Sunday, April 6, 2008

NTH Post-Broadcast Supplement

The show is over but here is a list of issues Geov Parrish is following; you can hear Geov on KEXP, Saturday mornings at 8:30am - tune in!

KEXP MAR. 29 2008

LOCAL

Feds cite PortoS for overdredging near T 30 (Harbor I) & T 91 (Magnolia)
T 91 to accommodate cruise ships
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/357856_toxic05.html

NATIONAL

Clintons earned $109 mil between 2000-07; released as a FAND
551 mil came from Bill's speeches - and HRC says words don't matter!
http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/04/04/clintons_release_tax_returns.html?hpid=topnews

# wanting unemployment benefits rises to 2-yr high
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080403/ap_on_bi_ge/economy;_ylt=Ap.e7Vy18Bt06rFOIHBXNHeyBhIF

& late consumer loan payments at 16-yr high; credit card delinquencies now up
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080403/bs_nm/consumers_debt_study_dc

GAO rpt: $295 bil in cost overruns for mil weapons projects, yrs behind schedule
Out of 1.6 in 95 projects, 2 yrs late on average
"In addition, none of the systems that the GAO looked at had met all of the standards for best management practices during their development stages."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/31/AR2008033102789.html

POLICE BLOTTER:

Post-9-11 memo justifying torture also exempted GWOT from 4th Amendment (!)
Torture OK cuz 5th & 8th Amendments don't apply to aliens held "abroad"
Also suspended Posse Comitatus
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/03/AR2008040300067.html
http://www.talkleft.com/story/2008/4/1/222429/3656

ACLU: mil using FBI to spy on Internet to skirt laws
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080401/ap_on_re_us/national_security_letters;_ylt=AsXofkRkEsuJf7KEgWKK5Aqs0NUE

Remember Monica Goodling? DoJ investigates whether she fired staffer because
of rumors staffer was a lesbian; first removed child abuse from job
http://thinkprogress.org/2008/04/02/doj-investigates-whether-goodling-forced-out-gay-attorney/

Bush adm waives environmental laws to finish SW border fence
http://thinkprogress.org/2008/04/01/administration-bypasses-laws-to-build-border-fence/

CBS/NYT poll: 81% believe US "headed on wrong track"
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080404/ap_on_re_us/poll_dissatisfied_americans;_ylt=AhXLKIbUcW87JUvyCdjBE2us0NUE

INTERNATIONAL

Iraq Chronicles:
900 killed or wounded in Basra; more than 1000 desert
http://www.aswataliraq.info/look/english/article.tpl?IdLanguage=1&IdPublication=4&NrArticle=75238&NrIssue=2&NrSection=1
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/04/world/middleeast/04iraq.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Maliki continues attacks after al-Sadr standdown, pledges more attacks
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080404/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq;_ylt=ArL3LLFvcHObV8T.0ovUJ5BvaA8F

al-Sadr calls for march against Ams in Najaf Apr 9, 5th anniv of Bag fall
Petraeus, Crocker to testify before Congress on same day
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080403/ts_nm/iraq_dc_4

NYT, WaPo repeat Bush adm disinfo that they had nothing to do w/offensive
http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=41804

It's all about (Southern Iraqi) oil
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/JD03Ak02.html

Mugabe raiding opposition after results not announced from last Sat's pres elec
Opposition claims 50/43% win in parliamentary elections
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080403/ap_on_re_af/zimbabwe_elections_87
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080402/ap_on_re_af/zimbabwe_elections;_ylt=AjUeclslTZPmR.BmPJOrWC.s0NUE

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