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Democracy Now! – January 26, 2011

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Obama Calls for Spending Freeze Lowering Corporate Taxes in State of the Union; Consumer Advocate Joan Claybrook and Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson Respond to State of the Union; Dr. Atul Gawande Compares Obama’s “Frustrating” Record on Healthcare Reform and LBJ’s Leadership in Passing Medicare; Harry Belafonte on Obama: “He Plays the Game that He Plays Because He Sees No Threat from Evidencing Concerns for the Poor;” Thousands Protest in Egypt in Largest Popular Challenge to Mubarak in 30 Years.

Today’s Headlines

    * Obama Calls for Spending Freeze, Lower Corporate Taxes
    * Republicans, Tea Party Respond to Obama Address
    * Dems, Republicans Sit Together in Bipartisan Gesture
    * Anti-Gov’t Protests Sweep Egypt; Public Gatherings Banned
    * Clinton: U.S. Backs Egyptian Gov’t
    * Palestine Papers: PA, Israel Discussed Targeting Palestinian Militants
    * British Intelligence Aided Crackdown on Hamas
    * PA Negotiator Claims Palestine Papers Endangering His Life
    * U.N. Coordinator: Palestine Papers Underscore Palestinian Compromise, Israeli Intransigence
    * U.S. Deaths from Roadside Bombings Soar in Afghanistan
    * Suit by Families of Slain Blackwater Contractors Dismissed
    * Ex-Gitmo Prisoner Sentenced to Life Term
    * Indonesian Soldiers in Videotaped Torture Sentenced to Less than Year
    * Emanuel Wins Appeal, Back in Chicago Mayoral Race
    * Probe: Bush White House Violated Law on Campaigning