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"Enemies of Peace": Political Partisanship Is The Result Of GOP Greed (excerpts), Paul Krugman
Specials: Global Warming, Prez '08, Health Care, Scooter News, Israel Bombs American Prospect, Bush Watch compilations

Daffy Dick: Puppetmaster Cheney "Has Turned His Perversity Into Foreign Policy" (excerpts), Maureen Dowd
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Hagel Anti-Surge Resolution:
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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
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Addendum: Hey, What About Books?, Jerry Politex
Sick Puppy Watch: Bush's Idea Of "Sacrifice" for Iraq War: Watching TV, PBS News Transcript
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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

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News Roundup

Bernanke dawdles in Greenspan comfort zone, ignoring jobs and wages, Andrews
Contempt for hard work is part of the GOP psyche; and they hate to pay for it, Zernike
Bush's mercenaries thrive in Iraq, Jeremy Scahill
21,649 or 50,508? Exactly how many casualties have we suffered in Iraq?, Grady
Bush won't seek Arab League's help in Iraq, Viorst
Now its Shiite on Shiite on Sunni in Iraq; Bush's war mutates again, Santora
Our conspiring, bullying and oil treacheries disrupt the entire Middle East, Slackman
Canada apologizes, pays our torture victim, Arar: Torquemada Bush says stuff it, Ed
In N.O. Bushcult doctrine of 'creative destruction' is just plain destructive destruction, Nossiter
Bush's climate change ideas are only smoke and mirrors, Monbiot
Senate Bill Could End Big Pharma Conspiracies that Intentionally Postpone the Release of Generic Drugs, Jessica Fraser
Craven Florida lawmakers allow secret arming of hordes of miscreants and criminals, Ed
Officially ending the Korean War might slow nuclear proliferation., Ed
Russia vows to launch Iranian nuclear plant, Dawn
Much of China's Trade Surplus Is 'Not Real', Asia Times
China-EU Trade Hits $272.3bn, Up 25.3%, Asia Times
Tomgram: Robert Lipsyte Observes the Holy (Football) Day, Tom Englehardt
Specials: Global Warming, Prez '08, Health Care, Scooter News, Israel Bombs American Prospect, Bush Watch compilations

AFP - Wire stories

38 Shiites killed in Iraq Ashura attacks
Palestinian truce takes hold in Gaza
NKorean nuclear talks to restart amid glimmer of hope
Blair, Ahern mull N.Ireland power-sharing
UN chief urges Somali president to pursue reconciliation
Bill Gates leads charge to hype Windows Vista launch
US-NKorean financial talks start in Beijing

Common Dreams | News & Views

Anti-War Marches Draw Hundreds of Thousands
Activists Hunting Japanese Whalers Offer $25,000 Reward
Mandela Calls for Gandhi's Non-Violence Approach
New Climate Report Too Rosy, Experts Say
13% of Americans Have Not Heard of Global Warming: Report
Poor Are Priced out of Healthful Eating
Veteran Peace Protester Sent to Jail Despite Prisons Crisis

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: Global Warming

Bush's climate change ideas are only smoke and mirrors, Monbiot
Grim report on global warming expected, AP
Curbing the carbon `footprint' rooted in behavioural change, Cameron Smith
Climate experts to issue dire forecast, AFP
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - text of report, WMO UNEP
Are scientists evolving into climate crusaders?, Anne Mcilroy
Indonesia may lose 2,000 islands, official warns, AP
Melting of glaciers 'speeds up', Richard Black, BBC

Special: '08 Prez Campaign

Hillary: a victim of caricature and her own excessive caution, Maddox
The 10 bloggers who can make or break Hillary, Finkelstein
Obama criticizes pace of Katrina aid, Mike Dorning
Obama gets real about Bush's fake-based fuel initiative, Ed
Economic Inequality: John Edwards' message is the most important one, Drier

