Monday edition - August 18, 2008
Polish support for US missile shield seen rising
Bush tells Russia to get out of Georgia
Weird: China went from bikes to cars while we go from cars to bikes. - Grant Gerver
US military deaths in Afghanistan region at 500 The Associated Press
15 killed in bombing at Sunni mosque in Baghdad Chicago Tribune
Iraqis bury US-allied Sunni leader after bombing The Associated Press
88 die in Afghan violence; police deploy in Kabul The Associated
7000 police blanket Kabul before celebration, attack elsewhere ... The Canadian Press
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf to resign
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Russia says it will begin pulling back its troops from Georgia on Monday, but a Russian lawmaker has compared the situation to the U.S. presence in Iraq.
say that Colin Powell is planning to endorse Barack Obama, which is bad news for
John McCain. But at his age, he should expect some colon problems. -Craig Ferguson
The Democratic Party assigned next week's convention speaking slots Friday. It works out for everyone. Hillary Clinton will address the Democratic Convention in Denver Tuesday and John Edwards will address a Swinger's Convention in Reno on Friday. - Argus Hamilton
Tom Ridge: Pro choice for pro-life ticket?
Dennis Miller on John Edwards: “He’s a poorly drawn John Grisham character who got caught with his Pelican Briefs down” (”The O’Reilly Factor” on Fox, Wednesday).
Who's rich? McCain and Obama have very different definitions Los Angeles Times
Obama meets Pickens on energy, not his Swift Boat financing Los Angeles Times
For Convention, Obama’s Image Is All-American New York Times
Former astronauts John Glenn, Bill Nelson back Barack Obama space plan
McCain went to the hospital
because she sprained her wrist. And her doctors are saying it's nothing
serious, the sprain is probably just from cutting John's meat into little
tiny pieces- Craig Ferguson
Tropical storm Fay drives up oil
Dollar hits 6-month high vs euro, then pulls back
Shaky economy hits kids The Associated Press
Internet Radio's "Last Stand"
Lack Of Media Coverage
Media coverage of the economic downturn in the U.S. has lagged behind both economic activity and public interest, according to a study being released Monday by a Washington, D.C.-based research group.
Operation Scheduled Departure began on Monday, giving illegal aliens a bus ride home. You can't make it up. With its usual flawless timing the Bush administration is offering to bus illegal aliens home to Mexico one month before the produce harvest. - Argus Hamilton
“Actually, analysts say a weak economy is causing less energy use, resulting in falling oil prices. Yeah. Basically, the worse the economy, the lower the oil prices, which means if Bush could serve one more term, oil would be free.”- Jay Leno
Phelps will swim home; should arrive in Baltimore by mid-September - Grant Gerver
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Welcome to Week No. 2 of Olympics, minus Phelps China Daily
Bill Murray, Jumper, Still in One Piece New York Times
Unseen Bigfoot corpse more likely a big fat lie Xinhua, China
Seeking ugly women for Outback's lonely hearts
the oldest female swimmer in Olympic history, settled for a silver medal in the
50-meter freestyle — missing gold by 1/100th of a second — and added her third
silver medal of the Games by anchoring the 4x100 medley relay to a second-place
finish to Australia.
It gave the 41-year-old mom her 12th career swimming medal, tying her with Jenny Thompson for the record for U.S. women. She became the oldest swimming medalist in history when she won silver in the 4x100 free relay earlier in the meet.