Archives for General News

April 2013

Tuesday, April 30:

Musharraf Banned From Politics For "Life"

Maria Shriver returns to NBC as women's correspondent (3 comments)

Bob McDonnell Scandal

6 Horrifying Facts Every American Should Know About Guantanamo Bay and the Ongoing Hunger Strike

Obama vows to try to close Guantanamo again

Two degrees of Separation: Tsarnaev Brothers had a CIA Connection (4 comments)

More Doctors Sent To Address Guantanamo Hunger Strike

Eduardo Galeano: Not So Elementary, My Dear Watson

Family Chooses Prayer Over Medicine, Kills Their Second Child in Four Years (10 comments)

Monday, April 29:

Uncertainties remain as FAA integrates drones into American skies

Feds Re-Indict 65-year-old delusional man accused of plotting to kill abortion doctors

Syria: Chuck Hagel's Flip-Flop

Oil Entanglement in the New Iraq's Politics (1 comments)

All dead in Afghan cargo plane crash

Quotes from the Book of Memes (3 comments)

Corporate Harassment: WHAT YOU LOOKIN' AT?!

Monsanto Pressuring Vermont Lawmakers on Labeling Bill

Sandra Day O'Connor Doubts Decision To Take Bush V. Gore (3 comments)

Debating Global Media-in Kazakhstan

C.I.A. Delivers Cash to Afghan Leader's Office

Rosner and Markowitz: Your Body Is a Corporate Test Tube (1 comments)

Sunday, April 28:

Gun Group Raffles Off Assault Rifle Model Used In Newtown Shooting To "Resist Barack Obama" (2 comments)

Fracking Debris Considered Too Radioactive Even For Waste Site (1 comments)

6 U.S. Cities That Criminalize Homelessness

Marianne Hoynes: Icelandic Election 2013. Afram Piratar!! (12 comments)

Saturday, April 27:

Syria says chemical weapons claims "barefaced lie" (1 comments)

Obama slings arrows, jokes at White House Correspondents' Dinner 2013

Justice Stephen Breyer Hospitalized After Accident

Terror in the Mirror (3 comments)

Mark Zuckerberg's New Political Group Spending Big On Ads Supporting Keystone XL And Oil Drilling (2 comments)

Sinkhole bills clear Louisiana Natural Resources committee

How the NRA Deliberately Helps Criminals Behind the Public's Back--Part 1 (4 comments)

Friday, April 26:

Israel urges U.S. action over Syrian chemical weapons (3 comments)

Air Force plans to investigate new allegations against Wilkerson

Congress sends Obama bill to end airport delays caused by furloughs

Thursday, April 25:

Medea Benjamin: Interview: Julian Assange on George Bush's Library and Bradley Manning's Trial (6 comments)

Israel Says It Has Proof That Syria Has Used Chemical Weapons (3 comments)

Medicare Uncovered: Figuring out the president's plan (1 comments)

U.S. intelligence believes Syria's Assad used chemical weapons "on a small scale"

Hired guns at the Marathon: Why Such Secrecy about Private Military Contractor's Men Working the Event? (6 comments)

David Corn - Secret Tape: Top GOP Consultant Luntz Calls Limbaugh "Problematic"

F-35 Plans Attack Civilians

Hagel: Israel Did Not Tell Him of Intel on Syria

Dzhokhar Stopped Talking to Investigators Right After Being Read His Miranda Rights

Alabama barge fire out; workers hospitalized

Todd Gitlin: The Tinsel Age of Journalism

Can True Blue Democrats Do What Other Progressives Won't?

Exploding fuel barges catch fire on Mobile River in AL

U.S. gives big, secret push to Internet surveillance (2 comments)

Wednesday, April 24:

Officials: Boston suspect had no firearm when barrage of bullets hit hiding place - The Washington Post (1 comments)

Jeremy Scahill on "Dirty Wars" and Obama's Expanding Drone Attacks

David Petraeus to Join CUNY as Visiting Professor

What Were Craft Rent-a-Soldiers Doing? Photos Raise Big Questions About Boston Bombing (2 comments)

Tuesday, April 23:

Green Shadow Cabinet Opened on Earth Day | Green Shadow Cabinet (2 comments)

Engelhardt: Field of Nightmares

Does Shaq Support Censorship - He Slam Dunks Film on Famed Inmate

Marianne Hoynes: The Little Country that Could (22 comments)

Are children's books reinforcing materialism?

