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Brandon Mayfield
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Ex-Terror Suspect Wins Out Over FBI

An Oregon lawyer and convert to Islam has settled his lawsuit against the FBI for $2 million.  Brandon Mayfield, who sued after he was falsely linked to the Madrid train bombings, described his experiences as an Orwellian nightmare where “an act that strips you of your civil rights could be called a Patriot Act.”

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Frist Won’t Run for President

Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist upset expectations Thursday by announcing he wouldn’t run for president in 2008.  The field is thinning, but only slightly, with names like McCain, Giuliani, Romney, Brownback, Huckabee and even Gingrich still in the mix on the GOP side.

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Scalia to the Environment: Drop Dead!

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia pretty much summed it up during a high court session Wednesday when he said, “I don’t want to have to deal with global warming, to tell you the truth.”
Yep, that sounds like the truth to us.

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Are Bush Voters Certifiable?

A graduate student at a Connecticut university says he has proven a direct link between mental illness and support for President Bush: The more psychotic the patient, the more likely he or she was to vote for Bush.
(Via Largest Minority)

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ENTER_ALT_TEXT
nytimes.com

Study Group to Call for Iraq Withdrawals; Bush Remains Obstinate

The Iraq Study Group has apparently reached a consensus and will recommend a gradual pullback of U.S. forces in Iraq, though without a timetable.  But after meeting with Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Thursday, President Bush was already dismissive of the suggestion: “We’re going to stay in Iraq to get the job done as long as the government wants us there.”

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Peace Triumphs in Colorado

Three board members of a Denver area homeowners’ association were forced to resign after threatening to fine a couple for hanging a wreath in the form of a peace symbol.  The board had claimed the wreath was politically divisive and one member told a local newspaper that it might be a sign of the devil.

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Putting Iraq’s Violence in Perspective

Former “60 Minutes” producer Barry Lando compared Iraq’s civil war with other bloody intranational conflicts in history.  The results were startling: Adjusted for population and disease, Iraq’s recent monthly death toll outpaced the American Civil War, and even that of Lebanon.

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GOP Group’s Poll Misrepresents Jewish Voting

AlterNet has the emmes on a poll of Jewish Americans that showed a surprisingly high (26.4%) Republican turnout: ” ‘[The poll] bypassed Jews who never attend synagogue or do not associate with a major movement.’ Or: half of America’s Jewish population.”

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Summit Delayed After Doubts Raised About Iraqi PM

President Bush’s meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki was postponed after the N.Y. Times disclosed U.S. doubts about the Iraqi PM’s capacity to control the civil war.

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Harris v. Prager
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Why Are Atheists So Angry?

Check out this great debate on Jewcy.com between Truthdig contributor Sam Harris and nationally syndicated radio host Dennis Prager, in which the two men square off via e-mail on questions of atheism and faith in America.

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