Monday edition - May 22, 2006
Bush's border plan: technology-focused
Settlement could leave issue of reporter 'privilege'
India, Iran and Pak discuss gas pipeline
I don't know which Bush photo op I like best -- Bush riding in the dune buggy or Bush wearing his codpiece flight suit. It's a toss up for me.
Bill admits to smoking pot but swears he didn't inhale. George admits to eavesdropping but swears he didn't listen.-- Zing!
7 Police Officers Among 17 Killed in Iraq Guardian Unlimited
Bomber Kills 12 in Baghdad Restaurant AP
Flurry of meetings, deaths in Iraq Seattle Times
Franks Says Iraq Deaths Price for Security AP
'80 Taliban dead' in US attack CNN International
Afghan death toll tops 190 since Wednesday Barre Montpelier Times Argus, VT
Guards Remove One of Saddam's Lawyers WJLA, DC
Blair makes surprise visit to Iraq International Herald Tribune
Flexible Body Armor Fails Army Testing AP
"We have to pray for your brother. He's in real trouble." -- Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas told a wide-eyed Doro Koch, sister of George W Bush
Karl Rove Update
Robert Luskin, Karl Rove's lawyer, says he spent most of the day on May 12 taking his cat to the veterinarian and having a technician fix his computer at home...The cat's medical tests, Luskin says, found that "the stools were free of harmful parasites, which is more than I can say for this case."...
The claim that President Bush's top political strategist had been indicted in the CIA leak investigation was written by a journalist who has battled drug addiction and mental illness and been convicted of grand larceny. That didn't stop more than 35 reporters -- from all the major newspapers, networks and newsmagazines -- from calling Luskin or Rove's spokesman, Mark Corallo, to check it out.
Hmm, will this apply to Robert Novak?
The government has the legal authority to
prosecute journalists for publishing classified information, Attorney
General Alberto Gonzales said Sunday.
"There are some statutes on the book which, if you read the language carefully, would seem to indicate that that is a possibility," Gonzales said
McCain says states should decide same-sex marriage issue San Jose Mercury News, USA
Documentary about Tom DeLay premieres San Jose Mercury News
A place for mercy St. Petersburg Times, FL
Millions for Everglades restoration in jeopardy Biloxi Sun Herald
Laura Bush - The First Fundraiser
In Rhode Island and Vermont last Friday, the first lady did draw pickets — some protesting the Iraq war and other critical of her husband's stand against gay marriage — a sign that anger against the president might be starting to rub off on his wife.
Broad appeal aided Nagin in the runoff Times Picayune, LA
FBI says it recorded lawmaker taking cash
Is it not amazing the amount of possessiveness we Americans have for land that was manipulatively stolen and then forcibly built by slaves?-- Zing!
FEMA Trailers Still Sitting in Arkansas
The government has no plans to move at
least half of the 10,000 emergency housing trailers sitting empty in Hope, Ark.,
saying they may be needed for the 2006 hurricane season.
"In the disaster area and in cities that have received huge numbers of displaced people, we are beginning to bring in mobile homes and trailers for temporary use." - George W. Bush, New Orleans, Sept.15, 2005
Surging oil prices hit Chinese airlines in Q1 Xinhua, China
US challenged over .xxx decision BBC News, UK
Microsoft makes way to pay for PC hourly
God, I hope Halliburton gets the border fencing contract. -- Grant Gerver
"Remember the president of the Teamsters, Jimmy Hoffa? Well, he vanished and there were all these rumors and stories and myths about where he may be buried. It turns out now that the FBI got a tip and now they're looking everywhere for Jimmy Hoffa. Everywhere. The FBI is looking everywhere. And I'm thinking, 'that's great, but what about Osama bin Laden?'" --David Letterman
Abu Ghraib dog handler in court
5 Ex-Guantanamo Detainees Freed in Kuwait Washington Post
US allows consular access to Pakistani prisoners in Guantanamo Bay
Rice Says US Not Ready To Close Guantanamo Prison Milwaukee Channel.com, WI
"Immigration is the big issue right now. Earlier today, the Senate voted to build a 370-mile fence along the Mexican border. ... Experts say a 370-mile fence is the perfect way to protect a border that is 1,900 miles long." --Conan O'Brien
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