Monday edition - September 22, 2008
Pakistani troops fire on intruding US choppers
Iran moves closer to nuke weapons capacity
Risks seen for US as it freezes out Russia
went up 410 points on Wall Street. You may already know, the government has
bailed two huge financial companies out, and today, they strongly hinted that
they would bail the rest of them out, at taxpayers' expense. It's all part of a
new approach our leaders in the White House and Congress are taking to the
economy. It's called socialism." –Jimmy Kimmel
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4168 The Associated Press
US military deaths in Afghanistan region at 524 The Associated Press
At Least Nine Killed in Iraq Violence Voice of America
Gunmen kill senior police officer in Baghdad Xinhua, China
Army officer killed in Afghanistan Statesman Journal, OR
Pakistan blast toll rises to 53; 2 US service members among the dead Los Angeles Times
Dinner plans save Pakistan's rulers from hotel bomb attack CNN International
Afghan diplomat abducted in Pakistan, driver shot
Turkey submits new mandate for N.Iraq to parliament Hürriyet, Turkey
French parliament votes on Afghan mission International Herald Tribune
The newest disease: Grotesque Republican Evangelical Economic Disorder - Grant Gerver
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Mr. Yakobi, the chairman of Iraq’s Board of Tourism, is charged with attracting foreign visitors to his beleaguered country. Jazirat A’aras, an island in the Tigris that is just across from the fortified Green Zone and the new American Embassy, is central to his plans. He is seeking investors who might want to spend $2.5 billion to $4.5 billion to build on the island, which was a honeymoon resort before it was bombed and looted in 2003 and then taken over by the Americans for use as a construction yard for the new embassy
President Bush doing his best to respond to the crisis. [light laugher] I love that that gets giggles. When that's not even a joke. - Conan O'Brien
Pirates hijack another Greek carrier off Somalia The Associated Press
Galveston area remains dangerous in Ike's wake The Associated Press
Pakistan Helping the Taliban? Aren't They Our Allies?
Pakistani military forces
flew repeated helicopter missions into Afghanistan to resupply the Taliban
during a fierce battle in June 2007, according to a Marine lieutenant colonel,
who says his information is based on multiple U.S. and Afghan intelligence
The revelation by Lt. Col. Chris Nash, who commanded an embedded training team in eastern Afghanistan from June 2007 to March 2008, adds a new twist to the controversy over a U.S. special operations raid into Pakistan Sept. 3.
Back in 1984, Sarah Palin came in second in the Miss Alaska beauty pageant. Now she could be vice president of the United States. You know what that means? For the first time in history, a beauty pageant contestant might actually bring about world peace. - Jay Leno
10000 welcome McCain-Palin Minneapolis Star Tribune, MN
Poll: McCain's slight edge in Florida may hinge on economy
McCain urges broad oversight of massive bailout Washington Post
Stem cell backers question where McCain stands
Rumsfeld's antics made Condoleezza cry Times of India, India
Meanwhile Back In The Western Hemisphere
A Russian navy squadron set off for Venezuela Monday, an official said, in a deployment of Russian military power to the Western Hemisphere unprecedented since the Cold War.
"Somebody hacked into vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin email account and posted it all online. Apparently, the hacker was able to figure out her password, which turned out to be bible-hockey-lipstick-gun." –Jimmy Kimmel
Early voting starts today in some states USA Today
Obama calls bailout a 'blank check' Politico
Obama outraises and outspends McCain Los Angeles Times
Democrats Begin to Set Own Bailout Terms
Women voters could be key to presidential race
“Supporters of Palin say it’s okay she doesn't know what the Bush Doctrine is because the average American doesn’t know what it is. But shouldn’t the bar be a little higher for this job? I mean, hey, let’s be honest. We already had an average guy as president. It didn’t work out that great.” - Jay Leno
Black and White Gap
Now, in what could be a historic year for a black presidential candidate, a new Associated Press-Yahoo News poll, conducted with Stanford University, shows just how wide a gap remains between whites and blacks.
It shows that a substantial portion of white Americans still harbor negative feelings toward blacks. It shows that blacks and whites disagree tremendously on how much racial prejudice exists, whose fault it is and how much influence blacks have in politics.
Oil rallies as bailout plan develops CNNMoney.com
Warren Buffett: Let's hire Mayor Bloomberg to save the economy New York Daily News
Suspect Nabbed in Palin E-mail Hack NewsFactor
We are entering a new chapter in the American economy. I believe it's chapter 11. - Jay Leno
Helping Hurricane Ike Homeowners
All along the Texas coast, Latino immigrants are hauling away fallen trees, slashing through storm-tangled brush, patching punctured roofs...These workers, who get picked up off the street by homeowners looking for quick, cheap labor, are helping to rebuild the devastated cities of southeast Texas.
The Bailout includes my credit cards, right? - Grant Gerver
US frees Afghan fixer after 10-month detention he describes as 'hell' Globe and Mail, Canada
The crisis affected four Americans in a deeply personal way. McCain: The American economy is in a crisis. Obama: The most serious financial crisis that we've seen. Biden: The crisis that you've been facing on Main Street. It is now hitting Wall Street. Palin: Let me tell you something's going on today in our world. Particularly here in our nation that needs some shaking up and some fixing. Stewart: (long very sarcastic pause with lots of laughter) Did she win a contest?! - Jon Stewart
Armey admits saying Cheney misled him on Iraq war Grand Forks Herald, ND
Officials briefly evacuated the JetBlue
terminal at Kennedy Airport on Monday after a suspicious package containing what
appeared to be hand grenades was reported.
The package was later found to contain paperweights designed to resemble World War II grenades
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rendering, released September 19, 2008, shows a planetary collision in the
constellation Aries. Masses of dust floating around a distant binary star system
suggest that two Earth-like planets obliterated each other in a violent
collision, U.S. researchers reported Friday.
Illustration/Lynette R. Cook/ UCLA