Obama says “not now” to Keystone XL pipeline, doesn’t swallow GOP’s poison pill. SOPA/PIPA internet piracy bills appear stalled due to bipartisan objections.Also covered:
–Maplight.org says the Senator from Searchlight, Nevada–Majority Leader Harry Reid–has scooped up over $500,000 in contributions from supporters of PIPA and over $100,000 from opponents. Overall, the bills have generated more than $16 million in total contributions
–Israel says “not now” regarding an attack on Iran
–David Swanson reports that the council in Charlottesville, VA has passed a resolution opposing war on Iran
—Boiling Frogs Post reports Turkey will train the new Libyan police force
–Prof. Gar Alperovitz, author of America Beyond Capitalism, talks about tone-deaf GOP candidates who ignore Occupy and the 99%. Hear the full conversation in our In-depth Interview in Podcast 357, due on January 19.