Tuesday edition - July 10, 2007
Bush won't let staff testify
Polls: Cheney Nears Quayle as Least Popular Veep
Senate Democrats to force GOP hand on Iraq war
The White House says the Will of the People is being heeded. It just depends on what the meaning of "is" is. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
US Envoy Offers Grim Prediction on Iraq Pullout New York Times,
Will Turkey Invade Northern Iraq? ABC News
UK to reconsider ‘all cooperation’ with Moscow
Report: Iraq Has Not Met Benchmarks
Bush's Iraq Plan Ever Lonelier in Senate Forbes, NY
Staying the Course - Stubborness
CLEVELAND - President
Bush, facing new pressure to start bringing U.S. troops home from Iraq, said
Tuesday he won't consider it
until hearing a fresh assessment from his top commander there this fall.
Rove is unapologetic about Iraq. You know, just like Hitler was about the Holocaust. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
Republican Hired Hookers? OMG!
Scandal engulfed U.S. Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana (R) today after his acknowledgment that his telephone number is among those associated with an escort service operated by the so-called "D.C. Madam."
Senator Admits Use of an Escort Service New York Times
Director at National Hurricane Center replaced Detroit Free Press
McCain Campaign Suffers Key Shakeups
Meanwhile, Back At The Vatican
Italy - Pope Benedict XVI has reasserted the universal primacy of the Roman Catholic Church, approving a document released Tuesday that says Orthodox churches were defective and that other Christian denominations were not true churches.
Deal Ends Pennsylvania Budget Impasse Guardian Unlimited, UK
Bush Surgeon General Bashes Bush
The first U.S. surgeon
general appointed by President George W. Bush accused the administration on
Tuesday of political interference and muzzling him on key issues like embryonic
stem cell research.
"Anything that doesn't fit into the political appointees' ideological, theological or political agenda is ignored, marginalized or simply buried," Dr. Richard Carmona, who served as the nation's top doctor from 2002 until 2006, told a House of Representatives committee.
Oil rises with gas Houston Chronicle
Stocks decline on retailer outlooks Houston Chronicle
700 Tubes of Toothpaste Are Seized in Connecticut
Apple shares hit high after analyst predicts cheaper iPhone San Jose Mercury News
Gonzales Caught Lying to Congress
Six days after the attorney general was notified that FBI agents had broken the rules while conducting investigations, Alberto Gonzales told lawmakers who were considering renewal of the USA Patriot Act that "There has not been one verified case of civil liberties abuses" under the new regime, according to a report in The Washington Post.
Alberto Gonzales reportedly needs wheelbarrow to carry nose - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
A German Guantanamo? Radio Netherlands, Netherlands
George W. Bush shed a tear and had to be hospitalized for severe dehydration. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
Atheists applaud Ellison's views on Cheney, Libby, 9/11 Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Paramedics place the driver of a Ford Taurus onto a stretcher after a 1,500-pound wrecking ball slammed into the back of it North Main Street at Randolph Street in Meadville, Pa., Monday, July 9, 2007. The wrecking ball damaged numerous vehicles after it broke loose from a crane on the campus of Allegheny College and rolled down North Main Street before hitting the Taurus. Two other people were also taken to the Meadville Medical Center for treatment of injuries they suffered in the accident, police said. Photo/Tim Hahn