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Romney says he likes parts of 'Obamacare'

September 9, 2012 by walden9

Romney says he likes parts of 'Obamacare' 09 Sep 2012 Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, who promised early in his campaign to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, says he would keep several important parts of the overhaul..."Of course there are a number of things that I like in health care reform that I'm going to put in place," he said in an interview broadcast Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." "One is to make sure that those with pre-existing conditions can get coverage." [Of course there are! It's a Heritage-Foundation-hatched plan that Romney implemented first. It funnels billions into corporate coffers, just as the Heritage Foundation wanted!]

Chicago teachers, school officials resuming talks to avert strike

September 9, 2012 by walden9

Chicago teachers, school officials resuming talks to avert strike 9 Sept 2012 Negotiations between the Chicago Teachers Union and the nation's third-largest school district were going down to the wire on Sunday, as teachers threaten to strike on Monday over Mayor Rahm Emanuel's demand for sweeping school reforms...Some 29,000 teachers and support staff could walk off the job on Monday, setting up a confrontation between Emanuel, President Barack Obama's former top White House aide, and organized labor in the president's home city.

Bombs kill 1, wound 16 others in western Afghanistan; 1 NATO service member dies in the south

September 9, 2012 by walden9

Bombs kill 1, wound 16 others in western Afghanistan; 1 NATO service member dies in the south 9 Sept 2012 Afghan authorities say two bomb blasts near the governor's compound in a western province have killed a 12-year-old boy and wounded 16 other civilians...Farah provincial spokesman Abdur Rahman Zhuwandai says the bombs were attached to motorcycles parked in two different squares near the governor's office.

Insurgents Carry Out Wave of Attacks Across Iraq

September 9, 2012 by walden9

Insurgents Carry Out Wave of Attacks Across Iraq 09 Sep 2012 Insurgents carried out a wave attacks and bombings across Iraq on Sunday that were aimed primarily at government security forces, gunning down soldiers at an army post and bombing police recruits waitinge to apply for jobs.

Debt Collectors Cashing In on Student Loans

September 9, 2012 by walden9

Debt Collectors Cashing In on Student Loans 09 Sep 2012 As the number of people taking out government-backed student loans has exploded, so has the number who have fallen at least 12 months behind in making payments -- about 5.9 million people nationwide, up about a third in the last five years. In all, nearly one in every six borrowers with a loan balance is in default. The amount of defaulted loans - $76 billion - is greater than the yearly tuition bill for all students at public two- and four-year colleges and universities, according to a survey of state education officials.

Did French Alps murder victim's secret work on space satellite contract make him prime assassination target?

September 9, 2012 by legitgov

Did French Alps murder victim's secret work on space satellite contract make him prime assassination target? 08 Sep 2012 French detectives are to quiz work colleagues of murdered Briton Saad Al-Hilli, after they discovered he was killed while working on a secret contract for one of Europe's biggest defence companies. The inquiry's focus will switch to Surrey Satellites Technology Limited (SSTL) near Guildford this week when gendarmes will question the workforce about whether Mr Al-Hilli's job may have made him a target for assassination. As fears grew that Mr Al-Hilli and his family were the victims of contract killers, it emerged that: All four of the adults who died were shot twice in the head - the hallmark of professionals... The Mail on Sunday can reveal that Mr Al-Hilli was part of a team involved in an undisclosed project linked to European Aeronautic Defence and Space (EADS) - a pan-European defence giant which has contracts with Russia, China and the Foreign Office.

Two NATO oil tankers burned in Pakistan's Balochistan

September 9, 2012 by legitgov

Two NATO oil tankers burned in Pakistan's Balochistan 07 Sep 2012 Militants in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan have torched two oil tankers bound for US-led NATO soldiers in neighboring Afghanistan, Press TV reported. The incident occurred on Friday when gunmen riding a motorcycle opened fire on NATO fuel containers in Dasht area in the Mastung district. The tankers were on the Quetta-Sibi highway when they came under fire.

Teenage bomber kills six near NATO headquarters in Kabul

September 9, 2012 by legitgov

Teenage bomber kills six near NATO headquarters in Kabul 08 Sep 2012 A 14-year-old suicide bomber detonated explosives near the heavily barricaded NATO headquarters in Kabul on Saturday, killing six civilians including children, NATO and local officials said. The bomber wore a vest packed with explosives and rode right up to the NATO gates on a bicycle, underscoring the insurgents' ability to strike deep inside the Afghan capital.

