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White House, Chertoff Faulted Over Katrina

The Government Accountability Office slams Bush and the Homeland Security chief for inaction and incompetence when the hurricane struck. | story or go straight to the GAO report

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The Putin Perspective

Russia’s leader answers mostly tough questions for three and a half hours without the aid of notes or alcohol—a new personal record. | story
Of interest: He doesn’t regard Hamas as a terrorist organization and won’t support cutting off its funding.

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Gore Vidal’s State of the Union

The famed novelist, playwright and social activist continues his 30-year-old tradition of delivering his own State of the Union address. | streaming media and transcript at Democracy Now!

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Rep. Dennis Kucinich
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Kucinich Blasts Bush’s State of the Union

In an exclusive Truthdig podcast, Rep. Dennis Kucinich swings away at the president. Excerpt: “[Bush] hasn’t gotten the message that all his underpinnings of the war have been knocked out. They’re standing totally on lies.” | podcast and transcript

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From indiewire.com

Don’t Believe the Hype

“Brokeback Mountain” may be topping the Oscar charts, but its success has just as much to say about America’s homophobic tendencies as it does our homophilic ones.
Check back Wednesday for a major new essay on that topic by Truthdig’s Larry Gross, a pioneer in the field of gay and lesbian studies.

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From minnesota.publicradio.org

Teflon Chemical Called a Likely Carcinogen

The no-stick material will have a hard time sliding this one off: “likely contributor to cancer.” | story

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Primary Care ‘on the Verge of Collapse’: Doctors

The American College of Physicians says that the business of administering routine physicals and treating minor problems could fall apart without immediate reforms. | story

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Lawmakers Appear to Distance Selves From Lobbyists

Both Republicans and Democrats are canceling meetings with lobbyists in the wake of the Abramoff scandal. | story
Pardon our cynicism, but as long as lobbyists have money to dole out, lawmakers will find a way to the trough.
Any lobbying-reform legislation that results from this scandal will be rendered moot as quickly as you can say “McCain-Feingold.”

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From Al Jazeera via MSNBC

Media Outlets Censor Tape of Kidnapped Reporter

Jill Caroll, 28, appears pleading and weeping in a newly released tape. | story
Truthdig says: Al Jazeera won’t let us hear Carroll’s voice because it would be too “upsetting” to viewers. CNN

CNN’s “The Situation Room” won’t even show a clip. What exactly is going on here? Why not let us, the viewers, decide what’s too “upsetting”? How is this any different from Bush’s censorship of coffins returning home from Iraq? We’ve watched jetliners packed with innocents crash into our Twin Towers. We’ve watched Iraqi civilians bombed in real time by our own forces. Since when did we become unable to judge for ourselves what we need to see to make sense of the world around us?

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Sen. Feingold Claims Gonzales Misled Him on Wiretaps

Two years ago, the attorney general dismissed questions about warrantless spying as “hypothetical.” In fact, the program was already in place. | story
Sorry, but what’s the difference again between “intentionally misleading” and “lying”?

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