Wednesday edition - October 17, 2007
"You're fixin' to see what they call a fiscal showdown in Washington," Bush
told a friendly audience in this northwest Arkansas community...
"The Congress gets to propose, and if it doesn't meet needs as far as I'm
concerned, I get to veto," Bush said. "That's precisely what I intend to
Turkish parliament approves Iraq mission
Parliament on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a possible cross-border offensive against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, although the government appears willing to give diplomatic pressure on the U.S.-backed Iraqi administration more time to work..
Pelosi: Radio Attacks on Boy
It's a sad day for the U.S. when Republicans attack sick children. I wonder how much lower they can go -- stay tuned and find out.
"Last week, Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to fight global warming. Congratulations to Al Gore. ... Not to be outdone, today the oil companies named President Bush 'Man of The Year.'" --Jay Leno
9 killed, including 7 police officers in Iraq violence Wednesday
Blackwater chief refuses Iraqi justice United Press International
New House Resolution
The House passed a resolution on Tuesday condemning the State Department for its refusal to divulge public details on Iraqi corruption in a new showdown with the Bush administration over the war and its classification policies.
Deaths from drug-resistant bacteria top those from AIDS Chicago Tribune
Karl Rove Is Back
U.S. senator Max Cleland and retired Army general Barry McCaffery on one side.
Set up ex-White House guru Karl Rove and former Florida governor Jeb Bush
Toss in a question: “Should America bring democracy to the world?”
Then let the feathers fly, leaving the preservation of civilization to a single moderator, PBS journalist Charlie Rose.
This will happen on Oct. 26. Witnesses will be charged $40. Splatter sheets will be provided to occupants of the first three rows.
Giuliani: 'Gave My Blood' for NY Republicans
Jeb Bush helps sell Sanford reforms The State, SC
GOP trails in donations Baltimore Sun
24% of Americans Are Still Nuts
with President George W. Bush and the U.S. Congress soured the mood of Americans
sent Bush's approval rating to another record low this month, 24%, according
to a Reuters/Zogby poll released on Wednesday.
"America's favorite professional restroom enthusiast, Idaho Senator Larry Craig, has agreed to be interviewed by 'Today Show''s Matt Lauer... At Senator Craig's request, all questions will be scribbled on a piece of toilet paper and discreetly passed to him." --Jay Leno
From Bill O'Reilly's New Book
Gore rules out White House bid Guardian Unlimited
Indecision 2008 - Comedy Central
the weekend, Senator Craig was inducted into the Idaho Stall of Fame. ... Did I
say stall? I meant to say Hall of Fame. This guy got into the Idaho Hall of
Fame. So who are the people who lost to Craig?" --Jay Leno
Oil Back Over $88 After Refinery Blast The Associated Press
Board of Halliburton announces dividend Trading Markets (press release), CA
Dollar down on weak housing, euro gains CNNMoney.com
NASA: Shuttle will go despite worries
Bush: ‘I don’t remember what I was doing in 1981.’ - video from today's news conference
Randi Rhodes Update - Sort Of
Radio host Randi Rhodes is temporarily off the air, but cops and her lawyer say
reports she was mugged near her Manhattan apartment were bogus...Rhodes' lawyer
Robert Gaulin told the Daily News she was injured in a fall while walking her
but she wasn't sure exactly what happened.
Bush Choice Against Birth Control
President Bush's choice
for heading family planning programming within the Department of Health and
Human Services is a critic of birth control...Susan Orr was quoted in a 2001
article in the Post as supportive of
ending a requirement that health insurance plans for federal employees contain
coverage for birth control. "We're quite pleased," she said at the time,
"because fertility is not a disease."
Majid Khan Meets With Private Attorney At Guantanamo
O’Reilly: Abu Ghraib Scandal Was ‘Blown Out Of Proportion’ Think Progress
Cheney, Obama 'distant cousins'
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Dad charged in threat to cheerleader coach New Haven Register
This handout photo made available in Manila by the University of Alaska shows a deep sea jellyfish found by a US-Philippines underwater expedition in the Celebes Sea. Researchers said a swimming sea cucumber, a Nemo-like orange fish and a worm with tentacles sprouting from its head are among dozens of possible new species found during the survey of the Celebes Sea. Photo/Russ Hapcroft