Special: Bush Health Care Plan

No limits: now Bush wants to dictate our health and safety issues , Pear
Bush's health care plan would begin de-coupling health care from employment But there's far more to be done, Reich
The irony of Bush's legacy: universal health coverage in US?, Abramsky

Special: Scooter News

Scooter's had it: Bush mole Ari Fleischer blows big, damaging holes in his case , Lewis
Fleischer refutes Libby's account of CIA leak, Staff
Bush's ex-spokesman, Ari Fleisher, rebuts Libby, BBC

Special: Israel Bombs

Israel 'broke US arms deal terms', BBC
Israel may have misused cluster bombs: U.S. State Dept., The Hindu
US admits Israel 'likely' broke rules on cluster bombs, staff
Death Count Kept Secret: Cut-off US cluster munitions sales to Israel: HRW, The Hindu
Three Israelis Die in Resort Bombing, Agencies
Israelis fear another suicide bomb campaign after latest attack, Sharrock
Palestinian president condemns suicide bombing, Reuters

Special: Today's Alternative Special

American Prospect

Everybody Get Together , Plant
The Case For Boldness , Kuttner
What's the best way for Democrats to force Bush to end the war, Samuel


United States

New York Times

Europe doesn't want to help us goad Iran to war, Weisman
Suicide attack is first in Israel in 9 months, Myre
Lebanese have no one to turn to but their psychics, Fattah

Boston Globe

When science isn't, ED
Deathtrap, Carroll
Potshot at Guantanamo lawyers backfires, Stockman

Chicago Tribune

U.S. races to defuse uranium peril it caused, Roe
Obama blasts Bush, Dorning

Los Angeles Times

The 'Democrat majority' is still the talk of the capita, Maura Reynolds
Doomsday cult said to be at center of Iraqi battle, Louise Roug

San Francisco Chronicle

Pelosi Trip: Conflict in Iraq, Marc Sandalow

Seattle Post Intelligencer

Two Watada charges dropped, Mike Barber
Did politics affect climate reports?, AP
Senator targets surplus sales to Iran, AP


Questions Remain in Wake of Iraq Battle, Mauer+Ali

Washington Post

Christian Science Monitor


Toronto Star

Tories target Dion on climate, CP
Suzuki to launch green tour, CP
Tory attack ads draw copyright questions, Joan Bryden
Liberals, Bloc vote to extend study of climate bill, Dennis Bueckert
Ads attack Dion's green reputation, Peter Calamai
200 militants killed in Iraq battle, AP
Hamas, Fatah declare new ceasefire, AP
Temper, temper, Mr. Ambassador (David Wilkins), Ed.
Dion set to unleash Liberal pit bulls in House, Chantal Hebert

CBC News

Tories deny plan to extend mission in Afghanistan, Staff
Tories and Liberals trade barbs over environment, Staff
Parliament expected to focus on Tory green plan, Staff
Harper agrees to send Clean Air Act to committee, Staff
Accused in 1964 U.S. race killings denied bail, Staff
Does China's space blast herald a new arms race?, Robert Sheppard
Pulp and paper: forest products industry is facing a perfect storm, Staff
Israel may have misused cluster bombs, says U.S., Staff
Document outlines Canada's military plans in Afghanistan, Staff


Canada and allies struggle with what comes next in Afghanistan, Philippe Gohier
The 'Going Negative' myth, Aaron Wherry
Environment - On the record: John Baird, Staff
Liberals, Bloc vote down quick deadline for study of climate bill, Dennis Bueckert

Negative Tory ads could backfire, say experts, Juliet O'Neill
Quebec says no to Harper’s senate plan, Jack Aubry

Globe and Mail

Gaza again becomes a battlefield, AP
Iraqi officials say religious cult targeted in battle, Staff
Iran looks to Russia to mediate uranium enrichment program, AP
Afghan elders speak of war, not peace , Graeme Smith
Afghan president renews call for talks with Taliban, AP
Harper appoints point man for Afghan mission, Campbell Clark
Canadians hot on the environment, and willing to sacrifice, Ed



