Archives for General News

February 2013

Thursday, February 28:

Manning: Before Wikileaks, Leaked Docs Offered to NYT, WashPost (1 comments)

Competing sequester bills fail in Senate

How AT&T Is Planning to Rob Americans of an Open Public Telco Network | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Openly Gay Mayoral Candidate Found Dead in Mississippi

Bradley Manning Pleads Guilty To 10 Charges But Denies "Aiding The Enemy" (1 comments)

Rob Hager: Campaign Finance: Roberts 5 Schedules Seventh Game in Their Plutocrat Series (3 comments)

Violence Against Women Act passed by House, sent to Obama for signature (2 comments)

No Cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Period

Jon Gold: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PRESS RELEASE FOR TOUR de PEACE

Breitbart Whistleblower's Date Drug Claims Finally Profiled

Kramer and Hellman: The Washington Creation That Ate Your Lunch

Wednesday, February 27:

Supreme Court Rally to Protect Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act (1 comments)

Supreme Court Reviews Whether Parts of 1965 Voting Rights Act Are Out Of Date

US to bolster support for Syrian rebels

Obama's Treasury Nominee Got Unusual Exit Bonus on Leaving N.Y.U.

Alfredo Lopez: Microsoft and Google's Pathetic, Revealing and Frightening War Google, Scroogle and Bing (1 comments)

Hagel starts first day at Pentagon

Bob Woodward: Obama Is Showing "A Kind Of Madness I Haven't Seen In A Long Time" (5 comments)

Britain Comes Clean on Slave Fortunes (10 comments)

Tuesday, February 26:

Ron Johnson: John Boehner Would Lose Speakership If He Caves On Taxes To Avert Sequester

Elizabeth Warren: Sequester Cuts Are "Just Plain Dumb"

As Israel quietly returns migrants to Sudan, rights groups worry for their safety (2 comments)

Killing Keystone Is Just a Start (3 comments)

Bradley Manning judge rules length of soldier's detention 'reasonable' | World news | guardian.co.uk (1 comments)

Hagel wins confirmation to lead Pentagon

MTA NY Raises Fares and Tolls Again

Prominent Republicans Sign Brief in Support of Gay Marriage

Chase Madar: Handcuffing Seven-Year-Olds Won't Make Schools Safer (1 comments)

What's Really in the Milk? (7 comments)

Monday, February 25:

The Big Lie Annotated: An AEI History Of The Financial Crisis (1 comments)

UN calls for independent inquiry into Palestinian death

CDC: What Researchers Learned About Gun Violence Before Congress Killed Funding (4 comments)

Chris Christie will not be invited to CPAC (1 comments)

Senate Judiciary Committee to consider assault weapons ban

From sequester to Hagel and voting rights, Washington braces for whirlwind week

Accountability in Vermont? (4 comments)

BBC:Cardinal Keith O'Brien resigns as Archbishop, Won't Vote For New Pope (1 comments)

Nick Turse: The Hidden History of Water Torture (2 comments)

College Protests Ain't What They Used To Be, But Angry Students Still Manage to Tip Jerry Brown's Slight-Of-Hand (1 comments)

Sunday, February 24:

Internal Memo: National Guard Can Share Drone Surveillance With Law Enforcement

Afghanistan government accuses US special forces of civilian death and torture

White House releases state-by-state breakdown of sequester's effects

Fmr. Press Secretary Gibbs Admits He Was Told "Not To Acknowledge' That Drone Warfare "Exists"

Ezili Danto: UN claims to be above the law, says its legal to kill 8000 Haitians with impunity (5 comments)

Radioactive Fish Found In California: Contamination From Fukushima Disaster Still Lingers (1 comments)

Saturday, February 23:

Protests mark WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning's 1,000th day in jail (1 comments)

Ezili Danto: UN claims to be above the law, denies responsibility for cholera deaths in Haiti

How the Religious Right Is Helping De-Educate America's Youth (6 comments)

Obama Administration Moves To Strike Down Defense Of Marriage Act (1 comments)

Blackwater Felony Charges Dropped, They Were Following CIA Orders (2 comments)

Medicaid Expansion Was a Deal Too Good to Pass Up

France Says Drug-Tainted Horsemeat Likely in Food Chain

Reports: Shale Gas Bubble Looms, Aided by Wall Street

Danna Beal: Building an Extraordinary Workplace (3 comments)

Montana Bill Would Give Corporations The Right To Vote (3 comments)

Friday, February 22:

US troops in Niger to set up drone base

Brennan's Loose Talk on Iran Nukes (1 comments)

Obama's Home Town Turns Out For Universal Background Checks (1 comments)

Thursday, February 21:

Monsanto Likely to Score Supreme Court Win with Far-Reaching Benefits for Corporate Farming (3 comments)

U.S. Air Force developing terrifying swarms of tiny unmanned drones that can hover, crawl and even kill targets (2 comments)

Strategy Seeks to Ensure Bid of Brennan for C.I.A.

Polls: Most Americans Side With Obama On Major Issues (1 comments)

Laura Bush Asks To Be Removed From Pro-Gay Marriage Ad

How Reagan Promoted Genocide (3 comments)

Congress Must Act to Combat Climate Change (3 comments)

MSNBC Fights 'Pro-Obama' Perception Again; Robert Gibbs, David Axelrod Swear They'll Play Straight

Ruth Rosen: Feminism's Long March

Police Notify Georgia Mom of Her Son's Death Through Facebook | Techyville

*Federal Court Affirms Sweeping "Bully Pulpit" Government Right to Lie: Treasury Can't Be Sued (2 comments)

IRS Should Bar Dark Money Groups From Funding Political Ads, Lawsuit Says

Wednesday, February 20:

Gov. Rick Scott's "new perspective": expand Medicaid after all

Federal Reserve rift emerges as officials voice concern over Bernanke's stimulus plan

Details of FBI Probe into Internet Activist Aaron Swartz Released

Zapatistas and the Struggle for Survival on Planet Earth

Transcript Part II: Former Catholic Priest Matthew Fox on Ratzinger, Opus Dei and the Broken Catholic Church (8 comments)

Transcript : Former Catholic Priest Matthew Fox on Ratzinger, Opus Dei and the Broken Catholic Church (22 comments)

Biden: Buy Shotguns, Not Assault Weapons (1 comments)

Alfredo Lopez: Aaron Swartz and the Fight for Information Freedom

Tuesday, February 19:

State budget director apologizes for erroneous number in Brownback presentations

Missouri Bill Would Make It Illegal to Propose Gun Control Laws

Biden to deliver remarks at gun-control event in Connecticut this week

40 Cities Around Globe Set to Protest 1,000th Day of Bradley Manning's Imprisonment (1 comments)

Gen. John Allen, Caught Up in David Petraeus Scandal, Is Bypassing NATO Post and Retiring

Obama to Turn Up Pressure for Deal on Budget Cuts

Anti-Apartheid Leader Starts New Party in South Africa - NYTimes.com

Petrogold: Are Russia And China Hoarding Gold Because They Plan To Kill The Petrodollar? (2 comments)

Bensalem Gun Buyback (video) (1 comments)

Forward On Climate Change isn't a request! (6 comments)

GAO - $450 Billion Gap in Taxes Owed Per Year

Monday, February 18:

How dangerous is driving stoned? A report from KIRO in jolly Washington State

Silicon Valley firms shelter assets overseas, avoid billions in U.S. taxes | Center for Investigative Reporting

E.U. foreign ministers reject arming Syrian rebels

Chavez Returns to Venezuela, His Health Still Unclear

Greg Grandin, Why Latin America Didn't Join Washington's Counterterrorism Posse

Sunday, February 17:

Bulgarian Revelations Explode Hezbollah Bombing "Hypothesis"

Keystone XL protesters pressure Obama on climate change promise (1 comments)

Israel ex-FM Lieberman on trial for fraud

"Forward on Climate" Rally and March, 17 January 2013 (3 comments)

Selling Marked Up Drugs with Made Up Patients-- Part Two (1 comments)

Obama's Keystone Pipeline Decision Risks New Problems, Either Way - NYTimes.com (1 comments)

Bill Maher: "The Israelis Are Controlling Our Government" (40 comments)

