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Anna Politkovskaya
novayagazeta.ru

Courage in Journalism

Anna Politkovskaya, a veteran Russian journalist and outspoken critic of the Putin administration, was found dead in her apartment building on Saturday, the victim of an apparent contract killing.  Mikhail Gorbachev described the murder as “a blow to the entire democratic, independent press…. It is a grave crime against the country, against all of us.”

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Poll: the Fallout From Foleygate

A Newsweek poll has the Democrats favored over Republicans 53% to 35% in the congressional elections while Bush’s approval rating has dropped to 33% in the wake of Foleygate. (h/t: Think Progress)

Posted on Oct 8, 2006 READ MORE


US-Mexico border
aljazeera.net

Border Fence Not Expected to Curb Illegal Immigration

Experts have challenged the effectiveness of the 700-mile fence planned for the U.S.-Mexico border, citing a robust smuggling industry and statistics that show around half of all illegal immigrants simply overstayed their visas.

Posted on Oct 7, 2006 READ MORE


That Must Be Some Tasty Fish

The South Korean military fired warning shots at North Korean soldiers who may or may not have been attempting to fish at a stream in the demilitarized zone.  The incident illustrates a rise in tensions between the two nations as North Korea prepares to conduct its first test of an atomic weapon.

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Another Hawk Sees the Light

As the midterm election looms, the White House is scrambling to respond to comments made by Sen. John Warner, a Bush supporter and chairman of the Armed Services Committee, who said the situation in Iraq is “drifting sideways.”

Posted on Oct 7, 2006 READ MORE


Susan Ralston and Bush
From ThinkProgress

Rove Aide Resigns Over Abramoff Ties

A congressional report said Karl Rove aide Susan Ralston passed inside White House information to Jack Abramoff while accepting his tickets to sporting and entertainment events.

Posted on Oct 6, 2006 READ MORE


Uncle Sam's middle finger
From superfrenchie.com

America to Bush: Drop Dead!

Bush’s approval rating stands at 36%, according to a new Time poll (scroll down); that’s down from 38% in August.

  • Also: Two-thirds believe the GOP tried to cover up Foleygate—i.e.,  two-thirds believe Hastert is lying.

  • Posted on Oct 6, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush: Up Yours!
    From murkyview.com

    Bush to FEMA Law: Drop Dead!

    He’s done it again: After signing into law a bill that would mandate minimum requirements for the new FEMA director, Bush added a “signing statement” that declared those requirements null and invalid. (more…)

  • Update: ThinkProgress has the statement

  • Posted on Oct 6, 2006 READ MORE


    Watchdog Group: FBI Lied About Foley Probe

    Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has asked the DOJ to launch an investigation into why the FBI “fabricated and disseminated a cover-up story as to why it never investigated the Foley emails sent to it by CREW.”
    This is big. There now appears to be incontrovertible evidence that the FBI is engaged in a coverup.

    Posted on Oct 6, 2006 READ MORE


    Pot smoking
    From images.newsx.cc

    Marijuana May Fight Alzheimer’s

    THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, may be better at suppressing Alzheimer’s than any currently approved drug.
    Pot: Making some people forget, helping others to remember…

    Posted on Oct 6, 2006 READ MORE


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