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Bad News for Steak Lovers

Young women who eat plenty of red meat may be up to twice as likely to develop a common form of breast cancer, according to a new study of more than 90,000 women.

Posted on Nov 14, 2006 READ MORE


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Former Friend: Rumsfeld in ‘Deep Denial’ on Iraq

Ken Adelman, a Defense Policy Board member and former but longtime friend of Donald Rumsfeld, told The New Yorker that Rumsfeld is in a reality-proof bubble when it comes to the Iraq war.

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Democrats Are Set to Subpoena

With control of every committee in Congress starting in January, the Democrats are set to use their new powers to hold hearings on military spending and the Iraq war—and that’s just for starters. The L.A. Times gives you a guided tour.

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The Media’s Centrist Bias

With the battle to frame the meaning of the election ongoing, the media have started to weigh in with a vote for the center.  Time, which referred to the ‘94 Republican takeover of Congress as a “GOP Stampede,” calls the center the “new place to be,” while Newsweek’s cover bizarrely claims the election validates the “centrist” politics of George H.W. Bush. (h/t: Think Progress)

Posted on Nov 13, 2006 READ MORE


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YouTube Video Prompts FBI Probe of LAPD

The FBI has launched a police brutality investigation of the LAPD after a video surfaced on YouTube of a police officer repeatedly punching a suspected gang member in the face. Read about it, and watch the video.

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Nancy Pelosi
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Pelosi Campaigns for Murtha

Nancy Pelosi has thrown her support to ally John Murtha in the race for House majority leader with a letter sent to House Democrats, citing his campaign against the Iraq war as a major factor in the Democrats’ recent midterm victory. (h/t: Crooks and Liars)

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Baker Panel in the Hot Seat

The Iraq Study Group, set to meet with the president on Monday, may offer more in the way of political cover than genuine solutions to the problems facing Iraq.  According to Iraq experts familiar with the panel’s work, many of its recommendations either have already been attempted or are unlikely to succeed.

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Russ Feingold
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Not Born to Run

While some of us are still recovering from our post-midterm hangovers, politicians already have their sights set on the 2008 presidential election.  Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) countered expectations today by announcing he would not seek his party’s nomination for president, choosing instead to focus on his work in the Senate.

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Bush Plumbs New Depths

According to the latest Newsweek poll, President Bush’s approval rating has sunk so low he’s in Dick Cheney territory at 31 percent, a record for the president.  The same data confirms the suggestion that Bush’s unpopularity did more to win Congress for the Democrats than did their own candidates.

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Elton John
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Rocketman Tackles Religion

Sir Elton John said in a recent interview that all organized religions should be banned for sowing bigotry toward gays and turning people into “hateful lemmings.”

Posted on Nov 12, 2006 READ MORE


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