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Recent Bush Watch Features

American Idol: Don't You Wish You Had A President, Just Like Me? Jerry Politex
Birthright: Fantasy Life In The 'Burbs and In Bush, Kent Southard
Specials: Bush Killing Planet, Wiretap Flip-Flop, Dems on Iraq, Bush Iraq Disaster, AlterNet, Bush Watch compilations

Op-Eds: Fisher, Partridge, Wokusch, Miller, Pringle, Fisher, Collins, Ostroy, Jones, Weiner, Kane
The Bush 1% "Surge" Economic snapshot for January, 2007, Christian E. Weller
Patriot McCain? Two Reasons More Americans Will Die In Iraq:
Republicans and Democrats (excerpts)
, Frank Rich

Bush "Surge" Speech: Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd, with Jerry Politex
Politex News Wire: The U.S. War Against Iran (edited news), Dan Froomkin
Analysis: The U.S. War Against Iran, Jerry Politex
Attack On Iran: Hardball Post-Speech Transcript Redacted, Transcript and Politex
Attack On Iran: Scarborough Country' for Jan. 10, 11 p.m., Transcript
Politex News Wire: The Bush Terrorist Speech, Jerry Politex
The Bush "Surge": Bush and Neocons "willing to see more Americans killed" to save reps, Walter C. Uhler
Sexual Innuendo Edition: The Bush "Surge" Plan, Garlic Inerviews
"Surge" Op-Eds: Politex, Weiner, Ostroy, Velvel
It Really Was About Oil:
Bush Surge Aimed at Securing Iraqi Oil, Chris Floyd
The Manly Thing: The Seventies, Then and Now, Kent Southard
Should The Dem Party Be Eradicated? Dem Survey Suggests Party's Backing Dictator Bush, NYT Ed Shows Concern, by Politex, Parry, NYT Ed
Redwashed: Marketing That Troop Surge In Iraq, Jerry Politex
Top Cultural Experiences: My Personal Best List of 2006, Jerry "Politex" Barrett
Top Ten: U.S. Political Events of 2006 , Jerry Politex
Read This: Rigged Elections By GOP? Is There Any Doubt? , Jerry Politex

News Roundup

Bush will expand war to Iran before Blair resigns in May: AT, Carmichael
Israel's Plans to Nuke Iran, Carmichael
Sinister Bushian ousting of excellent US attorney reeks of crime not politics, Ed
The first days of Dem Congress have turned out better than expected, Edsall
US House takes on Big Oil, Mark Clayton
Genetic Bill: Surreal to see Bush try to support something sensible..there must be a catch, Stolberg
The disaster loan program is a disaster, Nixon and Eaton
Cheney's GOP senators have'stomach'for war but not for ethics reform, Kirkpatrick
Inside the Case Against Ex-Cheney Chief of Staff Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Goodman
Gates says he's going to send more US soldiers to Afghanistan as well, Cloud
What the Iraq Study Group said about America's 'other war', Karl F. Inderfurth
Finally we've stopped banging on about the 6 party talks & are meeting N.Korea, Landler and Shanker
Venezuela, Saudi Arabia eye Indian oil sector, Arab Times
Pentagon aide retracts bizarre demand that corporations fire Gitmo law firms, Abruzzese
More questions than answers regarding American involvement in Ethiopia's invasion of Somalia, Yglesias
Doomsday clock: Nuclear threat to the world is rising, Cornwell
Specials: Bush Killing Planet, Wiretap Flip-Flop, Dems on Iraq, Bush Iraq Disaster, AlterNet, Bush Watch compilations

AFP - Wire stories

String of car bombs rock Baghdad
Criticism of Bush's Iraq policy mounts in US Congress
Rice, Merkel see chance for Middle East peace
US-NKorea talks conclude in Berlin
Reality TV racism jibes hijacks Brown's India showcase
BoJ backs down on rate hike amid political pressure
Germany's Allianz announces bid for AGF

