As the Senate debates President Bush’s 87 billion dollar Iraq request, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the Congressional Black Caucus announce they’ll oppose the measure. Former tree-sitter Julia Butterfly Hill says she will commit what may be the single largest such act of war tax resistance by refusing to pay a $150,000 federal tax … Continued
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Supreme Court says Feds can’t punish doctors for recommending marijuana. A consumer group calls on Schwarzenegger to reveal the details of his talk with former Enron exec Ken Lay. Car Bomb explodes near Turkish Embassy in Bahgdad, days after Turkey agrees to send troups to Iraq. The latest attempt in the PR campaign on the … Continued
Tonight’s News: Israeli troops pull out of Rafah in the Gaza Strip, leaving eight palestinians dead and some 2,000 homeless. In one of his last official acts, Governor Gray Davis signs legislation requiring businesses with large state contracts to offer domestic partners the same benefits as married couples. The Navy agrees to limit its use … Continued
Suicide bomb in Baghdad Leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committe say Bush has lost control of Iraq policy because of turf battles between Rumsfeld and Powell. Afghan guerillas attack a district office, killing 8. Protesters killed in Bolivia. Thoughts on Columbus Day.
Syria says it has the right to defend itself if Israel attacks again. Rival warlords withdraw in Afghanistan. Activist gather in SF for a teach in. Parents, teachers and students gather in Oakland to better their schools.
Tonight’s News: A closer look at Governor-elect Schwarzenegger’s plan to audit the state’s books and budget. The International Red Cross speaks out about the treatment of the terrorism suspects at the naval base at Guantanamo Cuba. President Bush plans to tighten the enforcement of the embargo on Cuba and tighten the ban on travel to … Continued
Tonight’s News: Governor-elect Schwarzegegger introduces the key members of his transition team, including San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown. How Schwarzenegger’s promised repeal of the hike in the vehicle license fee will hurt city and county government. President Bush’s $87 billion aid package for Iraq passes a key House committee. Former judges and diplomats urge the … Continued