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Rep. Peter Hoekstra
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Truthdigger of the Week: Rep. Peter Hoekstra

Truthdig salutes Rep. Peter Hoekstra, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, who rapped Bush in a letter for not briefing Congress on various intelligence-gathering programs. Check out a video of Hoekstra publicly defending the letter on Fox News: “It is not optional for this president ... or people in the executive community not to keep the intelligence committees fully informed of what they are doing.”

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Bush Is Flouting Court After Gitmo Ruling

Constitutional expert and best-selling author Glenn Greenwald reminds us that the Supreme Court’s Hamdan decision not only outlawed Bush’s military tribunals, but also removed any conceivable argument to support Bush’s illegal wiretapping programs.

  • Greenwald: “Journalists should begin asking the Justice Department every day what their legal justification for warrantless eavesdropping is now that Hamdan has rendered frivolous their prior legal arguments in defense of the President.”

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    The Brutality of Iraq’s Civil War Deepens

    According to the AP: “Masked Shiite gunmen stopped cars in western Baghdad Sunday and grabbed people off the streets, singling out the Sunni Arabs among them and killing at least 41.”

  • And lest you think it is only progressives who are calling it a “civil war,” check out what Colin Powell just told Arianna Huffington: ?We’re not going to leave behind anything we like because we are in the middle of a civil war.?

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  • The Bush Ship-Jumping Spreads…

    Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, sent a “sharply worded letter” to Bush warning him that he may have violated the law by keeping Congress in the dark on several unnamed intelligence programs, and that Bush risked losing GOP support on national security matters.
    All of a sudden, it’s not just predictable GOP’ers like Arlen Specter who are rattling the saber on Bush’s excessive secrecy. Hoekstra was, until now, a hard-core Bushie. Seems there’s just so much alienation your friends will take before they lash out at you in public. Make no mistake: Bush values loyalty above everything else. That Hoekstra was willing to publicly cross the president says A LOT.

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    Tom DeLay Won’t Rule Out Another Run

    The disgraced former congressman, who resigned in June and is now awaiting trial on money laundering and conspiracy in a campaign finance case, said he may not be ready for retirement, a day after a judge ruled that his name must remain on the November ballot.

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    Colin Powell: Close Gitmo Now

    The former secretary of state, speaking on a panel at the Aspen Ideas Festival, said the scandal-plagued detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, should be shuttered immediately.

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    Tax Dollars to Fund Study on Restricting Public Data

    According to USA Today: “The federal government will pay a Texas law school $1 million to do research aimed at rolling back the amount of sensitive data available to the press and public through freedom-of-information requests.”
    Seriously, this s*#t just got ridiculous; the Bush administration is already the most secrecy-crazed in the 20th century. Now it needs more layers of secrecy?

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    Poll: Roughly Two-Thirds Favor Iraq Withdrawal

    And 31% want it to start immediately, according to a new Gallup poll.

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    Suspect May Argue White House OK’d Phone-Jamming

    The guy indicted in the jamming of Democratic phone lines on election day in 2002 is set to argue that his scheme had the approval of both the Republican National Committee and the White House.
    If true, this would be huge: a White House-led attempt to sabotage a Senate election in favor of a Republican.

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    Heidi Fleiss
    Photos: Christopher Wray-McCann, illustrations: Miguel Valenzuela / L.A. Weekly

    The Heidi Chronicles

    Former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss wants to build the nation’s first brothel for female customers in the Nevada desert. To get the story, journalist (and Truthdig contributor) Steven Kotler had to survive roadside breakdowns, barren deserts, abandoned towns, a brothel war, and an assortment of cowboys, pimps and angry locals.

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