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Henrietta Hughes Given Home After Telling Obama She Was Homeless 11.2.2009 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
If you were paying attention to Obama's stimulus push yesterday it was hard to miss Henrietta Hughes, a woman on the verge of tears who...
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17 Indigenous People Massacred in Colombia 11.2.2009 Daily Headlines (RSS)
WASHINGTON, Feb 11 (OneWorld.net) - Last week's brutal killing of 17 people may cause massive displacements among an indigenous community in southwest Colombia.

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Robert Greenwald: CEO Bailouts? How About the Homeowners? 11.2.2009 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
If you're a Wall Street executive who drove your firm into the ground and nearly capsized the U.S. economy, it seems like all you have...
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Bertha Lewis: Taking Action, Saving Homes, Starting the Recovery 11.2.2009 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
"No homes for sale!" "No homes for sale!" "No homes for sale!" It took me about 7 seconds to say that chant three times. Six...
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Linda Bergthold: Who will help Henrietta Hughes? 11.2.2009 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Henrietta Hughes is the homeless woman in Fort Myers, Florida, who asked President Obama for help at his Town Hall. What did Obama do? He...
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Henrietta Hughes: Obama Asked For Help At Town Hall (VIDEO) 11.2.2009 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
President Obama went to Fort Myers, Florida Tuesday to highlight the desperate need for an economic recovery package. Unemployment in the area is up to...
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Former UN Human Rights Investigator Cherif Bassiouni: Despite Obama Claims, No Military Solution for Afghanistan 10.2.2009 Democracy Now!
At his first news conference, President Obama emphasized the importance of removing "safe havens" for al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan and said he had no timetable for the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. We speak to Cherif Bassiouni, a former UN human rights investigator in Afghanistan. He was fired in 2005 after releasing a report criticizing the US for committing human rights abuses in Afghanistan. [includes rush transcript]
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Brave New Films Tackles The Foreclosure Crisis 10.2.2009 Huffpolitics on The Huffington Post
Brave New Films Tackles The Foreclosure Crisis
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Fixing the Economy: Of Fences and Futures 10.2.2009 Commondreams.org Views

A man calls a carpenter and says that his dog has been getting out. He instructs the carpenter to raise the fence in the back yard by a foot. The carpenter does the job.

The next day, the man calls the carpenter back and says that the dog is still getting out. He tells the carpenter to add another foot to the top of the fence. The carpenter does so.

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Colorado takes steps to aid homeowners facing foreclosure 10.2.2009 Rocky Mountain News: Real Estate
Colorado is taking two definitive steps to offer some relief for thousands of residents faced with losing their homes to high-risk, high-cost loans.
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Justice for all 10.2.2009 Current Issue
Jensie Anderson meets with homeless clients every Sunday underneath a Salt Lake City viaduct.
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From the outside in: Vancouver's olympic housing crisis 10.2.2009 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Claire Mahon is an international human rights lawyer based in Geneva, Switzerland. She is a dual national of Australia and New Zealand. She has practiced as a lawyer both at the national and international level. Mahon is the principle author of Fair Play for Housing Rights: Mega-Events, Olympic Games and Housing Rights (Geneva: COHRE, 2007), and prepared the MultiStakeholder Guidelines for Mega-Events and Housing Rights (Geneva: COHRE, 2007). She spoke with Am Johal at the Sylvia Hotel during her visit to Vancouver in November 2008. Am Johal: What are some of your observations since being in Vancouver? ...
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Colorado settles with Countrywide Financial for $4.5 million 9.2.2009 Rocky Mountain News: Real Estate
Colorado is expected to receive $4.5 million in a settlement with Countrywide Financial, officials said today.
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Dealing With Bankrupt Banks: Nationalization or Welfare 8.2.2009 Commondreams.org Views

The media continue to do more to misinform the public than to inform them when it comes to plans for fixing the financial system. Following the absolute worst in journalistic practices, a front page Washington Post article explains the Obama administration's policy by telling readers that the "approach reflects Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner's philosophy of how governments should respond to financial crises."

