I know I don't usually post about national political stuff, but this is nuts: http://nytimes.com/2005/02/20/arts/20rich.html
You do need to log in to see it. The gist of it is unmasking a fake reporter that has appeared at many white house press conferences to specifically lob softball questions to the president. He used an assumed name, he is not really a reporter, and he is paid by a shadowy GOP group. The white house tries to claim they didn't know this, but this is a lie because they would have to do a security check on him. He's sitting like five feet from the president! The ny times article points out that this is the 6th confirmed instance of fake news dissemination by this administration. Orwellian is the only word for it.
The city council did pass that ordinance to keep the Wal-Mart out. I wonder it Wal-Mart will fight or give up?