DNC: Dean Responds to Speaker Hastert's Press Conference
Washington, DC - Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean issued the following statement following House Speaker Dennis Hastert's remarks at his press conference today:
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
By James Abourezk, former U.S. Senator from South Dakota
So, waterboarding is now OK. So is the suspension of one of our basic rights of freedom -- the Writ of Habeas Corpus. Habeas Corpus, according to the U.S. Constitution, can only be suspended in cases of invasion or rebellion. Our Supreme Court has held, "habeas corpus is the fundamental instrument for safeguarding individual freedom against arbitrary and lawless state action."
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZ
Having watched the first of Bill Moyers' documentaries, "MOYERS ON AMERICA: Capital Crimes" all I can say is HOORAY, he's back and boy is he back! It's nice to know there are some fearless real American journalists left in this country who are interested in the telling Americans the truth!
A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW
Cindy Sheehan's new book, Peace Mom, A Mother's Journey Through Heartache to Activism, is the story of how a regular mom became the Peace Mom. Cindy recently spoke with BuzzFlash about her book, her recent hospital visit, her goals for the Camp Casey Peace Institute and her efforts to create a more peaceful planet.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
During his long shot 2004 presidential bid, I asked Rep. Dennis Kucinich what he thought about the calls to impeach President Bush. "Let's just vote him out," he told me. "It would be a lot easier."
Subject: Military build-up to attack Iran
How about running some coverage about the military build-up happening to attack Iran.
Could you not wait until the attacks are underway?
Bush intends to attack Iran before Nov. 7 and people need to know it.
A BuzzFlash Reader
America loves status symbols, and the Bush GOP is full of them. However, Americans need to look beyond the power and the money and realize that people's lives are at stake every day this administration stays in power.
by Ruth Lopez
It is time -- way past time -- to put the Jeff Gannon story right up there next to the Mark Foley story and to ask some very hard questions. The Bush White House is shocked -- shocked!! -- to hear of this slimy Congressman -- but they are already letting their minions use it as an excuse to turn the focus from pedophilia to gay-bashing -- all the nasty right-wing talking heads are already out dispensing fake statistics that blame tolerance of gays for Foley's preying on children. Never mind the apparently straight men, like Denny Hastert, who may be accessories after the fact for covering up for Foley; blame gays.