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Video proves Kanye West was right about George W. Bush

OBAMA

President signs health care bill, with a flourish by NY Times

Obama Inc. triumphs: Kucinich folds his hands on health care

Obama advances nuclear resurgence with US loan guarantees from CS Monitor

Obama: Inside man for the greatest heist in history from Black Agenda Report

Should Obama control the Internet? from Mother Jones

BROADBAND

Who will defend the rights of people of color on the Internet? by Malkia Cyril

Race, immigration & the fight for an Open Internet from Making Contact

Broadband plan’s price tag: $20M from The Hill

House passes cyber security from NY Times

Why ‘TV Everywhere’ will fail from PBS Media Shift

JOURNALISM

The collapse of journalism, the journalism of collapse by Robert Jensen

Corporation for Public Broadcasting launches new local journalism initiative

How is Seattle P-I doing, one year later? from Poynter

An e-model for journalism in Seattle, the P-I celebrates 1 year online-only

New media ventures blossom in Seattle

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Republicans help US Senate pass jobs bill from The Hill

TOP STORIES

Docs show Congress knew more about CIA rendition, secret detention & torture

Will someone please arrest Bush, Cheney as they meet for 1st time on Friday?

The flailing falsehoods of America’s war criminals by Glenn Greenwald

Why so little attention to Vernon Hunter, the man killed by Austin terrorist?

POINT COUNTERPOINT

Estranged from critical thinking, divorced from logic by Leonard Pitts Jr.

ACORN: We’re still here, it is not true that we’re ‘closed for business’

Does Justice Clarence Thomas’ silence thwart advocacy?

The NYT on its ‘kill more civilians’ op-ed writer by Glenn Greenwald

ECOLOGICAL HEADLINES

The truth would kill a return of nuclear power … by Alec Baldwin?

Cracking down on fracking by Amy Goodman

Okanagan Indians fight for watershed providing an alternate image of BC

Sen. Kerry says climate bill is not dead yet from Mother Jones

FROM DEMOCRACY NOW

Anti-nuclear activists mobilize to oppose Obama’s new nuke plants

Malcolm X: ‘By any means necessary’

Phyllis Bennis on ending the US war in Afghanistan

Welfare recipients forced to sell food stamps to buy basic necessities

FROM DAILY KOS

Senate takes up Unemployment Insurance and COBRA extensions this week

Litmus test: The people, or insurance companies? by Darcy Burner

Republicans furious over Sen. Scott Brown’s jobs vote

Shenanigans to come? Live at Senate EPA budget hearing

CHECKING IN WITH OTHER LIBERAL BLOGS

Lies, politicians and those damned bloggers from Hullabaloo

Comedy gold: Breitbart shouts ‘innuendo’ at Blumenthal during CPAC

Rep. Waxman’s letter: Toyota study is horrible whitewash from FDL

The torture memo author you’ve never heard of from TPM Muckraker

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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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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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Arab-Americans feel targeted, call airport profiling ‘unconstitutional’

SPECIAL ELECTION

Coakley conceded before ballots ‘counted or examined by any human being’

Pre-emptively ‘calling the race’ is not the media’s job by Bev Harris

‘5 reports’ of voting irregularities in ‘at least 3’ jurisdictions from Brad Blog

‘Sidecar’ reconciliation, the public option lives again by Jane Hamsher

HAITI RELIEF

Tell CNN to stop hyping fears of violence from Media Hacker

Blackwater before drinking water by Greg Palast

US military turning away humanitarian assistance by Cynthia McKinney

Checking our elitism at the door from Future Majority

BUSH ERA

FBI used fake threats to illegally obtain Americans’ phone records

Blair’s attorney general warned in 2002 that Iraq invasion would be illegal

CENSORED NO MORE- Exclusive preview of Mike Connell story in Maxim

Court of Appeals reviews Bush FCC’s ‘fleeting expletive’ rule from FEP Project

INDEPENDENT MEDIA

‘Cognitive infiltration’ stirs up Internet storm from Rag Blog

Can newspaper muckraking carry on in nonprofits? from NY Times

Chicago Independent Radio Project hits the web from Radio Survivor

Criminal justice blogger outlines 2010 agenda from Texas Tribune

MORE STORIES!

