Monday edition - May 21, 2007
Bush meets NATO leader
at Texas ranch
Specter: 'No confidence' vote will make Gonzales quit
Brown won't pull UK troops out of Iraq: US official
Bush is on vacation, the Iraqi government is on vacation -- but our troops aren't. Impeachment is too good for this man.
"Here's news from Washington, DC: We now have a new war czar. Yes, he was appointed by President Bush, so what could go wrong?" --David Letterman
US military deaths in Iraq at 3421 The Westfall Weekly News, Canada
Military: 7 US Soldiers Killed in Iraq Guardian Unlimited, UK
Bomber kills 14 in Afghan market Boston Globe, MA
Thousands in Turkey Demonstrate for Secular Government
Carter vs. Bush
In a biting rebuke, the
White House on Sunday dismissed former President Jimmy Carter as "increasingly
irrelevant" after his harsh criticism of President Bush.
Carter was quoted Saturday as saying "I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history."
"The head of the World Bank, Paul Wolfowitz, resigned after getting in trouble. He promoted his girlfriend and gave her a job at the Bank. That's big news. A Republican forced out over a sex scandal involving ... a woman?!" --Jay Leno
Bush tackles a key criticism of pending immigration bill
Pelosi defends Murtha against Republican reprimand Reuters AlertNet, UK
Another One Bites the Dust
One day after its hurricane forecasters complained of budget cuts, the head of the National Weather Service and his deputy announced they will retire next month.
"John McCain said that he is willing to be the last man standing in support of the war. I think he already is." --Jay Leno
Moore film attacks US health care Reuters.uk, UK
The Biggest Embassy In The World
The new U.S. Embassy in
Baghdad will be the world's largest and most expensive foreign mission,
though it may not be large enough or secure enough to cope with the chaos in
"Republicans in Texas think you need a course on how to keep a marriage together. Who's going to teach it? Rudy Giuliani? Newt Gingrich?" --Jay Leno
Bush to Congress: "I'm takin' my war and goin' home!" - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
Oil prices rise above $65 a barrel
Halliburton CEO Exercises Options Houston Chronicle, TX
What If Every Child Had A Laptop?
News aired the second Republican presidential debate. My favorite part was when
the white guy went after those two white guys, and three other white guys chimed
in." --Conan O'Brien
Guantanamo detainee David Hicks starts sentence in Adelaide
Belfast Telegraph, UK
Lawyer guilty of leaking info about Guantanamo
Lobbyist Nominated to Run Consumer Product Safety Commission
Two Democratic senators said Thursday the White House should withdraw the nomination of manufacturers' lobbyist Michael Baroody to run the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
very sick the day of the debate. I had all of the problems with the flu and
bronchitis that you have, including running to the bathroom. I was just hanging
on. I could not wait until the debate got off so I could go to the bathroom."
--Republican presidential hopeful Tommy Thompson, on why he said at a GOP
presidential debate that an employer should be allowed to fire a gay worker,
after previously having blamed his hearing aid
Cheney stands alone as hard-liner
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Curlin's trainer Asmussen reflects on Preakness win
Paris Hilton To Pen a Prison Diary Hollywood.com
Wrong-turn whales head for ocean Ireland Online
Clay figures showing activities of daily life dating back to 2,100 B.C. have been found by a Belgian excavation team working in the Barsha Monastery, 124 miles south of Cairo, as seen in this picture made available by the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities May 20, 2007. Photo/Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities