Monday, November 19, 2007

Today's Randi headlines/articles


- CACI v Randi Rhodes
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- Watch and enjoy Randi's "We Believe" speech given at The 50th Anniversary Celebration of Peace Action of Michigan, November 11th, 2007.

Does Hillary have something major on Obama… or is Robert Novak trying to stir the pot? Here is Novak’s piece, “Hillary vs Obama”.

Did CNN rig the Dem debate last Thursday? Some evidence is emerging that all the questions were asked by PLANTS.

Presidential long-shot Mike Huckabee’s new ad featuring Chuck Norris.

Our good friend Brent Budowsky wrote in The Hill, “The Clinton News Network Holds a Vladimir Putin Debate”.

Karl Rove's debut article in Newsweek, "How To Beat Hillary (Next) Novemver".

The US military released data yesterday showing that the weekly number of attacks in Iraq had fallen to its lowest level since Jan. ’06. It’s the 3rd week in a row where attacks were at a reduced level.

2 Iraqi civilians were killed yesterday when US military opened fire on a car. A Shi'ite official said it was "barbaric, brutal and illegal". US officials said that an incident happened but would hot comment further.

The $50 billion dollar war funding package was shot down by Senate Republicans on Friday. If passed, it would have required President Bush to start a phased redeployment of U.S. forces within 30 days of enactment. It fell 7 votes short of the 60 needed.

In his weekly radio address Bush attacked Congress for holding up funding for the war, saying Congress was “failing to meet its responsibilities to our troops.”

Presidential hopeful Joe Biden has a 5-point plan for bringing our troops home and not leaving chaos behind.

Democrats say they will not stop trying to end the war despite repeated failures in the Senate, where 60 votes are needed to overcome Republican procedural hurdles.

The US military is hoping to use Pakistani tribes against al-Qaeda.

US Army deserter level is at it’s highest since 2003.

Years after the war started, Iraqis still don’t have clean drinking water.

The Real Cost of War…the battles inside a soldiers head!

Immunity gets dropped from versions of FISA bill. Even with improvements, the bill still authorizes illegal surveillance of Americans’.

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has dismissed 5 of the 6 petitions challenging Musharraf’s re-election.

Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte visited Musharraf last weekend telling him that the US strongly advises him to end emergency rule and step down as military leader.

The tale of Buzzy and Cookie continues. Cookie’s lawyer asks that the brothers not be asked to testify about discrepancies in their versions of what Cookie knew about Buzzy, and when.

Buzzy resigns from Blackwater advisory board.

The Bush administration hopes they have stopped their downward spiral, but Bush’s approval ratings remain at record lows.

And another one’s gone! Bush’s top aide for domestic security and counter-terror activities, Fran Townsend, resigns!

Puff pieces and softballs: Bush and the NY Times make for strange bedfellows.

From Bill Moyers Journal, despite public opposition the Chairman of the FCC, Kevin Martin, is going to allow BIG media to swallow up MORE MEDIA. You have until December 11th to let the FCC, Congress, and the White House know what you think. Contact the FCC here.

Frank Rich’s column in the NY Times entitled, “What That Regan Woman Knows”.

Another award for Gore: He will be given the Founders Award at the International Emmys tonight.

Al Gore is also going to be back at the White House! Bush is going to honor Nobel Prize winners. This is the first time Gore will visit Bush in the WH since 2001.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is going to keep the Senate in session over the Thanksgiving holiday to keep Bush from making recess appointments.

On this weekend’s Face The Nation, Bob Schieffer chastised Congress for doing nothing going into their two week Thanksgiving break.

Detroit is named the most dangerous city in the US. Don’t expect them to change the “Welcome to Detroit” signs, though.

Hollywood writers are going to resume talks November 26th. Meanwhile, talks between Broadway stagehands and the League of American Theatres and Producers have broken off.

These stories, your calls and much more on today’s Randi Rhodes Show

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