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DeForest Soaries
AP

Bush’s Former Elections Chair: E-Voting Ripe for Fraud

The Rev. DeForest Soaries, former head of the U.S. Elections Assistance Commission, blasted the White House and Congress for its lack of dedication to stamping out electronic voting fraud potential, branding their efforts “a charade” and “a travesty.” BradBlog has the details.

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Hillary Clinton
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Hillary Equivocates on Torture

Despite public statements to the contrary, Hillary Clinton now says she is amenable to the idea of the government using torture in some circumstances. The N.Y. Daily News’ Ben Smith has the details.

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The End of the World as We Know it

Mohamed El Baradei cautioned on Monday that as many as 30 nations could rapidly develop nuclear weapons. The International Atomic Energy Agency chief warned that countries are “hedging their bets” by developing peaceful nuclear programs that could provide the necessary technology and material for weaponization.

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Baker and Bush
whitehouse.gov

Baker Panel to Urge Change

The panel of advisors tasked with investigating solutions to the quagmire in Iraq is set to recommend a major shift in policy.  The group, headed by former Secretary of State James Baker, is likely to advocate troop withdrawals, and might even suggest inviting Iran and Syria to assist in Iraq’s security.

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Bush Signs Torture Bill

It’s official. We just got medieval. The Associated Press calls it “tough interrogation.” We call it the indefinite-detainment, unyielding-torture, habeas-corpus-suspending, mortgage America’s bedrock principles upon the altar of anti-terrorism bill.
But different strokes for different folks.

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Deep Fried Coke
From charlotte.com

America Embraces its Obesity Epidemic

Fried Coke is all the rage at state fairs this year. Yeah, you heard that right: deep-fried nuggets of Coke-drenched batter, topped with whipped cream and more Coke syrup.
Why not just implant columns of trans fats directly into the arteries?

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Cyrus and Stone

Oliver Stone Teaming With Pro-Bush ‘Path’ Writer

The “World Trade Center” filmmaker is heading a project on the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and the hunt for Osama Bin Laden—written by Cyrus Nowrasteh, the scribe behind the wildly inaccurate ABC undocu-drama “The Path to 9/11.” 

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Norad
From interet-general.info

NORAD War Room Being Retired

The U.S. government is basically shuttering the NORAD nerve center deep in the Cheyenne Mountains in Colorado.

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Reuters in 'Second Life'
From Reuters

Reuters Opening ‘Second Life’ Virtual Bureau

The news agency becomes the latest corporate brand to set up shop in the virtual online world. It will put out stories about this rapidly growing parallel universe. Amazing stuff.

  • Earlier: a big magazine piece on Second Life
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    Israeli President Accused of Rape

    Israeli police have found sufficient evidence to charge President Moshe Katsav with multiple acts of rape and sexual harassment.

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