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February 2002 Archives

Feb 28, 2002

  • Three Convictions Overturned in Louima Torture Case A federal appeals court overturned the convictions of three police officers [sic] in the Abner Louima torture case Thursday, finding insufficient evidence they obstructed justice.

  • FDA Approves Blood Bank Fingerprint Test The government approved sophisticated genetic fingerprinting tests Thursday for blood banks to implement.

  • Abstinence-Only Initiative Advancing Bush is proposing a budget for 2003 that would raise federal spending on "abstinence only" education by $33 million, to $135 million.

  • Washington broods over X-Ray prognosis As the prisoners while away the weeks in their flyblown cages at Camp X-Ray, Washington's government lawyers are in a state of confusion and embarrassment, having so far failed to come up with a coherent plan for the captives' future.

  • British detainee 'emaciated' Letter from Guantanamo Bay reveals detainee was interrogated by MI5 despite his poor health

  • Conference of US right-wingers hears call to execute John Walker Let liberals know “they can be killed too”, says TV commentator

  • Judge Orders Release of Energy Panel's Files In a setback to the Bush mis-ministration, a federal judge has ordered the Energy Department to release thousands of documents related to Vice p-Resident Dick Cheney's national energy task force.

  • Wall Street Analysts Faulted on Enron Lawmakers investigating the collapse of Enron turned their attention to Wall Street today, criticizing financial analysts for continuing to urge investors to buy Enron stock even as the company headed toward bankruptcy.

  • Democrats Criticize Pentagon Budget, Anti-Terror War Leading congressional Democrats took aim yesterday at the Pentagon's $379 billion budget request and its open-ended war on terrorism, voicing their strongest criticism of military operations and a proposed $48 billion increase in defense spending since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

  • U.S. Eyes Military Assistance For Yemen The Bush mis-ministration is considering providing military aid and other counterterrorism assistance to the government of Yemen, the commander of the war in Afghanistan said yesterday as he outlined the emerging U.S. strategy for broadening the war on terrorism.

  • How Sept. 11 Changed Goals of Justice [sic] Dept. Attorney General John Ashkkkroft has been testifying before Congress this week, arguing for substantial spending increases for counterterrorism programs.

  • Prospects of Election Overhaul Bill Dimmed Prospects of Senate passage of an election overhaul bill dimmed Wednesday as Democrats and Republicans gridlocked over whether to require identification for first-time voters.

  • Ridge Holds Stock In 19 Companies Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge owns stock in several companies lobbying the Bush administration for defense contracts. ...Those include several corporations registered to lobby for federal defense-related contracts, including Avaya, EMC Corp., General Electric, Merck & Co., Unisys and Oracle.

  • Ex-Chief of Enron Takes Defiant Tone at Senate Hearing Jeffrey K. Skilling, the former Enron chief executive, testified during a contentious hearing before a Senate panel today that he did not lie to Congress earlier this month about his role in Enron's collapse, and he criticized members of Congress for conducting their inquiry "with a complete disregard for the facts and evidence."

  • Wall St. Analysts Tell Congress They Were Misled by Enron Wall Street analysts told lawmakers today that they gave independent and objective advice about the Enron Corporation just before its collapse but were fooled by misleading statements from the company.

  • Rumsfeld Kills Pentagon Propaganda Unit Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld emphatically killed the Pentagon's new Office of Strategic Influence, saying yesterday that inaccurate news reports had damaged the new propaganda coordination office beyond repair. Rumsfeld defended the office even as he buried it...

  • Poll: majority of Muslims distrust US Two thirds of people in Islamic countries believe the western world lied about the identities of the September 11 hijackers, although most considered the attacks unjustifiable, according to a wide-ranging poll of Arab countries.

  • U.S. Begins Anti-Terror Assistance In Georgia The Pentagon has begun providing combat helicopters to the former Soviet republic of Georgia and will soon begin training several Georgian battalions to counter what defense officials believe is a growing terrorist threat in the country's mountainous Pankisi Gorge region, senior U.S. officials said yesterday.

  • Supreme Court Urged to Stop Medication in Presidential Threat Case Attorneys for a man charged with threatening President Bush want the Supreme Court to stop doctors from medicating him... The Secret Service said evidence against Humphreys included a copy of an Internet chat room conversation.

  • Brooklyn, 3 Other Spans May Be Sold--Really New York City's mayor may want to sell you the historic Brooklyn Bridge. In fact, he may offer three other bridges to raise cash in a city reeling from the economic effects of the Sept. 11 attacks.

  • Pentagon: No Tribunal Candidates Of the nearly 500 prisoners from the war in Afghanistan, the Pentagon says it has found none that might be suitable for the new military tribunals.

  • Enron VP Criticizes Lay for the First Time Sherron Watkins, the Enron Corp. vice president who was the first person to raise concerns internally about the company's finances, sought to distance herself from former Enron Chairman Kenneth L. Lay at a congressional committee this morning.

  • Enron Executive Said to Be Aiding in Federal Inquiry A senior official from Enron's finance division, himself a subject of the criminal inquiry into the company's collapse, has begun cooperating with federal officials handling the case, people who have been briefed on the situation said yesterday.

  • Investigator fears 'dozens of Enrons' A senior Congressional investigator in the Enron scandal has said he thinks there could be "dozens" of US firms misleading investors about their finances.

  • The Power Perplex [Paul Krugman] Until recently, it seemed unlikely that California would ever get anything back from the energy companies that, in the view of state officials, robbed the state of billions of dollars. Then came the Enron scandal...

  • U.S. Says Short List of 'Suspects' Is Being Checked in Anthrax Case The Federal Bureau of Investigation has identified a "short list" of 18 to 20 people who had the means, opportunity and possible motive to have sent the anthrax-laden letters last fall, law enforcement officials said.

  • Pentagon: War to Cost $30B for 2002 The Pentagon could need an extra $12.6 billion in the months ahead to continue the war in Afghanistan and tighten security at home, according to a Defense Department report obtained by The Associated Press.

  • Prescription Drug Proposal Spurs Bidding Both Republicans and Democrats in Congress are assailing p-Resident Bush's strategy to help the elderly afford prescription drugs, with the political parties in rare agreement that the administration wants to devote too little money to solving one of the main problems in the nation's health care system.

  • Court Weighs Local Ordinance in Free Speech Case A skeptical Supreme Court questioned Tuesday whether the government may require a permit before anyone from a vacuum salesman to a Halloween trick-or-treater can ring a doorbell unannounced.

