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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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    Bush Keeping Second Iraq Report Secret, Says Harman

    Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) is but which has been stamped “Draft” by the Bush administration to keep it from becoming public.

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    ‘Kip Hawley Is an Idiot’

    An air traveler wrote the above phrase—a reference to the head of the Transportation Security Administration—on his carry-on bag, and the traveler ended up being detained by TSA personnel who told him that his free speech ends at the security gate.

    Posted on Sep 27, 2006 READ MORE


    Memo Proves Condi Made False Statements to Press

    A terrorism memo sent from Richard Clarke to Condoleezza Rice in 2001 directly contradicts what the secretary of state told reporters Monday. Raw Story has the details.

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    Clinton’s Mad, Not Taking It Anymore

    Only a day after the secretary of state tried to smear Bill Clinton’s terror-fighting effort, Hillary came to the defense of her husband, and took a swipe at Condi in the process….

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    Actually, Wiretapping Bill Looks Stalled…

    We earlier blogged that legislation authorizing the NSA’s wiretapping program was nearing passage. That now appears not to be the case. Senate and House versions of the bill may be too far apart to be bridged before Congress recesses next week.

    Posted on Sep 26, 2006 READ MORE


    Iraq Is ‘Cause Celebre’ for Terrorists

    The just-declassified National Intelligence Estimate concludes that the war in Iraq has fueled Islamic extremism and “is shaping a new generation of terrorist leaders and operatives.”

  • Read the excerpted report (.pdf file)
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    Fact-Checking Condi on Anti-Terror Claims

    In an interview with the New York Post’s editorial board today, the secretary of state refuted several of Bill Clinton’s claims about Bush & Co.‘s dismal record on terror. But Rice’s refutations fly in the face of the conclusions of the 9/11 Commission. Fact-check it here and here.

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    ‘Values’ Conference Includes Attack on ‘Faggots’

    ThinkProgress lifts the lid on a weekend “Values Voter Summit” conference attended by the likes of Tony Snow, Alberto Gonzales and Sen. George Allen. One speaker, the founder of a ministry (for God’s sake), reminisced about the halcyon days of his youth when he lambasted weak-kneed people as “faggots.”

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    Wiretap Bill Moves Closer to Passage

    This version of the president’s warrantless eavesdropping bill—which appears headed for passage—will apparently still allow Bush the option of submitting his surveillance programs to a court for review.

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