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Recent Bush Watch Features

Bush Jive-Capital: Pretend Money Is Killing The Middle Class, Running Up National Deficit, Jim Kunstler
Specials: Campaign '08, Iraq Disaster, Libby Lies, Truthdig, Bush Watch compilations

"Enemies of Peace": Political Partisanship Is The Result Of GOP Greed (excerpts), Paul Krugman
Daffy Dick: Puppetmaster Cheney "Has Turned His Perversity Into Foreign Policy" (excerpts), Maureen Dowd
Parody Song: Halliburton Hillbilly, Paul Henning with Jerry Politex
Our Contributors: Jones, Fisher, Weiner, Uhler (2), Hirschhorn, Eland, Soderstrom, Pringle, Ostroy, Hirschhorn (2), Samples, Robertson, Floyd, Mickey Z., Baker, Kane
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

News Roundup

Congress Can Stop Iraq War, Experts Tell Lawmakers, Reuters
Bush is a picture of defeat, Greeley
Blowback: why Nemesis is at the US's door, Chalmers Johnson
Defense audit says Pentagon can't equip the men it has, let alone 22,000 more, Kopecki
Protests at SMU over Bush legacy-shaping, history-denying 'think tank', Goldenberg
Bush Goes Soviet: Wants Political Appointees To Approve Each Agency's Rules And Regulations, NYT
Beware the exit police: An iron curtain is descending on the U.S., Pariah
Test of Bush's terror-fighting authority heads to higher court, Warren Richey
White House chooses Caterpillar to shift large piles of Bush economy manure, Stolberg
Kennedy vows to raise shameful minimum wage in GOP slavemeisters' faces, Zernike
A Democratic budget, Editorial
GOP fears war could help Dems for years, Marc Sandalow
House, Senate target "climate change" [trans. global warming] , Zachery Coile
Bush's health plan deduction cuts Social Security, Auster
Ethanol Smog: US scientists counter Bush - demand smog reductions, Staff
Bush administration: systematic tampering with "climate change" [trans. global warming] reports?, Goldenberg
White House Stonewalls Climate Docs In Face Of Scientists' Testimony Of Censorship Pressure, Buncombe
Seattle violated rights of 1999 WTO protesters, jury says, AP
Housing market: The mother of all bubbles , Whitney
Australian allies sickened and shocked by our Gitmo concentration camp , Taylor
PM Harper letter called Kyoto 'socialist scheme', CP
HRW on Israel: 'We've never seen use of cluster munitions that was so extensive and dangerous to civilians,', IRIN
Africa: China Aims to Bring Peace Through Deals with Dictators and Warlords, Times Online
Specials: Campaign '08, Iraq Disaster, Libby Lies, Truthdig, Bush Watch compilations

AFP - Wire stories

Ailing Castro appears healthier in TV video
Eight anti-terror arrests in central England
Bush must confer with Congress on Iraq: senior Republican
Philippine military pressured to dismantle 'death squads'
Germany orders arrest of 13 CIA Employees over 'kidnapping'
India's Tata Steel says Corus deal visionary; stock tumbles on price concerns
Wolfowitz presents new anti-graft drive after rebuke

Common Dreams | News & Views

UN Agency Pressures Ban Ki-moon on Climate Crisis Summit
Millions to Go Hungry, Waterless: Climate Report
10 Years to Save the Planet
Who Is the Enemy?
SOA Protesters Sentenced
Writers Won't Be Called in Army Officer's Case



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Special: Campaign '08

If Congress criminalizes election dirty tricks how will the GOP ever win another election?, Ed
Hillary Clinton and the Israel Lobby, Frank
In It to Spin It: Hillary gets off to a smashing start, Matt Taibbi
Sen. Chuck Hagel on the sorry state of Congress, the president's lies, and the vote for war that he now regrets, Hylton
Barack Obama: Hypocrisy on Health Care, Bruce Dixon
Obama's Audacious Deference to Power, Paul Street
Obama & Foreign Relations Committee castigate Negroponte on Iran, Cooper
How appealing is Giuliani?, Lehigh
Sad foot soldiers, Lieberman & McCain commit political suttee for Bush, Hulse and Shanker
The Real McCain: John McCain Vs. John McCain (video), Brave New Films


