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    (Updated May 16, 2006)

    The article that previously appeared under this URL has been removed
    from our database because a followup investigation revealed the sources
    quoted in the article did not, as they claimed, attend a White House
    meeting between President George W. Bush where we reported he called
    the Constitution a “god damned pieced of paper.”

    Although we
    believe President Bush has a history of flagrant disregard for the
    protections and liberties outlined in the Constitution, we cannot
    confirm that he made the statement and retract the article.

    apologies to our readers. Our policies regarding the use of unnamed
    sources were changed in 2006 and the article would not have appeared on
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