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Hagel Anti-Surge Resolution: Americans Die In Defense Of No-Show "Democracy" (transcript), Hagel
Warner Anti-Surge Resolution: Senators Want To Talk Politics, Not Strategy (excerpts), Maureen Dowd
State of the Union Speech: Bush Bull About Economy Rejected By Dems (transcript), Jim Webb
Killing America: Bush SOTU Health Plan Completes One-Two Punch Against The Non-Wealthy, Politex
Killing America: Bush Health Care Plan Rewards Wealthy, Penalizes Workers [excerpts] , Paul Krugman
Killing America: Up To Half U.S. Credit Card Bankruptcies Health-Driven [excerpts], Bob Herbert
Clueless: Bush Knows Little About The State Of The Union, Tarri Hall
Addendum: Hey, What About Books?, Jerry Politex
Sick Puppy Watch: Bush's Idea Of "Sacrifice" for Iraq War: Watching TV, PBS News Transcript
Sacrifice? How The American People Will Pay For Bush's Ego-Driven Fantasy (excerpt), Paul Krugman
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
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

News Roundup

"Perfect Storm" for Peace Movement March Tomorrow, Renner
Timid Congress about to be smacked by determined anti-war movement, Zeleny and Hulse
Antiwar protesters target Congress, Brad Knickerbocker
Ready by 2010: Safety fears as US demonstrates crowd control heat-ray weapon, Sample
Agonizing bomb deaths in and near Green Zone as Iraqi parliament haggles, Santora
Pelosi Hits Bush for Failing to Consult on Iraq Plan, Hearn/Allen
The Libby trial is a window on Bush's twisting of intelligence to justify Iraq, Shane
The Decider & sycophants can't imagine why his health plan is dead on arrival, Rutenberg
It's against Bush's core values to help the poor as this mean-spirited health plan shows, Ed
Bush's 'deeply, deeply troubling' secrecy machinations on domestic surveillance, Liptak
Another prosecutor forced out in Bush bid to control the criminal justice system, Bowermaster
How can the FBI's refusal to protect pages from Foley's lewd stalking be explained?, Ed
Obama launches aggressive attack against Fox [Murdoc] Madrasa smear, Goldenberg
Scientists: Bush's Budget Cuts Hurt Cancer Research, CBS
Ford hit by record $12.7bn loss for 2006, BBC
Big Oil Gets To Keep Its Loot, MacCleery
Billions more in aid to Afghanistan as the poppy crop flourishes, Evans
Tuesday's general strike descended into violence, recalling Lebanon's darkest days, Lucy Fielder
The Palestinians' decades-spanning struggle for statehood, Mort
Lost in the machine: 11,500 Palestinian prisoners in Israel, Erica Silverman
Israel's massive and indiscriminate use of cluster bombs in Lebanon is a war crime, Amr El-Bayoumi
The conflict in Somalia may accelerate -- and complicate -- U S Defense Department plans, Motlagh
Mercury found in all fish tested in the West, Hill
Warming to raise seas for 1,000 years: U.N. draft, Doyle/Reuters
Environment top Canadian [not U.S.] concern: Poll, CP
Merkel [not Bush] puts climate on top , Nicola
Specials: Bush Disasters, Puppetmaster Cheney, State of Disunion, U.S. and Israel, Online Journal, Bush Watch compilations

AFP - Wire stories

Lebanon takes stock after deadly clashes
Suspected suicide bomber, guard killed in Pakistan hotel blast
US to announce Afghan package as NATO ministers meet
Iran ready to launch satellite, raising arms alarm: report
15 killed in Baghdad pet market bombing
Putin guest of honour as India rolls out military might
Warburg Pincus, Carlyle in competition for stake in Chinese retail giant

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Special: Bush Disasters

Carl Bernstein: Bush administraton has done 'far greater damage' than Nixon , E&P Staff
The World Agrees: Stop Him, Scheer
He Is the Nightmare, Le Monde
The audacious incoherence of Bush's foreign policy, Meyerson

