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AP No one with a DWI conviction will be hired by the NYPD 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

ARCHIVES Bush Should Have Been Up Front About Drunk Driving Bust (second item) 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

BALZ If He Runs Again, Gore Says, 'To Hell With the Polls' 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP ED "Mr. Daschle may be "amazed" at the commentary on the farm bill. We are amazed at how adeptly he can reverse field, without apparent embarrassment. " 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

BRODER "Until now, most of the major Democratic leaders have said, "We stand shoulder to shoulder with the president in the war on terrorism." Some, such as House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt, have virtually given Bush a green light to go after Saddam Hussein.But if Democrats begin hearing doubts about the costs of the war -- and its consequences for civil liberties -- from some of their most vocal constituents, that support may not last long. " 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

PP ED Giving Up Your Liberties And Tax Dollars To The Bush Beltway Bandits 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

JEFFOREDS "If the president won't lead the world in the fight against global warming, then the business community, the American people and Congress must lead the president. " 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

FREY "The Bush administration is setting its oil-hungry sights on pristine wilderness areas beyond the Arctic refuge, some in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains " 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

MC GRORY Karl Rove's Political Hand Is In Everything, Including AMTRAK 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

DOWD "Nervous that the stench of mendacious and felonious Big Business will cling to Republicans, the president is speaking out loudly against the latest robber barons. Mr. Bush must condemn deep-pocketed corporations that gave him the money to get elected president so he can be re-elected and protect corporations' deep pockets. " 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

DMR ED "The need to raise the limit on the national debt is an indelible reminder that President Bush's economic policies aren't working. " 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

ROYCE "Bush’s Insider Connections Preceded Huge Profit On Stock Deal" 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

KELLNER "As the United States economy rounds the midyear turn, Main Street is losing patience with Wall Street. There has developed a crisis of confidence in Corporate America that could put the kibosh on the nascent economic recovery. " 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

CALLAWAY While Our Economy Burns, House Republicans Fiddle 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT ED "The Bush administration's perceived callousness toward the suffering of Argentina, long the star pupil of American-style capitalism in South America, could help fan ...a dangerous backlash against free markets and economic liberalization spreading throughout Latin America...and give it an anti-American flavor. That would be an unfortunate legacy for a president who took office promising to make improved relations with Latin America a high priority. " 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

FRIEDMAN "Bush blinked because he didn't want to alienate Jewish voters. Sad. Because George Bush may be on Israel's side, but history, technology and demographics are all against it. " 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

TYLER "Bush's position that Arafat must go veered away from a framework for talks that had been developing and leaves confusion about where it will lead." 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP "Several experts last week were struck by the overall tone of Bush's speech, which placed the complex Middle East conflict -- dominated by shades of gray -- squarely within his black-and-white views on freedom, democracy and the fight against terrorism. " 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

HOAGLAND "Bush risks letting events [in the Middle East] make strategy for him through incremental adjustments that do not add up to a coherent commitment to success. Vietnam illustrates the grave dangers of making policy by piecemeal commitments, which leave the initiative to the enemy. " 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

RUBIN The Man Behind The Palestinian Suicide Murderers 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

WHITE "Media portrayal of Israel as passive victim false " 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

ABC "Were Israelis Detained on Sept. 11 Spies ?" 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

AP Before 9/11 Terror Was A Low Priority For Bush, Ashcroft 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

REUTERS 9/11 Conspirators Held Summit In Spain Last Summer 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

BELKIN "In the event of [a nuclear] attack, there will be no rules of engagement. So I'm going door to door talking up potassium iodide. " 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

OS Bush Took The Most Money From Disgraced WorldCom 06.29.02 www.bushwatch.com

DN Gore Bashes Bush Policies As Cause Of Biz Scandals 06.29.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP "Senate Majority Leader Thomas A. Daschle (D-S.D.) yesterday offered an unusually pointed critique of President Bush for his handling of the economy and other domestic concerns and accused him of being perhaps the most political chief executive in history. " 06.29.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT ED "The implications of Connecticut's criminal investigation into Enron are potentially enormous because of questions over the role of the popular two-term Republican governor, John Rowland. " 06.29.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP "Xerox Corp. announced yesterday that accounting errors forced it to restate $6.4 billion in revenue for the past five years, more than twice the $3 billion anticipated three months ago when the company settled fraud charges with the Securities and Exchange Commission. " 06.29.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT ED "If there is no sign of a significant upturn by this fall, voters are going to be asking tough questions about what their elected officials have been doing to make things better. " 06.29.02 www.bushwatch.com

LEVINE The Bush "Education Secretary's recommendation that "burdensome education requirements" should be eliminated all but guarantees that our poor and minority youngsters living in the inner cities will continue to be left behind." [Keep in mind that the BushAdmin favors vouchers for private schools, anyway, and that Bush's Ed. Sec. previously administered the privatization of schools in Houston as Superindendent.]06.29.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT ED "The Supreme Court has issued some of its most regrettable rulings in the name of protecting the nation from domestic threats...The justices should remember that history will judge them by how steadfastly they hold to core constitutional principles in difficult times." 06.29.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP President Bush is heading toward a decision to cut off millions of dollars of funds for an international family planning program opposed by abortion foes, according to people familiar with the plans. 06.29.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Dems Attack House GOP Drug Plan For Seniors. Senate Battle Looms 06.29.02 www.bushwatch.com

INDYK "The problem with [the Bush rhetoric without action plan] is that it is likely to be swamped by continued Palestinian terrorist attacks and Israeli military responses. Imagine the scenario in which suicide bombers succeed in killing a large number of Israeli civilians and Sharon decides, using the president's call for new leadership as cover, to evict Arafat from Palestine. This could leave a vacuum that radical forces would seek to fill, and might well generate instability in Jordan and Egypt, a Hezbollah-provoked Israeli-Syrian confrontation and Iraqi suspension of oil supplies, which this time might tip the U.S. economy back into recession. " 06.29.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT ED "The Supreme Court's decision on school vouchers was a bad decision on constitutional grounds, and a bad one for American education. " 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Justice Souter called the Bush Supreme Court's pro-voucher ruling a "potentially tragic" mistake that would force citizens to subsidize faiths they do not share even as it corrupts religion by making it dependent on government. 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Polls Suggest Supreme Court Voucher Decision Out Of Step With Americans. "Polls show that Americans remain skeptical, if not hostile, toward vouchers. By large margins, voters believe that voucher programs divert scant resources from public schools that need them most." 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT Justice Breyer predicted that the decision would prove highly divisive in a country with "more then 55 different religious groups." He predicted many struggles, asking, "How will the public react to government funding for schools that take controversial religious positions on topics that are of current popular interest — say, the conflict in the Middle East or the war on terrorism?" 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

NAGOURNEY "Even as Republicans hailed the decision as a victory, the ruling could be troublesome for Mr. Bush, who until now has been able to maintain a public aura of ambiguity to an issue that is so important to his base supporters. He expressed his support for voucher programs in the campaign, while rarely if ever uttering the word; after Election Day, his enthusiasm for them appeared to fade. " 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

KAISER Texas Catholics Ban Dem Candidates From Church Property Because Of Their Official Position On Abortion 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Bush Supreme Court Rules That Schools Can Discriminate Against Kids In Extra-Curriculur Activities By Forcing Them To Take Drug Tests, But Not Student Population As A Whole. Justice Souter wrote, "the particular testing program upheld today is not reasonable, it is capricious, even perverse: [It] targets for testing a student population least likely to be at risk for illicit drugs and their damaging effects." 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

DIONNE PLEDGE: " Before the 9th Circuit panel's ruling, we thought we had achieved an implicit, awkward but workable equilibrium. We did so by combining sharp limitations on religion's role in government institutions with at least some permission for its expression. Politicians are angry with the two judges not because they are "nuts," but because their unfortunate yet principled decision has forced us to decide explicitly if this is what we really want." 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

NBORDC Civil Liberties Group Forms To Fight Bush/Ashcroft Attack On Constitution 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

WOOLLACOTT " Marooned on his fantasy island, Bush stands firm. The lesson from Vietnam is to listen to the people on the ground " 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

KRISTOF "If President Bush is going to achieve results rather than just thump his chest loudly, he needs to add nuance to that instinct for moral clarity and lower the contrast on his world view. " 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT Bush Has Raised Debt Ceiling By $450 Billion, Forcing Future Americans To Pay For His Tax Cuts To The Rich 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

MILBANK Corporate Scandals, Tanking Economy, Polls Setting Up Bush, Republicans For 2002 Voters' Backlash 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

PEARLSTEIN "There is little indication that the bursting of the economic bubble will lead to anything like the Great Depression of the 1930s. But in other ways, the impact on American business and society is likely to be profound. " 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

KRUGMAN "Each of the big business scandals uncovered so far suggests a different strategy for executive self-dealing. " 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

ZEFF "Wall Street's increasing obsession with earnings had led to fraud as companies try to manage their results. " 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

BIVINS In Contrast To Russian Media And Putin, American Press And TV Is Downright Docile Towards Bush 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

NIEWERT Bush’s favorite joke about 9/11 is not only in bad taste, it’s a lie 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

RUSHDIE The war on terror will only be won when Muslims believe that terrorism is more damaging than America. 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

