Saturday, August 15, 2009

A Gorilla Dust-up Over Health Care

By Michael Winship
August 15, 2009

When I was 15, my father was in a near-fatal car collision with a semi-trailer truck. At Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York, he lay in a coma for two months.

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Cheney's New Gambit

By Ray McGovern
August 14, 2009

The stenographers of the Fawning Corporate Media (FCM) are missing the most obvious explanation for former Vice President Dick Cheney’s widely reported “disappointment” with former President George W. Bush on the issue of pardons -- self-interest.

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Truth Will Not Out,, on Its Own

By Robert Parry
August 13, 2009

The right-wing fury at town hall meetings over health care and the Republican obstruction of any serious reform in Washington are not just symptoms of a complex debate on an issue packed with powerful special interests; it is a test of whether reality matters in the United States.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Rove Implicated in Prosecutor Firings

By Jason Leopold
August 12, 2009

Political adviser Karl Rove and other officials inside George W. Bush’s White House pushed for the firing of a key federal prosecutor because he wasn’t cooperating with Republican plans for indicting Democrats and their allies before the 2006 election, according to internal documents and depositions.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Palin's 'Death Panel' and GOP Lying

By Robert Parry
August 11, 2009

False Republican claims about President Barack Obama’s health-care initiative, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s demagogic charge about a “death panel,” are part of a pattern of systematic lying that has marked the GOP’s political tactics at least since Ronald Reagan’s presidency in the 1980s.

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Holder's Torture-Probe Plan Faulted

By Jason Leopold
August 10, 2009

Civil liberties advocates are criticizing an expected decision by Attorney General Eric Holder to limit a criminal probe of the Bush administration’s torture practices to CIA interrogators who exceeded Justice Department guidelines.

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