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Recent Bush Watch Features

New Rule: How Did We End Up With The Chimp?, Bill Maher
Specials: Death Surge, Brits Quit Iraq, Campaign '08 American Prospect, Bush Watch compilations

Our Contributors: Fisher (2), Partridge, Mickey Z. (2), Weiner, Floyd, Ireland, Uhler, Ross, Hammond, Kuntsler, Miller, Jones, Kane
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

Congress must forcefully shackle shameful Bush assault on American liberty , Ed
Mortgage insecurities: do foreign investors own your house?, Ed
The misrule in our political life mirrored in bee colony 'collapse disorder', Klinkenborg
Jury in Libby case begins deliberations, NYT
Cheney hides out: Visits Australia roiled by Guantánamo, Iraq, Nick Squires
Immigrant detention centers are abusing families in 'prisonlike conditions', Swarns
Bush incarnates as chat show host to pitch health plan Dems call 'farcical', Stolberg
Second Lt.Prince Harry will serve in Iraq as Britain pulls out troops, Evans
Denmark to pull troops from Iraq, BBC
Italian government implodes: senators reject US military base and troops for Afghanistan, Fisher
Bush Administration Won't Change Approach to Cuba, Official Says, Bachelet
Specials: Brits Quit Iraq, Campaign '08 American Prospect, Bush Watch compilations

AFP - Wire stories

Italian government in crisis talks after Prodi resigns
Iraq faces 'dirty bomb' threat
Britain's Prince Harry to serve in Iraq
Philippine leader under fire over killings
Clashes ahead of Cheney's arrival in Australia
Cisco, Apple settle dispute over iPhone trademark
Allianz books record profits in 2006

News Bullets

  • Deteriorating Conditions at Texas Nuclear Plant Raise Alarm
  • Lebanon Will Be First Victim of Iran Crisis
  • US Government Misstated Statistics on the War on Terror, Audit Shows
  • Among Rich Countries, U.S. Child Well-Being Poor, But Optimism Prevails
  • At Mardi Gras, Politics Fuels Revelers
  • Report Blames Factory Farms for Bird Flu
  • Anti-American Feelings Soar as Muslim Society is Radicalised by War on Terror
  • Former Admiral Says All American Forces Should Pull out by Year's End
  • Hundreds Turn out for Media Forum

    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: Campaign '08

    Democrats Clash Over Iraq, Health Care at Forum, Thomma
    Iraq dominates first Democratic forum, Mark Z. Barabak
    The Obama/Hillary dynamic: Just so the infighting doesn't play into GOP hands, Healy and Rutenberg
    Hillary's calculations add up to war, Robert Scheer
    Clinton draws a line in the sand over Iraq, Amy Goodman
    GOP, Clinton and Edwards (and a lot of others) cast a dishonorable vote Let's never forget that, Tomasky
    29 Democrats Who Voted For War [Obama not in '02 Senate], Senate Record
    McCain slams Bush on global warming, Iraq policy, Michael Finnegan

    Special: Death Surge

    Chlorine bomb brings new level of fear and havoc to Iraq, Cave and Fadam
    Outrageous: under-equipped, under-trained reservists to be sent back to Iraq, Cloud

    Special: Brits Quit Iraq

    Brits get the hell out: 'special relationship' can't survive 'orgy of terrorism' in Iraq , Ed
    The end of the alliance : Tony leaves George just when he needed him most, Bull
    The retreat from Basra is an admission of defeat in Iraq, Cornwell
    Blair sounds the retreat in Iraq, Sengupta
    And then there were none? More nations plan pull-out of Iraq, Penketh
    US puts on brave face and vows to complete mission 'with honour', Cornwell
    Blair's exit from Iraq as foggy as the entrance to the War, Richards
    Gunmen, children, brutality and bombs - Iraq's dirty war, Beaumont
    Tony Blair admits defeat in Iraq as UK troops pull out, Editorial
    UK Army commanders wanted bigger and faster troop pullout, Norton-Taylor
    Blair's delicate balance: pull out without embarrassing Bush, Steele
    Apart from daily massacres, Iraq is tickety-boo according to Blair, Hoggart
    Blair delivers his own obituary as he spins Iraq retreat and defeat, Kettle
    Ally's Timing Is Awkward for Bush , Jonathan Weisman and Peter Baker
    Pentagon feebly frames Brit withdrawal as 'success' , Cowell
    Britain is turning tail and everyone knows it: Declare victory and go home, Hamilton
    Mixture of fear and celebration in Basra over Army’s pullout, Farrell
    A load of bunk from Blair's bunker- It's all the Iraqis' fault, Carr

    Today's Alternative Special

    American Prospect

    Clinton and Edwards (and a lot of others) cast a dishonorable vote Let's never forget that, Tomasky
    Comprehensive health care: What are progressives' core demands?, Klein, etc.
    Could a redesigned diaphragm save lives in HIV-ravaged nations?, Schwartzapfel


    United States

    New York Times

    Habitat for Humanity's rebuild of New Orleans houses is seriously bogged down, Eaton and Strom
    Is the drought in the Southwest normal?, Dean
    Mugabe eats birthday cake as bakeries all over Zimbabwe close down, Wines

    Washington Post

    Blair Plans To Withdraw 1,600 Troops From Iraq , Mary Jordan and Joshua Partlow
    In Far North, Peril and Promise , Doug Struck
    Paramilitary Scandal Takes Colombian Elite by Surprise , Juan Forero
    Cheney Argues Rumsfeld Served Well , Michael A. Fletcher

    Christian Science Monitor

    As US surges, British start exiting Iraq, Mark Rice-Oxley and Dan Murphy
    Iraq rape charge stirs sectarian storm, Scott Peterson
    States begin criticizing Iraq policy, too, Cristian Lupsa
    Why US is now turning to diplomacy, Howard LaFranchi

    Boston Globe

    Bush and Al Qaeda, ED
    When justice doesn't add up, Jackson

    Chicago Tribune

    British withdrawing from Iraq, Stringer
    Businesses hail court ruling on jury awards, Neikirk + Sachdev

    Los Angeles Times

    Why the British are scaling back in Iraq, Kim Murphy
    Another chlorine gas bomb attack in Iraq, Borzou Daragahi

    San Francisco Chronicle

    My Little Tricycle Can Go 110 Mph, Mark Morford
    Recap (Cartoon), Mark Fiore
    Second Case of Iraq Rape Charges Surface, AP
    Pelosi, Cheney trade barbs over war, John Wildermuth

    Seattle Post Intelligencer

    Iraq War: Signs of success, Editorial
    Cheney disagrees with McCain on Rumsfeld, AP

    Washington Post

    Christian Science Monitor


    Toronto Star

    Gloves off in terror law fight, CP
    Britain starts Iraq withdrawal, AP
    U.S. helicopter shot down in Iraq, AP
    Italian PM loses vote, resigns, AP
    Afghan- Pakistani border: Where the Taliban breeds, Olivia Ward
    Two NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan, AP
    Tories imperil neutral courts: Judges, Tonda MacCharles
    Senate panel to urge anti-terror law changes, Jim Bronskill
    Tories to revive green research fund: Sources, CP
    Kyoto costs reasonable, MPs told, Richard Brennan
    Party must buckle down: Dion, Susan Delacourt
    Big surplus gives Tories budget edge, Les Whittington

    CBC News

    Liberals shout down PM over 'base' attack , Staff
    Hundreds die in cholera outbreak in Ethiopia, AP
    Italian PM Prodi resigns after foreign policy defeat, Staff
    India, Pakistan agree to nuclear arms pact, Staff
    Jury begins to deliberate in CIA leak trial, Staff
    Countries head to Norway for cluster bomb talks, Staff
    2 groups ask court to stop transfer of Afghan prisoners, Staff
    Young Canadians to get free pass at U.S. land borders, Staff


    Under the microscope - UN takes aim at Canada , Kady O'Malley
    Employement insurance surplus hits $51 billion, Sue Bailey
    Liberal MPs shout down Harper over 'base' partisan attack, Joan Bryden
    Climate-change crusader Al Gore getting unlikely rock-star reception, CP
    Polluters pay into fund rather than cut emissions under Tory plan, CP
    UN panel grills Canada on Arar; Ottawa official denies racial profiling, CP
    U.S. military announces investigation of alleged rape by Iraqi cops, AP
    Iran wants nuclear talks with U.S.; UN prepares get-tough report, AP
    Denmark to withdraw its 460-member soliders from Iraq by August, AP
    Cheney meets Japanese emperor, tells troops US won't relent in Iraq, AP



    US wants tougher Iran sanctions, BBC
    US undaunted by UK exit from Iraq, Sarah Toms, BBC
    US soldier admits to four murders and rape of Iraqi girl, BBC
    US probes troop's neglect claims, BBC
    Car bomb in Najaf leaves 13 dead, BBC


    US soldier on trial breaks down in tears during graphic account of girl's rape, Gumbel


    ABC, news

    Latin America

    Our Latin America editor is off for a few days.

