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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

Politex News Wire: Taxes
War and the Economy: Snapshots From BushWorld, Kent Southard
Tuesday Specials: Bush Budget, Anti-Surge Fails, Iraq-Iran, Immigrant Cities, Molly Ivins American Prospect, Bush Watch compilations

Our Contributors: Uhler, Floyd (2), Soderstrom, Partridge, Hirschhorn, Hall, Mickey Z. (2), Marple, Brasch, Weiner, Direland, Guests: Krugman, Rich, Dowd
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

Poverty: Minimum Wage Actually $4.10 in 2007 Buying Power, Tim Harper
The era of cheap corn, cheap oil and unbridled consumption is over, Ed
Halliburton? Tobacco execs? Vice Dick Cheney? Be warned: Henry Waxman is on the case, Shenon
US: Contractors Hired To Process Fraud Cases By Contractors, Shane+Nixon
Why would the A.B.A. choose to weaken longstanding code governing judges' conduct?, Liptak
Libby's grand jury tapes are heard in court and will be released to the news media, Lewis
Texas is the first state to require highly effective cervical cancer vaccination for schoolgirls, Ed
U.S. Moving Ahead with Plans to Train Palestinian Security Forces, Nissenbaum+Strobel
British worry US approach to Afghanistan will play into Taliban's plans, Tom Regan
Tuesday Specials: Bush Budget, Anti-Surge Fails, Iraq-Iran, Immigrant Cities, Molly Ivins American Prospect, Bush Watch compilations

AFP - Wire stories

Palestinian leaders hold crisis summit
Video shows US friendly fire attack on British tank
Republicans block Senate vote on Bush Iraq plans
Indonesian officials warn of disease risk as rain lashes Jakarta
Countries adopt programme to end child soldiers
World Bank puts spotlight on anti-graft pursuit
China to keep relying on coal

News Bullets

  • Iran Strike 'Would Be Disastrous'
  • One Last Party for Molly
  • Movement against War is Growing, Activists Say
  • Chavez Sets 'Green' Agenda
  • Army 1st Lt. Ehren Watada: Instead of Iraq, a Battle All His Own
  • Prominent Jews Call for Open Debate on Israel
  • Trial of US Soldier Who Refused to Go to Iraq Opens Monday
  • US Ex-Generals Reject Iran Strike
  • Soldiers in Iraq View Troop Surge as a Lost Cause
  • War a Calamity, Ex-Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski Tells US Congress
  • US Can't Prove Iran Link to Iraq Strife
  • Carbon Dioxide Rate is at Highest Level for 650,000 Years
  • Six "Grannies" Arrested at Anti-war Protest



    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: Bush Budget

    Defense Spending Jumps under Bush's $2.9 Trillion Budget, Hutcheson+Talev
    Fudging the budget: Bush's creative accounting casts federal finances in a falsely favorable light, Rattner
    Cost of troop buildup not in budget, Peter Spiegel
    The other defense budget: billions for unnecessary military pork projects, Ed
    Dems say Bush Budget built on flawed assumptions, fiscal trickery & omissions, Stolberg
    Bush's Defense Budget Biggest Since Reagan Era , Ann Scott Tyson
    A Closer Look at Where the Money Will Go , Spencer S. Hsu
    Bush Plan Reins In Domestic Spending , Michael Abramowitz and Lori Montgomery
    Highlights of Bush's Proposed Budget , McClatchy
    Bush Plan to Balance Budget Depends on Optimistic Projections, Hall
    A Look at Winners, Losers in the President's Proposed Budget , Douglas


    Special: Senate Anti-Surge Resolution Fails

    GOP Senators defy democracy and refuse to debate Bush's ruinous war , Hulse and Zeleny
    GOP Stalls Debate On Troop Increase , Jonathan Weisman and Shailagh Murray
    Whose war powers? Congress can end the war in Iraq by cutting off funds, Feldman


