Thursday edition - July 6, 2006
test-fire missile: report
North Korea vows to continue missile tests
Putin: Russia Shouldn't Be US Opponent
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North Korea has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that it can, indeed, attack water. -- Grant Gerver
Bombers Strike Across Iraq 15 Killed In Several Attacks; US, Iraqi ... CBS News
Buses Carrying Iranians Attacked in Iraq Forbes
Marines gain control of Iraq hospital AP
Iraq warns Turkey against any military incursions Reuters AlertNet
Army charges officer who refused Iraq duty AP
Ex-GI Accused in Iraq Rape Had Rocky Past Washington Post
US Army sparks a fashion craze in militant Gaza AFP
"We shouldn't fear a world that is more interacted."—George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., June 27, 2006.
Greenhouse gas turning oceans acidic San Francisco Chronicle
“I Miss Monica”… http://deanfriedman.cf.huffingtonpost.com/
Rush + OxyContin + Viagra = Freedom
Rush Limbaugh will not face criminal charges in Palm Beach County after authorities found he had a bottle of Viagra that was prescribed in his doctor's name, prosecutors said Wednesday...It is generally not illegal under Florida law for a physician to prescribe medication in a third party's name if all parties are aware and the doctor documents it correctly
Bush told Cheney to discredit diplomat Guardian Unlimited, UK
Ralph Reed and the gospel truth Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX
Eisenhower on Illegal Immigration
General Eisenhower...quoted a report in The New York Times, highlighting one paragraph that said: "The rise in illegal border-crossing by Mexican 'wetbacks' to a current rate of more than 1,000,000 cases a year has been accompaniedby a curious relaxation in ethical standards extending all the way from the farmer-exploiters of this contraband labor to the highest levels of the Federal Government."
McBride seeks traction in primary race against Harris Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL
ACLU files lawsuit challenging campaign finance law Stamford Advocate, CT
NY Court Rejects Attempt to Recognize Gay Marriage
Jeb Bush offers to send election "experts" to Mexico (wink, wink) -- Grant Gerver
Bend Over and Kiss Your States' Rights Goodbye
A report last month from Representative Henry Waxman,
Democrat of California, shows that since 2001 Congress has enacted 27 laws that
pre-empt state authority in areas from air pollution to consumer protection.
The Bush administration is following Congress's lead — but in a quieter way that is likely to undermine states even more. Its strategy to block California limits on greenhouse-gas emissions from cars (which 10 other states plan to adopt) is a case in point. Since 1967, California has been allowed to set its own automotive pollution limits, subject to limited review by the Environmental Protection Agency. But this spring, the Department of Transportation stepped in by inserting into its new fuel-economy standards for light trucks a statement that the exclusive federal authority to set fuel-economy standards bars California's emissions limits
Nigeria: Hearing in UBA, Halliburton Suit Now July 10 AllAfrica.com, Washington
FBI sting nabs three trying to sell Coke secrets Bizjournals.com
Discovery Docks With Space Station San Francisco Chronicle
Getting the Snow Job
Q One other quick
question. What has been the President's reaction to the death of Ken Lay?
MR. SNOW: I really haven't talked to him about it. I'll give you my own personal reaction, which is when somebody dies you leave behind those who grieve and I think they deserve our compassion. But I don't know, what do you think would be the appropriate thing to say?
Q I don't know. I don't know him. The President was his friend, not me.
MR. SNOW: No, the President has described Ken Lay as an acquaintance, and many of the President's acquaintances have passed on during his time in office. Again, I think -- it's sort of an interesting question, but not answerable by me.
France says Guantanamo visits were administrative Reuters.uk, UK
Katherine Harris Loses More Voters
The Florida Cannabis Action Network staged a protest at the district office of U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris, R-Longboat Key, on Wednesday to speak out against Harris' recent vote against a bill that would have supported those states that have legalized marijuana for medical purposes.
Cheney to visit Norfolk, address military Friday Virginian Pilot, VA
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In this photo provided by Jerry Patterson, a bear cub sits in a vintage red Buick convertible in a Lake Tahoe neighborhood, in Stateline, Nev on July 2, 2006. The bear drew a crowd of spectators as it munched on barbecue-chicken-and-jalapeno pizza in the back seat of the 1964 Buick Skylark. It also apparently washed it down with a swig of a Jack Daniel's mixer, an Absolut vodka and tonic, and a beer taken from a cooler, the vehicle's owner said. (Photo/Jerry Patterson via The Tahoe Daily Tribune)