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Airline Passenger Screening and Big Brother (salon) Background- personal information was collected about passengers in violation of Congressional directivesNow we read that the Department of Homeland Security wants to use commercial databases to screen.....- 8/15/2005 2:06:02 PM
Bush's Bike Riding Is His Priority - Lance Armstrong to Ride with him (salon) Bush, although he mouths the words that he grieves and is compassionate, won't spend 5 minutes to talk with grieving Cindy Sheehan about the Iraq War, but will find plenty of time to go bike riding on.....- 8/15/2005 7:29:44 AM
Quotes from the Past Where Republicans Led the Anti-War Movement (salon) Compiled from Slate and DailyKOS - the following quotes show Republican hypocrisy and fall under the categories of "The Atrocities are America's Fault", "The Failure of Diplomacy to Ave.....- 8/15/2005 7:12:06 AM
Chemical Weapons Found in Iraq-Except They Came After the US Invasion of Iraq (salon) BAGHDAD, Iraq - Early tests of chemicals seized at a suspected insurgent hideout in northern Iraq indicate they included substances that could be used in explosives, the U.S. military said Sunday.Abou.....- 8/15/2005 6:36:26 AM
Cindy Sheehan- Leave My Family Alone (salon) I apparently am the sacrificial lamb of the peace movement. I don't care about myself. Putting myself in the forefront and daring to challenge the president on his lies left myself open to the attacks.....- 8/15/2005 6:23:34 AM
Contradicting the Bush administration, UN Nuclear Watchdog Says Iran is not trying to make an A-Bomb (salon) We are getting a strong deja vu feeling-the same script that Bush used to fool Americans into the Iraq war is being used in the same way for Iran. The UN nuclear watchdog is preparing to publish evide.....- 8/14/2005 5:20:52 PM
Bush-Let's Go Have Fun- Rides His Bicycle While Seven More Soldiers Die During His Five Week Vacation (salon) We are getting a strong deja vu feeling-the same script that Bush used to fool Americans into the Iraq war is being used in the same way for Iran. The UN nuclear watchdog is preparing to publish evide.....- 8/14/2005 2:24:50 PM
Bush's Standing at an All Time Low for Second Term Presidents-Lower than Reagan and Clinton (salon) "This president should be glad he's not running for re-election," said Karlyn Bowman, a public opinion analyst from the American Enterprise Institute....Republicans in Congress already are s.....- 8/14/2005 1:40:56 PM
Camp Sheehan's Porta-Potty War As Described by Resident Larry Mattlage (salon) AUDIO - "they better get ready for some gunfire"Mr. Mattlage rents out his property for reportersLarry Mattlage, who permits NBC to use his 90-acre spread, is somewhat resentful of Mr. Bush'.....- 8/14/2005 1:29:18 PM
Iraq War Roundup Including Why Is Cheney Tasking Stratcomm to attack Iran in case of a 9/11 style attack on US? (salon) Bush Slaps down Four-Star General George Casey After He Calls for Troops Out of IraqThe top American commander in Iraq has been privately rebuked by the Bush administration for openly discussing plans.....- 8/14/2005 3:02:31 PM
Bush Using Sex Allusions With Iraq (salon) Does he have a problem he isn't willing to tell us? An unfortunate headline taken from an unfortunate statement of Bush's.U.S. will not withdraw from Iraq prematurely - BushPresident George W. Bush on.....- 8/14/2005 7:15:43 AM
Bush: It's Also Important For Me To Go On With My Life (salon) Ms Sheehan and supporters wait outside Bush's ranch. Could Bush be bothered to spend even one small, compassionate moment to talk directly or even privately with Cindy Sheehan? No, he has cowardly spe.....- 8/14/2005 7:03:06 AM
No Model Democracy for Iraq-US is Lowering Expectations and Opting for Reality (salon) The Bush administration is significantly lowering expectations of what can be achieved in Iraq, recognizing that the United States will have to settle for far less progress than originally envisioned .....- 8/14/2005 6:37:25 AM
Bush and His Five Week Vacation-40 soldiers have died (salon) We were listening to ESPN's Dan Patrick yesterday talk about short vacation and how difficult it is for him to get time off-the next time he will after this will be at Thanksgiving. Dan Patrick is a s.....- 8/12/2005 1:12:49 PM
Bush's Motorcade Hurries By With Bush Hiding Inside His Car-On His Way to a Fundraiser (salon) We were listening to ESPN's Dan Patrick yesterday talk about short vacation and how difficult it is for him to get time off-the next time he will after this will be at Thanksgiving. Dan Patrick is a s.....- 8/12/2005 12:28:54 PM
