Thursday edition - April 24, 2008
lawyers take CNN, commentator to court
House Influence Is Cited in Corruption Trial
Carter accuses Rice of being untruthful over Hamas meeting
"Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, working on a new book about his strategy for the war in Iraq. The book just came out, we have a first copy here. It's called, 'Don't Blame Me. It was Cheney's Idea.'" --Jay Leno
US military deaths in Iraq at 4048 The Associated Press
3 US soldiers killed in vehicle accidents in Iraq, Kuwait The Associated Press
Iraq to begin fourth trial of Saddam-era officials next week The Associated Press
North Koreans Taped at Syrian Nuclear Site Voice of America
Iraqis see red as U.S. opens world's biggest embassy The Christian Science Monitor
India Refuses to Be Bullied By U.S.
India tartly dismissed American advice that it press Iran to give up its nuclear program, saying it does not need "any guidance" on foreign relations.
Texas sect children face tough transition outside ranch The Associated Press
Kidnappings soar in Mexico as drug gangs seek new income McClatchy Newspapers
experts say that Barack Obama is attracting mostly younger voters, while Hillary
Clinton is attracting much older voters. They may be right, because today John
McCain said he's voting for Hillary." --Conan O'Brien
Baghdad Zoo and Entertainment Experience
When you are
building an amusement park in downtown Baghdad, those risks come with the
Mr Werner, chairman of C3, a Los Angeles-based holding company for private equity firms, is pouring millions of dollars into developing the Baghdad Zoo and Entertainment Experience, a massive American-style amusement park that will feature a skateboard park, rides, a concert theatre and a museum. It is being designed by the firm that developed Disneyland.
McCain Says Government Isnít Povertyís Sole Solution New York Times
Republican Senators Block Pay Discrimination Measure New York Times
Denny Rehberg Sleeps At the Tune Inn? The Sleuth
Julie Ingram stars at Bush Bash in Crawford RodeoAttitude, IA
been trying to convince the voters in Pennsylvania that she is pro-gun. I was
thinking about this. Come on. If she was really pro-gun, Bill would be dead." --David
Christian License Plates Available in Flori-duh
Florida drivers can order
more than 100 specialty license plates celebrating everything from manatees to
the Miami Heat, but one now under consideration would be the first in the nation
to explicitly promote a specific religion.
The Florida Legislature is considering a specialty plate with a design that includes a Christian cross, a stained-glass window and the words "I Believe."
How can Obama, Clinton not be tired? The Associated Press
Jeb Says No To VP Spot
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush
says he is "light green" on the environment and is skeptical that humans are
causing global warming.
Bush, whose two terms ended in 2007, also said Wednesday he "can't imagine" running for national office and isn't interested in being Sen. John McCain's running mate.
"Alligators proliferate in Florida. They eat small dogs. We don't need to market
them, we need to kill them." - Jeb Bush
Warehouse clubs restrict rice purchases Chicago Tribune
If At First You Don't Succeed, Try, Try Again
Six Miami men who survived
two mistrials will be tried for a third time on terrorism charges in an
unprecedented federal case.
But the jury foreman in the retrial that deadlocked last week questioned the prosecution's decision on Wednesday to retry the Liberty City defendants again, saying it would probably lead to a third mistrial.
Dana Perino Denies Torture When Asked By Helen Thomas
You know who's been tortured the most? WE have. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
"There's a rumor Dick Cheney may run for president in 2008. If he wins, that would make him the first three-term president since Franklin Roosevelt." --Jay Leno
Local Republicans prep for Cheney's visit The Northwest Florida Daily News, FL
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Buddy sits on
the throne as he is crowned Most Beautiful Bulldog by his owner, George DuBois,
of Ankeny, Iowa, at the 29th Annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest in Des Moines,
Iowa, on Monday, April 21, 2008. The competition attracts the ugliest and
prettiest of bulldogs from around the Midwest to represent Drake University,
whose mascot is the bulldog.