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'Black Boxes' Aren't Just for Airplanes Any More

Washington, D.C.
VOA News

More than two-thirds of the new cars - foreign and domestic - sold in the United States this year will be equipped with so-called black boxes. In fact, about a third of all the vehicles on the American road today have such devices.

Broadcast Clutter or Interesting Content?

Many cable-television channels and satellite radio services have created a profitable niche for one simple reason: They carry no commercials, which a lot of viewers and listeners find intrusive, loud and distasteful. To these people's delight, products like TiVo, a digital video recorder, came along. They record program content while wiping away the annoying advertising.

SBA Program to Help the Small Business

WASHINGTON – Small businesses suffering financial hardship as a result of the slow economy may be eligible to receive temporary relief to keep their doors open and get their cash flow back on track through to a new loan program announced by SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills.

Study: Advertising's Impact in a Soft Economy

According to a new Ad-ology Research study, Advertising's Impact in a Soft Economy, more than 48% of U.S. adults believe that a lack of advertising by a retail store, bank or auto dealership during a recession indicates the business must be struggling. Conversly, a vast majority perceives businesses that continue to advertise as being competitive or committed to doing business.

Charging for News Content, a Historic Debate

Rupert Murdoch, owner of News Corporation, announced that his company will start charging for online access to newspapers in 12 months. His decision is based on the fact that one of News Corporation's paper, The Wall Street Journal, has been performing well on such a model.

Bad Times for Some Are Bonanzas for Others

With the U.S. economy in deep recession, this is a terrible time to be in the home building or new-car businesses, where sales are way, way down. By and large, bankers, architects, hoteliers, resort operators and owners of expensive restaurants aren't doing so well, either. But a surprising number of businesses are prospering.

80% of Sexually Active Americans Put Off Sex

YONKERS, NY —More than eight out of ten sexually active adults have put off having sex in the past year. Their reasons? Eighty percent say they’re too sick or too tired for sex. And forty percent say they’re just plain “not in the mood.” Other top reasons include taking care of children and pets (30%) and working (29%). Those are some of the findings of a new Consumer Reports Health poll.

President Obama Talks About the Stimulus Plan

At a press conference, President Barack Obama defended his economic stimulus plan and answered questions from journalists.

Searching for Debt Consolidation

America is under a deep recession and many people are using Internet to get information about topics related to their specific problems. One of the top keyphrases in search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN, and AOL is debt consolidation.

Obama Pushes Massive Stimulus Plan

U.S. President Barack Obama says he understands that many Americans are skeptical about the size of his initiative for rescuing the nation's economy. In his first weekly broadcast address as president, Mr. Obama assured the American people that the massive plan will hold his administration accountable for the results.

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Americans Are Addicted to Email

Definitely, Americans have become addicted to email. Are you one of them? If you are, you are not alone. 62% of people check work email on the weekends, and 59% check email from the bathroom, up from 53% last year.

Political Experts Say Obama Faces
Major Challenges

The celebration of Barack Obama's election to the US presidency has died down and now the president-elect and his team begin to face the many choices that confront them as they prepare to assume office in January. One of the most obvious problems for President-elect Obama is that he will enter office facing problems left over by outgoing President George Bush.

G-7 Nations Agree on Financial Action Plan

The top officials from Europe, North America and Japan agreed on joint action to stabilize markets and restore confidence. Saying that the current situation requires urgent action, they pledged cooperation on measures to unfreeze credit and get banks to lend to one another.

McCain and Obama Debate Economic Recovery

Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain and Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama battled over economic recovery policies during the second presidential debate ahead of the November election.

US Central Bank Chief Gives
Gloomy Economic Assessment

The head of the U.S. central bank says the outlook for America's economic performance has worsened, and that the Federal Reserve may have to reevaluate current interest rates. Chairman Ben Bernanke says severe upheaval in America's financial sector has further strained an already weak U.S. economy.

Global Markets Plunge

U.S. stocks opened sharply lower, mirroring losses in Europe, Asia, and much of the developing world. In New York, the Dow Jones Industrial average crossed below an important psychological floor, the 10,000 mark, for the first time since October, 2004. The Dow was more than four percent lower in early trading. It has lost about a quarter of its value this year.

