Tuesday edition - October 21, 2008
profit angst sink Wall Street
Sydney Weapons Summit Warns of Growing Nuclear Threat
Boris for Barack! London mayor backs Democratic hopeful
"You want a transformational figure, Powell? Endorse John McCain. This campaign has transformed him into everything he hated." — Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report."
86 on Trial in Turkish Coup Case New York Times
India, Pakistan open Kashmir trade route CNN International
"You know why I think Republicans are so obsessed with this Joe the plumber? I think they're relieved to be able to talk about a guy who gets down on his knees in front of a toilet and it's not Senator Larry Craig." -Jay Leno
Good News From Iraq
Iraqi puppy has been saved!
An animal rescue group flew into Baghdad on Sunday and picked up the dog.
Army Spec. Gwen Beberg of Minneapolis had rescued the playful black mutt from a burning pile of trash in May...
Bush announced a $250 billion -- everything's billions now, millions don't even
count, have you noticed that? Millions is like chump change -- plan for the
government, to directly buy shares of the nation's leading banks, to make sure
they're run properly. They're going to make sure they're run properly, yeah.
Because one thing we know is the people who gave us a a $9 trillion debt, they
know how to handle money" --Jay Leno
It's OK When Republicans Do It
An ugly line
has been crossed in this presidential campaign, one in which some
don't mind calling Barack Obama a dangerous Muslim, a terrorist and worse.
"To me, this all feels much worse than we've seen in some time," said Kathryn Kolbert, the president of People for the American Way, which monitors political speech.
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`Anti-American' comments hurt Minn. rep's campaign
McCain Jumps on Talk Of Early Test for Obama Washington Post
McCain has only $47m left for final polling spurt
Testimony ends in Sen. Ted Stevens corruption trial
US Special Counsel Bloch to Resign Washington Post
"And then today we found out, because McCain is so good at vetting, as we found out with Sarah Palin, that Joe the plumber, turns out, really isn't a licensed plumber, he's in trouble for not paying the taxes that he does owe, he isn't really close to buying any sort of plumbing company, and his name isn't Joe. Or, as the McCain campaign explained it, 'Who is Barack Obama?'" --Bill Maher
Brit Hume Tires Of Bashing Democrats
Channel anchor Brit Hume,
who has announced his retirement from television news after three decades,
concedes that not even he can always get it right.
Ode To Sarah “Geography-Challenged” Palin
By Madeleine Begun Kane
Gov. Palin’s geography gap
Is appalling. Please give her a map.
This isn’t a test,
But New Hampshire? Northwest?
On our “neighbor” Afghanistan’s lap?
Obama to visit ill grandmother Chicago Tribune
Biden Campaign Releases Some Medical Records for Review Washington Post
Wife of Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Mahoney files for divorce
"Rush (Limbaugh, who suggested Powell's endorsement was all about race) knows how African-Americans think. How else would he convince 100 percent of them not to listen to his radio show?" — Stephen Colbert
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We've tried it George Bush's way. We've tried it John McCain's way. It's been an eight year failure. It's time to try something new. - Barack Obama
Colin Powell is in the news because he endorsed Barack Obama. I wonder how John McCain feels about Colin Powell endorsing Obama. He’s probably all right with it. Men his age are used to having colon problems. - Craig Ferguson
Bush chooses to keep Guantánamo open, officials say International Herald Tribune
Appeals Court Halts Release Of 17 Guantanamo Detainees Washington Post
Lawyers for Briton at Guantanamo: charges dropped International Herald Tribune
"Boy, here's something. How about the new Oliver Stone motion picture, opened today, 'W?' Yes, and I want to tell you something. If there is one thing I can't get enough of, it's the Bush family. I'm proud to say that I'm actually in 'W.' I have a small part in 'W.' I play the guy who gets peppered with shotgun by Dick Cheney." --David Letterman
VP Cheney lands in Cape Girardeau Southeast Missourian, MO
Doctors Explain Heart Condition That Led to VP Cheney's Recent ... Voice of America
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This photo made available Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, by
the Mexico's Public Safety Department shows an albino tiger at the house where
suspects of working for a drug trafficking gang were arrested by Federal Police,
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008. The Public Safety Department said the suspects,
including four women, were caught during a raid at a sprawling Mexico City
mansion where police found weapons and a private zoo containing two tigers, two
lions and other animals.
Photo/Mexico's Public Safety Department