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Monday Specials:
Iraq Report, Al Gore, Bush Climate, Iran War, Ivins Tribute, FAIR, Bush Watch compilations

Home For The Holiday: The Super Bowl: Just Say "No", Jerry Politex
1944-2007: Molly Ivins Tribute, Kane, Politex, Texas Observer
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

News Roundup

PM Cheney's coup d'etat gave him the power and made Bush Queen-like Figurehead, Marshall
Still No Habeas Rights for You, Robert Parry
Dems Give Bush More Bipartisan Cover, Budowsky
U.S. Attorney Firings Set Stage for Congressional Battle , Dan Eggen
Christian fascism: The Jesus Gestapo of St. Orwell, Baker
In Senate, passage of Iraq resolution uncertain, Gail Russell Chaddock
Rural America Shoulders Burden In Iraq, Englehardt
Do Cheney (and Queen George) want a united Iraq... or not?, Ed
DOJ set to hugely expand DNA database to include illegal immigrants, Preston
Dems head for major clash with Bush as they seek $300billion in unpaid taxes, Andrews
Is Edwards doing an opportunistic re-branding or is he for real?, Broder
McCain hires Swiftboaters and other poisonous reptiles for his campaign, NYT
Campaign Profiteers, Meyer
Florida's election cleanup is a major defeat for Bushcoup voting machine companies, Ed
Access plan for shrieking snowmobiles in Yellowstone 'deserves to be buried in deep snow', Robbins
Poisoned and abandoned, New Orleans is at the top of the homicide charts, Nossiter and Drew
Big oil companies post record profits for 2006, Van Auken
The Libby perjury trial and the Washington media establishment, Martin
Venezuela's Chavez Sets Oil Fields Takeover for May; Says Bush Should Resign, Venezuelanalysis
Bloggers can make money, but most keep day jobs, Ben Arnoldy
Is Tom Cruise The Messiah?, Mark Morford
Monday Specials: Iraq Report, Al Gore, Bush Climate, Iran War, Ivins Tribute, FAIR, Bush Watch compilations
Friday Specials: Global Warming, Libby, Ivins, Iran , Iraq Tom Paine, Bush Watch compilations
Thursday Specials: Molly Ivins, Impeach Bush, Iran War, Democracy Now!, Bush Watch compilations

AFP - Wire stories

Indonesian rescuers battle to reach flood victims
Four killed in Iraq attacks
US lawmakers set for heated debate on Bush's Iraq plan
Afghan town still in Taliban control
India's foreign minister calls for weapon-free space
Qantas will not leave Australian control: government
Hyundai Motor boss gets three years for huge slush fund

Common Dreams | News & Views

Oil Giants Offer Scientists Cash to Undermine Climate Study
Dems Indicate They Will Do Little to Stop Bush Troop Surge
18 Years on, Exxon Valdez Oil Still Pours into Alaskan Waters
Bangladesh: Climate of Fear in Sinking Country
Mahdi Army Gains Strength Through Unwitting Aid of US
Lawmakers Move to Restrain Bush on Iran
High Stakes in Attack on Indian Patent Law
All Pupils to Be Given Lessons in Climate Change

The Onion

White House Quietly Retracts Entire State Of The Union Address, Onion
Bush Commits One Additional Troop To Afghanistan, Onion
FEMA Calls Rebuilding Complete As New Orleans Restored To Former Squalor, Onion
Meth Addicts Demand Government Address Nation's Growing Spider Menace, Onion

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: Iraq Intel Report

Saturday Surprise: Bleak Iraq Report Is Sent to Congress , Karen DeYoung and Walter Pincus
US intelligence report projects deteriorating situation in Iraq, Tom Regan

Special: Al Gore

Al Gore: a Nobel Warrior and a sure bet for an Oscar, Peretz
All schools in England to screen Al Gore film, Reuters
Al Gore nominated for Nobel Peace Prize, AP

