Tuesday -- November 16, 2004
Monday -- November 15, 2004
washingtonpost.com , 11-16-04
Powell's departure -- and Bush's intention to name his confidante, national security adviser Condoleezza Rice, as Powell's replacement -- would mark the triumph of a hard-edged approach to diplomacy espoused by Vice President Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld...
Post: Man Who Ignited Self at White House an Informant
WASHINGTON -- A man who set himself on fire outside the White House on Monday was a Yemeni federal informant on terrorism upset over how the FBI had managed his case, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday....
Former G.I.'s, Ordered to War, Fight Not to Go
Condoleezza Rice gets a promotion for being wrong about the mushroom cloud claim that led us to war. That sounds fair and balanced.
"Tony Blair met with
President Bush at the White House yesterday. Did you see their press conference?
They’re kind of like the before-and-after commercial for Hooked on Phonics."
-- Jay Leno
"I've done my time. I've got a brand new baby and a wife, and I haven't touched the controls of an aircraft in seven years. I'm 47 years old. How could they be calling me? How could they even want me?" -- RICK HOWELL, former Army helicopter pilot.
U.S. to Probe Shooting of Wounded Iraqi Washington Post
Talks to Free U.N. Hostages Snagged Guardian
Probe: Hussein made $21 billion off sanctions Detroit Free Press, MI
“And President Bush said
he will push to have a constitutional amendment stating that marriage is to be
between a man and a woman. Bush said this is his mandate
to prevent ‘man dates.’ ” -- Jay Leno
Australia train crash injures 150 BBC News
Three-strikes amendment against doctors put on hold Sun-Sentinel.com
Avalanche of objections to Bush forest-road plan Arizona Republic
FDA to issue abortion drug warning San Francisco Chronicle
"Every GOP administration since 1952 has let the Military-Industrial Complex loot the Treasury and plunge the nation into debt on the excuse of a wartime economic emergency. Richard Nixon comes quickly to mind, along with Ronald Reagan and his ridiculous "trickle-down" theory of U.S. economic policy. If the rich get richer, the theory goes, before long their pots will overflow and somehow 'trickle down' to the poor, who would rather eat scraps off the Bush family plates than eat nothing at all. Republicans have never approved of democracy, and they never will. It goes back to pre-industrial America, when only white male property owners could vote." – Hunter S. Thompson, columnist
TV Ads Back Constitutional Change For Schwarzenegger KCRA-TV, Calif.
Supreme Court Rebukes Texas Again Over a Death Sentence New York Times
Conservative host returns to the air after week suspension for ... Houston Chronicle
You might be a right wing Republican if ... you trust a woman with a child but not a choice.
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All Hat No Cattle Call
Candidates sue to stop count of provisional ballots News & Observer, N.C.
Frye candidacy ruled legal; vote count won't stop San Diego Union Tribune, Calif.
No changes in final Warren County vote count Cincinnati Enquirer, Ohio
More Ohio votes rejected Zanesville Times Recorder, Ohio
County votes nearly counted Snohomish Herald, Wash.
Missed votes due to error in machine Salt Lake Tribune, Utah
Provisional votes tallied Rocky Mountain News, Col.-
Broward vote-count glitch a cinch for cyber solvers Palm Beach Post, Fla.
I swear: I'm on vacation (Keith Olbermann)
World Leaders Issue Praise for Powell Guardian, U.K.
"Military justice is to
justice what military music is to music." -- Groucho Marx
SEC charges ex-Hollinger CEO with fraud Chicago Sun Times
American Express sues Visa, MasterCard and eight banks AZ Central.com
Computer use link to eye disease BBC News, UK
You might be
a right wing Republican if ... 10 years ago you had a bumper sticker that said,
and her husband, too," but now you say that anyone who criticizes
the president is unpatriotic.
Muslims Join Guantanamo Freedom Protest The Scotsman
Detainee Appears Before Tribunal in Cuba Guardian, U.K.
Army learns lesson from detainee scandal Seattle Post Intelligencer, Wash.
You might be
a right wing Republican if ... you've been divorced twice, but you think gays
are ruining the
sanctity of marriage.
White House Resignation News
Powell's deputy quits Daily Telegraph, Australia
Reports: Ridge, Thompson to step down USA Today
Two top CIA officers quit after clash with Goss staff Washington Times
U.S. resignations slow mad cow talks: PEIFA CBC, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Bush Cabinet Changes NPR (audio), D.C.
"I was his faithful Indian companion."
– Colin Powell, when questioned about his role as a top aide to Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger during the Iran-Contra scandal — in which capacity he'd helped facilitate the CIA's acquisition of a shipment of missiles to be sent to Iran to help secure the release of American hostages in Lebanon. Time Magazine
Military bases told not to sponsor Boy Scouts Seattle Times, Wash.
Cockfighting supporters brace battles Seattle Post Intelligencer, Wash.
This image from a video animation shows the separation of the X-43A research vehicle from the Pegasus booster. The X-43A is mounted on a modified Pegasus rocket designed to be carried aloft by a B-52 aircraft and released at 40,000 feet. The rocket will carry the X-43A to 110,000 feet and separate, allowing the craft to fly for about 10 seconds with its supersonic combustion ramjet operating. (NASA)