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Restore Habeas, Vets Screwed, News War, Prez Dispeners, Truthout, Bush Watch compilations

The Iran Distraction: Liar Bush Is The New Manchurian Candidate (excerpt), Frnk Rich
SAIC: Contractor That Benefited The Most Cooked, Investigated Intel Info On Iraq (excerpts),
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]
Death In Amsterdam, Pt. 4: How Muslim Women Are Indoctrinated To Hate (excerpts), Ayaan Hirsi Ali Interview
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
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
Parody Song: Halliburton Hillbilly, Paul Henning with Jerry Politex


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News Roundup

New Iraq Oil Law To Open Iraq's Oil Reserves to Western Companies, DN
"Illusions of Security: Global Surveillance and Democracy in the Post-9/11 World", DN
"American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War On America", DN
NYPD Spy Tactics Exposed: During Republican National Convention, DN
When bullies cry: Libby defense bases summation on ' lapses' (sobs, gasps) , Lewis
Hiding out in Japan, Cheney gets frosty reception from the Japanese, Parry
Campaign Launched To Stop Vulture Fund Investors From Profiting Off Debtor Nations in Developing World, DN
Former Admiral Says all American Forces Should Pull Out by Year's End, Schoof
Supreme Court Voids $79.5 Million Award in a Tobacco Suit, Henderson
Shielding the powerful: Supremes let Philip Morris get away with murder, Ed
SCOTUS activists defy state courts, common sense to protect Big Tobacco , Greenhouse
Government Misstated Statistics on the War On Terror, Audit Shows, Taylor
Accused Terrorist Is Big GOP Donor, Rood
Beware of ill-thought-out solutions to health care crisis, Markowitz RN
Tougher tactics deter migrants at US border, McKinley
Episcopalians mull Anglican Communion demand: no gay bishops, no gay blessings, Goodstein
Requiring photo ID is just one way that GOP manipulators discourage Dem voters, Drew
Sad: Bush's circle of (well-compensated) Texan devotees circle the wagons, Stolberg
Charade in Jerusalem: what do Condi's dizzy trips to the Mideast actually accomplish?, Ed
Dems' Disdain For Palestine, Brown
Lebanon will be the first victim of Iran crisis, Robert Fisk
India and Pakistan talks go on despite deadly train explosions, Gentleman
Specials: Restore Habeas, Vets Screwed, News War, Prez Dispeners, Truthout, Bush Watch compilations

AFP - Wire stories

Britain and Denmark to withdraw troops from Iraq
Cheney vows no retreat in Iraq, backs Japan on NKorea
Iran defiant ahead of UN nuclear deadline
UN investigator fingers Philippine military for murders
India, Pakistan sign nuke deal in defiance of train attacks
Japanese government says interest rate rise 'appropriate'
Indian liquor baron's UB audits Whyte and Mackay for takeover

News Bullets

  • Libby Testimony Raises More Questions about Cheney's Role In The CIA Leak Case
  • US 'Iran Attack Plans' Revealed
  • Law Restricting Guantanamo Appeals Upheld
  • Some Way Yet to Killing Off the Death Penalty
  • Court Sets Aside Award in Philip Morris Case
  • Aim for Low World Warming Despite Hardship: Scientist
  • Australia Mandates Use of Compact Fluorescent Bulbs by 2012
  • Bush Draws Parallel between US Revolution, 'War on Terror'



    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: Restore Habeas Corpus

    Restore habeas rights, Editorial
    Struggle to strip detainees of habeas corpus prompts Dems to promise a new law, Labaton
    Habeas Corpus: Lawmakers Challenge BushAdmin Military Commissions, Wm. Fisher
    No federal court for Guantanamo detainees, Warren RicheyLinda Feldmann
    Guantanamo detainees denied access to U.S. courts, AP


    Special: Screwing Our Vets

    Soldiers Face Neglect, Frustration At Army's Top Medical Facility , Dana Priest and Anne Hull
    Survivors of War Wrestle With Military Bureaucracy, Personal Demons , Priest and Hull
    Investigations Urged as Army Moves to Make Repairs, Improve Staffing , Dana Priest and Anne Hull
    This is no way to treat a veteran., WaPo Ed
    Hospital Investigates Former Aid Chief , Dana Priest and Anne Hull
    Army Fixing Patients' Housing , Dana Priest and Anne Hull


