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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

Stealing Our Taxes, Pt. 2: How Your Taxes Get Sucked Up By A Massive Bush Spoils System (excerpt), Paul Krugman
Wednesday Specials: Bush Budget,Iraq Money Swamp, Iraq and Iran, Campaign '08 Think Progress, Bush Watch compilations

Stealing Our Taxes, Pt. 1: Bush Plan To Lower Deficit: Take Our Social Security Funds (excerpt), Rattner
Politex News Wire: Taxes

War and the Economy: Snapshots From BushWorld, Kent Southard
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

A surging need for debate: What's wrong with democracy in the US?, MacAskill
Gore says U.S., not China, must go first on fighting global warming, AP
Lula blames rich countries for global warming, Al Jazeera
Tax oil company profits to pay for alternative energy initiatives, Reich
U.S. tests intercontinental ballistic missile, AP
Crumbling US cities must repair wastewater infrastructure: the problem is bad pipes, Yardley
Why isn't this a surprise?Bush administration may be abusing asylum-seekers, Swarns
Russert testifies he never discussed Plame with Libby, AP
Duh: NASA to Look At Screening Of Astronauts , Marc Kaufman
Congressman to Rice: Bush Fears 'Platoon of lesbians' More Than Insurgents/a>, AP
Another US helicopter crash raises fear that insurgents have a new weapon, Farrell
Who Stole the Soul?: The Decline of Food in America
Faking Corporate Support for Women
Businesses, Unions Form Coalition to Push for Universal Health care, Pugh
Packing Bush Agencies: A specific governing failure, ED
Democrats Should Force the Republicans to Physically Filibuster, Cenk Uygur
Casino Watch: Weighing the risks before rolling the dice, Jackson
Mistrial could be end of Watada case, Mike Barber
Canadian Gvt. not nervous about ISPs interfering with Net, CBC
Israel wants its usual $2.4 billion from American taxpayers again this yoar , Shmuel Rosner
All Critics of Israel Aren't Anti-Semites
Britain Hit by Series of Bombings , Kevin Sullivan
Razer wire, attack dogs and billy clubs wrapped with barbed wire in Oaxaca, Narco News
Amnesty International cites serious flaws in Mexican courts, El Universal
Brazil's Biggest Show on Earth Is Also a Way to Keep Blacks in Their Place, Brazzil
Wednesday Specials: Bush Budget,Iraq Money Swamp, Iraq and Iran, Campaign '08 Think Progress, Bush Watch compilations

AFP - Wire stories

NKorea raises hopes at start of nuke talks
Iraq and US forces sweep through Baghdad
Israel intensifies flights over Lebanon border
Palestinians set deadline for Mecca accord
US to prod NATO allies for more troops to defeat Taliban
ECB holds rates steady, seen hiking in March
Spain reigns in football money league

News Bullets

  • US Refuses to Sign Global Ban on Secret Detentions
  • Climate Campaign Issues 'Wake-up Call' to World Leaders
  • Iran Blames US for Kidnap of Embassy Official in Baghdad
  • Soldier's Mother Joins Ranks of Iraqi War Protesters
  • Watada Lawyer Rebukes Judge
  • Eat To Live: 1 Million against GM Food
  • How Neocon Shiite Strategy Led to Sectarian War



    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

    Mr. Bush's ' improbable', 'dishonest',' short-sighted', 'cruel','unfair' 'sham' of a budget, Ed
    Bush Budget Delivers the Bacon For Donors, Robert Scheer
    Bush: To hell with all the sick American children, we've got a nice, juicy war to fight!, Mary Shaw
    Always destructive: Dick Cheney torpedoes bipartisan budget negotiations, Weisman

    Robert Scheer:
    Bush Budget Delivers the Bacon
    Matthew Rothschild:
    Bush’s Budget Priorities: Fund War, Provide Tax Breaks for the Rich, Deprive the Poor


    Special: Iraq Money Swamp

    How the US sent $12bn in cash to Iraq. And watched it vanish, Pallister
    Three US officers and two civilians charged for stealing millions of reconstruction funds, BBC
    Bremer quizzed about sending billions in cash to Baghdad, BBC


    Special: Iraq and Iran

    Another US helicopter crash raises fear that insurgents have a new weapon, Farrell
    Group of Republican Senators Vows to Force a Vote on Troop Surge, Talev
    The fog of accountability lifts on the torrent of cash that has vanished in Iraq, Ed
    How not to inflame Iraq, Zarif
    New aggressiveness from insurgents explains rash of helicopter shoot-downs, Oppel Jr and Glanz
    Few veteran diplomats accept mission to Iraq, Cooper
    Congress dithers over ineffectual Iraq resolution while voters just want out, Zeleny
    Rattling the Cage: It's Bush vs. America - and Bush wins, Larry Derfner

