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Brad Friedman
Brad Friedman is an investigative journalist, blogger, broadcaster, muckraker, troublemaker and publisher of The BRAD BLOG, where he has broken enumerable stories over the years on everything from issues of election integrity to media malfeasance to national security whistleblowers.

He is the host of his own shown on KPFK/Pacifica Radio in Los Angeles, as well as the regular guest host for the nationally syndicated Mike Malloy Show.

He is also the co-founder of and a Fellow at the progressive Commonweal Institute.

Brad is a frequent guest on radio and TV and speaks across the country on a number of topics including election and media reform. He is also a frequent guest host on the radio for Mike Malloy, Randi Rhodes, Peter B. Collins and others.

He is the recipient of a Project Censored award for "Excellent in Investigative Journalism", has contributed to a number of books and appears in a number of documentary films. See his bio at The BRAD BLOG for more details...

Entries by Brad Friedman

Republicans Require No Photo ID To Vote In Republican Iowa Caucus

(136) Comments | Posted December 28, 2011 | 4:22 PM

For all of their years of claims that massive voter fraud is going on at the polling place, such that photo ID restrictions are required to ensure the integrity of the vote, you'd think that when Republicans have a chance to run their own elections,...

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Exclusive: Ellsberg Disagrees With WikiLeaks' Assange on Whether Clinton Should Resign

(8) Comments | Posted December 3, 2010 | 4:14 PM

Daniel Ellsberg, the legendary "Pentagon Papers" whistleblower, is an ardent supporter of the WikiLeaks project and of its co-founder Julian Assange, who finds himself under attack from many corners. The man whom Secretary of State Henry Kissinger once called "the most dangerous man in America" recently traveled to London...

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Why Joe Miller Should Call for a Transparent 'Hand Count' of All Ballots Cast in Alaska

(14) Comments | Posted November 19, 2010 | 10:02 AM

After a week of hand-counting paper write-in ballots in Alaska's three-way U.S. Senate race between incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski (who ran as an independent write-in candidate), Republican candidate Joe Miller and Democratic candidate Scott McAdams, the Associated Press called the race for Murkowski.

Trailing by some 10,000 votes behind...

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Black Voter in Philly Forced to Swear on Bible Before Casting Vote

(33) Comments | Posted November 10, 2010 | 5:04 PM

"Did anyone else have to swear on a bible that their address was correct before they were able to vote? just wondering, because i did, [sic]" Philadelphia voter Lindsay Granger wrote on her blog after voting in last Tuesday's mid-term election. "I had to lay my palm on the...

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Ann Coulter to Face Vote on Voter Fraud Charges in CT

(2) Comments | Posted October 7, 2010 | 12:33 PM

Will Ann Coulter finally be held accountable for having committed voter fraud? We may find out on October 14th when the matter will come up at a public hearing by Connecticut's State Elections Commission after an extraordinarily long two-year delay since the complaints about her...

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EXCLUSIVE: On Heels of Diebold/Premier Purchase, Canadian eVoting Firm Dominion Also Acquires Sequoia, Lies About Chavez Ties in Announcement

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2010 | 5:04 PM

'Intellectual Property' of voting systems still owned by firm linked to Venezuelan President, despite press statement to the contrary
PLUS: The election official/e-voting company revolving 'oversight' door continues to turn...

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Canadian-based Dominion Voting Systems has quietly announced its second acquisition of a major U.S. voting machine...

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Fox 'News' Fans Flood Anti-U.S. Chamber Campaign With Death Threats, Racial Attacks

(26) Comments | Posted December 14, 2009 | 2:18 PM

Those "conservative" Fox "News" fans sure do use a lot of F-words in their death threats.

We're used to various death threats by now, of course, even from Drudge's poodle, Andy "Big Government" Breitbart, but those socially "conservative", American "values"-lovin', Fox "News" viewers have really outdone themselves this time.

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Did Doug Hoffman Actually Win the NY-23 Special Election? If So, Does It Actually Matter?

(54) Comments | Posted November 13, 2009 | 5:04 PM

Narrowing margin in post-election canvass raises hopes for GOP/Conservatives, but recent Republican-set precedent may well dash that hope...

A potentially interesting situation is underway in New York's 23rd Congressional district where post-election canvassing of the recent special election for the U.S. House is still underway.

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Truth in Newsvertising

(11) Comments | Posted November 10, 2009 | 11:29 PM

Apparently it must be stated -- over and again. The Fox "News" Channel is not a news channel; it's a Republican Party propaganda channel. As such, its first amendment right to say whatever it likes ought to be protected, but not its "right" to call itself "news". That's false advertising...