US rejects Iran nuclear 'timeout', BBC
'Hundreds' killed in Iraq battles, BBC
Tea with Taleban: BBC meets reclusive Pakistani militant leader, BBC
Portugal's easing of strict abortion law put to the test, BBC
Abortion map: Guide to abortion laws across the European Union, BBC
African snub to Sudan over Darfur, BBC


Gulf War and Bosnia Vet who killed his family, Wainwright
Only the US Hawks can save the Iranian president, Ansari
War is over if you want it: foreign armies can never win the peace, Jeffrey Sachs


Brookings Institute: US must abandon Iraqi cities or face nightmare scenario , Cornwell
Islamic sect leader believed to be the Islamic Messiah killed in Najaf, Cockburn
No forseeable end for Royal Marines' fight in Helmand Province, Editorial


ABC, news

Latin America

Massive protest planned for Mexico City´s central square, over tortilla prices, El Universal
Mexico Grapples With Soaring Prices for Corn -- and Tortillas,
Blair praises Mexican economic strategy, El Universal
800,000 Nicaraguan children back in school for free, previously couldn't afford fees, Prensa Latina
Nicaraguan Church Agrees to Abortion Debate, Prensa Latina
UN troops battle gangs in Haiti, Al Jazeera
Dominican Republic opposition picks presidential candidate, Caribbean NN
Portia Simpson can kiss goodbye to election victory unless roads fixed, Jamaica Observer
Colombia seeks more U.S., European aid, $800 million a year not enough, Reuters
Evil Hour in Colombia, UDW
Venezuela's Chavez Demands Respect from Mexico's Calderon, Venezuelanalysis
Tomorrow's Coffee Is Being Invented and Grown in Brazil's Laboratories, Brazzil

Upside-Down World


Inter Press Service

Mexico: Vatican Incomprehension Stymies Pastoral Plan in Chiapas , Cevallos
US/Iraq: Who Is the Enemy? , Lobe
Health-India: Patients Before Patents, Groups Urge , Leahy
Books-US: Is 'Just War' an Oxymoron? , Weisenmiller
China: Oil, Global Influence Driving Hu Jintao's Africa Trip , Nduru
Health-Mexico: Condoms and Sexual Tolerance in the Hands of a Detractor , Cevallos
Kyrgyzstan: Spared but Near Starving , Abdymen
Iraq: Jordan Becomes a Doubtful Refuge , Jamail+al-Fadhily
Health: Burma - HIV Hazard to Neighbours Say Experts , Macan-Markar

Radio Paris (WNN)

Der Spiegel

International Herald Tribune

Middle East


IAF bombs Gaza tunnel; PM: We'll uphold truce despite Eilat bombing, Aluf Benn
Gaza truce takes hold, but gunmen still on streets, Avi Issacharoff
Was it a war of choice?, Amir Oren
Israel will think twice before getting mixed up in Gaza, Amos Harel
'A fence is a ghetto', Yoav Stern
On the ruins of the welfare state, Avirama Golan


Nasrallah says Israel prisoner swap talks still on, crowd chants 'Death to Israel', Reuters
Times Online

Jews must stop comparing current events to Shoah or current leaders to Hitler, Itamar Eichner
Neocons favorite scholar Bernard Lewis: Iran in apocalyptic mood, Yaakov Lappin

Jerusalem Post

The problem, Benny Morris, is Zionism, Yakov Rabkin
The Persian Abyss: Preemptive hysteria, Reza Zarabi
Master of Puppets: The true cause of Arab anti-Americanism, Reza Zarabi