Special: Bush Global Warming

U.N. Climate Panel Says Warming Is Man-Made , Juliet Eilperin
No more excuses on climate change: Are you listening, George Bush?, Editorial
Global warming: the final warning. Details of what could happen, --
Carbon dioxide rate is at highest level for 650,000 years, Connor
Bush stands alone in his refusal to take heed of climate change, Buncombe
The hellish vision of mass extinction on a hotter planet, Lynas
We cannot let the Kyoto debacle happen again. Will the US join in?, King
Worse than we thought: temperature rise will cause world catastrophe, Adam
No longer possible to be a climate change-denier, Burkeman
Why the news about warming is worse than we thought: feedback, Sample

Special: Iran War

Edwards Slip-Slides on Iran, Klein
Edwards: "Under no circumstances can Iran be allowed to have nuclear weapons", Bryanert
Bush's campaign to pin the Iraq quagmire on Iranian meddling won't wash, Porter
Will Bush, Cheney Attack Iran? When and Why?, Hammons
Why is the US press silent on Brzezinski's warnings of war against Iran?, Grey Justifications for Attacking Iran on Shaky Ground, Landay+Strobel

Eric Margolis:
Fight Against Iran Too Familiar
James Fallows:
No War with Iran: Where Congress Can Draw the Line
Tom Turnipseed:
Changing the Subject: From Bush’s Mess in Mesopotamia to the Peril in Persia
Jonathan Steele:
As US Power Fades, it Can't Find Friends to Take on Iran

Special: Our Lost War

Soldiers in Iraq View Troop Surge as a Lost Cause, Lasseter
Congress needs to get Bush to accept failure as an option, Samuel
Iraqis beg ' just kill us all with nuclear bomb so we will rest..then take our oil', Cave and Oppel Jr.
Iraqi Air Force on upward wing...sort of, Glanz
Iraq War: Advice and dissent, Editorial
The perils of partitioning Iraq, Editorial
Corners cut in rush to add troops , Anna Badkhen
Senate shapes its reply to Bush on Iraq, Carolyn Lochhead
Republicans urged not to block Iraq vote, AP Senate rebuke on Iraq is loud and unclear, Noam N. Levey
Iraq accuses Syria of helping rebels, Louise Roug
War in Iraq Propelling A Massive Migration , Sudarsan Raghavan
At Least 125 Killed in Blast at Baghdad Market , Ernesto Londoño
U.S. Says Ground Fire Brought Down 4 Helicopters in Recent Weeks , Mauer+Fadel
Massive Bomb Blast Shakes Baghdad , Fadel

Special: Molly Ivins

Molly Ivins memorial ends with 'Great Balls of Fire' , Eaton
A Tribute To Molly, Moyers
Heaven's a better place with Molly Ivins there, Dionne

James Galbraith:
A Tribute to Molly Ivins from Friends, Colleagues, and Occasional Targets

Special: Today's Alternative Special


Won't Get Fooled Again? NYT, networks offer scant skepticism on Iran claims, Fair


United States

New York Times

Recent F.D.A.drug safety moves are encouraging; we want more, Ed
Eventually the Census Bureau will see that one race fits all and its name is Human, Staples
Once a brutal despot, always a brutal despot: hobnobbing with Qadaffi is a disgrace, Matar
12 rms, 8 bths, 38 wind turbines, Moranis
Instant messaging and game-playing are now major obsessions in China, Barboza
To win in Afghanistan the new US Nato commander must reconstruct the entire country, Gall
Lethal Palestinian infighting plays into Israel's hands, Erlanger
States revolt against nightmare of 'Real ID' standardized driver's licenses , Lipton
Super Bowl commercials, as if commissioned by the Pentagon, come across as cruel and callous, Elliot

