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Specials: Bush Money, Iraq, Iran, Prez Dispensers, The Nation, Bush Watch compilations

Big Mistake: Again, Bush Takes Canada For Granted, Tarri Hall
Republic or Empire: A National Intelligence Estimate on the United States [1], Chalmers Johnson [2]
Our Contributors: Uhler (2), Collins, Mickey Z. Floyd (2), Weiner, Ross, Samples, Pringle, Bosworth, Miller, Fisher (2), Wokusch, Brasch, Direland (2)
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

Two sinister provisions in Bush's monster defense budget strike at the heart of our democracy, Ed
The Chill effect- FBI spying on US citizens, Stone
Money Trumps Peace...Sometimes, Cindy Sheehan
Pak secret "understanding" would give Saudis N-bombs, says Depka, Hindustan Times
Libby isn't the only player with a personal stake in the verdict, Lewis
Narrowing the religion gap: how could churchgoers mistake GOP fascism for Christianity? , Rosen
Only in America: Newbury award winning book condemned by nutters, Gumbel
Leftward, ho? Bush's colossal failures have forged a new liberal climate in America, Leibovich
Saving N. Korea's refugees: politcally and morally right so Bush won't do it, Eberstadt and Griffin
Alaska's new governor defies back-room boys on new pipeline, Yardley
Hillary is looking GOP moguls like Mellon Scaife and Rupert Murdoch, Kirkpatrick
Bush admits that the Al Qaeda 'folks' are holed up in Pakistan, planning worldwide attacks , Mazzetti and Rohde
Engineers (& Bushco) have always known there is oil and gas under Sunni lands in Iraq , Glanz
Suppressed report shows cancer link to genetically modified potatoes, Brown
Castle Doctrine law in Texas (shoot first) will also apply in Capitol Building, Gumbel
Right wingers try to smear Islam with Salt Lake City murders, Glaister
Don't fall for hot pink Camels: Big Tobacco hawks cancer to women in 'light& luscious' pink and teal, Ed
Country music wasn't always married to conservative politics, Feder
I'm A Straight Liberal No More!, Mark Morford
Specials: Bush Money, Iraq, Iran, Prez Dispensers, The Nation, Bush Watch compilations

AFP - Wire stories

"New type" explosive used in India train attack: official
Rice meets Mideast leaders but little progress
Alleged bombers plead innocence at Madrid trial
Thailand warns of more "terrorist" attacks
Insurgents attack US base in challenge to Iraq crackdown
Airbus rescue delayed by new German-French tensions
India's Bharti to invest 2.5 billion dollars in deal with Wal-Mart

Google News - U.S.

Bill 'stands in' for Hil at fete - New York Daily News
Senate Dems. weigh new Iraq restrictions - New Hope Courier
On the 2008 Campaign trail - Boston Herald
Mt. Hood climbers fall, then are found - Los Angeles Times
Same sex and the city - The Age
Avalanches Kill 5 in 3 States - Washington Post
Terror Officials See Qaeda Chiefs Regaining Power - New York Times
Mardi Gras is global, from Moscow (Idaho) to Moscow (Russia) - International ...

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 Money

Progressives See Bad Policy in Growing Trade Gap, Chen
Our Money: War dollars wasted, Editorial
Rich Get Richer While War Rages On, Stein
Money Trumps Peace...Sometimes, Cindy Sheehan

Special: Bush's Iraq Disaster

Bombings in Baghdad Kill 60 Despite Security Crackdown , Mauer+al Dulaimy
House Passes Iraq War Resolution, Talev+Schoof
In Iraq, Kurdish Militia Has the Run of Oil-Rich Kirkuk, Lasseter
2 days after Maliki calls security crackdown a 'dazzling success' bombs explode killing 60, Santora
Iraq war draws nays in state capitols, Brockman

Special: Bush's Iran Failure

World's most practiced liars try to whip up war against Iran, Murray
Iran: a war is coming, Pilger
Can a War With Iran Be Prevented -- Or will King George commit mass murder again?, Kwiatkowski
Weapons charges against Iran are almost certainly fabricated, Rahkonen
Serious questions about Bush-Gates Iran mortar allegation, Chin
The US propaganda campaign against Iran, Hammond
US and UK meddling in Iran to stir up ethnic minorities?, MacAskill
Iran says US/UK covert ops deliberately sow Sunni-Shiite discord, fatal bombings, Fathi
Gearing Up For New War In Iran, Gallagher
White House policy on Iran in paralysis, Bookman

Special: Prez Dispensers

Hillary is looking GOP moguls like Mellon Scaife and Rupert Murdoch, Kirkpatrick
Rock star political candidates don't do Iowa living rooms any more, Nagourney
Is the American Right ready for Rudy? Is anyone?, Harris
McCain's Shriveling Roots, Blumenthal/The Nation
Barack Obama: Not Your Typical Chicago Politician, Thomma
Obama's disinterest in grievance is both a source of his appeal and a sore spot, Samuel

Today's Alternative Special

The Nation

Words to Deeds , John Nichols
Targeting Tehran, Michael T Klare
Sam Graham-Felsen, Obama's Impressive Youthroots
McCain Mutiny, Max Blumenthal
Sect Symbols, Annia Ciezadlo


United States

New York Times

New York's Gov. Spitzer is just the 'steamroller' New York needs to break up the Albany cartel , Ed
Rice tries to hold together plan for Mideast talks, Cooper
African rip-off: China is following the West's greedy historical lead in Africa, Ed

Washington Post

Planned Tower Splits Venerable Russian City , Peter Finn
For Rice, High-Stakes Shuttle Diplomacy , Glenn Kessler
Rail Attack in India Kills Scores , Muneeza Naqvi
The Hotel Aftermath , Anne Hull and Dana Priest
Bombings End Lull In Iraqi Capital , Ernesto Londoño and Naseer Mehdawi
Two 'Private Fuzzies,' Diverted on Their Way to War , Bill Murphy Jr.,
Spain's Peace Process in Tatters After Basque Separatist Bombing , John Ward Anderson
Blast in Courtroom Kills 15 in Pakistan , Abdul Sattar
In Baghdad, Rice Acknowledges Frustrations in U.S. , Ernesto Londoño
Soldiers Face Neglect, Frustration At Army's Top Medical Facility , Dana Priest and Anne Hull
Maliki Hails Lull in Violence , Ernesto Londono
Rice Makes Unannounced Visit to Iraqi Capital , Ernesto Londono
House Rebukes Bush on Iraq , Jonathan Weisman
Milan Court Indicts 26 Americans In Abduction , Sarah Delaney and Craig Whitlock
In Energy Conservation, Calif. Sees Light , Steven Mufson

Christian Science Monitor

US doubts reports Al Qaeda in Iraq chief injured in clash, Tom Regan

Boston Globe

Rice's worrisome hesitancy on the road to Jerusalem, ED
Romney the vagabond, Vennochi
Key Kerry fund-raisers scooped up by others, Klein
How the Senate voted, BG

Chicago Tribune

Bush preparing for next battle, Silva
Race remains the focus as Obama hits the trail , Page

Los Angeles Times

Democrats seek to narrow the Iraq mission, Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Blasts rock Baghdad despite crackdown, Borzou Daragahi
U.S. forces try to win the trust of Iraqis, Tina Susman
One-third of Iraqis live in poverty, Christian Berthelsen
Iran alleges U.S. link to militant attack, Kim Murphy

San Francisco Chronicle

63 Die As Blasts Disrupt Iraq Clampdown, AP
Israel tense over 'the Iranian threat', Matthew Calman

Seattle Post Intelligencer

Iraq War: Reality surges, Editorial
Two soldiers killed in Iraq base attack, AP
Marine gets 8 years in Iraqi killing, AP


Toronto Star



'Now or never' for climate action, BBC
Baghdad car bombs leave 60 dead, BBC
US troops killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan, BBC
US House rejects Bush Iraq plan, BBC
Senate Republicans blocks vote on Iraq war and to debate resolution, BBC
Poll sees hope in West-Islam ties, BBC
A middle ground emerges in debate on Islam and the West, Roger Hardy, BBC
How the US plans to 'retake' Baghdad, David Loyn, BBC
Iraqis take Basra security lead, BBC
Rice set for key Mid-East summit, BBC
US marine sentenced to eight years for role in killing Iraqi civilian, BBC
Italians march in US base protest, BBC
Italy orders CIA kidnapping trial, BBC
Australian Guantanamo detainee could be home by end of year, BBC

Sunday Herald

Democrats take Bush to task, SH Ed
Why Middle East should look to Vietnam, Royle
Showdown over Trident could yet bring regime change in Scotland, MavWhirter
Women seek justice for police attacks in Mexico, Mistry
Liberia: Free at last?, McConnell


US to pay $1.2 million after Pentagon tried to obstruct investigation, Townsend
UK women to be paid 250 pounds ($500) to donate eggs to research, Campbell
Too late to save the polar ice caps- sea could raise 12-18 feet, Adam
The only sport more harmful to earth than skiing is Formula One, Editorial
Bottomless barrels of pork but no hummus: life in the Green Zone, Chandrasekaran
Sixty bombed to death in Iraq as leaders hail success of the surge, Howard
Iran is Iraq redux: Deluded and determined, Bush can't let go of a bad idea, Younge
House vote showcases Republican dissent to Iraq War, Goldenberg
26 CIA agents face trial in Milan over kidnapping, Staff
Eight soldiers dead in nine days: one US batallion in Baquba, Iraq, Beaumont


Surge vote sets the stage for a Constitutional showdown, Cornwall
Eight US soldiers die in helicopter crash in Afghanistan, Khan
Time to ask questions about Condi- Are Bush's failures also her failures?, Editorial
US piles pressure on Iran as Rice flies into Baghdad, Whitaker
UK delays troop reduction after pressure from the US, Whitaker
Delusions about the war, now delusions about weapons, Cockburn
Thousands of Italians protest US military base expansion, Popham

Times Online

US shock at Iraq helicopter toll: 6 down, 27 dead in 3 weeks, Colvin
Bush isolated on Iraq and climate change, Baldwin
CIA agents must be charged over ‘kidnap and torture’, says Italian judge, Owen


ABC, news

Latin America

Upside-Down World



Blast Hits Russian McDonald's, Seven Injured, MosNews
Russia Expects Israeli-Palestine Summit to End in Peace Talks, MosNews
Putin Replaces Defense Minister to Promote Longtime Ally, MosNews
Putin Names Kadyrov Acting President of Chechnya, MosNews
Russian Court Postpones Jury Selection in Klebnikov Murder Case, MosNews


Putin starts political intrigue linked with Russia’s new president in 2008, Novostei
Russia modernizes its superpowerful Bulava missile to crush USA's ABM system, Grachev
Putin dismisses Chechen President Alkhanov & names PM Ramzan Kadyrov its acting president, Pravda
Venezuela and Mexico concerned on al Qaeda threat, Etchaleco
Constituent Assembly advances in Ecuador, Etchaleco

Inter Press Service

Politics-US: Bush Suffers First Iraq Defeat in Congress , Lobe
Environment: Plans to Halt Desertification in Africa a Work in Progress , Boko
Guatemala: The Dark Side of Five-Star Adoptions , Benítez
Politics-US: Rove Said to Have Received 2003 Iranian Proposal , Porter
Politics-US: The Neo-Con Dog That Isn't Barking , Lobe

Der Spiegel

Radio Paris (WNN)

International Herald Tribune

Middle East


Rice: Olmert, Abbas to meet again, I will return soon, Aluf Benn
Hezbollah has already rebuilt its force, Gideon Alon
Rice to Haaretz: This is not 1938, Iran is not Nazi Germany, Aluf Benn
Rice tells FM Livni: Summit must focus on two-state solution, Amiram Barkat

Al Jazeera

No progress at three-way talks in Israel, Agencies
Iraq bombers defy security plan, Agencies
Chaos as Iraq's borders re-open, Al Jazeera
Three Afghan police killed in blast, Agencies
Huge Gulf spending at arms fair, Arab states perceive Iran threat, Al Jazeera
Syria and Iran vow unity against US, Agencies
Investigators fly to Afghan crash, Agencies
Putin dismisses Chechen president, Agencies

Arab News

Abbas Defends Unity Govt Deal, Hisham Abu Taha
Iran Denies Sadr Is in the Country, Agencies
Unity Over Diplomacy, Editorial
Govt Hospitals to Become Corporations, P.K. Abdul Ghafour

Lebanon Daily Star

Arab initiative, Tehran talks, internal shifts mark crossroads for Lebanon, Rym Ghazal
Talk is cheap: Bush is pushing the Palestinians toward civil war, Editorial
Spanish peacekeepers have another scuffle in South, Iman Azzi
King Abdullah: 'The continued denial of Palestinian rights is a fire starter,', H.D.S. Greenway

Middle East

Sowing paranoia: 'Our war against Islam', YNet
Russia straddles Sunni-Shi'ite divide , Asia Times
Khamenei: Iran, Syria strategically linked, Tehran Times
A battle for (which) global values? , Tehran Times
Jewish Settlers Go On Rampage In Hebron, IPC
From an Iraqi to an American, Uruknet

Daily Star



18,000 children die daily from hunger, The Hindu
Government set to 'cradle' girl child, The Times of India
9 more farmers commit suicide, Hindustan Times
Inflation: Nothing to smile about, The Times of India
More custodial killings, Kashmir Times
Why only Wal-Mart?, Deccan Herald
Novartis challenges Third World’s right to cancer lifeline, Tehelka
‘Our Children won’t live in Filth’, Tehelka
'India indifferent to e-waste contamination', The Hindu
Agreement on Iran gas pipeline close: Pakistan, Hindustan Times
Over two million Afghan refugees in Pak: UN, Hindustan Times
Yunus launches party, says can't stay apolitical, The Times of India
Nepal king's car stoned during Shivratri festival, Hindustan Times
‘India doesn’t want Maoists to come to power in Nepal’, Tehelka
China shows the way in science education, The Hindu
China to shift one million people from sinking towns, The Hindu
US denies any plan to attack Iran, says diplomacy is the key, The Hindu
War clouds over Iran, Kashmir Times
Israel, U.S. rebuff Makkah accord, The Hindu

Daily Times

Assemblies to elect president, DT
50 suicide attack suspects detained, DT
Poverty a cause of increased suicides, DT
Iran summons Pakistan's envoy over bomb blasts, DT


16 killed in Quetta suicide attack, Saleem Shahid
Khameini: Nuclear plan is Iran's destiny, Dawn
Aziz seeks greater access to EU markets, Dawn


China Welcomes the Year of the Pig, CNN
China Arthouse Films Make Waves on Foreign Shores, Reuters India
China: China's besieged factories, Simons
China Allows Aids Activist To Visit Us, Guardian Unlimited
Japan Joins US Against China, The Australian

Asia Times, opinion


African rip-off: China is following the West's greedy historical lead in Africa, Ed
Health-Angola: War, Plague, Pestilence and Death , de Queiroz
Development-South Africa: Unease in the Wake of an Expropriation , Nduru
Zambia: 'Vulture' feeds on Zambia, Seager

