence: The Banks Don't Need More of our Trillions--Yet

Chris Fisher: AIG Trading Partners Squeeze Insurer Before Bailout (Update2) - Bloomberg.com

nation of gandhis: Iranian People Demand Democracy

Ezili Danto: *Haiti: UN provoke mourners, gun down unarmed, blames it on victims

Allen Fischer: Stop the Presses ┬ľ The FED is NOT Printing Dollars

Byron DeLear: Iran Uprising - The Truth Will Prevail (2 comments)

Margaret Bassett: The Reckoning Looks at the International Criminal Court's First Years

Margaret Bassett: Lingering Unemployment Likely to Challenge Obama and the Nation

Roger Shuler: Demanding Justice in the Paul Minor Case

Margaret Bassett: Why Healthcare Reform is Still Alive, Despite Initial Cost Estimates

Margaret Bassett: Ideas Online, Yes, but Some Not So Presidential

Margaret Bassett: Another Window Opens on Nixon Presidency

Mac McKinney: Analysis casts doubts on Ahmadinejad's victory (3 comments)

Chris Fisher: Obama's Undeclared War Against Pakistan Continues, Despite His Attempt to Downplay It (1 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Ending Mountaintop Removal Mining is AlterNet's Top Take Action Campaign of The Week

Lynn Buske: USDA Report Indicates American Organic Farmers Being Sold Out (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: NASA moon bombing violates space law & may cause conflict with lunar ET/UFO civilizations

Sheila Samples: In Poll, Wide Support for Government-Run Health

Monday, June 22:

Roger Shuler: Is Alice Martin an Incorrigble Liar? (1 comments)

Rick Rozoff: Militarization Of Space: Threat Of Nuclear War On Earth (4 comments)

Ellen Theisen: 'Daily Voting News' for June 20-22, 2009

Cynthia McKinney: *I Sent a Message to the President about My Trip to Gaza . . .

Margaret Bassett: Kim McMillan for Tennessee Governor

Margaret Bassett: Atlanta Is Making Way for New Public Housing

Margaret Bassett: One billion Suffer from World Hunger

Margaret Bassett: Evidence Indicates Manioc was a Major Maya Crop

Margaret Bassett: Rumsfeld Unapologetic About Iraq

Margaret Bassett: A Rare Attack on Bagram Air Field

Scott Baker: Business┬ĺ health care costs to rise 9%

Chris Fisher: UN: World hunger reaches 1 billion mark - Yahoo! News

Scott Baker: Numbers On Welfare See Sharp Increase (1 comments)

Don Smith: Krugman on Health Care Showdown Between Dems (5 comments)

Sheila Samples: Times Reporter Escapes Taliban After 7 Months

Sheila Samples: Agents say DEA is forcing them illegally to work in Afghanistan (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: In stark legal turnaround, Obama now resembles Bush

Sheila Samples: Drug industry in deal with Baucus, White House (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Iran's Mousavi urges more protests

sometimes blinded: Journal of Science: Highest CO2 levels in 2.1 MY

Grant Lawrence: Economic Depression Fuels Emotional Depression: England Joins US as Prozac Nations

Lance Ciepiela: Confidential MEMO Reveals US Plan to Provoke Invasion of Iraq

Sunday, June 21:

Sheila Samples: 'Jewish state' recognition urged (3 comments)

Sheila Samples: Tony Blair pushed Gordon Brown to hold Iraq war inquiry in private

Ann Wright: President Carter and Citizen Activists Witness Destruction in Gaza (1 comments)

Georgianne Nienaber: Ticketmaster/Echomusic Abandons Artist's Websites

Rory O'Connor: Censoring Pro-Palestinian Political Messages?

William Bike: Artificial vs. Natural Turf Battle Takes the Field in Chicago

Sheila Samples: US base attacked in Afghanistan

Sheila Samples: UK PM rules out resignation

Saturday, June 20:

Margaret Bassett: Worse Than Subprime? Other Mortgages Imploding Slowly

Cynthia McKinney: *After a Brief Layover in Abu Dhabi, I've Reached Doha (1 comments)

Grant F. Smith: Nuclear Weapons Key to Israeli Retention of Captured Territory (1 comments)

J. M. Branum: *Fort Hood breaks the law by locking up AWOL soldiers with general population prisoners in a local county jail (1 comments)