Why Americans stopped fighting back against oppression from Alternet

Obama calls for integration of state and federal military forces

Federal government still discouraging medical marijuana research

Head of Boating buys Editor & Publisher by Greg Mitchell

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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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The Existential Crisis of magazines online

5 reasons to feel hopeful in 2010 from Change.org

Foreclosures still swamping federal efforts to help from McClatchy

Living on nothing but food stamps from NY Times

Backlash in UK over extension of TV product placement from Guardian

PolitiFact challenges Cheney’s latest lie

Iraq to support Blackwater lawsuit in US courts from Reuters

Ex-Blackwater employees not wanted in Iraq: Spokesman

More to publishing than meets the screen from NY Times

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Top youth activism victories of 2009 from WireTap

Good riddance to decade begun by theft of the presidency by John Nichols

Over 20m people collected unemployment checks in 2009

137 media workers killed during 2009

An extraordinary year in politics from The Hill

10 things that didn’t suck about media in 2009 from Huffington Post

Top 10 cable news moments of 2009 from TPM Livewire

Top 10 objectively biggest tech stories of 2009 from Tech Meme

Obama: When myth meets reality from Tech President

Shielding journalists in the Internet era from LA Times

Internet radio stations are the new wave from NY Times

Fuck love, let’s make dystopia from Tiny Mix Tapes

WireTap Mag says farewell by Kristina Rizga

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How astronauts see Earth's deserts

US quietly widens terror war in Yemen: From AFP & From NY Times

Huff Po loves Jay Rosen’s idea for fixing the Sunday morning talk shows

Professor behind nonviolent Iran protests from CS Monitor

Obama’s unheralded nuke progress from Consortium News

LISTEN- Senator blocks TSA nominee over unionization from FSRN

Majority of Tea Party’s spending went to GOP firm that created it from TPM

Canada successfully destroys parody websites by Andy Bichlbaum

NPR calls on Congress to create ‘common public media waiver’ for music rights

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TOP 4

Leaked UN report: Copenhagen cuts would lead to 3C temperature rise

Chilcot Iraq Inquiry: The establishment goes to work from Media Lens

Army specialist jailed for stop-loss hip hop song from Courage to Resist

Add 56,000 new contractors to 30,000 new troops for Afghanistan

NEWS ABOUT THE MEDIA

LPFM passes the House by Candace Clement; Hannah Sassaman reflects

Shield law, anonymity, defining journalism from FindLaw

New ratings system for radio changes the game from NY Times

AT&T tells FCC it loves the idea, not the rules of net neutrality from Wired

Morgan Stanley: Mobile Internet market will be twice desktop size by 2012

FAIR to PBS: Don’t abandon hard-hitting journalism

VIEWPOINTS

Op-ed: Copenhagen & the empire’s new clothes by Amy Goodman

Op-ed: White House as helpless victim on heath care by Glenn Greenwald

Op-ed: The Courage to say no by Naomi Klein

Op-ed: Ruined Senate health bill unsupportable by Keith Olbermann

Op-ed: ‘Party of No’ blocks debate on Sanders’ real reform by John Nichols

ETC

Bush officials emailed bogus rumor blaming Gore for Bin Laden escape

Armey lashes out at Maddow after canceled National Press Club speech

Maddow strikes back at Dick Armey’s nonsensical attack

Police shoot US student’s laptop upon entry to Israel from Haaretz

Ed Schultz to Obama: ‘Your base thinks you’re nothing but a sellout’

Lawmakers push new Buy American bill

Chris Matthews trashes netroots from Think Progress

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Some like it pot

Feinstein and Durbin removing bloggers from shield law bill from Daily Kos

We must not let Big Telecom segregate the Internet from Afro-Netizen

If Congress can kill outlandish Wall St bonuses, why don’t they? from Alternet

Blackwater’s Erik Prince stepping down, revealed as CIA asset from Vanity Fair

Yahoo spying policy would ‘shock’ customers, according to letter

EFF sues feds for info on social network surveillance from CNET

New blogger payola disclosure rules starting from WA Post

Bank of America to repay entire $45b of TARP funds from NY Times

GAO issues warning on broadband stimulus grants from Tech Liberation

Op-ed: Higher ed fiscal crisis protects the wealthy by Peter Phillips

Interview about remixing Antarctica with DJ Spooky from Huffington Post

‘My name is Rachel Corrie’ and Israel’s waning impunity from Electronic Intifada

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Cobra subsidies begin expiring for the unemployed from LA Times

GE pact with Vivendi clears way for sale of NBC to Comcast

TV in 10 years will know what shows we like, what music to offer from RAIN

Ron Paul gains mainstream steam from Politico

FBI viewed intel from ultra-right radio host as ‘irreplaceable’

Google and News Corp do need each other from NY Times

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Even though a Bush-era request to conduct blanket searches of computer files was rebuked by judges, the Obama administration is now pushing to have the decision reversed, according to court documents filed the week of Thanksgiving.

