Friday, January 22, 2010

Broadcaster Paul Harvey had close ties to FBI

Broadcaster Paul Harvey had close ties to FBI

Bernanke second term in doubt

Bernanke second term in doubt

UK terror level raised to Severe

UK terror level raised to Severe

Rush Limbaugh Now Spewing Anti-Semitism

These are Limbaugh's words:
"There are a lot of people, when you say banker, people think Jewish. ... People who have a little prejudice about them. ... To some people, banker is a code word for Jewish; and guess who Obama is assaulting? He's assaulting bankers. He's assaulting money people. And a lot of those people on Wall Street are Jewish. So I wonder if there's – if there's starting to be some buyer's remorse there..."
Source: http://feeds.dailykos.com/~r/dailykos/index/~3/8A8_eJABfU0/-ADL:-Rush-Limbaugh-reached-a-new-low
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Should National Enquirer Win Pulitzer for John Edwards Story?

This is what we've come to in America. Gossip is now king in the media world.

in reference to:

"The National Enquirer, better known for stories about Bigfoot sightings than hard-hitting investigative journalism, will submit its reports on John Edwards' affair and love child for the Pulitzer Prize, the most coveted award in journalism."
- Should National Enquirer Win Pulitzer for Edwards Coverage? - ABC News (view on Google Sidewiki)

Video: Goldman Sachs Bonuses sets off Backlash

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Transcript: 'Countdown' (1-21-10)

Guests: Howard Fineman, Jonathan Turley, Rep. Alan Grayson, Eugene Robinson

in reference to:

"SEN. CHARLES SCHUMER (D), NEW YORK: The Supreme Court has just predetermined the winners of next November`s elections. It won`t be Republicans. It won`t be Democrats. It will be corporate America.(END VIDEO CLIP) OLBERMANN: As Pandora`s Box opens to the unlimited manipulation of every election and the purchase of every politician, some of them put up "for sale" signs.(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)REP. JOHN BOEHNER (R-OH), MINORITY LEADER: I think the Supreme Court decisions today are a big win for the First Amendment and a step in the right direction.(END VIDEO CLIP)OLBERMANN: With Jonathan Turley on how the First Amendment could possibly provide the rationale for this.With Congressman Alan Grayson who, today, writes, "If this goes unchallenged, kiss your country goodbye."With Howard Fineman on the immediate impact on politics already dominated as much by the dollar as the ballot box.And with tonight`s "Special Comment": Move over, Chief Justice Taney, they finally had a Supreme Court decision worse than Dred Scott.This, of all days, the president unveils his plan to rein in the out- of-control financial industries.(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Never again will the American taxpayer be held hostage by a bank that is too-big-to-fail.(END VIDEO CLIP)OLBERMANN: Of course, he can pass whatever he wants and the banks can now spend eleventy billion dollars to buy his successor and roll it all back.More aftershocks, more psychological shocks in Haiti: the bulldozer is not there to remove rubble.All the news and tonight`s "Special Comment," welcome to the "United Corporate States of America" -- now on COUNTDOWN.(END VIDEOTAPE)OLBERMANN: Good evening from New York.Having seen the big money corruption that has nearly strangled our politics, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision today, eliminated the nearly and sanctified the corruption. It ruled corporations have the right to spend unlimited amounts of money to directly sway federal elections.When in the shadowy confines of a parking garage, the informant nicknamed Deep Throat told the "Washington Post" reporter Bob Woodward to follow the money, he was urging him to track the financing of burglars who had broken into the Democratic Party`s national committee offices at the Watergate complex. The political money was, in total, a couple of million dollars.What was unleashed today could easily be billions. Later in this news hour, my "Special Comment" on the opening of Pandora`s Box by the Supreme Court.We begin with the latest details: the court today overturning two earlier decisions and throwing out parts of a law that has been on the books for 63 years, which said that companies and unions can be prohibited from using money from their general treasuries to produce and run their own campaign ads.Writing for the majority, Justice Kennedy declaring the restrictions censorship, saying that without today`s ruling, Congress could also ban corporations from publishing political books or from posting their opinions on the Internet or from releasing films like "Hillary the Movie," a Clinton-bashing self-proclaimed documentary at the heart of the case. Last year, the Federal Election Commission having blocked it from television, but the court saying today that a Hollywood movie like "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" could also be banned."
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Transcript: The Rachel Maddow (1-21-10)