Rob Kall: City requires Facebook, Google, Myspace passwords from job applicants (2 comments)

Joe Quinn: What are they hiding? Flight 447 and Tunguska Type Events (6 comments)

Scott Baker: In stark legal turnaround, Obama now resembles Bush (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Iran council to hear complaints

Sheila Samples: Judge Questions Justice Dept. Effort to Keep Cheney Remarks Secret

Sheila Samples: Former Senate leaders push healthcare compromise

Friday, June 19:

Sheila Samples: Republican Senator Inhofe Refuses To Even Meet With Sotomayor (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Judge to review Cheney interview in CIA leak case

Cynthia McKinney: *What do we have in common? (8 comments)

Jennifer Hathaway: Firing Back on Right-Wing Domestic Terrorism

Ellen Theisen: 'Daily Voting News' for June 19, 2009

Sheila Samples: UK protests over Iran's 'evil' jibe

Sheila Samples: Senate's Health-Care Draft Calls for Most to Buy Insurance, Nixes Obama's 'Public Option' (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: 'No US charges' over Afghan raid (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: On Health Care, Obama Tries to Seize the Moment

Sheila Samples: In a Staff Shuffle, Signs of Obama┬ĺs Direction on Mideast

Richmond Shreve: Beware: Hot News Emails May Carry Viruses (1 comments)

Ashin Mettacara: *Aung San Suu Kyi's Birthday Celebrated in Sri Lanka (2 comments)

Sister Begonia: Police identify 200 children as potential terrorists

Margaret Bassett: How India and Pakistan can Resolve Kashmir Now

Roy Eidelson: No Place to Hide: Torture, Psychologists, and the APA (4 comments)

Sheila Samples: Inventory Uncovers 9,200 More Pathogens

Sheila Samples: Pentagon delays Afghan air raid report

Sheila Samples: Billionaire banker in 'FBI custody' (1 comments)

Thursday, June 18:

Grant Lawrence: Democrat Change? Funding for Continued War Approved

Margaret Bassett: Navy Pursues N. Korea Ship; Tensions Rise (1 comments)

Ellen Brown: The Retreat of the Shadow Lenders: Why Deflation and Not Inflation Is the Order of the Day (13 comments)

Ellen Theisen: 'Daily Voting News' for June 18, 2009

Dan Bryan: Recession's Knockout Punch Could Still Come

Sister Begonia: Bush takes swipes at Obama policies (4 comments)

Brasch: Twelve Angry White People: Jury Nullification in a Pennsylvania Coal Town (26 comments)

Danny Schechter: ARE OBAMA'S FINANCIAL PROPOSALS A ROAD TO REAL REFORM? (3 comments)

Allan Wayne: Ramadan in Zahedan. Terror Strikes IRAN (4 comments)

John Miller: Groups Praise U.S. House of Representatives for Highlighting West Papua

Marjorie Cohn: Agent Orange Continues to Poison Vietnam

Joan Brunwasser: Head of CA GOP Voter Registration Firm Pleads Guilty to Voter Registration Fraud

Ezili Danto: Haiti: Ezili's HLLN blasts Miami Herald's coverage of Jean Juste Memorial

Grant Lawrence: $100 can get You a House in Detroit

Scott Baker: Questions for Hearing on Denial of Benefits to Civilian Contractors Injured in Iraq and Afghanistan

Don Smith: A Political Love Story (a musical animation about Bush and Pelosi)

Paul Fidalgo: New Jersey, Virginia and other States of Flux

Wednesday, June 17:

Sheila Samples: Bush takes swipes at Obama policies (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Air France jet 'broke' in mid air

Sheila Samples: Lieberman rejects settlement freeze

Kevin Gosztola: Defying the Crackdown on Foreign Media in Iran (1 comments)

Sean Fenley: Carter says Gaza Palestinians treated like animals

Sister Begonia: Thirty Years After the Revolution, U.S. Still Struggles to Understand Iran

John Little: Fidel Castro, My Life - Chapter 10: Revolution: First Steps, First problems (a book review) (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: CIA declassifies report on Israel's nukes

Ellen Theisen: 'Daily Voting News' for June 17, 2009

Sheila Samples: CIA Fights Full Release Of Detainee Report

Sheila Samples: White House Comments On IG Dismissal

Sheila Samples: E-Mail Surveillance Renews Concerns in Congress

Joan Brunwasser: Restore Justice at Justice Coalition Seeks DOJ and Congressional Investigations of Judge Who Presided Over Trial of Ex-A

