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New 'Vehicle-to-Grid' hybrid

Get paid $30/hr to drive new ‘Vehicle-to-Grid’ hybrid car

TOP STORIES

Bible classes for public schools in Kentucky from Raw Story

Wall Street’s bailout hustle by Matt Taibbi

Powell rebukes Cheney, America is not ‘less safe’ because of Obama

ACLU calls on UN human rights official to stop teen’s torture in prison

INVESTIGATIVE NEWS

Congress launches investigation into gas drilling practices from ProPublica

Secret history of hostage crisis, Iraqi invasion goes with Haig to the grave

Yoo said Bush could slaughter civilians by Jason Leopold

Rep. Conyers responds: Hearings on torture lawyers coming soon

SPIN THE GLOBE

Dutch government totally collapses over Afghan military mission

Mud torrent kills at least 40 islanders in Portugal

Greece hires Goldman banker as debt chief from Business Week

Israel aims to restore holy sites in occupied West Bank

MEDIA ANALYSIS

In defense of cigarette marketing from True Slant

NBC, ABC reports on new nuclear facility leave key questions unasked from FAIR

AWOL on Comcast/NBC merger: Olbermann, Maddow, Schultz

Air America lessons: Benefactors differ by David Sirota

JAMES ‘CONSERVATIVE PIMP’ O’KEEFE

ACORN story a ‘punking’ of America from Hullabaloo

O’Keefe and the myth of the ACORN pimp from Media Matters

NYT editor ‘stands behind’ contested ‘pimp’ reporting from Brad Blog

O’Keefe given rock star treatment ‘like Chuck Norris’ at CPAC

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Graf artist Jerry survived Haiti quake

TOP STORIES

After 34 years, plainspoken Justice Stevens gets louder from NY Times

Kucinich: Retirement program would create 1 million jobs from Raw Story

K Street rushing to get its slice of jobs bill before Obama’s spending freeze

ProPublica Super Bowl Blitz: Which Congressmen are getting perks?

HAITI LATEST

Must-see TV makes bad journalism: Failures in coverage by Robert Jensen

Examination of mismanagement and fiscal abuse at the Red Cross

Limited compassion for Haiti by Justin Podur

Venezuela cancels Haiti’s debt

CAMPAIGN FINANCE

Despite court ruling, Congress can still limit campaign finance

Ruling to deliver $300M boost to media from Ad Age

Corporations are citizens, what are we? from Truthout

Why ACLU supports the Supremes by Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman

WAR & MILITARISM

Pentagon calls for ‘Office of Strategic Deception’ by Sahil Kapur

1/3rd of women in US military are raped from News Junkie Post

Obama’s drones responsible for increase in civilian deaths from Truthout

Does NYT’s top Israel reporter have a son in the IDF? from FAIR

TECHNOLOGY POLICY

Warning: Your cellphone may be hazardous to your health from GQ

Consumer advocates declare war on copyright treaty from CBC

Transparency and ACTA secrecy by Michael Geist

Internet companies voice alarm over Italian law from Radio Netherlands

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Denver mayor Hickenlooper vs. VT Sen. Sanders

War is peace & right is center: Newspeak skews political debate by David Sirota

TOP 4

Fri. news dump: ACLU wins release of names of Bagram detainees from FDL

Rep. Schakowsky prepares legislation to ban Blackwater by Jeremy Scahill

Sen. Dodd may drop consumer protection agency from Wall St Journal

Scientists cautiously optimistic as Doomsday clock reset from AFP

MEDIA

Read the best of the 13,000 net neutrality comments now on the public record

How the music industry is about to change from Inside Music Media

Jan. 31 deadline approaches for Internet radio stations from Broadcast Law Blog

Clear Channel debuts Google-like contextual radio ad platform from MediaPost

ETC

Reporter Dahr Jamail on Iraq War vet jailed for writing Stop Loss hip hop song

Beijing police cancel China’s 1st ever gay pageant from AFP

NY Post claims Lou Dobbs will not run for office from Think Progress

A letter to Rush Limbaugh by Roger Ebert

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Improper forensics, 2 decades in prison

