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Recent Bush Watch Features

Ditech Nation: Housing Bubble Debt And Oil Supply Decline Spelling Collapse, Jim Kuntsler
Specials: Failed Economy, Katrina II, Libby Lied, Liars '08, Bush in LA, International Women's Day, AlterNet, Bush Watch compilations

Vicious: Dick Cheney's Covert Global War, Michael Carmichael
Media Bias? NYT Stirs Clinton Marriage Dirt, But What About George and Laura?, NYT, FAIR, Politex
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Pinto Nation:
U.S. Corporate Behavior And The Stockholm Syndrome, Kent Southard
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
The Iran Distraction: Liar Bush Is The New Manchurian Candidate (excerpt), Frnk Rich
Parody Song: Halliburton Hillbilly, Paul Henning with Jerry Politex

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News Roundup

Surge II: Pentagon sending still more troops to Iraq, BBC
Bush wants to 'surge' Iraq until Feb 2008. That gives GOP time to freshen up before the election, Cloud and Gordon
Bush administration intent on discarding habeas corpus, Blumner
Some 30 US towns in Vermont seek Bush's impeachment, BBC
Fired U.S. attorney's testimony raises broader concerns, Janet Hook
The Gonzales 8: the ruthless, deluded arrogance of Bush's purge of US prosecutors, Ed
US attorney ouster inquiry may subpoena Gonzales' chief of staff and others at DOJ , Johnston
White House foreign policy has shifted, Paul Richter
Values voters have little to show for years of Republican rule, Dreher
It looks like beady student loan companies are gaming the Education Dept for millions, Glater
Denial reopens wounds of Japan's ex-sex slaves: 'How can (PM) Abe that?', Onishi
Nonbinding: Brit Commons votes to replace the House of Lords with an elected body, Cowell
Innocence Is So Overrated, Mark Morford
Specials: Failed Economy, Katrina II, Libby Lied, Liars '08, Bush in LA, International Women's Day, AlterNet, Bush Watch compilations

AFP - Wire stories

Investigators pick through burned-out Indonesian airliner
More US troops sought for Iraq: Gates
Poll count starts as N. Ireland faces make or break moment
EU seeks united front on climate change at summit
Astronaut fired a month after kidnap attempt
Paulson appeals for bold, deep reforms to China's markets
Foreign firms will not be 'greatly affected' by new higher tax: China

Democracy Now!

Journalist and Author Andrew Cockburn on Donald Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and...
Ex-Cheney Chief of Staff Lewis "Scooter" Libby Convicted of Perjury, Obstruct...
Los Titulares de Hoy: Democracy Now!'s daily news summary translated into Spa...
Headlines for March 7, 2007 Headlines

Top GOP aide implicated in attorney firing probe
Edwards to Fox News on debate: No thanks, I'll pass
Rape by male comrades big problem for US females in Iraq
Novak: 'Hope' of Libby pardon after '08 election
Snow: Libby pardon talk all just 'interesting speculation'
Shock: Top House Republican says party acted like 'winos'
Ex-Navy man giving secrets to Qaeda?

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 Failing Bush Economy

Housing Slumping, Borrowing Rising, Feds See "Growth", BBC
Undoing Bush's Budget Priorities, Weinstein
US factory orders at six-year low, BBC
The Housing Bubble Starts to Burst, Baker
Ditech Nation: Housing Bubble Debt And Oil Supply Decline Spelling Collapse, Jim Kuntsler

Special: Katrina II

U.S. Troops Are Entitled to Decent Treatment, Galloway
Army surgeon general scrutinized in Walter Reed case, Adam Schreck
Gates Orders Review, Says Problems May Extend to Other Hospitals, Landay

Special: Libby Lied, Troops Died

Washington jury convicts top Cheney aide of four felonies, Martin
Verdict leaves cloud over Cheney who let Libby take the fall, Cornwell
The cloud over Cheney, ED
Vice desperado: why Cheney lost it when Joe Wilson spoke out, McGovern
Heavy imprint of Libby verdict, Linda Feldmann
Unanswered question: Why did Libby lie if there was no crime?, Editorial
Heavy imprint of Libby verdict, Linda Feldmann
Goodbye Yellowcake Road, Bell
Bush should punish, not pardon, Libby, ed.
Half a verdict, Editorial
What's the truth?, Editorial
No moral justification for pardoning Libby but Bush can easily fabricate one, Shane
Every pact between government and press was broken in the Libby trial, Liptak
There is life after Cheney for Valerie Plame , Powell

Special: Liars '08

Romney resurrects a passé strategy, Canellos
Clinton launches drive for women's votes, BG
Obama meets with fund-raisers in Boston, Tench + Mooney
Obama's rising star hit by claims of financial misdealing, MacAskill
Weak Repug Candidates Catering to Conservative Fringe Groups, Teepen
Killing Democracy: As many as 19 states could move primaries to Feb 5, Ed

