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Conservatives Kill Proposal to Scan All Shipping Containers

If you need more proof that right-wing lawmakers care a helluva lot more about their ties to industry than about safeguarding the country, read this post.

Posted on Apr 27, 2006 READ MORE


Ned Lamont
From the YaleDailyNews.com

Ned Lamont, Insurgent

The political neophyte at the center of the country’s most-watched Senate primary race says it’s the mainstream media that trivialize campaigns, while the blogs dig into issues. Read the exclusive Truthdig interview.

Posted on Apr 26, 2006 READ MORE


Robert Scheer: Top Spys Story on Prewar Intel Is Finally Told

A jaded media ignores CBS’ well-documented revelation that the CIA clearly informed Bush that Saddam Hussein had no WMD program.

Posted on Apr 25, 2006 READ MORE


Gore at a DNC fundraiser
AP / John Marshall Mantel

Gore Revs Up Global Warming Campaign

The former vice president is going high profile with his climate-change film “An Inconvenient Truth.” Speculation is rife that he is using the issue as a stalking horse for the White House in 2008.
Check out an early review of the movie.

Posted on Apr 19, 2006 READ MORE


Molly Ivins: The Daily Drip of Special Favors for Special Interests

“While the top Bushies lunge about test-driving new wars…Congress just keeps right on cranking out those corporate goodies.”

Posted on Apr 10, 2006 READ MORE


Immigration Becoming Big 2008 Issue

Pretenders to the White House are all staking out positions on what they expect to be a hot topic come next election.
Check out Truthdig’s Marc Cooper for the skinny on the underlying issue.

Posted on Mar 24, 2006 READ MORE


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From Bernie.org

Bernie Sanders’ Independent Revolution

In this March 2006 Truthdig Interview Bernie Sanders discusses his quest to become the junior senator from Vermont. Sanders, the U.S. House’s sole Independent and only socialist, defeated his opponent Richard Tarrant in a landslide victory and is now Senator-elect.

Posted on Mar 22, 2006 READ MORE


DeLay Wins Texas GOP Primary

The scandal-laden former House majority leader beat three challengers to win the nod.
Guess it’s pretty hard to remove an 11-term congressman from power in Texas. Even when he’s under criminal indictment for money laundering.

Posted on Mar 8, 2006 READ MORE


Congressional Probe of NSA Spying Is in Doubt

An all-out White House lobbying campaign has dramatically slowed an investigation into Bush’s spying program and may eventually kill it.
The White House may have botched Cheney’s response to the hunting incident, but the administration sure hasn’t lost its touch when it comes to leaning on moderate Republicans (and even Democrats) to rally around the president. Call your senators—especially Olympia Snowe of Maine—and urge them not to cave in to political pressure.

Posted on Feb 15, 2006 READ MORE


Phaseout of Teflon Is Rare Win Against Chemical Companies

With manufacturers like DuPont pouring millions into campaign coffers, it is any wonder that consumer health often finishes second to corporate profits?

Posted on Feb 3, 2006 READ MORE


Pay to Play With Jack

Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff, in a plea deal,  is about to blow the whistle on a dozen congressmen— launching what should be the biggest scandal in decades. 

Posted on Jan 10, 2006 READ MORE


High School Teacher Beheaded in Afghanistan

Suspected Taliban insurgents targeting educated community leaders | more

Posted on Jan 4, 2006 READ MORE


Bush, Delay Dump Abramoff Donations

Attempt to distance themselves as scandal rocks Washington | more

Posted on Jan 4, 2006 READ MORE


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