Archives for General News

July 2013

Wednesday, July 31:

$8 Million Hospital False Claims Settlement, Whistleblower Gets $2.16 Million

Obama pushes for tax change to fund infrastructure; Republicans push back

Huma Abedin to take break from job with Hillary Clinton

Federal Judge: Catholic Church Has A Constitutional Right Not To Compensate Victims Of Sex Abuse

O.J. Simpson Wins Small Parole Victory On 2008 Convictions

Obama defends Summers to congressional Democrats, says he's not close to Fed chair decision

Green Light for City-owned San Francisco Bank (2 comments)

Over a Million Are Denied Bank Accounts for Past Errors

House Plan on Food Stamps Would Cut 5 Million From Program (1 comments)

Government Shutdown Will Not Shut Down Obamacare, Says New CRS Report (1 comments)

Taliban Storm Prison In Pakistan And Free 250 Prisoners

Radio: Fukushima Daiichi has "contaminated the biggest body of water on the planet" -- Radioactive leaks to harm marine (2 comments)

Tuesday, July 30:

An Obamacare scorecard Part 1: What's gone, what's on hold, and what's still in place (3 comments)

Was The Fix in For Zimmerman? (22 comments)

My Acceptance Speech for Receiving the Pillar Award (27 comments)

Obama/Holder Fail: Bradley Manning Acquitted on Worst Charge, Convicted on others. (9 comments)

Manning Acquitted of "Aiding the Enemy" (1 comments)

Fighting Tar Sands Oil: The Devotion and Hard Work of Activist Bill McKibben (5 comments)

The Financial Crisis Cost More Than $14 Trillion: Dallas Fed Study

William deBuys, Goodbye to All That (Water)

Monday, July 29:

Two years later, Congress to investigate the crash that killed members of SEAL Team Six (2 comments)

Senate confirms Comey to be next FBI director

Abbas wants "not a single Israeli" in future Palestinian state

Fukushima radiation levels as high as 2011 (2 comments)

AEI's FHA Disinformation Campaign Ignores Basic Finance (2 comments)

Americans' frustration with gridlocked Washington grows

Tom Engelhardt, Luck Was a Lady Last Week

FBI Files Show Snipers Targeted Occupy Houston (8 comments)

Corporate Psychopaths and Bullies, Transcript of Interview with Clive Boddy, Author, part 2 (2 comments)

Sunday, July 28:

Glenn Greenwald: Low-Level NSA Analysts Have "Powerful and Invasive" Search Tool

- Manning judge alters charges to assist Gov't ahead of verdict Bradley Manning Support Network (7 comments)

The North Pole Has Melted. Again (1 comments)

Syrian troops reportedly advance grip on Homs

Barack Obama expresses reservations about Keystone XL pipeline project (2 comments)

Morsi supporters pledge to stand firm after massacre

Cost Curve: Hospitals Are Raising the National Healthcare Bill (8 comments)

New law aims to curb acid attacks in India

Sanders Details Tax Plan, Declines Secrecy Offer - Newsroom: Bernie Sanders - U.S. Senator for Vermont (2 comments)

US approves drones for civilian use (4 comments)

SEC seeking warrant exemption for private email access

Warren Rank in 2016 Presidential Primary Polling Better than Obama's, Kerry's Three Years Out (8 comments)

Corporate Psychopaths, Transcript of Interview with Clive Boddy, Author, part 1 (8 comments)

Catholics hear pope's call to shake up church (2 comments)

Saturday, July 27:

Israel blocks EU projects in West Bank

Does the U.S. and its Commander in Chief Operate like a "Global George Zimmerman?" (14 comments)

Obama criticizes pro-Keystone pipeline jobs, gas price claims

ObamaCare funding battle pits Tea Party vs. establishment GOP

Why Did 83 Democrats Vote to Continue NSA Surveillance?

