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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
FLASH: Election Date September 17th
National Party Campaign Manager Doesn't Know If/How Much American Billionaire Has Donated
Poetry Day Inspires Outpouring of Purple Political Polemic
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Egypt Bombing As Rice Visits Israel/Lebanon
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
No Right Turn & Russell Brown On Work For The Dole
Chris Lewis Falls Victim To "Crab Bucket Mentality"
What Were The Standing Orders To The USAF On 911?
Tom Cruise's Role In The Valeries Plame Affair
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:
London Bombings Commentary

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
Bradford Concerned 90s Beneficiary Bashing Coming Back In To Fashion -
NZ First Aim To Please The Lorax and Voters With Environment Policy
Community Education To Get Chop In National's Tertiary Shake-up
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FLASH: Election Date September 17th

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essay PM announces election PM Defines Election Battleground [1] - Helen Clark said that this election is about leadership, credibility, and values. "It’s about who can be trusted to run a strong economy, create jobs, lift living standards, and invest back into the basics of health, education, services for older citizens and families, infrastructure, and law and order. It’s about who has credible policies to deliver those results for the future, and who will keep their word on the promises they make to the people of New Zealand. It’s about who can be trusted to stand up for New Zealand and for the values and principles which New Zealanders hold dear at home and abroad." Prime Minister announces Election Date [2] and PM's Statement on the 2005 General Election [3] REACTION:

  • National - Don Brash responds to election date [4]
  • NZ First - Let The Show Begin - Peters [5]
  • Greens - Greens looking forward to hard, clean campaign [6]
  • ACT - Understanding MMP is the key for voters [7]
  • United Future - United Future welcomes election date confirmation [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00330.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00535.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00536.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00530.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00538.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00531.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00537.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00533.htm


    National Party Campaign Manager Doesn't Know If/How Much American Billionaire Has Donated

    - Today while being interviewed on TVNZ's Agenda program, Education Minister Trevor Mallard accused the National Party of hiding their election donations "through [using] trust funds." When contacted by Scoop yesterday National Party campaign manager Steven Joyce explained that National hadn't received "any large donations" from Julian Robertson. "It is possible that [Mr Robertson] made an anonymous donation. It is also possible that he may have given to one of the trusts that periodically makes donations to us but again I have no knowledge of that. They don't tell me who gives the money so I don't know," he said. See... Mallard Attacks National's Use Of Trust Funds [1] ALSO:

  • Kevin List: A Week of It: US Friendly Policy Under Fire [2]
  • Scoop Background Report: - Iraq Conflict Set To Be NZ Election Issue
  • FULL COVERAGE: Iraq, Nukes and Nat Foreign Policy [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00308.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00294.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00310.htm


    Poetry Day Inspires Outpouring of Purple Political Polemic

    - The policy, the policy, when do we get the policy? The election will come either way, but was it just frivolity? When they promised us a shadow budget shortly after Mike's?And now they say the Labour Party should be on their bikes, And the country is collapsing (a thing they cannot bear) But when the Government's criticised, the policy's not there! See...Lyndon Hood: Political Poetry Through the Ages [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00295.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • 2005 Candidate Profile Fact Sheet - Hone Harawira [1]
  • Inaugural Leadership Awards In Peter Blake’s Name [2]
  • Police say party pills reducing demand for ecstasy [3]
  • Study Discovers Cranberry’s Ulcer Fighting Power [4]
  • Wellingtonian Is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu US Champion [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00505.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0507/S00233.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0507/S00312.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0507/S00085.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0507/S00176.htm


    Egypt Bombing As Rice Visits Israel/Lebanon

    - QUESTION (Andrea Mitchell, NBC News): Madame Secretary, could we trouble you? I know it's been a long day, but with such terrible happenings in the attack at Sharm el-Sheikh. Does the American Government have any idea who could be behind it? It ... See... Rice Remarks Before Meeting Shimon Peres [1] MORE:

  • Rice After Meeting With President Mahmoud Abbas [2]
  • Sharm el Sheikh Bombings [3]
  • Rice With Lebanese Prime Minister Seniora [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00397.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00396.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00395.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00394.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Rising To The Occasion: Moreno & The IDB [1]
  • The Intolerable Abuses of Guatemalan Women [2]
  • Increase In Refugee Returns From Tanzania [3]
  • Awareness Can End Intolerance Towards Refugees [4]
  • New EU Moratorium on GM Cultivation [5]
  • Rules on law enforcement must be upheld [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00399.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00398.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00390.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00389.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00387.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00386.htm


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    SCOOP COLUMNS


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    No Right Turn & Russell Brown On Work For The Dole

    - National looks set to try and revive the failed policies of the 1990's with a vengeance, with Judith Collins announcing that a National government would reintroduce work-for-the-dole . See... No Right Turn: Failed policies [1] and Public Address 25/07/05 - Bombs And Big Brothers [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00328.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00326.htm


    Chris Lewis Falls Victim To "Crab Bucket Mentality"

    - I'm enormously sad to learn that New Zealand Tennis have finally driven tennis ace Chris Lewis from New Zealand. Chris is a wonderful sportsman and a tremendous human being, and his departure for California leaves me angry at his treatment here at home. See... Peter Cresswell: Chris Lewis - Tall Poppy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00327.htm


    What Were The Standing Orders To The USAF On 911?

    - One year after the release of the 9/11 Commission Report, serious questions that were raised before and during the Commission proceedings remain unanswered. For many, the Commission Report raised more questions than it answered. See... UQ Wire: The Mineta Testimony [1] . See also... UQ Wire: Briefing on 9/11 to Air on Web, TV [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00322.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00392.htm


    Tom Cruise's Role In The Valeries Plame Affair

    - A member of special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald’s legal team confirmed that actor and covert CIA agent Tom Cruise blew the cover of undercover agency operative Valerie Plame Wilson. See... Dennis Hans: Super-spy Tom Cruise Outed Plame [1]

  • William Rivers Pitt - Bush's Soviet State [2]
  • Thom Hartmann - What Did Bush Know, And When Did He Know It? [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00317.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00314.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00320.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Greg Palast - China Floats, America Sinks [1]
  • Rosalea Barker - Stateside: Coming Over All Political [2]
  • Sanjay Upadhya - Nepal - Stealth of Nations [3]
  • Narconews - Welcome Telesur: Notes on Media from Below [4]
  • David Swanson - Downing Street Memo 3rd Anniversary [5]
  • Toni Solo - Unicorn Hunting In Nicaragua [6]
  • Narconews - Radio Free Venezuela? [7]
  • Kamala Sarup - Sex Trafficking Increasing - No Sign Of Stopping [8]
  • William Fisher - A Degree In Public Diplomacy [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00324.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00325.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00323.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00321.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00319.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00318.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00315.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00313.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00311.htm


    London Bombings Commentary

    Ramzy Baroud Barbaric. There is hardly any other term that is capable of depicting the murder of over 50 people and the wounding of hundreds more during London’s rush hour on July 7. Unexpected, however is the least relevant term. See... Ramzy Baroud: Barbaric But Not Unexpected [1] David Swanson We write from the After Downing Street Dot Org Coalition in the United States to thank you for your solidarity on this third anniversary of a meeting that we were never meant to know about, a meeting that took place some yards from where you stand. ... See... David Swanson: Dear London [2] For complete Scoop London Bombing Commentary CLICK HERE [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00316.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00312.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/features/londonbombing.html#comment

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)


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    Bradford Concerned 90s Beneficiary Bashing Coming Back In To Fashion -

    It is a disgrace that National and NZ First are promising an immediate return to forced work-for-dole if they win the election, Green Party Work and Income Spokesperson Sue Bradford says. "Voters need to be very wary of National, NZ First and any other party bidding to be the biggest beneficiary basher who put forward such simplistic solutions to unemployment and welfare problems. See... Disgraceful work-for-the-dole doesn't work [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00514.htm


    NZ First Aim To Please The Lorax and Voters With Environment Policy

    - Rt Hon Winston Peters has called for the planting of millions of extra trees in response to the Kyoto crisis. He has also called for tougher bio-security standards, an urgent review of 1080 use, a comprehensive oceans policy and more efficient process for dealing with sewerage as part of its environment policy launched today at a public meeting in Russell. ...See... Our Future, Our Environment [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00500.htm


    Community Education To Get Chop In National's Tertiary Shake-up

    - Apprenticeships and industry training will get a big boost from National as it prunes back dodgy tertiary courses, said National’s Education spokesman, Bill English, while launching his party’s tertiary education policy today. See... National boosts apprenticeships, industry training [1] ALSO:

  • National - National Tertiary Policy and Fact Sheet [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00499.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00502.htm


    MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - Perinatal, Maternal Mortality Review Committee [1]
  • NZ Govt - Key needs to tell the full story [2]
  • NZ Govt - Companies Office and IRD, Making Life Easier [3]
  • NZ Govt - If only Mr English had read a little further… [4]
  • NZ Govt - Good progress on taskforce recommendations [5]
  • NZ Govt - Nat's RMA carve-up is "Think Big in drag" [6]
  • NZ Govt - Government's RMA changes back in Parliament [7]
  • NZ Govt - NZ contributes to UN's Niger appeal [8]
  • National - Fixing the RMA is a top legislative priority [9]
  • National - National Party Resource Management Policy, Q & A [10]
  • ACT - The Letter [11]
  • ACT - RMA - past being tinkered with - ACT [12]
  • Green Party - Stick to Energy, Trevor [13]
  • Green Party - Nats will stop you having your say [14]
  • Green Party Judith Todd to meet public in Chch, Dunedin [15]
  • United Future - Ministry of Silly Rules: Brass Band Blackballed [16]
  • United Future - Day six: Nandor's silence wilful and perplexing [17]
  • United Future - United Future Local Government Policy [18]
  • United Future Baldock: UF launches plan for sleeker local govt [19]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00541.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00523.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00522.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00539.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00528.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00527.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00519.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00515.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00517.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00518.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00526.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00525.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00529.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00534.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00540.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00532.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00524.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00521.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00520.htm

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