Tuesday edition - June 17, 2008
Taliban Seizes Seven Afghan Villages
Bush regrets rhetoric, nothing else, on Iraq
Nuclear designs found with smugglers spur US fears
"And OPEC said, this week, it will call a meeting of its members to discuss what it calls unjustified oil prices. See, not to bring the price down. They just want to come up with a reason to justify it." --Jay Leno
Iraqi TV reporter killed in Iraq
Afghan President's Comments Highlight Frustration in Kabul and ...
Military Industrial Complex Update
The senior civilian official
who managed the military's largest contract in Iraq says he was reassigned in
2004 when he refused to approve more than $1 billion in charges to KBR until the
Houston company provided credible spending records, The New York Times reported.
"They had a gigantic amount of costs they couldn't justify," retired Army official Charles M. Smith told the Times in a story posted on its Web site Monday night. "Ultimately, the money that was going to KBR was money being taken away from the troops, and I wasn't going to do that."
"Now, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia says he wants to have this meeting. Now, you ever notice, when OPEC nations get together, there's always kings and sultans and crowned princes? See, that's where the term 'royally screwed' comes from." --Jay Leno
As a trusted adviser to a member of the ruling family of the United Arab Emirates, Texas businessman Bassam Nabulsi says he safeguarded the sheik's most important documents: financial records, investment documents, and videotapes showing the sheik torturing people with a cattle prod and a spiked plank.
Is McCain Like Bush? It Depends on the Issue
How Not To Woo Hillary Supporters
Chicago native Patti Solis
Doyle, former Clinton campaign manager jettisoned in the final months of the
primary, joins the Obama team as the chief of staff to Sen. Barack Obama's
eventual running mate, as Michelle Obama beefs up her operation with a new chief
For tea leaf readers: The Solis Doyle appointment could be seen as a sign that Sen. Hillary Clinton is drifting down and out from Obama's vice presidential short list. The minus is that perhaps Obama should not have sent this signal so soon, as he is busy wooing disgruntled Clinton supporters.
McCain & Obama 'even' among independents USA Today
Gore puts support behind Obama
photograph provided by 'Meet the Press,' Democratic strategist James Carville
and his wife Republican strategist Mary Matalin burst into tears during a taping
of 'Meet the Press' in memory of the late moderator Tim Russert Sunday, June 15,
2008, at the NBC studios in Washington.
Photo/Meet The Press, Alex Wong
Oil falls $2, mulls more Saudi crude Reuters Canada
High prices blamed on oil traders Cayman Net News, Cayman Islands
McClatchy Plans to Cut 1400 Newspaper Jobs New York Times
"There was a big power outage in DC this morning, the whole city. The good news is, Homeland Security says it was not terrorism. Whew! Luckily, it was just our lousy energy policy. So that's a relief." --Jay Leno
She's Still Failing After All These Years
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice wound up her visit by hosting a trilateral meeting with the Israeli defense minister and Palestinian prime minister. But after two days of talks in Jerusalem and the West Bank there was no sign of progress in peace talks sponsored by the United States.
I Wonder If The Pentagon Used The Google
A Senate investigation has concluded that top Pentagon officials began assembling lists of harsh interrogation techniques in the summer of 2002 for use on detainees at Guantanamo Bay...
Would you care to predict the price of a gallon of gas just before the November presidential election?
Me predict the cost of gas? Yes, the cost of a gallon of gas in November will be much more than I can afford.
Community service for Cheney protesters Tulsa World, OK
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In Russert death, feud for thought New York Daily News
No signs of water yet from Mars lander Los Angeles Times
Fighting crows halt trains Reuters
This May 2008
St. Sugar Cancer Sniffing Dog Training Centre (SCSDTC) photograph shows Marine,
a six-and-a-half-year-old Labrador trained in Japan to detect cancer patients by
smell. A South Korean firm said Monday it has successfully cloned four dogs from
Marine. The cloned retrievers will soon be sent to Japan for training in the
same skills as their mother.