Bad For Democracy: Journalists in Jail

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AMERICAN PRESS INSTITUTE– It can be something of a jolt to the democratic sensibilities of most Americans when they learn that a journalist has been arrested for treason, held for months without public charges, denied bail not by a court but by the government accuser, and is destined to be tried in secret. And even though that injustice unfolds in … Read More

Less Than Half of Americans Satisfied With 9/11 Investigations

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RAW STORY– According to a new Zogby poll, less than half of Americans are convinced that that the events of September 11 have been thoroughly investigated. In the telephone survey of 1200 individuals, just 47% agreed that “the 9/11 attacks were thoroughly investigated and that any speculation about US government involvement is nonsense.” Almost as many, 45%, indicated they were … Read More

Bush Spent Over $1.6 Billion on Advertising and PR Contracts

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TRUTHOUT– Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Rep. George Miller, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, and other senior Democrats released a new Government Accountability Office report finding that the Bush Administration spent more than $1.6 billion in public relations and media contracts in a two and a half year span. “The government is spending over a billion dollars … Read More

Kucinich Presents 35 Articles of Impeachment Against George W. Bush

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CBS– A  crowd gathered outside of the room for Friday’s hearing in the House Judiciary Committee that focused on executive power and the possibility of impeachment of President George W. Bush. The hearing was brought about when former Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, brought impeachment charges against Bush. Florida congressman Robert Wexler laid down his complete support for the … Read More

Bush Lied About the War? Nope, No News There!

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SALON– Halfway through Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” host Tim Russert, interviewing Republican National Committee chairman Ken Mehlman, asked about a secret, top-level British government memorandum. Consisting of minutes from a July 23, 2002, meeting attended by Prime Minister Tony Blair and his closest advisors, the memo revealed their impression that the Bush administration, eight months before the start of the … Read More

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