Wednesday edition - April 18, 2007
Kucinich to press for Dick Cheney impeachment
Accidental shooting stirs Secret Service
Supreme Court Oks Abortion Procedure Ban
"The White House said today that they have lost the e-mails requested by congressional investigators -- e-mails that may have dealt with the firing of those eight federal prosecutors. They lost them. Today the administration assured Americans that they are not corrupt, just incompetent." --Jay Leno
US military deaths in Iraq at 3309 Houston Chronicle, TX
US kills 5 suspected terrorists in Iraq CNN International
Iraq to take control of whole nation by end 2007 Washington Post
Gates: Iraq Failure Would Hit Mideast Forbes, NY
Charges Against Marine In Iraq Killings Dropped Washington Post, DC
Iranian Weapons Found in Afghanistan, Pentagon Chief Says
US may ease sanctions, Palestinian minister says Reuters AlertNet
"The Bush administration on Wednesday extended the tours of Army troops in Iraq by three months, increasing their stay to a total of 15 months. Troops responded to the news, saying, 'I'm gay.'" --Amy Poehler
Bush Blocks Release of GOP E-Mails
Bush's lawyers told the Republican National Committee on Tuesday not to turn
over to Congress any e-mails related to the firings last year of eight U.S.
attorneys before showing them to the White House.
Democrats and Republican critics of the administration said the move suggests the White House is seeking to develop a strategy to block the release of the nongovernmental e-mails to congressional investigators by arguing that they're covered by executive privilege and not subject to review.
Guns don't kill people, it only seems that way. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
Virginia Tech professor gave his life to save students
Nagasaki mayor killed; Japanese gangster blamed
Molten metal kills 32 in China plant
Reuters AlertNet, UK
Two-Hour Delay Is Linked to Bad Lead in Virginia Tech Shootings
...New information emerged that may help explain a fateful two-hour delay by university officials in warning the campus of a gunman at large. According to search warrants and statements from the police, campus investigators had been busy pursuing what appears to have been a fruitless lead in the first of two shooting episodes Monday.
After two people, Emily Jane
Hilscher, a freshman, and Ryan Clark, the resident adviser whose room was nearby
in the dormitory, were shot dead, the campus police began searching for Karl D.
Thornhill, who was described in Internet memorials as Ms. Hilscher’s boyfriend.
"Things aren't looking good for Republicans. John McCain's campaign is in free fall. Mitt Romney got caught making up those stupid hunting stories. Rudy Giuliani's been married three times. In fact, the Republican candidates are doing so badly, Democrats are gonna have to work extra hard to screw up this next election" --Jay Leno
Panel considers immunity for ex-Gonzales aide Gainesville Sun, FL
Thompson apologizes for comments Sky Valley Journal, WY
Spy Versus Spy Versus Spy
Authorities said Tuesday
they have arrested an
Egyptian engineer from the country's nuclear energy agency for spying for
State security prosecutor Hisham Badawi announced that two foreigners, one Japanese and one Irish, were wanted in connection with the case but remained at large.
Corzine's SUV doing 91 mph before crash USA Today
Kerry: Imus didn’t deserve to be fired Boston Herald, MA
Jeb Bush's New Job
Healthcare Corp. said Thursday that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has been
appointed a director by the hospital operator's board.
Bush, 54, a younger brother of President George W. Bush, left office in January after two terms. Tenet shares rose 20 cents, or 2.9 percent, to $7.07 in trading on the New York Stock Exchange. A company spokesman declined to say whether Bush's relationship to the president played a role in his selection.
Oil Prices Continue Slide Houston Chronicle, TX
March Inflation Blamed Mostly on Gas Washington Post
US Supreme Court ruling limits state control over big banks International Herald Tribune, France
US approves first bird flu vaccine for people
"Pretty bad storm in Washington. In fact, the White House said today the storm destroyed over 10 million e-mails. That’s what happened. Oh, tough break. And right before the Gonzales hearing!” - Jay Leno
Australia and US to swap refugees
To much of the Muslim world, American culture is the culprit Seattle Times, WA
Provo advises on gatherings in advance of Cheney's visit
Daily Herald, UT
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Madonna media pelted by stones Ireland Online, Ireland
Skakel Seeks New Trial in ’75 Moxley Killing New York Times
A Persian cat licks his face during a two day international cat exhibition in Bulgarian capital Sofia, Saturday, April, 14, 2007. Photo/Petar Petrov