Special: Puppetmaster Cheney

Rockefeller: Cheney Applied 'Constant' Pressure to Stall Investigation on Flawed Iraq Intelligence, Landay
Cheney: Senate Resolution "Won't Stop Us", CBS/AP
Cheney's key role in leak case detailed, Richard B. Schmitt
Cheney Spokeswoman Disputes Libby Account, CBS/AP

Special: State of Disunion

Bush's SOTU: On the Edge of the Abyss, Mascolo
Bush's SOTU: Flip, Flop and Fly, Moore
Bush's Fatal Mistake, Sporl
Jon Stewart takes on the State of the Union, Stewart
SOTU address: Same song, same dance, with a few new lyrics thrown in, Bridges

Special: U.S. and Israel

Should Israel be in Bush's back seat?, Tony Karon
American politicians better be careful, the Israel lobby is watching, Shmuel Rosner
World Jewry is losing its interest in Israel, Chaim I. Waxman

Today's Alternative Special

Online Journal

A fool's errand in Baghdad, Whitney
US troop withdrawal is the key to progress in Iraq, Conetta
Lebanon diary: The Cedar Revolution has gone "Citrus", Schuh
Out of Europe, out of time, Brooks
Everything your denial keeps you from seeing: "Children of Men", Baker
Black voters nix Republicans, Berkowitz


United States

New York Times

Will Adams and Paisley take this historic opportunity to heal Ulster?, Ed
If colleges can't consider race then they might look at socioeconomic status, Lewin
Rome retaliates against pastor who spoke out against priestly sexual abuse, Goodstein
Bush seeks billions more of your money to pour into sinkhole of Afghanistan, Cooper and Cloud
Lebanon trembles on the threshold of 'the graveyard of history', Bakri and Fattah
Aid conference raises $7.6 billion for Lebanon as strife there intensifies, Cooper
Israeli cabinet suspends accused rapist President when he refuses to resign, Myre
Al Sharpton says he doesn't understand what Obama's civil rights agenda is, Healy

Washington Post

Troops Authorized to Kill Iranian Operatives in Iraq , Dafna Linzer
Kosovo Wins Support For Split From Serbia , R. Jeffrey Smith
Rival Groups Clash in Beirut Streets , Anthony Shadid,
Tehran's Influence Grows As Iraqis See Advantages , Joshua Partlow
FCC to Feel Unfamiliar Heat From Democrats , Charles Babington

Boston Globe

Bush touts fuel conservation steps at a firm that wants more , Donnelly
McCain's Mitt strategy, Vennochi
For Kerry, a new mission, Lehigh

Christian Science Monitor

US senators feel weight of Iraq vote, Gail Russell Chaddock
Flat tire? Looks like a job for Nigeria's 'Lady Mechanics', Sarah Simpson
Gas substitutes boost the flex-fuel car, Mark Clayton
Iran takes possession of Russian air defense missiles, Tom Regan

Detroit Free Press

A battle takes shape over fuel rules, Hyde

Los Angeles Times

The Dubya Vinci code, Rosa Brooks
Iraqi premier and Sunni lawmaker face off in parliament, Alexandra Zavis,

San Francisco Chronicle

GOP in House call Dems heavy-handed, Edward Epstein
Emotional Senators Rebuff Bush Iraq Troop Strategy, Carolyn Lochhead

Seattle Post Intelligencer

Congress responds to Bush's Iraq plea, Helen Thomas
Bush asks for money to help rebuild Iraq, P-I News Service


Analysis: The logic of U.S. deployments point to Iran, Sieff
Laser next military 'must have?', Anderson


Obama calls for universal health care, Pickler/AP
US missile defence plan: a diplomatic shot in the foot?, Mallet/AFP


Ethanol Demand Could Raise Consumer Prices, Hall
Pie-In-The-Sky Dream, Galloway
Al-Maliki Defends Plan to Stop Sectarian Violence in Baghdad, Mauer
Female Genital Mutilation Persists in Egypt Despite Renewed Opposition, el Naggar+Allam


Toronto Star

Harper to announce Arar settlement Friday: Reports, CP
Baghdad bombings kill dozens, Reuters
Israeli president steps aside, Reuters
Probe Afghan role, Dion urges, Gordon, Whittington
Duceppe seeks Afghan mission 'rebalancing', Peter Rakobowchuk
MacKay's deputy quits post, MacCharles, Campion-Smith
Election about nothing is a bonus for Harper, James Travers
Canadians need clear answers on nuclear power, Walkins, Winfield
Just when can we trust U.S.?, Thomas Walkom
McGuinty talks up trade, not Taliban in Pakistan, Ian Urquhart

CBC News

Ottawa reaches $10M settlement with Arar, Staff
'System failed' in 1964 race killings: FBI director, Staff
Student melee brings more bloodshed and fear in Beirut, Staff
Cheney aide denies Libby account of CIA leak, AP
Passionate Eye: ON TOUR WITH THE TALIBAN, Documentary

Globe and Mail

Climate concerns now top security and health, Brian Laghi
Environment, Afghan war to lead Tories' caucus agenda, Gloria Galloway
Russia, India warm up Cold War relationship, AP
Canadian MPs want Pakistan to crack down, Graeme Smith
China's President calls for tighter Internet regulation, AP
MacKay to push for NATO control of Afghan-Pakistan border, CP


Gov Gen Jean: Canadians fix developing world in backyard, James Stevenson
Tory committee head should quit over 'racist' e-mail: Liberals, Bailey
Dion's dry humour, from-the-heart style, impress Western Liberals, Meissner
Canadian MPs urge Tory gov: emphasize diplomacy in Afghan mission, Brewster
No excuse for grinding poverty in Canada: advisory council report, Bailey



US to boost Afghan troops and aid, BBC
At least 26 people killed in Baghdad car bomb, BBC
US soldier jailed for his part in three Iraq murders, BBC
Iraqi PM wins key security vote, BBC
Libby misled inquiry, trial hears, BBC
Maximum fine over China pollution, BBC
Russia to build four nuclear power reactors in India, BBC
Energy roadmap backs renewables, BBC


Bush to pump another $8 billion into Afghanistan, MacAskill
New gold rush: US Farmers get ready to cash in on ethanol, Pilkington
Mississippi klansman charged with 1964 murders, Goldenberg
Israel tries to cut off Tehran from world markets, Hearst
Be my guest: Bush tries to regain the high ground on immigration, Judis


Lebanon: Money can't close the sectarian divide, Robert Fisk
Iraq endgame: Is the 'surge' really positioning for attack on Iran?, Hamilton


ABC, news

Latin America

Mexico asks Colombia for Drug Help, Prensa Latina
Army alone won't stop Mexico drug violence -UN, Reuters
Teachers in Oaxaca Face Repression and Violence, ZNet
Nicaragua: accusations of corruption under Bolaños government, nicanet
Honduras Sweat Shop Deaths Soar, Prensa Latina
Clashes in Haiti leave at least five dead and twelve wounded, Caribbean NN
Haiti: an Overwhelming Amount of Documented Killings Attributed to Vigilante Group, Narco News
Ecuadorians support re writing constitution and new Congress, Merco Press
Colombian 'para' children left out of peace deal, Reuters
Venezuelan Unemployment Drops to Lowest Rate in Chavez’s Presidency, Venezuelanalysis
Elite Democracy: When Washington Reigned Supreme in Venezuela, Venezuelanalysis
Voices of Popular Power in Argentina, UDW
The Dark Side of Bolivia’s Half Moon, UDW

Upside-Down World


Ireland Online

Waterbirds pay price of global warming, IO


Russian Citizen Arrested in Georgia for Smuggling Uranium -- Officials, MosNews
Putin Slams U.S. Plans to Put Weapons in Space, MosNews
Russian Defense Minister Speaks Out Against U.S. Anti-Missile System in Europe, MosNews
International Watchdog Condemns Russian Ruling to Close Chechen NGO, MosNews

