First up, Ari Berman moderates an all-star panel for Netroots Nation on Press TV discussing an issue he's written extensively about: the war on voting. Ari grew up in Fairfield, was a KRUU host 2008-09, writes for The Nation, Rolling Stone, and authored "Herding Donkeys." The panel includes Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, Brennan Center's Keesha Gaskins, Rock the Vote's Heather Smith, and Election Projection's Eric Marshall.
Next up Ottumwa Courier journalist and digital collective domain director Matt Milner talks about things in his life as well as some poilitics. Then we hear prepared remarks from former 11-term Illinois Congressman Paul Findley on the anniversary of the attack of the USS Liberty.
At 4pm, it's our regular feature "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile offering an insight out look at some of the week's most striking headlines. For a complete list of stories referenced, click "Read more" below.
1. Hitting The Public In The Privates
Joy Behar Wants to See Romney's House Burn Down
Public-sector austerity in one graph
$70 Billion in Allocated Federal Funds Still Unspent
28% of Federal Contract Funds Go to Just 10 Companies…All Make Weapons Systems
The Army Privatizes Its Hotels
2. Weaving A World Wide Web
US Security Establishes Beachhead at Foreign Airports
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/14/world/europe/us-security-has-beachhead-at-foreign-airports.html US to beef up Marine presence on Okinawa before drawdown http://www.stripes.com/news/us-to-beef-up-marine-presence-on-okinawa-before-drawdown-1.180172
US expands secret intelligence operations in Africa http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-expands-secret-intelligence-operations-in-africa/2012/06/13/gJQAHyvAbV_story.html 3,000 US soldiers to serve in Africa next year http://militarytimes.com/news/2012/06/army-3000-soldiers-serve-in-africa-next-year-060812/
US Military Wants Drones in South America, But Why?
Let’s Admit It: The US Is at War in Yemen, Too
More Americans Killed by Bees and Wasps or Falling Televisions than by Terrorists
3. Politics And Fleas
Celebrity-in-Chief: 28 celeb fundraisers for Obama http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/celebrity-chief-28-celeb-fundraisers-obama/586106
FEC Regulators approve political donations via text message http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/12/us-usa-campaign-textdonation-idUSBRE85B03120120612
FEC debates semantics in political ads
Senate Republicans Now Blockading Every Single Appeals Court Nominee http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/06/14/499583/senate-republicans-now-blockading-every-single-appeals-court-nominee/
Layoff threats put Congress on notice
Senate: Drones Need to Operate “Freely and Routinely” In U.S. https://www.fas.org/blog/secrecy/2012/06/freely_and_routinely.html
Northrop Grumman Gives VP Half Million Dollar Bonus before He Goes to Work for Congress
THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
Pork Buyers May Pay Price for McDonald’s Sow-Pen Demands http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-07/pork-buyers-may-pay-price-for-mcdonald-s-sow-pen-demands.html
U.S. Solar Grew 85 Percent in First Quarter, SEIA Says http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-13/u-s-solar-grew-85-percent-in-first-quarter-seia-says.html
ODDS & ENDS
Why The US Doesn't Want The Birthplace Of Jesus To Become A World Heritage Site
Trevi Fountain crumbling
Gaza water too contaminated to drink, say charities
China second largest source of Great Lakes mercury pollution http://greatlakesecho.org/2012/06/07/china-second-largest-source-of-great-lakes-mercury-pollution/
Deformed Fish Found Downstream of Tar Sands Mines
Dramatic Decline in Microscopic Life on BP's Oiled Beaches http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2012/06/dramatic-decline-microscopic-life-bps-oiled-beaches
Diesel Exhaust Fumes Can Cause Cancer
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=diesel-exhaust-fumes-can-cause-canc Young adults skip health care as medical debts rise http://money.cnn.com/2012/06/08/pf/health-care-young-adults/index.htm
Would You Like to Buy a College Student? http://gawker.com/5918385/would-you-like-to-buy-a-college-student
Pentagon halts free guns for police
Afghanistan entrenched in Heroin trade by War http://www.radioaustralianews.net.au/stories/201206/3522719.htm
Psychoanalyst Says Western Society Is Sick And Heading For Collapse http://www.businessinsider.com/a-psychoanlytic-guide-to-the-financial-crisis-2012-6