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NEWS:  REPUBLICANS ATTACK OBAMA HEALTH CARE PLAN AS SOCIALISM 

Not-News:  50,000 Americans Without Health Insurance, 18,000 Americans Die From Lack of It 


NEWS:  U.S. UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS BELOW 9 PERCENT 

Not-News:   Real Unemployment Rate, Including Discouraged and Underemployed Workers, Over 22 Percent


NEWS :  TRADE DEAL BETWEEN SOUTH KOREA, U.S. TAKES EFFECT  

Not-News:   Due Largely to Free Trade,  50,000 U.S. Factories and 5 Million Manufacturing Jobs Lost in Last Ten Years. 


NEWS:  GATES, BUFFETT AGAIN TOP LIST OF RICHEST AMERICANS 

Not-News:   37 Percent of Families With Young Children Living in Poverty 


NEWS:  BANKS DROPPING FREE CHECKING, INCREASING FEES 

Not-News:  Assets of Six Largest Banks Total $9.4 Trillion Dollars, Equal to 65% of  U.S. GDP



The News by Eastern Michigan University

NEWS:  IRAN MAY BE BUILDING FIRST NUCLEAR WEAPON, CANDIDATES TALK OF DIRE THREAT TO WORLD PEACE  

Not-News:   U.S. and Russia Each Have At Least 8,000 Nuclear Weapons, Seven Other Nations Have Hundreds More  


NEWS:  U.S. HAS NO DESIRE TO BE WORLD'S POLICEMAN, OBAMA DECLARES 

Not-News :  U.S. Military Empire: About One Thousand Military Bases in Over One Hundred Countries 


NEWS : CONGRESS SUPPORTS NEW WEAPONS SYSTEMS FOR PENTAGON 

Not-News:   Average U.S. Household's Share of the National Debt Is $128,830


NEWS:  RECORD SPENDING ON POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS PREDICTED FOR 2012 

Not-News:   D.C. Lobbyists Spending Over $3 Billion Annually to Politicians Who Do Their Bidding 


NEWS:  REPUBLICANS DRAW LINE IN SAND, NO TAX CUTS FOR WEALTHY  

Not-News:    Student Debt Rises to $1 Trillion -- More Than Total US Credit Card Debt.


Corporate News by The Onion

NEWS:  AMERICANS RUSH TO MEET TAX FILING DEADLINE  Not-News:  Thirty Big Corporations Spent More Money Lobbying the Federal Government  Than They Paid in Taxes


NEWS:   BANKS AGREE TO $26 BILLION COURT SETTLEMENT TO HELP HOMEOWNERS HURT IN MORTGAGE CRISIS  

Not-News:   Audit Reveals Federal Reserve Secretly Gave American and Foreign Banks $16 Trillion Of Interest-Free Bailout Money 


NEWS:  PRICE OF GAS COULD RISE TO $5 PER GALLON BY SUMMER  

Not-News:   Oil Futures Speculation, Mostly by Wall Street Traders, Estimated to Add About 40 Percent to Gas Prices


NEWS:  ARRESTS FOR POT EXPECTED TO TOP 800,000 THIS YEAR 

Not-News:  Wall Street CEOs Arrested For 2008 Financial Meltdown: Zero

 

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Arlen is a writer/blogger living in Monterey, CA. His political blog is thebigpicturereport.com. He also writes a quotation quiz "What's Your QQ?" at quotationquotient.com.

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