Monday, November 9, 2009

Morning Newsdome: Democracy Now!

Posted By on Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 4:49 PM

click to enlarge SEN. JOHNNY ISAKSON: Average net-worth in 2008 valued at $9,586,038 according to the Center for Responsive Politics, ranking him at 57 out of Congress
  • SEN. JOHNNY ISAKSON: Average net-worth in 2008 valued at $9,586,038 according to the Center for Responsive Politics, ranking him at 57 out of Congress

>> Germany celebrates the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with people all over the world sharing their memories of the historic day to BBC. So far, no mention of the Hoff. (BBC News)

>> The storied  town of Amherst, Mass., has been home to poet Emily Dickinson, actress Uma Thurman and now ... war crime detainees? Amherst is the first municipality in the country to accept cleared detainees released from Guantánamo detention camp in Cuba, though Congress has voted not to allow Guantánamo detainees on U.S. soil. (Christian Science Monitor)

>> British courts ruled that schools discriminating against ethnic origin, as opposed to religious origin, is unethical when a 12-year-old boy whose father is Jewish and mother is a Jewish convert was rejected from a Jewish school in England. Traditional Jewish law dictates that one's religion is traced through the mother, not the father, but if you ask me, only a Jewish mother would kvetch all the way to the Supreme Court. (the New York Times)

>> As most of America is hurting during the recession with unemployment now up to 10.2 percent, it's a bit of a shock that two-hundred-and-thirty seven members, or 44 percent, of Congress are millionaires. And we're trying to teach the Afghanistan about how democracy works? (Politico)

>> On Saturday the House approved what would be the biggest expansion of health care in over 40 years, with only one Republican in favor. However a difficult fight is predicted to get the bill passed through the Senate because, you know, they're all millionaires anyway. (CNN)

(Photo by Joeff Davis)

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