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Friday, 05 October 2007 06:59

Paul Rogat Loeb: Edwards-Obama, Go Edwama

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by Paul Rogat Loeb

Barack Obama and John Edwards are competing against each other, including some recent sniping. But more than anything, both are trying to stop Hillary Clinton's momentum and erode her lead in the polls. Suppose each pledged to focus between now and the primaries on their commonalities, and on their real differences with Clinton's priorities and stands. Even more audaciously, what if each pledged to offer the Vice Presidency to the other if they won? This just might be enough to shift the election.

WORLD MEDIA WATCH

Summaries are excerpted from the source articles; the featured article follows the summary section.

1//The Independent, UK
BRITISH GUARDS ‘ASSAULT AND RACIALLY ABUSE' DEPORTEES

A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW

My Republican friend "Bob"
(Who is one of my best)
Just told me he's decided
To give the GOP a rest.

Even though the Clintons
Made him snide & shrill
"Bob" said in 2008
He'll be voting for Hill.

Friday, 05 October 2007 01:51

Brent Budowsky: Born In The U.S.A

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by Brent Budowsky

In an upcoming 60 Minutes, Bruce Springsteen will advance a profound debate about the true nature of Americanism.

It is time for progressives to light up the sky with patriotism, to rewrite the rules of our current debates, to rekindle that timeless spirit that has made America for more than 200 years.

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by Mary Shaw

As promised, George W. Bush has vetoed a highly popular bipartisan bill that would provide health care for uninsured low-income American children.

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by David Swanson

When Republican Senator Pat Roberts chaired the Senate Intelligence Committee, he refused to conduct an investigation into how Bush and Cheney misled the Congress about the case for invading Iraq. The investigation, part of what was known as Phase II, had been agreed to, but Roberts refused to do it prior to the November 2004 elections on the grounds that it could impact the elections. After the elections, he refused to do it on the grounds that it didn't matter, what with the elections already being over.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

Legislation Introduced to Ban Lead in Toys for Young Children

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Citing recent recalls and the longtime failure of the Consumer Product Safety Commission to protect children from hazardous levels of lead in consumer products, Rep. Henry A. Waxman, together with Reps. Bobby L. Rush, Christopher P. Carney, and Keith Ellison, today introduced the Lead Free Toys Act to ban lead from toys, toy jewelry, and other products used by children under age six. Sen. Barack Obama introduced the companion bill in the Senate today.

Thursday, 04 October 2007 05:47

BuzzFlash Mailbag for October 4, 2007

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Subject: Political Whores

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

Ironic that Repuglicans are raging over health care for children, and nothing is said about taxpayers' monies going to big business! “Earlier today we looked at Giuliani's typically Republican pseudo proposal for solving the very real health care crisis in this country. Giuliani's approach, identical to Bush's, is to further enrich big corporations that offer little or no value to people in need of medical treatment and no value to people providing care (doctors). HMOs, unhealth insurers, Big Pharma ... putting billions of dollars into the pockets of the managers of these corporate entities -- who in turn bankroll Republican politics -- is the GOP approach to the crisis in health care.” Repuglicans are all about stuffing their own pockets while allowing the children of America to suffer the lack of health care.

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