US Congress Approves Huge Government
Rescue Plan For Financial Sector

In a 263-171 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives has approved a measure aimed at rescuing U.S. financial markets, just days after rejecting a previous version and sending stock markets reeling.

US Vice Presidential Candidates Spar
On Foreign Policy and Economy

Republican Sarah Palin and Democrat Joe Biden debated foreign policy and the economy Thursday night in the only vice presidential debate of the campaign. Alaskan Governor Palin, a newcomer to the national stage, stood her ground during her exchanges with the veteran U.S. Senator Biden in the highly anticipated event.

US Senate Passes Bailout Plan

Senators overwhelmingly passed the enhanced version of the bailout, 74-to-25 Wednesday night, sending it to the House, which rejected the first incarnation of the bill earlier in the week.

U.S. Stock Prices Soar, Gaining Back
Half of Monday's Huge Loss

Financial markets continued to see-saw world-wide Tuesday, but US markets soared on expectations that Congress will later this week approve the financial rescue legislation that failed in the House of Representatives on Monday. The Dow Jones Industrials gained 485 points or 4.7 percent to close at 10,850. The advance was the biggest daily gain in six years, recovering more than half of Monday's huge nearly nine-percent plunge.

McCain, Obama Urge Congress to
Act on Financial Rescue Plan

VOA News

After days of clashing on the economy, Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama both appeared to be on the same page in pushing Congress to try again on a financial rescue plan, one day after a compromise plan was voted down in the House of Representatives.

Bush Confident About Financial Bailout Plan

The dramatic drop in the stock market that we saw on September 29 will have a direct impact on the retirement accounts, pension funds, and personal savings of millions of our citizens, President George W. Bush said. "And if our nation continues on this course, the economic damage will be painful and lasting," he added.

House Rejects Emergency Financial Bill;
Democrats, Republicans Trade Accusations

In a 228 to 205 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives voted down a $700 billion measure aimed at addressing the nation's financial crisis, as lawmakers from both major political parties defied their leadership and voted against the bill.

No Clear Winner in US Presidential Debate

Both U.S. presidential candidates were claiming victory following the first of three scheduled debates. Commentators, analysts and bloggers appeared split on who may have gained an advantage from Friday's debate. Many believe that both Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama performed well, but neither walked away the clear winner.

US Congress Demands Changes
to Bush Bailout Plan

Members of Congress are demanding more taxpayer protections and more congressional oversight be included in the $700 billion bailout plan that is being debated to rescue failing U.S. financial institutions.

Catholic Charities to Help Victims of Hurricanes
in Cuba and Other Caribbean Countries

Calling it a “moral duty,” Archbishop John C. Favalora exhorted all Catholics “and people of good will” to send money, food and aid to the victims of hurricanes Gustav and Ike in the Caribbean. Every parish in the archdiocese of Miami will hold a special collection the weekend of Sept. 28 whose proceeds will be distributed directly to the bishops of the affected dioceses, Archbishop Favalora said at a press conference.

U.S. Household Income Rises,
Poverty Rate Unchanged

Real median household income in the United States climbed 1.3 percent between 2006 and 2007, reaching $50,233, according to a report released by the U.S. Census Bureau. This is the third annual increase in real median household income. Meanwhile, the nation’s official poverty rate in 2007 was 12.5 percent, not statistically different from 2006.

Debt Consolidation and Debt
Management Services

Many consumers reach a point in their lifetimes when they have too much debt, particularly credit card and other forms of unsecured debt. Fortunately, there are potential solutions for people who are overwhelmed by debt. Two popular options for handling debt and credit problems today include debt consolidation and debt management.

HUD Awards $19.3 Million in
HIV/AIDS Housing Grants

WASHINGTON - They are extremely low-income, living with HIV/AIDS and at high risk of homelessness. Today, more than 1,100 persons and their families will find a stable home, and receive the services they need to manage their illnesses, because of $19.3 million in grants awarded by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Steve Preston.

