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      Obama Blowout | 2 Poor 2 Parent | China Passes U.S.

      PENTAGON AUDIT FINDS $15 BILLION IN IRAQ FUNDS UNACCOUNTED FOR
      Middle East Online
      In a stunning accountability failure, out of $8.2 billion in
      U.S. taxpayer funded defense contracts for Iraq, $7.7
      billion seems to be missing.
      http://www.alternet.org/waroniraq/86569/

      MAINE JURY SAYS IT'S LEGAL TO PROTEST AN ILLEGAL WAR
      By Penny Coleman, AlterNet
      A rare bit of good news for the anti-war movement goes
      largely ignored by the media.
      http://www.alternet.org/waroniraq/86568/

      CHINA SURPASSES U.S. IN TECHNOLOGICAL PROWESS
      By Joshua Holland, AlterNet
      Did we outsource our edge?
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/86490/

      REMEMBERING HARVEY MILK: ON THE SET OF GUS VAN SANT'S UPCOMING FILM "MILK"
      By Kip Williams, AlterNet
      This memorial day, let's remember the world's first openly
      gay politician.
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/video/86489/

      FOX PUNDIT JOKES ABOUT KILLING OBAMA
      By Brave New Films, Brave New Films
      But not before comparing him to Osama.
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/video/86484/

      TOO POOR TO PARENT
      By Jill Filipovic, Feministe
      Why does society blame black mothers for one of our nation's
      pressing social ills?
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/86482/

      IMMIGRATION RAIDS: HARBINGER OF A POLICE STATE?
      By David Neiwert, Firedoglake
      What happens when the immigration raids in Iowa spread to
      other cities and states?
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/immigration/86479/

      OBAMA PUTS VETERANS BENEFITS ON THE FRONT BURNER
      By Steve Benen, The Carpetbagger Report
      Obama is not ceding any ground to McCain on the issue of
      veterans benefits.
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/86474/

      WE ARE THE WORLD.
      By Mark Ristaino, AlterNet
      Online activism finally overcomes international borders.
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/video/86401/

      'TIS BUT HILLARY'S FLESH WOUND
      By ZP Heller, Brave New Films
      A must-see Monty Python mash-up
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/video/86382/

      MORE DON'T BOMB IRAN
      By Mark Ristaino, AlterNet
      Tell the Senate to take Bush's finger off the button.
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/waroniraq/86361/

      CLINTON'S ARGUMENT FOR STAYING IN RACE TAKES A DISTURBING TURN
      By ZP Heller, Huffington Post
      What does RFK's assassination have to do with it?
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/video/86346/

      MCCAIN PUTS HIS TEMPER ON FULL DISPLAY WITH ANTI-OBAMA RANT
      By Digby, Hullabaloo
      The Republican reveals his inner hot head with an audacious
      shot across the bow to Obama.
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/86334/

      ICE DETAINEES LACK MEDICAL CARE
      By Cara, Feministe
      Medical neglect is killing undocumented workers in
      government custody.
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/immigration/86341/

      CLARIFYING OBAMA'S POSITION ON NET NEUTRALITY
      By Matt Stoller, Open Left
      What did an Obama spokesman mean by "tiered pricing?"
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/mediaculture/86338/

      MCCAIN'S MEDICAL RECORDS DOCUMENT DUMP
      By Steve Benen, The Carpetbagger Report
      What is John McCain hiding about his health?
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/election08/86305/

      PENTAGON: FEDERAL SPENDING RULES IGNORED IN IRAQ
      By Jill Hussein C., Brilliant at Breakfast
      A Pentagon audit reveals how over $8 billion was misspent in
      Iraq.
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/86274/


      OBAMA IN A BLOWOUT: THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WILL NOT BE CLOSE
      By Guy T. Saperstein, AlterNet
      Charisma, change and vision vs. a gaffe-prone spent force:
      Obama will beat McCain and win 300-350 electoral votes.
      http://www.alternet.org/election08/87225/

      RELIGION IS NOT AN EXCUSE FOR REFUSING TO GIVE MEDICAL CARE
      By Jill Filipovic, Feministe
      The pro-life movement cares more about social control than
      the lives it claims to protect.
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/reproductivejustice/87194/

      OBAMA BACKS LIEBERMAN AGAINST THE WALL
      By Steve Benen, The Carpetbagger Report
      The Senators exchanged some intense words on the Senate
      floor.
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/87108/

