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Miami Firm Sues to Block Foreign Port Takeover

LoBiondo said there are presently no citizenship requirements, which he said permits foreign companies who are or become partners in domestic terminal operations to employ security officers who are not Americans.

When Did Cheney Shoot Whittington?

I heard Mario Solis Marich talking about this earlier today on Progressive Talk Radio in L.A.. It could be that Whittington was just confused yesterday when he gave his statement and said the accident happened on Friday, or it could be that he let the cat out of the bag and the news of the […]

Consumer Groups Endorse Senator Kerry’s Efforts to Bring Affordable Broadband To All

Today Consumers Union and Free Press endorsed Senator John Kerry’s (D-MA) Wireless Innovation Act (WINN Act) that would help bring affordable broadband to all Americans by freeing unused spectrum within the broadcast frequency for use by providers of wireless broadband and for other services. The legislation would direct the Federal Communications Commission to move quickly […]

Rumsfeld Wants More Propaganda

In a speech yesterday, Rumsfeld criticized the U.S. media for hampering the Bush administration’s propaganda efforts in “fighting terror.” Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld yesterday called for the military and other government agencies to mount a far more aggressive, swift and nontraditional information campaign to counter the messages of extremist and terrorist groups in the […]

Is There a Cronyism Link with the Dubai Port Takeover Deal and the Bush Administration?

A curious bit of information popped up yesterday regarding the issue of a Dubai company taking over 6 U.S. ports. It seems that Bush has annointed an executive from the Dubai company, DP World to a cushy government post: Dubai, 24 January 2006: – Global ports operator DP World today welcomed news that one of […]

David Gregory: Why the Cheney Story Matters

Following up on Ron’s post earlier on the media and the Cheney story, David Gregory, Chief White House Correspondent for NBC, has a post on his blog on “why the Cheney story matters.” Here’s a few quips from Gregory: I’m in the business of getting information — as much of it as possible. The public […]

Media Covers Cheney Shooting Flip Flops

Compared to the more serious crimes committed by Dick Cheney, the shooting is relatively minor. What makes this of significance is that this is finally the type of story the media likes to cover, giving many Americans their first accurate look at the Vice President’s (lack of) character. While Cheney often fabricated charges that John […]

Willie Nelson Plays for Soldiers Injured in Iraq

Willie Nelson (who’s always been one of my heroes) warmed up a concert tonight by playing a long freebie gig (22 songs) at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, for soldiers injured in Iraq. “I have a lot of respect for the military,” said Nelson, himself an Air Force veteran. “I like to show […]