    Special: Iraq-Iran

    Disengagement: letting Iraq fend for itself is the best way to end the violence, Luttwalk
    Iraqi troops kill al-Sadr deputy in attack al-Sadr's office call 'provocative', Oppel Jr
    Another provocative kidnapping of Iranian diplomat in Baghdad : Iran suspects US, Glanz
    In public view, Saudis counter Iran in Middle East, Slackman and Fattah
    Iraqi Shiite calls for U.S.-Iran talks, Fathi
    Trial starts for officer who refused to serve in 'illegal', 'unjust' war in Iraq, Yardley


    Special: Immigrant Cities

    This Alien Life: Privatized Prisons for Immigrants, Fernandes
    US: Border Policy's Success Strains Resources, Hsu+Moreno


    Special: Molly Ivins

    Linda Milazzo:
    Ann Richards and Molly Ivins Ain't Done with Us Yet!
    Ralph Nader:
    For Molly Ivins


    Today's Alternative Special

    American Prospect

    Is there a budget crisis?, Bixby + Kuttner
    When it comes to comprehensive health care, what are progressives' core demands?, Klein + Mahar
    Democratic Congress -- and some concerned CEOs -- usher in a new era in the politics of trade, Kuttner


    Mainstream

    United States

    New York Times

    Immigrant entrepreneurs shape a new economy, Bernstein

    Washington Post

    U.S. Unit Walks 'A Fine Line' In Iraqi Capital , Joshua Partlow

    Christian Science Monitor

    The Bush budget: What's in $2.9 trillion?, Peter GrierGail Russell Chaddock
    US eases tone on Iran's role in Iraq, Howard LaFranchi
    The pulse of Rio de Janeiro's slums luring foreign guests, Andrew Downie
    Europe 'ripe' for our ideas, says far right, Robert Marquand

    Boston Globe

    Warming up, indubitably, ED
    Retirement syndrome, Carroll
    Bush spending plan seeks $2.9 trillion, Crutsinger, AP

    Chicago Tribune

    Bush making noises like a deficit hawk, Nekirk
    Court-martial set in Iraq objector case, TNS

    Los Angeles Times

    Congress listens in on wiretapping, Editorial
    Bottom line for Bush's '08 budget: contention, Joel Havemann
    Neighborhood war breaks out, Louise Roug

    San Francisco Chronicle

    Bush Sends Congress $2.90T Spending Plan, AP

    Seattle Post Intelligencer

    Middle East Policy: It's smarter to talk, Editorial
    Watada lawyer frustrated as judge narrows defense, Mike Barber

    McClatchy

    Independent Journalism under Siege in Middle East, Group Says, el Naggar
    Senate Debate on Iraq Stalls, Talev
    U.S. Company Says Its Owner Stole Peruvian Copper Mines, Blumenthal

    Canada

    Toronto Star

    Harper expected to make 'mini-throne speech', Jennifer Ditchburn
    Opposition unites to pass pro-Kyoto motion, Dennis Bueckert
    Child-care groups gives Harper failing grade, CP
    Canadians urged to go green, Clint Thomas
    Ottawa urged to review refugee deal with U.S., Lauren La Rose
    Dallaire pleads for action on Darfur, Beth Gorham
    We've lost sight of the Afghan mission's purpose, James Travers
    Simple remedy in firing case of Environment Minister Gélinas, Thomas Walkom
    Rift grows between Harper and mandarins, James Travers
    Iraq, Lebanon, Gaza - Domino effect worries analysts, Olivia Ward
    US Senators still seek answers on Arar, Tim Harper
    Chavez sets 'green' agenda, AP
    Iraq takes steps toward Baghdad crackdown, AP
    More rain forecast for flooded Indonesian capital, AP
    Fresh Canadian troops arrive in Afghanistan, Murray Brewster
    U.S. Gen. takes over NATO in Afghanistan, AP
    World's oldest paper scraps print, AP
    Mysterious oil spill spreads along Vietnam, AP