      FAITH VS. SCIENCE: THE CONSEQUENCES OF WHAT WE TEACH OUR CHILDREN
      By Daniel DiRito, The All Spin Zone
      Is America beginning to reap what it's sewn with faith-based
      education?
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/87109/

      BUSH'S SECRET DEAL FOR LONG-TERM BASES IN IRAQ
      By Spencer Ackerman, Attackerman
      Iraqis fear the deal will further destabilize the region.
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/87168/

      SAN FRANCISCO MAYOR: CIVIL SERVANTS CANNOT DENY MARRIAGE
      By Keninny, Down With Tyranny!
      Like pharmacists, civil servants should not allow personal
      politics to undermine job performance.
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/rights/87202/

      OBAMA AND MCCAIN MUST RETHINK IT
      By Brave New Films, Brave New Films
      Help fight Alzheimer's and other brain disorders before it's
      too late.
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/video/87183/

      JOHN CUSACK ON BUSH-MCCAIN: "BETCHA CAN'T TELL THEM APART"
      By Brave New Films, MoveOn.org
      Take the Bush-McCain Challenge
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/video/87161/

      MCCAIN FALSELY CLAIMS HE HAS 'SUPPORTED EVERY INVESTIGATION' INTO
      KATRINA FAILURES
      By Amanda Terkel, Think Progress
      The straight-talk express derails in Louisiana.
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/election08/87115/

      DEMOCRATS HAVE THEIR NOMINEE. WILL THE MACHINES LET HIM WIN?
      By Jill Hussein C., Brilliant at Breakfast
      America must still come to terms with problems in its voting
      system.
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/87175/

      ONCE AGAIN, BUSH SELLS OUT THE MIDDLE CLASS
      By Tula Connell, Drum Major Institute
      After a corrupt bidding process, Airbus was awarded a
      contract that will cost American taxpayers jobs and money.
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/87150/

      REID: LIEBERMAN'S CHAIRMANSHIP IS SAFE
      By GottaLaff, The Political Carnival
      Reid capitulates to Lieberman.
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/87201/

      POP-UP DOUBLE-TALK: JUST LIKE BUSH
      By Brave New Films, Brave New Films
      Further evidence McCain would be a third term of Bush.
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/video/87141/

      BARACK OBAMA: ATTACK DOG
      By Steve Benen, The Carpetbagger Report
      Obama goes on offense against McCain.
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/election08/86944/

      THE MEDIA'S SEXIST PORTRAYAL OF CLINTON REACHES A FEVER PITCH
      By ZP Heller, Brave New Films
      Sexism sells - but we're not buying it.
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/video/86941/

      CLINTON SUPPORTER EXPLODES AFTER RBC MEETING: "GOD DAMN THE DEMOCRATS!"
      By Mark Ristaino, AlterNet
      Saturday's committee ruling on the Florida and Michigan
      primaries leaves Clinton supporters fuming.
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/video/86938/

      US USING PRISON SHIPS FOR DETENTION OF SUSPECTS
      By Manila Ryce, The Largest Minority
      Since 2001, the US has deployed at least 17 prison ships to
      hold detainees in the "war on terror."
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/86937/

      IRAQI MOTHER KILLED FOR PROTESTING HONOR KILLINGS
      By Melissa McEwan, Shakesville
      The mother an honor killing victim is killed herself after
      leaving her husband.
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/86946/

      RULES OF THE MARKET DO NOT APPLY TO HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES
      By Matthew Holt, The Health Care Blog
      Insurers claim that market competition keeps their prices
      low. In fact, employers rarely shop around for the cheapest
      option.
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/healthwellness/86947/

      HAGEE: THE ANTICHRIST IS GAY, "PARTIALLY JEWISH, AS WAS ADOLPH HITLER"
      By Max Blumenthal, Huffington Post
      Hagee's comments become more outrageous, as does his support
      from Lieberman.
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/video/86936/

      BANKS STOP LENDING TO COMMUNITY COLLEGES
      By Jill Hussein C., Brilliant at Breakfast
      Community and two-year college students become victims of
      the credit pinch.
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/86932/

      NC MAY BE FIRST TO SAY NO TO BUYING COAL FROM MOUNTAINTOP REMOVAL MINING
      By Kate Sheppard, Grist.org
      North Carolina doesn't practice MTR mining, but it does buy
      a whole lot of MTR-mined coal. But that may end.
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/environment/86975/