  • Abolish the Electoral College! -by Gary Michael Coutin, Esquire

  • FBI knows anthrax mailer but won’t make an arrest, US scientist charges A leading US expert on biological warfare said the FBI had identified the perpetrator of last fall’s anthrax attacks on the congressional Democratic leadership and other targets, but was “dragging its feet” in making an arrest and pressing charges, for fear that secret government activities would be exposed.

  • Calif. Gov. Seeks to Overturn Power Deals California announced on Sunday plans to petition federal electricity regulators to void more than 30 long-term, and now high-priced, power contracts the state signed last year.

  • U.S. agencies lent Enron $1.2 billion As Enron Corp. reached for markets overseas, power plants it helped build from Guatemala to India received $1.2 billion in government-backed loans from two U.S. agencies.

  • North Korea Calls Bush 'Kingpin of Terrorism' North Korea described George W. Bush on Saturday as a "typical rogue and a kingpin of terrorism" who visited South Korea this week just to review plans for war.

  • Bush wants Saddam out before end of first term The White House has decided to remove Saddam Hussein from power before George Bush's first term in office ends in January 2005, well sourced reports say.

  • Anti-Iraq Rhetoric Outpaces Reality Military Not Primed For New War Soon

  • Spies, Lies and the Distortion of History To a greater extent than any other armed conflict on the planet, Afghanistan's unfinished 24-year war has been shaped by rival foreign intelligence agencies ...They primed various Afghan factions with cash and weapons, secretly trained guerrilla forces, financed propaganda and manipulated political conventions.

  • Canada Wary of U.S. Anti-Terror Plan Some fear a Continental Defense System would threaten Ottawa's sovereignty

  • Rumsfeld attacked over Cuba prisoners British lawyers accuse US defence secretary of 'horsetrading with human beings'

  • Violent Death Among Children Linked to Household Firearms 5 to 14-year-olds at higher risk for killing themselves or being killed by others in states and regions with more guns

  • Environmentalists say Bush soft on species protection The Mississippi gopher frog and the grizzly bear are among a host of rare animals facing an uncertain future, conservationists say.

  • Governors Say Medicaid Needs More Federal Help to Control Rising Costs The nation's governors demanded today that Congress and p-Resident Bush take immediate action to slow the explosive growth of Medicaid, which they say has become unsustainable in its current form.

  • Bush's Hopes for Republican to Run California Hit a Snag p-Resident Bush has been careful not to appear to take sides in the Republican primary for governor of California. But when he spotted one candidate, Richard J. Riordan, on his trip here last month, Bush could not help himself...

  • Sen. Wellstone diagnosed with MS Sen. Paul Wellstone of Minnesota announced Sunday that he has a mild form of multiple sclerosis, but he said it wouldn’t stop his bid for a third term in Congress.

  • The truth is out there ... right? At first, it all seemed so obvious. It was those Islamic terrorists. Osama bin Laden. Mullah Omar. George W. Bush had nothing to do with it ... did he? "The right wing benefited so much from September 11 that, if I were still a conspiratorialist, I would believe they'd done it." -- Norman Mailer

  • Raid a house, kick a dog, plug a suspect A family in Pueblo, Colo., is suing the DEA and the Colorado Bureau of Investigations after a no-knock raid resulted in their two sons being arrested and jailed despite the fact no drugs were found on the premises. According to the suit, "black-masked, black-helmeted men brandishing automatic weapons and wearing all-black uniforms with no insignias suddenly burst into the house unannounced, kicked the family's dog across the floor, ordered the entire family to 'get on the [expletive] floor,' held them at gunpoint, searched the house, found no drugs or contraband, but nevertheless carted off the family's two sons, Dave and Marcos, and imprisoned them illegally and without charges."

  • Bush-bashing alive in Democrat stronghold Bashing p-Resident Bush goes over well in Broward County! Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe came to Florida's Democratic mecca Saturday to pump up the party faithful against the Bush brothers.

  • Blair and Bush to plot war on Iraq Tony Blair and George Bush are to hold a specially convened summit in April to finalise details of military action to overthrow Saddam Hussein. Blair will travel to Washington in six weeks' time in a clear signal that Downing Street fully backs Bush's plans to launch a war against Iraq if Saddam does not agree to deadlines to destroy his arsenal of weapons of mass destruction.

  • Bush Renews Campaign For Arctic Oil p-Resident Bush on Saturday renewed his campaign to open an Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration. Bush argued for ANWR drilling during a stop in Alaska last week en route to Asia. The p-Resident falsely asserted that drilling is essential to national security and job creation and failed to mention the windfall profits he and his mis-ministration's oil buddies will reap.

  • Bush Proposing to Shift Burden of Toxic Cleanups to Taxpayers Faced with dwindling reserves in the huge account that gave the Superfund waste cleanup program its name, the Bush mis-ministration has decided to designate fewer sites for restoration and to shift the bulk of the costs from industry to taxpayers.

  • Monsanto Held Liable For PCB Dumping An Alabama jury yesterday found that Monsanto Co. engaged in "outrageous" behavior by releasing tons of PCBs into the city of Anniston and covering up its actions for decades, handing 3,500 local residents a huge victory in a landmark environmental lawsuit.

  • Ken Starr Underling to Judge Cheney in GAO Suit Judge John Bates Bates is a Bush appointee who was confirmed only on December 11th, 2001. Judge [sic] Bates served as Deputy Independent Counsel under Ken Starr from September 1995 until leaving in March 1997. That year, Bates argued the case in which an appeals court ruled that then-First Lady Hillary Clinton had to turn over notes of conversations about Whitewater.

  • DynCorp Disgrace Middle-aged men having sex with 12-to 15-year-olds was too much for Ben Johnston, a hulking 6-foot-5-inch Texan, and more than a year ago he blew the whistle on his employer, DynCorp, a U.S. contracting company doing business in Bosnia.

  • GOP Comes Under Fire For 'Heroes' Fundraiser A Rethuglican Party fundraiser honoring "America's heroes" and featuring former mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani has drawn the ire of some who believe the event seeks to capitalize on the tragedy of Sept. 11. The "Salute to America's Heroes" dinner, scheduled March 5 in Washington, is expected to raise at least $5.5 million for the National Republican Congressional Committee. The money will be used for this year's elections.

