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John Kerry
From NBC

Kerry: I’d Deserve a Second Chance in ‘08

The Mass. senator stopped short of announcing he’s making another presidential run, but said it’s a basic principle that “Americans give people a second chance.”

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For First Time, Unmarried Households Reign in U.S.

Traditional marriage is no longer the norm in the majority of U.S. households, according to recent census data.

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Hagel and Warner

Two Top GOP Senators Want New Iraq Strategy

Sens. Chuck Hagel and John Warner have added their names to the growing list of Republicans who have broken ranks with Bush on Iraq.
Of course, this profoundly un-democratic president has proved himself immune to reasoned criticism, so don’t hold your breath for an Iraq course correction.

Posted on Oct 16, 2006 READ MORE


U.S. Illegally Shot Journalist

A coroner has ruled the fatal shooting of an already wounded British journalist by U.S. troops to be an “unlawful act.”  Though it refused to take part in the inquest, the Pentagon defended the shooting: “We have always gone to extreme measures to avoid civilian casualties and collateral damage.”

Posted on Oct 15, 2006 READ MORE


U.N. Security Council
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It’s Official: North Korea Sanctions

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to impose sanctions against North Korea in light of its recent nuclear test.  Though financial and military aid is restricted, the sanctions do not allow for military action, and skeptics question how effectively the rules will be enforced.

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AP Reports the Obvious on Bush & Iraq

This story is significant not because of what it says (Bush has changed his Iraq war justifications half a dozen times) but because it comes from the purportedly neutral AP.

Posted on Oct 14, 2006 READ MORE


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From Apple Gazette

Bogus Controversy Over Apple’s Building

Several high-profile blogs have been spreading a report that Muslims are offended by Apple’s new building in NYC. Problem is, the alleged anger is basically bogus. Read about the fake controversy here.

Posted on Oct 14, 2006 READ MORE


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Gay Marriage Scare Wears Thin

In the 2004 election, anti-gay ballot measures effectively drew conservatives to the ballot box, but the appeal of banning gay marriage is wearing off, polls suggest.

Posted on Oct 14, 2006 READ MORE


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whitehouse.gov

Agents Interrogate Teen

Julia Wilson, a 14-year-old honor student, was removed from her class and interrogated by Secret Service agents for writing “kill Bush” on her MySpace page.  The teen said the agents’ “unnecessarily mean” questioning brought her to tears, but ultimately encouraged her activism against the Iraq war.

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Al Franken
From Air America

Air America Files for Bankruptcy

The progressive talk radio home to “The Al Franken Show” has filed for Chapter 11 protections. It’s going to stay on the air while it (hopefully) resolves its issues with its creditors.

Posted on Oct 13, 2006 READ MORE


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