TGIF/Weekend edition - November 2-4, 2007
President Bush slams Democrats over Michael Mukasey
Clinton, Dodd sign letter warning Bush on Iran
US Sen. Kerry seeks info on Blackwater affiliate
I miss the good old days when we followed the Geneva Conventions.
I wish torture was as rare as Bush forming a complete sentence,
"It looks like oil may soon hit a $100 a barrel. And today, President Bush said, 'Well how much without the barrel?'" --Jay Leno
3 GI’s Die in Iraq’s North; Baghdad Civilian Toll Falls New York Times
US Oversight Officials Report Iraq Reconstruction Falls Short Voice of America
Iraq bomb totals decline, official says Detroit Free Press
Gates: Iran Assured Iraq on Weapons
More Bad Intel on Iraq Invasion
An Iraqi defector made up his claim that Saddam Hussein had biological weapons, a threat cited by the Bush administration as a key reason for the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, the U.S. news program "60 Minutes" said on Thursday.
Ode To Our Petulant Prez
By Madeleine Begun Kane
“Dems are mean to Mukasey, who’s great,”
Bitches Dub, sounding rather irate.
“Don’t they know we’re at war?
Dems are making me sore!
They must do what I want. No debate!”
Storm death toll rises to 107
More Lack of Oversight
An independent panel on
Thursday called for an overhaul of the U.S. Army's military contracting
operations in Iraq and Afghanistan,
systemic problems such as a lack of oversight had contributed to fraud.
Joe Biden slams Rudy Giuliani, saying "There's only three things he mentions in a sentence -- a noun, a verb, and 9/11." - Video from About.com
Bush raises stakes on Mukasey Los Angeles Times
With veto power and little to lose, Bush is blistering Congress International Herald Tribune
Don Imus is returning to radio New York Daily News
GOP will let Craig keep his earmarks The Hill, DC
More Lack of Oversight, Part II
Americans endured exasperating delays and ruined vacations from passport
processing backlogs. Now, a congressional investigation indicates they may have
been overcharged, too — perhaps by more than $100 million a year.
Sens. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., and Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said the State Department and Postal Service quietly gouged U.S. citizens over the government's $97 passport fees, even as new anti-terrorism laws require more travelers to carry passports. They are asking the Bush administration for an accounting of where the passport profits go.
“And our new Democratic Congress. Remember they promised longer workweeks? … Well, now they announce they're going to a four-day workweek. I guess they realize they don’t need a full five days to do nothing.” - Jay Leno
Obama would engage Iran if elected, he says
More Injustice Department Investigations
The investigator asked
Wang if she was coerced into giving money to the [Clinton] campaign and whether
she knew of anybody else who may have been forced to contribute.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Wang said she and her husband had given willingly and that she knew of no coercion. A Justice Department spokeswoman would not comment on the inquiries.
Top Ten Things Overheard During Dick Cheney’s Hunting Trip: David Letterman
10. ‘Has everyone updated their will?’
9. ‘The crisp air is giving me goose bumps -- no, wait, it’s another heart attack.’
8. ‘My pacemaker also makes bird calls.’
7. ‘This can’t end well.’
6. ‘I want that quail taken alive – let’s find out what the son of a bitch knows.’
5. ‘Bush was supposed to come, but his father got him out of it.’
4. ‘Condi, grab a shotgun and go get yourself a man.’
3. No number 3 -- writers making picket signs for upcoming strike.
2. ‘You shoot one old guy in the face, avoid talking to authorities, delay taking a blood-alcohol test and you’re labeled a bad guy.’
Oil prices retreat slightly after hitting $96 a barrel Gulf News, United Arab Emirates
KBR 3Q Profit Rises on Iraq-Related Work Houston Chronicle
Big Trouble for Big Oil
Chrysler Cuts Could Hurt Ford BusinessWeek
Jailed Gitmo Journalist Gains Support The Associated Press
Lawyer for Canadian detainee says he is barred from Guantanamo hearing International Herald Tribune
"Dick Cheney had an awkward moment tonight at the White House Halloween party. He went dressed as Darth Vader and at the party, he ran into the real Darth Vader who was dressed as Dick Cheney." --Jay Leno
Cheney defends CIA, war during Indianapolis speech
Cheney visits Dallas to raise cash for Cornyn Dallas Morning News
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Award over funeral protest may not stand Los Angeles Times
'Bounty Hunter' Suspended Over Slur in Phone Call Washington Post
Women-only subway cars in 2008 Reuters
An image released by the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST, on Thursday. Researchers have developed a magnetic sensor smaller than a grain of rice and sensitive enough to detect a fetal heart beat, offering the potential for a host of new medical and security uses. Photo/Loel Barr/NIST