Excerpts: Obama’s DNC Speech, ‘The American Promise’

“Four years ago, I stood before you and told you my story – of the brief union
between a young man from Kenya and a young woman from Kansas who weren’t well-off
or well-known, but shared a belief that in America, their son could achieve whatever …
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McCain’s Ties to Neocon Hard Lines

Randy Scheunemann, one of John McCain’s top foreign policy advisers, represents
a key link in neoconservative strategy that seeks simultaneously to remove hostile
regimes in the Middle East and to box in Russia through an expanded NATO that incorporates …
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Cheney Likely Behind Letter Linking Iraq, Al-Qaeda

In a new book published this week, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Ron Suskind
wrote that the Bush administration committed an impeachable offense by ordering the
CIA to create a forged document showing a link between Saddam Hussein and the terrorist …
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Power Grid Still in ‘Dire Straits’

Five years ago this month, a devastating blackout rippled through the Northeastern
United States. The blackout plunged more than 50 million people into darkness for
nearly three days and left a gaping $10 billion hole in the nation’s economy.
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Justice Probe Still Threatens Gonzales

Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will face new legal jeopardy when the Justice
Department’s Inspector General issues his next report on how the Bush administration
let politics influence prosecutorial judgments, says ex-U.S. Attorney David Iglesias.
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New Details Emerge in Missing W. House Emails Case

The Bush administration may have already hired an outside contractor to search individual
computers for tens of thousands of missing e-mails that disappeared between 2003
and 2005.
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