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Democracy Now! – December 14, 2010

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Judge with GOP Ties Strikes Down Key Healthcare Provision on Insurance Mandates; “The Worse Off You Are, Your Taxes Increase”: Journalist David Cay Johnston Slams Obama-GOP Tax Deal; Prisoner Advocate Elaine Brown on Georgia Prison Strike: “Repression Breeds Resistance.”

Today’s Headlines

    * Assange Seeks Bail in London Court
    * Federal Court Strikes Down Healthcare Mandates
    * Senate Advances Obama-GOP Tax Deal
    * Wall Street Sees Record 2-Year Profits
    * Incoming GOP House Finance Panel Chair: Gov’t Should “Serve the Banks”
    * Discharged Soldiers File Suit Against “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
    * U.S. Resumes Deportations to Haiti
    * New York Enacts Partial Ban on Fracking
    * Backers Hold Rally for Local Community Radio Act
    * Peace Activists Convicted for Anti-Nuke Plowshares Action
    * Kuwait Closes Al Jazeera Office over Crackdown Coverage
    * Australia Rejects View of Iran as “Rogue State”
    * Veteran Diplomat Richard Holbrooke Dies at 69