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Newhouse News

Constituents called Rep. Peter Defazio's (D-Ore) worried there was a conspiracy buried in the classified portion of a White House plan for operating the government after a terrorist attack. As a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security

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AP

President Bush signed an executive order Friday prohibiting cruel and inhuman treatment, including humiliation or denigration of religious beliefs, in the detention and interrogation of terrorism suspects. The White House declined to say whether the

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Washington Post

Bush adminstration officials unveiled a bold new assertion of executive authority yesterday in the dispute over the firing of nine US attorneys, saying that the Justice Dept will never be allowed to pursue contempt charges initiated by Congress

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Freedom in our Time(Will Grigg)

As the Iraq war ripens into the largest strategic catastrophe in our nation's history, dead-enders among the Bu'ushist faithful confront a sobering question. No, that question is not how to extricate our nation from the Mesopotamian morass.

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Kubby2008.com

Citing overwhelming support from his own party's members and lackluster response to Libertarian presidential campaigns, Steve Kubby today endorsed US Rep. Ron Paul's campaign for the Republican Party 2008 presidential nomination.

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by Philip Giraldi (AntiWar)

In a tour-de-force of misinformation disguised as fact, the report states, erroneously, that al-Qaeda in Iraq represents the principal threat for an attack on the U.S. homeland "because it has expressed a desire to attack us here." The

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ABC News Blog

The former Marine at the center of the first case of espionage at the White House in modern history was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday for stealing and passing on top secret documents. "There's no doubt you did betray a position

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by William Rivers Pitt (TruthOut)

Who can forget the incredible scandal that erupted back in May of 2002 when details emerged the August 6, 2001 Presidential Daily Briefing specifically warned Bush Osama bin Laden was determination to strike us. Wait. Actually, everyone forgot, becau

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by Ray McGovern (AntiWar)

On July 14, 2003, the Washington Post carried a column by Robert Novak set out to do the White House's bidding by disparaging former ambassador Joseph Wilson and making it impossible for his wife, Valerie Plame, to continue working in her covert

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by Paul Craig Roberts (AntiWar)

Sound familiar? Any American who pays attention can observe the identical phenomenon occurring in the U.S. today. Think about the Bush regime's changing explanations for the failed U.S. occupation of Iraq.

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CQ

Lawmakers on Tuesday gave mixed reviews to the performance of Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson, who resigned after a turbulent two-year tenure marked with difficulties in dealing with recently returned veterans. "This coming February,

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New York Times

President Bush's top counterterrorism advisers acknowledged today that the strategy for fighting Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda leadership in Pakistan had failed, as the White House released a grim new intelligence assessment that has forced

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by Arianna Huffington (HuffPo)

Arianna was on a train sitting in front of Kristol, and overheard a cell phone conversation he was having with _________, and what did she hear? ;-) Kristol has now surpassed Cheney as the most intellectually dishonest member of the neocon establish

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Earth Times

US President George Bush promised more US aid to the Palestinian Authority(more stealing from taxpayers) and called for a fall Middle East summit to jumpstart(his poll numbers) the peace process. US Sec of State Condoleezza Rice would convene

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Washington Post

An independent oversight board created to identify intelligence abuses after the CIA scandals of the 1970s did not send any reports to the attorney general of legal violations during the first 5 1/2 years of the Bush adminstration's counterrorism

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China Matter Blog

Recent news reports concerning the gentle treatment of A.Q. Khan - acknowledged mastermind of the world's most extensive proliferation network for nuclear weapons technology - bring home the point that US nuclear policy is a tangle of contradicti

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New York Sun

President Bush is set to instruct the Treasury Dept to block assets associated with Iran's revolutionary guard corps in a new executive order declaring financial war on foreign saboteurs of the Iraqi government. The paperwork to designate

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Truth or Lies

The Dept of Treasury today held a post-disaster exercise in conjunction with the local community in Tampa Bay. The post-disaster exercise received very little media coverage but has now been confirmed to have taken place, according to the newsroom

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Raw Story

President Bush got a different reaction from a 13-year-old girl who asked him about immigration during a forum. The Washington Times reports Jessica Hackerd was left in tears after Bush gave her a wry "yeah, thanks" in response to her query

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Washington Post

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales testified he was unaware of civil liberties violations committed by the FBI during its exercise of Patriot Act powers. But Gonzales was sent notifications when such violations occurred and had reported to the Intelli

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McClatchy Newspapers

Struggling to stem growing opposition to his Iraq policy even among Republicans, President Bush contended anew Tuesday that the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks in the US are the same as al Qaida in Iraq, a violent insurgent group

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