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Senator Roadblock: Lieberman Using Threat Of Jumping Ship To Kill Dem Plans, Politico and Time
Specials: The Democrats, Prez Dispensers, Afghanistan Lost? New York Review of Books, Bush Watch compilations

Politex News Wire: Some Inconvenient Truths
Prez Push? Gore Green Doc Wins Academy Award, NYT
Stop Presidential Dictatorship: American Liberty at the Precipice, NYT Editorial
New Rule: How Did We End Up With The Chimp?, Bill Maher
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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),
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
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

Profits up 93%, CEO pay up 571% -- worker salaries stagnant , Buchheit
Poverty in U.S. Grows, Pugh
Iraq cabinet approves new oil law, BBC
Pentagon sets up special unit 'to plan attacks on Iran', BBC
Specials: The Democrats, Prez Dispensers, Afghanistan Lost? New York Review of Books, Bush Watch compilations

AFP - Wire stories

Sudan minister and militia chief accused over Darfur 'war crimes'
Deadly attack on Afghan base as Cheney visits
Insider believed behind attack on Iraq VP
Sri Lankan FM slams "deliberate" attack on foreign diplomats
Food aid, reunions on agenda as two Koreas set to meet
EU to say takeover barriers still exist
Wal-Mart to expand in China with stake in 101-store chain

Democracy Now!

Danny Glover on the Oscars and the Panafrican Film and Television Festival in...
As Tension Escalates Between the U.S. and Iran, An Iranian Student Shares His...
Ex-Congressional Aide: Karl Rove Personally Received (And Ignored) Iranian Pe...
"Los Titulares de Hoy: Democracy Now!'s daily news summary translated into Sp...
Headlines for February 26rd, 2007

News Bullets

  • Fed up American GIs Bypass Chain of Command, Petition Congress to End Iraq War
  • Why Have So Many U.S. Attorneys Been Fired? It Looks a Lot Like Politics
  • Sparks Rise From a Time Bomb
  • Melting Ice Gives Birth to a Strange New World
  • As Candidate, Obama Carves Antiwar Stance
  • Gore's "Inconvenient Truth" Wins Documentary Oscar

    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: The Democrats

    The Democrats, Michael Tomasky
    How Democrats are buying the Iraq war , Leys
    Senator Roadblock: Lieberman Using Threat Of Jumping Ship To Kill Dem Plans, Politico and Time

    Gareth Porter:
    Dems' Me-Too Iran Talk

    Special: Prez Dispensers

    Barak Omaba's views on Israel are a breath of fresh air, Silverstein

    John Nichols:
    Announcing Al Gore

    Special: Afghanistan Lost?

    Afghanistan lost after six years' of betrayal and neglect, Ind Ed
    Afghan pullout would harm progress: report, Staff
    Blast hits near U.S. Afghan base during Cheney's visit, AP
    Cheney, British minister urge Pakistan to move on al-Qaeda hideouts, Staff
    Civilian agency launches second probe into handling of Afghan detainees, Staff
    Afghanistan: Canada's aid strategy faces new scrutiny, Murray Brewster
    1400 new British troops to Afghanistan to face the Taliban, Sengupta

    Today's Alternative Special

    New York Review of Books

    The Democrats, Michael Tomasky
    The Surge, Michael Tomasky
    Warning on Warming, Bill McKibben


    United States

    New York Times

    Immigrants are waiting months or even years for Gvt.-financed English lessons
    Jesus and Family: Is this real archaeology or is it an attempt to cash in on pop Da Vinci Code?
    Accusations of Fed Agency Error in Disaster Loans
    Asians Flex Muscles in California Politics
    Honeybees Vanish in 24 States, Leaving Keepers in Peril
    Cheney gives a cute smirk after suicide bomb interrupts his "secret" trip to Afghanistan
    Court Declares Bosnia Killings Were Genocide
    Iraqi oil law could galvanize oil industry unless continuing violence scares it off
    Mortar Injures U.S. Envoy in Sri Lanka
    3 French Sightseers Killed Near Saudi Holy City
    Paraguay's Ruling Party Faces Threat of a Populist Bishop
    Choose one: tax cuts for millionaires & criminal war or health care for American children?
    Judge Dismisses Juror in Libby Trial
    Pakistan lashes out at Dicktator Cheney's crude arm-twisting
    Justices Decline Case on 200-Year Sentence for Man Who Possessed Child Pornog...
    SCOTUS takes up police use of lethal force that left 19 yr old speeder paralyzed
    Psychologist Says Padilla Is Fit to Stand [show] Trial
    Bush/Cheney Project for a Global Police State rejected by Canadian justices, 9-0
    GOP campus thought controllers invite students to play "Catch the Illegal Immigrant"
    An appalling 65% of US 12th graders can barely read, write or reason
    Editorial: You Want Some Truth With That Fast Food?
    Billions over Baghdad: the official explanation

    Waqshington Post Opinion

    Hillary Gives In: A Bundle of Good Moves
    High Schools: Senior Slump
    Make Way for Hizzoner
    .D. C. Still Failing the Vulnerable
    Tobacco Fine: Overly Punitive?
    Campaign Money: And Then There Was One
    Hirsi Ali The Gall To Speak Her Mind
    Al Sharpton's Stunning Reminder
    Al Gore: An Oscar For His Second Act
    A Shield Against Corporate Bullying
    Smearing Like It's 2003
    Clogged Arteries
    Corporate America Fights Back
    Los Angeles Times

