Wednesday edition - September 19, 2007
Larry Craig reports for duty at the US Capitol
Who Watches US Security Firms in Iraq?
US halts civilian convoys in Iraq
I bet the Republicans are real glad OJ is dominating the news.
"In a new book, Mexico's former president, Vicente Fox, says that President Bush's Spanish is at grade school-level. Fortunately, Bush's feelings weren't hurt, because Fox made the comments in Spanish." --Conan O'Brien
Us Military Deaths In Iraq At 3787 Guardian Unlimited
US military: American soldier killed in southern Baghdad International Herald Tribune
4 US troops killed in Iraq Los Angeles Times, CA
US agrees further British withdrawal from Iraq Guardian Unlimited
Crude Spills Into Tigris After Iraq Bomb
Charges dismissed in Iraq slayings
Unregulated Militia Update
minister on Wednesday disputed Blackwater USA's version of a weekend shooting
that left at least 11 people dead, and he declared he would not tolerate
"the killing of our citizens in cold blood."
"Congratulations to Al Gore! Al Gore won an Emmy last night. Actually, you know the secret to his win? This time, they actually counted the votes" --Jay Leno
Thompson Won't Rule Out Fla. Drilling The Associated Press
Jeb Bush hammers Crist on insurance St. Petersburg Times, FL
Craig Gets a Mixed Reaction Upon Return to Senate
Romney Targets Gay Marriage in New Ad The Associated Press
Papa Bush Update
Former President George H.W. Bush backs John McCain's efforts to increase support for the Iraq war in a new video, a telecast that aides to both men say shouldn't be construed as an endorsement of McCain's White House bid.
you look back over our history, it will not take you long to realize that our
people have shed more blood for other people's liberty than any other
combination of nations in the history of the world." --
Fred Thompson, stump speech in Iowa, September 6, 2007
TMZ.com lets readers talk to the blog USATODAY.com
Osama bin Laden Update
The Cheshire grandmother who married Osama bin Laden's son is divorcing him over fears they will be murdered.
Dreadlock in Baghdad
Village Voice, NY
Cheney Shoots Down Greenspan
Vice President Dick
Cheney wrote in a Wall Street Journal editorial Wednesday that former Federal
Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan's
criticism of President George W. Bush's economic record was "off the mark."
Jena 6 Update
David Bowie has made a $10,000 donation to the Jena Six Legal Defense Fund and is lending his voice to aid the six black teenagers who defenders have said faced overly aggressive prosecution and extended incarceration over their role in an alleged altercation with a white classmate in the small town (population: 3,000) of Jena, Louisiana, last year.
"Today, the director of National Intelligence asked Congress to expand the
government's power to read people's e-mails and spy on their phone
conversations. The Intelligence Director admitted he got the idea from the New
England Patriots." --Conan O'Brien
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A view of the crater caused by a meteorite crash in the southern Peruvian town of Carangas, near the border with Bolivia, September 16, 2007. Dozens of people living in a Peruvian town near Lake Titicaca reported vomiting and headaches after they went to look at a crater apparently left by a meteorite that crashed down over the weekend, health officials said on Tuesday. Photo/Miguel Carrasco/La Razon