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Archive for August 30th, 2008

Government Conclusions on Guantanamo Deaths Do Not Absolve Government of Responsibility

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on August 30th, 2008 4:35 am by HL

Government Conclusions on Guantanamo Deaths Do Not Absolve Government of Responsibility
New York, NY – Late last week, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) released more than 3,000 pages of documents concerning its investigation into the deaths of three detainees at Guantanamo Bay on June 10, 2006.  The NCIS report concludes that the detainees – Saudis Yasser al-Zahrani and Mani al-Utaybi, and Yemeni Ali Abdullah Ahmed Naser al-Sulami – died as the result of suicide. The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) just obtained a full copy of the report and will be working in the coming days to present an analysis of the government’s findings.

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LLN FDL – DNC Pirate Radio: A Change Will Do You Good

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on August 30th, 2008 4:34 am by HL

LLN FDL – DNC Pirate Radio: A Change Will Do You Good
Sheryl CrowA Change Would Do You Good

What’s on your mind tonight, matey?

Sheryl CrowA Change Would Do You Good

What’s on your mind tonight, matey?


Reconstruction After Katrina: Brazen Housing Discrimination Continues

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on August 30th, 2008 4:33 am by HL

Reconstruction After Katrina: Brazen Housing Discrimination Continues
White parishes are zoning minorities out of neighborhoods all over New Orleans.


McCain: The Foam on the Surge

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on August 30th, 2008 4:32 am by HL

McCain: The Foam on the Surge
The Columbus Dispatch has an interview with John McCain yesterday, in the course of which he doubled down on his bet that the only thing he has to say is smear itself: I will repeat my statement again, that [Obama]…


Obama In Berlin

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on August 30th, 2008 4:31 am by HL

Obama In Berlin
The speech: Late Update: TPM Election Central analyzes the speech here….


Obama?s speech watched by 38 million viewers.

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on August 30th, 2008 4:30 am by HL

Obama?s speech watched by 38 million viewers.
Sen. Barack Obama’s (D-IL) acceptance speech last night reached a quarter of America’s households, according to Nielsen Media Research. In all, with over 38 million viewers, “more people watched Obama speak than watched the Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing, the final ‘American Idol’ or the Academy Awards this year.” The AP notes that “Obama’s audience […]

Sen. Barack Obama’s (D-IL) acceptance speech last night reached a quarter of America’s households, according to Nielsen Media Research. In all, with over 38 million viewers, “more people watched Obama speak than watched the Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing, the final ‘American Idol’ or the Academy Awards this year.” The AP notes that “Obama’s audience might be higher,” since Nielsen didn’t estimate how many people watched on PBS or C-SPAN.


The Right Choice for McCain

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on August 30th, 2008 4:28 am by HL

The Right Choice for McCain
The Republicans’ presumptive nominee for president, John McCain, could make an audacious and unprecedented statement Friday. He could electrify this already-historic presidential race by selecting a vice presidential nominee who possesses bona fide economic expertise rather than standard Washington dribble. He could pick a person who would inject curiosity and excitement and instantly shift the focus from Barack Obama to St. Paul, Minn.

Palin’s VP Selection Speech
Dayton, Ohio