HA'ARETZ .Zionism or colonialism? 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

GUARDIAN "In the West Bank town of Qalqiliya yesterday, Israeli soldiers opened fire on a group of children who were outside despite the curfew, wounding three, including a nine-year-old boy who was shot in the head and today fighting for his life. The Israeli military admitted that the soldiers 'acted improperly'." 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

GUARDIAN New film accuses US of war crimes 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Bolivian Anti-Drug Unit Paid by Washington Accused of Abuses 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

FLOYD "Now the "war on drugs" is merging with the "war on terror," with a corresponding growth in scale and firepower, offering excellent potential for long-term profits for the "defense"-related industries that hold such a disproportionate sway in international politics. This merging also accelerates the moral corrosion that flourishes under the acidic metaphor of "war" -- as we can see in Bolivia." 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

ARCHIVES "Lost History: Reagan-Bush Crime Syndicate " 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Top White House Anti-Terrorist Expert Leaves After Less Than A Year. Condi, Ridge, Iraq, False Promises Suggested As Causes. 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Biological Warfare Experts Questioned in Anthrax Probe. More Than Two Dozen Homes Searched by FBI 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Underaged Bush Twins Reportedly Spotted In D.C. Bar "Sucking Down Budweisers" 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

GUARDIAN John Entwistle, The Who's bass guitarist, found dead in hotel 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

AP No one with a DWI conviction will be hired by the NYPD 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

ARCHIVES Bush Should Have Been Up Front About Drunk Driving Bust (second item) 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

BALZ If He Runs Again, Gore Says, 'To Hell With the Polls' 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP ED "Mr. Daschle may be "amazed" at the commentary on the farm bill. We are amazed at how adeptly he can reverse field, without apparent embarrassment. " 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

BRODER "Until now, most of the major Democratic leaders have said, "We stand shoulder to shoulder with the president in the war on terrorism." Some, such as House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt, have virtually given Bush a green light to go after Saddam Hussein.But if Democrats begin hearing doubts about the costs of the war -- and its consequences for civil liberties -- from some of their most vocal constituents, that support may not last long. " 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

PP ED Giving Up Your Liberties And Tax Dollars To The Bush Beltway Bandits 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

JEFFOREDS "If the president won't lead the world in the fight against global warming, then the business community, the American people and Congress must lead the president. " 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

FREY "The Bush administration is setting its oil-hungry sights on pristine wilderness areas beyond the Arctic refuge, some in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains " 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

MC GRORY Karl Rove's Political Hand Is In Everything, Including AMTRAK 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

DOWD "Nervous that the stench of mendacious and felonious Big Business will cling to Republicans, the president is speaking out loudly against the latest robber barons. Mr. Bush must condemn deep-pocketed corporations that gave him the money to get elected president so he can be re-elected and protect corporations' deep pockets. " 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

DMR ED "The need to raise the limit on the national debt is an indelible reminder that President Bush's economic policies aren't working. " 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

ROYCE "Bush’s Insider Connections Preceded Huge Profit On Stock Deal" 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

KELLNER "As the United States economy rounds the midyear turn, Main Street is losing patience with Wall Street. There has developed a crisis of confidence in Corporate America that could put the kibosh on the nascent economic recovery. " 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

CALLAWAY While Our Economy Burns, House Republicans Fiddle 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT ED "The Bush administration's perceived callousness toward the suffering of Argentina, long the star pupil of American-style capitalism in South America, could help fan ...a dangerous backlash against free markets and economic liberalization spreading throughout Latin America...and give it an anti-American flavor. That would be an unfortunate legacy for a president who took office promising to make improved relations with Latin America a high priority. " 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

FRIEDMAN "Bush blinked because he didn't want to alienate Jewish voters. Sad. Because George Bush may be on Israel's side, but history, technology and demographics are all against it. " 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

TYLER "Bush's position that Arafat must go veered away from a framework for talks that had been developing and leaves confusion about where it will lead." 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP "Several experts last week were struck by the overall tone of Bush's speech, which placed the complex Middle East conflict -- dominated by shades of gray -- squarely within his black-and-white views on freedom, democracy and the fight against terrorism. " 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

HOAGLAND "Bush risks letting events [in the Middle East] make strategy for him through incremental adjustments that do not add up to a coherent commitment to success. Vietnam illustrates the grave dangers of making policy by piecemeal commitments, which leave the initiative to the enemy. " 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

RUBIN The Man Behind The Palestinian Suicide Murderers 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

WHITE "Media portrayal of Israel as passive victim false " 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

ANTIWAR "Why Are News Media Silent About "Huge Spy Ring" ? 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

EIR Bush" Administration Makes First Moves Against Israeli Spies" 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

AP Before 9/11 Terror Was A Low Priority For Bush, Ashcroft 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

REUTERS 9/11 Conspirators Held Summit In Spain Last Summer 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

BELKIN "In the event of [a nuclear] attack, there will be no rules of engagement. So I'm going door to door talking up potassium iodide. " 06.30.02 www.bushwatch.com

OS Bush Took The Most Money From Disgraced WorldCom 06.29.02 www.bushwatch.com

DN Gore Bashes Bush Policies As Cause Of Biz Scandals 06.29.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP "Senate Majority Leader Thomas A. Daschle (D-S.D.) yesterday offered an unusually pointed critique of President Bush for his handling of the economy and other domestic concerns and accused him of being perhaps the most political chief executive in history. " 06.29.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT ED "The implications of Connecticut's criminal investigation into Enron are potentially enormous because of questions over the role of the popular two-term Republican governor, John Rowland. " 06.29.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP "Xerox Corp. announced yesterday that accounting errors forced it to restate $6.4 billion in revenue for the past five years, more than twice the $3 billion anticipated three months ago when the company settled fraud charges with the Securities and Exchange Commission. " 06.29.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT ED "If there is no sign of a significant upturn by this fall, voters are going to be asking tough questions about what their elected officials have been doing to make things better. " 06.29.02 www.bushwatch.com

LEVINE The Bush "Education Secretary's recommendation that "burdensome education requirements" should be eliminated all but guarantees that our poor and minority youngsters living in the inner cities will continue to be left behind." [Keep in mind that the BushAdmin favors vouchers for private schools, anyway, and that Bush's Ed. Sec. previously administered the privatization of schools in Houston as Superindendent.]06.29.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT ED "The Supreme Court has issued some of its most regrettable rulings in the name of protecting the nation from domestic threats...The justices should remember that history will judge them by how steadfastly they hold to core constitutional principles in difficult times." 06.29.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP President Bush is heading toward a decision to cut off millions of dollars of funds for an international family planning program opposed by abortion foes, according to people familiar with the plans. 06.29.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Dems Attack House GOP Drug Plan For Seniors. Senate Battle Looms 06.29.02 www.bushwatch.com

INDYK "The problem with [the Bush rhetoric without action plan] is that it is likely to be swamped by continued Palestinian terrorist attacks and Israeli military responses. Imagine the scenario in which suicide bombers succeed in killing a large number of Israeli civilians and Sharon decides, using the president's call for new leadership as cover, to evict Arafat from Palestine. This could leave a vacuum that radical forces would seek to fill, and might well generate instability in Jordan and Egypt, a Hezbollah-provoked Israeli-Syrian confrontation and Iraqi suspension of oil supplies, which this time might tip the U.S. economy back into recession. " 06.29.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT ED "The Supreme Court's decision on school vouchers was a bad decision on constitutional grounds, and a bad one for American education. " 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Justice Souter called the Bush Supreme Court's pro-voucher ruling a "potentially tragic" mistake that would force citizens to subsidize faiths they do not share even as it corrupts religion by making it dependent on government. 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Polls Suggest Supreme Court Voucher Decision Out Of Step With Americans. "Polls show that Americans remain skeptical, if not hostile, toward vouchers. By large margins, voters believe that voucher programs divert scant resources from public schools that need them most." 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT Justice Breyer predicted that the decision would prove highly divisive in a country with "more then 55 different religious groups." He predicted many struggles, asking, "How will the public react to government funding for schools that take controversial religious positions on topics that are of current popular interest — say, the conflict in the Middle East or the war on terrorism?" 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

NAGOURNEY "Even as Republicans hailed the decision as a victory, the ruling could be troublesome for Mr. Bush, who until now has been able to maintain a public aura of ambiguity to an issue that is so important to his base supporters. He expressed his support for voucher programs in the campaign, while rarely if ever uttering the word; after Election Day, his enthusiasm for them appeared to fade. " 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

KAISER Texas Catholics Ban Dem Candidates From Church Property Because Of Their Official Position On Abortion 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Bush Supreme Court Rules That Schools Can Discriminate Against Kids In Extra-Curriculur Activities By Forcing Them To Take Drug Tests, But Not Student Population As A Whole. Justice Souter wrote, "the particular testing program upheld today is not reasonable, it is capricious, even perverse: [It] targets for testing a student population least likely to be at risk for illicit drugs and their damaging effects." 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

DIONNE PLEDGE: " Before the 9th Circuit panel's ruling, we thought we had achieved an implicit, awkward but workable equilibrium. We did so by combining sharp limitations on religion's role in government institutions with at least some permission for its expression. Politicians are angry with the two judges not because they are "nuts," but because their unfortunate yet principled decision has forced us to decide explicitly if this is what we really want." 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

NBORDC Civil Liberties Group Forms To Fight Bush/Ashcroft Attack On Constitution 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

WOOLLACOTT " Marooned on his fantasy island, Bush stands firm. The lesson from Vietnam is to listen to the people on the ground " 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

KRISTOF "If President Bush is going to achieve results rather than just thump his chest loudly, he needs to add nuance to that instinct for moral clarity and lower the contrast on his world view. " 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT Bush Has Raised Debt Ceiling By $450 Billion, Forcing Future Americans To Pay For His Tax Cuts To The Rich 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

MILBANK Corporate Scandals, Tanking Economy, Polls Setting Up Bush, Republicans For 2002 Voters' Backlash 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

PEARLSTEIN "There is little indication that the bursting of the economic bubble will lead to anything like the Great Depression of the 1930s. But in other ways, the impact on American business and society is likely to be profound. " 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

KRUGMAN "Each of the big business scandals uncovered so far suggests a different strategy for executive self-dealing. " 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

ZEFF "Wall Street's increasing obsession with earnings had led to fraud as companies try to manage their results. " 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

BIVINS In Contrast To Russian Media And Putin, American Press And TV Is Downright Docile Towards Bush 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

NIEWERT Bush’s favorite joke about 9/11 is not only in bad taste, it’s a lie 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

RUSHDIE The war on terror will only be won when Muslims believe that terrorism is more damaging than America. 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

HA'ARETZ .Zionism or colonialism? 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

GUARDIAN "In the West Bank town of Qalqiliya yesterday, Israeli soldiers opened fire on a group of children who were outside despite the curfew, wounding three, including a nine-year-old boy who was shot in the head and today fighting for his life. The Israeli military admitted that the soldiers 'acted improperly'." 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

GUARDIAN New film accuses US of war crimes 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Bolivian Anti-Drug Unit Paid by Washington Accused of Abuses 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

FLOYD "Now the "war on drugs" is merging with the "war on terror," with a corresponding growth in scale and firepower, offering excellent potential for long-term profits for the "defense"-related industries that hold such a disproportionate sway in international politics. This merging also accelerates the moral corrosion that flourishes under the acidic metaphor of "war" -- as we can see in Bolivia." 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

ARCHIVES "Lost History: Reagan-Bush Crime Syndicate " 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Top White House Anti-Terrorist Expert Leaves After Less Than A Year. Condi, Ridge, Iraq, False Promises Suggested As Causes. 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Biological Warfare Experts Questioned in Anthrax Probe. More Than Two Dozen Homes Searched by FBI 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Underaged Bush Twins Reportedly Spotted In D.C. Bar "Sucking Down Budweisers" 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

GUARDIAN John Entwistle, The Who's bass guitarist, found dead in hotel 06.28.02 www.bushwatch.com

HENTOFF A New American Revolution Begins Against The Bush-Ashcroft Attack Upon Our Liberties 06.27.02 www.bushwatch.com

LEVY "Without either constitutional or statutory authority, the administration has decided that it will set the rules, prosecute infractions, determine guilt or innocence, then review the results of its own actions. That's too much unchecked power in the hands of the executive branch — making a mockery of the doctrine of separation of powers that has been a cornerstone of our Constitution for two-and-a-quarter centuries. " 06.27.02 www.bushwatch.com

REUTERS Leahy Says Bush Seeks Department 'Above the Law' 06.27.02 www.bushwatch.com

LEE Feds Run Brooklyn Prison Where Detainees Disappear 06.27.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP ED "Past G-8 summits have been occasions for American triumphalism, but this one takes place against a background of a falling dollar, a dramatic shift from budget surpluses to deficits and a string of corporate scandals that have shaken market confidence....But the House Republicans have passed a weak bill; the Bush administration is timid on reform; and Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill recently complained of "an unbelievable [downward] movement . . . in the marker." 06.27.02 www.bushwatch.com

GRAY New York Activists Stage Protest of G8 Canadian Summit 06.27.02 www.bushwatch.com

SCHEER It's 'Unpatriotic' to Say That Corrupt Business is Ruining Our Economy. 06.27.02 www.bushwatch.com

PRADOS The latest NSA revelations suggest the 9-11 plot could have been foiled. 06.27.02 www.bushwatch.com

RIDGEWAY July 4th: Al Qaeda Training for Small-Arms Massacre 06.27.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP U.S. Experts Fearful Of Al-Qaeda Cyber-Attacks 06.27.02 www.bushwatch.com

AP Gas Masks Ordered to Protect Capitol 06.27.02 www.bushwatch.com

ZUNES Bush's Speech A Setback for Peace 06.27.02 www.bushwatch.com

COHEN With Bush's plan, it's not clear how you get there and not clear what you get when you arrive. In Israel, Bush's speech was greeted by some with befuddlement. Shimon Peres, the dovish foreign minister, reportedly said that Bush had made a "fatal mistake" and that a bloodbath would follow. 06.27.02 www.bushwatch.com

MANDELL Lonesome Doves: Colin Powell and Shimon Peres, a two-man axis of moderation. 06.27.02 www.bushwatch.com

CORN Bush's Faux Peace Plan is not diplomacy. This is dictating. And it likely will do nothing to prevent future tragedies. 06.27.02 www.bushwatch.com

MC GRORY In his much-touted, long-awaited speech on the Middle East, George W. Bush accomplished one thing: He validated the wisdom of his original impulse to have nothing to do with the Middle East. His speech demonstrated he has nothing to contribute. 06.27.02 www.bushwatch.com

CHERNUS Bush is Irrelevant and Must Go 06.27.02 www.bushwatch.com

REUTERS Bush Issues Garbled Warning To Palestinians. There Will Be Negative Consequences If They Elect Arafat 06.27.02 www.bushwatch.com

REUTERS Palestinians Say Bush Warning Contradicts Democratic Principles 06.27.02 www.bushwatch.com

AP Arafat Vows To Run Again In 2003. Poll Says He Will Win. [How Will Bush Then Help To Halt Suicide Bombings By Cutting Off Aid?] 06.27.02 www.bushwatch.com

MAHAJAN Arafat Calls for Democratic Elections in the United States -- World Reaction is Mixed 06.27.02 www.bushwatch.com

DODER Despite all the arguably insurmountable problems, the sense that war with Iraq is all but inevitable continues to permeate the Bush administration. 06.27.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT ED The Bush administration is threatening to pull back American peacekeepers, and even cut off American funds for United Nations peacekeeping troops, because of an unhealthy paranoia that Americans might be tried before the International Criminal Court. 06.27.02 www.bushwatch.com

KUTTNER Spy In The House Of Conservative Think Tanks 06.27.02 www.bushwatch.com

CONFESSORE Can the Democrats win on prescription-drug prices? 06.27.02 www.bushwatch.com

KUTTNER/BROOKS Will Corporate Scandal Influence National Politics? 06.27.02 www.bushwatch.com

DREYFUSS Vermont Governor Howard Dean is a fiscal conservative who's for gay civil unions, against the Bush tax cuts and running for president as the health-care candidate. 06.27.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT ED Lawmakers cannot allow campaign finance reform to be blackened by the unaccountable actions of regulators who must have been asleep when they took their oath of office to uphold the law. 06.27.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT ED A court's ruling that the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance violate the First Amendment trivializes the critical constitutional issue of separation of church and state. 06.27.02 www.bushwatch.com

DOWD THE TIMES THEY AREN'T A-CHANGIN': "We are paralyzed in the headlights. We don't know exactly how to react to the right wing trampling our Constitution and dictating to the world who their leadership can be. The American people have been scared beyond all imagination because of Sept. 11. But now we are getting to the point where we can't use a library card without opening ourselves up to Big Brother." 06.26.02 www.bushwatch.com

FT Dollar slide could gather dangerous speed under Bush. "Markets sceptical about the capacity of Sec. O'Neill " 06.26.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Still-unfolding corporate and accounting scandals have begun to weigh heavily on the stock market, the dollar and the U.S. economy. 06.26.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT WORLD COM: The future of the nation's second-largest long-distance carrier is in doubt after it disclosed what may be one of the largest cases of false corporate bookkeeping yet. 06.26.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT Enron Criminal Investigation Is Said to Expand to Bankers 06.26.02 www.bushwatch.com

FREEDLAND "America needs to snap out of its post-9/11 torpor of consensus and realise there is a leadership problem in the US - and his name is George Bush " 06.26.02 www.bushwatch.com

GUARDIAN "Ahead of a difficult meeting with Mr Bush today at the G8 in Canada, Mr Blair and the foreign secretary, Jack Straw, openly rejected US demands that the Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, stand down." Cabinet ministers believe Bush demand will ensure Arafat's election. 06.26.02 www.bushwatch.com

IND REBUFF TO BUSH: Blair, EU, UN Against Getting Rid Of Arafat 06.26.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Bush will meet G8 world leaders already opposed to his call to cast out Arafat. 06.26.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT "What makes the dynamic at this G8 meeting potentially the most interesting, though, is that Mr. Bush and the rest of the leaders will be arguing not only over Mideast policy, but also over a broad agenda of other differences that were submerged for months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. " 06.26.02 www.bushwatch.com