"MADDOW: Maybe a shame. It`s a lot of other things besides. Joining us now for his first television interview since withdrawing his name from consideration is the administration`s former nominee to head the TSA, Mr. Erroll Southers."

in reference to:

"MADDOW: The reforms that were on the table before this announcement today were already under assault. I mean, not only by Republicans in Congress and -- but by the financial industry. I mean, tens of millions of dollars spent lobbying against even the existing proposed regulations before this tough new ones announced today. The creation of a consumer protection agency, something you`ve been a key advocate for, has been that particular target. The White House now is saying that agency is now nonnegotiable.How are you feeling about the politics here? Obviously, it seems like you got more support -- overt support from the White House than you had in the past.WARREN: You know, I always say about politics -- remember, I`m a teacher. I`m not a politician and I don`t always understand what goes on in Washington. But I feel better than I`ve felt in a long time because what I heard the president saying on the Consumer Financial Protection Agency is it`s not going down. I`m here. I`m not giving up on it. There is not going to be a compromise to cave in on it.I heard him say we`re going to tax those large financial institutions and we`re going to make them pay back all of the money under TARP.And then today, I heard him say, we`re going to break apart too-big- to-fail and we`re going to have an answer so that every financial institution, if it makes big enough mistakes, if it takes big enough risks and loses, every one of them can, in the end, die.And what I hear in that is that, you know, the financial institutions have pushed him hard. They`ve pushed Congress hard. He`s pushing right back.MADDOW: In terms of those specific changes that you just described -- and we`ve all been reporting on this and hearing about it for so long that I think everybody understands those changes even if we didn`t think of ourselves as financially savvy people a year ago -- how can all of those changes be made? Are those all made through legislation?Do they all get made at once? Does it have to happen piecemeal? Are some regulatory or administrative changes? How fast can this be done?I`m asking because I`m trying to figure out how possible it is in this political environment.WARREN: Right. You know, I -- the way I understand this is, look, it took 30 years to get us into this hole. Think about consumer finance by itself. Basically what happened was that the big banks started in in the early 1980s and they captured the regulatory agencies that were supposed to be the cops on the beat. They then poured money into Washington to make sure that no one put any new cops on the beat.And then they started selling deceptive products all over the country. As we all know, that then brought down a lot of households and ultimately brought down the entire economy. They demanded a bailout and got it. And where we really are, is in the last chapter of that story and basically, the next chapter of our -- the rest of our lives. And that is the banks are really in control here or are we going to be able to do something for the people.And what I see is that the president is now going to go straight to the people and he`s not going to let deals be cut in the backroom. He`s not going, you know, to take people off the hook so there are no hard votes.You know, the time is upon us. Either you vote for the banks and do you it in a big, public way, or you vote for the people. And we`ll have it. We`ll count up at the end of the day where that puts everyone in Washington."
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India Issues Terror Hijacking Warning

India Issues Terror Hijacking

Official: Russian ship with 30 crew 'could sink'

Official: Russian ship with 30 crew 'could sink'

U.S. newborns are weighing less, study finds

U.S. newborns are weighing less, study finds

John Edwards is on the ground in Haiti

This explains why help is not getting to the Haitians. You have all this celebrities and has-beens clogging up the airport. Everybody trying to revive their careers or reputations can get an easy makeover just by landing at the airport in Haiti. Oh, yes, Edwards is bringing aid with him. Of course.
John Edwards is on the ground in Haiti

Beck to Palin: Why are you campaigning for McCain?

Beck to Palin: Why are you campaigning for McCain?

Video: Sanjay Gupta Exposes Failed Medicine Distribution System in Haiti

Medicine and supplies are not getting to the sick in Haiti. CNN's Sanjay Gupta goes to airport and shows how easy it is to get medicine. This report shows the insanity of how help is not getting to the people that need it desperately.