Washington Post

Officers With PhDs Advising War Effort , Thomas E. Ricks
U.S. Copters Were Shot Down , Ernesto Londoño
In Another CIA Abduction, Germany Has an Uneasy Role , Craig Whitlock
AEI Critiques of Warming Questioned , Juliet Eilperin
The Big Uneasy , Carol D. Leonnig
At Democrats' Meeting, Bush Appeals for Cooperation , Michael Abramowitz and Paul Kane
Vice President's Shadow Hangs Over Trial , R. Jeffrey Smith and Carol D. Leonnig
Russia Clashes With U.S. on Mideast Policy, Glenn Kessler
Bush to Request Billions for Wars , Michael Abramowitz and Lori Montgomery
FAA Looks for Money for New Air-Traffic Control System , Del Quentin Wilber,

Christian Science Monitor

Iraq's Sunni-Shiite anguish grows, Dan Murphy
In Europe, pushback against US 'war on terror', Robert Marquand

Boston Globe

Global phenomenon in your back yard, Rushing + Primack
Obama's race dilemma, Vennochi

Los Angeles Times

Instead of Iraq, a battle all his own, Tomas Alex Tizon

Seattle Post Intelligencer

Convictions v. conviction: Watada's court-martial begins, Mike Barber

New Standard

Public Pushes Back Against Planned Test on Old Nuke Site, Tady


Japan's FM calls US operation in Iraq 'naive', AFP
Endangered whooping cranes killed in Fla. storms, AP


Should the Israeli-Egyptian Border Be Fortified More Strongly?, Nissenbaum


Toronto Star



Baghdad set for big US-Iraqi security push, BBC
Baghdad market bomb devastates: 'kills 130' and injures over 300, BBC
Iraq fire downed four US helicopters in recent weeks, BBC
Elements of 'civil war' in Iraq warns US report, BBC
Bush calls for US debate on Iraq, BBC
Bush plans to curb domestic spending to cut deficit during time of war, BBC
Middle East: An end to US primacy?, Jonathan Marcus, BBC
US ex-generals reject Iran strike and warn of 'disastrous consequences', BBC
US takes legal action against China at World Trade Organization, BBC
Saudis hold ten people for suspicion of funding terror-related activities, BBC
'Torture victim' seeks US justice, BBC
Mass turkey cull to halt bird flue outbreak in England, BBC

Sunday Herald

The King Is Dead, Cusick
As Blair's ship starts to sink, mutiny may be the only way to save Labour, ED
After all this time, New Labour's love of money just looks cheap, MacWhirter
Grozny: The Rebirth, Osborn
The man whose software never quite works has us eating out of his hands, Bell


The real surge: World braces for bird flu , McKie
US military will not release evidence in friendly fire death of UK soldier, Townsend
Ageism and the American woman politician: no wrinkles!, Pallis
Intelligence report tells Bush Iraq conflict is 'civil war' and more, MacAskill
US soldier goes on trial for speaking out about Iraq, Goldenberg
Chavez says Bush is more dangereous than 'a monkey with a razor blade', Campbell
Taliban capture of Afghan town is UK's biggest setback since invasion, Fox


UK Afghanistan policy in tatters as Taliban overrun Musa Qala, Sengupta
Baghdad's worst bomb outrage kills 135 and injures 305, Gamel
UK mother will sue over son's death in Iraq: Land Rover a death trap, Hodgson

Times Online

One soldier’s death in Iraq sums up US torment, Colvin
British fear gung-ho Americans in Afghanistan, Smith
IIranian nuclear scientist ‘assassinated by Mossad’, Baxter
Guiliani star rises as ABM (Anybody but McCain) idea grows, Baxter
A decade to save ourselves, if we can, Smith
Blair's defense over Iraq crumbles as US witnesses dish the dirt, Bower


ABC, news

Latin America

Latin America's Pink Tide, Venezuelanalysis
Oil revenue cushion begins to falter, El Universal
More control sought at detention centers, El Universal
Mexico steps up drug fight, U.S. distracted, El Universal
The Costs of Rising Tortilla Prices in Mexico, ZNet
Ortega: No to missile destruction, Al Jazeera
Costa Rica: corporations want to patent plants as part of CAFTA, inforpressca
Urban agriculture in Haiti facing lack of infrastructure, Caribbean NN
UN terror kills Haiti's children at night, HIP
Brazil's Lula Faces Arm-Wrestling Contest with New Congress, Brazzil
Brazil Tightens the Noose on Colleges' Freedom of Expression, Brazzil
The fight against guns in Argentina, Al Jazeera

