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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 22 March 2006

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Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Kevin Phillips' New Book " American Theocracy"

Kevin Phillips, former Republican strategist and bestselling author of American Dynasty and Wealth and Democracy , provides a critical and extensively researched analysis of the current political condition as shaped by the “Republican Majority” and the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0603/S00296.htm


2: Greg Palast: Bush Didn't Bungle Iraq, You Fools

Get off it. All the carping, belly-aching and complaining about George Bush's incompetence in Iraq, from both the Left and now the Right, is just dead wrong. On the third anniversary of the tanks rolling over Iraq's border, most of the 59 million Homer Simpsons who ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00293.htm


3: Peters regrets NZ Herald plumbing new depths

Foreign Minister Winston Peters has described an editorial carried yesterday in the New Zealand Herald as "petty, woefully misinformed, and factually incorrect".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00357.htm


4: Questions And Answers - Tuesday, 21 March 2006

1. Dr DON BRASH (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in the Minister of Energy, Minister of Transport, and Minister responsible for Climate Change Issues; if so, why?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00356.htm


5: Jason Leopold: Woodward's Plame Leak Deep Throat

He is referred to as "official one" and he is the mysterious senior Bush administration official who unmasked the identity of an undercover CIA operative to Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Bob Woodward in mid-June 2003 and conservative columnist Robert Novak a ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00314.htm


6: William Rivers Pitt: The Silence of the Sheep

As the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq passed into history, the White House continued to dumb down what defines "victory," Bush administration officials regurgitated their upbeat talking points, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld wrote an op-ed ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00297.htm


7: Bush Didn't Bungle Iraq, You Fools

Get off it. All the carping, belly-aching and complaining about George Bush's incompetence in Iraq, from both the Left and now the Right, is just dead wrong.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0603/S00408.htm


8: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 22 March 2006

1. Conservation, Minister—Confidence 2. Working for Families Package—Benefit from Changes 3. Economic Development, Associate Minister—Policy Development 4. Roading—Public-private Partnerships 5. SchoolSmart Website—Use of Data 6. Justice, Minister—UMR Survey, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00383.htm


9: Big prices expected for cars, Hodgkins paintings

Australia’s second biggest auction house Bonhams and Goodman are expected to return record prices at their March auctions in Sydney starting this week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0603/S00283.htm


10: Elders call on Apology From Queen

Despite Aboriginal Elder, Uncle Max Eulo of the Buddgeti Tribe (West NSW), standing in the hot sun for well over three hours to extend a traditional welcome and invitation to the Queen and Prince Phillip and/or visit Camp Sovereignty in King's Domain; he ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0603/S00365.htm


11: Questions for Oral Answer - 22 March 2006

1. Dr DON BRASH to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in the Minister of Conservation; if so, why?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00362.htm


12: Guatemala’s Cursed Armed Force Back in Town

One can be forgiven for arguing that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who demonstrably is losing the war in Iraq, is now trying to achieve an easy win in Latin America, where he is presiding over the rehabilitation of what he sees as the Latin American ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0603/S00315.htm


13: Marjorie Cohn: Bushies in Wonderland

On May 1, 2003, George W. Bush swaggered across an aircraft carrier deck and declared "Mission Accomplished." Yesterday, his proclamation was a little more understated. He said it marked "the third anniversary of the beginning of the liberation of Iraq," ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00299.htm


14: Recent Developments in Nepal and Sri Lanka

Donald Camp, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Statement before the House Committee on International Relations Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Washington, DC March 15, 2006

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0603/S00389.htm


15: Robert Parry: Iraq - U.S. News Media's Waterloo

For more than three decades, the U.S. news media has been living off – or living down, depending on your perspective – its Watergate-era reputation of helping to unseat a power-abusing President and exposing a raft of other political scandals.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00309.htm


16: Expeditors Int'l to be based at Auckland Airport

Auckland International Airport Limited (AIAL) today announced the signing of new commercial property deal. A $6 million office/warehouse building will be constructed for US-based logistics company Expeditors International. This building will become ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0603/S00310.htm


17: Fitzgerald Previews Government Case Against Libby

The criminal trial against I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, may still be nearly a year away, but the special counsel prosecuting the case has already provided a preview into the government's criminal case against ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00298.htm


18: NZ a lout on world stage say Greens

New Zealand's position on terminator technology at the UN Convention on Biodiversity shows a reckless disregard for biosafety and for international opinion, says Green Party Environment Spokesperson Nandor Tanczos.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00361.htm


19: Bush On War on Terror and Operation Iraqi Freedom

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all. (Applause.) Thank you all. Please be seated. Sanjiv, thanks for the introduction. He called me on the phone and said, listen, we believe in free speech, so you're going to come and give us a speech for free. (Laughter.) ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0603/S00385.htm


20: Coca-Cola Challenged at World Water Forum

Coca-Cola Challenged at World Water Forum "Coca-Cola's Sponsorship is Like the Fox Guarding the Chicken House" Mexico City: The India Resource Center is challenging the Coca-Cola company's sponsorship of the World Water Forum, the largest international ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0603/S00376.htm


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22: Attorney-General caught filing false declarations

Attorney-General David Parker could face up to $1.8 million in fines or a five year jail term after filing false statements with the Companies Office during his time as a Labour MP, according to a story in the latest Investigate magazine.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0603/S00159.htm


23: Dahr Jamail: Operation Swarm of Lies

The stated mission of Operation Swarmer, launched late last week in an area just northeast of Samarra, in Iraq, was to "break up a center of insurgent resistance" and to disrupt "terrorist activity," according to the US military.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00313.htm


24: Dover Samuels' goose is cooked

Labour Maori list MP Dover Samuels should at long last apologise to Maoridom for supporting the foreshore and seabed legislation, Greens Maori Affairs Spokesperson Metiria Turei says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00382.htm


25: The Public Sphere in Conflict and Transition State

The public sphere as a concept which has been under development since the days of Socrates and Plato, continues to be the subject of modern debate. Socrates, in the end, was executed not for asserting the way the world should be, but for doubting ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00279.htm


26: Media Avoids Covering Vote on Permanent Bases

Something is happening in Iraq that most Americans have never heard about, but many Americans think the war is being fought for: the United States is building what look like permanent military bases.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00291.htm


27: NEWSFLASH: David Parker Resigns All Portfolios

In a brief announcement at the beginning of caucus today the Prime Minister Helen Clark told media that she had accepted an offer from David Parker to resign from all portfolios. She said Mr Parker had discussed the situation with senior colleagues ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0603/S00300.htm


28: World Heritage sites threatened by Bush ignorance

Paris, 17 March 2006 - "Ignore the Bush Administration's apparent reckless intent to ravage the planet," says Greenpeace today as experts attend an urgently convened meeting on World Heritage and climate change. Greenpeace called on the experts to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0603/S00349.htm


29: Gamers rushing to be first to get Xbox 360

New Zealand gamers keen to be first to get their hands on Xbox 360 – the new generation of electronic gaming that was an instant sell-out in the United States – are heading to Hamilton tomorrow (Weds, March 22).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0603/S00328.htm


30: Brash to visit Cook Islands

National Party Leader Don Brash will make a short visit to the Cook Islands later this week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0603/S00354.htm

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