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Recent Bush Watch Features

Death In Amsterdam, Pt. 4: How Muslim Women Are Indoctrinated To Hate (excerpts), Ayaan Hirsi Ali Interview
Specials: Iran War, Lincoln's Birthday, AlterNet, Bush Watch compilations

Dem Turncoats: What's Wrong With David Brooks' Analysis Of A Dem Anti-Populist Position, Christine Tomlinson
Stealing Our Taxes, Pt. 3: Bush Uses Dishonest Budget Assumptions To Screw Average Citizen (excerpt), NYT
Stealing Our Taxes, Pt. 2: How Your Taxes Get Sucked Up By A Massive Bush Spoils System (excerpt), Paul Krugman
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

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News Roundup

Repeal the Military Commissions Act and Restore the Most American Human Right, Thom Hartman
Dump the dollar! How the World Can Stop Bush , Roberts
The Bush administration's economic war on Iran, Symonds
Finance: Rich Nations Prodded on 'Illegitimate' Lending , Mekay
The historic decline of the United States and the eruption of militarism--Part one, Beams
5 Ousted U.S. Attorneys Received Positive Job Evaluations, Taylor
Libby Lawyers Open Case With Denials by Reporters
Health Care: States and U.S. at Odds on Aid for Uninsured
Political Memo: Clinton Reminds New Hampshire, I'm With Bill
Thousands braved sub-zero temps to hear Obama's candidacy announcement, Connelly
House Democrats Unveil Measure Denouncing Iraq Buildup
Bush Propaganda: DOD IG's report beginning of inquiries re Douglas Feith's activities?, Rozen
Fox Propaganda: US military tells Jack Bauer: Cut out the torture scenes ... or else!, Buncombe
In Philadelphia, a 'disturbing' black murder rate, Alexandra Marks
Armed Man Kills 5 at Mall in Utah
In Shift, Accord on North Korea Seems to Be Set
Two Markets Bombed in Central Baghdad, Killing at Least 67 and Wounding 155
Consumer Advocates, Politicians Doubt FDA's Ability to Oversee Food Safety, Paul Kita
Including Florida Votes? A new documentary helps to rehabilitate much of Ralph Nader's legacy, Kuttner
Vindication: Dixie Chicks dominate the Grammys, Dennis Rahkonen
Specials: Iran War, Lincoln's Birthday, AlterNet, Bush Watch compilations

AFP - Wire stories

Deal agreed to shut key NKorea nuclear facilities
Japan rallies whaling nations despite protests
Shell-shocked Baghdad wakes to new bomb
Three killed in Lebanon bus bombings
Bush dismisses as 'noise' talk of US attack on Iran
Bolivia not to compensate Swiss foundry nationalization
Hutchison Telecom dumped after offloading prized Indian assets

Common Dreams | News & Views

Target Tehran: Washington Sets Stage for a New Confrontation
Monsanto Dumped Toxic Waste in UK
US Baiting Iran Retaliation
Texans Rally against New Coal Plants
Boost for Obama from Australia

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's Iran War

The Bush administration's economic war on Iran, Symonds
Iran Lies, David Swanson
Joint Chiefs Chairman Sees No Evidence of Meddling by Iran's Regime, Landay
A new U S strategy: withdraw from the areas of heavy fighting, engage Iraq's neighbors, Nossel + Kupchan
It's no use blaming Iran for a lost war , Cockburn
On Iran weapons, major papers may have second thoughts , E&P Staff

Special: Lincoln's Birthday

Lincoln Online
by Tom Wheeler
12 Feb 2007 at 12:00am
The Abraham Lincoln whose birthday we celebrate today is known for his soaring prose. What we remember, however, is Lincoln's planned prose; he kept no diary or other record of his innermost thoughts. Yet insight into our greatest president is possible through the nearly 1,000 messages he sent via the new telegraph technology. These 19th-century versions of e-mail messages preserve his spur-of-the-moment thoughts and are the closest we will come to a transcript of a conversation with Abraham Lincoln. In their unstructured form, Lincoln comes alive.

Special: Today's Alternative Special

Unhealthy Flowers: Why Buying Organic Should Not End With Your Food
Climate Change Heats Up Washington
Arabs Fear the U.S. and Israel, Not Iran
Teens Often Use Cellphones For Stalking More Than Safety
Earl Ofari Hutchinson: Can Obama Really Win? (Part 2)
Bill McKibben: A Concerted Effort to Fight Climate Change
Rory O'Connor: New PBS Doc Misses the Media/War Story
Will Durst: Executive Time Out or Phuket?


