Tuesday edition - July 25, 2006
Bill would let Congress sue Bush
Rice: No quick cease-fire
No security clearances revoked over Plame
Politics as usual. Middle East diplomacy as usual. SOS.
“Let’s see what’s going on in the Middle East, or as some are calling it, the ‘End of the World Cup.’” -- Jay Leno
US Military Deaths in Iraq Guardian Unlimited, UK
military deaths in Afghanistan
Head of Saddam's tribe killed by gunmen AP
Top Shiite politician says Iraqis must arm to protect their homes AFP
Senior Iraqi army officer criticizes US security approach AFP
U.S., Iraq moving more troops into Baghdad AP
There is no civil war in Iraq, says Maliki Independent, UK
Bush has confidence in Iraqi PM AP
Japan completes Iraq troop withdrawal
UK buys armoured vehicles to protect troops in Iraq Reuters AlertNet, UK
Developments in Iraq on July 25 Reuters AlertNet, UK
Saddam's half-brother argues court is illegitimate The Casper Star Tribune, WY
391 killed in Lebanon, 41 in Israel AP
SAUDI ARABIA: KING ANNOUNCES 1.5 BILLION DOLLARS FOR LEBANON AKI
U.S. tries to discourage Pakistan on nukes AP
Democratic senators say
they may filibuster any attempt to confirm John Bolton`s nomination as U.S.
ambassador to the United Nations.
President Bush gave Bolton a recess appointment last year when Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, refused to support the nomination in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Voinovich announced last week that he has had a change of heart.
President Bush said Tuesday he believes guest workers will go home to Mexico after their jobs end. He didn't say how he was going to get ten million temporary workers to leave the country. He can't even get Karl Rove out of the White House.
---- comedian Argus Hamilton
Badmouthing the Messenger
Rep. Jack Kingston threw a party last week, and Helen Thomas was the uninvited pinata...Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) drawing cheers from the interns, according to CNN, said Thomas is "off her rocker," adding, "She's lost it. She's a left-wing, socialist, wacko, Communist."
Can you spot the white conservative reporter on Fox News?
Bush leads citizenship ceremonies Fort Worth Star Telegram
Europe blames US for WTO failure BBC News
SOS: John Bolton on a Shingle for sale on ebay!
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"In the debate in the House the other day on banning gay marriage, Democratic Tennessee Congressman Lincoln Davis said we should go one step further and outlaw adultery and make it a felony. Have an affair and you can go to prison. And you thought a lot of congressmen went to jail for bribery. How overcrowded it is going to be now?" --Jay Leno
Gov. Jeb Bush said he was reminded of a gaffe of his own during a 2000 sit-in in his offices staged by two black lawmakers in response to him effectively ending affirmative action. He was captured on videotape telling an aide to "kick their asses out," though he later said he was referring to reporters, who refused to leave.
State by state approval of George W. Bush
In the end, all eyes are on the former president Greenwich Time, CT
Sparks fly as lawmakers battle Bloomberg over blackout Boston Herald
Who's Protecting Whom?
A State Department worker cruising down
34th Street with three scantily clad women in what appeared to be a
government car with flashing lights collided with a yellow cab last night
after allegedly running a red light, police said.
The unnamed fed - who was armed according to witnesses - was shouting at other motorists through a public address loudspeaker in the car as he maneuvered his Buick LeSabre
New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg said he supports a national database of every legal worker in America. He said it should include DNA and fingerprints. At the very least, it would make it easier to find out whose finger is in the chili. ---- comedian Argus Hamilton
Bill Clinton's life was threatened by an Oklahoma City man, according to an indictment on Thursday. Three employees at a chiropractic clinic overheard the threats and called the Secret Service. It's the first sign that Democrats are going to win back Congress when Red States are reporting threats against Bill Clinton. ---- comedian Argus Hamilton
Oil prices rise on supplies’ worries Gulf Times
Ahead of the Bell: Halliburton Declines Houston Chronicle
Google called lax on 'click fraud' Baltimore Sun
Picture this: A sneakier kind of spam USATODAY.com
Washington D.C. experienced a heat emergency Tuesday, prompting the Department of Energy to order drastic measures reducing electricity use on Capitol Hill. It was a real hardship. By nightfall they were having to raise their pay by candlelight.---- comedian Argus Hamilton
GOP Obsession with the Flag
President Bush on Monday signed a bill that would bar condominium and homeowner associationsfrom restricting how the American flag can be displayed.
Former Army chaplain says he was unfairly detained at border
Ex-Guantanamo Spaniard cleared by supreme court
What happens when Bush takes Viagra? He gets taller. -- Robin Williams
I brake for tailgaters. - Zing!
The Homeland Security Blues-- by Spartacus Jones
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PBS kids' show host fired for video AP
Are you a woman going solo? Try a blow-up man Reuters
All tradition, no bikinis for Mayan beauty queens Reuters
Canada's `Prince of Pot' ties the knot AP
Top Chinese university bans noisy tour groups Reuters
China's most famous political building to host pop concerts AFP
NASA image shows the Boomerang Nebula taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope with the Advanced Camera for Surveys, in early 2005. The main camera of the Hubble Space Telescope, which has beamed amazing images of distant galaxies back to earth, has stopped working, according to the Space Telescope Science Institute (STSI).(Photo/NASA/ESA)