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All of Today's 150+ Bush Watch Headlines Are Here [scroll down if archived]:... news roundup... specials... united states ... canada ...england ...australia ...latin america ......europe ...middle east ... asia ... africa ... alternative...op-eds

Recent Bush Watch Features

1944-2007: Molly Ivins Tribute, Kane, Politex, Texas Observer
Specials: Molly Ivins, Impeach Bush, Iran War, Democracy Now!, Bush Watch compilations

Bush Jive-Capital: Pretend Money Is Killing The Middle Class, Running Up National Deficit, Jim Kunstler
"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

US urges scientists to block out sun, SMH
No electricity,no infrastructure, no oil; Iraq sinks in a sea of fraud & wasted US $billions, Glanz
Iraq: US Money Is 'Squandered' in Iraq, BBC News
Bolton: US has 'no interest in a united Iraq', DT
Threatened with a subpoena, Consigliere Gonzales will turn over surveillance files, Mazzetti
Lawmakers Receive Details of Government Surveillance Program, Gordon
House Panel Will Probe President's Use of Bill-Signing Statements, Douglas
Sen. Warner finds Senate afraid to exercise its power to challenge Bush , Hulse
Judith Miller gives damaging testimony against Libby while Cooper names Rove, Lewis
Fed, leaving rate at 5.25% is optimistic on inflation, Andrews
Bush Administration Proposes More Specialty Crop Spending, Doyle
Bill Would Create Trade Prosecutor Post, Rosen
Large toad leaps from Biden's mouth as he unwraps his 2008 bid, Nagourney
Comedian Al Franken to Run for Senate in Minnesota, Hotakainen
Germans issue warrants to arrest rendition/torture team as Europe defies the CIA, Landler
Another theatrical terror 'plot'in UK softens Brits up for attack on Iran, Cowell
North Korea may conduct second nuclear test, Hindustan Times
Chavez to rule by decree, says legislature, Hindustan Times
Majority of blacks in France suffer race bias: Poll, Deccan Herald
Specials: Molly Ivins, Impeach Bush, Iran War, Democracy Now!, Bush Watch compilations

AFP - Wire stories

Suspects quizzed over 'Iraq-style beheading plot' in Britain
Putin hints at gas cartel, defends Russian democracy
Blair questioned again over cash-for-honours probe
Iran kicks off revolution fete with nuclear defiance
Chinese leader in war-battered Liberia, under the spotlight over Sudan
Rio Tinto posts record 2006 profit
Gas producers' OPEC 'interesting idea': Putin

Common Dreams | News & Views

Senate Allies of Bush Work to Halt Iraq Vote
Europeans Fear US Attack on Iran as Nuclear Row Intensifies
US 'Victory' against Cult Leader Was 'Massacre'
Birth Rates 'Must be Curbed to Win War on Global Poverty'
Texas Grandmother Sweeps Streets of Washington as Punishment for Protest
Germany Orders Arrest of 13 over CIA 'Kidnapping'
GOP Fears War Could Help Dems for Years



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: Molly Ivins

In Loving Memory of Molly Ivins (1944-2007), Texas Observer
Highlights, Tributes, Thoughts, and Photos, Texas Observer
Molly Ivins: "Keep independent voices alive", E&P Staff
Columnist Molly Ivins dies, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram
The word on Molly, Star-Telegram
Molly Ivins Archives, Star-Telegram
Molly Ivins, Columnist, Dies at 62, NYT
Texas Liberal Political Wit Ivins Dies of Cancer, Reuters
Molly Ivins, Syndicated Columnist and Noted Texas Liberal, Dies at 62, AP
Columnist Molly Ivins, 62; Poked Fun at the Powerful, WaPo
Quotes and quips from Molly Ivins, Houston Chronicle
Remembering Molly Ivins, Online Discussion
Molly Ivins Bio and Bib, Wikipedia
1944-2007: Molly Ivins Tribute, Kane, Politex, Texas Observer


Special: Impeach Bush Now

Howard Zinn:
Impeachment by the People
Robert Scheer:
A Case for Impeachment


Special: Bush Iran War

Congress better wrestle Armageddon Boy into a straightjacket before he attacks Iran, Ed
U.S.-Iran tension could trigger accidental war, military and analysts say, AP
Iran Clock Is Ticking, Robert Parry
Fabricating war with Iran: false flag operations on the cheap, Alejandro
Chirac pressured to regret saying the danger of nuclear Iran is proliferation not aggression, Sciolino and Bennhold


