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Obama Says Still Thinking About Sending Weapons Into Ukraine, Merkel Opposed

US may supply defensive weapons to #Ukraine if diplomacy fails, President Obama says — BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) February 9, 2015 In a joint press conference today with GermanShow More Summary

Chaos in Alabama

It doesn't take a weather man to tell which way the wind blows.

Leaked HSBC Files Show Banking Giant Provided Services to Clients Tied to Arms Trafficking, Blood Diamonds

Files from a whistleblower, which a major French newspaper obtained, show HSBC's Swiss private bank offered services to clients, who the United Nations, court documents and media had singled out as having connections to arms trafficking, bribery and blood diamonds.

Working Families Party Votes To Urge Elizabeth Warren To Run For President

#TNTweeters #ElizabethWarren backers fund poll stoking @HillaryClinton doubts via @POLITICO" — Rosario Cardoza (@cardoza_rosario) January 30, 2015 Not everyone is ready for Hillary Clinton. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of TSA Whistleblower Robert MacLean

Whistleblower laws exist because government officials do not always act in the nation’s best interests. The Obama administration, in its war on whistleblowers, just lost a major battle. Major in its venue — the Supreme Court — and major in its implications for future whistleblower cases. The Court’s decision in Department of Homeland Security v. [...]

The Roundup

Good morning! International Politics Overall - Russian President Vladimir Putin: We do not want any war with any country. - The Pentagon recommends the U.S. should establish its presence in space without diplomacy involved (i.e. militarily)...Show More Summary

Over Easy: Monday Science

Good Morning All! A wonderfully warm weekend here, almost scary warm. Hit’s 60?s yesterday! Fukushima Update: Nothing much happening there, TEPCO is continuing to tread water (for lack of a better term) and from where I sit, things are getting worse. There’s just too much for TEPCO to handle and for whatever reason the JG [...]

Late Night FDL: Making Love Out Of Nothing At All

Air Supply - Making Love Out Of Nothing At All Air Supply is celebrating their 40th anniversary this year...

Conflict of Interest Brewing as Ohio Confronts Prison Overcrowding

Ohio’s prison system is facing a severe overcrowding crisis. With facilities hovering around 130% capacity, prison chief Gary Mohr considered declaring an overcrowding emergency for the first time in the state’s history. This would have...Show More Summary

Podcast: Baraa Shiban on US Drone Strikes, AQAP, the Houthis & the Power Vacuum in Yemen

Shiban joins the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast this week to talk about the latest developments in Yemen, including recent US drone strikes and the Houthi uprising.

FOX News supports ISIS with its posting of graphic murder video online

One must get a shovel and dig to get this low, but Fox News has apparently posted the entire, unedited 22-minute version of the terror organization ISIS's video showing the murder-by-burning of Muadh al-Kasasbeh online.The "warning,Show More Summary

Camera Work: What You Don’t know You Don’t Know

Later, I went to the library to pick up some material on hold, and discovered this book: “Information Doesn't Want To Be Free”, or more precisely, my SO fund it and handed to to me. That evening, instead of beginning to put today's post together, I read the first part of it. Show More Summary

Sunday Morning Talking Heads — February 8, 2015

Good morning. Topic du jour is the barbarity of ISIS. There’ll be moralizing politicians and plenty of warlike blustering about escalating the fight against the group. WASHINGTON JOURNAL: 7:00 am – Jeff Mason, Reuters News Service. 7:45am...Show More Summary

Sunday Food: Chocolate Soup

It's not something I really expected, but thinking about Valentine's Day coming up, and the soup theme we've been enjoying this winter, I googled and found a lot of recipes that met all our expectations for warm ways to share some heart-felt...Show More Summary

Late Night FDL: Tuff Enuff

Foo Fighters - Tuff Enuff The Foo Fighters are on Austin City Limits tonite...

Chris Kyle is not a hero

Fear of Ebola may have faded from the conscious awareness of most Americans, but it is still wreaking havoc in West Africa. And it is mutating. Sooner or later it or something like it will reach America. With the exception of a portion...Show More Summary

Man Held 20 Hours for Asking to File TSA Complaint

Here’s a flash in the dark peek at justice in America, all in the name of keeping us safe from terrorism by using the tools of law enforcement to terrorize us. If that’s not the case, then why is Charles Kieser still employed by the TSA? The Terrorist Random American Citizen Roger Vanderklok (aka “Josef [...]

Here’s What’s Behind the Criticism of Obama’s National Prayer Breakfast Remarks

President Obama's remarks at the 2015 National Prayer Breakfast have certainly stirred up the right wing. (See Charlie Pierce for a sampling, or simply plug "reaction Obama National Prayer Breakfast" into your favorite search engine.)...Show More Summary

The Roundup

And the week is over. How was it for you? International Politics Overall - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is disappointed Democrats do not want to listen to his speech - Meanwhile, Congress will re-visit a law giving Israel better technology than its neighbors apparently due to ISIS. - President Barack Obama: Our resources are limited and we must [...]

Saturday Art: African Art Museum, Smithsonian Institute

The collection of African art that has been distributed through the many displays at the Smithsonian Institute has been brought together in the new museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. From many nations across the continent of Africa, the works reflect the varied cultures of Africa and are finally in one place that the public can access and enjoy.

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