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Mission Accomlished
From davidstuff.com

‘Mission Accomplished’ by the Numbers

Check out the number of troops killed, the money spent and the rate of insurgent attacks exactly three years after Bush’s famous “Mission Accomplished” speech on the USS Abraham Lincoln.
Update: Media Matters reminds us of the media’s fawning coverage of Bush that day.

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GOP in Bed with Oil Execs
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GOP Gas Rebate Plan Draws Bipartisan Scorn

Republican senators received a flood of angry e-mails and phone calls in response to their plan to mail $100 checks to voters to ease the pinch of ever-rising gasoline prices. Even Rush Limbaugh said the GOP was treating Americans like “whores.”

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Immigration Boycott Protest
AP / Charlies Rex Arbogast

Over 1 Million Attend Protests

The mostly Hispanic immigrants flooded the streets of Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Miami and other cities, causing shutdowns at ports, factories and construction sites. The total impact is unknown.

  • Marc Cooper strips away the myths surrounding the immigration debate.
  • Read about how many companies would simply shut down if it weren’t for illegal labor.
  • Read “The Case for Globalized Labor,” which argues that it is “economically and morally wrong for the world’s poor immigrants to be locked out of work in the richest countries.”

  • Posted on May 1, 2006 READ MORE


    Votes Were Counted but Chaos Rules in Iraq

    “Death squads,” “ethnic cleansing” and political assasinations are the realities of the democracy said to be emerging in Iraq. The New York Times paints a grim picture of the new Iraq, as both Sunnis and Shiites flee their homes in response to escalating sectarian violence.

    Posted on May 1, 2006 READ MORE


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    "The Colbert Report" host Stephen Colbert delivering the annual White House Correspondent's Dinner roast.

    Bush Not Amused At Colbert’s Roast

    The president and his wife, Laura, did not seem amused at the blistering “tribute” satirist Stephen Colbert gave them at the annual White House Correspondent’s Dinner.

  • Watch the video (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)
  • Salon calls it Colbert’s “crowning moment.”
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    Posted on Apr 29, 2006 READ MORE


    FBI Discloses Its Own Warrantless Spying Info

    The Justice Dept. pored through the bank, library or telecom records of 3,501 U.S. citizens and legal residents—without a court’s approval. Apparently this was legal—it’s just the first time the FBI is publicly disclosing hard numbers.

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    Mexico to Allow Some Heroin, Coke and Ecstasy Use

    The all-but-passed bill would allow Mexicans to possess small amounts of hard drugs for personal use. Some U.S. observers fear this will prove a huge draw for Americans.

    Posted on Apr 29, 2006 READ MORE


    Drug Rush
    From the NY Post

    Rush Limbaugh Arrested on Prescription Drug Charges

    The radio talk show host has been arrested for concealing information in order to obtain prescription drugs. He turned himself in to Palm Beach County, Fla., authorities and was released on $3,000 bail.

    Posted on Apr 28, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush: Anthem Should Be Sung in English

    The president flatly rejected any formal recognition of a new Spanish-language version of the National Anthem.

  • Read more about and listen to the anthem.
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    Posted on Apr 28, 2006 READ MORE


    Darfur Starving
    AP / WFP

    U.N. Cuts Darfur Food Rations in Half

    The United Nations is taking the drastic step because of severe funding shortfalls. Other than Libya, none of Sudan’s partners in the Arab League have contributed any money. “This is one of the hardest decisions I have ever made,” says a U.N. director.

    Posted on Apr 28, 2006 READ MORE


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