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Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) Urges Homeowners to Stay in Foreclosed Homes 3.2.2009 Democracy Now!
After an $850 billion bailout for Wall Street and another $25 billion for the auto industry, struggling homeowners still await large-scale government assistance. The Obama administration says it's working out the details of its plan to stem foreclosures. In the absence of government action so far, some are taking action on the local level. In Michigan, Wayne County Sheriff Warren Evans announced Monday he won't enforce sales of foreclosed homes. And in Ohio, Rep. Marcy Kaptur is encouraging homeowners facing foreclosures to stay in their homes. Meanwhile, the government-backed mortgage giant Fannie Mae has agreed to restructure mortgages after a campaign led by one of its biggest critics, the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America. [includes ...
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Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) Urges Homeowners to Stay in Foreclosed Homes 3.2.2009 Democracy Now!
After an $850 billion bailout for Wall Street and another $25 billion for the auto industry, struggling homeowners still await large-scale government assistance. The Obama administration says it's working out the details of its plan to stem foreclosures. In the absence of government action so far, some are taking action on the local level. In Michigan, Wayne County Sheriff Warren Evans announced Monday he won't enforce sales of foreclosed homes. And in Ohio, Rep. Marcy Kaptur is encouraging homeowners facing foreclosures to stay in their homes. Meanwhile, the government-backed mortgage giant Fannie Mae has agreed to restructure mortgages after a campaign led by one of its biggest critics, the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America. [includes ...
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Headlines for February 2, 2009 2.2.2009 Democracy Now!
21 Afghan Police Officers Killed in Suicide Bombing, 43 Civilians Die in Pakistan Fighting, UN Worker Kidnapped in Pakistan, GDP Shrinks 3.8%, Most Since 1982, McCaskill on Corporate Executives' Pay: “These People Are Idiots”, Despite Economic Crisis, States Shrink Welfare Rolls, Al Gore: Green Agenda Needed for Global Economic Crisis, Al-Maliki & Allies Poised for Sweeping Victory in Iraq, Sri Lankan Hospital Shelled; 13 Dead, Senate Set to Confirm Holder as Attorney General, Daschle Questioned Over Tax Problems, Obama Expected to Tap GOP Senator to be Commerce Secretary, Michael Steele Becomes First African American to Chair RNC, Obama Decides Not to End Extraordinary Rendition Program, Olmert Vows "Disproportionate Response" Against Palestinians, ...
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Maliki Allies Ahead in Iraqi Election; Voters See Election of Maliki's Party as "Most Expedient Way to End the Occupation" 2.2.2009 Democracy Now!
In Iraq, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and his allies look poised for a sweeping victory in provincial polls held Saturday. We speak to two independent journalists just back from Iraq, Rick Rowley and David Enders. Rowley said, "Many Iraqis saw this, the votes they were casting in this election, as a way to end the American occupation." [includes rush transcript]
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Headlines for February 2, 2009 2.2.2009 Democracy Now!
21 Afghan Police Officers Killed in Suicide Bombing, 43 Civilians Die in Pakistan Fighting, UN Worker Kidnapped in Pakistan, GDP Shrinks 3.8%, Most Since 1982, McCaskill on Corporate Executives' Pay: “These People Are Idiots”, Despite Economic Crisis, States Shrink Welfare Rolls, Al Gore: Green Agenda Needed for Global Economic Crisis, Al-Maliki & Allies Poised for Sweeping Victory in Iraq, Sri Lankan Hospital Shelled; 13 Dead, Senate Set to Confirm Holder as Attorney General, Daschle Questioned Over Tax Problems, Obama Expected to Tap GOP Senator to be Commerce Secretary, Michael Steele Becomes First African American to Chair RNC, Obama Decides Not to End Extraordinary Rendition Program, Olmert Vows "Disproportionate Response" Against Palestinians, ...
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Maliki Allies Ahead in Iraqi Election; Voters See Election of Maliki's Party as "Most Expedient Way to End the Occupation" 2.2.2009 Democracy Now!
In Iraq, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and his allies look poised for a sweeping victory in provincial polls held Saturday. We speak to two independent journalists just back from Iraq, Rick Rowley and David Enders. Rowley said, "Many Iraqis saw this, the votes they were casting in this election, as a way to end the American occupation." [includes rush transcript]
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