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Poppy Returns To Rescue Junior; Cover of Newsweek Declares "Father Knows Best"

by Tony Peyser

Go ahead, do the math
It's definitely fun:
43-2 houses of Congress
Adds up to 41.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

"Pelosi backs Murtha for majority leader" -- Hooray, Representative Murtha is my choice for Majority Leader as well! Especially after reading this little tid-bit---"11-8-06: Rumsfeld replacement (Robert Gates) was director of voting company...Gates was on the board of directors of VoteHere, a strange little company that was the biggest elections industry lobbyist for the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). VoteHere spent more money than ES&S, Diebold, and Sequoia combined to help ram HAVA through. And HAVA, of course, was a bill sponsored by convicted Abramoff pal Bob Ney and K-street lobbyist buddy Steny Hoyer. HAVA put electronic voting on steroids." 

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Symbolman of Takebackthemedia.com

I'm getting a picture in my mind.

It's that scene so famous in the Poltergeist movie where the little girl is kneeling in front of the TV between channels and saying, "They're HERE.."

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.

1//The Sunday Times, UK
BROWN: I'LL BE TERROR OVERLORD

Gordon Brown today makes his strongest intervention yet on national security by saying that he will take personal charge of the fight against terrorism if he becomes prime minister. The chancellor, in an interview with The Sunday Times, said that only a Labour government led by him could be trusted to protect the country, dismissing the Conservatives as not understanding "the scale of the threat we face". With security set to rise to the top of the agenda this week with the publication of the Queen's speech, Brown supported calls yesterday by Britain's top police officer for a toughening of the country's anti-terror laws. ... Sir Ian Blair, the Metropolitan police commissioner, confirmed the threat in a speech yesterday, citing evidence that up to 120,000 British Muslims tacitly support terrorist activity. He proposed increasing the length of time that suspects can be held without charge from 28 days, allowing the police to continue to question suspects after they have been charged, and lifting the bar on the use of telephone intercept evidence in court. Yesterday Brown offered his backing, pointing out that he had already authorised the use of so-called "closed" evidence to allow the assets of suspected terrorists to be frozen. He said he had also indicated that he would favour the extension of the 28-day limit to up to 90 days. "I completely agree with him," Brown said. "Given the scale of the threat we face, we must give the security service and the police not just the resources they need, but the powers they need, to gather securely the evidence and use that evidence to gain convictions." He said that having studied the US security system, he had become convinced of the need to change the way that Britain manages the fight against terrorism.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Elliot D. Cohen, Ph.D.

There is an aura of optimism in the air. Americans are looking forward to change in the aftermath of the November 7, 2006 elections; and, realistically, there is good reason for hope as we await the arrival of the new Democratically-controlled Congress in January. However, it would be a logistical error for Americans to let their guard down, especially in this interim period.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Peter Rost, M.D., author of "The Whistleblower, Confessions of a Healthcare Hitman."

JOY.

I GREW UP AS A REPUBLICAN, SO WHY DO I FEEL JOY TODAY?

Friday, 10 November 2006 23:43

Ray McGovern: Robert Gates-Gate

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Ray McGovern

[Full disclosure: I am in Defense Secretary Rumsfeld's debt for TV notoriety on May 4, when my impromptu questioning of him elicited denials easily shown to be false. I have known Robert Gates, whom the president has picked to succeed Rumsfeld, for 36 years, starting when Gates was a journeyman analyst in CIA's Soviet Foreign Policy branch which I headed.]

Friday, 10 November 2006 08:56

BuzzFlash Mailbag for November 10, 2006

BUZZFLASH MAILBAG

Subject: Howard Dean

I have not viewed or read anything about the great job Howard Dean has done to get the Democratic party back in the mainstream. He was instrumental in winning Tuesday's election and deserves out thanks.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Sean T Lewis

In all of human history, no sane person has gone into battle thinking, “This is what I want for my children.” No one has sliced another person open with a sword, driven a bayonet into a heart, shot into an ambush, launched a missile, or raided a civilian home with the thought, “Someday, my children will get to do this.” No one has taken a bullet, smelled their own burning flesh, lost a limb to a roadside bomb, contracted cancer from Agent Orange, or hung himself out of guilt with the idea, “I can't wait until my kids get to experience this.” Yet generation after generation after generation, this is what we do.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

While America will get a new Congress this January, it looks like we already have a new president. Ever since George Bush was sworn in six years ago, he has been stubborn, contentious, and above all, divisive. He refused to compromise or even listen to anyone that was not already convinced he was right. Because he was wrong, America suffered.

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