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Nuke Bribe, Iran Threat, Middle-East, Oil Wars, The Nation, Bush Watch compilations

Death In Amsterdam, Pt. 4: How Muslim Women Are Indoctrinated To Hate (excerpts), Ayaan Hirsi Ali Interview
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
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War and the Economy: Snapshots From BushWorld, Kent Southard
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

Netherlands top, U.S. bottom of best rich countries for kids, AFP
U.S. Too Big: Break it Up!, Stephen Fleischman
Democrats Prove Accounting Gimmicks Are Bipartisan, Rosen
Show Me The Money: Congress and Self-Reform
House set to debate resolution on Iraq, Klein
Former Top CIA Official Indicted , R. Jeffrey Smith
Libby and Cheney Will Not Testify, Says confident Defense
Army Giving More OKs to Crimimal Backgrounds in Recruiting
Valentine's Day: Sperm Donor Father Ends His Anonymity
In a Case Worthy of Spade, the Falcon Has Flown Again
Mitt Romney Launches Presidential Campaign, Thomma
Gore: Comments not meant as praise for Harper, Richard Brennan
Putting Black Faces on Imperial Policies, Glen Ford
Obama's antiwar message receives cheers in Nashua, Durham, Milligan
Kosovars look warily toward independence, Starr
Blair (surprise!) overstates his Green credentials, Editorial
Specials: Nuke Bribe, Iran Threat, Middle-East, Oil Wars, The Nation, Bush Watch compilations

AFP - Wire stories

Lebanon marks Hariri murder anniversary
Tough road ahead for NKorea nuclear deal
Dictator's aide sworn in as new Turkmen president
Netherlands top, Britain bottom of best rich countries for kids
11 dead in Iran bomb attack on elite force
US government in dock as trade gap rockets
Total pumps record profit, promises increased output

Common Dreams | News & Views

Joint Chiefs Chairman Sees No Evidence of Meddling by Iran's Regime
5 Ousted US Attorneys Received Positive Job Evaluations
Executions Create Generations of Victims
Rich Nations Prodded on "Illegitimate" Lending
More Troops, And More Violence
House's Attack on War Policy
Obama's Antiwar Message Receives Cheers in Nashua, Durham
Bush Library to Boost a Sagging Legacy

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Special: The Bush Economy

Federal Budget: Wrong way to cut, Editorial
China Passes Mexico as US Trade Partner; Democrats Concerned, Bloomberg
Pressure on China As Trade Surplus Hits 17-Month High, Business Day

Special: No. Korea Nuke Bribe

N. Korea to end nuclear programme, The Hindu
You really do have to talk to your enemies, Bush: The Lesson of North Korea
Bad behavior works: North Korea takes America back to the future, Editorial
North Korea compromise a humiliation for Bush and neocons, Parry
News Analysis: Outside Pressures Broke Korean Deadlock
Pact With North Korea Draws Fire From a Wide Range of Critics in U.S.
Tenuous deal for North Korea, Peter FordDonald Kirk
North Korea Nuclear Accord May Be a Historic Turning Point, Johnson
Politics-US: Korea Deal Marks Big Victory for Realists , Lobe

Special: Iran Threats

From The Wonderful Folks Who Brought You Iraq, Craig Unger
US aim in prodding Iran: negotiation?, Peter Grier
Iran bashing goes prime time , Smith
How will the White House spin Gen. Pace's scepticism on Iran?, Baldwin
Return of diplomacy with North Korea-Can Bush learn for Iran?, Editorial
Scott Ritter's book, 'Target Iran': our leaders sleepwalk us to war, Doyle
So what if Iran is arming Shiite militias?, Joshua Holland
Iran War Talking Points, David Swanson
A word of caution on US 'evidence' that Iran is providing armor-piercing weapons to Iraqis, Dave Lindorff
Gearing Up For New War In Iran, Bill Gallagher
Bush sets stage for a new confrontation , Cockburn
Clouds may burst over Iran, Kashmir Times
Iran ready for talks on nuke issue: Ahmadinejad, The Hindu
Ambiguity marks Iran’s nuclear stand, Hindustan Times

