Archives for General News

January 2013

Thursday, January 31:

The Kindergartener Hostage Situation in Alabama Is Now in Its Third Day

7 Big Defense Companies With Big Transparency Problems

The Mavi Marmara Case

OWS: Rich, Educated & Working

Faulty Welds in Pipeline Claimed (1 comments)

Syria, Iran Threaten Israel With Retaliation For Strike

Israel Must Withdraw All Settlers Or Face ICC, Says UN Report (1 comments)

Gabby Giffords' Husband "Proud" Of Wife At Gun Hearing

Guantanamo 9/11 trial judge orders hidden censors unplugged (1 comments)

Freedom After 40 Years in Solitary? Supporters of one of the Angola 3 tell The Root why he might be released this time

Film Provides Rare Glimpse of the Real Mumia Abu-Jamal

Taser Death Still Festers in Vermont (2 comments)

How did Iceland recover? Report from Davos (1 comments)

Nick Turse: Chuck Hagel and Murder in Vietnam

Central Park Five: A Travesty of Justice (16 comments)

Medicine Money; a Prescription for Legal Bribery (1 comments)

Wednesday, January 30:

Selling Marked Up Drugs With Made Up Patients--Part 1 (2 comments)

Do U.S. Multinational Have a Duty to Balance America's Competitiveness with Their Own? Please Vote! (2 comments)

LaPierre Flip-Flops On Background Checks During Contentious Hearing

Chicago girl who performed at Obama inauguration events is shot dead

Hagel tells Congress he's ready to act on Iran, if needed (1 comments)

Giffords seeks bold action as Congress takes up gun control

Judicial overreach to redefine presidential power

More Heads to Roll at CNN

PBS Drone Coverage Brought to You by Drone Makers

Tuesday, January 29:

Israel Boycotts U.N. Rights Review

Senate Approves Kerry for Secretary of State (2 comments)

Kansas Union Bill Vote On Wednesday Prompts Security Briefing For Republican Legislators As Public Outrage Grows (2 comments)

Justice Antonin Scalia: The Constitution Is "Dead, Dead, Dead" (12 comments)

Opponents of "Corporate Personhood" Eye U.S. Constitution (1 comments)

NBC's Todd Mocks Election Fraud Critics, Wins Washington Applause (33 comments)

Top Conservative Publication: God Wants You To Have An Assault Rifle

State Department Shutters Office Working to Close Guantanamo

Politicians As Media Critica

Steve Fraser, Another Day Older and Deeper in Debt

New members of the 113th Congress: What they own and whom they owe (1 comments)

Egyptian Army leader warns of 'collapse' if sides can't reconcile

Islamist group Boko Haram announces ceasefire in Nigeria's Borno State

In Newtown, first responders struggle to rebuild

Britain supportive of peaceful political transition in Yemen

Israel admits Ethiopian Jewish immigrants were given birth control shots (2 comments)

Neil Heslin, Father Of Newtown Victim, Heckled by Pro-Gun Activists (1 comments)

U.S. Plans Base for Surveillance Drones in Africa

Monday, January 28:

Obama and Netanyahu have "Bad Chemistry" says Former US Ambassador

Father Of Slain Sandy Hook Child Makes Speech, Gets Heckled By Gun Advocates (1 comments)

Congress passes $50.5B Superstorm Sandy aid bill, sends to Obama for his signature

Naperville Police Force Smart Meters- Arrest Two Mothers; Community Reels- and Reacts

Treasury approved excessive pay for executives at bailed-out AIG, GM and Ally

SEC Reversed Its Initial Charges Re: Fannie Mae's "Accounting Fraud"

The Gun Industry Wants To Sell Your Kid An AR-15

Ramona: An Eviction in South Central (1 comments)

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands Abdicates after 32 Years on the Throne (10 comments)

Ann Jones, The Afghan End Game?

Israel: We won't wait till use of chemical weapons to attack Syria

Israeli sources confirm blast at Iranian nuclear facility (1 comments)

Sunday, January 27:

Thousands March Against Gun Violence In Washington

Israel Warns Of Attack On Syrian Chemical Weapons

Paul Ryan: Automatic Spending Cuts Going To Happen

Can Women Be Drafted? Selective Service Question Is Revived

Secret Donors Finance Fight Against Hagel

Video: The Secret Government War Against The Most Vulnerable

Saturday, January 26:

Iowa Democrat Tom Harkin Will Not Seek 6th Senate Term, Says "It's Time" (3 comments)

Air Force Leaders Testify on Culture That Led to Sexual Assaults of Recruits

NRA's Wayne LaPierre to testify before Senate Judiciary

March on Washington for Gun Control, 26 January 2013 (13 comments)

Gay Lawmakers' Growing Presence Suggests Shift in Attitudes

"Kids Shooting Kids" (Sort of) (30 comments)

LA City Council District 13 Debate Has Only One Candidate Committing to Protect Rent Controlled Affordable Housing

Google Report Shows 'Disturbing Growth in Government Surveillance' (1 comments)

Stephen King Risks Wrath Of NRA By Releasing Pro-Gun Control Essay (34 comments)

Sexual Assault Crisis Tempers Euphoria Over End Of Combat Ban (1 comments)

Friday, January 25:

Fox News Misrepresents Radical Court Decision That Undermines Decades Of Executive Action

Judge Faults Louisiana For Inadequate Voter Registration Efforts

Mitt Romney: "I'm not going away" (2 comments)

Paul Ryan Breaks Down Under Wonkterrogation

Christian radio hosts: Feminists are "selfish, narcissistic, family-destroying whores' (2 comments)

Appeals Court Panel Rules Obama Recess Appointments To Labor Board Are Unconstitutional

Mississipi GOP Considers State Sovereignty Bill (1 comments)

CNN Anchor Soledid O'Brien Tricks Opponent Of Women In Combat To Endorse Racial Segregation In The Military

GOP Florida House Speaker Blasts Plan To Rig Electoral College

Ex-Officer for C.I.A. Is Sentenced in Leak Case

Two charts that should be in every health-care discussion

New Republican Idea: Punishing Rape Victims With Jail Time

Clinton May Suffer from Double-Vision Stemming From Concussion

Murray Energy Coal Company Rehires Workers After Pinning Blame For Layoffs On Obama

Austerity Pushes British Economy Toward Triple-Dip Recession

Religious Liberty Double Standards Indicated In New Poll

Thursday, January 24:

Harry Reid: "I'm not personally, at this stage, ready to get rid of the 60-vote threshold" (2 comments)

Unions suffer sharp decline in membership

FreedomWorks Putting Its War Chest to Work for ALEC's Union-Busting Agenda in the States

Kiriakou Defenders Hope to Get Whistle-Blower's Prison Sentence Commuted (3 comments)

Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell Reach Filibuster Reform Deal, Screw Progressives (10 comments)

Rebecca Solnit: The Longest War

Half of Foreign Investors Threaten to Cut Investments in U.S. Due to Washington Budget Discord (2 comments)

Freedom Rider: The State Killing of Aaron Swartz (12 comments)

Wednesday, January 23:

Kuwait opposition threatens to internationalise political crisis

Budget Extension is a Laugh 

Ada Wintur: The Speech Obama Almost Wrote, But Will Never Give (1 comments)

NRA's LaPierre Accuses Obama Of Trying To Steal Gun Owners' Weapons (1 comments)

Trump Exploring Improbable Ways to Buy the Times

Biden To Host Google Hangout On Gun Violence Thursday

House, Senate Democrats Introduce Voting Rights Bill

Panetta To Lift Ban On Women In Combat

North Africa New Test for U.S. as Terror Cells Spread

House votes to suspend debt limit

Netanyahu Suffers Setback after Israeli Election

House GOP To Supreme Court: Gay People Are Too Powerful To Get Equal Rights

Too Big To Jail? The Top 10 Civil Cases Against the Banks (2 comments)

More than One Million Schoolchildren in U.S. are Homeless (2 comments)

Tuesday, January 22:

Obama's "Playbook" for Targeted Strikes Has a Gaping Hole -- CIA's Killer Drones in Pakistan Exempted

House Republican Leader Blames Gun Violence On "Welfare Moms" (3 comments)

Just Released: Wildly Bubbling Gases Near Catastrophic Louisiana Sinkhole (22 comments)

Netanyahu claims victory in Israel polls

John McCain has "frank and candid' meeting with Chuck Hagel (2 comments)

Exit Polls in Israel Suggest Netanyahu's Showing Is Weaker Than Expected, Threatened by Centrist Party

World unemployment figures set to rise in 2013, claims UN labour agency

Israelis vote in general elections

Nechemya Weberman Sentenced to 103 Years in Prison

Climate Change Prominent in Obama's Inaugural Address

Fannie Mae "Accounting Scandal" Discredited In Court

McConnell pledges to block gun-control measures in email to supporters (1 comments)

Tomgram: Michael Klare, The Next War? (1 comments)

Florida Subsidizes Gun Makers while Cutting Spending on Mental Health and School Safety (4 comments)

NBC/WSJ poll: Majority, for first time, want abortion to be legal

Monday, January 21:

Terror in North Africa: are Westerners pulling the strings?

