Archives for General News

February 2012

Wednesday, February 29:

Barack Obama Waives Rule Allowing Indefinite Military Detention Of Americans

North Korea Agrees to Suspend Its Nuclear Program

Goodbye, First Amendment: "Trespass Bill' will make protest illegal (2 comments)

Occupy London protesters accuse St Paul's of betrayal

Clinton: Assad fits "war criminal" definition (1 comments)

Criminalizing homelessness? Fallout feared from anti-Occupy bill (1 comments)

Senators Offer License To Strike Iran Nuclear Program To Obama

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on His "Paying a Fair Share" Act

Stop Starving Public Universities and Shrinking the Middle Class (2 comments)

Oklahomans Protest Proposed Personhood Measure | Hundreds Protest

Proposed Georgia Law Makes Picketing Illegal, Sit-Downs a Felony

SCOTUS Appears Poised To Say 'Corporations Are People, Except When They Torture' (2 comments)

South Carolina Considering Bill That Would Drive League Of Women Voters Out Of Palmetto State

Blunt Amendment: Senate to vote tomorrow on whether your boss can dictate your health care coverage

"Spending" is Not Our Problem, Healthcare Is (3 comments)

WikiLeaks: Army rubbishes report of contacts between ISI, Bin Laden

Pro-Choice Means Anti-Conscience, and Other Bullshit Rules (20 comments)

Clean Energy Doesn't Require A Trade-Off, But A Trade-In Of Our Obsolete Electric Grid (3 comments)

Monsanto Pays 93 Million to Victims In Settlement (1 comments)

Did the NYPD's Spying on Muslims Violate the Law?

California Republican Rep. David Dreier, chairman of House Rules, announces retirement

Republicans Sought Algae Research Grants From Obama, Now They're Attacking Him For It

Despite Cantor's 'Zero Tolerance', GOP Ethics Scandals

Internet Pirates! Unite! You've nothing to lose...

The CDS devil's in the details

Homeland Security Kept Tabs on Occupy Wall Street

Live Blog: WikiLeaks Releases the Stratfor Emails (Day 3)

James Murdoch Steps Down As Executive Chairman Of News International (1 comments)

Navy Railgun Tests Leading to Ship Superweapon by 2020

New Facts Emerge Exposing Human Sterilization Programs

Hancock 38 Drone Resisters to be sentenced

Tuesday, February 28:

Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe to retire in blow to GOP

Obama Issues Waivers on Military Trials for Foreign Qaeda Suspects

Bill Maher: Guns are a religion in America (4 comments)

Georgia bill calls for Ten Commandments in gov't buildings (1 comments)

Scott Walker Imports Voter Suppression Thugs In Wisconsin Recall

Putin: US seeking 'absolute invulnerability' - CSMonitor.com

Peace in the Holy Land: Hailstones of Fire and Water? (3 comments)

One Out Of Every Ten Wall Street Employees Is A Psychopath, Say Researchers (3 comments)

In South Carolina, Bank Of America Takes A Piece Of State Income Tax Returns

Common Toxins in our Homes, Schools and Workplaces

Senator Olympia Snowe, Republican of Maine, Will Not Seek Re-election

Maine Senator Olympia Snowe to Retire and the Senate Loses Another Moderate

The only U.S. housing market to improve in 2011 was ... Detroit?

Republicans invite torture architect to testify in favor of indefinite detention

Bill Gates: 'It's crazy how little we're funding energy' as GOP candidates attack alternative energy development

BREAKING: Dow Jones Closes Above 13,000 For The First Time Since May 2008

Interpol swoop nets 25 suspected "Anonymous' hackers

Virginia State Senate Passes Revised, Yet Still Draconian Ultrasound Bill

One In Seven Americans Is Pursued By A Debt Collector

Pentagon Demands $100 Million More For War With Iran

Stratfor Emails: Several Pakistani Military Officials Knew of Bin Laden's Whereabouts

Julian Assange's Press Release on Stratfor Emails and His Possible Indictment (5 comments)

WikiLeaks Stratfor Emails: A Secret Indictment Against Julian Assange?

Ohio School Shooting Leaves 3 Dead

Guided-Missile Destroyer, USS McFaul, Heads to the Arabian Sea

The Private Prison Industry: Resistance isn't Futile (2 comments)

Sorry's Not Good Enough in Afghanistan. Here's Why. (1 comments)

'Sovereign citizen' movement now on FBI's radar

Liu's Campaign Treasurer Arrested on Fraud Charges

Who's To Blame For The GOP's Drawn-Out Primaries Nightmare?

President Obama Delivers Barnburner To UAW, Dings Romney And Santorum

Syria, Iran and the Obama Doctrine

Analysis: Russia Holding Firm in Syria Crisis

Portions of 9/11 victims' remains taken to landfill, report says

U.S. in Congo: Ongoing support for Kabila?

Police arrest 20 protesters as they dismantle Occupy London camp outside St. Paul's Cathedral

Wisconsin's Walker tries to shed anti-union label - Using Koch Money $$

White House Uses Espionage Act to Pursue Leak Cases

Death of a Lawyer Hits Close to Home in Disturbing Ways (1 comments)

Israel Won't Warn U.S. Before Strike On Iran (1 comments)

The Ultrasound Fallacy

Are Your Sleeping Pills Doing More Harm Than Good? (1 comments)

Engelhardt and Turse: The End in Afghanistan?

Bryant: Murdoch's News Corp phone hacking may be worst corporate corruption case for 250 years

Murdoch's Sun established 'network of corrupted officials' testimony by top police investigator reveals

Supreme Court to hear mother of all corporate immunity cases today (1 comments)

Upcoming Supreme Court Case May Be Key To Holding Spy Tech Companies Responsible For Human Rights Violations | Privacy N

Dating websites sued for using dead soldier's photo in ads

Can Magistrate Judges Rule on How the 4th Amendment Applies to the Execution of a Court Order?

What If Santorum Wins Michigan?

