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Prez Push? Gore Green Doc Wins Academy Award, NYT
Stop Presidential Dictatorship: American Liberty at the Precipice, NYT Editorial
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News Roundup

Another prosecutor says he was threatened and ousted by GOP hammer men, Lichtblau
DOJ cuts first scapegoat loose in prosecutor scandal, Johnston
What a difference a surge makes: deadliest day in weeks as 9 soldiers die in Iraq, Oppel Jr and Wong
Alaskan pork snorters won't take 'no' for an answer on bridges to nowhere, Yardley
Layoffs follow gay hypocrisy scandal as megachurch suffers after Haggard, Frosch
Bush to Latin America to visit right wing leaders he coddles, MacAskill
They can't stand us in S. America either: Bush embarks on rotten eggs & tomatoes tour, Rohter

AFP - Wire stories

At least 82 dead in Indonesia quake
NATO, Afghan forces launch largest combined offensive
Ghana celebrates 50th anniversary of independence
US, North Korea launch groundbreaking talks
Nine US soldiers killed as Iraq nets Qaeda operatives
Citigroup agrees $10 bln bid for Nikko Cordial
Microsoft goes for Google in global copyright battle

Democracy Now!

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RawStory.com Headlines

MSNBC host: Coulter once called me gay, but I didn't cry
Backlash: Four companies pull ads from Coulter's website
Dem: 'Wheels coming off' Bush defense of attorney firings
2nd lawmaker admits complaining
Did official make threat?
Group alleges FBI wiretapped government officials
'Online sicko' removes photographs of Obama's daughters

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  • Attack on Iran Would Backfire, Warns Report
  • Ethanol: The Big Green Fuel Lie
  • China About to Pass US as World's Top Generator of Greenhouse Gases
  • Afghan Media: US Troops Deleted Images
  • 16 Civilians Die as US Troops Fire on Afghan Road
  • It's Only a Wargame! Arabs Reject US Army Bit-Part
  • Sick People Used Like Laboratory Rats in GM Trials
  • Global Warming is Human Rights Issue: Nobel Nominee
  • Public Health Agency Linked to Chemical Industry
  • Antiwar Caucus Wants to Be Heard Now
  • Sects Slice Up Iraq as US Troops 'Surge' Misfires
  • Denver Activists' Expulsion Cited as Bush Rule
  • US Predicting Steady Increase for Emissions
  • Evangelical’s Focus on Climate Draws Fire of Christian Right
  • Rice Picks Neo-Con Champion of Iraq War as Counselor
  • Outrage over Imminent Execution of Iraqi Women
  • CO2 Output from Shipping Twice as Much as Airlines
  • US to Develop New Hydrogen Bomb
  • GOP Lawmakers Tried to Influence Federal Investigation
  • 'Fox in the Chicken Coop': Bush Picks Executive as Consumer Watchdog
  • Most Support U.S. Guarantee of Health Care
  • Haiti: Poor Residents of Capital Describe a State of Siege
  • UK Artist's War Depiction Has Many Faces, Rough Edges



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    Special: Losing Afghanistan

    US may be 'undermining' Pakistan, Shahzeb Jillani, BBC
    Taleban spread wings in Pakistan, M Ilyas Khan, BBC
    Afghan children die as US drops one-tonne bombs, Huggler
    Two 2000 lb. bombs dropped on Afghan family...because we can, Gall and Wafa
    Twice in 24 hours civilians the target of airstrikes in Afghanistan, Albone


    Special: Vets, Cheney Health Care

    Apologies, Anger at Walter Reed Hearing , Michael Abramowitz and Steve Vogel
    Walter Reed hospital scandal 'hits at the heartstrings of America', Zachary Coile
    Panel blames US army over substandard conditions, BBC
    'It Is Just Not Walter Reed' , Anne Hull and Dana Priest
    How to address Bush's abuse of wounded vets? Impeach. Prosecute. Imprison., Eaton
    Cheney's sickening chest-beating on crimes at Walter Reed adds insult to injury , Luo
    Dick Cheney has blood clot in leg, BBC
    Powerful and unpopular Cheney continues to have health problems, Cornwell


    Today's Alternative Specials

    The Nation

    CPAC: The Unauthorized Documentary , Max Blumenthal
    The One in Four War, Ari Berman

    New York Review of Books

    Palestinians: The Crisis in Medical Care, Richard Horton


    Mainstream

    United States

    New York Times

    As a member of Skull & Bones, why doesn't Bush support unions for all workers?, Ed
    Gov Crist vows to bring Florida out of Dark Ages & restore ex-offenders' voting rights, Ed
    What part of 'sorry about the army sex slaves' does Japan's PM not get?, Ed
    Doesn't NYPD have better things to do than this ludicrous, mean-spirited bag sting?, Ed
    US invasion of Iraq has resulted in appalling destruction to historical sites, Bogdanos
    Sex offender treatment science urgently needs extensive research , Goodnough and Davey
    Hillary has never let herself out of our sight: do we really have to be 'reintroduced' to her?, Leibovich
    UN development agency suspends its work in N. Korea, Hoge
    What is it with conservatives & truth? Japan PM's sex slave waffling , Fackler
    Mixed ruling on genocide still puts pressure on Serbia, Simons
    When you stand up to a bully he caves: Bush 'willing to work with Dems' on trade, Weisman

    Washington Post

    Bomb Shatters Baghdad's Storied Literary Street , Sudarsan Raghavan
    The Short Road From Hostage to Envoy , Juan Forero
    9 Afghan Civilians Reported Killed in U.S. Airstrike , Griff Witte
    Democrats Alter Plan To Restrict Iraq War , Jonathan Weisman,
    China Boosts Military Spending , Edward Cody
    Eritrea Denies Seizing Tour Group in Ethiopia , Les Neuhaus
    No U.S. Backup Strategy For Iraq , Karen DeYoung and Thomas E. Ricks
    From Serving in Iraq To Living on the Streets , Christian Davenport

    Christian Science Monitor

    Momentum builds for more sanctions against Iran, Howard LaFranchi
    For post-colonial Africa, hopes deferred, Scott Baldauf Rob CrillyTristan McConnell
    Violent debate on women's rights in Pakistan, David Montero
    Oil fuels more independent Azerbaijan, Daria Vaisman
    New scrutiny of 'don't ask, don't tell', Gordon Lubold

    Los Angeles Times

    Worth a second look, Editorial
    Walter Reed hearing brings outrage and apologies, Johanna Neuman
    Panel to summon two more ousted U.S. attorneys, Richard A. Serrano
    Iraqi risks all for a chance to flee fear, S. Aziz
    U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan kills civilians, Shafiqullah Azimi
    Bush to visit Latin America, Chavez's backyard, Maura Reynolds

    San Francisco Chronicle

    Our vets deserve better, Editorial
    9 U.S. Soldiers Killed North of Baghdad, AP

    Seattle Post Intelligencer

    Global Warming: Don't talk, do, Editorial
    Iraq War: Where's Plan B?, Editorial
    U.S. defends strike in which 9 Afghans died, P-I News
    Explosions kill 9 U.S. soldiers; car bomb ignites book market, AP
    White House board OKs surveillance programs, AP

    McClatchy

    Congressional Panel told of Shoddy Care at Walter Reed, Goldstein
    A Suggestion for Probing Our Shameful Treatment of Fallen Troops, Galloway
    Battle over Cuba Policy Heats Up, Bachelet
    Experts: U.S. Unprepared for Nuclear Aerror attack, Gordon

    Canada

    Toronto Star

    America's billion-dollar presidency, Tim Harper
    U.S., N. Korea open historic talks, AP
    Canada has most positive image worldwide: Survey, AP
    Afghanistan: Civilians killed as Marines flee ambush, AP
    16 Afghans killed in shootout after attack, AP
    In international affairs, it's all action, no talk, Olivia Ward
    U.S. senators go to bat for Arar, Tim Harper
    Clinton pledges partnership with gays, AP
    Iraq: U.S. forces push into Sadr City in Baghdad security op, AP
    Leaving Iraq: Tales from a new diaspora, Sudarsan Raghavan
    Book of Palestinian folk tales banned by Hamas, AP
    Why torture is routine in Egypt, Conal Urquhart
    FEMA forced to close housing site for Katrina victims, AP
    Afghan journalists accuse U.S. soldiers of censorship, AP
    How soon will Harper move in for kill on Dion?, Chantal Hebert
    Harper-Charest coalition and Canada may not be the winner, James Travers