Eileen Fleming: A Sunday with Vanunu (2 comments)

Grant Lawrence: US Consumers Under Severe Stress--Credit Card Defaults at Record High in May

Margaret Bassett: Bush-Era Lawyer Could Stand Trial for Penning 'Torture Memos'

Stanimal: New Economic Union Created By BRIC Countries to Challenge US

Stanimal: CIA's $1,000 a Day Interrogators Are Fired (1 comments)

GL Rowsey: The Health Reform We Need & Are Not Getting, by Arnold Relman

Marc McDonald: GOP Politicians OK With Tax-Funded Health Care---But Only For Themselves

Sheila Samples: Sen. Ensign admits affair with ex-campaign staffer (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Hydrogen gas leak forces another launch delay

Tuesday, June 16:

Roger Shuler: Here's How An Appellate Court Cheated Don Siegelman

Sheila Samples: Israeli Police and Military Brutalize Peaceful Protesters at Netanyahu's Speech

Sheila Samples: Why is Dennis Ross being ousted as Obama envoy to Iran?

Sheila Samples: 'Bloated' MySpace cuts a third of workforce

Sheila Samples: Report: 300,000 Palestinians facing home demolitions (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: CIA Mistaken on 'High-Value' Detainee, Document Shows

Sheila Samples: Calif. Aid Request Spurned By U.S.

Jason Leopold: Yoo, Bybee Rendition Memo Drafted Specifically For Zubaydah's Torture (1 comments)

Ann Wright: Israeli Police and Military Brutalize Peaceful Protesters at Netanyahu's Speech (3 comments)

Ellen Theisen: 'Daily Voting News' for June 16, 2009

Rob Kall: Reuters:US State Dept asked Twitter to delay Mon. Maintenance

Margaret Bassett: Blue Cross Praised Employees Who Dropped Sick Policyholders, Lawmaker Says

E. Nelson: Carter says Gaza Palestinians treated like animals

Josh Mitteldorf: NYT: Second World Economic Summit in Yekaterinburg

Roger Shuler: Public Integrity Section Shows Lack of Integrity in Siegelman Prosecution

Rob Kall: Iran's 3rd Revolution: 7 Protesters Killed, Journalists Threatened with Arrest if They Report Street Protests (17 comments)

John Jonik: Should Obama Sign Tobacco Bill? (1 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Intriguing Plan in Michael Moore's Home Town: Bulldoze the Ghost 'Burbs

Margaret Bassett: Home Loan Scamming Is Still Going Strong -- and Now You're Paying for It

Rob Kall: Facebook Personalized URLs-- Free But Going Fast

Grant Lawrence: Man Begins Manufacturing Revolutionary 110 MPG Car Engines

Scott Baker: Detainee says he lied to CIA in harsh interrogations

Jim Goodman: The Dairy Oligarchy (3 comments)

Kevin Gosztola: Twitter Acknowledges Role in Iran, Reschedules Maintenance

Monday, June 15:

Sheila Samples: Anger over UK probe into Iraq war

Sheila Samples: US Iran adviser Dennis Ross to move from post

Rob Kall: The day of destiny: Robert Fisk witnesses the courage of one million protesters who ignored threats, guns and bloodshed

Sheila Samples: CIA Fired Firms Aiding Questioning

Sheila Samples: Hosni Mubarak: 'Netanyahu is ruining peace chances' (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: 'PM placed obstacles on road to peace'

Joan Brunwasser: Russian Roulette...Without the Certainty

Ellen Theisen: 'Daily Voting News' for June 14-15, 2009

Don Smith: Your money or your life! Health care or thievery? (12 comments)

Rob Kall: Barack Obama and the White House woo The New York Times

Joel Wendland: Super-majority Supports Obama's Health Reform Plan

Joan Brunwasser: Neo-Nazis are in the Army now

Margaret Bassett: Neo-Nazis Are in the Army Now

Richmond Shreve: Protest draws Death Threats - Will Shame Alone Deter? (1 comments)

Cheryl Biren: Why is Dennis Ross being ousted as Obama envoy to Iran?

Margaret Bassett: Hatred, Chaos and Savage Beatings in Tehran

Margaret Bassett: Obama's Health Plan: Battle Lines Become Clearer

Margaret Bassett: Following the Money in the Health Care Debate

Margaret Bassett: As U.S. Overhauls the Banking System, 2 Top Regulators Feud

Odyseus_97: Americans in Jerusalem 'Feel the Hate' for Obama | CommonDreams.org

Odyseus_97: Netanyahu Defies Obama with Harsh Conditions for Palestinian 'Entity' | CommonDreams.org

Better World Order: Two Days Before 9/11, Military Exercise Simulated Suicide Hijack Targeting New York (1 comments)

Lynn Buske: Scandal Fuels Meltdown in Organic Dairy Industry (3 comments)

Sunday, June 14:

Sheila Samples: Author: Fitzgerald libel threat aimed at censoring key 9/11 tale (3 comments)

Sheila Samples: A.P. in Deal to Deliver Nonprofits' Journalism

Sheila Samples: Gordon Brown puts Israel lobbyist in charge of Britain's Middle East policy (2 comments)

Sibel Edmonds: Major DEA Scandal & Time Magazine (2 comments)

Roger Shuler: Don Siegelman and the Plague of Judicial Bias (1 comments)

Stanimal: Cheney, Wishes the USA Is Attacked (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Ahmadinejad brushes off Iran election violence

Odyseus_97: The unlikely friends of the Holocaust memorial killer | Nick Cohen | Comment is free | The Observer

Sheila Samples: Israel urges 'disarmed Palestine'

Sheila Samples: Full text of Netanyahu's foreign policy speech at Bar Ilan

Kevin Gosztola: "An election without free flow of news and information is not democratic" (4 comments)

Scott Baker: Projection: It'll be years before jobs return to much of U.S

Rob Kall: Many in Congress Hold Stakes in Health Industry (3 comments)

chris rice: Strike updates: IRAN

Paul Hawley: Up-to-Date Iran News

Jason Paz: Honor Killing an Ancient Curse Updated (4 comments)

Saturday, June 13:

Margaret Bassett: Clinton Says U.S. Questions Iranian Election Results

Margaret Bassett: Ahmadinejad Reelected in Iran as Demonstrators Protest Result

Sheila Samples: Daily Kos: Mousavi arrested?

Sheila Samples: PHOTOS, VIDEO: Iran: Riot in Tehran streets after election day

Margaret Bassett: Ahmadinejad Defiant on 'Free' Iran Poll

Sheila Samples: Mobile phones, Facebook, YouTube cut in Iran

Sheila Samples: Ahmadinejad Re-Election Doesn't Deter Obama From Engaging Iran

the web: Updated V: Rioting Grows Ayatollas Call for New Elections, Telephone Cut Off Teheran, Mousavi Arrest (3 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Protests Roil Iran's Capital as Opposition Disputes Vote (1 comments)

Kevin Gosztola: Liveblogggin the Fallout from Iran's Election (1 comments)

Odyseus_97: YouTube - Glenn Beck ties 9/11 Truthers to Holocaust Shooting

Sheila Samples: US denounces North Korean threat

Sheila Samples: Judge: Ex-Bush lawyer can be sued over torture

Sheila Samples: Computer Piloting & Air France Crash

Sheila Samples: Israeli lobby 'causing drift between Obama, senators'

Ellen Theisen: 'Daily Voting News' for June 13, 2009

Jennifer Hathaway: All About Irving

Jennifer Hathaway: Slutty Gorilla Airline Attendants? or: The Silverback Hath Spoken (1 comments)

Jonathan Nack: Surging Oil Prices Buoy Venezuelan Economy

Eileen Fleming: MasterCard and the Extremist Settlers of Silwan

Cheryl Biren: Riots Break Out as Ahmadinejad Is Declared Victor in Iran (11 comments)

David Bright: Maine Legislature rebukes Courts, Democratic Party

Sheila Samples: Rivals both claim victory in Iran's election

Friday, June 12:

Jennifer Hathaway: BREAKING: Internet Swine Flu Bomb (7 comments)

Sheila Samples: Why Isn't This on CNN? Afghan Refugee Describes Recent US Bombings (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: US general heads to Afghanistan to develop new strategy

Sheila Samples: U.N. Security Council Adopts Stiffer Curbs on North Korea

Grant Lawrence: US "Rustbelt" Cities May Have to be Bulldozed

Ellen Theisen: 'Daily Voting News' for June 12, 2009

Sheila Samples: Secrecy Over Data on Bombings Hides Abuses

Joan Brunwasser: Affordable College - More notes from America's Future NOW Conference (2 comments)