FCC Schizo on DSL, Wiretapping (Here Comes Internet Surveillance) (salon) In a pair of decisions on Friday, the commissioners voted to veer in two radically different directions: deregulating DSL lines while simultaneously imposing onerous wiretapping requirements on broadb.....- 8/12/2005 12:02:20 PM
Rove Plame Roundup (salon) Scorecard-21 Administration Officials Involved-who will be indicted?Exposing the Plame case mistake-The pundits say the law that protects covert agents' identities won't put anybody away in this inves.....- 8/12/2005 11:52:55 AM
St Paul Minnesota Holds a Vigil for Cindy Sheehan (salon) Scorecard-21 Administration Officials Involved-who will be indicted?Exposing the Plame case mistake-The pundits say the law that protects covert agents' identities won't put anybody away in this inves.....- 8/12/2005 11:29:49 AM
Iraq News Roundup (salon) Rich Man's Adventure/Poor Man's FightStaff Sgt. Jason Rivera, 26, a Marine recruiter in Pittsburgh, went to the home of a high school student who had expressed interest in joining the Marine Reserve t.....- 8/12/2005 11:39:45 AM
Even Though Most Americans Don't Want Change To Social Security, Republicans Will Push It Anyway (salon) Rich Man's Adventure/Poor Man's FightStaff Sgt. Jason Rivera, 26, a Marine recruiter in Pittsburgh, went to the home of a high school student who had expressed interest in joining the Marine Reserve t.....- 8/12/2005 9:35:34 AM
What Did Rove Tell Bush? (salon) Among the many questions surrounding the investigation into who in the Bush administration leaked the name of an undercover   {activateYQinl(this);return false;}" href="http://search.news.yahoo.com/se.....- 8/12/2005 9:27:11 AM
Homeland Security and Congress-Pork Tossed at Terrorists (salon) Casey-Houston ChronicleMy colleague Eric Hanson wrote earlier this week about a Homeland Security grant that puts $1,400 two-way police radios in schools throughout Fort Bend County.Funded with federa.....- 8/12/2005 9:21:19 AM
Fraud and Corruption in the News (salon) DeLay's friend Jack Abramoff Indicted on Fraud ChargesLobbyist Jack Abramoff, a key figure in investigations involving House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on.....- 8/12/2005 9:19:13 AM
The Military Now Has an Alliance with the Peace Corps (salon) It isn't only that this tact shows how desperate the military is for recruits; it is that the Peace Corps was to be an alternative to military service. If now, it is merely an adjunct for those who wa.....- 8/12/2005 8:37:25 AM
Cindy Sheehan Roundup-Bush Mouths Words of Sharing Grief But Hides In His Home (salon) Andy Stern: Cindy Deserves Time With The PresidentStatistics: a suicide bomber today killed 10 and wounded 43. It is easy to be numbed by statistics, by counting, and the constant drumbeat of war. And.....- 8/12/2005 8:25:19 AM
Cindy Sheehan and other Gold Star Members in Crawford, TX (salon) Bereaved mother camps outside Bush ranch Casey Sheehan did not want to go to Iraq, but he did not want to let down his buddies. So despite his mother's offer to whisk him away to Canada or run his leg.....- 8/11/2005 1:07:59 AM
TXDOT Projects for Somervell County (salon) Somervell County is in the Fort Worth TxDOT District Hwy 67- From FM 205 to FM 56 - Length .846 km Estimated Cost $3,343,865.96 - Widened from 2 Lanes to 4 Lane Divided (Complete 2005)US 67At Paluxy R.....- 8/10/2005 9:10:21 AM
Texas Legislature Update- Still no finish for school finances in second session (salon) The legislature did, however, make sure that judges and retired legislators get raises... no pay raises for teachers.Lawmakers are struggling to address school reform and tax issues during the second .....- 8/10/2005 8:39:26 AM
Glen Rose City Council Meeting August 8, 2005 (salon)   Public Hearing: Betty Ann McCroskey to change zoning of her property at 500 North English from B2 General Commercial to R-1 Residential VIDEO   Public He.....- 8/9/2005 6:40:22 PM
Somervell County Commissioner's Meeting August 8, 2005 (salon) TAC presenting the Gold Star AwardFront on shot will be in the Glen Rose Reporter newspaperHighlightsPresentation of Award to Somervell County from TAC- VIDEOSundry accounting items, County Treasurer'.....- 8/9/2005 3:27:29 PM
Bush Plans for Long-Term Presence in Iraq Through Military Bases (salon) What is the United States real agenda with Iraq? It is not, at this time, to entirely leave Iraq, even if foolhardy Bush can be overruled on his stubborn course, but to establish military bases in Ira.....- 8/7/2005 8:05:38 AM
