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BTL:Bush Photo Op in Iraq Precedes Congressional Debate on War Funding

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine --Weekly Summary
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine --Weekly Summary --www.btlonline.org

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1) Bush Photo Op in Iraq Precedes Congressional Debate on War Funding

Interview with Leslie Cagan, national coordinator of United for Peace and Justice, conducted by Scott Harris

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Text summary/related links: www.btlonline.org/btl091407.html#1hed

2) Washington Increases Weapons Aid to Israel and Pro-U.S. Arab Nations to Shore Up Shaky Middle East Alliance

Interview with Hussein Ibish, executive director of the Hala Foundation for Arab-American Leadership, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

In RealAudio:


Text summary/related links: www.btlonline.org/btl091407.html#2hed

3) White House Likely Used Katrina Disaster in New Orleans to Bolster Fortunes of Louisiana GOP

Interview with political blogger Digby, conducted by Scott Harris

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Text summary/related links: www.btlonline.org/btl091407.html#3hed

4) This week's summary of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

• Federal court order rules that the White house violated a 1990 law when it failed to meet deadlines on releasing updated plans to guide federal research on climate change.

• Flush with oil profits, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has pledged nearly $9 billion in aid to other Latin American nations, more than double the aid sent by the Bush administration in 2005. The aid has been directed to new left-leaning governments in Central and South America.

• NYC's Mayor Michael Bloomberg, eyeing an independent run for the White House, has claimed success in handing over the city's public education system to corporate manager.

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Text summary/links: www.btlonline.org/btl091407.html#news ====================================


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