Archives for General News

March 2013

Sunday, March 31:

Exxon cleans up Arkansas oil spill; Keystone plan assailed

Energy nominee Moniz details ties to BP (1 comments)

Les Leopold: Why is Socialism Doing So Well in Deep Red North Dakota? (2 comments)

Do You Have A Chronic Autoimmune Disease? Big Pharma Hopes So. (4 comments)

Full-face transplant recipient Dallas Wiens weds burns victim Jamie Nash |

Transcript II: Neuropolitics-- Fear and Empathy, Amygdala and Insula-- Republicans and Democrats? (1 comments)

Boeing Helps Kill Proposed Law to Regulate Drones (2 comments)

Ahmed Errachidi: "We shared one thing in Guantanamo Bay -- pain" (2 comments)

Saturday, March 30:

Drone industry worries about privacy backlash

Assange prosecutor quits while accuser sacks lawyer

Business Digest: Judge trims down claims against banks; bidding war attempted at Dell

Iraq, Afghan Wars Will Cost US 4-6 Trillion Dollars

Paul Craig Roberts Transcript; Part 1-- The Biggest Economic Disaster in History, Globalism, the Undoings of the West (20 comments)

Obama Promotes Ambitious Plan to Overhaul Nation's Infrastructure -

Bicameral Task Force Tackles Climate Change (1 comments)

Friday, March 29:

City College of San Francisco and Public Education Under Attack

North Korea readies rockets after U.S. show of force

Anti-drone protesters arrested at Creech AFB (1 comments)

Ex-Atlanta Schools Chief Charged in Cheating Scandal

Obama Moves On From The Sequester To "Rebuilding America"

How George Bush won the war in Iraq - really! (2 comments)

Transcript: Neuropolitics-- Brain Studies That Differentiate Political Party Preference (1 comments)

Republicans Vow to Filibuster Gun Legislation (1 comments)

Imprisoned former commissioner and wife file lawsuit alleging abuse; seek emergency release to see doctors as health det (2 comments)

Wise Woman Ellie Sparks Speaks to Stories, Farming, Ecology and Health (3 comments)

Nelson Mandela Fights for His Life--Again!

Is the present Plutonomy the endpoint of the Rand/Ryan/Friedman economic model? (6 comments)

Malicious Obstruction in the Senate

Thursday, March 28:

North Korea orders rockets on standby to hit US bases (2 comments)

Campaign for Disclosure of Secret Money in Political Ads Kicked Off With Rally for California DISCLOSE Act in Santa Ana (1 comments)

Jobless claims rise. More than 5 million on unemployment rolls

What Police Found in Adam Lanza's Home

Obama administration moves ahead with sweeping rules requiring cleaner gasoline - The Washington Post

S.&P. 500 Breaks Through 2007 Closing High

You Have the Right to Remain Silent: The United Police States of America (2 comments)

Bayou Sinkhole Update: Increased Seismic Activity, Access Ramp Caves In (11 comments)

U.S. B-2 Bombers In South Korea: Nuclear-Capable Planes Complete Training After North Korea Threats

Engelhardt: The 12th Anniversary of American Cowardice (1 comments)

U.S. flies Stealth bombers over South Korea in warning to North

TransPacific Partnership Will Undermine Democracy, Empower Transnational Corporations

Wednesday, March 27:

Billionaires Dump US Stocks as Economist Warns of 90% Market Correction

Ashley Judd is not running for Senate

Red Cross in Guantanamo to check on hunger strikers

CIA director faces a quandary over clandestine service appointment - The Washington Post

"Monsanto Protection Act" slips silently through US Congress

Majority of justices question constitutionality of DOMA

Petraeus Apologizes for Affair, Hints at Return to Public Life (1 comments)

Cowboys and Indians, Redux? NATO in the Arctic

"The Arctic has never been so important"

Why Did The Media Keep The Recent Peaceful Icelandic Revolution Quiet? (2 comments)

Bayou Corne Sinkhole Swallows 25 More Trees (7 comments)