    CBC News

    Top U.S. court denies Canadian a quick review, Staff
    Militant attacks threaten aid to Darfur refugees, Staff
    NATO air strike hits Afghan house, killing family of 9, AP
    Bombing at Baghdad book market kills at least 26 , AP
    U.S. missile defence in Europe angers Russia, AP
    China slams talk of independence for Taiwan, Staff
    Militants post video of execution of 18 Iraqi troops, Staff
    Oilsands-area hamlet supports whistleblower MD, Staff
    Hearings begin into offshore gas plan, Staff
    Troops ready for Taliban spring offensive, Staff
    Feds will offer industry emissions options: source, Staff

    England

    BBC

    US joins latest global stock drop, BBC
    Nine Afghan civilians killed 'in new US attack', BBC
    US 'erased Afghan attack footage', BBC
    30 dead and 65 injured in Baghdad market bomb, BBC
    Iraqi car bomb kills 11 civilians in Ramadi, BBC
    Iraq violence, in figures, BBC
    Bush announces Latin America social aid programme, BBC
    Iraqi PM condemns 'illegal' raid by Iraqi and British forces, BBC
    US and N Korea in landmark talks, BBC
    Would military action stop Iran developing a nuclear bomb?, Gordon Corera, BBC
    Report warns against Iran attack, BBC

    Guardian

    End of the line for the hard right as they learn life's realities in Iraq, Baker
    BBC documentary on Blair casts doubts on the Bush-Blair affair, Staff
    US airstrike in Kabul kills nine members of same family, Walsh
    America's last best hope in Iraq: 6 months to make a difference, Tisdall

    Australia

    ABC, news

    Latin America

    Upside-Down World

    Europe

    Inter Press Service

    Trinidad: Abortion Debate Takes a Strange Turn , Ischyrion
    Environment-Sri Lanka: Elephants as Partners in Conservation , Samath
    Central America: The Far-Reaching Tentacles of the Drugs Trade , Gutiérrez
    Environment: Ocean Fisheries Maxed Out , Leahy
    Rights-Mexico: Jailed for Extending a Helping Hand , Cevallos

    Der Spiegel

    Radio Paris (WNN)

    International Herald Tribune

    Middle East

    Haaretz

    Comptroller slams PM for ducking queries over war, staff
    Shin Bet chief: Hamas sending militants to Iran for training, ap
    Israeli embassies on alert after charges of Mossad kidnapping, Yoav Stern
    Olmert calls special cabinet session over Iranian nuclear threat, Aluf Benn
    More Americans have an opinion: they support Israel, Shmuel Rosner
    The BBC poll - Israel as Satan's bastard child, Bradley Burston

    Aljazeera

    US soldiers killed in Iraq blasts, Agencies
    Iraq PM condemns office raid, Agencies
    Gun battle breaks out in Gaza, Agencies
    New laws hit Egypt's Islamic groups, Agencies
    Strike 'may incite nuclear Iran', Agencies
    US seizes Afghan shooting footage,after troops kill civilians, Al Jazeera
    Kadyrov becomes Chechnya president, Agencies

    Daily Star

    Asia

    India

    Global warming: The heat is on, Frontline
    Global warming: Himalayan concerns, Frontline
    Global warming: Dangerous denial, Frontline
    Interview with Dr. R K Pachauri, Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Frontline
    Interview with Dr. Saleemul Huq, Director, International Institute for Environment and Development, Frontline
    India tops in childhood pneumonia cases, The Hindu
    Probing HR abuses cases, Kashmir Times
    First Indo-Pak. Anti-Terror Mechanism meet today, The Hindu
    India for legal treaty with Pak, Deccan Herald
    Talking peace amidst flux of contradictions, Kashmir Times
    LTTE warns of bloodbath, Deccan Herald
    China hikes arms budget to $44 bn, The Times of India
    'US spy' shot dead in Pak tribal area, Hindustan Times
    Iran-Saudi accord on key issues, The Hindu
    A much-needed initiative, The Hindu
    Pitfalls of the military option, Deccan Herald
    A thaw in the winter of discord?, The Hindu
    16 civilians die in U.S. troop fire, The Hindu
    How the U.S. war coalition is crumbling, The Hindu
    Iraq: wages of guided democracy, Deccan Herald
    Wrong signals, China cautions America, The Hindu
    Chavez warns of assassination plots, Hindustan Times
    90 lashes for Saudi rape victim, The Times of India

