Thursday edition - May 11, 2006
NSA has massive database of Americans' phone calls
White House logs list only 2 Abramoff visits
NSA stymies Justice Dept. spying probe
I hope someone is wiretapping Bush. It can happen.
“A lot of people are now blaming their problems on sleep medication. Yeah. Like today, President Bush said he took Ambien right before he invaded Iraq.” -- Jay Leno
The only card in Bush's' deck
1,091 die in April in Baghdad San Jose Mercury News
Four US soldiers killed in Iraq AFP
Violence, Troop Levels Rise in Afghanistan AP
US Army Troop Build up on Iraq-Iran Borders Zaman Online, Turkey
Iraqi paper claims Iranians fighting there United Press International
Report: Iran Appoints Ambassador to Iraq Houston Chronicle
Russia Says New Strategies Aimed at Iran AP
Israeli Official: Time Running Out on Iran AP
Israelis Stop Fuel Supply to Palestinians AP
Rumsfeld says Russia, China policies worrying Washington Post
It Really Is "All About the Oil"
U.S. troops in this
oil refining center are cracking down on a vast fuel theft and smuggling
operation that robs from Iraq's economy and helps finance the insurgency.
The troops are chasing the smugglers and closely monitoring refinery workers. For American Soldiers, it means ending a hands-off approach at the facility and doing jobs that would normally fall to police.
The good news... OPEC lowered its price to just under $70 a barrel. The bad news is... That's just for the barrel.-- Jay Leno
Florida Governor Bush Heading Presidential Delegation to Haiti Voice of America
Oh Great, More Bush Diplomacy
A top Kremlin aide said on Thursday that reported moves by the United States to equip some strategic rockets with non-nuclear warheads were "irresponsible" and "extraordinarily dangerous" for Russia.
Breaking News! Bush Admits Reading Books!
...Said he's reading lots of history books. He
just finished a biography of William Jennings Bryan and said he is delving
into David Kennedy's Freedom from Fear, a 936-page history of the
Depression era through 1945.
"I'm not sure what I'm going to read next. I've got a choice of a history of Afghanistan or there's an interesting book on Timbuktu."
What, you got a problem with Bush and the NSA tracking every call we make? You ungrateful unpatriotic bastard. -- Grant Gerver
FBI battling corruption with 2,000 investigations Sun-Sentinel.com, FL
E-mails detail banter of Abramoff and aide Houston Chronicle
Vice President Dick Cheney and outgoing CIA Director Porter Goss were honored by their former House colleagues Wednesday with awards for distinguished service.
Oil prices rise above $73 MLive.com, MI
GM hopes to spiff up image with retrospective ads USATODAY.com
Tax Cut for the Wealthy - Taxi Fare For the Rest of Us
Some analysts say the plan favors the rich. An analysis by the non-partisan Tax Policy Center estimates that millionaires would save an average of $42,000, whilepeople earning less than $50,000 would save less than $50.
Welcome to the CIA, General Michael Hayden. It shouldn't be too long till you receive your obligatory "Heckuva job, Mikey." -- Grant Gerver
US rejects calls for Guantánamo closure Guardian Unlimited
Like Father, Like Daughter
Cheney says she was sitting in the studio audience when Edwards mentioned her sexual orientation. Her reaction? She says she glared at the candidate and mouthed the words ''Go f*** yourself.''
Q&A: US-Russian Relations 'Rather Precarious' Now New York Times
The Nut Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree
For much of the world, the bald man with the crooked smile is a scary figure who operates in the shadows of a superpower, dragging the US into wars, defending torture, making oil companies rich. For Mary Cheney, he's just dad.
Bird Flu Hits Florida Trailer Park
Did you have a good time today?
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Climate Change Blamed for Pleistocene Megafauna Bust and Boom
'Da Vinci Code' Now a Tool to Win Christian Converts Los Angeles Times
NASA file image shows a meteor streaking across the sky during a meteor shower. A remarkable meteorite the size of a beach ball, found in heat-forged crystals in one of the world's largest impact craters, may push back the boundaries of knowledge about space rocks, a study due to be published on Thursday says.
Photo by NASA