FBI begins installation of $1 billion face recognition system across America

September 8, 2012 by legitgov

FBI begins installation of $1 billion face recognition system across America 08 Sep 2012 The FBI has officially started rolling out a state-of-the-art face recognition project that will assist in their effort to accumulate and archive information about each and every American at a cost of a billion dollars. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has reached a milestone in the development of their Next Generation Identification (NGI) program and is implementing the intelligence database in unidentified locales across the country, New Scientist reports this week. The FBI first outlined the project in 2005, explaining to the Justice Department in an August 2006 document that their new system will eventually serve as an upgrade to the current Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) that keeps track of citizens with criminal records across America.

Obama expands lead in three tracking polls

September 8, 2012 by legitgov

Obama expands lead in three tracking polls 08 Sep 2012 Maybe President Obama is getting a bit of a convention bounce after all. The president's lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney has expanded in three daily tracking polls since his convention ended in Charlotte on Thursday night. "The bump is actually happening. I know there was some debate whether it would happen... but it's here," said Ipsos pollster Julia Clark, reports Reuters...Obama's lead over Romney is comparable to Romney's former lead over the president after the Republican National Convention finished last week, Clark said.

Canada closes embassy in Iran, to expel Iranian diplomats

September 8, 2012 by legitgov

Canada closes embassy in Iran, to expel Iranian diplomats 07 Sep 2012 Canada has closed its embassy in Iran and will expel all Iranian diplomats in Canada within five days, Foreign Minister John Baird said on Friday, denouncing Tehran as the biggest threat to global security [when, in reality, that would be the US and its Coalition of the Bribed]. "Diplomatic relations between Canada and Iran have been suspended," Baird said. He cited Iran's nuclear program, its hostility toward Israel [!?!] and Iranian military assistance to the government of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, which is locked in civil war with [CIA-backed] rebels. He also said [in a 'Pot-Kettle' moment] Iran was a state sponsor of terrorism.

Obama's acceptance speech: A compendium of half-truths and lies

September 8, 2012 by walden9

Obama's acceptance speech: A compendium of half-truths and lies 08 Sep 2012 Barack Obama's speech Thursday night accepting the Democratic Party's nomination for reelection provided a fittingly cynical and demagogic conclusion to two weeks of media-scripted conventions staged by the two official parties. The speech was at once hollow and dishonest. This was in keeping not only with the debased and anti-democratic character of US politics as a whole, but also with the particular role assigned by the ruling class to the Democratic Party. Its job is to create the illusion that it represents a more progressive and "pro-people" alternative to the unvarnished reaction espoused by the Republicans, thereby maintaining the political monopoly of the corporate-financial elite.

Another dismal US jobs report

September 8, 2012 by walden9

Another dismal US jobs report 08 Sep 2012 Last month, 368,000 people gave up looking for work, according to the monthly survey of households, which is used to calculate the unemployment figures. That survey also showed that the number of people who said they had a job fell by 119,000 in July...The most dramatic impact of the mass exodus from the labor force came from young adults...The unemployment rate for young people in the US rose to 16.8 percent last month, up from 16.4 percent.

White House circulating draft of executive order on cybersecurity

September 8, 2012 by legitgov

Heads up! White House circulating draft of executive order on cybersecurity --Concept builds on section in cybersecurity bill from Sen. Joe LIEberman 06 Sep 2012 The White House is circulating a draft of an executive order aimed at protecting the country from cyberattacks, The Hill has learned. The draft proposal, which has been sent to relevant federal agencies for feedback, is a clear sign that the administration is resolved to take action on cybersecurity even as Congress remains gridlocked on legislation that would address the threat. According to the people familiar with the draft, the executive order would set up an inter-agency council that would be led by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Judge to allow Arizona to enforce key part of anti-illegal immigration law

September 8, 2012 by legitgov

Judge to allow Arizona to enforce key part of anti-illegal immigration law 05 Sep 2012 A federal judge in Arizona has rejected a last-ditch effort by civil liberties and immigrants' rights groups to block enforcement of a hotly-contested provision of Arizona's anti-illegal immigration law, S.B. 1070. U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton said in an order Wednesday that she would not stand in the way of a provision in the law requiring police to determination the immigration status of people they encounter and suspect of being in the country illegally.

Judge: U.S. can't set limits on Guantanamo lawyers

September 8, 2012 by legitgov

Judge: U.S. can't set limits on Guantanamo lawyers 06 Sep 2012 Four years after a Democratic convention replete with criticism of then-President [sic] George W. Bush for illegally exceeding his executive powers in places like Guantanamo, President Barack Obama finds his administration the target of a tongue-lashing from a federal judge over its handling of lawyers' access to those same war-on-terror prisoners. On Thursday afternoon, U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth handed a resounding victory to Guantanamo inmates and their attorneys, rejecting a bid by the Obama Administration to unilaterally set the rules under which those lawyers operate. In his sharply-worded decision, Lamberth was unsparing in his criticism of the government, blasting officials for "an illegitimate exercise of Executive power."

