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Political Bloggers Should Reveal Funding

Wednesday, the California Fair Political Practices Commission takes up the question of whether political bloggers should have to disclose who pays them to blog in political campaigns. Sacramento's consultant establishment, both on the left and the right, has been hiding behind free speech protections to propagandize and cut the legs out from under credentialed authorities on behalf of any interest group.
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David Petraeus Revealed: Sex the Least of His Scandals (with Michael Hastings)

BuzzFeed's Michael Hastings explained the full sordid details of the Petraeus affair, how the spying on David Petraeus is typical of today's surveillance state, The hypocrisy of the Washington Press, how Petraeus helped us scrub our record of disaster in Iraq, how he started to believe his own press and why we need a realistic perspective on the Military.
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Washington Agog as Petraeus Caught with Pants Down

Post-election, pre-fiscal-cliff-crisis Washington has been abuzz over General David Petraeus’s abrupt departure as Director of the CIA and the subsequent stream of shocking details. It didn’t take long for congressional Republicans to cue the conspiracy theories with an all-too-familiar refrain aimed at the Obama administration and Attorney General Eric Holder.
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Deflating Another Balloon: 2012 Candidate Coverage Balanced

A constant right wing narrative throughout the presidential campaign was that mainstream media was “in the bag” for President Obama.
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Obama Responsible For Bush Job Loss? FactCheck.org Says Yes


When Obama took office we were losing more than 800,000 jobs a MONTH -- and according to FactCheck.org that is Obama's doing, not Bush's.
From Obama’s Inflated Jobs Claim,
In a new TV ad, President Obama makes an inflated claim to have added 5.2 million new jobs. The total added du...
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Change.org to Sell Out Progressive Community; Opens Platform

In a shocking move the petition oriented site, Change.org, will open up its platform anyone, this includes the Republican party, corporations, possible front groups, and other anti-progressive causes. According to leaked internal documents the only parties not allowed access will be hate groups as defined by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Ryan Grim at the Huffington Post broke the story first.
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Who Leaked 'Iran Talks' and How Does It Affect Obama & Romney?

A story leaked over the weekend about how Iran is ready to sit down and have one-on-one talks with the U.S. But who leaked the story? And how will it affect Obama and Romney?
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The Right’s Wrath Against Candy Crowley

The CNN reporter, Candy Crowley, who moderated Tuesday night’s presidential debate at Hofstra University has joined the ranks of journalists inside the “liberal media” that the right-wing echo chamber will forever smear, slime, and loathe. The Republicans, along with their formidable propaganda outlets, Fox News and AM Talk Radio, have their knickers in a bunch because Ms. Crowley fact-checked their beloved candidate, Mitt Romney during the night’s most heated exchange.
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DNC's 'Mitt Math' Ad

In the absence of a clearly articulated breakdown of Governor Mitt Romney's tax plan, many pundits and economic analysts are doing the math for him and questioning his sincerity.
The DNC is capitalizing on the varied newsroom segments in this new ad and highlighting Romney's ambiguous responses about tax reform and who it will affect.
The real question is will Romney divulge more detail about his tax cut plan during tonight's debate or will it be left to the 24-hr news cycle and the DNC to fill in the gaps and raise fears?
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Anderson Cooper: Despite Romney's Claim, 'Studies' Don't Show His Tax Math Adds Up

Another day, another Big Lie by Romney/Ryan. Heck, even Fox News anchor Chris Wallace called out Republican hack Ed Gillespie on this one. Here, Anderson Cooper looks into the claims that "studies" show Romney's tax math adding up to be totally false. Bottom line: as usual, you know when Romney et al. are lying when their lips are moving.
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