Max Respect: 2 Japanese w/ $134 BILLION in US Bonds Busted at Swiss Border (7 comments)

Odyseus_97: China Trashes Tibetan Environment for Cash

Martha Rosenberg: Start Your Engines Drug Reps! FDA Panel Says Yes to Seroquel, Zyprexa and Geodon for Kids! (2 comments)

Grant Lawrence: Experts: Endocrine Disruptor BPA Found in Bottles Worrisome

Darren Wolfe: H.R. 1207 Passes 218 Co-sponsors

R-CALF USA: Group Submits Supplemental Comments (1 comments)

Thursday, June 11:

Sheila Samples: Lawmakers Invested in Bailed-Out Firms

Sheila Samples: Iraq releases three of five US contractors

Danny Schechter: WHO CAN WE BANK ON AS THE CRISIS SHARPENS?

Sheila Samples: Bill Would Give FDA Broad Powers to Regulate Tobacco

Ellen Theisen: 'Daily Voting News' for June 11, 2009

US Government: Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization & Recruitment (1 comments)

Robert Parry: Tying Obama to Bush's Budget Mess

Margaret Bassett: Obama's Visit Puts Health Care, Green Bay in Spotlight

Margaret Bassett: Obama to address AMA Delegates in Chicago

Margaret Bassett: A Panic Attack over Healthcare Tab

Margaret Bassett: 10 Large Banks Allowed to Exit U.S. Aid Program

Margaret Bassett: U.S. Commander in Afghanistan Is Given More Leeway

Grant Lawrence: US Supreme Court: Sacred Peaks Not Sacred (2 comments)

Wednesday, June 10:

Sheila Samples: Peled proposes Israeli sanctions on US

Sheila Samples: London's Metropolitan Police accused of waterboarding suspects

Andrew Kreig: *Alabama Decisions Illustrate Abuse of Judicial Power (1 comments)

John Little: Fidel Castro, My Life - Chapter 9: Lessons from a Guerrilla War (3 comments)

RevBlake: Sotomayor

Grant Lawrence: Global Military Spending Up as Economy Sinks

Gustav Wynn: You Can Help Halliburton Rape Victim Fight Lopsided Arbitration Law

Ted Newcomen: The Forgotten Casualties - US Army mental health failure

Sheila Samples: US 'failing' to oversee contractors

Sheila Samples: Terror Names Linked To Doomed Flight AF 447

Ellen Theisen: 'Daily Voting News' for June 10, 2009

Eric Lotke: Center-Left America (3 comments)

Sheila Samples: Left, Right Press Obama on War Funds

Sheila Samples: U.S. Envoy Reassures and Presses a Wary Israel

Sheila Samples: US denies N Korea invasion plans

Sheila Samples: UK 'terrorism suspects' win appeal

thereisnospoon: Islamism and Rightism: A Match Made in Heaven

Rob Kall: Health Professionals Tell Congress They Want Single-Payer (4 comments)

Sheila Samples: In Congress, Gates Sounds Positive Note on Afghanistan

Rob Kall: In An Attempt To Criticize Health Reform, Senator Coburn Smears Veteran Health Care As "┬śUntenable To Most Americans'

Margaret Bassett: Pakistan: Massive Hotel Bomb Further Erodes Security

Margaret Bassett: One Tough Sell: Paying for Health Care Overhaul (2 comments)

sibel edmonds: The Current Battle against State Secrets Privilege (2 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Decision Makers Differ on How to Reshape Nation's Medical Services

Tuesday, June 9:

Sheila Samples: US: support for Israel 'unshakable' (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Bound, blindfolded and beaten ┬ľ by Israeli troops

Sheila Samples: Supreme Court Clears Way for the Sale of Chrysler to Fiat

Roger Shuler: Is Another Bush Prosecution Falling Apart? (2 comments)

Jerry Policoff: Pennsylvania Can Lead the Way! Rally for Single-Payer Healthcare At the Capitol on June 11th

Ellen Theisen: 'Daily Voting News' for June 09, 2009

Sheila Samples: Republicans Seize Control of New York State Senate

Sheila Samples: North Korea urged to free reporters

Sheila Samples: CIA Urges Judge To Keep Bush-Era Documents Sealed

Allan Wayne: Abram Hoffer, Canadian Physician, Orthomolecular Pioneer, and Challenger of Pharmaceutical Industry, dies at age 91. (5 comments)