Robert Naiman:
Obama Voted to Protect Civilians from Cluster Bombs. Where Were Clinton, Biden, and Dodd?
Robert Scheer:
Coulter’s Slur Puts Spotlight on Edwards

Special: Bush in Latin America

Bush mouths support for 'social justice' while asserting US interests in Latin America, Van Auken
Bush Trip Destined to Fail as Hardliner John Negroponte Takes Control of US Latin American Policy, Venezuelanalysis
Bush's unpromising Brazil visit, Editorial
Bush Won't See Shacks Brazil Razed But Will Still Have Favela View, Brazzil
Brazil, US look for an ethanol alliance, Andrew Downie
Bush's Concern for Brazilian Ethanol Just Highlights US Hypocrisy, Brazzil
Bush accustomed to running “into demonstrations”, Merco Press
Bush's doomed plot against Latin America, Burbach

Special: International Women's Day

Iran cracks down on women's rights activists, Scott Peterson
Rights: Women's Lives Unraveling in Occupied Iraq , Sandrasagra
Tackling war crimes against women, The Hindu
Women drive Russia's economic revival, The Hindu
More women unemployed than ever: ILO, Hindustan Times

Special: Today's Alternative Special

Democrats: Work to Get Us Out of Iraq ... or Else
Can Ecology and Commerce Coexist?
The United States' Nuclear Hypocrisy
Making Women's Health an International Priority
Amy Goodman: Harry Belafonte, The Lion At 80
Matt Taibbi: NYT's Tom Friedman and the Pundits Will Blame Us for Iraq
Earl Ofari Hutchinson: Gordon Out But NAACP Problems Remain
Rory O'Connor: Libby, "The Fall Guy"


United States

New York Times

An unjust expulsion: Cherokee Nation denies tribal membership to slave descendants, Ed
Burpee's Bushian style is a 'greedy' 'shameful' 'deceitful' blot on a botanical paradise , Kowal
Texas youth facility under investigation for life-destroying abuse of inmates, Blumenthal
Attacks on Shiite pilgrims continue, Rubin
Mecca, Islam's holiest site is being transformed by Saudis into...Las Vegas, Fattah

Washington Post

At Least 146 Shiites Killed Across Iraq , Ernesto Londoño
Former Iranian Defense Official Talks to Western Intelligence , Dafna Linzer
As Iraq Exit Plan Arrives, Democrats' Rift Remains , Jonathan Weisman and Shailagh Murray
Bush Deflects Pressure To Give Libby a Pardon, For Now , Peter Baker and Carol D. Leonnig

Boston Globe

The real China threat, ED
Endangered Species: Do not disturb, Jackson


The battle over fired US attorneys, Gail Russell Chaddock
Russian bid to counter Western criticism, Fred Weir

Seattle Post Intelligencer

Violence kills 90 in Iraq, AP
Pardon theories abound -- but Bush isn't saying, AP


Saddam's Nephew Among 140 Set Free in Prison Raid, Fadel
Israeli Sheik Called a `Ticking Time Bomb', Nissenbaum


Toronto Star



Jordan's king urges US peace push, BBC
Three Jordanians 'planned to kill Bush', BBC
EU leaders face climate challenge, BBC
US seeking support in Sadr City, Andrew North, BBC


Iranian general missing: defection or abduction?, Borger


Born to die: Climate change disrupting life cycles with fatal results, Kirby
Trials of Guantanamo suspects begin without a lawyer or reporter in sight, Buncombe
Blair's legacy is that he leaves none... except for Iraq, Hamilton




ABC, news

Latin America

Security plan aims to instill ethics in cops, El Universal
Activists criticize gov´t performance to OAS commission, El Universal
U.S. and Canadian apparel companies are flocking to Mexico in search of cheap labour, McGill Daily
Adjustments to the National Budget reflect the priorities of President Daniel Ortega, nicanet
Guatemalan Press Exposes Powerful Gangs, Prensa Latina
Panama Ex Prez Asked US for Coup Attack, Prensa Latina
Protest on Third Anniversary of 2004 Coup, Haitianalysis
Colombia accepts blame in senator's 1994 murder, Reuters
Colombia This Week, Oxfam et al
Making Biofuels Without Wasting Food in Cuba and in Venezuela, IPS

Upside-Down World


Inter Press Service

Afghanistan: On the Road to Becoming a Narco State , Rizvi
Politics-US: Jorge Who? , Lobe
Egypt: Govt Challenged over Israeli Action at Mosque , Morrow+al-Omrani
Defence: A World Without Foreign Military Bases , Lucas

Der Spiegel

Radio Paris (WNN)

