Wednesday edition - September 5, 2007
I do care about climate change, insists Bush
Bush's new friends: The Sunnis
'Idaho Statesman' Refuses to Purchase Strange Larry Craig
I wonder why I always feel safer when Bush is out of the country?
"President Bush loves the Labor Day weekend. It gives him a chance to unwind, and, gosh, I'm thinking 'when does this guy wind?'" --David Letterman
Military Officials in Iraq Fault GAO Report Washington Post
Death Sentences Upheld in Iraq For 'Chemical Ali,' Two Others Washington Post
Made in Iraq?
Efforts to rebuild Iraq's shuttered industrial base, including an infusion of $760 million in U.S. funds over the past year, is making slow progress but has had little success getting Iraqi products to American consumers.
President Bush made a secret trip to al-Anbar province in Iraq Monday to offer help to Sunni tribal leaders. We tried backing the Shiites and now we're going to back the Sunnis. If this doesn't work, the only thing left to try is backing al-Qaeda. - Argus Hamilton
Aviation Adventurer Steve Fossett Missing NBC6.net, FL
Nearly 530 Iraqi refugees were admitted to the United States last month, a huge bump from July but still far short of the number needed to fulfill the Bush administration's pledge to accept 2,000 by the end of September.
Rep. Doolittle's aides are subpoenaed Los Angeles Times
7 states expected to file Republican primary calendars that ... International Herald Tribune, France
McCain Attacks Foes on Security and Foreign Policy New York Times
Blue Bush does 'a lot of crying' Canada.com
China Denies Hacking Pentagon
China strongly denied
reports on Tuesday that its military was behind a successful hacking attack on
the Pentagon computer network earlier this year.
Jiang Yu, a foreign ministry spokeswoman, said at a regular news briefing on Tuesday the accusations against China were “absurd”.
“The criticism is unfounded, which represents cold war thinking,” she said.
Democrats Unveil Their 'Contract of Wimpiness'
Air Force Loses Nukes
Mistakes by U.S. Air
Force personnel left five nuclear warheads unaccounted for during a three-hour
period on Aug. 30, according to Army Times.
The paper, a fellow Gannett publication, cites anonymous sources who say that five Advanced Cruise Missiles were mistakenly loaded on a B-52 bomber that flew from a base in North Dakota to one in Louisiana. The missiles, set to be decommissioned, should have been removed from the plane. Instead, they were mounted on the bomber’s wings.
TPMtv: GOP Bathroom Etiquette Breakdown!
Oil prices rise above US$75 The Canadian Press
NBC to Sell Shows on Amazon Unbox
John McCain Update
Senator John McCain
greeted a lot of friendly faces when his campaign rolled through Conchord, New
Hampshire on Tuesday, but one resident wouldn't let him off so easily.
During a question and answer session, McCain jokingly called a high school student a "little jerk" after the young man questioned the Arizona legislator about his age.
Abu Ghraib Officer's Sentence: Reprimand The Associated Press
Goldsmith: Cheney Lawyer Is Frothing Lunatic TPMmuckraker
"The Terror Alert Level in our nation's airport bathrooms has been raised to lavender." - Jimmy Kimmel
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'Yoki', an African elephant, helps her newborn calf to get on its feet at the zoo in Nyiregyhaza, some 225 kilometers (140 miles) from Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007. The elephant calf is the first ever African elephant born in Hungary. The calf weighs 179 kilogram (395 pounds). Photo/MTI, Istvan Kiss