Thursday edition - May 24, 2007
Iraq at Center of Terror Fight
Ex-Justice official testifies she 'crossed a line' in hiring
Rice, Australian minister
evoke Reagan in Iraq talks
"Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is apparently dangerously obese, so he came to the United States to check into a weight-loss clinic. Talabani says he came here because America may not know how to run Iraq, but they sure as hell know how to run a fat camp." --Conan O'Brien
Body Found in Iraq Is That of Missing GI
Edwards: 'War on Terror' Has Hurt US ABC News
Kosovo Albanians plan to
honor their "savior" Bill Clinton by erecting a statue of the former United
States president in the capital of Serbia's breakaway province.
The three-meter (10-foot) tall monument is still under construction in a studio in Podujevo north of Pristina.
"He is our savior. He saved us from extermination," sculptor Izeir Mustafa told Reuters. "I was thrilled by the work because I know what he did for us."
"I intend to establish a legal defense fund at some point." - Monica Goodling
Rescuers Say Health of Lost Whales Is Worsening New York Times
Monica and Alberto
In a statement late
Wednesday, the Justice Department said Gonzales "has never attempted to
influence or shape the testimony or public statements of any witness in this
matter, including Ms. Goodling."
The meeting with his aide was only intended to "comfort her in a very difficult period of her life," Brian Roehrkasse, a spokesman, said in the statement.
No. 2 Senate Republican Calls for Passage of Immigration Bill New York Times, NY
Helen Thomas: GOP presidential candidates are murky about torture Salt Lake Tribune, UT
Powerful Republican Tom Craddick facing coup attempt in House Killeen Daily Herald
Slot Machines at Military Bases Overseas
There are thousands of slot
machines on military bases overseas.
says the revenue from the slots -- well over $100 million annually -- is
used to fund recreation programs overseas, such as swimming pools, movie
theaters and concerts.
Critics say it is an outrage that the military, which has a budget of more than $500 billion this fiscal year, takes money from the pockets of its troops and runs slot machines that generate revenues that equal a medium-sized Las Vegas casino operation.
"Under this new congressional plan, illegal immigrants would be able to live in the United States if they pay a $5,000 fine. $5,000? So, that would rule out working people or parents trying to support a family. However, you would get to keep all the drug dealers." --Jay Leno
Clinton Camp Disavows Strategy Memo Washington Post
No war for Prince Harry?
Now where else have I heard about the progeny of the rich and powerful not going
to war? Oh.
Go East, Young Halliburton
Jobless claims up for first time in six weeks MarketWatch
Jail for Coke recipe thief Guardian Unlimited
Internet ad revenue up 35% to $17 billion San Francisco Chronicle
New Home Prices Surge Downward
Sales of new homes surged in April by the biggest amount in 14 years, but the median price of a new home dropped by the largest amount on record.
"Yesterday at his ranch in Texas, President Bush hosted the leader of NATO. There was an awkward moment when Bush said, 'Maybe some day I could visit you in Natonia.'" --Conan O'Brien
The bill for Hicks: $800,000 and counting
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
Mary Cheney Gives Birth to Baby Boy Washington Post, DC
"Experts said this is going to be a very busy hurricane season. To which FEMA said, 'Not for us'" --Jay Leno
Check your news IQ
Subject: Duhbya's scary report
Yesterday Thuh President
told the Coast Guard Academy
graduates about a foiled Osama bin Laden plot to
attack us again in 2005. Was I the only one who
thought OBL wouldn't have been planning attacks in
2005 if Duhbya'd gone after HIM instead of The Evil
Dictator? Just wonderin'.
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In this photo released by the U.S. Navy, a Sailor assigned to aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower greets his wife on Wednesday May 23, 2007 following the ship's return to Naval Station Norfolk in Va. after the longest carrier deployment since 2003. Several thousand sailors from the carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, the cruiser USS Anzio and the destroyers USS Ramage and USS Mason returned to Virginia on Wednesday after a nearly eight-month deployment fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and searching for terrorists off Africa's coast. Photo/U.S. Navy, Justan Williams