Tuesday edition - October 16, 2007
Iraq calls for urgent negotiations with Turkey
First Lady to Embark on Trip
In Iran, Putin warns US against staging attack
Almost eight years in office and what has Bush done right?
"President Bush said that Congress needs to give him more power to spy on Americans by making changes to the Protect America Act. Did you ever notice they always give these pieces of legislation names you can't disagree with? The Protect America Act. ... Give it a fair name. At least call it the Ignore The Constitution Act." --Jay Leno
US Military Deaths in Iraq at 3828 The Associated Press
Iraq sends crisis envoy to Turkey CNN International
Rice Seeks Support for Mideast Talks Washington Post
Report says Iraq wants Blackwater out within 6 months St. Petersburg Times, FL
80,000 cans of Silly String collected, sent to troops in Iraq
The Air Force's second-highest-ranking procurement official was found dead Sunday night at his Virginia home in an apparent suicide, an internal Air Force memo said....Charles D. Riechers, 47, of South Riding, near Dulles Airport, was the subject of a front-page article in The Washington Post on Oct. 1 examining his employment at a Pennsylvania nonprofit group that conducted intelligence work for the Air Force.
Blackwater is simply a microcosm of the Bush Administration: shoot first, last, and always. Calling it murder is unpatriotic. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
Staph infections on the rise at schools in Ohio, across US The Plain Dealer
Randi Rhodes Victim of a Violent Attack ?
Randi Rhodes was mugged on Sunday night on 39th Street and Park Ave, nearby her Manhattan apartment, while she was walking her dog Simon.
According to Air America Radio late night host Jon Elliott, Rhodes was beaten up pretty badly, losing several teeth and will probably be off the air for at least the rest of the week.
"Congratulations to our own Matt Lauer of the 'Today Show.' Matt has secured the very first TV interview with Idaho Senator Larry Craig. I believe it will be conducted in the men's room at Rockefeller Center. ... Senator Craig said he's looking forward to meeting with Matt and going toe to toe." --Jay Leno
Craig Opens Another Legal Battle
House Republicans Likely to Uphold Veto The Associated Press
Hutchison may leave early, won't seek re-election Houston Chronicle
Bush Stands His Ground on Budget Washington Post
Fred Thompson bills himself as 'the consistent conservative' New York Daily News
Many prominent GOP operatives close to President Bush have joined Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) while a majority of those close to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) are lining up behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R).
"Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the environment. Then, in a stunning reversal, the Supreme Court awarded it to George Bush." --Amy Poehler
Bears Fan Obama Seeks Packer Backers The Associated Press
SEIU Labor Groups in 10 States Endorse Edwards
Clinton backed by 50% among Dems USA Today
"Congratulations to former Vice President Al Gore. He won the Nobel Peace Prize.
... And he did it without a single vote from Florida." --Jay Leno
Oil hits new record near $87
Judge sentences porn spammers to 5+ years
NASA scientists plan to continue Mars rover mission to 2009 San Francisco Chronicle
“Former ‘Law & Order’ star Fred Thompson appeared in his first presidential debate. Political experts called him uneven, flat and dull. In other words, Thompson was the highlight of the debate.” - Conan O’Brien
Who owns you Americans? - George Carlin/YouTube
Khadr to go on trial at Guantanamo Nov. 8 Globe and Mail, Canada
"We're learning more and more information about that Republican debate the other night. Apparently, the Republicans were really paranoid about security at the debate. Security was very, very high. To make sure there were no embarrassing incidents, I understand they had three security guards posted at every bathroom stall." --Jay Leno
Cheney fundraiser boosts quarterly donations for Graves Kansas City Star
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OJ heist pals strike deals to testify against him New York Daily News
Hilton's makeover starts in Rwanda Seattle Post Intelligencer
Report: Don Imus Back on the Radio AOL SPORTS
Brits resort to pulling own teeth CNN International
Climbers make their way along the ridge leading to the peak of Mount Kurikoma in northern Japan on Saturday October 6, 2007, as the leaves of trees turned to vivid autumn color of red. Photo/Kyodo News