Common Dreams | News & Views

Washington Trial Forces Cheney into the Spotlight
US Defense Secretary: Iran Target of US Gulf Military Moves
Service Members Join War Protest
U.N. Officials Question Iraq's Rough Justice
Charging Towards the Big Melt

The Rest of Today's Bush Watch Daily Headlines Are Here:...mainstream ... united states ... canada ...england ...australia ...latin america ......europe ...middle east ... asia ... africa ... alternative...op-eds

Special: Bush Is Killing The Planet

Climate change as great a threat as nuclear annihilation, BBC
Hawkings says it's only five minutes to Armageddon as climate changes, Henderson
Hawkings: We must recognise the catastrophic dangers of climate change, Connor
White House still has head in sand: resists carbon emission caps, Cornwell
Iceless polar bears, spring in January; Washington finally gets global warming, Barringer and Revkin
Data points to steady US growth [at the expense of the planet], BBC

Special: Bush Wiretap Flip-Flop

Consigliere Gonzales says Bush has stopped the illegal wiretapping...really, Ed
Gonzales is working to deflect consequences of Bush's arrogant law-breaking, Lichtblau and Johnston
Secret US court to govern wiretapping program: 'a quintessential flip-flop', Jordan
Bush does U-turn on wiretapping after pressure by outside groups , Baldwin

Special: Dems on Iraq

Nonbinding Senate Measure Confronts Bush Over Iraq , Jonathan Weisman
Senator Hillary Clinton urges US Iraq troops cap, BBC
Clinton's pussyfooting on war could cost her nomination, MacAskill
Hillary's words ring hollow in the shadow of her 2002 vote for Bush's illegal war, Healy
The Dems' antiwar shuffle, Editorial
Poll: Most oppose troop buildup, Ronald Brownstein,
Congress unleashes antiwar proposals, Noam N. Levey
Senators oppose Iraq troop boost, BBC
Democrat dilemma over Iraq response, James Coomarasamy, BBC

Special: Bush Iraq Disaster

'Give us guns': Iraqi prime minster al-Maliki wants change in US policy, Farrell
Senate Repubs will join Dems in rebuking Bush's Iraq escalation, Hulse
Now al-Sadr has us purging the undesirables in his ranks for him, Tavernise
Since reconstruction has failed, Iraq might reopen some state-owned factories, Glanz

Today's Alternative Special

Atheist Richard Dawkins on 'The God Delusion'
Drinking Liberally: A New Strategy for Progressive Politics
As Bush's War Strategy Shifts to Iran, Christian Zionists Gear Up for the Apocalypse...
A Powerful Media Can Stop a War
Annalee Newitz: The Stop Online Expression Act
Will Durst: The World of Wrongevity
Earl Ofari Hutchinson: Gang Stereotypes in the Docket
Sean Gonsalves: Be Your Own King


United States

New York Times

A 12th Dallas convict exonerated by DNA and the Innocence Project, Blumenthal

Washington Post

Maliki Stresses Urgency In Arming Iraqi Forces, Joshua Partlow
Court Will Oversee Wiretap Program , Dan Eggen
Pulling the Plug on Anti-Chavez TV , Juan Forero
In Libby Trial, Big Names Make Jury Picks a Tall Order , Carol D. Leonnig and Amy Goldstein

Boston Globe

Amid bloodshed, Bush wants a 'thank you', Jackson
Will Iraq's Army show up?, Allison
Another Pentagon smear, ED
Ready, set..., ED
US pressed to admit more Iraqi refugees , Kranish

Christian Science Monthly

Syrian, Israeli backdoor talks now emerging, Ilene R. Prusher
The spread of the credit check as civil rights issue, Ben Arnoldy
New Orleanians seek to halt escalating crime wave, Patrik Jonsson

Los Angeles Times

U.S. ceases warrantless spy operation, Richard B. Schmitt
Chalabi reaches out to Baathists as part of policy reversal, Said Rifai

San Francisco Chronicle

Global warming comes to D.C., Editorial
8 Uncommon Ways To Keep Warm, Mark Morford
White House Reverses Course on Spy Program, AP
Senate Resolution to Criticize Iraq Plan, AP