Arab News

Lay Down Arms or Face War, Yemeni President Saleh Tells Rebels, Khaled Al-Mahdi
Hamas and Fatah have welcomed the offer by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, Editorial
Have Arabs Fallen Into a Divide-and-Rule Trap?, Linda Heard
Hrant Dink and Struggle for the Soul of Turkey, Gwynne Dyer
In Saudi Arabia divorced women find themselves without a home or a source of income., Fahd Al-Ahmadi

Lebanon Daily Star

Diplomats renew effort to calm Beirut, Hani M. Bathish
Spooked Beirutis fear new 'balloon-borne' Israeli plot, Rym Ghazal
Iran wants to steer away from a Sunni-Shiite clash, Sadegh Zibakalam



'Pact with Russia allows reprocessing of nuke fuel', The Hindu
Co-operative farm loans worth Rs. 4,836 crore to be waived, The Hindu
Migration of farm labourers begins, The Hindu
Probe all HR abuse cases, Kashmir Times
Mamata to take issue beyond Singur, The Hindu
B&W shades of Indian racism, The Times of India
'We will put Nepal's relations with India on a new and equal footing', The Hindu
Nepal Maoists script new role, The Times of India
India and East Asia, The Hindu
India warns Britain over 'unfair' worker immigration laws, The Times of India
Sri Lanka: a graveyard of pacts, Hindustan Times
China says no to land privatisation, The Hindu
EU farm chief says no breakthrough on WTO talks, Hindustan Times
When even Pax Romana seems gentler, The Hindu
Stop this war in Iraq: Kaunda, The Hindu
Palestinian ceasefire starts taking hold, The Hindu


China Skips 3G, Goes Straight to 4G, E-Commerce Times
China to Fine-Tune Macro Controls in 2007: Planner, Daily Times
China Failing on Environment: Report, The Age
Senator Urges Robust US Stance on China Space Moves, Boston Globe
Beijing's Bright Ideas for Saving Energy, Asia Times


Info sought on foreign use of airbases, Dawn
'Nothing more can be done for Afghanistan', Muhammad Asghar
Pakistan, Switzerland to discuss free trade, Dawn

The Hindu, news
Asia Times, opinion


Politics: Sudan Loses AU Chair to Ghana , Nduru

Mail and Guardian


World Socialist Web

Bush authorizes shoot-to-kill policy against Iranians in Iraq, White
Students, veterans, workers denounce Iraq war at Saturday protests, Davidson, Carter + Valle
Italian court considers trial against CIA agents in rendition case, Arens

Drug Corp Watch

Protests Target Drug Company's Patent Fight, Marketplace
Trial Begins for N.H. Law Barring Sale of Prescription Info, Katharine Webster
Sanofi Merger Could Give Bristol a Boost , Aaron Smith
Apotex's Jagged Little Pills, John Greenwood
Off-Label Prescribing of Pain Lollipops Turns Deadly, Evelyn Pringle
Hundreds Wait for Free Care in LA, Janet McConnaughey
FDA Approves Birth Control Pill For The Treatment Of Acne, AHN
FDA Orders Shut Downs of 2 GE Plants , Alexander Soule
TV Ads for Drugs High on the Emotions but Low on Facts,
Study Blasts TV Drug Ads, HealthDay News
The Pushers, Jim Ritter

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

James Carroll:
Thom Hartmann:
Join The Parade For We The People
Geov Parrish:
Hillary Clinton: A Triangulator for Non-Triangulating Times
Ira Chernus:
2, 3, Many Vietnams and Iraqs
Jane Bright:
Playing The Numbers Game in Iraq - Let’s Do The Math
Lisa Rowe Fraustino:
From the Middle of the Crowd
Bob Herbert:
More Than Antiwar
Beth Quinn:
At Long Last, Bush is a Uniter, Not a Divider
Karen Houppert:
Voices of Protest
Richard Curtis:
War Criminals ‘R’ US
Paul Rogat Loeb:
Don't Fear A Filibuster
Steve Connor:
Global Warming is Not Some Conspiratorial Hoax

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