Ann Garrison: Obama in Cairo: no conciliatory words about oil and gas reserves

Robert Borosage: The Federal Reserve Scrubs Its Image (3 comments)

Monday, June 8:

Steve Baggarly: Walking for Disarmament

Grant Lawrence: Bloody Standoff with Amazon Indians over Exploitation of the Rain Forest (1 comments)

Ellen Theisen: 'Daily Voting News' for June 07-08, 2009

Roger Shuler: A University Defrauds the Federal Government, Then Cuts Jobs

Margaret Bassett: Michigan Meets Recovery Act Highway Funding Deadline Three Weeks Ahead of Schedule

Margaret Bassett: Florida Stands to Lose $1 Billion Because of Lehman Brothers' Bankruptcy

Linda Milazzo: CODEPINK To Host Week Long Human Rights Protest At Israel/Gaza Border (8 comments)

Sheila Samples: Israel ministry wages settlement war against U.S. (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Netanyahu wants "maximum understanding" with U.S

Sheila Samples: Coleman stays course despite gov. exit (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: After Critical Report, State Dept.'s Historian Is Reassigned

Jason Leopold: Newly Released E-Mails Reveal Cheney Pressured DOJ to Approve Torture (3 comments)

Cheryl Biren: Haaretz: PM to give major speech in response to Obama address

Danny Schechter: OBAMA ELECTRIFIES WORLD: SHOULD WE BELIEVE THE HYPE? (8 comments)

Cheryl Biren: Obama promises more than 600,000 stimulus jobs (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Key figures in global battle against illegal arms trade lost in Air France crash (4 comments)

Sheila Samples: BREAKING: N. Korea Sentences 2 U.S. Journalists to 12 Years of Hard Labor (1 comments)

Sunday, June 7:

Cheryl Biren: Two U.S. Journalists Sentenced to 12 Years in North Korea (10 comments)

Sheila Samples: 'Single-Payer' Supporters Challenge Democrats (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Obama shows Iran carrot, Clinton stick (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Israel facing hundreds of war crime lawsuits (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Afghanistan to 'try criminal foreign troops'

Sheila Samples: U.S. Lawyers Agreed on Legality of Brutal Tactic

Sheila Samples: A High-Priced Media Campaign That Iraqis Aren't Buying (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Defiant Watergate Burglar, Ex-CIA Operative

Daniel Geery: Do Your Views Choose Your News? (2 comments)

arn specter: Call for Amendment to S416, Cluster Bomb Bill

Grant F. Smith: AIPAC Defamation Lawsuit threatens to Pierce Veil of Secrecy (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Castro questions timing of Cuban spy arrests (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: Five U.S. contractors held in slaying of another in Iraq (1 comments)

Saturday, June 6:

Eileen Natuzzi: *The Solomon Islands and the lack of US funding

Margaret Bassett: For Obama, the Hardest Part is Yet to Come

Rob Kall: Little-Enforced Law Opens Window for Suits Against Extremist Groups

Rob Kall: Report: Before Congressional Run, Scarborough Represented Killer Of Abortion Doctor (1 comments)

Rob Kall: The plot to kill Barack Obama (1 comments)

M. Wizard: Submarines Now Account For A Third Of The Cocaine Smuggled Into U.S.

Sheila Samples: Kennedy bill would make employers provide care

Daniel Geery: A New Religion Is Born (2 comments)

Margaret Bassett: The Secrecy Court of Last Resort: New Declassification Releases by the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel

Ellen Theisen: 'Daily Voting News' for June 06, 2009

Margaret Bassett: California's Water Woes Threaten the Entire Country's Food Supply (5 comments)

Margaret Bassett: A Brief History of the Radical, Violent Right: How Racist Hate Groups Joined Up with Abortion Terrorists

Sheila Samples: Among Israel's U.S. Backers, Anxiety and Some Support Greet Obama's Words (3 comments)

Sheila Samples: Settlers build 'Oz Yehonatan' outpost (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: VIDEO: Huge Waves Detected in Atmosphere

