Wednesday edition - March 21, 2007
Bush clashes with Congress over US attorney firings
Bush refuses to let aides take oath on firings
House panel approves subpoenas for top Bush aides in
Bush's expression tells it all, eh? He got caught and how dare we question him.
The President swears on a stack of Bibles that he'll make time to read the Constitution just as soon as he wins the war. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
US Military Deaths in Iraq at 3223 Washington Post, DC
Children used in attack in Iraq, US says
Fate of German Hostages Unknown as Deadline Passes at Deutsche Welle
Accounts of deaths at mosque differ Seattle Times, WA
Federal authorities promise crackdown on Iraq reconstruction
San Diego Union Tribune,
Just the Facts
Mr. Bush dumped more U.S. attorneys in one day than the two-decade total for
Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton - combined.
"According to some new recently declassified documents, Iraq pretended to have weapons of mass destruction to prevent themselves from being attacked. Well, that plan worked well." --Jay Leno
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Major New Problems At Walter Reed First Coast News
Texas juvenile facilities ruled by fear Bradenton Herald, FL
Russia mourns dead after trio of disasters Reuters AlertNet
You're Doing a Heckuva Job, Fredo
He's got support with me. I
support the attorney general," Bush said at a hastily arranged news conference.
He vowed to fight efforts to force top aides to testify about the firing of
eight U.S. prosecutors, though he'll let them talk to Congress informally.
To the untrained ear, that should have put to rest concern that Gonzales' days in the Cabinet are numbered. But someone who's worked for this president as long as the man Bush calls "Fredo" would know there are no guarantees, not even when the boss says he likes you.
The nickname Bush gave Alberto Gonzales is Fredo - from Wikipedia:
in Mario Puzo's novel, Fredo was always thought of in the Corleone crime Family as the weakest and most foolish of the three Corleone brothers, and so was given its unimportant businesses to run.
Bush pushes hybrids on plant tour Detroit Free Press
House members scold FBI on information abuses
Search begins for new top doc ArmyTimes.com
Allen hired as Reagan scholar Richmond Times Dispatch, VA
The Unfired U.S. Attorneys
Other U.S. attorneys must be
toeing the administration's partisan line. A study of elected officials
investigated by Bush-appointed U.S. attorneys between 2001 and 2006 found that
seven Democrats were investigated for every Republican, a ratio that, according
to the study's authors,
"exceeds even the racial profiling of African-Americans in traffic stops."
"This weekend was the fourth anniversary of the beginning of the Iraqi war. ... A lot of anti-war protests and the Bush administration said they were surprised by the number of protests. And I was thinking, 'You know what? I'm not surprised they were surprised'" --David Letterman
Imagine if SCOTUS hadn't screwed Al Gore.
Many more polar bears would be alive and well, George W. Bush would be the alcoholic, coked-up ex-mayor of Houston. - Wonkette blogger
More Repercussions From N.H. U.S. Attorney
State Democrats want Congress to investigate whether politics delayed prosecution of a Republican phone-jamming plot in New Hampshire until after the 2004 presidential election.
Forget about impeachment, public fires the whole lot
Oil prices rise in Asian trading BusinessWeek
Halliburton Says Profit Will Slide New York Times, NY
BP safety failures 'led to fatal blast'
Home permit filings decline Florida Today
Doctor-Drug Company Laws Questioned
Detainees reported abusive treatment during CIA custody, Red Cross ... Barre Montpelier Times Argus, VT
US says Hicks' sedation claims 'ludicrous' ABC Online, Australia
Do we all have a dark side? Professor says yes, we do Journal and Courier, IN
The George W. Bush Presidential Library got approval Friday to lease land near the SMU campus in Dallas. It will be like no other library. There will be a special exhibit where you can pick up a set of headphones and hear all your old phone calls. - Argus Hamilton
Cheney to speak at Republican Jewish Coalition in Manalapan
Palm Beach Post, FL
Cheney's leg checked again after he has 'discomfort' USA Today
Did you have a good time today?
Britney Spears leaves rehab after completing program
Keanu Reeves Runs Over A Paparazzo Playfuls.com
Warhol's Monroe set to make $15m
Fighting for the right to wear Tigger San Francisco Chronicle, CA
GM mosquito could fight malaria Africast
Don Habatone of the Hualapai Indian Tribe, looks at the Skywalk (L) at Grand Canyon West in the Hualapai Indian Reservation, Arizona. The first-ever cantilever-shaped glass walkway to suspend more than 4,000 feet above the canyon's floor, was inaugurated 20 March 2007. Photo/LVNB/Brian Jones