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Paul Minor's Attorneys File Emergency Motion for His Release

(41) Comments | Posted April 7, 2009 | 11:22 AM

Attorneys representing Paul Minor, the Mississippi attorney currently serving 11 years in federal prison on bribery charges trumped up by Karl Rove's confidantes in the Bush Justice Department, filed an emergency release motion with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday seeking his immediate release while the court...

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Free Paul Minor

(40) Comments | Posted March 19, 2009 | 3:04 AM

Paul Minor did his best to comfort Sylvia, his wife of 41 years, during his brief February 20th visit. He tried to feed her, to talk with her, and to care for her the way he wished he could on every one of her final days in Hospice care. Sylvia...

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Unearthed: The News Without the Chaff

(16) Comments | Posted February 27, 2009 | 12:34 PM

This recurring blog series features a collection of recent news stories about threats to public health, our democracy and the planet which are ignored or underreported by the handful of corporate mainstream media conglomerates, TV pundits, and radio shock jocks who've turned the "news" into little more than an entertainment...

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Unearthed: The News Without the Chaff

(35) Comments | Posted January 30, 2009 | 3:06 PM

This recurring blog series features a collection of recent news stories about threats to public health, our democracy and the planet which are ignored or underreported by the handful of corporate mainstream media conglomerates, TV pundits, and radio shock jocks who've turned the "news" into little more than an entertainment...

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Unearthed: The News Without the Chaff

(33) Comments | Posted December 5, 2008 | 1:50 AM

This recurring blog series features a collection of recent news stories about threats to public health, our democracy and the planet which are ignored or underreported by the handful of corporate mainstream media conglomerates, TV pundits, and radio shock jocks who've turned the "news" into little more than an entertainment...

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Unearthed: The News Without the Chaff

(39) Comments | Posted October 17, 2008 | 7:07 PM

This recurring blog series features a collection of recent news stories about threats to public health, our democracy and the planet which are ignored or underreported by the handful of corporate mainstream media conglomerates, TV pundits, and radio shock jocks who've turned the "news" into little more than an entertainment...

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Unearthed: The News Without the Chaff

(19) Comments | Posted October 3, 2008 | 1:57 PM

This recurring blog series features a collection of recent news stories about threats to public health, our democracy and the planet which are ignored or underreported by the handful of corporate mainstream media conglomerates, TV pundits, and radio shock jocks who've turned the "news" into little more than an entertainment...

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Learn your Congressional Candidates' Views on Global Warming and Energy Issues

(22) Comments | Posted October 2, 2008 | 12:53 AM

The next president will be responsible for shaping our nation's energy policy and response to global warming, a job that the outgoing president left in the hands of the oil and coal industries. But the hard work of converting the next president's policy vision into political reality lies largely in...

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Unearthed: News of the Week the Mainstream Media Forgot to Cover

(6) Comments | Posted August 1, 2008 | 9:31 PM

Bush Will Leave Behind Half Trillion Dollar Deficit As Legacy

President Bush will leave an estimated $562 billion dollar federal budget deficit in his wake next year, saddling the next President with the largest deficit in U.S. history.

The White House projects a $482 billion deficit for...

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Unearthed: News of the Week the Mainstream Media Forgot to Report

(27) Comments | Posted July 25, 2008 | 3:48 PM

Ashcroft Claims Waterboarding Isn't Torture

Former Attorney General John Ashcroft told the House Judiciary Committee last week that waterboarding is not torture. Ashcroft also claims waterboarding is more effective than other interrogation techniques and has served a "very valuable" purpose.

"I believe a report of waterboarding would be...

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Unearthed: News of the Week the Mainstream Media Forgot to Report

(40) Comments | Posted July 18, 2008 | 11:54 PM

Karl Rove Flees the Country, Skips Compelled Testimony Before Congress

Karl Rove failed to appear under subpoena for his scheduled July 9 testimony before the House Judiciary Committee to discuss the Bush administration's role in the firing of nine U.S. attorneys in 2006 and the prosecution of former...

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Unearthed: News of the Week the Mainstream Media Forgot to Report

(35) Comments | Posted July 11, 2008 | 4:37 PM

Home Foreclosures Could Affect Voting Rolls

The mortgage foreclosure crisis may pose a problem in the November election as voters still registered at their former addresses could lose the opportunity to vote or be forced to cast provisional ballots which might not get counted. The problem...

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Unearthed: News of the Week the Mainstream Media Forgot to Report

(59) Comments | Posted July 4, 2008 | 5:14 PM

Supreme Court Slashes Exxon Valdez Judgment

The Supreme Court slashed a $2.5 billion punitive damages award for the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster to just $500 million. An Alaskan jury originally awarded $5 billion in 1994 in punitive damages for the fishermen, Native Americans and residents of Prince William Sound...

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Unearthed: News of the Week the Mainstream Media Forgot to Report

(52) Comments | Posted June 27, 2008 | 2:19 AM

Government Report Links Extreme Weather In North America To Global Warming Pollution

The U.S. Climate Change Science Program released a 162-page report overwhelmingly confirming that manmade pollution is causing "changes in weather and climate change." The report concludes that an increase in the frequency and severity of extreme...

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Unearthed: News of the Week the Mainstream Media Forgot to Report

(52) Comments | Posted June 20, 2008 | 1:24 PM

Bush Regrets Legacy as "Guy Really Anxious for War"

President Bush told the UK newspaper The Times in an exclusive interview that he regrets his reputation as a "guy really anxious for war" in Iraq. Recognizing the bitter divisions both at home and abroad caused by the war, Bush...

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Unearthed: News of the Week the Mainstream Media Forgot to Report

(53) Comments | Posted June 12, 2008 | 2:51 PM

Bush Administration Has Secret Plan to Keep Iraq Under U.S. Control
Reporter Patrick Cockburn with The Independent (U.K.) revealed the Bush administration's "secret plan" to keep the U.S. military in Iraq "indefinitely" after the U.N. security mandate authorizing the U.S. military presence in Iraq expires in December.

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Unearthed: News of the Week the Mainstream Media Forgot to Report

(35) Comments | Posted June 6, 2008 | 1:31 PM

Bush Admits U.S. 'learning as we go' in Iraq, Afghanistan
President Bush admitted during his commencement address at the Air Force Academy last week that "we're learning as we go" in the Afghanistan and Iraq rebuilding efforts. Bush also drew what many historians say is an oversimplified parallel...

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Unearthed: News of the Week the Mainstream Media Forgot to Report

(72) Comments | Posted May 23, 2008 | 7:14 PM

Karl Rove Faces Possible Arrest For Refusing To Testify Before Congress
House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers issued a subpoena to Karl Rove on Thursday. Rove's lawyer responded by claiming that Rove is "not a free agent" and will not appear because the White House has...

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Unearthed: News of the Week the Mainstream Media Forgot to Report

(43) Comments | Posted May 16, 2008 | 3:52 AM

Tobacco Scientist Steve Milloy reveals front group agenda designed to scare Americans into never-ending fossil fuel addiction

In an interview with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, former tobacco lobbyist and current global warming denier Steven Milloy defends fossil fuels as the only energy sources that aren't "foolish."

Milloy's science-deprived corporate...

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Unearthed: News of the Week the Mainstream Media Forgot to Report

(66) Comments | Posted May 9, 2008 | 12:32 PM

EPA Official Ousted For Offending Dow Chemical

At the request of Dow Chemical, the Bush administration forced out one of its own hand-picked EPA regulators on May 1st because she naively attempted to do her job by enforcing the law against Dow. EPA officials told Mary Gade, the federal...

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