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Democracy Now! (9 am) – March 12, 2009 at 9:00am

Reduce the Rate: Rev. Jesse Jackson Joins Movement Against Crippling Rates on Student Loans; Rev. Jesse Jackson on Attorney Gen. Holder's "Nation of Cowards" Speech, Education Reform, and Sen. Roland Burris; Michael Parenti: Economic Crisis the Inevitable Result of "Capitalism’s Self-inflicted Apocalypse."

Today's Headlines

    * Shoe-Throwing Iraqi Journalist Sentenced to 3 Years
    * Pakistan Arrests Activists, Bans Gathering Ahead of Anti-Gov. Protest
    * Obama Conditions Palestinian Aid on Recognizing Israel’s “Right to Exist”
    * Obama Seeks $100B for Global IMF Assistance
    * Hersh: Bush Admin Ran “Executive Assassination Ring”
    * Italy Court Dismisses Evidence in CIA Kidnap Trial
    * Obama Issues 1st Signing Statement
    * Foreclosures Rose 6% in February
    * Opening Door to Dismissal, Judge Faults Prosecutors on Al-Arian Plea Deal
    * Emphasizing Treatment, Obama Picks Seattle Police Chief for Drug Czar
    * Morales Calls for Decriminalizing Coca Leaf
    * Justice Dept. Opens Civil Rights Probe of Arizona Sheriff

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