Special: Bush's Iran Disaster

Bush and Cheney will not leave Iran unresolved; events spiral upwards , Baldwin
Drums of war and orchestrated hysteria about Iran, Tremblay
Europeans fear US attack on Iran as nuclear row intensifies, Traynor
Attack on Iran by end of Bush's term?, Dana Zimmerman
The Iran factor, Editorial
The writing's on the wall for Iran, Leon Hadar
Down to the nuclear wire with Iran, Trita Parsi
Exiled Iranians and Israelis stoking the fires against Iran, Tisdall
Onward Iran: The neocons have learned nothing from 5 years of catastrophe, Francis Fukuyama


Special: Bush's Iraq Disaster

Iraqi Prime Minister Said He Warned U.S. About Shiite Militias, Fadel
Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers Underestimated Soldiers of Heaven Cult, Mauer
The surge and the Shia: The real game , Lindorff
Humvees and tactical madness in Iraq , Spinney
US soldiers kill 250 men from "apocalyptic cult" , Cockburn
Kicking and screaming Shiite children brought into bloody rite of mourning, AP
Bombers target Shiite worshippers as hundreds of thousands turn out for rituals, AP
Our Iraq: “My daughter likes being in hospital because there is water and electricity”, IRIN
Our Iraq: “We were 21 students and today I’m the only one in class”, IRIN
'Stacks of bodies': ghastly spasm of holy day killing in Bush's Iraq, Santora
World isn't sure whether Jan. 20 Iraq attack was carried out by Iran or by 'Western' operatives, Glanz and Mazzetti
Iraq's colonial occupier, the US, denounces 'foreign meddling', Walsh
US Army officer faces court martial for refusing Iraq deployment order, Spencer


Special: Libby Lies

Reporter's Account Hurts Libby Defense , Carol D. Leonnig and Amy Goldstein
On Fleischer's testimony at Libby trial , E&P Staff
Libby Trial Exposes Cheney's Lies, Bill Gallagher


Special: Today's Alternative Special

Truthdig

Christianists on the March, Hedges


Mainstream

United States

New York Times

The Iraqis fleeing Bush's unforgivable war have a moral right to resettle here , Ed
US timber wolf populations still not entirely out of the woods, Ed
Nixon was just a naughty prankster compared to Felonious Bush. Prosecute him now!, Bamford
The F.D.A. must do more than this to protect us from Big Pharma, Harris
Fighting eases on first day of a cease-fire by Gaza factions, Myre
In China a journalist who refuses to lie and propagandize is risking his life, French
Scientists say Bush deliberately 'impedes'understanding of climate science, Dean

Washington Post

Venezuela Poised to Hand Chávez Wide-Ranging Powers , Juan Forero
Blair Ally Arrested in Corruption Probe , Mary Jordan
For GOP, Discord In Dissent On Iraq , Jonathan Weisman and Shailagh Murray
U.S. Orders Modification of Klamath River Dams , Blaine Harden

Christian Science Monitor

Patrik Jonsson, Preserve or let go: Blacks debate fate of their landmarks
Has the White House interfered on global warming reports?, Peter N. Spotts

Boston Globe

A way to soothe the Middle East, Greenway
Mass. delegation in Pelosi's corner , Klein

Chicago Sun Times

'Babel' babble, or towering insight? , Greeley
Super Bowl equality still eludes many , Jackson

Los Angeles Times

Climate is changing, politically, Janet Hook
Peace in Iraq 'a long time coming,' Fallon says, Peter Spiegel,
Air Force's role in Iraq could grow, Julian E. Barnes

Seattle Post Intelligencer

Iraq War: Conscience course, Editorial
His call from Iraq would be the last, Mike Barber
Bombers hit smaller cities as millions mark Shiite holy day, AP