Inter Press Service

Politics-US: Mideast Strategy Increasingly Targets Iran , Lobe
Ecuador: Suspicions Surround Defence Minister's Death , Lucas
World Econmic Forum: How Far Is Too Far in Terror Fight? , Devarakonda
Lebanon: Donors Buy Government Time, Not Peace , Creffier
Politics-US/Iraq: Bush's Three-Front War Blunder , Porter
World Econmic Forum: Debt the Illegitimate Legacy of Africa's Dictators , Mulama
OIL-MEXICO : Severe Withdrawal Symptoms Ahead , Cevallos
Egypt: Constitutional Changes Override Opposition , Morrow+al-Omrani
Czech Republic: Political 'Anarchy' Comes to an End , Dujisin
Afghanistan: Most Italians Want to Quit , Zaccaro
Saudi Arabia: Forgiveness Saves Lives from the Sword , Mekay
China: Regaining the Innovative Initiative , Bezlova

Radio Paris (WNN)

Der Spiegel

International Herald Tribune

Middle East


Livni warns Abbas against striking deal with Hamas, Ora Coren
UN likely to adopt resolution denouncing Holocaust denial, Shlomo Shamir
Report: Iran nearly ready to launch spy satellite into space, Reuters
'The Future Vision of the Palestinian Arabs in Israel,', Ze'ev Schiff

Al Jazeera

Army ends Beirut curfew, Agencies
US to boost Afghan troop numbers, Agencies
Baghdad bomb blasts kills dozens, Agencies
Who are the Mahdi army?, Hoda Abdel Hamid


Hamas, Fatah make insignificant progress towards national unity gvt., Amayreh
Israel's ex-Chief of Staff's fall was assisted by a rebellion led by his senior commanders, Cook
Turkomans in Kurdistan feel abandoned and in danger, Nermeen El-Mufti
The real origins of sectarianism, Hassan Nafaa
Iraq's new sectarian rulers, Amr Elchobaki
US-Iranian tensions could escalate fast and bring catastrophe to the region, Galal Nassar

Daily Star



China's Anti-Satellite Test Revives Debate About Space Warfare , World Politics Watch
China's GDP Grows 10.7% in 2006, Fastest in 11 Years, China Daily
China Seeks To Tighten Internet Controls, CBS News
China: Hu Orders Inquiry into Fatal Beating of Reporter at Mine, Asia Pacific Media Network
The Slow Boats to China Filled with Our Refuse, Independent
China's Economy Still Sizzling, Asia Times
China Talks Corporate Tax Unification, Asia Times

Daily Times

'Peace valley' set for Middle East, DT
Some airbases on standby for US, Zulfiqar Ghuman
Militants urged to support peace process, DT
Pakistan's Jewish presence questioned, DT
US accused of stirring up trouble in Myanmar, DT
Nepal king's portrait may come off money, DT


US bill would stop assistance to Pakistan, Anwar Iqbal
NATO: Attack on Pakistan a mistake, Iftikhar A. Khan
Russia, India strike arms deal., Dawn

The Hindu, news
Asia Times, opinion


Mail and Guardian



What's really going on in Baghdad , Cockburn
The evils of escalation: Bush's state of deception , Roberts
Falling dominos and failing presidencies , Lindorff
Blackwater and the privatization of the Bush war machine , Scahill

Editor & Publisher

Iraqi soldier 'shoots' reporter: The joke's on U.S. , E&P Staff


SOTU 2007: Energy & environment wrap-up, Roberts
The River Dry: David James Duncan rows through a wheat field to save salmon, Burkhalter

Media Channel

CBS Foreign Correspondent Makes a Plea to Have the Truth About Iraq Broadcast, O'Conner/Olson

Tom Paine

We Gave War A Chance, Dubro
The New Saddam, Amrani
The Twisted Scooter Trail, Corn
Stop Freedom-Frying The Planet, O'Donnell


Fanning Fears of a Space War, O'Brien

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

Scott Ritter:
Stop the Iran War Before It Starts
Amy Goodman:
Up to Democrats to investigate Torture
Jeremy Scahill:
Our Mercenaries in Iraq
Susan Linn:
Baby Einstein and the Bush Administration: There's More than Meets the Eye
Bob Herbert:
Long on Rhetoric, Short on Sorrow
Matthew Rothschild:
Bush’s Specious Arguments on Iraq in his State of the Union
Katrina vanden Heuvel:
Not a Single Word
Pierre Tristam:
Worse To Come: The Bush Presidency is Over
Rory O'Connor/David Olson:
Helping Lara Logan
Garrison Keillor:
Ice-Cold Redemption

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