    Special: News War

    Frontline: News War: Secrets, Sources & Spin (Part 2), Documentary
    Fontline: News War: What's Happening to the News (Part 3), Documentary


    Special: Prez Dispensers

    The mononym platform: Cher, Madonna, Oprah & Hill, Ed
    McCain: too hawkish, too flip-floppy, too pandering, and too old, Cornwell
    Profile in courage? McCain criticized Rumsfeld but afraid to attack Bush, Baker
    All Republican candidates would govern as Bush has done...hard right, Plumer


    Today's Alternative Special

    Truthout

    Wrong Is Right, Krugman
    Bush's Insane Budget, Liberation
    The Real Patriots, Herbert


    Mainstream

    United States

    New York Times

    When sinkholes swallow whole trucks it's time to repair the infrastructure, Ed
    Half a journalist-source shield is better than none, Stone
    Rape accusation reinforces fears in a divided Iraq, Santora
    Negroponte urges new diplomats to take dangerous posts in a hostile Bushworld, Shanker
    Our Polish, Czech Republic puppets aren't afraid of Russian nukes , Kramer

    Washington Post

    Beyond Baghdad, Grass-Roots Security , Joshua Partlow
    Antimissile Plan by U.S. Strains Ties With Russia , Peter Finn
    In Haiti, Abductions Hold Nation Hostage , Manuel Roig-Franzia
    Copter Attacks In Iraq May Indicate New Battle Strategy , Ann Scott Tyson
    A Rape Case Goes Public, Igniting Political Fray , Ernesto Londoño

    Christian Science Monitor

    Europe's rising unease over 'terror war', Robert Marquand
    US deficit is shrinking, for now, Mark Trumbull
    Mexicans cross 'the border' - at a theme park, Sara Miller Llana
    Global poll: There is no 'clash of civilizations', Tom Regan

    Los Angeles Times

    Libby's memory is at the heart of the case, Richard B. Schmitt
    For Democrats, war is front and center, Mark Z. Barabak
    Britain expected to pull some troops out of Iraq, Kim Murphy

    San Francisco Chronicle

    Blair to Announce Iraq Withdrawal Plan, AP

    Seattle Post Intelligencer

    Reconstruction: Mardi Gras plea, Editorial
    Anti-war protest held at federal building, Brad Wong
    Blair sets timetable for troop pullout, AP

    McClatchy

    Colombian Rebel Commander Found Guilty of Drug-Trafficking, Bachelet
    Putin Cracks Down on NGOs, Schofield

    Canada

    Toronto Star

    Blair to announce Iraq pullout schedule, Reuters
    9 killed in chlorine gas tanker bombing in Iraq, AP
    India,Pakistan: Blast won't derail peace talks, AP
    Police flee as Taliban capture town, Staff
    Al Qaeda gaining strength: U.S., NYT
    EU ministers agree to 20% cut in emissions, AP
    Canadian general urges troops to use restraint, Murray Brewster
    Karzai weighs war crimes amnesty, AP
    U.S. group targets Canadian cattle, CP
    Iran will halt nuclear program if West does the same, AP
    China holds GTA man in jail without charge, Nicholas Keung
    2 killed in error as troops attacked, Murray Brewster
    Harper breaks Air India impasse, Tonda MacCharles
    Canada `can be green and grow', Peter Gorrie
    Terror law vote to test Dion's leadership, CP
    Harper dismisses election talk despite polls, CP
    Guantanamo inmates denied legal challenge, AP, CP
    Canada is tiring of being the world's do-gooder: Poll, Richard Gwyn
    Iraq dogs Afghan mission, James Travers
    Harper holds election aces, Chantal Hebert

