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Trailing Lamont, Lieberman Spins Furiously

Down in the polls against challenger Ned Lamont, and with under 24 hours to go before the U.S. Senate primary in Connecticut, Sen. Joe Lieberman tried to distance himself from Bush. You’ll love how he tried to spin his infamous career-killing line, “In matters of war, we undermine presidential credibility at our nation’s peril.”

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    Madonna ‘Crucified’ in Italy, Angering Vatican

    The pop queen staged a mock crucifixion in a stadium a mile away from Vatican City, ignoring accusations of blasphemy by the Catholic Church, and even inviting Pope Benedict to come and watch.

  • Of course, Madonna has been fending off Vatican blasphemy accusations since 1989—in the pre-“covering up for child molestors” era, when many people still felt the Catholic Church held the moral high ground.

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    Bono at Forbes
    From the N.Y. Times

    Bono Buys a Piece of Forbes

    A group of investors, including the U2 frontman, bought a minority stake in the financial publishing company. An investor partner says Bono ?drove this part of the discussion and likes the fact that there has been a consistent philosophy throughout its history.?

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    Hiroo Onoda
    From damninteresting.com

    Half of U.S. Still Believes Iraq had WMD

    With a July 21 poll revealing that half the country still thinks Iraq had WMD, the Associated Press asks several experts why this myth persists. One answer: people tend to become “independent of reality.”
    This is not without historical precendent. Pictured above is Hiroo Onoda, a former Japanese army officer who was stationed on a Phillipines island at the end of World War II and who kept on fighting until 1974 because no one told him the war had ended.

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    Bush, Congress Cut Welfare Programs

    New welfare rules written by Congress and the Bush administration are taking effect, denying assistance to the poor for education and drug addiction treatment.  The rules also require welfare recipients to work more hours a week, without providing additional child support subsidies.

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    Iraq Rape-Murder Hearing Reveals Horrifying Details

    The specifics of this case are made more sickening by the fact that they did not occur in a vacuum. Several cases of U.S. forces killing unarmed Iraqi civilians are pending in military courts, and they have badly mangled America’s already bad image in the region.

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    Girls Gone Wild party
    From Claire Hoffman / From the L.A. Times

    Behind the Scenes at Girls Gone Wild Inc.

    The founder of the wildly popular pornographic video series takes an L.A. Times reporter into his $40-million-a-year world.

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    As U.S. Shifts Policing Power, Baghdad Strife Rises

    As U.S. forces have given Iraqi security officers responsibility for policing Baghdad, violence has notably increased, undercutting America’s premise that Iraqis are capable of securing their own country.

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    Killing As Many As Possible Before the Cease-Fire

    The brutal logic that Israel and Hezbollah are following goes like this: Inflict as many deaths on the enemy as possible in the next few days—in order to strengthen your hand before sitting down at the bargaining table.

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    Mexico Recount Denied

    A Mexican election tribunal has denied presidential candidate Manuel Lopéz Obrador a full recount of votes cast in last month’s election.  The ruling will surely disappoint the thousands of Obrador supporters who have been protesting in Mexico City for weeks.

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