Special: Bush Middle-East

The dangerous lunacy of the Bush team's new Mid-East 'realignment' strategy, Yglesias
Three Israeli provocations: The method in the madness , Avnery
Lebanon slips toward civil war, Robert Fisk
How the recent Palestinian peace talks were brokered, Mort
'Iraq democracy unattainable', The Times of India
General Patraeus and other hollow men , MacGreagor

Special: Oil Wars

France: Oil giant 'knew tanker was a risk before disaster', Lichfield
Nigeria: Oil Spill Displaces 10 Ijaw Communities , Arubi
UK: BP's BTC Pipeline Needs Extra Monitoring-US Agency, CorpWatch

Special: Today's Alternative Special

The Nation

Libby Trial: No Scooter, No Cheney, David Corn
Feith-Libby Lies Exposed , Robert Dreyfuss
Is Obama's Race a Factor in Howard's Attack?, John Nichols


United States

New York Times

Homeland Security: A Shameful Prosecution
Editorial Observer: Robert Moses, Builder, Left Behind His Power Tool
The flower shop is cities' most vital and endangered habitat
Shareholders Object: Staggered boards block takeovers
Severe Storm Adds to Troubles in New Orleans
Bosnian Gunman: Sense of Loss and Unease After Salt Lake Slayings
Iraqis Announce New Crackdown Across Baghdad
Bombs Kill 3 in Lebanon on Day Before Memorial
U.S. Says Powerful Iraqi Cleric Is Living in Iran
Taiwan Court Charges Leader of Opposition With Corruption
House Begins Full Debate on the Iraq War
Disputes Emerge on Iran and Roadside Bombs

Washington Post

U.S. Flexibility Credited in Nuclear Deal With N. Korea , Glenn Kessler and Edward Cody
House Begins Debate On War , Jonathan Weisman
Libby Defense to Rest Without Testimony by Him or Cheney , Amy Goldstein and Carol D. Leonnig
Romney Joins the 2008 Race , Anne E. Kornblut

Christian Science Monitor

Report: British police justified in 'aggressive' raid, but should apologize, Tom Regan
Florida manatee no longer endangered?, Warren Richey
Region's strife tears at Lebanon's fragile seams, Nicholas Blanford
Investors turn up heat over carbon emissions, Ron Scherer
Flood of knockoff merchandise triggers a wider crackdown across US, Patrik Jonsson

Boston Globe

Keeping talks kosher, Greenway

Chicago Tribune

Kids confront war's pain, Working
Rove strikes conciliatory note at GOP luncheon, Pearson

Los Angeles Times

House debate: Prelude to a faceoff?, Noam N. Levey
Calif. Senate OKs resolution against Iraq, Robert Salladay,
Is Iran's government sending arms to Iraq?, AP

Al Qaeda #2 calls Bush a liar, addict, AP

San Francisco Chronicle

Before the invasion, there was Feith, Robert Scheer
Who makes the tough decisions?, Debra Saunders
Pelosi opens House debate on troops, Edward Epstein

Seattle Post Intelligencer

Iraq to close borders with Syria and Iran, P-I News Services


Baghdad Security Plan to Restrict Weapons, Close Borders, Mauer
Transcripts Shed Light on Testimony Against Border Patrol Agents, Montgomery


Toronto Star

North Korea deal reached, Tim Harper
Bush defends nuclear deal with North Korea, Beth Gorham
Watching history unfold: Applebaum casts keen eye on Kremlin, Lynda Hurst
Saddam aide sentenced to hang, AP
Car bomb kills 18 in Tehran, Reuters
Al-Sadr in Iran after fleeing Iraq: U.S. official, AP
Iraq closing borders with Syria, Iran, AP
NATO plea for more Afghan troops, AP
Tories give $1.5B to boost air quality, Staff
MP fumes over Harper clean air plan, Allan Woods
B.C. plans to cut emissions by 33%, Dirk Missner
Liberals propose income-trust tax changes, CP
Liberals, Tories in dead heat, poll suggests, CP
Senate report called wake-up call for Harper, Bruce Campion-Smith
Women lacking influence in Ottawa, James Travers
Let 9/11 powers elapse, Ed.
A win for Dixie Chicks, Ed.
Bottled water the bane of our time, Ed.
Editorial Cartoon, Theo Moudakis

CBC News

Bush hails North Korea deal as 'best opportunity', Staff
NATO, Afghan troops secure southern Taliban stronghold, AP
Libby defence won't call Cheney as witness, Staff
U.S. House begins debate on Iraq, AP
Truck bomb kills at least 15 at Baghdad college, AP
Iran rejects U.S. claim it supplied weapons to Iraq, AP
EU approves sanctions against Iran, Staff
Environment tops the agenda for Campbell B.C. government, Staff
Tories go droll in Quebec attack ads, Staff
Reconsider Afghan mission unless NATO boosts support: Senate, Staff
Feds give provinces, territories $1.5B for climate change plans, Staff
Passport security improved, but weaknesses remain: AG , Staff

Globe and Mail

Buses targeted in Lebanon attacks, AP
U.S. Marine pleads guilty in killing of Iraqi civilian , AP
Iran warms to nuclear talks, AP
Tehran not necessarily involved in Iraq, top U.S. general says, AP



Rice hails N Korea nuclear deal, BBC
House begins debate on resolution opposing Bush's Iraq policy, BBC
Sharp exchanges in House as debate on Iraq policy begins, BBC
Iraq unveils new security plans, BBC
Suicide van bomb shakes Baghdad killing at least 16 people, BBC
Iraqi refugees seek help abroad, Imogen Foulkes, BBC
Iraqis use google satellite map to avoid getting kidnpped or killed , Andrew North, BBC
RAF Hercules plane destroyed in Iraq, BBC
Two Bombs tear through Lebanon buses, BBC
Fragile Lebanon needs urgent remedy, Jim Muir, BBC
Iran president 'ready for talks', BBC
Cheney 'not to testify for Libby', BBC
Canadians debate Afghan pullout, BBC
Blair calls for post-Kyoto deal, BBC
US trade deficit hits fresh high, BBC
US cancels Liberia's $391m debt, BBC


UN report names UK companies who paid kickbacks to Saddam, Leigh
Devastating bomb attacks mock Iraq security drive , Howard
US Army says 24 has too much torture: show is video gore-fest, Donahy
America the most hated country on earth: can the pendulum swing back?, Morris
Unilateral force has nothing to do with democracy, Vladimir Putin

Times Online

Eurozone growth puts US in the shade, Duncan


ABC, news

Latin America

Feds investigating mayor of Acapulco, El Universal
Gov’t recognizes flaws at migrant detention centers, El Universal
Guns, money and sovereignty, the effects of our craving for drugs, El Universal
Peace without justice in El Salvador, inforpressca
New Nicaragua government proposes initiative to cut mega salaries, nicanet
Cuban Doctors to Advise Nica Colleagues, Prensa Latina
Massive demonstrations in Haiti catch UN by surprise, HIP
UN December 22nd Assault on the Bois Neuf Zone, Haiti Analysis
Colombian paramilitaries rearming after peace deal, Reuters
Venezuelan Government and Verizon Agree to Telecom Nationalization, Venezuelanalysis
Medieval Murder in Brazil Highlights Rio Brutality, Brazzil
Brazilian Lessons on Absurdity and Selfishness, Brazzil
1,200 Vigilantes Poised to Invade Brazil's City of God. It's Not a Movie, Brazzil

Upside-Down World


Inter Press Service

Climate Change: Brazil Has No National Policy , Tautz
Politics-US: Korea Deal Marks Big Victory for Realists , Lobe
Finance: US Cancels Liberia's Debt, But Billions Pending , Mekay
Politics-US: National Security Experts Grim on Terror War , Lobe
Rights-Mexico: Activists Worried About What Calderón Will Do , Cevallos
Health-India: Campaign to Stop Monopoly of Clinical Trial Data , Acharya
Iraq: More Troops, And More Violence , Jamail+al-Fadhily
Death Penalty-Pakistan: Too Many Dubious Convictions Say Activists , Ebrahim