Tuesday, March 26:

Transcript: Andrew Schmookler Part 2; Hierarchical Republican Culture (24 comments)

Obama's Syria policy in shambles as Assad opposition squabbles (1 comments)

Rand Paul and Ted Cruz threaten filibuster on guns

Stewing in Steubenville (2 comments)

Obama to name Julia Pierson as new Secret Service director

UK Budget Protects Corrupt Energy Corps

Wendell Potter: Gaming Obamacare to Benefit the Few (1 comments)

Patriot Act- Free Speech Criminalized (20 comments)

Dahr Jamail, "My Children Have No Future"

*State Department's Keystone XL 'Study' Now Exposed as a Triple Hoax (6 comments)

Why Americans Have the Most Expensive Urine in the World

Monday, March 25:

"Not What We Agreed To": Ari Emanuel Objects To Brian Williams' "Aggressive" Interview, Sends Legal Letter To NBC

US military says Guantanamo hunger strike edges up

UN demands US leaders be charged with War Crimes over Torture (6 comments)

Bachmann's Presidential Campaign Under Investigation By Congressional Ethics Panel (1 comments)

John Kerry Arrives In Afghanistan On Unannounced Visit

Israeli court rejects delay on razing settlement (1 comments)

Fraud at State?

Opponents mark Obamacare's third anniversary with lobbying surge

Gay marriage: Why presence of chief justice's lesbian cousin at court matters

A Night For Truth Seeking And Hope

Chief Justice Roberts' Lesbian Cousin Will Attend This Week's Prop 8 Hearing as His Guest (1 comments)

Why women chose Gosnell: Pa. politicians continue to make it harder for women to get safe abortions (2 comments)

Rich Are Getting and Staying Richer New Study Shows (1 comments)

William Astore: Predatory Dreams (2 comments)

Sunday, March 24:

Cyprus and Europe Officials Agree on Outlines of a Bailout

NRA, Bloomberg Get Ready for Gun Control Showdown

Top U.S. diplomat Kerry asks Iraq to stop arms to Syria

Pentagon Wants $49 Million to Build New Prison at Guantánamo (2 comments)

Israel vows "immediate" answer to Syria fire (1 comments)

Fox News Smoke Signals: Dems and the GOP hint they are close on Medicare Cuts (1 comments)

Mayor: Chicago School Closings Tough but Necessary (1 comments)

High-Volume Natural-Gas Groundwater Spill in Colorado Demands Answers Now. No More Evasions! (3 comments)

Air Force Sergeant Sentenced For Rape Of Trainee At Texas Base

Saturday, March 23:

Comcast bans gun, ammo ads (2 comments)

Obama urges assault weapons vote despite Senate decision to drop ban

Bloomberg's TV Blitz on Guns Puts Swing State Senators on the Spot -

Bernie Sanders Leads, Senate Follows, Blocks Cuts to Social Security and Disabled Vets (2 comments)

Senate Votes 62 to 37 FOR Keystone Pipeline in bipartisan vote

Why Are A Mere One Million Extremists Dictating the Laws the Whole Country Lives Under? (19 comments)

Senate passes first budget in four years

Don't Like you Health Insurance? Make Your Own. (2 comments)

News on Keystone XL Pipeline - Your future sold for $8 million (2 comments)

Tight Deadlines and Lagging Funds Bedevil Obama Health Care

With Obama as Broker, Israelis and Turkey End Dispute (2 comments)

Friday, March 22:

Two Teenage Boys Arrested in Georgia Baby-Shooting Death

Woman fired after Tweeting Men's Misogynist Comments

Citizens' Campaign to Arrest Blair Continues

How Government Fails (2 comments)

Marine kills two, commits suicide at Quantico Base.

