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House Members To Sue Bush Over Budget Bill

The president signed a bill that didn’t pass both the House and the Senate, and “anyone who has passed the sixth grade knows that before a bill can become law, both houses of Congress must approve it,” says Rep. John Conyers.

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The Onion Rips the President-as-Decider

The presidential audio spoof hits only slightly below the belt.

Posted on Apr 28, 2006 READ MORE


'Patriot' book
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Lawyer’s Anti-Bush Book Takes Amazon’s Top Spot

Constitutional lawyer and blogger Glenn Greenwald’s book “How Would a Patriot Act” has hit No. 1 on the online retailers’ list. Greenwald attacks the president for abusing the Constitution and setting himself up as a monarch.

Posted on Apr 27, 2006 READ MORE


Brazilian Prostitute
From The N.Y. Times

Brazilian Call Girl Stirs Debate on National Values

First in a blog, then in a best-selling memoir, a 21-year-old prostitute from Sao Paulo, Brazil, has revealed a country “that is not always as uninhibited as the world often assumes.”

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Ari Fleischer
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Ari Fleischer: White House Press Briefing Is ‘a TV Show’

Bush’s first spokesman describes how the televised briefings we see on TV have much more to do with preening and posturing than serious Q & A.
We think the administration needs more public grilling, not less, but it’s worth hearing his argument.

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Obesity Epidemic Underestimated by Up to 50%: Study

Were this study not from Harvard specialists, we wouldn’t have thought it possible that soooo many more Americans are obese.

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Exxon Posts Huge Profits as Gas Prices Soar

Exxon announced first-quarter profits of $8.4 billion. Gas prices are averaging over $3 per gallon. ‘Nuf said.

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Immigrant Boycott Will Seek to ‘Close’ Cities

A nationwide day of boycotts and marches planned for May 1 will flood the country’s streets with Latinos demanding amnesty and legalization for undocumented workers. “We’re going to close down Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Tucson, Phoenix, Fresno,” says a boycott organizer.

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Conservatives Kill Proposal to Scan All Shipping Containers

If you need more proof that right-wing lawmakers care a helluva lot more about their ties to industry than about safeguarding the country, read this post.

Posted on Apr 27, 2006 READ MORE


Larry Silverstein
From the N.Y. Times.

The Earth Shifts a Tad at Ground Zero

New York State officials complete a deal with World Trade Center leaseholder Larry Silverstein that will break the development logjam that has plagued the site for almost five years.
Why Gov. Pataki didn’t invoke eminent domain here a long time ago is a mystery to us.

Posted on Apr 26, 2006 READ MORE


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