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Jeb Bush and his wife, Columba
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Jeb Bush Calls Immigration Debate ‘Hurtful’

The Florida governor calls the anti-immigration “chest pounding” of politicians hurtful to him and his Mexican-born wife, Columba. Hats off to Jeb for breaking ranks on this one.
Funny how it can take personal, familial experience for right-wingers to show some compassion on social issues. (See: Dick Cheney, father of a lesbian, breaking ranks with Bush on gay marriage.)

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Homeland Security Scaremongering Graphics Are Unintentionally Hilarious

We laughed so hard that tears welled up as we scanned the suggested meanings behind these new emergency info-graphics. (Check out the source of the graphics at the U.S. Dept. of H.S.)
This is the same agency that brought us the roundly mocked color-coded terrorist threat advisory system.

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Mass. Pushes Mandatory Health Insurance

In what would amount to the country’s first universal coverage plan, the Massachusetts Legislature approved a bill that will require all its residents to buy health insurace or face legal penalties.
How did they finally eke out a winning strategy for such a long-sought goal? The program is modeled on the state’s policy on auto insurance.

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Saddam Charged for 1980s Gassing of Halabja

The Iraqi tribunal charged Hussein on Tuesday with new criminal charges—steming from the late 1980s gassing that allegedy left 5,000 civilians dead. (more)

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Time: Card Was Pushed Out

The newsweekly reports about Bush’s recently departed chief of staff: “Card did not want to go. But he ‘heard the tom-toms.’ ”

The magazine also writes that Card’s replacement, Josh Bolten, has “less disdain for the press and more interest in policy.”

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Drone Aircraft May Prowl U.S. Skies

The Congress hears from police agencies that envision using unmanned military drones for surveillance—in one troubling example, high above American cities.

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U.S. Military Wants Control of Telecom Spectrum

A sobering report commissioned by Rumsfeld details how U.S. military planners want to take control of the Earth’s electromagnetic spectrum, allowing America to dominate telcommunications for propaganda and psy-ops purposes.

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Barack Obama Slams Bush’s Oil Policy

The Illinois senator says Bush’s “plan” to reduce dependence on oil is “like admitting alcoholism and then skipping the 12-step program.”

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No Further DeLay

The scandal-tarred former House majority leader won’t seek reelection to Congress and intends to resign in May or June.
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McCain goes Right

Russert Grills McCain on his Hard-Right Stances

The Arizona senator tries (and fails) to explain why he’s voting for tax cuts for the wealthy that he once opposed. He also lamely tries to explain his newfound embrace of Jerry Falwell, the man he once called “an agent of intolerance.” (video)

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