Tuesday edition - March 27, 2007




Gonzales Aide To Invoke Fifth Amendment
Guardian Unlimited, UK - 3-27-07
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' liaison with the White House will refuse to answer questions at upcoming Senate hearings about the firings of eight U.S. attorneys, citing her Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, her lawyer said Monday.


Tillman Family Wants Congressional Probe
ABC News - 3-27-07
Army Brig. Gen. Rodney L. Johnson, US Army Criminal Investigation Command, briefs the media about the recent investigation into the death of Army Ranger ...

US Navy Shows Force in Persian Gulf
Washington Post, DC - 3-27-07
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- The US Navy on Tuesday began its largest demonstration of force in the Persian Gulf since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, ...


Wow. A DOJ official takes the "Fifth" before she's even asked a question. Is that legal?



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The-World-Is-A-Safer-Place-Without-Saddam News


The Woman Who Took the Fifth


Monica Goodling Photo/Regent University


Goodling, 33, is a 1995 graduate Messiah College in Grantham, Pa., an institution that describes itself as "committed to embracing an evangelical spirit."

She received her law degree at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va. Regent, founded by Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson, says its mission is "to produce Christian leaders who will make a difference, who will change the world."


"I give credit where credit is due. Finally, someone from the Bush family has enlisted. George Prescott Bush, the president's nephew, has enlisted in the Navy. The Navy is a tradition in the Bush family. The first president Bush was a Navy pilot. The current President Bush spends money like a drunken sailor." --Bill Maher




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"[General Petraeus] said, the other day, 'Any student of history recognizes there is no military solution in Iraq.' To which I would say, 'Then, general, what are you doing there?'" Bill Maher



Homeland Security?


Teams assigned to make sure foreigners ordered out of the United States actually leave are grappling with a backlog of more than 600,000 cases and can't accurately account for the fugitives' whereabouts, the government reported Monday.



Republican Shenanigans



The link below explains in detail about Newt and asking his wife for a divorce while she was recovering from cancer surgery


Newt Gingrich: shining knight of the post-Reagan Right
By David Osborne, Mother Jones
November 1, 1984



Viva La France!


With creationism now coming in Christian and Muslim versions, scientists, teachers and theologians in France are debating ways to counteract what they see as growing religious attacks on science.

Bible-based criticism of evolution, once limited to Protestant fundamentalists in the United States, has become an issue in France now that Pope Benedict and some leading Catholic theologians have criticized the neo-Darwinist view of creation.



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Rock-The-Voter News



The Reagan Voodoo Economist


David A. Stockman, a chief architect of President Ronald Reagan's economic revolution turned Wall Street money man, was indicted Monday on charges of conspiracy, securities fraud and obstruction of justice.

Stockman, 60, who faces the prospect of three decades in prison, is accused of defrauding investors and banks during his stewardship of Collins & Aikman, a large Southfield, Mich., auto-parts maker that descended into bankruptcy in 2005.



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Of the People, By the People, For the People


Americans overwhelmingly support a congressional investigation into White House involvement in the firing of eight U.S. attorneys, and they say President Bush and his aides should answer questions about it without invoking executive privilege.

In a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll taken Friday-Sunday, respondents said by nearly 3-to-1 that Congress should issue subpoenas to force White House officials to testify.

Bush-Prison-Torture News



Valerie Plame Wilson Update


A story of world diplomacy, secret agents, government misdeeds and international intrigue was the reason a scheduled speaker couldn't make it to the University of Iowa. The speaker who took the place of CIA agent Valerie Plame was her husband, Joseph Wilson. He admitted it wasn't another obligation, but "the status of...sensitive negotiations" with her former employer, the CIA, that was the reason lawyers told them it wouldn't be appropriate for her to speak publicly right now.



"Dick Cheney again this week was in the hospital. He was experiencing discomfort in his leg. And the doctor asked Cheney if he stretches. Cheney said, 'Are you kidding? I linked 9/11 with Saddam Hussein.'" --Bill Maher


Go-F***-Yourself News






Odd News




In this photo supplied by Frogwatch, Bob Gonion holds a 40 centimeter (15 inch) long cane toad near Darwin, Australia, on Monday, March 26, 2007. Weighing nearly 1 kilogram (2 pounds), the toad is among the largest specimens ever captured in Australia. Photo/Frogwatch