Thursday edition - February 19, 2009
Former Harvard prof meets Obama as Canada's opposition leader
Aerosmith to Republican House Whip Eric Cantor:
Back off our song ...
Holder: US a 'nation of cowards' on race discussions
A new study says that the bad economy can lower testosterone levels in men. Scientists say at this rate, by the end of the decade, Anne Coulter could be a woman! - Craig Ferguson
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The-World-Will-Be-A-Safer-Place-Without George W. Bush
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4245 The Associated Press
7 die in crash with British military vehicle The Associated Press
Soldier pleads guilty to assault in Iraq death The Associated Press
IRAQ: Iraqi who hurled shoes at Bush on trial Los Angeles Times
Guess Who Is In Gaza?
US Senator John Kerry on
Thursday made a rare visit to the war-ravaged Gaza Strip,
but stressed this did not reflect a change of policy towards the territory's
Islamist rulers listed by Washington as a terror group.
everybody should just calm down. Give Obama four years. See what he can do. Then
if he’s a miserable failure, we’ll do what we did with George W. Bush and elect
him to a second term. - Craig Ferguson
It's My Party And I'll Shoot Myself If I Want To
A handful of Republican
governors are considering turning down some money from the federal stimulus
a move opponents say puts conservative ideology ahead of the needs of
constituents struggling with record foreclosures and soaring unemployment.
And, you know, you got to admit, President Obama gives great speeches. Like, today, instead of just saying, “Oh, from North to South,” he said, “From the windy plains of the Dakotas to the sunny skies of Arizona.” That sounds so much better than, “From the sleaze ball criminal element of Wall Street to the broke-a@# beaches of California.”- Jay Leno
Republicans Ask For Money For Coleman Legal Effort CBS News, NY
Republicans Assess the Gubernatorial Fear Factor Washington Post
Republicans, analysts question Obama's foreclosure plan CNN International
Judd Gregg Reconciles with White House Washington Post
Rep. Blunt to announce intention to seek Bond’s Senate seat Kansas City Star, MO
Whitman promises 2 million California jobs by 2015
New York Post Apes Obama; Slammed for Chimpanzee Cartoon Outlook, India
NY Post cartoon seems to link Obama to dead chimp The Associated Press
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Feel Safe Yet?
FAA, NTSB feud over icing safety for turboprops
On Halloween 1994, an
American Eagle flight en route to Chicago in freezing rain went into a
high-speed dive and crashed near Roselawn, Ind., killing all 68 people
aboard...More than 12 years later, the recommendations linger on the NTSB's
"most wanted" list, testament to the board's inability to force action on safety
even when they are judged critical to saving lives.
"And there are a lot of new taxes coming. California state legislators want to solve our state's giant deficit b taxing marijuana. Meanwhile, Oregon wants to increase a tax on beer, while New York wants to tax Internet porn. You know what this means? By the end of spring break, this whole thing could be paid for." --Jay Leno
Burris had some trouble being admitted to the U.S. Senate, he will not be easily
expelled now that he has arrived.
It takes a vote of two-thirds of the senators to oust a member, and the last senators to be formally expelled were charged with supporting the rebels during the Civil War.
"I tell you, the economy's in bad shape. It is in such bad shape that today, three stock brokers tried to kill themselves by eating peanuts." --Jay Leno
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Oil rises 4% as dollar falls, stock futures gain MarketWatch
HUD Secretary: Banks must 'step up' on foreclosure The Associated Press
MSNBC viewers lobby for a liberal host Los Angeles Times
Trump casinos file for bankruptcy a third time The Associated Press
Fears Double In A Year
A new Associated Press poll
shows the troubled economy is alarming more and more people.
An AP-GfK poll released Wednesday found that people's fears about losing a job, not being able to pay bills or watching retirement funds evaporate are growing. Nearly half of those surveyed say they worry about becoming unemployed — and that's almost double last year's number.
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AG Holder headed to Guantanamo Bay to see facility
Obama urged to create special detainee commission The Associated Press
China calls for return of Guantanamo Bay inmates The Associated Press
More South of the Border Violence
Guatemala, scarred by years of civil war and rampant street gang crime, is suffering a new scourge as violent Mexican drug traffickers put down deep roots in the country.
"And police in Mexico found a pickup truck with side panels and bumpers that were made entirely of cocaine. Police got suspicious when the guy had a minor fender bender and claimed $2.5 million in damages." --Jay Leno
Needed NBC Series: 'Catch a Cheney' Middle East Online, UK
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