TGIF/Weekend edition - April 4-6, 2008
More Than 1000 in Iraq’s Forces Quit Basra Fight
Poll: 81 Percent Think US on Wrong Track
Iraq PM seeks to ease tensions with militia
I wish we could glue Bush's lips shut.
Gaza gunman shoots Israeli aide BBC News
North Korean food shortages make combustible situation worse
Chinese Rights Activist Is Jailed New York Times
Meanwhile, Back In North Korea
North Korea's rising tensions with South Korea and the United States, coupled with soaring international grain prices and flood damage from last year, will probably take a heavy toll among famine-threatened people in the isolated country, relief experts said Thursday.
State prisons remain locked down after prison guard attack San Jose Mercury News
is reporting there’s a chance that John McCain will pick Condoleezza Rice as his
vice president. Well, actually, I think that’s a perfectly balanced ticket,
right? I mean, he’s white, she’s black. He’s a man, she’s a woman. He’s always
steamed, she’s Rice. See what I mean?” - Jay Leno
Meanwhile, Back In
Vladimir Putin told NATO leaders on Friday Russia sees scope for better
cooperation with the alliance
reiterated Moscow's objections to NATO enlargement, a source in the Russian
McCain Easing Into Role of GOP Leader
Republicans: McCain losing touch with younger voters Hofstra University Hofstra Chronicle, NY
Boehner: I will use McDermott's money to help elect Republicans Seattle Post Intelligencer
FAA admits breakdown in safety regulation, oversight of Southwest Dallas Morning News
Meanwhile, Back In The Obama Camp
It was an
unexpected showdown of surrogates for Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton
here Wednesday, and it sure looked like Obama's representative whipped up the
As former President Bill Clinton was extolling his wife's credentials, Obama's campaign office in Bloomington began giving away tickets to Sunday's Dave Matthews concert at Assembly Hall.
"It is so great to be here, I was so worried I wasn't going to make it. I was pinned down by sniper fire." - Hillary Clinton on the Jay Leno Show, 4-3-08
Obama raises $40M to Clinton's $20M
Obama's church implores media: 'Enough is enough'
Clinton Mocks Herself, Bill on Tonight Show
Richardson denies promise to Clintons
Obama said in an interview Wednesday he's of two minds over whether the U.S.
should participate in the Beijing Summer Olympics. Nobody called him out for
waffling. Cable news networks reported that Barack Obama is so smart he has two
minds. - Argus Hamilton
"We're leaning more and more about John and Cindy McCain. He's on this big biography tour. I guess his wife Cindy is worth over $100 million because the family made money selling Budweiser beer. So he has a wife 20 years younger than him, free beer, and unlimited money. I think I speak for all guys when I go, 'Why is he running for president?'" --Jay Leno
7:52 pm: Remembering the day Martin Luther King Jr. was shot
Anderson Herald Bulletin, IN
LUKOIL slashes '08 oil output forecast Guardian, UK
Fox Interactive names Bain to new post BusinessWeek
An envoy of the Dalai Lama urged Beijing to cancel "provocative" plans to run the Olympic torch relay through Tibet, but China promptly dismissed his call Friday as a bid to sabotage the Games.
"This campaign is kind of fascinating, because the three major candidates have to be very careful when they criticize each other. Like, you can't criticize Hillary. Ooh, that's sexism. You can't criticize Barack. Ooh, that's racism. And you can't go after McCain, because that's elder abuse." --Jay Leno
ACLU And NACDL Assembling Guantánamo Defense Teams ACLU (press release), NY
Guantanamo prosecutor speaks at Marquette Marquette Tribune, WI
The Russian News Service reported Tuesday that Soviet Union dictator Josef Stalin's longtime oil minister Nikolai Baibakov died in Moscow Monday at the age of ninety-seven. Dick Cheney's going to go to the funeral. He wants to apply for the job. - Argus Hamilton
McCain Was Against MLK Day Before He Was For It
John McCain as a young
congressman in 1983
voted against a federal holiday for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Most Republicans in the House voted for the holiday (89 voted for the holiday, 77 opposed), though all three Arizona House Republicans were opposed. Reps. Dick Cheney, R-Wyoming, and Newt Gingrich, R-Georgia, voted for the holiday. (Cheney had voted against it in 1978.)
Cheney again links Iraq invasion to 9/11 attacks Fort Mills Times
'Not politically active' couple to host Cheney Grand Junction Sentinel
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Diana inquest jury stretches into third day Reuters UK
Naomi Spittin' Mad at Airport?
New evidence of 'first American' found
Alexa Rodriguez, 13, left, is attacked by a red-tailed hawk during a school tour of Fenway Park Thursday in Boston. Rodriguez sustained a cut to her scalp and was taken by ambulance to a hospital. Photo/John Tlumacki