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The Washington Note: Defense Secretary, Robert Gates, has told a number of senior national security officials -- current and former -- that he is shut

The Washington Note: Defense Secretary, Robert Gates, has told a number of senior national security officials -- current and former -- that he is shutting down (or at least significantly shrinking) the Rumsfeld-Cambone-Feith-Boykin intelligence operation.

TomDispatch: 11 ways to report on Gitmo without upsetting the Pentagon

Kevin Drum: The IRS is outsourcing its writing of tax rules to the very lawyers and accountants who create tax shelters and exploit loopholes for the superrich

Words of Power: A quarter century ago, Jimmy Carter warned of this grim period. His prophetic call was not heeded.

The Largest Minority: Another BUSHCO gag order on global warming

Democrats.com: A remarkable video of Rep. David Obey's explosion at super-polite Marine mom Tina Richards when she asked him about the Iraq War Supplemental

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