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Who Bought Bush’s Stock?

Hill of Beans

by Christopher Caldwell

"How can Mr. Bush crack the whip on Big Business," asks The New York Times’ Maureen Dowd, "when he’s a wholly owned subsidiary of it?" Before we journalists batter our way into the crack den that is American business corruption, can we come to an agreement that we won’t deploy cliches? When people say "wholly owned subsidiary," what on earth do they mean? If one entity is "wholly owned" by another, isn’t it by definition subsidiary to it?

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And they called Willie slick

by Molly Ivins - Creators Syndicate

07.09.02 - AUSTIN, Texas -- Pardon my rant, but I have had it with the Blame Bill Clinton First crowd. Since the day George W. Bush took office, the Clinton-haters, whose monomaniacal nastiness wasted untold amounts of everybody's time and money in the 1990s, were determined to carry their hyperbolic vendetta into this century.

We are sitting here looking at a huge mess in corporate governance, and before anyone can even get out a useful suggestion, some Republican leaps up and says, "It's all Bill Clinton's fault."

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CORPORATE PIETY AND THE BUSH BOOMERANG

By Matthew Miller

Tribune Media Services

Aides describing the president's outrage over CEO behavior - set to peak next week in a big speech on Wall Street - say Bush feels "betrayed by his class." If so, one thing is certain: It's the first time he's had cause to feel this way!

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The idiots rule

By Walter Williams

July 10, 2002

© 2002 Creators Syndicate, Inc.

We have no less than unadulterated idiots in charge of airport security.

You say, "What is it this time, Williams?"

Last month, while boarding a Midwest Express flight to Milwaukee, former Vice President Al Gore was pulled aside at the boarding gate. He was frisked and his carry-on luggage searched. The entire flight was boarded before Reagan National Airport guards concluded that Al Gore posed no hijacking threat. It was more of the same on his return flight to Washington.

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Pants On Fire

July 9, 2002

The Daily Brew

 Why did corporate America decide it was OK to lie to their investors, the SEC, and the public?  How did corporate America get the idea that they could tell huge whoppers without getting caught?  Who is responsible for giving them the idea that deceit was a sure fire path to riches?  That one's easy.  Rush Limbaugh.

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Feds Plan Terror Information Program

Tue Jul 16, 2002

The government is organizing a program to encourage millions of Americans — including utility workers and letter carriers — to be on the lookout for suspicious activity and to report anything unusual.

Operation TIPS — Terrorism Information and Prevention System — is being developed by the Justice Department , according to a notice on the department's website.

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Arafat Issue Divides U.N., U.S.

Tue Jul 16, 2002

By BARRY SCHWEID, AP Diplomatic Writer

NEW YORK (AP) - U.N., European and Russian leaders split sharply with the Bush administration Tuesday over the future of Yasser Arafat , insisting that the Palestinian leader legitimately heads his people's statehood movement.

During two hours of high-level talks, these leaders said they also told Secretary of State Colin Powell  that headway must be made not just in curbing violence but in settling the Arab-Israeli conflict.

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US planning to recruit one in 24 Americans as citizen spies

By Ritt Goldstein
July 15 2002

The Bush Administration aims to recruit millions of United States citizens as domestic informants in a program likely to alarm civil liberties groups.

The Terrorism Information and Prevention System, or TIPS, means the US will have a higher percentage of citizen informants than the former East Germany through the infamous Stasi secret police. The program would use a minimum of 4 per cent of Americans to report "suspicious activity".

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GW'S PLAN TO EXPOSE' CORPORATE CORRUPTION

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GW'S PLAN TO EXPOSE' CORPORATE CORRUPTION
Tue Jul 9,  2002
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GW'S PLAN TO EXPOSE' CORPORATE CORRUPTION

Text of President Bush's speech
July 9, 2002 Posted: 12:40 PM EDT (1640 GMT)
NEW YORK (CNN) -- Following is a transcript of President Bush's
speech Tuesday in New York addressing corporate misconduct:

"We've learned of some business leaders obstructing justice and misleading
clients, falsifying records, business executives breaching the trust and

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