Monsanto Protection Act Proves Corporations More Powerful Than US Govt

White House withdraws Caitlin Halligan nomination

Hierarchical Republican Culture-- transcript of an interview with Andrew Schmookler, part 1

GOP plan includes stalking Democratic candidates for video gaffes

Obama Energy Pick's Gas Study Faulted Over Industry Ties

Republicans Secretly Think Hillary Clinton Is Going To Crush Them In 2016 (4 comments)

Senate Censors Part of Report on JPMorgan About Its Stock Trading (3 comments)

Solitary Watch on today's statement released by Louisiana Attorney General James Caldwell about the Angola 3

CIA and FBI Counter-Terrorism Officials: Cheney Lied About 9/11 Hijacker (3 comments)

Thursday, March 21:

Poll: Florida Governor Rick Scott Is In Deep Trouble (1 comments)

Reid begins move toward gun debate

Obama shifts tone on Israeli settlements

US and Afghanistan reach deal on pullout of American special forces

Hunger Strike Cases Surge at Guantanamo

Tom Coburn Amendment Limiting National Science Foundation Research Funding Passes Senate

House Passes Paul Ryan's Budget Plan (3 comments)

Obama urges Palestinians to return to peace talks with Israel

Iraqi judiciary used to persecute trade union | Industriall

No Forgiveness for Bush's "Useful Idiots," the Liberal Hawks Who Led Us into War (2 comments)

Ann Jones: The War Against Women

Wednesday, March 20:

Obama pledges "unbreakable bond" with Israel

Elizabeth Warren: Minimum Wage Would Be $22 An Hour If It Had Kept Up With Productivity (2 comments)

Dianne Feinstein: I won't "play dead' on assault weapons ban

Salmon Confidential (1 comments)

Sanford advances to runoff, Colbert Busch wins Democratic nomination in South Carolina

Senate Gun Bill Will Exclude Assault Weapons Ban

*Karzai Charges US Collusion with Taliban, Congressional Report Backs Him Up

Eurocrats have ruined Cyprus's economy: who's next? (2 comments)

Press hits back over 'chilling' media crackdown as campaigners warn Internet sites face 'threat to free speech'

Tuesday, March 19:

Demanding the Right to Heal - U.S. Veterans, Iraqi Organizations Demand Justice for U.S.-led Decade of War in Iraq

Obama turning to executive power to get what he wants

Hunger strikes at Guantanamo nearly double

7 Marines killed in explosion during training exercise at Army depot in Nevada

Pay raise on way out, furloughs on way in

MSNBC Almost Entirely Dominated By Opinion-- Next To No Investigative Reporting (4 comments)

Giant Corporations That Have Basically Stopped Paying Taxes

NEW REPORT: Food Additive (Carrageenan) Suspected in GI Disease/Tumors---FDA asked to pull from Market (2 comments)

Downgrading Ed Schultz (1 comments)

Nick Turse, A Rape in Wartime

Israel to ask Obama to use air strikes in case of Syrian missile transfer | World news |

Monday, March 18:

Confirmation fight looms for Labor Secretary nominee Thomas Perez

Fox Airs Name of Minor Child Rape Victim from Steubenville (1 comments)

The Back To Work Budget: Learn More About It And Advocate For It (1 comments)

Republicans: There's No Debt Crisis, We Just Want to Screw the Poor

The Washington Post to charge frequent users of its Web site

US Embassy Accepts Surrender of Warlord Bosco Ntaganda (2 comments)

It's a Lonely Quest for Land-Tax Fans, But, by George, They Press On

Cyprus bailout: Osborne vows to protect Britain's armed forces in Cyprus as cash machines are EMPTIED

Budget deadlock squeezes military members seeking education

Sunday, March 17:

2 killed when private jet traveling from Oklahoma crashes in Indiana neighborhood

Obama to tap Thomas Perez for labor secretary

Cable News Obsessively Covers Cuts To White House Tours, Ignores Cuts To Programs For The Poor (1 comments)

The Myth of the Social Security "Greedy Geezer": A Compliant Press Too Easily Accepts the Young Vs. Old Frame (2 comments)

Questions Persist After Guilty Verdicts in Steubenville Rape Trial (24 comments)

Bill's defeat a case study on gun issue

Saturday, March 16:

