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The Writers Strike

Since the same corporations that the Writers Guild of America is in dispute with, also own the bulk of legacy media outlets, it’s difficult to find much reporting on the issues involved, so it was nice to see this included in the CBS report on the Writers Strike

The first strike by Hollywood writers in nearly 20 years got under way with pickets on both coasts after last-minute negotiations on Sunday failed to produce a deal on payments to writers from shows offered on the Internet.

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November 6, 2007   6 Comments

Hmm?

This is certainly going to cause some ripples: Senate Panel Probes 6 Top Televangelists

CBS News has learned Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, is investigating six prominent televangelist ministries for possible financial misconduct.

Letters were sent Monday to the ministries demanding that financial statements and records be turned over to the committee by December 6th.

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November 6, 2007   11 Comments

AP Projects Some Winners

At 8PM CST The Associated Press is saying that Kentucky has come to its senses, but Mississippi still isn’t thinking clearly: Ky. governor loses bid for 2nd term; Miss. governor likely to win

(CNN) — Republican Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher lost his bid for a second term Tuesday, while his GOP counterpart in Mississippi, Gov. Haley Barbour, was expected to breeze to victory in the marquee races of the 2007 off-year elections.

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November 6, 2007   Comments Off on AP Projects Some Winners

Securing The Homeland

CNN tells us that Thousands mistakenly allowed past U.S. border, report says

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Government watchdogs have found that thousands of people who shouldn’t have been admitted to the United States were mistakenly allowed in last year because of security lapses at legal border crossings.

The number of inadmissible aliens who managed to enter through official ports of entry in 2006 was not disclosed in Monday’s report from the Government Accountability Office.

However, a source who has seen a full version of the report, in which those statistics were included, put the total at 21,000.

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November 6, 2007   8 Comments