Bush Takes Off as Much Vacation Days as the French, Surpasses the # of Days Reagan Took (salon) At this clip, Bush will surpass the vacation record of President Reagan, who tallied up 436 days in his two terms.A recent poll commissioned by the travel Web site Expedia.com found most Americans get.....- 8/7/2005 7:47:36 AM
Congressional Republicans Spending Like Drunken Sailors-and no Vetos from Bush for Pork (salon) A coalition of fiscal watchdog groups wrote  {activateYQinl(this);return false;}" href="http://search.news.yahoo.com/search/news/?p=President+Bush">President Bush on Thursday urging him to veto the hi.....- 8/7/2005 8:00:12 AM
Newsweek Poll-61 percent of Americans disapprove of the way Bush is handling the war in Iraq (salon) 74 percent don't want large numbers of US military troops there. Bush's approval rating is at 42 percent, his lowest. More Americans are realizing that not only is Bush a liar, but he's a frightening .....- 8/7/2005 7:38:44 AM
CIA Commander says US Let Bin Laden Slip Away-Contradicts What Bush Said (salon) We read earlier this week that the CIA was refusing to release Gary Berntsen's book. If this information is true, Kerry's statements about Tora-Bora were correct, while Bush was lying. Aug. 15, 2005 i.....- 8/7/2005 7:19:04 AM
Cindy Sheehan, Gold Star Mom of an Iraq War Soldier, Goes to Crawford (salon) Crawford Iconoclast has the storyCindy Sheehan, the mother of a soldier killed in Iraq last year, is seeking a meeting with President Bush, who is vacationing in Crawford, to have some of her question.....- 8/6/2005 4:53:46 PM
Iowa Letter to the Editor- Soldier's Parent Calls for an Investigation into the War (salon) Daily Gate CityThursday, August 4, 2005 2:13 PM CDT To the Editor:I am the proud father of two sons who are in the military. My Marine has recently returned from Iraq and my Guardsman, attached to the.....- 8/6/2005 2:39:13 PM
1984 has arrived-Montana Supreme Court Justice Commenting on Garbage-Rummaging Case (salon) Via PolitechbotBelieve it or not, it's perfectly legal for police to rummage through  your garbage for incriminating stuff on you -- even if they don't have a  warrant or court approval.The Supreme Co.....- 8/6/2005 2:34:53 PM
Bush Administration Refuses to be Open With John G Roberts Documents (salon) Double-standard. Clinton, when President, also attempted to assert client-attorney privilege but was overruled. The Bush administration on Friday formally rejected a Democratic request for documents f.....- 8/6/2005 2:30:14 PM
The issue of abortion-Most US Residents support abortion rights with some restrictions (salon) The issue of abortion rights needs to come up a notch to a privacy argument. Whether or not one agrees with or finds morally reprehensible, the idea of abortion, the higher point is whether the govern.....- 8/6/2005 2:05:40 PM
Restricting the Firehose in the Age of Information (salon) From Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology by Neil PostmanThe relationship between information and the mechanisms for its control is fairly simple to describe. As the supply is increased,.....- 8/6/2005 1:58:02 PM
When Bush Went to Grapevine, Residents were warned not to look out their windows (salon) GRAPEVINE - Roads were shut down Wednesday and residents living in nearby apartments between Dooley and Ruth Wall Roads were warned not to look out of their windows Wednesday. School busses from Grape.....- 8/6/2005 10:49:52 AM
Bush Takes a Long Vacation While His Approval Rate At Lowest Ever and Soldiers Die in Iraq (salon) He's having a good time on his Crawford "ranch".Meanwhile, fewer than half the country thinks he's honest, approval of his handling of Iraq is at 38 percent, with overall job approval at 42 .....- 8/5/2005 12:04:20 PM
Iraq Roundup-Death Toll over 1800 Now (salon) He's having a good time on his Crawford "ranch".Meanwhile, fewer than half the country thinks he's honest, approval of his handling of Iraq is at 38 percent, with overall job approval at 42 .....- 8/5/2005 1:06:07 AM
Pentagon Forced To Release More Casualty Images After Lawsuit (salon) The newest images are at National Security ArchiveThe Pentagon attempted to suppress these but were forced to release more as well as agree to expeditiously respond to FOIA requests.The decision was c.....- 8/5/2005 12:32:18 AM
Release The Abu Ghraib Photos (salon) Reporters Committee urges court to order Abu Ghraib photo releaseA coalition of 14 media organizations and public interest groups organized by The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press have fil.....- 8/5/2005 12:24:10 AM