EPA Warned Of Water Contamination From Hydraulic Fracking Back In 1987 (1 comments)

Monday, February 27:

White House applauds decision to build part of Keystone XL pipeline | McClatchy

Massive police 'cover-up' in phone hacking investigation at Murdoch's News of the World; Stunning Revelations

Israel gets ready for Iran retaliation

Bob Kerrey changes his mind, will run for Senate, source says

University of Virginia Football Player Goes On Hunger Strike To Get Living Wage For University Employees

New State Bank Bills Address Credit and Housing Crises

*Coca Cola Hired Spy Firm Stratfor to Investigate PETA (1 comments)

UN Catches Obama Donor in Congo Gold Smuggling Scheme (6 comments)

Health Care Myths and Realties: Seeking the truth about high-deductible plans. (1 comments)

WH Says Keystone Pipeline Still Possible

Vladimir Putin Assassination Attempt: Russia, Ukrainian Special Services Reportedly Foil Plot, Arrest Suspects (1 comments)

Prosecutor in Gabe Watson Case Has Ties to Some Big Blunders

Bradley Manning and Bill Clinton nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The Global Intelligence Files (1 comments)

Nonprofit Wikileaks Publishes 5.5 Million E-mails from "Private Intelligence" Firm

Updated: Nadia Naffe Weighs In as Breitbart "Rape" Hypocrisy Hits TV (2 comments)

Burning of Korans Complicates U.S. Pullout Plan in Afghanistan - NYTimes.com

Sunday, February 26:

Navy senior chief dishonorably discharged for sex abuse

Sunday Sun's Lord Lucan Exclusive Is a Letdown

2nd New York state judge upholds fracking ban in towns

7 More Americans Wounded in Afghanistan After Killing of 2 (1 comments)

Democrats on defense in 2012 governors' races

Santorum Says Religion and Conservative Principles Are at Risk

Malaysian Social Media Week serves as model

CRASH 2: Why we are approaching The Tulip moment.

Karen Santorum: husband's presidential run is "God's will'

Lobbyists in Fight-or-Flight Mode After Obama Banishes Them from Advisory Committees

Sherwood Ross: Only Ron Paul Warns Of Emerging Fascist State (15 comments)

GAO Report: Investigators Prematurely Closed Military Whistleblower Reprisal Cases

Rocky Anderson: Justice Party: Vision, Mission, Core Values (7 comments)

Adam Hochschild: Antiwar Critics Forgotten on Oscar Night

Putin: Democracy in Making

U.S. Rejects Visa Request for Israeli Knesset Member Due to Ties with Jewish Terror Group (1 comments)

Iran warns Israel not to attack its nuclear facilities (1 comments)

Ratings of New York City Teachers to Be Released - NYTimes.com

Kansas Tax Committee Approves Bill to Raise Taxes for Poor and Lower Taxes for Rich (1 comments)

Supreme Court Prepares to Hear Major Case on Corporate Responsibility Abroad

Mandatory Drug Tests for Welfare Recipients Gain More Support

Saturday, February 25:

U.S. Agencies See No Move by Iran to Build a Bomb (2 comments)

Fighting in the name of religion (2 comments)

Police in riot gear at Florida Mall Foot Locker

2012 Election Integrity Update (2 comments)

"Dirtiest politician" hired for Nevada caucus?

Friday, February 24:

You Should Know About The "99% Spring" (2 comments)

7 female Missouri House members say they were kept out of contraception debate

Bush-Appointed Judge Lashes Out At Birth Control in Washington State

Move Your Money: San Francisco Churches Move $10 Million From Wells Fargo

Banks Colluding with Insurers to Rip Off Homeowners, Lawsuit Alleges

Monsanto Agrees To Pay Up $93 Million In Agent Orange Settlement (1 comments)

Goldline Agrees To Repay Defrauded Customers $4.5 Million - Something Else for Its Spokesman Glenn Beck to Cry About...

Los Angeles police site hacked

"Anonymous' hackers target private prison contractor

Mark Meckler, Tea party co-founder quits

Debt ceiling: Doomsday may come sooner than expected

Rudy Giuliani: President Obama Has Been A "Weakling' In Dealing With Iran (1 comments)

Apologies to Afghans Continue in Wake of Recent Burning of Religious Materials

GOP Outside Groups Pouring Money Into Senate Elections, Seeing Clear Shot For Winning Majority

Wisconsin recall rival, Kathleen Falk (D) slams Scott Walker

Ariz. governor won't appear in Senate hearing on Arizona's controversial immigration law

Schumer says Republicans 'overplayed their hand' in birth control fight

Retaliating Through Satire And Blasphemy: All Dead Mormons Are Now Gay (3 comments)

Obama campaign targets Romney-Koch ties

Kevin Drum: Does Money Corrupt the Political Process?

U.S. does not believe Iran is trying to build nuclear bomb

Rocky Anderson Speaks in SF

Trust Deficit - Worst Fallout of Fukushima

Chart: 'America's Per Capita Government Debt Worse Than Greece' (3 comments)

Utah GOP passes bill to ban contraception in sex ed (2 comments)

Sen. Bill Nelson Uses Six Cows To Avoid Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars In Property Taxes

Supreme Court Justices Take Up Race as a Factor in College Entry

Report: 50,000 Americans With Pre-Existing Conditions Find Coverage As A Result Of Health Reform

Bill Maher donates $1 million to Obama Super PAC

Sweden Moves to End Forced Sterilization of Transgender People

11th Circuit Upholds 5th Amendment Right Against Being Forced to Decrypt Hard Drive Contents

STUDY: Stock Market Does Better with Democratic Presidents Than with Republican

New York Judge Affirms Right of Towns to Ban Fracking

U.S. Use of Gasoline is Down, Yet Pump Prices are Up as Speculators Move In

Afghans besiege US bases in Koran protests

Vaughn Walker Redux? Unmarried Activist Circuit Court Judge Declares DOMA Unconstitutional! (1 comments)

Thursday, February 23:

Sen. Pat Roberts' office is latest to get powder-filled letter

Indiana GOP Secretary Of State Gets Home Detention For 6 Felony Counts Of Voter Fraud: "I Just Wanted to Vote.'

Afghan refugees abandoned by their own government, report finds

50 doctors for single payer urge Supreme Court to strike down individual mandate (1 comments)

Huzzah! Virginia puts 'personhood' bill on hold until next year

George W. Bush and last night's GOP debate

In battered Syrian city, cries of 'tragic' plight (1 comments)

Bradley Manning formally charged over WikiLeaks, enters no plea

CEO Ted Rollins Got a "Rocky Mountain High" While Sealing a Deal at Colorado State University (1 comments)

South Carolina Election Director: NO Proof of Dead Voters; Gov Nicki Haley 'Dead Wrong' Again

FCC Urged To Collect, Share Info On Political Ad Buys (1 comments)

Watch Testimony GOP doesn't want you to see: Woman barred from all-male panel - "Using contraception makes me qualified"

Hepatitis C killing more Americans than HIV: studies (1 comments)

Insurance CEO Praises Affordable Care Act: 'It Has Been A Pretty Good Thing' (1 comments)

Syria: Wounded journalists plea for help from Homs after Marie Colvin attack

Florida House Committee Passes Anti-Muslim Bill (1 comments)

Cooperatives Over Corporations

Fakegate Illustrates Global Warming Alarmists' Deceit and Desperation (1 comments)

Putin tells stadium rally 'battle' is on for Russia

Taliban urges Afghans to 'kill invaders'

Koran Burning at U.S. Base Incites Afghans For 2nd Day

Syria: "Some Degree of Airpower"

Last Night's GOP Debate...And the Winner Is: Barack Obama

DC Lobbyist Law Firm Threats Aim to Stop Scientific Data Exposing Diesel Exhaust In Mines

POLL: 54% - 43% Say economy Is recovering -- a 51-point shift in opinion since September 1

GAS PRICES FACT: Republican Politicians Oppose Ending Taxpayer Handouts To Big Oil

The big Lie in Afghanistan (5 comments)

Cherie Blair Sues Rupert Murdoch's News International

Report: Debt will swell under top GOP hopefuls' tax plans

Wednesday, February 22:

Justice Kennedy Unlikely To Budge On 'Citizens United'

Bob Morris, Indiana Lawmaker, Stands By Comment That Girl Scouts Promote Abortions, Homosexuality

From "If I Only Had a Brain" to "Sweet Home Chicago": A Complete Guide to Barack Obama's Music Career

CHART: 19 Super PAC Donors Who Have Poured $47M GOP

Feds sue anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan over back taxes (11 comments)

Tony Blair's Wife Sues News Corp., Convicted Phone Hacker

UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi Sued Over November Pepper-Spray

Rahm, Bill Daley Named Obama Campaign Co-Chairs

BREAKING: Bush Appointee Finds DOMA Unconstitutional

Virginia Senator To Pull Invasive Ultrasound Bill As State Becomes 'Joke' of the Free-World (1 comments)

State Senator Ted Lieu Introduces Bill to Block Rent Online Only Landlord Scheme

Europeans entered talks to buy Iranian oil: NIOC

Taking the Initiative in a Struggle Against Excessive Rate Increases (1 comments)

Uganda: Indigenous land evictions

The Disturbing Backstory of a Corrupt University President (2 comments)

2 Western journalists killed as Syria shells Homs

Utah Bill: Videotaping a Factory Farm is Same as Assaulting a Police Officer (13 comments)

Jon Stewart Explains Ultrasound Law To GOP: "A TSA Pat-Down In Your Vagina'

House Democrats To Hold Their Own Hearing With Woman Issa Denied From Testifying

Virginia governor no longer fully supports ultrasounds before abortions

5 Key Facts About The Obama Administration's Corporate Tax Overhaul

In Washington State, requiring health insurers to cover abortion

Chief Justice Roberts: The Supreme Court 'Does Not Plan To Adopt' Formal Ethics Rules

GM Shoots Back At Newt Gingrich: You Can Put A Gun Rack In A Volt

What Whitney's death should have us talking about: Addiction (1 comments)

Tuesday, February 21:

Rules Requiring Contraceptive Coverage Have Been In Force For Years

Evidence of Market Manipulation in The Financial Crisis

Parody mocks Virginia trans-vaginal ultrasound bill

"Personhood' bill introduced to Mississippi legislature again

Civil Rights Fopr Orcas?- PETA Takes Sea World To Court!

Two Wall Street Players Ensnared in New Probe

Corporations To Government: What Is Considered Bribing A Foreign Official?

Santorum blasts Obama's motives on power, abortion

Senators call on GAO to study impact of new voter laws

Maryland Senate committee approves same sex marriage bill

David Koch Admits Plans To Buy Public Support And, Possibly, An Election David Koch Admits Plans To Buy Public Support

Lone Marine convicted in Iraq war crime case leaves service after being demoted in rank

5 sexual health services insurance will cover" for men: Erectile dysfunction drugs, vacuum erection devices...

Top Five Roger Ailes Quotes From The Fox Effect

*Police Chief Timoney, Meet Bahraini Mothers

Virginia Passes Anti-Gay Adoption Bill

67 Percent Oppose Blunt's Health Amendment

Religious Groups Line Up To Support Affordable Care Act

Utah Bill Would Make Videotaping a Factory Farm the Same as Assaulting a Police Officer (2 comments)

Who are the Super PACs' Biggest Donors?

SEC Warns Top Banker of Charges Over Magnetar Deal

Dow Jones Index Hits 13,000 For First Time Since Obamacare/Socialism

Cell Networks Lost $13.9 Billion to Social Media Apps in 2011

Working for a Living Not Such a Great Deal Anymore (8 comments)

Kobe Bryant Case Raises Questions About Racism in Divorce Courts (2 comments)

Obama Takes Tougher Stance On Higher Education | Asks 'What are people getting for their money?'

