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Today’s Stories of Interest

The truth is out- Sean Hannity’s “Freedom Concerts” are a scam that
takes allows him and his family luxury travel and provides injured
soldiers almost nothing. Why is this not surprising at all? http://www.debbieschlussel.com/6938/sean-hannitys-freedom-concert-scam-only-7-of-charitys-money-went-to-injured-troops-kids-of-fallen-troops-g5s-g6s-for-vannity/

Dodd’s new not-so-independent Consumer Financial Protection Agency : http://www.thenation.com/blogs/notion/541394/dodd_s_not_independent_consumer_watchdog

47,000 new reasons to pass the health care bill! http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/19/health/policy/19arizona.html?ref=us

Greenspan admits he did “very little” to prevent the banking crisis, but claims it wasn’t his fault: http://www.propublica.org/ion/blog/item/greenspan-financial-crisis-not-my-fault

Civilian contractors wounded on injured in Iraq, now in financial ruins, take on AIG: http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/back-iraq-injured-war-zone-workers-fight-insurance/story?id=10125056

Today’s Stories of Interest

Michael Wilson discusses a potentially terrible byproduct of the Citizens United decision- will it allow employers to put more political pressure on their employees? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-j-wilson/businesses-can-now-legall_b_480028.html

Reposting a Joseph Stiglitz interview on why proposed banking reform is completely inadequate. This is a long, substantive interview with the Nobel prize-winning economist who has been a booming voice for reform, and this interview should be reread till it’s seared into your brain: http://www.alternet.org/story/145773/joseph_stiglitz%3A_bankers_made_reckless_bets_on_the_economy%2C_kn…owing_taxpayers_were_going_to_pick_up_the_tab/?page=entire

Sebastian Jones wonders why it’s so hard for media outlets to make “commentators” and “analysts” to disclose their corporate ties when they arebeing interviewed: http://www.thenation.com/doc/20100301/jones.  Jones’ interview with Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman is here: http://www.thenation.com/doc/20100308/jones_video