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Where’s Freedom of the Press? An Open Letter to AP Reporter Who Signed Up Colbert

AP Reporter, Mark Smith, did the introduction of the Stephen Colbert at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner Saturday night. Smith in his introduction, referred to Colbert as “fearless”, and stated during that intro “that he was the one who signed Mr. Colbert to do the performance.” DU’er LandShark says on DU, “It occurred to me […]

Madonna Takes a Swipe at Bush

It appears that entertainers are lining up these days taking swips at Bush… Neil Young in his new CD, Stephen Colbert at the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday, Bruce Springsteen at the New Orleans Jazz Fest yesterday and now the Material Girl, Madonna… Madonna radically altered her music to attack US President George W […]

More Mission NOT Accomplished

(Photo from the Memory Hole) Earlier, I reported that today marked the 3rd anniversary of Bush claiming “Mission Accomplished” in a well staged “piece of political theater, aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln.” E&P takes a look at the media reports on the event… At the time, it was heralded by the mainstream media […]

1M Immigrants Skip Work for Demonstration

More than 1 million immigrants, mostly Hispanic and their supporters, skipped work today and took to the streets. In flexing their economic muscle their “nationwide boycott that succeeded in slowing or shutting many farms, factories, markets and restaurants.” From Los Angeles to Chicago, Houston to Miami, the “Day Without Immigrants” attracted widespread participation despite divisions […]

John Kerry Fights for Fair Military Pay Raise

Senator John Kerry, joined by eight Senate Democrats, has sent a letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee urging the committee to include a fair military pay raise in the Defense Authorization Act. The President’s budget specifies a 2.2% increase – the smallest pay raise for our military since 1994. Last week the House Armed […]

Joke of the Day: Lie-Clocks

Joke of the Day, via a reader: A man died and went to heaven. As he stood in front of Peter at the Pearly Gates, he saw a huge wall of clocks behind him. He asked, “What are all those clocks?” St. Peter answered, “Those are Lie-Clocks. Everyone on earth has a Lie-Clock. Every time […]

Secret Service Agrees to Turn Over Records of Abramoff’s White House Visits

The Bush administration has refused to confirm how many times Jack Abramoff has been to the White House. although Abramoff raised at least $100,000 for Bush’s re-election campaign. And, Bush has repeatedly said that he doesn’t know Abramoff. Today, the Secret Service has “agreed to turn over White House visitor logs that will show how […]

Bush on a Healthcare Spin Blitz

First Read reports today that Bush is on a Healthcare Spin Blitz, with a dose of “growing economy” memes thrown in… Revisiting a theme he highlighted in his State of the Union address, President Bush spoke before the American Health Association this afternoon about the Administration’s health care initiatives, as well as about the growing […]