News from Occupy DC: "We've Got a Broken System!" (6 comments)

'Quran burning' by NATO commander on US base triggers Afghan protests

Santorum: 'Privacy' ruined everything | Somehow suggests Founding Fathers against 'Privacy'

Quran Burning: Angry Afghans Protest Disposal Of Islamic Books At U.S. Air Base In Kabul

Congress Gives States the Right to Drug Test the Unemployed - Shifts Costs From Employers To Taxpapyers (4 comments)

Rebecca Solnit: Why the Media Loves the Violence of Protestors and Not of Banks (1 comments)

Civilisation faces 'perfect storm of ecological and social problems'

Clinton says "culture" is no excuse for female genital mutilation (6 comments)

Sears Announces Layoffs In Illinois After The State Gave It Millions In Subsidies (1 comments)

One reason American health care costs more: We're fat and getting fatter (4 comments)

Exposing corruption can decrease voter turnout, researchers say

Climate Forecast: 70% of U.S. Counties Could Face Some Risk of Water Shortages

Monday, February 20:

Deal reached on $170 billion Greek bailout

Nanotechnology Turns Plants into Common Plastic

U.N. nuclear watchdog agency in Iran for more talks, by the CNN Wire Staff

CA Foreclosure Scandal: SF is going after the Banks

Silence as Bahraini children are Stabbed and Gassed

Mere 1% of Americans Can Correctly Identify Nation's Top Global Enemy (1 comments)

1st Circuit Nixes Whistleblower Protection for Private Contractors of Public Companies

Commodity Futures Trading Commissions Praises Adoption of Volcker Rule

U.S. District Court Denies Breitbart's Attempt to Dismiss Sherrod's Defamation Lawsuit U.S. District Court Denies Breit

Justice Dept backs equal benefits for gay couples in military

Judge denies Governor Scott Walker's extension request

Hooking Up With Studboi1: Top Border Cop And GOP Politico In Scandal Of Epic Hypocrisy! ...And We Love It! (2 comments)

Occuparty Solidifies Local PA Groups (1 comments)

Newt Gingrich Bashes Federal Judges For All the Wrong Reasons

Andrew Bacevich: Uncle Sam, Global Gangster

Just 37 Americans Provided More than Half of Super PAC Money from Individuals in 2011 (1 comments)

The Money Masters Are Living in Fear (1 comments)

Donald Trump Hitting The Michigan Airwaves For Mitt Romney

Sunday, February 19:

The Case of the Missing Health Insurance Premium (2 comments)

EXPOSED: 19 Corporations Funding The Climate-Denier Think Tank Heartland Institute (4 comments)

U.S., Britain urge Israel not to attack Iran (1 comments)

Obama Reelection Team Looking For New Slogan To Replace Hope And Change (2 comments)

Should the FDA Give Diet Drug Qnexa Another Chance? (2 comments)

Santorum Criticizes Education System and Obama

Santorum stands by statement that Obama's theology not based on the Bible

The Simpsons' 500th Episode, Starring Julian Assange: A Look Back at a One of America's Most Politically Relevant Shows

GOP Frontrunner Santorum: Obama Agenda Based on "Phony Theology' (1 comments)

Fiscal Sponsor for 200+ Progressive Non-Profits Collapses with over $1 Million Missing (3 comments)

CNN Contributor Dana Loesch Defends Virginia State-Sponsored Rape Bill As No Different Than Consensual Sex (3 comments)

Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs Of Staff: It's 'Not Prudent' For Israel To Attack Iran Now

Newt's Bringing Back Cheap Gas. Why?: "You can't put a gun rack on a Volt" (1 comments)

Apparently Texas Does Have Death Panels...(Not To Be Confused With Death Penalty)

Prices of Mortgage-Backed Securities Prove Irresistible As Capitalism Plots Its Next Suicide Attempt

Romney Supporter McCain Disagrees With Romney On Taliban Talks: 'I Think It's Important' To Negotiate

Sherwood Ross: CIA Drone Strikes Targeting Funerals, First Responders (7 comments)

Iran halts oil shipments to Britain, France

Former IAEA chief says attack on Iran will be disastrous

Saturday, February 18:

Back of Envelope Calculations on the Effect of Iran Sanctions on the Price of Gulf Oil

Keystone Pipeline Sparks Property Rights Backlash (2 comments)

Egypt sets NGO trial date, escalating rift with US

The drum beat of an unwanted war

Obama Payroll Tax Cut: President Finally Scores Coveted Win

Journalist Jason Leopold Talks About His FOIA Lawsuit Against FBI, DOJ, CIA (1 comments)

Cenk: The media is "grossly deceiving people' on Iran (1 comments)

Sheriff Paul Babeu, Former AZ Romney Campaign Chair, Denies Allegations, Confirms He's Gay in Press Conference

Republicans vote against reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act

Birth-Control Hearing Was "Like Stepping Into a Time Machine'

AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu Stepping Down From Romney Campaign After Homosexual Relationship With Immigrant Revealed

Lieberman Edges US to War with Iran (2 comments)

Two Iranian warships enter Mediterranean

Obama's Plan to Save the Military From Cuts--at the Expense of Domestic Programs

Why MSNBC Dumped Pat Buchanan: His 10 Most Outrageous Statements (7 comments)

Dateline Feb 17: Veterans For Peace Elects First Female President (1 comments)

Santorum Excommunicates 45 Million Christians: Mainline Protestants Are 'Gone From The World Of Christianity' (2 comments)

Mortgage Foreclosure Settlement: Who Pays? Taxpayers?

Private Equity Gears Up For PR And Lobbying Blitz

Harry Reid Will Ask Obama To Recess Appoint All Nominees If GOP Delays Continue (2 comments)

Maxine Waters Ethics Probe: Six Out Of Ten Committee Members Recuse Themselves

New Hampshire Lawmaker Urges Married Couples To Practice Abstinence (2 comments)

Anonymous Protests ACTA, Attacks FTC And Other U.S. Agencies' Sites (1 comments)

Scott Walker, Targeted For A Recall, Which Heartland Institute Aims To Fight, Leaked Documents Show

US officials believe Iran sanctions will fail, making military action likely (1 comments)

Friday, February 17:

US arms Bahrain whilst decrying Russian weapons in Syria - By Thalif Deen

Nightmare At Sea Part II: Onboard the Costa Concordia

Dear Maine GOP: 1+1+1 does not = 4. Official results are wrong (8 comments)

Mitt Romney's Struggles Fuel Talk of Brokered Convention

SCOTUS Blocks Montana Campaign Finance Ban That Challenges Citizens United

Record $6 Trillion of Fake U.S. Bonds Seized in Zurich in Italy Mafia Probe (1 comments)

Christie Vetoes Equality Bill

Short-term Exposure to Pollutants Increases Heart Attack Risk, Study Says

Obama DOJ Tries to Insulate Warrantless Wiretapping Law

Rupert Murdoch Is Launching A New Sunday Edition Of The Sun

BREAKING: Obama DOJ Won't Defend Constitutionality Of Denying Military Benefits To Same-Sex Couples

Billionaire Romney donor uses threats to silence critics

Zygotes Close to Becoming Microscopic People in the Eyes of Oklahoma

Vet GOP candidate wants to kick Santorum "in the jimmy' for sexist remarks about women in military (2 comments)

Federal agents arrest man who allegedly planned to bomb U.S. Capitol

The Contraception Debate and Pop Culture's Weird Silence on Birth Control

Pat Buchanan gets the ax from MSNBC, blames the left

Congress passes extension of payroll tax cut (3 comments)

GOP Rhetoric vs. GOP Reality on Slashing the Safety Net (1 comments)

Why Were The Trillions In Fake Bonds Held In Chicago Fed Crates?

Activists Plan To 'Occupy Koch Town' In Wichita (2 comments)

Feds set precedent in mineral rights case targeting four natural gas bidding leases

Ron Paul: A political force, a Republican blasting war

Virginia Poised To Enact 'State-Sponsored Rape' Law Forcing Women To Be Vaginally Probed Before Abortions (6 comments)

Lawmakers to Homeland Security: Social Media Monitoring Threatens Free Speech (1 comments)

Atheists bill big names for 'coming out' party in Capitol Mall

House votes to expand Arctic National Wildlife Refuge drilling, approve Keystone XL

Business groups launch new legal, Capitol Hill attacks on EPA mercury rule

Foreclosure abuse still rampant across U.S., experts say (2 comments)

U.S. nuclear industry's fate rests with Southern Co. (1 comments)

Rupert Murdoch Announces Sun On Sunday Launch, Says Suspended Employees Can Return To Work

Pat Buchanan, MSNBC Part Ways: Network Drops Conservative Commentator 4 Months After Suspending Him (2 comments)

Who Actually Benefits From Federal Benefits? (1 comments)

Is VA Gov. McDonnell Now Backing Away From a State-Sanctioned Rape Bill?

Philadelphia City Commission Welcomes Green Party

Thursday, February 16:

ANALYSIS: Obama's jobs package would create 1.5 million jobs in 2012 and 1.3 million in 2013 (1 comments)

The Nation's Most Radical Abortion Bill? Iowa GOP Proposal Would Ban All Abortions, Sentence Doctors To Life In Prison

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Looking More and More Likely to Be In Legal Trouble (1 comments)

Trustee's Summary of What Happened at MF Global

Two million dead Americans set to vote

Under pressure, GOP announces review of Maine caucus

Before current birth-control fight, Republicans backed mandates

Daily Kos: Darrell Issa's hearing turns into circus

Bloggers Under Fire

US military intelligence: "Iran won't start the war'

Israeli forces destroy "the only place for children in Silwan"

Water-Gate: Texas State Report on Dealing with Current and Future Drought Never Mentions Climate Change

More on The Maine Republican Party's Outright Theft of the 2012 GOP Caucuses - And How It Appears They Did It... (5 comments)

The Testimony About Birth Control Republicans Did Not Want You To Hear (1 comments)

Romney: Entrepreneurs Should Just Ask Parents for Money | Video Cafe

How Does the 1% Exploit America? Find Out in 1 Minute (VIDEO) (10 comments)

Santorum Sugar Daddy Foster Friess Gives 'Gals' Contraception Advice: Put An Aspirin Between Your Knees

Joseph Kennedy III announces congressional campaign; meets voters at T stop

Truck with explosives found near Kansas Capitol; Gov. Brownback threatened

The "Mutt" Romney Blues - Hilarious Video

Alaska Bill Would Criminalize Invasive TSA Pat Downs

Democratic Women Boycott House Contraception Hearing After GOP Misogynist Pig Darrell Issa Bans Women Testimony

Consumer agency wants oversight of debt collectors, credit bureaus

Santorum: 'The Second Amendment Is There To Protect the First Amendment!'

Pelosi To GOP: "Duh!,' Women Should Be Included In A Hearing About Contraception

Ron Paul Votes Not Counted in Maine-- Looks Like Massive Vote Corruption (15 comments)

Calif. Foreclosure Audit Finds Lenders Broke Law in MAJORITY of the Cases (1 comments)

California Audit Finds Broad Irregularities in Foreclosures

Lawyer With Strong Ties to GOP Turns Up Dead at Construction Site (7 comments)

Ari Berman: The Politics of the Super Rich

Earned Sick Days in Philladelphia

Congressional negotiators reach deal on $150 billion economic plan

Wednesday, February 15:

800,000 Americans Tell Senate: Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline

Judge Rakoff: Bush DOJ Scammed Supreme Court on Deportation Ruling

Pentagon advances case against Guantánamo captive Khan

Maine GOP Commits Massive Election Fraud in State Caucuses; Paul Supporters Justifiably Outraged

"Reset" or "Strategic Pause": Pakistan's New Ambassador's First Remarks to U.S. Public

CONFIRMED: Koch & Microsoft-Funded Heartland Institute's 'Denier Curriculum Project' To Distort Climate Data (4 comments)

Willie Nelson and 300,000 Other Activists Sue Monsanto

Congress Left in Dark on DOJ Wiretaps

Independent voters are rejecting Romney

Pregnancy bias is alive and well in America among employers - even though it is ILLEGAL

The Obama Coalition is Magically Reassembling Before Our Eyes

Even Republicans Want Employers to Cover Birth Control

The Fundamentals Now Favor Obama - Nate Silver

Super PAC Cash Flows from a Handful of States

Mitt Romney Soon to Be America's Most Hated Man

Rick Santorum's Wife Karen Sued Doctor For $500,000, Despite Senator's Calls For Tort Reform

Santorum Blames Wife for Anti-Working Woman Book Passage

Met probes claims that Sun paid some public officials more than 10k a year

Murdoch's Circle: The Growing News International Scandal

Ethan Bronner out as NYT Jerusalem chief

Deal would extend unemployment benefits, prevent Medicare cut - latimes.com

Big Government and Big Corporations Befriend the Local Food Movement (14 comments)

The Biggest Sources of Embarrassment Are The Ones No One Talks About (2 comments)

Environmental Blog Polls Readers on the Keystone XL Pipeline Project Decision (1 comments)

Fake Cancer Drug Found in U.S.