    Nick Turse:
    Bombs over Baghdad: The Pentagon's Secret Air War in Iraq
    Patrick Cockburn:
    It is No Use Blaming Iran for the Insurgency in Iraq


    Special: Campaign '08

    Clinton, Obama and Edwards: Strike Iran! , Frank
    The John Edwards Health Plan: Is It the Solution?, RJ Eskow
    Obama proposes candidates limit general election spending: fatter cats laugh, Kirkpatrick
    In GOP presidential race, McCain slips; Giuliani gains luster , Linda Feldmann
    Is Mitt Romney's Mormonism a problem for his presidential candidacy?, Nagourney and Goodstein


    Today's Alternative Special

    Think Progress

    Norquist: Bush's advisers say 'invade Iran...everyone will see how smart we are', Power


    Mainstream

    United States

    New York Times

    Russert's testimony could be a serious blow to Libby, Lewis and Johnston
    Hamas and Fatah pledge to meet until they agree, promising to end the violence, Fattah
    Nuclear talks on North Korea set to resume in Beijing, Yardley

    Washington Post

    Veterans Group Speaks Out on War , Lyndsey Layton and Jonathan Weisman,
    7 GOP Senators Back War Debate , Shailagh Murray

    Christian Science Monitor

    Wal-Mart suit shows glass ceiling still an issue, Mark Trumbull
    Why latest Korea nuclear talks raise hopes, Howard LaFranchi
    Strong convictions: Nigeria's first anticorruption czar, David Clark Scott
    Pentagon releases video of deadly friendly-fire attack on British convoy, Arthur Bright

    Boston Globe

    Passport rule change in US keeps Iraqis out, Stockman

    Chicago Tribune

    Senators scrutinize purge after 7 U.S. attorneys sacked; 1 replaced by Rove aide, Demirjian
    Giuliani speaking fees draw scrutiny , Zajac

    Los Angeles Times

    Mistrial declared for war objector, Sam Howe Verhovek
    Subcontractor for Pentagon criticized, Paul Richter
    5th copter in month goes down in Iraq, Tina Susman
    Dissent grows in Iran, Kim Murphy

    San Francisco Chronicle

    Shame on the Senate, Editorial
    Toughin (Cartoon), Mark Fiore

    Seattle Post Intelligencer

    Indian Health: Icing on the cake, Editorial
    Iraq War: 'Sopranos' logic, Editorial

    McClatchy

    New Generation of Terrorists Cyber-Inspired, -Trained, Schofield
    U.S. Faced with a Mammoth Iraq Refugee Crisis, Strobel
    Republicans Balk at Pelosi's Request for a New Plane, Talev
    Billions and Billions of Dollars Just Disappear in Iraq, Galloway
    Lawsuit Sparks Debate Over Past Military Abuses in Brazil, Chang
    U.S. Retracts Statements that Agents Were Out `to Shoot , Montgomery

    Canada

    Toronto Star

    Many found Tory adds unfair, poll suggests, CP
    Harper previews budget plan, Tonda MacCharles
    Turner joins Liberals as party gears up for vote, Susan Delacourt
    Branding Team Harper, James Travers
    Let's get real on climate, Richard Gwyn
    Another U.S. helicopter shot down near Baghdad, AP
    Third U.K. parcel bomb in 3 days, AP
    Inquiries into strafing of Canadians wrap up, Lynda Hurst
    Aim is to isolate Taliban: Canadian commander, Murray Brewster
    Minister's letter surprises French paper's cartoons hearing, Reuters
    Afghan probe result to be made public: Minister, Murray Brewster
    Italy raps allies over Afghan interference, AP
    Saudi Arabia plays peacemaker role, NYT
    Iraqi leader urges `action' on Baghdad security plans, Staff

