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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

The Bush Economy: The U.S. Economy Has Hit The Fan, Paul Krugman
Mailbag: on GOP Debates, Impeaching Bush, Losing Freedom, Bush Propaganda Museum, various
Quip: Inspecting the Bridge, Politex
10 Recent Op-Eds: ...from Thomas Paine's Corner, various
Editorial: Are the Dems Fascist Lite? Bush Watch
10 Recent Op-Eds: ...from Thomas Paine's Corner, various
Destroying the Constitution: Our Fascist Government, BW Editorial
Bush Watch Op-Eds: The Latest From Wokusch, Chamberlin, Weiner, Uhler, Partridge, Samples, Brasch


Very Special: Economy in Crisis

The Bush Economy: The U.S. Economy Has Hit The Fan, Paul Krugman
Global stock markets extend plunge
US shares tumble amid Mortgage concerns , BBC
European Central Bank moves to help banking sector, BBC
Economy in Crisis: China Warns U.S.
US lender on brink of bankruptcy, BBC
Britain: Inequality at 40-year high, Whelan

News Roundup

Bush signs expanded wiretap law, BBC
Climate model predicts rapid rise in temperatures after 2009, BBC
Leading Dem Candidates Don't Support Gay Marriage, Richardson Earlier Implodes With "faggot"
Cheney Urging Military Strikes on Iran, Strobel+Walcott+Youssef
U.S. Cocaine Use Down Sharply, Workplace Testers Say, Greve
Bush Won't Seek Increase in Fuel Tax to Bolster Infrastructure, Stearns+Strobel
US generals insist on no troop withdrawal from Iraq, Cogan
Early Curfew Catches Baghdad Off Guard, Collins
Lost in Iraq: the illusion of an American strategy, Gardner
U.S. Sen. Grassley Seeks FDA Briefing on Steps to Ensure Safety of Foreign-made Medicine, Grassley
The parenting sins of Bush's father (and mother) are visited on us , Stolberg

AFP

Heavy fighting breaks out in Mogadishu
Pakistan gunships pound Taliban, Al-Qaeda amid US pressure
Rescuers break through US collapsed mine
Twenty feared dead in Tahiti plane crash
Branson's Virgin Group takes 20 percent of Malaysia's AirAsia
Two more US product recalls as China cracks down

News Bullets

Colbert: Bush should act illegally before Congress OKs
Anti-leak lawmaker discloses classified intel budget cuts
Bush insists Libby 'paid a high price' for crimes
Cindy Sheehan announces independent run against Pelosi
Stewart: Romney would sacrifice his kids to win
Purple-thumbed Republicans will be 'tipping hat' to Iraqis

Op-Ed Roundup

>Richard Sullivan:
Grass Roots Rising: Paul Hawken’s “Blessed Unrest”
Abbas Edalat/Mehrnaz Shahabi:
Prospects of Armageddon: Logic of Past Atrocities Now Used To Support Iranian Strike
Katrina Vanden Heuvel:
A New New Deal
Bruce Dixon:
“Terror War” Terrorizes Spineless Democrats
John Nichols:
Bush More “Disastrous” Than Nixon
Jesse Jackson:
A Lot More Than One Bridge Could Crumble Under GOP
Ted Rall:
Perverted Justice: Don’t Just Watch What You Say, Watch What You Think
Harvey Wasserman:
Radioactive “Bailout-In-Advance” Opens Fierce New War Over Nuke Reactors
Megan Tady:
Tracking Pharma Gifts to Doctors
Sydney Blumenthal:
Will The Real Colin Powell Stand Up?
Taylor Lincoln:
Candidate’s Secret Santas
Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Cuban Prisoners: Send ‘Em To Court
Mark Morford:
Totally Free! Click Here Now!


Special: Bush's Economic End?

