MSM: Revealed – Japan’s bribes on whaling

(TimesOnline) – A SUNDAY TIMES investigation has exposed Japan for bribing small nations with cash and prostitutes to gain their support for the mass slaughter of whales.

The undercover investigation found officials from six countries were willing to consider selling their votes on the International Whaling Commission (IWC).

The revelations come as Japan seeks to break the 24-year moratorium on commercial whaling. An IWC meeting that will decide the fate of thousands of whales, including endangered species, begins this month in Morocco. Read More Here

U.S. senate votes to maintain big pharma’s monopoly by blocking competitive imports

(NaturalNews) – The United States Senate recently rejected two separate proposals that would have allowed the importation of cheaper medication from other countries, apparently in order to preserve a deal between the pharmaceutical industry and the White House. Continue reading

Britain’s Election: Welcome to No Choice Democracy – Finian Cunningham

(GlobalResearch) – British voters go to the polls on Thursday in a general election that promises to be historic – for all the wrong reasons.

Firstly, voter turnout threatens to hit a post-Second World War record low. Over the past six decades, the percentage of eligible Britons casting their vote has steadily fallen from 80-70 per cent to around 60 per cent. With public apathy and antipathy towards the three main political parties – the incumbent Labour government, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats – running at all-time highs, there is a real prospect that the British general election of 2010 will see as many citizens forfeiting their democratic right as those turning out to vote. Continue reading

MSM: Romney wins SRLC straw poll by 1 vote over Ron Paul

(MSNBC) – In the presidential-preference straw poll here at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, Mitt Romney won by ONE vote over Ron Paul — out of 1,806 cast.

Romney received 24% of the vote (439 votes) to Paul’s 24% (438 votes).

Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin received 18% — followed by Mike Huckabee at 4%, Tim Pawlenty at 3%, Mike Pence at 3%, Rick Santorum at 2%, and Gary Johnson at 1%.

The straw poll was conducted by Wilson Research Strategies, and voting occurred on Friday and Saturday.

Romney didn’t speak at SRLC, but his supporters were in attendance — including a group called “Evangelicals for Mitt,” which advertised in the SRLC program.

Source: MSNBC

See Also:

(Fox) – Video: Ron Paul Accused Of Buying Straw Poll Votes! – Video Link Here

CNN – SRLC Straw Poll Results – Video Link Here

FOX News – SRLC Straw Poll Results – Video Link Here

Video: Ron Paul at SRLC – Continue reading

Video: War in a Box

(Truthout) – The event on the House floor Wednesday afternoon was monumental – the first major Congressional debate about US military operations in Afghanistan since lawmakers authorized the invasion of that country in autumn 2001. But, as Rep. Patrick Kennedy noted with disgust on Wednesday, the House press gallery was nearly empty. He aptly concluded, “It’s despicable, the national press corps right now.” Continue reading

Video: House Votes Against Ending Afghan War

(AntiWar) – It may have produced hours of fiery debate, but in the end Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s (D – OH) House Concurrent Resolution 248, which would have mandated the end of the US military presence in Afghanistan by December 31 ultimately failed, as was widely expected. Continue reading

Obama Now Selling Judgeships for Health Care Votes?

(WeeklyStandard) – Tonight, Barack Obama will host ten House Democrats who voted against the health care bill in November at the White House; he’s obviously trying to persuade them to switch their votes to yes. One of the ten is Jim Matheson of Utah. The White House just sent out a press release announcing that today President Obama nominated Matheson’s brother Scott M. Matheson, Jr. to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

“Scott Matheson is a distinguished candidate for the Tenth Circuit court,” President Obama said.  “Both his legal and academic credentials are impressive and his commitment to judicial integrity is unwavering.  I am honored to nominate this lifelong Utahn to the federal bench.” Continue reading

MSM: Health Bill Can Pass Senate With 51 Votes, Van Hollen Says

(Bloomberg) – Even if Democrats lose the Jan. 19 special election to pick a new Massachusetts senator, Congress may still pass a health-care overhaul by using a process called reconciliation, a top House Democrat said. Continue reading

Video: FCC Votes to Start Net Neutrality Rule-making Process

The FCC voted unanimously today to start a net neutrality rule-making process.
Read the FCC’s Notice on Proposed Rulemaking for Net Neutrality.
From Information Week: Continue reading

Ahmadinejad Won Indeed and the Real Source of Interference in Iran’s Election is Likely the US

A recent article called “Ahmadinejad Won, Get Over It” by Flynt and Hillary Leverett is not the only source with serious credentials offering reasonable, non-sensational explanations for events around Iran’s presidential election. Continue reading

MSM: Iran Council confirms Ahmadinejad election victory

(Reuters) – Iran’s top legislative body confirmed on Monday that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had won re-election in a disputed June 12 vote, saying it had dismissed complaints of irregularities by his pro-reform opponents. Continue reading

Iran’s Supreme Leader Declares: The Vote Stands

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says he won’t bow to pressure. Meanwhile, state-backed media denounce the West and the crackdown on Mousavi supporters continues. Continue reading

A Hard Look at the Numbers – What Actually Happened in the Iranian Presidential Election?

Since the June 12 Iranian presidential elections, Iran “experts” have mushroomed like bacteria in a Petri dish. So here is a quiz for all those instant experts. Which major country has elected more presidents than any in the world since 1980? Further, which nation is the only one that held ten presidential elections within thirty years of its revolution? Continue reading

What Actually Happened in the Iranian Presidential Election?

Since the June 12 Iranian presidential elections, Iran “experts” have mushroomed like bacteria in a Petri dish. So here is a quiz for all those instant experts. Which major country has elected more presidents than any in the world since 1980? Further, which nation is the only one that held ten presidential elections within thirty years of its revolution? Continue reading

Experts See No ‘Smoking Gun’ for Iran Election Fraud

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s election victory is disbelieved by hundreds of thousands of Iranians who have poured onto Tehran’s streets in protest, but experts say hard evidence of vote rigging is elusive. Continue reading

Interior Ministry releases provincial vote count

Iran’s Interior Ministry has provided Press TV with the detailed list of votes cast in each province in the country’s 10th presidential election held on Friday, June 12. Continue reading

MSM: Obama ‘is elected US president’

BBC Report at 23.00 EST

Democratic Senator Barack Obama has been elected the first black president of the United States, according to projected results.
He is projected to have won enough states to guarantee that he has beaten Republican rival John McCain. Continue reading

House Roll Call: How they voted on bailout bill

The 263-171 roll call Friday by which the House approved a $700 billion government bailout bill for the battered financial industry.

A “yes” vote is a vote to pass the bill.

Voting yes were 172 Democrats and 91 Republicans.

Voting no were 63 Democrats and 108 Republicans.

X denotes those not voting.
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