Social Security's paperless switch rubs seniors wrong way (1 comments)

Massachusetts bill would require gun liability insurance (7 comments)

Israeli Election Campaign Enters Final Hours

Ezili Danto: Django, white saviors, false benevolence, third anniversary of Haiti quake (3 comments)

Petition by Progressives in Support of Texas Seceding

Obama's Second Inauguration: Big Money, but No Big Lines (1 comments)

Algeria Says at Least 37 Foreigners Dead in Siege

Amy Fried, Ph.D.: Despicable Inaugural Tweets Wish For Assassination (10 comments)

CIA to exempt strikes on Pakistan from drones codification

Barack Obama Inaugural Address 2013 (11 comments)

Why is Violence-Linked Malaria Drug Still In Use? (2 comments)

Sunday, January 20:

Public officials mourn loss of spiritual leader as one of victims in NM shooting that killed 5

Gov. Jindal Ignores Sinkhole Disaster; Activists & Scientists Demand Assistance for Traumatized Residents (5 comments)

"Political coward" Binyamin Netanyahu Sees Rift With Barack Obama Widen

After 4 Years, Friends See Shifts in Obamas

Move to Amend: Citizens United is Just the Tip of the Iceberg | Common Dreams

Israelis 'Donate' Votes to Palestinians in Protest | Common Dreams (1 comments)

'I did it!' Obama takes oath surrounded by family at White House

Saturday, January 19:

Hannity Takes Pay to Astroturf For Hydrofrackers (4 comments)

Final toll of Algeria gas plant drama: 23 hostages dead, 107 safe, 32 terrorists "neutralized"

C. Ray Nagin, Former Mayor of New Orleans, Indicted on Corruption Charges

Russia and China support US backed resolution

Obama Officials Delay "Fracking" Rules

Russians Draft "Guantanamo List" To Sanction U.S. Officials

Two People Accidentally Shot At A Gun Show Safety Checkpoint On Gun Appreciation Day

Sudden Seismic Activity in Louisiana Bayou: Sinkhole Burps, Pad Cracks, Police Copter Arrives UPDATED (5 comments)

Hostages reportedly killed as Algerian desert standoff ends

Beyond Being Poisoned: Confronting and Corporate Farming and Foodopoly (1 comments)

Friday, January 18:

House Republicans Announce Vote On Three-Month Debt Limit Extension (1 comments)

Fox renews Karl Rove contract through 2016

Lawmakers in South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia call for ethics reform after "F"

Who Says The NRA Hates Regulation? Look at the Laws It Likes! (9 comments)

New Study From West Point Terrorism Center Highlights Threat From Far Right-Wing 'Militia' Groups In US (4 comments)

BREAKING: Inside the Fed's 2007 crisis response (1 comments)

Texas Governor Rick Perry Says Demons Involved in Sandy Hook Massacre (17 comments)

How far in the future is the ban of psychotronic weapons? (1 comments)

Freedom Rider: Obama Moves on Iran (1 comments)

Thursday, January 17:

Israel Announces Plans For More West Bank Housing (1 comments)

Birthers Still Refuse To Concede

Bradley Manning denied chance to make whistleblower defence

Saudi Arabia to grant $100m to Palestinians (1 comments)

McDonough to be Obama's chief of staff (1 comments)

Paul Rye: Sen. Dianne Feinstein's Gun Control Alchemy

American Health is Life Years Away

Poll: 64 percent of Republicans think Obama's hiding info about his past (1 comments)

The Federal Reserve Shows Barack Obama Who The Real Boss Is (7 comments)

Rand Paul To Challenge Obama's Gun Control Executive Actions (1 comments)

Bradley Manning judge: Prosecutors must prove he knew he was aiding the enemy (3 comments)

Dennis Kucinich Signs as Fox News Contributor (8 comments)

Tomgram: Jonathan Schell, Seeing the Reality of the Vietnam War, 50 Years Late

China's new English media will have 19x BBC's budget (1 comments)

Republicans' Report Brags They Won House Majority Because Of Gerrymandering

Fox hires Dennis Kucinich as analyst (20 comments)

Anti-gun protesters target Newtown-area Walmart (1 comments)

Wednesday, January 16:

Joe Scarborough Tears Into The NRA's "Disgusting" New Ad: "I've Never Seen An Organization As Extreme"

Interior Secretary Salazar to leave in March

NRA planning "the fight of the century" against Obama (3 comments)

Anderson Cooper Goes After "Anonymous Internet Trolls' Pushing Conspiracies About Newtown And Gun Control

N.R.A. Attacks Obama in Video (2 comments)

Islamists Seize Foreign Hostages at Algeria Gas Field

Unmasking the NRA's Powerful Inner Circle

Ruth Porat, Rumored Treasury No. 2, Lobbied Regulators For Morgan Stanley, A Lot

Tuesday, January 15:

NY Passes first Gun Laws Since Sandy Hook Shootings

Forgotten Refugees of Gaza

Senators Schumer, Boxer Clear Path For Hagel's Confirmation

Wal-Mart to Announce Extensive Plan to Hire Veterans

In Debt, and Digging Deeper to Find Relief

Suicides In Military Rise, Even As Combat Lessens

JPMorgan Chase Lays Off 839 Employees In Fallout From Foreclosure Review Settlement

In Major Boost, Schumer Backs Hagel Confirmation

Eight Things I Miss About the Cold War (1 comments)

Military Suicides Reached Record High In 2012

Monday, January 14:

A national sex strike! Spain's 'high-class hookers refuse to sleep with bankers until they open up credit lines to cash- (1 comments)

Prescription Drugs Are Often Behind Mass Shootings

George H.W. Bush released from hospital (2 comments)

Obama: No negotiations with GOP over debt ceiling

Sherwood Ross: Many U.S. My Lai-Type Massacres in Vietnam Covered Up by Pentagon, Reporter Charges

Iran unable to get life-saving drugs due to international sanctions

Assad still confident that he can control Syria

The Pentagon as a Global NRA: For Washington, There Is No Arms Control Abroad

Air Occupy Interview with Noam Chomsky, 12/11/12 (1 comments)

Ecuadorean tribe will 'die fighting' to defend rainforest

Sunday, January 13:

Powell: Hagel "superbly qualified' to be next Defense secretary (3 comments)

Unlawful Nuclear Power in Vermont (7 comments)

The Tie Between Bullying and Mass Shootings-- Interview Transcript; Jessie Klein

What Is an Assange? (6 comments)

Sen. Corker Says There Are Questions About Chuck Hagel's "Temperament"

Netanyahu vows to push on with E1 settlement

Demand Progress activist, developer Aaron Swartz dead at 26 (1 comments)

When the War Comes Home (10 comments)

Saturday, January 12:

Breaking News: Treasury Dept. Rules Out Trillion-Dollar Coin (2 comments)

Former U.S. Intelligence Analysis Chief to Receive Award at the Oxford Union

NBC's Gregory won't be charged for displaying ammunition magazine on TV (1 comments)

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow hits Obama's 'Orwellian' drone program

State Suspends Permit Of Man In Gun Control Rage Video

Climate change set to make America hotter, drier and more disaster-prone | Environment | (2 comments)

A National Digital ID, Courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service? (1 comments)

The True Story of the Time the Government Printed a $100,000 Bill (2 comments)

Friday, January 11:

Military-Industrial Complex Owns Vermont (5 comments)

Police In Schools "Not The Answer," Coalition Says, Urging Broader Strategy (1 comments)

ACADEMY: Disqualify Zero Dark Thirty (1 comments)

Why Does Georgia Rep. and OBGYN Dr. Phil Gingrey Still Have A Medical License??

Debunking the Right Wing Case Against Fixed-Rate Mortgages (1 comments)

Shell Kulluk's Wrecked Rig May Have Been Moved To Avoid Paying Millions Of Dollars In Taxes: Lawmaker

Israel Arms Exports Rose 20% In 2012 As More Countries Vie For Military-Industrial Complex Profits

Obama to deliver state of the union speech February 12

Senator Rockefeller announces retirement

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Plans To Defund Planned Parenthood Will Cost His State Bigtime

Exclusive: JPMorgan faces action on laundering controls

Extreme Weather Grows in Frequency and Intensity Around World

Highway Robbery: How "private-public partnerships" extract private profit from public infrastructure projects

Priorities Are Far Apart as Karzai and Obama Meet

White House Has "Agenda To Attack The Second Amendment" Says NRA (1 comments)

Why Americans are dying earlier than their international peers

Thursday, January 10:

Afghan MPs warn against total pullout of US troops

Murderous Reform: A Plan to Privatize Postal Profits at Public Expense (6 comments)

Air Force to assign counsel for victims of sex assault

Santorum: Iran Could Get A Nuclear Bomb If Chuck Hagel Is Confirmed As Secretary Of Defense

Marine Corps orders spouse clubs to admit same sex members or leave

Georgia's Plant Vogtle "Nuclear Wessel" Derailed!!

