Thursday edition - March 15, 2007
Suspected Leader of 9/11 Attacks Is Said to Confess
Halliburton to add 13,000 new workers in 2007
Trade Deficit Hits Record for
I also heard that Mohammed confessed to shooting the sheriff but not the deputy.
I've seen this movie, this "Surge" movie. It's called "Staying the Course," and it stars President "Daydream Believer" as a square-jawed fighter pilot who refuses to give up. And it ends with him back in Texas, driving his go-kart into a guppy pond. - Bill Maher
Hostage of Taliban asks Italy to help free him Reuters AlertNet
Maoist rebels kill at least 49 Indian police officers Guardian Unlimited
House Democrats Push Iraq Timetable Bill CBS News, NY
"While in Latin America, President Bush visited the ancient Mayan ruins. He then invited their officials to come visit our ruins -- the Walter Reed Medical Center." --Jay Leno
Shouldn't They Be Helping Katrina Victims?
Members of the Louisiana
Army National Guard's 241st Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, headquartered in
will soon deploy to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, state officials say.
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A Cup of Uh Oh for Papa Bush
Brushing aside a veto threat, the House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to overturn a 2001 order by President George W. Bush that lets former presidents keep their papers secret indefinitely...Among beneficiaries of the Bush order was Bush's father, George H.W. Bush, a former vice president and president...the average time to release presidential documents has grown to 78 months from 18 months since the Bush order
"People are saying Scooter Libby is taking the fall for Cheney. Personally, I think Libby got off easy -- usually when you take one for Cheney, it's a shot in the face" --Jay Leno
Ann Coulter's Next Bestseller?
conservative pundit Ann Coulter has been dropped by several newspapers for using
an anti-gay epithet regarding Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards,
she remains in good standing with her book publisher.
The Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House Inc., plans an October release for her next book, If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans.
Unhappy Bush says firings not political Chicago Tribune, IL
Republican Says Gonzales Should Be Fired Guardian Unlimited, UK
No Apology From Gen. Pace for Gay Stance Los Angeles Times, CA
Army's top medical officer forced into retirement International Herald Tribune, France
Bush promises a compromise on immigration Los Angeles Times
"The president is ... on a five-nation tour of Latin America. A lot of people are saying while he's below the border, what a great time to build that wall." --Bill Maher
Halliburton Outsources Self
Dubai is the
Middle East's capital of quirkiness, with its man-made islands constructed as
luxury housing estates visible from space in the form of palm trees and a map of
the globe. Local recreation includes camel trekking in the desert, snorkeling in
the Gulf or skiing down indoor slopes. Becoming an international metropolis also
has its down side: Besides the soaring real estate prices and inflation
estimated at 20%, other undesirable features of life in the new Dubai include
massive daily traffic jams, a rise in prostitution,
growing discontent among the legions of mostly Asian laborers imported for the
Halliburton is merely the latest in a growing number of banks and other global service companies making Dubai their Middle East hub.
Though Halliburton is relocating its pallets of cash to the Middle East, Houston will still be in charge of pallet production. Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
Obama 51% Romney 36%, Clinton leads Romney by Nine Rasmussen Reports
guy on the Republican side who has practiced monogamy is the Mormon!
– Bill Maher
Oil holds above $58 as OPEC stands pat on output MarketWatch
Viacom Sues YouTube Over Copyrights
Google adopts tougher privacy measures
"Israel has recalled its ambassador to El Salvador after the ambassador was found drunk and naked in the yard of his residence. And today, Israel announced he is their new ambassador to Ireland." --Conan O'Brien
9/11 Mastermind Confesses In Guantanamo Hearing
"Scooter Libby was found guilt of perjury, obstruction, and making false statements -- or, as the White House calls it, a press conference." --Bill Maher
Four in court over Cheney protest The Wimmera Mail Times, Australia
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Angelina Jolie adopts 3-year-old Vietnamese orphan Houston Chronicle, TX
Heather Mills Gears Up for 'Dancing With The Stars'
Serial lingerie thief arrested Reuters
Bright Martian Soil Puzzles Scientists SPACE.com
One of two babies crowned lemurs born in early January 2007 is seen in this recent photo at the Parc Zoologique de Paris in Vincennes, France. The birth of the two baby lemurs, part of the European Endangered Species Breeding Program, increases the population to ten lemurs in captivity at the Zoo. Photo/Francois-Gilles Grandin