The News Dissector – Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Obama Said To Stop Fund-Raising, Start Running, What The Polls Show Race Narrows, Ohio Why-O? Warren-Brown Third Debate Tonight, Wars Now, Meet a Media Shero: Alexa’s Story , and Mo’:
BONUS TRACK: Alexa O’Brian and the Fight for Truth
DS: I met Alexa last night at the studios of RT. She is one of the plaintiff’s in the NDAA case with Chris Hedges. She has posted this letter to her friends and family about her work.
I was moved by it—and hope you will be too.
Here’s some news, from Reuters: Eleven euro states back financial transaction tax
Also see, from The Hill: President Obama will attend his last fundraiser of the 2012 campaign Thursday and then shift into top gear [spending] the rest of the campaign at swing-state rallies or preparing for the next two debates instead of attending more private fundraisers.
Supreme Court lets stand telecom immunity in wiretap case
The Supreme Court is leaving in place a federal law that gives telecommunications companies legal immunity for helping the government with its [illegal] email and telephone eavesdropping program. The justices said Tuesday they will not review a court ruling that upheld the 2008 law against challenges brought by privacy and civil liberties advocates on behalf of the companies’ customers. The companies include AT&T, Inc., Sprint Nextel Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc. Lawsuits filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and Electronic Frontier Foundation accused the companies of violating the law and customers’ privacy through collaboration with the National Security Agency on intelligence gathering.