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The Muckraker

At least 3 men who have been identified as MZM employees worked as professional staff for the Robb-Silberman Commission, the White House panel which investigated the shortcomings of US pre-war intelligence.

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by Larisa Alexandrovna (links to other parts)

Controversial Neoconservative scholar and Iran Contra figure Michael Ledeen denounces his reputation as a Neo-Fascist, criticizes the Bush administration's personnel decisions, and calls for the resignation of Donald Rumsfeld.

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Time magazine

In fact, there were no airstrikes and no leading insurgents were nabbed in an operation that some skeptical military analysts described as little more than a photo op. What’s more, there were no shots fired at all and the units had met no resistance,

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Gallup/USA Today/CNN (link to results)

Growing dissatisfaction with the war in Iraq has driven President Bush's approval rating to a new low of 36%. Only 38% said they believe the 3-year-old war was going well. Half believe Democrats would do a better job managing the war

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Raw Story

Interior Secretary Gale Norton resigned. Norton, photographed with fallen conservative lobbyist Jack Abramoff, was fingered in deals with Native American tribes that Abramoff represented. Abramoff's tribal clients donated $50,000 to a conservati

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Christian Science Monitor

President Bush, under pressure from nervous Republican's up for re-election, and a federal deficit acquired under his tenure that has bankrupted the nation, asked Congress for legislative authority to hold back spending appropriations

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Reuters

President Bush said he was disappointed and saddened by the arrest of former senior White House top domestic policy advisor Claude Allen on charges he swindled Target and The Hecht Co. out of more than $5,000 in a refund scheme.

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Associated Press

More and more people, particularly Republicans, disapprove of President Bush's performance, question his character and no longer consider him a strong leader against terrorism, documenting one of the bleakest points of his presidency.

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Gallup

Only 40% of Americans believe Bush can manage the government effectively. 38% of Americans approving and 60% disapproving of Bush's job as president. Only 49% of Republicans now strongly approve of Bush. 44% of Americans say they strongly disappr

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Raw Story

Vanity Fair is set to publish a tell-all interview with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, noting that his plea-bargain sentence can be "substantially reduced" by co-operating with investigators.

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ABCnews

And warnings of the coming destruction breached or overrun levees, deaths at the New Orleans Superdome and overwhelming needs for post-storm rescues were delivered in dramatic terms to all involved. All of it was captured on videotape.

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Raw Story

After e-mails emerged indicating that Florida Governor and Presidential Brother Jeb Bush had a role in facilitating a $236 million Katrina aid contract between Carnival Cruise Lines and the Federal Emergency Management Agency

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By Richard B. Schmitt, LaTimes Staff Writer

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby said Friday that they soon planned to subpoena reporters and news organizations, and a federal judge set the stage for a showdown in late April on whether the media would have to comply with

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Reuters

Saudi liberals said they had abandoned hope that the US would pressure the government to reform the absolute monarchy given the country's status as an oil supplier and key ally. US is not even putting private pressure to promote change.

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AP Writer Anne Gearan in Riyadh

In approving the $6.8 billion purchase, the administration chose not to require state-owned Dubai Ports World to keep copies of its business records on U.S. soil, where they would be subject to orders by American courts. It also did not require the c

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Associated Press

The Bush administration secretly required a company in the United Arab Emirates to cooperate with future US investigations before approving its takeover of operations at 6 American ports. It chose not to impose other, routine restrictions.

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