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Bush's Stagecraft Extends to Releasing Photos Only Taken by Staffers While Refusing News Photographers (salon) We commented yesterday about the staged backdrops and photographs of Bush, but didn't know that the photos released to news organizations were only those taken by Bush staffers. Protesting Limited Pre.....- 8/26/2005 11:41:37 PM
Tammy Pruett Empathizes With Cindy Sheehan's Pain (salon) ZAHN: And, Leon, at the time that your wife is making that call, of course, you have Cindy Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq, trying to convince the president to pull the troops out immediately. T.....- 8/26/2005 10:38:08 AM
American Legion Declares War on Protestors, Billmon Shows American Legion During Clinton Administration (salon) - 8/25/2005 9:46:39 AM
If Bush Said it Instead of Tammy Pruett (salon) As the war in Iraq stretches on, American military families feel a mixture of pride and anxiety that comes with having a loved one in a combat zone. ...The Bushes have two daughters serving in combat .....- 8/25/2005 9:44:00 AM
Bush's Appearances-Meticulously Choreographed-Right Down to the Backdrops (salon) We've noticed before that Bush's stage appearances are a PR campaigner's dream. The people on stage are hand-picked supporters, and where each one stands is not happenstance. Even the audiences are in.....- 8/25/2005 8:45:05 AM
Why did John Roberts Judge a lawsuit against the Bush administration while being interviewed for Supreme Court judge? (salon) Roberts urged to address ethics issueTwo Democratic senators said Wednesday that they want Supreme Court nominee John Roberts to explain before his confirmation hearings why he continued to judge a la.....- 8/24/2005 5:16:01 PM
Another Poll, Harris Corp, Shows President Bush's Approval Ratings Lowest Point in Presidency (salon) - 8/24/2005 5:12:52 PM
While Bush on Vacation, , More Die in Iraq (salon) Bush insists that as long as he is president, "we will stay, we will fight, and we will win the war on terrorism". We see again that he is more than willing to invoke 9/11 in connection with.....- 8/24/2005 4:07:11 PM
If Bush Believes Iraq is a Noble Cause and a Better Way of Life, Why Aren't His Daughters Signed UP? (salon) Bush, who was himself AWOL and avoided combat duty during the Vietnam era, can't expect that all in this country will agree with his promotion of families sacrificing family members in the Iraq War as.....- 8/24/2005 3:22:44 PM
14 Bases Being Built in Iraq while Americans Left the Saudi Base Prince Sultan in 2003 (salon) We recall Bin Laden's statement about the US out of Saudi Arabia; US apparently gave in to the demands of this terrorist.ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFMCNS) — Robins civil engineers recently helped di.....- 8/24/2005 3:08:45 PM
Bush-Our First French President?-The Five Week Vacation While the Rest of Us Take a Week Doesn't Help (salon) Dallas Morning NewsAs you recall, I've been a supporter of President Bush since Day One; he was one of the reasons I chose Texas as the land of a better future. I've supported him in the good days and.....- 8/24/2005 2:17:42 PM
Center for Democracy and Technology, Financed by Corporate Interests, Sneaking in Broadcast Flag (salon) Background: - In May, the courts threw out the attempts by the FCC to implement broadcast flag (Follow the background links for more information). Even so, MPAA has been working to push the broadcast .....- 8/23/2005 10:13:31 PM
Senator Leahy on the Roberts papers (salon) WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Following is a statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt., ranking member, Senate Judiciary Committee) on the recent documents relating to the Roberts nomination:.....- 8/23/2005 9:57:00 PM
Recycling Nuclear Rods Could Solve Yucca Problem (salon) DALLAS, Aug. 16 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The political dust-up over radiation standards approved in the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) plans for a nuclear waste facility at Yucca Mountain, Nevada c.....- 8/23/2005 9:54:28 PM
FEC finds that Westar Violated Campaign Finance Laws but lets DeLay's PAC Off the Hook (salon) Crew- FEC is a toothless and ineffective agencyCitizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is pleased that late yesterday, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) released its findings t.....- 8/23/2005 9:50:50 PM
On Iraq War the Elixir of Democracy (salon) by Jeffrey LaurentiOn Iraq War, the Elixir of Democracy? The draft constitution that Baghdad's political factions have agreed to submit to the Iraqi people in October addresses grand issues of governa.....- 8/23/2005 9:42:43 PM
American Public-the more they know about NCLB, the less they like it (salon) A nationwide survey released today reports that an increasing number of Americans say they know a fair amount about the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. But the more they know about it, the less they .....- 8/23/2005 9:29:41 PM
