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Ukrainian PM to visit White House
The Daily Dish
Crooks & Liars
Debris spotted as search for missing plane continues
Project for Excellence
Committee to Protect
Thousands take part in anti-nuke protest in Japan
Claim that Russia now has more than 30-thousand troops in Crimea
Dirty Energy Money
Money in Politics
The CIA spying on senators?
LA Press Club
code of ethics
Politics - Resources
Matt Taibbi leaves Rolling Stone
EU proposal to provide Ukraine with 11 bilion euros over two years
May 10 - Pauley Pavilion - UCLA
People For the
Follow The Energy Money
Arabian Gulf states recall ambassadors from Qatar
Al Jazeera opens campaign to free journalists jailed in Egypt for the act of committing Journalism
OUT OF CONTROL - British spies collect webcam images from millions of Yahoo customers
America's great unresolved issue (click here)
Russian court sends 7 to prison for allegedly hitting police during anti-Putin protest
Apple releases patches to fix iPhone iPad and Mac OS hacking risk
Look it up
Clarence Thomas a disgrace to the Supreme Court?
(Jeffrey Toobin reports that the man has not asked one question during oral arguments in 8 years!)
New book explores the "fateful vision" of the movie "Network"
Obama uses exec order to lower trade barriers even further
Four journalists pick up Polk Awards for reporting on NSA spying
The NSA a direct threat to Journalism
Taibbi in Rolling Stone: "The Mega Banks Most Devious Scam Yet"
The Wish List
Parry: "Big Media Again Pumps for Mideast Wars"
UN slams Vatican for child abuse
Middle East Background
Getting down to specifics: "America as a horror show" - Bill Moyers interview with David Simon
(The biggest story of our time - which the mainstream continues to all but ignore.)
The NFL is considered to be a "non-profit"
Wall Street: "U.S. regulatory strategy is a joke"
American politicans and the power of AIPAC
Mexico legalizes vigilantes
NSA reforms are "little more than a PR attempt to mollify the public"
Oversight panel says NSA spying is illegal - that it does little to protect Americans and that it should be stopped
Obama seeks fast-track authority to push TPP bill - negotiated in secret and likely to shift even more power to corporations
The disappearing line between news and nonsense
Hitler's "Mein Kampf" becomes a bestseller via ebooks
Senate passes $630 billion Pentagon budget
(And where exactly is the war?)
Canada's Supreme Court strikes down prostitution laws
Feds approve Volker Rule in attempt to rein in big banks
12 Fast facts about the fast food industry
Maybe the "Hunger Games" will save us?
Judge stops funding for California's bullet train
Conservatives use phony mainstream non-profits to push extremist views
Warren calls out Obama for his failure to adequately regulate banking industry
The corporatocracy seeks even more power through the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and Obama is doing all he can to help
United States seeks to crush press freedoms?
Why Johnny shouldn't play football
France outlaws beauty contests for kids under the age of 16
The United States ignores the law but demands that others uphold it
NSA shares raw info on U.S. citizens with Israel
NSA employees using government equipment to spy on love interests
Obama talks a good game on cutting college costs while the federal government reaps billions in profits from student loans
American journalist Laura Poitras, detained about 40 times at US airports
(Welcome to our new American police state?)
NSA scans 75% of American Internet traffic
U.S. officials can cite only one case where massive phone and Internet snooping led to a possible terrorist link
In Egypt, 91% of women age 15-49 have been forced to go through "genital cutting"
Consortiumnews: The Supreme Court's war on Democracy
The American media - cheerleaders for the federal government
Supreme Court neuters Voting Rights Act
MOJO - U.S. Government spying on reporters
U.S. to retain 9 military bases following "withdrawal" from Afghanistan?
Krugman: American policymakers are "delusional" on basic economics
U.S. Senators paid to vote no on gun control
(All but 3 were paid-off in advance of the vote...)
STAR WARS IS HERE - U.S. Navy prepares to deploy laser weapon
U.S. accounts for 39% of military spending worldwide
Where was the press when the U.S. invaded Iraq?
Saudis may have to end public beheadings due to a shortage of swordsmen
(Welcome to the dark ages.)
The Guardian: U.S. sponsored death squads in Iraq
Swiss vote to limit "fat cat" compensation
A cure for HIV in infants?
China hit by "airpocalypse" smog
"350.org," and the push to go "fossil free" gain momentum on college campuses
Has the United States become "an Orwellian State?"
Study - one can of soda a day raises risk of prostate cancer by 40%
Is sugar killing us?
Wisc delegates to DNC 2000
American journalists making campaign contributions
(Not long ago, this would have been unthinkable)
Clark Kent quits the Daily Planet
Bush tax cuts and wars account for almost half the U.S. public debt
Federal court strikes down clean air rule
Disappearing Arctic sea ice - eventually the Arctic will be ice-free
Understanding Roosevelt and the necessity of the New Deal
(What you may not have learned in high school - or college.)
Guardian: Global elite hide $21 trillion in offshore accounts
Mountain Lion population regenerates after 100 year decline - big cats moving into Midwest
Leading scientists call for nations to face problem of expanding population
(Anybody out there remember
in the 60's?)
World Health Organization says diesel engines cause cancer
Study may link Statin drugs to fatigue - also questions mortality benefits
What is the Bilderberg Conference and why does the American media go out of its way to ignore its impact?
40 years since photographer Nick Ut got the shot that helped end a war
photo: courtesy nick ut
Ron Olsen with Kim Phuc, the "napalm girl" from Nick Ut's Pulitzer Prize winning photo that helped end the Vietnam War. Nick brought Kim over to say hello during our coverage of the Simpson Civil Trial in Santa Monica.
Our political system has been "warped and paralyzed by a small wealthy minority"
Top 5 special interest groups lobbying to keep marijuana illegal
Lobbying to keep the prisons full in America
Obama, establishing permanent
U.S. military presence in Australia.
No, really......in Australia.
(it's pushback against our good friends and
business partners, the Communist Chinese)
Baldwin, isn't the only Alec out there...
War continues with contractors staying behind
"....the U.S. can no longer conduct large or sustained military operations or respond to major disasters without heavy support from contractors..."
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