    Upside-Down World


    Inter Press Service

    Development-Cote Divoire: Dwindling Rains, Falling Harvests , Zamblé
    Culture-Argentina: Recuperating Indigenous Languages , Valente
    Chile: Sexual Minorities Report Gay Bashing, But Greater Recognition , Estrada
    Dominican Republic: Flour, Sugar - Vehicles of Food Fortification Plan , Pina
    Japan: Stricken Whaler Upsets Gov't Gourmets , Kakuchi
    Philippines: UN Lifeline Against Extra-Judicial Killings , Macan-Markar
    Moldova: Waiting for Kosovo and the EU , Dujisin
    Health Pakistan: Porous Afghan Border Thwarts Anti-Polio Drive , Ebrahim

    Der Spiegel

    Radio Paris (WNN)

    International Herald Tribune

    Middle East

    Our ME editor is off for a few days.


    Daily Star



    Poverty, human rights, and development, The Hindu
    Condom Ads: missed messages , India Together
    Contract farming: New terms of harvest , India Together
    SEZs: Lessons from China , India Together
    Gujarat's textbooks: Full of biases and errors , India Together
    Gujarat riots and education: Segregated and building their own schools , India Together
    The other revolution of 1857 , India Together
    Beyond the alphabet: A programme for functional literacy , India Together
    Environment: Will the Blue Lady do a Le Clemenceau? , India Together
    Big box retail will boost poverty , India Together
    It's been a hard day's night , India Together
    Drive against cluster bombs: 48 nations to meet in Oslo, The Hindu
    Tamil Nadu and LTTE menace, The Hindu
    Samjhauta Express tragedy: People first, not diplomacy, Deccan Herald
    Train blasts: Five detained in raids in Rajasthan, UP, Delhi, The Hindu
    Samjhauta Express chugs out with enhanced security, The Hindu
    On the India-Pakistan frontier, a fragile peace, The Hindu
    Indo-Pak pact on N-mishaps, Deccan Herald
    India imposes ban on nuclear trade with Iran, The Hindu
    Nepal parliament orders action against king, The Hindu
    Warship raises U.S.-Iran tensions, The Hindu
    Iran defiant, to continue N-programme, Deccan Herald
    Australia likely to double troops in Afghanistan, The Hindu


    China Braces for Year of the Baby , Shanghai Daily
    China's Auto Makers Earn $10bn in 2006, Asia Times
    China Targets More Than a Satellite , Asia Times

    Asia Times, opinion


    David Morse:
    The Myth of "Darfur"

    Mail and Guardian



    The second great depression , Whitney
    Appealing to the worst instincts: America the stupid , Kimberly
    Behind the rhetoric of the Democrats: Inside the imperial budget , Smith
    Showdown over Texas immigrant prisons , Moses
    The Clintons: The art of politics without conscience , St. Clair

    Editor & Publisher

    Walter Reed Hospital scandal is the last straw , Galloway

    Drug Corp Watch

    Lawmakers Take on Drug Company Immunity, Lester L. Holmes, Jr.
    Meetings About HPV Vaccine Same Day Governor Accepts Drug Company's Donation, AP
    Over-the-Counter Diet Drug, Alli, Approved, Dr. Joseph Mercola
    Merck Drug Company Drops Campaign for Mandatory HPV Vaccine, Gudrun Schultz
    Drug-Immunity Law , Jackson Citizen Patriot
    Most Drug-Coated Stent Use Never Approved by the FDA, Beau Hodai
    Gastric Band Weight Loss Surgery Now Being Performed on Underage Teenagers, M.T. Whitney
    Virginia Law Guaranteeing Parents' Medical Rights Routed by Mandatory HPV Vaccination, Ben Kage
    High Death Rate Reported With Bayer's Trasylol, Evelyn Pringle
    Health Care May Be 1/5th of What You Spend , Kevin Freking

    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

    Thomas Schaller:
    How Failure in the War Has Meant Success for Conservatism
    Robert Scheer:
    Hillary’s Calculations Add Up to War
    Ruth Conniff:
    Democratic Frontrunners' Duel of 'Firsts'
    Curt Goering:
    Bring America Back from the 'Dark Side'
    JM Coetzee:
    Exposing the Beast: Factory Farming Must be Called to the Slaughterhouse
    Ted Rall:
    The Bush Who Cried Wolf
    Guy Reel:
    A Sickening Moment in Journalism
    New York Times:
    Shielding the Powerful
    David Morse:
    The Myth of "Darfur"
    Donald Kaul:
    Iraq Has Worn out My Patience
    Strobe Talbott:
    Anatomy of a Disaster

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