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John Kerry Lauds Free Power for Farmers in India

Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy showing a picture of Nagarjunasagar dam to John Kerry in Hyderabad on Thursday. The Hindu, India’s National Newspaper reports that John Kerry praised the Indian government’s “innovative initiatives in providing free power to farmers, besides creating infrastructure and irrigation facilities.” He also lauded their programs to promote health and education […]

Gonzales to Testify on Domestic Spying

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said today that he will testify publicly at a Senate hearing on the Bush administration’s domestic spying program. Gonzales said he reached an agreement with Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, to answer questions about the legal basis for the National Security Agency’s warrantless eavesdropping on telephone […]

Why Kerry Lost?

George Clooney believes he hurt Kerry’s chances.

Ney Under Pressure to Resign Chairmanship

House Speaker Dennis Hastert is pushing to force Ohio Rep. Bob Ney to resign as chairman of the House Administration Committee. This comes a week after Justice Department documents that linked Ney to the bribery scheme involving convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Ney’s committee has jurisdiction over the Republican reform agenda in the wake of the […]

Truthout Reports Bush Authorized Pre-9/11 Domestic Surveillance

Truthout is reporting that Bush authorized domestic surveillance prior to 9/11: The National Security Agency advised President Bush in early 2001 that it had been eavesdropping on Americans during the course of its work monitoring suspected terrorists and foreigners believed to have ties to terrorist groups, according to a declassified document. The NSA’s vast data-mining […]

Gore to Speak on Constitutional Crisis Created by Bush

The Nation reports that Al Gore will be delivering a speech on Monday which is being described as a “call to arms” in defense of the Bill of Rights: In a major address slated for delivery Monday in Washington, the former Vice President is expected to argue that the Bush administration has created a “Constitutional […]

Next Best Thing to the Real New Orleans

The New York Times reports that many people who can’t go to the real New Orleans are going to the next best thing–the replica at the Port Orleans Resort at Walt Disney World. While Disney may have an entertaining replica of the French Quarter, we can be sure they don’t have one thing which the […]

FactCheck.org Verifies Accuracy of DeLay Ad

FactCheck.org has reviewed the ad which we reported on earlier on Tom DeLay. DeLay’s attorneys kept television stations from airing it by threatening to sue. FactCheck.org reviewed the ad in detail and found that DeLay’s attorney mischaracterized the ad and that it contains nothing false, but did not the possibility for misinterpretation. From their summary: […]