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Oh, Now They Want Limits on Lobbying…

In the wake of the Jack Abramoff meltdown, House GOP leaders claim that they want at least a temporary ban on privately funded travel for lawmakers, plus some restrictions on lobbyists.
It shouldn’t have taken a scandal the magnitude of the Abramoff case to convince these lawmakers to do the right thing. This latest move seems a cynical ploy destined to “sunset” as soon as public attention is turned elsewhere.

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The Liberal Baby Bust

A population expert, writing in USA Today, highlights a little-known demographic trend: Progressives are much less likely to have children than conservatives. This “augers a far more conservative future,” he writes, “one in which patriarchy and other traditional values make a comeback, if only by default.”

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New Panel Assembled to Study Iraq War Policy

Congress convened this bipartisan group of 10 prominent Americans—which includes former Secretary of State James Baker and former CIA Director William Casey—to assess Bush’s policies in Iraq.
We can’t decide whether adults are finally being brought in to clean up the president’s mess or this is a way of ignoring an issue by appointing a blue-ribbon panel to study it. Thoughts, anyone?

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Top General Contradicts Bush’s Iran Bombs Claim

Remember how Bush claimed on Monday that Iran was providing many of the roadside bombs killing U.S. troops in Iraq? Well, the U.S.’ top military commander just told the Pentagon that there is no proof for such a claim.
Usually it’s someone opposed to Bush’s policies who makes him look so foolish—not the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Truthdig’s Juan Cole was all over this apparently bogus claim yesterday.

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Bush Is Called ‘Despicable’ for Smearing L.A. Times

The American Prospect’s Greg Sargent calls Bush “truly despicable” for saying in a speech— disingenuously —that an L.A. Times article had tipped off Iraqi enemies to some of our anti-insurgent technology.

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From Salon.com

The Abu Ghraib Files

Salon presents a horrifying new gallery of 279 photos and 19 videos of detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib.

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In Iraq, 87 Bodies Found in 24 Hours

The latest carnage appears to be almost wholly sectarian—that is, Shiite versus Sunni—and linked to last month’s destruction of an important Shiite shrine. The single-day death tally of 87 follows a spate of weekend attacks that claimed 58 lives.

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From the New York Times

Did the N.Y. Times Misidentify Abu Ghraib Detainee?

Salon.com presents exclusive evidence that The New York Times incorrectly identified—in a Page 1 story!—the hooded detainee shown in one of the most iconic abuse photos from the notorious Iraqi prison. (Hat tip: Huff Po)

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Judge Orders Google to Turn Over Some Data

A federal judge says he will require the search engine company to provide the government with some search-query data in connection with the Justice Dept.‘s attempts to revive an online child pornography law. It’s unclear what kind of and how much data the judge will order turned over.
That strange shifting underneath your feet? It’s the slippery slope we’re all sliding down, toward an Orwellian future.
Truthdig’s Google expert Mark Malseed has the skinny on the implications of this battle.

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Mike Hoover / CBS via The New York Times

Yale Both Stonewalls and Attacks on Taliban Student Issue

In the wake of The New York Times Magazine’s cover story on the former Taliban official attending Yale, alumni are setting up protest websites designed to hurt fundraising efforts. Yale mostly won’t talk, but one university official responded by calling the critics “retarded.” (Hat tip: Huff Po)

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