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Receives Miranda Rights After Delay For Public Safety Exception

Monday, April 22:

US steps up regime change bid on Iran (1 comments)

Medical examiner could feel pressure in Boston Marathon bomb case (4 comments)

Politics as Usual at Gina McCarthy Hearings (1 comments)

*Obama DOJ interviewed Boston bomber in 2011 at urging of Russian government

Republicans Who Voted Against Sandy Aid Ask For Aid To West, Texas After Explosion (5 comments)

Reality Check: Obama Cuts Social Security and Medicare by Much More Than the GOP (5 comments)

Something's Rotten in Boston: Who's investigating the FBI investigators? (12 comments)

Boston bombing suspect awake, answering questions

In Congress, a Bill Seeks to Tie Municipal Borrowing Power to Public Pension Disclosure (1 comments)

Michael Klare: The Coming Global Explosion

Pennsylvania: You Are Fracked (1 comments)

Sunday, April 21:

Mitch McConnell's New 9/11 (6 comments)

Israel seeks Turkish airbase for attack on Iran

Earthquake in China claims 203 lives, with over 11,500 injured (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

US to finalize Middle East weapons deal (2 comments)

Obama Decision on Interrogating Suspect Draws Criticism

History of Safety Violations at Texas Fertilizer Plant

Bring Your Business to Texas Says Gov. Perry as Industrial Tragedy Unfolds

Saturday, April 20:

Good Bomb, Bad Bomb (2 comments)

US readies aid package for Syria rebels

7-Eleven robbery not related to Boston bombing suspects (1 comments)

Haunting Video Shows Trees Descending into Bayou Corne Sinkhole (4 comments)

Friday, April 19:

Europe embraces Nord Stream expansion

Boy Scouts set to end gay ban for youth, not adults (4 comments)

Hamid Karzai seeks to curb CIA operations in Afghanistan (2 comments)

Boston Area Lockdown Could be Biggest in recent US History (5 comments)

Breaking: Boston Marathon Suspects in Shootout-- One Killed, One On Lam, Boston On Lockdown (27 comments)

Thursday, April 18:

The right's new Boston conspiracy theory -

Armed "Good Guys" Stop Bad Guys--Except When They Don't (3 comments)

Sanford Summoned To Court After Allegedly Trespassing At Ex-Wife's House

Pakistan court orders Musharraf's arrest

Muslim Brotherhood Called Eqypt's Master Race (1 comments)

Baucus sees "train wreck' for health-care law rollout (2 comments)

Massive Cheating Scandals Rock School Districts Nationwide

Chained CPI: NPR "He-Said/She-Said Reporting Just Doesn't Cut It (3 comments)

Tar Sands Is Worse Than You Can Imagine: Incredible Images You Have to See

Erika Eichelberger: Your Home Is Your Abattoir

Marianne Hoynes: These Descendants of Vikings, Innovating Democracy and the Internet (25 comments)

Wednesday, April 17:

Fertilizer plant explodes near Waco, Texas, injuring dozens and leading to statewide response

Obama won't send witness to Senate to explain legality of drone war

Drive for Gun Control Blocked in Senate

Steve King Wants To Use The Boston Bombing To Delay Immigration Reform (2 comments)

Margaret Thatcher funeral: thousands line streets to witness final journey

Chavez heir charges US is behind unrest over vote (1 comments)

Bomb Details Emerge in Boston Case

On Solid Ground (2 comments)

Tuesday, April 16:

Letter sent to Miss. senator believed to be laced with poison

Senate reaches deal on amendments to gun bill

U.S. Tortured Detainees, And Top Officials Are Responsible: Report

Big Pharma's Surrogate Campaign to Kill Medicare Drug Discounts

Lawsuit Filed to Block New Arkansas Abortion Law

A Short Recent History of Pressure Cooker Bombs (1 comments)

Salam Fayyad's resignation as Palestinian premier seen as blow to peace plan

Boston Marathon Bombings: No Arrests, No Motive In 'heinous' Act (2 comments)

Lautenberg's Absence Concerns Democrats as Gun Votes Near

Man in custody during lockdown at Carroll University, nearby Waukesha schools

Medicare Uncovered: Negotiating Drug Prices Would Save Billions. Why Isn't It on the Table? (5 comments)

Report Says Post-9/11 Interrogations Constituted Torture (1 comments)

Jeremiah Goulka: Shell Shock Lite (1 comments)

Monday, April 15:

Obama Vows 'full weight of justice' in Boston Bombing

George W. Bush: I'm "Comfortable" With My Legacy On Iraq War (1 comments)

Explosions at Boston Marathon-- Open Thread (86 comments)

"Gun Rights" Leader Boasts, "We Snookered The Other Side" On Manchin-Toomey Bill

Explosions Reported at Site of Boston Marathon

Exclusive: U.S. Recovered North Korean Rocket Head

Pennsylvania Court Deals Blow to Fracking Industry: Corporations Not The Same As Persons With Privacy Rights (4 comments)

Engelhardt: The Cathedral of the Enemy

Venezuelans Elect Maduro to Succeed Chavez (1 comments)

Sunday, April 14:

How Hank Paulson's Office Colluded With JPMorgan And Subverted Efforts To Rescue Lehman

Authorities find "strong evidence' linking former judge to Texas prosecutor murders | The Raw Story

Shell's Plot to Silence Protests Against Arctic Drilling

Tar Sands Oil Arkansas, #4 (update)

Marco Rubio Makes a Case for Immigration Overhaul

More Bad News About Red Meat (1 comments)

Salam Fayyad, Palestinian Prime Minister, Resigns

President Obama's Budget Revives Benefits as Divisive Issue

Franklin P. Lamb: How Damascene Jews hope to return".. to normalcy (1 comments)

Obama urged to reveal legal linchpins for drone killings

U.S. ranks near bottom of UNICEF report on child well-being (3 comments)

UN: Sacrificing African Lives for Political Expediency (5 comments)

Saturday, April 13:

Clash over hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay

Russia Bars 18 Americans After Sanctions

Mitch McConnell Goes Nixonian (3 comments)

Leak Shows US Hid the Truth about Drone Strikes

Breaking: New Photos, Video of Mayflower Spill and Lake Conway (12 comments)

Friday, April 12:

Experts Called in to Tackle Bayou Sinkhole Devastation (2 comments)

Tar Sands Oil Arkansas #3 (update)

The Real Monsanto Protection Act: How The GMO Giant Corrupts Regulators And Consolidates Its Power

Guantanamo dogged by new controversy after mishandling of e-mails (1 comments)

With Police in Schools, More Children in Court (1 comments)

Kerry to North Korea: U.S. will defend its allies in the region

Oak Ridge: Zero Tolerence for Nuclear Resisters (3 comments)

Pentagon: North Korea likely has nuclear warhead for its ballistic missiles (2 comments)

Reebok drops Rick Ross and his Pro-Rape Rap Lyrics (3 comments)

TCBH!' Lindorff on RTTV: Iran Nukes could be a Stabilizing Counterbalance to Israeli Arsenal (3 comments)

Progress Kentucky Official Resigns (2 comments)

Thursday, April 11:

Another Exxon Pipeline Spill - on Montana Reservation (1 comments)

AUMF Hunger Strike Enters 15th Day (2 comments)

Tar Sands Oil Arkansas #2 (an update, almost all new) (1 comments)

Rand Paul's speech at Howard lacked one essential: Honesty | Jay Bookman |

Senate Votes 68-31 to Allow Debate on Gun Legislation

Air Force general defends overturning sexual-assault conviction (2 comments)

