Thursday edition - April 17, 2008
Pentagon records detail prisoner abuse by US military
A Rift Over Iraq Between President and Pope
Thousands pour into stadium for pope's message
Condi Must Go! YouTube
seemed odd to me. For the pope's arrival ceremony at the White House tomorrow,
they're going to give him a 21-gun salute. Now, really, isn't there a better
welcome for the Apostle of Peace than a show of firearms? I mean, whose idea was
that? Dick Cheney's?" --Jay Leno
Suicide blast at funeral kills 15 in Iraq CNN International
Bombings kill nearly 60 in Sunni areas of Iraq
Britain says Iraq drawdown feasible Boston Globe
Iraq's car drivers told to wear seatbelts
White House vows to block add-ons to war funding bill The Associated Press
Abusing Our Troops
Forced to leave the combat zone after his two brothers died in the Iraq war, Army Spc. Jason Hubbard faced another battle once he returned home: The military cut off his family's health care, stopped his G.I. educational subsidies and wanted him to repay his sign-up bonus.
"President Bush also told the pope that he has prayed every single day since he became president. Hey, since Bush became president, we've all prayed every single day." --Jay Leno
Man made ricin for the challenge San Jose Mercury News
Texas hearing will determine near-term fate of 416 children Salt Lake Tribune
Vermont Votes No Impeachment
The Vermont House of
Representatives turned down a move to support impeachment charges against
President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney on Wednesday.
After a 45-minute debate, the House voted, 227-95, to table the measure.
Rep. Betty Hall, D-Brookline, made a passionate plea for this nonbinding resolution, rebutting claims that Bush critics should simply allow the election to replace him to occur.
Fox Shows Up On MSNBC
John McCain appeared on Chris Matthews' Hardball "College Tour," live from Pennsylvania's Villanova University. And who asks the second Student Question but Peter Doocy, and it is about doing shots of whiskey, and he's the personification of Frat, and he's the son of Fox & Friends co-anchor Steve Doocy
Bush Seeks Voluntary Curb On Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Mike Huckabee's back as the leader of a PAC Los Angeles Times
When All Else Fails, Blame The Intern
plagiarized passion fruit mousse. Or a farfalle fake. Or maybe stolen slaw.
Republican Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign reprimanded an intern for claiming several Food Network recipes were those of McCain's wife, Cindy.
Democrat debate is a slugfest
Obama rails at 'distractions' Chicago Sun-Times
Michelle Obama rejects elitist characterization The Associated Press
Hillary Clinton to Appear on 'Colbert'
Hillary calls for limited contact with Iran Xinhua, China
Sir Elton John’s recent
performance at a fund-raising event for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has drawn
a formal complaint from Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group.
Mr. John, a foreign national, cannot under federal law make any contribution to a federal, state or local election campaign. The group, in a letter from its president, Tom Fitton, described Mr. John’s appearance at the fund-raiser as an “in-kind contribution from a foreign national.”
"We also want to wish Pope Benedict a happy birthday. Tomorrow, he'll be 81 years old. The pontiff, 81 years old. Do you realize in a couple more years, he could be the next Republican nominee?" --Jay Leno
Oil prices hold near record above $115 a barrel on gasoline supply ... International Herald Tribune
Soaring Fuel Prices Hurt Continental Wall Street Journal
Immigration Sweep Ends in 280 Arrests at 5 Plants New York Times
Republican Congressmen miffed at Google Inquirer, UK
Wow, Even The Rich Are Affected By This Economy
house Sotheby's failed to hammer off a 72.22-carat, "D" flawless white diamond
at its Asian sales last week in a
possible sign of weakness in the global diamond trade.
Abu Ghraib expert to speak at Association for Social ... Texas A&M The Battalion, TX
Dick Cheney: Comedian
Vice President Dick Cheney has shown off his lighter side, filling in for his boss last night at the annual Radio and Television...
Cheney cold-shouldered Guardian, UK
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