  • SAS switches hunt for bin Laden to Kashmir The SAS is hunting for Osama bin Laden in the Indian state of Kashmir after Intelligence reports that bin Laden had sought the protection of an extremist Islamic group. The SAS soldiers involved are part of a joint 40-man operation with Delta Force, their US equivalent. The decision to send them in followed the visit to India, Pakistan and Afghanistan last month by British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

  • Perils of special forces tactics How 18 Afghan men were mistakenly killed by U.S. commandos

  • Statement of Rep. Henry A. Waxman - GAO v. Cheney "Everyone in our government--even the Vice President [sic]--should be accountable to the American people"

  • Janet Reno for Governor Campaign Headquarters Grand Opening [Janet Reno for Governor press release]

  • Drivers face road charge by satellite All cars will be fitted with a 'big brother' satellite tracking meter to charge drivers up to 45p a mile for every journey taken under radical plans to slash congestion on British roads. The scheme, proposed by the Government's independent transport advisers, would see drivers handed monthly bills charging them for every single journey. In a landmark report to be given to Ministers tomorrow, the Commission for Integrated Transport will recommend using existing Global Positioning System satellites to track vehicles via electronic 'black boxes' fixed to the dashboard of all vehicles.

  • Big John Wants Your Reading List [Nat Hentoff] Has the Attorney General Been Reading Franz Kafka? "...the FBI, armed with a warrant or subpoena from the FISA court, can demand from bookstores and libraries the names of books bought or borrowed by anyone suspected of involvement in 'international terrorism' or 'clandestine activities.' "

  • The gospel according to John (Ashcroft) "...I know a snake when I hear one in the grass, but I believe the Garden of Eden is a myth. I also believe that if there is a God, He/She needs a gentler spokesman than Ashcroft, given the uncivilized record of many of those who have claimed to speak for God, from the Crusades to recent jihads and child-molestation scandals."

  • Mickey Mouse threatens to block all ideas in future "The US [Less-than-]Supreme Court announced last week that it would hear Eldred v. Ashcroft - an obscure case of which I guess most people are blissfully unaware. Yet the outcome of the court's deliberations will determine how our cultural and intellectual life evolves over the rest of this century."

  • Global Eye -- Global Lie "Pentagon officials said this week that the new office will be planting news items -- including false ones -- in the foreign press 'to influence public sentiment and policy makers in both friendly and unfriendly countries,' the New York Times reports. This new Bush team of professional liars will handle everything from straightforward press briefings to 'psychological operations' -- 'from the blackest of black programs to the whitest of white,' as one official said."

  • Agency Files Suit for Cheney Papers on Energy Policy The General Accounting Office, an arm of Congress, sued Vice p-Resident Dick Cheney today to try to force the White House to reveal the identities of energy industry executives who helped the administration develop a national energy policy last year.

  • Enron crisis grips JP Morgan Fed inquiry into offshore deals sends Wall Street bank's shares tumbling -- The crisis of confidence enveloping JP Morgan Chase, one of Wall Street's most venerable banks, escalated yesterday after it emerged that a fresh regulatory investigation has been launched into its relationship with Enron.

  • Suspicious package sent to Army base A building on a U.S. Army base in Atlanta has been evacuated after the discovery of a suspicious package containing white powder, the Pentagon said Friday.

  • New Incentive to Join Army: Direct Sign-Up in Green Berets

  • U.S. to Give Colombians Data to Help Fight Rebels The Bush mis-ministration plans to provide military intelligence [sic] to the Colombian government for its campaign against Marxist rebels and is rushing spare parts to the country's armed forces, officials said today.

  • Bill Press: The myth of the liberal media rides again If you say something often enough and loud enough, people will believe it -- no matter how untrue it is.

  • Bush announces new global warming plan: a Valentine’s Day gift for energy corporations George W. Bush unveiled on February 14 proposals that the administration claims are aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But, the Bush mis-ministration's proposals are voluntary and, therefore, essentially an abandonment of any attempt to curb such emissions, which are viewed by most scientists as the primary cause of global warming.

  • U.S. drops pledge on nukes The Bush mis-ministration is no longer standing by a 24-year-old U.S. pledge not to use nuclear weapons against non-nuclear states, a senior administration official said yesterday.

  • Bush Speaks to Japanese Diet [State Department Version of Bush comments:] "My trip to Asia begins here in Japan for an important reason. (Applause.) It begins here because for a century and a half now, America and Japan have formed one of the great and enduring alliances of modern times..." [Pearl Harbor attack: December 7, 1941]

  • The Pentagon Mindset: Poison Them! Deep inside the sixth of eight glowing articles in its series "10 Days in September" about what wonderful crisis managers George W. Bush and Condoleezza Rice are, The Washington Post on February 1 buried the following bit of information: The Pentagon was considering poisoning Afghanistan's food supply.

  • Botched Raid in Afghanistan 'Unfortunate' - Rumsfeld Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on Thursday that 43 Afghans killed or captured in a U.S special forces raid last month were not al Qaeda guerrillas or Taliban fighters as originally suspected.[Oops!]

  • Pentagon makes 'war on terror' u-turn The Pentagon has scrapped a secret plan to plant lies in the foreign media as part of a campaign to win support for its foreign policy. The plans to spread so-called "black" propaganda emerged earlier this week after the Pentagon hired an outside agency to help target countries friendly to the US as well as hostile nations.

  • Enron VP tells Congress she feared for her life ...but media remains silent on Baxter "suicide"

  • Enron 'sting' used fake command centre Enron, the disgraced US energy company, built a fake command centre as part of a sting operation to impress Wall Street analysts, it emerged today. Employees were ordered to act as if they were making deals for a 1998 annual analysts' conference, months before the trading centre was ready. Then Enron chairman, Kenneth Lay, and the firm's ex-president, Jeffrey Skilling, led a rehearsal the day before the charade.

  • U.S. Says Video Shows Captors Killed Reporter Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter abducted in Pakistan four weeks ago, has been killed by his captors, according to Pakistani and United States officials. A videotape delivered to Pakistani officials late Wednesday and now in the possession of F.B.I. agents gives unambiguous proof of his death, officials said.

  • Analysis of the Anthrax Attacks Is the FBI dragging its feet?

  • State Supreme Court rules California `Son of Sam' law violates free speech Citing free speech concerns, the California State Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously struck down a law that barred felons from profiting from the sale of their crime stories.

  • White House Notebook: Blown Tire p-Resident Bush's limousine blew a tire Friday, bringing his motorcade to a halt as he traveled to lunch with Chinese President Jiang Zemin.

