July 4 roundup

The Obama smear campaign continues. OK, it's only a wackadoo blog commenter, but isn't this how lies spread in the digital age?

Former Sen. Jesse Helms died today at 86.

Sweet 16: The Oakland A's sign a 16-year-old from the Dominican Republican for $4.25 million.

Big Brother strikes again: Judge orders YouTube to release data on the viewing habits of its visitors.