Sheila Samples: Two in Justice's Integrity Section Transferred

Grant Lawrence: Overhauling US Healthcare Would Boost Economy

B. Ross Ashley: EFF and ACLU Planning to Appeal Dismissal of Dozens of Spying Cases | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Sheila Samples: Inhofe Rips Obama As ┬ĹUn-American,┬ĺ Suggests He┬ĺs On The Side Of Terrorists (2 comments)

Sheila Samples: U.S. May Permit 9/11 Guilty Pleas in Capital Cases (3 comments)

Sheila Samples: Israel: No policy change after Obama speech (1 comments)

Friday, June 5:

Margaret Bassett: U.S. Charges Couple With Spying for Cuba

Ellen Theisen: 'Daily Voting News' for June 05, 2009

Sheila Samples: Intelligence pick bows out over CIA tactic ties

Sheila Samples: US accuses pair of spying for Cuba (3 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Judge Tosses Warrantless Wiretap Cases (2 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Europe Agrees How to Open Door to dDozens of Guantanamo Detainees

Sheila Samples: ON THIS DAY: Senator Robert F. Kennedy Shot

Sheila Samples: WAR CRIMES IN GAZA? Palestinian Lawyers Take on Israel

Sheila Samples: Contractors Using Military Clinics (2 comments)

Jennifer Hathaway: Harvard: Medical Bills Underlie 60% of US Bankruptcy (1 comments)

Roger Shuler: Even Republicans Can't Believe Holder's Latest Move in Alaska Case (1 comments)

Daniel Geery: Out of Thin Air: How Money is Really Made (2 comments)

Scott Baker: ABORTION FOE TO LEAD HHS FAITH-BASED OFFICE

Sheila Samples: U.S. soldier killed in grenade attack in Iraq

Sheila Samples: Three US soldiers, poll candidate killed in Afghanistan

Thursday, June 4:

Sheila Samples: Feds Search for Man Allegedly on 'Mission to Kill the President'

Mary Wentworth: WHY "PRO-LIFERS" GET IT WRONG (a few words in honor of Dr. George Tiller) (9 comments)

Grant Lawrence: Vatican: Genetically Modified Food "Praisworthy" (5 comments)

Heather Meyer: Obama, Senate Dems Consider Public Health Care Option With A Trigger

Stephanie M. Schwartz: Elders Step Up: Historic International Meeting of Indigenous Spiritual Elders (7 comments)

Ross Levin: Election News Roundup: 5/27/09 - 6/3/09

Margaret Bassett: Digging up an Advertising Strategy (1 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Feinstein, Carmakers Clash on Cash for Clunkers (1 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Justice Dept. Looks at High-Tech Firms' Hiring

Sheila Samples: Iran nuclear leaks 'linked to Israel'

Sheila Samples: UN investigator 'shocked' by scale of destruction in Gaza

Bob Williamson: STOPlasticBags - A GLOBAL PETITION TO BAN THE BAG. (2 comments)

Grant Lawrence: Pilot Reports UFO in Texas--FBI Investigating

Rick Rozoff: Canada: Battle Line In East-West Conflict Over The Arctic (1 comments)

Roger Shuler: Did Holder Go Easy on GOP Phone Jammer?

Aaron Roland: The Elephant in the Room: My Meeting With Senator Baucus (2 comments)

M. Wizard: A Glimmer of Economic Hope? Pending Homes Sales Surge in April

Pam Miles: *Let them know (2 comments)

Roger Shuler: Cyril Wecht Lands Verbal Haymakers on Bush Prosecutor

Danny Schechter: JUNE 4: STANDING UP TO TANKS AND FOR TRUTH (2 comments)

Mikhail Lyubansky: Transcript: Obama Seeks 'New Beginning' In Cairo (1 comments)

Scott Baker: Unemployment Insurance Buckles After Years of Underfunding

Sibel Edmonds: Newsweek & Michael Isikoff (4 comments)

Ed Tubbs: Getting' it straight: Baucus and friends have got to go. (5 comments)

background n015e: Un.Be.Lieve.Able. Cheney effectively admits he lied us into war. (1 comments)

Wednesday, June 3:

Ann Garrison: Schwarzenegger's budget is an oil spill, off the California Coast

Sheila Samples: Netanyahu cites secret deal with Bush to justify more settlements

Cynthia McKinney: Cynthia McKinney Announces Formation of DIGNITY (4 comments)

Sheila Samples: New U.S. Afghan strategy will cost billions, take years

Sheila Samples: U.S. Report Finds Errors in Afghan Airstrikes

Sheila Samples: Cheney Led Briefings of Lawmakers To Defend Interrogation Techniques