Special: Today's Alternative Special

Democracy Now

Barry Lando on "The History of Western Complicity in Iraq, From Churchill to Kennedy to George W. Bush", DN
Blood of the Earth: Dilip Hiro on the Battle for the World’s Vanishing Oil Resources, DN
LA Times Baghdad Bureau Chief Borzou Daragahi: The Intensity of the Bloodbath Is Increasing, DN
U.S.'s Atom for Peace Program Helped Spread Nuke Technology to Iran and Beyond , DN
Government Scientists Accuse Bush Administration of Interfering, Misleading on Climate Change, DN
NO: Police Arrest Public Housing Activists, Feds Try to Silence Attorney for Low-Income Residents, DN
Revealed: FBI Internet Surveillance More Extensive Than Previously Known, DN


Mainstream

United States

New York Times

Extraordinary delays on planes are dangerous for small children, the elderly, the ill, Ed
Partitioning Kosovo may be the right thing to do, Waters

Washington Post

Senators Unite On Challenge to Bush's Troop Plan , Shailagh Murray and Jonathan Weisman
Bush Addresses Income Inequality , Michael Abramowitz and Lori Montgomery
Ex-Time Reporter Testifies in Libby Trial , Amy Goldstein and Carol D. Leonnig
Germans Charge 13 CIA Operatives , Craig Whitlock
Britain Arrests 9 in Anti-Terror Raids , Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan

Christian Science Monitor

A clearer global climate forecast, Peter N. Spotts
A foiled plot in Britain may signal chilling tactic, Mark Rice-Oxley
Europe, US at odds over data privacy, rendition, and Iran nukes, Tom Regan

Boston Globe

A crude calculation, ED
Bush's rattled Iran policy, ED
Militias on rise in Iraq, imperiling hope for a political solution to insurgency, Stockman + Bender

Chicago Tribune

Blame-shifting ravages New Orleans , Page
Audit: Millions wasted in Iraq, Yen + Jelinek

Los Angeles Times

Where's the contrition for rendition?, Editorial
Libby trial shows an insular, backbiting Washington, Greg Miller
Senate closer to rebuke for troop increase, Noam N. Levey
Northern Iraq seen as next front in war, Louise Roug
U.S. delays report on Iranian role in Iraq, Paul Richter

San Francisco Chronicle

The strawberries in the meat grinder, Debra Saunders
Chat (Cartoon), Mark Fiore
How to Make Yourself Smarter, Mark Morford
Inspectors: Millions in Iraq Aid Wasted, AP

Seattle Post Intelligencer

Iraq War: Missing millions, Editorial
Resistance to war cannot be jailed, Amy Goodman
Move to impeach Bush gets local push, Robert Jamieson
Times' story, video of slain soldier irks Army, AP

McClatchy

Biden Kicks Off His Presidential Campaign, Thomma+Talev
Hundreds Detained for Questioning About Najaf Cult Battle, Zein+Fadel

Canada

Toronto Star

Harper: Global warming requires action, CP
Election centre to help Harper bypass national media, Jennifer Ditchburn
Will Harper feel sting of old rivals' barbs?, Susan Delacourt
Baghdad car bombs target Shiites, AP
Chavez gets sweeping powers, AP
Warrants issued in CIA kidnapping, AP
Reporter disputes claims by Cheney's ex-aide, Staff
Afghanistan - Typo confuses Canadian, US funding, Murray Brewster
Nine arrested in U.K. terror raids, AP

CBC News

Reality Check: Harper's 3 moves to shore up defences, Robert Sheppard
Kyoto letter has come back to haunt Harper, Liberal MPs say, Staff
Party Leaders agree to pipe down on car exhaust on Hill, Staff
Gélinas seeking legal counsel over dismissal, Staff
Mexican migrant workers say misled into signing union cards, Staff
NATO considers options to bolster Afghan border police, Murray Brewster
What to do in Iraq as the Iranians move in, Henry Champ
Miller wavers during testimony in CIA leak trial, AP
U.S. senator joins presidential race with Iraq plan, Staff
Berlin issues warrants for 13 CIA agents in German kidnapping, AP
Blair's chief fundraiser arrested again in honours scandal, Staff
Healthy-looking Castro appears in TV clips, AP

Macleans

Tories miffed at Dion joke about Harper being overweight, Alexander Panetta
Harper promises to attend climate-change conference, Alexander Panetta
Kyoto letter controversy: Attacking Harper with his own words is old hat, Bruce Cheadle
Auditor general grilled over Gelinas firing, Dennis Bueckert
Kidnapping plot uncovered in Britain; 9 arrested on terrorism charges, AP
Somalia's government starts implementing martial law in the country, AP
Iraq stops flights to Syria in preparation for new security plan, AP

