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Domestic Spying
From wcsh6.com

Bipartisan Furor Over NSA Program

Many Republican and Democratic lawmakers are furious over the alleged NSA phone record collection program.

  • GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham: “The idea of collecting millions or thousands of phone numbers, how does that fit into following the enemy?”
  • Democratic Sen. Pat Leahy: “It is our government, it’s not one party’s government.”

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    Buzzflash: “Tyranny Creeps In…” at the NSA

    “The NSA’s gathering of phone call records of millions of Americans is “something that would make the late Leonid Brezhnev proud of Bush—and [Gen.] Michael Hayden, the Pentagon apparatchik, who saw it through,” Buzzflash writes in an editorial.

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    The Gravest Assault on Privacy in U.S. History

    Late coming to the story about the NSA’s massive telephone record collection program? The Washington Post does a 360-degree report.

  • Neither Bush nor his aides denied any facts in the original USA Today story.
  • Senate Intel Chair Pat Roberts wants to shoot the messenger (USA Today).
  • Bush’s pick for CIA chief, Gen. Michael Hayden, oversaw this program at the NSA, a fact that guarantees fireworks at his confirmation hearing.
  • Check out the original story.
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    Posted on May 11, 2006 READ MORE


    U.S. Has Terrible Infant Mortality Rate

    America has the second-lowest survival rate for infants in the industrialized world—just above Latvia.

    Posted on May 10, 2006 READ MORE


    British Official: Close Gitmo

    The British attorney general says the continued existence of the U.S. detention camp at Guantanamo Bay is “unacceptable.”

    Posted on May 10, 2006 READ MORE


    People Fleeing
    newprophecy.net

    Hard-Core Republicans Fleeing Bush

    That’s the conclusion of a Washington Post article that tracks “a decline in support from almost every part of the conservative coalition over the past year.”

    Posted on May 10, 2006 READ MORE


    Poll: Dems Lead GOP By 14 Points

    Fifty-two percent of respondents said they’re leaning toward Democratic candidates in the midterm elections, while only 38% are leaning Republican, according to a CNN poll.

    Posted on May 10, 2006 READ MORE


    The Horror, the Horror!
    From Salon.com

    Salon Probes the Post’s Impotence Myth

    Salon writer Rebecca Traister doesn’t buy the Washington Post’s big story about the causes behind an alleged rise in impotence among college students.

    Posted on May 10, 2006 READ MORE


    Purity Ball
    From generationsoflight.myicontrol.com

    Most Youths Break Abstinence Pledges

    A Harvard study further confirms that abstinence pledges are basically bunk.
    Want to dig deeper? Check out Purity Balls.

    Posted on May 10, 2006 READ MORE


    Oral and Anal Sex Acts Are Up Among Teens

    There has been a “significant increase” in the proportion of teens and young adults engaging in such acts during the last decade, according to STD clinics in Baltimore.

    Posted on May 10, 2006 READ MORE


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