McClatchy

Tennessee's Ford Says He'll Run Again, Thomma
Florida Senator Criticizes Foreign Diplomacy of Bush Administration, Clark
FDA Moves to Toughen Oversight of Drugs, Pugh

Canada

Toronto Star

Environment czar calls firing a 'surprise', CP
Out of the blue: Why green became so cool, Richard Gwyn
'Green' Tories puzzle voters: Poll, CP
`Party politics' heats up debate over Clean Air Act, Allan Woods
Canada to give $32M in Afghan aid, CP
1,000 Afghans killed in 2006, AP
Winning can also be about just not losing, James Travers
Tory attack ads viewed as `smart politics', risky strategy, Les Whittington

CBC News

No changes to income trust policy: Flaherty , Staff
Quebec Liberals edge ahead of PQ: polls, Staff
Tories, Liberals continue enviro-battle, Staff
Watchdog has no answers on environmental impact of oilsands, Staff
Bush not the sole 'decider' on war: Republican senator, Staff
Sectarian violence kills 36 during climax of Shia holy festival, Staff
Something is wrong about Maher Arar's compensation, Thomas Rose
Australia's barrier reef could die within decades: UN report, Staff
Annan, Darfur rights activist win Swedish Palme prize, Staff
Beijing to host North Korea nuclear talks Feb. 8, AP
Canadian government - Attack ads: do they work?, Staff

Macleans

US Congress grapples with global warming, political pressure on scientists, CP
Budget speculation buzzes with talk of income-splitting for the middle class, CP
Experts testify in support of stiffer minimum sentences for gun crimes, CP
Special deal for income trusts would imperil tax cuts for others: Flaherty, CP
Afghan women losing ground because of a lack of security, MPs told, CP
Majority has cynical opinion of Tory environmental motivation: Decima poll, CP

England

BBC

Report urges US to shield Iraq's neighbours from civil war 'abyss', Jonathan Marcus, BBC
Afghan civilian deaths criticised by Human Rights watch, BBC
Attacks kill at least 40 as Iraqi Shia mark religious festival , BBC
US chief seeks 'new and different' approach in Iraq, BBC
Hezbollah leader hits out at Bush, BBC

Guardian

In court: Attack by American rogue pilots on British soldiers in Iraq, Taylor

Independent

The real story in Najaf: an unpremeditated massacre? Government lies?, Cockburn
Microsoft milks the cow (underwhelmingly) one more time with Vista, Foley

Times Online

Inquest: US airplanes bombed British tanks and soldiers in Basra, 'a correspondent'

Australia

ABC, news

Latin America

Calderón not bothered by LatAm leftists, El Universal
Lawmakers and the body that oversaw their election last year are in a state of near open warfare, El Universal
An apparent rift between Calderón and the head of his conservative National Action Party (PAN), El Universal
Mexican cornmeal companies accused of using GM corn, Prensa Latina
Tribulations of the Mexican Tortilla, Prensa Latina
US Deports More Guatemalans, Prensa Latina
Ailing Cuban president Fidel Castro shown on TV greeting Chavez, Caribbean NN
Raining Drugs in DR and Haiti, Prensa Latina
UN's 'collective punishment' of the poor in Haiti, HIP
Protestors storm Ecuador’s Congress in support of Correa, Mereco Press
Protesters storm Ecuador's congress, Al Jazeera
More Colombia lawmakers to testify in militia probe, Reuters
Chavez set to rule by decree for 18 months, Al Jazeera
Venezuelan Government to Triple Agriculture Budget for 2007, Venezuelanalysis
Argentine Crusade against Gunrunning, Prensa Latina
The Long Arm of Human Rights, NACLA

Upside-Down World

Europe

Der Spiegel

Intrv. With CIA's Former European Director, "We Probably Gave Powell the Wrong Speech", Mascolo/Stark
US Ghost Consulate Blocks Hamburg Streets, Knauer
Intrv. With Fatah Leader: "The Worst We've Experienced in Palestinian History", Musharbash
World Social Forum Looks for a Business Plan, Fichtner
Bosnia: US Was Getting 'Increasingly Impatient', Spiegel
Iranian Reveals Plan to Expand Role in Iraq, Glanz

MosNews

Nuclear Power Plant in Southern Russia Shut Down for Safety Reason, MosNews
Russian Prosecutors Consider Probe Into Uranium Smuggling, MosNews
Head of Russian Orthodox Church Speaks Against Teaching Darwin in School, MosNews
Litvinenko's Contacts Say British Media Lying About Murder Charges, MosNews
Russia Seeks End to Palestinian Aid Blockade, MosNews
Russia Welcomes Saudi Initiative of Hamas-Fatah Talks in Mecca, MosNews
Russia Optimistic About North Korea Nuclear Talks, MosNews

Pravda

Iran and Iraq to join forces to resist US actions, Timoshik
Lebanon crisis fails mediation, plays into Israeli hands, Nassar
The 'liegacy' of George W. Bush, Hoffman
North Korea suggests joint celebrations with South Korea, Pravda
15 years of Russian economic reform bring forth mixed results, Grachev

Inter Press Service

Rights: War Crimes Court's First Trial on the Horizon , Roy
Politics: Israeli Realism on Iran Belies Threat Rhetoric , Porter
Peru: Former Death Squad Member Implicates President García , Páez
Health-India: Anger Grows at Novartis' Bid to Hog Cancer Drug , Acharya
Libya: These Nurses Came to Heal , Milkov

Radio Paris (WNN)

International Herald Tribune

Middle East

Haaretz

PM approves eastward move of section of separation fence, Meron Rapoport
Baker: U.S-Syria talks could lead Hamas to recognize Israel, AP
IDF to strike Islamic Jihad, but wants to maintain Gaza 'calm', Aluf Benn
On status and youth in Arab countries, Zvi Bar'el
Naveh gets tough on settlements, on paper at least, Akiva Eldar
Demographer: Israel should relinquish Palestinian areas of Jerusalem, Nadav Shragai
Getting killed for an illusion, Amira Hass

YNet

'Palestinian Genocide Day' instead of Holocaust Day, Itamar Eichner
Arab minister good for Israel, Naftali Rothenberg

Al Jazeera

US official: US not winning in Iraq, Agencies
Gaza truce holds despite shooting, Agencies
Iraq bombs kill Ashura worshippers, Agencies
Nasrallah: Bush made Lebanon chaos, Agencies
Hezbollah's star on the wane?, Ahmed Janabi
Report: Afghan progress poor, Al Jazeera

Lebanon Daily Star

Nasrallah warns of plot to foment civil war, Rym Ghazal
Injecting sense into the terrorism debate, Rami G. Khouri
Arab-Israelis aren't willing to be pushed around any more, Amal Helow
Israel never liked Bush's democratization scheme, Sharon warned Bush about occupying Iraq, Yossi Alpher

Asia Times

Israel mixes rhetoric with realism on Iran, Gareth Porter
The Taliban's flower power produces 90% of the world's heroin, Syed Saleem Shahzad
Bush's three-front blunder , Gareth Porter

Middle East

Review of Arab Editorials, MET
US 'victory' against cult leader was 'massacre', Uruknet

Asia

China

Chief Executives Single Out China and Russia As Worst Piracy Offenders, International Herald Tribune
How a Village Went from Rags to Rolls-Royces, Asia Times
China, the Aspiring Scientific Superpower, Asia Times
China's Car Industry Lurches Forward, Asia Times
Great Leap Forward in Telecoms , Asia Times

Daily Times

Suicide bombing, rocket attack, Akhtar Amin
Migrants bring 'stricter Islam' back to India, DT
Pakistan may join nuclear suppliers' group, Fida Hussain
Thousands write protest letters to Myanmar junta leaader, DT

