News for 2010-10-07

Thursday, October 7, 2010
US Protestors Losing Free Speech
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Barack Obama Accused of Exaggerating Terror Threat for Political Gain
A US terror alert issued this week about al-Qaida plots to attack targets in western Europe was politically motivated and not based on credible new information, senior Pakistani diplomats and European intelligence officials have told the Guardian.
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Lou Dobbs, American Hypocrite
Research support for this article was provided by the Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute.
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US Drone Strikes in Pakistan Could Backfire
ISLAMABAD - Escalated drone attacks in northwest Pakistan, where a suspected al Qaeda plot to attack European targets may have originated, could hurt the U.S. war on militancy by alienating residents and hardline army officers. The number of U.S. drone strikes in the region near the Afghan border...
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Pakistan: No Justification For US Drone Attacks
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan said Thursday there was "no justification nor understanding" for US drone strikes on its soil that have ramped up to record levels in the past month. "We believe that they are counter-productive and also a violation of our sovereignty," foreign ministry spokesman Abdul Basit...
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Who's Trying to Buy the Senate?
Peter Stone of the Center for Public Integrity takes a look at the relationships between the donors and organizations making hefty contributions this campaign season.
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Companies Using Piles Of Cash To Buy Back Stock, Not Generate Jobs
For months, companies have been sitting on the sidelines with record piles of cash, too nervous to spend. Now they're starting to deploy some of that money - not to hire workers or build factories, but to prop up their share prices.
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White House Squelched Release of BP Oil Spill Estimates
WASHINGTON - Government scientists wanted to tell Americans early on how bad the BP oil spill could get, but the White House denied their request to make the worst-case models public, a report by the staff of the national panel investigating the spill said Wednesday. White House officials denied...
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