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Gonzales plans to play down domestic spying impact

U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales plans to tell a Senate committee on Monday that President George W. Bush’s warrantless domestic surveillance program is carefully targeted and “not a dragnet,” Time magazine reported on its Web site on Saturday.

Things don’t look good for grandma’s TV

Under pressure from the digital-TV industry, Congress has set Feb. 17, 2009, as the date when the United States goes digital, and that means an estimated 70 million TV sets won’t be able to pick up signals from the air without a digital-to-analog converter box.

Is John Boehner just another Tom DeLay?

020506boehner.jpgOver the years, new House Majority Leader John Boehner (right) has built a political empire with similarities to the fundraising machine of the man he’s replacing, Rep. Tom DeLay.

The Ohio congressman, who won an upset victory for the House GOP’s No. 2 post, has distributed roughly $2.9 million to Republicans from his political action committee since 1979, according to the campaign finance Web site Political Money Line. Some of the recipients this week returned the favor in voting for him.

NSA spys mostly on innocent Americans

Intelligence officers who eavesdropped on thousands of Americans in overseas calls under authority from President Bush have dismissed nearly all of them as potential suspects after hearing nothing pertinent to a terrorist threat, according to accounts from current and former government officials and private-sector sources with knowledge of the technologies in use.

Sanctified at CPAC

By HAL BROWN

I am delighted to report that those attending the CPAC conference this weekend should have an uplifting time. Those bratty ‘crats can only muster a bunch of geriatric Hollywood has beens like Susan Sarandon, Barbra Streisand, James Brolin, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Jason Alexander and some guy that played Meathead to their shindigs.

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