Ari Berman: War on Voting; Matt Milner on Ottumwa; Paul Findley on USS Liberty; "Inside the Headlines" w/ Newsvandal JP Sottile

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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

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/06/12/joy-behar-wants-see-romneys-house-burn-down-it-would-be-kind-cool-mor

Public-sector austerity in one graph

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/public-sector-austerity-in-one-graph/2012/06/11/gJQAv89NVV_blog.html

$70 Billion in Allocated Federal Funds Still Unspent

http://www.allgov.com/Where_is_the_Money_Going/ViewNews/70_Billion_Dollars_in_Allocated_Federal_Funds_Still_Unspent_120611

28% of Federal Contract Funds Go to Just 10 Companies…All Make Weapons Systems

http://www.allgov.com/Where_is_the_Money_Going/ViewNews/28_Percent_of_Federal_Contract_Funds_Go_to_Just_10_Companies__All_Make_Weapons_Systems_120611

The Army Privatizes Its Hotels

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/13/realestate/commercial/the-army-privatizes-its-hotels.html

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?

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/06/drones-south-america/

Let’s Admit It: The US Is at War in Yemen, Too

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/06/yemen-war/

More Americans Killed by Bees and Wasps or Falling Televisions than by Terrorists

http://www.allgov.com/Top_Stories/ViewNews/More_Americans_Killed_by_Bees_and_Wasps_or_Falling_Televisions_than_by_Terrorists_120610

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

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-fec-donor-disclosure-20120608,0,6071889.story

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

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77400.html

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

http://www.allgov.com/Where_is_the_Money_Going/ViewNews/Northrop_Grumman_Gives_VP_Half_Million_Dollar_Bonus_before_He_Goes_to_Work_for_Congress_120613

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

http://www.businessinsider.com/church-of-the-nativity-world-heritage-site-palestine-2012-6

Trevi Fountain crumbling

http://www.smh.com.au/world/trevi-fountain-crumbling-20120611-205wg.html

Gaza water too contaminated to drink, say charities

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18436602

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

http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/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

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_MILITARY_WEAPONS_POLICE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-06-08-04-23-32

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