TGIF/Weekend edition - June 29 - July 1, 2007
Bush: 'Good results' follow Iraq buildup
House rejects proposal to defund Cheney
White House rejects Congress' demands
“Hot in New York City today. … It’s so hot Al Gore titled his next book, ‘I Told You So.’” - David Letterman
Us Military Deaths In Iraq At 3571 Guardian Unlimited
Iraq's Sadr cancels march to Samarra mosque Reuters India
Republican Defections Fuel US Iraq Debate Voice of America
Turkey has plans to move against Iraq Kurds -Gul Reuters AlertNet, UK
Houston-based KBR gets $50 billion Army contract
Former Gov. Don Siegelman, once a rising political star, and Richard Scrushy, once the head of a Fortune 500 company, were taken from a Montgomery courtroom late Thursday and put in shackles to begin lengthy prison terms for their convictions on bribery, conspiracy and mail fraud.
"If I'm gonna say anything about John Edwards in the future, I'll just wish he had been killed in a terrorist assassination plot." - Ann Coulter
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US immigration bill dies in Senate; defeat for Bush International Herald Tribune
Murdoch: an authentic portrait of the media mogul Guardian Unlimited
Thompson on immigration: We decide who comes in
Jews & Evangelicals for Giuliani? Washington Post
Romney Gets Extension on Report Forbes, NY
The Man Who Partied With Bush the Day Katrina Hit
John McCain dismissed the notion yesterday that he would drop out of the race
for the Republican presidential nomination because he's lagging in fund-raising
and trailing in most polls.
..."That's ridiculous," McCain told reporters in the Capitol. "Why in the world would I want to do that? It would be nuts."
IRS wins battle to retain private debt collectors
"Elizabeth Edwards called Ann Coulter on Chris Matthews' 'Hardball' yesterday to complain about the attacks on her husband. See, it's a good thing Coulter hadn't attacked Rudy Giuliani, or she would have had three angry wives calling" --Jay Leno
When All Else Fails, Just Make Stuff Up
When Senator James Inhofe, an Oklahoma Republican, told a radio host last week that he had overheard Senators Hillary Clinton and Barbara Boxer discussing a "legislative fix" for the dominance of conservatives in talk radio...While Clinton and Boxer denied they had ever said such a thing — and, in fact, Inhofe later admitted that the conversation in question occurred three years ago
Mixing Business & Pleasure
The century-old mansion
where U.S. President George W. Bush will host Russian President Vladimir Putin
this weekend boasts breathtaking views of Maine's rocky coast, soothing summer
breezes and an aura of old wealth.
Bush hopes the relaxed atmosphere at his father's summer home and opportunities for leisure activities like boating will ease strains in his relationship with the increasingly outspoken Putin.
GOP candidate: Keep Gitmo open
Gitmo Detainee Ill After Refusing Aid
"Tonight we reveal another Dick-nugget with Part II of our classified number of parts series, 'You Don't Know Dick.' ... What did the vice president of the United States recently have removed? Is it A) blood clots in his legs -- by the way, the vice president's blood type: B-extremely negative. Did he have his tramp stamp removed? ... Or, C) himself from the visible world. Believe it or not, the answer is C. While the White House and the Capitol appear crystal clear on Google Earth, the Naval Observatory, the vice president's official residence, appears only as an obscured mass of pixels. That's a shrewd move on Cheney's part, aimed to protect him from evil-doers savvy enough to know how to use Google Earth but too dumb to realize they can still find him on MapQuest." --Jon Stewart
TV Crews, Souvenirs and Vodka Hit Maine The Moscow Times, Russia
Michael Moore's buddy Borat emboldened him to make 'Sicko' side ... International Herald Tribune
A false color image captured by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows 'Cape St. Vincent,' one of the many promontories that jut out from the walls of the Victoria Crater on Mars. NASA will send its Mars rover Opportunity into the gaping Martian crater in July to seek clues about the planet's bygone environment despite risks to the plucky little vehicle, officials said on Thursday. Photo/NASA