Wednesday edition - January 15, 2008
Bush wraps up Middle East visit on peace, Iran, oil
Gates faults NATO force in southern Afghanistan
Saudis balk at Bush's oil advice
"President Bush is currently visiting our good friends in Saudi Arabia. Today, President Bush said the Saudis are fully enlisted in the war on terrorism. Oh, yeah. So fully, they're on both sides." --Jay Leno
US Military Deaths in Iraq at 3923 The Associated Press
4 Arrests Made in Kabul Hotel Attack
Islamic Militants Capture Military Base in NW Pakistan Voice of America
In Baghdad, Rice praises law reintegrating former Baathists Christian Science Monitor
France and United Arab Emirates Sign Deal for Military Base
Russia stokes UK tension with arrest CNN International
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - President Bush received renewed promises of bargaining for Mideast peace and a polite hearing for his warnings about Iran, and he collected major bling from his Arab hosts.
Mitt Romney won the Michigan primary. To celebrate, he handed out air fresheners to laid off auto workers living in their cars. - Tony Peyser
Despite urging from some
activists like Daily Kos' Markos Moulitsas that Michigan Democrats vote for Mitt
Romney over John McCain,
CNN exit polling indicates the Arizona Republican won the liberal vote.
McCain captured 41 percent of Democrats who voted in the Republican primary, 10 points more than Romney. Mike Huckabee meanwhile, only captured 14 percent of Democrats.
"According to Google trends, this tracks what people look up on the Internet, people in the world most likely to look up homosexual activity are in Saudi Arabia. Boy, that's the ultimate dilemma for Republicans. Gays with oil. Uh-oh!" --Jay Leno
Supreme Court Declines to Hear Experimental Drug Case
Mitt Romney wins Michigan primary
Huckabee must broaden his base, analysts say Detroit Free Press
Jenna Bush visits ancient Incan capital in Peru, to tour UNICEF ... International Herald Tribune
In an effort to help Sen. Larry Craig, the
American Civil Liberties Union is
arguing that people who have sex in public bathrooms have an expectation of
Chris Matthews Doesn't Rewrite History About the Clintons, He Just Makes It Up
Twins in England who were separated at birth got married without knowing they were brother and sister. In America, there's a name for people like this: Huckabee supporters. - Tony Peyser
How bashing Hillary backfired
The overwhelmingly negative press corps may have rallied voters to Clinton's side and turned her narrow victory into a resurrection.
Debate on MSNBC Is Allowed to Go On, Without Kucinich New York Times
In Iraq Till 2018?
Iraq's defense minister
said on Monday his country would need foreign military help to defend its
for another 10 years and would not be able to maintain internal security until
Metals crack while oil slides Financial Times, UK
United Airlines in 'serious' talks with Delta about merger Chicago Tribune
Guild Allows Writers to Work on NAACP Awards New York Times
Winfrey to start own TV network
Katie Couric Says John McCain's Wife Looks Like A Husky
"She looks like a husky, those weird blue eyes," she said. "Cindy McCain has the most intense blue eyes . . . They were so intense, I couldn't stop staring at her. She must have thought I was weird."
70 Yemeni detainees to be released from Guantanamo Yemen Observer
The Good Life
[T]he president and his
advisers Elliott Abrams and Josh Bolten went native, lounging in floor-length,
as if they
were Peter O’Toole and Omar Sharif.
Wexler Calls For Cheney's Impeachment CBS News, NY
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In her gut, pundit thanks White House Seattle Times
humanoid robot moves its legs at a laboratory in Seika town in Kyoto prefecture,
western Japan, January 15. Japanese and US researchers have said they have
created a humanoid robot that acts according to the brain activity of a monkey
all the way across the Pacific.