Oregon set to ban GM salmon and mandate GMO labeling (3 comments)

How Big Pharma Gets You to Think a Drug is Safe (5 comments)

Franklin P. Lamb: When Yarmouk camp fled to Shatila

Mattea Kramer: A People's Budget for Tax Day

Wednesday, April 10:

At Least 4 People Were Accidentally Shot By Toddlers Since Last Weekend (3 comments)

Tar Sands Oil Arkansas #1 (1 comments)

US judge raises bar in Bradley Manning case (2 comments)

Senators Reach Bipartisan Deal on Checks of Gun Buyers

Obama unveils $3.78 trillion spending plan

Canadian Official in U.S. to Push Keystone XL (3 comments)

Obama Budget: Trim Social Security, Tax Wealthy

U.S. to America: Be Afraid! (9 comments)

U.S. and South Korea Brace for Missile Launching

Lay Off Iran (1 comments)

Tuesday, April 9:

More Senate Republicans Oppose Filibuster on Gun Bill

What's Really Going On in Korea (11 comments)

Judge rules administration overlooked fracking risks in California mineral leases

Scott Walker Is Using Obamacare To Kick 95,000 Poor Wisconsinites Off Medicaid

Revealed: Obama's DOE Nominee Ernest Moniz Is Super Cozy With Tar Sands, Oil and Gas Industries

Manhattan DA espies financial fraud and indicts...a tiny Chinatown bank: Wrong Target in US Financial Capital (1 comments)

Dozens die in quake near Iran nuclear plant

North Korea advises evacuation for foreigners in South Korea in new threat

David Corn: Secret Tape: McConnell and Aides Weighed Using Judd's Mental Health and Religion as Political Ammo

Barbara Garson: Going Underwater in the Long Recession

Monday, April 8:

Harry Reid: Shame on GOP senators threatening to block gun bill (1 comments)

The Past Fires Back: Thatcher and Kissinger in the NEws (3 comments)

WikiLeaks publishes 1.7m US diplomatic records (1 comments)

GOP ready to bash President Obama's budget

U.S. and South Korea Devise Plan to Counter North

Afghanistan: NATO Air Strike Kills 11 Children (2 comments)

Obituary: Margaret Thatcher (1 comments)

RBC replaces Canadian staff with foreign workers

Bill McKibben: How Do You Solve a Problem Like the Democrats? (1 comments)

The San Diego Nine: Some Background.

South Stream Shapes European Energy Security, Nabucco Falls Behind (2 comments)

Sunday, April 7:

Anonymous launches cyber attack on Israel; major government websites down

Chinese President Xi Jinping Expresses Concern Over North Korea's Rhetoric

Origins of C.I.A.'s Not-So-Secret Drone War in Pakistan

Immigration Proposal Could Be Delayed

Marianne Hoynes: Birgitta Jonsdottir: Cyber Poet (12 comments)

InsideClimate News Reporter Threatened With Arrest at Ark. Oil Spill Site (1 comments)

Kerry Mourns 'Selfless, Idealistic' US Diplomat

Book Review of the book: "Sugar in the Blood"

Saturday, April 6:

U.N. Official Calls for Closing of Guantanamo Bay

A Lifetime in War Crimes (3 comments)

The No Drones Explosion

WikiLeaks activist in New York to protest US whistleblowers clampdown (1 comments)

Environmentalist Back in Jail After Publishing Article on Prison Experience (1 comments)

San Diego Nine go on Hunger Strike. (1 comments)

Obama Budget Is Dismissed by G.O.P. and Attacked by Left

Scientists to Protest Budget Cuts at Capital on Monday

Friday, April 5:

North Korea warns embassies over safety following missile threat

BP appeals judge's ruling in Gulf spill settlement (1 comments)

Transcript; Paul Craig Roberts-- The Collapse of the Banking System, and After (7 comments)

Fidel Castro to North Korea: nuclear war will benefit no one

China's Manhunt Shows Sway in Southeast Asia

Meet the GOPer Who Worked With Monsanto to Sneak the "Monsanto Protection Act" into Law (2 comments)

FAA to delay closure of airport towers due to legal challenges

Industry Pushes High-Deductible Insurance Plans (4 comments)

US economy adds just 88,000 jobs, fewest in 9 months, unemployment falls to 7.6 pct.

