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Over Easy: Net Neutrality — The Fight Isn’t Over Yet

On February 26 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to reclassify broadband internet access as a "Title II" telecommunications service, which allows the FCC to impose specific open internet rules that prohibit activities like paid prioritization and blocking. Show More Summary

Late Night FDL: Something’s About To Change

Robin Trower - Something's About To Change The 'King of the Strat' released his latest album on his 70th Bday...

Libya Burning: ISIS Lays Claim To Another Country, Right At Europe’s Door

“We have failed to recognize that arming militias and manufacturing a mercenary army under the banner of the dollar would only exacerbate disunity and ultimately play to our disadvantage,” one expert tells MintPress of the international community’s failings in Libya. By Catherine Shakdam With global attention focused on Iraq and Syria, Libya was left to [...]

Taking Visas to the Supreme Court

On February 23, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Kerry v. Din. The U.S. government is seeking a writ of certiorari agreement by the Justices to review a lower court decision granting Ms. Din and her Afghan husband judicial review of his immigrant visa—green card—application. The state department permanently denied permission for the husband [...]

Petition: Tell DOJ To Bring Charges Against Wall Street Before Statute Of Limitations Is Up

The time has come to put Wall Street banksters in jail. — JPMadoff (@JPMadoff) March 14, 2015 Time is running out to criminally charge the Wall Street firms who caused the 2008 financial crisis. 2015 is the last bite at the apple due to the statute of limitations on criminal fraud being up. In February [...]

White House Signals It May Let Sanctions Against Israel Proceed At UN

Israel's Central Elections Committee publishes the final results for the 20th Knesset — Ben White (@benabyad) March 19, 2015 The fallout from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s scorched earth re-election campaign continues. Show More Summary

The Roundup

We travel back in time to the Soviet Union to hear some jazz! International Politics Overall - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will still hold his position. So don’t expect him to be out of the U.S. picture anytime soon - President Barack Obama, meanwhile, did not call Netanyahu to congratulate him on his election victory. In fact, the [...]

Late Night FDL: All Right Now

Free - All Right Now Over the past week we've lost three Rock icons, R.I.P Andy, Bruce and Mike...!

Fed Up With Austerity Policies, #Blockupy Storms Streets of Frankfurt

‘There’s a crisis in Europe, especially southern Europe, and people are being asked to tighten their belts and we don’t accept that,’ says anti-Troika organizer; Hundreds arrested after splinter group clashes with riot police By Deirdre Fulton Anti-austerity protests boiled over near the new headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt on Wednesday, [...]

Obama Administration Improperly Withholds Records & Censors, Keeps Secret More Files Than Ever

United States government agencies released their statistics on how they handled Freedom of Information Act requests in 2014. The numbers show President Barack Obama’s administration censored or kept secret a record number of government files, according to the Associated Press. Show More Summary

Tsarnaev: Adrift in a world without meaning

Stephen Silva, who testified yesterday in the Boston Marathon bombing trial, is in federal custody awaiting sentencing on his guilty pleas to federal firearms and drug charges. He could be sentenced to as much as 40 years in prison.Show More Summary

White House Reassures Everyone This Will Still Be The Most Transparent Administration Ever™

The White House does not want any transparency advocates, journalists or concerned citizens to think a White House office’s decision to delete its Freedom of Information Act regulations signals any particular shift by the administration. Show More Summary

Scott Walker More Afraid Of Iowa GOP Than ISIS?

After 1 day on the job, Scott Walker’s social media duru quits due to tweets that dissed Iowa — USA TODAY (@USATODAY) March 18, 2015 Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker made headlines when he claimed at CPAC that his experience standing up to unions prepared him to deal with ISIS. The comments were not [...]

Israel Votes For Apartheid

Congratulations to @netanyahu. He has been an extraordinary leader for Israel. #IsraelElections — Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) March 18, 2015 There is no use in trying to sweep this under the rug anymore, apartheid is the majority position in Israel. As part of a last minute gambit to win yesterday’s election Prime Minister Benjamin [...]

The Roundup

We now head to Mexico to listen to Los De Abajo, one of my favorite bands of all time. The live version is so darn good though! International Politics Overall - In a conversation with The Real News, Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, stressed how Bashar al-Assad will still be a major force in [...]

Over Easy: Ohio Legislators Seek to Enact Death Penalty Reforms

In the case of 'progress not perfection,' these proposals make sense, but it does give one pause to reflect on the concept that such bills are even necessary. Can someone really be convicted and sentenced to die based on shoddy or straight-forward bogus crime lab work? The answer, unfortunately, is yes. Show More Summary

Late Night FDL: The Irish Rover

The Pogues (w/The Dubliners) - The Irish Rover Erin Go Bragh! It's Saint Paddy's Day...!

Israeli Election Update: Too Close To Call

If the exit polling holds true to the actual ballots cast, it’s too close to call… Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud tied with the opposition center-left Zionist Union led by Isaac Herzog in Tuesday’s Israeli parliamentary elections, with a slight advantage for the former, exit polls showed. The Zionist Union and the Likud are [...]

Rahm Emanuel Fails to Show Up for Meeting with Families of Victims Killed by Chicago Police

Over a week ago, on March 5, families of loved ones killed by Chicago police officers held a press conference and demanded a meeting with Mayor Rahm Emanuel. They requested that he address the issue of police violence. His office scheduled a meeting for March 16 in the early afternoon. However, when multiple families impacted [...]

Classified White House Briefing On TPP Angers House Democrats

Now @BarackObama has classified today's TPP info! #SorryClassified #StopTPP #StopFastTrack — Hightower News (@HightowerNews) March 17, 2015 Though numerous economists have now spokenShow More Summary

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