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Tom DeLay-New Campaign Finance Report-Who Gave DeLay How Much? (salon) WASHINGTON, July 19 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Majority Leader Tom DeLay raised more money from corporate interests in the last quarter than any other reporting period in his career, according to a new analys.....- 7/20/2005 7:57:35 AM
Zogby Poll: More Support for Impeaching Bush That There was for Impeaching Clinton (salon) Zogbyby Dan Froomkin More than four in 10 Americans, according to a recent Zogby poll, say that if President Bush did not tell the truth about his reasons for going to war with Iraq, Congress should c.....- 7/20/2005 7:49:46 AM
Why Did Bush Announce the New Supreme Court Nominee a Week Earlier than Expected (salon) Sources said the timing of an announcement had been moved up in part to deflect attention away from a  {activateYQinl(this);return false;}" href="http://search.news.yahoo.com/search/news/?p=CIA">CIA l.....- 7/20/2005 12:48:24 AM
Turkey Says the United States Ordered Capture of PKK, including Incursion into Iraq (salon) Background:A top Turkish general said on July 19 the United States had given direct orders for the capture of rebel Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) leaders in Iraq, Turkish media reported. General Ilker.....- 7/19/2005 11:21:08 PM
Iraq News Roundup (salon) 1771 US Military Deaths, 25,000 Civilian Deaths in Iraq while Sunnis working on the Iraq Constitution are slain.The bodies of three Sunni Muslims -- who were working on the draft of Iraq's new constit.....- 7/19/2005 11:14:58 PM
President Bush Breaks IAEA Rules-Announces New Nuke Policy with India (Markey) (salon) "Why should the United States sell controlled nuclear goods to India? India is not a member state of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty and lacks full-scope safeguards required by the Internati.....- 7/19/2005 10:22:38 PM
Plame/Rove/Libby and Classified Memo Roundup (salon) News that the memo was marked for its sensitivity emerged as President Bush yesterday appeared to backtrack from his 2004 pledge to fire any member of his staff involved in the leaking of the CIA agen.....- 7/19/2005 1:06:27 PM
Is Bush Channeling Clinton? Part 2 (salon) Part 1Why is Bush fine with having suspected criminals work in his cabinet?  Why does Bush care more about protecting political operatives than CIA operatives?  There is also a significant distinction.....- 7/19/2005 7:16:20 AM
Where's Tommy Thompson? Former Health and Human Services Secretary to get RFID Chip Under Skin (salon) BackgroundThompson has joined the board of Applied Digital, which owns VeriChip, the company that specializes in subcutaneous RFID tags for humans and pets. To help promote the concepts behind the tec.....- 7/19/2005 6:13:28 AM
Only 1/4 of Americans Believe that The White House is Cooperating with the Rove/Plame Leak (salon) ABCNews...Just a quarter of Americans think the White House is fully cooperating in the federal investigation of the leak of a CIA operative's identity, a number that's declined sharply since the inve.....- 7/18/2005 8:17:21 PM
Mark Shields Asks (Rove) How Dumb Do They Think We Are? (salon) Are you ready for a barefaced lie? Listen to the Republican talking points. It is true that Rove did talk to Matt Cooper. But he was not trying to smear Wilson and thus silence a formidable critic of .....- 7/18/2005 7:54:31 PM
Is Bush Channeling Clinton? (salon) Bush, who said when he first took office that he would set a new tone in Washington, had previously said that if he found out anyone was leaking, he would take appropriate action. Today, he said that .....- 7/18/2005 7:24:18 PM
Rove/Plame CIA Leak Roundup (salon) Bush Changes the Bar For Who Stays In His Administration (Dare we say Flip Flops?)- Now the Bar is Convicted Felons Where Before It was LeakersPresident Bush changed his stance today on his close advi.....- 7/18/2005 1:11:24 PM
A Liberal Apologizes for Spreading Liberal Doctrine In Classroom (salon) Estripes (Stars and Stripes)I — and my other second-rate colleagues on the faculty of University of Maryland University College — would like to apologize to the author of “Leftist ideas rule academia”.....- 7/18/2005 11:07:13 AM
On Meet the Press today, Cooper Said Rove and Libby were his sources (salon) WASHINGTON - The vice president's chief of staff, Lewis Libby, was a source along with the president's chief political adviser for a Time story that identified a  {activateYQinl(this);return false;}" .....- 7/17/2005 10:55:58 PM
