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The big story Sunday was of course the passage of health insurance reform in Congress. However my shift was over before the big vote. So these are stories from Sunday morning.

Karl Rove’s meltdown on ABC Sunday morning drew a lot of attention.

Republican leaders insisted on NBC that the racist and homophobic taunts by protesters at the Capitol on Saturday were isolated.

And, not that it matters now, Debbie Wasserman Schultz told CNN “we’ve got the votes.”

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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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CEOs Roberts & Zucker: Nothing but the truth, huh?

MEDIA CONSOLIDATION & THE PUBLIC INTEREST

House effort urges DOJ & FCC to block Comcast acquisition of NBC-U

Netflix warns Comcast-NBC merger could hurt open Internet

Public interest groups warn Comcast takeover is anticompetitive

Comcast-NBC merger no sure thing from Stop Big Media

TOP STORIES

Will George W Bush be next to appear before UK’s Iraq Inquiry?

Dave Zirin talks Super Bowl politics from Democracy Now

Paul Krugman covers the ‘hold’ strategy employed by US Senators

Demand Media: The future of content, cheap and plentiful

GREEN ACTIVISM & LOCAL ECONOMIES

No oil company will know peace in the creeks of Nigeria

Globalization kills, return to local economies by Thom Hartmann

Incentives to going ‘off grid’ bring power to the people

4 stories that should have changed the media narrative, but didn’t

FOLLOW THE MONEY

In a message to Dems, Wall St. sends cash to GOP

Wealthy CEOs conspire to influence elections for GOP

NY Attorney General Andrew Cuomo takes on Bank of America fraud

ACORN smear conspirator wants tax-deductible donations to her legal fund

SARAH PALIN & THE TEA PARTY

Tea Party represents ‘innate racism’ says Meghan McCain

Speech was all boilerplate non-sequiturs & cognitive disconnections

Raw Story debunks Palin’s claims in speech by Sahil Kapur

Last Word: Palin has delusions of grandeur by Mike Lupica

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Sen. Franken rips into Comcast CEO by Josh Silver

Franken makes CEO look like a tool from Consumerist

CEO argues rules protect customers, lawyers argue rules unconstitutional

Jeff Zucker lies to Congress from TechDirt

NBC caught lying to Congress from Public Knowledge

Boxee responds to Jeff Zucker to set the record straight

Op-ed: Don’t let Comcast & NBC merge into a conglomerate

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Broadband, consolidation and neutrality are my subjects this evening on Olympia’s community radio station KAOS. In order of their attribution on the show, here are the links to my sources from tonight’s 30 minutes. Stream or download the archived show by CLICKING HERE.

Broadband money begins to flow from Broadband Breakfast

The Killer App of 1900 by Glenn Fleishman on Publicola, Seattle’s News Elixir

Research shows doubts about effect of stimulus by Matt Lasar from Ars Technica

McDonalds launching free WiFi by David Coursey from PC World

Google is providing free WiFi at 47 US airports

MuniWireless coverage of first grant winners announcement

Broadband report on stimulus grant winners from Scribd

Rural broadband grants will help America compete by Ben Scott, Free Press

Measure results of $7.2b broadband funds by Charles Benton & Kate Williams

Obama: Cash vs. Principles by Kim Hart from The Hill

Why FCC should stop Comcast from buying NBC by David Coursey from PC World

Don’t let Telecom segregate the Internet by Malkia Cyril, Chris Rabb & Joe Torres

FCC questions Comcast-GE venture by David Goetzl from Media Post

Comcast’s voluntary public interest commitments from Bloomberg

Exposing Comcast’s hollow ‘Public Interest’ commitments from Free Press

Where does Comcast/NBCU rate on ‘Trade Association Scale”? by Harold Feld

PEG Channels’ New Best Friend by Bunnie Riedel, for Multichannel News

Broadband in yo face (AUDIO) from MAG-NET

Majority of minorities not using Internet from Internet Innovation

LPFM: Out of the House, into the Senate by Candace Clement

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Vodpod videos no longer available.

Andy Worthington: The human cost of Guantanamo from Truthout

TOP 4
Supreme Court tosses out ruling to release torture photos

Spitzer on Democracy Now: Geithner, Bernanke ‘complicit’

Dubya and Blair ‘misled public’ ‘could end up on trial’

New white house press pool rotation sparks debate from Politico

PROTESTS AROUND THE GLOBE

20,000 climate activists march through London

Tens of thousands march against Silvio Berlusconi in Rome

Martial law returns ahead of rebellion in Philippines

Arrests mark Greek riot anniversary

Iran bans foreign media, Cut Tehran web access as student rally nears

Zelaya supporters end 5 months of daily protests in Honduras

Gaza Freedom March less than one month away

U of Wisconsin protesters want Karl Rove on trial

TECHNOLOGY HEADLINES

Ode to books, why e-books will never replace them from Geek Dad

Administration fears public scrutiny would scuttle IP treaty talks

ALA submits comments on FCC broadband plan

PEG channels’ new best friend: Comcast? from Multichannel News

Comcast NBC: Donor interests vs. key Obama principles

Comcast rated 10 on Harold Feld’s association scale

The rise and fall of MySpace from Financial Times

TV exec upset daughter wants no TV at college from Techdirt

The myth of broadband hogs

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Consolidation: Comcast buying NBC Universal

TOP 4

America’s regression by Glenn Greenwald

Liberal Dems take aim at war funding

The war is in Pakistan right now‘ says Jeremy Scahill

Editors reporting to sales managers at Dallas newspaper

AMERICA’S BIGGEST CABLE CO. WANTS MORE POWER

Why the FCC should stop Comcast NBC from PC World

Commissioner Copps on merger: ‘They face a steep climb with me

Congress to scrutinize Comcast NBC deal from The Hill

Comcast’s hollow ‘public interest’ claims from Free Press

MORE NEWS HEADLINES

Grist explains Copenhagen climate summit to comedian Eugene Mirman

Rachel Maddow rips Sen. McConnell war stimulus ‘nonsense’

Sen. Bernie Sanders offers Medicare-for-all amendment

Fourth senator joins move to block Fed Chairman Bernanke

David Ogden, No. 2 Justice Dept official, resigning

Mobile broadband consumption creating problems by Tricia Duryee

Ted Haggard 2.0 by Wendy Norris

VIEWPOINTS

7 ways Battle of Seattle changed the world by Fran Korten

Matt Taibbi: Obama sold out to Wall St

10 progressive reactions to Obama’s Afghan plan from Alternet

We need a clean vote on Afghanistan policy from Common Dreams

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