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Senator Roadblock: Lieberman Using Threat Of Jumping Ship To Kill Dem Plans, Politico and Time
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
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

AFP - Wire stories

World stocks plunge for second day
Italian PM Prodi faces confidence vote
Two Picasso paintings stolen from granddaughter's home
18 killed in Sri Lanka battles
Fidel Castro speaks out on Venezuelan radio with Chavez
China share sell-off was blip after bull run: analysts
Airbus to unveil rescue plan to a fearful workforce

News Bullets

  • Senators Eye Curbs on Cluste Bombs beyond Israel's Use
  • Voice to Debate Sheehan Can't be Found
  • Number of Americans in Extreme Poverty Has Grown 26% under Bush
  • Honeybees Vanish, Leaving Keepers in Peril
  • Scientists from 63 Countries to Investigate Polar Melting
  • Gen. Pace: Military Capability Eroding
  • Baghdad Sees Resurgence of Bomb, Mortar Attack Deaths
  • Prince Charles Calls for 'Ban' on McDonald's



    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: Money Crash

    Asian Markets Fall Again on Worries About U.S. Economy
    $: From Shanghai, Tremors Heard Around the World
    Bush briefed on US stockmarket fall


    Special: Hersh on Iran, Iraq

    The Iran Plans, Hersh
    Seymour Hersh on U.S. Policy Toward Iran, NPR
    Is the Administration’s new policy benefitting our enemies in the war on terrorism?, Hersh


    Special: Today's Alternative Special

    Tom Paine

    Giving Money To Al-Qaida (video), Sy Hersh
    The Bipartisan Empire, Jensen
    Who Will Control Iraq's Oil?, Juhasz/Jarrar
    Profit For Some Or Care For All, Archer
    Universal Care: Watch Your Language, Poole
    The Justice Department Massacre, Andros
    Dems' Me-Too Iran Talk, Porter


    Mainstream

    United States

    New York Times

    Government by law, not faith: do Bush's faith-based policies violate the Constitution?, Ed
    No security, no death squad purges, endless bombs, but just maybe: an Iraqi oil law, Ed
    A green deal on coal hailed as a pivotal moment in the fight against global warming, Ed
    Competing in the campaign money marathon: "make me chaste, O Lord, but not yet" , Ed
    Saving radio from Big Radio: require stations to broadcast original, live and local , Klinenberg
    Guest worker program is rife with abuses: lies, low or no pay, deplorable conditions, Greenhouse
    Ethics panels are out of control, curtailing academic freedom and research , Cohen
    Padilla's lawyers argue he has been driven insane by cruel government prison treatment, Sontag
    Battle in Maine pits lobstermen against fishermen, Sabar
    Raped by the state: outraged Texas state senator calls for takeover of juvenile schools, Blumenthal
    Are planned talks with Iran and Syria serious or are they pre-attack show talks?, Cooper and Semple
    Audacious Afghan suicide bomb shows Afghan "insurgents" stronger, bolder than ever , Sanger
    New U.N. chief tackles patronage jobs, Hoge
    Two face trials at The Hague for Darfur atrocities, Simons
    Congress embarks on critical 5 week debate on Iraq , Zeleny and Toner
    GOP will derail anti-terror bill rather than allow union protection for security workers , Lipton

    washingtonpost.com - Editorials and Opinions

    Egypt: Blogger on Ice
    by Post
    Homeland Security: Under the Gantry
    by Post
    Iraq: A $2 Trillion Footnote?
    by Robert J. Samuelson
    Justice for Darfur
    by Angelina Jolie
    U.S. Sanctions With Teeth
    by David Ignatius

    CBS

    Psychological Torture On Trial, Klein

    Christian Science Monitor

    Canada

    Toronto Star

    Tories lose anti-terror vote, CP
    Liberals 'review legal options', Susan Delacourt
    U.S. legislator backs premiers on passports, Beth Gorham
    Dion won't pledge GST for cities, Donovan Vincent
    UN agency hampers AIDS fight: Stephen Lewis, Reuters
    Japan, North Korea to hold talks next week, AP
    Iranian leader under fire at home, Staff
    Flexing muscle on emissions, Tim Harper
    Afghanistan: Aiming to win "hearts and minds", Bruce Campion-Smith
    Afghanistan funding boost too little, too late?, James Travers
    Dion may be one Quebecer too many for voters, Richard Gwyn
    Harper to Pakistan: Stop insurgents, Bruce Campion-Smith

