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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
Bush's Social Security Snake Oil Road Show Not Working, So Bush Will Now Hawk Medicare To Wary Seniors (salon) Watch out, world. Here comes another wave of Bush's Propaganda Show.We recall that Bush's administration broke the law when it threatened to fire Medicare's Chief Actuary if he told Congress the real .....- 6/18/2005 8:38:11 AM
New Evidence from Downing Street Documents That Bush Decided to Invade Iraq Earlier Than He Said (salon) The half-dozen memos and option papers, written by top aides to British Prime Minister  {activateYQinl(this);return false;}" href="http://search.news.yahoo.com/search/news/?p=Tony+Blair">Tony Blair, b.....- 6/18/2005 8:08:06 AM
Downing Street Memo Hearing Held (salon) A hearing Thursday on a secret British intelligence memo that said  {function anonymous(){activateYQinl(this);return false;}}" href="http://search.news.yahoo.com/search/news/?p=President+Bush">Preside.....- 6/18/2005 8:01:59 AM
Bush Changing Social Security Tactics-Is Beginning to Attack Democrats (salon) The travesty of Bush spending tax payer dollars criss-crossing the country to hold invitation only meetings with supporters, while stacking the stage with rehearsed sycophants, is growing worse. Inste.....- 6/17/2005 9:07:59 AM
USDA Planting Propaganda to Promote CAFTA (salon) Background-The Bush White House says you have no need to know if you're watching real news or fake. Taxpayers shouldn't be paying for propaganda that promotes certain agendas, especially when the agen.....- 6/17/2005 9:00:46 AM
Press Coverup of the Downing Street Memo and Minutes (salon) Did everyone understand that George W Bush decided to wage war many months before the US and its allies invaded Iraq? Did everyone understand that he planned to fix the intelligence to have the reason.....- 6/17/2005 8:44:00 AM
Senior Officials in Bush's Justice Department Overrode Attorney Penalties in Tobacco Racketeering Trial (salon) WASHINGTON, June 15 - Senior Justice Department officials overrode the objections of career lawyers running the government's tobacco racketeering trial and ordered them to reduce the penalties sought .....- 6/16/2005 12:44:12 PM
Army Will use Delayed-Entry Recruits if the shortfalls continue (salon) Don't sign the Delayed Entry Form WASHINGTON — The Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday that Army officials can use recruits in the delayed-entry pool to reach their yearly recruiti.....- 6/16/2005 12:41:35 PM
What is a Journalist? Harry Shearer (salon) Huffington PostWhat is a journalist?He’s a hard drinking, soft spoken, burn=up=some=shoe=leather, sit=on=his=hiney sort of son=of=a-gun who’s seen it all before, and can’t wait to see it all again.A j.....- 6/16/2005 7:24:33 AM
Bush Admin Says Gitmo Bay inmates can be held in prison in perpetuity (salon) Because the "War on Terror" is general and non-specific and because the Pentagon has said that people will be held in prison until the war ends, the prisoners might be there forever until th.....- 6/15/2005 11:54:16 PM
The Pentagon was concerned in 2002 that interrogation techniques were illegal (salon)  June 15, 2005 — The interrogation techniques used at Guantanamo Bay Detention Center in 2002 triggered concerns among senior Pentagon officials that they could face criminal prosecution under U.S. an.....- 6/15/2005 11:44:05 PM
Republicans Ready to Bail on Bush's Social Security Fiasco (salon) With the Senate Finance Committee at an impasse on Social Security and House leaders anxious about moving forward, Republican congressional leaders have told the White House in recent days that it is .....- 6/15/2005 11:39:31 PM
Schiavo Autopsy Results In-Upholds Michael Schiavo-Showed Massive Brain Damage (salon) Severely and irreversibly brain-damaged and blind, as well as no evidence that she was strangled or otherwise abused. The autopsy showed that Schiavo's brain had shrunk to about half the normal size f.....- 6/15/2005 11:30:21 PM
Chet Edwards Does Good-Votes for Sanders Patriot Act Amendment (salon) Previously, Edwards voted against preventing the government from snooping into library and bookstore records without a court order. His explanation was that he would decide the Patriot Act issues when.....- 6/15/2005 11:14:14 PM
Republicans Starting to worry about connection with Bush's Low Political Standing (salon) Bush's poll ratings are among the worst since he took office, declining in virtually every category since his win over Democratic Sen. John Kerry. From his handling of the economy, foreign policy and .....- 6/15/2005 11:01:43 PM
Bush Protested in Philadelphia-Still Beating that Dead Social Security Horse (salon) Peggy Stone, 79, and other protesters disperse from the site of a protest in Bryn Mawr, Pa., Tuesday, June 14, 2005, where President Bush was attending a closed fund-raising event for Sen. Rick Santor.....- 6/14/2005 9:57:51 PM
Supreme Court Won't Reinstate Media Ownership Rules that Eased Restrictions on Media Ownership (salon) The Supreme Court on Monday turned away appeals from broadcast and newspaper groups that sought to restore government rules that would have eased restrictions on media ownership. Without comment, just.....- 6/14/2005 8:36:32 AM
