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2/14/05 7:34 AM
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Lebanon's former prime minister Rafiq Hariri was killed in a huge explosion in central Beirut, hospital sources and Lebanese television stations said. At Least six other people killed. 2/14
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Historic power shift in Democratic Party as Dean takes charge, breaking the insider mold 2/14
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Formal Senate inquiry may probe the CIA's handling of suspects injured and killed in U.S. custody
U.S. officials in post-invasion Iraq paid a contractor by stuffing $2 million worth of crisp bills into his gunnysack. Remember, these people misplaced $9 billion 2/14
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Three U.S. soldiers and one Iraqi general killed 2/14
Chile switched to a privatized pension system nearly 25 years ago, and millions of workers still fall through the cracks. "The government painted this wonderful picture of private accounts," says one Chilean. "They fooled us all." 2/14
Lone gunman seized in New York after shooting 2/14
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(DVD) Bushisms: The Accidental Wit and Wisdom of Our 43rd President
Ray Charles, Who Told Segregated Georgia to Take Their Segregated Concerts and Shove It in the '60s, Gets His Due, In Memory.
Orcinus: We tolerate plenty of right-wing cranks in academia 2/14
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Meet the most likely Iraqi prime minister: Adel Mahdi. He's been a Marxist, a Ba'athist and now he represents the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution. No, nothing potentially tyrannical about this guy... 2/14
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Richard Clarke's memo in 2001 warned Condi of Al-Qaeda cells in the U.S., calling for urgent action. Her defenders insist it wasn't calling for urgent enough action. What does it take to get Condi to do her job, a giant neon marquee? 2/14
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Beginning Tuesday, only trucks with protective equipment will be allowed off bases in Iraq 2/14
Bush wants to pick up where his Enron buddies left off 2/14
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Charley Reese: Could Bush make the same mistake twice? Yeah, and worse. 2/14
Canseco links some of baseball's biggest stars to steroids 2/14
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Bush's irresponsible budget will leave Americans with an additional $675 billion in costs -- after he leaves office. He's not getting his security deposit back. 2/14
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Tony Blair confesses to having become arrogant 2/14
U.S. report says ally Pakistan will be a failed state by 2015, facing "complete Talibanisation." 2/14
Abbas declares war over with Israel 2/14
Sunni vote turnout finally released: 2 percent 2/14
Military lawyers objected to Guantanamo torture but were ignored by senior Pentagon officials 2/14
Ten years ago, 50 CIA agents were killed or jailed when Iran broke a U.S. spy network in Tehran, agency reveals 2/14
Union representation voted down for Wal-Mart auto shop 2/14
Hiding failure: Pentagon covers up failure to train and recruit local security forces 2/14
The director of Rumsfeld's new Pentagon espionage unit has resigned 2/14
Bush supporters furious over ag cuts 2/14
David Francis: Here's another solution to the alleged Social Security crisis. Do nothing. 2/14
The Red State Tax Scam. Only five blue states are net recipients of federal subsidies; only two red states are net payers of federal taxes. 2/14
Grammy-award-winning former president Bill Clinton 2/14
Frist concedes Bush's ludicrous Social Security proposal "has a long way to go." Hastert says voters must "perceive there really is a problem." Perception is everything with these sleight-of-hand artists. 2/14
Senator Boxer will receive 5,000 roses as reward for good behavior in standing up to Condi Rice 2/14
Michael Kinsley: If Bush proposed 2+2 = 5, there'd be no shortage of Republicans on hand to endorse it, call it a difficult question, or say the answer is anywhere between 2.3 and 7.09 2/14
Head of Christian party kidnapped in Iraq 2/14
Pentagon losing special ops to private mercenary firms 2/14