Bush aims to cut corporate tax rates
Hedge Funds May Pose a Risk to U.S. Economy, Hall+Rankin
Chinese Officials Threaten Dollar-Crashing Sell-Off Of U.S. Money
U.S. Jobs Scarcer, Outlook Bleaker for Migrants, Study Says, Bachelet
Mortgage seekers caught in squeeze, Blanton
Getting the rescue right for homeowners...there will be a rescue won't there?, NYT Ed
A future without homelessness, BG Ed


Special: South of the Border

Mexico slams 'excessive use of force' by American border authorities, AP
Mexico appoints ambassador, mends fences with Venezuela, IHT
Mexicans Send Less Cash Home, Bad News For All, americas.org
The War Next Door, Time
Migrant fatalities rise at Ariz. border, Arizona Republic
Crossing the Border to Sell Blood, americas.org


Special The Middle East

Iraq Press Roundup, MET
Iraq's political rot, MET
Militants can trade water for sex in Bush's Iraq, IRIN
US Pullout Needed for End to Violence, Iran Tells Maliki, Arab News
Karzai, Aziz Trade Barbs During Jirga, Arab News
Taliban a step ahead of US assault , Asia Times
Open air prison: A Humanitarian Disaster Stares Gaza in the Face, Arab News
Tripoli’s poor swell ranks of militant Islamic groups, IRIN
Heavy fighting breaks out in Mogadishu, MET


Special Continuing Feature: Bush Threat Is Real

Matthew Rothschild:
Why Are Most Democratic Senators Hiding Even From Censure?
Robert Scheer:
The Terror America Wrought
Burt Cohen:
America Needs To Impeach
Cynthia Cooper:
Media & Impeachment: Not For Discussion, Only For Derision
Christopher Brauchli:
Totalitarianism Revisited
Rosa Brooks:
Heroism and The Language of Fascism
John Nichols:
Representative Baldwin Joins Impeachment Call
Walter Mondale:
Cheney Overstepped The Bounds of His Office
Alan Nasser:
The Threat of U.S. Fascism: An Historical Precedent
Kaleem Omar:
Bush’s Critics Say Threat of Martial Law in The United States is ‘Real’
Dave Lindorff:
Martial Law Threat is Real
John Nichols:
A Commitment to the Constitution
Glenn Smith:
Congress, Bush and The Real Constitutional Crisis
Ralph Nader:
Acting On Impeachment
John Nichols:
Censure and Impeachment: Take 2
Hubert Locke:
Talk of Impeachment Gets Louder

Repair The Constitutional Breach
All tapped out on civil liberties?, ED
Colbert: 'Bush should act illegally before Congress legalizes acts'


Today's Alternative Special: Tom Paine

Candidates' Secret Santas
Citing Costs, Hospitals Are Shutting Down Burn Centers
States Feel Bush Administration Is Leaving Them Out Of Disaster Planning
Iran Pursuing More Open Nuclear Inspection Policy
U.N.: Global Warming To Hit Poor Hardest
Modern-Day Jim Crow



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

The farmer's nightmare: 'biorefining' could be the end of the American farmer, Ed
Bushco's German branch should stop harassing the media there, Ed
Deaths in Newark: Mayor Booker must dedicate himself to ending gang mayhem, Ed
For Missouri, stem cell amendment changes little, Davey
Drill reaches depth of Utah miners, AP
Red Cross faces criticism over aid program for hurricane victims, Dewan &Strom
Divers find more remains in wreckage of bridge, Davey &Wald
Earlier terrorist screening to begin for flights into U.S., Lipton
Gonzales' much vaunted porn fight has not resulted in one single prosecution, Lewis
Facing a furore, Pakistan rejects emergency rule, Gall &Masood
Jordan yields tribulation for those fleeing Bush's hell in Iraq (the entire middle class), Tavernise
Bush kiss of death: in any free election in the ME, the US-backed side loses, Fattah
Analysts see 'simply incredible' shrinking of floating ice in the Arctic, Revkin
Ire over Shanghai rail line may signal new era for China's growing middle class, French
Even our torture shop in Syria knew immediately that renditioned Canadian was no threat, Austen
Bush loves a good 'crackdown': illegals roundup 'will be like a hurricane hitting this country', Pear
Like father, like son: two peas in a wad of dodgy money...Alaska's own GOP family, Shenon
Bush rejects gas tax for bridges, lectures Congress as he heads off on vacation, Rutenberg

