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Oakland Still Unprepared to Respond to Protest Injuries

As Occupy Oakland moves forward with its call for a general strike Wednesday, the city is still unprepared to respond in a swift, coordinated manner if altercations between protesters and police result in injuries, an Alameda County official in charge of medical preparedness said.

Posted on Nov 2, 2011 READ MORE


Syrian Official Resigns in Protest of Assad’s ‘Savage’ Regime

The attorney general of the Syrian province Hama resigned in a video posted online by activists Thursday in protest of President Bashar al-Assad’s violent response to peaceful protesters.

Posted on Sep 1, 2011 READ MORE



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Gov. Perry Makes It Official (Video)

Texas Gov. Rick Perry officially announced his candidacy for president on Saturday, drawing attention away from the straw poll in Ames, Iowa, set to take place just hours later. (more)

Posted on Aug 13, 2011 READ MORE



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Emanuel Makes It Official: He’s Running in Chicago

Rahm Emanuel has made it official. Six weeks after bailing out as White House chief of staff and returning to Chicago, he has formally announced that he is running to be the next mayor

of the Windy City.

Posted on Nov 13, 2010 READ MORE


Phony FEMA Press Conference Not the First of Its Kind

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has taken some well-deserved heat for its ersatz “press conference” held in response to October’s California wildfires, but, as it happens, FEMA wasn’t the first to stage such a smoke-and-mirrors act.

Posted on Nov 26, 2007 READ MORE


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Iraq Bans Blackwater, Launches Investigation

The Iraqi government has ordered employees of the North Carolina-based security firm Blackwater USA to leave the country and is opening a criminal investigation following Sunday’s deadly shootout in Baghdad, during which a group of Blackwater contractors escorting a convoy of U.S. officials opened fire on nearby civilians.

Posted on Sep 17, 2007 READ MORE


Iraqi Officials ‘Stole Millions’

From the BBC: “A former Iraqi minister has said that officials in the former interim government stole about $800 million meant for buying military equipment.” Apparently there’s $7 billion worth of corruption being investigated.

Posted on Oct 23, 2006 READ MORE


U.S. Diplomat Cites ‘Arrogance and Stupidity’

A senior State Department official recently had a frank chat with Al Jazeera, saying: “I think there is great room for strong criticism, because without doubt, there was arrogance and stupidity by the United States in Iraq.”  Though Alberto Fernandez denies using those particular words, the BBC has verified the statement.

Posted on Oct 22, 2006 READ MORE


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Composite: Blair Golson

Can You Tell a Sunni from a Shiite?

Many of the elected officials and law enforcement heads playing leading roles in America’s counter-terrorism fight still don’t know the difference between Iraq’s two main religious groups.

Posted on Oct 19, 2006 READ MORE


White House in Disarray Over English Language Directive

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales claims that Bush has never supported making English the national language, but White House Press Secretary Tony Snow just said the opposite. (And the Senate just voted to make it so.)

Posted on May 19, 2006 READ MORE


Ex-Bush Official Sentenced For Vote Suppression

The senior official in Bush’s reelection campaign got 10 months for his part in a phone-jamming scheme to keep New Hampshire Democrats from voting in a 2002 election.

Posted on May 18, 2006 READ MORE


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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.

Posted on Mar 8, 2006 READ MORE


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