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FBI Raids Homes Of Two Republicans In The Same Week; Both Resign Key Committee Posts

The blogosphere's now a wild frenzy
Over John Doolittle and Rick Renzi.

Question 1 (tough one):

Why will Alberto Gonzales neither resign nor be removed from office any time soon?

A. He knows more of the skeletons in the Bush closet and more about their details than anyone.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
By Peter Michaelson

We saw on C-SPAN that you had a great time at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner Saturday night. We had encouraged you to cancel this dinner because fraternizing with George W. Bush and other constitutional lawbreakers seemed to us to be inappropriate behavior on your part. But your journalistic rendition of "Hail to the Chief," clothed in fundraising for college scholarships, went on anyway.

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. 

Sunday, 22 April 2007 01:00

Shirley Smith: Executive Privilege?

MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

BuzzFlash,

Shouldn't there be executives in the White House in order to claim that privilege? Just because someone is placed into an office of high authority by a partisan higher authority, doesn't mean than those authorities are making the best choices for the people ... only the results of those choices can and will prove that.

MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

BuzzFlash,

Depression does happen to most people off and on during life. It's a natural part of life, like joy, laughter, tears, and happiness. However, deep depression is an illness and it does happen to some men and women, like those women, mentioned, who become depressed after giving birth, but, that doesn't mean that other women should not have children. And, the same goes for the women who chose to have an abortion for whatever personal reason, that was their choice and because they became depressed and later regretted their decision, it was still their freedom of choice over their own body and their own life. That should not give them the right to try and stop other women from having the same freedom of choice over their bodies.

NEWS RELEASE

In the wake of the Don Imus insult to the Rutgers University women's basketball team during their play in the 2007 final four tournament, Rutgers University is convening a panel discussion to address racism and sexism in the media and society. Dave Zirin, BuzzFlash Guest Contributor and eminent commentator on the interface of sports and politics, is among the panelists. The event is open to the public.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Marjorie Cohn

As Democratic and Republican leaders alike pile on to demand Alberto Gonzales' resignation, only George W. Bush is singing his praises. Deputy press secretary Dana Perino said Bush was happy with Gonzales' testimony. "The attorney general continues to have the president's full confidence," she said.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

It's always good to be liked, but you know you're in trouble when the White House has to express "full confidence" in you to the media. In the midst of scandal after scandal, there has been plenty of confidence-ing to go around, prompting the following exchange during a White House press conference Friday:

A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Ann Davidow

Among the debates in Washington these days, the most important one is whether this country still honors the dictates and spirit of our Constitution, especially since the Bush White House has produced an administration that operates according to a set of narrow ideologies.

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