Florida Shooter Another Previously Law Abiding Citizen

Second-Largest Dutch City Bans Monsanto's Roundup

WBAI in Crisis (4 comments)

NSA growth fueled by need to target terrorists (2 comments)

"Hiroshima"

Friday, July 26:

Amendment to Forbid NSA Spying Sails through House (2 comments)

The JFK Case: The Twelve Who Built the Oswald Legend (Part 10: Nightmare in Mexico City) (2 comments)

NSA surveillance critics to testify before Congress (2 comments)

Grassley vows to dig deeper on Huma Abedin

Rand Paul Pulls Ahead In National GOP Primary Poll, Still Crushed By Hillary

U.S. assures Russia Snowden won't be tortured or executed (2 comments)

Thursday, July 25:

Bradley Manning a traitor who set out to harm US, prosecutors conclude

Halliburton admits guilt in Gulf spill case

DOJ to Ask Court to Reinstate Voting Rights Act in Texas

Small Businesses Support President Obama's Climate Plan

It's Economics 101, Mr. President! (2 comments)

*CBC Chair Marcia Fudge, Senators Ron Wyden, Rand Paul and OpEdNews / Rob Kall honored with the Pillar Human Rights Award (32 comments)

George Zimmerman's Heroic Car Crash Rescue Appears To Be A Fraud (26 comments)

SAC Capital Is Indicted (1 comments)

Santiago train crash: Spain declares three days of national mourning

Caroline Kennedy named ambassador to Japan

Interview With A Whistleblower: "The Spirit of Resistance is Alive and Well" (2 comments)

Ira Chernus, Political Dreaming in the Twenty-First Century: Where Has It Gone?

Civilians Killed as Congo Government Feeds on Atrocities, Misinformation and Carnage (5 comments)

Wednesday, July 24:

Plan to defund NSA phone collection program defeated (1 comments)

CorpWatch : Commodity Scams: Barclays, Goldman & JP Morgan Under Fire

Army admits thousands of war records are missing (1 comments)

3 U.S. Soldiers Among 8 Dead in a Bombing in Afghanistan

Congress to probe lethal crash that killed SEAL Team 6 members (2 comments)

NSA Says It Can't Search Its Own Emails (1 comments)

Gas well on fire after blowout off Louisiana coast

N.S.A. Director Lobbies House on Eve of Critical Vote (3 comments)

Snowden granted entry to Russia, free to leave airport (1 comments)

White House urges Congress to reject moves to curb NSA surveillance (1 comments)

Tuesday, July 23:

Trooper who released Tsarnaev photos put on restricted duty

Yemeni president pardons journalist jailed for 3 years over ties to al-Qaida, US-born cleric

Obama's remarks delay 2 military sex assault trials (1 comments)

U.S. congressional hurdles lifted on arming Syrian rebels

The Frog Who Crushed The Planet (2 comments)

US edges closer to arming Syrian rebels

Bernie Sanders Challenges White House-- "Disingenuous" On Student Loan Claims (1 comments)

Top U.S. military officer urges approval of continued American presence in Afghanistan (1 comments)

Tampa Passes New Law To Toss Homeless People In Jail For Sleeping In Public (4 comments)

Eduardo Galeano, Robots, Drugs, and Collateral Damage (1 comments)

The New South Africa Bans A Major Film Festival Entry (1 comments)

Monday, July 22:

Rich Entrepreneur: The Wealthy Aren't Job Creators, Middle Class Workers Are (2 comments)

Stand Your Ground Laws Encourage Cop Wannabes Like Zimmerman? (4 comments)

Alaska's controversial HAARP facility closed -- will it come back online? (4 comments)

Sen. Rand Paul confirms departure of controversial staffer

After Detroit bankruptcy filing, city retirees on edge as they face pension cuts

Climate Summer Riders Help Bill McKibben and 359 Maine Keep Tar Sands Oil Pipeline from Polluting Maine Waters (2 comments)

Exchange Watch: Vermont

How Goldman Made $5 Billion

Report from China indicates that site preparation has started for the 202 story Broad Group Sky City Skyscraper (1 comments)

Sunday, July 21:

A Shuffle of Aluminum, but to Banks, Pure Gold - NYTimes.com

In Ruling Ordering Times Reporter to Testify Against Source, Dissenting Judge Defends Freedom of the Press | The Dissent (1 comments)

U.S. drops unarmed bombs on Great Barrier Reef (4 comments)

The Southern Cultural meme has finally metastasized and spread into America's vital organs (1 comments)

U.S. military drone surveillance is expanding to hot spots beyond declared combat zones (1 comments)