      LAST BRITISH GITMO DETAINEE CHARGED, FACES DEATH PENALTY
      By Deirdre Jurand, Jurist Legal News and Research
      Binyam Mohamed was detained in Pakistan and allegedly
      tortured at the behest of the Bush Administration. He could
      be executed if convicted.
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/rights/86940/

      OBAMA WILL NARROWLY WIN THE POPULAR VOTE
      By Chris Bowers, Open Left
      Cutting through the spin in the popular vote count.
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/86934/

      UNITY BETWEEN TURKEY AND KURDS GROWS
      By Spencer Ackerman, Attackerman
      Both people are finding the economics of peace compelling.
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/86929/

      REVEALED: SECRET PLAN TO KEEP IRAQ UNDER U.S. CONTROL
      By Patrick Cockburn, The Independent UK
      Bush wants fifty military bases, control of Iraqi airspace
      and legal immunity for all American soldiers and
      contractors.
      http://www.alternet.org/waroniraq/87084/

      IS FAMINE INEVITABLE?
      By Scott Thill, AlterNet
      The fate of global food production has now become the chief
      terror of the future.
      http://www.alternet.org/environment/87071/

      HOW WATER HAS BECOME A NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE
      By Maude Barlow, YES! Magazine
      Water has become a key strategic security issue for the U.S.
      government and that has some very concerned.
      http://www.alternet.org/workplace/87224/

      IN HISTORIC MOMENT, WHITE PEOPLE EXPOSED TO 'FIST BUMP" FOR FIRST TIME
      By Katie Halper, KatieHalper.com
      The Obama pound, exchanged between Michelle and Barack on
      Tuesday night, marked a historic moment.
      http://www.alternet.org/election08/87230/

      THE REAL COST OF CHEAP FOOD
      By Will Allen, AlterNet
      The question about the real price of food should be
      rephrased: Is it worth sending cheap, poisonous food to the
      starving masses?
      http://www.alternet.org/environment/86986/

      SUMMER'S HERE AND THE TIME IS RIGHT FOR ... GETTING BUSTED GOING
      TO THE FESTIVAL (IF YOU'RE NOT CAREFUL)
      By Phillip S. Smith, Drug War Chronicle
      Music lovers this summer should be prepared to encounter
      drug checkpoints and undercover cops working inside the
      festival grounds.
      http://www.alternet.org/drugreporter/87211/


      ALL INDICATORS POINT TO A SOFTENING OF AMERICA'S HARSH MARIJUANA LAWS
      By Alexander Zaitchik, AlterNet
      With key medical marijuana ballot initiatives likely to
      pass, and a more pot-friendly majority in Congress, there is
      room for optimism.
      http://www.alternet.org/drugreporter/86982/

      HOW POT BECAME DEMONIZED: THE FINE LINE BETWEEN GOOD MEDICINE AND
      'DANGEROUS DRUGS'
      By Wendy Chapkis, Richard J. Webb, NYU Press
      A history of the battle between politics and science over
      the use of marijuana as a medicine.
      http://www.alternet.org/healthwellness/85205/


      JOHN CUSACK ON BUSH-MCCAIN: "BETCHA CAN'T TELL THEM APART"
      By Brave New Films, MoveOn.org
      Take the Bush-McCain Challenge
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/video/87161/

      FAITH VS. SCIENCE: THE CONSEQUENCES OF WHAT WE TEACH OUR CHILDREN
      By Daniel DiRito, The All Spin Zone
      Is America beginning to reap what it's sewn with faith-based
      education?
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/87109/


      SUMMER'S HERE AND THE TIME IS RIGHT FOR ... GETTING BUSTED GOING TO
      THE FESTIVAL (IF YOU'RE NOT CAREFUL)
      By Phillip S. Smith, Drug War Chronicle
      Music lovers this summer should be prepared to encounter
      drug checkpoints and undercover cops working inside the
      festival grounds.
      http://www.alternet.org/drugreporter/87211/

      SMOKE A JOINT AND YOUR WHOLE FAMILY COULD END UP HOMELESS
      By Tony Newman, Huffington Post
      For 40 years, we have been waging a "war on drugs." Families
      are kicked out of housing when many have done nothing
      wrong.

      http://www.alternet.org/drugreporter/86678/

      AMERICA'S DEMOCRATIC COLLAPSE
      By Chris Hedges, Truthdig
      In a dramatic speech on the collapse of democracy, Chris
      Hedges warns that the nation is on the verge of becoming a
      full-blown corporate state.
      http://www.alternet.org/democracy/86973/