Report: Germany Will Keep U.S. Nuclear Warheads

September 7, 2012 by legitgov

Report: Germany Will Keep U.S. Nuclear Warheads 05 Sep 2012 Germany has agreed to NATO's plans to keep U.S. nuclear warheads in the country, military sources said. The sources told the German newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau that in addition to putting off plans to have the atomic weapons removed, the Berlin government has agreed to let the United States modernize them, The Local.de reported Wednesday. Officially there are between 10 and 20 nuclear bombs at the Buchel Air Base in Rhineland Palatinate.

Culture Wars: Topshop Style Notes - Modern Military

September 7, 2012 by legitgov

Culture Wars: Topshop Style Notes - Modern Military Posted by Lori Price, www.legitgov.org 07 Sep 2012 The following summary is from Friday's email advertisement from Topshop, the stylish and edgy clothing line based in the UK. #BRITISHSTYLE - MODERN MILITARY -- Military goes chic. We're buttoning up the army trend in double-breasted coats, khaki shirts and boxy satchels, while championing tailoring to give an elegant edge to this traditionally tough look. Shop Modern Military. The Topshop webpage describes the new fashion trend: Get Ready for Round 2 - Soldier into the new season, military style. Soldier on with strictly utilitarian pieces from oversized shirts, army boots to this season's signature cross motif. Here are a few items listed on the Modern Military page: Military blue Baxter jean, contrast peplum military coat, smart military boots, knitted military jumper, and military shirt.

Democrats give labor the cold shoulder

September 7, 2012 by walden9

Democrats give labor the cold shoulder 06 Sep 2012 At first glance, the past week was a good one for the relationship between Democrats and the labor movement. In advance of Labor Day, the president and vice president issued proclamations supporting labor rights, and Tuesday saw three union heads speak to the Democratic National Convention, including United Auto Workers President Bob King in a prime-time speaking slot. But scratch the surface even a bit, and it's clear that such gestures obscure a fraught relationship between a working-class movement on hard times and a party all too happy to abandon it at the drop of a hat.

The Obama administration and the cover-up of CIA torture

September 7, 2012 by walden9

The Obama administration and the cover-up of CIA torture 07 Sep 2012 On the eve of Barack Obama's acceptance of the Democratic Party nomination for reelection as president, a new report detailing the waterboarding and other forms of CIA torture meted out to Libyan detainees served to demolish the Democrats' image... Coming barely one week after Obama's attorney general, Eric Holder, announced the Justice Department's shutting down of all investigations into CIA torture and other crimes committed in the "global war on terrorism," the report makes clear that the use of torture was far more extensive than previously acknowledged and underscores the continuing criminality of US foreign policy and both major political parties.

August Jobs Report: U.S. Economy Adds 96,000 Jobs; Unemployment Rate Falls to 8.1 Percent

September 7, 2012 by walden9

August Jobs Report: U.S. Economy Adds 96,000 Jobs; Unemployment Rate Falls to 8.1 Percent 07 Sep 2012 U.S. employers added 96,000 jobs last month, a weak figure that could slow the momentum President Barack Obama hoped to gain from his speech Thursday night to the Democratic National Convention. The unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent from 8.3 percent in July. But that was only because more people gave up looking for jobs. People who are out of work are counted as unemployed only if they're looking for a job.

Obama speech caps two weeks of demagogy and right-wing policies

September 7, 2012 by walden9

Obama speech caps two weeks of demagogy and right-wing policies 07 Sep 2012 President Barack Obama's speech Thursday night accepting the Democratic Party nomination for reelection brought two weeks of political demagogy at the Republican and Democratic national conventions to a shameful and repulsive conclusion...In its banality, hollowness, self-glorification and unadulterated lying, Obama's address was typical of those delivered by the politicians of the two corporate-controlled parties that are vying for power in the 2012 election.

Joblessness May Undermine Obama Convention Bump

September 7, 2012 by walden9

Joblessness May Undermine Obama Convention Bump 07 Sep 2012 Presidential candidates can usually count on luxuriating in a few days of warm feelings from their convention as they ride the high generated by impassioned supporters and cross their fingers for rising poll numbers...But for President Obama, the party was brought to an abrupt halt before Democrats were done breaking camp here Friday morning with the government's release of its unemployment report for August, which showed that the economy added 96,000 jobs - fewer than expected - and the unemployment rate dropped to 8.1 percent from 8.3 percent.