You remember in that movie "The Four Feathers" where...Didn't see it? Good, it was terrible. Anyway, a group is sending white feathers to the National Review's Jonah Goldberg to commemorate his chickenhawk's cowardice. 2/14
UAE kicks off arms bazaar with deals worth 358 million dollars 2/14
Democratic Senator proposes alternative Social Security plan: pump in $3.7 trillion that would have been otherwise wasted on tax cuts 2/14
Analysts: Iraq winners allied with Iran are opposite of what U.S. envisioned. Whoops. 2/14
GOP senator says Medicare benefit is too expensive 2/14
NYT: "The razor-thin margin apparently captured by the Shiite alliance seems almost certain to enshrine a weak government that will be unable to push through sweeping changes." 2/14
John Edwards hangs tough 2/14
A return to Fallujah to see what's left 2/14
Former U.S. congressmen accepted a free $80,000 trip to praise Cameroon dictator's fraudulent re-election 2/14
Rural Virginia school district defends timeworn custom of defying the First Amendment for over 60 years 2/14
Graph shows how Republicans abandoned "fiscal responsibility" gimmick to become wastrels at the federal trough 2/14
American nun and environmentalist, 74, murdered in Brazil 2/14
Sharon cracks down on right-wing extremists to avoid a repeat of 1995 2/14
Army mom is still protesting a year after her son's needless death in Iraq 2/14
Pat Buchanan calls 9/11 the result of bad policy 2/14
Wolcott: Stereotype of lovable Republicans, cheerless Democrats is "complete crock, of course, unless Dennis Hastert is your idea of a mirth master." 2/14
Ukranian prime minister says country will renationalize steelworks in weeks 2/14
Robert Scheer: Bush Administration has been saying nasty things about the "unelected mullahs" in Iran. As opposed to the ones who just got elected in Baghdad. 2/14
Aerospace industry set to outsource engineering to India 2/14
Paul Craig Roberts: "Nothing to fear but Bush himself" 2/14
Rumsfeld thinks he can mend damage to 200 years of Euro-American relations via self-deprecating "Old Europe" crack 2/14
The Australian equivalent of Donald Rumsfeld has been accused of lying about the country's role in Abu Ghraib 2/14
Sen. Joe Biden says U.S. must join Europe's effort to persuade Iran 2/14
An American accent is now an embarrassment in Europe thanks to Bush 2/14
"Over my dead body": A sergeant who loved the military killed himself rather than return to the hell of Iraq 2/14
Red Cross chief will meet with Bush over humanitarian concerns 2/14
Thomas Oliphant: A lesson in dishonesty 2/14
Pakistan is paying off Al-Qaeda. Does anyone care? 2/14
At $350,000 a year, American civilians are making out like bandits in Iraq 2/14
Iran accuses Bush of "playing with fire" 2/14
David Sirota: Class Action Sellouts 2/14
Iran rejects key EU offer 2/14
Shiite group falls short of majority in election 2/14
Portrait of a pathetic president's poll plunge 2/14
Dem hearings to reveal gross mismanagement of U.S.-funded Iraqi media network 2/14
Dean is determined to seize the moral high ground from Republicans, arguing Democratic positions on helping the poor and protecting children are consistent with religious values. 2/13
The full list of 154 programs Bush wants to terminate and slash, while paying for tax cuts and Abstinence-Only education 2/13
Compassionate Conservatism Update: Alan Keyes has disowned his gay daughter 2/13
He's ba-ack: Convicted felon and Bush ally Ahmed Chalabi sees room for himself to lead the new Iraq. Miraculously, the story on him isn't by Judith Miller. 2/13
An uncharacteristically critical Thomas Friedman: "The president's priorities are totally nuts" on energy independence 2/13
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Republican Soviet-Style Rule Update: Texas GOP Seeks to Prevent the Prosecution of Crimes In Order to Protect Tom DeLay. It's Happening Right Here in America. We Don't Make This Stuff Up. 2/13
Riverbend's Girl Blog from Iraq on the election 2/13
Right Wing Forces Join to Put $200 Million Into Privatizing Social Security and Limiting Your Right to Sue for Negligence 2/13
Australian citizen, held as a detainee for 40 months, says he was tortured at every step of his journey. When exactly did the United States turn into the Klingon Empire? 2/13
Boxer: By their own admission, the Republicans' push on Social Security is "about one thing and one thing only: destroying Social Security." 2/13
Could Cool Hand Luke shake Joe Lieberman's world in the '06 primary? 2/13
Ivins: What a sham, what a rotten, phony, fake document this 2006 budget is.
