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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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Former Top Mideast Analyst: Intel Misused

Foreign Affairs magazine (not to be confused with US Weekly) publishes a devastating essay by a former senior Middle East intel officer.
“Intelligence was misused publicly to justify decisions already made ... and the intelligence community’s own work was politicized.”
Also in the mag, a think-tank guru writes that Washington should stop mistaking Iraq for Vietnam and start seeing it for what it really is.
(via The PeaceMajority Report)

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China Censors Ang Lee’s Speech

Government television cut out Lee’s mention of gays and lesbians as well as his thank you to China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Homophobia is alive and well in Communist China. Maybe the Christian right should move there.

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Burning Bridges in Asia

The N.Y. Times says that Bush, on his Asia trip, not only squandered a fine opportunity to shore up alliances and generate goodwill, but probably made things much worse by embarrassing Pakistan’s leader.

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Military Blocking Progressive Websites

A Marine in Iraq fills us in on a few of the sites that CentCom prevents its soldiers from accessing: AirAmericaradio.com, alfrankenshow.com, wonkette.com.
The following come through fine: billoreilly.com, rushlimbaugh.com, etc.
Sense a pattern?

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