United States

New York Times

Editorial: Iran and the Nameless Briefers
Slow Katrina Feds: Unmatched Destruction
Editorial: Doctors Who Fail Their Patients
Dixie Chicks Awards Late: The Courage of Others' Convictions
Corportions Own One-Fith Of Your Genes: Patenting Life
Op-Ed Contributors: Iran's Nuclear Web
Sharing of Bison Range Management Between Tribes, Feds Breaks Down
One Year Later, Golden Mosque Is Still in Ruins
Skeptics Doubt U.S. Evidence on Iran Action in Iraq
European Officials Agree to Widen Economic Sanctions Against Iran Over Nuclear Program
Iran's Leader Disputes U.S. Charges on Militias
F.B.I. Lags in Securing Its Laptops and Weapons

Washington Post: Editorials and Opinions

Mr. Putin's Selective Vision
Virginia: Gambling With Transportation
First at Harvard
Maryland: 800,000 Uninsured
No More Pneumonia: Not the U.S. Position Thus Far
Slavery and Remorse
Profit and Public Health: Texas Vaccine For Girls
Abortion: Litmus Test for Hypocrisy
A Good Place to Have Aided Democracy
America's Quiet Victories in Asia
Permanent Campaign? It's a National Tradition
The Explanation Hillary Clinton Owes
Opportunity For Turks And Kurds?
Not Sold On Clinton

Washington Post

Al-Qaeda's Hand In Istanbul Plot , Karl Vick
Bombs Kill 70 In Iraqi Capital , Joshua Partlow
Putting the Mysteries of Islam and Numerology to Work , Travis Fox
Tentative Nuclear Deal Struck With North Korea , Edward Cody
Journalists Testify That Libby Never Mentioned CIA Officer , Carol D. Leonnig and Amy Goldstein

Christian Science Monitor

Burdened by healthcare costs, US businesses seek a shift, Mark Trumbull
Tracing Abraham's path to Mideast peace, Ilene R. Prusher
Baghdadis invest hope in new security plan, Awadh al-Taiee
Does '24' encourage US interrogators to 'torture' detainees?, Tom Regan

Boston Globe

Military offers evidence of Iran arming Iraqi militants, Donnelly + Stockman
The march toward civil war, ED
Befuddled baby boomers make inmates out of innovators, Graham


North Korea Nuclear Talks on Verge of Accord, Johnson
Battle Between Fatah, Hamas Scars 2 Universities, Nissenbaum


Toronto Star



At least 76 people killed in four Baghdad bombings, BBC
Iran 'does not fear attack by US' says President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, BBC
US claims against Iran: why now?, Paul Reynolds, BBC
Democrats wary over Iran claims, BBC
Italy foils 'arms for Iraq plot', Christian Fraser, BBC
Canada PM pledges $1.3 billion green fund to combat climate change, BBC
Attempt to cut EU waste mountain, BBC
Putin in first Saudi state visit, Stephen Eke, BBC
Japan in commercial whaling push, Richard Black, BBC
Japan whale ship in protest clash with anti-whaling activists, BBC
China's trade surplus jumps 67%, BBC
German call for Chrysler spin-off, BBC


Silent prayers. Then the inferno in Baghdad market, Howard
US financial squeeze on Iran more effective than war threats, Tisdall
Iranian leader says Bush looking for scapegoats for Iraq disaster, Borger
The boy who cried wolf: saber-rattling at Iran, Bell
Dixie Chicks: Awards confirm comeback after anti-war controversy, Glaister
Nobody on the US home front is being asked to make sacrifices, Younge


Want to ease tensions with Iran? Just try talking, Rifkind
Iran: Accusations, denials and a weird form of diplomacy, Editorial


ABC, news

Latin America

Upside-Down World


Inter Press Service

Brazil: Paramilitary Militias Fuel the Violence , Osava
Portugal: Legal Abortion After Decades of Struggle , de Queiroz
Rights: Executions Create Generations of Victims , Sandrasagra
Argentina: Patagonia to the Highest (Foreign?) Bidder , Valente
Health-VietNam: Choosing Illegal Duck Breeding to Penury , Ngo
Egypt: State Media Loses Billion Dollars, And Counting , Morrow+al-Omrani
Rights-Philippines: UN Probes Extra-Judicial Killings , Macan-Markar

Der Spiegel

Radio Paris (WNN)

International Herald Tribune

Middle East


Daily Star


Daily Times

OIC: US withdrawal would open hell, DT
World Bank asks India to lower dam, Fida Hussain
Taliban said planning attack on dam, DT
Partial breakthrough on library occupation, Mohammad Imran
Bajaur youths insist on shaving despite ban, Iqbal Khattak


US rejects Kabul ire against Pakistan, Dawn
Russia offers Saudis help with nuclear plants, Dawn
Bangalore crippled by water strike, Dawn