McDonald's will pay $8.5 million in trans fat suit 2/13
Virulent new strain of HIV progresses rapidly, resists drugs 2/13
Family Values: Reservist with 11 children headed to Iraq 2/13
U.S. has been probing Iranian airspace for a year with remote drones. Will Bush succeed in provoking a war?
Hastert Warns Not to Hurry Overhaul of Social Security. Oh, Denny go Grab a Turkey Leg and Some Mashed Potatoes and Forget About Threatening the Financial Well-Being of Our Retirees. You've Got a Good Pension at OUR Expense. 2/13
Poll suggests "many are giving scant attention to the nation's most dangerous military operation since the Vietnam War" 2/13
Rep. Waxman says the newly disclosed 52 pre-9/11 warnings raise "serious questions about [Condi]'s preparation and competency," demands hearings
Persuading Washington to support global efforts to tackle climate change is Britain's main challenge over the coming months, says Blair. Good luck getting anything through his dense skull. 2/13
Iran Nixes Demand to Stop Building Reactor 2/13
Laurie David: U.S. "spitting in the eye of the rest of the world" by snubbing the Kyoto Protocol in favor of industry-funded delusion 2/13
Blacks decry Bush's deep cuts in health, education and housing 2/13
Judge considers declassifying secret report on 9/11 and the FBI 2/13
Malaria drug blamed for troop suicides 2/13
"The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image" by Leonard Shlain -- Thom Hartmann's "Independent Thinker" Book of the Month
Palestinian militants say they'll hang on to truce 2/13
Chris Floyd: "Bush lied. He stole. He murdered. In broad daylight. And he got away with it. That's the story. But you'll never hear it at the Press Club." 2/13
Investment pros: Don't touch Social Security 2/13
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today appointed Santa Cruz political stalwart Bruce McPherson to replace Kevin Shelley as secretary of state. Republicans now control secretary of state position in California. Watch out. 2/13
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The Return of the Draft 2/13
China says it will seek North Korea talks 2/13
Map of the escalated killings after Iraq's sham election 2/13
Elections haven't staunched Iraq bloodshed. 87 dead from Monday to Saturday. 2/13
23 die as prelimary election numbers announced in Iraq 2/13
Deported Palestinians allowed to return 2/13
Gannon was a fine product of the Leadership Institute, a project funded by the Right at $8 million a year 2/13
"Mr. Dean, some Democrats say..." "I won't respond to blind quotes." Dean more than ready to handle the media 2/13
Islamic parties dominate initial Iraq vote results 2/13
Reservist with 11 kids headed to Iraq 2/13
White supremacists across the country are launching PR campaigns for new members and money 2/13
Dean scares Brent Bozell III stiff 2/13
Digby: Conservatives are calling liberals pro-terrorist. "Their frustration that we refuse to agree with them is so strong that they are having some sort of emotional collapse." 2/13
Miserable and marginalized Sunnis unhopeful for future 2/13
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" discharges down by half since last year 2/13
Chinese news media uncommonly critical of North Korea 2/13
Venezuela's Chavez arms for potential U.S. attack 2/13
Jim Wallis tells Christianity Today: "I see genuine soul-searching among Democrats." Asks why Republicans "ignore everything Jesus said about poverty." 2/13
Car Bomb Kills 17 Outside Iraqi Hospital. Bush Opened Up the Gates of Hell. 2/13
Schumer responds to Bush: System needs fine-tuning, not replacement "with something completely different" 2/13
Rumsfeld Denounces Idea for NATO Rival. Why Isn't Le Donald Wearing an Electronic Ankle Bracelet and Under Home Arrest Yet? Why is He Still Allowed to Wander around in Public Making Inane Statements? 2/13
Bush waited until late Friday to specify the cuts he wants: 4.3 billion from education, $1 billion from health, $1.5 billion from law enforcement, making for a dumber, sicker and more frequently mugged America 2/13
GOP Hypocrite of the Week:
The Washington Post Should Fire Him for Journalistic Malfeasance
Postcards: Bush Lied and Soldiers Died. Unfortunately, They are Back, Because Our Deaths in Iraq Have Only Gotten Worse.