GWYN Palestinians now tied to George W.'s apron strings 06.26.02 www.bushwatch.com

HOAGLAND "A Middle East policy speech that Bush was manipulated into making got it right on two...big points: He called for an Arab population to be allowed to live in democracy and reject despotic leaders. And he once again ruled out double-dealing in the war on a global terrorism. But circumstances and short-term expediency -- not principle or reason -- dictated the timing and outlines of the speech, delivered in Bush's increasingly unconvincing apocalyptic rhetoric. The president edged toward sweeping U.S. commitments to bring democracy and prosperity to the world's most explosive region. But Bush called into question his own sincerity and grasp by failing to offer even modest indications of how his goals could be accomplished." 06.26.02 www.bushwatch.com

ROSS Bush Does Not Have A Plan, He Has Rhetoric For His Version Of Reform 06.26.02 www.bushwatch.com

MAC ASKILL ME Peace Conference Appears Killed By Bush Demands 06.26.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Palestinian Elections Scheduled For Jan. 2003. What's Bush's Plan For True ME Peace During The Next Six Months? 06.26.02 www.bushwatch.com

BORGER Why Bush stopped listening to Powell 06.26.02 www.bushwatch.com

REEVES "Suspicions abound among the more pessimistic observers that Mr Bush's words were, in fact, those of a politician who is seeking to do the precise opposite - not to get deeply embroiled in the conflict having concluded there is no lasting solution in prospect, and trying and failing can only damage his position at home." 06.26.02 www.bushwatch.com

RUBINSTEIN "It would be a grave mistake to use this speech as an excuse to chuck out Yasser Arafat " 06.26.02 www.bushwatch.com

IND ED Both Arafat AND Sharon Must Go 06.26.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP War Crimes Against Sharon Dropped Because He Won't Come To Belgium To Face The Charges 06.26.02 www.bushwatch.com

FISK "I wonder why Bush doesn't let Sharon run his press office" 06.26.02 www.bushwatch.com

AARONOVITCH "The President's proposals make peace in the Middle East impossible" 06.26.02 www.bushwatch.com

BELL Toon Suggests Bush Is Wrong 06.26.02 www.bushwatch.com

VANN "Bush gives Israel blank check in assault on Palestinians" 06.26.02 www.bushwatch.com

TS ED Bush's Mideast Muddle 06.26.02 www.bushwatch.com

TS ED Bush's Mideast vision lacks critical balance 06.26.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT ED The Bush administration has said it will find a way to provide Amtrak with the $200 million it needs to hobble on until the end of the current fiscal year, but it has yet to do so. 06.26.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT ED Bush-backed Conservatives in Congress are recklessly wrong when they insist that sex education programs in the schools should teach abstinence only. 06.26.02 www.bushwatch.com

FUSA Under Bush, the prices of the 50 most prescribed drugs for senior citizens rose, on average, by nearly three times the rate of inflation last year.06.26.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Russert, Milbank Join THE NATION In Calling Atention To Bush "Trifecta" Lie 06.26.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP In House 2002 Bid, Democrats Target Corporate Abuse 06.26.02 www.bushwatch.com

CD Here's The Political File On White House 2002 Strategy That Karl Rove Supposedly Lost 06.26.02 www.bushwatch.com

BRODER " It makes perfect sense that while Republican prospects in the midterm House elections look bright, the GOP situation in the gubernatorial races is bleak." 06.26.02 www.bushwatch.com

PHILLIPS BUSH FAMILY BAD FOR DEMOCRACY: "The dynastic aspect of wealth and power in the US has been growing much faster than public appreciation of its significance." 06.25.02 www.bushwatch.com

SCHORR Even three years after being driven from office, Nixon propounded to interviewer David Frost the idea that "when the president does it, that means it is not illegal." That is the "imperial presidency" theory of government - a version of "the king can do no wrong." 06.25.02 www.bushwatch.com

REED If Karl Marx had wanted to lay the groundwork for class uprising, he could hardly have done a better job than George W. Bush. 06.25.02 www.bushwatch.com

ELLIOT Dollar slides towards parity with the euro 06.25.02 www.bushwatch.com

KRUGMAN BUSH POLITICAL GOALS: The distinctive feature of all the programs the administration has pushed in response to real problems is that they do little or nothing to address those problems. 06.25.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT BUSH DECISION: A New Condition for the Palestinians Is Set by Bush 06.25.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP ED "Bush has delivered another much-touted speech, and it's not clear how the consequences of this one will be any more fruitful" than the previous Bush speech on the ME. 06.25.02 www.bushwatch.com

HA'ARETZ Bush adopted the Israeli position, with a call to replace the Palestinian leadership as the first principle of his regional policy. 06.25.02 www.bushwatch.com

COHEN Bush's speech yesterday, however, offered the Palestinians nothing in the short run -- not even an immediate halt to building new Jewish settlements in the West Bank. And Bush's demand that the Palestinians dump Arafat can only bolster him in the near future. For the Palestinians it is a plan that could have been written in Tel Aviv, not Washington. 06.25.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Bush's demand for elections to choose a new Palestinian leadership drew the expected praise from Israel, but did not unduly rankle officials of the Palestinian Authority. 06.25.02 www.bushwatch.com

TYLER A significant risk is that while Mr. Bush waits for Palestinians to live up to the benchmarks he set forth from the Rose Garden of the White House, the violence will simply continue, or even intensify. 06.25.02 www.bushwatch.com

REEVES US hawks deliver victory to Sharon in battle over Arafat 06.25.02 www.bushwatch.com

GUARDIAN Blair backs Bush's Middle East plan 06.25.02 www.bushwatch.com

SALETAN BUSH PLAN: "The raw deal for Palestinians isn't the hoops they'll have to jump through to get their prize. It's the dubiousness of the prize. " 06.25.02 www.bushwatch.com

TS ED "Bush's Mideast vision lacks critical balance" 06.25.02 www.bushwatch.com

GOLDENBERG Bush Makes A One-sided offer that will change nothing www.bushwatch.com

CONTENTA Bush speech ignores bloody reality 06.25.02 www.bushwatch.com

NATION ED "The Administration seems to recognize the weakness of its case [against Iraq] and has begun to shift the rationale for a pre-emptive strike to the danger that Saddam may pass weapons of mass destruction on to terrorist groups that threaten the United States. " 06.25.02 www.bushwatch.com

MARSHALL How the obsession of a few neocon hawks became the central goal of U.S. foreign policy. 06.25.02 www.bushwatch.com

NICHOLS FEINGOLD PUSHES: "Congress approved the ABM Treaty, and it was George W. Bush's responsibility to carry out that law. " 06.25.02 www.bushwatch.com

HERTSGAARD A Green energy future would mean more, not less, economic well-being for most Americans, but it wouldn't give greedy Bush-backers instant financial gratification.. 06.25.02 www.bushwatch.com

CORN A lawsuit claims Bush-backing ExxonMobil paid Indonesian troops for protection and should be held liable for atrocities committed by the soldiers. 06.25.02 www.bushwatch.com

CAMPBELL MARGARET CHO: A taboo-breaking stand-up comic has risen to fame in the US, but America may find her new material about September 11 hard to swallow 06.25.02 www.bushwatch.com

INDEPENDENT SPIKE MILLIGEN: "I Told You I Was Ill." 06.25.02 www.bushwatch.com

MANBIOT BUSH VISIT: In the Canadian fastness of Kananaskis this week, the messianic cult of empire will solemnly worship itself. 06.25.02 www.bushwatch.com

KRISTOF It would be a start if Westerners who denounce sweatshops would think less of feel-good measures for themselves and more about how any of this helps the people who actually work in sweatshops. 06.25.02 www.bushwatch.com

LITHWICK BUSH SUPREMES WILL SAY ANYTHING: "There could scarcely be a more unintentionally ironic sentence than the chief justice's dissenting statement in Atkins that "in a democratic society, legislatures, not courts, are constituted to respond to the will and consequently the moral values of the people." 06.25.02 www.bushwatch.com

DIONNE What was once obvious is becoming painfully obvious again: The doctrine of states' rights, so often invoked as a principle, is almost always a pretext to deny the federal government authority to do things that conservatives dislike. 06.25.02 www.bushwatch.com

AP The FBI is visiting libraries nationwide and checking the reading records of people it suspects of having ties to terrorists or plotting an attack, library officials say. 06.25.02 www.bushwatch.com

NEWSWEEK "Democrats have decided to take advantage of the Wall Street scandals by downplaying them. " 06.25.02 www.bushwatch.com

USN " European leadership has moved to the right because its center-left parties are actually far more left than center. Reluctant to criticize immigration or emphasize law and order, the Continent's center-left has practically laid out the red carpet for right-wing and reactionary parties to take the helm. " 06.25.02 www.bushwatch.com

GREEN Why Democrats should draft John McCain in 2004--and why he should let them. 06.25.02 www.bushwatch.com

