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January 2007

Mitt Romney Defends Abortion Stance After Internet Video Appears

The debut of a video on the Internet this week is causing more headaches for potential Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The former Massachusetts governor and recent pro-life convert was forced to defend his newfound beliefs after a 1994 video surfaced showing him defending legalized abortion. Responding to the video, Romney appeared on a radio talk show and said, "I was wrong on some issues back then." "If you want to know where I stand by the way, you don't just have to listen to my words, you can go to look at my record as governor," Romney said during an appearance on the "Glenn and Helen Show," a radio program.

August 2006

Anti-pork bill held up in secret

The big mystery in Washington this summer is the identity of the lawmaker who put a secret hold on a sunshine bill aimed at stemming pork-barrel spending. Efforts to smoke out the obstructer is taking place on a Web site called, which so far has cleared about a quarter of the Senate from suspicion, the Washington Times reports.

July 2006

This Means War

A 46-year-old man is accused of assaulting his wife with a carrot, causing her to lose sight in one eye," It is a scandal that thanks to the carrot lobby, Americans--even the mentally ill, convicted criminals and stalkers--are able to buy these dangerous weapons without so much as a license or background check. We need carrot control! It's the only way to deal with crime at its roots.

May 2006

Net neutrality makes for strange allies

File this under the old adage, “Politics makes strange bedfellows.” The current net neutrality debate in the U.S. Congress has the Christian Coalition of America allied with rock stars Moby and R.E.M. The Christian Coalition, in a news release, said it is concerned that large broadband providers will block content that they don’t agree with. Some providers could block antiabortion Web sites, said Roberta Combs, the group’s president. Without a net neutrality provision, “there is nothing to stop the cable and phone companies from not allowing consumers to have access to speech that they don’t support,” she said in a statement.

March 2006

Calif. school suspends 20 who saw Web site

A middle school student faces expulsion for allegedly posting graphic threats against a classmate on the popular Web site, and 20 of his classmates were suspended for viewing the posting, school officials said. ()() Way to go! This shows absolutely Zero Intelligence on the part of school administrators.

February 2006

10 Flickr Hacks

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What Web 2.0 service boasts more than 100 million examples of consumer-generated media?

January 2006

O'Reilly Rough Cuts

Get behind the scenes to stay ahead of the curve. Access new O'Reilly books as they're being written. O'Reilly and Associates want your feedback before the books become dead tree editions.

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