      ALL INDICATORS POINT TO A SOFTENING ON AMERICA'S HARSH MARIJUANA LAWS
      By Alexander Zaitchik, AlterNet
      With key medical marijuana ballot initiatives likely to
      pass, and a more pot-friendly majority in Congress, there is
      room for optimism.
      http://www.alternet.org/drugreporter/86982/

      WILL THE SUCCESS OF SEX AND THE CITY FORCE HOLLYWOOD TO STOP IGNORING
      WOMEN?
      By Melissa Silverstein, The Women's Media Center
      Sex and the City killed at the box office. Maybe now
      Hollywood will stop only making movies geared at teen boys.
      http://www.alternet.org/reproductivejustice/86939/

      GETTING PAST THE 'PROTEIN MYTH' THAT KEEPS PEOPLE FROM QUITTING MEAT
      AND DAIRY
      By Kathy Freston, Huffington Post
      The way Americans obsess about protein, you'd think protein
      deficiency was the number one health problem in America. Of
      course it's not.
      http://www.alternet.org/healthwellness/86942/

      BOLD FACE PROGRESSIVES: JEREMY SCAHILL'S BLACKWATER BOOK BIG HIT AT
      GIANT BOOK EXPO IN L.A.
      By Don Hazen, AlterNet
      The enormous popularity of progressive authors like Scahill
      bodes well for the election.
      http://www.alternet.org/mediaculture/86994/

      FEUDING IN THE HOUSE OF LABOR
      By Esther Kaplan, The Nation
      The Service Employees International Union goes against the
      California Nurses Association and the dissidents within its
      ranks.
      http://www.alternet.org/workplace/86778/

      IRAQ'S REAL DEATH TOLL "ABOVE HIGHEST ESTIMATES"
      By Dahr Jamail, Ahmed Ali, IPS News
      Iraqis who say they have seen dead bodies floating in rivers
      have good reason not to believe official figures of the
      war's death toll.
      http://www.alternet.org/waroniraq/86933/

      CAN POT EXTEND TED KENNEDY'S LIFE? TOO BAD IT'S ILLEGAL
      By Paul Armentano, NORML
      Scientific studies indicate that marijuana can halt the
      spread of numerous cancer cells, including the type that
      Kennedy suffers from.

      http://www.alternet.org/drugreporter/86256/

      HAGEE: THE ANTICHRIST IS GAY, "PARTIALLY JEWISH, AS WAS ADOLPH HITLER"
      By Max Blumenthal, Huffington Post
      Hagee's comments become more outrageous, as does his support
      from Lieberman.
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/video/86936/

      CLINTON SUPPORTER EXPLODES AFTER RBC MEETING: "GOD DAMN THE DEMOCRATS!"
      By Mark Ristaino, AlterNet
      Saturday's committee ruling on the Florida and Michigan
      primaries leaves Clinton supporters fuming.
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/video/86938/

      FORMER SURGEON GENERAL: MAINSTREAM MEDICINE HAS ENDORSED MEDICAL MARIJUANA
      By Dr. Jocelyn Elders, AlterNet
      A historic document from the 124,000-member American College
      of Physicians certifies the medical value of marijuana.
      http://www.alternet.org/drugreporter/80582/

      LAURA INGRAHAM: RIGHT-WING RADIO'S HIGH PRIESTESS OF HATE
      By Rory O'Connor, AlterNet Books
      Shock radio host Ingraham is a master of sounding funny and
      appealing while dishing out the same hate speech as Sean
      Hannity.
      http://www.alternet.org/mediaculture/87236/

      OBAMA SIGNALS HE WON'T BACK DOWN TO GOP SMEARS
      By Drew Westen, Huffington Post
      Obama made clear that he will not resort to the low road,
      but he also will not take punches on the chin or below the
      belt.
      http://www.alternet.org/election08/87237/

      SMALL TOWN OVERTHROWS CORPORATE GIANT FOR CONTROL OF WATER
      By Wenonah Hauter, Food & Water Watch
      The people of Felton, California learned that they had
      successfully wrested control of their water from the
      clutches of a giant corporation.
      http://www.alternet.org/water/87182/

