Wednesday edition - January 31, 2007
Scientists say Bush stifled data on climate
Germany seeks 13 over CIA 'kidnap'
Iraq study group: US botched training of police
Geez, I'm REALLY looking forward to any successes by this administration.
“Iran is getting involved in Iraq. Officials in Iran say they’re planning to open a branch of the Iranian national bank in Baghdad. That’s right. Anyone who opens a new account at the Baghdad branch will receive 72 virgins and a toaster.” - Conan O’Brien
12 Dead in Car Bombs, Attacks in Baghdad CBS News, NY
56 die on Shiite holy day in Iraq Chicago Tribune, IL
US militias on rise in Iraq
Admiral talks of redefining Iraq goals
Senate Allies of Bush Work to Halt Iraq Vote Spiegel Online
British police arrest 8 on terror charges Houston Chronicle
Somalia starts implementing martial law Houston Chronicle
CIA versus Bush?
Testifying against a source she once went to jail to protect, former New York Times reporter Judith Miller said Tuesday that she had three discussions with Lewis "Scooter" Libby in which he told her that the wife of a Bush administration critic worked for the CIA...Miller said he [Libby] seemed concerned that the CIA was engaged in "a perverted war of leaks" to distance itself from Iraqi intelligence claims. She also recalled that Libby told her Wilson's wife worked for the "bureau" -- a reference she said she found puzzling because the term commonly refers to the FBI, not the CIA.
A bin Laden Killed
A brother-in-law of Osama bin Laden, who is wanted in the Philippines for alleged terror financing, was killed in Madagascar in what appeared to be a burglary, the victim's brother said Wednesday.
GOP leaders reject governor's health plan, suggest an alternative San Francisco Chronicle
John Yoo, who as a Justice Department lawyer helped write the 2002 resolution authorizing the Iraq invasion, called that document a political one designed only to bring Democrats on board and spread accountability for the conflict.
Crist seeks to create paper trail for Florida elections
"The knock against Hillary Clinton running is that she's smart, but not electable. As experts call it -- 'a Democrat.'" --Jay Leno
Surging oil prices boost energy stocks, help turn S&P 500 St. Louis Post-Dispatch, MO
Boeing profit reflects flow of airplane orders
Ready or not, Vista's here
Lawmakers take aim at sex offenders on Internet
"A wag of the finger to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. In a recent USA Today article, Ginsberg said of retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, 'I didn't realize how much I would miss her until she was gone.' Oh, brother. This is what happens when we appoint women Justices. Ruth, I'm sure you and Sandra enjoyed discussing tort reform while braiding each other's hair, or laughing about existence of valid precedents in Roper v. Simmons while having a pillow fight, but, I'm sorry, the Supreme Court is not a sorority house." --Stephen Colbert
Prosecutors score victory in Padilla case
Prosecutor to charge some Guantánamo captives Bradenton Herald
Officer seeks dismissal of Abu Ghraib charges Richmond Times Dispatch
Australian Guantanamo inmate strains US ties Washington Post
President Bush's job-approval ratings hit new lows Monday in a poll released that morning by Newsweek magazine and CBS News. However, it's not all bad news for the administration. If President Bush gets any lower, he is going to strike oil. - Argus Hamilton
President Cheney to visit Guam
Cheney to visit Japan next month The Japan Times, Japan
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Dig uncovers Stonehenge people's settlement Boston Globe
Cuban TV Shows Castro Meeting Chavez
In this photo provided by the San Diego Zoo, the 17-month-old giant panda, Su Lin, is seen Monday morning, Jan. 29, 2007, in a tree after keepers separated her from her mother, Bai Yun, for the first time, in San Diego. Over the next few days, the bears will spend the mornings separated from one another, coming back together in the afternoon. Giant pandas are critically endangered with only 1,600 left in the world, according to the San Diego Zoo. (Photo/San Diego Zoo, Ken Bohn)