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  • Bush doubletalk on Afghan POWs: US continues to flout Geneva Conventions Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, commented, “The US government cannot choose to wage war in Afghanistan with guns, bombs and soldiers and then assert the laws of war do not apply.”
  • Former Employee Says Enron Manipulated California Power Market A former Enron Corp. employee has written a letter to U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer claiming that he has knowledge the company's trading arm manipulated wholesale electricity prices in California.
  • Two Insurers Seek to Void Enron Policies Saying they were misled by Enron, two big insurers are balking at honoring policies they wrote covering the company's directors and officers against the cost of lawsuits, recent court filings show.
  • Congressional Man of Letters Henry Waxman Puts His Own Stamp on the Enron Probe.
  • Enron fallout is spreading The shock waves from the Enron collapse are having a major impact and widening in their scope.
  • Abortion Battle: Prenatal Care or Pressure Tactics? 'Crisis Pregnancy Centers' expand and draw criticism -- Following complaints from abortion rights advocates, the attorney general of New York is investigating whether Expectant Mother Care and other "crisis pregnancy centers" use deceptive advertising or practice medicine without a license.
  • Spy Planes Seek Out Filipino Guerrillas The U.S. military has begun intelligence-gathering [sic] flights over the southern Philippines in a significant expansion of its war on terrorism in that country, a senior U.S. defense official said yesterday. The surveillance flights, which have not previously been disclosed, are meant to complement the growing presence of U.S. soldiers on the ground, projected to peak at 660 troops in coming months.
  • Pentagon ponders disinformation campaign When the Pentagon insists that one of its missiles hit senior al-Qaeda leaders meeting near Khost, Afghanistan, but local residents swear that the victims were peasants salvaging scrap metal, who is more credible?
  • Ain't no stopping US now The Bush mis-ministration sees no particular virtue in seeking global consensus in its war on terrorism, because it has limited respect for governments whose opinions differ from its own.
  • Official Faults Car Rental Service Satellite Tracking Practice Seen As Unfair -- The CT consumer protection commissioner is slamming the brakes on Acme Rent-a-Car's controversial practice of using satellite technology to track and penalize speeding customers. Acme had installed GPS units in its vehicles and was levying $150 penalties against renters each time they exceeded 79 mph for at least two consecutive minutes. GPS is satellite-based technology through which receivers can track a vehicle's precise speed, latitude, longitude and altitude.
  • Appellate Court Eases Limitations for Media Giants A federal appeals court handed a huge victory to the nation's largest television networks and cable operators today, ruling that the government had to reconsider sharp limits on the number of stations a network can own and striking down the regulation that had restricted cable operators from owning television stations.
  • US militarism targets South American oil In the aftermath of September 11, the Bush mis-ministration has decided to dramatically expand US military involvement in the South American country. As in Afghanistan, the escalation is being carried out under the banner of the struggle against terrorism, while its real objectives center on securing US corporate control over the region’s strategic oil reserves.
  • Lockerbie appeal raises new questions Fresh evidence presented during the appeal hearing further undermined the already flimsy circumstantial basis for al-Megrahi’s original conviction in what was a politically motivated verdict primarily designed to retrospectively justify more than a decade of US and UN sanctions against Libya.
  • Ashcroft Invokes Religion In U.S. War on Terrorism Attorney General John D. Ashkkkroft yesterday cast the government's war on terrorism in religious terms, arguing that the campaign is rooted in faith in God and urging Christians, Jews and Muslims to unite in the effort.
  • Defense Dept. Divided Over Propaganda Plan At the center of the controversy is a new Office of Strategic Influence, created in recent months to more directly influence foreign public opinion about U.S. military operations. ... initial discussions have sparked widespread concern inside the Defense Department among officials who feel that the new office, by seeking to manipulate information and even knowingly dispense false information, could backfire and discredit official Pentagon statements.
  • Bush puts US might behind Australia George Bush pledged yesterday to support Australia with "American power and purpose" as part of a vision for what he called a fellowship of free Pacific nations. He used an address to the Japanese parliament, the Diet, to set down an agenda for the involvement of the US in Asia following the terrorist attacks of September 11 and the US-led war on terrorism. "We stand more committed than ever to a forward presence in this region," the inveigling Idiot Usurper uttered after reading his TelePrompTer.
  • Expert: Anthrax suspect ID'd An advocate for the control of biological weapons who has been gathering information about last autumn's anthrax attacks said yesterday the Federal Bureau of Investigation has a strong hunch about who mailed the deadly letters. But the FBI might be "dragging its feet" in pressing charges because the suspect is a former government scientist familiar with "secret activities that the government would not like to see disclosed," said Barbara Hatch Rosenberg, director of the Federation of American Scientists' Chemical and Biological Weapons Program.
  • Workers Held Hostage Does life imitate art, or what? Last weekend's box office was dominated by a movie in which Denzel Washington takes an emergency room hostage to secure treatment for his dying son. Last week's major political event, though it went largely unnoticed by the general public, was also a hostage drama: House Republicans blocked vital aid to the nation's most vulnerable workers, and have refused to release it unless they secure passage of a dying stimulus plan. The plan, you won't be surprised to learn, consists almost entirely of tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy.
  • All liberals, report for re-education "We need to execute people like John Walker in order to physically intimidate liberals, by making them realize that they can be killed too," pundit Ann Coulter told this month's meeting of the Conservative Political Action Conference. "Otherwise they will turn out to be outright traitors."
  • Pentagon Readies Efforts to Sway Sentiment Abroad The Pentagon is developing plans to provide news items, possibly even false ones, to foreign media organizations as part of a new effort to influence public sentiment and policy makers in both friendly and unfriendly countries, military officials said.
  • George Bush Showers Pakistan With Money (Literally)
  • U.S. Pays $80 Million to Pakistan The United States paid Pakistan $80 million for providing logistical support to its forces in the war against terrorism, Finance Ministry officials said Monday.
  • Allies Hear Sour Notes in 'Axis of Evil' Chorus As a new and glaring rift emerges between the White House and America's allies over how to pursue the next phase of the war on terrorism, p-Resident Bush and his top aides now seem to welcome, even to egg on, the sharp differences prompted by George Bush's determination to expand his battle against what he calls "evil" regimes.
  • Statement/Release by Women Making Peace and Women's Peace Action against War following President [sic] Bush's hard-line rhetoric directed at North Korea
  • Roads to ruin In his last month in office, President Clinton protected 58.5 million acres of National Forest land from timber and petroleum companies ...which is being undermined by the Bush mis-ministration.
  • Backward on Global Warming The obvious conclusion to be drawn from p-Resident Bush's latest global warming strategy, unveiled this week, is that he does not regard warming as a problem. There seems no other way to interpret a policy that would actually increase the gases responsible for heating the earth's atmosphere.
  • Bush is still a neophyte p-Resident
    Bush is still a foreign policy neophyte who faces serious challenges in Asia that his war against terrorism has done nothing to resolve. If anything, Bush's recent comments, particularly his "axis of evil" speech, and his handlers' attempts to reassure Asians that he doesn't plan another devastating war in their region, have made US allies in Asia even more nervous about his lack of experience in foreign policy.
  • Denominational disaster as Bush mixes up his D-words Gaffe-prone p-Resident Bush made an expensive slip of the tongue in Tokyo yesterday, sparking a run on the yen by mixing up "devaluation" and "deflation".
  • U.S. Options On Iraq Still Undecided Despite a sense of possibility created by the swift U.S. military successes in Afghanistan, Bush administration planners have yet to agree whether to oust Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and how to achieve this, according to officials across the government.
  • The Great Unwatched ... Responding to the latest Justice Department terror alert, Washington police opened the Joint Operation Command Center of the Synchronized Operations Command Complex (S.O.C.C.). In it, 50 officials monitor a wall of 40 video screens showing images of travelers, drivers, residents and pedestrians ... To be watched at all times, especially when doing nothing seriously wrong, is to be afflicted with a creepy feeling.
  • Though Not Linked to Terrorism, Many Detainees Cannot Go Home The Justice [sic] Department has blocked the departures of 87 foreign detainees who had been ordered deported or had agreed to go home, while investigators comb through information pouring in from overseas to ensure that they have no ties to terrorism, law enforcement officials say.
  • Exclusive: To protect top bureaucrats, NewYorkTimes SCRUBS its OWN Osama Bin Laden Warning that it published on 9-9-01
  • No Accounting For It Documents show Enron hid a disastrous bookkeeping error from investors.
  • State/National Democrats Set for 2002 Florida Democratic Party State Conference
  • Powell, Rice defend Bush's 'axis of evil' speech Bush mis-ministration officials Sunday defended the p-Resident's characterization of Iraq, Iran and North Korea as an "axis of evil," urging international critics to redirect their ire.
  • U.S. tightens scientific secrecy 6,000 documents on chemical, germ weapons have been withdrawn due to concerns about terrorism, the NewYorkTimes reports.
  • "Bush, Don't Ruin My World!" -- Anti-Bush protesters rallied in the streets of Tokyo as the Idiot Usurper arrived for the start of a three-nation East Asian trip.
  • Let's drill, says Bush in pristine Alaska p-Resident George Bush made a strong appeal in Alaska at the weekend for opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to energy exploration.
  • Philippines: Dirty war, stupid targets "We [the US] are unwittingly about to join a 'dirty war' in Basilan [southern Philippines island], siding with murderers and torturers in a way that dishonors our larger purposes," wrote Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times on February 12.
  • War Coverage Takes a Negative Turn When U.S. soldiers conducted a raid north of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Jan. 24, it was initially reported as an American victory ...Days later, however, a few reporters in Afghanistan began challenging the official accounts, eventually prompting the Pentagon to acknowledge that those captured were not Taliban members after all.
  • Corporations overstated profit: study If true, Dow should be trading near half of current mark -- U.S. corporate profits last year were overstated by US$130-billion, or about 27%, according to a study to be released today by a London-based think-tank.
  • Nevada Files Suit Over Yucca Mountain Nevada has filed a lawsuit against the Bush mis-ministration to fight a decision to dispose of 70,000 tons of nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
  • Bush 2000 Adviser Offered to Use Clout to Help Enron Just before the last presidential s-election, Bush campaign adviser Ralph Reed offered to help Enron Corp. deregulate the electricity industry by working his "good friends" in Washington and by mobilizing religious leaders and pro-family groups for the cause. "Yes, it's true. Jesus was pro-deregulation!"
  • Deaparting for Asia, NBC reported that the Idiot Usurper thanked Canadians for standing with the United States in its “crusade” to defend freedom [!?!]. Bush has not used the word “crusade” to characterize the war on terrorism since late September. After he used the word in unscripted comments then on the South Lawn— many Muslims in the United States and overseas were outraged. The word “crusade” in the Muslim world is a loaded word given its historical context; the word defines the military expeditions undertaken by Christians from the 11th to the 13th centuries, to regain the Holy Land from Muslims.
  • Lay Sold Shares for $100 Million Kenneth L. Lay sold $100 million in Enron stock last year, the company disclosed yesterday, with a large part of that coming from selling shares back to the company after he was warned by Sherron S. Watkins that the company might collapse "in a wave of accounting scandals."
  • Letters point to Bush, Lay ties Letters released by state archivists suggest a personal relationship between p-Resident Bush and former Enron Corp. Chairman Kenneth Lay, though the White House has insisted that the two were never very close.
  • Every Man For Himself They used to be on top of the world, but now Enron’s fallen elite are trying to duck blame for their empire’s ruin.
  • Bill could aid Florida political parties Proposed federal campaign finance laws could reroute millions of dollars from national party committees to party organizations in states such as Florida, a crucial swing state with lax laws on political fundraising, campaign financing experts said Friday. Even the state's most prominent recipient of campaign cash, Gov. Jeb Bush, agreed that the proposed reforms will enhance local political power while they dilute big-money influence in Washington, D.C.
  • Judge OK's trial for voters' suit A lawsuit that claims thousands of Florida's minority voters were disenfranchised in the presidential s-election moved closer to trial on Friday, following a favorable ruling by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Alan Gold cited ''the importance and immediacy of the claims'' in rejecting arguments for dismissal by two state agencies and a company that helped purge voter lists.
  • Brutality would erode high ground You've got to hand it to the Afghans: They've been darn civil about this whole business of wrong-way bombs killing innocent people. Which is good, because things like that seem to be happening with appalling frequency.
  • Cheney: Iraq attack would be backed Vice p-Resident Dick Cheney said Friday the Bush mis-ministration believed it would have full international support for “aggressive” action against Iraq or other countries that support terrorism, and he vowed that any country developing weapons of mass destruction will “incur the wrath of the United States.”
  • Doubts on Bush's pollution plan Environmental groups and foreign countries have reacted with dismay to p-Resident Bush's first detailed description of his vision for combating global warming.
  • Bush Endorses Nevada's Yucca as Nuclear Waste Site p-Resident Bush Friday chose Nevada's remote Yucca Mountain as the site for a facility to store 70,000 tons of nuclear waste, prompting howls of protest and setting off a pitched battle with the state likely to end up in Congress.
  • "Today President [sic] Bush has betrayed our trust and endangered the American public by deciding to ship 77,000 tons of nuclear waste across the entire country and store it at Yucca Mountain, Nevada."
  • Is US jingoism tarnishing the Olympic ideal? Almost every event has patriotic overtones in the wake of the terrorist attacks on September 11. IOC officials feel the event is being used simply as propaganda for the US war effort.
  • Axes to grind The US Congress has found a domestic 'axis of evil' in Kenneth Lay and his ex-coterie
  • Judge Decides KKKatherine Harris Will Face Lawsuit KKKatherine Harris, Florida's former secretary of state, wanted a lawsuit against her thrown out, but a judge has decided to let the case go trial. The NAACP and four other groups filed suit against Harris, a former state election chief, and the county elections supervisor. The suit charges that black voters were disenfranchised during the 2000 presidential s-election.
  • Inquiry on Sept. 11 Begins Leaders of the two Congressional intelligence committees said they were beginning a broad inquiry today into why the C.I.A. and other American intelligence [sic] agencies had failed to learn of plans for the Sept. 11 attacks and prevent them.
  • Gore "Troubled" By Bush's Environmental Proposals President Al Gore blasted the energy and conservation proposals Bush rolled out today.
  • Bush unveils global warming, pollution plans [lots and lots of plans for global warming and pollution...] p-Resident Bush unveiled two plans Thursday that rely not on mandates but on industry incentives. One is a voluntary plan to reduce emissions tied to global warming, and the other involves regulating pollutants from power plants. Environmentalists criticized both, with one calling the power plant initiative “a Valentine’s Day Massacre of the Clean Air Act.
  • Daschle Vows Prompt Action in Senate on Soft Money Ban The House early today approved a broad overhaul of the way campaigns are financed, and Senator Tom Daschle, the majority leader, swiftly promised to do all he could to speed the bill to the p-Resident, putting the nation's political system at the brink of sweeping change.
  • Congress cracks down on campaign finance The House of Representatives gave its approval early today to the most sweeping overhaul of campaign spending rules since the Watergate scandals a generation ago. The debate took place against the backdrop of the Enron scandal, in which the collapsed energy giant has been accused of exercising undue influence over the Re-thuglican mis-ministration's energy policy.
  • House Roll Call: Campaign Finance Bill
  • U.S. has not ruled out 'any options' against Iraq National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice said Thursday the United States is "not ruling out any options" in its approach with Iraq, saying Saddam Hussein's regime is a "problem" and that a new approach is needed.
  • Pentagon and CIA making plans for war against Iraq this year The Pentagon and the CIA have begun preparations for an assault on Iraq involving up to 200,000 US troops that is likely to be launched later this year with the aim of removing Saddam Hussein from power, US and diplomatic sources told the Guardian yesterday.
  • Afghan villagers killed and prisoners beaten in US military "mistake" Having been forced to acknowledge that a “mistake” may have been made, the US administration, the military and the media are now busily manufacturing further self-serving “explanations” to justify the murder of innocent people and their brutal treatment of prisoners.
  • Masochistic capitalists While global power brokers flagellate themselves, change creeps in from the margins
  • Rearranging the chessboard The United States has gained a foothold in Central Asia. Now it has to dig its heels deeper, writes Galal Nassar
  • Allies point the finger at Britain as al-Qaida's 'revolving door' Investigators in Britain are privately at loggerheads with their US and continental European counterparts over claims that the UK was used as a pivotal base for Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network in the run-up to the September 11 terror attacks.
  • Radical greens top US terror list [...What happened to Osama? Did he slip in rank?] A radical environmental group that has carried out 600 "attacks" since 1996 has become the largest and most active United States-based terrorist group, the FBI's top domestic terrorism officer said.
  • Afghans are still dying as air strikes go on. But no one is counting. Bombing blunders and misleading information on the ground keep the civilian toll rising in Afghanistan. In the first of a three-part investigation Guardian writers ask: How many innocent people are dying?
  • Report: Bush Decides to Oust Saddam Hussein Bush's unilateralism and hegemonic impulse reaches height of non-diplomatic arrogance.
  • Europe steps up attacks on Bush Germany's Foreign Minister, Joschka Fischer, has warned the United States not to treat its allies like satellite states or to move unilaterally against countries such as Iraq. His remarks added a prominent voice to a new wave of European criticism of Washington's post-Afghanistan foreign policy.
  • US big guns silent on 'regime change' The politicians are keen to see the back of Saddam Hussein, but the military is taking a more detached and realistic view, writes Julian Borger
  • Special Legal Team Formed to Handle Detainee Suits The Justice [sic] Department has created a special team of lawyers headed by Solicitor General Theodore B. Olson [of S-election 2000 infamy] to oversee all court challenges to the government's policy of detaining terrorism suspects indefinitely on an American military base in Cuba, administration officials said today.
  • Mission Hegemony, outlook uncertain A growing number of voices, in the US and abroad, are expressing concern that the Bush mis-ministration has not only failed to think through the implications but may also, by the very aggressiveness with which it pursues its "war on terrorism", be planting the seeds of its own undoing.
  • Powell Says U.S. Is Weighing Ways to Topple Hussein Secretary of State Colin L. Powell said today that the mis-ministration was considering a variety of options to topple Saddam Hussein, amid indications that p-Resident Bush and his top advisers are close to settling on a plan.
  • Campaign Finance Bill Vote Nears: Shays-Meehan measure appears to be gaining
  • Powell: No ‘axis’ war plan on table: but Secretary of State hedges on Iraq in Senate Committee
  • Lay Takes Fifth in Enron Inquiry but Hears Earful After being subjected to a bipartisan oral barrage from 21 senators, Kenneth L. Lay, the former chairman of Enron, asserted his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination Tuesday and pleaded with members of the Senate Commerce Committee not to rush to judgment about his responsibility for the largest corporate bankruptcy case in American history.
  • Hundreds rally against p-Resident's policies Labor leaders, activists say Bush is exploiting Sept. 11
  • Secret Service agent appeared poised to shoot at Milwaukee protest
  • What The Spies Know CIA When CIA chief George Tenet was asked "Why were we utterly unaware of planning and execution of the Sept. 11 attacks?" Tenet bristled and tried to rebut, but his answers raised new questions in three crucial areas.
  • N.Y. Times encourages people to call in their support for the Campaign Finance Bill
    Call 202-224-3121 and make sure your Representative support Shays-Meehan
  • Enron paid hefty bonuses before bankruptcy Shortly before hundreds of Enron employees were laid off and the company declared bankruptcy in December, about 500 of the energy giant's executives were awarded hefty bonuses.
  • Casualties of U.S. miscalculations Afghan victims described as peasants, not al Qaeda ...The Americans ‘don’t consult the real locals, who know what the situation is.’ — SAKHI JAN WAFADAR, deputy security chief at Khost
  • Armed to the teeth Is Bush's awesome increase in military spending a reasonable response to the aftermath of September 11, or is he creating a force almost too powerful for its own good?
  • Enron Lobbyist Plotted Strategy Against Democrats While the Bush mis-ministration was drafting its national energy policy, a leading lobbyist for Enron Corp. was plotting strategy to turn the plan into a political weapon against Democrats, according to a newly obtained memo.
  • Waiting for the Next Shoe to Drop Think the White House has been candid about Enron? Think again.
  • Secrecy about energy talks hints at cover-up, former Nixon aide says The lawyer [John Dean] who led the Nixon White House's attempt to conceal incriminating evidence during the Watergate scandal has accused US Vice-President [sic] Dick Cheney of sinking to the same depths in the Enron affair.
  • Enron: Web of intrigue... An intricate web of relationships connects the bankrupt energy corporation, Enron, with the Bush mis-ministration.
  • Case against Mumia Abu-Jamal in doubt as new witness alleges star prosecution witness lied an affidavit reveals that the star prosecution witness has stated that police forced her to falsely identify Jamal as the shooter, when she did not even see the shooting.
  • Putin Warns U.S.: Don't Attack Iraq Russian President Vladimir Putin warned against U.S. military action against Iraq, saying that the situation in the Persian Gulf nation was different from Afghanistan and that only the U.N. Security Council could sanction any attack.
  • Florida redistricting delay could cause new vote debacle Florida's election supervisors fear that delays by the Legislature in creating new voting districts could create another national embarrassment for the state in November. Finalization of those district lines -- which might not come till summer -- will set in motion a daunting and time-consuming series of projects...
  • Democrats move to strengthen FERC during an energy crisis
  • Skilling may have committed PERJURY!
    Ken Lay to take the Fifth
  • Bush is scarier than Kim Jong-il
    The Korean Perspective
  • Europe is getting irritated by Bush Foreign Policy Idiocies
    UK tells White House - Reign in Hawks
  • To see what Afghanistan needs...
    France sends in a philosopher.
  • "The Matrix"
    Enron used computer software to track which energy policies it needed to lobby for/against.
  • Campaign Finance a "Super Bowl"
    Republicans will push for amendments to throw Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance bill into committee.
  • George W. and the 'Axis of Evil' While... George W. exhorts us to now train our bombsights on the "Axis of Evil," America has very quietly arrived at a moral tipping point. The number of dead Islamic innocents in the War on Terror, according to an estimate by a British newspaper, the Guardian, now equals the tally of American innocents struck down on Sept. 11.
  • Villagers Released by American Troops Say They Were Beaten, Kept in 'Cage' Afghan villagers who were misidentified by U.S. military forces as al Qaeda and Taliban fighters said they were beaten and kicked by their captors and imprisoned in what they described as a wooden-barred "cage" at a U.S. base in Kandahar.
  • Battling Over Records of Bush's Governorship The stacks of the Texas State Library and Archives groan with boxes of carefully preserved papers dating back to James Pinckney Henderson, the first governor, who served from 1846 to 1847. But anyone trawling for insights into the most recent former governor, George W. Bush, or say, his ties to Enron in the years he ran Texas, would have to travel 118 miles east to College Station. Even then, it might be months, maybe even years, before many of the records are available.
  • Nun Among 6 Arrested Before Olympics Opening
  • FBI failed to get Lindh's statement in writing The FBI may have violated its own rules in questioning John Walker Lindh by not taping or transcribing his statements... The FBI's only record of its two-day interrogation of the accused Taliban fighter is a summary form written by the agent who questioned him. Lindh did not sign the form.
  • Top EU official blasts U.S. policy The EU commissioner in charge of Europe's international relations has launched a scathing attack on American foreign policy - accusing the Bush mis-ministration of a dangerously "absolutist and simplistic" stance towards the rest of the world. EU officials warned of a rift opening up between Europe and the US wider than at any time for half a century, declaring it is time European governments spoke up and stopped Washington before it goes into "unilateralist overdrive".
  • Fears in the ‘Un-America:’ Europe doesn’t like what it’s hearing. As Bush turns up the heat, our transatlantic allies grow uneasy with the us-vs.-them rhetoric
  • Coming soon: Enron the movie

    Feb 10, 2002

  • The Houston Astros don't want the name "Enron Field" atop their 2-year-old ballpark.

  • The Pentagon's chief lawyer sent a memo Tuesday instructing all Defense Department employees to preserve any documents, correspondence or e-mail related to Enron Corp., drawing the massive agency into the high-profile probe.

  • Power on Parade at Bush Inauguration [recalling the 2001 Coronation of the King George,] Nearby, in the exclusive "Pioneers" box on the parade route, Ken Lay watched the festivities. He was there amidst an elite group of about 200 men and women who had each raised $100,000 for Bush's campaign... Enron and its top two executives had kicked in $300,000 for the inauguration, and the company was one of the few to donate $50,000 for the Texas State Society's 2001 Black Tie and Boots Inaugural Ball, where G.W. Bush and the first lady stopped by to salute their Texan friends, including Mr. Lay.

  • "Who cares if there were a hundred meetings?" sniffed Mary Matalin, chief spokesperson for Vice President Dick Cheney.

  • Isn’t it great how the U.S. Congress has risen up like a battalion of enraged CPAs over this Enron debacle?

  • Enron was, in layman's terms, a nest of dirtballs

  • Before he was found dead on Jan. 25, former Enron Corp. vice chairman J. Clifford Baxter was "obsessed" with worries that the scandal surrounding the company's collapse would forever tarnish his reputation and that private investigators were rummaging through his mail and trash, according to an attorney in whom Baxter confided.

  • Bush took call of Enron chief Six months before Enron came under the scrutiny of federal regulators, Gov. Jeb Bush took a call from Kenneth Lay as the energy giant's then-chairman flew in the company jet.

