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PBC News & Comment, Tuesday January 10

Where's Keith?   Olbermann is off the air, again; after a dispute with management, again; but this time, he's "management".  Opening music: Keith Don't Go, by Nils Lofgren.  New Hampshire primary tonight, mud wrestling of the one percenters. Also covered:

--US denies Marine in Iran is a spy, buttressing Iran's contention as they sentence him to death

--Afghan soldier kills GI, third time in two weeks

--Max Boot says "Bomb Iran", he's heard no arguments against that

--FAIR gets NYT public editor to agree, The Times has not corrected false reporting about Iran's nuclear intentions and progress toward a bomb

--AP reports health spending increase in 2010 was 50-year low, does not relate that to insurance increases and profit-taking.  Spending was down because people are deferring treatment because they're afraid they can't afford it

--In California, Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, offers bills to tighten regulation of utilities, wants to tie safety to profits

--Randall Terry acts as a (Democratic!) presidential candidate in order to run grisly anti-abortion ads during the Superbowl; pro-peace ads from groups that didn't pretend to run for president have been repeatedly banned by the networks.