    England

    BBC News | Business | World Edition

    World stock slump hits second day
    India budget focuses on farming
    Airbus to announce major job cuts
    German jobless rate falls further
    Industrial output weak in Japan
    Publicis seeks deals to bulk up
    Bouygues boosted by construction
    Thailand's finance minister quits

    Guardian Comment

    Jonathan Freedland: We lecture the world on democracy, but still don't elect ...
    George Galloway: These orchestrated attacks on Ch�vez are a travesty
    Simon Jenkins: The turbo-Thatcherites can't see the limits of privatisation
    John Laughland: Lies of the vigilantes
    Zoe Williams: Fat Boy
    Response: Our children have less protection now than did Victorians
    People
    Leader: Labour party
    Mr Blair was right yesterday when he said...
    Leader: Preparing for the worst
    Towering achievements cast long shadows, and...
    Leader: In praise of ... cultural diplomacy
    British foreign policy ought to wake up to...

    Independent

    Australia

    ABC News: World (with Mpeg1)

    Picasso paintings stolen in Paris
    US won't send CIA agents to stand trial in Italy
    Car bomb kills 10 near market in Baghdad
    Japan abandons Southern Ocean whaling season
    NZ apple growers consider viability of exports to Aust
    Hail damage delays next US shuttle launch

    Latin America

    Upside Down World

    Bolivia Overcomes Constitutional Impasse
    Accused Guatemalan Police Are Killed in Their Jail Cells
    Introduction to The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia
    Born-again killer Rios Montt plans run for Guatemalan Congress
    The Maya Survivors vs. Los Genocidios: Part Two

    Europe

    Der Spiegel

    Not a Good Omen for Afghanistan, Gebaur
    Casualties of Conscience: US Soldiers Against Iraq War Seeking Way Out, Wiltenburg
    Political Casualities in the War Zone, Huetlin/Smoltczyk
    U.S. to join Iraq talks that include Iran and Syria, IHT
    Court Declares Bosnia Killings Were Genocide, Simons

    MosNews

    Russian FM Promises Help in Lifting Palestine Economic Embargo, MosNews
    Pro-Russian Ukrainian Leader Blasts U.S. Missile Shield Plans, MosNews
    Russia Worried About Possible U.S. Military Attack on Iran, MosNews

    Pravda

    Taliban's attempt to kill US Vice President Dick Cheney fails, Pravda
    China may bring USA's influence in Asia to zero, Politcom
    Hamas seeks Russian support to restore international funding, Agencies
    Hamas head says group not yet ready to recognize Israel, Pravda

    IPS Inter Press Service

    JAPAN: Fair Trade Concept Starts to Sell
    POLITICS-US/IRAQ: Ready to Talk With Iran, Syria
    RIGHTS-BURMA: Food Prices Spark Open Dissidence
    ENVIRONMENT: Fighting Warming Key to Anti-Poverty Goals
    IRAQ: New Oil Law Seen as Cover for Privatisation
    COLOMBIA: Government, ELN Continue Talks Under Wraps

    Radio Paris (WNN)

    International Herald Tribune

    Middle East

    Haaretz

    The Daily Star > Politics

    Iraq pins hopes on multilateral talks in mid-March
    UN, Qatar to host forum on literacy in Arab world
    Diplomacy swirls around Palestinian unity cabinet
    US to purchase 60 armored vehicles from Israel
    Iranian forces kill three local Kurdish rebel leaders
    AU envoys in Somalia ahead of peacekeeping mission
    Kirkuk belongs to no single group - Erdogan
    American policies are the real obstacles to peace in the region

