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Taking the Fall

May 3, 2005 - Today, Rep. Henry Waxman's Committee on Government Reform (Minority Office) draws attention to a recent GAO study critiquing the administration's use of Virginia-based contractor CACI International to interrogate prisoners in Iraq.

Hide the Silverware

May 3, 2005 - I love this headline from the Clarion-Ledger: "Police brace for visit by Bush." He's talking about traffic snarls, but when Rankin County Sheriff Ronnie Pennington says "It will be a mess," he could mean the President's

Barbour for President?

May 2, 2005 - Political Wire passes along a story from the New York Sun that a "small but influential group of GOP insiders" are urging Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) "to seek the Republican nomination for president in 2008." Apparently, the pro-Barbour chatter is on the rise.

Inside the Tyson Foods Empire

May 2, 2005 - Last week, Tyson Foods -- the Arkansas-based poultry and meatpacking conglomerate -- announced a $1.5 million settlement with the SEC for making "misleading or inadquate disclosures" about payments and perks showered on top executives, especially former senior chairman Don Tyson.

15 Workers a Day

April 29, 2005 - Today is Worker's Memorial Day, our time to remember the 15 workers who die every day on the job, largely because of dangerous working conditions. The following post from Confined Space is long but worth the read. And as Mother Jones said, "pray for the dead, and fight like hell for the living."

U.S. Poll: "Get Out of Iraq"

April 29, 2005 - Anti-war progressive activists are routinely denounced by the media, pundits, and others -- including Democratic leaders -- for taking a position that the U.S. should get out of Iraq.