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Lots of news on the surveillance state today:
--in Tapper interview, Obama rationalizes Clapper's perjury
--Obama ignores the advice of his hand-picked NSA panel, choosing an intel insider and military leader to run NSA
--Jason Leopold's FOIA for NSA talking points is rejected, due to "grave harm to national security"
--federal judge in Chicago orders evidence derived from domestic spying turned over to defense; in Colorado, defendant seeks to suppress evidence derived from illegal surveillance
--Vermont is 12th state to consider legislation to nullify NSA spying
In other news:
--Obama signals he will cave on path to citizenship in immigration "reform"
--after this show was recorded, the White House fulfilled PBC prediction that Keystone enviro report would be dumped late on Friday of Superbowl weekend
--PBS reported massive die-off of our Pacific coast starfish population, entertained many possible causes, but not Fukushima
--Scientists are testing kelp off Malibu for radiation from Japan
--Public Citizen leads lawsuit challenging FEC's failure to define Karl Rove's GPS as a political committee
--Superbowl commercial for Israeli company that operates from illegal settlements in West Bank features Scarlet Johansen, who just resigned from board of Oxfam as a result
--NY Times editorial notes that both superbowl teams are from the states that legalized cannabis, but NFL still penalizes players caught smoking the weed