Wednesday edition - December 12, 2007
CIA Destroyed Tapes Despite Court Order
Congress has been stymied by Bush, Republicans
US refuses "Any Wounded
A NFL quarterback was sentenced to 23 months in prison for torturing dogs. America tortures humans and wags it's tail.
US Military Deaths in Iraq at 3888 The Associated Press
Bomb Targets Iraq Politicians' Compounds The Associated Press
DOJ Questioned About '05 Iraq Rape Case The Associated Press
Jordan, Iraq encourage refugees to return home Xinhua, China
To Call It Torture or Not To Call It Torture Still Unanswered
Attorney General Michael Mukasey refused Tuesday to be rushed into deciding whether he considers waterboarding a form of torture, saying simply he understands the "intense interest" in the issue now at the heart of an inquiry into videotaped interrogations of terror suspects that were destroyed by the CIA.
Tropical Storm Olga Soaks Caribbean The Associated Press
Icy Weather Kills 20 in Central States Since Weekend New York Times
The Weather Channel reported Monday that ice storms cut power lines and closed schools in the Midwest. Ice was an inch thick on the roads. It was so cold in Iowa that people were showing up at Mike Huckabee rallies just for the fire and brimstone. - Argus Hamilton
Being Mike Huckabee
The U.S. shouldn't try to kill Saddam Hussein in Iraq, Mike Huckabee declared when he first ran for office. No women in combat anywhere. No gays in the military. No contributions in politics to candidates more than a year before an election.
His statements are among 229 answers Huckabee offered as a 36-year-old Texarkana pastor during his first run for political office in 1992.
Republican Wins Special Election WRIC, VA
GOP rivals veer right on immigration Los Angeles Times
Iraq Disarms Female Police
The Iraqi government has ordered all policewomen to hand in their guns for redistribution to men or face having their pay withheld, thwarting a U.S. initiative to bring women into the nation's police force...Critics say the move is the latest sign of the religious and cultural conservatism that has taken hold in Iraq since Saddam Hussein's ouster ushered in a government dominated by Shiite Muslims.
Weathering Bush (Haiku)
from Mad Kane's Political Madness
I shovel the snow
As Bush blares through my head phones,
Shov’ling something else.
President Bush held a Hanukkah ceremony in the White House Monday where he lit candles on a menorah. You could see the flickering lights in the windows. And that was just in Dick Cheney's office where he was burning the rest of the CIA tapes. - Argus Hamilton
Fed Cuts Rate a Quarter Point; Stocks Dive
Dreamliner Is Expected to Meet Its Revised 2008 Deadline
Microsoft Plugs 11 Windows Security Holes
One U.S. senator is holding up legislation that would create a cold-cases unit to track down unpunished killers from the civil rights era...He said he objects to the legislation because of its price tag of $13.5 million a year, believing only $1.6 million is needed. His Web site contains links labeled "Stop Secret Spending" and "Pork Busters."
Court orders administration to preserve possible evidence of torture Kansas City Star, MO
NEW YORK (AP) _ Four Jewish subway riders who wished other people "Happy Hanukkah" were pelted with anti-Semitic remarks before being beaten, police and prosecutors said. The incident was being investigated as a possible hate crime.
RJ Matson's Cheney Cartoon Tops 'Time' Magazine List Editor & Publisher
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Strange Shapes Seen on Mars
provided by the Chicago Zoological Society shows Hudson, right, a polar bear who
will turn 1-year-old on Dec. 14 getting a 'bear' hug from his mother, Arki,
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, at the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Ill.
Photo/Chicago Zoological Society, Jim Schulz