Birth Control Amendment 'Dangerous,' Obama Spokesman Says

Mali: U.S. Africa Command's New War?

Costa Deliziosa Cruise Ship Workers Stage Victorious Wildcat Strike

Elliott Abrams' Dark History in Latin America, and the Struggle for Justice

24 Policies That Republicans Supported BEFORE They Were Against Them

Tuesday, February 14:

Roseanne Barr Pulls 6 Percent Against Obama and Romney in National Presidential Poll

Payroll Tax Has Republican Leaders Urging Tea Party Members To Be Less Extreme, More Politically Savvy

The Secret, Koch Brothers and Microsoft Funded Plan To Teach Elementary School Children That Climate Change Is A Hoax (10 comments)

Republicans call Obama's budget a reelection "gimmick"

Greece in flames: Cassandra strikes again

Republicans retreat on payroll tax cut

My Experience on Federal Jury Duty Is Short, Sweet, and Strange (1 comments)

Hope from Athens found in Cold Fusion (4 comments)

Rambo Time: Obama Expands Secretive Special Ops Warriors (2 comments)

Even the Catholic Bishops Should Bless This Health Insurance Mandate

Private Prison Corporation Offers Cash In Exchange For State Prisons | Mandates 90% Prison Occupancy

Iran presses ahead with dollar attack

Romney Gives Bush Neocons Another Chance - 15 of 22 Advisors Worked At PNAC (1 comments)

Admiral Seeks Freer Hand in Deployment of Elite Forces

Noam Chomsky: Hegemony and Its Dilemmas (1 comments)

New Yorkers to Senator Schumer: Don't Break Our Hearts on Valentine's Day: Say NO to Keystone Pipeline (1 comments)

As If a Runaway Train, the Nuclear Juggernaut Rolls on (1 comments)

When Giving Hope Is Considered Evil: Dan Savage Gets Savaged By "Ex Gay" Minister And Associate Of "Bishop" Eddie Long (1 comments)

Military Cuts and Tax Plan Are Central to Budget Proposal

Silent State: The Campaign Against Whistleblowers

Monday, February 13:

US Military Leadership Says "Zero Tolerance for Murder, Assault and Hazing," But Marine Corps Courts Rule Differently (2 comments)

Homeowners sue megabank (1 comments)

France Defeats Monsanto

Netanyahu blames Iran, Hezbollah for bombs targeting Israelis

Afghan War Risks Are Shifting to Contractors (1 comments)

Republicans Finally Realize They're Helping Obama

*Action Alert: 24 Hours to Stop Keystone XL Pipeline!

Death by Smoking: Still shockingly high in the USA (9 comments)

A Berkeley Confrontation over Vietnam (2 comments)

Husbands--Don't Commit These Valentine's Day Insults!

Nick Turse: Prisons, Drones, and Black Ops in Afghanistan

Sunday, February 12:

Occupy Movement and Libertarians, Tea Partiers Find Common Cause in Fight Against NDAA (8 comments)

George Will, Of All People, Stands Up for Justice in the Don Siegelman Case (6 comments)

Which is real fat cat OIL or LENR ? (5 comments)

*Hypocrisy is a Nine-Letter Word (1 comments)

Will AIPAC and Bibi get their war?

*Bradley Manning nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by Oklahoma group (36 comments)

Occupy & Tea Party Join Forces to Protest NDAA (30 comments)

Occupy Movement Regroups, Laying Plans for the Next Phase - NYTimes.com

Saturday, February 11:

Democrats propose cut in extended unemployment benefits (2 comments)

NATO bombing kills eight Afghan children

Whitney Houston, superstar of records, films, dies (1 comments)

Education Gap Grows Between Rich and Poor, Studies Show

Obama's 2013 budget proposal launches election-year debate

Andrew Breitbart Confronts Occupy Crowd At CPAC, Demands They "Stop Raping People' (1 comments)

Foreclosure Deal to Spur New Wave of U.S. Home Seizures, Help Heal Market

Company sells Mitt Romney condoms for the 'elite penis'

Sunday News Shows Overwhelmingly White And Male: Study

Rupert Murdoch is flying to London after five of Sun's most senior staff are arrested for bribing public servants

Breitbartocalypse Is Nigh! Breitbart Bellows at OWS Rally at CPAC

Who Is Foster Friess? Seven Facts You Need To Know About Santorum's Sugar Daddy

CIA website hacked in attack 'claimed' by Anonymous

Get US Conference of Catholic Bishops off the US taxpayer dole!

Who Are the 271 Celibate Men Trying to Control the Sex Lives of American Women While Harboring Pedophiles?

The Power of the Occupy Movement (5 comments)

Friday, February 10:

Constance Johnson : About my 'spilled semen' amendment to Oklahoma's Personhood bill

Federal Judge Strips Vermont of Power to Terminate Nuke: State Government Diddles but Vermonters Take Matters into Own H

VIDEO: Lobbyist Poses as Mechanic in Anti-Union Super Bowl Ad

Children Killed in NATO Airstrike, Afghan Leader Says

Parking Meter Plan Would Punish the Poor, Neighbors Argue - The Bay Citizen (1 comments)

REPORT: By A Nearly 2 To 1 Margin, Cable Networks Call On Men Over Women To Comment On Birth Control

Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala) faces insider-trading investigation

Large Catholic Institutions Offered Contraception Even Before Required To Do So

Contraception Accommodation: Insurers Will Be Required To Offer Birth Control Free Of Charge

Koch Charity Aiding WI Gov. Scott Walker in Recall

Gov. Scott Walker To Use Foreclosure Settlement Money To Balance His Budget, Not Help Homeowners (1 comments)

Mitt Romney Legitimizing White Nationalists at CPAC

White House modification still guarantees contraceptive coverage for women

Obama Birth Control Compromise In Works

Santorm, watch "Lioness:" A doc about an elite team of women soldiers on the frontlines in Iraq (1 comments)