SULLENTROP The Men Who Would Be McCain 06.25.02 www.bushwatch.com

COHN Will The Dems Give Their Johnny Mac Clone A Chance? 06.25.02 www.bushwatch.com

b>PARRY "Bush once joked that he would like to run the United States like a dictatorship. As he asserts unilateral power at home and abroad, it looks more and more like he wasn't entirely kidding." 06.24.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT "Bush came to office advocating an expansion of free trade deals. He asserted that the nation could afford a big tax cut and still pay down the debt. He called for creating personal investment accounts in the Social Security system. He sought more freedom for oil companies to drill, saying it would reduce reliance on foreign oil." Now he's in financial trouble, and he has made no plans for a rainy day. 06.24.02 www.bushwatch.com

REUTERS Stocks Set to Drop Amid Recovery Doubts 06.24.02 www.bushwatch.com

HERBERT "Much of the American West and Southwest ablaze. Extended droughts. Extreme heat waves. Can [Bush] say global warming?" 06.24.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Bush-Cheney Use FBI To Attack Intelligence Committee "Leaks" Of Info Available To Public For Months 06.24.02 www.bushwatch.com

WT Bush Homeland Security Bill Bars Whistleblowing 06.24.02 www.bushwatch.com

BUNCOMBE "US cartoonists under pressure to follow the patriotic line " 06.24.02 www.bushwatch.com

CORNWELL "Al-Qa'ida tape raises America's fears of attack on 4 July " 06.24.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Radiation fears spur demand for drug used to treat cancer. 06.24.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP ED Citizens need to hear clearly what kind of individual responses make sense. 06.24.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Senate committee intends to subpoena the Bush documents and e-mails related to relaxing restrictions on emissions from older coal-fired power plants and refineries. 06.24.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Unproven Bush-Backed plan destroys thousands of acres of Everglades wetlands to benefit miners who contributed to George and Jeb Bush. 06.24.02 www.bushwatch.com

INDEPENDENT "Israeli forces complete reoccupation of five cities " 06.24.02 www.bushwatch.com

SAID "Arafat has had 10 years of freedom to run a petty kingdom, and has succeeded in bringing scorn on himself " 06.24.02 www.bushwatch.com

DIEHL Bush's upcoming speech on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict appears likely to solidify an awkward contradiction in his anti-terrorism policy.06.24.02 www.bushwatch.com

FISK "A vacillating President and lack of a credible plan is fuelling hatred in the Middle East " 06.24.02 www.bushwatch.com

WHITAKER "Both Muslims and the media should address their attitudes towards each other, which are often based on inaccurate stereotypes. " 06.24.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Ethnic, religious politics threaten political transformation in Afghanistan. 06.24.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT ED "It took less than seven days for appointees on the Federal Election Commission to open up vast loopholes in the McCain-Feingold law banning unregulated "soft money" in elections. " 06.24.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP ED State budget cuts "hurt the most vulnerable, including the poor who depend on Medicaid. Congress ought to find a way to help. It's far less costly for the long term than the permanent tax cuts that President Bush and congressional Republicans have been so eager to enact in this campaign year." 06.24.02 www.bushwatch.com

PARRY Bush Did Try To Save Enron 06.24.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT N.Y., N.J. Senators Think Bush Wants To See Amtrak "Go Under" As A Political Act 06.24.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP After 9 Year Decline Under Clinton, Major Crimes Increase Under Bush 06.24.02 www.bushwatch.com

FERTIK "In the Infamous 9-11 Fundraising Photo, Did Bush Order the Shootdown of the Flight 93 Heroes?" 06.24.02 www.bushwatch.com

FURTADO Despite post-Sept. 11 patriotism, many college students would evade draft. 06.24.02 www.bushwatch.com

PARRY The Training-Wheel President And The Media 06.24.02 www.bushwatch.com

LEWIS Freedom of Information Under Attack 06.24.02 www.bushwatch.com

VULLIAMY Facing mid-term elections, the President's squabbling team has never looked so vulnerable. 06.23.02 www.bushwatch.com

DOWD "Maybe, given all the things he can't get a handle on — terrorists regrouping in every corner of the globe, Arafat pretending he's in control, and the F.B.I. and C.I.A. pretending to get along, not to mention the problem of trying to explain the reshuffling of the bureaucracy after he told us there was no need to reshuffle the bureaucracy — the president wants to spend time on a few things he can control: pecs, glutes, abs, quads and delts. " 06.23.02 www.bushwatch.com

SLEVIN Bush "Freedom": "Where Roosevelt's freedom emphasized a social contract and the responsibility of society to insulate as many people as possible from want, Bush's concept stresses the power of personal autonomy and expanding markets. Roosevelt steeled his audience for higher taxes and said the war in Europe must not override a commitment to provide equal opportunity and end special privilege. Bush defended his tax cut, demanded small sacrifice and defined a liberty that would largely preserve the status quo. Roosevelt urged Americans to buy war bonds; Bush urged them to spend at the malls." 06.23.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT Bush-Backing Enron Hid $1.5 Billion In Gains During California Energy Crisis 06.23.02 www.bushwatch.com

TONER "The fight over prescription drug benefits has become a proxy for the larger struggle over health care itself, with all the questions that are achingly unresolved: What should be the role of the federal government? How do Americans cope with rising health care costs, spurred by an aging population and an explosion in medical technology? How much health care do Americans have a right to? " 06.23.02 www.bushwatch.com

JONES "This system must be overhauled. Any successful plan will require that everyone be covered -- so we can reduce the huge hidden cost we are all paying in emergency rooms, neonatal intensive care units and all the other places where the uninsured wind up getting care. Just because one attempt at comprehensive reform failed in the early 1990s is no reason to say it cannot be done. It must be done. It's time for new approaches. " 06.23.02 www.bushwatch.com

OLIPHANT "The people who make money off a system nobody of any ideological persuasion will admit to liking have always managed to block real reform - the doctors' lobby in the 1940s, the insurance lobby in the 1990s.The trouble with these ''victories,'' however, is that they leave the special interests and their allies in Congress as corrupt guardians of a system no one can defend and a problem that gets worse. That's why the real reformers never give up and often end up with a half-loaf for their trouble - like Medicare and Medicaid in the 1960s and low-income children's insurance in the 1990s. It's happening again, as the familiar outrages of cost, affordability, and access work their black magic on working families." 06.23.02 www.bushwatch.com

BG ED "Welfare Bully" Bush Is "Misguided." He's A "Distraction." Bush Should Get Out Of The Way And Let Congress Work. 06.23.02 www.bushwatch.com

SEELYE "The government contends it can detain people until the hostilities are over - whenever that is - without charging them or giving them access to lawyers. The dispute is likely to end up before the [Bush] Supreme Court. " 06.23.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT Anthrax in Mail Was Newly Made, Investigators Say 06.23.02 www.bushwatch.com

CAMPBELL Bush Star Wars arrives in Alaska moose country 06.23.02 www.bushwatch.com

BG Israel Warns Of All-Out Retaliation 06.23.02 www.bushwatch.com

OBSERVER "How Saddam 'staged' fake baby funerals" 06.23.02 www.bushwatch.com

HOAGLAND "The continuing problems in the U.S. propaganda war are not a matter of the Muslim audience "liking" or "hating" America. Instead, this audience has no basis for trusting the message it is being given. It will have doubts about the propagandists' vaunting American honesty and democracy and good intentions as long as it sees with its own eyes a corrupt complicity behind the message. " 06.23.02 www.bushwatch.com

GUARDIAN US plan to strike enemy with Valium 06.23.02 www.bushwatch.com

BRODER Why Few Senators Become President 06.23.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP The Internet's potential for promoting expression and empowering citizens is under threat from corporate and government policies that clash with the medium's long-standing culture of openness. 06.22.02 www.bushwatch.com

RICH "Far from asking the nation's discredited corporate leaders to do their bit in our war on terrorism, the administration wants to fight another war to enable the Kozlowskis and Lays to sacrifice even less than they already are. " 06.22.02 www.bushwatch.com

SHAPIRO "In the real Washington, the fix is in, and we pay" 06.22.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP ED "WEDNESDAY NIGHT, the Republican Party hosted a gala fundraiser at the Mayflower Hotel. Big drug companies ponied up big money, a quarter-million dollars in one case, to listen to President Bush and rub shoulders with members of Congress. Some of those legislators had spent the day working on prescription-drug legislation in which, it's fair to say, those same companies have a substantial interest. Meanwhile Mr. Bush was also making available to some big donors his deputy budget director, someone you might think would have better things to do than lend herself out for the good of one political party. " 06.22.02 www.bushwatch.com

GOLDSTONE "Bush wants to create a new cabinet-level Department of Homeland Security but leave it separate from the FBI and CIA. This truly boggles the mind." 06.22.02 www.bushwatch.com

IVINS "If we're going to [attack Iraq], I suggest the administration prepare the country for exactly how big the risks are. Unfortunately, it seems more inclined to question the patriotism of anyone who asks questions." 06.22.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT "Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's security cabinet followed through on a plan for all-out seizure of the West Bank today, scrapping a tactic of intermittent raids in favor of a permanent armed presence. " 06.22.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP ED "SOME PEOPLE who follow these things say no one should be surprised by the anti-Muslim bigotry of a former leader of the Southern Baptist Convention. Maybe that's right; maybe when the Rev. Jerry Vines, a former president of the convention, called the prophet Muhammad a "demon-possessed pedophile," we shouldn't have been shocked, only disgusted. " 06.22.02 www.bushwatch.com

PRETORIUS Bush's Supreme Court Majority Needs To Ride The Buses Where They Say No Police Intimidation Is Going On 06.22.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP ED " FOR ALL the attention given to the screening and checking of air travelers and their baggage, dangerously little has been done about the cargo that most airlines carry alongside the luggage in the belly of a plane. As disclosed recently by Post reporter Greg Schneider, the Transportation Department's inspector general as well as Transportation Security Administration staffers and consultants have been warning in reports that air cargo systems include no routine scrutiny of packages and that there are gaps in the oversight of security procedures used by shippers." 06.22.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT Given The Supreme Court's Bush-Backers, Its Ruling Barring Execution of The Retarded May Not Lead to Further Restrictions. 06.22.02 www.bushwatch.com

RALL On "The spine-shudderingly tasteless style of American patriotism in both its unofficial and official forms. " 06.22.02 www.bushwatch.com

LYONS "'Let's roll,' Sen. Hutchinson urged at a recent campaign rally. A nasty little voice in my ear whispered, 'In the hay, Senator?'" 06.22.02 www.bushwatch.com

HIGHTOWER Politicians And Business Promotions Have One Thing In Common 06.22.02 www.bushwatch.com

REEVES Who was "Deep Throat"? Who cares? 06.22.02 www.bushwatch.com

FRYMER Airline Girthbusters Should Be Charged For Two Seats and Shrinks Should Charge By The Problem 06.22.02 www.bushwatch.com

DN "It's not just that you have no right to a lawyer, it's that you have no right to even have a hearing,...If that is true, then there is really no limit to the President's power to label U.S. citizens as bad people and then have them held in military custody indefinitely." 06.21.02 www.bushwatch.com

Ruppe "In the early 1960s, America's top military leaders reportedly drafted plans to kill innocent people and commit acts of terrorism in U.S. cities to create public support for a war against Cuba. " 06.21.02 www.bushwatch.com

ECONOMIST Bush's Decade Of Deficits: Bush Will Release The Bad News In The Dead Of Summer When Everyone's At The Beach 06.21.02 www.bushwatch.com

ECONOMIST "It is no small irony that, just as the sliding dollar suggests that foreigners are becoming increasingly unwilling to pay for Americans' lack of thrift, the Bush administration and Congress are doing their best to pull America's saving rate down yet further. " 06.21.02 www.bushwatch.com

PBS Why Enron, The Largest Business Scandal In American History, Is Only The Tip Of The Iceberg. And Why You Should Care. 06.21.02 www.bushwatch.com

DIONNE Remember When Bush Conned The Nation Into Buying Stocks To Line The Pockets Of His Wall Street Buddies? Now "a nation of capitalists has every interest in demanding that capitalism be on the level." 06.21.02 www.bushwatch.com

KRUGMAN "To make sense of what passes for debate over Social Security reform, one must realize that [Bush-backed] advocates of privatization are determined not to understand basic arithmetic. " 06.21.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT "Citing "national consensus," the Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision Thursday that the execution of mentally retarded offenders is unconstitutional. "Bush-Backers Scalie, Thomas, Rehnquist Disagree. 06.21.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT But The Supremes Leave It Up To The States To Decide What Retarded Is And Who Decides It. [Texas, Which Has The Highest Number Of Executions Of The Retarded, Has Left Such Matters Up To The Jury.] 06.21.02 www.bushwatch.com

PRADOS "Each alert this year has occurred in the context of some challenge to Bush administration orthodoxy in the war on terror. " 06.21.02 www.bushwatch.com

NELSON "If ‘homeland security’ is the best the Bushies can come up with, I’m terrified " 06.21.02 www.bushwatch.com

GREENBERG WARNING? "In A Cross of Iron: Harry S. Truman and the Origins of the National Security State, historian Michael Hogan has noted that while the darkest fears of Truman’s critics were never realized, the military-intelligence apparatus did become the biggest and fastest-growing piece of the government. Foreign-policy decisions, increasingly made by these new agencies, receded from public view. Adventurism abroad became more sweeping and less democratically accountable." 06.21.02 www.bushwatch.com

PRADOS Bush's new Department of Homeland Security could actually make us less safe. 06.21.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT Senator Tells Ridge That Bush Plan For Homeland Security Does Not Connect The Dots 06.21.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Bush's New Transportation Security Agency "is running out of money like a young child whose money burns a hole in the pocket," says GOP Congressman. 06.21.02 www.bushwatch.com

JUST Why despots invoke democracy, and why we shouldn't let them. 06.21.02 www.bushwatch.com

NIAZI "The course of Afghanistan's loya jirga demonstrated that powerful forces inside and outside the country remain categorically opposed to democratic accountability. " 06.21.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP ED "Because the United States and other Western nations declined, during the past six months of interim government, to extend international peacekeeping throughout the country or take other steps that would have neutralized regional warlords, the politics of force rather than the wishes of most of the Afghan delegates governed the major decisions. " 06.21.02 www.bushwatch.com

G ED "In the Middle East Bush poses as an honest broker; but to date, his overall policy looks dishonest and broke, his "vision" more of a cock-eyed squint." 06.21.02 www.bushwatch.com

SALETAN SHARON'S NEW STRATEGY: "Israeli Rightests embraced the policy as a return to permanent Jewish rule of the West Bank. Israeli leftists, Palestinian moderates, and critics of Israel around the world denounced the policy as a betrayal of the peace process. " 06.21.02 www.bushwatch.com

KRISTOF "Nobody so distorts, denigrates and defames Islam as radical Muslims themselves, particularly the mullahs who try to have people executed for saying 'peace be with you.' " 06.21.02 www.bushwatch.com

AP "Just weeks before Timothy McVeigh bombed the Oklahoma City federal building in 1995, U.S. intelligence and law enforcement received several warnings that Islamic terrorists were seeking to strike on American soil and that a likely target was government buildings, documents show. " 06.21.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT ED "Although President Bush and members of his cabinet speak as if they understand the catastrophic impact of AIDS worldwide, their willingness to help apparently stops at the point where it could cross key financial supporters or require real money. " 06.21.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP ED Bush Is Proposing Small Global Aid Programs To Create Smokescreen For Upcoming Visit to G8 Conference In Canada 06.21.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP FEC Creates Soft Money Loopholes In New Campaign Finance Law, Backers Angry 06.21.02 www.bushwatch.com

KINSLEY "Scott Shuger was, in a way, the first complete Internet journalist, in that the Internet was essential to both his input and his output, and the result was something new and useful that couldn't be done before. " 06.21.02 www.bushwatch.com

SALETAN "Alan Keyes Is Taking Meds" 06.21.02 www.bushwatch.com

KINSLEY "Can Stephanopoulos rise above politics in his monarchial new role? " 06.21.02 www.bushwatch.com

KENNEDY "A new joint crest can proudly show the left hand of Central Security joining the right hand of Federal Security and together finding and covering their noble president's arse. " 06.21.02 www.bushwatch.com

CHAITBush Gets Caught Red-Handed In A Trifecta Of Lies, But Continues To Repeat Them 06.20.02 www.bushwatch.com