U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan, an Obama appointee, and twenty other government attorneys submitted a brief to the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals, making a very extraordinary request. They want their position heard again, this time by all 27 judges in the region.

In August, an “en banc” panel of 11 judges from the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals decided federal prosecutors went too far when they seized the drug test results of 104 pro baseball players five years earlier. The ruling included guidelines for computer search conduct designed to protect Fourth Amendment privacy rights, in the style of Miranda rights.

Chief Judge Alex Kozinski wrote at the time that the government “must maintain the privacy of materials that are intermingled with seizable materials, and … avoid turning a limited search for particular information into a general search of office file systems and computer databases.”

In 2006, the 9th Circuit initially sided with the Bush administration against the Major League Baseball Players Association in a 2-1 decision.

Back in 2003, the warrant in the hands of the prosecutors allowed them to search urinalysis records of ten pro baseball players at a Long Beach drug-testing facility. They claimed the information on other players found in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet was in plain sight, and therefore lawful. But the Court of Appeals argued agents could have selected, copied and pasted only the rows listing the specific players named in the search warrant.

Instead they scrolled to the right side of the spreadsheet to peek at the test results of each player. The names of four players not linked to the warranted BALCO investigation were later leaked to The New York Times. In the public eye, power-hitters David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez and Sammy Sosa may never scrub clean the taint. Sosa will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2013, along with controversial star Barry Bonds.

The player’s union accused The Times of breaking the law. “The leaking of information under a court seal is a crime,” he said in a statement. “The active pursuit of information that may not lawfully be disclosed because it is under court seal is a crime.”

Michael Schmidt, the reporter, insists he did nothing wrong, “It is the choice of the source to talk. I believe it is legal and ethical for me to ask questions of people who may be covered by court orders.”

During the slow news week of Thanksgiving the Obama administration took action, seeking to reverse the 3-month old decision. Wired Magazine and libertarians had applauded the dramatic reductions to the government’s search-and-seizure powers, but the government now claims “computer searches have ground to a complete halt” in some districts.

Inside a 27-page brief submitted to the San Francisco-based court Nov. 23 (and made available on the Wired Magazine website) Solicitor General Kagan and twenty other undersigned government attorneys insist the 9th Circuit Appeals judges must “withdraw the en banc panel’s decision.” In other words, throw out the 11-judge ruling and review the case again with all 27 of its judges, an unprecedented request.

“The United States is mindful that this Court has never granted full court en banc,” the brief states. “Indeed, the federal government has never asked the Court to do so. But the broad issues unnecessarily addressed in the en banc panel’s opinion are of surpassing importance and compel that extraordinary action.”

The court said rather than copy an entire drive, the government should cull the specific data described in its search warrant. Otherwise, use an independent third party to comb through files under court supervision, providing nothing else to government agents. So, which Fourth Amendment protections are unnecessary?

The government is pointing to a nauseating rape case to argue investigators are now the ones in handcuffs. “Agents did not obtain a warrant to search the suspects’ computers,” the government wrote, “because of concerns that any evidence discovered about other potential victims could not be disclosed by the filter team.”

After the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the last avenue available to the solicitor general would be a review from the Supreme Court.

This story was originally written for RawStory.com by Gavin Dahl.

