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Woodward documents Bush’s many lies about Iraq war

Bob Woodward’s new book, State of Denial, not only shows an out-of-control White House unable to accept reality, it details the lies George W. Bush told the American people about Iraq war progess that wasn’t and an optimistic prognosis that existed only in the President’s mind.

Outside groups, mostly GOP biased, trying to buy elections

By JIM KUHNHENN

The images are searing, violent. Smoke and flames pouring from the World Trade Center towers. Bullets ripping through military protective vests.

The scenes are from this year’s campaign ad wars, waged outside the control of candidates or political parties.

Heading into the final weeks before the Nov. 7 elections, independent advocacy groups, many financed by a few wealthy donors, are spending millions on ads in some of the most contested states and congressional districts.

A White House in turmoil; a Presidency out of control

Journalist Bob Woodward’s new book details the administration of President George W. Bush as a White House in turmoil, riddled with internal strife, torn by bickering among senior aides and rife with calls on Bush to fire embattled Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

Woodward’s book details what many already suspected: That Bush’s Presidency was out of control and in a major state of denial over its many failures in the doomed invasion of Iraq.

Who’s who in race for GOP Presidential nomination

By ROB HOTAKAINEN
McClatchy Newspapers

If you believe the latest polls, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani will have the best shot at raising his arms in victory at a Twin Cities podium two years from now when Republican Party activists convene for their national convention.

Vote softly and build a big fence

The U.S. Senate on Friday overwhelmingly agreed to authorize construction of a fence along the U.S. border with Mexico, sending to President George W. Bush before the November 7 elections a bill that Republicans hope will showcase their efforts to stop illegal immigration.

More come forward to confirm George Allen’s racist behavior

The evidence continues to mount that Virginia Senator George Allen is both a racist and a liar. Another former football teammate has come out from behind the wall of anonymity and confirmed that Allen used racial slurs in college.

In additions, confirmations have poured in from around the country from those who knew Allen in his college days and on the campaign trail: All say Allen used racial epithets.

The Senator, however, continues to claim he never, ever, used racial slurs and his campaign has tried to smear anyone who confirms that he did.