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Pro-war pundits
From Radaronline.com

Why Do These Pundits Still Have Jobs?

Radar magazine takes aim at people like David Brooks (above left), Thomas Friedman (above right) and Fareed Zakaria, wondering why they haven’t been held accountable for their spectacularly erroneous pre-Iraq war analyses. The magazine also recognizes those who got it right before the war, including Jonathan Schell, Scott Ritter and Truthdig’s own Robert Scheer.

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Saddam’s Half Brother and Chief Judge Are Hanged

More gruesome news from Iraq: “Saddam Hussein’s half-brother and the head of his revolutionary court were executed before dawn [Monday], according to the Iraqi government.” (The New York Times)

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Cloned cow
From the Daily Mail

Scientists Seek to Create Docile Zombie Animals

Researchers are probing ways to create genetically modified livestock that are oblivious to their confinement and thus easier to prepare for subsequent slaughter.
Zombie bacon double-cheeseburger, anyone?

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Chicken
news.bbc.co.uk

The Cancer-Fighting Chickens of Edinburgh

The same research lab that cloned Dolly the sheep has found a way to produce cancer-fighting proteins in genetically modified chicken eggs. Although practical treatments could be years off, the process promises to reduce the cost and complexity of generating cancer medicine.

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Bush Authorizes Secret CIA Action in Lebanon

President Bush has authorized the CIA to take covert action in Lebanon against Hezbollah, according to a secret presidential finding obtained by The Daily Telegraph. As part of the policy, the CIA and other intelligence groups will subvert Hezbollah’s influence by funding activists who are supportive of Prime Minister Fouad Siniora’s government.
(h/t: Largest Minority)

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The Baker's Dozen
From ABC7News

Firestorm Over Attack on Yale Singers

Nearly two weeks after a group of San Francisco high school students assaulted the members of a Yale all-male a capella singing group—leaving two hospitalized—charges of homophobia, a police cover-up and local political indifference are making headway in the national news media.

  • Comprehensive coverage
  • Cops finish questioning singers (two weeks late)
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    Maliki
    latimes.com

    Maliki Pick Angers Iraqis and Americans Alike

    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s choice of Lt. Gen. Abud Qanbar, a relatively unknown figure, to head the military in Baghdad has upset Iraqi military commanders and politicians. American commanders have also expressed dissatisfaction with Qanbar, due to the key role he will play in Bush’s planned escalation of the war and fears that his promotion might be motivated by a sectarian agenda.

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    outdoorphoto.co.za

    House GOP Runs Amok

    It’s every Republican for himself in the House these days. A quick check of vote counts during the opening salvo of the Democrats’ 100-hour legislative blitz reveals droves of GOP defections. In the words of one representative: “Times have changed. I don’t want to be someone who they say is too stubborn to change too.”

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    Format war

    Format War Heats Up

    If you’ve been struggling to decide whether HD DVD or Blu-ray is right for your next-generation video needs, consider this: The porn industry has apparently chosen HD DVD as its preferred high-definition format. Sony, beware: The same people who probably gave VHS a win over Betamax in the last major format war have taken sides.

    Posted on Jan 14, 2007 READ MORE


    Iraq US Forces
    msnbc.com

    Bush Authorized Seizure of Iranians

    According to Condoleezza Rice, President Bush authorized the recent seizure of Iranian operatives in Iraq. U.S. forces seized at least five Iranian officials from Iran’s consulate in Irbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, prompting a confrontation with Kurdish forces. Update: Iran has called the consulate seizures illegal and demanded that the prisoners be returned.

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