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Pro bono work out, health care parasites in


Lobby Terminations Up Over Last Year

Paul Lee, a former staffer to ex-Sen. Don Nickles (R-Okla.) who started the firm Strategic Health Care 15 years ago, said his shop had to cut loose a number of pro bono clients in order to meet the brisk demand for hand-holding, as the White House plots to upend the nation’s health care system.

“We do a lot of pro bono work for hospitals and other health care providers, and our work has actually picked up so much in the last six months or so that we don’t have as much time to do the pro bono work anymore,” Lee said. “We just made a decision that we can’t do as much of that anymore because we’re getting too busy.”

In which lambert apologizes, again, for being prematurely correct (on torture)

[Welcome, Susie Madrak and empty wheel readers!]

Here's the post in its entirety. 2004-05-09, from Corrente's old site on blogger:

Sunday, May 09, 2004 Abu Ghraib tortures: Who let the dogs out?

Maybe there is a smoking gun.

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See Jane turn shrill

High snark from Glenn on Jane Harman's sudden conversion from Serious advocate of extra-legal surveillance to civil-liberties Extremist.
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Don't cave now, cave later!

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Prosecutor: Good Case Against Torture More Important Than Speed

Next stop, Alpo!

The New Frugality:

Sales for Spam and Dinty Moore stew rose by double-digit percentage increases in the quarter that ended Jan. 25.


Of course, in Hawaii, I understand spam is a delicacy, and served up like sushi... Read more about Next stop, Alpo!

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Wellpoint's robo call


UPDATE: Wellpoint's grasstop campaign

WellPoint Makes Three Million Calls In Health-Reform Survey

The company placed three million automated calls. Of those, 142,000 connected and 66,000 people told the computer on the other end of the line that they’d be interested in learning more, WellPoint spokeswoman Cheryl Leamon told the Health Blog.

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Prosecuting hate media for war crimes

Radio Télévision Libre des Mille Collines

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda's action against RTLM began on 23 October 2000 - along with the trial against Hassan Ngeze, director and editor of the Kangura magazine.

On 19 August 2003, at the tribunal in Arusha, life sentences were requested for RTLM leaders Ferdinand Nahimana, and Jean Bosco Barayagwiza, They were charged with genocide, incitement to genocide, and crimes against humanity, before and during the period of the genocides of 1994.

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Politics and Media Headlines 4/21/09

Tom Friedman (No, not THAT Tom Friedman, but it’s ironic that this work of art was created by a person with the same name as the one who wrote a book called The World Is Flat, which gave little consideration to those humans flattened by his definition of a flat world. I’ve request permission to post the work.)

Here’s what happened to THAT Tom Friedman: Read more about Politics and Media Headlines 4/21/09

Film at 11: Stress tests continue bogus

Pelosi to push for Pecora Commission-style inquiry

Following through on her commitment last week at the Commonwealth Club, Pelosi moves to schedule hearings:

Wall Street may be heading for the deepest investigation of its practices since a congressional panel’s probe of abuses following the 1929 stock market crash.

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Congressionally Approved Torture Tools for Lobbying 2


Since both the White House and Congress no longer consider prosecuting torture as a crime, it is safe to assume that we can begin to legally use these methods as legitimate tools to lobby our Congress and White House for the real changes we expect from our government. These methods that I document will be equally applicable to those who lobby against the interests of average American citizen on these issues. Read more about Congressionally Approved Torture Tools for Lobbying 2

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And David Sirota Drives Another Nail Into w's Coffin


The video runs nearly 10 minutes. Toward the end even the CNN moderator's losing his cool. But look how Bush's apologist finally describes David Sirota's simple question,
"Did the Bush administration keep the country safe ON 9-11-01? They were warned." Read more about And David Sirota Drives Another Nail Into w's Coffin

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A Challenge to the Governator: Gavin Newsom running for CA's top job


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