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Iran detains 7 ‘spies’ tied to US-funded radio station

Iran has arrested seven people linked to a Farsi-language radio station funded in part by the United States, accusing them of fomenting unrest. According to the Associated Press, the Official Iranian News Agency and state radio both cited a statement by the Iranian Intelligence Ministry which claimed the seven individuals…

Tampergate: Fox News misrepresents US attorney recusal from O’Keefe case

Update: Fox News fixed its article sometime early Tuesday morning, but added no correction. Many conservative blogs and websites are still spreading the bogus version (including a new article posted at Breitbart’s Big Government, “The O’Keefe Affair: Obviously a Media Malfunction.”) “And why behold you the mote that is in…

Imam killed in FBI sting was shot 21 times: report

A Detroit-area imam who died in a shootout with the FBI in October was shot 21 times — at least once in the back — and found by police lying down with his wrists in handcuffs behind him, says a local Detroit news report. The FBI has described Luqman Ameen…

J.D. Salinger passes away at the age of 91

Legendary author J.D. Salinger has passed away at the age of 91. His most famous work, “Catcher In The Rye,” written over sixty years ago, is still a best seller, and continues to remain popular with each new generation. The Associated Press reports, “Salinger died of natural causes at his…

Arnold: Send California prisoners to Mexico

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger suggested California could ease its crowded prison system by sending thousands of undocumented inmates to specially built jails in Mexico. Speaking to reporters at the Sacramento Press Club, Schwarzenegger said California could ease its strained finances by a billion dollars if 20,000 illegal immigrants currently held in…

Tea Party Nation convention only has room for friendly press

After taking some heat for barring the press altogether from their upcoming convention in Nashville, the organizers of the Nationwide Tea Party Convention say they will open the doors to the media — but not all the media. In a statement on its Web site Thursday, the Tea Party Nation…

Bush’s Defense Sec. pledges to work one more year for Obama

WASHINGTON — US Defense Secretary Robert Gates plans to stay in his post for at least another year, his press secretary said on Thursday. In a meeting before Christmas, Gates promised President Barack Obama to remain on the job through 2010, Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell said in a statement.…

Politico’s Mike Allen slammed as Cheney ‘stenographer’

WASHINGTON — Journalists are attacking Politico and reporter Mike Allen after an article Wednesday featuring former Vice President Dick Cheney accusing President Obama of insufficiently responding to the failed Christmas terror attempt. A number of writers and bloggers say Politico failed to perform the fact-checking role expected of reporters, pointing…

California police test head-mounted cameras

Police in California are testing out a new head-mounted camera system. Police would be required to activate the camera before coming into contact with suspects, according to the L.A. Times. The device resembles a Bluetooth earpiece and is attached by a band that runs around the back of the officer’s…

Fox News reportedly bars media from Glenn Beck event

Fox News host Glenn Beck now has something in common with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. They’ve barred media from their public appearances. Representatives for Palin, who spoke in China yesterday, refused to allow press at her event, saying they were trying to ensure the governor’s “comfort.” A directive from…

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