Cities and State Parties Pass Impeachment Resolutions

By David Swanson

The past month has seen a burst of resolutions supporting impeachment in city councils, state democratic parties, and even chapters of Democrats Abroad. On January 6, the City Council of Arcata, Calif., passed a resolution demanding the impeachment or resignation of President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, citing violations of international and constitutional law.

PDA Meeting in DC Feb. 9

PDA DC Mtg. Thurs. 2/9, 6:30PM

Please attend a meeting of the Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) www.pdamerica.org on Thursday, February 9, 2006 at 6:30 PM at the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, Building 39, 2nd Floor, 4200 CT Ave., NW Washington, DC 20008. Red Line Van Ness/UDC Station. Wheelchair Accessible. Parking under campus off Van Ness St.

Ex-U.N. Inspector: Decision Already Made To Attack Iran

Ex-U.N. inspector: Iran's next: Ritter warns that another U.S. invasion in Mideast is imminent
By Brandon Garcia

02/06/06 (Santa Fe New Mexican, The (KRT) Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge) The former U.N. weapons inspector who said Iraq disarmed long before the U.S. invasion in 2003 is warning Americans to prepare for a war with Iran.

City of S Francisco Takes Up Resolution on Impeachment

http://www.beyondchron.org

Resolution calling for a full investigation, impeachment or resignation of Bush and Cheney
by Ken Werner, Trinity Plaza Tenants Association (TPTA), 2006-02-07

Bloggers, pollsters, newspaper columnists, and members of the U.S. House and Senate have been more frequently discussing the possible impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Cheney, and today District 6 Sup. Chris Daly steps forward to introduce File No. 060156, "Resolution calling for a full investigation, impeachment or resignation of President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard B. Cheney."

War Costs, "Defense" Budget Rising

By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - The country's two overseas wars and its homeland defense could cost as much as $10 billion a month this year - nearly 50 percent more than last year, the White House estimates.

Diabolical

By Todd Smyth

Republicans have cut college funding and doubled Army enlistment bonuses to ensure only the poorest will suffer the burden of arrogant Republican foreign policies.

$12 Billion Cut in Federal Student Aid

Published Version of the Conyers Report

http://www.conyersblog.us

At this site, we are especially proud of the new Conyers Report, "The Constitution in Crisis." We were also pleasantly surprised that the Academy Chicago Publishers, the same people who published "What Went Wrong in Ohio?" decided to publish the report, with a foreward by Ambassador Joe Wilson.

Latest on Impeachment Inquiry

By Congressman John Conyers, http://www.conyersblog.us/

Up to 17 Members, More than 35,000 Citizens

All of your hard work is paying off. We are now up to 17 Members on my select committee to investigate impeachable offenses. And more than 35,000 Americans have signed my on line petition demanding accountability.

Attempting to Defraud the Nation Into War

By Congressman John Conyers, http://www.conyersblog.us

If there is a report that has come out lately that I think is worthy of a "blog-swarm" but hasn't been yet, it is this one. Some have discussed it already (here, for example) but they are, in my view, missing the biggest bombshell in it.

Iraq, Niger, And The CIA

By Murray Waas, National Journal

Vice President Cheney and his then-Chief of Staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby were personally informed in June 2003 that the CIA no longer considered credible the allegations that Saddam Hussein had attempted to procure uranium from the African nation of Niger, according to government records and interviews with current and former officials. The new CIA assessment came just as Libby and other senior administration officials were embarking on an effort to discredit an administration critic who had also been saying that the allegations were untrue.

Trial of the True Believers

By Onnesha Roychoudhuri, AlterNet
http://www.alternet.org/story/31894

As the trial of Enron's Jeff Skilling and Ken Lay enters its second week, journalists are again pointing to the connections between the Bush family and administration and the former corporate Goliath. It's certainly not difficult to unearth the laundry list of ties between Bush's tight-knit Republican circle and the company that cheated Americans out of over $1 billion in retirement funds and some 4,500 jobs.

Is CIA Leak Probe a 'Witch Hunt'?

Director Launches Internal Investigation Into Who Gave Sensitive Information to the Media
By BRIAN ROSS and RICHARD ESPOSITO

Feb. 7, 2006 — - The director of the CIA has launched a major internal probe into media leaks about covert operations. In an agencywide e-mail, Porter Goss blamed "a very small number of people" for leaks about secret CIA operations that, in his words, "do damage to the credibility of the agency."

Boxer Claims Feinstein Opposes War; Urges Sheehan Not to Run

Boxer urges Sheehan to not challenge Feinstein
- Zachary Coile, San Francisco Chronicle

Washington -- California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer today urged anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan not to challenge the state's senior senator, Dianne Feinstein, in the June Democratic primary.

