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Entries by Katharine Zaleski from 08/2007

Blow To Maliki: Main Sunni Bloc Quits Iraq Government

Posted 08.01.2007 | Huffington Post

The main Sunni Arab political bloc quit the Iraqi government on Wednesday in a blow to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, while a suicide bomber driving a...

Bush Domestic Spying Part Of Much Broader Operation

Posted 08.01.2007 | Politics
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The Bush administration's chief intelligence official said yesterday that President Bush authorized a series of secret surveillance activities under a...

Govt Report: War Could Cost One Trillion Dollars

Posted 08.01.2007 | Politics
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The war in Iraq could ultimately cost well over a trillion dollars -- at least double what has already been spent -- including the long-term costs of ...

Bush Plans To Prevent Rove From Testifying Thursday

Posted 08.01.2007 | Politics
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Citing executive privilege, President George W. Bush has barred his close adviser Karl Rove from testifying to the Senate Judiciary Committee in a pro...

Gonzales: I "May Have Created Confusion"

Posted 08.02.2007 | Politics
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With potential perjury accusations hanging over him, embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales sent a letter to Senate leaders Wednesday acknowledgi...

White House On Bridge Collapse: Inspection Two Years Ago Found Deficiencies

Posted 08.02.2007 | Politics
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The White House said Thursday that an inspection two years ago found structural deficiencies in the highway bridge that buckled during evening rush ho...

Sen Reid: This Is A "Wake-Up Call...We Have All Over The Country Crumbling Infrastructure"

Posted 08.02.2007 | Politics
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, said Thursday that the Minneapolis bridge collapse should be a "wake-up call" for the country. "We have ...

DailyKos: Liveblogging YearlyKos

Posted 08.02.2007 | Huffington Post

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Top Bush Aides To Be Questioned Over Tillman Spin

Posted 08.02.2007 | Politics
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The White House has agreed to let congressional investigators interview three former officials in an inquiry into what the administration knew about t...

Sen Dodd Confronts Bill O'Reilly About Smearing YearlyKos Convention

Posted 08.02.2007 | Media
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In a shouting match that aired this evening on The O'Reilly Factor, Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd slammed Bill O'Reilly for his sustained smear campa...

Clinton: "Yes I Will" Continue To Accept Lobbyists' Money

Posted 08.04.2007 | Politics
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Senator Clinton silenced a room of approximately one thousand progressive bloggers and activists Friday at the YearlyKos convention when she said, "Ye...

Clinton: "Yes I Will" Continue To Accept Lobbyists' Money

Posted 08.04.2007 | Huffington Post

Senator Clinton silenced a room of approximately one thousand progressive bloggers and activists Saturday when she told a crowd at the annual YearlyKo...

Clinton's Real YearlyKos Conflict: Fundraiser At Billionaire Ron Perelman's Estate In East Hamptons

Posted 08.04.2007 | Huffington Post

The mystery of the Clinton scheduling flip-flop that was to prevent her from attending a YearlyKos break out session lives on. The story began on Th...

French President Sarkozy Loses It On US Journalists

Posted 08.06.2007 | Politics
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy lost his temper with two American news photographers covering his vacation Sunday, jumping onto their boat and scoldi...

Bush Meets With Karzai To Discuss Deteriorating Security Situation In Afghanistan

Posted 08.06.2007 | Politics
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Beleaguered by a hostage crisis and insurgent violence, Afghan President Hamid Karzai is seeking fresh backing from a reliable ally: President Bush. ...

Obama Copies Edwards' Line On Lobbying

Posted 08.06.2007 | Politics
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Senator Barack Obama appears to be taking his lines from rival Democratic candidate Senator John Edwards. On Saturday during a debate over whether can...

Efforts To Reach Six Missing Miners Stifled...325 Citations Issued For The Mine Since '04

Posted 08.07.2007 | Huffington Post

Teams of rescuers struggled to clear fallen rock from tunnels early Tuesday, trying to reach six coal miners trapped by a cave-in more than 1,500 feet...

Britain: Release Five Gitmo Prisoners

Posted 08.07.2007 | Politics
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Britain asked the United States to release five British residents from Guantanamo Bay on Tuesday in what analysts saw as a sign that new Prime Ministe...

Chicago Pakistani Community To Protest Obama

Posted 08.07.2007 | Politics
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Angry at Barack Obama's recent threat to attack their home country, members of Chicago's Pakistani-American community will protest a scheduled visit b...

Giuliani: "The Degree To Which I Am A Good Or Not So Good Catholic, I Prefer To Leave To The Priests"

Posted 08.07.2007 | Politics
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Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani said Tuesday that whether he was a practicing Catholic was a personal matter as he declined to answer ...

Torrential Floods, Tornado Warning Cause NYC Commuter Havoc

Posted 08.08.2007 | Huffington Post

Torrential rain flooded subways and rail lines and delayed flights early Wednesday at New York's three major airports and thousands of commuters were ...

Fox News Headquarters Completely Flooded

Posted 08.08.2007 | Business
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An emailer writes "The NYC headquarters of Fox News is completely flooded. There's a tarp hanging from the newsroom ceiling... ...

Don't Call It A Vacation

Posted 08.08.2007 | Politics
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It's August in Washington and the city is emptying out. Members of Congress left over the weekend and won't be back until Sept. 4. President George W...

Romney: No Army For My Sons...They Show Patriotism By "Helping Me Get Elected"

Posted 08.08.2007 | Politics
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Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Wednesday defended his five sons' decision not to enlist in the military, saying they're showing their ...

Fate Of Miners Still Unknown As Crews Report Drilling 'Progress'

Posted 08.08.2007 | Huffington Post

HUNTINGTON, Utah -- Rescue crews clinging to a mountainside struggled Wednesday to drill two narrow holes _ one just 2 1/2 inches across, the other le...