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'Tea Party Express II: Rise of the Tea Bags' - The Movie!

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2009 | 1:04 PM

So we went out to Griffith Park out here in L.A. on Sunday to check out the kick-off day for the new "Tea Party Express II" national tour. Thought we might meet some interesting people and file a quick video report. Met a lot of interesting people, and so ended...

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FBI Whistleblower: Hastert, Burton, Blunt, Other Members of Congress 'Bribed, Blackmailed'

(24) Comments | Posted September 5, 2009 | 3:14 PM

Breaking Down the Under-Oath Disclosures of the Formerly-Gagged Sibel Edmonds...

It has now been over a week since the video tape and transcript from the remarkable 8/8/09 deposition of former FBI translator-turned-whistleblower Sibel Edmonds was publicly released. Previously, the Bush Administration invoked the so-called "state secrets privilege" in order...

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Formerly-'Gagged' FBI Whistleblower Details Congressional Blackmail, Bribery, Espionage, Corruption in Remarkable Videotaped Deposition

(23) Comments | Posted August 27, 2009 | 5:57 PM

Sibel Edmonds' full under-oath testimony transcript from Ohio election case, details explosive allegations against key members of Congress and other high-ranking State and Defense Department officials...

Just over two weeks ago, FBI translator-turned-whistleblower Sibel Edmonds was finally allowed to speak about much of what the Bush Administration spent years trying...

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New Evidence Reveals Feds 'Coached, Cajoled, Threatened' Star Witness in Siegelman Case

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2009 | 5:06 PM

Declarations filed in former AL Governor's request for new trial, describe government prosecutors manipulating key testimony, pressuring former aide in exchange for lighter sentence. Notes, communications and required FBI disclosures said illegally withheld from defense team.

How it's even possible that former Alabama Governor Don...

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Irony: Palin Used Official State Website for Private Rebuttal to Latest Ethics Complaint

(65) Comments | Posted July 22, 2009 | 6:45 PM

PLUS: Did Palin attorney defame an ethics complainant in recent statement?

A brief, two paragraph statement [PDF] by the private attorney of Alaska's very-soon-to-be-former Gov. Sarah Palin was posted on the governor's official public state website on Monday.

Attributed to "THOMAS VAN FLEIN -- Personal Attorney for Governor Palin,"...

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O'Reilly Unrepentant, Tones Back 'Tiller the Killer' Rhetoric on First Show Since Murder

(5) Comments | Posted June 4, 2009 | 12:48 PM

Claims himself victim of 'left-wing' cabal out to get him, Fox 'News'

Acknowledges Tiller broke no laws, but stands by 'reporting' nonetheless...

After years of demonizing Kansas physician Dr. George Tiller who was assassinated in his Wichita church on Sunday, Fox "News" host Bill...

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KY Election Officials Arrested, Charged With 'Changing Votes at E-Voting Machines'

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2009 | 5:20 PM

Circuit court judge, county clerk, and election officials among eight indicted for gaming elections in 2002, 2004, 2006

County uses popular, unverifiable ES&S touch-screen voting systems...

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Those of us who have demanded transparent voting systems because we understand that only the ability for complete citizen oversight...

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I Don't Care About AIG's Bonuses

(26) Comments | Posted March 19, 2009 | 10:29 AM

I guess I'm just in the minority here, but I'm having a bit of trouble getting exercised about $165 million (just to put that into perspective, the movie sequel The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian had a budget of $200 million) in bonuses to AIG employees.

Yeah, it's...

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Exclusive: The New Voter Fraud Complaint Filed in CT Against the GOP's Ann Coulter

(1) Comments | Posted February 12, 2009 | 10:17 AM

New allegations of absentee ballot fraud in '02 and '04, follow on her multiple voter fraud crimes in FL in '05, for which she was never 'cleared', as some media have inaccurately reported...

An official state investigation is now underway into multiple voter fraud charges against Rightwing author and one-time...

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Airwaves We Can Believe In (Or, The Return of Fairness)

(2) Comments | Posted January 28, 2009 | 4:34 PM

Promises on the campaign trail are one thing, as are position statements posted on one's campaign website. But positions posted at by a President are quite another and raise the bar, as far as I'm concerned, in regard to holding feet to the fire for any particular promise,...

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Exclusive: OH Election Fraud Attorney Reacts to the Death of GOP 'IT Guru' Threatened by Rove

(9) Comments | Posted December 23, 2008 | 1:17 PM

Cliff Arnebeck, lead attorney in the growing federal election conspiracy case saysthe loss of key witness Mike Connell in last Friday's plain crash will not deter his pursuit of justice

U.S. Dept. of Justice ignored months-long effort to protect Connell following reported threats...

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