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Fron CNN

Study: Men Getting Fatter, Women Holding Steady

OK, don’t pop out the champagne—or the pork rinds—yet, but scientists think the leveling off of obesity rates in women may signal a turning point in the nation’s epidemic.

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From victoriana.com

Senate Dems Find Wedge Issue on Abortion

The Senate Democratic leadership will push for expanded access to contraceptives and sex education—a nationally popular move, but a bitter pill for the prudish right-wingers who are desperately afraid that someone, somewhere, may be enjoying a sexual act.

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From polarice.com

Climate Researchers Feeling Heat From White House

Bush & Co. have apparently been muzzling climate scientists from speaking forthrightly to the public about global warming. Shocker, right?
Perhaps they thought last week’s head fake on giving more free rein to NASA scientists would throw reporters off the scent….

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FCC TV
From the Free Press

Report: Corporate Propaganda Has Infiltrated TV News

An expose by the Center for Media and Democracy and Free Press caught 77 local stations passing off advertisements as legitimate news.

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From crooksandliars.com

Bush Faces Rare Criticism at Forum

At a North Carolina open forum, a man named Harry Taylor rose and told the president: “I would hope from time to time that you have the humility and the grace to be ashamed of yourself inside yourself.” (video)

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Bush Channels Nixon in Libby Scandal

In 1977, Nixon said, “When the president does it, that means that it is not illegal”?
Well, Bush’s lawyers allegedly said this about the leak of classified intelligence: “Presidential authorization to publicly disclose a document amounted to declassification of the document.”
Got it? When the president leaks it, that means it is not illegal.
UPDATE: the White House tries to quell the furor over the leak.

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Rumsfeld and Rice
From PBS

Rumsfeld Challenges Rice on Her ‘Tactical Errors’ Remark

The secretary of defense said the secretary of state displayed a “lack of understanding ... of what warfare is about” in saying last week that the U.S. had probably made thousands of “tactical errors” in Iraq. “I don’t know what she was talking about, to be perfectly honest,” Rumsfeld continued. (Hat tip: Huff Po)

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DailyKos
From Paul Chinn/ San Francisco Chronicle

DailyKos Blogger Finds His Voice and Fends off Success

The San Francisco Chronicle profiles the man behind DailyKos, the Internet’s most popular liberal blog. He says the blog has earned him $80,000 a year—plus a book contract.

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Former DHS Child Porn Official a Sex Criminal?

Frank Figueroa, a Dept. of Homeland Security agent, is scheduled to stand trial today on a charge that he exposed himself to a girl in a mall. Figueroa used to run the department’s “Operation Predator,” a program to fight sex crimes against children.
This comes on the heels of the arrest of DHS officer Brian J. Doyle, who was picked up for allegedly trying to prey on a child via the Web.
What the hell is going on at DHS?

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Jon Stewart and John McCain
From crooksandliars.com

McCain Withers Under Questioning of ... Jon Stewart

The “Daily Show’s” “fake news” interview exposed Sen. John McCain’s far-right hypocrisies better than most interviewers in the traditional media. (video)
Even the AP asks whether McCain has gone hard right.

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