The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – August 27, 2004

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Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry bring his campaign to Northern California with stops in Daly City and San Francisco… .citing a slowdown in the economy Kerry says president Bush is presiding over a downsizing of dreams and possibilities…

Republicans attempt to tie next week’s demonstrations at the Republican National Convention to the Kerry campaign,, hoping any trouble in the streets will translate into votes for George Bush

The deal to end three weeks of fighting in the Iraqi city of Najaf seems to
be holding. …militiamen loyal to cleric Moqtada Al Sadr withdraw from the
Imam Ali Mosque and many of them turn in their weapons

The State Senate passes a bill granting drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants but key prison reform legislation is defeated in the Assembly

Governor Schwarzennegger backs off his demand that the state legislature
immediately ratify a deal creating a large new casino in San Pablo

And the FBI is investigating a Pentagon official for spying for Israel.. .the
plot allegedly involves the main pro-Israeli lobbing group in Washington