Hispanics Are One-In-Five of All
Public School Students Nationwide

WASHINGTON - The number of Hispanic students in the nation's public schools nearly doubled from 1990 to 2006, accounting for 60% of the total growth in public school enrollments over that period. Presently, 10 million Hispanic students attend the nation's public schools, 20% of all public school students.

The FTC and the Telemarketing Sales Rule

The Federal Trade Commission announced two amendments to the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR). One will expressly bar telemarketing calls that deliver prerecorded messages, unless a consumer previously has agreed to accept such calls from the seller. The other related technical amendment modifies the TSR's method of calculating the maximum permissible level of "call abandonment."

FHA to Provide Additional Mortgage
Assistance to Struggling Homeowners

President George W. Bush has signed into law legislation that will allow HUD’s Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to continue providing targeted mortgage assistance to homeowners. The Hope for Homeowners program will continue FHA’s existing and successful efforts to provide aid to struggling families trapped in mortgages they currently cannot afford.

The Truth About Mortgage Refinancing

It seems like everyone in Louisiana is jumping on the mortgage refinancing bandwagon. Maybe you're thinking about it yourself? After all, with rates as low as they are, the promise of lowering your monthly payments, sometimes significantly, is a great attraction for many homeowners.

AIDS Conference Brings Together Diverse Community

The 17th International AIDS Conference got underway in Mexico City Sunday and will continue through Friday. Along with government officials, private non-profit groups and medical researchers, the conference has drawn activists and representatives of grassroots groups from around the world.

Existing-Home Sales Down in June

Existing-home sales – including single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops – fell 2.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate1 of 4.86 million units in June from a pace of 4.99 million in May, and are 15.5 percent lower than the 5.75 million-unit rate in June 2007.

A Call for a National AIDS Strategy
Bridging Race and Sexuality

In the wake of disturbing news about higher HIV rates in the United States, people living with HIV and allies are calling for a national AIDS strategy that confronts the homophobia, violence and bias at the heart of the U.S. epidemic.

Obama Softens His Stance on Offshore Oil Drilling

Democratic Senator Barack Obama has made a surprise shift in his position on expanding offshore oil drilling, saying he could support a drilling proposal announced by five Republican and five Democratic senators.

FBI Tips on Avoiding Charity Fraud

In recent months, several natural disasters throughout the world—including floods, earthquakes, severe storms, tornadoes, and wildfires—have devastated lives and property. In the wake of these events, which cause emotional distress and great monetary loss to numerous victims, individuals across the nation often feel a desire to help by offering charitable donations.

Magnitude-5.4 Earthquake Rattles Los Angeles Area

A magnitude-5.4 earthquake rattled Los Angeles, causing strong shaking, minor damage and was felt from Arizona to Nevada. Nearly 50 aftershocks have been recorded so far, most of them small, many of them felt, the largest being a magnitude-3.8.

Surgical Errors Cost Nearly $1.5 Billion Annually

Potentially preventable medical errors that occur during or after surgery may cost employers nearly $1.5 billion a year, according to new estimates by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Entrepreneurs Thrive in the Global Age

For more than a century, entrepreneurs in Europe and the United States have thrived, bringing innovation and change to the world. Now, looser government controls, fast Internet connections and better access to capital are helping entrepreneurs bring their products and services to market.

US Treasury Secretary: Economic
Fundamentals Are Sound

Since late last year, U.S. gross domestic product has grown at a dramatically reduced pace, but managed to avert negative growth that would formally signal a recession.

California’s Unemployment Rate Increases to 6.9 Percent

California ’s unemployment rate was 6.9 percent in June, up from 6.8 percent in May, the state Employment Development Department (EDD) reported today. A year ago, in June 2007, California ’s unemployment rate was 5.3 percent.

Why No Socialism in America?

As this year's U.S. elections draw near, it is safe to say that the vast majority of winners will be members of the country's two main political parties -- the Democrats and the Republicans. But why is the United States the only major democracy without a viable third party, particularly a socialist or working class political party?

Starbucks Decided to Close 600 Stores

Starbucks Corporation has announced the next step in its multi-faceted plan to transform the company, with a decision to close approximately 600 underperforming company-operated stores in the U.S. market.