Dawn

Third suicide attack in four days, Irfan Mughal and Abdul Salam
33,000 held in Bangladesh, Dawn
India to test supersonic missile from submarine, Dawn

The Hindu, news
Asia Times, opinion

Africa

Will the African Union help Somalia?, Scott Baldauf
South Africa: High-Profile Murder Sparks Debate on Violent Crime , Nduru
Africa: China Aims to Bring Peace Through Deals with Dictators and Warlords, Times Online
Development-Africa: Calls for Science and Self-Reliance at AU Summit , Nieuwoudt

Mail and Guardian


Alternative

The Smirking Chimp

'EVANGINEERS:' Speaking up for a turn around - and a solution..., Fred Cedarholm
What to do with/about white folks?, Robert Jensen
Join The Parade For We The People, Thom Hartman

Counterpunch

Our fire and Congress's feet , Jacobs
Impeachment: The missing word at the anti-war demo , Lindorff
Iran, Bush and the banging of the ironsmiths , Fiyouzat

Berkeley Daily Planet

UC Berkeley Displays Botero Images of Abu Ghraib Brutality, Scherr

Consortium News

The Democrats' Iraq War Dilemma, Nat Parry
Reagan & the Salvadoran Baby Skulls, Robert Parry

Online Journal

A new rebellion started Saturday and there's more to come, Balkwill
Sowing the seeds of multi-generational wrath: Ira-q! Ira-n!, Tanosborn
A response to Senator Webb: What America really needs to hear, Frank
Brave new world war, Atzmon

Tom Paine

Cheney To The Stand, Prado
Dems: Get The Message On Trade, James/Tucker
Slapping The Invisible Hand, Collins
Ethics Reform That Works, Blumenthal
George And Jong, Feffer

Truthout

"Bush Administration Is Focus of Leak Inquiry", Leopold
Don't Let Torture Become the Norm, Butler
The Sum of All Ears, Krugman
Which Side Are You On?, Bacon

Drug Corp Watch

No End in Sight for Fen-Phen Lawsuits, Evelyn Pringle
Drug Advertising Can Pay Big Dividends, Gary Haber
China Orders Drug Company to Stop Operations Amid Spreading Bribery Scandal, AP
Sloppy Medical Procedures at LA Hospital Caused Fatal Bacterial Outbreak, David Gutierrez
Couple Awarded $1.5M in Hormone Lawsuit , MaryClaire Dale
FDA Proposes Changes to Ensure Drug Safety Checks, Pharma Times
FDA Plans Broad Remake of System for Drug Safety, LAT
FDA: Novo Drug Safe for Pregnant Women , AP
Senators Ask the FDA to Halt Lab Closings, UPI
AlphaVax Gets FDA OK for Vaccine Trials, PBR
FDA Refutes Claims that Oral Contraceptives are Ineffective, Michael Bott
Congress Might Consider Legislation That Would Allow FDA To Approve Generic Biotech Drugs, KaiserNetwork
Study: TV Ads Overstate Benefits of Medication, Patricia Neighmond
Pharmaceutical Television Advertising is a Grand Hoax, Mike Adams
Prescription for Abuse?, Kathleen Kerr

CorpWatch

US: PUC Not Letting Verizon off Hook, Kim

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


Op-Eds

25 Selected Columnists

Common Dreams

Kathy Kelly:
Engagement with War
Ruth Rosen:
Note to Nancy Pelosi: Challenge Market Fundamentalism
Harvey Wasserman:
We Love You Molly
John Nichols:
"Exercising Congress’s Constitutional Power to End a War"
George Monbiot:
Don't Be Fooled by Bush's Defection: His Cures Are Another Form of Denial
Mike Honda:
Watada Chose to Stop Fighting
Aaron Glantz:
What I Told Congress
Imani Countess:
Debt Cancellation: A National Priority
Michael Winship:
Back to the Future of Public Broadcasting
Richard Gwyn:
Out of the Blue: Why Green Became So Cool


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