How Facebook Made a Billion Dollars, Paid No Taxes and Expects a Huge Refund

Washington legislature considering a bill to challenge NDAA's unconstitutional detention provisions (1 comments)

How to Spot -- and Defeat -- Disruption on the Internet (10 comments)

Saturday, February 16:

David Corn: "Hubris": New Documentary Reexamines the Iraq War "Hoax" (3 comments)

Man "slaps 19-month-old toddler in the face on a plane and told his mother to ''shut that n****r baby up'''

Jennifer Wells: Complexity, Sustainability and the Cultivation of a Healthy Planet (1 comments)

Maddow: MSNBC Special on Iraq WMD Will "Upset" Many (29 comments)

U.S. Troops Leave Afghan Outposts, Still Facing Fire

*Congress Responds to Move to Amend Grassroots Organizing with "We the People" Amendment (7 comments)

Bloomberg Reduces Possession of Small Amounts of Marijuana from Misdemeanor to Violation (6 comments)

Meteorite hits Russian Urals: Fireball explosion wreaks havoc, up to 1,200 injured (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Friday, February 15:

Venezuela issues new photos of Hugo Chavez

As budget crisis looms, Congress leaves town

WATCH: Elizabeth Warren Shows How It's Done At First Senate Banking Committee Hearing (5 comments)

Jesse Jackson Jr. Charged in Misuse of Campaign Money

Joe Scarborough Blasts John McCain For Blocking Chuck Hagel's Nomination Over A "Political Grudge" (1 comments)

Ten Ton Meteor Hits Russia, 1000 injured, 3000 Buildings Damaged-- No Connection to Looming Asteroid Flyby (7 comments)

A Defense Secretary, Blocked

Meteorite Fragments Are Said to Rain Down on Siberia (1 comments)

Thursday, February 14:

US Republicans block senate confirmation vote for Pentagon nominee

David Corn: FreedomWorks Made Video of Fake Giant Panda Having Sex With Fake Hillary Clinton (1 comments)

Entire TEXT of House Resolution 499 marijuana released today (2 comments)

Robert Kennedy, Julian Bond arrested at White House pipeline protest

Frank Lautenberg will not run for reelection

RFK Jr., Sierra Club President, Daryl Hannah Arrested at White House (10 comments)

Pope says he will be 'hidden to the world' after resignation

"I want my fair share--and that's ALL OF IT": The Kochs & the XL Pipeline (4 comments)

Try out Our New Image Gallery Tool to Add Images to Articles, Comments and Quicklinks REALLY EASILY. (12 comments)

Senate Republicans have the votes to filibuster on Hagel (2 comments)

Senators Delay Vote On Brennan, Seek More Information About Drone Campaign

North Carolina Approves Benefit Cuts for Unemployed

Wednesday, February 13:

NY State Wants to Examine Health Effects of Fracking (2 comments)

Mortgages, Ed Pinto, And A Vast Conspiracy Of Silence

Senate Votes to Expand Domestic Violence Act

My Prediction becomes real: Medal For Drone Piloting (3 comments)

High Profile Activists Arrested Today in Front of the White House Demanding Obama Deny the Keystone XL Pipeline

Gender justice group urges South Africa's Zuma to create commission to stop sexualized violence (1 comments)

Fox News signs Scott Brown (1 comments)

Tea Party's Joe Walsh Files Court Motion To Stiff His Kids...Again (2 comments)

The First Stages of Privatization of New York's Housing Projects (1 comments)

The LAPD Got Their Man How They Wanted Him: Dead (4 comments)

Black History Month: Texas Southern University Revisits "Invisible Houston" Three Decades Later

Tuesday, February 12:

This Year's SOTU: We Must All Defend Our Freedom

Breaking: Conflicting Accounts on Christopher Dorner's Death (31 comments)

UPDATED: OPEN THREAD / BREAKING: Christopher Dorner StandOff Ends; LAPD Still On Tactical Alert; Body Not Identified

Hagel Nomination Clears Panel After Combative Debate

Liberals and conservatives both wonder about "SNL' unaired riff on Hagel's Israel comments

Fix the Fed! (1 comments)

Heart Attack Grill Regular Dies of a Heart Attack (2 comments)

Dumb and Dumber: A Secret CIA Drone Base, a Blowback World, and Why Washington Has No Learning Curve (2 comments)

Animal Drugs in Your Food? Probably (1 comments)

Monday, February 11:

Study Confirms Tea Party Was Created by Big Tobacco and Billionaires (11 comments)

GOP Threatens Walkout on Chuck Hagel Vote

Obama awards Medal of Honor to hero of Afghan battle

New Rove Group Could Backfire on G.O.P.