Vilsack Attempting to Co-Opt the "Progressive" Adjective for Democrats by Neutralizing it with Centrist (salon) We are not represented by the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) and resent their attempts to water down liberal Democrats.  We seek a candidate who speaks up clearly about the truly progressive issu.....- 7/17/2005 10:13:35 PM
EPA Paid Weather Channel to create Videos-More Fake News (salon) Adding to the pile of government agencies and "reporters" the Bush administration has used to create fake news, unidentified to the public as such until accidentally discovered, the EPA also.....- 7/17/2005 9:54:06 PM
Ken Mehlman's Republican Party Doesn't Know Who Tulia's James Byrd Was and Mischaracterizes the NAACP (salon) From CNN Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer todayThe NAACP unfortunately in the 2000 campaign likened the president to James Byrd, who was a racist killer in east Texas, who the president brought to justi.....- 7/17/2005 5:57:58 PM
Chet Edwards-JJ Pickles Tribute (salon) From CNN Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer todayThe NAACP unfortunately in the 2000 campaign likened the president to James Byrd, who was a racist killer in east Texas, who the president brought to justi.....- 7/17/2005 2:13:55 PM
Congressman LoBiondo Apologizes for His Hitler Remark (salon) The decent action to take for any congressperson that regrets remarks made hastily that hurt people. Evokes Dick Durbin whose remarks caused a Republican firestorm and, as a responsible, decent person.....- 7/17/2005 9:56:54 AM
Iraq Commentary-An Optimist Reaches His Breaking Point (salon) July 16 - I’ve always been something of an optimist, but everyone has a breaking point. Mine came on Saturday as I toured the infamous “Green Zone” in central Baghdad. This fortress is quite literally.....- 7/17/2005 9:11:06 AM
UN Releases Report That Challenges US Supremacy over Domain Names (salon) BackgroundThe report says that "no single government should have a pre-eminent role in relation to international Internet governance"--which runs directly contrary to the Bush administration.....- 7/17/2005 8:29:25 AM
Plame-Iraq Coverup Roundup (salon) Daniel Schorr reminds that the Rove Leak is just part of a larger scandal. Let me remind you that the underlying issue in the Karl Rove controversy is not a leak, but a war and how America was misled .....- 7/17/2005 8:30:51 AM
Costs $5000 To attend a GOP Fundraiser to see the Astros Play the Nats at RFK Stadium (salon) Attendees will be asked to bring a $1,000 check for each lawmaker's campaign coffer. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands, is hosting the event in a stadium box for Reps. Michael McCaul of Austin, Louie .....- 7/17/2005 7:49:31 AM
How ourCongress representatives voted this week (salon) Senate• 1. Rail, transit security: Failed, 53-46, to reach 60 votes needed to increase spending tenfold for securing subways, buses and trains against terrorist attacks. The amendment was offered to H.....- 7/17/2005 7:40:58 AM
Bush and Covert Support of Certain Iraqi Candidates Before the War (salon) How is that a free democracy is assisted by attempts to influence elections through another country\'s covert support? In the months before the Iraqi elections in January, President Bush appr.....- 7/17/2005 7:31:30 AM
Congress is Working to Gut Habeus Corpus Power of the Federal Courts (salon) Congress is quietly considering whether to destroy one of the pillars of constitutional law: the habeas corpus power of the federal courts to determine whether an indigent defendant has been unjustly .....- 7/16/2005 1:40:19 PM
Anti-RFID Foe Believes RFID is the Mark of the Beast (salon) WiredAlbrecht does not often discuss her religious views with reporters. But she believes that RFID technology may be part of the fulfillment of the Mark of the Beast prophesied in the Book of Revelat.....- 7/16/2005 1:38:46 PM
Republicans Ignored Warnings on Veterans (salon) BackgroundSHORTFALL WARNING: Several House Republicans cautioned that not enough money was being budgeted this year for veterans health care given the number of soldiers returning from  {activateYQinl.....- 7/16/2005 1:24:49 PM
Finger Scanning-Not Just for Season Ticket Holders at Disney Anymore (salon) The addition of finger scanning technology at the entrances of Walt Disney World theme parks for all visitors has caused concern among privacy advocates, according to a Local 6 News report. Tourists v.....- 7/16/2005 12:25:41 AM