Seattle Post Intelligencer

2008 Campaign: Change: Bring it, Editorial
Warrantless spying will end, Stewart Powell
Senate war critics draft plan, AP


Near His First Anniversary, Bernanke Has Earned His Spurs, Hall
Months Before War-Crimes Trial, Ex-Dictator Taylor Still Inspires Sympathy, Bengali
Groups, Lawmakers Devise Proposals on Health Insurance, Pugh


The Toronto Star

Afghan raid nets Taliban chief, Murray Brewster
Death toll for Iraqis soaring: UN, Lynda Hurst
17 dead in Baghdad market blast, AP
U.S. to let people apply to get off no-fly lists, Reuters
Dion guarded on fiscal gap, Mike Oliveira
Is Obama ready for the job?, Tim Harper
Doomsday Clock reset for alarming world, Olivia Ward
Harper can help U.S. take fresh look at Cuba, James Travers
Dion touts clean coal for power, Rob Ferguson
Harper heading for showdown with premiers, Les Whittington
Harper's Office won't say who Khan met in mid-East, Joan Bryden
Tories unveil vague environment plan, CP
Tories set to roll out their green scheme, Allan Woods

CBC News

Democrats, Republican offer resolution against Bush, AP
NATO nabs suspected Taliban commander, Staff
Talks with N. Korea 'useful,' says top U.S. official, Staff
Tories to spend $230M on clean energy technology, Staff
Navy patrol can go ahead, O'Connor says, Staff
Nuclear waste disposal plan could come within months, Staff
Passionate Eye: Strange Days on Planet Earth - the 1 Degree Factor, Documentary
Passionate Eye: On Tour with the Taliban, Documentary


Frontline: The Cell Next Door, Documentary


Dion to reward supporters, rivals in leaner shadow cabinet, Joan Bryden
Tories want to go nuclear with new green clean energy plan, Dennis Bueckert
Clinton takes stand on Iraq as critics get louder on Capitol Hill, Beth Gorham
Bustling market, roadside graves seen where Canadians fought Taliban, Murray Brewster

Globe and Mail

O'Connor promises funds for navy, CP
Flaherty vows to raise rights issues with China, AP
United Canada crucial in addressing environment, says Dion, Karen Howlett
UN agency puts some Iran aid on hold, George Jahn
Liberals clinging to a slender lead, latest poll shows, Brian Laghi
Uranium-drilling proposal hits a nerve in the North, Martin Zeilig
Slaughter continues in Iraq, AP
U.S. buildup in Gulf, sharper rhetoric take aim at Iran, AP
Iraqi leaders flatly reject UN estimate of civilian dead, AP
U.S. commanders push for troop increase in Afghanistan, AP



Top Iraqi condemns US over Iran, BBC
American aid worker one of four people killed in Iraq ambush, BBC
Israeli PM faces calls to resign, BBC


Bush's recipe for disaster: arrogance of military power has led to a crisis, Mikhail Gorbachev
US 'to end warrantless wiretaps' , BBC
Surge on to Afghanistan: insurgents' attacks up thirty per cent, Borger & Pallister
R & R with US troops in Rio de Janiero: non-stop hedonism, Phillips
Labour Party must admit Iraq errors, say ministers, Wintour


Bush admits 'slow failure' in Iraq as violence and death increase, Cornwell
Pressure on Olmert to quit after Israeli general quits, Macintyre