International Herald Tribune

Middle East


PM says decided on response to abductions months before war, Aluf Benn
If Bush knew his troops, he wouldn't waste their blood, Yossi Sarid
Subduing the settlement enterprise, Israel Harel
Medics: 7 Palestinians hurt in crush as 5,000 flood Rafah crossing, Avi Issacharoff
Peace group plasters separation wall with faces, AP
Under the IDF spotlight: Film making in Israel, Goel Pinto

Al Jazeera

Petraeus: More violence in Iraq, Agencies
Man dies in Gaza border crush, Agencies
Pentagon sends more troops to Iraq, Agencies
Film claims 1967 Israeli 'massacre' of Egyptian prisoners, Amr El-Kahky
Saudis warn foreigners over attacks, Agencies

Middle East

Review of Arab Editorials, MET
Iran's motorists face petrol rationing, MET
Teachers spreading “extremist ideas and thoughts” in Saudi Arabia, Arab News
Diplomats intensify bid to break Beirut impasse, Lebanon Daily Star
Iran moving in from the cold, Asia Times
Israeli and Palestinian women campaign together for peace, IRIN
IRAQ: Another million people could flee homes this year, IRIN



Dalit burnt alive in Balaghat, Hindustan Times
Job growth: women outshine men, The Hindu
Rural employment scheme extended, The Hindu
'Don't destabilise or create uncertainty on the IPR regime', The Hindu
Infrastructure and budget, The Hindu
'Poor infrastructure creates regional divide', The Hindu
Two dozens MNCs considering to sell-off India offshore units, The Hindu
Distress deaths in Army continue: Defence Ministry, The Hindu
BSF to pull out of five J&K towns, The Hindu
Centre trying out non-Army anti-terror forces in J&K?, The Hindu
Four retired judges proposed for joint committee with Pak., The Hindu
India-Pakistan: Significant step forward, Kashmir Times
India has no role in Baluchistan, Deccan Herald
India rejects Pak's charge, The Hindu
13 injured in a bomb blast in Pakistan, The Times of India
US-Pakistan: Nature of the crisis, Kashmir Times
Bid for pact with Sunnis set to backfire, The Hindu
Hamas offers full truce if boycott lifted, Hindustan Times
More than 1,000 journalists and support staff died during deadly decade, The Hindu


The Greening of China, Christian Science Monitor
Worried China Bans New Internet Cafes for a Year , Reuters
Report of Taiwan Missile Test Marks Rising Tensions with China, Christian Science Monitor
China Says Japan Should 'Face Up' to History About WWII Sex Slaves , Washington Post
Beijing Ponders New Expansion Formula, Asia Times

The Hindu, news
Asia Times, opinion


Denying rights in Nigeria, Ed
Rights: Rape, Gender Violence the Norm in Post-War Liberia , Deen
Int'l Women's Day-Kenya: Courts Far From a Safe Haven , Mulama
US: DynCorp Hired for Somalia Peacekeeping, Tomlinson

Mail and Guardian


Drug Corp Watch

Newly Released Canadian Data Links Vaccines with Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Wendy Fournier
Free Lunches for Docs, Higher Drug Prices for You , Dave Fehling
FDA Shouldn't Approve Cattle Antibiotic, MCT
FDA Should Release Safety Data, Health Affairs Commentary States, KaiserNetwork
Former FDA Chief Gets Wrist Slapped For Conflict of Interest, Kathy Gill
Drug-Patent Agreements Face Growing Opposition in U.S. Congress , James Rowley
Doctor Resigns Over Questionable Stents , Randall Chase


US: Iraq's Mercenary King, Baer
Philippines: Court orders removal of oil storage facilities, Felongco
US: Exxon Unveils 20 Projects for Next Three Years, McNulty

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

Mark Engler:
Bush's Spring Break
John Nichols:
Vermont Votes to Impeach Bush/Cheney
Ted Rall:
Limited Options and Endless Possibilities
David Sirota:
Congress’s Upcoming "Free" Trade Brawl: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Michele Simon:
Do Trans-Fat Bans Miss the Bigger Picture?
Joyce Marcel:
How Does an Era End?
Floyd McKay:
Don't Let The Neocons Call The Shots On Iran
Corporate Crime Reporter:
It's the Political Economy, Stupid
Matthew Miller:
Ghawar Is Dead! The Wide-Spread Use of Advanced Extraction Techniques are Killing the Mother of All Oil Fields
Ruth Conniff:
Walter Reed Shows Administration Priorities
Yifat Susskind:
Iraq's Other War: Violence against Women Under US Occupation
Tom Englehardt:
Hostages to Policy: What We Know About Waste and War in Iraq
Lawrence Smith Jr:
Protect The Planet, and Hurry

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