Monday, July 20, 2009

LATEST IN INTERNATIONAL & DOMESTIC NEWS

Regarding the Late, Great Walter Cronkite - Thank you Walter Cronkite for your endorsement and public support for a U.S. Department of Peace [HR808]
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBIRE7g5ybo

‘Blowout Profits’ for Goldman Sachs? Capitalism Ain’t Supposed to be Like This
Joshua Holland, AlterNet
http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/141295/%27blowout_profits%27_for_goldman_sachs_capitalism_ain%27t_supposed_to_be_like_this/

Obama’s Midwest Blunder
Michael Lind, The Daily Beast
http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-07-17/obamas-green-economy-folly/p

Obama Charges Backward on Health Care
Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report
http://www.blackagendareport.com/?q=print/content/obama-charges-backward-health-care

‘The Dump the Sick to Satisfy Investors’: Insurance Exec Turned Whistleblower Wendell Potter Speaks Out Against Healthcare Industry
Democracy Now!
http://www.democracynow.org/2009/7/16/former_insurance_exec_wendell_porter

Obama’s Health Care Charade
Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report
http://www.blackagendareport.com/?q=content/obama%E2%80%99s-health-care-charade

Walter Cronkite Dies
http://www.truthout.org/071709Z?n
Greg Kandra, CBS News: "Walter Cronkite, who personified television journalism for more than a generation as anchor and managing editor of the 'CBS Evening News,' has died Friday night in New York. He was 92."

Foreclosures at Record High in First Half 2009 Despite Aid
http://www.truthout.org/071609A?n
Lynn Adler, Reuters: "U.S. home foreclosure activity galloped to a record in the first half of the year, overwhelming broad efforts to remedy failing loans while job losses escalated."

Obama’s Emerging Legacy: Wars, Bankers and For-Profit Healthcare
Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report
http://www.blackagendareport.com/?q=print/content/obama%E2%80%99s-emerging-legacy-wars-bankers-and-profit-healthcare

“Watch What We Do, Not What We Say”
Alexander Cockburn, Counter Punch Diary
http://www.counterpunch.com/cockburn07172009.html

Now Can We Investigate?
http://www.truthout.org/071309A?n
William Rivers Pitt, Truthout: "President Obama is in the process of losing what may be the most important argument of his young administration. The argument is not about health care, bank bailouts, the economy, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, the environment or the auto industry, though arguments on these issues are indeed ongoing and hanging in the balance. No, the Obama administration is losing the argument about the past being less important than the future."

Linda McQuaig Rich Cause the Crisis, Workers Get the Blame
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/07/14-4

Is Obama Continuing the Bush/Cheney Assassination Program?http://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/07/14-6

The Democrats' Selective Amnesia on Assassination: Clinton Did It and Obama Does It Too
http://www.truthout.org/071609D?n
Jeremy Scahill, Rebel Reports: "Members of Congress have expressed outrage over the 'secret' CIA assassination program that former vice president Dick Cheney allegedly ordered concealed from Congress. But this program - and the media descriptions of it - sounds a lot like the assassination policy implemented by President Bill Clinton, particularly during his second term in office."

Honoring Paul Wellstone's Legacy: Fighting Like Hell for Health Care Reform
http://www.truthout.org/071609E?n
Mike Elk, The Huffington Post: "Last week, Al Franken, a friend of Paul's who had been inspired to run for office by Paul's death, took back Paul's old seat from Republican Norm Coleman ... I thought about how Paul would be down on the floor of the Senate to talk about the 20,000 people that die every year due to a lack of health coverage, or to talk about how his access to quality health care as a United States senator allowed him to continue having a productive life despite his semi-debilitating multiple sclerosis."

[Duchess Note: Many thanks to Judith and Carol for sharing articles on latest developments around the US and the World.]

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