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| Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008

Nancy Pelosi says that she is trying to save the planet and prevent global warming, but the reality is that, according to disclosure statements, in May 2007 she invested in T. Boone Picken's clean energy fuels corp., CLNE, which is the sole sponsor of a proposal in California to funnel $5 billion in state funds and $5 billion in federal funds to this corporation which will indirectly help them create a giant wind farm in the Texas panhandle.

Steven J. Milloy From Junkscience.com .

Bush's demand that Russia "reverse course" on Georgia and not try to overthrow an elected government is full of special pleading. ... But that is exactly what he did when Hamas won the elections for the Palestine Authority in January of 2006. Bush slapped sanctions on the elected government and encouraged Israel as it kidnapped ministers, and then ultimately connived at a coup in the West Bank (an attempted one in Gaza, which failed).

Juan Cole From Juancole.com .

When the Obama press-team email "WARNER TO DELIVER CONVENTION KEYNOTE ADDRESS" hit my inbox at 7:15 this morning, for a minute I actually thought, "Oh my God! It's a coup! They've gotten John Warner to break ranks!", until I clicked through and saw that, of course, the Warner in question was Mark.

I know he's supposed to be the Next Big Thing in Democratic politics, but hasn't that been true for a while now• Will he ever stop hovering around "Next" and make a pass at being the Big Thing proper?

Eve Fairbanks From Blogs.tnr.com .

Despite a widespread revulsion over Republican policy, Barack Obama and John McCain are fairly close. ... Call me crazy, but isn't it possible, just possible, that Obama's lead is being inhibited by the fact that he is, you know, black•

Jay McDonough From Swimmingfreestyle.net .

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