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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Greg Palast

George Bush is trying to save Paul Wolfowitz's job as President of the World Bank even after the vulpine neo-con was caught slipping a load of World Bank loot to his love interest, Shaha Ali Riza.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

The newest Washington scandal has all the hallmarks of Bush Administration corruption: conflicts of interest among top officials, promoting big business at the expense of regular Americans, and Congressional Democrats uncovering the truth to solve the problem. Yes, the college loan debacle is a model Bush failure.

Wednesday, 09 May 2007 08:13

BuzzFlash Mailbag for May 9, 2007

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

HISTORIC PRESS CONFERENCE

Challenging Religious Discrimination in Iowa City, Iowa Veterans Hospital, Lawsuit Pending

Thursday, May 10
Des Moines Marriott Downtown, 11AM CDT

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

The Pentagon has begun posting video clips on YouTube to provide what it calls "a boots on the ground perspective" of Iraq. And you can post public comments directly on the site to tell the military exactly what you think about this propaganda and Bush's failed war.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

For God’s sake, RESIGN already! The anti-poverty clause in the World Bank’s mission does not mean personal enrichment for you and your girlfriend, Wolfie! It does not mean advancing your personal finances! Paul Wolfowitz is an embarrassment and it’s way past time for him to hang it up. “Read my lips,” RESIGN!

His legacy will be awful -- c'mon: that's a gimme
Now that his approval numbers are as low as Jimmy.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Lindorff

The bankruptcy of the Democratic Party leadership's position in Congress on impeachment was revealed in stark terms yesterday, when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that she would sue the president in court if he resorted to a signing statement to kill the next version of Congress's Iraq funding bill.

WORLD MEDIA WATCH

Summaries are excerpted from the source articles; the featured article follows the summary section.  A recommended "site of the day" will also appear occasionally following the summaries. 

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Lucinda Marshall

Yes, I know Mom is priceless, but the annual mea culpa spending to atone for all the grief we caused her comes to a pretty hefty price tag. According to retailers, this year's deluge of Mother's Day cards, flowers, and candy are expected to rake in a whopping $16 billion. In other words, if you spend anything less than $139.14, your mother may be justified in feeling that you'll never amount to much. But the exorbitant sums that get spent on merchandizing our mamas belie the true disregard for motherhood that permeates our culture.

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