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January 16th, 2010

Obama, GW Bush, Clinton: Together on Haiti

President Obama thanked predecessors George W. Bush and Bill Clinton today for heading up a new Haiti fundraising project, and asked them to tap America's compassion to help the impoverished nation devastated by a deadly earthquake."In times of great challenge in our country and around the world, Americans have always ... continue reading

January 16th, 2010

Haiti says 200,000 may be dead, violence breaks out

PORT-AU-PRINCE - As many as 200,000 people died in the earthquake that devastated Haiti and three-quarters of the capital, Port-au-Prince, will need to be rebuilt, authorities in the Caribbean country said on Friday. "We have already collected around 50,000 dead bodies. We anticipate there will be between 100,000 and 200,000 ... continue reading

January 16th, 2010

President Barack Obama throws full military might into aid effort

The American secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, flew into Haiti yesterday to spearhead a huge aid operation that the US administration hopes will serve as a symbol of America’s humanitarian spirit and an example of the prowess of its armed forces. For Clinton, who called the supply of aid “a ... continue reading

January 16th, 2010

Haiti aid flow grows; feuds over reaching victims

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Hungry, haggard survivors clamored — and sometimes fought — for food and water Saturday as donors squabbled over how to get aid into Haiti and rescuers waged an increasingly improbable battle to free the dying before they become the dead.Haiti's government alone has already recovered 20,000 bodies ... continue reading

January 15th, 2010

Rush Limbaugh 'meant' what he said about Haiti

Rush Limbaugh is not backing down from his claim that President Barack Obama is trying to score political points off the earthquake in Haiti. Challenged by a caller during his show Thursday, Limbaugh said: “If I said it, I meant to say it, and I do believe that everything is ... continue reading

January 15th, 2010

White House: Limbaugh's Haiti comments 'really stupid'; radio host urged people not to donate

WASHINGTON - The White House is firing back at Rush Limbaugh after the conservative talk radio host urged people not to donate to relief efforts in Haiti.Spokesman Robert Gibbs says there are always people who say "really stupid things" during a crisis. He says it's sad that Limbaugh would use ... continue reading

January 15th, 2010

Our role in Haiti's plight

Any large city in the world would have suffered extensive damage from an earthquake on the scale of the one that ravaged Haiti's capital city on Tuesday afternoon, but it's no accident that so much of Port-au-Prince now looks like a war zone. Much of the devastation wreaked by this ... continue reading

January 15th, 2010

Lack of planes keep Bragg soldiers from Haiti

FORT BRAGG -- As conditions deteriorate in Haiti, hundreds of troops from the 82nd Airborne Division ready to provide disaster aid to the island nation are temporarily stuck at Fort Bragg because the military's planes are tied up on other missions."They're ready to deploy," Maj. Brian Fickel, spokesman for the ... continue reading

January 15th, 2010

Air Force battles chaos at Haiti's airport

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — On a grassy rise at the east end of the battered airport, airmen from the 621st Contingency Response Wing worked through the predawn darkness Friday to bring a sliver of order in the chaos wrought by the earthquake that has killed thousands here.They erected tents, established communication ... continue reading

January 15th, 2010

Mullen: 9,000 to 10,000 troops in Haiti by Monday

WASHINGTON -- Up to 10,000 U.S. troops will be in Haiti or off its shores by Monday to help distribute aid and prevent potential rioting among desperate earthquake survivors, the top U.S. military officer said Friday, as President Obama pledged long-term reconstruction help to President Rene Preval.Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman ... continue reading

January 15th, 2010

NC Marines, soldiers, head to Haiti - with ABC11

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- Marines began boarding three ships bound for Haiti Friday as military units based in North Carolina ramped up relief efforts for the earthquake stricken nation.The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit are headed for the Caribbean aboard the amphibious ships USS Bataan, Fort McHenry and Carter Hall. The ... continue reading

January 15th, 2010

U.S. aircraft carrier, more troops arrive in Haiti

Hundreds of U.S. troops and an aircraft carrier have arrived at the Haiti relief effort, and the commander on the ground said today that food, water, medicine and other emergency relief supplies are being rushed to victims.Thousands more troops and sailors were en route."We have much more support on the ... continue reading

January 14th, 2010

Red Cross estimates quake killed up to 50,000; Obama pledges $100 million in aid

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI -- Hundreds of U.S. Army paratroopers began flowing into Haiti on Thursday as the death toll from Tuesday's devastating earthquake climbed and international relief workers stepped up efforts to rescue people trapped under tons of rubble. Amid what appeared to be growing public frustration with the Haitian government's ... continue reading

January 14th, 2010

Bush to Co-Chair U.S. Haiti Efforts

WASHINGTON—Former President George W. Bush's expected role as co-chair of the U.S. relief efforts in Haiti will mark his re-emergence into the public spotlight for the first time since leaving office a year ago amid controversy and low popularity ratings. Alongside former President Bill Clinton, Mr. Bush will share responsibility ... continue reading

January 14th, 2010

Haiti tragedy deepens as aid efforts are thwarted

Haiti faced a second round of tragedy today as the earthquake-ravaged country struggled to handle even the first trickle of the vast amount of international aid heading its way.Relief flights were turned back from Haiti’s tiny airport, the port remained closed and most of the capital’s infrastructure has been destroyed.With ... continue reading

January 14th, 2010

Fate of Haitian nursing school with Ann Arbor ties uncertain after quake

The fate of a nursing school in Haiti that is connected to an Ann Arbor church remained uncertain late Wednesday in the wake of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere the previous day.The professional nursing school, Faculty of Nursing Science of the Episcopal University ... continue reading

January 14th, 2010

Relief effort intensifies in quake-hit Haiti

(CNN) -- Doctors, medicine and specialist rescue teams from around the world continued to arrive in Haiti Thursday, as the earthquake-battered country faced up to a humanitarian crisis that officials estimate has claimed over 100,000 lives.A 7.0-magnitude quake struck the south of the Caribbean nation late Tuesday afternoon, demolishing entire ... continue reading

January 13th, 2010

Stunned Haitians stacking victims by fallen homes

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haitians piled bodies along the devastated streets of their capital Wednesday after the strongest earthquake in more than a century hit the Caribbean island, crushing thousands of structures, from schools and shacks to the National Palace and the U.N. peacekeeping headquarters, and killing thousands. Many more people ... continue reading

January 13th, 2010

Haiti Quake May Have Killed ‘Over 100,000,’ Prime Minister Says

Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive said “well over” 100,000 people may have died in yesterday’s earthquake, as the United Nations and relief groups rushed aid to the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country.Bellerive said he based his estimate on reports of the number of buildings that collapsed with the inhabitants inside, adding ... continue reading

January 13th, 2010

Largest RN Union Issues Urgent Call for Nurse Volunteers To Assist Earthquake Ravaged Haiti

The nation’s largest organization of registered nurses tonight activated its nationwide disaster relief program to recruit nurse volunteers to provide assistance to residents of earthquake devastated Haiti, the National Nurses United announced Tuesday night.Registered Nurse Response Network sent more than hundreds of  nurse volunteers to the Gulf region following Hurricane ... continue reading

January 13th, 2010

Thousands Feared Dead in Haiti

International aid groups scrambled to deliver food, medicine and other supplies to Haiti, where the strongest earthquake in more than two centuries has toppled buildings and raised fears that thousands are dead. U.S. ships and disaster-relief teams prepared to deploy to the Caribbean nation, as a range of governments, including ... continue reading

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Big new story from David Sirota and Pando on top Christie adviser and appearance of corruption at New Jersey's pension fund: REVEALED: Gov....

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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States www.theonion.com WASHINGTON—The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a...

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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract pando.com As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors pando.com If you've read the financial news out of Chicago the last...

Apr 4th
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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
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Apr 2nd
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
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Mar 21st
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
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Mar 19th
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Mar 17th
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Mar 14th
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 www.theguardian.com Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Mar 13th
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