    CBC News

    BSE confirmed in Alberta bull, Staff
    In Depth: Is Iran's nuclear program in U.S. crosshairs?, Daniel Lak
    Watchdog mulls probe of alleged abuses in Afghanistan, Staff
    Israeli and Lebanese troops clash along shared frontier, Staff
    Baghdad security crackdown begins, U.S. military confirms, AP
    Islamic leader arrested at Jerusalem holy site, Staff
    NBC reporter takes witness stand in CIA leak trial, AP
    Diplomatically speaking: Why can't Russia be normal?, Jeremy Kinsman
    Bid to reform British House of Lords picks up steam, Staff
    U.S. forces nab 2 al-Qaeda suspects in Afghan raids, AP
    Military probes abuse allegations in Afghanistan, Staff
    U.S. pilots wept, swore after firing on British, Staff
    Prosecutors focus on Libby's testimony in CIA leak trial, AP
    Rains in flood-ravaged Jakarta raise disease fears, Staff
    Germany bars police from remotely searching PCs, AP

    Macleans

    Premiers discuss national energy plan during conference call, CP
    Liberals want Dion to focus on more issues than just climate change, Joan Bryden
    Coming soon: 'Liberal Senate is obstructionist': Tories, Alexander Panetta
    Tory anti-Dion ads produce more laughs than votes, Bruce Cheadle
    Tories shy away from promising when ethics law will take full effect, Jim Brown
    Harper paints his opponents as fairweather friends of Israel, Alexander Panetta
    NKorea ready to discuss initial steps of nuclear disarmament: envoy, AP
    Taliban in control in south Afghan town, AP
    Americans more open to idea of a female or black president in 2008: polls, Beth Gorham

    Globe and Mail

    U.S. posts four-month spike in Iraq deaths, AP
    Britain sees third parcel bomb in as many days, AP
    Russia lays out ambitious plans for new weapons , AP

    England

    BBC

    Almost 4 million Iraqi refugees a 'humanitarian disaster' says UN, BBC
    Baghdad diary: How can you do justice to scores of violent attacks each day?, Andrew North, BBC
    US helicopter crash kills all seven crew and passengers near Baghdad, BBC
    Questions mount over US helicopter losses, BBC
    US soldier faces murder trial for death of Italian intelligence agent, BBC
    European car makers attack pollution plans and EU targets, BBC
    EU car CO2 fight only the beginning, Stephen Mulvey, BBC
    Afghan refugee camps 'to be closed by August' announces Pakistan, Barbara Plett, BBC
    EU money geared to smart future, Jonathan Amos, BBC
    Orangutans 'face greater threat', BBC

    Guardian

    Fifth helicopter crash in 2 weeks as US 'surge' in Baghdad begins, MacAskill
    Blair apologises over friendly fire inquest for actions not in good faith, Woodward
    We must stop Bush bombing Iran, and stop Iran getting the bomb, T. Garton Ash
    Washington's dream of a post-Fidel leadership collapse is pure fantasy, Wilson

    Independent

    US fears Iraqi insurgents have better missiles as helicopter is downed, Cockburn

    Times Online

    Inquiry blames US for ‘friendly fire’ death, Evans

    Australia

    ABC, news

    Latin America

    China, the locomotive for Latinamerican expansion, Merco Press
    Investigators take look at cartel links, El Universal
    Using high tortilla prices to promote genetically modified corn, El Universal
    A secret agenda to legalize corn biologically engineered in the US, El Universal
    Nicaragua caught in debt trap, right wingers ran up $4 billion in debt, nicanet
    Combating El Salvador's gangs, Al Jazeera
    45 years on, US embargo still puts Cuban ingenuity to the test, Caribbean NN
    Troubled U.S. presence on Ecuador coast, AP
    Colombian army officers charged in killings, Reuters
    U.S. asks Congress for $3.9 billion for Colombia, Reuters
    Foreign Minister: Venezuela Rejects U.S. Blackmail in Fight Against Drugs, Venezuelanalysis
    A People Dumping Place in Brazil, Brazzil
    Beatings, Censorship, Harassment: All in a Day's Work for Brazilian Press, Brazzil
    Highest: Chile boasts broadband connectivity and general internet use, ST
    Bolivia looks back on Morales' first year, Bolivia Rising

    Upside-Down World

    Europe

    Inter Press Service

    Politics: Activists Warn UN on Downgrading Disarmament , Deen
    Corruption: Bank's Graft Crusade Exaggerated, Critics Say , Mekay
    Peru: UN Mission Probes Private Security Groups , Páez
    Economy: India's Billion Dollar Bids Mark Southward Shift , Thakurta
    Health-Bolivia: Tackling Medical Negligence , Claure
    Romania: How Bleak Is My Valley , Ciobanu
    Climate Change: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back , Godoy
    Malaysia: Iran Deal Clouds Free Trade Plans With US , Kuppusamy

    Radio Paris (WNN)