Out of Touch Bush Leaps to Rafael Palmiero's Defense (salon) Questions raised about Bush's judgementBush's loyalty to his friends extends from the baseball diamond to the White House, where he's backed beleaguered Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove, who's mired in.....- 8/4/2005 11:46:06 PM
The Minding Your Business Government (salon) We have been fans of people such as Ann Landers who so often offered advice to people to MYOB -Mind Your Own Business. Haven't heard that much in the past 5 years or so, and haven't seen any evidence .....- 8/4/2005 10:52:47 PM
On NPR today, during one hour, we heard three war pieces (salon) none of which presented a point of view other than condoning the Iraq war. We kept listening for a counterpoint that would discuss an alternate view, such as for those of us that believe the war is an.....- 8/4/2005 10:41:39 PM
Why Did John G Roberts Work Pro Bono on a Significant Gay Rights Case (salon)  Supreme Court nominee John Roberts worked behind the scenes for a coalition of gay-rights activists, and his legal expertise helped them persuade the Supreme Court to issue a landmark 1996 ruling pro.....- 8/4/2005 10:27:35 PM
President Didn't LIke the Global Struggle Against Violent Extremism-and returns to WAR (salon) GRAPEVINE, Tex., Aug. 3 - President Bush publicly overruled some of his top advisers on Wednesday in a debate about what to call the conflict with Islamic extremists, saying, "Make no mistake abo.....- 8/4/2005 7:52:50 PM
Bush Thumbs His Nose at the Senate and Puts in Incompetent Bolton (salon) Bush put Bolton on the job in a recess appointment — an avenue available to the president when the Congress is in recess. Under the Constitution, a recess appointment during the lawmakers' August brea.....- 8/1/2005 9:15:12 AM
John G Roberts Tried to Curtail Civil Rights in the Reagan Administration (salon) MSNBCHe wrote vigorous defenses, for example, of the administration's version of a voting rights bill, opposed by Congress, which would have narrowed the reach of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. He challe.....- 8/1/2005 12:50:02 AM
Iraq War Roundup (salon) Downing Street Memo-updated biography recaps that Key # 10 Aides were split over the warThe build-up to the invasion began in April 2002 when Blair travelled to George W Bush’s ranch in Texas. It was .....- 8/1/2005 12:06:21 AM
Bush's Efforts to Recruit Boy Scouts into the Service (salon) On his third try, Bush made it to the Boy Scout Jamboree, where he found a field of potential recruits for military service.Bush's speech was about patriotism and community and military service to the.....- 7/31/2005 11:03:02 PM
Uzbekistan Ejects US Mlitary Bases Amid Whispers that the Pentagon Allied with Terrorist Group (salon) Uzbekistan formally evicted the United States yesterday from a military base that has served as a hub for combat and humanitarian missions to Afghanistan since shortly after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2.....- 7/31/2005 10:49:42 PM
Leaked Emails Claim Guantanemo Hearings are Rigged (salon) Leaked emails from two former prosecutors claim the military commissions set up to try detainees at Guantanamo Bay are rigged, fraudulent, and thin on evidence against the accused.The first email is f.....- 7/31/2005 6:49:41 PM
Time Magazine Says that Rove Knew about Plame From Within the Administration and Earlier Than Has Been Said (salon) As the investigation tightens into the leak of the identity of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame, sources tell TIME some White House officials may have learned she was married to former ambassador Jo.....- 7/31/2005 6:45:50 PM
Focus on the Family Boilerplate Letters-For Those Not Creative Enough to Write Their Own Letters To the Editor (salon) Focus on the Family helps those who are not literate enough to write their own letters without complete assistance. Dallas Morning News published one of these boilerplate gems.He's clearly qualified I.....- 7/31/2005 4:03:29 PM
Beginning Tomorrow, You'll Have to Sign for Sudafed or Nyquil In order to purchase it (salon) Texas passed a law, effective August 1st, that requires medication containing pseudoephridrine to be placed behind the counter and obtained by showing a photo ID and signing for it. This is due to met.....- 7/31/2005 3:17:05 PM
Congress Creates Tax Incentives for Gas Guzzlers (salon) SirotaBlogThis is really mind-boggling. At a time when we need to conserve energy and create more fuel-efficient vehicles, Congress has gone out of its way to encourage gas guzzling. First, it created.....- 7/31/2005 12:01:25 AM
