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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….

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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


Mel Gibson cryofrozen
Fom threemoviebuffs.com

Research Supports Possibility of Cryo-Preservation

New studies suggest that the entire human body could be cryo-preserved without the formation of damaging ice crystals, which normally damage cells and tissue.

Posted on Jun 23, 2006 READ MORE


Fox Analyst
From ThinkProgress

No Reporters Allowed in Gitmo—Except for Fox

Last week, the Pentagon kicked all reporters out of the Guantanamo Bay prison after the suicides of three detainees. But on Wednesday the Defense Dept. invited a Fox News analyst down to Cuba to tour the facility.
And what do you know? The Fox analyst described Gitmo as ?now gentle, almost child-like the way they treat the detainees.?

Posted on Jun 23, 2006 READ MORE


The N.Y. Times’ Modest Proposal to the GOP

From one of today’s Times editorials: “Given the topics that have preoccupied Congress lately, one wonders why the Republicans don’t simply propose a catchall bill aimed at illegal gay liberal Mexican flag burners and be done with it.”
Why not indeed?

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House Votes to Cut Estate Taxes

After the GOP-controlled Congress rejected an increase in the minimum wage, House lawmakers have now voted to exempt the heirs of millionaires from having to pay taxes on their inherited wealth.

Posted on Jun 23, 2006 READ MORE


Antonin_Scalia
From koce.org

Even Scalia Opposes Flag-Burning Amendment

The arch-conservative Supreme Court justice is quoted in this Jonathan Alter column as saying that banning flag-burning would “[dilute] the very freedom that makes this emblem so revered.?
Mr. President, when you find yourself to the right of Antonin Scalia, you’ve crossed over into crazy town.

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Paper Publishes New Details of Insurgency Amnesty Deal

The Times (U.K.) reports that the Iraqi government is ready to announce a sweeping peace plan that includes amnesty for legitimate resistance fighters. Under the plan, there would be a U.N.-approved timeline for withdrawal of foreign troops; a halt to U.S. operations against insurgents; and compensation for attack victims….

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Ralph Reed Knee-Deep in Influence-Peddling Scheme

A bipartisan Senate report detailed more than $5.3 million in payments to the former director of the Christian Coalition (who’s now running for Lt. Gov. in Georgia), aimed at helping now-convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff’s Indian clients block the casinos of other Indian tribes….

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Swift and the CIA
Swift: swift.org / CIA: fas.org

Feds Secretly Reviewed Bank Data to Fight Terror

Under a post 9/11 Bush administration program, CIA agents officials have gained access to financial records from a vast international database called SWIFT, examining banking transactions involving thousands of Americans without specific warrants in each case. (This program is working in parallel with the NSA’s warrantless eavesdropping system)

  • The N.Y. Times has the scoop
  • The Washington Post has government officials confirming the story
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    Posted on Jun 23, 2006 READ MORE


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