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Pinto Nation: U.S. Corporate Behavior And The Stockholm Syndrome, Kent Southard
Specials: Cash Crash, Afghanistan Lost? AlterNet, Bush Watch compilations

Goracle: Have The Voters Caught Up To Al Gore? (excerpts), Maureen Dowd
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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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
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"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

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Award-Winning Historian and Kennedy Insider, Dies...
Scene of the Crime: Bush Returns to New Orleans
After the sell-off: yesterday's market rebound was as troubling as Tuesday's rout, Ed
Cash Crash: Justified jitters
Lincoln Chafee recalls the deluded,war-mongering Senate that rejected the Levin amendment , Chafee
The Bush adminstration's appalling, criminal treatment of Jose Padilla defiles America, Ed
SCOTUS:"Could we challenge government-built (Bushcult) churches all over America?" "No.", Greenhouse
McCain "announces" on Letterman: Not "just one rendition. You’ve got to do it over and over.”(???), Nagourney
U.S. concedes uncertainty on North Korea uranium effort , Sanger and Broad
After years of babyish silent treatment "diplomacy", Bush is suddenly willing to talk to our foes, Cooper
US 'faces Vietnam-style collapse'
New York city council bans the use of the N-word
Lack of security forces out Save the Children from Iraq
Timothy Garton Ash: Condi's rock'n'roll approach has been and gone.
Michael Billington: Harold Pinter is currently everywhere.
Victoria Brittain: An anti-terrorism nightmare without end
Peter Wilby: A better way to help the poor is to reduce poverty
Mike Marqusee: A blind eye to bigotry
Dr Justin Thacker: These film-makers are peddling twaddle about Jesus

AFP - Wire stories

McCain enters US presidential race
Asian stocks wobble as aftershocks continue
Roh urges Japan to compensate for past wrongdoing
Embattled Israeli PM faces new corruption scandal
International Polar Year starts with sense of urgency
Swiss Re posts record profits of 4.6 billion Swiss francs

Democracy Now!

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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: Cash Crash Aftermath

Market Turmoil: Should We Blame Greenspan or China?, Salon
Bush vs. the Dow', Mary Shaw -
Europe, Asia Stocks Drop, China Recovers , CBS News
China 'Correction Wattles World Markets , Asia Times
Stocks Recover, But Experts Warn of Volatility Ahead , Hall
After the sell-off: yesterday's market rebound was as troubling as Tuesday's rout, Ed
Cash Crash: Justified jitters

Special: Afghanistan Lost?

Cheney escapes suicide attack, Dawn
'Roots of terrorism within Afghanistan', Irfan Ghauri
Musharraf tells terrorists to leave, Daily Times
More border troops being deployed, Dawn

Today's Alternative Special

The War on Terror Is the Leading Cause of Terrorism
Queer 101: A Guide for Heteros
How to Make the White House Come Clean About Plame Conspiracy
Why Rudy Guiliani Is Destined to Fall
EnviroHealth: IKEA: Who Says Big Retail Can't Be Good for the Environment?
EnviroHealth: Hi, Tech
EnviroHealth: Careful Consumption Alone Can't Save the World's Fish
ForeignPolicy: Going Back to North Korea, Hat in Hand
ForeignPolicy: Chomsky on Why Bush Does Diplomacy Mafia-Style


United States

Pain relief in drug-soaked US: use the lowest dose of the safest drug for the shortest period of time , Ed
A divorce the Church should smile upon, Miles
Exploding need for long-term care for the elderly has created a "gray market", Gross
Judge says Padilla is competent but charges of "outrageous govt conduct" still pending, Sontag
Texas governor ousts Youth Commission chair charging sexual abuse cover-up, Blumenthal
Conservative group fined $750,000 for violating campaign finance laws, Philips
Prodi gets slim vote of confidence, ending Italy's political crisis , Fisher
U.S. knew of threats as Cheney visited base , Wafa and Gall
Drug company and medical charity collaborate on cheap antimalaria pill, McNeil Jr
Iran to join Iraq talks in highest contact with U.S. in 2 years , Oppel Jr

Washington Post

An Unusual (for Bush) Diplomatic Avenue
Smithsonian Spending Stonewalled
For GOP, A Void on The Right
Partisan Politics: The Myth of the Middle
U.S. Hospital Officials Knew of Neglect
Justices Weigh Right to Sue Bush Over Church-State Separation
Judge Rules Padilla Is Competent to Stand Trial
Libby Jury Hits Short-Term Snag on Sixth Day
HUD Study Of Homeless Quantifies The Problem: 3/4 Million
Historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Dead at 89
>New Doubts On Nuclear Efforts by North Korea
Soldiers Shift to Baghdad Outposts
U.S. Won't Send CIA Defendants To Italy


Political Interference Alleged in Sacking of a U.S. Attorney , Taylor
Sunnis - Not Shiites - Biggest Threat to U.S. Troops , Brown
Widely Circulated Story About Suicide Bombing Turns Out to Be False , Mauer

Washington Post

Christian Science Monitor


Toronto Star

Head Scarfs: Card for intolerance
Shifting Afghan gears
Income gap growing
Tortured Canadian Spy suspect begs for help in Egypt
Refinery back up, so where's the gas?
Lethal germ hits hospital
More nasty market surprises still to come


BBC News | Business | World Edition

European shares gain on US lead
Ford revamp set to cost it $11bn
China gets foreign oil incentives
Airbus confirms 10,000 job cuts
Rivals squeeze Deutsche Telekom
US growth revised down
Ad sales lift Martha Stewart firm
India budget focuses on farming

