Saturday

Media Tangled in Lobbyist Case: "The case sheds light on how AIPAC, one of Washington's most influential lobbies, devotes considerable energy to working the press."
The Free Press -- Independent News Media - Election 2004 Has American Democracy died an electronic death in Ohio 2005's referenda defeats?
Group Trains Air Force Cadets to Proselytize Religious extremists training to use nuclear weapons.

Tuesday

Al-Ahram Weekly | Opinion | Why the US will lose: "The United States...was oblivious to the simple truth that society is not just a political movement that can be conquered, or a number of individuals who may be apprehended, bribed or even killed. It is all the living people in a given country. Like other live societies, Iraqi society possesses huge capabilities -- a sophisticated legacy, ancient civilisations and an experienced patriotic movement. American strategists, while building their model for Iraq, missed or disregarded the fact that social movements are based on solid realities and lived experience, and cannot just be created on the whim of a political decision or through insidious forms of pressure. The Iraqis' experience of US policies explains the failure of the occupation forces in controlling Iraqi society through ethnic intrigue and repressive measures. "
Zogby International: "Despite the lack of realism, however, West Wing viewers would prefer watching Sunday night?s debate to the real thing by a 67% to 28% margin. In fact, 77% of respondents say that real presidential debates are too predictable, while just 19% consider them a critical factor in their voting decision."
IRS Warning to Pasadena Church Part of Wider Effort - Los Angeles Times: "The agency has looked into other nonprofits for allegedly promoting political candidates."
Just coincidence that none of them were Republican.

Sunday

US intel on Iraq-Qaeda ties 'intentionally misleading': document - Yahoo! News
Press Gaggle by National Security Advisor Steve Hadley and Senior Administration Official Will tonight's Mystery Guest sign in please?
I have to give a photo ID to fly Delta, but apparently nobody knows who's on Air Force One.
Is this the first time an unnamed source spoke at a White House briefing?
TomDispatch - Tomgram: Mark Engler on the War Woes of Business: "Making the World Unsafe for Microsoft and Mickey Mouse"