Mrs. John McTiernan's Statement Regarding her Husband's Surrender (6 comments)

Thursday, April 4:

Sinkhole Update: Explosive Gases Found in Adjacent Residences (6 comments)

The Secret World of Tax Havens Just Got a Whole Lot Less Secret

Domestic drones gain ground

Roger Ebert, Film Critic, Dies

A Libertarian Take on Economic Faith, 'Facts' and Follies | The Business Desk with Paul Solman | PBS NewsHour | PBS

Anonymous Hacks North Korean Twitter, Flickr Accounts

Environmentalists hope spill will turn Americans against Keystone

Ahmadinejad of Iran Reshapes Image Ahead of June Vote

Steve Fraser: A Disaster for All Seasons (1 comments)

States with weakest gun laws lead in deaths, study shows (1 comments)

Bradley Manning & The Deepwater Horizon (11 comments)

Wednesday, April 3:

FAA puts no-fly zone over Arkansas oil spill with Exxon employee in charge

Giant Mine's high cleanup bill shakes up policy on toxic sites - The Globe and Mail

Julian Assange safe from extradition to US, says Justice Stefan Lindskog (3 comments)

North Korea warns US of nuclear attack

Palestinian youth shot to death as West Bank seethes

Some Americans Still Believe Obama Is The Antichrist, Bigfoot Is Real, Poll Shows

War Update: Haiti, Syria, Libya

Government Waste: DHS Documents Reveal Widespread Surveillance of Occupy Movement

Rep. Louie Gohmert: We can't restrict high-capacity magazines because gay marriage leads to bestiality -

North Korea Blocks Workers From South at Border

Obama outlines private-public project to study the brain (1 comments)

It's Official: There Is a Money Tree (2 comments)

Environmental Justice Movement Loses Warrior-Grandmother Emelda West

The Next Argo? New Movie Stirs Hatred of North Koreans (3 comments)

Tuesday, April 2:

(11) Timeline Photos

James Hansen, climate activist, is retiring from NASA

Chicago Gun Shop Linked to Thousands of Street Guns Screams "Unfair" About $25 Gun Tax (3 comments)

Two ThisCantBeHappening! members win Project Censored Awards (3 comments)

Obama, Both Bushes, Clinton, and Carter, the "World's Most Exclusive Club," to Reunite

Arms Trade Treaty Approved at U.N. (1 comments)

Chris Hedges Resigns From Human Rights Organization PEN (6 comments)

Camp Nama: British personnel reveal horrors of secret US base in Baghdad

Democrats fear Obama group will siphon money from them

Dilip Hiro: How the Pentagon Corrupted Afghanistan

Sequestration Effects: Cuts Sting Communities Nationwide

How Different Are Today's Environmental Issues? What Would Earth Day Founder Gaylord Nelson Say?

Monday, April 1:

DOD Inspector General finds $900 million stockpile of Stryker parts

As Administration Decides On Keystone, U.S. Experiences Two Tar Sands Spills This Week

Hagel Facing Some Tough Decisions at Pentagon

How The Koch Brothers Use a Florida Gulf Coast University to Promote Their Agenda

Caroline Kennedy to be ambassador to Japan

At Bush library, history is set to unfold (1 comments)

White supremacist group suspected in killing of Texas prosecutor

Despite health risks, San Bernardino, CA Catholic Archdiocese plans cellphone tower at kids school for profit

The Unspoken Truth about Cyprus (5 comments)

Ira Chernus: Obama's Risky Middle East Fantasy (1 comments)

ARMY Inc. (3 comments)

US states cut higher education spending by nearly a third (5 comments)


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