Thursday edition -May 15, 2008
White House: Bush Comments to Israeli Parliament Were Not About Obama
Obama says Bush falsely accuses him of appeasement
Obama appeals to working whites in Michigan
"And President Bush announced this week that he will go to Saudi Arabia and meet with King Abdullah. That's got to be nerve-wracking for President Bush, huh? Being called to the carpet by the big boss." --Jay Leno
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4077 The Associated Press
Child Bomber Kills 23 In Iraq Washington Post
Witnesses: Abu Ghraib bomber was a teenage boy CNN International
Afghan Officials Say at Least 16 Killed in Suicide Blast
A poorly run Pentagon
program for providing civilian employees in Iraq and Afghanistan with workman's
has allowed defense contractors and insurance companies to gouge American
taxpayers, a House oversight committee said Thursday.
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"Actually, Barack Obama slipped up this past week. You know, this campaigning, it's endless, it's hard. Like, in an interview, he said he campaigned in all 57 states. That's what he said. But, see, they all make mistakes. Like Hillary Clinton, the only two states she knows are Florida and Michigan. John McCain, he still thinks there's only 13 colonies." --Jay Leno
Bipartisanship Broke Out In D.C.
Ignoring a veto
threat from President Bush, who says he wants to sharply limit government
subsidies to farmers at a time of near-record commodity prices and soaring
global demand for grain, the House on Wednesday approved a five-year, $307
billion farm bill with a solid bipartisan majority.
The House voted 318 to 106 — well above the two-thirds needed to hand Mr. Bush the second veto override of his presidency — with 100 Republicans joining the Democratic majority in favor.
Republican Election Losses Stir Fall Fears New York Times
"I don't know if Barack Obama's getting tired or what, but in a recent speech, Barack Obama made a mistake. He said he had visited all 57 states. Yeah, that's what he said. Yeah, after hearing this, President Bush said, 'Haha, he forgot Alaska and Hawaii!'" --Conan O'Brien
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Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia — that will be key to a Democratic
victory in November. And some Democrats are already worried that John McCain is
poised to scoop up crucial votes in the region if Obama is the Democratic
“McCain’s going to camp on the Pennsylvania-Ohio border” in Appalachian regions, said Democratic strategist Dave “Mudcat” Saunders, of Roanoke, Va. “He knows if he wins those states he can’t lose.”
John Edwards finally makes his choice: Barack Obama Los Angeles Times
Obama, Clinton surrogates stump in Puerto Rico The Associated Press
Hillary Clinton: The Game Isn't Over CBS News, NY
"But they're not even pretending. Hillary Clinton is so broke now, and this is true, some friends of mine spotted her, in the middle of the night last night, at a laundromat, honest to God, with a hamper full of pantsuits" --David Letterman
Oil prices hold near $125-a-barrell Irish Times, Ireland
UAE's crude production increases 4.33% in April GulfNews, United Arab Emirates
Killing Our Rights Softly
Faced with an unfriendly Congress, the Bush administration has found another, quieter way to make it more difficult for consumers to sue businesses over faulty products. It's rewriting the bureaucratic rulebook.
Guantanamo official says he's not resigning The Associated Press
On May 9, 2006, John Humphrey, a former CIA officer making his way up the management ladder of one of the nation's largest intelligence contractors, made a stunning disclosure to Intelcon, a national intelligence conference and exhibition at a hotel in Bethesda, Maryland. Outsourcing, Humphrey declared, was out of control. Contractors deployed in Iraq and other hotspots overseas were making decisions and handling documents that, in earlier times, had been the sole responsibility of U.S. military and intelligence officers.
Voracious Swarming Ants
In what sounds like a really low-budget horror film, voracious swarming ants that apparently arrived in Texas aboard a cargo ship are invading homes and yards across the Houston area, shorting out electrical boxes and messing up computers.
"And you're not going to believe this. In Times Square today, honestly I saw a hooker in Times Square ... wearing a sign that read, 'Will accept economic stimulus checks.'" --David Letterman
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Angelina Jolie's Twins Due Aug. 19 People Magazine
known as the 'Fusion Man,' flies with a jet-powered single wing over the Alps in
Bex, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 14, 2008. Some people go fishing on their day
off. Yves Rossy likes to jump out of a small plane with a pair of jet-powered
wings and perform figure eights above the Swiss Alps. The revolutionary human
flying machine comes after five years of training and many more years of