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Rice Resists Subpoena

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she’s not obligated under the principle of executive privilege to comply with a subpoena issued by the House, but would be happy to respond to questions by writing a letter.

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Texas Governor’s Order for Cancer Vaccine Blocked

Gov. Rick Perry of Texas has been rebuked by the state Legislature for ordering Texan girls to be vaccinated against HPV, the leading cause of cervical cancer. Lawmakers passed a bill by a comfortable margin that would block the governor’s order for four years.

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Chief of U.S. Prison in Baghdad Arrested

The American commander in charge of Baghdad’s Camp Cropper, which holds about 3,300 detainees, has been arrested by U.S. forces for a range of alleged offenses. Lt. Col. William Steele stands accused of providing a phone to detainees, having an inappropriate relationship with both an interpreter and a detainee’s daughter and mishandling classified information, among other charges.

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Discrimination Claim at L.A. Times

Los Angeles Times Managing Editor Doug Frantz is facing accusations of discrimination for refusing to run a report about the Armenian genocide written by Mark Arax, a seasoned LAT writer of Armenian origin.  Frantz claims Arax was biased in his take on the issue, but Armenian community leader Harut Sassounian says there’s a much bigger story behind Frantz’s move.

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Here Comes the Showdown

The Senate on Thursday followed the House’s lead, passing the bill that allows $124.2 billion to be dedicated to the war effort so long as our troops begin pulling out of Iraq by Oct. 1 and continue withdrawing over ensuing months.  The ball is thus in Bush’s court, and his veto is practically a foregone conclusion at this point.

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Putin Blasts Missile Shield Scheme

Russian President Vladimir Putin took a moment during his final parliamentary address to make it eminently clear that he disapproves of a U.S. plan to create a missile shield in Eastern Europe, vowing to put a hold on Russian compliance with a key European military treaty in retaliation.

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House Sets Withdrawal Date

The House has voted 218 to 208 to approve a withdrawal timetable for Iraq, with a pullout set to begin by Oct. 1. The Senate is expected to pass its version of the bill Thursday, sending the measure to President Bush for his inevitable veto.

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Subpoena Time for Rice

The House of Representatives’ Oversight and Government Reform Committee subpoenaed Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Wednesday to testify in May about what she knew about false intelligence linking Niger to Iraq’s supposed WMD program.

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More Information Demanded From Gonzales

In case Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was the only person on the planet to not know that his performance in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 19 was less than spectacular, on Wednesday Sens. Arlen Specter and Patrick Leahy helpfully served him a letter full of constructive criticism, and a mandate that he provide more information “within a week.”

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Kucinich:  Impeach Cheney

Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich has filed articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney, citing the “very real” possibility that the U.S. would wage war with Iran and accusing Cheney of “fabricat[ing] intelligence on weapons of mass destruction to justify the Iraq war,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

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