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Bono in Africa to Fight Poverty

Bono is on a tour through Africa on his campaign to fight poverty. In Mali, Bono “visited cotton farmers in the north-western African country and promised to fight their case at the new World Trade Organisation (WTO) summit.” He says, “There are cotton farmers in America who need to meet you. “This is my biggest […]

Two in CIA to Testify Libby Lied

The latest in court papers show, that two top CIA officials will prop up prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald’s charge that Vice President Cheney’s chief aide, Lewis Libby lied under oath. Prosecutors say disgraced Cheney chief of staff Lewis (Scooter) Libby learned CIA spy Valerie Plame’s identity from, among others, agency officials who will be called to […]

John Kerry Fights to Protect Veterans from Identity Theft

Yesterday it was revealed that “personal electronic information on up to 26.5 million military veterans, including their Social Security numbers and birth dates, was stolen from the residence of a Department of Veterans Affairs employee who had taken the data home without authorization.” Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) has introduced the Veterans Identity Protection Act of […]

White House Plays Down Troop Withdrawal

The White House played down the prospect of tropp withdrawal in Iraq today, when out of the mouth of the White House press puppet, Tony Snow came this gem, “We’re not going to sort of look at our watches and say, oop, time to go.” Followed by… “We are there at the request and behest […]

BC Faculty to Condi: ‘Not in My Name’

Photo: David L. Ryan/ Boston Globe Staff Boston College faculty members stood to protest yesterday when Boston College conferred an honorary doctorate on Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice before delivering the commencement address. With protester both outside and inside the graduation ceremonies yesterday, Rice avoided talk of Iraq in her address. Outside Boston College’s graduation […]

Gibson Named Anchor of ‘World News Tonight’

ABC News announced that they have named Charles Gibson to be the sole anchor of “World News Tonight.” Gibson will step in to take the place of Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff who were named co-anchors of the broadcast in December 2005, after Peter Jennings passed away. Woodruff is recovering from injuries received in January […]

Kerry Calls for International Summit to Quell Iraqi Insurgency

On Monday, Bush, still in “stay the course” mode, “hailed the formation of a new Iraqi government as a “turning point” that will allow U.S. forces to take an “increasingly supporting role” against insurgents” as lawmakers in Washington and London looked for ways to disengage from the war. The Boston Globe reports on John Kerry’s […]