    CBC News

    Bush earmarks $24B more for military in 2008, Staff
    Renditions: Extraordinary, erroneous, ineffective?, Staff
    2 key members of radical Iraqi militia killed, AP
    NATO drops flyers telling Taliban to leave town, AP
    NATO prepares to retake Afghan town from Taliban, Staff
    Murder charge filed against Canadian in Guantanamo, Staff
    Climate change: An 'unequivocal' truth , Staff
    Parliament motion passes supporting Kyoto, Staff
    Harper agrees to send Clean Air Act to committee, Staff
    U.S. no safe haven for refugees, court told, Staff
    Climate report predicts major consequences for Canada, Staff
    Harper: No quick fix for 'enormous' problem of climate change, Staff

    Macleans

    Arar's lawyer calls journalists to reveal sources who smeared him, Chris Selley
    Harper speech to lay out road ahead, reflect on party successes, Ditchburn
    Charest loses patience with debate over accommodating immigrants, Staff
    Premier says Alberta won't slow oilsands production to reduce emissions, MacDonald
    Child-care coalition gives Harper failing grade, calls for real plan, Staff
    Secrecy grip became too tight after 9-11, says new info czar, Bronskill
    Officials: Iran has assembled two small uranium-enriching units underground, Jahn
    Canadian ambassador: new US trade, travel rules could hurt relations, Dell'Orto
    Bush sends Congress $2.9T budget; big increases for military, Crustinger
    Canada backs plan to open Afghan version of Islamic school in Kandahar, Brewster
    Report: Russia's foreign minister: US probably 'most difficult' partner, AP

    Globe and Mail

    Military investigates claim detainees abused, Paul Koring
    Harper irked as diplomats miss activist's hearing, Sallot, York
    Violence continues to rock Baghdad, AP
    Schwarzenegger blunt about Democrats, fellow Republicans, AP
    Paris talks hope to end use of child soldiers, AP
    Egypt says Canadian spied for Israe, Thanh Ha, Freeze
    Australian PM softens climate stance, AP
    Taliban prepare for new offensive , Graeme Smith

    England

    BBC

    Bush submits $2.9 trillion buget: Cuts to Medicare & Medicaid but billions for Iraq, BBC
    Bush CALLS FOR US debate on Iraq, BBC
    Republicans BLOCK Iraq war debate, BBC
    Iraqis are becoming vigilantes to protect home and family, Mike Wooldridge, BBC
    Syria 'can broker peace in Iraq' says President Bashar al-Assad, BBC
    US army officer and war objector pleads not guilty, BBC
    Iran 'sets up atomic centrifuges', BBC
    Guiliani joins race for president, BBC

    Guardian

    Independent

    Australia

    ABC, news

    Latin America

    Upside-Down World

    Europe

    Inter Press Service

    Media: Iraq Leads Another Bloody Year for the Press , Gray
    Politics-US: One CEO's Dissent from War on Terror , Lobe
    Energy-Chile: Home-Grown Biofuels - Big-Time? , Estrada
    Argentina: Madres de Plaza de Mayo Bring Housing Hope to Slums , Peker
    Brazil: Biodiversity Goes to Market , Osava
    Politics-US: Officer Who Wouldn't Serve Goes on Trial , Glantz
    Mideast: War Enters the Classrooms , Elmer
    Balkans: Kosovo Stranded Between Serbia and Independence , Zimonjic
    Development-Pakistan: Twin Disasters in the Making, Locals Say , Ebrahim
    Bangladesh: Army-Backed Arrests Worry Rights Groups , Ahmed

    Radio Paris (WNN)

    Der Spiegel

    International Herald Tribune

    Middle East

    Haaretz

    Daily Star

    Asia

    China

    Zambia: China Move Elates Mwanawasa , AllAfrica.com
    China Tightens Controls on Own Media , Houston Chronicle
    Chinese President Continues His Africa Tour , Xinhua
    US Accuses China of 'Illegal Subsidies', Asia Times Online
    China Drafts Plan to Curb Emissions , Sydney Morning Herald
    US-China: A Turn for the Worse, Asia Times
    China to Help Nigeria Get Back on Track, Asia Times

    Daily Times

    Major Waziristan offensive planned, Naveed Siddiqui
    Israel's Mossad said to have assassinated Iranian scientist, DT
    Extreme inequality in Pakistan land ownership, Fida Hussain
    Seminary students reject govt.-clerical agreement, Mohammad Imran
    North Korea wants oil, says will 'halt' reactor, DT
    Does Nepal's king face oblivion?, Deepesh Shrestha
    Iran bans dissident academic from US trip, DT

