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Bush End Game
George W. Bush's presidency since 2007

Bush - Second Term
George W. Bush's presidency from 2005-06

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George W. Bush's presidency, 2000-04

Who Is Bob Gates?
The secret world of Defense Secretary Gates

2004 Campaign
Bush Bests Kerry

Behind Colin Powell's Legend
Gauging Powell's reputation.

The 2000 Campaign
Recounting the controversial campaign.

Media Crisis
Is the national media a danger to democracy?

The Clinton Scandals
Behind President Clinton's impeachment.

Nazi Echo
Pinochet & Other Characters.

The Dark Side of Rev. Moon
Rev. Sun Myung Moon and American politics.

Contra Crack
Contra drug stories uncovered

Lost History
America's tainted historical record

The October Surprise "X-Files"
The 1980 election scandal exposed.

From free trade to the Kosovo crisis.

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Paying the Piper, Big Time -- Video

October 6, 2008

With the $700 billion Wall Street bailout as an initial down-payment, the American people are facing a staggering price tag for nearly three decades of an anti-regulatory zealotry – mixed with intense nationalism and “perception management” strategies – launched by Ronald Reagan in the 1980s.

Indeed, to understand how the United States got into its current fix, one must look back at what was done in that earlier period, says journalist Robert Parry.

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In this interview with, Parry comments on his story, “America Pays the Piper, Big Time.” is an independent news network that produces stories of global interest. 

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