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Boston bombing suspect named as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev following shootout that left other suspect and police officer dead

Independent | Police are frantically searching a Boston suburb for a suspect in Monday’s marathon bombing after a bloody night of shooting saw a second suspect and a police officer killed.

U.S. Quietly deploys 200 troops in Jordan to assist with Syria regime change operation

Al Arabiya | President Barack Obama’s administration continues to plan for various scenarios in Syria, it remains wary of an intervention that could mire America in a proxy war.

Obama Quietly Passed Law Making Insider Trading Easier for US Politicians

Patrick Henningsen | One set of rules for us, and another set of rules for them.

How to turn a world lacking in enemies into the most threatening place in the universe

Le Monde Diplomatique | Without the fear of an enemy capable of doing anything, money at ever escalating levels would never have poured into homeland security, or the Pentagon, or a growing complex of crony corporations associated with our weaponized safety

The Boston Bombing and Terror Drill – Taking Place on ‘Patriot’s Day’

Greg Fernandez Jr. | Examine the evidence and then decide for yourself.

Dennis Rodman Works As FBI (and CIA) Informant On North Korea

21st Century Wire | It’s all part of Obama’s new ‘urban envoy program’, no doubt.

Marathon Runner: Boston ‘Drill’ – Bomb Sniffing Dogs/Roof Spotters/Loudspeaker Announced ‘Not to Worry’ Before Bomb Went Off

21WIRE | More evidence that Boston was a staged drill gone live.

Boston Marathon bomb blasts kill at least three, leaves scores injured

Washington Post | An 8-year-old boy was killed and at least 10 other children were among the injured, according to law enforcement officials.

In Texas, Police in Schools Criminalize 300,000 Students Each Year

AlterNet | If students fail to appear in court, or if their parents can’t afford to pay fines, then the state issues an arrest warrant for them when they turn 17.

Dirty Justice: Pentagon conveniently ‘loses’ thousands of key legal defense docs for Gitmo detainees

21st Century Wire | After 12 years, the US establishment is still trying to tell a 9/11 fairy tale – what a hole they’ve dug themselves…

Black Woman Pretends to Be White, Job Offers Skyrocket

Unemployed black woman pretends to be white, job offers suddenly skyrocket

Did Washington put a press gagging order on Quantico Marine killings?

21st Century Wire | Incidents involving military or law enforcement personnel are all too often a closed shop.

It’s Time For Barack Obama to Return That Nobel Peace Prize

Patrick Henningsen | For those who are still smoking that old pipe called ‘hope and change’, we’ll try and break it down nice and easy…

Monsanto’s Next Target: Democracy

Alternet | The battle for food sovereignty is a battle we cannot afford to lose.

Obama Plans $195 Million in Renovation and New Construction at Guantánamo

Intellihub | President Barack Obama’s administration last week announced plans to spend $195 million on renovation and new construction there

US Soldier relives infamous WikiLeaks video

RT | We’ve heard the criticism from the public after the video was released. We’ve seen the government conduct a worldwide manhunt to find the people responsible for leaking the video.

MSNBC’s Krystal Ball Promotes Gay Marriage Politics by Shamelessly Exploiting Child

21st Century Wire | Whatever your stance is on gay marriage, you should recognise that young children should not be used to transfer an adult political agenda.

Plutocracy in America

CounterPunch | The readiness of the country’s political class to ignore what has been happening, and the absence of remedial action that could have been taken, in themselves are clear indicators of who shapes thinking and determines public policy.

Obama Wants More Green Jobs? Let’s Start with Hemp

Alternet | Hemp could bring back sorely needed employment in the American heartland. But the drug warriors stand in the way.

Henningsen on RT: ‘North Korean nuclear threat to US is a bogus one’

RT | Whoever is shilling for the North Korean nuclear threat is out to score points, or just flat-out lying to the public.