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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Candidate Kinky Friedman: The mouth that roared

By KELLEY SHANNON

Gubernatorial candidate and professional wiseacre Kinky Friedman was accused Wednesday of making another racially offensive remark — this time in a year-old interview in which he said sexual predators should be thrown in prison and forced to "listen to a Negro talking to himself."

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Is Pakistan next?

President Bush said Wednesday he would order military action inside Pakistan if intelligence indicated that Osama bin Laden or other top terror leaders were hiding there.

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Debate? We don’t need no stinkin’ debate

By ANNE PLUMMER FLAHERTY

Democrats are sitting out an explosive debate on how to treat the nation’s most dangerous terrorism suspects, bypassing a chance to challenge President Bush on a proposal that has infuriated international law experts and human rights groups.

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Discrimination against intelligence

By REG HENRY

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

It seems to me that the word “genius” is not held in the highest regard in these United States. Americans appear a little uneasy with the concept, suspecting that too many brains may encourage too much thinking, which is widely recognized as the source of many problems in the world.

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GAO report details how VA screws veterans

By JAMES ROSEN
McClatchy Newspapers

Nearly a year before they asked Congress for another $3 billion in funding, Veterans Affairs officials knew in late 2004 that their budget was seriously out of whack, congressional investigators say in a report released Wednesday.

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Al Franken: New PAC powerhouse

By ROB HOTAKAINEN
McClatchy News Service

A new Democratic powerhouse is emerging in Minnesota this campaign season: comedian Al Franken.

His political action committee, Midwest Values, has raised more than $800,000, which he’s giving to Democratic candidates in Minnesota and across the country.

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Seesaw battles continue over Bush’s terrorism bills

By LAURIE KELLMAN

White House loyalists struggled on Wednesday to save President Bush’s wartime legislative plans from collapsing under Republican squabbles. In cliffhanger votes, a House committee rejected, then endorsed Bush’s proposal to continue tough interrogations of suspected terrorists.

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