Thursday edition - February 5, 2007
Bush sends Congress $2.90T spending plan
Judge to hear arguments on Libby tapes Monday
20 Face Lash for Dancing in Saudi Arabia
I wonder if Bush has ever had to balance his own checkbook?
Bush asks to throw out first pitch at Super Bowl. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
Bomb and mortar attacks in Iraq kill 29 Houston Chronicle, TX
British Soldier Killed Is UK's 100th Washington Post
US: 4 copter losses due to ground fire Houston Chronicle, TX
Taliban warned to leave town as residents flee New Straits Times
Stand against Iraq sends officer to trial San Jose Mercury News
Attacking Iran would be disaster
Citing Executive Privilege, White House secedes from Union. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
When All Else Fails, Offer Money
A think tank
partly funded by Exxon Mobil sent letters to scientists offering them up to
$10,000 to critique findings in a major global warming study released Friday
which found that global warming was real and likely caused by burning fossil
The American Enterprise Institute sent the letters to scientists offering them $10,000, plus travel and other expenses, to highlight the shortcomings in a report from the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a group widely considered to be the authority on climate change science.
6 bodies found at Chinese restaurant in northern Germany
Colleagues mount own search for missing sailor Alameda Times-Star, CA
"Former Clinton adviser Dick Morris said, 'Hillary Clinton will be the next president, but she'll be the worst president we've ever seen.' After hearing this, President Bush said, 'Wait a minute, I'm not finished yet.'" --Conan O'Brien
What's Hard Is Bush's Head
"Politics is hard,''
President Bush said today, after addressing the House's Democrats assembled at a
retreat in Williamsburg, Va. "It's
hard because of the campaign. It's hard, in many cases, because of the travel.
These are hard times because of the big issues we face.''
Bush budget proposes $624.6B for defense AP
Oh, Im sure you heard by now. I love these kinds of stories. Just hours after announcing he was running for president, Joe Biden made what many considered were inappropriate comments about Barack Obama. In fact, Joe Biden was forced to fire his campaign manager, Michael Richards.- Jay Leno
What Newsom faces in aftermath of scandal San Francisco Chronicle
States oppose national driver's license
Fox will be running a series of mini-documentaries entitled: "The Good News About Iraq." They'll run weekly from 8:00-8:01 P.M. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
Do you think the National Intelligence Estimate and the Iraq Study Group Report will it make into the Bush Library?
- Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
Oil Prices Climb Above $59 a Barrel Houston Chronicle, TX
Charges filed against Russian oil tycoon BusinessWeek
Expected ad stunt deal may total $2M Boston Herald
Guantanamo remarks cost policy chief his job CNN International
Rage against Abu Ghraib Sacramento Bee, CA
"I want to get back to a subject that we were discussing earlier this week. It was an interview that Wolf Blitzer conducted with our Vice President Cheney, in which Mr. Blitzer brought up how many of the president's conservative supporters are criticizing Cheney's gay daughter's position to have a baby with her life partner. ... That conversation, of course, taking place in the 'Incredibly Awkward Social Situation Room.'" --Jon Stewart
Cheney's lesbian daughter defends pregnancy
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Astronaut sets women's spacewalk record
Angry Sharpton says he may sue city over frisks New York Daily News
Ryan O'Neal arrested Guardian Unlimited
In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, a dozen of Dongba pigs from Thailand, which are said to be small and agile, compete in a swimming game at a park in Nanchang, in east China's Jiangxi province, on Saturday February 3, 2007. China is preparing to usher in the lunar New Year - the Year of the Pig - in the Chinese zodiac, falling on February 18 this year. (Photo/Xinhua, Yuan Zheng)