ABC, news

Latin America

Negroponte, Alba, Ortega inauguration, ZNet
Investigation of Gov. Marín forthcoming, impeded child porn investigator, El Universal
Gov’t, union, mine share blame for disaster, El Universal
Privatization: a handful of players became immensely wealthy as public patrimony was transformed into private wealth, El Universal
The APPO Creates Municipal Autonomy in the Triqui Region of Oaxaca, Narco News
Int Human Rights Observers: Grave Abuse in Oaxaca, Prensa Latina
Farmers Protest against US Mining Company in Guatemala, Prensa Latina
Sandinista Govt: Free Education, Free Healthcare, Prensa Latina
Castro successors keep Cuba on stable track, Caribbean NN
Statement by the Relatives of the Victims of the Bombing of the Cubana Airplane off Barbados , Periodico 26
'Haiti: We must kill the BANDITS,', Haiti Action
Parish councils are remnants of brutal top-down colonial structure of government, Jamaica Observer
Corruption extends all the way down to the police on the beat and the teacher in the classroom, Jamaica Observer
Ecuador Assembly in the Works, Prensa Latina
Venezuela’s Legislature Approves Emergency Sessions for “Mother of Laws”, Venezuelanalysis
Unhappy with Slow Pace of Change Brazil's Left Wants New Economic Model, Brazzil
Brazilians Want Lula to Assert Leadership in the Face of Chavez at Summit, Brazzil
Odd man out: Peru Pushes to Accelerate FTA with US, Prensa Latina
Chilean fruit industry warns about “cheap” dollar and costs, Merco Press
Uruguay Backs Bolivia in Mercosur, Prensa Latina
Cochabamba Bolivia: Photo Essay of Street Battles, UDW

Upside-Down World


Inter Press Service

Environment: Evangelicals, Scientists Team Up on Warming , Lobe
Development: Business 'Ignores' Human Rights , Nduru
Health: More Children With HIV, But Also More Getting Treatment , Sandrasagra
Iraq: The War Becomes More Unholy , Jamail+al-Fadhily
Haiti: Mysterious Prison Ailment Traced to U.S. Rice , Sprague+Alexandra
Development-India: IT Hub Can Handle Gigabytes, Not Dog Bites , Acharya
Mexico: Tourism Projects Trigger Conflict in Preserve , Cevallos
Health-Pakistan: Obstetric Fistula - Grim Reminder of Unmet MDGs , Ebrahim

Radio Paris (WNN)

Der Spiegel

International Herald Tribune

Middle East


Palestinian girl,10, shot in the head while at school recess by Israeli forces, Yair Ettinger
IDF troops kill Fatah militant during operation in West Bank, Avi Issacharoff
It's over for Olmert, Aluf Benn
Livni, in Japan, says Iran poses a threat to the entire Middle East, staff
Kadima - a fine kettle of fish, Moshe Arens

Al Jazeera

Spate of deadly blasts rock Baghdad, Agencies
Iraqi students condemn bombings, Agencies
Iraqi refugees struggle in Syria, Zeina Khodr
100 Israeli military vehicles storm Nablus, injuries inflicted, old buildings damaged, Aljazeera
Halutz's resignation puts pressure on Olmert, Agencies

Arab News

Palestinian Unity Govt Talks Hit Fresh Hurdles, Hisham Abu Taha
‘US, Israeli Failures Caused ME Instability’, Barbara Ferguson
Slaughtering Iraq's Future at Baghdad’s Mustansiriyah University, Editorial
The routinely mendacious army Israeli army in Manara Square, Ramallah, Uri Avnery
Using 'The War On Terror' to develop an Imperial Presidency, Dahlia Lithwick

Lebanon Daily Star

New clash reported between villagers, Spanish troops, Iman Azzi
Siniora touts Moussa option as 'the only credible initiative', staff
Hizbullah gloats at Halutz resignation, Nour Samaha
Hizbullah needs to show it can be magnanimous in victory, Editorial
For many Muslims, the 'bad news' of globalization travels fast, Mehmood Kazmi


Daily Times

No customs duty on liquified petroleum, Sajid Chaudhry
Meat from 11 EU countries banned, DT


Pakistan buying 700 US missiles, Dawn
News editors condemn government pressure, Dawn


India, China Aim to Settle Border Rift , BusinessWeek
China Promises More Open Government, Guardian Unlimited
Beijing's Trade Balancing Act, Asia Times
China's Auto Sales Set to Rise 15%, Asia Times


