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Iraq War Costing $5.9 Billion per Month

That’s according to the Wall Street Journal. Also, progressives in Congress want to divert $60 billion in defense spending to humanitarian assistance, social programs, energy conservation, homeland security and deficit reduction.

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Poll: Half of U.S. Rejects Evolution, Backs Bible

The Gallup report summarizes the findings: “[A] substantial portion of Americans…[are] not so quick to agree with the preponderance of scientific evidence.”
Support for the such beliefs declines steadily with education: Among those with high school diplomas, 58% are Bible backers; among those with postgraduate degrees, only 25%.

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Gunmen Seize 50 at Iraq Security Firm

This incident—coming on the heels of the discovery of 20 bodies dumped in Baghdad—is the face of urban civil war on the model of the Battle of Algiers.

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Vermont Towns Endorse Move to Impeach Bush

Five communities vote to call on their federal representative to file articles of impeachment against the president, alleging a misuse of prewar intelligence and illegal use of domestic surveillance.

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Iran Threatens U.S. With ‘Harm and Pain’

Tehran ratchets up the war of words with the U.S. over American-led action to bring Iran before the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions against its nuclear program.
We’re being threatened by the country Bush didn’t invade and whose surrogates we put in power in Iraq.

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DeLay Wins Texas GOP Primary

The scandal-laden former House majority leader beat three challengers to win the nod.
Guess it’s pretty hard to remove an 11-term congressman from power in Texas. Even when he’s under criminal indictment for money laundering.

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Senate Panel Blocks Spy Probe

Senate Republicans shut down a Democratic-led proposal to investigate Bush’s eavesdropping program. Instead, a White House-approved seven-member panel will oversee the effort.
White House-approved? You gotta be kidding.

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Former Enron CFO Implicates Skilling

Andrew Fastow, the company’s former chief financial officer, testifies that he concocted fraud in face-to-face meetings with Enron’s chief executive, Jeffrey Skilling.
Also, check out Robert Scheer’s latest column on Enron, or a compendium of earlier ones.

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Patriot Act Renewal Passes by Two Votes

The cliffhanger vote caught Republican leaders by surprise. The president is expected to sign the legislation into law before Friday.
With the nation’s attention trained squarely on the Dubai Ports fiasco (not that it’s an unimportant issue), Congress has passed the most sweeping abridgement of American freedoms in a generation—with barely a peep from the public.

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House Moves Toward Scuttling Ports Deal

Breaking with Bush, House Republicans will allow a vote that could prevent a UAE company from gaining control over six major U.S. ports.

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