TGIF/Weekend edition - March 28-30, 2008
Bush to attend Olympics despite Tibet crackdown
Afghanistan: Army Reaches 70000 Mark, As Taliban Vows New
US, Japan should press for China reforms-Treasury
Let the games begin!
McCain's not worried about the Surge progress being nullified. He knows there's 100 years to get it right. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
Bodies of 2 More US Contractors ID'd
Iraq MPs hold emergency session BBC News
Rice delays landing in Israel because of Shabbat Jerusalem Post, Israel
Would The N.R.A. Approve?
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's office says the Iraqi government has given residents of Basra until April 8 to turn over "heavy and medium-size weapons" in return for a reward.
Karl Rove Update
A federal appeals court
Thursday ordered former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman released from prison on bond
pending his appeal, saying he is not a flight risk and has shown his appeal will
raise "substantial questions of law or fact."...Critics of the prosecution say
Siegelman was the target of a smear campaign by President Bush's long-time
strategist, Karl Rove.
Rove, who left the White House last year, has denied the charge through his lawyer, who called it "false and foolish."
The House Judiciary Committee has been investigating claims Rove was involved in the dismissal of several U.S. attorneys, and is interested in Siegelman's case as part of the inquiry.
Scalia Criticizes News Media The Associated Press
Romney on McCain: 'This is our candidate'
Bipartisan Team Says McCain Natural Born Guardian, UK
McCain Flip Flop
criticism this week of government intervention in the mortgage and foreclosure
crisis, Republican presidential candidate John McCain sounded friendlier toward
struggling homeowners last month when he campaigned in Ohio. ...That's a
different tone from the rhetoric he used Tuesday during a speech in which
he suggested homeowners facing foreclosure have only themselves to blame.
"It's getting nasty. Hillary and Barack really going at it. They're insulting each other, trading barbs, attacking each other's credibility. In fact, the only break they take from attacking each other is when they promise the American people, if elected, they can unite the country." --Jay Leno
Clinton tells Democrats: Don't vote for McCain CNN Political Ticker
Clinton, Obama Predict Eventual Unity The Associated Press
McCain adviser who stepped aside rather than tear down Obama, asked if he'd be comfortable creating ads tearing down Hillary, says without pausing, "Absolutely. I'd do it in a minute. I'd burn my house down to do it"
"As you know, Hillary Clinton coming under fire for claiming she was under fire while in Bosnia. Luckily, she was wearing her Kevlar pantsuit at the time." --Jay Leno
Gore: Cheney and global warming doubters are almost like those who thought earth was flat
Bear Stearns chairman sells shares Los Angeles Times
Rumors about Lehman Brothers spook Wall Street Chicago Tribune
E-Mail System Lets You Track Sexual Predators
Who Would Buy This?
The Quantum Sleeper Unit is a high-level security system designed for maximum protection in various hostile environments
"And at a speech earlier today in Sterling, Virginia, President Bush said the economy is going through a rough patch, but he's confident things will work out. Unless you own a home, own a car, have stock, or you're over 65." --Jay Leno
5 Ex-Chief Diplomats: Close Guantanamo The Associated Press
Ex-Gitmo chaplain discusses war crimes, wrongful arrest Salt Lake Tribune
Counting The Nukes
Defense Secretary Robert Gates has ordered a full inventory of all nuclear weapons and related materials after the mistaken delivery of ballistic missile fuses to Taiwan, the Pentagon said Thursday.
Ode To John “Maverick” McCain
By Madeleine Begun Kane
A law breaker — that’s John McCain,
Treating FEC regs with disdain.
Having championed those rules,
He plays us for fools.
Yet we still hear the mav’rick refrain.
Dietitian's Orders: How to Eat the Way Cheney Should U.S. News & World Report, DC
Thompson announced he's getting back into acting. Fred Thompson. Yeah, how about
that? ... That's a pretty gutsy decision, considering his less than convincing
portrayal of a presidential candidate." --Jay Leno
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GB will not boycott Olympics - PM BBC Sport, UK
"First European" Confirmed to Be 1.2 Million Years Old
Big Bellies Linked to Alzheimer's
Space Cadets, Grab Your Sunscreen: Space Tourism Set for Liftoff
"Closure" wins oddest book award Reuters
provided by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission via the Fort Worth
Star-Telegram shows a bottle of vodka with a juvenile rattlesnake inside. Agents
said they confiscated 429 bottles of the snake vodka and one bottle of snake
tequila from Bayou Bob's Brazos River Rattlesnake Ranch near Santo in Palo Pinto
County, Texas. Bob Popplewell marketed the concoction as an 'ancient Asian
elixir.' He was charged with selling alcohol without a license and possessing
alcohol with intent to sell.
Photo/Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission