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OUT OF CONTROL - British spies collect webcam images from millions of Yahoo customers

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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!)
Obama uses exec order to lower trade barriers even further
Parry:  "Big Media Again Pumps for Mideast Wars"

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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

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
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
(Obama lied?)
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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?
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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

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 Paul Ehrlich 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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