Ties with neighbours poised for positive transformation: India, The Hindu
Pakistan buys 700 air-to-air missiles from US, Hindustan Times
Kashmir: Bridge, not a battle ground, Frontline
'Implementation of Hyde Act would mean shifting of goalposts', The Hindu
Courage under fire, Hindustan Times
Carbon trading fraud, Frontline
A virus of the mind, The Hindu
Giants of the East, Frontline
Cost of freedom, Frontline
Case for gun control, Frontline
75 killed in Lankan military offensive, Deccan Herald
China reports alarming rate of coastline retreat, The Hindu
Bangladesh: At war with itself, Kashmir Times
A reprieve for Myanmar junta, The Hindu
China bags oil contract after backing junta, The Times of India
65 killed in Baghdad varsity attack, The Hindu
Sunnis angry over hangings, The Hindu
Saddam hanging fuelled Shia-Sunni divide: report, Hindustan Times
Saddam's execution: Victor's justice, Frontline
Saddam Hussein: His rise and fall, Frontline
Imperial dreams, Frontline
US arms surplus finds way to Iran and China, The Times of India
UN expert on human rights to visit US, Deccan Herald
A nation vs global finance, Frontline

Asia Times, opinion


Mail and Guardian


Consortium News

Bush's Canadian 'Clone' in Jeopardy, Fricker
Scooter Libby's Time-Travel Trial: A Special Report, Parry
Bush's Iraq Plan Founders with Shiites, Eland
The Logic of a Wider Mideast War, Parry

Democracy Now

Wrongly Accused Ex-Gitmo Chaplain and Spy Target James Yee Speaks out on Newly Revealed Pentagon Surveillance, Goodman
"Big Media is Ravenous. It Never Gets Enough. Always Wants More. And it Will Stop at Nothing to Get It. These Conglomerates are an Empire, and they are Imperial.", Moyers

American Prospect

Most of the liberal hawks' challenges to Iraq doves are bogus, Tomasky
Change the toxic sexual culture on college campuses by changing the sex education our high-schoolers receive, Martin

Drug Corp Watch

FDA Feeling the Heat, Evelyn Pringle
Drug Company Deals Delaying New Generics, AP
Grander Plans for Novartis Flu Plant, Anne Krishnan
FTC Scrutinizes Drug Patent Settlements , Matthew Perrone
The Medicalization of Everyday Life, Dr. Joseph Mercola
Senate Bill Seeks to Ban Generic Payoffs, Aaron Smith
FDA Approves Drugs Faster Than European Medicines Agency, Report Finds, KaiserNetwork
Schering Sentenced for Making False Statements To Hide Illegal Marketing of Drugs and Medicaid Fraud Reports U.S. Attorney, PRNewswire
Schering-Plough to Pay $435M After Guilty Plea, Denise Lavoie

01 The Nation, opinion
Raw Story, news
Salon, opinion
Information Clearing House, opinion
Mother Jones, opinion
Alternet, opinion
Working For Change, opinion
Tom Paine, opinion
Democracy Now !, news
Daily Kos, opinion
In These Times, opinion
Huffington Post, news
Crooks and Liars, audio/video


25 Selected Columnists

Common Dreams

Bill Moyers:
Life on the Plantation
Medea Benjamin:
The Shame of Guantanamo Exposed in Cuba
Ted Rall:
The Healthcare Crisis for the Rest of Us
Floyd Rudmin:
Preparing Us for War with Iran: The Difference Between “a” and “the” Can Be the Difference between No War and Nuclear War
Lori Wallach/Todd Tucker:
The Korean Public Will Determine the Fate of the Korea-US Trade Agreement
Lynn Woolsey:
A Fully Funded 6-Month Withdrawal Plan
Derrick Jackson:
Amid Bloodshed, Bush Wants a 'Thank You'
Susan Goering:
Reclaiming our America
Michael Klare:
Petro-Power and the Nuclear Renaissance
Conn Hallinan:
Iran: Thinking the Unthinkable
William Greider:
The Denial of Death
Robert Scheer:
Chuck Hagel for President!
Matthew Rothschild:
Journalist on Hot Seat in Court-Martial Case
Katrina vanden Heuvel:
A 50-State Response to Bush
Boston Globe:
Another Pentagon Smear

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