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Zakaria: Obama disappoints as world leader 4.4.2009 CNN: Top Stories
President Obama on Friday called on Europe and the United States to drop negative attitudes toward each other and said "unprecedented coordination" is needed to confront the global economic crisis.
Finding ways to breathe new life into journalism 4.4.2009 Seattle Times: Opinion
America's newspapers are on a death march. Corporations — and their obsession with profits — triggered the downward spiral. The Internet and the economy are threatening to finish the job. Recognizing that vibrant, independent voices were vital to democracy, the Founding Fathers created a favorable environment for the press. It's time for government to step in again.
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Join me on Monday to help set the course of America's offshore energy future 4.4.2009 Switchboard, from NRDC
This Monday in Atlantic City, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar kicks off a series of four regional public hearings to discuss the future of energy development off our coasts. This is the only hearing that will be held...
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Noam Chomsky on US Expansion of Afghan Occupation, the Uses of NATO, and What Obama Should Do in Israel-Palestine 3.4.2009 Democracy Now!
We speak to Noam Chomsky, prolific author and Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As NATO leaders gather for a sixtieth anniversary summit in France, Chomsky says, "The obvious question is, why bother celebrating NATO at all? In fact, why does it exist?" Chomsky also analyzes the Obama administration's escalation of the Afghanistan occupation and reacts to the new Netanyahu government in Israel. [includes rush transcript]
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Noam Chomsky on US Expansion of Afghan Occupation, the Uses of NATO, and What Obama Should Do in Israel-Palestine 3.4.2009 Democracy Now!
We speak to Noam Chomsky, prolific author and Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As NATO leaders gather for a sixtieth anniversary summit in France, Chomsky says, "The obvious question is, why bother celebrating NATO at all? In fact, why does it exist?" Chomsky also analyzes the Obama administration's escalation of the Afghanistan occupation and reacts to the new Netanyahu government in Israel. [includes rush transcript]
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Recommendations for U.S.-China Collaboration to Address Climate Change 3.4.2009 Switchboard, from NRDC
During the U.N. climate talks in Bonn, U.S. special envoy for climate change Todd Stern said he was "immensely impressed" by all that China is doing to curb emissions of greenhouse gases, such as setting ambitious targets for energy intensity...
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Obama Holds Town Hall in Strasbourg, France 3.4.2009 Washington Post World
PRESIDENT OBAMA: (Extended cheers and applause.) Hey! Thank you! Thank you so much. Good afternoon. Bon apres-midi -- (cheers, applause) -- and guten tag.

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German Upper House Approves Bank Takeover Law 3.4.2009 International Herald Tribune: Business
The law, which will allow the takeover of the ailing lender Hypo Real Estate, permits the state to expropriate shareholders of troubled banks under certain circumstances.
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Green enough for 35W concrete, toxic coal ash is also used on farms 3.4.2009 Minnesota Independent
Coal fly ash, a byproduct of coal-fired power generation, is getting a reputation as a green building material when used to make concrete, but due to toxins it contains, its use in agricultural applications may be cause for concern.
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How a Green Economy Is an Antidote to Casino Capitalism 3.4.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
How a Green Economy Is an Antidote to Casino Capitalism
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Judge Rules Some Prisoners at Bagram Have Right of Habeas Corpus 3.4.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines
by Charlie Savage

WASHINGTON - A federal judge ruled on Thursday that some prisoners held by the United States military in Afghanistan have a right to challenge their imprisonment, dealing a blow to government efforts to detain terrorism suspects for extended periods without court oversight.

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Providing the Tools to Get a Strong International Climate Agreement: the Waxman-Markey Discussion Draft 3.4.2009 Switchboard, from NRDC
People always ask me: how do we get a strong international commitment to solve global warming pollution?  What "tools" do U.S. negotiators (and others) have to secure an equitable commitment from all major emitters to reduce global warming pollution?  How...
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President Obama Holds Press Conference at G-20 3.4.2009 Washington Post: Politics
SPEAKER: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA [*] OBAMA: Good afternoon, or good evening. We're running a little bit late. Earlier today, we finished a very productive summit that will be, I believe, a turning point in our pursuit of global economic recovery. By any measure, the London summit was historic. It...

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House votes to let FDA regulate tobacco industry 3.4.2009 Chicago Tribune: Nation
The House on Thursday voted to give the Food and Drug Administration unprecedented powers to regulate the tobacco industry. The measure, which would allow the FDA to reject new tobacco products, restrict advertising and take other steps, may face a filibuster in the Senate. The House has voted to give the Food and Drug Administration unprecedented powers to regulate the tobacco industry. But the measure may face a filibuster in the ...
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Technology Is the Answer to Climate Change 3.4.2009 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Carbon caps or levies will throttle ...
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House Approves $3.6 Trillion Budget Blueprint 3.4.2009 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House approved a budget blueprint drawn to President Barack Obama's specifications Thursday and the Senate hastened to follow suit after administration...
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Text of Obama's news conference after G-20 summit 3.4.2009 Boston Globe: Latest
Text of President Barack Obama's news conference Thursday at the ExCel center in London following the G-20 summit, as provided by the White House:
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TVA Sheepishly Investing In Renewables Now 3.4.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — In the face of looming legislative pressures for cleaner energy, the nation's largest public utility agreed Thursday to buy more than...
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Should Obama Control the Internet? 3.4.2009 Mother Jones

Should President Obama have the power to shut down domestic Internet traffic during a state of emergency?

Senators John Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) think so. On Wednesday they introduced a bill to establish the Office of the National Cybersecurity Advisor—an arm of the executive branch that would have vast power to monitor and control Internet traffic to protect against threats to critical cyber infrastructure. That broad power is rattling some civil libertarians.

Secret trade pact between U.S., Europe could void local laws on chemical, gas storage 3.4.2009 Minnesota Independent
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative under the Bush administration struck a secret deal with the European Union that could open up a door for foreign ownership of liquefied natural gas terminals and other dangerous chemical and energy facilities. The agreement may also challenge federal, state and local regulations of those facilities as barriers to international trade.
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