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E-Mails Contradict White House

The White House has suggested that the idea to fire U.S. attorneys originated with former counsel Harriet Miers, but newly released e-mails show that Alberto Gonzales discussed the matter with political guru Karl Rove even before he was confirmed as attorney general. Related: Check out the Brad Blog’s excellent coverage of the voter-fraud angle of the scandal.

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Warmest Winter in at Least 125 Years

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has declared this winter the warmest on record for the Northern Hemisphere. So far, 2007 appears likely to rank as the warmest overall year. Annual temperatures have broken the record in 10 of the last dozen years.

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boston.com

Withdrawal Timetable Defeated in the Senate

Despite the threat of a veto, withdrawal legislation moved forward in the House Thursday. Meanwhile, in the Senate, a weaker measure was successfully opposed by all but one Republican, two Democrats and Joe Lieberman.

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Bush Puts Heat on Gonzales

If Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales wasn’t concerned about job security before, now may be the time for him to start worrying.  President Bush gave Gonzales a public dressing-down Wednesday about his role in the recent spate of U.S. attorney firings, adding more weight to the speculation that his days on the job may be numbered. 

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Mohammed Claims a Role in 31 Terror Plots

The Pentagon released a deeply disturbing transcript featuring a slew of confessions made by suspected 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed that, if true, link him to thousands of deaths over the last two decades. 

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msnbc.com

Clinton:  Bring (Some) Troops Home

Looks like Hillary Clinton’s plan for withdrawing American troops from Iraq comes with a caveat.  Clinton says that, if she becomes commander in chief, she would maintain a whittled-down U.S. military presence in Iraq—a strategy she believes would jibe with the Democrats’ proposed resolution to bring our forces home by March 31, 2008. 

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film.queensu.ca

Going Bananas for Terrorists

Chiquita has agreed to pay $25 million in fines for bribing Colombian terrorist groups to safeguard its banana plantations. One of the groups, a right-wing paramilitary organization, has been guilty of some of Colombia’s worst atrocities.

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Pentagon Releases 9/11 Mastermind’s Confession

The military has released a confession attributed to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the supposed mastermind of 9/11. According to the partially redacted transcript of his secret hearing, Mohammed claimed responsibility for 28 attacks, including 9/11, the Bali bombing, a number of operations that were never carried out and some that were not thought to be closely related to al-Qaida.

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Ohio Election Workers Sentenced for 2004 Rigging

Jacqueline Maiden and Kathleen Dreamer were each sentenced to 18 months for rigging a ballot recount in Ohio after the 2004 election. The judge seemed to agree that there may have been a conspiracy to defraud the voters, saying, “I can’t help but feel there’s more to this story.” According to the Brad Blog, had John Kerry won just six more votes in each of the state’s precincts, he would be president.

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Stock Market Flux Flusters Analysts

Dipping American stock prices caused a ripple effect on world markets Tuesday and Wednesday, as analysts predicted more instability soon.  The U.S. mortgage market is the source of the current concern, which some stock-watchers believe portends a “bloodbath.”

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