Chairman Dean: "Please read my plan for our Party” and send me a note about yours." 2/13
Book: "Don't Think of an Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate" by George Lakoff. With a forward by Howard Dean and Introduction by Don Hazen. Also Comes with DVD.
Retired general: "An unhealthy silence comes from military medics" on torture 2/13
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Iran-Contra reporter Bob Parry: "Bush and the Rise of Managed Democracy" 2/13
Mass. AG does 180 on same-sex marriage, says he'll support it 2/13
Full Iraqi election results to be announced tomorrow. Expect conservatives to be much less excited than they were on Jan. 30. 2/13
Sharon and Abbas moving to ensure ceasefire isn't broken 2/13
"Jeff Gannon" is $20,700 behind in his taxes 2/13
BuzzFlash Was on the Gannon Story From the Get-Go: Reposted from Saturday, Jeff Gannon, GOP Partisan and Symbol of How the Bush Cartel Creates "Virtual" News (AKA Propaganda), is Our BuzzFlash GOP Hypocrite of the Week
Can Secularism, the Heritage of our Founding Fathers and Enshrined in Our Constitution, Survive the Hijacking of America by a Radical Religious Cabal? BuzzFlash Interviews Susan Jacoby, Author of "Freethinkers: The History of Secularism in America"
Bill Berkowitz: A year of Bush's "Faith, fabrications and fantasy" of the Faith-Based Initiative 2/13
Weapons of Mass Deception: A Documentary by Danny Schechter. See It at a Theater Near You.
Katrina vanden Heuvel: "While Republicans are busy remaking the nation, they're also remaking the English language." 2/13
1,500 Americans died to put him in power. Now his Web site answers your questions about whether it's OK to shake hands with women or enjoy music 2/13
Mothers Against The Draft 2/13
Judge questions "state secrets shutdown" of detainee case 2/13
Dems to Bush: Don't Screw with Us. Let's Hope That They Don't Cave, Like They Have in the Past.
Barbara's Daily Buzz
White House's first memo on Al-Qaeda declassified. Richard Clarke to Condi, 1/25/01: "We urgently need . . . a Principals level review on the al Qida network."
An E-Mail from Wisconsin -- Verse-Case Scenario by Tony Peyser
February 11th World Media Watch by Gloria Lalumia
Troop Coverage -- BuzzFlash Editorial Cartoon by Kirk Anderson
Scott McClellan admits he knew Jeff Gannon was really named JD Guckert, which begs a few questions: Did he also know he was an insidious GOP operative and a web pimp on the side?
William O'Rourke: Social Security an ideological crusade using "magical accounting" 2/13
It's Official -- Howard Is Dean of the DNC 2/13
The Power of the New Media, Jeff Gannon Dispatched Into Irrelevancy
"The White House shouldn't be putting in 'ringers' to prevent the White House press corps from performing its watchdog duties."
Must Read: DailyKos puts together a timeline of the Valerie Plame/Jeff Gannon connections. This is An Incredible Investigative Piece that Should Have Been Written by the Mainstream Press and Proves How Lame They Are.
EuroCondi - BuzzFlash Editorial Cartoon by Steve Bradenton
Fake White House Reporter Really Quits Job -- Verse-Case Scenario by Tony Peyser
Trump Conference -- BuzzFlash Editorial Cartoon by Tony Peyser
Internet Radio for the Left, as compiled by our very own Gloria Lalumia
You Can Listen to and Read About 60 BuzzFlash GOP Hypocrites of the Week Here. Wouldn't They be Great on National Radio, Exposing the GOP for What is It's Essential Characteristic: Hypocrisy
Mr. Bush, Are You Serious About Reducing the Budget Deficit? -- Letters from Ethan
Part II of "The Reception Room For Heaven" -- Episode 29.2 of Steven C. Day's The Last Chance Democracy Café
The Reception Room For Heaven -- Episode 29.1 of Steven C. Day's The Last Chance Democracy Café
WaPo Finds New Ways to Describe The Emperor's Clothes -- A BuzzFlash Reader Contribution
Not Worth My Son's Sacrifice -- A BuzzFlash Guest Contribution from Cindy Sheehan
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