Thursday, December 13, 2007

Big Dan's Big News Dec 13, 2007

(artwork by Little De; click on picture to enlarge)

· Bush has expanded power 1,100 times

· VA must act to curb combat-vet suicides, panel hears

· Destruction of CIA Tapes Can't Hide Barbaric U.S. Torture Methods

· Democrats Bow To Bush's Demands On War Spending Bill

· Somalia descends into Africa's worst crisis; A year after the U.S.-backed Ethiopian army toppled a hard-line Islamist regime in Somalia, the country has become Africa's worst humanitarian catastrophe.

· Voters focus on pocketbooks as economy wobbles

· Economy emerging as key election issue
America switching focus from war in Iraq to economic woes

· Thor Hearne, the GOP's 'Voter Fraud' Fraudster, Gets His Groove Back; Files Amicus Brief to SCOTUS in Indiana Photo ID Case, on Behalf of New Congressional 'Clients'; Dems Indignantly Issue More Harshly Worded Statements, as Voter Suppression Mainlined by Bush DoJ...

· Born to Shop: How Marketers Brainwash Babies; Marketers are targeting kids at disturbingly young ages, compromising the nation's health, creativity and democracy.

· Bush Vetoes Children’s Health Insurance Bill Again

· Politics for rednecks; Call it the view from the Red(neck) States

· Arctic summers ice-free 'by 2013' ;Arctic summer melting in 2007 set new records; Scientists in the US have presented one of the most dramatic forecasts yet for the disappearance of Arctic sea ice.

· Some Mormon Stuff Mitt Romney Left Out of His Religion=Freedom=Religion Speech

· Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D) is being excluded from this week’s Iowa presidential debate because he has not rented office space in the Hawkeye State, his campaign said Wednesday.

· Wexler to Dems: Want a healthcare plan for children? Try impeachment hearings

· Rep. King (Republican, of course) Decries ‘Assault On Christmas,’ Calls On Americans To ‘Stand Up’ And ‘Worship Christ’

· A tiny town called Potrero just north of the border in California, an area ravaged by the recent wildfires, just stood up and resoundingly said no to another impending disaster: Blackwater moving to town. It was the nation’s first ever electoral vote on Blackwater and it was a massive people-powered grassroots victory over the mercenaries.

· No Paper Trail Left Behind: the Theft of the 2004 Presidential Election*
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