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April 25: National Helen Thomas (True Journalist) Day!

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In the wake of the latest exhibit of true journalism by what appears to be the only real journalist left in the Washington Press Corps, we proclaim April 25 HELEN THOMAS (True Journalist) DAY!

While other networks talk about steroids in sports or dogs who can ride a skateboard or American Idol, Helen Thomas is the only real news reporter left in the White House Press Corps.

More than a week after the revelation that President Bush knew and endorsed specific plans of torturing detainees, the media has been largely silent over it other than cursory mentions at best. But Helen Thomas isn’t about to go silently into that good night and becomes the first White House reporter to ask White House spokesliar Dana Perino about how the president could have lied multiple times that we do not torture only to turn around and admit that not only do we, but he approved of it.

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Go On An Iraq War Shopping Spree!

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The occupation of Iraq will cost $3 trillion, America's most expensive conflict since WWII.
Can YOU spend that money better?
Here's your chance to go on a virtual $3 trillion shopping spree and prove it!

Browse our online store, fill up your cart, click the checkout button, and send virtual gifts to everyone you know.

A private island fortress? Healthcare for all? Anything you can imagine, and if you can't find it, add it yourself!

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Chomsky: Why Don't We Ask Iraq What's Best For Them?

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American politicians are regularly asked what they think the best option is for Iraq.

During this election cycle, all of the candidates continue to say they will stay in Iraq. Professor Noam Chomsky makes a very rational case outlining the double standard America has on these issues and who's opinion should ultimately matter. Check out the video..

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Rush Limbaugh Implicated In Vote Fraud Scheme

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In case you missed it, Rush Limbaugh, the oxycotin-taking conservative talk radio host, was urging Republicans in Texas and Ohio to skip their party's primary on March 4 and instead cast a vote for Hillary Clinton in order to prolong the fight between her and Barack Obama. And that Tuesday, as media in both states reported, thousands of Republicans did just what Limbaugh and others had suggested -- they changed parties to vote for Clinton.

One problem. That's basically illegal. And now the board of elections is looking into a criminal investigation of the matter.

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White House Fights To Avoid Backing Up Their Computers

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The White House has three days to explain why it shouldn't be required to copy its computer hard drives to ensure no further e-mails are lost, a federal judge ordered Tuesday.

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US Tells Turky To Withdraw And Not Violate Iraq's Sovereignty

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Turkey must limit its military operations against Kurdish guerrillas in northern Iraq to days or a couple of weeks rather than months, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Wednesday, claiming that Turkey's incursion is a violation of Iraq's sovereignty.

I wish I was making this stuff up.

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White House: Destroying Evidence Is Industry Best Practice

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The White House has acknowledged "recycling" its backup computer tapes of e-mail before October 2003, raising the possibility that many electronic messages — including those pertaining to the CIA leak case — have been taped over and are gone forever.

The disclosure came minutes before midnight Tuesday under a court-ordered deadline that forced the White House to reveal information it has previously refused to provide.

Before October 2003, the White House recycled its backup tapes "consistent with industry best practices," according to a sworn statement by a White House aide.

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Bush Inks $20 Billion Arms Deal With Muslim Nations

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The Bush administration officially notified Congress Monday of its intention to sell sophisticated precision-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia.

It should be noted the majority of the hijackers who flew planes into the WTC on 9/11 were Saudi Arabians.

I'm sure nothing bad could come of this...

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Evidence For Impeachment?

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There's lots of talk about impeaching Bush and Cheney, but is there really enough evidence? Let's take a look...

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EPA Says California Cannot Have Cleaner Air Than U.S.

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The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday denied California and 16 other states the right to set their own standards for carbon dioxide emissions from automobiles.

The E.P.A. administrator, Stephen L. Johnson, said the proposed California rules were pre-empted by federal authority and made moot by the energy bill signed into law by President Bush on Wednesday. Mr. Johnson said California had failed to make a compelling case that it needed authority to write its own standards for greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks to help curb global warming.

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