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February 6, 2006

20:19

Congress is full of followers. But to impeach George Bush and Dick Cheney, we need real leaders.
That's why ImpeachPAC is endorsing Chris Owens in the open race for Brooklyn's 11th Congressional District.

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20:18

By Reuters
New Orleans - Shortcomings in aid from the US government are making New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin look to other nations for help in rebuilding his hurricane-damaged city.
Nagin, who has hosted a steady stream of foreign dignitaries since Hurricane Katrina hit in late August, says he may seek international assistance because U.S. aid has not been sufficient to get the city back on its feet.

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04:34

From the Des Moines Register:

Please point out to the Des Moines Register that Iran is years away from having a nuclear weapon, while the US has piles of them, and that promoting another war based on lies is disgraceful.

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04:11

By Newsweek
Feb. 13, 2006 issue - In the latest twist in the debate over presidential powers, a Justice Department official suggested that in certain circumstances, the president might have the power to order the killing of terrorist suspects inside the United States. Steven Bradbury, acting head of the department's Office of Legal Counsel, went to a closed-door Senate intelligence committee meeting last week to defend President George W. Bush's surveillance program. During the briefing, said administration and Capitol Hill officials (who declined to be identified because the session was private), California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein asked Bradbury questions about the extent of presidential powers to fight Al Qaeda; could Bush, for instance, order the killing of a Qaeda suspect known to be on U.S. soil? Bradbury replied that he believed Bush could indeed do this, at least in certain circumstances.

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February 3, 2006

01:06
01:03

Do you swear to tell the truth?
Suz Krueger, Democracy Cell Project
What good is Arlen Specter's hearing next week, if he doesn't swear in witnesses and allow subpoena power?
Since there is no place saying that the swearing in of witnesses is required, this could be important. After all, it wasn't too long ago that energy companies were invited to testify but the majority party refused to force them to testify under oath. Furthermore, some may remember last year when called before Congress to testify Attorney General Gonzalez allegedly perjured himself when asked about warrantless wiretaps during his confirmation process.

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00:18

Published on Friday, February 3, 2006 by Inter Press Service
by Bill Berkowitz
OAKLAND, California - As the George W. Bush administration ratchets up its domestic spying capabilities, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is collecting "research" reports on direct-action environmental groups produced by right-wing think tanks.

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00:14

By Scott Shane, New York Times
Washington - Senate Democrats on Thursday angrily accused the Bush administration of mounting a public relations campaign to defend the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program while withholding details of the secret eavesdropping from Congressional oversight committees.

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February 2, 2006

23:01

Published on Friday, February 3, 2006 by the Independent / UK
by Michael Harrison
The oil giant Royal Dutch Shell defended itself yesterday against charges of profiteering at the expense of motorists and householders after announcing the biggest profit in UK corporate history.

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22:41

www.brusselstribunal.org/academicsArticles.htm
Dirk Adriaensens, BRussells Tribunal
02 February 2006.
Dr. Ali Abdul Razaq Al Naas, lecturer in the media college of Mustansiriya University in Baghdad and a political analyst, was shot dead in Waziriya north of Baghdad at 00:13 hours on friday 27/01/2006.

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21:50

Testifying to a Senate panel, intelligence chiefs say the NSA program has helped disrupt plots.
By Greg Miller, LA Times
WASHINGTON — The nation's top intelligence officials resisted pressure to provide more details about a controversial domestic eavesdropping program during congressional testimony Thursday, but said without elaborating that the operation had enabled authorities to disrupt potential terrorist plots.

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21:49

Published on Friday, February 3, 2006 by the Guardian / UK
by Julia Day
Arabic-language media have an unprecedented chance to take over as the world's premier news source because trust in their US counterparts plummeted following their "shameful coverage" of the war in Iraq, a conference heard today.

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21:36

By Cindy Sheehan
I just saw the below "apology" on MichaelMoore.com...thanks Eric!
This is the biggest crock of horse manure ever.
Everyone is saying how "wonderful" it is that they apologized to me.

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21:15

MOVEON.ORG POLITICAL ACTION
CONTACT: Trevor Fitzgibbon, (202) 246-5303; Jessica Smith or Alex Howe, (202) 822-5200
COMPARES BUSH TO NIXON
Calls for Special Prosecutor
MoveOn.org Political Action will launch a nationwide TV ad campaign on Monday accusing President Bush of breaking the law by wiretapping American citizens without warrants. The ad draws a parallel between Bush’s actions and those of former President Nixon. It quotes Nixon’s Watergate self-defense: “When the President does it, that means it’s not illegal.”

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21:12
21:01

By DANIEL RUTH, The Tampa Tribune
And now, brothers and sisters, another exciting episode of "Attack Of The Clipboards - Part Duh!"
Once more, officious dolts who regard the United States Constitution as little more than an inconvenient obstacle in their quest to be Barney Fife meets Buford T. Justice hit the quinella of bumptiousness the other night at the State of the Union address.

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20:39

Friday February 3, 2006
NEW* ALLEN in Livonia, MI: Sen. Allen will be the guest at a reception
hosted by Freedom Works, a Washington-based group that seeks lower
taxes. Allen will also meet with 150 gun and hunting rights and

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20:03

Contact: Rebecca Tobias [email protected]
310.916.8888
Los Angeles, CA. Byron De Lear, Congressional Candidate in California's 28th
District located in the San Fernando Valley (www.DeLearforCongress.org),

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19:59

Somebody knows how to decorate their vehicle.

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February 1, 2006

03:06

By Georgia Stillwell
t r u t h o u t | www.truthout.org
My brothers and sisters in peace, I wish I could tell you that since my son has returned to civilian life our family is whole and happy, but this is not the case. My 21-year-old son is homeless, unemployed and on January 11th in the early morning he drove his car over an embankment. Anyone who has seen the car says he shouldn't have survived the crash.

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