Globe and Mail

Terrorism threat ‘very real' in U.K., AP
Norwegian cruise ship runs aground in Antarctic, AP
Japanese nuclear plant falsified data, AP
Australian climate report sees soaring temperatures , AP
Sudan pushes aid groups to breaking point, AP
NATO doubts Taliban can mount major offensive, AP
Controversial dismissal dogs Fraser, Bill Curry
The fallout of global warming: 1,000 years, Martin Mittelstaedt
Patient's choice: Wait 14 weeks or pay $5,000 , Lisa Priest

England

BBC

Four US soldiers killed in Iraq, BBC
US money is 'squandered' in Iraq, BBC
Confusion surrounds Najaf battle, BBC
Germany issues CIA arrest orders, BBC
Senate's Biden enters 2008 race, BBC
Climate change warning for Sydney, Australia, Nick Bryant, BBC
Europe's car makers have cut emissions but consumers want more, Jorn Madslien, BBC
UK 'terror kidnap plot' suspects held, BBC
EU concern at US data transfers, BBC
How airlines provide information to the US on all air passengers, BBC

Guardian

US troops will stay in Iraq, and the war will get worse and worse, Harriman
Powerful yet weak: The US dilemma in trying to shape the world, Black
Inflation fears: Hawkish Fed leaves interest rate unchanged, Balakrishnan
Too bad Bush's pick to be Middle East commander, Fallon, is an idiot, Ackerman

Independent

New refugee crisis as 50,000 Iraqis a month flee their homes, Cockburn
Labour Party falling apart as MPs desert Blair and his scandals, Brown
The Big Question:Will the US attack Iran, or is it only sabre-rattling?, Dejvesky
US plea to Britain: 'Don't abandon main Iraq base', Whitaker
Judy Miller tells court how Libby revealed name of CIA agent, Cornwell
Libby trial: the nods, winks and leaks between the press and government, Editorial
Less anti-war protest in the UK--Unlike Bush, Blair no longer will defend Iraq, Dejvesky

Times Online

UK Muslim soldiers 'faced kidnap and beheading', McGrory

Australia

ABC, news

Latin America

Zócalo protest calls attention to high prices, El Universal
Tortilla price rise unites Mexicans, Al Jazeera
Mexican protestors: don’t mix tortillas with party politics, Merco Press
Remittances key for growth in Mexico, El Universal
Visitors to Monterrey cautioned by U.S., El Universal
UN to Check Honduras Unnatural Disappearances in the 80's, Prensa Latina
UN in Haiti accused of second massacre, Znet
Castro looking healthier but return to power remains unclear, Caribbean NN
Police vow to take back control, Jamaica Observer
The Complicated Road to a Constituent Assembly in Ecuador, IPS
Women defense ministers chip at Latin America's macho image, Reuters
Brazil Gets New Congress. 15% of Deputies Are Charged with Crimes, Brazzil
Brazil's Work with Children Spreads to Africa, Asia and Latin America, Brazzil
Chile's navy to accept women, Santiago Times

Upside-Down World

Europe

Radio Paris (WNN)

Der Spiegel

International Herald Tribune

Middle East

Haaretz

PM in fifth hour of testimony to Winograd panel on Lebanon war, Aluf Benn
IDF troops kill three Palestinians in two West Bank incidents, Amos Harel
Study: Anti-Semitic attacks hit record level in Britain in 2006, Reuters
Ramon vows to appeal indecent behavior conviction, Nir Hasson

Al Jazeera

Olmert testifies over Lebanon war, Agencies
Israel looks to expand barrier, walling in Palestinians, Agencies
Peres: Cluster bombs a mistake (good picture of a cb), Al Jazeera

Arab News

Bomb Attacks Show No Letup in Iraq; 14 More Killed, Agencies
Afghan-NATO Operation Leaves 30 Taleban Dead, Agencies
Hamas Slams US Aid to Abbas, Hisham Abu Taha
President George W. Bush’s State of Union Speech Ignored Flawed Policies, Samar Fatany
The Nightmare of Being a Saudi Woman, Abeer Mishkhas
If Arafat Were Alive...’, Uri Avnery

Daily Star

Asia

India

India-Pakistan: Pushing forward peace process, Kashmir Times
Indo-US N-deal gives Pak PM heebie jeebies, The Times of India
Police fire teargas shells to disperse farmers, The Hindu
Compensation the key issue in the land debate, The Hindu
Foreign grads flock back home to Punjab, The Times of India
Global warming, Hindustan Times
India's first hydrogen fuel pump next year, The Hindu
Chorus at WEF: Chindia has arrived, Hindustan Times
British steelworkers' union warns Tata, The Times of India
China continues to court Africa, The Hindu
Tutu’s remark on Tibet creates flutter, Hindustan Times
11 killed in Sri Lanka blast, The Hindu
Lanka downplays concerns at Tamil civilian casualties, Deccan Herald
Nepal to become a federal state, Deccan Herald
Most Chinese employees stressed out, The Hindu
Provocation against Iran, The Hindu
Chaos in Iraq increasing brain-drain, Deccan Herald
When Blair is put on 'trial' for war crimes, The Hindu
German arrest warrants for 13 suspected CIA agents, Hindustan Times
Militants torch school in Afghanistan, Hindustan Times
Fatah, Hamas exchange prisoners, Hindustan Times

