Friday, August 13, 2004

  • NJ Governor Resigns As He Admits To Gay Affair

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    In a stunning press conference, James McGreevey yesterday announced his resignation and revealed that he had an affair with another man. McGreevey becomes perhaps the highest ranking politician to ever come out while serving in office. [includes rush transcript]

  • California Court Voids 4,000 Same Sex Marriages in San Francisco

    Gaymarriage

    The state Supreme Court voided the marriages of some 4,000 same sex couples who married in San Francisco earlier this year. The court ruled that San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom had overstepped his authority by issuing the marriage licenses to same sex couples. [includes rush transcript]

  • Washington Post Admits It Buried Anti-War Voices Before the Iraq invasion

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    Press critic Michael Massing reviews the Washington Post admission that it failed to raise criticisms of the Iraq invasion before the U.S. attacked last year. Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr admited in the Post yesterday, "Across the country, the voices raising questions about the war were lonely ones. We didn’t pay enough attention to the minority." [includes rush transcript]

  • Will Yaser Esam Hamdi Go From An Enemy Combatant to A Free Man?

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    For over two years Hamdi, a U.S. citizen, has been held on a military brig. Charges have never been filed against him. He has never been in a courtroom. And only recently was he allowed to see an attorney. The president declared him an enemy combatant and essentially decided the Constitution did not apply to him. Now the U.S. is preparing to release him. [includes rush transcript]

  • A Warning From the ACLU: Emerging "Surveillance-Industrial Complex" Is Turbo-Charging Government Monitoring

    Surveillance

    A new report by the American Civil Liberties Union has found the government is rapidly increasing its ability to monitor average Americans by tapping into the growing amount of consumer data being collected by the private sector. [includes rush transcript]