Karen Greenberg: How Zero Dark Thirty Brought Back the Bush Administration

Christian fundamentalists freak out over yoga in the military (1 comments)

An Escape Hatch for the Debt Ceiling - Issue 'Scrip' (1 comments)

History shows that Republican/Tea Party Solutions Do Not Work (17 comments)

Hilda Solis Resigns: Labor Secretary Announces She'll Depart Obama Cabinet

Wednesday, January 9:

Venezuela's Chavez Will Miss Inauguration Amid Heightened Tensions

US Health Is Lousy Compared With Peer Nations, Report Says (1 comments)

KBR, Guilty In Iraq Negligence, Wants Taxpayers To Foot The Bill

Hilda Solis resigns as labor secretary; some others in Cabinet to stay on - The Washington Post

Utilities nationwide could share the financial pain of the idled Crystal River nuclear plant

Idle No More-- The Indigenous People's Revolution Begins (11 comments)

When is the White House Meeting With Low-Income Americans?

Younger Americans Resort To Groupon To Get Cheaper Health Care

Paul Krugman for Treasury Secretary (1 comments)

U.N. wants to use drones for peacekeeping missions (1 comments)

Supporting Nonviolence in Syria by Stephen Zunes

Franklin P. Lamb: Bashar Assad's night out at the Opera House (1 comments)

Gun Owners On "Winning Streak" Boasts Illinois NRA (6 comments)

NYPD's controversial 'Stop and Frisk' policy ruled unconstitutional

Tuesday, January 8:

Israeli election campaign reflects rightward shift

9 Facts That Prove Joe Stiglitz Is Right About Climate Change Hurting The Economy (2 comments)

Judge Reduces Possible Sentence In Wikileaks Case (3 comments)

Drone strikes claim lives in Pakistan

Illinois Man Killed By Cyanide Poisoning After Striking It Rich In Lottery

Biden to meet with NRA

End Republican Blackmail! Petition Whitehouse to Circumvent Republican "Debt Ceiling" blackmail (1 comments)

OUR VOTING RIGHTS - A State-by-State Analysis

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein Caught In Whopper (2 comments)

GOP fundraising legend Georgette Mosbacher: I'm Furious at My Own Party

Tar Sands Oil Coming to Crunch Time (2 comments)

Nick Turse: A War Victim's Question Only You Can Answer (1 comments)

Virginia Warns Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS That It May Be Violating The Law (1 comments)

CREW Files DOJ, FEC Complaints Against Payday Lender for Illegal Conduit Contribution to Super PAC | CREW | Citizens for

Five States Now Ban Shark Fins, How About This Other "Delicacy"? (2 comments)

Election Lawsuits More Than Doubled After Bush v. Gore

AIG's gratitude comes with fine print - AND a lawsuit against the US government that saved it

Franklin P. Lamb: Will the Al-Nusrah Front Announce an Islamic Emirate for Yarmouk Palestinian Camp?

Bank of America Kisses Fannie - $10 Billion Illusion

Gabby Giffords and husband, Mark Kelly, launch group to counter gun lobby

Monday, January 7:

Wall Street is Pulling the Strings: Social Security Will be Under Attack in February (3 comments)

Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 Dec.- 02 Jan. 2012) (4 comments)

Human rights report highlights Israel's ongoing disregard for international law

Egypt seizes US-made missiles destined for Gaza

Obama's "In Your Face" Cabinet Picks: Why He Chose Chuck Hagel, John Brennan

The Middle Class Has Been Saved, Or Has It?

