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Jason Leopold

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Don’t Believe the Hype; Terrorist Warnings Just Another Way White House Tries to Change Public Opinion

0 Comments | Posted October 11, 2005 | 1:23 PM

It’s official: I’m a conspiracy theorist.

I’m probably one of thousands -- maybe tens of thousands -- who believe President George W. Bush and his most senior advisers will do anything to improve the president’s poll numbers just to turn the public’s attention away from scandals engulfing the White House.

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Karl Rove Lied to the FBI

0 Comments | Posted October 7, 2005 | 9:42 PM

Looks like Karl Rove did break the law, the same federal law that got Martha Stewart sentenced to six months in prison.

It now appears that Rove, President Bush’s political adviser, may have lied to the FBI in October 2003 - a federal crime - when he was questioned by...

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Federal Enron Rewarding Commission

0 Comments | Posted October 3, 2005 | 12:33 AM

Chutzpah. That's the only way to describe the actions of President Bush.

Few people are aware that earlier this year the president appointed Joseph Kelliher to chair the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the agency that controls the country's natural gas industry, hydroelectric projects, electric utilities, and oil pipelines, and has...

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An Issue Just as Deadly as Terrorism

0 Comments | Posted September 30, 2005 | 6:16 PM

Two years ago, a Blackout plunged 50 million people in Northeastern U.S. and the Canadian province of Ontario into total darkness for more than a day, wreaking havoc on the U.S. economy. Now, we’re dealing with destructive hurricanes. Does anyone spot a common thread here?

For years, energy and environmental...

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The Environment Is Doomed

0 Comments | Posted September 29, 2005 | 2:30 PM

Here's another scandal straight outta' Texas that's fallen off the radar.

Earlier this year, President Bush appointed 66-year-old Sam Bodman to serve as Secretary of Energy, a guy who for more than a decade ran a Texas-based chemical company that spent years on the top-five lists of the country's worst...

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An Urban Legend

0 Comments | Posted September 28, 2005 | 12:42 PM

Republicans like to brag that, as a political party, they're more fiscally responsible than their Democratic counterparts. Well, thanks to President Bush’s four years in office that theory can now take up residence in the urban legend department.

If anything, Bush’s tenure as president proves that the Republican tax cuts...

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Return of the Crony

0 Comments | Posted September 27, 2005 | 10:52 AM

Michael Brown lives.

The embattled director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, who resigned earlier this month amid a firestorm of criticism, related to his agency’s inept response to Hurricane Katrina, has been re-hired as a consultant by FEMA, said a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees...

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Will Frist Survive?

0 Comments | Posted September 26, 2005 | 1:40 AM

It's one thing to lie in politics. It's another to be caught in a lie. Bill Frist has been caught in a lie. His political future is over. The immediate question is, can he survive as Majority Leader?

The Tennessee Republican claims he wasn’t privy to any inside information leading...

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