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Iraqi Officials ‘Stole Millions’

From the BBC: “A former Iraqi minister has said that officials in the former interim government stole about $800 million meant for buying military equipment.” Apparently there’s $7 billion worth of corruption being investigated.

Posted on Oct 23, 2006 READ MORE


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U.N.‘s Ban Is Heading to China

For his first outing as the United Nations’ newly elected secretary-general, South Korea’s Foreign Minister Ban Ki-Moon will visit China to discuss the situation in North Korea.

Posted on Oct 23, 2006 READ MORE


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Google Maps the Election

Google will release an election tool for its popular 3-D mapping software “Google Earth,” enabling users to view congressional districts and related campaign information.

Posted on Oct 23, 2006 READ MORE


Power Exec Struggles With Industry

James Rogers may head the power industry’s main trade association, but he disagrees with the group’s opposition to emissions caps.  The forward-thinking CEO wants energy providers and the Bush administration to accept the reality of global warming and embrace the future: “The science says we need to act.”

Posted on Oct 22, 2006 READ MORE


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Schroeder Creeped Out by Bush

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder’s upcoming memoir connects religious zeal to Bush’s decision-making: “What bothered me, and in a certain way made me suspicious despite the relaxed atmosphere, was again and again in our discussions how much this president described himself as ‘God-fearing.’”

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U.S. Diplomat Cites ‘Arrogance and Stupidity’

A senior State Department official recently had a frank chat with Al Jazeera, saying: “I think there is great room for strong criticism, because without doubt, there was arrogance and stupidity by the United States in Iraq.”  Though Alberto Fernandez denies using those particular words, the BBC has verified the statement.

Posted on Oct 22, 2006 READ MORE


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Democrats Within Striking Distance of Senate Control

When Harry Reid said it would take a miracle for Democrats to regain control of the Senate, party operatives focused their hopes on the House. But recent events have Democratic challengers surging in polls.

Posted on Oct 22, 2006 READ MORE


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Schwarzenegger Pumps Up Campaign

Despite a consistent lead in the polls and a war chest twice the size of his opponent’s, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger just gave his campaign $3.5 million of his own money, leaving some strategists scratching their heads.

Posted on Oct 21, 2006 READ MORE


Electronic Voting Woes

A former legislator and critic of Maryland’s elections board received a copy of Diebold’s computer code along with an anonymous letter criticizing the management of state elections.  The incident adds to a growing list of concerns over Diebold’s troubled voting equipment. (h/t: Crooks and Liars)

Posted on Oct 21, 2006 READ MORE


Bush Vows to Stay Course

The president said he would not change strategies in Iraq, despite high disapproval ratings and mounting U.S. casualties.

Posted on Oct 21, 2006 READ MORE


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