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N.Y. Press Kills Cartoons; Staff Walks Out

The entire editorial staff of The New York Press, an alternative weekly, quits in the wake of the paper’s decision not to run the controversial Muhammad cartoons. | story

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Dark Matter Comes Out of the Cold

Scientists for the first time have something specific to say about the most voluminous and mysterious substance in the universe. | story

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Google Blacklists BMW For Gaming Search Results

The search company discovered that the carmaker was playing a shell game with its Web pages to boost traffic. | story

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Top Counter-Terrorism Official Removed Amid Turmoil at the CIA

The departure “comes at a time when the agency is bleeding top talent, robbing the CIA of institutional memory and damaging morale among case officers and analysts.” | story

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From thinkprogress.com

Sen. Specter to Gonzales: ‘That Just Defies Logic and Plain English’

That’s the Republican chair of the Judiciary Committee reacting to the attorney general’s attempts to explain how spying without warrants is, in fact, legal. Check out the AG’s explanation of why Bush earlier said that spying without warrants is, in fact, illegal: “The President is not a lawyer.”

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Official Iranian Paper to Run Holocaust Cartoons

The Tehran city council-owned newspaper says it is testing the West’s arguments about freedom of expression. | story
Meanwhile, Four Afghans are killed in cartoon-related protests near the U.S. base in Bagram—the first time violence has been directed against America in the controversy. | story

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Spying Program Yields Few Suspects

Investigators eavesdropping on Americans in overseas calls have dismissed nearly all of them as suspects, according to the Washington Post. This is huge, because “a search cannot be judged ‘reasonable’ if it is based on evidence that experience shows to be unreliable.”
Meanwhile, feisty Russ Feingold, a Democratic senator, takes the attorney general to the cleaners for lying to him a year ago about Bush’s surveillance activities. Gonzales shoots back, “I was telling the truth then. I’m telling the truth now.” | story

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From crooksandliars.com

Bush Can’t Escape His Own Statements

As Attorney General Alberto Gonzales prepares for Monday’s hearings, we should keep in mind the president’s 2004 statement about warrantless wiretaps: “Anytime you hear the United States government talking about a wiretap, it requires—a wiretap requires a court order.” (Hat tip: crooksandliars.com) | video

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From iFilm.com

Does Bush Have Pre-Senile Dementia?

That is the provocative claim illustrated by this video, which compares the president’s current rhetorical skills with his speaking prowess in 1994.
This video has been around since 2004, but it’s new to us.
video | the story behind the video

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Blast From the Spying Past

Newly released documents from the Ford administration show that it, too, tried to eavesdrop without warrants. | story
And in an “apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” moment, then-CIA Director George H.W. Bush “complained that some major communications companies were unwilling to install government wiretaps without a judge’s approval,” according to the article.

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