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German Chancellor: Shut Guantanamo Down

German Chancellor: Shut Guantanamo Down

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Jason Leopold | The NSA Spy Engine: Echelon
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/010806A.shtml
Jason Leopold reports on the National Security Agency spy program code-named Echelon, which was likely responsible for tapping into the emails, telephone calls and facsimiles of thousands of average American citizens over the past four years, in its effort to identify people suspected of communicating with al-Qaeda terrorists.

German Chancellor: Shut Guantanamo Down
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/010806B.shtml
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in an interview published days before her first visit to the United States and a meeting with George W. Bush, said Washington should close its Guantanamo Bay prison camp and find other ways of dealing with terror suspects.

Frank Rich | The Wiretappers That Couldn't Shoot Straight
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/010806C.shtml
Frank Rich condemns the president for false promises of bringing a "culture of responsibility" to Washington and his public scapegoating of The New York Times and the rest of the press for his failures.

Hugh Thompson, Hero at My Lai, Dead at 62
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/010806D.shtml
Hugh Thompson Jr., a former Army helicopter pilot honored for rescuing Vietnamese civilians from his fellow GIs during the My Lai massacre, died early Friday. He was 62.

Surgeon: Sharon Will Survive
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/010806E.shtml
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will survive his medically induced coma and should be in "relatively good shape."

Let the Congressional Showdown with Alito Begin
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/010806F.shtml
When Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito faces his Senate confirmation hearings this week, he will have to turn in a performance that fits somewhere between the appearances of John Roberts Jr. and Robert Bork.

Leadership Gone, DeLay Faces New Probe
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/010806G.shtml
Having secured a guilty plea from the lobbyist Jack Abramoff, prosecutors are entering a new phase of the corruption investigation in Washington and are focusing on a lobbying firm that has even closer ties to Tom DeLay, the former House majority leader, who is under legal scrutiny in the scandal.

Dahr Jamail | US Propaganda vs. Iraqi Reality
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/010806H.shtml
Dahr Jamail points to the the Capital Hill Cabal who are desperate to paint the Iraq disaster in a glorious hue. Jamail says they are working their pundits and spokespeople overtime to convince the ill-informed they have not failed dismally in every aspect of their illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Noah Feldman | Our Presidential Era: Who Can Check the President?
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/010806I.shtml
Noah Feldman compares the Bush administration to the Nixon administration, pointing to the recent revelation that George W. Bush ordered secret wiretaps in the United States without judicial approval and thus set off the latest round of arguments over what the president can and cannot do in the name of the presidency.

Black Hawk Down, 17 Americans Dead
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/010806X.shtml
Twelve Americans were killed when a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed in Iraq, early Sunday. Five US Marines were also slain over the weekend.

DeLay Blocked Federal Investigation of Crony
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/010806Y.shtml
In a case that echoes the Jack Abramoff influence-peddling scandal, two Northern California Republican congressmen teamed up with disgraced Congressman Tom DeLay to use their official positions to try to stop a federal investigation of a wealthy Texas businessman who provided them with political contributions.

Edward M. Kennedy | Alito's Credibility Problem
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/010806Z.shtml
As Judge Samuel Alito approaches his confirmation hearings next week, Congressman Edward M. Kennedy learns more about him by generating questions concerning the credibility of his assurances.

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