      THE ROOTS OF 'NECKLACING': WHY WHITE FARMERS IN
      ZIMBABWE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE KILLINGS IN
      SOUTH AFRICA
      By Gary Brecher, AlterNet
      South Africans wouldn't be killing Zimbabwean
      refugees if it weren't for the stranglehold
      Zimbabwe's whites have on its farmland.
      http://www.alternet.org/audits/86984/

      SEX & DRUGS; ARE YOU INTERESTED?
      AlterNet
      Want to know why enforcement of pot laws is
      finally easing up, and learn about the war on
      our sexual freedoms? Check out AlterNet's
      coverage.
      http://www.alternet.org/drugreporter/87341/

      DON'T BOMB IRAN!
      By Agit-Pop, True Majority
      Bush and McCain are on the warpath.
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/video/86210/

      THANK YOU, HILLARY, FOR OPENING THE DOOR FOR OTHER WOMEN
      By Katha Pollitt, The Nation
      Some think that Hillary Clinton's loss is a set-back to
      female politicians. They're wrong.
      http://www.alternet.org/reproductivejustice/87266/


      ANTI-ABORTION GROUPS SHUT DOWN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY PROJECT
      By Jill Filipovic, Feministe
      Once again, abortion opponents reveal their disregard for
      life after birth.
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/87304/

      THE MOST TRAGICALLY AWKWARD VIDEO IN THE HISTORY OF YOUTUBE
      By ZP Heller, Brave New Films
      Is this the best the McCain campaign can do?
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/video/87301/

      QUICK, PROGRESSIVES HAVE TO BECOME PLAYERS IN THE GLOBAL MEDIA GAME
      BEFORE CORPORATIONS CONTROL THE WHOLE THING
      By Jeffrey Chester, TheNation.com
      Progressives need to step up and invest in global digital
      media. Here's how they can do it.
      http://www.alternet.org/mediaculture/87046/

      BOLD FACE PROGRESSIVES: JEREMY SCAHILL'S BLACKWATER BOOK BIG HIT AT
      GIANT BOOK EXPO IN L.A.
      By Don Hazen, AlterNet
      The enormous popularity of progressive authors like Scahill
      bodes well for the election.
      http://www.alternet.org/mediaculture/86994/

      SEXIST TONE IN THE MEDIA REACHES A FEVER PITCH (VIDEO)
      Women's Media Center
      A new video from Women's Media Center shows just how bad the
      problem is and what we can do about it.
      http://www.alternet.org/mediaculture/87029/

      WHAT DOES THE DECAY OF JOURNALISM HAVE TO DO WITH MY HUGE APPETITE FOR
      CELEBRITY GOSSIP?
      By Vanessa Richmond, The Tyee
      Not much.
      http://www.alternet.org/mediaculture/86700/

      SCOTT MCCLELLAN AND THE PUBLIC-SECTOR PRIVATEERS
      By Doug Kreeger, AlterNet
      McClellan is the latest official to capitalize on secrets
      from their public service -- his proceeds should go to
      reimburse the U.S. Treasury.
      http://www.alternet.org/mediaculture/87081/

      TRANSLATING OUR BODIES, OURSELVES
      By Linda Gordon, The Nation
      As the feminist health manual goes global, translating it
      requires more than just changing the language.
      http://www.alternet.org/mediaculture/87011/

      LOU DOBBS SAID HE'D BE HAPPY TO TRIPLE NUMBER OF LEGAL IMMIGRANTS
      By Sam Stein, Huffington Post
      David Sirota's new book reveals unexpected tidbit about the
      God Father of the Anti-Immigration Set.
      http://www.alternet.org/mediaculture/86812/

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      AlterNet Blogs:

      WHY WON'T THE PRESS CALL BUSH A LIAR?
      By Jill Hussein C., Brilliant at Breakfast
      Evidence that the President lied to the nation is
      irrefutable and growing.
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/mediaculture/87280/

      PENTAGON PUPPETS: WHERE IS THE ACCOUNTABILITY?
      By Christy Hardin Smith, Firedoglake
      Two months out, revelations about Pentagon propaganda have
      yielded few reforms.
      http://www.alternet.org/blogs/mediaculture/87295/

      DOES AMERICA HAVE A PRESCRIPTION DRUG PROBLEM?
      By Doug Bremner, Huffington Post
      Almost all of the chronic conditions for which pills are
      prescribed are preventable through changes in lifestyle,
      diet and exercise.
      http://www.alternet.org/healthwellness/84862/
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