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Domestic terrorism strikes in Austin, Texas by Stephen C Webster

Frustrated home owner bulldozes own house after bank forecloses

Greed trophy up for grabs by Jim Hightower

Transparency groups slam lobbyists plotting ‘sufficient cover’ to buy elections

Giles admits O’Keefe & Breitbart’s ACORN pimp story was a lie from Brad Blog

Bob Barr jeered at CPAC for saying waterboarding is torture from Raw Story

Rep. Conyers plans hearings on Bush torture lawyers by Muriel Kane

White House will back public option if Senate passes it by John Byrne

More states move toward single-payer health care from After Downing Street

The race for clean energy jobs from NRDC

Medical studies show cannabis effective for treating pain, spasms

School district admits to installing covert webcam software on student laptops

Sales of ‘Daybreak’ hurt by rebranding Iraq War ‘New Dawn’ by David Swanson

Army soldier jailed for rap lyrics to face court-martial in Iraq by Dahr Jamail

Ayatollah Khamenei: Iran will never seek atomic bombs from Antiwar.com

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US media omission

The morning started with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) blaming Democrats for the use of over 100 filibusters by Republicans so far this Congress.

Next up, former Vice President Dick Cheney said waterboarding should have been an option for the underbomber. “I was a big supporter of waterboarding,” and other torture techniques he told ABC’s Jonathan Karl.

Vice President Joe Biden took to the airwaves soon after, saying Cheney is ‘not entitled to re-write history.” He told NBC’s David Gregory that Cheney “either is misinformed or he is misinforming, but the facts are that his assertions are not accurate.” We went on to emphatically insist the Iraq War wasn’t worth “the horrible price.”

Dick Cheney’s daughter Liz told a Fox News panel that we should look back at 9/11 and remember the civilian trials that prevented the government from getting information that could have prevented the attacks. Uh huh. Never mind the presidential daily briefing warning Osama Bin Laden planned to attack the United States that was ignored by the Bush Administration prior to 9/11.

Finally, in my search for 40 news stories on Sunday, I came across this interesting article on Antiwar.com and decided to write up something about it. I titled my story, “US media omission: Iran calls for end of global nuclear disarmament.”

Scott Horton of Antiwar Radio interviews Jason Ditz the managing news editor of Antiwar.com about the constant barrage of media disinformation on Iran’s nuclear program here.

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"Energy, Budget Cuts, Tax, Lift American Spirits"

Palin reads cheat notes from her palm on Tea Party stage

SNL mocks Fox News on ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’

Iran arrests 7 ‘spies’ tied to US-funded radio station

In response to this story, one Raw commenter insisted the site was covering-up the following news stories:

Iran accepts third party enrichment deal terms from Antiwar.com

Iranian scientist assassinated as US steps up war threats

Obama spreads war flames in Middle East from Global Research

I regularly link to news from Antiwar.com on Raw Story, and found both of these Global Research pieces to be thought-provoking. If only the commenter wasn’t anonymous, I could let them know Raw only schedules me once a week, making it difficult for me to conspire to cover anything up, or cover much of anything for that matter…

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Jon Stewart skewers headlines of lefty blogs

TOP STORIES
5 ways the Tea Party could fail from National Journal
DEMOCRACY & CAMPAIGN CASH
FOREIGN POLICY & TERRORISM
Bush, Cheney and the great espace by William Rivers Pitt
The lynch mob mentality by Glenn Greenwald
MEDIA POLITICS
JOURNALISM & THE FREE PRESS
TECHNOLOGY & PRIVACY

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TOP STORIES
Jerk or genius, TV’s Stephen Colbert boosts US

Remembering ‘Kvetcher in the Rye’ JD Salinger by Greg Palast

ACORN mounts campaign to ‘sting the stinger’ by Daniel Tencer

Rahm Emanuel will really, really not like hosting this mental disabilities panel

CORPORATE POWER
How corporations secretly move millions to fund political ads by Brad Jacobson

Dems consider constitutional amendment to combat campaign finance decision

ACLU may reverse course on campaign finance limits from NY Sun

The end of the corporate zombie? from Huffington Post

BEHIND THE CONSERVATIVE VEIL
Rumsfeld sent Wall St Journal op-ed dismissing torture allegations to Dubya

Report: SarahPAC spent thousands buying copies of Palin’s ‘Going Rogue’

Insurance companies ‘used Tea Party’ to try and kill bill by Sahil Kapur

Glenn Beck update: The backpedaling begins by Arianna Huffington

MIDDLE EAST POWER STRUGGLES
Obama’s silent war shocks Pakistan from Guardian UK

Onward Christian soldiers, again from Antiwar.com

Raze illegal buildings, unless they are Jewish settlements

Israeli commander: ‘We rewrote the rules of war for Gaza’ from The Independent

BROADCAST POLITICS
FCC gives Native American tribes priority to obtain radio licenses

Obama wants you to create the next YouTube by Megan Tady

Countdown begins for end of Olbermann’s ‘Countdown’

Obama is obligated to sue Rush Limbaugh for demotion from True/Slant

JOURNALISM & PRESS FREEDOM
McChesney & Nichols on ‘Death & Life of American Journalism’ from DN!

Novaya Gazeta, publisher of assassinated journo, site back online after attack

College journalists included in proposed amendment to Maryland shield law

Anti-Govt protest covered by bloggers, ignored by Russian media

THE LATEST WATERGATE
What if the Landrieu phone plot perpetrators were liberal or Muslim?

High jinks to handcuffs for Landrieu provocateur from NY Times

Landrieu phone plot: Men arrested have links to intelligence community

Is this the same Stan Dai arrested for trying to bug Landrieu’s office?

POLITICAL ECONOMY OF CINEMA
Wal-Mart, Target put squeeze on Redbox from Business Week

Movie Gallery files bankruptcy, closing 760 stores

Hollywood loses key battle over illegal downloads

Surveying video art and alternative media 1968-1980 from Cineaste

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Sorry Twitter pumpkin over capacity

Twitter serves up ideas from users from NY Times

ACLU: Obama signs bill allowing defense dept. to block FOIA requests

Pentagon won’t confirm domestic propaganda program ended from Raw Story

Israel targeting grassroots nonviolent Palestine activists from Antiwar.com

Illustrated view of world without net neutrality rules from WA Post

Climate change effect on North Sea now apparent from Wired

Netanyahu unsure how to contain Gaza fallout from Antiwar.com

Web to be truly worldwide at last from BBC News

Medical marijuana institutes crop up in Denver from Westword

Marijuana legalization expected to be on CA ballot

Beliefnet evangelist will be senior adviser to FCC chief Dr. J?

Brad Will’s murderer held in Mexico believed to be scapegoat

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