Democracy Now

Democracy Now! (6 am) – February 18, 2009 at 6:00am

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Arizona Sheriff Faces Civil Rights Probe, Allegations of Undermining Law Enforcement with Controversial Focus on Immigration; As Obama Unveils Foreclosure Plan, Activists Place Homeless in Vacant Homes; RNC Protesters Tried on Terrorism Charges Despite Acknowledgment They Didn't Commit Alleged Acts.


    * Obama Orders 17,000 Troops to Afghanistan
    * Obama Signs Stimulus Bill, Preps Foreclosure Plan
    * Auto Giants Request Additional $21.6B; GM to Cut 47,000 Jobs
    * Treasury: Banks Reduced Lending After Bailout
    * Texas Billionaire Accused of $8B Fraud
    * Federal Judge Refuses to Dismiss Blackwater Charges in Iraqi Deaths
    * EPA Mulls Regulating Coal-Fired Plants
    * FARC Rebels Kill 8 Indigenous Colombians
    * Guatemala Apologizes to Cuba for Bay of Pigs
    * Hundreds Protest Mexican Army Raids Near US Border
    * Clinton Arrives in Indonesia on First Trip Abroad
    * Burris Probed for Senate Appointment Claims