Daily Revolt

October 24, 2007

FBI Spied on Eugene McCarthy

- FBI Spied on Eugene McCarthy:
When Eugene McCarthy ran for president in 1968, he pledged to fire J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI director who had outlasted presidents from Calvin Coolidge to John F. Kennedy.
Before long, McCarthy's calls for new FBI leadership were cataloged and commented upon by FBI officials in a nearly 500-page file, obtained by The Associated Press through the Freedom of Information Act. The file became available after McCarthy's death in December 2005.


- You know immigration as an issue is dead when a Presidential candidate, and once outspoken critic on the issue, decides to skip an important vote in the Senate:
The latest legislative attempt to give illegal immigrants a path to American citizenship is foundering, its fate symbolized by the fact that Senator McCain, whose name was once synonymous with such immigration legislation, skipped a vote on the bill.


- More bloodshed in the Middle East. And the U.S. is seems impotent to stop it:
Turkey said yesterday the 60,000 troops it has massed on the Iraqi border are ready to cross it and crush Kurdish guerrillas "at any time" - as the United States desperately tried to head off a disastrous showdown between key allies.


- More money we don't have, and can't afford to waste on a quagmire, on behalf of the neocons:
Even if U.S. troop levels in Iraq and Afghanistan are reduced by more than two-thirds from the average numbers, the cost to the taxpayers of those conflicts could reach $2.4 trillion in 10 years, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Wednesday.


- Nobody cares:
Faced with the prospect of significant no-shows at a peace conference scheduled to begin in three days, the United Nations envoy for Darfur on Wednesday urged fractious rebel groups and the Sudanese government to overcome their internal differences and attend.

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