News from around the U.S.

Pentagon whistleblower still paying the price for telling the Truth (Charleston WV Daily Mail)

Cop gets 90 DAYS for murdering an unarmed, mentally challenged man (Forbes via UnknownNews.org)

House Oversight Committee’s interim report on the alleged use of Republican National Committee (RNC) and Bush/Cheney ’04 email accounts for official White House correspondence (House Oversight Committee) Findings so far include:

1) “The number of White House officials given RNC email accounts is higher than previously disclosed

2) White House officials made extensive use of their RNC email accounts

3)  There has been extensive destruction of the emails of White House officials by the RNC

4)  There is evidence that the Office of White House Counsel under Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez may have known White House officials were using RNC email accounts for official business, but took no action to preserve these presidential records”

Two more GOP senators break from Bush on Iraq (Raw Story via Prison Planet)

Wanna buy the Brooklyn Bridge? City and state governments selling off taxpayer funded roads and other infrastructure to private companies at an alarming rate. (MParent blog)

Roads to Riches: why investors are clamoring to take over America’s highways, bridges and airports, and why the public should be nervous (Business Week)

Music industry clamping down on coffeehouses with live music! (Florida Today)

Drug Test Cowboys: The Secret World of Pharmaceutical Trial Subjects (Wired)

Vermont has been invaded by Rock Snot! (Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus)

Manhattan to copy London’s Big Brother surveillance system (Int’l herald Tribune, UK)

Contractors make up over 50% of the CIA’s workforce (TIME)


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