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US oil company donated millions to climate skeptic groups, says Greenpeace

The obscenity of war by Amy Goodman

Citizens united against Citizens United by David Swanson

Police: Teaching kids to mistrust govt. makes couple ‘unsuitable’ parents

FINANCIAL SHENANIGANS

Bailed out banks are even more powerful now than before the crisis

Elizabeth Warren: Bank lobbyists fought for very thing they’re now against

Supreme Court hands victory to mutual fund industry

Student loans: Govt. is now officially in the banking business

TECHNOLOGY POLITICS

Google goes evil, gets in bed with Verizon by Josh Silver

PR firm behind propaganda videos given $25M stimulus contract

Google says China’s ‘great firewall’ blocked search

Fox News has best quarter in network history from Mediaite

POLITICAL INTRIGUE

Thanks health bill, for $250M back to abstinence-only education

Naomi Wolf thinks Tea Parties help fight fascism from Alternet

Brown vs. Democracy in California by George Lakoff

States high on marijuana tax as budget cure

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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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Truthout offers exclusive video interview with ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis

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Democrats propose increase of national debt by $2 trillion; More background

Air America bankruptcy brings end to live programming

Ron Paul: ‘Take out’ the CIA for dealing drugs, assassinations, war-mongering

Dennis Kucinich shreds Dems for betraying promise of change from Raw Story

HAITI UPDATES

Plane full of meds turned away but patients need treatment from Media Hacker

Boy saved after week under rubble, girl killed by Haitian police for looting

Hope for Haiti telethon to air live on TV and Internet Friday 8pm EST

Insight into Wyclef Jean’s foundation under attack from Jack & Jill Politics

PRESS FREEDOM

Student staff resigns following high school censorship battle

What makes for a critical press? Save the News sees a role for govt support

State Dept to offer financial support for grassroots Internet freedom work

Russian journalist dies after police beating from Reuters

MORE MEDIA

FCC plans to expand ‘robocall’ restrictions

FCC closes cable programming loophole

Why OK Go’s new video won’t be seen 50 million times from Future of Music

Student resigns from paper after publication of cartoon urging hate crime

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Chris Matthews is scared of kung fu fighting terrorists from Raw Story

Senate health-care bill would still leave millions uninsured

Banks roll out new check, card fees from Democratic Underground

Official Army history: Bush ‘hamstrung’ troops by Stephen C Webster

Former UK Prime Minister slams Iraq War motives

Michael Chertoff’s serious ‘full-body scanners’ conflict of interest

The new Katrina flood: Hospital liability from ProPublica

AT&T tells FCC it must ditch landline phones to improve broadband

Do charter schools encourage innovation, best practices?

Tyranny of govt & duty of confidentiality as bloggers from TechCrunch

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Former "Most-trusted man" on TV

Slideshow of mostly showbiz & sports stars who passed away in 2009

LISTEN- Press freedom on the front lines from Free Speech Radio News

Iraq to take steps to bring Blackwater’s murderers to justice

Airport security: Two alternatives to full-body scanners

Dems seek to shorten primaries, rein in superdelegates from CS Monitor

Hotel WiFi should be a right, not a luxury from TechCrunch

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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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Andy Worthington: The human cost of Guantanamo from Truthout

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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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