Rove-Plame Roundup (salon) AP Corrects Story About Valerie Plame, Says Media Matters for AmericaIn an Associated Press article originally issued the morning of July 15, 2005, a statement by former ambassador Joe Wilson was fals.....- 7/15/2005 6:31:32 PM
Bush's Invitation-Only CAFTA Meeting (salon) Washington PostJim Morrill and Tim Funk write in the Charlotte Observer: "President Bush will visit a Belmont textile plant Friday during a whirlwind visit to shore up thin Southern support for a.....- 7/15/2005 5:37:58 PM
Last Year, the US leak harmed the UK Al Qaida Sting-this year, one of the suspects in London Bomb connected (salon) Last yearThe effort by U.S. officials to justify raising the terror alert level last week may have shut down an important source of information that has already led to a series of al Qaeda arrests, Pa.....- 7/15/2005 3:38:05 PM
Department of Energy Not Giving Congress Requested Data on Yucca Mountain-Subpoenas Next (salon) Rep. Jon Porter set a new deadline Wednesday for the Energy Department to hand over documents related to Yucca Mountain workers' e-mails. Porter, R-Nev., gave DOE officials until Monday to comply with.....- 7/15/2005 8:11:59 AM
Military Lawyers Fought the Justice Department's Torture Definition and How it Would be Applied (salon) Three top military lawyers said yesterday that they lodged complaints about the Justice Department's definition of torture and how it would be applied to interrogations of enemy prisoners captured by .....- 7/15/2005 8:08:45 AM
General Miller Contradicts His Sworn Testimony to Congress-Pentagon More Involved Than They Said (salon) An Army general who has been criticized for his role in the treatment of prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention center and Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq has contradicted his sworn congressional testimo.....- 7/15/2005 8:06:26 AM
The Politicization of Corporation for Public Broadcasting-Major Bush Donor Cheryl Halpern (salon) A leading Republican donor who once suggested that public broadcasting journalists should be penalized for biased programs is the top candidate to succeed the controversial chairman at the Corporation.....- 7/15/2005 8:04:18 AM
The smears on Joseph Wilson don't change the facts about No Niger Yellowcake Sale to Saddam (salon) Background:The Republican Smear Machine is in overdrive telling obvious lies about Joseph Wilson, as they always do. However, the bottom line is that Joseph Wilson was correct- Niger wasn't selling ur.....- 7/15/2005 12:07:37 AM
Letter from an Iraqi to the London People-Our Dead Have Names, Too (salon) This letter is for the British people, and in particular, the residents of London. For a period of hours, you have lived through moments of desperate anxiety and horror. In those hours you lost a memb.....- 7/14/2005 3:21:19 PM
US Refuses, as per promise, to turn over control of the internet to international body, creating controversy (salon) Who controls the Internet? Why, the US of course.Despite previous promises to turn control of the Internet's root servers over to an international body, the US on June 30 announced it would indefinite.....- 7/14/2005 3:17:41 PM
Mexico Will Not Sign Pact Giving US Military Immunity in Criminal Courts (salon) Wednesday they have already made it clear to Washington that they will not sign a pact to grant U.S. military personnel special immunity from the International Criminal Court. U.S. President George W......- 7/14/2005 3:07:09 PM
Rove -Plame Roundup (salon) The Republican spin machine is in full smear mode. Norm Coleman is one of those chosen as spokesman to defend Karl Rove. Bloomberg News has an article that says that Wilson's Iraq assertions hold up u.....- 7/14/2005 3:05:40 PM
Abu Ghraib Abuse Was First Practiced at Guantanemo Bay -Miller Involvement (salon) Revelation of this information shows that the "few bad apples" theory the Bush administration and Pentagon had been trying to put over on the public is simply not true.Interrogators at the U.....- 7/14/2005 2:38:14 PM
Homeland Security-The Senate Ignores Chertoff's Appeal to Distribute Money Based on Risk-Goes for Pork (salon) This was a sad week for the war on terror. The Senate voted, disgracefully, to shift homeland security money from high-risk areas to low-risk ones - a step that is likely to mean less money to defend .....- 7/14/2005 7:11:35 AM
Anti-Bush Protester Sues Houston Police Department Officer For Violating his Free-Speech Rights (salon) Chris Kelly, 43, is suing officer David Weaver, 37, 10 unidentified officers and an unidentified supervisor for arresting him and issuing a misdemeanor citation listing his offense as "Carrying a.....- 7/14/2005 6:45:33 AM
Senate Democrats Call for an Inquiry into Halliburton-Expired Food (salon) Background:Senate Democrats on Wednesday called for an investigation into allegations that Halliburton Co. served food that had passed its expiration date by as much as a year to U.S. troops in Iraq.R.....- 7/14/2005 6:01:37 AM
Texas House versus Texas Senate and Open Meetings (salon) Shadow lege House members get smacked around for not recording all their votes, and they're getting pretty annoyed that the Senate gets to take the high road by roll-calling each one. But the Senate a.....- 7/14/2005 1:13:11 AM
Perry Puts the Telcom Scam Into the Special Session-Mayors Line Up against It (salon) Within hours, state Sen. Troy Fraser, R-Horseshoe Bay, was trying to line up the votes for legislation that would lift state controls on local phone rates and create a statewide franchise for cable an.....- 7/14/2005 12:28:24 AM
Iraq War Roundup (salon) Military Deaths as of today-1759A wounded boy stands outside his destroyed house at the site where a suicide car bomb exploded in Baghdad, killing 32 children.(AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye) An Iraqi mother, wh.....- 7/13/2005 9:49:05 PM
McClellan Says Press Took a Pound of His Flesh, Rep King (NY) Says Media Should be Shot (salon) King on Scarborough CountryAnd Joe Wilson has no right to complain. And I think people like Tim Russert and the others, who gave this guy such a free ride and all the media, they're the ones to be sho.....- 7/13/2005 9:26:52 PM
Pelosi Statement on Rove and Bush (salon) The American people deserve the truth about who in the White House recklessly disclosed the identity of a CIA clandestine service officer, endangering our national security. The first   {activateYQinl.....- 7/13/2005 8:51:01 PM
NBC-Wall Street Journal Poll: Bush Honesty Drops to Lowest Point (salon) Regarding Bush’s upcoming pick to replace O’Connor on the court, moreover, the poll shows that strong majorities believe Bush would be taking a step in the right direction if he appointed a woman and .....- 7/13/2005 8:47:53 PM
Happy Talk of "Full Cooperation" from Presidents and what it Means (salon) Helen ThomasSomehow, I feel we have been here before with White House scandals. Every time an official investigation gets underway involving the White House, a president always promises "full coo.....- 7/13/2005 8:25:23 PM
The Love-Fest for Judith Miller is Misguided (salon)  In the midst of the media's love-fest for Judith Miller, First Amendment Martyr, it's easy to forget that Miller's questionable journalistic ethics left her in the doghouse only a year ago. It was Mi.....- 7/13/2005 7:48:33 PM
Congress Asked to Close Student Loan Loophole (salon) The secretary of education, Margaret Spellings, on Friday joined the chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, Rep. John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, in asking Congress to close a loophole t.....- 7/13/2005 5:46:09 PM
The Big Lie About Valerie Plame -Served up by Republicans (salon) TPMCafeThe lies by people like Victoria Toensing, Representative Peter King, and P. J. O'Rourke insist that Valerie was nothing, just a desk jockey.  Yet, until Robert Novak betrayed her she was still.....- 7/13/2005 3:35:05 PM
TX Legislators Can't Decide About Property Taxes for Schools, but Both Branches Vote Themselves a Pension Raise (salon) The vote was non-recorded so that the public can't know how they voted.The House and Senate haven't agreed on how to cut school property taxes, but both chambers approved bills Tuesday that would boos.....- 7/13/2005 3:22:56 PM
TRMPAC- Judge Rules that GOP operative should stand trial for money-laundering (salon) Austin-American Statesman  - Background - Texans for a Republican Majority tried to claim that it wasn't money-laundering if "checks" were used instead of cash. The judge didn't agree. State.....- 7/13/2005 1:38:18 PM
Pentagon Misses July 11th Deadline in Which They were to Specify Plans for Training Iraqis and Troop Levels (salon) The Bush administration yesterday came under more pressure to outline the number of American forces that may need to stay in Iraq over the next two years after the Pentagon failed to meet a 60-day dea.....- 7/13/2005 1:30:55 PM
