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Iraq War Roundup (salon) Suicide bomb attack kills six troops in Iraq -1731 troops killed since the US-led invasion of Iraq. Since Jaafari's government was formed in April, violence has increased. More than 1,000 Iraqis have .....- 6/24/2005 5:01:54 PM
New York's Reaction to Karl Rove Calling Over Half of America Traitors (salon) You Weren't There, Karl, I WasWords cannot express the contempt I feel for Karl Rove and for the chorus of brainless little yappers applauding his recent remarks on liberal reactions to 9/11. I'd like.....- 6/24/2005 4:32:25 PM
Rove's Blatantly Divisive Comments, as Sanctioned by Divider Bush, Roundup (salon) Republican Talking Points Say that Democrats "Blamed America" after 911. - Rove's message had to been approved by Bush, who recently denigrated Democrats and is ratcheting up the noise level.....- 6/24/2005 2:52:34 PM
AP Poll: Majority Says War in Iraq A Mistake-53 Percent (salon) Other findings in the Poll_Who most favors the war: Suburban men, Republicans._Who is most opposed: Those 65 and older, people living in urban areas, unmarried women, those who make less than $25,000 .....- 6/24/2005 2:28:20 PM
Paul Craig Roberts: "If they lied about Ruby Ridge, Waco and Weapons of Mass Destruction In Iraq, Why Should We Believe Them Now?" (salon) Former Asst Sec'y of Treasury Under Reagan Has Doubts About 9/11 StoryPaul Craig Roberts, listed by Who’s Who in America as one of the 1,000 most influential political thinkers in the world, has evolv.....- 6/24/2005 2:13:29 PM
US Acknowledges Torture of Prisoners At Gitmo Bay and Iraq (salon) GENEVA (AFP) - Washington has for the first time acknowledged to the  {function anonymous(){activateYQinl(this);return false;}}" href="http://search.news.yahoo.com/search/news/?p=United+Nations">Unite.....- 6/24/2005 2:06:42 PM
Social Security-GOP Fails to Address the Problem Bush Promoted-Thomas Bill Does Not Address SS Insolvency (salon) Related: What was that again about the Democrats being the "Party of No"? Absolutely the Party of "No" to gutting of social security by the GOP.For six months, Republicans have tra.....- 6/24/2005 1:42:13 PM
Kristen Breitwiser- Karl Rove's "Understanding of 9/11" (salon) Huffington PostMr. Rove, the first thing that I would like to address is Afghanistan - the place that anyone with a true “understanding of 9/11” knows is a nation that actually has a connection to the.....- 6/24/2005 12:21:39 PM
Rove is Right-There Are Differences (salon) White House spokesman Scott McClellan says that Karl Rove just meant that Democrats and Republicans had "different philosophies" when it comes to their reactions following 9/11. We agree. Ou.....- 6/23/2005 11:49:39 PM
After 1/4 of the Iraqi Parliament Asks for US to Leave, Iraq PM Asks US to Stay (salon) We read the other day that the White House was about to start a propaganda campaign to change people's minds in Iraq. Since then, Bush has denigrated Democrats, Rove denigrated Democrats and Republica.....- 6/23/2005 11:30:29 PM
Iraq Roundup (salon) US troops and Iraqi police secure the scene of a car bomb attack in central Baghdad. Anti-US sentiment is firmly entrenched around the world, mainly because of President George W. Bush and his policie.....- 6/23/2005 10:45:22 PM
Lobbyists for Business Taking Advantage of Republican-Controlled Congress (salon) Take the example of Hewlett-Packard Co. The California computer maker nearly doubled its budget for contract lobbyists to $734,000 last year and added the elite lobbying firm of Quinn Gillespie & .....- 6/23/2005 10:06:34 PM
Impeach Bush-This Administration Has Been A Disaster For Our Country (salon) The recent disclosures of secret memos of meetings involving British Prime Minister Tony Blair's staff have underlined just how cynical and deceitful the people entrusted to lead the United States wer.....- 6/23/2005 10:04:35 PM
The questions to ask about Karl Rove's Despicable Remarks (salon) Why is he, as a spokesman for Bush (who has said he is a uniter and not a divider) saying inflammatory remarks that can only polarize and divide the country? For what purpose?  Why bring up 911, which.....- 6/23/2005 9:42:15 PM
An Honest Conversation:If you will not serve in Iraq, stop expecting someone else to do what you will not (salon) Steve GilliardThis will be brief.We need to be honest here: Iraq is not worth one more dead American.People on the right and left want some deus ex machina to save Iraq, but we have., collectively, co.....- 6/23/2005 9:40:25 PM
