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Posted on: Aug 29, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The Supreme Court nominee may have to recuse himself from decisions that conflict with his $1.6 million in stock holdings.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2005, Source: AlterNet the tune of 750 last-minute amendments to a plan for reforming the organization.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Rather than seeking to improve fuel economy, Bush proposes to further screw the country by making it easier to buy gas-guzzling SUVs.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2005, Source: AlterNet

There are over 100 million records on the airlines' watch lists. Now you can find out what they've got on you.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2005, Source: AlterNet

In this most odious example of <a href="">IOKIYAR</a>, a Republican bigwig frees a man who carried a pipe-bomb onto an airplane.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Dick Cheney is the most recent official to further the cause of trashing Cindy Sheehan.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2005, Source: AlterNet

It's time to re-brand Bush's Crawford retreat as a "haven" or "retreat" -- it's certainly not a "ranch."

Posted on: Aug 18, 2005, Source: AlterNet

'I'll be back as soon as possible, if it's possible,' she says...

Posted on: Aug 16, 2005, Source: AlterNet

For all the many good reasons, or even well-founded suspicions, for opposing the Roberts nomination, the Senate will still approve him.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Twenty-one administration officials have been implicated in the Plame/Rove scandal. How many heads will roll?

Posted on: Aug 12, 2005, Source: AlterNet

... and Jon Stewart pulled the final straw.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2005, Source: AlterNet

An absolute must-read: Matt Taibbi gets an up-close tour of how our Congress <i>really</i> works. It is not pretty.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2005, Source: AlterNet

When the elected leaders in Washington approved the energy bill last week, they gave a huge boost to terrorists.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Who will the Republicans run in 2008? Who's opposing Roberts in the Senate?

Posted on: Aug 10, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Another dose of bad medicine for our very own bellwether species.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Well, they do in China, but certainly not here.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The mainstream press trumpets Iran's resumption of a uranium conversion program. It's like Iraq all over again.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Another tragic milestone for the War on Iraq.

Posted on: Aug 4, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Sixty years after Hiroshima, the damage from those nuclear bombs remains, and the threat is ever increasing.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The special election in Ohio's 2nd district was a narrow loss for the Dems, but it also points the way to future victories.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Which would you rather hear, 'Cornyn comments on highway bill' or 'Republican Failures in the 109th Congress?'

Posted on: Aug 2, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Military recruitment is going downhill so quickly that the Navy is posting fake job ads to get names and numbers for its call list.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2005, Source: AlterNet

A new article in Harper's summarizes what we've long suspected.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The House Minority Leader is exploring how to 'reward' the reps who betrayed their party late Wednesday night.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2005, Source: AlterNet

A couple of different takes on the vote, the scheming, and what it all means.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Lots of big and little progress made in the halls of Congress this week on Bush's two-year-old energy bill.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2005, Source: AlterNet

First there were tomatoes and corn; now scientists are genetically modifiying trees.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Obviously, it's no surprise that she's a bad journalist, but at least she could be original, right?

Posted on: Jul 21, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Mayor Bloomberg and the NYPD will be randomly checking subway riders' bags starting tomorrow.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2005, Source: AlterNet

AlterNet readers offered many thoughts and insights into Rose Aguilar's article on the invisible centrists in the Republican party.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2005, Source: AlterNet

In an attempt to wipe Rove's face off the nation's front pages, Bush will announce his Supreme Court pick at 9 p.m. Eastern time tonight.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Politics, schmolitics. Rove, Schmove. Supreme Court, Schmupreme Schmourt. It's Friday, why not read some fun stuff?

Posted on: Jul 13, 2005, Source: AlterNet

File in the not-too-surprising category: the RNC's talking points on Rove make the case that everyone accusing the Deputy Chief of Staff is not to be believed.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Even though global warming got short shrift at last week's G8 summit, conservationists and the oil industry are all over the news this week.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Do cell phones fry your brain? Depends who you ask. Here's a hint: the global cell phone industry tends to say "no." Independent scientists aren't so sure.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Whether you think of him as 'boy genius' or 'turd blossom,' Dubya's architect is all over the news these days.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2005, Source: AlterNet

A new report shows people are taking spyware seriously, at last.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Egypt's top diplomat is the terror group's latest victim.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Maybe in Bizarro-world, that would be the headline. Here, our Democrats bat like cute little kittens at the ever-expanding black hole of Republican corruption.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Unsurprisingly, it's only the Bush Administration that's opposed to fighting global warming.