Monday edition - March 12, 2007
Salon - 3-12-07
"This is not right," said Master Sgt.
Ronald Jenkins, who has been ordered to Iraq even though he has a spine
problem that doctors say would be damaged further...
US plans Iraq withdrawal if 'surge' fails
Aides misled Bush, ex-spokesman says
Bush arrived in South America. He’s going to Brazil, Uruguay, Mexico, or as he
calls it, Margaritaville.” - Craig Ferguson
US deaths in Iraq Cleveland Plain Dealer
CONFLICT IN IRAQ Car bomb kills 31 Shiite pilgrims San Francisco Chronicle, CA
Conflicting reports about capture of al-Qaeda leader in Iraq Monsters and Critics.com, UK
Officer shortage looming in Army USA Today
Blair used 'spin' to justify Iraq war: Blix Guardian Unlimited, UK
Lawyers protest against Musharraf
Bush, Laura and Condi get jiggy in Latin America - Video from Raw Story
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EVERYTHING'S rotten in the state of "Bushmark!"- Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
Tom DeLay - CNN Contributor?
Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) “is about to sign on with CNN as a commentator,” reports the Wall Street Journal's John Fund.
Don't mention the polar bears, Bush tells US scientists Belfast Telegraph, UK
Newt Gingrich's admission of
having an extramarital affair as he pursued President Bill Clinton's impeachment
in the Monica Lewinsky scandal
has been defended by Republican presidential hopeful Rudolph W. Giuliani.
Long Shot GOP Candidate Brownback Just Five Points Behind Clinton Rasmussen Reports
Republicans Don't Know the Difference Between Obama and Osama
Sen. Barack Obama said
Sunday he was not greatly offended by the Fox News chief's word play about his
name that led Nevada Democrats to cancel a presidential debate hosted with the
Fox's Roger Ailes made a remark last week about the similarities between the Illinois senator's name and al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden.
"The man who lied to the FBI about whether the president secretly declassified files so the vice president could pass the identity of an undercover CIA agent to reporters so as to discredit the woman's husband, who had presented evidence undermining the president's case for war, has been ... what are we talking about again?" --Jon Stewart
Oil prices slip below $59 a barrel Houston Chronicle, TX
ConAgra extends peanut butter recall
FDA warns on anemia drugs after test deaths Boston Globe
Ford sells Aston Martin Guardian Unlimited
"As Congress continued hearing details of the substandard treatment of Iraq war veterans at Walter Reed hospital, President Bush spoke before the American Legion, naturally appreciating the depth of war veterans' anger, the gravity of the situation [on screen: Bush saying, 'If you're here my advice is behave yourself. What happens in Washington stays in Washington']" --Jon Stewart
Guantanamo detainees are given chance to garden Boston Globe, MA
"In the Valerie Plame case, Scooter Libby was found not guilty ... on one of the five charges. ... But the media is instead focusing, of course, on the four counts of perjury, lying to the FBI and obstruction of justice for which Libby was convicted. It's typical. They always see the glass as 80% guilty." --Stephen Colbert
Plame's lawsuit is next chapter in saga Lexington Herald Leader, KY
Czech president meets with Cheney, Gates
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Israel Recalls Naked, Drunk Ambassador Guardian Unlimited, UK
Winners of the tandem surfing division Rico Leroy and Sarah Burel (top) compete in the Noosa Festival of Surfing in Queensland, Australia. The Noosa Festival of Surfing is the biggest of its kind in the world, bringing together around 400 of the worlds best surfers for a variety of events. Photo/ASP