    CBC News

    Harper downplays election talk at AIDS announcement, Staff
    Blair to pull thousands of troops from Iraq: BBC, Staff
    UN sending peacekeepers to embattled Somalia, Staff
    Canadian general calls for less gunfire on Kandahar streets, Staff
    Airbus to cut 10,000 jobs: French PM, AP
    Libby's account in CIA leak case 'ludicrous': prosecutor, AP
    Iraqi militants change tactics, carnage continues, Staff
    Disguised suicide bomber strikes Afghan hospital, AP
    Fund new technology to curb climate change: oil executive, Staff
    Reducing greenhouse gases trumps adaptation: Baird, Staff
    Questions raised about treatment of terror suspects, Staff
    Nature of Things: When is Enough, Enough?, Documentary
    Passionate Eye: Encounter Point - Clash of Civilizations, Documentary
    Passionate Eye: ER Baghdad, A Doctor's Story, Documentary

    Macleans

    Anti-Terror Act - An excuse to take away liberties, Lloyd Axworthy
    B.C.'s surplus builds most ambitious housing plan in Canada, Dirk Meissner
    Film director Hiller, activist Kielburger named to Order of Canada, CP
    Afghanistan heats up, Staff
    Israel: talks will be limited if Palestinian unity deal goes through, AP
    Weary New Orleans residents, rowdy visitors mark 2nd Mardi Gras , AP
    Australia to ban incandescent, go fluorescent to cut greenhouse emissions, AP
    Parties gear up for political storm around March 19 budget, Jennifer Ditchburn

    England

    BBC

    EU reaches deal on emissions cuts, BBC
    Hard road ahead for EU emissions plan, Mark Mardell, BBC
    Blair 'to confirm Iraq UK troop withdrawal timetable', BBC
    Tehran dismisses threat of force, BBC
    Bomber strikes at Iraqi funeral, BBC
    Rape claim splits Iraq government, BBC
    Iraq is making Sunni and Shia sectarianism more mainstream in Muslim world, Roger Hardy, BBC
    Guantanamo court moves rejected by US appeals court, BBC
    John McCain condemns Rumsfeld, Justin Webb, BBC
    Mugabe pledges not to step down on eve of 83rd birthday, BBC
    Afghan war crimes amnesty passed, BBC
    Tobacco firm wins payout appeal, BBC
    Climate change 'freeze' could have killed off Neanderthals, BBC
    International business calls for carbon targets, BBC

    Guardian

    Iraq: The British Endgame-- Conclusion: Troops hurt more than help, Norton-Taylor
    UK politicians give up on Iraq...Don't talk about the War, Glover
    Inside the Green Zone: Biggest mistake was the Occupation, Chandrasekaran
    'Yo, Blair:' Geoffrey Wheatcroft's new book on the poodle, Crace

    Times Online

    Anti-American feelings soar: Muslim society is radicalised by War on Terror, Gledhill

    Australia

    ABC, news

    Latin America

    Our Latin America editor is off for a few days.

    Upside-Down World

    Europe

    Der Spiegel

    "The Damage to Bush Is Enormous", Dowling
    German press on the Middle East talks, Pham
    John McCain: Which Side Am I On?, Benjamin
    German Intelligence Agency 'Misplaces' Files That Could Have Exonerated Kurnaz, Spiegel
    A New Arms Race Between US and Russia?, Spiegel
    A Europe Divided over Climate Policy, Spiegel

    MosNews

    Russian Investigators Arrive in Britain to Probe Litvinenko Poisoning, MosNews
    Russia Will Not Enter Arms Race With U.S. -- Foreign Minister, MosNews
    Russian General Warns East European Nations Against Hosting U.S. Missile Shield, MosNews
    Iran Denies Payment Delays as Russia Freezes Works on Bushehr Reactor, MosNews
    Russia Plans Arms Sales of $7.5Bln in 2007 -- Official, MosNews

    Pravda

    Russian Foreign Minister: Moscow will not enter new arms race with U.S., Pavda
    Bush sends U.S. envoy to Moscow, other European capitals, following Putin criticism, Pravda
    Ahmadinejad says Iran ready to halt enrichment program provided the West does the same, Pravda
    Russia fights with Iran over nuclear money, Sudakov
    Global poll: Most reject idea Islam and West face 'clash of civilizations', Pravda

    Inter Press Service

    Rights-Colombia: Disinterring the 'Disappeared' , Vieira
    Health: Report Blames Factory Farms for Bird Flu , Leahy
    Media-Chile: Community Newspapers Take to the Web , Estrada
    Egypt: Islamist Leadership Faces Military Tribunal , Morrow+al-Omrani
    Middle East: Shia-Sunni Violence Spreads in Iran , Sanati
    Balkans: Serbs Want to Hand Kosovo an Independence Invoice , Zimonjic