Iraq- The Carveup For Oil Begins With British and American Secret Meetings (salon) The Iraq war has so far cost America and Britain £105billion. But the financial clawback is gathering pace as British and American oil giants work out how to get their hands on the estimated £3trillio.....- 6/23/2005 8:09:07 PM
Bush-Aid to Countries Except They Must Agree Not to Prosecute American Soldiers in ICC-Ecuador Says No (salon) Ecuador will not sign a pact to grant U.S. military personnel special immunity from the International Criminal Court, even if that means more aid cuts from Washington, the foreign minister said Thursd.....- 6/23/2005 8:03:33 PM
US Soldiers Planted Weapons on Iraqi Boys and Took Pictures Of It (salon) Sy Hersh:In one case -- after I did Abu Ghraib, I got a bunch of digital pictures emailed me, and – was a lot of work on it, and I decided, well, we can talk about it later. You never know why you do .....- 6/23/2005 7:54:29 PM
Two Years Ago Richard Perle and Rumsfeld Admitted the Iraq Invasion Was Illegal (salon) International lawyers and anti-war campaigners reacted with astonishment yesterday after the influential Pentagon hawk Richard Perle conceded that the invasion of Iraq had been illegal. In a startling.....- 6/23/2005 7:36:19 PM
400 Protesters Turn Out Against Bush's Social Security Snake Oil In Maryland-Another Hand-Picked Audience for Bush (salon) Benson was among more than 400 people who gathered outside the school where Bush was promoting his plan to partially privatize Social Security by allowing Americans to invest part of their Social Secu.....- 6/23/2005 7:33:39 PM
Families of 911 Organization Weighs in on Karl Rove's Comments (salon) FOS11 Statement on Comments Made By Karl Rove As families whose relatives were victims of the 9/11 terror attacks, we believe it is an outrage that any Democrat, any Republican, any conservative or an.....- 6/23/2005 5:44:05 PM
Social Security Private Accounts Called by Any Other Name Are Still Private Accounts (salon) Bush's new tactic in pushing the unpopular private accounts is to have Congress call them something else. You can put dog ears on a cat but it's still a cat.GROW AccountsLatest Social Security Proposa.....- 6/23/2005 3:12:01 PM
Karl Rove Attacks Democrats-What He Would Have Said If He Was Truthful (salon) What Rove, divisive as usual, said:"Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 in the attacks and prepared for war; liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and.....- 6/23/2005 1:07:46 PM
Bush Pre-emptively bombed Iraq in February 2001, one month after taking office (salon) In "self-defense" - Compare with the Downing Street Memo/Minutes InformationWASHINGTON (CNN) -- The U.S.-led airstrike on Iraq Friday had been "working its way up the (military) chain o.....- 6/23/2005 8:03:16 AM
Pentagon is building a teen database with a private company for military recruiting (salon) WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Defense Department began working Wednesday with a private marketing firm to create a database of all U.S. college students and high school students between 16 and 18 years old,.....- 6/22/2005 10:54:22 PM
Senate Global Warming Votes and Heavy Handed Tactics from the Bush White House (salon) National Environmental Trust Comments"This week the U.S. Senate finally stepped up to the plate and acknowledged that the debate on global warming is over and the time to act is now. The only que.....- 6/22/2005 6:04:22 PM
Chet Edwards Votes To Limit Free Speech (salon) House Approves Flag Burning Amendment-Goes to the Senate nowWASHINGTON - The House on Wednesday approved a constitutional amendment that would give Congress the power to ban desecration of the America.....- 6/22/2005 2:58:25 PM
Why is the United States Delaying Interrogating Saddam? (salon) BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) - Iraq's justice minister on Tuesday accused the United States of trying to delay Iraqi efforts to interrogate Saddam Hussein, saying ``it seems there are lots of secrets they w.....- 6/22/2005 2:51:15 PM
Was Bush Using the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast to Recruit Hispanics to War? (salon) We question the appropriateness of using a Prayer Breakfast to promote war, especially from a deserter who didn't take his own responsiblities seriously.RemarksFinally, we see the love of neighbor in .....- 6/22/2005 12:46:16 PM
Ken Tomlinson of CPB labeled PBS shows "Anti-Bush", "Anti-Delay" (salon) Senator Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) spoke on the Senate floor Monday against the politicizing of noncommercial broadcasting and the cutting of its budget.Reading from what he said was raw data from a consul.....- 6/22/2005 12:30:03 PM
