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PBC News & Comment: Immigration Reform Launched: Can “Amnesty” Tag Be Avoided?

After 7-year break, immigration debate returns; can supporters avoid the label "amnesty?" Leopold at Gitmo: Judge not sure he's in charge.....McCain and other GOP leaders admit it's about the growing strength of Latino voters, and allow immigration reform to resurface.

--Jason Leopold is covering hearings in the KSM trial at Guantanamo, and filed this report today, showing that the judge isn't in control of the censorship system

--John Kerry sails to confirmation as Secretary of State, 94-3.  One more time, here is "The Case Against Kerry" by Prof.  Stephen Zunes

--Barack and Hillary crashed 60 minutes on Sunday, and he teed her up to run for President in 2016

--in this excerpt from our in-depth invterview, Mel Goodman talks about the nomination of John Brennan to run the CIA

--Sarah Palin ejected from Fox "News" Island

--Rick Perlstein in Rolling Stone details FBI entrapment of Occupy protesters

--6 states now have "ag-gags" promoted by ALEC, which outlaw undercover investigation of animal cruelty or health safety issues on factory farms

--another update on the Bubba the Love Sponge libel trial, which is staying ugly

--a great new film about the life and work of Mumia Abu Jamal opens in New York City this week, get details here