Math Behind Leak Crackdown -- 153 Cases, 4 Years, 0 Indictments (3 comments)

A Shuffle of Aluminum, but to Banks, Pure Gold

Saturday, July 20:

Final offers elude buyers in "shift of the goalpost" sales

Helen Thomas, Barrier-Busting White House Reporter, Is Dead at 92

Journalist James Risen ordered to testify in CIA leaker trial (2 comments)

Helen Thomas Dead at 92 (7 comments)

Wolf Richter: "Who Could Trust Such A Company?" -- The Big Fat Lies About Radiation Exposure Of Workers At Fukushima - (2 comments)

World Trade Center owners' bid to sue airlines for 9/11 attacks blocked (12 comments)

Friday, July 19:

Ex-CIA officer tied to abduction of Egyptian cleric allowed to flee Panama for U.S. (2 comments)

Gun Lovers Will Torment Bereaved at Colorado Memorial Service (2 comments)

House GOP passes education bill to reverse No Child Left Behind (3 comments)

Significance of Military Judge's Decision to Not Acquit Bradley Manning of "Aiding the Enemy' (1 comments)

NYU loan sharks

Pols face recall over gun control - Andrea Drusch - POLITICO.com (1 comments)

Curiosity Reveals That Mars Is Losing Its Atmosphere (1 comments)

Just for Sissies: US Flouts the Rule of Law while Demanding that other Countries Honor It (3 comments)

Jimmy Carter Defends Edward Snowden, Says NSA Spying Has Compromised Nation\'s Democracy (3 comments)

Exchange Watch: Are New Yorkers getting a bargain? A closer look is in order (1 comments)

Steamy Wait Before a Walk in a Museum's Rain

Obama UN pick pledges to "work tirelessly to defend" Israel (3 comments)

Thursday, July 18:

Anthony Alvarez kills daughter with 3 grandkids in Orosi, CA home | Las Vegas Guardian Express

Senate confirms Perez for Labor and McCarthy for EPA

Detroit, once a symbol of industrial might, becomes largest US city to file for bankruptcy (6 comments)

I asked some of my Facebook friends about their opinion to the Trayvon Martin verdict (22 comments)

Momentum Shifts in Syria, Bolstering Assad's Position

Rebecca Solnit, Emerging From Darkness, the Edward Snowden Story (1 comments)

Judge in Manning Case Allows Charge of Aiding the Enemy (10 comments)

The Bomb in My Neighborhood

Girl Shot by Taliban Addresses the U.N.

Wednesday, July 17:

White House signals Obama may snub Putin over Snowden asylum

Freedom of the press under attack in Manning case

Michael Hastings' Car Crash Still Being Investigated (8 comments)

Four Zimmerman Jurors Release Statement Pushing Back On Anonymous Juror's Anderson Cooper Interview

Lindsey Graham: Boycott Olympics Due To Snowden (3 comments)

EU takes tougher stance on Israeli settlements (1 comments)

Application sent to 132 Marchers (1 comments)

Texas, Where Carbon is King

Tuesday, July 16:

Stevie Wonder Vows To Never Perform In States With "Stand Your Ground" Laws (21 comments)

The 13 Most Powerful Photos From Trayvon Martin Protests Around The Country

Senate averts "nuclear option," confirms Richard Cordray for consumer agency

Just The Facts About Edward Snowden (3 comments)

GOP Push To Eliminate The Individual Mandate Would Leave Over 13 Million Uninsured (1 comments)

United States of Zimmerman (9 comments)

Criminalizing Free Speech (3 comments)

Attorney General Eric Holder condemns "Stand Your Ground" laws

Ex-Shin Bet chief blasts Netanyahu in West Bank

Defense: Convicting Bradley Manning of "Aiding the Enemy' Would Set "Bad Precedent' for Whistleblowers | The Dissenter (2 comments)

The Trial of Bradley Manning: Day 18

B37 George Zimmerman Juror Book Deal is Now Dead (2 comments)

McConnell Caves in Face of Reid's Nuclear OptionThreat to Kill Appointee Filibusters (3 comments)

Former Officials Call on Obama to Reinvigorate Iran Diplomacy (1 comments)