Denver Three Still Don't Know Who Kicked Them Out of Bush's Social Security Meeting (salon) Background - Impersonation of a secret service agent never explained by the White House. WH attempting to say the question has already been answered. Individually, they are ordinary citizens and polit.....- 6/22/2005 12:26:50 PM
US Wasted Almost $20 Billion Dollars of Iraqi Funds (salon) The United States handed out nearly $20 billion of  {activateYQinl(this);return false;}" href="http://search.news.yahoo.com/search/news/?p=Iraq">Iraq's funds, with a rush to spend billions in the fina.....- 6/22/2005 11:55:03 AM
Nothing Wrong with Being the Party of "No" (salon) We read Scott McCllelan's attempts to shift Bush's poor argument about social security private accounts to the back of the Democrats by saying "I think what the real question here is: Are Democra.....- 6/22/2005 11:11:38 AM
Car and Roadside Bombings in Houston? Tom DeLay Says Houston Is Like Iraq (salon) Chronicle:"You know, if Houston, Texas, was held to the same standard as Iraq is held to, nobody'd go to Houston, because all this reporting coming out of the local press in Houston is violence, .....- 6/22/2005 10:51:16 AM
Dick Durbin's Apology (salon) Chicago TribuneWASHINGTON, D.C. -- More than most people, a Senator lives by his words, words are the coin of the realm in our profession. Occasionally words will fail us and occasionally we will fail.....- 6/21/2005 11:56:14 PM
Off Color Quip Leaves GoodHair With Red Face (salon) AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry apologized Tuesday for using a vulgar expression that was captured on camera after a Houston TV interview. After the interview was over and Mr. Perry had said you're welcome a.....- 6/21/2005 11:36:58 PM
Reporter Asks Bush About Recruiting and His Family in the Military (salon) Editor and PublisherQ Is the President concerned about the recruitment being down in his home country, he can't get -- you know, some day you may give a war and no one will come? And, also, the second.....- 6/21/2005 11:20:07 PM
The Exploration Company Operations Update in Glen Rose (salon) The Exploration Company provides an operations update on its Maverick Basin acreage block in Southwest Texas. This year, the Company has spudded or re-entered 20 wells on the block, which covers appro.....- 6/21/2005 10:56:21 PM
Predator Control Workshop in Glen Rose on July 7th-For Farm, Ranch, Suburbia (salon) GLEN ROSE – Coyotes don't only prey on lambs and kid goats; they also find Tom and Fido quite tasty, thank you. For example, there was the case of the woman jogging with her small dog on a leash near .....- 6/21/2005 10:52:10 PM
Bush Greets Communist Korean Leader-Angry Protestors Outside (salon) Announced by the State Department last month, the agreement calls on Vietnam to live up to a recent decree that prohibits government officials from forcing people to renounce their faith and makes it .....- 6/21/2005 10:31:03 PM
The Downing Street Memos don't tell us why Bush went to war- but Mickey Herskowitz did: Russ Baker (salon) Despite such mounting evidence, Bush resolutely maintains total denial. In fact, when a British reporter asked the president recently about the Downing Street documents, Bush painted himself as a relu.....- 6/21/2005 10:12:26 PM
Bush's Attempt to Zero out the Crime Victim's Fund Thwarted by Leahy, Crapo (salon) A bipartisan bid by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) to head off President Bush's raid of the Crime Victims Fund won the support Tuesday of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice.....- 6/21/2005 9:58:04 PM
RFK Jr on the Bush Administration's Environmental Policy (salon) Chronicle:Q: You plan to talk about Crimes Against Nature, a book that takes an unfavorable view of corporations when it comes to the environment. As you know, corporations are very powerful in Texas,.....- 6/21/2005 9:53:52 PM
Texas Legislature 30 day Session for School Funding Started Today (salon) ChronicleIf lawmakers fail to reach a consensus again, many K-12 schools may not have enough money to open their doors to Texas' 4.3 million students when the new school year starts in August.Republic.....- 6/21/2005 9:40:21 PM
Apologies (salon) AmericablogCheney wants an apology to the military and to our vets for those of us who have the audacity to criticize the brutal abuse of international and US law taking place at Gitmo. And Cheney's r.....- 6/21/2005 9:31:55 PM
