News for 2013-02-01

Friday, February 1, 2013
[title] Bill Moyers Preview: Matt Taibbi on Why We Can’t Let Banks Off the Hook
Journalist Matt Taibbi assesses the Obama Administration’s approach to holding banks accountable for their behavior, and early indications are not promising. Taibbi tells Bill that fearing another economic calamity is no excuse for turning a blind eye to shockingly unethical decisions and...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Obama Administration Compromise Would Implement No-Cost Birth Control
In what women's health advocates called a "historic advance for both health care and equality," the Obama administration on Friday proposed a change to the Affordable Health Care Act that would allow churches and religious organizations to exclude birth control from health insurance for their...
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[title] Noam Chomsky: The Rightward Shift of US Politics
Noam Chomsky is Professor Emeritus at MIT, and one of the nation's leading intellectual critics of the US political, corporate and national security apparatus. In this long interview, Cenk Uygur of TYT and Professor Chomsky discuss President Obama, the rightward shift of US politics over the past...
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[field_image_caption-raw] 'Just the Beginning': US Drought Kills Hundreds of Thousands of Trees
The historic drought of 2012, which continues to ravage over half of the contiguous US, has a new legacy: the death of hundreds of thousands of trees across the Midwest.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Ex-Gitmo Prosecutor: Obama's Drone Surge as Damaging as Bush Torture Program
Retired Air Force Col. Morris "Moe" Davis, once the lead government prosecutor for terrorism suspects at the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, says that the US torture regime under Bush and now the drone assassination program run by the Obama administration have combined to make the world...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Judge Furious Over Mysterious Censors at Guantanamo Bay Trials
A military judge presiding over a pretrial hearing at the Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base ordered an end to a secretive U.S. government agency's censorship of what the media can and can't hear in the courtroom, following an unexpected blackout of hearings earlier this week.
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[field_image_caption-raw] With Keystone XL in Limelight, Enbridge Plans 'Aggressive' Pipeline Push
As Transcanada's Keystone XL pipeline project has become the subject of increasing protests and scrutiny, the Edmonton Journal reports that Enbridge has quietly amassed a comprehensive network of pipelines capable of moving more than one million barrels of toxic tar sands per day (bpd).
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[field_image_caption-raw] Australia Lodges Complaint After Japan Whalers Confront Sea Shepherd Activists
After discovering a support ship for a Japanese whaling fleet in pursuit of environmental activists Australian waters this week, the Australian government filed an official protest with Tokyo demanding the fleet leave its territorial waters in the Southern Ocean.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Live: Egypt Protesters Clash with Police at President Morsi's Palace
Updated: Al-Jazeera reports :
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[field_image_caption-raw] Rebuking Austerity, Americans Say: Strengthen Social Security
While recent proposals from lawmakers and corporate CEO 'extremists' have put Social Security benefits on the chopping block, Americans are coming out in strong support of the vital program. They are saying: Preserve it. Fund it. Strengthen it. Raise our taxes for it.
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[title] CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou: Torture Was Official US policy
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[field_image_caption-raw] Renewed International Fight to Prevent Nuclear Detonation Doomsday
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[field_image_caption-raw] US Embassy Target of Suicide Bombing in Turkey
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