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Bush: Ken Lay was ‘a Good Guy’

Tonight on CNN’s “Larry King Live,” George W. Bush called Ken Lay, who died yesterday of a heart attack, “a good guy.” Lay was “a friend of the Bush family and a large donor to the Bush’s campaign, however, Bush who had nicknamed Lay “Kenny Boy” made a point of noting that “they weren’t always […]

John Kerry Measure Seeks to Promote Media Ownership Diversity

Last week John Kerry secured a provision in the massive telecommunications reform bill aimed at enhancing the ownership stake of minority, women and small businesses as media ownership rules are revised by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The measure was cosponsored by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.). “Media consolidation is making it harder for everyone to […]

Thomas Lipscomb Alters Bio – No Longer Claims to be a Pulitzer Nominee

On June 5, I reported on Thomas Lipscomb’s erroneous claim that he was a Pulitzer nomineee, I then followed up on that with more info here. Hotline’s Blogometer, reported on my catch here. Lipscomb has altered his bio, he no longer claims to be a Pulitzer Nominee… Thomas Lipscomb is an independent investigative reporter whose […]

John Kerry Calls for CIA’s bin Laden Unit to Reopen Immediately

With Bush faced with a “world of crises,” on Monday it was confirmed that the CIA closed the unit “that for a decade had the mission of hunting Osama bin Laden and his top lieutenants.” The unit, known as Alec Station, was disbanded late last year and its analysts reassigned within the C.I.A. Counterterrorist Center, […]

Ken Lay’s Death Complicates Efforts to Seize Assets

The sudden death of Ken Lay yesterday may have spared his family financial ruin. Delay’s death has turned out to be a bizarre twist of fate that “effectively voids the guilty verdict against him, temporarily thwarting the federal government’s efforts to seize his remaining real estate and financial assets, legal experts say.” “The death of […]

N.Y. Court Rejects Challenge to Gay Marriage Ban

An attempt by gay and lesbian couples to obtain “equal treatment under New York State’s marriage law,” was rejected today by New York’s highest court who said the state constitution “does not compel recognition of marriages between members of the same sex.” The court’s ruling combined four different lawsuits by 44 gay and lesbian couples […]

Fallen Soldier Gets a Bronze Star but No Pagan Star

Sgt. Patrick D. Stewart is believed to be the first Wiccan killed in combat. Stewart was serving in the Nevada National Guard when the helicopter he was in was shot down in Afghanistan last September. He previously had served in the Army in Korea and Operation Desert Storm. Stewart was awarded a Purple Heart and […]

Kerry Not Endorsing Lieberman in Primary, Will Back Nominee

As some Senate Dems stepped up to help out embattled Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman “as he tries to fend off an anti-Iraq war challenger in an intraparty fight,” John Kerry announced yesterday that he will be support whoever the nominee is from the Connecticut primary next month. Kerry’s announcement came day after a similar announcement […]