Der Spiegel

Radio Paris (WNN)

International Herald Tribune

Middle East


Gabi Ashkenazi takes over as IDF Chief in J'lem ceremony, Staff
Israel to review ties with Abbas over PA unity government deal, Aluf Benn
What a strange 'abroad', Amira Hass
Israel's well-being not dependent on American aid, Shmuel Rosner
The axis of fear, Shmuel Rosner
A mother's resistance, Al Jazeera's correspondent in Gaza, Ofri Ilani
Mugrabi walkway plan canceled - then reinstated, Nadav Shragai

Al Jazeera

Lebanon marks al-Hariri murder, Agencies
Al-Sadr 'flees Baghdad crackdown' according to US officials, Agencies
Nato: District retaken from Taliban, James Bays
Iran bomb attack 'kills 18' guards, Agencies
Bomber strikes near Baghdad college, Agencies
Cairo: Brotherhood continues to speak out, Doha Al-Zohairy

Daily Star



Overheating of democracy, Kashmir Times
Jarawa: Survival At Stake, The Times of India
India accused of discrimination against Dalits, The Times of India
India's license raj is alive and well, The Times of India
India lags in IPR race, Deccan Herald
Baglihar verdict: An irritant has been removed from Indo-Pak relations, Deccan Herald
Breakthrough on Baglihar?, The Hindu
Bureaucracy militarised in Pakistan, Deccan Herald
China briefs India on missile test, The Times of India
FMs of India, Russia, China meet today, The Hindu
Russia, Qatar mull over gas cartel, The Hindu
Washington using Russia as 'threat': Putin, Deccan Herald
Friends in need, Hindustan Times
The grand design: New US initiative in West Asia, Deccan Herald
Déjà vu on the Korean peninsula, The Hindu
Palestine: Promising pact, Deccan Herald


Pakistan to continue mining its border, Qudssia Akhlaque
Agreement reached on mosque protest, Dawn


China's Land Supply Conundrum, Asia Times
China Launches Anti-Graft Unit, Financial Times

Asia Times, opinion


Mail and Guardian


New York Review of Books

Reconstructing Ronald Reagan, Russell Baker
The Uncontainable Kurds, Christopher de Bellaigue

Drug Corp Watch

Valentine's Day Viagra Promotion Is 'Rx for Abuse' , AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Judge Says Internet Documents Fall Outside Injunctions' Reach, Michael Muskal
Area Hospitals Limit Gratuities from Drug Reps, David Wenner
The Merck Bailout Vaccine, Steven F. Hotze, M.D.
FDA: Rotavirus Vaccine May Harm Infants, Andrew Bridges
Study Finds Drug Companies Deliberately Use Misleading Marketing Messages, M.T. Whitney
FDA Fails Public, Doctor Says , Sabrina Eaton
FDA Handling of Lilly Drug Needs Probe, Reuters
FDA Announces Label Changes and Prescribing Information for Antibiotic, Jennifer Howe


UK: Monsanto Helped to Create One of the Most Contaminated Sites in Britain, Vidal

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

Robert Dreyfuss:
Feith-Libby Lies Exposed
Susan Lenfestey:
What About Iraq Isn't Sobering?
Antonia Zerbisias:
Media Caught up in the Spin Cycle
Mari Margil:
Companies' Support Goes against the Environment
Michael Crichton:
Patenting Life
John Nichols:
America's Not Ready to Make Nice
Gabrielle Rifkind:
Want to Ease Tensions with Iran? Just Try Talking
Michael Winship:
Barbarians at Both Sides of the Gate
Stephany Kern:
Please Don't Make My Grandchildren Pay for the War That Killed Their Father
Pierre Tristam:
Lost Cause: Remember Afghanistan?
Jeff Milchen:
Loophole Bad for Competition
Thomas Palaima:
Flawed American Policies Cast Long Shadows

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