Wednesday, December 21, 2005


selections from today's t r u t h o u t

The P.U.-litzer Prizes for 2005 | For Years, Bush Said Court Orders Required for Spying | The Breaking Strain | Senate Blocks ANWR Drilling | US Research 'Endangered Amazon Villagers'

Norman Solomon | The P.U.-litzer Prizes for 2005
More than a dozen years ago, Norman Solomon joined Jeff Cohen (founder of the media watch group FAIR) to establish the P.U.-litzer Prizes. Ever since then, the annual awards have given recognition to the stinkiest media performances of the year. And now, the fourteenth annual P.U.-litzer Prizes, for the foulest media performances of 2005.

For Years, Bush Said Court Orders Required for Spying
US President George W. Bush, currently battling a domestic spying controversy, used to assure Americans wary of expanded anti-terrorism powers that tapping telephones required a judge's go-ahead.

William Rivers Pitt | The Breaking Strain
William Rivers Pitt: If we as a nation do not impeach a sitting president for such a vast array of blatantly illegal activities - activities directed at the American people themselves - then as a nation of laws we have lost our way. We have no meaning. We are finished, and the ideals for which so many have served and fought and died are ashes. Intolerable. Impeachable.

Senate Blocks ANWR Drilling
The Senate blocked oil drilling in ANWR Wednesday, rejecting a must-pass defense spending bill where the quarter-century-old environmental issue had been placed to garner broader support.

US Research 'Endangered Amazon Villagers'
Health officials in Brazil have launched an investigation following claims that at least 10 impoverished Brazilians from an Amazon village may have contracted malaria while being used as human "guinea pigs" during a study by an American university.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Did Bush Commit an Impeachable Offense?

US Senator Barbara Boxer today asked four presidential scholars for their opinion on former White House Counsel John Dean's statement that President Bush admitted to an "impeachable offense" when he said he authorized the National Security Agency to spy on Americans without getting a warrant from a judge.

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Conyers Calls for Censure and Investigation of Bush and Cheney
As President Bush and his aides scramble to explain new revelations regarding Bush's authorization of spying on international telephone calls and emails of Americans, the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee has begun a process that could lead to the censure, and perhaps impeachment, of the president and vice president.

Senators Seek Probe of Bush's Spying Orders
Rebuffing assurances from President George W. Bush, bipartisan members of the US Senate's Intelligence Committee called on Tuesday for an immediate inquiry into his authorization of spying on Americans.

IMPEACH BUSH! - put him in jail! the WORST president in US history

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Monday, December 19, 2005

selections from yesterday's t r u t h o u t

an article listing selections from yesterday's t r u t h o u t -
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on America's Anti-Torture Tradition; Bush's Fumbles spur new talk in congress; Matthew Rothschild on how Rumsfield spies on Quakers and Grannies; and more

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