    Dawn

    NATO 'precision air strike' hits Afghan town, Dawn
    2 protesters killed in Nepal clashes, Dawn
    Police teargas protesters, Dawn

    India

    Majority of Indians proud of their country: poll, The Hindu
    Mercury rising, The Times of India
    Protests continue in Karnataka over Cauvery verdict, Hindustan Times
    Cauvery water dispute: Eminently implementable, The Hindu
    Tata Motors project: Mamata announces agitation, The Hindu
    Violence after reimposition of prohibitory orders at Singur, The Hindu
    Singur burns as cops take on protesters, Deccan Herald
    Missing facts on Kashmir disappearances, The Hindu
    Protesters clash with police in Kashmir over civilian killings, The Hindu
    Zero tolerance: Fake encounters in Kashmir should be stopped. , Deccan Herald
    Kashmir shutdown cripples normal life, 25 injured, The Hindu
    Indo-Pak. anti-terrorism mechanism to meet on March 6, The Hindu
    India takes a tough line on UN reforms, The Hindu
    India against military option to resolve Iranian nuke crisis, The Hindu
    Nepal Maoists to start another 'People's War', Hindustan Times
    LTTE positions in Trincomalee bombed, 3 killed, The Hindu
    Bomb blast in Colombo wounds at least 14 civilians, military says, The Hindu
    Iran, Saudi Arabia in talks to defuse regional tensions, The Hindu
    Q&A: More US troops in Iraq will fuel more violence, The Times of India
    Gathering cloud over the Gulf, Kashmir Times
    From mega surge to dual rollback, The Hindu
    U.S. preparing for attack: N. Korea, The Hindu
    US repels Moscow's fears, not to attack Iran, Hindustan Times
    Israel ‘hand’ in scientist’s killing kicks up dust, Deccan Herald

    Asia Times, opinion

    Africa

    Rights-Kenya: Colonial Labour Laws Violate ILO Conventions , Mulama
    Politics-Uganda: Rebels' Shrinking List of Peace Mediators, Venues , Nduru

    Mail and Guardian


    Alternative

    The Smirking Chimp

    Tomgram: Ann Jones on the Nightmare of Afghan Women, Tom Englehardt
    Amnesty International speaks out in support of Lt. Ehren Watada, Mary Shaw
    Quarantine U.S.A., Mike Whitney
    Long-Term Strategic Narrative: Liberals Hate Christians, Dave Johnson

    Drug Corp Watch

    Bad Medicine, The Brownsville Herald
    N.H. Prescription Privacy Law Reins in Drug Spending, Katharine Webster
    Parkinson's Cases Expected to Double Worldwide by 2030, David Gutierrez
    Couple Awarded $1.5M in Hormone Replacement Drug Lawsuit, M.T. Whitney
    Nobody Buys Lilly's Innocence Routine About Zyprexa, Evelyn Pringle
    Experts Concerned over Commercial Ultrasounds, Adfero Ltd
    FDA Fees Rise in Latest Budget , Robert Cohen
    FDA Proposes Safety 'Report Cards' for New Drugs, Associated Press
    FDA has Concerns on Inamed's Breast Implants, Jennifer Corbett Dooren
    Hernia Mesh Patch Recall - FDA Warns of Death and Serious Health Problems , PRWeb

    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

    James Carroll:
    Retirement Syndrome
    Brent Arends:
    Cheney's Fund Manager Attacks... Cheney
    Gary Younge:
    Obsessed by Personalities, They've Forgotten What Democracy is for
    Ann Jones:
    Not the Same as Being Equal: Women in Afghanistan
    Jay Bookman:
    Iraq, US Face Bigger Catastrophe
    Ira Chernus:
    Take Some of Cheney's Words Seriously
    Dave Zweifel:
    Fighting Bob's Words on War Ring True
    Chris Edelson:
    Thinking About the Unthinkable
    Helena Cobban:
    Kuwaiti Singer's Video Satirizes the Bush War


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