Boston Globe

US to probe death of immigration detainee, Valencia
Understanding evolution is crucial to debate, Lehrman

Chicago Sun Times

Bush won't up gas tax to pay for bridge repairs, Loven
Obama feels Pakistan's pain, CST

Washington Post

Congress At Loggerheads With Bushr
Mr. Rangel's Trade Tour
A Bridge Falls
Progress on Darfur?
Low Energy: House Energy Bill
Bush Manipulates Childrens' Health Numbers, Experts Say
Bush: Ouster By the People
Musharraf's Obsolete Way
The Democrats Dither on Trade
The War in West Philadelphia
National Guard: Saving Soldiers' Jobs
D.C.: At the Root of the Violence
Bolstering the Gains in Afghan Health Care
Dem-Controlled House Approves Wiretap Measure
Secret Service Arrests Man on White House Lawn
Rep. Jefferson Wins Ruling Against FBI
Those Who Perished, Survived Represent a Slice of America
Difficult Conditions Hamper River Search
General Suspected Cause of Tillman Death
Oldest Profession Flourishes in China
Britain Rushes to Cull Cattle
Mortars Kill at Least 13 in Baghdad
GOP Presidential Candidates Debate in Iowa
Tougher Stance on Pakistan Took Months
Illegal Crops Creep Into the Suburbs
Soldier Sentenced to 110 Years for Iraq Attack
Report: Harsh Methods Used On 9/11 Suspect
Scientology: Weird, Sure. A Cult, No.
U.S.: The Can't-Do Nation
I Like Mike (Bloomberg). So Will You.
A Week in the Death of Iraq
Impeachment? The Dumbest Move the Dems Could Make
Japanese Voters Stiff U.S.
Talk Radio Can't Handle the Truth

Boston Globe

Poems from Guantánamo, BG

Chicago Tribune

Finding Osama bin Laden: 'We are not closer', Silva

L.A. Times

Lebanese vote in key election to replace assassinated lawmakers
Darfur war crimes suspect has free rein
Ex-Tijuana mayor forges link to poor
23 killed in Pakistani border region
For gays in Iraq, a life of constant fear
GI gets 110 years in Iraq rape, murders
Iraq bombing mastermind killed
In '08 race, a little leg may go a long way
GOP's Iowa debate hardly must-see TV
One soccer goal: recruit Democrats
Comparing U.S. and Iraqi style democracy at work
Democratic hopefuls try to woo bloggers
Bush tours Minnesota bridge disaster site
New Standards: House OKs clean-energy legislation
Phoenix spacecraft launches to Mars
California: 39 counties' vote systems in question
A jury of ears may explain surprising Marine verdicts
A pioneer in an experiment called open adoption
Does the Bible have a place in public schools?
Salvadorans celebrate lives in L.A.
Month-old wildfire expected to linger
Inviting children to share wisdom
Purple Heart: A heartfelt tribute for their sacrifice
Summer of political pratfalls
Getty Trust closes a bad chapter
Don't rush to modify FISA
Alaska's addiction to oil
Iraq's two timetables
Murdoch the meddler?
Final hurdle for the ethics bill
Roberts' welcome openness re health

SF Chronicle

Canada

Globe and Mail

Toronto Star

Ontario bracing for perfect storm
Leaders failing Toronto
Stop shortchanging our cities now
New `Rae days' will not save city
Support for Palestinians
Pearson prevails over de Gaulle
Ban handguns before more die

England

BBC

Iran urges US pull-out from Iraq, BBC
UN warns over Gaza economic collapse due to Israeli restrictions, BBC
US launches Afghan anti-drug plan, Vanessa Heaney, BBC
European forest fires near record levels, BBC
Russia cancels most Afghan debt, BBC