Michael Klare, Will the Keystone XL Pipeline Go Down?

Sunday, February 10:

The Cost of War Includes at Least 253,330 Brain Injuries and 1,700 Amputations

Flaws found in US missile shield

After Tough 2012, Gallup Enlists Polling Expert To Investigate : It's All Politics : NPR

Venezuela donates free heating oil to 100,000 needy US households

Obama allies urge greater scrutiny of drones policy

Lindsey Graham threatens to hold up confirmations of John Brennan, Chuck Hagel (1 comments)

Video: Iranian president rejects Western pressure (2 comments)

Have Things Changed Since This School Shooting in 1988 by Laurie Dann? (3 comments)

LAPD will reopen investigation into 2009 firing of Dorner (1 comments)

*Can Democrats Stop Republicans from Winning Big in 2014 and 2016? (5 comments)

Wanted: Dead, Not Alive: The LAPD is Afraid of What Renegade Cop Chris Dorner has to Say (25 comments)

A Mainstream Economist goes off the reservation and calls for direct money issuance into the real economy (4 comments)

Bahraini Regime Holds Gun to Head in "Negotiations"

Saturday, February 9:

Keeping Americans Safe: Freedom of Information Takes Another Hit (1 comments)

Hedges v. Obama: Did the Bill of Rights die today? (19 comments)

Mass Surveillance: CIA To Access All UK Government Data (2 comments)

Oops! Don't Tell Fox News They've Got Pic Of Lesbian Couple For Column On Traditional Marriage Gender Roles

*Four Paths to a Booming Economy and Millions of Jobs (2 comments)

Geopolitical and economic impacts of ESPO-2 pipeline (3 comments)

Fracking will not affect global fuel balance in the midterm (7 comments)

Torture Memo Author, Now a Federal Judge, Still Justifying Torture

Rand Paul to deliver "tea party response" to State of the Union

Only In California: Cop Turned Critic Sparks Manhunt

Bachmann Keeps Seat On Intelligence Committee Despite Discredited Anti-Muslim Witch Hunt (1 comments)

Friday, February 8:

White House cites threat to Israel in explaining decision not to arm Syria's rebels

Bill Clinton: "We Need A Jobs Program' (3 comments)

Jesse Jackson Jr. has signed plea deal

Big Storm and Its Disruptions Descend on the Northeast

The NRA's Favorite Congressmen (1 comments)

Rob Kall Interviews Dennis Kucinich-- Transcript part 2 (5 comments)

Who's In, Who's Out (1 comments)

Audacious Hack Exposes Bush Family Pix, E-Mail (1 comments)

Is David Barton Now Getting His 'History' From Louis L'Amour Novels?

Are Eggs Safe to Eat Again?

UK Spy Agencies Plan "Black Box' Style Web Surveillance

Fleets of Drones Descend on Africa

Thursday, February 7:

Washington State: Standardized Tax Rates for all Marijuana |

Wendell Potter: Why Americans Pay So Much for Health Care: Friends in High Places (Just Not Your Friends) (5 comments)

*Chris Dorner: "The enemy combatants in LA are not the citizens and suspects, it's the police officers." (6 comments)

Panetta: U.S. military is not global 9-1-1 service

Journalists on NRA "Enemies List" Speak Out On "Thuggish" and "Insane" Approach

Senate Panel Examines Benghazi Attack

That Pro-Gun "Sandy Hook Father" Isn't Actually a Sandy Hook Father

Iran: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Rejects Direct Talks With U.S.

