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AP

A defiant President Bush warned Democrats to accept his offer to have top aides speak about the firings of federal prosecutors only privately and not under oath, or risk a constitutional showdown from which he would not back down.

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NY Times(David Iglesias)

With this week's release of more than 3,000 Justice Dept email messages about the dismissal of eight federal prosecutors, it seems clear that politics played a role in the ousters. Of course, as one of the eight, I've felt that way for some

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60 Minutes (CBS News)

Remember the anthrax scare? It was about 4 weeks after 9/11. Letters laced with powdery spores of the deadly bacteria were mailed. In all, 5 people died, 17 fell ill. At first, everyone thought this was another al-Qaeda terrorist attack.

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by Paul Craig Roberts (Lew Rockwell)

While serving as President Bush’s White House lawyer, Alberto Gonzales advised Bush that the president’s war time powers permitted Bush to ignore the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and to use the National Security Agency to spy on US citizens

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BradBlog.com

Under-oath testimony by Valerie Plame-Wilson in the House Oversight Committee on-going right now. Recurring theme over and over again: She was covert, covert, covert when her identity was outed and her cover was blown --- for the first time in histor

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ABC News

New unreleased emails from top adminstration officials show the idea of firing all 93 US attorneys was by Karl Rove in early January 2005, indicating Rove was more involved in the plan than previously acknowledged by the White House.

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AP

The Army Corps of Engineers, rushing to meet President Bush's promise to protect New Orleans by the start of the 2006 hurricane season, installed defective flood-control pumps despite warnings the equipment would fail during a storm, according to

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Raw Story

The Chairman of the House's Oversight and Government Reform Committee today demanded that Sec. of State Condoleezza Rice respond to 11 outstanding requests for information sent by his office since 2003. The letters primarily concerned claims

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AP

"That a person like (Bush), with the persecution of our migrant brothers in the United States, with the wars he has provoked, is going to walk in our sacred lands, is an offense for the Mayan people and their culture," Juan Tiney, the direc

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AP

The nation's top two law enforcement officials acknowledged the FBI broke the law to secretly pry out personal information about Americans. They apologized and vowed to prevent further illegal intrusions. [we won't do it, snicker, again]

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The Nation

Why does a Vice President have a chief of staff? The Vice President has no administrative functions. Why does he need a staff or a chief to run it? And why should he have a National Security Adviser? The President already has one. Why should the Vice

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Telegraph

A White House official said last night there was a "strong expectation" that President George W. Bush would pardon Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the disgraced aide. The former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney was found guilt

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Washington Post

Senior Senate Republicans today delivered scathing criticism of Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales for his handling of the firing of eight US attorneys, joining Democrats in charging that the prosecutors were dismissed without adequate explanation.

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AP

A year and a half after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, FEMA is auctioning off at fire-sale prices thousands of trailers used by storm victims, raising fears among mobile-home dealers that the government will flood the market and depress prices.

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Reuters

President George W. Bush has the constitutional power to pardon Lewis "Scooter" Libby, but will he do it? Democrats were immediately suspicious that he would, the White House was careful not to rule it out, and Intrade, an online predict

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International Herald Tribune - France

The jury rejected Mr. Libby's claims of memory lapses as it convicted him of obstruction of justice, giving false statements to the F.B.I. and perjuring himself, charges embodied in four of the five counts of the indictment.

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www.news.com.au/perthnow

http://bellaciao.org/en/article.php3?id_article=14484 for the 'conspiracy story' - "US Military Attempt Arrest of Vice President Cheney, 3 Reported Dead" (copy and Paste link)

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The Australian

[Trailer park trash.] Security fears led US Vice-President Dick Cheney to exchange his Air Force Two suite for a high-tech trailer chained to the floor of a military plane for his visits to Pakistan and Afghanistan. [Port-a-bunker]

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