Daily Times

NATO top brass to discuss Taliban issue in Pakistan, Rana Qaisar
US victory linked to Pakistan, DT
Pakistan invites Indians to Katasraj temple for first time since partition, Iftikhar Gilani
Lovers tied to tree, stoned to death, DT
Afghan refugees 'must return home', DT
Iran women's rights activists face prosecution, sT
India's 'malt marchers' follow Gandhi's lead, somewhat, Rupam Jain Nair

China

Chinese President Kicks Off African Tour, BusinessWeek
One Thing China Can't Offer Africa, Asia Times
Beijing Rules Out Privatizing Rural Land, Asia Times
China 'to Hike Interest Rates', Asia Times
Chinese Motorists Face Gasoline Rise, Asia Times

Inter Press Service

Politics: Africa to Get Its Own U.S. Military Command , Lobe
Ecuador: The Complicated Road to a Constituent Assembly , Lucas
Corruption: More U.S. Money Wasted in Iraq, Audit Finds , Mekay
Swaziland: Keep School Doors Open to AIDS Orphans, Vulnerable Kids , Hall
Czech Republic: Hawks and Doves Clash over U.S. Base , Dujisin
Iraq: Official Lies over Najaf Battle Exposed , Jamail+al-Fadhily
Egypt: Cairo Backs U.S. Against Popular Disapproval , Morrow+al-Omrani
Health-Thailand: Junta Defends Cheap Generic Drugs , Macan-Markar
Development-Kenya: UN Chief Will Help Humanise Slums , Mulama
Argentina: Gov't, Farmers - Fair Weather Foes , Lacunza
China: Image Makeover Timed for 2008 Olympics , Bezlova

Asia Times, opinion

Africa

Ghana Could Mark Turning Point in Foreign Aid Program, Bengali

Mail and Guardian


Alternative

The Smirking Chimp

Like A Rat Running for Daylight: Bush and the Politics of Perpetual War, Peter Lee
Mad Libs, Brian Morton
The Confederacy of Dunces: A Nation Reaches Out To Fools At Our Peril, Alan Bisbort
Grandmothers for Peace Get Federal Prison Instead, Bill Quigley
A New Manifest Destiny, Robert C. Koehler
The press manufactures John Kerry's tears, Eric Boehlert
Lobbying for Impeachment, David Swanson
A Case for Impeachment, Robert Scheer
Who is Chuck Hagel?, Cenk Uygur
Tales from two fronts, Jack Lessenberry

American Prospect

Apocalypse How?, Farley
Fair Trade, Geoghegan
Healthy Bottom Lines, Klein, Goozner + Cohn
By the Slice, Yglesias
What Evangelical Problem?, Posner

Counterpunch

US "victory" against cult leader was a massacre , Cockburn
What is the decisive "clash" of our time? , Bricmont
Shameless in Gaza: Resistance turns on itself , Baroud
Photographing war: Flashbacks de jour , Phillips

Editor & Publisher

Molly Ivins: Keep independent voices alive , E&P Staff

CorpWatch

UK: Campaigners Urge Shell to Put Profits into Clean-Up, Macalister

Drug Corp Watch

GlaxoSmithKline Defamed With Truth About Paxil, Evelyn Pringle
Cervical Cancer Drops, but Disparities Persist, Reuters
Merck Lobbies States over Cancer Vaccine, Liz Austin Peterson
Big Brit Pharm Company Concealed Clinical Test Results Suggesting Paxil Unsafe: BBC, Beau Hodai
Pharmaceutical Television Advertising is a Grand Hoax, Mike Adams
Zyprexa Judge Sends Invite to New York Times Reporter, Evelyn Pringle
Drug Company Ordered to Stop Production amid Bribery Probe, AP
No End in Sight for Fen-Phen Lawsuits , Evelyn Pringle

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

Simon Tisdall:
Bush 'Spoiling for a Fight' with Iran
Laura Flanders:
Obama's Ruined Homeland
James Bamford:
Bush Is Not Above the Law
Chalmers Johnson:
Empire v. Democracy
Robert Parry:
Iran Clock Is Ticking
Adam Elkus:
The Will to Power
Jack Shanahan:
Spacepolitik
Larry Beinhart:
What is Habeas Corpus?
Ted Rall:
Iraq Fiasco Exposes Faith-Based Reasoning
Francis Fukuyama:
The Neocons Have Learned Nothing from Five Years of Catastrophe


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