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Supreme Court Sides With Republican Gerrymanderers

[ The very justices who made the actual votes of the American people in the 2000 presdential election irrelevant are those who today sided with Republicans to disenfranchise voters in Pennsylvania (Rehnquist, O’Connor, Scalia, Thomas, Kennedy). With a Republican governor

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Bush Rejects Labor’s Call to Punish China

[ The Bush Administration has expressed “callous disregard for workers in China” by refusing to punish China for violating the rights of workers. As the National Labor Committee has demonstrated, Wal-Mart, Nike, RCA, and other companies exploit lax labor and

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Understanding the President and His God

[ Alert: Tonight’s Frontline on PBS might be a must-see. Catch it here. –BL ] April 29, 2004 | New York Times REVIEW | ‘THE JESUS FACTOR’ by ALESSANDRA STANLEY The question is not, When did George W. Bush accept Jesus

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Debate Stirs Over Tiny Loans for World’s Poorest

April 29, 2004 | New York Times by CELIA W. DUGGER GORMA, Bangladesh — Nearly every woman in this village seems to have gotten tiny loans to invest in a miniature business. None has made better use of the cash

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Poll: Iraqis out of patience

April 28, 2004 | USA TODAY by Cesar G. Soriano and Steven Komarow BAGHDAD — Only a third of the Iraqi people now believe that the American-led occupation of their country is doing more good than harm, and a solid

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Great New Claim-vs.-Fact Database

Center for American Progress Conservatives have spent the last 20 years distorting reality and getting away with it. That is about to change. The Center for American Progress has launched this new database project to chart the dishonesty and lies of conservatives —

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Bush: Making Women’s Issues Go Away

April 28, 2004 | Salon.com A damning new report reveals that the Bush administration has quietly removed 25 reports from its Women's Bureau Web site, deleting or distorting crucial information on issues from pay equity to reproductive healthcare. by Rebecca

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Bush Diverting Enviro Funds Into Fossil Fuels

April 28, 2004 | The Daily Mislead President Bush yesterday tried to deflect questions about his environmental record by claiming that he supports efforts to reduce America's fossil fuel usage1. He said he had “introduced ideas like a hydrogen-powered automobile,

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CBS to Air Alleged GI Abuse of Iraqis

April 28, 2004 | Associated Press by DAVID CRARY NEW YORK – U.S. military police stacked Iraqi prisoners in a human pyramid, and attached wires to one detainee to convince him he might be electrocuted, according to photographs obtained by

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85 year-old Socialist to Sail to Cuba

[ The article below is about an 85 year-old socialist who, for the past 15 years, has been preparing for the adventure of a lifetime: He is building a boat and will sail to Cuba along with a crew of

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