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“CIA Secret Experiments” on National Geographic Channel

from Boing Boing by David Pescovitz

As 44 million Americans live in poverty, a crisis grows

from washingtonpost.com – Op-Ed Columns by Katrina vanden Heuvel
When the government released new U.S. Census data on poverty last week, our warp-speed news cycle paid too little attention to what these numbers tell us — and what the government could do to tackle this moral, economic and political crisis.

Letterman: Top Ten Ways Barack Obama Can Boost His Popularity With Younger Voters

by Kevin Bondelli

On his September 29th show David Letterman did a top 10 list about young voters, which is pretty much the top 10 stereotypes about American youth. Clip and list below.

Top Political Buzzwords: Negative Narrative Entangles President and His Party

from The Global Language Monitor by admin

Top Political Buzzwords Six Weeks Out:

Strongly Negative Narrative Increasingly Entangles the President and His Party with Six Weeks to go Before Mid-Terms

Hillary Clinton Ascendant as No. 8.

AUSTIN, Texas, September 23, 2010. The Global Language Monitor (GLM) today announced that the Top Buzzwords of the Mid-term Elections portray a strongly negative narrative that has increasingly entangled the president and his party with six weeks remaining before the Mid-term elections. The Top Ten Buzzwords include Narrative, Lower Taxes, Obama as a Muslim, Conservative, Climate Change, Liberal, Recession (linked to Obama), Hillary Clinton related to Obama, Tea Partiers, and Obama as Aloof, Detached, or Professorial.

The end of the domestic presidency?

from FP Passport by Joshua Keating

As President Obama spoke before the U.N. General Assembly today, a new Gallup poll showed an American public far more trusting of their government on international rather than domestic affairs.

Gallup’s annual Governance survey finds 57% of Americans expressing a great deal or fair amount of trust in the U.S. government to handle international problems. That is down from 62% a year ago, but remains higher than the percentage trusting Washington to handle domestic problems, now at a record-low 46%.

Iran v US: A war of words, not of bombs and guns

from Mark Mardell | The Reporters

Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been at it again. At a news conference today he repeated his call for an investigation into the 9/11 attacks. Despite what the networks insist on broadcasting, he didn’t actually say the US government was behind the murderous attacks, he said it was one of three theories and most Americans, and most people, believe it. I’m sure he was well aware most would not bother with this subtlety and today said:

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