    Daily Times

    US ambassador's farewell visit, Ali Waqar
    More barbers ban shaving, DT
    Naval exercises with China, DT
    China continues to strengthen miitary, DT
    Women lawyers fight India's rapists, Palash Kumar

    Dawn

    US military erases attack recording, Dawn
    Airline ban said not meant to pressure Pakistan, Dawn
    70 historic sites defaced, Nasir Iqbal

    China

    China Will Continue to Strengthen its Military, Daily Times
    Don't Blame China for Falling Markets, International Herald Tribune
    Delegates Gather for China's NPC , BBC News
    A Healthier - and Better Armed - China, Asia Times
    Honda Plans New Brand for China, Asia Times

    Asia Times, opinion

    Africa

    Health-Africa: Making Policies for AIDS in the Workplace, Commonplace , Mulama
    Somalia's Islamist Militias May Be Plotting Comeback, Bengali

    Mail and Guardian


    Alternative

    Counterpunch

    Exodus of Iraq's ancient minorities , Cockburn
    Bush versus Chavez , Petras
    It's the people of Washington vs. Pelosi, et al , Lindorff
    Israel's Hot Winter Offensive , Karkar

    Editor & Publisher

    Why we 'harp' on press failure on WMD , Mitchell

    Drug Corp Watch

    Congress Requests Documents From Drug, Device Makers , Avram Goldstein
    Migraine Drug Warning: FDA, HealthDayNews
    Fatal Side Effects of Flu Drug, Dr. Joseph Mercola
    Novartis Under Renewed Pressure to End Drugs Trial, dpa
    Despite Warnings, FDA May Give Green Signal to Cattle Drug, Bithika Khargarhia
    Free Pass for Drug Reps Leaves Reader Steamed, Dr. Gott
    The CDC, Spinach and Autism, F. Edward Yazbak, MD, FAAP
    Jury Finds Merck Guilty In Vioxx Case, Nicole King
    Early Fears About MMR in Secret Papers, Mark Watts
    Resignation Cites Pressure to OK HPV Vaccination, Joel Elliott
    Prosecutors Target Russian Clinic Testing British Firm's MMR Vaccine, Luke Harding
    Best Kept Secret - SSRIs Do Not Work, Evelyn Pringle
    ADHD Drug Warnings Come Too Late For Many, Evelyn Pringle

    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

    James Carroll:
    Candidates' Stories Tell Us What We've Become
    Beth Quinn:
    It's Time to Create a Little Shock and Awe in the Streets
    Robert Borosage:
    When's The Idea Primary?
    Shirin Shokouhi:
    Mandating America to Treatment - A Counselor's Perspective
    Gary Younge:
    The Web Works for the Grassroots, but Political Power Still Lies with the Few
    Larry Beinhart:
    Capitalism 104
    Debi Smith
    February's Fallen
    Robert Parry:
    Bush Family's Prosecutor Games
    Danny Schechter:
    Producer Protests Dissing of Docs at Oscars
    Joseph Palermo:
    Ann Coulter Hates the Troops
    Sean Gonsalves:
    Getting from ‘Here’ to ‘There’
    Helena Cobban:
    Human Rights, Democracy, the US, and Syria
    New York Times:
    The Must-Do List
    Eric Margolis:
    Cheney's Visit to Afghanistan Proved That Continuing the War There is Futile
    AC Grayling:
    Good men in a mad, bad world
    Haroon Siddiqui:
    Memo to Canada: Might Won't Win in Afghanistan
    Clay Evans:
    Killing Dogs To Make A Sale
    Joseph Gerson:
    Beyond Empire and the Bomb
    John Nichols:
    Vermont Puts Impeachment on the Table
    Scott Ritter:
    See Hillary Run (from Her Husband's Past on Iraq)
    Khaled El-Masri:
    I Am Not a State Secret
    Robert Kuttner:
    Beware of Corporate Do-Gooding
    Christopher Brauchli:
    Bush Never Runs Out of Ideas for Pranks to Play on the World
    Derrick Jackson:
    Tobacco Firms Breathe Easily
    Ralph Nader:
    Republicans are Flummoxed When It Comes to Senator Clinton


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