Tuesday edition - July 29, 2008
Bush to leave a record budget deficit of $482 billion
Growth removed from McCain's face
Study questions US strategy against al-Qaida
Bush leaves Country in deep defishit - Grant Gerver
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4124 The Associated Press
SAS Soldiers Killed In Iraq Named Sky News, UK
Bombers and Ethnic Clashes Kill 61 in Iraq New York Times
Coalition of the Willing Leaving?
ambassador to Tokyo urged Japan on Tuesday to continue its support missions for
U.S.-led forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Ambassador Thomas Schieffer's call followed a domestic media report that Japan would bring home its air force personnel, now airlifting supplies from Kuwait to Iraq, by the end of the year.
EPA: Ask No Questions, We'll Tell No Lies
A senior official in the Environmental Protection Agency's enforcement office has warned managers they should direct inquiries from reporters, congressional investigators and the agency's inspector general to designated officials rather than answering the questions themselves, according to an e-mail obtained by The Washington Post.
"And the Coast Guard closed over 100 miles of the Mississippi River after an oil spill of over 400,000 gallons of oil. The federal government leaped into action, and within 30 minutes of the spill, they were there. How does this make the people of New Orleans feel? They get wiped out by Hurricane Katrina, it takes FEMA, what? Six days to show up? A bottle of oil spills, the White House goes 'Noooo! and they're down there." --Jay Leno
Bush: Former Army cook's crimes warrant execution The Associated Press
Justice Dept. report concludes aides broke law Boston Globe
Schwarzenegger vows to cut workers' pay Thursday The Associated Press
McCain Flip Flops
candidate John McCain drew a sharp rebuke Monday from conservatives after he
signaled an openness to a higher payroll tax for Social Security, contrary to
previous vows not to raise taxes of any kind.
Speaking with reporters on his campaign bus on July 9, he cited a need to shore up Social Security, saying: "I cannot tell you what I would do, except to put everything on the table."
"Anyone who voted for me has very little in common with the Republican Party." - Hillary Clinton
Michelle Obama talks up family life at fundraiser Chicago Tribune
Obama to Visit Hawaii; Attend Fundraiser KGMB9, HI
Who For VP?
Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has told close associates that he has had "very serious" conversations with Sen. Barack Obama about joining the Democratic presidential ticket and has provided documents to the campaign as it combs through his background, according to several sources close to Kaine.
"It was kind of surprising; they really love Obama in Germany. He's like a rock star over there. It's impressive until you realize that David Hasselhoff is also like a rock star over there."- Jimmy Kimmel
Shell cuts exports after Nigeria attack International Herald Tribune
India Developing US$10 Laptop PC World
Makes Sense To Me
Bill O'Reilly, Michael Savage, Sean Hannity on accused shooter's reading list
Police found right-wing political books, brass knuckles, empty shotgun shell boxes and a handgun in the Powell home of a man who said he attacked a church in order to kill liberals "who are ruining the country," court records show.
US columnist Robert Novak, who blew CIA agent's cover, has brain tumor
Times Online, UK
Cooler for the dead good enough for Guantanamo reporters McClatchy Washington Bureau, DC
Guantanamo jurors shown graphic film on Al Qaeda Los Angeles Times
McCain Complains About TOO MUCH
By Don Davis
Disabled American Veterans push back at Cheney New York Daily News
A British scientist said
Monday he was anxiously awaiting the results of DNA tests on hair claimed to be
from a yeti after initial examinations showed it had human and ape-like
Ian Redmond, a biologist and expert in ape conservation, said the hairs found in the Indian jungle resembled samples collected by the conqueror of Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary, in the 1950s.
"Under the microscope, they look slightly human, slightly like an orangutang and slightly like the hairs brought back by Edmund Hillary,"...
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