How to Protect Your Computer

The same advice parents might deliver to young drivers on their first solo journey applies to everyone who wants to navigate safely online. A FBI special agent in the Cyber Division offered the following:

Spiraling Gas Prices Have People Talking Transit

Faced with ever-rising gasoline prices, more and more Americans are cutting back on driving. We're taking shorter vacations and turning to buses, subways, light-rail trains, motorcycles – even bicycles – to get around town.

Don't Make the Call

The New Phenomenon of 'Swatting'

Remember the “phone phreakers?” The term hit our national consciousness in the 1970s, when a magazine reported on a small group of techie troublemakers who were hacking into phone companies’ computers and making free long-distance calls. Today, there’s a new, much more serious twist on this old crime. It’s called “swatting,” and it involves calling 9-1-1 and faking an emergency that draws a response from law enforcement—usually a SWAT team.

ICE Fugitive Operations Team Arrests
48 Illegal Aliens in 5-day Operation

GARDEN CITY, Kan. - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Wednesday that its local team of officers that track down fugitive aliens arrested 48 criminal, fugitive aliens and immigration violators in western Kansas as part of a five-day operation that ended on June 26, 2008.

DHS Designates E-Verify as Employment Eligibility
Verification System for All Federal Contractors

The Department of Homeland Security today designated E-Verify, operated by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in partnership with the Social Security Administration, as the electronic employment eligibility verification system that all federal contractors must use as required by Executive Order 12989, as amended. E-Verify is a free Internet-based system that allows enrolled employers to confirm the legal status of new hires within seconds.

California Wireless Telephone Laws

If you are a California motorist who frequently use your cell phone while driving your car, be very cautious. Two new laws dealing with the use of wireless telephones while driving go into effect July 1, 2008. Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions concerning these new laws prepared by the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

You're an Idiot!

In America, as in most cultures, you risk offending people if you call them dumb or an idiot to their faces. You also risk a punch in the nose. And yet by the millions, people are buying books with titles like Wine for Dummies and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Motorcycles. When we don't know a thing about meditation or buying stocks or speaking Bulgarian, we're happy to be insulted.

400 Arrests in a Crackdown Against Mortgage Frauds

Since last March, more than 400 individuals have been arrested amid a massive multiagency takedown for being allegedly involved in mortgage fraud schemes nationwide. The operation focused primarily on three types of mortgage fraud—lending fraud, foreclosure rescue schemes, and mortgage-related bankruptcy schemes. “To persons who are involved in such schemes, we will find you, you will be investigated, and you will be prosecuted,” said Mueller. “To those who would contemplate misleading, engaging in such schemes, you will spend time in jail.”

Gallup Daily: Clinton Maintains Lead Over McCain

Obama has 5-point lead over Clinton among Democrats

PRINCETON, NJ -- Gallup Poll Daily tracking from May 20-24 finds Hillary Clinton maintaining a significant 49% to 44% lead over John McCain when registered voters are asked about their preferences for the fall general election, while McCain has a slight 47% to 45% advantage over Barack Obama.

Fiesta Latina, a Special Editorial Project

Four Consecutive Issues for the 14th Anniversary of
Contacto Magazine and the Hispanic Heritage Month

GLENDALE, CA. - Contacto Magazine, a monthly publication aimed at Hispanics/Latinos living in Greater Los Angeles since 1994, will launch FIESTA LATINA, a special editorial project about the Hispanic contributions to the United States for its 14th anniversary and the Hispanic Heritage Month.

U.S. Leading Economic Index Edges Up

NEW YORK, May 19 -- The Conference Board reports today that the Composite Index of Leading Economic Indicators increased 0.1 percent in April, following a 0.1 percent increase in March, and a -0.3 percent decline in February, signaling that the current slowdown will be short-lived.

Hispanic Travel Industry, New Opportunities

Travel among U.S. Hispanics for the longest time was defined by "VFR" activity, to use industry parlance. While visiting friends and relatives remains a big part of the Latino travel segment, the emergence of the Hispanic business traveler has some companies changing their tune when it comes to their advertising messages, according to a report published by Hispanic Market Weekly.

Scientists Identify Lung Cancer Genes

Three independent teams of researchers have found genes that may explain why some smokers get cancer and others do not, and why some people who never smoke also get the disease. Investigators say the discoveries could lead to better ways to prevent and treat one of the most lethal forms of cancer.

US Central Bank Chief Says Economic
Challenges are Formidable

U.S. central bank chief Ben Bernanke, in a second day of testimony before a Congressional committee, says the simultaneous challenges of economic slowdown, rising inflation and a credit squeeze pose significant policy challenges for the government.

Clinton, Obama Hold Final Debate
Ahead of Crucial Primaries

With one week to go before crucial primaries in the large, delegate rich states of Texas and Ohio, the two remaining Democratic presidential candidates, Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, met in a televised debate Tuesday. The debate was held in Cleveland, Ohio and broadcast by the MSNBC cable channel.

Superdelegates May Be Key in
US Democratic Presidential Race

Democratic presidential contenders Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are headed for a showdown March 4 in primaries in Texas and Ohio. Those primaries could go a long way toward deciding who will be the Democratic Party's nominee for president. But as VOA National correspondent Jim Malone reports from Washington, some Democrats believe that so-called superdelegates could eventually play a major role in deciding who wins the party's nomination.

McCain Denies Inappropriate Relationship With Lobbyist

U.S. Republican presidential candidate John McCain has denied having an inappropriate relationship with a female telecommunications lobbyist. The Arizona senator told reporters Thursday that he and lobbyist Vicki Iseman were just friends. He says a report in The New York Times is not true, adding that he is very disappointed by the article.

US Democrats Overseas Give Obama
Another Victory in Nomination Race

Barack Obama garnered his 11th consecutive primary win this week, when Democrats Abroad announced from Geneva, Switzerland, that the Illinois senator had won the party's Global Primary. Obama got about 65 per cent of more than 20,000 votes submitted overseas. As Eve Troeh reports, Democrats in more than 160 countries cast ballots by mail, fax, in person and - for the first time - online.

Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate in Texas

Democratic Party presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama faced off in a debate Thursday in Texas. VOA's Greg Flakus reports from Houston there was more agreement on issues than clashes over differences.

Length of US Presidential Campaign
Worries Some

The date is January 2nd, 1960. Senator John F. Kennedy kicks off his campaign. He announces, "I am announcing today my candidacy for the presidency of the United States." What was thought to be a long campaign for candidates in 1960 is nothing compared to this year's elections.

The Conservative Vision

The Republican Party is in a crisis right now. It is not due to the Democrats taking over control of Congress. It has to do with losing the vision of conservatism. If anything, Republicans lost Congress because they have lost the vision of political conservatism that Ronald Reagan brought to this country.

Electronic Voting Concerns
in 2008 Presidential Race

Florida, November 2000. The White House contest between Republican Party candidate George W. Bush and Democratic Party challenger Al Gore was ultimately determined by a post-election recount of the state's paper ballot cards. In the next presidential election in 2004, many U.S. states decided to abandon paper systems and instead use touch-screen computer voting machines. But in embracing this new technology, new vulnerabilities have arisen.

Influencing Power in Washington

Trying to influence people in power is constitutionally protected in the United States. “The First Amendment of our Constitution protects the right to petition government for redress of grievances. That’s where lobbies, interest groups and organizations come in”, says John Samples, Director of the Cato Institute’s Center for Representative Government.

Defining America's Role in the World

Several recent public opinion polls show that the majority of Americans are dissatisfied with the United States' standing in the world and that they prefer a change in the country's foreign policy.

Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer in which malignant (cancerous) cells are found in the mesothelium, a protective sac that covers most of the body’s internal organs. Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos particles.

The Criminal Lawyer And The Law

We’ve all seen them, the TV crime programs in which a suspect is caught and brought first to jail, and later to trial. She or he is interrogated by the District Attorney and then counter-interrogated by his or her own criminal lawyer. Yet is this all there is to being a criminal lawyer? If you’re interested in the law, wish to go to law school, or simply require a criminal lawyer, this article may give you a few steps in the right direction.

