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From crooksandliars.com

Bush Sneaks Social Security Privatization Into Budget

The president put in the $700-billion proposal without announcement or fanfare. | story
Perhaps he thought no one would notice? Maybe he missed the standing ovation Democrats gave the sinking of that scheme during his State of the Union speech? | video 

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From CNN.com

Blair Advisor Urged Prescribing Free Heroin

He recommended that the prime minister try to undercut the $6-billion-per-year black market, and to free heroin users from having to commit crimes to buy their drugs. | story
Hey, at least it’s more progressive than N.Y. state’s draconian and racist Rockefeller Laws.

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Republicans Have No Shame; They Award DeLay a Cushy Seat

The indicted congressman lands a coveted appointment to the Appropriations Committee. | story
Having DeLay act as a fiscal watchdog makes about as much sense as electing Libya chairman of the U.N. Human Rights Commission.

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From indian.senate.gov via Wikipedia.org

Abramoff Brags About Bush Relationship

ThinkProgress surfaces e-mails from the disgraced lobbyist that reveal a fairly intimate relationship with the president: “The guy saw me in almost a dozen settings, and joked with me about a bunch of things, including details of my kids.” | story
Also, The Nation has a great piece on Abramoff’s Evangelical Soldiers (Ralph Reed & Co.)

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The End of the Internet?

Jeff Chester at The Nation has an eye-opening report on how big telcos are trying to transform the “free, open and nondiscriminatory Internet of today to a privately run and branded service that would charge a fee for virtually everything we do online.” | story

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Below the Radar: Conditions Worsen in Iraq

You might not hear it from the U.S. media, but the situation continues to deteriorate. In the last few days:

  • Four U.S. Marines are killed and 20 Iraqis die in twin car bombings.
  • A British lieutenant colonel says, “You almost move from being part of the solution to becoming part of the problem.”
  • A car bomb in Basra City kills 20, exploding the myth that the southern, Shiite part of Iraq is secure.

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    Boehner Renting Apartment From Lobbyist

    The new House majority leader is renting a D.C. pad from a veteran lobbyist whose clients have direct stakes in legislation Boehner has co-written. | story
    So this is the hope of the new scandal-free House of Republicans?

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    Go Ahead, Eat That Foie Gras!

    A landmark study has concluded that a low-fat diet does not reduce the risk of getting cancer or heart disease. | story or read the reports
    Don’t start mainlining lard just yet. The next study is surely just around the corner….

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    86 Evangelical Leaders Join to Fight Global Warming

    Finally! Evangelicals in the news for something unrelated to divisive social issues. | story

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    From spiegel.de

    Wolfowitz Packing World Bank With Cronies

    Paul Wolfowitz, one of the architects of the Iraq war, has appointed many apparently unqualified Republican loyalists to high positions at the international agency. “The bank is stewing with discontent.” | story

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