News for 2010-11-10

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Behind Drone Issue in Yemen, a Struggle to Control Covert Ops
WASHINGTON - The drone war that has been anticipated in Yemen for the last few months has been delayed by the failure of U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) to generate usable intelligence on al Qaeda there. That failure has given the CIA a new argument for wresting control of the drone war in...
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Deficit Panel Targets Social Security and Taxes
WASHINGTON - The co-chairmen of a presidential commission to cut the budget deficit on Wednesday proposed reducing benefits and raising the U.S. pension retirement age among an array of tax and spending changes. Taking aim at some of Washington's most politically explosive fiscal issues, the draft...
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[title] The Story of Electronics
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Student Fees Protest: 'This Is Just the Beginning'
Tens of thousands of students took to the streets of London today in a demonstration that spiralled out of control when a fringe group of protesters hurled missiles at police and occupied the building housing Conservative party headquarters.
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Confidential JPMorgan Chase Memo Predicts Congressional 'Gridlock'
JPMorgan Chase , the $2 trillion bank and financial services firm, predicts that the newly Republican-controlled U.S. House will clash with the still-Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate to the point where progress on large legislation is completely halted, according to a confidential memorandum dated...
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Biofuel Plan Will Cause Rise in Carbon Emissions
Britain's promise to more than double its use of biofuels by 2020 is "significantly" adding to worldwide carbon emissions, the Government admitted yesterday. Britain is signed up to a European guarantee to source 10 per cent of its transport fuel from renewable sources, such as biofuels, within the...
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The Perniciousness of Blue Dogs
Below is the video of the 12-minute segment I did last night on MSNBC with Lawrence O'Donnell, continuing the debate we began about Blue Dogs last Friday on Morning Joe . This was a much more civil and therefore more constructive and substantive discussion, which is a good thing. The topics we...
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'No Charges' for Destroying CIA Interrogation Tapes
WASHINGTON - No criminal charges will be filed against US intelligence officials accused of destroying videotapes showing CIA interrogations of terror suspects, the US Justice Department announced. In a statement, the department said that after an "exhaustive investigation" an official heading the...
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What's Next for Climate Change Policy?
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Obama Officials Moving Away From 2011 Afghan Date
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has decided to begin publicly walking away from what it once touted as key deadlines in the war in Afghanistan in an effort to de-emphasize President Barack Obama's pledge that he'd begin withdrawing U.S. forces in July 2011, administration and military...
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Documents Leak from Notorious US-Backed Unit as Obama Lands in Indonesia
JAKARTA - Secret documents have leaked from inside Kopassus, Indonesia's red berets, which say that Indonesia's US-backed security forces engage in "murder [and] abduction" and show that Kopassus targets churches in West Papua and defines civilian dissidents as the "enemy." The documents include a...
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