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Victory For Wen Ho Lee

The five media heavies who shamelessly promoted the government’s lies about the Los Alamos scientist chose to settle today rather than reveal their government sources.
Lee was savaged by a media fueled by government rumors that he was spying for China, an accusation he was never officially charged with. Lee was imprisoned in solitary confinement for nine months in 1999-2000 and ultimately received an apology from the judge who heard his case. Truthdig says: The media was not defending freedom of the press but their own right to operate as a megaphone for government agents with an agenda to slander an American citizen. The media went to bat for government agents who broke the law.  When will those agents be held accountable?

  • Read Robert Scheer’s extensive coverage of the Wen Ho Lee case.

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    Jobs Report Indicates Economic Cool Down

    Weak employment gains in May (only 75,000 net new jobs) may be a sign of a faltering economy. According to NYT: “Anything below about 150,000 net new jobs a month is regarded as too slow to keep up with population growth, so in effect, workers are losing ground.” (story | job report)

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    Rolling Stone Asks: Was the 2004 Election Stolen?

    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. revisits the 2004 election and finds evidence of massive electoral fraud. Kennedy writes:  “After carefully examining the evidence, I’ve become convinced that the president’s party mounted a massive, coordinated campaign to subvert the will of the people in 2004.”

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    Iran and the Dixie Chicks
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    Iran Deal: Good Faith or Another Charade?

    Even though the U.S. and five other countries have offered Iran a series of rewards for giving up its nuclear program, Bush and Cheney have given the world ample reason to be skeptical that the White House has any intention of settling this issue diplomatically. (And we’re not alone in this sentiment.)

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    FEC: Frist Violated Election Law in 2000

    The Federal Election Commission, acting on a report by a watchdog group, found that Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist failed to disclose a $1.44 million loan that made it appear as though he had significantly more money than he did.

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    Poll: Bush Worst President Since WWII

    In the Quinnipiac Poll, Bush garnered twice as many “worst of” votes as Richard Nixon. Ronald Reagan was picked as the best.

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    From the BBC

    Videotape May Show New U.S. Massacre of Iraqi Civilians

    The U.S. military has said that four people died during a military operation in the town of Ishaq in March, but this tape may prove that U.S. forces in fact deliberately killed 11 innocent Iraqis.
    This comes in the wake of the separate alleged U.S. massacre of 24 civilians in Haditha in November.

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    Iraqi Leader Accuses U.S. of ‘Daily’ Attacks Against Civilians

    The Iraqi prime minister issued the sharply worded criticism in the wake of rising outrage over the massacre of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha in November.

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    The End of the Electoral College as We Know it?

    The California Assembly passed a measure to pledge the state’s Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote (as opposed to giving its Electoral College votes to the winner of the California popular vote).
    This would come into effect only if enough other states passed similar measures. But if it happens, it will mean the end of the electoral college as we know it.

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    Paper May Take Legal Action Against Bush Aide

    Bush’s top domestic policy aide, Karl Zinsmeister, changed his quotes in a Syracuse newspaper’s profile on him and then re-posted the article on his website. One of the quotes he changed was originally published as: “People in Washington are morally repugnant, cheating, shifty human beings.” The editor of the paper says she is consulting a lawyer.

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