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MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
by Shirley Smith

There is something nostalgic and comfortable about watching an old TV rerun. Every once in a while I'll be surprised by a line or two that jerks's my memory back in time. This happened to me while watching an old rerun of Perry Mason. Perry was asked at the end of the show how he knew who the real killer was and he replied (paraphrasing) that the U.S. always knew what the Russians were doing during the Cold War because they were always doing what they were accusing the U.S. of doing.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

The Bush Administration has quietly updated the National Space Policy for the first time in more than a decade. Not surprisingly, the 10-page declassified version of the directive is replete with ominous declarations of unlimited American power.

NEWS RELEASE

DNC: The Bush Administration's Failed North Korea Policy

Washington, DC - Today, President Bush addressed North Korea's announcement of their alleged nuclear test over the weekend. Over the last four years, the Bush Administration has outsourced our diplomacy with North Korea to other nations and failed to take the lead in making sure America remains safe and secure.

Monday, 09 October 2006 05:35

Sounds Like DLC Drag to Me . .

MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
by Shirley Smith

"Angelides Seen as a Drag on the Party" - Los Angeles Times

Monday, 09 October 2006 05:18

Will Durst: Dennis Hastert's Crow Plate Special

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Hubris. (Hyoo-bris) -noun. Excessive pride or self-confidence. Arrogance.

That's the dry dictionary definition. But if you want to see hubris in all its gooey partisan glory, check out the machinations Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert, is going through as he twists and turns like a Chinese acrobat in zero gravity reacting to the Congressional page scandal. His first vault into the Olympics of sleaze was picking up the phone. Why? To express his outrage at Florida Republican Mark Foley's inappropriate overtures to young boys? Unh, no. Okay, to console the families of the children ensnared in these lurid imprecations? Well, no, not precisely that either. Then, to demand an investigation into why the report on Foley's behavior was buried by his office? Well, unh, no, no, not really, no. Wait! Wait! Let me think. Unh, no. No. 'Fraid not.

Monday, 09 October 2006 04:28

Cindy Sheehan: A Nation Still At War*

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan

While Democrats are jumping for joy and Republicans are scrambling like Keystone Kops and falling all over each other to cover their asses, 25 of our brave young children have been killed in Iraq.

VERSE-CASE SCENARIO

Foley-Related Spin To Look Forward To

by Tony Peyser

We're the "family values" party
So wouldn't it be much better that
Your sons were molested by us
Instead of some creepy Democrat?

WORLD MEDIA WATCH FOR OCTOBER 9, 2006

1//Asia Times Online, Hong Kong--BLOODY FIGHT OVER KIRKUK'S FUTURE (The security situation in the northern oil-rich city of Kirkuk has further deteriorated over the past few weeks after the Iraqi government formed a committee assigned to "normalize the situation". The creation of that committee under a constitutional provision has led to a rise in ethnic tensions among Kirkuk's Kurdish, Arab and Turkoman populations. Violence has risen with the tensions.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Lindorff, co-author of "The Case for Impeachment"

"This is the 21st Century. Get with it, man!"

NEWS RELEASE

Today in Iraq: The Latest News From the President's War of Choice
G.O.P.'s Baker Hints Iraq Plan Needs Change

Washington, DC - Today's Washington Post reports that James A. Baker III, co-chairman of the bi-partisan Iraq Study Group, said Sunday that the panel would not recommend that the U.S. stay the course in Iraq. This statement comes days after Sen. John Warner, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said that the U.S. needs to re-evaluate the current strategy in Iraq and may need to change course. Democrats believe we need a new direction in Iraq that is both tough and smart.

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