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*Jack Abramoff said he met Bush almost a dozen times and was invited to Crawford. "The guy saw me in almost a dozen settings, and joked with me about a bunch of things, including details of my kids. Perhaps he has forgotten everything, who knows," Abramoff wrote in an email to Kim Eisler, national editor for the Washingtonian magazine.

*Cheney's former chief of staff testified that his bosses instructed him to leak information to reporters from a high-level intelligence report that suggested Iraq was trying to obtain weapons of mass destruction, according to court records in the CIA leak case.

*In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Bush administration officials said they had been caught by surprise when they were told on Tuesday, Aug. 30, that a levee had broken, allowing floodwaters to engulf New Orleans. But Congressional investigators have now learned that an eyewitness account of the flooding from a federal emergency official reached the Homeland Security Department's headquarters starting at 9:27 p.m. the day before, and the White House itself at midnight.

*It cost the state of Washington an estimated $12 million in 2004 to provide government-subsidized health care to Wal-Mart employees, according to a state Senate analysis released Tuesday.

*The head of Israel's domestic security agency, Shin Bet, said his country may come to regret the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. "When you dismantle a system in which there is a despot who controls his people by force, you have chaos. I'm not sure we won't miss Saddam," said Yuval Diskin.

9 Comments:

At 2/10/2006 9:52 AM, Anonymous truthseeker said...

According to Eisler, Jack Abramoff has several photos with President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush in his house, "just sitting in his office." McClellan has previously said if photos of Bush with Abramoff exist, they are shots taken at "widely attended" Hanukkah receptions in 2001 and 2002.
That's not what Eisler saw in Abramoff's home office. He reports that none of the photos at Abramoff's house were from holiday parties. One photo at Abramoff's home depicts Bush shaking hands with Abramoff inside the Old Executive Office Building. Another shows Bush with Abramoff at what appears to be the Corcoran Gallery of Art. A third photo, which has not previously been disclosed, is of Abramoff's wife with Laura Bush.
http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?key=81220027&url_num=34&url=http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/01/20060118-5.html

 
At 2/10/2006 12:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shit. what's it going to take to make people wake up????????

 
At 2/10/2006 12:37 PM, Anonymous AF said...

Like so many times with this administration, a bunch of scandals seem to break at the same time, creating a blitz that distributes the players that control the news cycle.

If one of these stories broke today and the other three next Friday, that one would have a better chance of sticking.

 
At 2/10/2006 12:57 PM, Blogger storiesinamerica said...

Yeah, "journalists" are too busy debating whether Britney Spears should apologize for driving with her baby in her lap.

 
At 2/10/2006 2:11 PM, Anonymous timmy said...

"Shit. what's it going to take to make people wake up????????"

maybe this will....

http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/02/09/D8FLPHO80.html

 
At 2/10/2006 2:29 PM, Anonymous timmy said...

Yeah, "journalists" are too busy debating whether Britney Spears should apologize for driving with her baby in her lap.

I'd like to know when the conservative media is going to expose "the sinister side of a corrupt wildlife trade with perilous roots in Western imperialism" and the other cultural horrors of Curious George....

http://www.arkonline.com/

 
At 2/10/2006 5:21 PM, Anonymous AF said...

Since I don't have cable right now, I use Google News http://news.google.com to see what's bobbing up in the current news cycle.

The latest Natalie Halloway manifests in the form of a man: http://news.google.com/?ncl=http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-2034531,00.html&hl=en who killed his wife and baby. While horrible, the story has been at the top for about a week now. Again, while horrible, this sort of thing happens from time to time, more often than Scott Peterson and OJ.

 
At 2/10/2006 6:59 PM, Blogger storiesinamerica said...

You're better off without cable. I hate to say it, but it's addicting. I find myself watching Fox even though I can't stand watching white men talk over each other while spewing bullshit. Why can't they ever find any decent Democrats to speak?? Link TV and Free Speech TV are great.

 
At 2/10/2006 9:28 PM, Anonymous truthseeker said...

In this case, despite the AP story's narrative of lobbyist contacts, there doesn't seem to be any evidence whatsoever that Reid ever took any action on behalf of Abramoff's Marianas clients.
http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/007647.php

 

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