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Lobbyists lobby White House for right to lobby from ABC News

Journalist learns about union-busting the hard way from Alternet

Argentine Dirty War victims cautiously embrace trials from Truthout

ACORN can be paid for existing contracts, DOJ says from NY Times

Op-ed: Colbert conservatism by David Sirota

Pub fined $13K for WiFi copyright infringement from CNET

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Montgomery Burns & Richie Rich

Gates & Murdoch: The unlikeliest freedom fighters by Douglas Rushkoff

News Corp weighs exclusive alliance with Bing from NY Times

Murdoch, Microsoft and Google from CJR

Murdoch madness by Jeff Jarvis

Will Murdoch’s Bing gamble pay off? from The Guardian

Why News Corp can afford to leave Google for Bing from Advertising Age

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Malkia Cyril: Push changed my life, but Hollywood ‘invisibilized patriarchy’

CNN paid Lou Dobbs $8m to quit

Are nuclear weapons safe in Pakistan? by Seymour Hersh

Cecilia Kang explains Google Books settlement on CSPAN

Taking aim at student muckrakers from NY Times

PBS can market its kids show without selling out

The price of free from NY Times

NY Times embraces ‘douche’ as TV dirty word of the moment from Alternet

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Conservative columnist David Brooks just went public again with his criticisms of Sarah Palin. “She’s a joke. I can’t take her seriously,” he told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.

The question other members of the press are asking is whether he will codify his statements in print at The New York Times this time around.

A month before last year’s presidential election Brooks admitted to a forum in Manhattan that Palin was “not even close” to qualified for higher office. However, he failed to reveal the opinion in multiple columns after the comment. At the time, he was called “frighteningly dishonest” by Editor & Publisher’s Greg Mitchell, who suggested he should debate himself on PBS.

There was little debate, however, on This Week Sunday. The other conservative on the panel with Brooks, George Will, isn’t buying into the Palin frenzy either.

Will said he thinks Republicans can do better. “Some conservatives think they have found in Sarah Palin a Republican William Jennings Bryan,” he said. “Now, why would they want someone who lost the presidency three times?”

Brooks may have also alluded to his feelings about Mike Huckabee’s presidential hopes, adding, “The idea that this potential talk show host is considered seriously for the Republican nomination, believe me, it will never happen.

“Republican primary voters are not going to elect a talk show host,” he said.

See the video of Brooks where the story was originally published on The Raw Story.

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Peace activist confronts Israeli PM

Gaza explored from The New Yorker

Berlin Wall 20 years later from NY Times

EFF: Government finally turning over some telecom lobbying docs

6 progressive complaints about House health bill from The Nation

Net neutrality red herrings and how to combat them

Editorial: Who’s afraid of the big, bad Fairness Doctrine?

The Podestas turn change into dollars from HuffPo

Politico’s Ben Smith admits Obama camp fed him Edwards $400 haircut story

Dig trenches for broadband fiber when constructing new roads from The Hill

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John Dean: Why Cheney pushed so hard to get a pardon for Libby

TOP 4

House passes resolution 344-36 calling Gaza war crimes report ‘unworthy’

EDITORIAL: Some sense on defense spending by NY Times

Elizabeth Warren wields plan in fight over credit rules

YIKES: Project Censored round-up of the British police state

POLICY

Pro-net neutrality professors say FCC’s proposal is ambiguous

Andy Schwartzman on the upcoming FCC ownership review

One Economy proposes Digital Literacy Initiative broadband plan

Future of Music Coalition wants FCC to become radio data central

Copyright Alliance & music publishers support IP czar Victoria Espinel

Victoria Espinel qualified, but likely powerless from Excess Copyright

MEDIA

EU eyes ‘digital divide’ after DTV transition by Matthew Lasar

Nielsen: Radio reaches 77% of adults daily (5 city study)

FCC lowers the plank for Florida pirate, $2500 settlement

HEALTH

Sit-in for single-payer at Rep. Pelosi’s office from Dollars and Sense

Rep. Kucinich: Not giving up on state single payer

28 male anti-choice Dems are stalling health reform

GOP bill would allow insurers to ignore consumer protections

Gore controversy, advocate & investor

Federal prosecutor: Medical marijuana raids won’t stop

Colorado health department changes ‘caregiver’ rule for marijuana

TECH & PRESS & OPINION

Shield law would protect student journalists from SPLC

Editorial: Pass shield law quickly from NY Times

Virginia’s elections are unconstitutional from Project Censored

Newsosaur: Pay walls mixed with free access

Pesticide industry rep. picked for trade post draws fire

Droid vs. iPhone really about Verizon vs. AT&T

O’Reilly to Hume: You don’t have a conservative viewpoint

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