Assailants torch two US-led NATO tankers in Pakistan

September 7, 2012 by legitgov

Assailants torch two US-led NATO tankers in Pakistan 04 Sep 2012 Unknown assailants in southwestern Pakistan have torched two tankers carrying fuel to US-led NATO forces in neighboring Afghanistan, Press TV reports. The accident took place in the Bolan district of Pakistan’s troubled Balochistan Province late on Monday when the assailants opened fire on the tankers and set them on fire. One of the drivers was wounded in the attack, according to security officials.

Obama Asks for Time to Win U.S. Revival

September 7, 2012 by legitgov

Obama Asks for Time to Win U.S. Revival --President Obama Accepts Democratic Nomination for Second Term 07 Sep 2012 President Obama on Thursday night accepted the Democratic nomination for a second term, making a forceful argument that he had rescued the economy from disaster and ushered in a recovery that would be imperiled by a return to Republican stewardship. Defining his fight for re-election as a bald "choice between two fundamentally different visions for the future," Mr. Obama conceded the country's continuing difficulties while pleading for more time to solve them. He laid out a long-term blueprint for revival in an era obsessed with short-term expectations.

Romney campaign to 'carpet bomb' airwaves after Obama nomination speech

September 7, 2012 by legitgov

Romney campaign to 'carpet bomb' airwaves after Obama nomination speech 06 Sep 2012 Senior Romney-Ryan campaign officials tell [their handlers at] Fox News the campaign will launch an enormous media offensive on Friday, the day after President Obama accepts the Democratic Party's nomination for a second term. The push will include ad buys in several states that will cost tens of millions of dollars. Aides said more than a dozen new ads, each tailored to different regions and segments of the electorate, will begin airing Friday, aimed at dramatically shifting the dynamics of a contest that Romney-Ryan aides acknowledge, in terms of the hard realities of the electoral map, have until now favored the Obama-Biden ticket.

Biden accepts Democratic nomination for a second term as Obama's vice president

September 7, 2012 by legitgov

Biden accepts Democratic nomination for a second term as Obama's vice president 06 Sep 2012 Joe Biden stepped forward Thursday as Barack Obama's chief character witness, link to middle class voters and potentially the most biting critic of Republican rival Mitt Romney. Speaking candidly about his front-row seat to Obama's presidency, Biden used his speech to Democrats' convention to paint his friend as a gutsy leader who helped the nation turn the corner on its dour economy. He pointed to the decisions to bail out Detroit's auto industry and to dispatch Navy SEALs into Pakistan for a fatal raid on al-Qaeda [al-CIAduh] leader Osama bin Laden's compound.

Barack Obama: Americans are 'absolutely' better off than in 2008

September 7, 2012 by legitgov

Barack Obama: Americans are 'absolutely' better off than in 2008 --President sends clear statement over economy as he prepares to reinforce message from Bill Clinton's widely praised speech 06 Sep 2012 Barack Obama has stated categorically that Americans are better off than they were four years ago, as he prepares for primetime acceptance speech on Thursday night to the Democratic national convention in Charlotte... "We are absolutely better off than we were when I was sworn in and we were losing 800,000 jobs in a month," Obama told Virginia radio station NBC 12 in a interview broadcast a few hours before he was scheduled address delegates in North Carolina.

Biden makes case for Obama as defender of the 'average American'

September 7, 2012 by legitgov

Biden makes case for Obama as defender of the 'average American' 06 Sep 2012 Vice President Joe Biden suited up his familiar attire as attack dog Thursday night, leaving nothing to the imagination on the "completely different value set" and "vastly different visions" between President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney. After officially accepting the nomination for a second term, Biden blew past his allotted 30 minutes to speak and said he wanted to use his speech to "take you inside the White House," where he said he's seen the president demonstrate incomparable courage in his decision-making, just as the "average American" makes "equally as consequential" decisions at his or her kitchen table. On everything from the auto industry bailout to the hunt for Osama bin Laden to Medicare to the DREAM Act, Biden tried to make the president's case as more qualified than Romney because of his "profound concern for the average American."

Transcript of John Kerry's speech

September 7, 2012 by legitgov

Transcript of John Kerry's speech 06 Sep 2012 The following is a copy of a speech, as prepared for delivery, by US Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, September 6, 2012. ...Despite what you heard in Tampa, an exceptional country does care about the rise of the oceans and the future of the planet. That is a responsibility from the Scriptures - and that too is a responsibility of the leader of the free world. The only thing exceptional about today's Republicans is that - almost without exception - they oppose everything that has made America exceptional in the first place. An exceptional nation demands the leadership of an exceptional president. And, my fellow Americans, that president is Barack Obama.

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