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66 percent: Number of Americans who say a major terrorist attack is likely in the next 12 months, up from 55 percent in June 2005.
The ACLU releases new FBI documents “showing that senior Defense Department officials approved aggressive interrogation techniques” that were “abusive, ineffective and unlawful.” “It is entirely unacceptable that no senior official has been held accountable,” said ACLU attorney Jameel Jaffer.
Another crony. This time it’s Kevin Warsh, who was recently appointed to the Federal Reserve Board. His primary qualification appears to be his father’s partisan political contributions.
Starvation looms for tens of thousands of Zambians — a humanitarian crisis that, unlike Darfur, could be prevented “without doing anything other than appropriating a lousy $8.5 million to buy some food for refugees.”
Bush’s proposal to expand health savings accounts would be a windfall for the nation’s rich. The proposal would create the “mother of all tax shelters.”
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has launched an investigation into reports that “thousands of declassified documents had been reclassified by executive branch agencies and removed from public access in questionable circumstances.”
And finally: Georgia lawmakers turn their attention to the critical issue of designating an official state dirt.
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