Politicking

Seattle-area religious right org crashes and burns in Abramoff scandal

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Mercer Island-based "Toward Tradition" and its founder, Rabbi Daniel Lapin, were implicated in Abramoff-engineered propaganda operations and political corruption.

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Darcy Burner: Safeguarding the Internet is key to the future of our democracy

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Burner, Democratic candidate for Congress in the Washington 8th District, speaks our on Net Neutrality.

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Buyer's remorse: The Bush story the press won't tell

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The US establishment media has a blind spot regarding the Bush regime's sagging public approval.

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New web resource designed to demystify Internet political speech rules

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New Web Site Lays Out the Rights and Obligations of Political Speakers on the Internet

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Prodi braces for fight to curb Berlusconi's media empire

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Though defeated at the ballot box, Italian former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi remains the country's biggest media mogul--which gives him a source of unelected, unaccountable power. There oughta be a law...

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Gore lashes out at media consolidation

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Former VP Gore--an enthusiatic supporter of the 1996 Telecom Act which opened the door to ten years of dramatic media consolidation--now speaks out against media oligarchy.

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New York Times' eavesdropping story wasn't the only one squashed for Bush during 2004 campaign

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The eavesdropping story was just one of several legitimate news stories during the closing weeks of the 2004 campaign that were ignored by mainstream press outlets; stories that would have clearly hurt the Bush campaign.

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Time-Warner cable channel silences debate in NY Senate race

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NY1 Refuses to allow Clinton challenger Tasini in television primary debate

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The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey