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All of Today's 150+ Bush Watch Headlines Are Here [scroll down if archived]:... news roundup... specials... united states ... canada ...england ...australia ...latin america ......europe ...middle east ... asia ... africa ... alternative...op-eds

Recent Bush Watch Features

Unequal Justice Under Bush Law: More Reactions To The Libby Commutation, Olbermann, Politex, etc.
Libby's Only The Beginning: Impeach Bush Now!, Jerry Politex
Would Gore Lead Presidential Pack? Is this the Sign We've Been Waiting for? Andy Ostroy
Shoveling...Snow: Washington Mafia Sees Libby As Made Man (excerpts), Frank Rich
Constitution or Cheese? Up and Down the Bush Philosophy, Walter Brasch
U.S. Scam: 20 Things You Should Know About Corporate Crime (excerpts), Russell Mokhiber
Op-Eds: From Our Contributors
Reports: Dictator Bush Committs Felony, Plans To Take Over Country, Congressman Nadler, Boston Globe
Parody: Scooter Libby Is Ordered Back To Jail, Politex
Habeas Corpus: Senate Committee Votes To Restore Cornerstone Of U.S. Justice System, Melber
What, We Worry? Our TV War , David Sarasohn
Be Afraid: Is There Any Doubt That Bush Uses Terror Warnings For Political Purposes? Olbermann
Empire or Republic? Bush and the Fall Of the United States, Part 2, Jonathan Freedland
Mugged By Corporations: A Spy In A House Of Cards, Kent Southard
Bush, Again: Who Benefits From Floods?, Politex, various
Cindy Sheehan Speaks Out: The Corporate War Machine, Politicians, And A Distracted Public, Interview
Health Care Plans: Just About Anything's Better Than What We Have Now, Atul Gawande, Jerry Politex
The Golden Rule: Why Have the Dems Failed Us?, Jerry Politex, various
Empire or Republic? Bush and the Fall Of the United States, Jonathan Freedland
Memorial Day, 2007: Bush's Iraq War For ME Oil Wealth Continues To Take Our Blood And Money, various
Slave Labor: Why The Bush-Backed Immigration Bill Will Make Things Worse, Paul Krugman
The Goracle: Listening, Really Listening, To Gore ---Gore, Dionne, Ostroy, Politex
Run, Gore, Run: Impassioned Gore Book Provides Blistering Overview Of U.S. Politics, Kakutani
I'm Back! Random Thoughts After Two Months Away, Jerry Politex
Myth, Religion, and Politics: Bush As Religious Icon: Background, Jerry Barrett

News Roundup

Bush Doesn't Want You To Know Where Your Food Is From, Ed
Looking outward on the Fourth as the rest of the world looks down, Ed
George III or George W? Take your pick of mad monarchs, Williiams
There's alot more to American politics than money! Not., Ed
Two Senators accuse Bushian judge of misleading committee, Lewis
The most severe drought in over a century is sapping the Southeast, Nossiter
Across US, fireworks cancelled because of drought fire fears, Frosch
Iraq cabinet approves U.S. pressured draft oil law, Agencies
Iraq cabinet fast-tracks oil measure amid continuing carnage, Rubin
Putin, Bush talks fail to dispel mounting tensions, Van Auken
More scary arrests made in stunningly inept alleged bomb plots , Bonner
Iran, low on gasoline, to be supplied by Venezuela, Fathi
Pakistan's battles against Islamic militants reach the capital, Perlez &Gall
Now this is the face of evil: Big Tobacco targets African children, Sulaiman

AFP

BBC journalist Alan Johnston freed in Gaza
Hundreds surrender at Pakistani mosque but hardcore defiant
Foreigners kidnapped in Nigerian oil region after end of truce
Ancient Arctic ponds drying up: study
Embryo screening cuts chances for infertile couples: study
Blackstone to buy Hilton Hotels for 26 billion dollars
US private equity group plans stock flotation in Blackstone's wake

News Bullets

  • Consider the Source: ‘NYT’ Reporter Targets Iran
  • Editorials Hit Libby’s Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card
  • US Social Forum Forges Common Ground
  • Bill Would Ease US Vets’ Return to School
  • China Pressured World Bank to Cut Deadly Pollution Figures: Report
  • Bush Presidency Enters Terminal Phase
  • Indian Protests, Hypocrisy at US Nuclear Carrier’s Port Call
  • Human Rights Group Warns on Israeli/Palestinian War Violations
  • Fred Thompson: As Senator Rose, Lobbying Became Family Affair
  • UN Calls for Pedal Power to Reduce Environmental Damage
  • Anti-Poverty Targets in Africa Will Not Be Met, UN Warns
  • Bush’s Missile Defense Radar Plan Riles Czechs
  • Survey Finds Action on Information Requests Can Take Years
  • Labels Lack Food’s Origin Despite Law
  • Was Campaigning Against Voter Fraud a Republican Ploy?
  • Rich World’s Consumerism May Cause African Famines, Experts Warn
  • Capitalism is Bad for Men’s Health: Study
  • Castro Charges CIA More Murderous Than Ever
  • Big Powers Skirt Anti-Nuke Terrorism Treaty
  • ‘Up to 80 Civilians Dead’ After US Air Strikes in Afghanistan


    Special: Bush Outrage, Day 3

    Bush 'held long debate' on decision to misuse presidential power for Scooter, Stolberg & Rutenberg
    Bush commutes prison sentence of convicted perjurer and Iraq war conspirator I. Lewis Libby, Grey
    Bush Won't Rule Out Pardon for Libby, Hutcheson and William Douglas
    The Libby lesson for Iraq, Brownstein
    Lucky Libby, Editorial
    Libby commutation: A shocking act of disrespect for the law, Editorial
    Springing Scooter: Bush's twisted rationale on Libby 'stirs legal debate', Liptak


    Special: Dictator Search '08

    More Money for Mitt, CDT
    Live from Iowa, it's Hillary and Bill, McCormick
    Romney and Giuliani trail Democrats in fund-raising, Nagourney
    Short on money, McCain campaign dismisses dozens, Hulse &Nagourney


    Today's Alternative Special: Salon

    The Hillary and Bill show
    Hip, hip, CAFE!
    Bomb plot tests British again
    Florida election mayhem for 2008
    Shopping for carbon credits
    Rachel Carson's birthday bashing
    Tony Blair's toodle-oo
    Rudy amid the evangelicals
    "Even Richard Nixon knew it was time to resign"
    The fine art of lying
    Obstruction of Justice: Bush and Cheney walk, too
    Israel's Olmert rises from the rubble
    What George Tenet really knew about Iraq
    Free speech for the rich and powerful
    Rudy can fail
    The imperial vice presidency



    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


    Mainstream

    United States

    New York Times

    Traveler's TB not as severe as officials thought, Altman
    A slippery, writhing trade dispute, Barboza
    Bush and Kennedy nurture common ground on legislative goals, Stolberg

    Boston Globe

    Bush spares Libby from prison sentence, Bender + Kranish
    President, Putin upbeat but still at odds on missiles, Stockman

    Los Angeles Times

    The Libby lesson for Iraq, Brownstein
    Lucky Libby, Editorial

    McClatchy

    Police: Glasgow Attackers Also Launched Failed London Assault, Schofield+Nissenbaum -
    Immigration Issue Might Push Southwest to Democrats, Thomma

    Washington Post

    The Fourth of July: Sins of King George Still Being Practiced Today
    Bush Liked in Chavez Land
    Supremes: A Disappointing Term
    Too Much Mercy for Libby
    Bush's Supreme Moment Was Horrible
    Where's The Meat? Bush's Arm's-Length Leniency
    A Declaration The President Ignores
    Why We Keep This Creed
    Unfree Speech Today
    We Need Leadership and Democracy

    SF Chronicle

    Canada

    Toronto Star

    England

    Guardian

    'The worst days of my life .. like being buried alive' --BBC reporter, Urquhardt
    Bush refuses to rule out pardon for Libby, Macaskill
    "Wake up. Feminism is more than just capitalism with tits", Williams

    Australia

    ABC, news

    Latin America

    Health-El Salvador: Free AIDS Testing, But Then What? , Gutiérrez
    Labour-Colombia: Foreign Firms Urged to Help Prevent Rights Abuses , Vieira
    Brazil: New Lives for Victims of Slave Labour , Osava
    Development: Latin America Ahead on MDGs - Except for Poverty , Cevallos

    Upside-Down World

    Europe

    Der Spiegel

    The World from Berlin: Tornados in Afghanistan, Political Twisters in Germany
    A Mormon Goes West: The German Apostle and the White House
    End of Gaza Ordeal: BBC Journalist Alan Johnston Released
    Atomic Safety in Germany: Reactor Affected in Nuclear Power Plant Fire
    Waiting for Applemania in Germany: Paper Reports T-Mobile Landing iPhone Deal
    The Physicians Plot: British Police Hunt the Terror Doctors
    Energy Summit: Merkel Nudges for Nuclear Power Comeback
    Dancing with the Devil: Charting the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood

    Inter Press Service

    Rights: Global Compact Expands, Impact Still Hazy , Manalsuren
    Rights-US: High Court Ruling Could Mean More Death Sentences , Roy
    Bangladesh: Army-backed Reforms Imperil Democracy , Ahmed
    Albania: Saving Beaches for Others, and Itself , Ciobanu

    International Herald Tribune

    Through others' eyes, U.S. smells, says Pew
    Bush Silences Canary
    The British way: Lessons to be Learned
    Another humiliation for Bush's "best friend"
    Asia's slow financial comeback
    A new antiterror strategy Needed

    Radio Paris (WNN)

    Middle East

    Haaretz

    Hamas calls for Shalit deal as BBC reporter Johnston released, Agencies
    IDF kills 16-year-old Palestinian carrying toy rifle in Hebron, Avi Issacharoff
    Palestinian farmer: Army likely involved in uprooting our trees, Yoav Stern
    IDF chief to Knesset: Abbas, Meshal will form union in time, Shahar Ilan
    The government still hasn't equally funded Arab and Jewish schools, Shalom Dichter

    Al Jazeera

    BBC Gaza reporter Johnston freed, Al Jazeera
    Bomb hits Baghdad market, Agencies
    US links Iran to Iraq attacks, Agencies

    Daily Star

    Asia

    China

    China: Media Is Hyping Safety Issues, Guardian Unlimited
    China Must Come Clean about Its Poisonous Environment , Financial Times
    North Korea Leader Kim Signals Nuclear Accord to Be Implemented , Bloomberg
    China Urges Diplomacy On Iran Standoff , Guardian Unlimited
    Another Chinese Sop to US pressure, Asia Times

    Asia Times, opinion

    The Hindu - Front Page

    U.K. to review doctors? recruitment procedures
    5 Jul 2007 at 12:00am
    Background checks on highly skilled migrants to be expanded
    Another doctor from Bangalore detained in U.K.
    5 Jul 2007 at 12:00am
    BANGALORE: An Indian doctor detained in the United Kingdom for his suspected role in the Glasgow attack has been identified as Sabeel Ahmed, a Bangalorean. He is a cousin of Dr. Mohammed Haneef, detained in Brisbane for the same ...
    India, Pakistan to be tough on terror
    5 Jul 2007 at 12:00am
    NEW DELHI: India and Pakistan have agreed to be tough with terrorists and criminals on both sides by taking stringent measures. A joint statement issued on Wednesday at the end of the two-day Home Secretary-level talks on terrorism and ...
    The politics of Tibet: a 2007 reality check
    5 Jul 2007 at 12:00am
    Allegations levelled against me motivated, says Pratibha
    5 Jul 2007 at 12:00am
    ?I have always endeavoured to be true to my conscience?
    College stunned over doctors detention
    5 Jul 2007 at 12:00am
    The families of Haneef and Sabeel, who passed out from the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College, are in a state of anguish
    Manmohan Singh calls for water conservation
    5 Jul 2007 at 12:00am
    Asks States to transfer management of systems to district-level institutions
    Nadal finishes off Soderling, finally The results
    5 Jul 2007 at 12:00am
    Sania Mirza-Shahar Peer pair crashes out; Paes-Damm reach last eight
    Africa

    Now this is the face of evil: Big Tobacco targets African children, Sulaiman
    Politics: Conflicts In the Spotlight at African Union Summit , Mulama
    Sao Tome: No Oil Yet, but African Isle Finds Slippery Dealings, Meier+Mouawad

    Mail and Guardian


    Alternative

    CorpWatch

    UK: Tesco Investors Attack Executive Bonus Plan, Attwood

    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

    Cindy Sheehan:
    Call Out The Instigator
    Pierre Tristam:
    Libby's Pardon: The Failure of Mr. Bush
    Richard Gwyn:
    Is The US Mirroring Rome’s Fall?
    Charles Karel Bouley:
    Paris Hilton Is Now A Martyr
    Ari Melber:
    Bush Assaults Rule of Law to Save Libby
    Michael Winship:
    Libby: One More Twist in the Yellowcake Road
    Marie Cocco:
    America’s Approval Rating Takes a Hit
    George Monbiot:
    Global Warming: A Sudden Change of State
    Bill Quigley:
    Injustice in Jena: The ‘White Tree’, A White Judge, White Jury, and White Prosecutor Calling White Witnesses Leads To Conviction of Black Youth
    Anne Miller/Kevin Martin:
    Earth to Bush: Iraq isn’t South Korea
    John Kaminski:
    Impeachment: We’ve Got a Job to Do
    Dean Baker:
    The RX From “SiCKO:” More Choice
    Megan Tady:
    Rocking Out To Our Demise
    Jesse Jackson:
    Activist Justices Target Diversity
    Dilip Hiro:
    The Rising and Falling Power of Hydrocarbon States
    Gwynne Dyer:
    Putting Terrorism in Perspective
    San Francisco Chronicle:
    Trumping the Rule of Law


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