Wednesday edition - April 25, 2007





Bush and Cheney challenge motives of Democrats on Iraq war
International Herald Tribune, France - 4-25-07
WASHINGTON: President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have aggressively challenged the motives of congressional ...


Kucinich files articles of impeachment against Cheney
Chronicle-Telegram, OH - 4-25-07
AP. WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich filed articles of impeachment Tuesday against Vice President Dick Cheney, ...

House to Vote Today on Iraq Pullout
Washington Post, DC - 4-25-07
"Some Democratic leaders seem to believe that blind opposition to the new strategy in Iraq is good politics," Cheney told reporters at the Capitol after attending the weekly Republican policy lunch. "Senator Reid himself has said that the war in Iraq ...


The scandal, to me, begins with the fact that we have a president who is so insecure with his own intelligence that he appoints the most mediocre people in the world to positions of immense authority. And that's why so many people in his own party don't like Alberto Gonzales. Because he's another Harriet Miers; he's another Mike Brown. This is why our government is so screwed up, because it's staffed by these idiots. So that George Bush can walk into someplace and say, "I'm the smartest guy in the room." – Bill Maher




The-World-Is-A-Safer-Place-Without-Saddam News


"No one suffers more than their President and I do." - Laura Bush on the Wars


Troop Abuse


House Democrats have burrowed into the histories of Private First Class Jessica Lynch and Corporal Pat Tillman, holding up their cases as egregious examples of officials' twisting the truth for public relations in wartime.

They received help in making their case at a hearing Tuesday from witnesses who have mostly shied away from the spotlight: Lynch herself; Tillman's mother, Mary; and Tillman's brother, Kevin, who enlisted in the army along with him after the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States.



Will This Monica Talk?


A House committee voted Wednesday to grant immunity to Monica Goodling, a key aide to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales during the firings of eight U.S. attorneys. She had refused to testify, invoking her Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination.


Disturbing News



Following Bush's Lead


The Iraqi government withheld recent casualty figures from the United Nations, fearing they would be used to present a grim picture of Iraq that would undermine the coalition's security efforts, U.N. officials said Wednesday.



"Reviews of Gonzales' performance were mixed. 99.99% of the people who saw it felt he embarrassed himself. The other .01% was this guy [on screen: Pres. Bush]" --Jon Stewart, on Alberto Gonzales' Senate testimony


Republican Shenanigans

In Case You Didn't Have Enough To Worry About


Missile defense. Space weapons. A new nuclear warhead design.

Issues from the 1980s? Yes – and issues for today. This spring has been a time of traveling back to the future for US strategic weapons policy as old controversies return in new geopolitical contexts.

The US government says it is just trying to adapt to a new world of threats. For instance, a proposed missile defense site in Eastern Europe is meant to counter Iranian long-range missiles, according to the White House.

But America's old cold war adversaries don't see things quite the same way. Russia and China appear to be worried that the burgeoning missile-defense system and possible new US weapons – such as nonnuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles and a new nuclear Reliable Replacement Warhead – really are aimed at them.






“And in testimony yesterday, Alberto Gonzales admitted the firing of US attorneys was mishandled. He said, yes it was mishandled, but he was only marginally involved. Well, that’s a good alibi. ‘I am not involved in my own job. Thank you. I have no idea what’s going on.’” - Jay Leno


Rock-The-Voter News


"I'm getting just a little bit concerned about the 2008 presidential election. Election Day is only 19 months away ... and I hate to say it, but there doesn't seem to be a clear cut winner yet. Come on, media. It's your job to preemptively anoint someone so we all know who to give our money to." --Stephen Colbert




Biz-Tech News

Almost Six Years Later...


The Nuclear Regulatory Commission proposed a new requirement Tuesday for nuclear reactor builders to consider how they might increase protection against an airliner crash.



“Wal-Mart announced this week they’re going to open up thousands of health care clinics in their stores. Apparently, they got a great deal on some really cheap doctors from China.” - Jay Leno


Bush-Prison-Torture News




By Don Davis


Go-F***-Yourself News






Subject: Legacy of Karl Rove


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Odd News



A photo released by police on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 shows a horse standing next to a sleeping man in the foyer of a bank in the east German village of Wiesenburg on Monday, April 23, 2007. The obviously drunken man tried to rest with his horse in the bank's entrance, when passers-by called the police who could convince the man and horse to leave the bank. Photo/Police Handout