Guardian

UK officer calls for US special forces to quit Afghan hotspot, Walsh
Bad week for UK troops in Basra: 4 killed, others injured, Norton-Taylor
Tehranophobia: Bush on Iran lowers his credibility even more, Hiro
American tactics killing civilians in Afghanistan, Yglesias
Bush still trying to win the war on the cheap, Mills
US will have to negotiate its way out of Iraq, Milne
Bob Allen: Homophobic, racist Republican won't resign, Brown

Independent

Musharraf's woes spark fears of state of emergency in Pakistan, Waraiche
South Africa's president denial of AIDS ravages country, Butler
UK gags army bloggers, Macintyre

Times Online

Record poppy crop in Afghanistan, Beeston
Mussharaf descends deeper into labyrinth in Pakistan, Maddox
Brown may overturn another of Blair's disgraces: Iraqi interpreters, Elliott

Australia

ABC, news

Latin America

Lula Winds up Nicaragua Visit, Prensa Latina
Puerto Ricans against Military Recruitment in Schools, Prensa Latina
PNP election manifesto: 'First world status by 2030', Jamaica Observer
Ecuadorian Multitude Welcomes Chavez, Prensa Latina
Bush Administration Condoned Supporting Terrorism in Colombia, udw
Chavez Reiterates Venezuela’s Willingness to Mediate in Colombian Conflict, venezuelanalysis
How RCTV President’s CIA Connection Links Venezuela and Nicaragua, Venezuelanalysis
The Circus of Horrors Behind Brazil's Biofuel Show, Brazzil
Brazil's Many Blackouts Result from a Blackout of Ethics, Brazzil
Argentina's Bonfire of Memory: 'We are going to have to kill 50,000 people', UDW

Upside-Down World

Europe

Inter Press Service

Cuba: ‘If Worked Properly, the Land Can Produce Anything’ , Grogg
Sierra Leone: A Women's Issue That Women Are Wary of Campaigning About , Carter
Labour-Singapore: Migrant Workers' Dramatic Quest for Equality , Seneviratne
Lebanon: Women in the Frontline for Clearing Cluster Bombs , Murray

Spiegel

Twisting Arms: US Pressures Germany to Cut Iran Business Ties
Kidnapping Targets: Recent German Hostage Victims
Picture This: Bombed Out
Kidnapping Boom in Afghanistan and Iraq: Should Germany Pay to Free Hostages?
Opinion: The Best Tour de France Ever
Interview With Hitler's Bodyguard: The Secrets of Hitler's Last Living Aide
Gadhafi's Torture Prison: Medic Recalls Eight Years in Libyan Jail

International Herald Tribune

Signs of contagion in the U.S. housing downturn
New Americans and Voting
American voters speak: Baaa!
The peril of valuing celebrity over history
Plugging the democracy gap
The great Swiss meltdown
Israel's incredible shrinking sea

Radio Paris (WNN)

Middle East

Haaretz

Ten hurt in attempted attack in J'lem Old City, Jonathan Lis
Private charity pledges welfare assistance to Arab local councils, Yoav Stern
The May 2003 killing of British photographer remains shrouded in mystery., Akiva Eldar
Change on Iraq? Ask the Israelis: 40 US Congressmen visiting Israel, Shmuel Rosner
Mideast summit is Bush's last chance in war on Islamic terror, Yoel Marcus
Evacuation of two houses in Hebron was not a battle of good versus evil, Benny Ziffer
The children of Hebron have been poisoned by religious ideology, Daniel Ben Simon

Al Jazeera

Bush warns al-Maliki on Iran, Al Jazeera
US soldiers cleared in in the shooting deaths of 24 civilians in Haditha, Agencies
Government targets hit in Yemen, Agencies
Kabul Tribal council aims for dialogue, Aunohita Mojumdar

Daily Star

Asia

China

Wealth Gap 'Spreads Across Asia', BBC
China Penalizes Firms in US Toy Scare, Forbes
China and Russia Lead Anti-Terrorism Drills, Daily Times
China's Rising Inflation Has Spirits Falling, Asia Times