Edwards Voted Against CAFTA-we congratulate him (salon) Roll Call - This travesty of a bill passed in the House with only 2 votes and was almost entirely voted for by Republicans-27 Republicans voted for it. 15 Democrats voted for it, which, had they voted.....- 7/30/2005 11:55:38 PM
Why Does Bush Want to ByPass Congress To Put in an Unrecommended Incompetent Like Bolton? (salon) BackgroundAs Congress prepares for its upcoming August break, signals have emerged from the White House that President Bush will give John R. Bolton a recess appointment to the post of U.S. ambassador.....- 7/30/2005 12:31:21 PM
In Bush's Administration, Anyone Can Impersonate a Secret Service Agent and Get Away With It (salon) BackgroundThe question remains: These people were bounced from a public Bush meeting, not for anything they did, but for sentiments on a bumper sticker on their car. Someone went to the trouble to mat.....- 7/30/2005 11:01:06 AM
Journalists? What happens when Republicans Get Reporters to do One-Sided Press Releases Instead of News (salon) Daily KOSWho's guilty? Lauren Whittington, NYTimes, and Washington Post. But Lauren has not yet apologized for printing what amounts to a free press release for the GOP under the guise of fairly repor.....- 7/29/2005 9:17:30 PM
Bolton Failed to Disclose Investigator's Interview (salon) John Bolton's nomination to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations may face fresh obstacles in the Senate after the State Department said Bolton failed to tell lawmakers he was interviewed about fau.....- 7/29/2005 7:49:39 PM
Congress Rejects MTBE Provisions That Would Have Protected MTBE Manufacturers (salon) The National League of Cities (NLC) applauds today's action by Congress to adopt an Energy bill that rejected offending language that would have imposed a multi-billion dollar unfunded mandate on loca.....- 7/29/2005 5:19:07 PM
Bush to take his 50th Vacation Since Being President (salon) The National League of Cities (NLC) applauds today's action by Congress to adopt an Energy bill that rejected offending language that would have imposed a multi-billion dollar unfunded mandate on loca.....- 7/29/2005 4:47:13 PM
Chris Bell, Ethical Democrat, To Run for Governor of Texas (salon) Chris Bell, the former one-term Democratic congressman best known for filing an ethics complaint against U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, will seek the Democratic nomination for governor next yea.....- 7/29/2005 8:46:57 AM
George Bush-Above the Law (salon) Huffington PostPlaying the role of Steven Seagal, Tom Cruise and Jesse Ventura combined, George W. Bush barricades himself in the Oval Office fending off the generals. Major General Romig, “Sir, this .....- 7/29/2005 8:43:16 AM
IF the View that Our Constitution is Obsolete Is Allowed to Prevail, The Terrorists Will Have Won (salon) The sentence itself was fairly straightforward: An Algerian man received 22 years for plotting to bomb the Los Angeles airport on the eve of the millennium. It was what the judge said in imposing the .....- 7/28/2005 8:33:42 AM
Military Was Concerned about the Bush Administration's Harsh Interrogation Tactics in 2003 (salon) Senior military lawyers lodged vigorous and detailed dissents in early 2003 as an administration legal task force concluded that President Bush had authority as commander in chief to order harsh inter.....- 7/28/2005 8:29:52 AM
Seniors and Medicare Advice-For the First time, Beneficiaries Asked to Detail Their Income and Assets (salon) Senior centers throughout the region are bracing for an onslaught of telephone calls from confused Medicare recipients who are being asked to disclose the most intimate details of their financial live.....- 7/28/2005 8:27:52 AM
Roberts had a larger role in the 2000 Florida Presidential Recount Than Was Reported-He Helped Prepare the Case (salon) U.S. Supreme Court nominee John Roberts played a broader behind-the-scenes role for the Republican camp in the aftermath of the 2000 election than previously reported -- as legal consultant, lawsuit e.....- 7/28/2005 8:14:00 AM
AFL/CIO Calls for Return of Troops from Iraq (salon) It was the first time in the federation's 50-year history that the AFL-CIO has taken a position squarely opposing US foreign policy or military action. "An unending military presence will waste l.....- 7/28/2005 8:05:52 AM
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