  • Reunion Expected for Clinton, Reno

  • The Concord Monitor APOLOGIZES and removes an editorial cartoon that depicted a plane labeled "Bush Budget" slamming into two towers labeled "Social Security." Ari Fleischer invoking the Fourth Reich again!

  • In an age of eavesdropping warplanes and satellite-guided bombs, the Pentagon finds itself accused of sometimes relying on faulty intelligence in Afghanistan, leading to an unnecessary toll of civilian deaths.

  • Military patrolling North Little Rock in the next two weeks
    About 300 soldiers, including U.S. Marines in an anti-terrorism unit formed since the Sept. 11 attacks, will be patrolling North Little Rock in the next two weeks.

  • George W. Bush's 'Homeland Insecurity:' George W. Bush wants to drain the Social Security trust fund, with a proposal to divert more than $2 trillion in Social Security and Medicare surpluses over the next ten years.

  • Former Enron CFO Fastow Takes 5th; Former CEO Skilling Denies Knowledge of Trouble
    Andrew S. Fastow, who was the chief financial officer of the Enron Corp. refused to answer questions from members of a House subcommittee today on his role in Enron's bankruptcy and the partnerships he headed that helped hide Enron's debts.

  • Central Asia/Russia: UN defies Bush's characterization of Iran

    Australia: If the 'axis of evil' is no mystery, PM, explain it
    There are facts to consider before Australia swallows whole George Bush's bombast , writes Hamish McDonald.

  • France: Senior French government minister criticizes Bush mis-ministration's "simplism"-- the reductionism of Everything to the war on terrorism.
    "But we are threatened today by a new simplism which consists in reducing everything to the war on terrorism. "That is their approach, but we cannot accept that idea. You have got to tackle the root causes, the situations, poverty, injustice."

  • Global Eye -- Drapes of Wrath

  • Gregory Palast on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman (RealAudio)
  • Diplomacy, not war for the Axis of Evil
    European leaders oppose military action agains Dubya's "Axis of Evil[-doers]"
  • Enron: Talk of Crime Grows Louder, Spurred by Report
    Surprise, Surprise, Enron involved the same kind of fraud that characterized the S&L scandals, of Neil Bush infamy, in the 1980s.
  • $2.3 TRILLION Wasted by "Pentagon Bureaucracy"
    "[I]t's a matter of life or death" - Donald Rumsfeld 09/10/01
  • Media Notices Carlyle Profits from War.
    Also thousands of California Civil Servants
  • Getting the Ear of Dick (or for the rest of America, getting a dick in the ear!) Sources tell Time Magazine that Cheney's energy "task force" sold our environment and our long-term energy needs for party dollars and campaign millions from Big Polluters. We call that getting "Dicked."
  • White House stonewalls Congressional probe into Enron links
    In justifying this extraordinary position, Bush and Cheney have fraudulently postured as defenders of supposed constitutional principles. In fact, the position asserted by the Bush administration is a sweeping arrogation of power in the hands of the executive branch and an assertion of the right to function without serious accountability or oversight by the Congress or the public—in other words, all the trappings of a secret, imperial government.
  • The War against Democrats
    a message from

    Last Refuge of a Politician in Trouble
    James Campbell, LA Times
    "When the going gets tough, the tough talk about their family pain.
    "Patriotism," Samuel Johnson observed, "is the last refuge of a scoundrel." Surveying the political landscape today, more than two centuries later, Johnson would find ample evidence to confirm his claim."
  • Of course Bush identifies with the wealthy
    Molly Ivins
    "The big paper-shredders at Enron are finally coming to a halt, so we should go ahead and pass huge corporate tax cuts to help all the other companies that use aggressive accounting practices and need the dough. They especially need the rebates on the taxes they didn't pay. We're a better people than we were on Sept. 10, so let's all donate 4,000 hours to the country, except for those who are too busy stashing their loot in offshore banks so they won't have to pay taxes."
  • It’s Kristol Clear: Bill’s a Hypocrite
    Joe Conasan
    William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, says he regularly takes large sums from corporate interests for making speeches.
  • Gore criticizes Bush on economy
    Tennessee speech marks ex-VP’s return to ‘national debate’
    “We need a government that lives within its means, invests in the American people and supports tax cuts that are fair and go to those who need them,” he said. “What we don’t need is a government whose budget is based on inaccurate assumptions, and whose priorities provide special favors for the few over the many.”
  • To be anti-Bush is not to be anti-American
    'President Bush's State of the Union address reminds one very clearly what is loathable about this administration'
  • Bush Budget About to Show Its Darker Side
    Deep Cuts in Some Programs Planned
    "President Bush this week will seek sharp cuts in highway funding, Army Corps of Engineers water projects, congressional environmental initiatives, job training and scores of other domestic programs, reflecting the darker side of a fiscal 2003 budget..."
  • The Giant Sucking Sound Of The Other Chapter 11
    "Chapter 11 is all the rage right now. And many of the biggest, the best and the brightest corporations are doing it. But while the multibillion-dollar bankruptcies of Enron and Global Crossing are grabbing all the headlines, there is another Chapter 11, one you most likely haven't heard of, that poses an equally great danger to our democracy."
  • Bush's domestic flank is weak and Dems know it
    David Broder
    "...domestic concerns now preoccupy the public
    more than the threat of terrorism."
  • A Walk in the Valley of Greed
    Robert Scheer
    "What would Jesus do? It's a no-brainer; he would leave the Christian Coalition, take a consulting job with Enron and then use his divine power to make George W. Bush president."
  • Rumsfeld unveils new doctrine for future
    His frightening doctrine for our future - we dissent!!
  • European Security Leaders Alarmed by Bush's Stance
    U.S. Officials in Munich Stress Urgency of Anti-Terror Initiative
  • Rep. Pelosi Pushes Campaign Finance
    Democrats say the limping economy can only be repaired by lawmakers
    who make policy decisions free from the influence of huge
    corporate campaign contributions.
  • Lay to testify without immunity
  • Bush's secrecy coloring Enron scandal
    "Simply put, the government belongs to all of us, not just to a
    selected group on a White House invitation list."
  • State Of The Union: Corrupt
  • Pundit Pick of the Day:
    The Latest from Greg Palast: Enron: Not the Only Bad Apple

  • New Enron scandal link to Bush:
    Two given energy jobs after firm's former head suggested them to White House

    White House Ordered to Preserve [any remaining, unshredded] Enron Documents


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