Senators reach tentative deal to avert showdown on the "nuclear option"

Tom Engelhardt, Can Edward Snowden Be Deterred? (1 comments)

The Obamacare ad wars begin (1 comments)

Monday, July 15:

Holder on Zimmerman verdict: "Justice must be done" (2 comments)

Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize (11 comments)

Kerry Travels to Mideast to Meet Arab Officials in Jordan

George Zimmerman Trial Juror To Write Book (4 comments)

Alfred W. McCoy, Obama's Expanding Surveillance Universe

Photos: Protests Against Zimmerman Acquittal ALL OVER THE USA (22 comments)

AIPAC & OFAC Ratchet-Up US Sanctions Targeting Syria and Iran's Populations

Sunday, July 14:

Remark by Obama Complicates Military Sexual Assault Trials

Ambush kills 7 UN peacekeepers in Darfur in deadliest ever attack on Sudan force

Egypt announces criminal investigation of Mursi

Ramadan, court rulings ease tensions of Guantanamo hunger strike

Israel Airstrike Targeted Advanced Missiles That Russia Sold to Syria, U.S. Says

The Mandela Soap Opera: Can He Die in Dignity?

Fla. mom gets 20 years for firing warning shots (10 comments)

New Illinois Law Empowers George Zimmerman style Cop Wannabes (21 comments)

Saturday, July 13:

Zimmerman found not guilty in killing of Trayvon Martin (64 comments)

Army Says War Records Gap Is Real, Launches Recovery Effort

Slutgate II: Limbaugh Calls Educated Moms "Lushes" Who "End Up at the Motel" (5 comments)

Edward Snowden case: Bolivia summons envoys over jet (1 comments)

George W. Bush to receive humanitarian award despite protests (4 comments)

Texas Senate Vote Puts Bill Restricting Abortion Over Final Hurdle

Friday, July 12:

Edward Snowden accuses US of illegal, aggressive campaign (1 comments)

Civil liberties alert: Protest in Marin County To Send A Message to Nancy Pelosi about NSA and Ed Snowden (1 comments)

Napolitano Stepping Down as Homeland Security Chief (3 comments)

Statement by Edward Snowden to human rights groups at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport (14 comments)

Breaking News: RT-TV Reports that Snowden has Accepted Russian Asylum Offer (7 comments)

Will the"New" Female Viagra Drugs Work?

Embracing Moral Mondays 7 Days A Week

U.S. Is Pressing Latin Americans to Reject Snowden

Thursday, July 11:

Vermont Government Rots from the Top

Fukushima Spiking All of a Sudden (35 comments)

Climate change to spawn more hurricanes

Farm Bill passes in House, without food stamp funding

What the Fukushima 2013? (4 comments)

Todd Miller, Surveillance Surge on the Border

Climate Change Will Cause More Energy Breakdowns, U.S. Warns (2 comments)

D.C. Council approves "living wage" bill over Wal-Mart ultimatum (11 comments)

Georgia Shockingly Plans To Execute Man With Intellectual Disability: U.S. Supreme Court Last Hope to Stop It (3 comments)

Iran's President-Elect Hassan Rowhani: People Want Change (2 comments)

Wednesday, July 10:

London's costs spiral upwards as Assange stakeout sees no end (1 comments)

Trapped: An air escape from Moscow unlikely for NSA leaker Snowden

Fast Food Rejection: McDonald's Shuts Down All Restaurants in Bolivia

Of All the Stupid Ideas: New York Police and Brookhaven Lab Suggest a Terror Plot

House Republicans detail proposed domestic spending cuts

7 Ways The Obama Administration Has Accelerated Police Militarization (2 comments)

Defense rests in WikiLeaks trial, Manning doesn't testify

Koch: Climate pledge strategy continues to grow (1 comments)

Pro-Hillary super PAC signs up top Obama aides

A Brand-New U.S. Military Headquarters In Afghanistan -- And Nobody To Use It

Wal-Mart says it will pull out of D.C. plans should city mandate "living wage' (3 comments)

Implementing Obamacare: The Fine Print (Carol's Story Sidebar)

Carol's story: One woman tries to navigate the Obamacare insurance jungle (2 comments)