Bush Says He Will Pull Some
US Troops From Iraq

President Bush says he will start pulling some U.S. troops out of Iraq this month because his decision to send reinforcements earlier this year has been a success. VOA White House Correspondent Scott Stearns reports, opposition Democrats say more troops should come home sooner.

Crime in the United States

The Federal Bureau of Investigations, FBI, has released preliminary crime statistics for 2006. Nationwide, violent crime in the U.S. increased 1.3 percent and property crime decreased 2.9 percent over 2005.

Scammer Says Goodbye to False Claims

A businessman has settled Federal Trade Commission charges that he sold his greeting card display rack business opportunities by misrepresenting the potential earnings that consumers could make. The FTC also alleged he did not provide any disclosure documents to purchasers, as required.

Ethanol Production Poised to Surge in US

A recent deal between the United States and Brazil to share ethanol technology marked a key step to expand the American market for alternative fuels. Brazil has built a strong local market for ethanol based on local sugar production, and U.S. officials are hoping to learn some lessons from its success.

The Internet Now Center Stage for
U.S. Presidential Campaigns

Just a decade and a half after its public debut, the Internet has become an essential medium for American politics. Campaigning on the burgeoning computer network took a major step forward in 2004, with former Vermont Governor Howard Dean's online bid for the Democratic Presidential nomination. Now, a crowded field of candidates in the 2008 presidential campaign is relying heavily on the Internet to connect with the nation's voters.

FBI Launches E-Mail Alerts on Public Website

Washington, D.C.— To improve public safety and law enforcement partnerships, the FBI recently launched a service that sends out e-mail alerts when new and vital information is posted on its Internet website.

Skilled, Educated Immigrants Contribute
Significantly to U.S. Economy

Durham, NC -- Immigrant entrepreneurs founded 25.3 percent of the U.S. engineering and technology companies established in the past decade, according to a new study from Duke University. What's more, foreign nationals -- those living in the United States who are not citizens -- contributed to an estimated 24.2 percent of international patent applications in 2006.

US: Cuban Government Becoming More Rigid

The U.S. State Department's top official for Latin America said Cuba's government has become more hard-line since the ailing Fidel Castro transferred power to his brother Raul in late July. Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Shannon says U.S. officials see no reformer in the current Cuban political lineup.

Is AIDS a Global Security Threat?

A new study says HIV/AIDS is creating potential risks to regional, national and global security. The study was done by analysts at the Center on Global Change and Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. They say the link between public health and national security has so far been missing.

Study: American Parents Using TV as an Electronic Babysitter

Television has become such a major part of life that many American parents use it as a babysitter, and that has child psychologists concerned. A new study shows that almost one-third of families have TVs in children's' bedrooms, and the number of television programs geared toward infants is growing. VOA's Melinda Smith has more on the recommendation of how much TV should be allowed, and at what age.

Internet Safety: A Growing Concern

The exploitation of children through the Internet is an increasing concern worldwide. In the United States, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is part of a major effort supported by the government, schools, parents and companies to do something about it.

25 Billion in Generic Drug Savings Underscores
Need to End Generic-Approval Backlog at FDA

A report finding consumers could save nearly $25 billion this year by switching to generic prescription drugs underscores the need for the Food and Drug Administration to remove roadblocks that are keeping more affordable generics from reaching the market quickly, Consumers Union said.

Debate Simmering in US Over Regulation of Internet

A heated debate is shaping up in Washington about a concept some activists are calling Internet network neutrality, known more popularly as net neutrality. At issue are calls for the U.S. government to regulate the Internet, and, in effect, opponents say, determine which companies get bigger shares of the profits.

Gene Prolongs Lives of Those With Lung Cancer

Scientists have discovered a gene in lung cancer patients that appears to predict how long they survive. Researchers say the new gene appears to control whether a lung cancer spreads and if so, how rapidly.

Media Bias Is Real, Finds UCLA Political Scientist

While the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal is conservative, the newspaper's news pages are liberal, even more liberal than The New York Times. The Drudge Report may have a right-wing reputation, but it leans left. Coverage by public television and radio is conservative compared to the rest of the mainstream media. Meanwhile, almost all major media outlets tilt to the left.

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