Sheila Samples: King Abdullah Greets Obama in Saudi Arabia

Sheila Samples: THE TABOO OF TIANANMEN SQUARE

Diane Wittner: Extraordinary Baltimore HealthCare Now! Town Hall Shows Growing Single Payer Coalition (3 comments)

Ralph Lopez: *I am in Kabul, Afghanistan, Report I (1 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Energy Secretary: Release of Y-12 Info 'of Great Concern'

Ed Tubbs: A Fib: This is personal, almost. (2 comments)

Bill Quigley: Revolutionary Haitian Priest, Jean-Juste, Presente! (1 comments)

Makenna Goodman Chelsea Green Publishing: In New Book, Howard Dean Takes On Opponents of Health Care Reform : Chelsea Green

Rick Rozoff: NATO Of The South: Chile, South Africa, Australia, Antarctica

Martha Rosenberg: Sure You're Ready for a Dancing Cockatoo like Snowball? (1 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Inside the Obama White House

Tuesday, June 2:

Sheila Samples: Pawlenty's 2012 Aspirations Linked to Signing Off Soon on Franken's Senate Seat (1 comments)

Odyseus_97: MINA Breaking News - Condi Rice & Livni involved in Love Affair (2 comments)

Jason Leopold: Powell Told U.S. Tortured Detainees, But He Failed to Act (2 comments)

Ellen Theisen: 'Daily Voting News' for June 02, 2009

Kent Welton: ABORTION IS NOT A SIN - THE BOOK II (2 comments)

Margaret Bassett: Progressives Have the Troops and a Massive War Chest for Health Care Reform

Margaret Bassett: Obama Has 250,000 'Contractors' Deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan (2 comments)

Margaret Bassett: California's Unemployment Fund Short by Billions (1 comments)

Sheila Samples: Minnesota Justices Are Skeptical in Senate Case

Sheila Samples: UNIVERSAL JURISDICTION? Spain's 'World Court' May Be Restricted

Sheila Samples: Why'd Obama switch on detainee photos? Maliki went ballistic

Sheila Samples: US to sell 'bunker buster' bombs to South Korea (1 comments)

Odyseus_97: Princes Among Men | CommonDreams.org

Odyseus_97: Navy Vet Honored, Foiled Israeli Attack | CommonDreams.org (1 comments)

Lance Ciepiela: Cheney and Rice Remember 9/11. I Do, Too. (5 comments)

James Jaeger: MONETIZING DEBT

Marc McDonald: Doctors Who Performed Abortions In Nazi Germany Faced Death Penalty (1 comments)

Cheryl Biren: Breaking: Obama to Tap Republican Congressman for Army Post (8 comments)

Margaret Bassett: "CQ HealthBeat Policy Preview Conference" online June 3

Compusician: *Privacy and Dignity Laws (1 comments)

Ezili Danto: Haiti: Honoring the Life of Father Gerard Jean Juste

Monday, June 1:

Joan Brunwasser: MN Supremes Hear Oral Argument on Coleman Appeal

Ann Kramer: Full Spectrum Economy Talking Points (2 comments)

Margaret Bassett: In Cox Years at the SEC, Policies Undercut Enforcement Efforts

Sheila Samples: U.S. Weighs Tactics on Israeli Settlement

Sheila Samples: Immune therapies finally working against cancer

Ellen Theisen: 'Daily Voting News' for June 01, 2009

Jason Leopold: Crisis at the VA as Benefits Claims Backlog Nearly Tops One Million (2 comments)

Richmond Shreve: Where to harness the wind?

Margaret Bassett: G.M. Designates 14 Plants for Closing

Roger Shuler: Did Siegelman's Former Lawyer Have a Glaring Conflict? (3 comments)

Margaret Bassett: PA Governor Rendell Announces $76 Million To Create Green Jobs, Sustainable Communities

Margaret Bassett: Governor Announces Iowa Railroads Receive More Than $9 Million In Disaster Aid

Sheila Samples: UN war investigators arrive in Gaza

Sheila Samples: Settlers 'rampage' in West Bank

Sheila Samples: Al-Qaida seen as shaken in Pakistan

Joan Brunwasser: Obama administration sides with Saudis on 9/11 suit (3 comments)

Scott Baker: City Resists State on Voting-Machine Program

 

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