If MPAA wants the Broadcast Flag Regulation, it must accept restoration of Fair Use Rights-Boucher (salon) BackgroundCongressman Rick Boucher of VA speaks out about the Broadcast Flag.....I want to make certain that the American people will continue to have the opportunity to see our movies and television .....- 6/14/2005 8:29:09 AM
The Downing Street Documents- Transcripts and PDFs (salon) AfterDowningStreet.Org Downing Street Minutes - a document containing meeting minutes transcribed during the British Prime Minister's meeting on July 23, 2002Cabinet Office's Papers -Conditions for mi.....- 6/14/2005 8:09:52 AM
Army Scrambling to Increase its ranks from high school students (salon) They Won't GoWith the war in Iraq going badly and allegations of abuse by military personnel widespread, young men and women are increasingly deciding that there's no upside to a career choice in whic.....- 6/14/2005 7:43:22 AM
Gitmo Forever! (salon) Huffington PostWell, we have it on the authority of Dick Cheney, speaking on Fox News’ Hannity & Colmes tonight, that the administration has no intention of closing the detention facility at Guant.....- 6/14/2005 7:40:59 AM
Additional Downing Street Memos That Confirm Bush's Plans for Regime Change In Iraq-Bush Lied and is Lying (salon) Background - To remind; a government cannot use regime change as a justification for invading another country. Therefore, Bush and Blair had to drum up support for a different reason, an imminent thre.....- 6/14/2005 7:51:48 AM
How Our Congresspersons voted (salon) Senate• 1. Judge Janice Rogers Brown: Voted, 56-43, to confirm Brown as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Brown, 56, has been a California Supreme Court justice. Repub.....- 6/13/2005 4:01:27 PM
Bush Disdains States Rights (salon) Republicans used to be against big, intrusive government and for states rights. Bush has changed all that.Well, it used to be that Texans were states' rights advocates and didn't relish the federal go.....- 6/13/2005 3:58:26 PM
Texas Industries, Inc (TX) Wants to Ditch Pollution Controls (Midlothian) (salon) BackgroundWAXAHACHIE -- Texas Industries Inc., local environmental groups and Midlothian residents will meet with a mediator over the next 30 days to try to reach a compromise on the cement maker's re.....- 6/13/2005 7:53:37 AM
US Environmental Policy Chief Phillip Cooney Quits- Doctored US Policy Papers on Global Warming (salon) BackgroundA former oil industry lobbyist has resigned as a White House aide after being accused of doctoring official US policy papers on global warming to play down the link between greenhouse gas em.....- 6/13/2005 7:14:01 AM
Bush's Accountability Moment has been Extended-Downing Street Memos and Minutes (salon) Yesterday, more minutes from Downing Street were leaked to the Times UK that showed that the UK needed an excuse to invade Iraq since regime change is illegal. The minutes also enforced that the US ha.....- 6/13/2005 7:11:31 AM
Custer Battles, After Stealing Millions from Iraq, Continue to Do Contracting Work (salon) Issue- is it legal for Custer Battles, which is under investigation by the Pentagon for cheating the government out of milliions of dollars by submitting fake contracts, and were banned from obtaining.....- 6/13/2005 6:55:03 AM
Oversight For the UN-Where's the Oversight for the Bush Administration? (salon) A Congressionally mandated panel will report this week that the United Nations suffers from poor management, "dismal" staff morale and lack of accountability and professional ethics but will.....- 6/13/2005 6:41:29 AM
Cheney the Pathological Liar (salon) - 6/12/2005 11:26:38 PM
Dean Speaks up for Democrats (salon) We're pleased to see Dean speaking up about issues that are important to Democrats, despite the efforts of Republicans to denigrate him. "I think it's hypocritical for the Republicans to pretend .....- 6/12/2005 10:39:01 PM
Rick Perry Overplayed his hand last week (salon) BackgroundIt wasn't just the blatant blend of church and state that made the gathering in Fort Worth unusual. Advance publicity also attracted about 300 angry protesters — unheard of for the routine b.....- 6/12/2005 10:35:31 PM
Iraq Update-Death Toll In Iraq Pushes Past 1700 (salon) Four American soldiers died Saturday in two roadside bombings west of Baghdad, increasing to at least 1,701 the number of U.S. forces who have died in Iraq since the war began in March 2003. The numbe.....- 6/12/2005 10:28:56 PM
Venezuela May Take US To Court For Refusing to Extradite Terrorist US Is Harboring (salon) BackgroundVenezuela will take the United States to an international court if it does not extradite a Cuban exile sought by Caracas for blowing up a Cuban airliner in 1976, President Hugo Chavez said o.....- 6/12/2005 9:42:52 PM
Leak of new Downing Street Memo confirms the last memo-and shows US illegally wanted regime change (salon) Background on the Downing Street Memo released last monthThe issue to keep in mind is, is it legal under international law to breach another country's sovereignty and exercise regime change as a justi.....- 6/12/2005 7:33:47 AM
Bush and the Downing Street Memo- Commentary on the State of Democracy (salon) Background PRESIDENT BUSH apparently thinks he can dismiss the damning "Downing Street memo" with a few glib words. If he is right, it is a sad commentary on the state of American democracy .....- 6/11/2005 1:49:52 PM
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