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Undernews is the online report of the Progressive Review, edited by Sam Smith, who covered Washington during all or part of ten of America's presidencies and who has edited alternative journals since 1964. The Review, which has been on the web since 1995, is now published from Freeport, Maine. We get over 5 million article visits a year. See prorev.com for full contents of our site

February 8, 2010

OBAMAMETER

We are bringing up to date our Obamameter and will be listing various categries here. Positive positions are in bold. We would be glad to hear of any additional suggestions

8% Freedom & Justice

Permitting torture and renditions to continue

Continues searchs of computers at borders

Supports anti-gay marriage law

Opposes legalization of marijuana

Won't prosecute in states that allow medical marijuana

Supports unconstitutional preventive detention

Claims right to kill Americans abroad it suspects fo aiding terrorism

Refuses to prosecute CIA torture criminals

Institutues virtual strip searches of air passengers, without record to either Constitution or to proper scientific testing for dangers.

Support overturn of long-standing law that stops police from initiating questions unless a defendant's lawyer is present

Claims prisoners have no right to DNA evidence that might prove their innocence.

Eric Holder says he favors continuation of secret searches of library and bookstore data files.

Supports illegal wiretapping of citizens


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