News for 2012-01-08

Sunday, January 8, 2012
[title] US Elections: Corporate Funding Unlimited?
Money has been at the center of US politics for decades. Candidate Barack Obama raised $750mn to help him get elected as president. That went down as the most expensive federal election in history - but this year it is due to get even more expensive.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Use of Solitary Confinement Scrutinized by Prison Watchdogs
RICHMOND — At Red Onion State Prison, built on a mountaintop in a remote pocket of southwest Virginia, more than two-thirds of the inmates live in solitary confinement. In a state where about 1 in 20 prisoners are held in solitary, Red Onion, a so-called supermax prison, isolates more inmates than...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Occupy New Hampshire Derides Both Parties
All political eyes were on New Hampshire this weekend, and members of the Occupy movement hoped to take advantage of the swirl of coverage ahead of Tuesday's Republican Party primary, the first of this election year. From New Hampshire Public Radio : Members of Occupy New Hampshire returned to...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Kissinger Private Info Among Large 'Anonymous' Database Dump
In the last week of 2011, the online activist group 'Anonymous' announced that it had secured access to a huge database of official email addresses and passwords from US-based intelligence and analysis firm Stratfor.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Panetta: Iran Not Building a Nuclear Weapon
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta appears on CBS' Face the Nation this morning and declared, despite enormous public rhetoric among pundits and many US government officials - not to mention GOP presidential candidates, that Iran is not currently trying to build a nuclear weapon. The Associated...
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