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Bush, Rove Expect Hillary to Run in 2008

In an excerpt from the book “Strategery,” to be published Monday, Karl Rove says the following of the former First Lady: “Anybody who thinks that she’s not going to be the candidate [in 2008] is kidding themselves.”

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Army Pays Nearly All Disputed Halliburton Charges

The military contractor will get reimbursed for nearly all its disputed costs in connection with a $2.41-billion no-bid contract to deliver supplies to Iraq, despite the Pentagon’s findings that more than $250 million of that was “potentially excessive or unjustified.”

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Iraq Not ‘Standing Up’ Anytime Soon

The Iraqi army now has ZERO battalions capable of fighting the insurgency without U.S. support. (The one battle-worthy battalion that the White House was so proud of has been downgraded.)

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See Actual Notes From Rumsfeld-9/11 Meeting

CBS reported in Sept. 2002 that the secretary of defense was pushing to invade Iraq barely five hours after 9/11. A blogger uses the Freedom of Information Act to publish the handwritten notes by a Defense Dept. staffer that gave rise to that story.

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‘Total Information Awareness’ Lives On

Remember that Orwellian-sounding data-mining program that was supposed to have been shut down two years ago? Turns out it’s alive and functioning—just under a different name. The National Journal has the blockbuster scoop.

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UAE Gave $100 Million for Katrina Relief

The country seeking control over six U.S. ports donated nearly four times the total of all other countries combined. The State Department denies there’s a connection between the gift and the pending port deal.

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Withdrawal From Iraq? Not With All These Shiny U.S. Bases…

TomDispatch warns that the presence of American “super bases” in Iraq belies the idea that the U.S. will pull out of the country any time soon.

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Inching Toward Authoritarianism

A legendary South African journalist calls himself “appalled” at the way America’s policies of wiretapping and torture are beginning to resemble those of apartheid Cape Town. (Video available.)

Posted on Feb 24, 2006 READ MORE


Cheney’s Coup

A little-noticed three-year-old executive order vastly expanded the powers of the vice president and illuminates how Cheney and his minions led us into war.

Posted on Feb 24, 2006 READ MORE


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Frey Publisher Axes Book Deal

The Fabricating Fabulist loses out on a reported seven-figure deal with Riverhead Books because of the fallout from the scandal surrounding “A Million Little Pieces.”

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