Bush Stonewalls for a Second Day (salon) Yesterday he refused to answer questions about Karl Rove's obvious lie. Today, he said he will not prejudge the CIA investigation and Karl's role. President Bush said on Wednesday he would withhold ju.....- 7/13/2005 12:40:12 PM
Rebutting the Republican Talking Points That Seek to Divert Attention from the WMD Issue-Joseph Wilson (salon) Background - In response to the knowledge that Karl Rove lied about Joseph Wilson, the Republicans distributed talking points designed to divert attention away from the issues as well as smear (again).....- 7/13/2005 12:30:30 PM
Texas House Backs Eminent Domain Limits (salon) BackgroundSeeking to circumvent a recent, controversial U.S. Supreme Court decision, the Texas House on Tuesday approved a measure to prohibit state or local governments from seizing homes and other p.....- 7/13/2005 7:10:01 AM
White House Stonewalls for Second Day about Rove's Involvement with Plame Investigation (salon) President Bush was asked directly if he planned do fire Rove, since he had said before he would fire anyone involved, and he refused to answer. Then, at the White House Press Briefing, for the second .....- 7/12/2005 10:33:52 PM
Prime Minister of Iraq Criticizes US for Civilian Deaths (salon) From an article that describes a wave of attacks that kill nearly 50.Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, meanwhile, criticized U.S. and multinational forces for shooting at Iraqi civilians who act susp.....- 7/12/2005 2:51:30 PM
Chet Edwards on Vet Spending (salon) From an article that describes a wave of attacks that kill nearly 50.Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, meanwhile, criticized U.S. and multinational forces for shooting at Iraqi civilians who act susp.....- 7/12/2005 11:46:06 AM
Hillary Clinton Compares Bush to Alfred E Neuman (salon) "I sometimes feel that Alfred E. Neuman is in charge in Washington," she said during the inaugural Aspen Ideas Festival, organized by the Aspen Institute, a non-partisan think tank.The forme.....- 7/12/2005 6:19:51 AM
Bush Says US Will Not Retreat in the Face of the Enemy-But then Orders US Soldiers To Stay Out of London (salon) Thousands of US military personnel based in the UK have been banned by commanders from travelling to London in the wake of Thursday's bomb attacks. Personnel, most of them from US Air Force units at R.....- 7/12/2005 6:09:13 AM
Independents Getting Buyer's Remorse (salon) Beginning with Terri SchiavoJust nine months after giving George W. Bush the crucial swing votes he needed to best John Kerry, political independents are bolting out of the Republican Big Tent. Angere.....- 7/12/2005 6:02:53 AM
Wounded Warrior Project Cycling Across America to Highlight US Remembering the Wounded (salon) Washington PostHeath Calhoun is cycling across America. Because he has no legs, he is doing this with his hands, pushing his pedals mightily up the sides of mountains, through rolling stretches of far.....- 7/12/2005 5:27:57 AM
Court Rules that lawsuit against Custer Battles Can Go Ahead (salon) Background- Custer Battles, it is claimed, defrauded the US government but said they couldn't be sued because the money paid to them was by the US led Coaltion Provisional Authority. In what is seen a.....- 7/12/2005 5:03:53 AM
Iraq War Casualty Map (salon) Background- Custer Battles, it is claimed, defrauded the US government but said they couldn't be sued because the money paid to them was by the US led Coaltion Provisional Authority. In what is seen a.....- 7/12/2005 12:32:59 AM
Landmark Stone Building (salon) Background- Custer Battles, it is claimed, defrauded the US government but said they couldn't be sued because the money paid to them was by the US led Coaltion Provisional Authority. In what is seen a.....- 7/11/2005 11:44:15 PM
Texas to be fined for going over TAKS percentage (salon) TAKS exemptions are now limited to 3 percent, to begin next school year.It's unclear whether Texas met the 5 percent requirement for the 2004-05 school year, Texas Education Agency spokeswoman Debbie .....- 7/11/2005 2:16:54 PM
Karl Rove/Plame Roundup (salon) Talking Points Memo asks if Luskin blew it for Rove? TPM also inquires into Luskin's background here and here.Around 7:30 on Wednesday morning, Mr. Cooper had said goodbye to his son, resigned to his .....- 7/11/2005 1:59:57 PM
Iraq War Roundup (salon) U.S. Army Staff. Sgt. Brian Neuman takes a drink of water during a stop Monday, July 11, 2005 in Annapolis, Md., as part of Soldier Ride 2005. A group of wounded soldiers are nearing the end of a 4,20.....- 7/11/2005 1:20:31 PM
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