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Video: Christie and Bush: Politics

And how can we pass up this great piece of video that the Corzine team dug-up on Chris Christie. After months of running away from the Bush Administration and saying that his appointment as NJ’s US Attorney Gerneral was not politically motivated, here is Chris Chirtie himself saying that he is proud of the fact he raised money for the president.

“And I did it in a completely appropriate fashion and enthusiastically for the President. And there’s no mystery to the fact that I was appointed to this job because, in part, I had a relationship with the President of the United States”

“Anybody who receives a political appointment — I am a political appointee — there’s going to be some measure of politics involved with that appointment.” Christie states.

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Corzine Talks Torture With Morning Joe

Govenor Jon Corzine made an appearance on the MSNBC’s Morning Joe program, where he discussed the ongoing controversy ┬ábehind the Bush administrations use of torture, as well as other harsh interrogation techniques used on terrorist suspects to garner information.

They also dicussed whether or not Bush administration and/or other government officials should be held accountable for their actions.
Take a look, it was an interesting discussion that I wasn’t expecting. Who knew that the Governor was expert on such things?

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PALLONE INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT COMMUNITIES’ RIGHT TO KNOW ABOUT TOXIC RELEASES


Washington, D.C. — U.S. Rep Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, yesterday introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that will undo U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations weakening toxic reporting requirements that have been in place for nearly two decades.

The Toxic Right-to-Know-Protection Act will undo changes that have seriously undermined the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), a critical tool that has given communities access to an online database describing what toxic chemicals are being released from nearby plants and refineries. The TRI program has been extremely successful in empowering communities by ensuring that they know what chemicals and how much of these harmful chemicals are being released into the air, water and ground.

In December 2006, the Bush administration’s EPA announced final rules that loosened reporting requirements for the TRI. These rules have significantly reduced the amount of information available to the public about toxic chemicals by eliminating detailed reports from facilities that release up to 2,000 pounds of chemicals every year, and facilities that manage up to 500 pounds of chemicals known to pose some of the worst threats to human health, including lead and mercury.

Read full Press Release >>>Here

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PALLONE INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT COMMUNITIES’ RIGHT TO KNOW ABOUT TOXIC RELEASES


Washington, D.C. — U.S. Rep Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, yesterday introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that will undo U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations weakening toxic reporting requirements that have been in place for nearly two decades.

The Toxic Right-to-Know-Protection Act will undo changes that have seriously undermined the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), a critical tool that has given communities access to an online database describing what toxic chemicals are being released from nearby plants and refineries. The TRI program has been extremely successful in empowering communities by ensuring that they know what chemicals and how much of these harmful chemicals are being released into the air, water and ground.

In December 2006, the Bush administration’s EPA announced final rules that loosened reporting requirements for the TRI. These rules have significantly reduced the amount of information available to the public about toxic chemicals by eliminating detailed reports from facilities that release up to 2,000 pounds of chemicals every year, and facilities that manage up to 500 pounds of chemicals known to pose some of the worst threats to human health, including lead and mercury.

Read full Press Release >>>Here

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NSA Whistleblower- Bush Administration Spying on Journalists- Recording "Everything"

From last nights Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Russel Tice former analysist for the National Sercurity Administration (NSA)says that the Bush administration was spying on and targeting journalists and had access to all Americans phone calls, emails and computer communications.

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NSA Whistleblower- Bush Administration Spying on Journalists- Recording "Everything"

From last nights Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Russel Tice former analysist for the National Sercurity Administration (NSA)says that the Bush administration was spying on and targeting journalists and had access to all Americans phone calls, emails and computer communications.

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