Wednesday edition - March 12, 2008
House unable to override Bush's veto of waterboarding ban
Mideast Commander Retires After Rankling Bosses
Judge Likely to Compel Cheney Testimony
Taking impeachment off the table has led to legalizing torture. Democrats in action.
"Here's what happened, it was one of those sting deals. And they caught Eliot Spitzer, Gov. Spitzer, with a wire, recording him soliciting a prostitute. And I'm thinking, 'Holy cow, we can't get Bin Laden, but we got Spitzer. We got Sptizer.'" --David Letterman
US Military Deaths in Iraq at 3983 Guardian
Iraq Violence Sees Spike The Associated Press
British defense secretary visits Iraq USA Today
US: Syria Backs Foreign Fighters in Iraq The Associated Press
Army to Turn Trash Into Power in Iraq The Associated Press
Bush presses allies for more help in Afghanistan
NO U.N. Inspections! We're America After All!
The U.N. investigator on
torture said on Tuesday
States had denied his request to visit U.S.-run jails in Iraq and insisted a
visit could help clear its legacy of the prison abuse scandal in Abu Ghraib.
Police Fire Tear Gas at Tibetan Monks The Associated Press
26 percent of female teens have a sexually transmitted disease San Jose Mercury News, USA
Natural Born Citizen?
John McCain has been
called an American hero. But is he a natural born citizen?
A federal judge in California has been asked to determine if the Republican presidential candidate, who was born in the Panama Canal Zone in 1936, meets the legal test to qualify for the nation's highest office.
The Constitution requires that only "natural born" citizens hold the presidency, a term on which the Founding Fathers did not elaborate.
"You know they said on the news today, neither Barack nor Hillary can win the nomination outright. You know, because it's so close. So Hillary's kind of caught between Barack and a hard place." --Jay Leno
Republican Shenanigans News
Republican aide accused of impersonating Democratic lawmaker Dallas Morning News
Romney: VP nod would be ‘honor’ Boston Herald
Exit Polls: Clinton draws Republican support CNN Political Ticker
McCain Scolds Obama, Clinton Over NAFTA The Associated Press
McCain coming to Salt Lake City Salt Lake Tribune
Larry Craig - The Gift That Keeps Giving
In a bid to get U.S. Sen. Larry Craig's disorderly conduct conviction overturned, defense lawyers filed a brief taking issue with the prosecution's "exaggerating flourishes," including the use of term "prehensile stare" to describe the senator's gaze in the men's room at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
"The big, the new scandal breaking here in New York, Eliot Spitzer apparently involved in some kind of prostitution activities -- you know what that means?: Hookers. And right now, Spitzer is huddling with his advisers to develop a drinking problem." --David Letterman
Hillary Clinton blasts Geraldine Ferrarro for Barack Obama comment
Obama Wins Mississippi Primary New York Times
Politicians and Prostitutes U.S. News & World Report, DC
happen to see the press conference, very dramatic. Eliot Spitzer was there, he
had yellow crime scene tape draped around his pants, it was crazy." --David
Oil touches records near $110 US Toronto Star, Canada
Farmington approves revenue bond for Halliburton Las Cruces Sun-News, NM
'Shell' companies accused of ducking US payroll taxes Cayman Net News, Cayman Islands
Stocks Up 415 Points After Fed Credit Plan
Apple Japan ordered to probe case of iPod Nano that emitted sparks
"Technically, neither of them can win. It shows you how bad it's gotten for the Democrats. Forget winning the general election, they can't even win their own election." --Jay Leno
Boeing took off the gloves Tuesday against one of its best and oldest customers -- the United States Air Force...Meanwhile, The Associated Press reported Tuesday that aides to Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, lobbied last year on behalf of EADS. And Bloomberg News reported that the Loeffler Group, led by Tom Loeffler, now co-chairman of McCain's campaign, received $220,000 from EADS in 2007, according to congressional lobbying records.
Gitmo Detainees Allowed Phone Calls The Associated Press
"They're talking about a re-vote primary where
people would mail in their ballots. That's a great idea, combine the reliability
of the people in Florida who count the ballots with the efficiency of the Post
Office. What could go wrong there?" --Jay Leno
Cheney Says US Needs Missile Defense The Associated Press
"Tonight, Hillary Clinton says the states she's won are bigger than Obama's. I say it's not the size that counts but whether it's shaped like Florida." --Stephen Colbert
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