Tuesday edition - January 15, 2007
Bush pushes Saudis for help with rising oil prices
Oedipus Bush? Slate's Jacob Weisberg Puts President on Couch
Beirut blast hits US embassy car: TV
Bush has had such a good time in the Middle East. He's viewed thoroughbred horses, danced with sabers and even got an award. He's the Celebrator-in-chief!
"President George W. Bush is in the Middle East. He's over there right now because his approval rating is higher. ... Bush would like to settle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He's so confident about doing this that he's already unfolding the 'Mission Accomplished' banner." --David Letterman
Eight Killed in Attack at Luxury Hotel in Afghanistan
It's awesome to see the President in the Middle East, a land for which he has so much passion to cash-in. - Grant Gerver SeriousKidding.com
Design Flaw Said to Have Caused Minn. Bridge to Collapse Washington Post
New Bacteria Strain Is Striking Gay Men
a ridiculous election. If I hear this word 'change' one more time, I'm going to
change the channel. ... Even Mitt Romney, who is running for president as Ward
Cleaver, is for change. Every time he gets up there, he says, 'I love change.
Change is good. Who doesn't like change? Whatever I just said, I'd like to
change that.'" --Bill Maher
Praying: Republican Style
Springs Republican Douglas Bruce, an anti-tax crusader sworn in this afternoon
to fill a state House vacancy, kicked RMN photographer Javier Manzano, who had
crouched before Bruce as he stood for the chamber's morning prayer.
"Don't do that again," Bruce snapped before shoeing Manzano.
Afterward, Bruce defended his knee-jerk reaction, saying he had warned the photographers against taking his picture during the prayer and Pledge of Allegiance.
Republican Shenanigans News
Budget analyst criticizes Schwarzenegger's plan Los Angeles Times
With George Bush working his magic in person in the Holy Land, Al Qaeda and the Taliban have decided to kick off a recruiting drive: "Double the virgins for martyrs who sign up today!"
- Grant Gerver SeriousKidding.com
Meanwhile, Back In The Pacific
The head of U.S. forces in the Pacific pushed China on Tuesday for more transparency over its military build-up and suggested its growing might was aimed at Taiwan, the self-ruled island Beijing claims as its territory.
Kucinich Should Be Allowed to Debate, Judge Rules New York Times
Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama call truce
Poll: Clinton over Obama in Florida, McCain leads GOP Tampa Bay's 10, FL
The Surge Is Working?
RAMADI, Iraq (AFP) - The
US military will hand over to Iraqi control the huge province of Anbar within
three months, a senior officer said,
reflecting a sharp turnaround for a region once a hotbed of insurgency.
India Seeks to Work with China In Developing Nuclear Energy Wall Street Journal
Toshiba turns up heat in DVD war
The Detroit Auto Show unveiled fifty new models for six thousand journalists Sunday. The new sport utility vehicles are larger than ever. The average American car weighs fifty percent more than it did twenty years ago but then so does the average American. - Argus Hamilton
Joint Chiefs Chairman: Close Guantanamo
Guantanamo clouds George Bush's Saudi visit
Cheney must be hiding in that undisclosed location. Last I heard he was hunting
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