Export Surge Lifts China's Trade Surplus 67 Per Cent, Times Online
China Says N. Korea Agrees on Yongbyon Reactor Shutdown, The Seoul Times
Internet Giants to Tackle China's Censorship, Asia Times
China Profits Rise as Materials Get Cheaper, Asia Times

The Hindu, news
Asia Times, opinion


Sudan: Darfur Activists Frustrated With US Inaction , Lobe
Arts: Spotlight on Mandela Film , Freeman
Population-Nigeria: 'We Want Recount'' , Olori

Mail and Guardian



The Smirking Chimp

Barack Obama: Don't Be Our Neville Chamberlain, Dave Johnson
When Prosperity Attacks!!, Ed Naha
Inappropriate Behavior and Impeachment, Dave Lindorff
Jury sees through another botched federal "terrorism" case , Colson
An outrageously sickening immigration policy , Moses

Editor & Publisher

One man's 'nightmare' in Iraq -- and America's , Mitchell

Drug Corp Watch

FDA Restricts Use of Antibiotic, Yahoo News
FDA Delays Review on Acomplia Again and Acts on Ketek , PharmaTimes
New Book Exposes the Mistaken Medical Assumptions Doctors Often Make, Dr. Joseph Mercola
Commit to Lower Drug Prices, Kevin Outterson
No Monopoly on Clinical Trial Data say Activists, Keya Acharya
Majority of Drug-Coated Stent Use Not Approved by FDA, Ed Edelson
Emergent's Anthrax Vaccine Gets Fast Track, UPI
The Harmful Side Effect We Never Hear About, Dr. Henry I. Miller
Using EHRs to Extract Data on Adverse Drug Events, Andis Robeznieks

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

Holly Sklar:
Minimum Wage Raise Is Good for Business
Bill Moyers:
Discovering What Democracy Means
Ray McGovern:
Wake Up! The Next War Is Coming
Chris Hedges:
The Road Map to Despotism
Debi Smith:
Stop it Now
Dean Baker:
Edwards Steps out Front on Health Care
Paul Krugman:
Scary Movie 2
Walter Minot:
Dump 'Free World' in Sea of Dated Words
Cynthia Tucker:
Countless Alternatives for Billions Spent on War
Michael Schwartz:
Baghdad Surges into Hell: First Results from the President's Offensive
Christopher Hayes:
Barack's Announcement: Circling the Square
Dennis Rahkonen:
Vindication: Dixie Chicks Dominate the Grammys
Tom Teepen:
Warming Report Changes the Game
Eric Margolis:
Squandering Billions in Iraq While U.S. Suffers
Paul Siegel:
Bush is Dreaming and Won't Wake Up
Elizabeth Sullivan:
Flash-Frozen in Time
Noam Chomsky:
The US Says it is Fighting For Democracy - But is Deaf to the Cries of the Iraqis
John Nichols:
Obama's In, Predictably
Bob Barr:
Privacy or Protection?
Andrew Rawnsley:
Britain Needs a Declaration of Independence From America
Jon Wiener:
Harvard's Drew Faust: Why We Love War
Amitabh Pal:
Bad Feith
Robert Kuttner:
Deconstructing Nader
Gar Alperovitz:
California Split
Mark Hertsgaard:
Killer Weather Ahead
Maya Schenwar:
The Latest Occupation: Activists Nationwide Confront Congresspeople about Military Funding on Their Own Ground
William Hartung:
Bush Military Budget Highest Since WWII
Mark Weisbrot/Robert Naiman:
President Bush's New Gambles in the Middle East
Caroline Arnold:
The Costs of Killing
Jonathan Granoff:
Time for US Values for the Heavens
Christopher Brauchli:
Charity Begins at Home
Eric Herter:
Sounding the Alarm
Derrick Jackson:
This is When the War Hits Home
John Dean:
Leading Experts Say Congress Must Stop An Attack on Iran: Is That Constitutionally Possible?
Ray McGovern:
Helping Israel Die
Antonia Zerbisias:
Real News Loses to Fluff Again
Christopher Cooper:
Tolling For The Luckless The Abandoned And Forsaked
Deborah James/Todd Tucker:
Dems Had Better Listen to the Public's Anger Over Our Failed Trade Policy
Jeremy Brecher/Brendan Smith:
Will the Watada Mistrial Spark an End to the War?
Tony Newman:
Obama: We Will Support You (In Your Effort to Quit Cigs) Whether You Are Successful or Not
Norman Robbins:
No War with Iran
Robert Buzzanco:
Is George Bush “The Manchurian Candidate?”
Rosa Brooks:
Kiss a Baby Then, Support Our Troops Now
Tony Norman:
Imagining a World without Newspapers
Tom Engelhardt:
Thelma and Louise Imperialism
Jon Wiener:
Terror at the Nixon Library

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