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From Salon.com

I, Nanobot

Salon.com publishes an eye-opening and unconventionally told essay about how advances in nanotechnology will soon change what it means to be human.

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From nndb.com

Pat Roberts, Uncovered

Think Progress puts together an in-depth cheat sheet on all the ways Roberts has shrunk from his responsibilities as chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

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Vanity Fair: Bush Had Ties to Abramoff

The indicted lobbyist says the president was close enough to him to joke about his weightlifting. “What are you benching, buff guy?” Abramoff said Bush asked him.

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Congress Declares War on Ports Deal

The House committee votes 62-2 to block the White House from allowing the UAE to acquire six major U.S. ports.
At the same time, however, Senate Republicans handed the president a victory by approving a plan to allow Bush to spy without warrants.
The New York Times says “rebellion” is in the air, but that’s mostly because of the ports. The spying program, although under some Senate control, is basically a win for Bush.

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From BlueNC via AMERICAblog

Elizabeth Dole’s Fundraiser Disguised as Tax Form

She sends out a GOP fundraising letter that appears to be from the IRS and instructs the recipient to respond.
A really dirty trick.
Blogger BlueNC broke the story, and AMERICAblog has good coverage.

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Iraq War Costing $5.9 Billion per Month

That’s according to the Wall Street Journal. Also, progressives in Congress want to divert $60 billion in defense spending to humanitarian assistance, social programs, energy conservation, homeland security and deficit reduction.

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Poll: Half of U.S. Rejects Evolution, Backs Bible

The Gallup report summarizes the findings: “[A] substantial portion of Americans…[are] not so quick to agree with the preponderance of scientific evidence.”
Support for the such beliefs declines steadily with education: Among those with high school diplomas, 58% are Bible backers; among those with postgraduate degrees, only 25%.

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Gunmen Seize 50 at Iraq Security Firm

This incident—coming on the heels of the discovery of 20 bodies dumped in Baghdad—is the face of urban civil war on the model of the Battle of Algiers.

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Vermont Towns Endorse Move to Impeach Bush

Five communities vote to call on their federal representative to file articles of impeachment against the president, alleging a misuse of prewar intelligence and illegal use of domestic surveillance.

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Iran Threatens U.S. With ‘Harm and Pain’

Tehran ratchets up the war of words with the U.S. over American-led action to bring Iran before the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions against its nuclear program.
We’re being threatened by the country Bush didn’t invade and whose surrogates we put in power in Iraq.

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