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Bush Was Warned Repeatedly on Aluminum Tubes

Karl Rove kept the public from knowing before the 2004 election that Bush had been apprised “directly and repeatedly” that Saddam’s infamous aluminum tubes might have been for conventional—not nuclear—weapons.

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Iraqi Leader to U.S.: Stop Meddling

Jafaari rebuffs Bush’s alleged call for him to step down, telling Washington to stop interfering in Iraq’s politics.

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American Reporter Set Free in Iraq

Jill Carroll, 28, was released unharmed after nearly three months of captivity. “I was treated well, but I don’t know why I was kidnapped,” she tells Iraqi TV. As yet, there is no explanation as to why she was let go.

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New Lobbying Law Falls Short on Reform

The bill, which passed 90 to 8, requires lobbyists to disclose more information about their interactions with lawmakers, but there’s little increase in the enforcement of ethics laws.

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Jon Stewart Fox News
From crooksandliars.com

Jon Stewart Skewers Fox News on Tasteless Segment

When Fox News decided to juxtapose busty bikini babes and news of a serial killer manhunt on the same screen, the savior from Comedy Central made wonderful mincemeat of the situation.

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Cellphone Chatter at 35,000 Feet? Say It Ain’t So

Despite widespread public disapproval of the move, the FCC plans to allow companies to provide cellphone service on airplanes.
You may remember the FCC: It’s the one that got so bent out of shape about Janet Jackson’s breast. Seems the agency is continuously looking out for our best interests….

Posted on Mar 29, 2006 READ MORE


With Chaos Reigning, Bush Tells Iraqis: Build Your Government

Bush tells Iraqis in a speech: “It’s about time you get a unity government going.” Maybe they had trouble hearing him, what with some 25,000 fleeing their homes amid the continuing sectarian violence.

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Poll: More Americans Self-Identify as Democrats Than Republicans

According to Gallup, Democrats and Democratic-leaning Independents make up 49% of the population, Republicans 42%. Last year, the parties were dead even at 46%.

Posted on Mar 29, 2006 READ MORE


Jack Abramoff
From us.altermedia.info

Abramoff Gets Almost Six Years in Prison

The disgraced lobbyist and a business partner get five years and 10 months on fraud charges—the minimum they faced. Abramoff faces more jail time in connection with a corruption probe.

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Bush Meeting With Reporters Off the Record

But the N.Y. Times refuses the meetings, which Bush is holding at the lowest ebb of his presidency. How this fits in with his “Blame the Media on Iraq” policy is something we’ll have to puzzle over.

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