Monday edition - August 4, 2008
Travels to Asia for Olympic Games, Talks
Iran Tests Anti-Ship Weapon With 300-Kilometer Range
Obama: tap nation's oil
reserve to help gas prices
Bush is on the hunt for a new home. He just found out he and Laura are going to
have to move out of the White House in a few months. His massive plan of
foreclosures and plummeting real estate prices finally paid off." --Jimmy
Iraq lawmakers again fail to approve election law Los Angeles Times
Attackers kill 16 police at Chinese border post The Associated Press
Chickenhawk meets falcon.
President Bush welcomed
Dubai's ruler to his presidential retreat on Sunday, returning the favor for the
opulent hospitality he received in the United Arab Emirates this year.
At Camp David in rustic Maryland, Bush met with Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the UAE's prime minister and ruler of Dubai.
"You're looking good," Bush told al-Maktoum after the sheik arrived by helicopter. Both leaders were dressed casually and engaged in small talk before driving out of sight on a golf cart.
"In a speech yesterday, Barack Obama said he's distantly related to the famous 19th century gunslinger Wild Bill Hickok. After hearing this, John McCain said, "Big deal, I went to high school with him." --Conan O'Brien
Tropical Storm Edouard gaining speed over Gulf The Associated Press
At least 9 climbers reported dead on K2 in Pakistan Seattle Times
"As we meet, our country is in the sixth year of a two-front war. Our economy is struggling. Our planet is in peril. These challenges, and many others, demand new leadership." — Preamble to draft of the 2008 Democratic Party platform
Some House Republicans May Keep Up Protest New York Times
Paris Hilton's mother calls John McCain campaign ad 'complete waste'
President leaves Maine Boston Globe
Eric Cantor's Foolish Obama Slur
"It is a complete waste of the country's time and attention at the very moment when millions of people are losing their homes and their jobs." — Kathy Hilton commenting on a John McCain attack ad featuring her daughter, Paris Hilton
HUMMER: the new Edsel - Grant Gerver
“In God we trust.” Our money says it; our national deficit proves it! - Laugh Lines
Obama Defends Shift On Drilling U.S. News & World Report, DC
For using their images in his despicable ads, Britney & Paris join forces to get even with McCain: they're avidly supporting him. - Grant Gerver
Japanese love affair with melons threatened by oil price rise Times Online, UK
New Economic Stimulus Package Includes Goat - Red Tractor USA
Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, whose office was a target of the anthrax attacks in 2001, said Sunday the suicide of the government's main suspect does not mean the case is over.
Guantanamo admiral easing conditions Boston Globe
Writers recount terror at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison TheChronicleHerald.ca, Canada
Cheney speaks at exclusive Ala. club LocalNews8.com, ID
Dan Quayle’s people confirmed that he was invited to be a contestant on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” Quayle says he turned it down because he didn’t want to do anything more humiliating than being Vice President. - Laugh Lines
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Lindsay Lohan fires back at police 'gay' remark The Associated Press
It's the first look at the Brangelina baby pix that cost $14M
California spider named for Stephen Colbert New York Daily News
Nancy Grace may face wrongful death lawsuit Abilene Reporter-News, TX
Mars Water Discovered, "Tasted" by Lander -- A First National Geographic, DC
In this photo
provided by the USGA, a black bear runs across the 13th fairway during the
second round of the 2008 U.S. Senior Open Championship at The Broadmoor in
Colorado Springs, Colo. on Friday, August 1, 2008.
Photo/ USGA, John Mummert