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Bush NSA Program
From ThinkProgress

Bush Claims NSA Program Targets Only Al Qaeda

The president claims that the program activities “strictly target Al Qaeda and their known affiliates,” despite USA Today’s claim that the NSA has pored over the records of tens of millions of Americans.

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Hillary Clinton and Rupert Murdoch
Clinton: smh.com.au / Murdoch: dnevnik.com.hr

Hillary, ‘Who the Hell Are You?’

Just who is this woman who is accepting a fundraiser thrown by Rupert Murdoch, asks columnist Richard Cohen in this incisive piece.

  • Meanwhile, Hillary defends cozying up with the rabidly right-wing Murdoch: “He’s my constituent.”
    Oh, puh-leeze!

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    Posted on May 11, 2006 READ MORE


    I Want to Spy on You
    hardnewsnow.com

    Bush: Spy Program Isn’t ‘Mining’ Private Info

    “We’re not mining or trolling though the personal lives of millions of innocent Americans,’’ Bush says, without directly addressing the NSA program reported in USA Today.

  • Meanwhile, GOP Sen. Arlen Specter demands that phone company executives testify before Congress about the data they provided to the NSA.
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    Posted on May 11, 2006 READ MORE


    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.”

  • Posted on May 11, 2006 READ MORE


    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.

    Posted on May 11, 2006 READ MORE


    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


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