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A Yemeni man expected to be held indefinitely without charge or trial was cleared for release by a Gitmo review panel today.
--Miami Herald describes clampdown by management of Guantanamo, observer says it's "worse than McCarthy"
--Fox "News" runs fact-challenged screed from former Pentagon spinmeister attacking journalists who cover Gitmo and activists fighting to close it, using McCarthy-type smears and guilt by association
--NSA leaders push to maintain as much domestic surveillance as possible
--anti-NSA activists petition Stephen Colbert to cancel paid speech at RSA conference, because RSA reportedly took $10 million from NSA and inserted back door in encryption software
--media overkill on Christie's bridge scandal displaced more important news
--in West Virginia, drinking water for 200,000 declared unsafe
--in Oklahoma, two protesters are being charged as terrorists for unfurling a protest banner and spreading glitter at oil company office; Steve Horn comments in an excerpt from our in-depth interview
--federal judge in NY pens op-ed, asking why no Wall Street criminals have been tried
--in new book, Bob Gates says we tried to rig the 2009 election in Afghanistan in 2009; Karzai defies his puppeteers, release 72 prisoners that US insisted on holding without charge or trial