    Radio Paris (WNN)

    International Herald Tribune

    Middle East

    The Daily Star > Politics

    Israel threatens to boycott Abbas over deal with Hamas
    Syria calls on US to engage in dialogue
    Rape charge highlights sectarian fault-lines in Maliki's government
    Israeli MP calls for ban on Islamic faction
    Key Iranian oversight body re-elects head cleric
    Russian immigrant plans new party in Israel
    Kabul cracks down on unlicensed alcohol sales
    Most Turks don't want Erdogan as president - poll

    Haaretz

    Asia

    Daily Times

    67 killed, 50 wounded in express train bombing, fire, Iftikhar Gilani
    Visa camp set up for relatives of victims, DT
    Search for relatives continues, Iftikhar Gilani
    Benazir to attend All-Parties Conference, Mohammad Imran
    Al Qaeda said based in Waziristan, Khalid Hasan

    Dawn

    Crude bombs spark train fire; 68 dead, Jawed Naqvi
    Details of train tragedy, Dawn
    Islamabad zoo closed by bird flu scare, Amin Ahmed
    Rail link with China under study, Dawn

    China

    Survey: China Would Win Most Gold Medals, MLive.com
    India Is the New China at World's Biggest Wireless Fair, ZDNet
    In China, a Move Against Privatization, San Francisco Chronicle
    North Korea Nuclear Deal Seen Strengthening US-China Ties, Washington File
    Fears Over Shanghai's Red-Hot Bourse, Asia Times
    China Hikes Deposit Reserve Ratio, Asia Times

    The Hindu, news
    Asia Times, opinion

    Africa

    Mail and Guardian


    Alternative

    Tom Paine

    Iraq: The Hidden Story (video), BBC
    Bridging The Black-Immigrant Divide, Jenkins
    Which Babies Are Real Americans?, Huang
    Putting Higher Ed Out Of Reach, Karger

    Drug Corp Watch

    High Death Rate Reported With Bayer's Trasylol, Evelyn Pringle
    Canada Joins Gates in AIDS Vaccine Fight , Beth Duff-Brown
    The FDA: An Agency Out of Control Part 1, Byron J. Richards
    The FDA: An Agency Out of Control Part 2, Byron J. Richards
    Opponents Rally Against Texas Forcing Sixth Grade Girls to Receive Unnecessary HPV Vaccine, Dr. Joseph Mercola
    Drug Maker Retreats on Vaccine, April M. Washington
    Drug Gets a Cameo in a Film Backed by Its Maker , STEPHANIE SAUL
    Watchdog Deplores NHS Drug Bills, Gregory Roumeliotis
    Wyeth Loses $3 Million Verdict Over Menopause Drug , Phil Milford and Jef Feeley
    Doctors Withhold Information from Patients on 'Controversial' Types of Care, Study Finds, M.T. Whitney
    CDC Finally Admits Autism is a Greater Danger to Your Children, Dr. Joseph Mercola
    Merck Suspends Lobbying for Vaccine, AP
    FDA Warns Abraxis BioScience About Problems at Plant, PharmaTimes
    Vaccine Safety Group Releases GARDASIL Reaction Report , PRNewswire
    Keeping Tabs on Medicine, Kevin A. Schulman

    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

    Bill McKibben:
    Warning on Warming
    Jesse Jackson:
    Time to Clip the Wings of Vulture Funds
    Pierre Tristam:
    Where Does School Authority End? Supreme Court Will Draw the Line
    Priscilla Huang:
    Which Babies Are Real Americans?
    Shari Cohen:
    Parallel Movies
    Leonard Pitts:
    The True Face of Homophobia
    HDS Greenway:
    Renunciation of Reality
    George Monbiot:
    9/11 Fantasists Pose a Mortal Danger to Popular Oppositional Campaigns
    Michael Brown:
    Dems' Disdain For Palestine
    John Nichols:
    Clinton Would Rather Be Wrong Than President
    Matthew Rothschild:
    George W. Is No George Washington


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