Better Colleges Failing to Lure Talented Poor

Drone Strikes & War Crimes (1 comments)

Vatican Rejects Argentine Accusations Against Pope Francis

Free Speech Radio News interview w/ Amnesty International on their new campaign supporting the Angola 3's Albert Woodfox

Sequester Dirties the Air (1 comments)

FBI's demands for private data struck down (2 comments)

Bad Diets for Kids--and the Drugs That Enable Them (1 comments)

Friday, March 15:

Court orders CIA to acknowledge drones

Treasury chief Lew faces new heat over NYU loan

U.S. to Bolster Missile Defense to Deter Attack by North Korea (1 comments)

Low-Income Kids Are Being Kicked Out Of Their Preschool Programs Thanks To Sequestration (1 comments)

GOP Senator Comes Out In Support of Marriage Equality After Learning Son Is Gay

UN Says US Drones Violate Pakistan's Sovereignty

David Corn: Scott Prouty, the 47 Percent Video Source, Opens a Legal-Assistance Fund

Republican Divisions Are Laid Bare on First Day of CPAC

Transcript: Problems With Psychiatry's DSM-5; A Conversation with Allen Frances, M.D., (8 comments)

Liberals to Dem leaders: Don't even think about touching Social Security benefits (3 comments)

JPMorgan Faulted on Controls and Disclosure in Trading Loss

Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study | Reuters (4 comments)

Changing the World One Meme at a Time: Reflections on an Interview With Daniel Quinn (7 comments)

Thursday, March 14:

Opednews Policies On Content, Behavior and Banning; Comments Encouraged (134 comments)

U.S. Claims No Indefinite Detention at Guantanamo (2 comments)

Bobby Jindal Pushes Ahead With Plan To Raise Taxes On 'Bottom 80 Percent Of Louisianans'

Party-Line Vote in Senate Panel for Ban on Assault Weapons

Rand Paul Steals Show From Marco Rubio at CPAC

Accompanying vs Organizing as a Mode of Activism and Change: Transcript of an interview with Staughton Lynd; Part 2 (1 comments)

Veterans Testify on Rapes and Scant Hope of Justice (1 comments)

Foggy Bottom Shuck and Jive (1 comments)

Karzai's Remarks Draw U.S. Troop Alert

Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio Of Buenos Aires, Elected Leader Of Catholic Church

William deBuys: Exodus from Phoenix

Is Iraq entering a new dark period? (3 comments)

Is that a bold political stand, or merely posturing? (2 comments)

America Still Hasn't Learned the Lessons of Fukushima (2 comments)

Nutrition Non-Profit Leads Protest of Dairy Adulteration Process Proposal (6 comments)

Wednesday, March 13:

Kill Anything That Moves (11 comments)

Attacked at 19 by Air Force Trainer, and Giving Voice to a Scandal

With Democrats finally submitting budget, it's game on vs. GOP version

"Is Texas Turning Blue?" Asks Center for American Progress, 3/13/13 (7 comments)

Obama administration to let spy agencies scour Americans' finances

4 Killed in Back-to-Back Shootings in NY State

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina elected pope

Over 90 "Micro" Earthquakes Overnight at the Bayou Corne Sinkhole (8 comments)

George Flower: Money, Politics and the Roberts Court: Seventh Game of The Court's Plutocrat Series* (2 comments)

Erin Brockovich takes on Bayou Corne Sinkhole Case

An Unheeded Warning on Iraq (1 comments)

With Blockbuster Pills No Longer Selling, Pharma Turns to Injections (2 comments)

Tuesday, March 12:

Magic Elixir: No Evidence required! (13 comments)

CIA Head Sworn In On Draft Constitution WITHOUT Bill of Rights (1 comments)

Ryan budget plan combines old cuts, new tax revenue

Finally: Hear Bradley Manning In His Own Voice (2 comments)

Are Community Banks Too Small to Survive? (7 comments)

Paul Ryan Will Balance the Budget With Class War on Behalf of the Rich

Lewis Lapham: Going the Way of the Great Auk

Monday, March 11:

Obama heads to Capitol Hill, where everything is uphill now

Colorado Senate Gives Final OK To Gun Bills, Including Magazine Limits And Background Checks

Coca Leaf Wine Recommended to New Pope by Bolivia President Evo Morales

Is Scalia a Troll? (2 comments)

Pakistan defies US with gas pipeline to Iran (1 comments)

Judge Invalidates Bloomberg's Ban on Sugary Drinks (1 comments)

Republicans Once Again Working To Repeal Obamacare

Vicar Admits Secretly Filming Children -- And Walks Free (2 comments)

Chuck Pennacchio: PA Study Proves Single-payer Health Care Will Save $17 Billion Annually and Cover Everybody in PA (16 comments)

Goodbye Chavez, Thanks for Everything

"Fat Cat" Laws Approved In Europe To Curb Excessive Corporate Pay (1 comments)

Jeremiah Goulka: C-130 Math and a Cargo of Pork


Beppe Grillo about the money system - Stand up show 1998 (1 comments)

Many left behind as Silicon Valley rebounds

Sunday, March 10:

Afghan leader alleges US, Taliban are colluding

Senators Slam Overturned Sex Assault Conviction

Obama warns against "extra chest-beating" over Iran

US Air Force scrubs drone strike data from reports

Steven Brill's "Time' Magazine Manifesto On Healthcare Costs Smashes Fences (1 comments)

War Update: Syria, Ethiopia, Somalia, Mali (1 comments)

Well-wishers send Newtown cyclists on their way to D.C.

Jeb Bush: Political Reporters Are "Crack Addicts" (3 comments)

Israel's Dreaded Tipping Point Has Finally Arrived (1 comments)

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's Afghan Visit Met by Suicide Attacks

Afghan president accuses US forces of colluding with Taliban (1 comments)

Gridiron Indicator Shows Biden Stock Rising

Across U.S., Health Concerns Vie with Fracking Profits

Sen. Rand Paul: My filibuster was just the beginning (4 comments)

GSE Critics Disavowing The Big Lie? (1 comments)

Barbed Humor From Obama At Annual Gridiron Dinner

Saturday, March 9:

Blasts Hit Afghanistan Shortly After Hagel Arrives

Accompanying vs Organizing as a Mode of Activism and Change: Transcript of an interview with Staughton Lynd

No Gun Insurance, Registration, Right to Sue Manufacturers--How Did This Happen? (21 comments)

Offshore Cash Hoard Expands by $183 Billion at Companies (1 comments)

World Leaders Pay Tributes To Chavez; Maduro Sworn In As Venezuela's Acting President

Friday, March 8:

Woodward Cites Obama's "Madness" (12 comments)

Community Rebuilds: Energy and Affordable Housing for Low Income Families (1 comments)

Former Bush Aid: Palin 'Not Competent' Enough for Fox News (1 comments)

North Korea Responds to New UN Sanctions with Nuclear Threats (1 comments)

US economy adds 236,000 jobs in February; jobless rate falls to 7.7% - lowest in 4 years

"Patriot" Groups At All-Time High, Hate Groups Up Again (5 comments)

Elizabeth Warren Takes On Eric Holder's 'Too Big To Jail' Statement (1 comments)

Defense Secretary Hagel visits Afghanistan

Another Israeli-only highway set to cut through East Jerusalem neighborhood brings protest (1 comments)

Elizabeth Warren: Bust banks that launder drug money (21 comments)

Journalistic Malpractice at the Post and the Times: Rejecting the Offer of Evidence of US War Crimes (5 comments)

Thursday, March 7:

Trading Women's Rights for Partisan Politics (3 comments)

Obama will not address Knesset during upcoming visit

John Brennan confirmed as CIA director following White House drone statement

Higher Wages Will End Recession

Judge Acquits Occupy Activists (1 comments)

