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Iraqi P.M. to Offer Olive Branch to Insurgents

The Iraqi prime minister is set to unveil a national reconciliation plan that includes amnesty for insurgents, a timetable for withdrawal of allied forces, release of security detainees from U.S. and Iraqi prisons and compensation for some victims of coalition military operations.

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Greenland Ice Caps Melting at Staggering Pace

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According to the L.A. Times: “The massive glaciers are deteriorating twice as fast as they were five years ago. If the ice thaws entirely, sea level would rise 21 feet.” Some experts think the melting is occurring in ways that computer models had not predicted.

Posted on Jun 25, 2006 READ MORE


General Outlines Plan for Troop Cuts in Iraq

By Crooks and Liars’ calculation, it’s a reduction of around 28,000 by next year. The hypocrisy: After spending the entire last week savaging Rep. John Murtha’s proposal for a pullout, it now appears that the Bush administration is preparing to “cut and run.”

Posted on Jun 25, 2006 READ MORE


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Agassi to Retire After U.S. Open

The greatest serve-returner in the history of the game, and the man whose rivalry with Pete Sampras fueled tennis’ popularity in the 1990s, just announced that his next U.S. Open will be his last professional outing. The 36-year-old is one of only five players to have won every single Grand Slam tournament.

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Study: Americans Have Fewer Friends Than 20 Years Ago

The American Sociological Review has found that Americans have a third fewer close friends and confidants than just two decades ago—a huge shift, statistically speaking. What to make of it?  Uhhh, take your guess: suburbs vs. urban living, iPods vs. conversations….

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Goldwater Nephew Calls for Forced Immigrant Labor Camps

Dan Goldwater, a gubernatorial candidate in Arizona and nephew of the late Sen. Barry Goldwater, told a Spanish news agency that he wanted to hold undocumented immigrants in camps to use them “as labor in the construction of a wall and to clean the areas of the Arizona desert that they’re polluting.”

  • He claims, however, that his words were taken out of context—that he only wanted to put convicted immigrant felons to work….
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    Posted on Jun 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Sec. Snow, Cheney Defend Bank Searches

    Outgoing Secretary of the Treasury John Snow said the program to troll through the financial records of Americans without warrants is the thing “I’m proudest of .... It’s really government at its best.”

    Posted on Jun 24, 2006 READ MORE


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    Schwarzenegger Denies Bush Troop Request

    The governor rejected a request from the president to send 1,500 more National Guard troops to the Mexican border, saying the transfer would stretch the California Guard too thin.

    Posted on Jun 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Santorum and WMDs
    From crooksandliars.com

    Did Santorum Display Classified Documents on Fox News?

    When Pa. Sen. Rick Santorum went on Fox to make what turned out to be a bogus claim about WMDs in Iraq, did he violate federal law by holding classified documents up to the camera? Greg Sargent has more….

    Posted on Jun 23, 2006 READ MORE


    Cameroon Girls Battle ‘Breast Ironing’

    In Cameroon, many mothers pound and “iron” flat the breasts of their daughters with heated bananas or coconut shells, hoping to discourage the sexual advances of males who see developed breasts as indicators of sexual maturity.

    Posted on Jun 23, 2006 READ MORE


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