    Asia

    Daily Times

    12 die as Taliban target Cheney, Daily Times
    Opposition concerned over surprise Cheney visit, Zulfiqar Ghuman and Mohammad Imran
    PIA cuts Quetta-Dubai fare 45%, Daily Times
    Concern about Afghan border security, Daily Times

    Dawn

    Cheney urges curb on Al Qaeda, Iftikhar A. Khan
    Canada asks Pakistan to stop infiltrators, Dawn

    The Hindu - Front Page

    Congress loses Punjab & Uttarakhand, wins Manipur
    A decisive rejection of the Congress: BJP
    We have done no wrong: Manmohan
    Processing extradition plea with "utmost urgency": Government
    CBI team leaving for Argentina today
    Argentina impounds passport
    BJP seeks Manmohan's resignation
    Treaty issue: court seeks response of Centre, CBI

    Asia Times Online

    Pakistan makes a deal with the Taliban
    Cheney meets a general in his labyrinth
    Thai coup makers losing their grip
    Danger of a US miscalculation over Iran
    Washington gets 'neighborly' over Iraq
    RUSSIA AND THE NEW COLD WAR : When cowboys don't shoot straight
    COMMENT : The totalitarian streak in the US
    India gives birth to lucrative business

    Africa

    SUDAN: Rights Activists Welcome ICC Summons on Darfur
    SOUTH AFRICA: How Discarded Bottles Led to the 'DNA Project'

    Mail and Guardian


    Alternative

    Consortium News

    Bush Faces Opposition on Iran Attack, Parry
    The Lost Mystery of 'Iraq-gate', Dyer
    Losing the War in Afghanistan, Eland

    Democracy Now

    Chalmers Johnson: "Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic", DN
    Ex-Congressional Aide: Karl Rove Personally Received (And Ignored) Iranian Peace Offer in 2003, DN
    As Tension Escalates Between the U.S. and Iran, An Iranian Student Shares His Fears About A U.S. Attack on His Home Country , DN

    Drug Corp Watch

    The Really Big Lie About Autism, Anne McElroy Dachel
    U.S. Joins False Claims Suit Against Drug Company, DOJ Press Release
    Pain Drug Caution for Heart Patients, Miranda Hitti
    Will Drug Companies and the FDA Really Take Care of You?, Dr. Joseph Mercola
    Review Finds Drug Makers Issue More Positive Studies , Nicholas Bakalar
    Roche Suspends Phase II Trial of its Anemia Drug, Helen Steele
    Texas Lawsuit, Drug Company Decision Slow Push for Mandatory HPV Vaccine, Robert Marus
    Merck Set Up Offshore Accounts to Avoid U.S. Taxes; Settles With IRS for $2.3 Billion, M. T. Whitney/font>

    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

    Christopher Cooper:
    Just Do What You Think You Should Do
    Joyce Marcel:
    Anna Nicole Smith: She Died for Your Sins
    DeWayne Wickham:
    When It Comes to Gay Rights, is Cuba Inching Ahead of USA?
    Pierre Tristam:
    Whether 'Horseman' or '24': Hate Propaganda's No Fantasy
    HDS Greenway:
    Cheney's Fixation
    Ed Garvey:
    Hillary Coronation Wanted by 'the Bigs'
    Bruce Schneier:
    Privatizing the Police Puts Us at Greater Risk
    Susan Patron:
    'Scrotum' as a Children's Literary Tool
    Kirsten Hummel:
    Journalistic Responsibility and the Human Face of Iraq
    Michael Winship:
    Israel and Palestine "Like a Greek Tragedy"
    Katrina vanden Heuvel:
    The Sanity of Jimmy Carter
    Dennis Kucinich:
    Collision Course With Iran
    Matthew Rothschild:
    Oscar Plays It Safe
    Linda Andros:
    The Justice Department Massacre
    Jesse Jackson:
    America Has Poor Excuse for Poverty
    Howard Friel:
    Bird Flu, Martial Law, and the 2008 Elections
    Kevin Martin:
    "Dear Mr. President, Please Wait to Bomb Iran Until My Friends Leave"
    Gary Bass/Rick Melberth:
    Bush Executive Order Will Make It Harder to Protect the Public


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