Upside-Down World


Der Spiegel

Humans Responsible For Climate Change, Says UN Report, DGS/AP/Reuters
The Main Findings on Global Warming, CGH
A Tropical Germany by 2100?, Nelles/Knauer/Knaup
Environmental Guru Lovelock Urges Expansion of Nuclear Energy, Evers
Kosovo Takes First Step Towards Independence, DGS/AP/Reuters


Russia Will Monitor Human Rights in Western Nations -- Official, MosNews
Orange Snow Falls in Russia's Siberia, MosNews


USA aims to trap Russia with anti-missile systems deployed in Czech Republic and Poland, Grachev
Global Warming panel blunt about rising temperatures, bleak future, Pravda

Inter Press Service

Climate Change: Europe's Endangered Ski Resorts , Godoy
Cambodia: Poverty, Tourism - Bane of Floating Villages , Seneviratne
Trade: Play by the Rules, Washington Tells China , Mekay
Peru: Amazonian Communities Fight New Oil Wells , Mekay
Human Rights-Argentina: Reviving the Concept of Due Obedience' , Valente
El Salvador: High Marks for Dollarisation Questioned , Gutiérrez

Radio Paris (WNN)

Der Spiegel

International Herald Tribune

Middle East


PM rejects Peretz plan to evacuate a few illegal outposts, Aluf Benn
New study: Iran seeks 'nuclear ambiguity,' likely to act 'logically', Yossi Melman
Six Defense Min. officials confess to taking bribes, Jonathan Lis
Who will bring peace back from the dead?, Bradley Burston
Break Israel's monopoly on Jerusalem, Meron Benvenisti
Hamas is not going away, staff

Al Jazeera

Baghdad set for security crackdown, Al Jazeera
Al-Sadr aide killed in Iraq, Agencies
Meshaal: Mecca talks must not fail, Agencies
IAEA envoys tour Iran nuclear site, Agencies
Nato begins Afghan offensive, staff

Lebanon Daily Star

Iran's misunderstood strategy in Lebanon, Ibrahim Hershy
Downtown becomes ghost town as protests continue, Lysandra Ohrstrom
Outgoing Pellegrini warns of 'fragile' situation in South, Mohammed Zaatari
Beware of US gamblers playing with Iran, Rami G. Khouri


Daily Times

Kalabaugh Dam to be done by 2015, DT
Govt. to rebuild Hamza mosque, Mohammad Imran
Poll rigging may cause 'Orange revolution', Zulfiqar Ghuman
Another oil price cut anticipated as political move, Sarfaraz Ahmed
5 dead, 100,000 displaced in Indonesia flooding, DT
Nepal ethnic group demands autonomy, DT
More burqas sold in India, Iftikhar Gilani
Looters still ransacking Afghanistan's history, DT


Fresh thinking urged on Kashmir, Dawn
Pakistan awaits India's response on Siachen glacier, Qudssia Akhlaque
Govt. moving against human organ trade, Baqir Sajjad Syed
Bonded labor, a human rights issue, Jamal Shahid
442 Russian fishermen rescued from ice floes, Dawn
US reviewing space ties with China, Dawn


China Launches First Economic, Trade Cooperation Zone in Africa, Xinhua
China Launches First Navigation Satellite, Financial Times
China Aims to Spend $200bn of Reserves, Asia Times
EU Unleashes a Paper Tiger, Asia Times

The Hindu, news
Asia Times, opinion


Nigeria: Elites Squander Delta's Oil Wealth, Report Says , Gray
Nigeria: Oil-Hungry China to Help Revamp Railway , Olori

Laura Flanders:
The Next War Has Already Begun

Mail and Guardian


Consortium News

Bush Is Hiding the Ball on Iran, Robert Parry
Blaming Liberals for 9/11, Again, Eland