Inter Press Service

Culture: It All Begins With a Webcam and a Smile , Pellot
Latin America: Indigenous, Black Women Face ‘Triple Glass Ceiling’ , Lucas
Righta: Canadian Military Keeping Tabs on Peace Activists? , Johal
Kenya: More Women in Parliament, Hopefully - By Way of the Constitution , Mulama
Health-India: Novartis Patents Case Far From Dead , Bidwai
Environment-Pakistan: Drip Irrigation - Answer to Water Shortages , Chaudhury

Daily Times

Emergency rule 'ruled out', Irfan Ghauri
Who wanted emergency?, DT
Al Qaeda 'joint threat' to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iqbal Khattak
NATO airstrikes drive civilians into Taliban, Iqbal Khattak

Dawn

US wants Musharraf to rethink boycott, Anwar Iqbal
'Emergency option' under study, Raja Asghar
Benazir threatens boycott, Masood Haider
Pakistani prisons: overcrowded 'living hell', Mohammad Asghar
28 million displaced by floods; hungry, ill, Pratap Chakravarty

Asia Times, opinion

The Hindu, news

Africa

SOMALIA: Food distribution to people fleeing fighting underway west of Mogadishu, IRIN
SUDAN: More flooding predicted as death toll exceeds 70, IRIN
SUDAN: Darfur’s people need more protection - Special Rapporteur, IRIN
LIBERIA: Some fake orphans reunify with their parents, IRIN
Harassment, extortion and physical assault are rampant at Côte d’Ivoire’s ubiquitous roadblocks, IRIN
Sierra Leone: Elections Are Make or Break, allAfrica
Sierra Leone's song and dance election, Al Jazeera
Sierra Leone polls mark break with blood-diamond past, Mail and Guardian
Nigeria: More Death And Destruction As Floods Spread to Central Region, allAfrica
Nigerian fuel importation shameful, says oil minister, Guardian (Nigeria)
Why graft, mediocrity persist, Guardian (Nigeria)
Uganda: Govt to Pay Monthly Allowance to the Poor, allAfrica
Armed Congolese raid Kanungu, Uganda, kill 3, Daily Monitor
ZIMBABWE: Rural living standards now apply in the capital, IRIN
Zimbabwe is now a classic shortage economy, Zimbabwe Independent
ZIMBABWE: A way out of the crisis, IRIN
Will Mugabe survive this time round?, Zimbabwe Independent
South Africa should recognize and help Zimbabwe refugees, Mail and Guardian

Mail and Guardian


Alternative Views

World Socialist Web

Another cover-up of the police killing of Jean Charles de Menezes, Hyland

Drug Corp Watch

More Disclosure Needed on Drug Company Payouts, The Denver Post Editorial Board
Drug Pricing And Its Discontents: At Home And Abroad, Roger Bate, Kathryn Boateng
F.D.A. Is Reviewing Heartburn Drugs After Studies Find Possible Heart Risk , Gardiner Harris
Gardasil Reactions and Deaths on the Rise, Dr. Joseph Mercola
Once-Promising Stroke Drug Fails in Trial, HealthDay News
Did Merck Hide the Risks of Fosamax?, Dr. Joseph Mercola
China Targets Toy and Drug Manufacturers, Reuters
Doctors' Orders, Houston Chronicle
Weighing Risks When Stores Give Out Prescription Drugs For Free, Dow Jones
Why Cancer Comes Back Following Chemotherapy, Radiation or Surgery, Mike Adams
Indian Court Ruling Hailed as Victory of ‘Rights of Patients Over Patents’, Iftikhar Gilani
Brussels Bans Roche Drug, Andrew Bounds
Why Drug Companies And Doctors Don't Always Know Best , Herb Denenberg
EU Suspends Sale of Suspect HIV Drug , The Associated Press
Baxter International Expands Infusion Pump Recall, Tom Rojas
Bill Calls for FDA to End all Conflicts of Interest, Diedtra Henderson

CorpWatch

US: I Spy-For Capitalism, Javers

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


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