    Der Spiegel

    International Herald Tribune

    Middle East

    Haaretz

    Peretz: Israel does not intend to escalate situation in north, Amos Harel
    Peretz urges PM Olmert to halt 'Temple Mount' construction, Staff
    Syrian President vows to keep supporting Hezbollah, Hamas, Reuters
    Bush forbidding Olmert from talking to Syria, Aluf Benn

    Al Jazeera

    Lebanese and Israeli troops clash, Al Jazeera
    Bomb blast amid Baghdad crackdown, Al Jazeera
    Olmert rejects ending al-Aqsa dig, Agencies
    Mecca talks focus on coalition, Agencies
    Plight worsens for Iraqi refugees, Ahmed Janabi
    Residents flee Taliban-held town, Agencies

    Arab News

    Palestinians Vow Not to Leave Makkah Without Reaching Accord, Siraj Wahab
    Iraqi Exodus, Editorial
    Helicopter Crash Near Baghdad Kills 7 US Troops, Agencies
    Defiant Israel Continues Excavation Work, Agencies
    Home Video Exposes Jewish Settler Violence, AFP

    Daily Star

    Asia

    India

    Food prices set to skyrocket further, Deccan Herald
    Singur row hots up CPM allies turn restive, Deccan Herald
    Officials face farmers' ire in Andhra Pradesh, The Times of India
    Are we betraying Indian farmers?, Deccan Herald
    India still not 'shining': Rights Activist, The Times of India
    NREGS: Nothing guaranteed, Deccan Herald
    UN scientists, villagers make natural dyes, Deccan Herald
    Print run, The Times of India
    BRIC growth boosts business worldwide: Survey, The Hindu
    India for enhancing maritime security in Gulf waters, The Hindu
    Lankan three-wheeler owners battle for survival, Hindustan Times
    UN concerned over use of force by Nepalese security forces, The Hindu
    Pakistan lower house condemns 'excesses' in J&K, The Hindu
    Musharraf's Gamble, The Times of India
    Disadvantage Musharraf, Hindustan Times
    Iran's gas pricing doesn't impress Pranab, The Times of India
    'Peace pipeline': Iran for tripartite summit, The Hindu
    Iran issue: India sees speedy IAEA verification as the way forward, The Hindu
    New ME wars?, Kashmir Times
    N Korea prepared to discuss 'first-stage' of nuke disarmament, The Hindu
    Blunders of an aerial onslaught, The Hindu
    Alternatives now gain growing currency in Europe, The Hindu

    China

    China to Increase Imports From Africa, Forbes
    Mittal Helps China Set Up Asia’s 1st Carbon-Credit Exchange, Financial Express
    China Responds To UN Panel Concerning Global Warming , Best Syndication
    China Approves Festival Screening After 'Painful' Cuts, Guardian Unlimited
    China Is World's Top Spot for R&D, Asia Times
    US-China Row 'Unlikely to Lead to Trade War', Asia Times

    Asia Times, opinion

    Africa

    Emperor Hu's New Clothes for Africa, Asia Times
    Hu Defends China's Role in Africa , Craig Timberg

    Mail and Guardian


    Alternative

    Counterpunch

    The looming shadow of Nuremberg , Swindell
    The good news about war on Iran , fleischman
    Al Qaeda's 20 year plan: Escalation , Elkus
    The self-destructive logic of war , Smith

    Editor & Publisher

    When will media deeply probe corruption in Iraq contracts? , Galloway

    American Prospect

    Conservatives' defense of the flat tax is a fraud, Goodrich

    Drug Corp Watch

    FDA Whistleblowers Help U.S. Lawmakers Strengthen Drug Agency , Justin Blum
    STD Vaccine Campaign Sweeping the Nation, Bob Unruh
    Perscription Drug Company Funded by State Investigated, Victoria Wallack
    Unlabeled: The Number of Approved Meat Additives Expanded by the FDA, SixWise
    Drugmakers Failing on Post-Marketing Studies, FDA Reports , Lynne Taylor

    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

    Jeff Cohen:
    Jonah Goldberg’s Gambling Debt: Will Tribune Company Pay It?
    Phyllis Bennis:
    Congress: Treat Iraq Like The Contras
    Dean Baker:
    Bring Back the Old George W. Bush
    Nancy Snow:
    Why I Turned Down Hustler
    Simon Jenkins:
    This Aerial Onslaught is War at Its Most Stupid
    Mike Davis:
    The Plague of Bird Flu Will Erupt out of Java, Not Suffolk


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