Supreme Court rules Drug Companies exempt from Lawsuits (1 comments)

Pushkov Tweet on Snowden Asylum Decision Deleted

Archived TAFTA/TPP Event

Tuesday, July 9:

Criminal probe into Canada train disaster

Linchpin for Obama's plan to predict future leakers unproven, isn't likely to work

NSA and GCHQ spy programmes face legal challenge

Governments losing trust as corruption booms

Hero Fukushima ex-manager who foiled nuclear disaster dies of cancer (1 comments)

Bounty hunters search for Tony Blair after latest sightings of UK's most wanted war criminal

U.S. Considers Faster Pullout in Afghanistan

Federal judge temporarily blocks new Wisconsin abortion law

Penokee Hills occupiers seek to reassure public and mining company operatives of peaceful intentions (1 comments)

Edward Snowden: 'The US government will say I aided our enemies' -- video interview

Matthew Harwood, Counterterrorism in the Twilight Zone

Think Medicare is Wasteful? Look at These Prices for Diabetes Drugs (2 comments)

Monday, July 8:

Snowden Knew US Government Would Charge Him with Espionage, Say He Aided Enemies | The Dissenter

State Department Admits It Doesn't Know Keystone XL's Exact Route

Interview with Egyptian Politician Mohamed ElBaradei -- "This Was Not a Coup" (1 comments)

Homeland Security Sent Out This Bulletin Warning of a Change.org Petition (4 comments)

Words to Start a Stampede -- New York Apartment for Sale

In talking about Egypt, Obama officials won't even mention the word "coup"

Web monitoring devices made by U.S. firm Blue Coat detected in Iran, Sudan

US request for extradition of Edward Snowden - full text

Snowden Gets Venezuela, Nicaragua Asylum Offers

Sovereignty at stake in Snowden saga

Exchange Watch: What's going on with New York? The Silence Is Deafening (1 comments)

In secret, court vastly broadens powers of NSA

GTAC Mine and Scott Walker Finally Produce Some Jobs ... for Out of State Mercenaries (7 comments)

NTSB: South Korean plane was flying far too slowly to reach runway just before crash - The Washington Post (1 comments)

Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) force fed under standard Guantánamo Bay procedures

Interview with Whistleblower Edward Snowden on Global Spying - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Nick Turse, The Snags, Snares, and Snafus of Covering the U.S. Military (1 comments)

Convoy takes remains of fallen Arizona firefighters home

Sunday, July 7:

Edward Snowden Accuses Germany of Aiding NSA in Spying Efforts

Spitzer Rejoins Politics, Asking for Forgiveness (3 comments)

Protests Continue Across Egypt

Islamic Religious Teacher Slams ElBaradei's Alleged Call for Western Help in Ousting Morsi (2 comments)

John Kerry's wife Teresa Heinz Kerry taken to hospital in Massachusetts

If You See Something, Say Something (4 comments)

NSA recruitment drive goes horribly wrong

European states were told Snowden was on Morales plane, says Spain

The Pace University Left Forum Panel Reconvenes and Henry George is Rebranded

Cracks Emerge as Egyptians Seek Premier

NYT: In Secret, Court Vastly Broadens Powers of NSA (1 comments)

Saturday, July 6:

Westboro Baptist Church says to picket memorial for Arizona firefighters (1 comments)

Asiana airplane crashes at San Francisco airport

*Siegelman Frame-Up Led To New Book Exposing Obama, CIA, Romney Secrets (10 comments)

Venezuela, Nicaragua and Bolivia offer asylum to Edward Snowden

Students burnt alive in Nigeria school attack

Elbaradei to be named Egypt's interim PM

Obamacare's Forgotten Faces - The Medicaid debacle and other tales (1 comments)

Think Your Money is Safe in an Insured Bank Account? Think Again. (10 comments)

Obama's Remarks Offer Hope to Opponents of Oil Pipeline

Green Party Members Criticize Philadelphia City Council

Case against Manning has "Embarrassing Holes" (5 comments)

NSA leaks: UK blocks crucial espionage talks between US and Europe

Meet the "Journalists Against Journalism" club!

Edward Snowden is a whistleblower, not a spy -- but do our leaders care?