Mitt Romney joins son's investment firm, Solamere

Russia Draws Up Business Plan To Revive The Northern Sea Route

New Sanctions Imposed on North Korea as it Warns of Pre-emptive Nuclear Attack

Peter Van Buren: One Day Even the Drones Will Have to Land

Bad News On The Keystone Pipeline (2 comments)

Wednesday, March 6:

U.S. General Says 20,000 Troops Should Stay in Afghanistan

House votes to fund government through end of fiscal year

Bulgarian nuclear future and the U.S. intrigues (2 comments)

Smart Meter Wars Simmer (5 comments)

Higher Wages Will End Recession

Tuesday, March 5:

Bradley Manning Nobel Peace Prize Nomination 2013 (3 comments)

'Mockery' of Transparency Continues as White House Releases Additional 'Kill List' Memos to Senate Committee

Hugo Chavez is Dead

UN demands prosecution of Bush-era CIA crimes

Hugo Chavez, fiery Venezuelan leader, dies at 58 (11 comments)

The End of Virtual Slavery Is In Sight (1 comments)

FBI Warns Sequestration Will Hamper All Their Hard-Hitting Wall Street Investigations

Amy Fried, Ph.D.: The Holocaust Just Got More Shocking (4 comments)

Escort says Menendez prostitution claims were made up

U.S. Disavows 2 Drone Strikes Over Pakistan

Krugman Vs. Scarborough Debate On PBS With Charlie Rose (1 comments)

Victoria Brittain: Fighting a Global War of Terror

Single Payer: Labor Leads The Way To The Only Real Health Care Crisis Solution (3 comments)

The 32 Dumbest And Most Devastating Sequester Cuts

Monday, March 4:

Who Wants War on Iran?

Netanyahu: Iran closer to nuclear "red line" (5 comments)

Amy Fried, Ph.D.: GOP Congresswoman: I Opposed Domestic Violence Bill Because It Protected Too Many Groups (5 comments)

WATCH: Boehner Called Out For Sequester Lie

DHS built domestic surveillance tech into Predator drones

Corporate Profits Soar as Worker Income Limps

Do You Have Back Pain? Hot Flashes? Big Pharma Hopes So!

Engelhardt: Climate Change as History's Deal-Breaker (3 comments)

Deficit hawks' 'generational theft' argument is a sham

As Passover Approaches a Plague of Locusts Descends Upon Egypt

Sunday, March 3:

We are those two Afghan children (4 comments)

A $1 billion bet on peace: Qatar funds huge Palestinian settlement in West Bank

Obama appoints foreign policy expert as new Mideast coordinator

Israel supporters expect Biden to deliver tough talk on Iran at AIPAC

No slack for Manning: Prosecutors to press for life

Sperling: Republicans proposed the sequester, as we know it

F-35 Failures Pile Up (7 comments)

Romney To Fox: "It Kills Me" To Not Be President

Rail emerges as alternative to Keystone XL pipeline (1 comments)

Home Sitting Above Sinkhole Is Being Demolished

Saturday, March 2:

Kerry urges Egypt to take difficult economic steps; opposition figures skip meetings (1 comments)

Lessons from the Political Gridlock of 1842 | The Business Desk with Paul Solman | PBS NewsHour | PBS

Nato commander apologizes after troops shoot dead Afghan children

M23: Today's Doomed Rebels or Tomorrow's Revered Revolutionaries? (2 comments)

Lightning Struck Vatican Twice As Pope Announced Resignation (2 comments)

NYPD lied under oath to prosecute Occupy activist -- RT USA (2 comments)

"US will aid Israel in attacking Iran" (4 comments)

Friday, March 1:

Two "Contemptible and Violent" US Soldiers Sentenced for Rape in Okinawa

State Department Report: Keystone XL Is Environmentally Sound (2 comments)

Obama Slams Republicans After Sequester Negotiations Fail (1 comments)

'Signature Strikes' On Unidentified People: The Drone War Doctrine We Still Know Nothing About (1 comments)

Philadelphia Judge Controversy: Cover-up of Bedroom Connection

China Accuses US of 1 Million Cyber Attacks


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