Tuesday edition - December 12, 2006
Protest against US Iraq Study Group report held in Iraq
Former ambassador, outed spy, to settle in Santa Fe
No Lego characters were hurt in making today's cartoon.
"Vice President Cheney's lesbian daughter, Mary, is pregnant. ... The big guessing game in Washington now is who donated the sperm? I'm guessing Ann Coulter." --Jay Leno
Gunmen kill Iraqi cameraman in northern Iraq Reuters AlertNet
Clerics Urge Muslims to Back Iraq Sunnis Forbes, NY
Mothers lose Iraq war inquiry bid
"The long anticipated Iraq Study Group report was delivered to President Bush this week. He promised to take it just as seriously as all the other Iraq reports stuffed down between his desk and the wall." --Amy Poehler
Baghdad Bad Guys Bag a Million Bucks
Gunmen wearing Iraqi army uniforms ambushed a security vehicle transporting money to the Central Bank in Baghdad and made off with $1 million in cash on Monday, police and Interior Ministry sources said.
E. coli cases defy federal assurances Houston Chronicle
Arctic ice rapidly disappearing ABC Online
"First Lady Laura Bush shelled out $8,500 for this Oscar De La Renta gown to wear to the Kennedy Center Honors. Unfortunately, so did a bunch of other women. ... At this point in her marriage, this is somebody who's probably used to being embarrassed." --Jimmy Kimmel
A Way Forward To Where, Exactly?
By Madeleine Begun Kane
Iraq's current state is abysmal,
With its prospects of peace rather dismal.
Dubya started this war,
Yielding blood, sweat and gore,
And success odds quite infinitesimal.
Bush meets with critics of Iraq report San Jose Mercury News
Reps call for more Bush oversight China Post, Taiwan
NY federal prosecutors losing cases Herald News Daily, ND
On This Day - December 12
2000 - The U.S. Supreme Court found that the recount ordered by the Florida Supreme Court in the 2000 U.S. Presidential election was unconstitutional. U.S. Vice President Al Gore conceded the election to Texas Gov. George W. Bush the next day.
1998 - The House Judiciary Committee rejected censure, and approved the final article of impeachment against U.S. President Clinton. The case was submitted to the full House for a verdict.
1975 - Sara Jane Moore pled guilty to a charge of trying to kill U.S. President Ford in San Francisco the previous September.
1946 - UN accepts 6 Manhattan blocks as a gift from John D Rockefeller Jr
1800 - Washington, DC, was established as the capital of the United States.
Hoosier Edward Bruce Tinsley, creator of the conservative comic strip Mallard Fillmore, was arrested in Columbus Dec. 4 and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence -- his second alcohol-related arrest in less that four months, according to the Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department.
"When a man has cast his longing eye
on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct."
- Thomas Jefferson
"Christmastime is upon us. Every year, the White House puts out a video starring the First Dog, Barney. ... Did anyone else notice that the president has a very gay dog? For a guy who's from Texas who's opposed to gay marriage, he has an unfathomably gay dog." --Jimmy Kimmel
Shell said to yield project to Russia Los Angeles Times
Prison staff are arrested after Saddam nephew flees from his cell at The London Times
"In an interview on the 'Today Show' Wednesday, Al Gore said the war in Iraq is the worst strategic mistake in the entire history of the United States. Disagreeing with that statement? Slaves." --Amy Poehler
Guns + Blind Hunters =Texas
gun-loving state, nearly everyone can enjoy the pleasure of the hunt - even
those who can't see what they're shooting at.
But now, a Texas legislator is proposing to give legally blind hunters more of a fighting chance by allowing them to use laser sights to target their prey.
"Oh, here's something kind of embarrassing. Yeah, the -- you see this on the news? The White House Christmas tree fell over today. Apparently, leaning too far to the right,." - Jay Leno
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DUI drive trips Richie New York Daily News
This photo, supplied by NASA and the European Space Agency on Monday, Dec. 11, 2006, shows Pismis 24-1, a bright young star that lies in the core of the small open star cluster Pismis 24, the bright stars in this Hubble Space Telescope image. The star cluster Pismis 24 lies in the core of the large emission nebula NGC 6357 that extends on the arm of the Sagittarius constellation. (Photo/NASA/ESA)