Politicking

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Laura Bush complains "good polls" never show up on the front page

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Interviewed with her husband on "Larry King Live" on Thursday night, Laura Bush once again charged that "good polls" for the president never end up on the front page.

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Election 2004 and Beyond: What's at Stake?

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Politics getting you down? Turn off the TV, step away from the computer and come out for some of the sharpest political analysis you're likely to hear this season. The avowedly non-partisan speaking tour Election 2004 and Beyond: What's At Stake? features whistleblower activist Daniel Ellsberg (Pentagon Papers), fearless peace activist Medea Benjamin (Code Pink, United for Peace and Justice), and media watchdog journalist Norman Solomon (Institute for Public Accuracy, Target Iraq). Catch the tour next week in Seattle, Tacoma or Olympia; the Tacoma appearance on Sept. 30 coincides nicely with the first presidential debate.

[ OLYMPIA - Weds. Sept. 29, 7pm: Capitol Theater ]
[ TACOMA - Thurs. Sept. 30, 6pm watch debate/8pm speakers: Univ. of Puget Sound ]
[ SEATTLE - Fri. Oct. 1, 7pm: Univ. Temple Methodist Church ]

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John Nichols tackles Cheney: Sept. 21 in Seattle

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Do Americans really want Dick Cheney running their country? That's the question behind Dick: The Man Who Is President, the new examination of the Cheney Bush presidency by journalist and media activist John Nichols. This Tuesday, Nichols comes to Seattle to discuss his book, the upcoming election and the media's role in shaping public political discourse in the US. Nichols is Washington correspondent for The Nation, co-founder of Free Press and author of several books on the media and presidential politics. The free event is Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 5.30pm, downstairs at Elliott Bay Books in Seattle's Pioneer Square.

[ Buzzflash interview w/ Nichols ]
[ Democracy Now! on Cheney ]
[ Cheney: Vice President of the Apocalypse ]

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The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey