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White House Moves To Bar Expansion Of Children’s Health Insurance Program

Late Friday, the Bush Administration notified states that should they wish to raise the income eligibility requirements above 250% of the poverty level as New York and California have passed legislation to do, they can forget about it.

Bob Schieffer Calls Out Administration On "Petraeus Report"

"[T]his does not sound like we're headed to a straight answer." - Face The Nation Anchor Bob Schieffer on the administration's plans to write the Iraq Progress Report for General Petraeus.

Illegal Immigration Myths And Facts

As the Department of Homeland Security prepares its "no match" assault on American businesses that employ illegal immigrants, it's time to examine common misconceptions about the role illegal immigrants play in American business.

Another Day, Another Free Speech Arrest

Police in Asheville, NC arrested a man for standing on a bridge overlooking the highway holding an "Impeach Bush" sign that could be read by vehicles passing by on the highway. He was charged with obstructing the sidewalk.

Republican War On California?

As the Department of Homeland Security prepares for an assault on businesses that hire illegal immigrants, Californians in particular can look forward to economic and social devastation.

Criminalization Of Free Speech Continues

In another patriotic stomping on free speech, a man in Kent, Ohio has been charged with littering for putting up an "Impeach Bush" sign.

Run On Banks Begins

In response to reports of a shaky future for Countrywide Financial, people with money deposited there are crowding into the bank to withdraw their funds.

GOP Used Tax Dollars To Boost Campaigns

In a possible violation of the Hatch Act, the Bush Administration used federal funds to boost efforts to elect Republican candidates in key battleground states.

Hurricane Season Gets Rolling, New Orleans Still At Risk

Hurricane Dean is churning through the Caribbean on its way to the Western Gulf. With a small change in forecasted path, it could be another direct hit on New Orleans. Meanwhile, a new report shows that two-years on, much of New Orleans is still at risk.

Couple Wins $80,000 Over Anti-Bush Shirts

A Texas couple who were removed from a July 4th rally for wearing anti-bush t-shirts settled their lawsuit with the federal government for $80,000.

Cheney Knew Iraq Would Be Quagmire

In 1994, shortly after leaving office as Defense Secretary, Dick Cheney was asked to explain why president George H.W. Bush didn't move into Baghdad and topple Saddam. His response is quite informative given the current situation.

Edwards Critical Of Rivals Accepting Money From Murdoch's News Corp

Focused particularly on Hillary Clinton, presidential candidate John Edwards called on his political rivals to return any contributions received from News Corp, parent company of right-wing mouth piece FOXNews.

Pentagon Agrees: al Qaeda Will Not Take Iraq In U.S. Withdrawal

Pentagon war games confirm what was reported here two weeks ago: al Qaeda will not take over in Iraq if the U.S. leaves. This is in direct contradiction to Bush's claims to the contrary.

Impeachments Of Cheney And Gonzales Gain Momentum

Resolutions to impeach vice-president Cheney, H Res 333, and attorney general Gonzales, H Res 589, are gaining co-sponsors with each passing day.

Pentagon Sells Aircraft Parts Only Iran Could Use

This past February, despite orders to the contrary, the Pentagon sold over 1,400 F-14 parts at public sale as part of their surplus program. The only military in the world to use those planes is Iran.

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