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 • Campaign  • Anti-Bush Conservatives
BUSH'S HOMETOWN PAPER RIPS HIM A NEW ONE, ENDORSES KERRY
"Few Americans would have voted for George W. Bush four years ago if he had promised that, as President, he would...Empty the Social Security trust fund by $507 billion to help offset fiscal irresponsibility and at the same time slash Social Security benefits....Cut Medicare by 17 percent and reduce veterans' benefits and military pay....Eliminate overtime pay for millions of Americans and raise oil prices by 50 percent.... (there's a dozen more)
Inform yourself with the full story here (The Lone Star Iconoclast)


 • Constitutional Rights
KEY RIGHTS VIOLATIONS OF PATRIOT ACT RULED UNCONSTITUTIONAL
"Democracy abhors undue secrecy" says judge who strikes down illegal search and seizure, anti-free speech provisions.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Reuters)


 • Misc  • MEDIA  • IRONIC
'DAILY SHOW' VIEWERS BETTER EDUCATED, BETTER INFORMED THAN 'O'REILLY FACTOR' VIEWERS
Research shows those who watch the self-proclaimed "fake news" program on Comedy Central have a more accurate grip on current events than those who rely on Fox News.
Inform yourself with the full story here (AP)


 • Anti-Bush Conservatives
EISENHOWER'S SON ON WHAT 'REPUBLICAN' USED TO MEAN
He abandoned the GOP after the party abandoned its values, and now he gives his reasons for voting against Bush.
Inform yourself with the full story here (NH Union Leader)


 • Iraq  • Defense
SOLDIERS THREATENED: RE-ENLIST OR WE'LL SEND YOU TO IRAQ
Hundreds of soldiers at Fort Carson, Colorado, have been told "if we don't re-enlist, then we'd have to be reassigned. And where we're most needed is in units that are going back to Iraq in the next couple of months. So if you think you're getting out, you're not."
Inform yourself with the full story here (Rocky Mountain News)


 • Election  • Constitutional Rights  • Most Troubling
PENTAGON BLOCKING U.S. CITIZENS & SOLDIERS ABROAD FROM REGISTERING TO VOTE
Siting sudden concerns about hackers, the Pentagon has begun restricting international access to the official Web site intended to help overseas absentee voters cast ballots.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Internation Herald-Tribune)


 • Anti-Bush Conservatives
PAT BUCHANAN RIPS BUSH ON IRAQ, TERRORISM
"I am 100 percent behind running down al Qaeda and killing them, but what the president has done by going into Iraq is created a vast spawning pool for new recruits for Osama bin Laden."
Read the transcript (about 2/3 down the page) (CNN)


 • Constitutional Rights
1,821 ARRESTED IN INDISCRIMINATE POLICE SWEEPS DURING REPUBLICAN CONVENTION
Alexander Pincus pedaled his bicycle to the Second Avenue Deli to buy matzo ball soup, a pastrami-on-rye and potato latkes for his sweetheart, who was sick with a cold. He would not return for 28 hours...
Inform yourself with the full story here (Washington Post)


 • Rights  • Iraq
RUMSFELD SAYS INCOMPLETE ELECTIONS ARE OK
"Let's say you tried to have an election and you could have it in three-quarters or four-fifths of the country. But in some places you couldn't because the violence was too great. Well, so be it. Nothing's perfect in life." So it's also okay pick and choose which states to leave out of November 2, right?
Inform yourself with the full story here (CNN)


 • Iraq
BOMBSHELL: LEAKED BRITISH MEMOS PROVE BUSH DECIDED ON INVASION A FULL YEAR AHEAD, WHILE LYING ABOUT HIS INTENTIONS FOR IRAQ
"While the Government was publicly insisting its aim was not regime change but tackling WMD, in private there was no pretence (and) Bush still lacked answers to questions including 'what happens on the morning after?' The memos confirm long-held suspicions that Britain's role was to try to minimise the fallout from a military invasion that the US was determined to mount."
Inform yourself with the full story here (The Guardian)


 • Misc.
RECORD RISE IN MEDICARE FEES: BIGGEST HIKE IN 40 YEARS
Where's Bush's "affordable" health care? Medicare premiums will rise 17.4 percent next year.
Inform yourself with the full story here (SF Chronicle)


 • Pure Propaganda
BUSH BY THE NUMBERS: FOUR YEARS OF DOUBLE STANDARDS
198 statistics showing Bush blunders in undisputible black-and-white, beginning with: (1) the number of Bush public statements mentioning al Qaeda before 9/11, and (104) the number of Bush statements mentioning the "threat" of Iraq or Saddam Hussein.
Inform yourself with the full story here (The Independent)


 • Iraq  • Human Rights  • Analysis
HOW TORTURE CAME DOWN FROM THE TOP
"A clear and meticulous account of how decisions made by President Bush, his top political aides and senior military commanders led directly to those searing images of naked prisoners being menaced with guard dogs."
Inform yourself with the full story here (Washington Post)


 • Misc.  • Opinion
HATE SPEECH FROM THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION
Paul Krugman catalogs the vitriol coming from the right and analyzes why the speakers spent more time talking about John Kerry than they did about George Bush's record.
Inform yourself with the full story here (NY Times)


 • Misc.
TEXAN POLITICIAN WHO GOT BUSH HIS FREE RIDE IN THE NATIONAL GUARD NOW ASHAMED
"The worst thing I did was get a lot of wealthy supporters and a lot of people who had family names of importance into the Guard."
Inform yourself with the full story here (NY Times)


 • Misc.  • Opinion
GARRISON KEILLOR LAMENTS THE EXTREMIST TAKEOVER OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
"The party of Lincoln and Liberty was transmogrified into the party of hairy-backed swamp developers and corporate shills, faith-based economists, fundamentalist bullies with Bibles, Christians of convenience, freelance racists, misanthropic frat boys, shrieking midgets of AM radio..."
Inform yourself with the full story here (In These Times)


 • Campaign
CHENEY'S GAY MARRIAGE STATEMENT TIMED TO BURY GOP PLATFORM ANNOUNCEMENT
Whle the press was falling all over itself to cover the VP's statement that "people out to be free to enter into any kind of relationship they want to," guess what the RNC was announcing that same day? The official party platform supporting a constiutional ammendment banning gay marriage. Guess where there's no mention of this agenda at all? On the GOP web site.
Inform yourself with the full story here (NY Times)


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