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Houston, We Still Have a Problem

May 17, 2005 - Executives and investors will be gathering in downtown Houston today for the annual shareholders meeting for Halliburton Co. Inside, CEO David Lesar will be congratulating himself on the astonishing $7.1 billion revenue the company has made off its military contracts in Iraq, which boosted Halliburton's overall revenue some 25 percent, bringing it to over $20 billion for 2004.

Walter Jones Update

May 17, 2005 - Check out Pam Spaulding on the illustrious North Carolina congressman Walter "Freedom Fries" Jones and his latest caper (he wants to "restrict access" to -- i.e. ban -- children's books that mention homosexuality).

Oil for Bombs

May 17, 2005 - Lurking beneath the headlines about the much-touted oil-for-food scandal (that, helpfully for the right, involves the U.N., a British leftist, some French guy, and lots of "top Kremlin operatives") is

Big Sugar and the Fight Over CAFTA

May 16, 2005 - As the Washington Post reported last Friday, President Bush is struggling to rescue the "floundering" Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), and could be in for a "rare defeat" in Congress on the pact.

Welcome Kossacks! And CounterPunchers!

May 14, 2005 - Welcome visitors from DKos (and elsewhere)! Markos' plug for our report on how base closings will affect the South has driven a lot of new traffic to our site. We're glad you came by.