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Washington, DC - John McCain heads to South Carolina today amid reports that his primary constituency -- the national media -- "has fallen out of love with" him, and that his high profile effort to re-launch his crumbling presidential campaign has been "a complete and utter bust." [NewYorkSunPolitics.com, 4/16/07] McCain's response, according to a report yesterday in The State, has apparently been to try to buy support in the Palmetto State. Yesterday's report revealed that McCain has paid "more than $30,000 in 2007 to a South Carolina senator and the sons of two other prominent elected officials, all of whom have endorsed" him. [The State, 04/17/2007]

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by Peter Michaelson

Arnold Schwarzenegger tried posing last week as an environmental muscle-man. Too many guilty thoughts were showing, however, at his speech to a global-warming conference at Georgetown University. "For too long, the environmental movement has been powered by guilt," the California governor told the conference. "You know the kind of guilt I'm talking about: Smokestacks belching pollution and powering our Jacuzzis and our big-screen TVs and, in my case, powering my private airplanes."

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A student researcher was infected with the bioweapons agent brucella more than a year ago during a Texas A&M experiment, but the university illegally failed to report the incident. Sunshine Project, the organization that revealed the cover-up, says that such cases are not uncommon in America.

Wednesday, 18 April 2007 07:35

Shirley Smith: An Innocent Victim in Jail

MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

BuzzFlash,  

The wrong people end up in US prisons. The people without any power. This is the same as charging somebody because of what this attorney thinks Ms. Thompson "thought," in his opinion. I can't believe this woman was put in jail for the reasoning by this attorney who should have his license taken away. This is the kind of justice that the Republican Party wants to see all across this land, within US Courts. There should be double the sentences for people who represent this government and commit crimes because of their positions. If our judicial system can't respect the law (the Supreme Court certainly didn't in 2000), then how can we expect Americans to respect US law? They should be the example of law-abiding citizens instead of using it for their own political purposes.  

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by Paul Rogat Loeb

With over 1400 local events, the April 14 National Day of Climate Action, www.StepItUp07.org, offered a national wakeup call, with citizens in every state raising their voice. But even as we build on this powerful day to move forward, we need to talk about why it's been so hard for Americans to recognize the climate issue's urgency.

Wednesday, 18 April 2007 05:17

Ray Coughenour: Are We Still at War

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by Ray Coughenour

I was wondering today while watching the news if the war had ended and no one told me?

I know who fathered the child of the late Anna Nicole Smith. I know the Governor of New Jersey almost got himself and others killed in an auto accident when he ordered his driver to go 90+ miles per hour so he could get his picture on television while a girls basketball team got a deserved apology from some Imus guy, who has now been sent to the pasture of his ranch, hopefully for good. I even know that Andre Agassi backhanded his girlfriend Steffi Graf in the head with a tennis racket, most likely an accident. This is important stuff?

Wednesday, 18 April 2007 05:09

BuzzFlash Mailbag for April 18, 2007

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by Dave Lindorff

Impeachment has finally made it into the mainstream press, but it's taken a cartoonist to do it.

Garry Trudeau, over the past few days, has been running talk of impeachment in his "Doonesbury" comic strip.

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"White House officials on Thursday admitted that...Bush was unaware of defense plans to immediately extend Army combat tours when he criticized Democrats' budget plans as potentially forcing troops to spend more time in Iraq." Yeah, sure, he wasn't setting the stage to blame the Democrats for the unpleasant news regarding his "surge" requiring mandatory combat tour extensions, he'd never do a dirty rotten political trick like that, he was just an "unaware" puppet president!

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After receiving a second response from the State Department, Rep. Waxman writes to Secretary Rice announcing a one-week postponement of the Committee's consideration of a subpoena and asking her to schedule a voluntary appearance before the Committee prior to the Memorial Day recess.

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