Guardian Unlimited World

Italian prime minister pulls his centre-left government through crisis.
Labour risks poll defeat, warn Milburn and Clarke
Yesterday in parliament: Privatised Probation
Ministers 'too slow to act' on sex offenders
McCain announces presidential bid
U.S. to Talk? US and Iraq


ABC News: World (with Mpeg1)

US, North Korea to commence talks
Undersea earthquake hits Indonesia
Iran flags attending Iraq security meeting

ABC, news

Latin America

Upside-Down World


Inter Press Service

Rights-US: Fate of Many "Ghost Prisoners" Still Unknown , Clifton
Bolivia: Floodwaters Besiege Amazonian Town , Chávez
Iraq: World Bank Mum Over Report of Staff Injury , Mekay
Environment: The Niger River in Intensive Care , Issa
Haiti: Poor Residents of Capital Describe a State of Siege , Pierre+Sprague
Mexico: Discharge of HIV-Positive Troops Ruled Unconstitutional , Cevallos
Afghanistan: 'Mines Help Pakistani Claims on Disputed Border' , Bader
Philippines: China's New Playground , Bezlova


Italy's Lazarus Government: Prodi Survives Senate Confidence Vote
Taliban Leader Mullah Dadullah: The Star of Afghanistan's Jihad
Trans-Atlantic Ties: US Likes Merkel Trade Initiative -- But Not Now
Sterile City or Brave New World?: Hamburg Builds Its Better Half
Stabilizing Iraq: US Set to Join Iran and Syria in Talks on Iraq
European Pain-Maker: Workers Strike as Airbus Announces Cuts
The World From Berlin: "Freedom of the Press Has Been Newly Strengthened"

Radio Paris (WNN)

International Herald Tribune

Middle East - News

Hungarian court rejects bid to enforce war criminal's 1944 conviction
Lieberman: Israel can handle the Iranian nuclear threat on its own
Livni: Israel can't accept Arab peace plan in current form
UN envoy talks to Hezbollah about abducted IDF soldiers
Iraq says neighbors have agreed to attend Baghdad conference

The Daily Star > Politics

Undercover Israeli troops kill Islamic Jihad militants
Continuing wave of violence washes over Baghdad despite crackdown
Ahmadinejad, Bashir discuss new ties
Israeli police break up Muslim-Christian press conference on Al-Aqsa dig



Resentment Builds Against China's Wealthy , Asia Times
Entrepreneurs Aspire to Political Office , Asia Times

Daily Times

Bangladesh polls on indefinite hold, Daily Times
Parties undecided on election, Mohammad Imran
Security increased at railway stations,Hasan Ali


Madrassa girls to continue protest, Dawn
Quake survivors seek land, Tariq Naqash
Karachi to get one of "tallest towers", Dawn

The Hindu - Front Page

Budget: Focus on Farm Sector
Anti-inflationary thrust in budget
No proposal to contain inflation: Opposition
"No extra tax burden on corporates"
Left parties disappointed with budget proposals
Manmohan: taming inflation main aim
Cakewalk and brickbats for Finance Minister

Asia Times Online

AL-QAEDA'S RESURGENCE, Part 1 : Ready to take on the world
THE ROVING EYE : An ill wind in Tehran
The Pentagon plays war games with Iran
Chalabi now puts Iraq first
Moscow's successful business diplomacy
Taiwan: The struggle to spin history
China finds playground in the Philippines
ASIA HAND : Vietnam has second thoughts about WTO


Zimbabwe 'is broke and hungry'
Environment-Chad: Rats, Where There Once Were Elephants , Didama

Mail and Guardian


The Smirking Chimp

An American General Strike - Doable and Maybe Even Necessary!, Zbignew Zingh
Major Swift Boat Donor To Kerry: "You're A Hero" , Bob Geiger
Bush vs. the Dow', Mary Shaw -
The Hypocritical Christian Right is being "Left Behind", Mel Seesholtz |
Bush Surrenders to Kim Jong Il, Robert Scheer

Drug Corp Watch

Mercury Rising , Dan Olmsted
Flu Remedy Linked to Spate of Teen Deaths , Justin Norrie
Texas Families File Suit to Block Order Requiring Cancer Vaccine , Jim Vertuno
Former FDA Commissioner Lester Crawford Gets Three Years Probation and $90,000 Fine , AP
FDA to Close Seven Field Labs , Kirsten Weir

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

George Lakoff:
The Words None Dare Say: Nuclear War
Sarah Olson:
Is Lt. Watada an Isolated Case of Military Dissent?
Ray McGovern:
Iran's Very Bad N-Word
Elizabeth de la Vega:
Public Misconduct: A Call to Investigate All of the President's Men
Dean Baker:
Small Government and the Medicare Drug Benefit
Amy Goodman:
We’ll Lock Up Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses Yearning to Breathe Free
Susan Van Haitsma:
Mark Wilkerson: Standing for a Soldier’s Right to Conscience
Eric Klinenberg:
Saving Radio in the Satellite Era
Harvey Wasserman:
The Sham of Nuke Power & Patrick Moore
Robert Scheer:
Going Back to North Korea, Hat in Hand
Ruth Conniff:
Universal Health Care Gets a Bump
Colleen Patrick-Goudreau:
Selective Compassion: Early on, I Learned that Animals were Arbitrarily Categorized in Our Society
George Galloway:
These Orchestrated Attacks on Chávez are a Travesty

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Europe, Asia Stocks Drop, China Recovers , CBS News
Cheney Lives , Bell
Government by law, not faith: do Bush's faith-based policies violate the Constitution?, Ed
Cheney Lives , Bell
An American General Strike - Doable and Maybe Even Necessary!, Zbignew Zingh
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