Yacht owned by defense contractor docked at Cunningham's slip North County Times - North San Diego and Southwest Riverside County News: "A defense contractor whose real estate dealings with Rep. Randy 'Duke' Cunningham have raised ethical questions has another connection to Cunningham: He owns a boat docked at a Washington yacht club ---- a boat on which Cunningham stays while working in the Capitol."
Project for an Accountable Congress: Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH)

Wednesday | Psychological warfare effort to be outsourced: "Federal law prohibits sending propaganda to Americans, and some experts worry that psychological warfare messages, especially disinformation efforts, might blow back to American audiences via the Internet and satellite news channels.
'In this age of the Internet and instant access, it's of great concern,' said Nancy Snow, a propaganda expert at California State University-Fullerton. 'If you plant false stories, how can you control where that story goes? You can't.'
Others question whether the money could be better spent.
So far, said defense analyst William Arkin, American propaganda efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan have 'produced nothing positive and nothing negative.' He suggested the $100 million might be better spent on guns and bullets."


Ex-White House Official to Join Fuel Co. - Yahoo! News: "A former White House official and one-time oil industry lobbyist whose editing of government reports on climate change prompted criticism from environmentalists will join Exxon Mobil Corp., the oil company said Tuesday. "
Beacon Journal | 06/13/2005 | Officers say arms can't end Iraq war: "Lt. Col. Frederick P. Wellman, who works with the task force overseeing the training of Iraqi security troops, said the insurgency doesn't seem to be running out of new recruits, a dynamic fueled by tribal members seeking revenge for relatives killed in fighting.
``We can't kill them all,'' Wellman said. ``When I kill one I create three.''"


U.S. Campaign Produces Few Convictions on Terrorism Charges: "Those statistics have been used repeatedly by Bush and other administration officials, including Gonzales and his predecessor, John D. Ashcroft, to characterize the government's efforts against terrorism.
But the numbers are misleading at best."


Memo: U.S. Lacked Full Postwar Iraq Plan: "A briefing paper prepared for British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his top advisers eight months before the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq concluded that the U.S. military was not preparing adequately for what the British memo predicted would be a 'protracted and costly' postwar occupation of that country."
Cabinet Office paper: Conditions for military action - Sunday Times - Times Online
More babies, young kids going hungry in US - Yahoo! News: "In 2003, 11.2 percent of families in the United States experienced hunger, compared with 10.1 percent in 1999, according to most recent official figures"
Ministers were told of need for Gulf war �excuse� - Sunday Times - Times Online: "The briefing paper, for participants at a meeting of Blair's inner circle on July 23, 2002, said that since regime change was illegal it was "necessary to create the conditions" which would make it legal."