The Nation on the White House Memo

Peter Rothberg at the Nation has a blog about the White House Memo.

Bush Likes Science, As Long As It's Done By Lunatics With a Death Wish

Lab Officials Excited by New H-Bomb Project
By Ian Hoffman, Oakland Tribune

For the first time in more than 20 years, U.S. nuclear-weapons scientists are designing a new H-bomb, the first of probably several new nuclear explosives on the drawing boards.

Bush Mouthpiece Defends Illegal Spying

By Marjorie Cohn, t r u t h o u t | www.truthout.org

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was called before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday to explain why George W. Bush's program of warrantless spying on Americans is lawful.

George Bush and Tomoyuki Yamashita

By Dave Lindorff, http://www.thiscantbehappening.net/

It's pretty easy to trace the war crime of torture in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay back to the Oval Office. The memos are all there.

This 12-Step Program Can Break U.S. Oil

Published on Monday, February 6, 2006 by the Madison Capital Times (Wisconsin)
By Michael Brune

Our president almost came clean in his State of the Union speech last week when he finally admitted that "America is addicted to oil." That addiction threatens our national security, our environmental health and our way of life.

Where to Protest Peacefully

Tuesday February 7, 2006
UPDATED* BUSH in Lithonia, GA: President Bush, joined by First Lady
Laura Bush and Secretary Rice, attends the funeral service of Coretta
Scott King at 12:00 PM. [POTUS Schedule]

ImpeachPAC Endorses Chris Owens

Congress is full of followers. But to impeach George Bush and Dick Cheney, we need real leaders.

That's why ImpeachPAC is endorsing Chris Owens in the open race for Brooklyn's 11th Congressional District.

Mayor: New Orleans Will Seek Aid from Other Nations

By Reuters

New Orleans - Shortcomings in aid from the US government are making New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin look to other nations for help in rebuilding his hurricane-damaged city.

Nagin, who has hosted a steady stream of foreign dignitaries since Hurricane Katrina hit in late August, says he may seek international assistance because U.S. aid has not been sufficient to get the city back on its feet.

Reporter hits McClellan on taps: 'You know what happened to Nixon when he broke the law'

By RAW STORY

White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan got in a heated row with a White House correspondent at Monday's press briefing over President Bush's warrantless domestic spying program, RAW STORY has learned.

Ex-President Carter: Eavesdropping Illegal

By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, Associated Press

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Former President Jimmy Carter criticized the Bush administration's domestic eavesdropping program Monday and said he believes the president has broken the law.

Is George Bush Opening Your Mail?

Asked directly by the U.S. Senate, Alberto Gonzales won't say
By James Ridgeway, The Village Voice, NY

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Attorney General Alberto Gonzales refused to say today whether the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program had opened first-class mail. Gonzales is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is holding hearings into the legality of President Bush's spying on Americans.

Bush Step Down Now

By Missy Comley Beattie
http://www.opednews.com

The plan was to attend a dinner party Friday night with my husband. On Thursday, I received an e-mail from Dede Miller, Cindy Sheehan’s sister, saying Cindy wanted me to deliver her message at the Bush Step Down Rally in DC on Saturday. I called my husband at his office and he said, “Go. It’s important.

Democrats.com Offers $1,000 Reward to Any Reporter Who Will Ask Follow-Up Question to Bush

Democrats.com Offers $1,000 Reward to Any Reporter Who Will Ask Follow-Up Question to Bush

At a White House press conference on June 7, 2005, Steve Holland of Reuters asked President Bush and Prime Minister Blair the $1,000 question: (1)

Nomination for Most Dangerous Cartoon Telling Most Blatant Lie:

From the Des Moines Register:

Please point out to the Des Moines Register that Iran is years away from having a nuclear weapon, while the US has piles of them, and that promoting another war based on lies is disgraceful.

Exclusive: Can the President Order a Killing on U.S. Soil?

By Newsweek

Feb. 13, 2006 issue - In the latest twist in the debate over presidential powers, a Justice Department official suggested that in certain circumstances, the president might have the power to order the killing of terrorist suspects inside the United States. Steven Bradbury, acting head of the department's Office of Legal Counsel, went to a closed-door Senate intelligence committee meeting last week to defend President George W. Bush's surveillance program. During the briefing, said administration and Capitol Hill officials (who declined to be identified because the session was private), California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein asked Bradbury questions about the extent of presidential powers to fight Al Qaeda; could Bush, for instance, order the killing of a Qaeda suspect known to be on U.S. soil? Bradbury replied that he believed Bush could indeed do this, at least in certain circumstances.

San Diego Disrupts DC

By Barbara Cummings

San Diego is fast becoming known as a very progressive city. There is some event on almost every weekend in some part of the county. Many of these are begun by one or two individuals who have taken the initiative to act out on their own.

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