Opednews writer runs for Congress

Indiana creationism bill passes the Senate

Will Hispanic voters swing the 2012 race? - by Charles Garcia, special to CNN Online

Appeals court rejects California's Proposition 8, by the CNN Wire Staff

Philadelphia may start requiring permits for those who feed the homeless

What The Hell, L.L? Musical Exclusion Is Not Cool

Thursday, February 9:

Archbishop Recants Apology for Sex Abuse, Says "I don't Think We Did Anything Wrong"

Vermont Introduces Monumental GMO Labeling Legislation (1 comments)

Congress OKs 30,000 flying drones spying on Americans across U.S. cities (12 comments)

AIPAC Member Assailant of Peaceful Demonstrator During Netanyahu's Speech to the U.S. Congress (1 comments)

Israel teams with terror group to kill Iran's nuclear scientists, U.S. officials tell NBC News (1 comments)

U.S. and Israel Split Over How to Deter Iran

Missing: 5.4 million workers (2 comments)

New nuclear reactors set to be OK'd for Georgia

Keystone XL benefits from taxpayer subsidies

Pentagon: Women Could Serve Closer to Front Line

Congress finds a new home in the doghouse (1 comments)

Right wing media control in San Diego (3 comments)

Ethics Reform Bill to Ban Insider Trading

Peter Van Buren: In Washington, Fear the Silence, Not the Noise

Planned Parenthood pulls a 'Buffy' on the Right

Brilliant Democratic State Senator Tacks 'Every Sperm is Sacred' Clause to Oklahoma's Personhood Bill (2 comments)

Wednesday, February 8:

States Negotiate $26 Billion Deal for Homeowners

Santorum wins make Romney's path to nomination much harder

Bradley Manning nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2012 (5 comments)

Eric Cantor under fire for STOCK Act tweaks (1 comments)

Enjoying health insurance coverage that pay for contraception, GOP enters fracas to take benefits from others

Mississippi Legislator Proposes Renaming Gulf Of Mexico As 'Gulf Of America'

"Bypassing Strait of Hormuz, impossible'

*Why Mons Olympus stops Mars from having surface water and a magnetic field (3 comments)

Oops!! Mitt Romney Is Financially Invested In The Birth Control He Seeks To Restrict

Does Racism Account for Vast Differences in Child-Support Payments?

21 CA Dems Join GOP & Vote Against Low-Income/Sr Mobile Home Owners & Rent Control

Phone hacking: News International faces more than 50 new damages claims

Mormon Church 'owns unregulated gun sale website' (2 comments)

BP Made $3 Million An Hour In 2011, While Spill Victims Continued To Suffer

USA Today Touts the Government's Good News on Medicare-- But was it the full story? (2 comments)

Capitol Assets: Some legislators send millions to groups connected to their relatives

5 Amazing Places in the US in Danger of Being Destroyed By Dirty Energy

Is The USA The Only Nation in the World With Corporate Personhood? (8 comments)

Obama Camp Feared "Half-Billion Dollar' Koch-Led Attack

Tuesday, February 7:

Obama Reverses Course, Gives Blessing to Super PAC

Iran parliament summons President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Bain execs spent nearly $5 million on Romney's White House runs

What the Koch brothers say online but won't say under oath (2 comments)

Komen official quits breast cancer charity over Planned Parenthood dispute

Shameless Lies and Willful Ignorance - Government Handouts (6 comments)

An American Spring is in the Air (3 comments)

Senior Gingrich Campaign Official Scrubbed Infidelity, Tiffany Credit Line From Wikipedia Page

DocX Indicted by Grand Jury on Robo-Signing/Foreclosure Fraud Charges in Missouri

Bill McKibben: Why the Energy-Industrial Elite Has It In for the Planet (2 comments)

Many Catholic Universities, Hospitals Already Cover Contraception In Their Health Insurance Plans (1 comments)

Environmental Message - Rocky Anderson 2012

John Dear: One Man's Journey To Create A Nonviolent World

What Next With Iran: The News Dissector Report from Iran (1 comments)

Occupy U.: Roosevelt offers class on social movement

Monday, February 6:

Wendell Potter: The Battle for Vermont's Health (5 comments)

Congressional earmarks sometimes used to fund projects near lawmakers' properties

What is Insomnia? The Culprit May Be Hyper-Arousal. (7 comments)

"We the People' Loses Appeal With People Around the World - US Constitution Out Of Favor (4 comments)

Why Did Karl Rove and His GOP Thugs Target Don Siegelman in Alabama? (2 comments)

Netanyahu: PA President must choose between peace with Israel and peace with Hamas

Ron Paul Would Only Support Woman's Right To Choose In Cases Of 'Honest Rape' (3 comments)

US levies new sanctions on Iran's Central Bank

U.S. to elevate Special Operations forces' role in Afghanistan

MAPS: The Consequences Of Voting On Civil Rights

Why Hasn't Anyone at Komen Resigned Yet? Handel DOES resign!

Army Colonel Challenges Pentagon's Afghanistan Reports

Study: Ultrasounds Do Not Influence Women's Decisions On Abortion

House GOP Memo: "Abortion Is the Leading Cause of Death in the Black Community" | Bill Targets Black Women

U.S. Embassy in Syria Halts Operations as Violence Flares

Exclusive: "Exciting" Public Opinion Study Debunks Claim Al Gore Polarized the Climate Debate and Many Other Myths

Top Obama counterterrorism official: Drone critics are Al Qaeda enablers

Obama terror drones: CIA tactics in Pakistan include targeting rescuers and funerals

Sunday, February 5:

Karen Handel, Susan G. Komen's Anti-Abortion VP, Drove Decision To Defund Planned Parenthood (2 comments)

Mumia Abu-Jamal: The Picture

Jon Stewart Takes on Sebelius - What Madame Secretary didn't say (1 comments)

Wrong Ideas Are Sinking America

Egypt to prosecute Americans, including Sam LaHood, in NGO probe

Koch Brothers, Allies Pledge $100 Million At Private Meeting To Beat Obama

New Film Takes on Komen Foundation and 'Breast Cancer Industry'

Ari Fleischer to advise Susan G. Komen charity on Planned Parenthood PR disaster

Did Obama make the economy worse? Not according to most statistics (1 comments)