Mail and Guardian


Drug Corp Watch

India Firm Reports Raid in U.S., Reuters
Drug Company Defends Patents Stance in Court, Gulf-Times
Stop Drug Company Gifts to Doctors , New Haven Register
US Regulator Raids Offices of Copycat Drug Firm, Andrew Clark
The World Health Organisation, the Drugs Company and the $10,000 Funding Offer, Michael Day and Sarah Boseley
The Health Care Reform Legislation that Congress Should Pass, But Won't, Mike Adams

the smirking chimp

Money for Nothing: Iraq War Funding, 2004 to 2007, Jeff Leys
Weapons charges against Iran are almost certainly fabricated, Dennis Rahkonen
Darfur, Chad - and Anna Nicole's Baby, RJ Eskow

Democracy Now

Bamako: Danny Glover Produces and Stars in New Film Putting the World Bank and IMF on Trial in Africa, DN
Citing Democracy Now!/BBC Broadcast, Rep. John Conyers Confronts Bush & Demands Investigation of Vulture Funds, DN

Online Journal

The Mecca agreement: What should we expect?, Baroud
More Zyprexa postcards from the edge, Pringle


Fahrenheit 59: What a Child's Fever Might Tell Us About Climate Change, Schulman
The Leadership Imperative: An Interview with Oren Lyons, Barry Lopez

Tom Paine

Rendering The CIA Useless, Prados
Surprise Strike On Stealth Wealth, Pizzigati


Oh What a Malleable War, Rich
What Lincoln Really Said, Swanson
Putin Wants to Offer Alternative to Washington's "Unilateral Policy", Le Monde
Velayati: We Only Want Security, Le Temps
Ahmadinejad Ever More Isolated, Liberation

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 Weitzel:
Cluster Bombs: The Realpolitik of U.S. Foreign Policy
Adam Shatz:
Why Iran 'meddles' in Iraq
Les Payne:
Who Can Stifle the Urge to Surge?
Patrick Cockburn:
First, the US Deluded Itself About the War, Then About the Source of the Weapons
Jared Blumenfeld/Susan Leal:
The Real Cost of Bottled Water
Jeremy Brecher:
A New Paradigm for Peace in Iraq
Amitabh Pal:
Corporate Globalization Kills
Aziz Huq:
Framing The President
Cesar Chelala:
Palestinian Accord is a New Chance to the US
Sean Gonsalves:
Black by Popular Demand
David Michael Green:
American Betrayal
Barbara Miller:
Who Will Protect and Defend Our Military From the Bush Administration?
Tom Hayden:
Ending It: How to End the Iraq War and Occupation
Bruce Friedrich:
Food for Thought on Global Warming
Christopher Brauchli:
God Working in Mysterious Ways
Mark Weisbro/Robert Naiman:
If 2003 was a Missed Opportunity, It's a Mistake to Refuse to Talk to Iran Now
Robert Koulish:
Conservatives Waging War on Nonprofits
Ashley Sayeau:
Dixie Chicks Among Esteemed Outlaws
Michael Parenti:
Mystery: How Wealth Creates Poverty in the World
Mike Carlton:
From Down Under: Stink of Blood Money in the Air - Must be Deadeye
Amy Littlefield:
Protestors, Don't be Afraid to Show Your Anger
James K. Galbraith:
What Kind of Economy?
John Feffer:
Promising Start with North Korea
Sarah Shelton White:
What's In A Word? We Americans Must Pick Our Words -- and Our Fights -- Very Wisely
Boulder Daily Camera:
'Trust us' Won't Cut It
Matthew Rothschild:
Bush Backpedals on Iranian Role, Remains in Bubble on Iraq
Rosa Brooks:
Insurgents -- They Buy American
David Clark:
Like it or Not, the US Will Have to Accept a Multipolar World
Laura MacCleery:
Unbundle the Benjamins: Just How Much Money is Being Collected by Lobbyists?

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