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February 21, 2006

03:46

By Editor and Publisher
Scooter has come to Web, with the launch of a new site, the Libby Legal Defense Trust.
Dedicated to defending the recently-indicted former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, I. Lewis Libby, the site features testimonials and fundraising appeals. Using a credit card, you can quickly contribute anywhere from $50 to $10,000 (or more)--or enroll in a monthly payment plan.

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03:41

By HOWARD WEISS-TISMAN, Brattleboro Reformer
http://www.reformer.com
Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - ROCKINGHAM -- A Newfane resident's call for the impeachment of President George Bush is echoing in Rockingham.

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03:36

By David Barsamian
http://progressive.org/mag_intv0306
I will never, ever forget the night of April 4, 2004, when I found out my son Casey had been killed in Iraq,” Cindy Sheehan recalls. “I will also never forget the day when we buried my sweet boy, my oldest son. If I live to be a very old lady and forget everything else, I will never forget when the general handed me the folded flag that had lain on his coffin, as his brother and sisters, standing behind me, sobbed.”

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03:23

BY MICHAEL McAULIFF, DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU
Breaking news update: Bush - Arab company port deal should proceed
WASHINGTON - The Dubai firm that won Bush administration backing to run six U.S. ports has at least two ties to the White House.

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01:44

By Charlie Brennan, Rocky Mountain News
About 25 protesters gathered about a quarter of a mile from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to voice concerns about President George W. Bush's energy plan and the war in Iraq, but the president arrived by helicopter and didn't pass the group.

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00:53

Below is a list of theaters and release dates in cities around the country for the stunning new film "Why We Fight."
“Why We Fight,” the new film by Eugene Jarecki which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, is an unflinching look at the anatomy of the American war machine, weaving unforgettable personal stories with commentary by a “who’s who” of military and beltway insiders. Featuring John McCain, William Kristol, Chalmers Johnson, Gore Vidal, Richard Perle and others, ‘Why We Fight’ launches a bipartisan inquiry into the workings of the military industrial complex and the rise of the American Empire.

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00:32

By David Sirota
Yesterday, I explored how some Democrats are helping Karl Rove push the GOP's dishonest narrative about Democrats and national security. It was a depressing exploration, to be sure, especially considering the poll data that shows the public would be receptive to an alternative foreign policy that contrasts sharply with the neoconservative orthodoxy that has severely weakened our country's security. And today we see the follow up - Democrats are finally making some encouraging moves, and yet the D.C. Democratic Insiders Club is doing everything they can to undermine that progress.

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February 20, 2006

23:21

By Russ Baker, www.tompaine.com
Investigative reporter and essayist Russ Baker is a longtime contributor to TomPaine.com. He is the founder of the Real News Project, a new organization dedicated to producing groundbreaking investigative journalism. He can be reached at [email protected].

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23:01

By Alan Gray, NewsBlaze
Scott Tooley, a Republican, and former Congressional aide and law school graduate, educated at renowned Christian universities, has filed suit against the President, Vice President and relevant federal agencies for their illegal surveillance programs.

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22:56

WILL FOCUS ON NEW INFORMATION ON CHORNOBYL CONSEQUENCES, FACTS ON NUCLEAR POWER TODAY & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY CHOICES
With the 20th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster rapidly approaching, organizers of the Chornobyl+20: Remembrance for the Future conference today announced more details about conference speakers and format. The international conference will be held April 23-25, 2006 at the House of the Teacher in downtown Kyiv, Ukraine.

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04:36

Total Recall: End the War, Impeach Bush & Cheney
Events in Charlottesville, Virginia
Town Hall Forum on the War in Iraq
Monday, March 13, 7 - 10 p.m. McLeod Auditorium, University of Virginia, school of nursing.
FEATURING: Two mothers who have lost children in the war, one American, one Iraqi;
Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, retired from Office of the Secretary of Defense on Near East South Asia Policy,outspoken critic of the Pentagon's pre-war propaganda development.
Ray McGovern, veteran Army officer and retired 27-year CIA analyst, Co-Founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, witness at Congressional hearings on Downing Street Minutes.
Gael Murphy, Cofounder of CODE PINK Women for Peace, member of the Board of Directors of the International Occupation Watch Center, steering committee of United for Peace and Justice.
David Swanson, Cofounder of After Downing Street, Board member of Progressive Democrats of America, Washington Director of Democrats.com and Impeach PAC.

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03:40

Work with the campaign office
By Carol Wolman, http://www.opednews.com
Congresspeople have two offices, a congressional office, which handles their current business, and a campaign office, which handles their upcoming election, which occurs every two years. Staying in Congress is a prime goal, as committee assignments and power depend on seniority,- the number of times the person is re-elected. Therefore, the campaign office is ongoing. Often the same staff covers both offices locally.

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03:36

By Glenn Greenwald
Ever since the NSA scandal began, Bush followers, led by Karl Rove, and even some frightened Democrats, have loudly insisted that this scandal is actually beneficial for Republicans, because they can use it to depict Democrats as weak on national security. Democrats want to hang up when Osama calls, while Bush is being aggressive in protecting our children from being blown up. As a result, they claimed, Republicans want this scandal to last as long as possible because it will only benefit Republicans politically and damage Democrats by highlighting their vulnerabilities.

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03:30

By Mike Ferner
Progressive talk show host, Peter Werbe, sitting in for Mike Malloy on his Air America show tonight, will have me on to talk about the Winter of Our Discontent 34-day fast against the war, going on now in D.C. and various locations in the country. www.vcnv.org

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03:20

By Joshua Frank, http://www.opednews.com
For a fleeting moment it looked as though Cindy Sheehan was going to toss her antiwar weight into the election ring and confront Senator Dianne Feinstein of California in the Democratic primary. But instead Sheehan has subtly withdrawn herself from the race.

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03:17

We can stop a "preemptive" nuclear strike
By Jorge Hirsch, www.antiwar.com
Whether the U.S. will use nuclear weapons against Iran if a military confrontation erupts is in the hands of a single person, President Bush, as stated in NSC 30 from 1948: "the decision as to the employment of atomic weapons in the event of war is to be made by the Chief Executive when he considers such decision to be required." Bush will certainly not ask Congress nor the public permission once hostilities start. Whether or not tactical nuclear weapons should be deployed and used against Iran is a matter that needs to be faced by America right now!

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03:15

By Jay Bookman, Atlanta Journal Constitution
A hundred years from now, historians will still be regaling readers with the all-too-true tales of ignorance, arrogance, dishonesty and outright incompetence that drove our nation to invade Iraq. As stories go, nothing in our country's previous 225 years of history quite matches it. And for our children's sake, we better hope that nothing in our future comes close to it, either.

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03:12

By Richard Hoffmann, World Socialist Web Site www.wsws.org
On January 19, 2006 the US Department of Justice released a 42-page memorandum purporting to set out a legal justification for the spying activities of the Bush administration that have been undertaken by the National Security Agency (NSA).

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03:10

The Perversions of the Bush Administration
By JENNIFER VAN BERGEN
Stories of sons murdering fathers or brothers (or fathers murdering sons who may steal the throne) are found throughout history and literature. Remember the story of Oedipus? He fulfills a prophecy by unknowingly killing his father and having children by his mother. Or think of Shakespeare's plays, particularly King Richard, in which Richard has every potential heir to the throne murdered.

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03:05

By BONNIE ERBE, Scripps Howard News Service
Those blasphemously "liberal" media outlets have once again deprived the American public of widespread coverage of nothing less than startling poll results. The non-partisan polling firm Zogby International last month found that by a margin of 52 percent to 43 percent, Americans want Congress to consider impeaching President Bush "if he wiretapped American citizens without a judge's approval."

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