I Will Not Be Pinkwashed: Komen's Race Is For Money, Not Cure (1 comments)

Vatican astronomer says Big Bang theory in tune with creation history (4 comments)

Sherwood Ross: The New American Police State (2 comments)

Antibiotics Injected Directly into Eggs and Big Pharma Secrets

Dershowitz Attacks Penn BDS Conference; Next In Line, The United Methodist Church

Saturday, February 4:

Police, some on horseback, clear Occupy DC protesters

Europe Rises Up Against ACTA - Outbreaks Overwhelming (1 comments)

US Business and Government Colluding to Fill American Jobs with Foreign Workers? (11 comments)

UPDATE: Komen confirms continued involvement of Ari Fleischer on Planned Parenthood strategy

The abortion that Mitt doesn't talk about anymore - Family donated to Planned Parenthood

Afghan civilian deaths rise for 5th straight year to record high

Komen Halted Funding for $12 Million in Stem Cell Research Like We Wouldn't Notice [UPDATED]

Russia and China Block U.N. Action on Syrian Crisis

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange awaits court decision on extradition (3 comments)

Bradley Manning: US general orders court martial for WikiLeaks suspect (4 comments)

Your Future and the Justice Party (3 comments)

Israel, U.S. Divided Over Timing of Potential Military Strike Against Iran

EXCLUSIVE: Ari Fleischer (GW Bush Secretary) Secretly Hired In Komen Strategy On Planned Parenthood (2 comments)

ANALYSIS: Obama Reproductive Health Reg Mirrors State Conscience Protections

Indiana Sec. of State Convicted On Voter Fraud Charges

Black Americans Given 60% Longer Sentences than White Americans for Same Crimes

Friday, February 3:

18-Mile Crack Seen by NASA in Antarctic Glacier (1 comments)

Obama to Israel: No US War on Iran (8 comments)

*Who's really to blame for illegal immigation? (3 comments)

Soaking the Poor, State by State

British Parliament launches inquiry into private investigators after phone hacking scandal

Europe tries to shield homeless from deep freeze

Lynn Buske: Largest Corporate Dairy, Biotech Firm and USDA Accused of Conspiring to Corrupt Rulemaking and Pollute Organics (1 comments)

How the GOP Is Resegregating the South

Virginia's Republican Controlled Senate Committee Rejects Restrictive Abortion Bill | ThinkProgress

Ranking Member Waxman Requests Information on Indiana Lobbying Efforts on Keystone XL Pipeline Project

Aggressive War: The Supreme War Crime (7 comments)

Vanishing Act: Activist Groups Say Donations Disappeared with Fiscal Sponsor

Mayor Seems To Contradict Gov. Jan Brewer's Story On Obama Run-In

Komen Foundation reverses funding decision of Planned Parenthood (2 comments)

Bait And Switch: GOP Leaders Renege On Debt Limit Deal Defense Cuts (7 comments)

AZ Gov Jan Brewer Pledged Cash For Immigration Fight, Instead Spent It Buying Copies Of Her Own Book

NY Observer: Eric Schneiderman Suing Three Major Banks For "Deceptive And Fraudulent Foreclosure Practices (4 comments)

Petitions Delivered to AG Target O'Keefe, Voter Fraud

U.S. Corporate Tax Rate Plunges To 40 Year Low Of 12.1%

Swiss Bank Charged By U.S. For Helping Americans Hide $1.2B

"Anonymous' intercepts secret law enforcement call on hacking probe

Goldman Sachs Faces Mortgage Debt Class-Action Lawsuit Over Misleading Investors

NY AG Eric Schneiderman Sues BofA, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase Over Electronic Mortgage Fraud

Komen Foundation, Cancer Group, Backs Down on Cutting Off Planned Parenthood

U.S. officials concerned by Israel statements on Iran threat, possible strike (1 comments)

US adds 243,000 jobs and unemployment rate drops to 8.3 percent, lowest in three years

City Council Introduces "Land Bank' Bill--Advocates See Hard Work Ahead | PhillyNow | A blog about Philadelphia news, po (1 comments)

Thursday, February 2:

Top Gingrich PAC donor, Adelson, might give millions more

White House scrambles to ease fallout from Panetta's Afghanistan comments

Susan G. Komen Top Officials Resign As Backlash Gains Steam (1 comments)

Mossad chief holds secret U.S. meetings on Iran nuclear threat, Senate panel reveals

The Invisible War: New Film Exposes Rape, Sexual Assault Epidemic in U.S. Military (1 comments)

Billionaire Buddies: Adelsons Join Koch Brothers

Reid warns GOP on payroll tax fight

Israel sets up assassination and sabotage unit in Iran (1 comments)

Ehud Barak: Consider Iran attack should sanctions fail

Newt Gingrich to challenge Florida winner-take-all delegate rules

Obama uses prayer breakfast address to call for assistance for the poor

At Least 74 Dead in Football Clashes in Egypt

GROUNDHOG DAY: We Have Our 'Phil' of the Winter

*Let's Prosecute These Perps (4 comments)

The Real Economic Picture (3 comments)

Are You Eating Antibiotics Without Knowing It? Probably! (1 comments)

Robert Lipsyte: On Super Sunday, Occupy Your Mind

Anonymous Finds Ron Paul under Supremacist Rock (14 comments)

Wednesday, February 1:

Posting of Wisconsin recall petitioners data online in 24 hours with ACLU intervention

Panetta Moves Up End to U.S. Combat Role in Afghanistan

Adelsons attend Koch Brothers conference for mega donors

New grants for investigative journalists!

Susan G. Komen for the Cure caves to anti-choicers, stops funding Planned Parenthood (2 comments)

VA Senator Attaches Mandatory Rectal Exam Amendment For Men Seeking Erectile Dysfunction Drugs To Anti-Abortion Bill

Crist might back Obama, run as Dem

House Republicans Have 'Gasland' Journalists Arrested At Hearing

Fighting for Justice

Dover mortuary whistleblowers suffered retaliation, say investigators

Artur Davis Must Be the Sorest Loser In the History of American Politics

Israel sets up elite command unit to strike behind Iran 'enemy' lines (1 comments)

 

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