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McCain in Hot Water After Phone Call

In yet another blow to his floundering campaign, The New York Times reports that John McCain may have broken Senate ethics rules. His aides have confirmed that McCain made a call to his top fundraisers from the Republican cloakroom, right off the Senate floor. McCain is well acquainted with the rule restricting campaign activity inside the Senate building: He headed up calls for an investigation of Al Gore for supposed violation of the same rule 10 years ago.

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Whole Foods CEO Bashed Wild Oats Online Before Takeover Bid

John Mackey, the CEO of Whole Foods, apparently behaved in not so wholesome a manner when he spent time bashing Wild Oats stocks on a Yahoo stock-market forum under the pseudonym “Rahodeb” not long before his company bid to take over the competing natural foods market chain.  The Federal Trade Commission is attempting to block the takeover on antitrust grounds. (Via BoingBoing)

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Lady Bird Johnson Dies at 94

Lady Bird Johnson, widow of President Lyndon B. Johnson, died Wednesday at 94 at her home in Austin, Texas.

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Bush to Miers: Don’t Talk

President Bush has told his former White House counsel, Harriet E. Miers (pictured), not to even appear before the House Judiciary Committee in its investigation into the firings of U.S. attorneys, the committee chairman said Wednesday.  The panel was to hear from Miers on Thursday.

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Call to Limit Deployments Is a No-Go in Senate

So much for “supporting our troops”: A bipartisan proposal sponsored by two combat veterans to give exhausted U.S. troops more time between their military deployments overseas was defeated by Republicans in the Senate, the first vote of a two-week congressional debate on Iraq. 

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The Horrors of ‘The Other War’

Truthdig contributor Chris Hedges teamed up with Laila Al-Arian for The Nation’s shocking report “The Other War:  Iraq Vets Bear Witness,” in which American vets describe, in graphic detail that will challenge even the least fainthearted readers, “the disparity between the reality of the war and how it is portrayed by the US government and American media.” 

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Pope:  Only Catholics Go to ‘Church’

In a move that strikes some as proprietary ecclesiastical politics, the Vatican released a statement Tuesday claiming that the Catholic Church is the only Christian organization eligible to use the term church to describe itself. 

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Former Surgeon General:  Gov’t Squelched Health Reports

In an incendiary report Tuesday to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, former Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona (who served from 2002 to 2006) pointed a finger at the Bush administration for prioritizing politics over truth. 

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McCain Campaign Aides Decamp

Gone Tuesday were Sen. John McCain’s campaign manager and chief strategist as the 2008 presidential hopeful attempts to revamp his foundering White House bid.  McCain’s campaign has been plagued with rumors about the sorry state of his fundraising efforts.  McCain did not turn down the volunteered resignations of top aides Mark Selter and Terry Nelson.

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Dems Sign On for First ‘Gay Debate’

Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards are already on board for a debate about gay-related social and political issues, to be held on August 9 in front of a live audience, televised on the LOGO channel and broadcast on the Web on LOGOonline.com.

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