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Free Press and Center for Media and Democracy hail passage of Truth in Broadcasting Act

Following up on the passing today of the Truth in Broadcasting Act in the Senate Commerce Committee, is this press release from Free Press and the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD): Senate committee supports disclosure of government video news releases; Groups warn most ‘fake news’ comes from private sources. WASHINGTON — Free Press and […]

John Kerry: Children Are the Most Tragic Victims of Government’s Indifference

Year after year, challenges faced by our children are ignored – and nothing is going to change until grassroots pressure forces this town to make fundamentally different choices – putting our most urgent challenges, and those least fortunate – ahead of the wealthy, powerful and connected.

Millionaire Republican Senator Votes Against LIHEAP and Wins $850K in Lottery

Millionaire New Hampshire Republican Senator Judd Gregg won $853,492 in the Powerball Lottery. Gregg bought a ticket that matched five of the six numbers in the Powerball game. Since Senator Gregg lives in N.H. and there are many people there who will need fuel assistance this winter, let me be the first to suggest that […]

Kerry, Lautenberg: Commerce Committee Issues Bipartisan Rebuke of Bush Administration’s Use of “Fake News”

Today, in a stunning rebuke of the Bush administration’s use of covert propaganda, the Senate Commerce Committee passed with bipartisan support a measure today to prevent the Administration from creating and distributing fake news stories that don’t identify the government’s role… The Senate Commerce Committee today adopted legislation by Senators John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) and […]

Senate Nixes LIHEAP Again

Let the low income people freeze seems to be the attitude of the Senate when it comes to fully funding the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). For the second time this month, the Senate has voted against fully funding the program that helps low-income families meet home heating costs. The amendment originally sponsored by […]

New Information Raises More Questions about Cruise Ship Contracts

In a letter sent to DHS Secretary Chertoff today, Rep. Henry Waxman raises concerns based on data from an internal 2002 “Financial Review” of three Carnival Cruise Line ships, the Sensation, the Ecstasy, and the Holiday, now under federal contract (FEMA) to provide housing for Hurricane Katrina evacuees. A comparison between the internal financial review […]

DeLay Booked, Fingerprinted & Photographed

Tom DeLay turned himself today “at the Harris County sheriff’s bonding office, where he was photographed, fingerprinted and released on bond on state conspiracy and money laundering charges.” (Booking photo provided by the Harris County Sheriff’s Department) He posted $10,000 bond and they have left the bonding office,” Lt. John Martin with the sheriff’s department […]

No More Covert Propaganda

The video news release/covert propaganda issue is heating up in the Senate today. At 2 p.m. today the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Business meeting is expected to adopt legislation sponsored by United States Senators John F. Kerry and Frank R. Lautenberg that will require that “prepackaged news stories” produced by the Administration disclose the […]