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

1: Vincent Foster Murder Evidence Released

Miquel Rodriguez, an assistant U.S. attorney who was hired by Kenneth Starr to conduct a grand jury investigation of Foster’s death, tells how Starr and others blocked his efforts to expose the cover-up of a murder by previous investigators. He resigned ...

2: Dr Kelly's Final Hours Did Not Indicate Suicide

In the 48 hours since the death of UK WMD scientist David Kelly several key pieces of evidence concerning his final hours and frame of mind have now come to light. These are extracted from key articles and linked below.

3: Sludge Report #154 – Bigger Than Watergate!

In This Edition: Bigger Than Watergate! - How To Rig An Election In The United States - Fantasy vs Reality - How We Discovered The Backdoor - Evidence Of Motive - Evidence Of Opportunity - Evidence Of Method - Evidence Of Prior Conduct - Consistent Unexplained ...

4: Inside A U.S. Election Vote Counting Program

Publication of this story marks a watershed in American political history. It is offered freely for publication in full or part on any and all internet forums, blogs and noticeboards. All other media are also encouraged to utilise material. Readers ...

5: PM Strikes First 'The Lord Of The Rings' Coin

Prime Minister Rt Hon Helen Clark struck the first 'The Lord of The Rings' coin, which will be released by New Zealand Post later this year, during a visit to the Royal Mint in Wales last week.

6: Bald-Faced Lies About Black Box Voting Machines

Diebold voting machines are used in 37 states. The entire state of Ohio is considering dumping its old system to buy Diebold. Georgia already did. The Diebold files, supposedly secret voting machine files left on an unprotected web site for nearly six years ...

7: Satire: WMD could stand for many things – Rumsfeld

In response to increased criticism from Congress and the UN that no W.M.D.'s (Weapons of Mass Destruction) have been found to justify the pre-emptive invasion of Iraq by coalition forces, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld cautioned that some may ...

8: UQ Wire: The Crime and the Cover-Up

The scandal axiom in Washington states that it is not the crime that destroys you, but the cover-up. Today in Washington you can hear terms like 'Iraqgate' and 'Weaponsgate' bandied about, but such obtuse labels do not provide an explanation for the profound ...

9: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 22 July 2003

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in her Associate Minister of Justice (Hon Margaret Wilson); if so, why?

10: NZ Urged: Stop Shipment of Solomon Island Dolphins

New Zealand and Australia are being urged to intervene to prevent wild-caught dolphins from being exported from the Solomon Islands.

11: National Caucus Votes To Suspend Williamson

The National Party caucus today voted to suspend Pakuranga MP Maurice Williamson from its caucus pending a hearing by the Party Board into complaints against his membership.

12: U.S. Election Integrity Flaw Discovered At Diebold

Recently, technicians and programmers for Diebold Election Systems, the company that supplied every single voting machine for the surprising 2002 results in the state of Georgia, the company that is preparing to convert the state of Maryland to its ...

13: Iraq War is Looking Increasingly Like a Quagmire

Interview with former Calif. state Sen. Tom Hayden, long-time anti-war activist, conducted by Scott Harris

14: Peters: Labour class of 2003 – Doyens of Duplicity

One of the most common misconceptions about Parliament is that it should be made up of highly intelligent motivated people who always act in the best interests of the country.

15: Tenet - Wolfowitz Ctte. Gave Dubious Intelligence

When George Tenet, the director of the CIA, testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week about dubious intelligence data on the Iraqi threat that made it into President Bush’s State of the Union address in January, he said an ad-hoc ...

16: Scoop Link: NZ Listener - Inside The Black Box

What do possible election fraud in the United States and a small, independent website based in New Zealand have in common? The word ''scoop''.

17: Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Macho Macho Man…

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18: Chuckman Cartoon: History Will Forgive Us

- Cartoon By John Chuckman…

19: Israeli Military Slams The Door Shut

Israel promised that building their 20-foot Apartheid Wall around the West Bank wouldn't disrupt the daily life of the Palestinians.

20: Examination Of Dr David Kelly July 15

UK Police have tentatively identified a body in Oxfordshire as David Kelly, a Defense Ministry expert suspected as a media source claiming the government hyped its reports on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. Here is the transcript of Dr Kelly's examination.

21: Israel Admits Jewish Terror Cells Operating

There are at least two Jewish terror cells operating in the occupied Palestinian territories, which are responsible for a series of attacks on Palestinian civilians over the past years, an Israeli defense official said Sunday.

22: Ghana Called On To Arrest President Charles Taylor

Special Court for Sierra Leone: Amnesty International calls on the government of Ghana to arrest President Charles Taylor

23: Future Lefts – Fundies, Trains, and Labour

Editorial – "The Other `L' Word" Article – "Different Directions" Article - "The NZLP and changing Party Systems" Website of the Week

24: Arafat Orders Republication Decree on Incitement

President Yasser Arafat on Sunday ordered, with immediate effect, republication of the three-article presidential decree No. 3 of 1998 reinforcing national unity, forbidding racial discrimination, “incitement to violence,” insulting various religions, and ...

25: Iraq: Bush Berlusconi Discuss Broadening Coalition

President Bush and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi discussed a range of issues during talks at the president's ranch in Crawford, Texas July 21, including "how to broaden the coalition to bring more security to Iraq," Bush told ...

26: Kiwis get richer, students get poorer

“The Social Report 2003, released by the Ministry of Social Development, paints a rosy picture for most New Zealanders yet students are still the only group in society that must borrow to meet their costs of living.” Says Lincoln University Students’ ...

27: Cheney Task Force Docs: Maps Of Iraqi Oilfields

Cheney Energy task force documents... contain a map of Iraqi oilfields, pipelines, refineries and terminals, as well as 2 charts detailing Iraqi oil and gas projects, and ''Foreign Suitors for Iraqi Oilfield Contracts.'' The documents, which are dated ...

28: BBC Statement On Death Of David Kelly

The BBC deeply regrets the death of Dr David Kelly. We had the greatest respect for his achievements in Iraq and elsewhere over many years and wish once again to express our condolences to his family.

29: Sludge #155 – Introducing Recession 2003-2004

NOTE: Authors of this report will be anonymous and wide ranging, and occasionally finely balanced. Indeed you are invited to contribute: The format is as a reporters notebook. It will be published as and when material is available. C.D. Sludge can ...

30: Kidd Millennium: Bring 'Em On - Arm-Chair Machismo

It's a shame, but true. Our Commander in Speech is sometimes left to his own devices. After all, his writers can only work so much overtime. Since his mother apparently never taught him to think before you speak, the man is the most dangerous when his ...

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