Bush the Obstructionist- Refuses to Give Democrats the Documents on Bolton but Pushing Vote (salon) Bill Frist is Bush's dog. First he said today, after not being able to win a cloture vote on Bolton yesterday, that there would be no vote, leading to speculation that Bush might try to sneak Bolton t.....- 6/21/2005 5:42:21 PM
Michael Smith, the UK Reporter Who Wrote the DSM for a UK Paper, Discusses the Meaning of the Word "Fixed" (salon) Fairfax, Va.: Do you expect we will see more leaks which further corroborate the assertion that Bush lied to justify the neoconservatives' aggressive stance against Iraq? Also, what are your thoughts .....- 6/20/2005 7:22:18 PM
State of Texas Teacher Retirement Bill (salon) Pensions reducedPensions would be reduced for some public school employees under legislation Gov. Rick Perry has signed into law.Perry signed the bill Saturday that is intended to restructure benefit .....- 6/20/2005 7:10:51 PM
How Our Congressional Representatives Voted (salon) Senate• 1. Ethanol mandate: Voted, 69-28, to require 8 billion gallons of ethanol to be sold in the United States by 2012, double projected 2006 sales.Corn-based ethanol, when blended with gasoline, r.....- 6/20/2005 7:05:54 PM
Explaining Bush's Social Security Blather (salon) Public opinion surveys have shown relatively modest support for the administration's proposed private accounts within Social Security. And some lawmakers in both parties have voiced strong reservation.....- 6/20/2005 7:00:51 PM
Durbin's Comments were not wrong (salon) Andrew SullivanDURBIN SAID NOTHING WRONG: I've now read and re-read Senator Dick Durbin's comments on interrogation techniques at Guantanamo Bay. They are completely, perfectly respectable. The rank h.....- 6/20/2005 6:48:34 PM
Why Does the President, Sworn to Uphold the Constitution, Defend Secret Detentions of Terror Suspect? (salon) The United States believes in law, and courts. Bush would act as a lawless dictator keeping people in custody for an indeterminate time, without a court trial, without charges, in order to get informa.....- 6/20/2005 6:15:22 PM
Teen Court in Somervell County (salon) From City Council June MeetingWhat is Teen Court? A program promoted  by Star Council of Texas that would involve kids at most levels. Children that were convicted of Class C misdemeanors who had not .....- 6/20/2005 6:02:13 PM
How Do You Win A War your Country Doesn't Want to Fight? (salon) Bob HerbertIt has become clearer than ever that Americans do not want to fight George W. Bush's tragically misguided war in Iraq.You can still find plenty of folks arguing that we have to stay the cou.....- 6/20/2005 4:33:16 PM
TSA Ignores Congress directives and collects personal information about airline passengers (salon) A federal agency collected extensive personal information about airline passengers although Congress told it not to and it said it wouldn't, according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Pr.....- 6/20/2005 3:42:25 PM
Justice Official Threatened To Remove Government Witness From Witness List if he didn't water down his penalties (salon) BackgroundA top Justice Department official threatened to remove a government expert from its witness list if he did not water down his recommended penalties for the tobacco industry, the witness said.....- 6/20/2005 2:25:30 PM
WMD Claims were Totally Implausible- UK Foreign Officer Carne Ross (salon) GuardianA key Foreign Office diplomat responsible for liaising with UN inspectors says today that claims the government made about Iraq's weapons programme were "totally implausible". He tel.....- 6/20/2005 2:00:07 PM
Iraqi Lawmakers Want US Out of Iraq, and to estalish a timetable for doing so (salon) Eighty-two Shiite, Kurdish, Sunni Arab, Christian and communist deputies made the call in a letter sent by Falah Hassan Shanshal of the United Iraqi Alliance (UIA), the largest group in parliament, to.....- 6/20/2005 1:44:17 PM
Rice: Liar or Misinformed? Says The Bush Administration Told the US Public the Iraq War Would be Generational (salon) Fox News Sunday TranscriptAnd so the administration, I think, has said to the American people that it is a generational commitment to Iraq.Did the US government tell the American public that support o.....- 6/20/2005 1:11:02 PM
Somervell County Commisioner's Court-June (salon) All elected officials except the Judge and four of the commisioners get a $50.00 raise per month. The Highway 144 bridge over Squaw Creek will begin to be widened later this year. The County contribut.....- 6/20/2005 1:16:57 PM