Beacon News Wrote Article about Sibel Edmonds and Dennis Hastert-And has a suggestion (salon) But such was the case last week, the day after I wrote a story about former FBI interpreter Sibel Edmonds and some surprising accusations she made involving a certain Republican from Kendall County. H.....- 8/23/2005 5:20:47 PM
Bush's Faulty and Insulting Premise-that Protesters don't want to win the War on Terror (salon) Absurd and simplistic. Protestors who are anti-Iraq war are not necessarily against wanting to see terrorists brought to justice and it's demeaning and McCarythistic to equate sincere people who belie.....- 8/23/2005 5:17:45 PM
Bubble Boy Bush Says Sheehan Doesn't Represent a Lot of Families He has Met With (salon) Since Bush steers clear of anyone that doesn't share his viewpoint, we're not surprised. He holds invitation only "town hall" meetings that are stacked on the stage and audience with support.....- 8/23/2005 5:12:13 PM
Example in the UK of Private Accounts Pensions-Not Working (salon) Harry Shearer via Huffington Post calls attention to this.People who opted out of the state second pension (S2P) and paid money into a personal scheme may have lost out, the City watchdog has warned. .....- 8/23/2005 11:16:51 AM
Bush's Twisted Logic- Finishing the Task They Gave Their Lives For (salon) Via Huffington PostPresident Bush told a convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars yesterday that America owed it to the more than 2000 Americans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan not to end their missi.....- 8/23/2005 11:09:43 AM
Iraq War Roundup (salon) Millions Embezzled at Iraqi MinistryBritish officials are seriously concerned about the level of corruption in the Iraqi defence ministry, after the embezzlement of vast amounts of money earmarked for.....- 8/23/2005 9:48:53 AM
WWJD? Would Jesus have called for the assassination of political leaders? (salon) - 8/22/2005 9:02:44 PM
Islam is our Constitution-US is not helping to bring democracy to Iraq (salon) US gives ground on Islam to meet deadline for IraqUS CONCESSIONS to Islamists on the role of religion in Iraqi law marked a turn in talks on a constitution, negotiators said yesterday as they raced to.....- 8/21/2005 8:58:50 PM
Iraq War Roundup (salon) Publisher of Delphos Herald, OH speaks upWhile Americans are being injured and killed in Iraq and while we are headed, unless something changes, for trillions of dollars in additional debt under the B.....- 8/21/2005 6:38:36 PM
Lance Armstrong Is Anti-Iraq War (salon) When Armstrong biked with Bush this weekend, he brought up cancer researchDuring their two-hour ride on Bush's ranch Saturday, Armstrong pushed the president to spend more federal money on cancer rese.....- 8/21/2005 1:15:40 PM
London Bombing-Police Killed an Innocent Man and Kept that Knowledge from the Head of Metropolitan Police (salon) We heard the story of the terrorist bomber who was shot a number of times in the head as he boarded a subway, wearing a heavy padded coat. Except that he wasn't wearing that, but a denim jacket.. And .....- 8/21/2005 11:15:42 AM
Grassroots Rebellion Against NCLB in 47 out of 50 states in some form (salon) The grassroots rebellion against the controversial No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act already has spread in some form to 47 of the 50 states and is likely to flare up in particular in such states as Minn.....- 8/21/2005 7:55:10 AM
Bush Administration's Freedom Walk Sends the Wrong Message (salon) The Pentagon is planning an inappropriate march on Sept 11th called "America Supports You Freedom Walk". The Walk was announced in the Iraq war news briefing, and requires that all who want .....- 8/21/2005 7:15:23 AM
Minutemen Vigilantes will be able to carry guns on the streets of Houston (salon) Who's crazy idea was that?Leaders of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps of Texas had earlier said volunteers observing Houston's day laborers in October would carry nothing but video cameras.But leader.....- 8/21/2005 12:34:30 AM
Who is Accountable? Soldier Instructed to Abuse Prisoners at Abu Ghraib (salon) One of the US soldiers convicted of mistreating prisoners at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison says his superiors made it clear those incarcerated were to be abused.Sergeant Javal Davis was sentenced to six.....- 8/20/2005 11:27:06 PM
Hypocrites and Liars-by Cindy Sheehan (salon) From Common DreamsThe media are wrong. The people who have come out to Camp Casey to help coordinate the press and events with me are not putting words in my mouth, they are taking words out of my mou.....- 8/20/2005 10:19:43 PM
