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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Jeff Cohen and Norman Solomon

It's become a TV ritual: Every year on April 4, as Americans commemorate Martin Luther King's death, we get perfunctory network news reports about "the slain civil rights leader."

Wednesday, 04 April 2007 06:41

BuzzFlash Mailbag for April 4, 2007

BUZZFLASH MAILBAG

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Subject: Gratitude

I am eternally grateful for the morning that I discovered BuzzFlash. I am a Blue Lady in a Purple State with very Red neighbors on either side. I am an Old Lady with some health problems and I was feeling very alone. Then I wandered onto the BuzzFlash site and the world no longer seemed quite so bleak.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

Today, Rep. Waxman writes to RNC Chairman Mike Duncan requesting emails stored on Republican National Committee servers related to the use of federal resources for political purposes. The text of the letter appears below:

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

Hmm, have to commend those who have become enlightened! To realize the "loyal Bushies" have just been using them for political advantage is indeed progress! "White House Advisor Karl Rove was the target of a protest on the American University campus Tuesday night, News4 reported."

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Lindorff

It's been only four days since I published a column on my Web site calling for Democrats to quit a party that is being misled by calculating politicians who are willing to fund a war until the next election, and who are unwilling to impeach a criminal president, all in the interest of possibly winning the White House and a few more seats in Congress in 2008.

Wednesday, 04 April 2007 03:08

Will Durst: Presidential Spring Training

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The World Series of Presidential politics may be 19 months down the road, but the players are already lacing up their cleats and playing pepper with fungo bats on the sandlots of Iowa and New Hampshire.

When many gamblers are bluffing
They unknowingly have a "tell"
A gesture they do which indicates
that they're thinking all too well.

Bush, who gambled it all on Iraq,
Has a tell -- there's no denying:
Each time you hear him say "uh"
You can bet the ranch he's lying.

WORLD MEDIA WATCH

Summaries are excerpted from the source articles; the featured article follows the summary section. A recommended "site of the day" will also appear occasionally following the summaries.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

In a White House press conference today, President Bush said that the military would be faced with massive shortages if the "irresponsible" Democratic leadership fails to pass additional funding for his wars in the next few weeks. But Bush also promised to veto - and thus delay - any bill he does not like.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Marjorie Cohn

The Bush administration has stopped the Supreme Court from giving the Guantánamo detainees their day in court -- at least for now.

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