    Russia's rich and shameless
    Army officers say Iran made bomb components
    Prison killings in Guatemala: Grim mystery unfolds in Central America
    Bomb inside Iraqi ministry kills 5
    Israel clamps down on West Bank city
    New threats and overtures on Iran's nuclear program
    Cheney visit turns up heat on Pakistan
    Wildlife refuges lack means to survive
    For nation's candidates seeking donors, a new California gold rush
    Forever stamp passes government commission
    Texas talks tough on illegal immigrants
    Justices mull liability in police chase
    Padilla prosecutors can't cite purported terror manual
    Garlic may lower kissability, but not cholesterol, study says
    L.A. madam's 'trick book' is unsealed
    Redraw congressional districts
    Drop the 'L.A. 8' case
    Free speech: more important than eating your spinach
    'Scrotum' as a children's literary tool
    The Klan is still dead
    Watching Oscar with the limo drivers
    A good reason to leave Iraq
    Same old Oscar ritual

    Christian Science Monitor


    Baghdad Sees Resurgence of Bomb, Mortar Attack Deaths, Mauer
    What Residents of Baghdad Have to Say, McClatchy Newspapers
    Disgusting Treatment For Those To Whom We Owe So Much, Galloway
    Experts Question Claims Behind Jesus Documentary, Nissenbaum
    Court Exonerates Serbia on Genocide in Bosnia, Schofield


    Toronto Star

    No deal on anti-terror measures, CP
    Democracy in China up to 100 years away: PM, AP
    Thousands march in Costa Rica against U.S. free-trade pact, AP
    Ahmadinejad's nuclear rhetoric criticized in Iran, AP
    Bomb narrowly misses Iraqi vice-president, AP
    Canada often silent as rights trampled, report says, Sue Bailey
    Former PM Martin won't run again, CP
    Germany moves to ban seal imports, Staff
    Harper: $200M more in Afghan aid, Bruce-Campion Smith
    Children of soldiers among 'Lost Canadians', Chris Maughan

    CBC News

    Serbia failed to prevent genocide, UN court rules, AP
    French nationals shot dead in Saudi Arabia, Staff
    Britain to send 1,400 more troops to Afghanistan, Staff
    Ice near Baffin Island reduced by half: Environment Canada, Staff



    Cheney in surprise Pakistan talks, BBC
    New tensions over Iran's nuclear plans, Paul Reynolds, BBC
    UK to boost Afghan force by 1,400, BBC
    Blast inside Iraqi ministry injures top Iraqi officials, BBC
    Iraq's minorities are facing unprecedented levels of violence, Jane Peel, BBC
    US claims 'Iran-made' arms in Iraq, but no way to 'tie to any government', BBC
    In pictures: Israeli operation in Nablus, BBC
    UN court's genocide ruling frustrates Bosnia, BBC


    Bush decides al Quaida is no big deal as poicy changes in Middle East, Ackerman
    Only US/US leaders fail to realize Iraq was foolish, catastrophic, and illegal, Wheatcroft
    'Inside the Wire'-- poetry from the detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Lea


    Poverty gap has widened in the US during Bush regime, Gumbel
    Turner Prize Winner's true portrait of Iraq War the government opposed, Herbert


    ABC, news

    Latin America

    Upside-Down World


    Inter Press Service

    Health-Chile: Teen Pregnancy Bucks Global Downward Trend , Estrada
    Trade-Mexico: Staple Foods at Risk from Free Market , Cevallos
    Politics: Will Surge Hurt US More Than Sanctions Hurt Iran? , Parsi
    Environment-Indonesia: Jakarta Floods Linked to Illegal Constructions , Seneviratne
    Iraq: Sparks Rise From a Time Bomb , Salih
    Labour-Japan: Old Is Gold as Workforce Shrinks , Kakuchi
    Iran: Defiant as Sanctions Begin to Bite , Sanati

    Der Spiegel

    Radio Paris (WNN)

    International Herald Tribune

    Middle East - News

    EU: No swift end to embargo on new PA gov't
    UN panel to hear Israel respond to charges of bias against Arabs
    Hamas' Meshal hails Russian efforts to lift int'l aid embargo
    Chronology of Iran's nuclear program
    Report: Egypt caves to U.S. pressure, delays nuclear plans

    Daily Star



    Met Discussing First Tour of China, San Jose Mercury News
    China's Yangtze River Drought Affects 1 Million People, All Headline News
    China Fuels Boeing-Airbus Fight for $300 Billion in Orders, Bloomberg
    Documentary Depicting Care for AIDS Orphans in Chinese City Wins Oscar, People's Daily Online
    Futures Look Bright for China M&A Deals , Asia Times
    Spring Festival of Consumption , Asia Times

    The Hindu, news
    Asia Times, opinion


    Development-Kenya: Helping the Cotton Sector Turn Over a New Leaf , Mulama

    Mail and Guardian


    Smirking Chimp

    Shrub Funding al Qaeda, Dave Lindorff
    Bush Dead-Enders Preparing for More Slaughter in Iranian Attack?, Bill Berkowitz -
    Osama bin WHO?!, Cent Uygur
    Hypocrisy: US Support for Terror Groups in Iran, Gary Leupp
    Bang Bang, YOU'RE dead!, Paul Slansky


    Doomsday Dick and the plague of frogs , Whitney
    How Democrats are buying the Iraq war , Leys
    Calling all carriers , Smith
    Profits up 93%, CEO pay up 571% -- worker salaries stagnant , Buchheit

    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

    Marcia Angell:
    Taking Back the FDA
    Michael Klare:
    Bush's Future Iran War Speech
    Chris Hedges:
    Nader: Pariah or Prophet?
    Jim McDermott:
    Give Department of Peace a Chance
    James Carroll:
    Discourse in the Middle East
    Geoffrey Wheatcroft:
    This Was Always a Needless, Immoral War. Yet Still They Won't Admit It
    Ryan Elsey:
    Lt. Watada-an American Hero
    Ralph Nader:
    Asymmetrical Warfare in Iraq

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