Lawmakers Who Owned Bank Stock Were More Likely To Vote For Wall Street Bailout: Study David Sirota, International Business Times
Corpus Christi, Texas, tells residents to avoid tap water due to contamination fears AP. Remember when finding shovel-ready projects for Obama’s stimulus package was hard?
Corpus Christi law firm sues Valero, contractor over water issues Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Police State Watch
Video: San Diego Police Allow Police Dog To Bite Naked Man For 40 Seconds Jonathon Turley (Re Silc).
When SWAT Raids Are Routine The American Conservative
Our Famously Free Press
International Fact-Checking Network fact-checkers’ code of principles Poynter. I’m so old I remember when we had editors to do that!
Facebook now flags and down-ranks fake news with help from outside fact checkers TechCrunch. Using Poynter’s code.
Got a confidential news tip? NYT. Times sets up secure dropbox. Of course, if spiking James Risen’s warrantless surveillance story until after Bush was elected in 2004 is any indication, what the Times means by “get in touch with and provide materials to our journalists” isn’t necessarily what a whistleblower might think it means.
Bipartisan War The Unz Review (Re Silc).
2016 Post Mortem
Stop It! There Are No Big Lessons From the 2016 Election. Kevin Drum, Mother Jones. “It is a tale. Told by an idiot…” The literal STFU is a nice touch.
2 former NC governors criticize GOP efforts to strip executive power Charlotte Observer. Strip executive power from an incoming Democrat governor.
Republicans could keep parts of Obamacare for up to four years Politico and Democrats open to replacing Obamacare Politico. Sounds bipartisan. Watch out.
How Donald Trump’s New Top Economic Adviser Views the World WSJ. Apparently, Goldman’s #2 is a useful idiot?
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Obama to hold press conference at White House on Friday Reuters. Is the orderly transition still on? Or not?
The Democratic Party Allies with the CIA Counterpunch (CL).
‘Putinites on the web’ are the new ‘Reds under the bed’ The Spectator
Assange: Some leaks may have been Russian The Hill. But not the WikiLeaks leaks, apparently.
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Top Democrats Call for Public Hearing on DOL Waivers for Banks with History of Misconduct House Committee on Financial Services. A letter to Labor Secretary Tom Perez.
Beyond Hope TNR
Report: A Tale of Two Retirements Institute for Policy Studies
Suit filed to block voter-approved increase in Arizona’s minimum wage Arizona Daily Star. Suit filed by “business interests.”
Why the Peak Oil Movement Failed The Archdruid Report
Antidote du jour (via):
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— Nature is Scary (@TheScaryNature) December 11, 2016