French parties call for Snowden political asylum

Friday, July 5:

Mandela on Life Support, Faces "Impending Death"

Arrested Vatican prelate lived lush life in hometown

Oliver Stone Calls Edward Snowden A "Hero,' Obama A "Disgrace' At 4th Of July Appearance (1 comments)

Nicaragua, Venezuela presidents say they are willing to grant asylum to Snowden

The Truthseeker: Obama's arrest, Bush's trial (E18) -- Video

Bolivia's Morales threatens to close US embassy (6 comments)

Obama backing ElBaradei? (1 comments)

In Obamaland, "Rule of Law' is for the Other Suckers: US (and French) Courts Ruled Head-of-State Immunity is Absolute (13 comments)

Is Your Food Artificially Dyed? (1 comments)

Is Portugal the next Austerity Domino to Implode?

Prescott AZ Prepares Final Farewell for 19 Firefighters

Thursday, July 4:

In English : Revelations on the French Big Brother

France rejects NSA leaker Snowden's asylum request

France has vast electronic spying network, paper says

U.S. Has Murderous Bureaucrats (2 comments)

International reactions to Morsi's removal range from glee to censure

U.S. Postal Service Logging All Mail for Law Enforcement

Union Victory! Basra Court finally drops charges against Hassan Juma'a | Industriall

Barack Obama agrees to talks with Germany to explain spying on allies (2 comments)

Syria's Assad says only foreign invasion can threaten him

Photos from Tahrir Sq display Hatred for Obama

America's Greatest Economic Fiasco, in the Making?

Bugged: Ecuador Reveals Details On London Embassy Surveillance (2 comments)

Surveillance Contractor Bug In Ecuador Embassy Fails to Stop Wikileaks

Wednesday, July 3:

US government rests its case in Bradley Manning WikiLeaks trial

Obama urges military to return Egypt to democracy

Snowden Search: Bolivia Irate over Forced Landing

Egyptian army suspends constitution

Brother of Sen. Mark Udall missing

Obama Falsely Asserts He Is Mandela Follower (1 comments)

Servile Euro Leaders Cave Under US Pressure on Snowden: Bolivia's Morales Dissed, Pissed as Europe Ignores Immunity

"Imperial Skyjacking': Bolivian presidential plane grounded in Austria over Snowden stowaway suspicions -- RT News

Twelve True Patriots for July 4 (1 comments)

Gas Exporting Countries to Gather in Moscow for Influential Forum

From the Arab Spring to a Global Summer

Tuesday, July 2:

Prescott AZ Honors Hotshot Firefighters Who Perished in Yarnell Hills Blaze: UPDATED 11 pm PDT

Health Mandate For Employers Delayed to 2015 (1 comments)

European anger growing over extent of alleged U.S. electronic surveillance (1 comments)

Public Support Grows for Snowden in Europe: Germany and France Should offer NSA Whistleblower Asylum

Clapper under pressure despite apology for "erroneous" statements to Congress

Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein to join Canada's tar sands "healing walk"

Who Pays for Think Tanks? -- FAIR: Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (1 comments)

Dark Money Group Spent On House Race, Then Told IRS It Didn't

Engelhardt, The OED of the National Security State

Smoke Down Prohibition 6: The Police State Escalates (video and pictures)

Monday, July 1:

Ohio Abortion Restrictions: Gov. John Kasich Signs New State Budget Containing Anti-Abortion Measures

Snowden applies for asylum in Russia (1 comments)

Wikileaks founder says Snowden info will keep getting published

Merkel Furious at US Spying and EU to Check Offices for Bugs

Photo report for BART strike

George W. Bush Defends PRISM: "I Put That Program In Place To Protect The Country"

Peter Van Buren, Obama's War on Whistleblowers Finds Another Target

Mr. President, I want a "divorce." (3 comments)

Ed Snowden Reveals His Nuclear Option (4 comments)

Redacted FBI Documents Show Plot to Kill Occupy Leaders If "Deemed Necessary'

*Army to deploy Conscientious Objector (13 comments)

Media Waits for Mandela To Die: Are They "Vultures?"

AZ Wildfire Claims Lives of All But One in Prescott Firefighter Crew Sunday: UPDATED (3 comments)

 

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