Wednesday edition - January 23, 2008
Study: Bush, aides made 935 false statements in run-up to war
Bush, Lawmakers Are Close to Deal on Stimulus Package
Cheney Wants Surveillance Law Expanded
How many lies are allowed before impeachment proceedings can begin?
Giuliani vowed Sunday in Florida to defend America from those who hate us, but
he's fallen in the polls. His old message is no longer working. Now that we're
paying a hundred dollars a barrel they still hate us, but they're in no rush to
kill us. - Argus Hamilton
US Military Deaths in Iraq at 3931 The Associated Press
Suicide bomber strikes Iraqi high school
"In Saudi Arabia last week, President Bush was criticized for doing a little ceremonial dance with a sword given to him by the Saudi prince. A lot of people thought the president was pandering to the Saudis. To be fair, I don't think the president was pandering. See, I think President Bush is truly fascinated by bright, shiny objects." --Jay Leno
Heath Ledger Death Prompts Bush Cancellation
The death of actor Heath Ledger prompted the White House to postpone President Bush's event on Wednesday promoting an ad campaign aimed at preventing prescription drug abuse.
Osama bin Forgotten
Pervez Musharraf says he still gets the question a lot: When will Osama bin Laden and his top deputy be caught? The Pakistani president insists it's more important for his 100,000 troops on the Afghan border to root out the Taliban than search for al-Qaida leaders.
Texas rated No. 1 in Army recruiting, but 'quality' down
NY Poll Shows McCain Leading Giuliani
Huckabee campaign pinched for money Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN
Fred Thompson Drops Presidential Bid
Court Says Barbour Violated State Law WLBT-TV, MS
"Here's one of those philosophical questions. If Fred Thompson stopped campaigning, how could you tell?" --Jay Leno
California and Cuba
Food and Agriculture Secretary A.G. Kawamura follows agricultural secretaries
from 18 other states who have visited Cuba in recent years, and acknowledged
that California is behind many states in establishing major trade relationships
here. Despite being America's largest generator of agricultural trade, his state
shipped only $735,000 worth of farm products to Cuba in 2006, largely powdered
milk, rice and wine.
Washington's embargo prevents U.S. tourists from visiting Cuba and prohibits nearly all trade. But a 2000 law allows the Cuban government to buy U.S. food and agricultural products in cash, and America has been the island's leading source of food and farm items since 2003.
“The Reagan-Bush years, have exalted private gain over public obligation,
special interests over the common good, wealth and fame over work and family.
The 1980s ushered in a Gilded Age of greed and selfishness, of irresponsibility
and excess, and of neglect.” Bill Clinton, 1991 while
campaigning for president
"One year from today, we will swear in a new president of the United States. How about that? And, as Hillary Clinton likes to say, 'Whoever she may be.'" --Jay Leno
White Americans ready to elect black president, poll shows Guardian Unlimited, UK
Clinton ahead in Calif. poll
Hillary blames Bush for US economic slump Times of India, India
President Bush needs an engineer's cap to wear for the upcoming economic train
Oil prices dive The Times, South Africa
ConocoPhillips Reports Fourth-Quarter Net Income of $4.4 Billion ... Centre Daily Times, PA
Protests erupt across Nepal over fuel price increases
Asia Stock Markets Rebound After US Rate Cut Voice of America
SunTrust net sinks 98 percent Reuters
IP Addresses Are Personal Data, EU Regulator Says Washington Post
Congressional Budget Office Predicts No Recession!
The slowing U.S. economy will not sink into an election-year recession and an economic rebound is likely beginning next year as housing and financial market turmoil fades, the Congressional Budget Office forecast on Wednesday.
US Terror Conspirator Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison
Guantanamo chief blasts critics in comments to Savannah audience
Vice President Dick
Cheney on Tuesday swore in Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., to replace retiring Sen.
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour appointed Wicker to succeed Lott on Dec. 31.
Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., escorted Wicker to the well of the Senate as Cheney opened session with a two-minute swearing-in ceremony.
9/11 Contradictions: When Did Cheney Enter the Underground Bunker? Canadian National Newspaper, Canada
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Ringo Starr bolts from 'Regis' gig
Missing US Marine Spotted in Mexico ABC News
A handout picture shows polar bear cub Flocke (Snowflake) born by polar bear Vera at the zoo in Nuremberg January 21, 2008. Flocke was separated from her mother Vera after officials at the Nuremberg zoo became concerned she might harm the cub. Now four keepers at the zoo are taking care of the cub, who needs milk every three hours. Photo/Tiergarten Nuernberg