US Planning to be in Iraq at least 4 more years and building permanent military bases (salon) Army Planning for 4 More Years in Iraq The Army is planning for the possibility of keeping the current number of soldiers in  {activateYQinl(this);return false;}" href="http://search.news.yahoo.com/se.....- 8/20/2005 10:12:14 PM
Bush-Ignoring Sheehan and Other Gold Star Moms While Flogging His Meaningless Slogans At Vet Conventions (salon) Bush to Begin a 5-Day Push to Defend War (Cowardly Bush won't confront his critics directly so is planning an invitation only roadshow of sycophants.)In his weekly radio address, Bush argued that the .....- 8/20/2005 2:45:37 PM
Bush Breaks Reagan's Record for the Most Vacations (salon) The Daily PickHeartfelt congratulations to President Bush, who on Friday August 19th breaks Ronald Reagan's all-time record for most vacation days. The old record was 335 days, though Reagan took his .....- 8/20/2005 1:18:55 PM
Mayor Salt Lake City, Rocky Anderson, Calls for a state-wide demonstration against Bush (salon) Bush is set to appear before a national veteran's convention on this upcoming Monday. "This administration has been disastrous to the country," Anderson said Friday. "If people could or.....- 8/20/2005 1:15:00 PM
The Party of Fear (salon) We read yesterday that an RNC spokesperson said that Democrats were the party of fear. After we finished laughing, we soberly considered that frivolous statement. One, citizens in this country are not.....- 8/19/2005 11:05:36 AM
Bush's Blackmail Of Latin American Countries Who Won't Sign Agreement To Keep Americans Out of International Criminal Court (salon) BOGOTÁ, Colombia, Aug. 18 - Three years ago the Bush administration began prodding countries to shield Americans from the fledgling International Criminal Court in The Hague, which was intended to be .....- 8/19/2005 8:00:26 AM
Cindy Sheehan Roundup (salon) Cindy Going back home because her mother had a strokeCindy Sheehan, the grieving woman who started an anti-war demonstration near President Bush's ranch nearly two weeks ago, boards a plane at the Wac.....- 8/18/2005 9:09:52 PM
The Arguments For Staying In Iraq Despite Knowing That the Premise for Being There is False (salon) We listened last night to Chet Edwards parrot lines that are favorite among both Republicans and war-mongering Democrats. One is that we're there now, so we have to stay and give the Iraqi's an opport.....- 8/18/2005 3:43:26 PM
Iraq War Roundup (salon) Death of Iraqi brothers sparks anti-U.S. rageAn angry Iraqi crowd carried coffins through a Baghdad district on Thursday and threw rocks at American soldiers, accusing U.S. troops of killing three inn.....- 8/18/2005 3:05:20 PM
Chet Edwards Town Hall Meeting in Hood County, TX (salon) Chet Edwards has held several town hall meetings in our district in the last few days, the first two in Burleson and Cleburne. Last night he held one in Granbury, and there was a sizeable turnout in t.....- 8/18/2005 2:02:50 PM
Another Proof that the Iraq War was being planned as early as October 2001- One Month after 9/11 (salon) According to newly declassified documents, the State Department warned U.S. Central Command before the invasion of Iraq of "serious planning gaps" for postwar security. In a memo dated one m.....- 8/17/2005 11:47:01 PM
Poignant (salon) - 8/17/2005 10:54:59 PM
Cindy Sheehan Candlelight Vigils Around the Country (salon) Vigils Calling for End to Iraq War Begin CRAWFORD, Texas - Hundreds of candlelight vigils calling for an end to the war in  {activateYQinl(this);return false;}" href="http://search.news.yahoo.com/sear.....- 8/17/2005 10:53:07 PM
Texas Coast is to be Patrolled by Unmanned Predator Aircraft (salon) HOUSTON, Texas -- A dozen U.S. Predator aircraft will be based at Houston's Ellington Field for use in homeland security and border patrols.Predators are unmanned aircraft that can carry missiles and .....- 8/17/2005 2:33:11 PM
Cindy Sheehan Roundup (salon) First, a video and picture listPhotos-White Rose SocietyVideos from Truthout-Cindy SheehanGrace at Camp CaseyCamp Casey- August 10, 2005Camp Casey- August 11, 2005One Day in Camp Casey (Current) - Aug.....- 8/17/2005 10:53:17 AM
Doctorow: Our Unfeeling President- Bush Cannot Grieve Because He Does Not Know What Death Is (salon) Editor's note: The article below was written by novelist E.L. Doctorow for The East Hampton Star, and was originally published on Sept 9, 2004. Since that time the number of American war dead in Iraq .....- 8/15/2005 11:49:32 PM
Anti Iraq War Sentiment On the Rise (salon) Doubt on war grows in U.S"Two or three years ago, when everything started, I thought it was a good idea," said Laura French, a Republican from Evan City, Pa. "But now I think enough is .....- 8/15/2005 9:34:07 PM
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) - 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) - 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) - 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) - 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
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