Sanders, Schakowsky Propose Tax Fairness Act-- would end tax breaks for companies that ship jobs and factories overseas

Linda Storey: Dear Friend of Whales, Dolphins and other Sea Creatures, (2 comments)

Todd Miller: Locking Down the Borders

Wednesday, February 6:

Obama Orders Release of Drone Memos to Lawmakers

Environmental Devastation, Species Extinction, and the Potential of Hope (3 comments)

Time to 'Flip The Debt': Occupy unveils new 'debt clock' that shows how much the 1% owe the US (3 comments)

John Brennan faces grilling over leaked drone memo as senators demand answers

Working To Keep Peace In The Conversation (1 comments)

Israeli Drone Strikes in Gaza in November 2012 Attack: Two-Thirds Killed Were Civilians (4 comments)

Tuesday, February 5:

VA House & Senate Approve 2-Year Moratorium on Drones

John Kerry takes the helm at State, signals early push on peace in Middle East (1 comments)

Iran's Ahmadinejad kissed and scolded in Egypt

Brennan Nomination Exposes Criticism On Targeted Killings And Secret Saudi Base

Character and Rape in Ohio (11 comments)

Obama to Visit Israel in Spring

S&P Lawsuit: Floyd Abrams' Bogus Insinuations Against The Justice Department (1 comments)

WAKE UP AMERICA! - The Real U.S. Budget Problem: Defense & War Spending Equal 94% Of All Federal Income Tax Revenues (1 comments)

Debbie Coffey: With BLM Knowedge: Wild Horses Sold to Kill Buyer by BLM Contractor (1 comments)

Outsourcing Torture: 50 Countries Complicit In Extraordinary Rendition (3 comments)

1st Annual GameChanger DFW Leadership Summit

US Training Mujahideen Terroists in Nevada | Onward Voice

U.S. Memo Details Views on Killing U.S. Citizens in Al Qaeda

Outspoken Icelandic MP Gears Up For Privacy Fight During Visit To U.S. (1 comments)

2 Years in Jail for Sitting on a Milk Crate? The Shocking Ways America Punishes Poor People Living on the Street

Engelhardt, Paying the Bin Laden Tax (1 comments)

Legal Pursuit of the Rating Agencies: A Roadmap Thru Three Big Falsehoods (2 comments)

Monday, February 4:

Politicians Threaten to Kill College Funding Over Israel Boycott Panel

Boy Is Safe After Alabama Hostage Standoff

Top Donors to Republicans Seek More Say in Senate Races

U.S. and States Prepare to Sue S.&P. Over Mortgage Ratings

DWC: The Fight To Save Public Education

Noam Chomsky: Why It's "Legal" When the U.S. Does It

Sunday, February 3:

White House rebuffed Clinton-Petraeus plan to arm Syrian rebels

Semi-automatic handgun used to kill "American Sniper' author Chris Kyle at Texas gun range

Turkish PM slams Israel over Syria attack

Clothes with Radioactive Zippers? (15 comments)

Sherwood Ross: American Fascism, Polite and Otherwise (3 comments)

Wartorn Mali's national soccer team advances to African Nations Cup semi-finals

Bella Coola: The Rainforest Brought them Home! (2 comments)

Numbering the Super Bowl (4 comments)

Saturday, February 2:

Interview Transcript: Marina Sitrin, Author Horizontalism Part 1

Dennis Kucinich Interview Transcript 1/30/2013 Part 1 (5 comments)

Why Are Suicides Climbing in the Military? Let's Look at the Drugs Being Prescribed (8 comments)

Prison Requires Prisoners to Defecate in Plastic Bags: Private Prison, Faces Concerns About 'Unacceptable' Conditions (1 comments)

Most Americans Think the Government Threatens Their Rights and Freedoms

Nude Protesters Arrested in SF (1 comments)

US ready for direct nuclear talks with Iran

2nd Oval Office Readied in White House Rehab Project

The Dark Side of America (7 comments)

Friday, February 1:

NRA-backed federal limits on gun lawsuits frustrate victims, their attorneys - The Washington Post

Energy Secretary Steven Chu Resigns

Edward Koch, Former Mayor of New York, Dies at 88

Suicide Bomber Kills Guard At U.S. Embassy In Turkey (1 comments)

 

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