Monday edition - December 10, 2007
Congress, presidential candidates press for answers on CIA tapes
China Link Suspected in Hacking of Arms Lab
Audit on Iraq: US weapons are missing
Why didn't the CIA just digitally alter the faces of the interrogators on the tapes? Is there more to this story?
U.S. begins shipping American-made lead-tainted products to China - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
US Military Deaths in Iraq at 3886 The Associated Press
40 women killed over clothing in Iraq
Mortars Hit Iraq Prison; 7 Inmates Dead The Associated Press
Bomb Kills Iraq Police Chief
Iraq calmer, but more divided Los Angeles Times
US Mercenary Army Update
Federal prosecutors investigating the shooting deaths of 17 Iraqi civilians have narrowed their focus on as few as three Blackwater Worldwide bodyguards and have given others immunity for cooperating in the case, The Associated Press has learned.
“I told the CIA that destroying videotapes of interrogations was a bad idea and urged them in writing not to do it,” Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA)
3 die, gunman killed in Colorado shootings San Francisco Chronicle
President Bush sounded gloomy Thursday when he lit the National Christmas Tree in the Ellipse in Washington D.C. It just wasn't his week. The day before, he threw a tantrum in the mall after Santa Claus told him he couldn't have a war for Christmas. - Argus Hamilton
Republicans sing new tune on Iraq for Spanish station Los Angeles Times, CA
Republican Candidates Firm on Immigration New York Times
Rudy Giuliani plays defense on 'Press' New York Daily News
Ron Paul supporters to launch blimp from eastern NC
Huckabee and Aids
GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee said Sunday he won't run from his statement 15 years ago that AIDS patients should have been isolated.
Giuliani Blames Police
New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Sunday defended the expenses incurred by his
security detail as he was beginning an extramarital affair with current wife
saying police made the decision after she received threats.
Clinton's Rochester office to re-open Sunday Boston Globe
Richardson takes 'job interview' to voters Quad City Times, IA
Kucinich Campaigns in Reno KRNV, NV
Florida State Pensions, Brazil's Oil and Iran Entangled
The St. Petersburg Times
has learned that the Florida pension fund has $111,919,435 in foreign equity
assets invested in Petrobras, according to the State Board of Administration,
which manages the state's investments...The miscalculation could have serious
repercussions for the relationship between Petrobras and the state.
Under Florida law, Petrobras has until September 2008 to sever its ties with
Iran before state officials would be forced to withdraw the $112-million
investment in Petrobras.
Oil Prices Drop Below $88 a Barrel The Associated Press
China to Explore for Oil in Costa Rica
It wasn't clear if the proposed exploration would be on land or offshore...Environmentalists successfully pressured former President Abel Pacheco, who left office last year, to cancel a 1998 concession for oil exploration Costa Rica had granted Houston-based Harken Energy Corporation.
The company then sued the Costa Rican government for damages.
Click here on how Harken Oil tried to stop Costa Rica from enforcing their environmental laws
FYI: Bush was CEO of Harken until 1990.
Trying to fit in
Christian Child Labor
Peter Hale, 9, helps his family process chickens at their farm in Campbell, Texas September 5, 2007.
AP Photographer Gets First Hearing
President Bush said Friday he didn't know that the CIA destroyed interrogation tapes. He also didn't know Iran ended its nuclear weapons program four years ago. Dick Cheney uses parental controls to block all the president's channels except ESPN.President Bush said Friday he didn't know that the CIA destroyed interrogation tapes. He also didn't know Iran ended its nuclear weapons program four years ago. Dick Cheney uses parental controls to block all the president's channels except ESPN.- Argus Hamilton
In KC speech, Cheney faults Congress on defense bill Kansas City Star
Wexler urges hearings on Cheney trial Palm Beach Post
Some Good News
A group of scientists at a climate conference in Bali say seaweed could also be a potent weapon against global warming, capable of sucking damaging carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere at rates comparable to the mightiest rain forests.
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Venezuela Creates Own Time Zone Voice of America
photo released by Vermont State Police, a horse is seen accidentally taking an
icy plunge in a swimming pool in Dorset, Vt. Jet, a 6-year-old quarterhorse,
walked onto the frozen in-ground pool Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, and broke through
six inches of ice into about 3 feet of water, becoming trapped. Rescuers broke
the ice in a corner of the pool and got a rope around the horse's neck, pulling
him to safety and wrapping him in a blanket. He was taken to a veterinarian and
treated for a cut to his left hind leg.
Photo/Vermont State Police