Amy Fried, Ph.D.: The Saddest Graph: Rape Statistics

New Iran Sanctions Target Industry In Bid For Deal Curbing Nuclear Program

NRA Tries To Teach Lawmakers To Love Assault Weapons

Republican Lawmakers To Kick Off New Year With Laws To Limit Women's Reproductive Rights

The "Smoking Gun" Memo That Triggered the FreedomWorks Feud

Opednews Exclusive: The Kucinich Vision: From Cleveland to the Future of America (22 comments)

Sunday, January 6:

How to Get a Judicial Reprimand (2 comments)

Christie: Comments on Obama, Boehner Part of Job

Mitch McConnell takes taxes off debt negotiations (1 comments)

Watchdog finds hostility, mistrust and paralysis at top of Israel's security establishment

Syrian Opposition Rejects Bashar al-Assad's Offer Of "National Dialogue" (2 comments)

Obama to nominate Chuck Hagel for defense secretary (2 comments)

They Want Us to Eat What? Doubts About GM Salmon Part Two

Bill McKibben: Time Is Not on Our Side (2 comments)

A Model for Europe and the US? Latvia's Economic Disaster as a Neoliberal Success Story

Wikileaks: Julian Assange arrest rumors 'false'

Saturday, January 5:

Fox News Responds to the "No Billionaires" Campaign (3 comments)

Political Football Over Disaster Relief: Another Argument for Public Banking (8 comments)

Former C.I.A. Officer Is the First to Face Prison for a Classified Leak (1 comments)

FDA: New rules will make food safer (1 comments)

Friday, January 4:

Weapons of Mass Financial Inequality (3 comments)

Venezuelan VP: Ailing Hugo Chavez could be sworn in later before Supreme Court (1 comments)

As Chavez Recovers From Fourth Cancer Surgery, Opposition Forces Get Busy

LocalLeaks' Charges of Cover-Up by Parents, Police in Steubenville Rape Forces Official Response [Updated] (39 comments)

A Reply to Those Who Believe That Guns Will Protect Us. (33 comments)

Suicides Outnumber Battle Deaths in the Armed Services

Matt Damon Called "Liar" By Pro-Fracking Filmmaker

'Stand Your Ground' Linked To Increase In Homicides New Study Reveals (2 comments)

Sotomayor to give oath to Biden; Roberts to swear in Obama (2 comments)

House approves $9.7 billion in Sandy aid, with some Republican dissent

Dark Money Group Promised the IRS it Would Stay Out of Politics, Then Didn't

Powerful Tea Party Group's Internal Docs Leak--Read Them Here

*The most dangerous "cliff": A fuel pool hanging 100 feet above the ground in Fukushima! (2 comments)

Hillary Clinton Resting At Home Following Treatment For Blood Clot

NY Times loses bid to uncover details on drone strikes

Thursday, January 3:

Senate panel to examine CIA contacts with "Zero Dark Thirty" filmmakers

Court: Evidence Doesn't Matter (5 comments)

Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison (10 comments)

American Journalist James Foley Missing for Months in Syria

Kucinich's Last Speech on House Floor; A new America is waiting to emerge (12 comments)

House GOP Lets Violence Against Women Act Passed By Senate Die Without A Vote

In Victory for Google, U.S. Ends Antitrust Investigation

Mad Cow is Back in a New Form (4 comments)

Tom Engelhardt: Apocalypse When? (1 comments)

Fiscal Cliff Deal Sneaks In Wall Street Gifts, NASCAR Perk

Voice of the Free Press: 2012 Vermonter of the Year - Bill McKibben

Wednesday, January 2:

Al Jazeera Seeks a U.S. Voice Where Gore Failed

Renditions continue under Obama, despite due-process concerns

House will vote on Sandy aid Friday

Actual PDF of the Bill Congress Passed to Evade the Bogus Fiscal Cliff

Boehner Tells Harry Reid, "Go F*ck Yourself." (2 comments)

Environment Loses a Champion in Lisa Jackson

NYC School Traumatizes Staff, Special Needs Kids with Mock Shooting after Newtown (2 comments)

Tuesday, January 1:

Who Won in the Fiscal Cliff Deal? (1 comments)

House Passes "Fiscal Cliff" Bill (4 comments)

Eight Corporate Subsidies in the Fiscal Cliff Bill, From Goldman Sachs to Disney to NASCAR

How Many Slaves Work for You?

She is Dead. But Can We be Said to Live? (3 comments)

Barney Frank opposes Hagel for defense secretary

Israel worries about US financial crisis

Iran blasts Obama for Latin America law

U.S. Budget Compromise Deal Reached

Obama, Senate Republicans Reach Agreement On "Fiscal Cliff'

CIA Sued To Release NYPD Spying Report


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