Abuse of Power Continues in Congress
Sat Oct 8, 2005 19:18

Abuse of Power Continues in Congress
Rep. Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee, responded today to the Republican Leadership's deliberate attempt to thwart the will of the American people and to undermine the democratic process during a vote on the Gasoline for America's Security Act.

Bush justice nominee withdraws; Asian quake leaves hundreds dead; Oil refinery bill squeaks by; Bush will veto anti-torture law; and more ... Browse our continually updating front page at http://www.truthout.org

Camp Casey Goes to Washington
TO's coverage of Cindy Sheehan's efforts to rally the nation against war continues with powerful new videos, first-hand reports and comments. Stay with our coverage.

Mayday Mississippi Delta
TO continues to provide information support for everyone impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. We will find the best sources available for up-to-date and expansive coverage.

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Bush Justice Nominee Withdraws
The Bush administration's choice for deputy attorney general has withdrawn his nomination amid mounting questions over his dealings with indicted Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff and over his role in shaping controversial interrogation policies.

Powerful Asian Quake Leaves Hundreds Dead
A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake near the Pakistan-India border Saturday reduced villages to rubble, triggered landslides and flattened an apartment building, killing hundreds of people in both nations.

GOP Oil Refinery Bill Squeaks By
It took more than 40 raucous minutes of pleading and cajoling, bargaining and begging on Friday. But House Republican leaders managed to squeeze through an oil refinery bill in a tumultuous floor vote that severely tested a leadership team rocked by the indictment of Representative Tom DeLay.

Bush Will Veto Anti-Torture Law after Senate Revolt
The Bush administration pledged yesterday to veto legislation banning the torture of prisoners by US troops. The administration's extraordinary isolation was underlined when the Senate Republican majority leader, Bill Frist, supported the amendment.

Bush Plan Shows US is Not Ready for Deadly Flu
A plan developed by the Bush administration to deal with any possible outbreak of pandemic flu shows that the United States is woefully unprepared for what could become the worst disaster in the nation's history. A draft of the final plan, which has been years in the making, is expected to be released later this month,

Dahr Jamail | Violence Leads Only to More Violence
With names like 'Operation Iron Fist' and 'Operation Iron Gate' thousands of US troops, backed by warplanes, tanks and helicopters began attacking small cities and villages primarily in the northwestern area of al-Anbar. An Iraqi journalist writing under the name Sabah Ali recently returned from the al-Qa'im area of Iraq, accomplishing a feat no non-embedded western journalist has dared undertake. Her report tells quite a different story than US Military and corporate media.

Daniel Schorr | How High Could Indictments Go?
Daniel Schorr comments on the tangled web of CIA leaks and wonders how high the indictments could go. The prosecutor interviewed President Bush and Vice President Cheney at some length. It is not publicly known if they are implicated, but Schorr reminds us that the Watergate grand jury wanted to indict President Nixon for obstruction of justice.

Al-Jazeera Finds Its English Voice
Al-Jazeera is launching an English-language network with Washington as a major hub. But the Bush administration has repeatedly denounced al-Jazeera.

Pentagon Wants to Spy on Americans
George Peirce, the DIA's general counsel, said yesterday that covert operatives need to be able to approach potential sources in the United States without identifying themselves as government agents. The legislative proposal has been controversial on Capitol Hill and has drawn criticism from groups concerned with privacy and civil liberties.

John Dean | The Case Against Tom DeLay
What is one to make of the criminal charges against Tom DeLay? John Dean speaks with several knowledgeable Texas lawyers, of both parties, about the case.

Study: Euthanizing Right-wing Pundits would Solve Global Warming


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