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Eric Keroack
abstinence.net

Bush Appoints Pro-Abstinence Family Planning Chief

The Bush administration has selected a doctor, above, who opposes premarital sex, contraception and abortion to direct the $283-million office that oversees programs for teen pregnancy, family planning and abstinence programs.

  • This despite the fact that 80 percent of Americans want contraception taught in sex ed classes.
  • ALSO: If you haven’t vomited yet today, check out Abstinence.net.

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    Triple Cross
    Huffington Post

    ‘The Most Dangerous Man Alive’

    Read an excerpt of the explosive new book “Triple Cross,” which tells the story of Ali Abdel Saoud Mohamed, Osama bin Laden’s most trusted security adviser, who infiltrated the U.S. Army Special Forces and served as an FBI informant—all the while overseeing some of the most infamous Al Qaeda terror strikes of the last decade. (Excerpt, and more info).

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    The Globe Continues to Warm

    Scientists have noted alarming trends in the arctic that continue to indicate a rise in global temperature, which could ultimately lead to catastrophe: “There have been regional warming periods before. Now we’re seeing arctic-wide changes.”

    Posted on Nov 16, 2006 READ MORE


    Ed Asner
    nerf-herders-anonymous.net

    ‘A Nation Deceived’: Work in Progress

    Acclaimed actor and progressive activist Ed Asner played the lead in the first reading of a new play that dramatizes the perfidy of the Bush administration’s push for continued war in Iraq. Check out this behind-the-scenes description by writer Jayne Stahl.

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    Iraq Fighting Could Imperil Region, Warn Analysts

    From the WashPo: “The real worry ahead is that the conflict will destroy the flimsy Iraqi state and draw in surrounding countries.”

  • Indeed.
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    Friedman
    New York Times

    Conservative Icon Dies

    Conservative economics icon Milton Friedman has died at the age of 94.  Friedman, a rabid free-marketeer and dogged opponent of regulation, inspired generations of conservatives with his theories.

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    Hoyer Elected House Majority Leader

    The vote is in, and the results are disappointing. Steny Hoyer beat John Murtha by a vote of 149 to 86 in the election for House majority leader.

    Posted on Nov 16, 2006 READ MORE


    oliver twist
    reelmoviecritic.com

    USDA Eliminates ‘Hunger’

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has decided to remove the word “hunger” from its

    annual report assessing Americans’ access to food.  Those among us who sometimes go without food, a group that has grown consistently over the last five years, will now suffer from “very low food security.”

    Posted on Nov 16, 2006 READ MORE


    Thompson and Bush
    theepochtimes.com

    Tommy Thompson Wants a Promotion

    Add former secretary for Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson to the growing list of likely Republican presidential candidates in ‘08.  Like John McCain and Rudy Giuliani before him, Thompson has announced plans to form an exploratory committee, signaling his intention to run.

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    The High Price of Democracy in Cuba

    The Government Accountability Office has found that USAID funds meant to promote democracy in Cuba were improperly used to purchase luxury items including leather coats, crab meat and Godiva chocolates.  A representative of one of the Cuban-American groups charged with distributing the funds defended the purchases: “These people are going hungry. They never get any chocolate there.”

    Posted on Nov 15, 2006 READ MORE


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