Tuesday edition - October 24, 2006
Bush tells Maliki government to tackle militias or face penalties
Tillman's brother criticizes Iraq war
Active-Duty Troops Launch
Campaign to Press Congress to End U.S. Occupation of Iraq
So now Bush is threatening Maliki now? That sure is a change of course. Or is it?
"The election is three weeks away and there are rumors the Republicans are getting ready for an election night disaster, which would be a first -- a disaster they were actually prepared for." --Bill Maher
October US deaths in Iraq hit 86 United Press International
Military reports the deaths of four servicemembers in Iraq
Internecine Shiite killings resume in Iraq
Search on for missing US soldier in Iraq
Spanish journalist seized in Gaza
China Denies Reports of N. Korea Apology Forbes, NY
"Elections are only a few weeks away and it looks like the Republicans are going to lose a lot of them. I guess desperate times require desperate measures. [on screen: RNC's TV ad depicting another terrorist attack by Osama bin Laden, followed by a reminder to vote 11/7]. Let me get this straight. Osama bin Laden is threatening to attack America again, so what we should do is vote for the people who haven't been able to catch him for the last five years?." --Jimmy Kimmel
Interesting Video on YouTube
Bush Knew 9/11 Was Coming: 911pressfortruth.com
South Korea coast guard searching for Russian cargo ship amid bad ... International Herald Tribune, France
Remember the Anthrax Attacks In the USA?
A federal judge has ordered
the New York Times Co. to disclose the confidential sources used by Nicholas D.
Kristof in columns that explored whether a
former Army scientist was responsible for the deadly 2001 anthrax attacks....Hatfill,
a former researcher at the Army's infectious disease research laboratory at Fort
Detrick in Frederick, has been trying to clear his name ever since then-Attorney
General John D. Ashcroft publicly called him a person of interest in 2002.
"This is a bleak time for the Republican Party. You know you have trouble when the least embarrassing guy in your group is Arnold Schwarzenegger." --Jimmy Kimmel
Hastert arrives at ethics committee in Foley probe Chicago Sun-Times
President in area today for few hours Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL
First lady stops in De Pere today Green Bay Press Gazette, WI
Officer struck by Bush's cousin dies USA Today
When All Else Fails, Threaten to Slap Your Opponent
Thomas Rankin, the
Libertarian running for Wyoming's lone U.S. House seat, said Rep. Barbara Cubin,
R-Wyo., threatened to slap him after a televised debate...Rankin,
who has multiple sclerosis and uses an electric wheelchair,
said Monday night in a telephone interview with The Associated Press that the
confrontation occurred immediately after the debate.
"Mark Foley looks like he's going to escape criminal charges because apparently his pattern was to seduce boys verbally when they were like 16 and 17, and wait until they were 18 to actually... I tell you, Republicans have sex the same way they govern -- barely legal." --Bill Maher
Great Flash animation!
When You Thought It Couldn't Get ANY Creepier...
The messages were innocent at first. But after the young man moved home, he recalled, Foley started asking about "my roommates, if I ever saw them naked." Within months, the congressman was dangling a job offer, "because I was a hot boy," he said. Two years later, when he contacted Foley for advice on D.C. hotels, the congressman wrote back: "You could always stay at my place. I'm always here, I'm always lonely, and I'm always up for oral ....
Dennis Hastert in TN WCYB-TV
Florida Republicans struggle to hold onto once safe House seats International Herald Tribune, France
Harris, Nelson Debate in Florida
Jeb Bush lends Romney a hand Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL
"In Las Vegas, a 32-year-old mother told police that Republican Congressman Jim Gibbons, who is running for governor in Nevada, got drunk, put his hand on her thigh, complained about his marriage and then tried to have sex with her in the parking garage. A congressman trying to have sex with an adult woman? This is the best news Republicans have had in years." --Jay Leno
Loretta Nall, the Libertarian Party's write-in candidate for governor of Alabama, is campaigning on her cleavage and hoping that voters will eventually focus on her platform.
"It started out as a joke, but it blew up into something huge," said Nall, a 32-year-old with dyed blond hair.
Ford's net loss widens to $5.8B CNNMoney.com
Men admit guilt in Coke trade secrets case
Firefox 2.0 Scheduled For Release on Tuesday PC Magazine
Race Bait, Who Me?
A new Republican Party TV ad featuring a scantily clad white woman winking and inviting a black candidate to "call me" is drawing charges of race-baiting, with critics saying it contradicts a landmark GOP statement last year that the party was wrong in past decades to use racial appeals to win support from white voters.
Prisoner's release from Guantanamo still a mystery Gulf Daily News
Abu Ghraib officer faces hearing Jordan Falls News, Iowa
Abu Ghraib invades the New York art scene Canada Free Press, Canada
"Every week there seems like there's a new gay Republican. Idaho Senator Larry Craig is facing allegations. Arizona's Congressman Jim Kolbe apparently a gay man and now named as a possible target in a federal investigation over allegations he did something a little weird with the pages. Boy and we laughed when Dick Cheney was caught shooting a guy in the face." --Bill Maher
Guess What George Tenet Is Doing!
Qinetiq, the controversially privatised British defence and security technology company, has appointed George Tenet - the CIA chief at the time of 9/11 - as a non-executive director....The government had already sold 31% of the company to US venture capital company Carlyle for £42m. Carlyle later sold part of that stake for £160m.
Cheney visitor logs subject to FOIA Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, VA
Tuesday, the U.S. population hit 300 million. 'Oh, that's so cute,' said China."
Italy bristles at Putin's "Mafia" jibe Reuters.uk
A two-month-old lion cub is watched by its mother while entering for the first time their outdoor enclosure in the Tierpark Hagenbek Zoo in the northern German city of Hamburg October 12, 2006. Photo/Morris Mac Matzen (GERMANY)