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Olbermann Outperforms Trash Media

Keith Olbermann’s synthesis of in-depth Murrow-esque reporting and hard-hitting opinionated analysis has attracted a growing audience and turned the O’Reilly model on its head.  The Nation magazine has a profile of broadcast journalism’s rising star.

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Rumsfeld Memo Calls for ‘Major Adjustment’

Another confidential memo has landed in the hands of The New York Times, this one written by Don Rumsfeld himself. The disgraced former defense secretary suggested major changes in Iraq strategy, including the possibility of troop withdrawals: “In my view it is time for a major adjustment.” Bush apparently agreed, firing Rumsfeld just two days later.

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Mitt Romney
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Romney’s Hypocrisy on Illegal Workers Exposed

Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, a 2008 presidential hopeful and outspoken critic of illegal immigration, has for years employed a landscaping firm that uses undocumented workers to tend his home’s lawn.
It’s not the action we care about; it’s the hypocrisy. And lest you think this is not a big deal…. (Read on)

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House GOP’ers Kick the Poor, Push Fringe Abortion Bill

In a cynical and mean-spirited attempt to reach out to their vaunted “base,” lame-duck conservative House Republicans plan on ignoring their duties to pass spending bills that would benefit the poor, and instead will put their energies into passing a “fetal pain” abortion bill based on “science” rejected by the American Medical Association.

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Dan Froomkin: On Calling BS

The Washington Post’s “White House Briefing” columnist argues that mainstream journalists and media organizations will continue their decline into irrelevance if they don’t summon the courage to call BS.

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Government Agency Slams Voting Machines

The federal government has finally taken notice of absurdly unverifiable electronic voting equipment, with new recommendations just released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.  The research group argues that a paper trail is necessary for election officials to be able to conduct a credible recount. But don’t get your hopes up: Even if Congress agrees with the findings, real oversight could be years away.

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Brandon Mayfield
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Ex-Terror Suspect Wins Out Over FBI

An Oregon lawyer and convert to Islam has settled his lawsuit against the FBI for $2 million.  Brandon Mayfield, who sued after he was falsely linked to the Madrid train bombings, described his experiences as an Orwellian nightmare where “an act that strips you of your civil rights could be called a Patriot Act.”

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Frist
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Frist Won’t Run for President

Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist upset expectations Thursday by announcing he wouldn’t run for president in 2008.  The field is thinning, but only slightly, with names like McCain, Giuliani, Romney, Brownback, Huckabee and even Gingrich still in the mix on the GOP side.

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Scalia to the Environment: Drop Dead!

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia pretty much summed it up during a high court session Wednesday when he said, “I don’t want to have to deal with global warming, to tell you the truth.”
Yep, that sounds like the truth to us.

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Are Bush Voters Certifiable?

A graduate student at a Connecticut university says he has proven a direct link between mental illness and support for President Bush: The more psychotic the patient, the more likely he or she was to vote for Bush.
(Via Largest Minority)

Posted on Nov 30, 2006 READ MORE


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