Monday edition - October 20, 2008
Obama gets boost from huge funding, Powell backing
Real Sarah Palin drives up 'Saturday Night Live' ratings?
Bush Adviser Says Parts Of US Are in Recession
"I don't know much about running for office, but seems to me John McCain isn't spending nearly enough time working the 'My wife can get us all free beer' angle."- Jimmy Kimmel
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4185 The Associated Press
US military deaths in Afghanistan region at 542 Rocky Mount Telegram, NC
British aid worker shot dead in Afghanistan
Taliban kill dozens in bus ambush, officials say International Herald Tribune
US diplomat visits Pakistan amid new violence
9 Chinese Oil Workers Are Kidnapped in Sudan
It's been a busy, profitable
week for Somali pirates: They hijacked one South Korean bulk carrier Wednesday,
released another South Korean cargo ship Thursday and let a hijacked Thai ship
after getting a ransom.
Somali minister Ali Abdi Aware reported the release of the Thai ship after the ransom, but said Sunday it was not clear exactly how much money was paid.
Connect The Dots
secretly paid a Republican consulting firm $2 million to kill legislation that
would have regulated and trimmed the mortgage finance giant and its sister
company, Fannie Mae, three years before the government took control to
prevent their collapse.
"O beautiful for spacious lies, For amber waves of greed..." - Grant Gerver
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Miami-Dade judge accused of indecent exposure resigns
Michele Bachmann gets Colin-oscopy MinnPost.com, MN
Stevens dour in final hours of trial testimony The Associated Press
Cool reunion as Sen. Stevens' ex-friend testifies
F.B.I. Investigates S.E.X.
A senior federal law enforcement official says the FBI is investigating whether federal money was misused when Democratic Congressman Tim Mahoney hired a mistress to work in his office.
Obama has begun running ads within video games. Obama ads can be seen in video
games such as 'Madden NFL '09' and 'Burnout.' Not to be outdone, John McCain has
begun putting ads inside many MRI machines." --Seth Meyers
Biden stumps for Gregoire, Burner Seattle Post Intelligencer
Ready, set vote! Polls open in Colorado today Rocky Mountain News
congressman from Florida, Tim Mahoney, is under investigation for paying
$125,000 to his mistress to keep her quiet. Well, that worked out well. Well,
listen, yesterday it was reported he was having a second affair at the same
time. What kind of sleazeball cheats on his mistress?" --Jay Leno
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Oil rises, boosted by expectations of OPEC cut Reuters South Africa
Europeans Step Up Bank Bailout Wall Street Journal
Germany approves bailout terms, sets salary cap The Associated Press
Screen Actors Guild to seek federal mediator to jump-start studio ... Los Angeles Times
I asked a friend what he wanted to be for Halloween. He said, “Solvent.” - LaughLines
It's OK When Republicans Pal Around With CONVICTED Terrorists
When David Letterman linked the Arizona senator to his friend and fundraiser - and convicted Watergate burglar and domestic terrorist G. Gordon Liddy - McCain recoiled. After the break, he admitted: "I know Gordon Liddy. He paid his debt, he went to prison. ... I'm not in any way embarrassed to know Gordon Liddy." Liddy, who plotted to kill newspaper columnist Jack Anderson and firebomb the Brookings Institution, hosted a 1998 fundraiser for McCain's re-election. On Liddy's radio show in 2007, the senator spoke proudly of the ex-con's "adherence to the principles and philosophies that keep our nation great."
Soldiers working with Iraqis to bring peace back to Abu Ghraib ... Stars and Stripes
For Gitmo lawyer, conscience versus duty Baltimore Sun
Plumber is such a celebrity now that after the debate, he was rushed to
Washington to unclog a valve on Dick Cheney." --David Letterman
McCain, Cheney and Bill Clinton are here today St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Blue Angels Solo: 3
Days - 3 Sneak Passes
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Will Ferrell will be George W. Bush again - on Broadway New York Daily News
Quite a dunk
: A member of the Milwaukee Bucks "Rim Rockers" goes airborne for an acrobatic
slam dunk to entertain fans during a break in the action against the Golden
State Warriors at an NBA pre-season exhibition game in Beijing at the Beijing
Photo/Frederic J. Brown