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American Conservative Magazine Exec. Editor Prefers Kerry to Bush

[ Although the executive editor of American Conservative magazine — a strong voice of the traditional conservatives abandoned by Bush — promises that, “If Kerry wins, this magazine will be in opposition from Inauguration Day forward,” he laments that, [t]he

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Bush Seeks to Limit Voting Rights Lawsuits

29 Oct. 2004 | DemocracyNow! The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Bush administration lawyers are now attempting to overturn decades of legal precedence by claiming that only Attorney General John Ashcroft and not individual voters have a right to

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Bush’s Ghostwriter Says Bush Talked About Invading Iraq Two Years Before 9/11

Exclusive: Bush Wanted To Invade Iraq If Elected in 2000 27 Oct 2004 | Guerilla News Network by Russ Baker Houston – Two years before the September 11 attacks, presidential candidate George W. Bush was already talking privately about the

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Florida computers snatch thousands of votes from Kerry

[ In related news, DemocracyNow! (28 Oct. 04) reports: Up to 58,000 Absentee Ballots Missing in Florida In election news, as many as 58,000 absentee ballots have gone missing in the heavily Democratic Broward County in Florida. The ballots were

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Contra Bush Administration: IAEA-Sealed Explosives Untouched as of mid-March, 2003, Perhaps as of April

[ The Associated Press is reporting that “the International Atomic Energy Agency warned the U.S. about explosives stored at Al-Qaqaa in Iraq after [the] April 2003 looting” of Iraq’s main nuclear complex. Thanks to Alexandra Dadlez for forwarding the first

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Study: 100,00 Excess Civilian Iraqi Deaths Since War

[ From the piece: “The use of air power in areas with lots of civilians appears to be killing a lot of women and children,” Roberts [of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health] told Reuters. –BL ] Oct 28,

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Dwarf Human Ancestors Lived on Pacific Island: Three-Foot-Tall Hunters Existed 18,000 Years Ago

28 Oct. 2004 | Washington Post [ page A03 ] by Guy Gugliotta Scientists have discovered a tiny species of ancient human that lived 18,000 years ago on an isolated island east of the Java Sea — a prehistoric hunter

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U.S. Now Arrests Marijuana Smoker Every 42 Seconds

26 Oct. 2004 | DemocracyNow! And new FBI statistics show that police arrested a record-high 755,000 people for marijuana violations last year. The pro-legalization group NORML reports a marijuana smoker is now arrested every 42 seconds in this country at

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Report: 1.7 Million Veterans Without Health Coverage

22 Oct. 2004 | DemocracyNow! A new report by the Physicians for a National Health Program has found nearly 1.7 million military veterans have no health insurance or access to government hospitals and clinics for veterans. The study reported the

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No Longer Unknowable: Falluja’s April Civilian Toll is 600

26 October 2004 | IraqBodyCount.net Today the Iraq Body Count (IBC) website has published its analysis of the civilian dealth toll in the April 2004 siege of Falluja. This analysis leads to the conclusion that betweeen 572 and 616 of

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