Wednesday edition - April 2, 2008
Pentagon Releases Memo on Harsh Tactics
Profits realistic, oil execs insist
Heavy Troop Deployments Are Called Major Risk
It's been "April Fools" everyday since 2000. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
Sadr loyalists warn of end to cease-fire Los Angeles Times
Daddy Issues, War Lust in Oliver Stone's 'W'
Controversial Filmmaker's Early Script Depicts President Bush's Hard-Partying Youth and Feuds With His Father
Though the movie is
scheduled for release in 2009,
there is a chance that it might be pushed up to come out before the November
election, say insiders.
The movie, which starts filming this month with "No Country for Old Men" actor Josh Brolin playing Bush, paints a humanistic portrait of the president along with plenty of embarrassing anecdotes from his life story, judging by a copy of an early screenplay obtained by ABCNEWS.com.
"On April Fool's Day, the biggest joke of all is being played on American families by Big Oil." — Rep. Edward Markey after top executives of the country's five biggest oil companies argued that record fuel prices are not their fault and the oil companies' huge profits are in line with other industries.
The Air Waves Are Private
A federal judge has ordered Democratic Rep. Jim McDermott to pay House GOP Leader John Boehner roughly $1.1 million in legal expenses, interest and damages to end a lawsuit filed after McDermott distributed tapes of an illegally intercepted phone call between Boehner and other Republicans.
Monday's decision by U.S. District Court Judge Thomas F. Hogan ends 10 years of litigation between Boehner and McDermott, who contended the First Amendment protected his distribution of the tape he got from a Florida couple who picked up Boehner's cell phone conversation on a radio scanner.
"But, see, I tell you - you know what's interesting? He's not a bowler, obviously. And Barack Obama made the typical mistake a lot of rookie bowlers make. He bowled sober. See, you never do that." --Jay Leno
Bush Pushes for NATO Expansion The Associated Press
Business Donors Bypass McCain Wall Street Journal
RNC mocks Dem delegate quandary
Meanwhile, Back In The U.S. House of Representatives
endorsed a resolution Tuesday that
suggests the Russian government might have had a hand in the 2006 radiation
poisoning death of a Russian dissident.
"Well, in a stunning announcement, Pennyslvania Senator Bob Casey Jr., who had said he would remain neutral, because he's a Democrat, has endorsed Barack Obama. He said he endorsed because of his four young daughters told him they wanted Barack for president. It also explains his choice for vice president -- Hannah Montana" --Jay Leno
Nader slams "two-party dictatorship
Clinton's April Fools Joke
Red alert, Hillary Clinton: Karl Rove is offering you advice
Fact Check: Obama and Oil Money
A Million Dollar Mansion
Trinity United Church of Christ is building Barack Obama's controversial former pastor a million-dollar Tinley Park home complete with an elevator, whirlpool, butler's pantry, circular driveway and four-car garage, building plans show.
"My take on it is a lot of Senator Obama's supporters want to end this race because they don't want people to keep voting. That's just the opposite of what I believe. We want people to vote." — Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton saying supporters of her rival are discouraging people from voting by urging her to drop out of the tight race
Environmental Laws to Be Waived for Fence Washington Post
Microsoft stands firm on Yahoo bid: report MarketWatch
CBS Moves Ahead With Layoffs in News New York Times
Americans Might Want To Delay Visiting the Philippines
The U.S. Embassy warned its citizens Tuesday that "extremist elements" planned to kidnap Americans and other foreigners in a southern Philippine city where U.S. counterterrorism troops have been deployed.
"Well, again, I don't take anything for granted, but hopefully with Pennsylvania's help, she will be our next president, and yes, I do think she'll be a better president." — Chelsea Clinton, when asked in Allentown, Pa., if she thought her mother would be a better president than her father
Tanzanian charged in 1998 embassy bombing Guantanamo prisoner ... San Francisco Chronicle
Bush threw out the first pitch at the Nationals game. ... He stayed and then
left in the 7th inning and I thought, 'Great, at least he has an exit strategy
for that.'" --David Letterman
Thompson To Play Cheney In Oliver Stone's "W" National Journal, DC
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Jay Leno Sorry for "Gayest Look" Crack E! Online
Parachute thought to be DB Cooper's believed to be from 1945 ... Seattle Post Intelligencer
guest lies in an overhead cabin. Continuing its irregular tradition of April
Fools' Day press releases, WestJet Airlines Ltd offered passengers a small
"sleeper cabin" in its planes' overhead luggage bins on Tuesday, available for a
modest extra charge of $12
(5.9 pounds). Photo/MARKETWIRE PHOTO/WestJet