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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:54 AM
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Washington Week in Revue ---- (stories missed by the media)


The first paragraph says these are some stories that missed the news.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/08/opinion/08burka.html?...


January 8, 2005

Washington Week in Revue
By TOM BURKA

....."They're going to put me in stress positions," Mr. Gonzales is reported to have said. Mr. Gonzales has directed members of his staff to revise the White House definition of torture to include torture. In 2002, Mr. Gonzales had written a memo characterizing certain forms of torture as "conversational gambits.".....



"Waves happen," Mr. Rumsfeld told survivors. "Weather is untidy. Sometimes you have to make do with the weather you get instead of the weather you want."......

........In the House of Representatives, Democrats were horrified to learn that Republicans had adopted a provision requiring Senator Barack Obama, Democrat of Illinois, to put the proceeds of his $1.9 million book deal into the legal defense fund of the House majority leader, Representative Tom DeLay.

"Obama's not even in the House," complained Representative Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader. She said Democrats would introduce a resolution that would require Bill Frist, the Republican leader of the Senate and a doctor, to provide free checkups to all House Democrats and their dependents.......
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