President Bush names White House counsel Alberto Gonzalez to succeed Attorney General John Ashcroft. ..despite his role in drafting controversial aspects of the government’s post 9-11 policies, Gonzalez is expected to win easy senate approval. U.S. forces claim they now control 70 percent of Fallujah — while car bombings, kidnappings and fighting rages elsewhere in … Continued
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Attorney general John Ashcroft announces his resignation …civil rights and liberties groups say he’s been one of the worst Justice Department leaders in modern times… U.S. troops fight their way into the center of Fallujah …ten U.S.. and two Iraqi soldiers and an unknown number of resistance fighters and civilians are killed in the offensive… … Continued
U.S. Troops launch a massive military offensive against Fallujah.. .the city’s main hospital is one of the first targets to be captured… The Fallujah offensive brings a response in Baghdad where car bombs explode outside two Baghdad churches and a hospital treating the victims… In the wake of remaining questions about last week’s presidential election, … Continued
U.S. forces open a long-promised assault on the insurgent Iraqi stronghold of Fallujah, hours after interim Iraqi president Iyad Allawi declares martial law in most of the country. Palestinian president Yasser Arafat remains critically ill, while both Palestinians and Israelis speculate on who will succeed him. An anti-nuclear protestor is killed in eastern France when … Continued
U.S. troops are preparing for a major assault on Falluja, where resistance is expected to be fierce. . .. Over three hundred people come to Berkeley to learn how they can create world peace…. The Green Festival opens in San Francisco.. .. Many on the left remain skeptical of this week’s election results..
The U.S. military readies its assault on the Iraq city of Fallujah, with the most intense air strikes in months. …U.S troops have cut the roads to the city and have told women and children to get out …some 10-thousand American soldiers have massed for the attack George W. Bush claims the last state of … Continued
Yasser Arafat is fighting for his life at a French military hospital. . . . Reports today that he had died were not true. . . . .at an emergency meeting in the West Bank Palestinian officials transfer some of Arafat’s powers to the prime minister In a post-election press conference president Bush claims voters … Continued
Hours after his running mate vowed to fight on, John Kerry concedes the presidential race to President Bush …Kerry concludes that even after the disputed provisional ballots are counted in Ohio, he won’t be able to win the state or the election George W. Bush savors his triumph …he’s won the most popular votes off … Continued
Its too close to call in a number of key battleground states and the presidential race is still up for grabs Here in California a record turn-out is expected as voters decide on 16 state propositions including stem cell research, expansion of casino gambling and a mandate for employers to provide healthcare for their workers … Continued
President Bush and democratic challenger John Kerry spend a last, long day campaigning before the voters have their say in the hard fought presidential campaign… Californians prepare to vote on whether employers must provide health coverage to their workers in the state’s most expensive ballot initiative, pitting unions and consumer-groups against Macy’s, Walmart and McDonalds… … Continued