Chicago prosecutor’s office trying to smear Innocence Project

TOP 4

Officials hid truth about immigrant deaths in jail from NY Times

Court rulings erode spending restrictions for elections

FCC Chairman: We need airwaves from govt & broadcasters

Nader: One more term, Senator Dorgan, please? from Common Dreams

THE ‘T’ WORD

Answering Helen Thomas on why they want to harm us from Truthout

TSA is funding airport mind-reading machines from Raw Story

Body scanners: Known unknowns from ACLU

Op-ed: Sick with terror by Amy Goodman

THE U.S. ECONOMY

Study: More families using food stamps to feed kids from McClatchy

Unemployment: Pelosi & Obama call for new jobs bill from The Hill

US awards $2.3b worth of tax credits for green jobs

Are Dems & the corporate media hopeless? by Dave Lindorff

House committee wants Geithner testimony over AIG bailout scandal

Tim Geithner’s time to give answers by Congressman Darrel Issa

FOOD ECO

Three approved GMOs linked to organ damage from Truthout

Science confirms that blowing up mountains harms mountains from Grist

Most unhealthy restaurant meals (not fast food) from Alternet

Is Whole Foods bad for the planet? from Mother Jones

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Canadian diplomacy & the Honduran coup from The Dominion

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden demands secret IP treaty details from Wired

Did CIA deploy a Blackwater hit team in Germany? by Jeremy Scahill

Vancouver rail system jacks up the fees for busking musicians

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Late last year I was proud to discover my recent Boise Weekly article, Far from the tree, found its way to the Berman Exposed website. Rick Berman is the PR flack whose astroturfing gained notoriety in ’09.

So I’ve been looking forward to hunting around the web for my latest piece, ‘Experts’ justify profiling, body scanners with familiar paranoid rhetoric, since it was published on Sunday Jan. 3rd. (READ IT AFTER THE JUMP.)

My employer, The Raw Story, has an agreement that makes it legal for Alternet to feature our original stories. This past week was the first time they picked up one of my articles on their homepage, and after a few days, it is about to draw 150 comments.

Then I notice paleo-conservative TV commentator Pat Buchanan linking to my story on his Twitter account. The link takes you to his own site, where most of my work is reproduced with my byline and a link to RawStory at the bottom.

Around the web, I’m finding my story re-published on sites called: Information Liberation, Puppet Gov, Progressive News Daily, One Riot, and even Obama Bowel Movement. I’d say the best named sites that picked up my story are Memeorandum and Intoxination. If you haven’t already grabbed my article and posted it on your own site without asking me, here it is. (more…)

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Texas peace activists join coalition to aid Gaza

Obama ends secrecy policy, launches ‘declassification center’

Politico reporter slammed as Cheney ‘stenographer’ by Sahil Kapur

TSA intimidates bloggers who published new airport procedures

ACLU opposes use of full-body scanners by TSA

FCC moving toward creation of new network neutrality rules

Huffington Post doubts reports that book sales are not so bad

LISTEN- How Ebooks might change reading and writing from NPR

Dems want concessions for caving on public option by Sam Stein

Jane Hamsher & Howard Dean can’t be wrong, they make Obama moderate

The poetic justice of Dennis Brutus by Amy Goodman

Howard Kurtz looks back at decade in media from WA Post

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Glover, Damon, Brolin, Mortensen join Zinn's cast

The People Speak: When TV makes history by Dave Zirin

ACORN inquiry finds nothing illegal, faults bad leadership

Can the government ban political speech to fight terrorism? from FEP Project

ACLU loses $20m donor from NY Times

Take me to your climate leader by Amy Goodman

Cheney for president? by William Rivers Pitt

Alberto Gonzales: What I’ve Learned from Esquire

Obama again reminds America he’s not a Black President

Why journalist Gary Webb died from Consortium News

Grammys to award homophobia? from Change.org

Will Apple take a dip in the stream? from Future of Music Coalition

PLUS: On-demand all-you-can-eat streaming for $5 with MOG

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