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PBC News & Comment: Corporate Media Go Light on Manning Trial, Heavy on Zimmerman Trial

Yesterday, the defense rested in both Manning court-martial and Zimmerman murder trial; which is more important to you?Zimmerman gets wall-to-wall coverage, Manning--not so much!

--Greenwald serves up new revelations: how Microsoft works with the NSA to deliver your private communications

--Google, Facebook and phone companies get paid--sometimes a lot--to place wiretaps and other surveillance

--NSA chief Gen. Alexander will speak at one hackers' conference, but was uninvited to another

--Ohio man tries FOIA request for his NSA records, is denied

--Jason Leopold comments on two important court opinions about Guantanamo this week

--House passes Farm Bill without food stamp extension

--Sens. Warren (D-MA) and McCain (R-Sunday talk shows) introduce bill to re-enact key parts of Glass-Steagall

--Sen. Reid timidly approaches filibuster changes that don't go far enough

--Senate bungles student loan bill, uses complicated formula to raise interest rates

--Big campaign contributors get choice ambassador jobs....it looks like bribery, and Don Siegelman remains in jail, falsely convicted of bribery