Monday edition - April 14, 2008
Pope Won't Attend White House Dinner
pope's long, winding road to the White House
Huge crowd expected to greet pope at White House on
I'm losing faith. I respectfully request that George W. Bush go land on that aircraft carrier again.- Zing!
4 Dead, 6 Wounded in Baghdad Bombing
Iraq fires 1300 police and soldiers in south
Fighting resumes in Baghdad's Sadr City Reuters UK
US Envoy to Iraq Says New Embassy Ready The Associated Press
Iran Missile Update
According to reports, new
satellite photos have revealed Iran’s secret long-range ballistic missile launch
site. It has been suspected for quite some time that Iran has been developing
which will be able to hit far-reaching targets throughout Europe.
Well, a new report says – from the Associated Press – says that the senior administration officials, the Bush Administration officials, met regularly in the White House to discuss and approve specific torture techniques. All the heavy-hitters were there: Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell and Ashcroft and Tenet. Everybody but Bush himself. They left him with a sitter. - Bill Maher
Last Teen Accused In Gang Beating Out Of Jail The Ledger, FL
Valerie Plame Update
Two people at the center of
the disclosure of a CIA officer’s identity will join a panel to discuss
censorship and other media concerns.
Valerie Plame Wilson, the former CIA officer whose identity was disclosed in 2003, and Judith Miller, the former New York Times reporter who went to jail rather than disclose her source...
I tell you, between gasoline prices and the mortgage foreclosures, people are hurting. And you know who finally noticed this? John McCain. [He changed his position on people losing their homes from his original “Drop dead” to a new policy called “Go F**ck Yourself-Plus.” - Bill Maher
Bush Scolds Congress on Colombia Trade The Associated Press
State's gay Republicans fine with McCain
McCain More Conservative Than His Image The Associated Press
McCain backs shield law for reporters USA Today
Barack Obama goes on the attack; zings Hillary Clinton on guns
Clinton keeps cutting Obama on flub
Most voters disagree with Obama comment Boston Globe
Elton John had a big fundraiser for Hillary Clinton, and he scolded America. He said, “Hillary’s campaign is hindered by the misogynist attitudes of Americans.” Then he launched into his big hit, “The Bitch is Back.” - Bill Maher
Never play a sport in public that you suck at. To connect with Pennsylvania's blue-collar voters, Barack Obama went bowling and scored a 37. And the right-wing had a field day. Joe Scarborough said he bowls like a four-year-old. And Ann Coulter offered to loan him one of her balls. But, you know who's a good bowler? George Bush. His specialty is pre-emptive strikes. - Bill Maher
Oil Prices Rose Above $111 a Barrel The Associated Press
Delta-Northwest merger said to be close
Cleveland, Costa Rica strike import deal BusinessWeek
Have you seen that Olympic Torch trying to get home to China? The Olympic Torch having a very hard time making it to China. Here’s an idea: why don’t we attach it to one of our manufacturing jobs. - Bill Maher
Bush's Yes Man Can't Find Anyone To Say YES To
R. Gonzales, like many others recently unemployed, has discovered how difficult
it can be to find a new job. Mr. Gonzales, the former attorney general, who was
forced to resign last year,
been unable to interest law firms in adding his name to their roster,
Washington lawyers and his associates said in recent interviews.
More Gitmo Trial Boycotts Loom The Associated Press
We're not paying for this war as we fight it. We are paying for this war on credit. Bush says he's a big tax-cutter. But he's not a tax-cutter. He's a guy who's going to raise your taxes far into the future when he's on his ranch. – Bill Maher
Scooter Libby Update
Former White House aide I.
Lewis "Scooter" Libby Jr. will not fight to keep his law license in
Libby was disbarred by Washington, D.C., courts last month over his perjury conviction in the CIA leak case.
Supporters, protesters welcome Cheney Grand Junction Free Press, Colorado
Cheney's Jet Blows Media Equipment Away
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Swarm of Earthquakes Detected Off Oregon The Associated Press
In this photo
released by the Miami Beach Guitar Festival, guitar maker George Marlin strums
on his Big Foot creation at the Miami Beach Guitar Festival Sunday, April 13,
2008, in Miami Beach. The three-day festival that ends Sunday, attracted guitar
makers, musicians and guitar collectors from around the United States. According
to the National Association of Music Merchandisers, there are 30 million active
guitar players in the America, accounting for more than $1.5 billion in guitar
Photo/Miami Beach Guitar Festival, Andy Newman