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Why Cheney Lost It When Joe Wilson Spoke Out
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Ray McGovern writes about how the Libby trial helps explain the vice president's meltdown; suicide bomber kills 30-plus in cafe northeast of Baghdad; President Bush looks to build Latin American bridges by cooperating on biofuels production; US teens facing danger at work; Florida Republican politicians seek to criminalize teen pregnancy; and more ... Browse our continually updating front page at http://www.truthout.org

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Ray McGovern | Why Cheney Lost It When Joe Wilson Spoke Out
"Testimony at the Libby trial showed a vice president obsessed with retaliating against former ambassador Joseph Wilson for writing, in the New York Times op-ed section on July 6, 2003, that intelligence had been 'twisted' to justify attacking Iraq. How to explain why the normally stoic, phlegmatic Cheney went off the deep end?" asks Ray McGovern.

Bomber Kills 30 People at Iraqi Cafe
A suicide bomber killed more than 30 people Wednesday in a popular cafe northeast of Baghdad, and three American soldiers died when a roadside bomb exploded northwest of the capital, authorities said.

House Democrats Say Consensus Is Forming on US Troop Withdrawal
House Democrats have pushed back consideration of the budget resolution and the Iraq supplemental spending bill because they haven't been able to resolve differences between those who want to mandate a clear date for withdrawal from Iraq and those who don't. But leaders are still saying they expect a floor vote before the Easter recess, and they are stressing that they have reached consensus in some key areas.

Bush Embarks on Ethanol Diplomacy to Rebuff Chavez
US President George W. Bush visits Latin America this week to try to improve his reputation and influence in a region where anti-American voices like Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez are on the rise. Bush is expected to cozy up to moderate leftists like Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, hoping to woo him with a much-touted plan to cooperate on the production of biofuels like ethanol.

Case Against TVA's Coal-Plant Emissions Heats Up
The nation's largest public power system could be held liable for violating the Clean Air Act, due to a federal court ruling last week.

Idahoans Weigh In on Ending Wolf Protections
Pitting memories of wolves howling at the moon against dead cattle and failing ranches, more than 150 people drove from across the state Tuesday evening to voice their opinions on the proposed removal of gray wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains from the federal endangered species list.

Many US Teens Work Dangerous Jobs
A new survey suggests that millions of American teenagers are working in hazardous environments, performing dangerous tasks in violation of the law and without proper training or supervision.

Union Organizing Can Be Deadly in Colombia
More than 800 trade unionists have been killed in Colombia over the past six years, by government count, yet the number of those murders solved can be counted on one hand. Union organizing can be a deadly activity anywhere but is particularly dangerous in Colombia, where decades of political violence and lawlessness compel some unscrupulous employers to hire assassins.

Legislators Want Pregnant Girls Reported
Florida's Republican State Senator Ronda Storms has joined forces with a top House Republican, Representative Dennis Baxley, on a bill that aims to crack down on underage sexual abuse by having health care professionals assume pregnant teens are crime victims.

As Biofuels Boom, Will More Go Hungry?
Using plants to feed our fuel needs may be a great idea, and the biofuels gold rush could be a money-spinner for several poor countries, but some experts warn people may go hungry as food prices rise.

VIDEO: Keith Olbermann | Joseph Wilson: Time for Bush/Cheney to Come Clean
In his first live interview since the guilty verdicts in the trial of Lewis "Scooter" Libby, former ambassador Joseph Wilson told Keith Olbermann it's now time for President Bush and Vice President Cheney to be honest with the American public about their roles in the outing of his wife, CIA Operative Valerie Plame.

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