Glen Rose City Council from June (salon) Last monthFrontier Broadband has received approval to install antennas on the city's water towers; rental for them is $200 per month per space with a 3 year term. HTComp will continue in the contract .....- 6/20/2005 12:34:28 PM
Bush Refuses To Release State Dept Docs About Bolton-May Sidestep Senate and Confirm Bolton During Recess (salon) The White House won't release criitical information about Bolton-instead Rice hints that Bush may push Bolton, unqualified though he may be, to be UN Ambassador during the Congressional Recess. Last w.....- 6/20/2005 11:36:16 AM
Downing Street Memo and Minutes Roundup (salon) The US and UK Bombing Raids on Iraq Before War was declared were illegal, -Grounds for impeachment of BushA SHARP increase in British and American bombing raids on Iraq in the run-up to war “to put pr.....- 6/20/2005 11:14:13 AM
Biden (and other Senators) Not Allowed To Meet Returning Casualties at Dover AFB (salon) From Face the Nation  Contrast that with Bush who has not been to one single military funeral-would having a Senator meet the Dover planes make Bush look worse?SCHIEFFER: You talk about not fully info.....- 6/20/2005 9:37:19 AM
Bush Administration Again Alters A Study To Suit Its Own Agenda-This Time Land Management Cattle Grazing (salon) We read last week about Phillip Cooney altering policy papers on global warming at the behest of the Bush administration. This week we learn that the Bush administration has altered another one. The B.....- 6/19/2005 8:27:04 PM
Bush has yet to attend one funeral for fallen US soldiers-departure from past president's actions (salon) This is a departure from past presidents' practices. President Jimmy Carter attended ceremonies for troops killed in the failed hostage-rescue mission in Iran. President Ronald Reagan attended a servi.....- 6/19/2005 4:40:51 PM
Iraq War Justification-DSM Proves It was Lies, But Bush Insists 911 Forced War in Iraq (salon) We assume that Bush is concerned that he may be impeached, or worse, tried in the International Criminal Court for war crimes. After all, he knew from the start, as proven by the Downing Street Memos .....- 6/18/2005 6:41:39 PM
Will Bush Be Setting up Recruiting Stations for his Supporters On his Next Snake Oil Show? (salon) Washington PostOrlando, Fla.: Does the President help the Army or Marines recruit when he travels throughout the country? Most of his talks are for 'the base'; these patriotic Republicans support the .....- 6/18/2005 3:12:39 PM
Bush has nothing new to say-one reporter asks if his repetition means he is trying to correct the public (salon) Washington PostPresident Bush launches a much-ballyhooed new public-relations campaign next week -- but is it just going to be more of the same?On the CBS Evening News last night, John Roberts reporte.....- 6/18/2005 3:09:55 PM
In Bush's World, If You're Against the War, You Are Not Worthy of A Reply (salon) Washington Post"Q Scott, on another topic, has the President or anyone else from the administration responded to the letter sent last month by Congressman John Conyers and signed by dozens of mem.....- 6/18/2005 3:07:41 PM
When Cheney Said the Iraqis are in the Last Throes of the Insurgency, What did He Mean? (salon) Washington PostAppearing on CNN with Larry King on May 30, Vice President Cheney asserted: "I think the level of activity that we see today, from a military standpoint, I think will clearly decli.....- 6/18/2005 3:05:53 PM
Iraq News Roundup (salon) TBRNews disputes the number of war dead-says instead of 1735, the total doesn't include US Military personnel who died in German hospitals or en route to German Hospitals- 6,210 as of January, 2005.A .....- 6/18/2005 11:14:08 AM
Trans Texas Corridor News-Perry Signs Bill-Votes to be held on Toll Roads (salon) Voters would have to give their approval before any tax-funded highways are converted to toll roads under a sweeping transportation bill that Gov. Rick Perry signed today.The bill is a follow-up to a .....- 6/18/2005 10:31:57 AM
Energy Conflict of Interest for Kay Bailey Hutchison (salon) She has as much as $2.4 million in stock in a dozen major energy companies and received a comparatively high amount of campaign contributions from the energy sectorBob Stein, dean of the social scienc.....- 6/18/2005 9:00:31 AM
Teachers on the Low End of the Pay Raises in Texas (salon) AUSTIN - While the lowest-paid teachers in Texas are getting less than $700 in raises this fall, some of the state's top elected officials will be receiving pay hikes of $32,000 under the new state bu.....- 6/18/2005 8:56:20 AM
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