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Wallace and Woodward
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Woodward: Bush Covering Up Iraq Violence

In his new book, “State of Denial,” Bob Woodward reports that Iraqi insurgents attack our troops over 100 times per day—far more than what Bush has disclosed publicly. Also: Key intelligence predicts the situation will deteriorate in 2007 before getting better. (“60 Minutes” will air a Woodward interview this Sunday.)
Yes, we know Woodward frequently acts as a White House stenographer, but he also surfaces real game-changing news.

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Torture Bill Nears Bush’s Desk

A provision that would grant President Bush the discretion of deciding what is and isn’t torture is likely to land on his desk by the weekend unless there’s a legislative miracle.
We can only hope that the Supreme Court will toss out this travesty.

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Special K
From erowid.org

Special-K, the Blues-Battler

Researchers have found that the club drug ketamine, an animal anesthetic, works wonders in treating depression in humans—and works in a completely different way than Prozac or Zoloft, opening up an entirely new approach in the treatment of the disease. (via Andrew Sullivan)

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Iraq War Cost: $2b a Week

That’s the word from a new congressional report, which tallies the spending at $379 billion in total, or 20% more than last year, as we spend more and more on establishing long-term bases in the area.

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From AMERICAblog

America is Better Than This

AMERICAblog just posted this powerful image.

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Poll: Most Iraqis Back Attacks on U.S. Troops

Six in 10 Iraqis approve of attacks on U.S.-led troops, and four in five say we provoke more violence than we prevent; but at least most have a negative view of Osama bin Laden.

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Tokyo Rose
U.S. National Archives

Tokyo Rose Dies at 90

The woman known as “Tokyo Rose” has died at the age of 90, almost 60 years after she was imprisoned for broadcasting propaganda messages to U.S. soldiers in WWII.  Pardoned in 1977, the Japanese-American Iva Toguri never agreed to renounce her citizenship, and was convicted of treason in a sham trial in 1949.

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Schwarzenegger
From California Resources Agency

Schwarzenegger Signs Global Warming Bill

California today became the first state in the country to impose a mandatory cap on greenhouse gases. The new law commits the state to a 25% reduction by 2020.

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Truth Bytes

In the news today:

  • Bush’s odious torture legislation clears procedural hurdles, moves closer to passage
  • Security forces storm a Guatemalan prison controlled by inmates who produce drugs and live in luxury.
  • For all you Sam Harris fans: Richard Dawkins is coming out with a new book that savages God and religion.
  • The massacre of a U.S.-trained Colombian anti-drug force demonstrates the difficulty of fighting the drug war.
  • New York City’s board of health votes to ban trans fats in restaurants—upsetting small-government conservative types.
  • A German opera is canceled because of a scene depicting the severed head of Muhammad.

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    Bush & Co. Blocked Hurricane Report, Says Journal

    From the AP: “The Bush administration has blocked release of a report that suggests global warming is contributing to the frequency and strength of hurricanes, the journal Nature reported Tuesday.”

  • As ThinkProgress points out, this is the third time in less than a week we’ve heard such accusations.

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