Democracy Now

The Case of Ali al-Marri: Can the Bush Administration Indefinitely Detain Legal Residents Without Charge?, DN
German Arrest Warrants for CIA Kidnapping, Torture of Khaled El-Masri Come as US Extraordinary Rendition Scrutinized Around the Globe, DN
Former CIA Inspector General Calls for End to "Illegal", "Immoral" Extraordinary Rendition Program, DN
Do Chavez’s New Decree Powers Undermine Venezuelan Democracy? A Debate, DN

Find Law

Truth, Lies, and The Libby Trial: Why Truth-Tellers Are Sometimes Punished More Harshly than Liars, Lazarus
CIA Detainees: First the Crime, then the Cover-up, Mariner

Lew Rockwell

Cheney Is Right: It's mission accomplished, Kwiatkowski

National Geographic

Global Warming "Very Likely" Caused by Humans, World Climate Experts Say, Roach
"Mud Volcano" in Indonesia Caused by Gas Exploration, Study Says, Lovett
Coal Mining Causing Earthquakes, Study Says, Lovett

Online Journal

Open letter to Giorgio Napolitano, the president of Italy, Mauro

Tom Paine

State Of Delusion (video), TP
How To End The War, Russ Fiengold
Armchair Activism That Works, Kearns/Schwartz
Castro's Legacy, Smith


The First Amendment: Good When You Can Get It, Rovics
Renewables Can Turn the Tide on Global Warming, Wilson
Anti-Whaling Ships Say They Have Been Made Pirates, Reuters

Drug Corp Watch

Pfizer Loses Round in Chinese Court Battle Over Viagra Name Rights, AP
Cancer Drug Patent Woes Mount for Novartis, Reghu Balakrishnan
Young Doctors See Drug Makers' Freebies as a Bad Habit , Mary Engel
Why is the FDA Pushing Cloned Meat?, Dr. Joseph Mercola
Moms With More Education Less Likely to Vaccinate Their Kids, Dr. Joseph Mercola
Ingredient Formerly Used in Over-the-Counter Cold, Cough Medicines Found to Increase Stroke Risk, M.T. Whitney
Zyprexa Injury Clock Keeps Ticking Away, Evelyn Pringle
Center for Disease Control: Things Spinning Out Of Control, Alison Young
A Mother's Battle Against Mercury, Tony Holt
Questioning Texas Vaccine Order, Liz Austin Peterson

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

David Sirota:
Progressive Senators Learn How to Use Ben Nelson-ism for Themselves
Andrew Weaver/ Ray McGovern:
Troops Return to Painful Wait for Needed Help
Paul Howey:
If We Won’t Ban Hunting, at Least Let Animals Have the Sabbath as a Day of Rest
Larry Beinhart:
The Great Experiment in (Neo-con) Freedom
Morton Mintz:
Will Congress Reform Wretched Executive Excess?
Christopher Brauchli:
'Are the Children to Receive the Arms Race from Us as a Necessary Inheritance?'
Eric Herter:
The Edge of the Abyss
Cindy Sheehan:
Grannies do Heavy Lifting
Robert Kuttner:
The Coming Showdown on Trade
Madison Capital Times:
Of Eleanor McGovern
Andrew Cohen:
Stay of Executions
Mark Lynas:
The Hellish Vision of Life on a Hotter Planet
John Nichols:
Compromising Compromises the Senate
Corporate Crime Reporter:
Turner Broadcasting, Time Warner, Two Artists in Boston and the Big Double Standard
Sean Gonsalves:
Football Season is Finally Over
Russ Feingold:
How to End the War
Jeff Cohen:
Will Healthcare Timidity Trip Up Hillary Clinton?
Liza Featherstone:
Surge for Peace
Immanuel Wallerstein:
The 'Alter-Globalists' Hit Their Stride
David Michael Green:
Game Over: Thirty-Six Sure-Fire Signs That Your Empire Is Crumbling
Ryan Blethen:
Much Work to Be Done to Preserve Net Neutrality
Sarah Shields:
Time is Running Out for Justice for Professor Al-Arian

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