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HOW THE RIGHT IS WINNING THE WAR OF WORDS

With survey results, it's all in the way you phrase the question.
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STRAIGHT FROM THE NEO-CONS' MOUTHS
Dig around this site and discover how the president's advisers have been planning to attack Iraq since 1998 and other scary plans of Straussian Neo-Conservatives
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  MOST TROUBLING STORIES ABOUT BUSH'S AGENDA

"There ought to be limits to freedom."
-- George W. Bush, May 21, 1999    (Bush quotes...)

"The National Government will regard it as its first and foremost duty to revive in the nation the spirit of unity and cooperation. It will preserve and defend those basic principles on which our nation has been built. It regards Christianity as the foundation of our national morality, and the family as the basis of national life."
-- George W. Bush? Guess again: Adolph Hitler proclaiming "My New World Order" to the German Nation, February 1, 1933

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 • Added 07.22.2005
CIA AGENTS RIP BUSH FOR FAILURE TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST ROVE
"What has suffered irreversible damage is the credibility of our case officers when they try to convince an overseas contact that their safety is of primary importance to us," said Jim Marcinkowski, a former CIA case officer, in a congressional hearing.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Reuters)


 • Added 07.18.2005
TIME's COOPER REVEALS ROVE WAS HIS FIRST SOURCE, IMPLICATES LIBBY TOO
The reporter whose grand jury testimony has unraveled a series of White House lies about who leaked the name of a CIA agent has now explained in detail: Bush's top adviser was the first to tell him the woman's identity, and Cheney's Chief of Staff Lewis "Scooter" Libby talked too.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Reuters)

MEANWHILE BUSH STAFF HAS NOTHING TO SAY, STILL HIDING BEHIND 'ONGOING INVESTIGATION' CLAIMS
After two years of passionately denying Rove and Libby had anything to do with the leak, suddenly the White House insists they can't talk about grand jury investigations.
Inform yourself with the full story here (AP)


 • Added 07.18.2005
GRAND JURY TESTIMONY: ROVE, LIBBY WERE PERSONALLY INTENT ON DISCREDITING WILSON
After former ambassador's report that didn't gibe with Bush's fictions about Iraq nuclear ambitions, these top aids got personally involved in undercutting the writer. When asked at one point why he was pursuing the diplomat so aggressively, Rove reportedly responded: "He's a Democrat."
Inform yourself with the full story here (LA Times)


 • Added 07.12.2005
WHITE HOUSE BACKPEDALS DESPERATELY ON KARL ROVE'S TREASON
Spokesman Scott McClellan claims the White House doesn't comment on ongoing investigations, but reporters point out he had no problem talking about this very same leak of a CIA agent's name before Rove was revealed as the source.
More transcript here (Raw Story)
Watch video of this briefing here (Crooksandliars.com)
Watch video of McClellan's previous statements here (Crooksandliars.com)
A comparison of White House quotes, then and now (NY Times)


 • Added 07.12.2005
LIES ABOUT ROVE'S TREASON BEGIN TO UNRAVEL
Here's what Karl Rove's lawyer told Bloomberg News on July 3, 2005:

[Karl Rove] did nothing wrong, did not disclose Plame's identity, and did not reveal any confidential information.
But according to TIME reporter Matt Cooper's shorthand e-mail about his interview with Rove:
[I]t was, KR [Karl Rove] said, wilson's wife, who apparently works at the agency on wmd issues who authorized the trip.
Inform yourself with the full story here (ThinkProgress.org/Bloomberg/Newsweek)


 • Added 06.15.2005
REPUBLICANS TRYING TO APPEAL 22nd AMMENDMENT SO BUSH CAN RUN 3RD TERM
Introduced February 17, HJ RES 24 would end term limits with just 14 words: "The twenty-second article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is repealed."
Inform yourself with the full story here (House of Representatives)


 • Added 05.17.2005
CONSTITUTION? WHAT CONSTITUTION? 43% OF AMERICANS THINK THE PRESS HAS TOO MUCH FREEDOM, 22% SAY GOV'T CENSORSHIP SHOULD BE ALLOWED
53% say news organizations should be prevented from printing stories with unnamed sources, and just 14% of the public can name "freedom of the press" as a guarantee in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Editor & Publisher)


 • Added 11.12.2004
ASHCROFT SAYS JUDGES SHOULD STOP INTERFERING WITH BUSH'S VIOLATIONS OF CONSTITUTION, HUMAN RIGHTS
"The danger I see here is that intrusive judicial oversight and second-guessing of presidential determinations in these critical areas can put at risk the very security of our nation in a time of war." In other words, don't question the president, no matter what he does, during war.
Inform yourself with the full story here (AP)


 • Added 10.14.2004
REPUBLICAN 'ACTIVIST JUDGES' VOTE TO KEEP INNOCENT MAN ON DEATH ROW
Bush like to throw around the term "activist judges." I wonder what he has to say about the 8 Republican appointees on an appeals panel who refused to free a death row inmate proven innocent by new DNA evidence.
Inform yourself with the full story here (NY Times)


 • Added 10.14.2004
TERRIFYING EXAMPLE OF RAMPANT RACIAL PROFILING UNDER THE PATRIOT ACT
This morning, on the train coming out of Manhattan on the Hudson line, my co-worker got arrested....He is totally guilty of what he was arrested for: Being a young, dark-skinned (Indian) guy with an accent, video-taping the beautiful view of the Hudson river that the Hudson train line runs along, and being reported to the police by two young girls.
Inform yourself with the full story here (ThePatriotFacts)


 • Added 10.14.2004
DEMAND PAPER BALLOTS: ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES CRASH IN FLORIDA TRIAL RUN
A pre-election test on Tuesday had to be postponed in "hanging chad" Palm Beach County when the computer that tabulates votes cast on touch-screen terminals -- like those on which nearly one in three U.S. voters will cast ballots on Election Day -- crashed and lost all its data. "Basically, these things work in the secretary of state's office," said a testing engineer. "Outside of that, no one knows."
Inform yourself with the full story here (AP)


 • Added 10.07.2004
BUSH'S HOMETOWN PAPER RECEIVES HUNDREDS OF THREATS, ADS ARE PULLED OVER KERRY ENDORSEMENT
Terrorist threats have been made by Bush supporters against the staff of the Crawford, Texas, newspaper that endorsed John Kerry for president last week. Several local business have pulled their ads from the paper, some after receiving threats as well.
Inform yourself with the full story here (The Lone Star Iconoclast)
Original editorial
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 • Election  • Constitutional Rights
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)


 • Religious Agenda  • Foreign Policy
BUSH CONSULTS DOOM-SEEKING "RAPTURE" CHRISTIANS ON MIDDLE-EAST DESICIONS
"Everything that you're discussing is information you're not supposed to have," barked Pentecostal minister Robert G. Upton when asked about the off-the-record briefing his delegation received on March 25.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Village Voice)


 • Constitutional Rights
REPUBLICANS INTRODUCE BILL TO DO AWAY WITH CONSTITUTIONAL CHECKS & BALANCES
Here is a link to a bill submitted in March to the House of Representatives, proposing that the Congress be given the power to override Supreme Court decisions. If this bill were law in the 1950s, there would be no civil rights for minorities, no desegregation.
Text of the actual bill (it's very short -- making it more chillingly absolute)


 • Anti-Bush Conservatives
AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE MAG EXPOSES NEO-CON ROOTS IN FACISM
Fantastically in-depth exposé tracks the influences that shaped one of men whose neo-conservative movement cronies control the Bush Administration.
Inform yourself with the full story here (American Conservative)


 • Corruption  • Campaign & Election
TWO REPUBLICAN COMPANIES NOW CONTROL MOST U.S. VOTE COUNTING
Diebold and ES&S will count (using BOTH computerized ballot scanners and touchscreen machines) about 80% of all votes cast in the upcoming U.S. presidential election.
Inform yourself with the full story here (EcoTalk)
   • Exposé on Bush links & flawed computer code (Newsweek)
   • In-depth analysis of electronic voting, etc. (Rebecca Mercuri, Ph.D.)
   • Activist site exposing electronic voting pitfalls (VerifiedVoting.org)
   • More details here (Yes Magazine)
   • Links to dozens more stories (EcoTalk)


 • Terrorism
SENIOR CIA OFFICIAL SAYS BUSH HUBRIS HAS PLAYED INTO AL QAEDA'S HANDS
Man once in charge of tracking bin Laden says "Bush is taking the U.S. in exactly the direction Osama bin Laden wants, towards all-out confrontation with Islam under the guise of spreading democracy."
Inform yourself with the full story here (The Guardian)
   • More details about the book (Washington Post)
   • CIA analysts were ordered to fake al Qaeda ties to Iraq (LA Times)

MORE: "We need to face the fact that Muslims are angry at us not because of who we are, not because we vote, not because women go to school, but because of what we do in the world."
Inform yourself with the full story here (ABC News)


 • Budget/Taxes/Deficit  • Campaign & Election
BUSH TRIES TO HIDE PLANS FOR HUGE DOMESTIC CUTS
The cuts are politically sensitive, targeting popular programs that Bush has been touting on the campaign trail. The Education Department; a nutrition program for women, infants and children; Head Start; and home ownership, job-training, medical research and science programs all face cuts in 2006.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Washington Post)
   • Veterans Affairs (-$900 million), Education (-$1.5 billion)... (CNN)


 • Taxes
BREAKDOWN BY INCOME OF WHO GOT THE BIGGEST BUSH TAX CUTS
Up to $44k year: 14.7% average tax cut. More than $104k year: 56.5% average tax cut.
View the easy-to-read chart here (Citizens for Tax Justice)


 • ABUSE SCANDAL BACKGROUND  • Iraq  • Human Rights
BUSH MEMO ASSERTED 'RIGHT' TO WAIVE TORTURE LAWS
"I have never ordered torture," Bush said. But documents show he claimed the right to waive anti-torture laws and treaties covering prisoners of war after the invasion of Afghanistan.
Inform yourself with the full story here (AP)
   • Bush asked lawyers cover his butt on torture in '03 (SF Chronicle)
   • Memo sought to circumvent torture laws (NY Times)
   • Torture memo Ashcroft tried to hide is revealed (Washington Post)
   • Download the memos, see for yourself (Nat'l Security Archive)
   • Military, legal specialists analyze Bush's butt-covering (CAP)


 • Religious Agenda  • Corruption
RELIGIOUS RIGHT PLAN TO CONTROL THE GOVERNMENT
An annotated story w/ links to facts and sources

Sound crazy? This fully-documented article details how a political religious movement called Dominionism gained control of the Republican Party, helped elect far-right members of Congress, then took over the White House with George W. Bush, and is now trying to seal America's conversion to theocracy by taking over the judiciary.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Yurica Report)


 • Propaganda  • Corruption
RNC PROPAGANDA APPEARS ILLEGALLY ON TREASURY MEMOS
Toward the bottom of this Republican National Committee web page and this press releases from the taxpayer-funded U.S. Treasury is the exact same quote, falsely extolling the president's fiscal policies, in violation of federal law.


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