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More Palin scandals, McCain still a fascist, and RNC turns St. Paul into police state

McCain Uses His Big Speech to Give Us a Tour of His Vietnamese Prison Cell – Alternet 9/5/08

Number of sentences in John McCain’s RNC speech about being a POW in Vietnam: 43. Number about his 25 years in the House and Senate: 8.

Exposing Five Dangerous Lies in McCain’s Big Speech – Alternet 9/6/08

McCain’s falsehoods on health care, oil companies, trade, taxes and worker training were egregious and covered up his pro-corporate positions.

Video: Obama v McCain on Iran – Consortium News 9/1/08

McCain for min wage after 17 nay votes – Raw Story 9/1/08

Nikolas Kozloff : Making a Killing in Iraq: McCain and the Telecoms – CounterPunch 9/1/08

McCain Policies Differ Sharply From Party Plank – NYTimes 9/3/08

McCain’s Neocon Evolution – Consortium News with video 9/6/08

 

Forget the Baby. There’s Too Much Else! – Mother Jones 9/2/08

Palin investigation on ‘fast track’: ABC – Raw Story 9/5/08

ABC News has exclusively learned that Alaska Senator Hollis French will announce today that he is moving up the release date of his investigation into whether Gov. Sarah Palin abused her office to get the Alaska public safety commissioner, Walt Monegan, fired. The results of the investigation were originally scheduled for release Oct. 31 but will now come almost three weeks earlier

Team McCain tries to curb Palin probe – Raw Story 9/5/08

Palin’s Pork – Washington Post 9/2/08

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin employed a lobbying firm to secure almost $27 million in federal earmarks for a town of 6,700 residents while she was its mayor

Video: NIGHTLINE: Devastating ABC Investigative Report On Palin-Troopergate…No Holds Barred – via MParent 9/5/08

Palin: Iraq war ‘a task that is from God’ (AP) – Yahoo 9/3/08

Sarah Palin, would-be banner of books – Boing Boing 9/3/08

Top Ten Most Disturbing Facts and Impressions of Sarah Palin – Alternet 9/2/08

8 More Shocking Revelations About Sarah Palin – Alternet 9/3/08

Trooper-Gate Trooper Breaks Silence – TPMuckraker, with video 9/5/08

CNN caught up earlier today with Alaska State Trooper Mike Wooten, the former brother-in-law of Sarah Palin, who is at the center of Trooper-Gate. Wooten doesn’t appear to have spoken publicly since his name became the focus of the investigation
More footage here

Palin’s Hockey Rink Leads to Legal Trouble – Wall St Journal 9/5/08

The biggest project that Sarah Palin undertook as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska was an indoor sports complex, where locals played hockey, soccer, and basketball. But what was to be her legacy has turned into a financial mess that continues to plague Wasilla.

Palin Won’t Be Subpoenaed on Trooper-Gate – TPMuckraker 9/5/08

Even if she refuses to testify voluntarily, Sarah Palin will definitely not be subpoenaed as part of the Trooper-Gate investigation, Rep. Jay Ramras, a Republican on the committee overseeing the probe, just confirmed

Palin belonged to Alaskan Secessionist Party and spoke at conventions – with video, via MParent 9/1/08

Palin’s church connected with Joel’s Army, a ‘Christian’ reconstructionist paramilitary group – via MParent 8/31/08

Palin meets with AIPAC – MSNBC 9/2/08

Palin’s Start in Alaska: Not Politics as Usual – NYTimes 9/3/08

When Sarah Palin ran for mayor in 1996, Wasilla, Alaska, got its first local lesson in wedge politics.

Dave Lindorff : Troopergate in Alaska – CounterPunch 8/30/08

Fired Alaskan Official Says Palin Hasn’t Been Truthful – ABC 9/4/08

Palin Was a Director of Embattled Sen. Stevens’s 527 Group – Washington Post 9/1/08

Troopergate: Tape contradicts Palin – via MParent 8/31/08

Palin and the Stevens scandals – AP/Yahoo 9/3/08

Alaska And Gov. Palin Sued Over Drugging Kids – via MParent 9/3/08

Did Palin fire police chief for challenging Palin campaign contributors? – ABC 9/3/08

Video: Palin addressing her church – via MParent 9/3/08

Palin & her Pastors – another controversy – Harpers 8/30/08

Interview with former AK police chief Monegan on TrooperGate – Washington Post

Palin ‘“Racist, Sexist, Vindictive, And Mean’ – via MParent 9/5/08

“So Sambo beat the bitch!” This is how Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin described Barack Obama’s win over Hillary Clinton to political colleagues in a restaurant a few days after Obama locked up the Democratic Party presidential nomination. 

Update: More than 800 arrests reported during convention – Raw Story 9/4/08

Confessions of an RNC security guard – Salon 9/6/08

St. Paul in ‘hot seat’ over RNC arrests – Raw Story 9/5/08

60,000 letters to mayor demanding dropped charges for all arrested journos.

AT&T all over at both conventions – Raw Story 9/5/08

AT&T’s lobbying strategy at this summer’s Democratic and Republican conventions? More bars in more places

Rachel Maddow: ‘Let’s call lies, lies’ – Raw Story with video 9/5/08

Rachel Maddow fact checks a number of statements made at the Republican National Convention, calling them out for what they are: Lies.

Plans for kidnapping, bombs at convention: documents (Reuters)  – Yahoo 9/3/08

Protest Peacfully And get Charged With ‘Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism’  – via MParent 9/4/08

FBI Wanted Obama Plotters Charged, But A Rove Appointee Said No – via MParent 9/4/08

10m video: Rage Against the Machine go a capella at RNC protest after cops shut down PA  – BoingBoing 9/3/08

ABC’s Attempt To Film Donors Ends in Arrest – Washington Post 8/28/08

Police Seize Journalists Notes About RNC Protest Plans – YouTube via MParent 8/27/08

ACLU condemns mass arrests of RNC demonstrators – Raw Story 9/2/08

As Unlawful Arrests Continue, St. Paul Feels Like a City Under Siege for Some Residents – Alternet 9/3/08

Police raid on RNC protesters leads to investigation – Raw Story 8/31/08

Police raid headquarters of RNC protesters – CNN 8/30/08

They raided a Food Not Bombs collective

Massive, warrantless raids on peace protesters in Minneapolis, ahead of RNC. – BoingBoing 8/30/08

Pre-Emeptive Arrests of Peace Protesters in Minneapolis – via Cryptogon 8/30/08

 

Previously:

2008 Election Posts

Songbird McCain – The Evidence

Obama Does Not Represent Change

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