Tuesday edition - August 5, 2008
S. Koreans fire water cannons at Bush protesters
Marines ordered to stay longer in Afghanistan
Secret deal kept British troops out of Basra-report
"Some good unemployment news, President Bush will be out of work soon." --Jimmy Kimmel
Anthrax Update: Federal Bureau of Intimidation
One former colleague, Dr. W.
Russell Byrne, said the [FBI] agents pressed Dr. Ivins’s daughter repeatedly to
acknowledge that her father was involved in the attacks.
“It was not an interview,” Dr. Byrne said. “It was a frank attempt at intimidation.”
Dr. Byrne said he believed Dr. Ivins was singled out partly because of his personal weaknesses. “They figured he was the weakest link,” Dr. Byrne said. “If they had real evidence on him, why did they not just arrest him?”
"Yesterday, President Bush announced there are going to be some big changes in intelligence in the White House. Yeah, he's leaving." --Jay Leno
Tropical Storm Edouard makes landfall MarketWatch
CIA Leaker Update
Conservative columnist and former CNN host Robert Novak said Monday that he will retire immediately to focus on treatment of a malignant brain tumor.
"Well listen, Barack Obama accused Republicans of trying to make others fear him, because, and I quote, he 'doesn't look like the other presidents on the dollar bill.' So the choice is, do you want to elect a guy who doesn't look like the president on the dollar bill, or do you want to elect a guy who looks older than the president on the dollar bill?" --Jay Leno
McCain Vets Cantor as Running Mate Wall Street Journal
GOP Drops in Voting Rolls in Many States New York Times
Guess Where The Second Largest US Embassy Is?
A massive new U.S. Embassy, the second-largest in the world after the heavily fortified compound in Baghdad, formally opens in the Chinese capital [Beijing] this week, a testament to the depth and breadth of the ties binding the trading partners and sometimes rivals.
"And as you know, the McCain campaign is running that commercial where they're comparing Barack Obama to various Hollywood celebrities. And as you know, if there's one thing the Republicans will not stand for, it's electing some Hollywood celebrity to public office. Except for Ronald Reagan, Fred Thompson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Clint Eastwood -- you know, except for those." --Jay Leno
Birthday bash draws $5m for Obama, party
New Obama ad hits McCain Detroit Free Press
Obama backers Bernie Mac and Morgan Freeman both hospitalized Los Angeles Times
Bloomberg hosts Big Apple party for Hilary Clinton,offers no party ... International Business Times
"John McCain's daughter announced she's writing a children's book based on her father's life. I think that's very nice, yeah. The children's book is called 'James and the Giant Prostate.'" --Conan O'Brien
At Freddie Mac, Chief Discarded Warning Signs
Molson Coors profits down 56 percent
Air France-KLM profit drops 59% on oil bill
Greenspan warns more banks may be bailed out
Value of ag property up 21 percent
Wal-Mart denied a report Friday that it had pressured employees to vote against Democrats. They said the report was categorically untrue, and besides, most of their employees are ineligible to vote anyway. - Laugh Lines
The United States began a pilot program on Tuesday that allows some illegal immigrants to come forward and schedule their own deportation, after criticism that stepped-up raids cause traumatic family splits.
"In a new report by the Center for Immigration Studies, researchers report that the number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. is down by 11 percent, and a lot of them are returning home. See, that’s when you know the economy is bad, when illegal immigrants are fleeing to Mexico for a better way of life!" --Jay Leno
US May Have Taped Visits to Detainees Washington Post
Guantanamo case of Bin Laden driver Hamdan goes to military jury Los Angeles Times
Cheney role at GOP convention is uncertain
Dick Cheney In Billings KULR-TV
think the U.S. is going to do well, particularly in swimming, I think we have a
very strong swimming time this year for the Olympics, yeah, that's right. Dick
Cheney in particular looks great in the freestyle waterboarding." --David
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Trove of Endangered Gorillas Found in Africa New York Times
Chemical discovery on Mars stumps Phoenix team San Francisco Chronicle
British cyclist Rebecca Romero sits on her bicycle naked during a photo-shoot. Triple jumper Phillips Idowu, cyclist Romero and swimmer Gregor Tait have all been photographed taking part in their individual sports stark naked as part of an advertising campaign for a sports drink. Photo/ Nadav Kander