CHAIT Bush Gets Caught Red-Handed In A Trifecta Of Lies, But Continues To Repeat Them 06.20.02 www.bushwatch.com SHAPIRO "The administration has shrewdly manipulated public opinion to accomplish something sought by Watergate-era Republicans like Cheney and Rumsfeld ever since [Nixon]: a restoration of the imperial presidency. 06.20.02 www.bushwatch.com HERBERT "Global warming is already attacking the world's coral reefs and, if nothing is done soon, could begin a long-term assault on the vast West Antarctic Ice Sheet. " 06.20.02 www.bushwatch.com NYT ED "The fact that [Bush] delayed until this month to prepare to act has facilitated the ongoing descent into killing and the mutual infliction of pain [in the Middle East].." 06.20.02 www.bushwatch.com FAIR Why did the Washington Post Decide that attempts to stifle dissent at George W. Bush's commencement address at Ohio State University were not newsworthy? 06.20.02 www.bushwatch.com SFC A Cautionary Tale For Today: Reagan, Hoover, And the Univ. of Cal. 06.20.02 www.bushwatch.com CONASON Lost Rove CD Tells Us A Lot About GOP Intentions, Methods 06.20.02 www.bushwatch.com NYT G.O.P. Must Control Congress, Bush Tells Donors [Nader, Moore, Greens Working Hard For Bush] 06.20.02 www.bushwatch.com WP Bush Ignores Budget Reality When It Suits Him: Lawmakers Fear Costly Price Tag to Create Homeland Dept. 06.20.02 www.bushwatch.com SMITH "To show a serious commitment to fighting the corporate scandals represented by Enron, the Bush administration must aggressively pursue criminal prosecutions of corporate executives and auditors. " 06.20.02 www.bushwatch.com NYT Report Predicts Deep Benefit Cuts Under Bush Social Security Plan 06.20.02 www.bushwatch.com NYT Big Accounting Firm's Tax Plans Help the Wealthy Conceal Income, But One Technique May Amount To Tax Evasion, Say Experts 06.20.02 www.bushwatch.com Von Hoffman Bush SEC Doing As Little As Possible Te Restore Confidence In Wall Street 06.20.02 www.bushwatch.com WP Responding To Bombings, Israel "Expands Seizures Of Palestinian Areas," Which Palestinians Claim Is The Cause Of The Bombings 06.20.02 www.bushwatch.com WP ED "The problem with Mr. Sharon's latest strategy, as so often in the past, is that it offers little hope of providing security but advances a political agenda that has scant support inside Israel and almost none outside. " 06.20.02 www.bushwatch.com HA'ARETZ "The American administration's totally unrealistic formulations will not bring about calm. Both the Palestinians and Israelis are full of hatred and a lust for victory and will continue fighting until one of the sides surrenders - either in the wake of a reoccupation or in the wake of a social and economic collapse. " 06.20.02 www.bushwatch.com RICHARD "The Settlers and the Terrorists need each other, but who needs them " 06.20.02 www.bushwatch.com AM Why They Hate Us 06.20.02 www.bushwatch.com WP Why Do They Hate Us? Leading Evangelicals Back Baptist Preacher's condemnation of the prophet Muhammad as a "demon-possessed pedophile." 06.20.02 www.bushwatch.com MILLER The author of a new book on Iraq cautions that a U.S. invasion to get rid of Saddam Hussein could be even more dangerous than his weapons of mass destruction. 06.20.02 www.bushwatch.com RITTER Behind 'Plot' on Hussein, a Secret Agenda 06.20.02 www.bushwatch.com SL "Environmental Protection Agency administrator Christie Whitman said yesterday she did not review a controversial EPA report on global warming until she read about it in a newspaper, prompting critics to question her stewardship of the agency. " 06.20.02 www.bushwatch.com WT Bush EPA says D.C. toxic sludge is good for fish 06.20.02 www.bushwatch.com WT Bush Supports Iowa Far Right As State GOP Attempts Party Purge 06.20.02 www.bushwatch.com MC GRORY "If the mugging of Sen. Max Cleland of Georgia is a fair indicator of what is to come, the fall elections will be ugly. Cleland, a decorated veteran and triple amputee, was attacked by his Republican opponent, Rep. Saxby Chambliss, "for breaking his oath to protect and defend the Constitution." " 06.20.02 www.bushwatch.com ENGEL Bush News Manipulation Has Turned Most Mainstream Reporters Into Stenographers, And The Public Is Getting Wise To It 06.19.02 www.bushwatch.com

ALTERMAN "The media's response to the traditional affirmative-action constituencies and the well-funded propaganda offensive by the conservatives has been to capitulate to both sides at once. Hence the rise of the female and/or minority conservative pundit, often unqualified by any traditional standard and frequently close to the line in terms of sanity but with job security the rest of us can only imagine. " 06.19.02 www.bushwatch.com

Weisman "By using war to justify everything from increased farm subsidies to steel tariffs, the administration may be trivializing the word "war," critics say. 'If it justifies everything, it justifies nothing.'" 06.19.02 www.bushwatch.com

RIDGEWAY "Behind the Bush Administration's attack on civil rights in the name of war lurks...a small cartel of conservative lawyers... crafting laws for a new, America. " 06.19.02 www.bushwatch.com

DOWD "Bush advisers are not satisfied with puffing him up merely as president anymore. Now they want to portray him as philosopher-president. " 06.19.02 www.bushwatch.com

MORSE What should we know and when do we know it? 06.19.02 www.bushwatch.com

REUTERS Is Scandal, Fear Inspiring Malaise Among Americans? 06.19.02 www.bushwatch.com

YOUNG "The snooper's law proves government can't be trusted " 06.19.02 www.bushwatch.com

GRAY The Government's Secret War On Whistle-Blowers 06.19.02 www.bushwatch.com

RIDGEWAY "President Bush's proposal for a new homeland security department amounts to dropping a fragmentation bomb on Congress to bust up growing demands for an inquiry into who knew what when about 9-11. " 06.19.02 www.bushwatch.com

USA Bush Using Homeland Security Plan To Bust Fed Employee Unions 06.19.02 www.bushwatch.com

USA "President Bush's proposed department of homeland security could cost billions more than the White House has said, lawmakers of both parties and budget experts say. " 06.19.02 www.bushwatch.com

Ridgeway Bush's Power Plant Buddies Make You Sick, While Bush Saves Money For His Political Projects (fourth item) 06.19.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP PAYOFF? "Pharmaceutical companies are among 21 donors paying $250,000 each for red-carpet treatment at tonight's GOP fundraising gala starring President Bush, two days after Republicans unveiled a prescription drug plan the industry is backing. " 06.19.02 www.bushwatch.com

USA Officials: Sept. 11 attacks were planned since 1998 06.19.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT "Bush Allies Direct Heaviest Fire Against Both F.B.I. and C.I.A." [Taking the heat off Bush.] 06.19.02 www.bushwatch.com

SFE "S.F. attorney: Bush allowed 9/11 " 06.19.02 www.bushwatch.com

RIDGEWAY "Knowing Much, Bush Did Little to Protect America " 06.19.02 www.bushwatch.com

STRATFOR Egypt's Al Qaeda Intelligence Forcing Saudis Into Corner 06.19.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT Saudi Arabia Arrests 13 Men Tied to Attack on a U.S. Base 06.19.02 www.bushwatch.com

FREEDLAND "Yesterday's devastating suicide bomb in Jerusalem was timed to halt the latest US peace plan " 06.19.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT Terrorist Suicide Killing Succeeds In Having Bush Put Off Peace Plan Speech 06.19.02 www.bushwatch.com

WHITAKER "Bush's Palestinian plan leaked to Arab paper " 06.19.02 www.bushwatch.com

TARAZI "After 35 years of Israeli occupation, most Palestinians roll their eyes at the mention of the phrase "interim agreement" -- and with good reason. Interim agreements are Israel's way of tossing the Palestinians a few bones, such as the right to design postage stamps or issue license plates -- while Israel continues to confiscate Palestinian land and build more illegal Israeli colonies. In other words, interim agreements are Israel's way of prolonging its occupation of Palestinian territory, not ending it. This is why Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon keeps talking of a "long-term" interim agreement -- and why Palestinians will have none of it. " 06.19.02 www.bushwatch.com

GUARDIAN Israel To Reoccupy Lands 06.19.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Islamic Bloc, Christian Right Team Up to Limit Human Rights of Women, Children, Gays . 06.19.02 www.bushwatch.com

FAHIM Letter From Palestine 06.19.02 www.bushwatch.com

MARQUIS Bush Officials Differ on Way to Force Out Iraqi Leader 06.19.02 www.bushwatch.com

HALL "Congress needs to force the Department of Energy to reassess the dangers of transporting high-level nuclear waste and develop a secure plan before proceeding with the Yucca Mountain project. " 06.19.02 www.bushwatch.com

DT ED "Stop The [Bush/O'Neill-Backed] Alcoa Gestapo" 06.19.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Copyright and security concerns are beginning to limit Internet information, privacy. 06.19.02 www.bushwatch.com

OBSERVER England's Secret Plans For Massive Nuke Bomb Building Plant Signals Blair Backing Of Bush Preemptive Strike Policy . 06.18.02 www.bushwatch.com

CARLTON How Bush Hit the 'Trifecta' on 9/11--and the Public Lost Big-Time 06.18.02 www.bushwatch.com

MC GEOUGH "Axis Of Errors Has American's Friends Bushed" 06.18.02 www.bushwatch.com

KRISTOF "How can [Bush] be against [an international women's treaty banning discrimination] ? Do we really want to side with the Taliban mullahs, who, like Mr. Ashcroft, fretted that the treaty imposes sexual equality? " 06.18.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT ED "With the Bush administration increasingly intent on engaging in domestic spying, we need Fourth Amendment protections now more than ever. " 06.18.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Supremes Say Cops Don't Have To Inform People Of Their Rights Against Illegal Searches 06.18.02 www.bushwatch.com

RALL "GEORGE W. KAFKA: The jackbooted thugs can arrest you without bothering to accuse you of a crime. They can deprive you of the right to make a phone call, to receive a visit from your family, or even to see a lawyer. It doesn't matter if you're innocent or not; our state-sanctioned terrorists can keep you locked up in prison for the rest of your life without ever granting you your day in court. " 06.18.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT ED Bush Republican Senate Leadership Dragging Feet On Death Penalty Reform 06.18.02 www.bushwatch.com

KRUGMAN "The Senate Democrats have a [drug prescription] plan that can be criticized but is definitely workable. The House Republicans, by contrast, have a plan that would quickly turn into a fiasco — but not, of course, until after the next election." 06.18.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT Before Enron's Collapse, Its Bush-Backing Execs Cleaned Out The Till 06.18.02 www.bushwatch.com

COHEN CEO's Ruin Their Companies, Then Get Millions To Leave, While Workers, Stockholders Get Screwed 06.18.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT Congressional Study Finds Bush's Regulators At FERC Are Unable To Protect Energy Consumers 06.18.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP BushAdmin Turf Battles Slows Hunt for Hidden Al Qaeda Assets 06.18.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT As House And Senate Seek Answers From FBI, CIA, Bush Seeks To Shift Focus To Homeland Security 06.18.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT Bush Wants To Expand Military Presence In Phillippines, Increasing Risks To Military 06.18.02 www.bushwatch.com

FISK "The men who claim to be fighting terror are using this lunatic "war" simply for their own purposes. " 06.18.02 www.bushwatch.com

ITV Jerusalem Suicide Killer Explodes Bomb, 19 Die 06.18.02 www.bushwatch.com

GUARDIAN "Ted Turner, the billionaire founder of CNN, accuses Israel of engaging in "terrorism" against the Palestinians." 06.18.02 www.bushwatch.com

ITV Israel Starts West Bank Fence With Jewish Settlements On Wrong Side Of Fence 06.18.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Palestinians Offer Peace Proposal With Concessions 06.18.02 www.bushwatch.com

REUTERS Clinton to Bush: Tackle Mideast Peace Before Iraq 06.18.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP U.S. Expels Iraqi Envoy Accused of Espionage 06.18.02 www.bushwatch.com

CP India's prime minister says Pakistan's promises helped avert war 06.18.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Lieberman's Presidential Ambitions Not Hidden 06.18.02 www.bushwatch.com

LEAD '02 Gore Launches New Political Web Site 06.18.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT Bush To Formalize Policy Of Preemptive Attacks. Does Not Preclude Nuclear Strikes. "[The policy] is already being set in motion against Iraq." 06.17.02 www.bushwatch.com

PSR Bush Killing Of ABM Treaty Is a 'Threat to Global Security.' Physicians Group Deplores the End to a Cornerstone of International Arms Control. 06.17.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Hill Leaders Back Bush Order To Topple Hussein 06.17.02 www.bushwatch.com

VULLIAMY Dark Heart Of The American Dream 06.17.02 www.bushwatch.com

WALKER Texans choke on the legacy of Bush's business-first pollution policies 06.17.02 www.bushwatch.com

SC Bush to Raise Money in America's Smoggiest City One Day After Weakening Clean Air Act 06.17.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT ED "The Bush administration's decision last week to relax air-quality rules governing older coal-fired power plants is exasperating...a bad bargain." 06.17.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT Alaska, No Longer So Frigid, Starts to Crack, Burn and Sag 06.17.02 www.bushwatch.com

SMITH "We are entitled, in a world where what the US President says may affect all our lives, to expect something better than the overblown claims and ignominious climbdowns that are the hallmark of this ignorant, inept administration." 06.17.02 www.bushwatch.com

BRENNER Ashcroft's Incompetence Begets Power 06.17.02 www.bushwatch.com

JETT "In waging his war on terrorism with Old Testament-like zeal, Attorney General John Ashcroft clearly believes moral certainty is on his side. Unfortunately, the law and consistency are inconvenient, and so he ignores them. " 06.17.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP BLOWBACK: Ashcroft's High Profile, Encouraged By White House To Keep The Heat Off Bush, Now Causing Concerns 06.17.02 www.bushwatch.com

WT ED A Police State In The Making? 06.17.02 www.bushwatch.com

KEANE "A few days into the story, and some people are beginning to wonder aloud about the Muhajir story, but too late I'm afraid. These days the only truth is that which is reported in the first 24 hours. When we find out that the politicians and military men have been spinning us inaccurate or incomplete information we feel outragd, but there is no sense in which journalists are willing to admit their part in the process." 06.17.02 www.bushwatch.com

CORNWELL "A Dirty Bomb from Pakistan? Or a Dirty Trick from Washington? " 06.17.02 www.bushwatch.com

HERBERT "Mr. Padilla, an American citizen, has been sucked into a procedural black hole in which he no longer has any legal rights. This is a new and dangerous region that is outside the public's view and, for the time being at least, beyond the reach of the Constitution. If left unchecked, this contempt for the law and due process could pose more of a threat to our way of life than Al Qaeda. " 06.17.02 www.bushwatch.com

SJMN ED Activists As Targets: With Broader Power Comes the Possibility of Abuse by Government Agencies. 06.17.02 www.bushwatch.com

SAFIRE Neither Arafat Nor Sharone Accept Powell's Trial Balloon 06.17.02 www.bushwatch.com

VEDRINE "President Bush, who says he wants to seize the initiative in the Middle East, should impose a peace settlement. He must do it, he should do it, he can do it....Only the president of the United States has the necessary means and authority. If he takes the lead, the whole world will support him -- except perhaps American conservatives and the Israeli right wing, as well as the most radical Palestinian movements and terrorist networks." 06.17.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP "Even as President Bush's approval ratings remain high, his political advisers are mapping a strategy that assumes his 2004 re-election campaign will be a close race in which the outcome could hinge on a few thousand votes in a handful of states." [Are Nader and Greens being included in strategy?] 06.17.02 www.bushwatch.com

OLIPHANT The Estate Tax: "From last year's high water mark, at least three big things have happened: The budget surpluses on which full repeal of inheritance taxes then rested precariously have evaporated amidst harder times and deep income tax cuts for the very wealthy; competing budget needs arising after Sept. 11 have escalated; and alternatives that offer estate tax reform and taxation of only a few thousand super-wealthy estates have emerged. " 06.17.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP ED "If the Democrats want to take credit for passing McCain-Feingold, they need to quit stabbing it in the back when nobody's looking. " 06.17.02 www.bushwatch.com

YOUNG Maher Leaves But "Men As Swine" Continues 06.17.02 www.bushwatch.com

BLACKER You're Not A Plagerist, You're Just ""seeking a relation to a canonical tradition," says "eminent Harvard academic." 06.17.02 www.bushwatch.com

ONION Bush Regales Dinner Guests With Impromptu Oratory On Virgil's Minor Works 06.17.02 www.bushwatch.com

AP Bush Deficit Expected To Be Over $100 Billion This Year, But He Refuses to Rescind His Future Tax Cuts To Wealthy Buddies 06.16.02 www.bushwatch.com

BRODER "What is different now from a year ago is that the supposed $5.6 trillion surplus over the next decade, which was going to pay for these tax cuts and still allow us to protect Social Security and Medicare, is gone. Instead, we are looking at a deficit this year of around $100 billion and the likelihood that the red ink will rise every year, with the sluggish economy and the added costs of the war on terrorism and homeland defense. " 06.16.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT Did Ralph Cost Gore The Election? Politician Nader Refuses To Answer The Question By Talking Around It. 06.16.02 www.bushwatch.com

DOWD "Now, tragically, we have discovered that Karl Rove is just another PowerPoint pinhead with a color-coded chart. " 06.16.02 www.bushwatch.com

PARSONS "The very institutions that are supposed to make America great--from Big Business to the Oval Office--are embarrassing the country. " 06.16.02 www.bushwatch.com

SCIOLINO "The lack of clarity about the substance of American policy has complicated efforts to get the parties to make compromises, and this in an area where every word of every statement is a potential verbal landmine. " 06.16.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP ED "Mature governance requires more than staying on message and preserving secrecy. It takes decisive leadership." [And Bush Isn't Showing It.] 06.16.02 www.bushwatch.com

TRIBE "The Bush administration has the obligation to defend in federal court its treatment of American citizens said to be active members of Al Qaeda. " 06.16.02 www.bushwatch.com

POWERS Must a search for American, not just foreign, terrorists, mean a repetition of past abuses? 06.16.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT ED "New documents provide disturbing new details of the F.B.I.'s abuse of power in the 1960's, and they are a cautionary tale for today. " 06.16.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT ED "Bush needs to be a little humble. Since he was the one obstructing the efforts to create a homeland department as recently as two weeks ago, he should try to be receptive if Congress has a good idea about changing his plans." 06.16.02 www.bushwatch.com

MH S. Florida associate of Padilla is arrested by Feds 06.16.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT The potentially slow, silent effects of a "dirty bomb" are raising questions - and fears. 06.16.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT "A Republican plan to provide prescription drug benefits to the elderly through private insurers is drawing a skeptical reaction from many health policy experts. The plan, they say, would face problems like those that have plagued Medicare's attempt to encourage the use of health maintenance organizations. " 06.16.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT Anderson Found Guilty In Government Trial. [When Will Enron Go On Trial?] 06.16.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT "I'm rather surprised we haven't seen more on the criminal front against Enron. And we ought to look at the law firms, not to mention some of the investment banking firms. But it's hard to understand the endgame by going after Andersen." 06.16.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT "The feeble nature of the jury's verdict, based on revisions done to a single document that was preserved, rather than on the destruction of thousands of other records related to Enron, is sure to leave government lawyers open to criticism in the days to come. They will face questions about whether the indictment amounted to prosecutorial overkill, and whether they wasted too much time and resources on what amounted to a sideshow to the Enron case." 06.16.02 www.bushwatch.com

BORGER String Of Blunders Shows Crack In Bush White House 06.15.02 www.bushwatch.com

HARNDEN "Speculation that Powell may quit caps bad week for Bush cabinet " 06.15.02 www.bushwatch.com

AVANERY "The pro-Sharon faction is headed by the extremist Secretary of Defense, Rumsfeld, and his even more extreme deputy, Wolfowitz. They have Vice President Cheney on their side " 06.15.02 www.bushwatch.com

Pincus Israel Refuses To Say If Its New German Subs Will Be Fitted With Nukes, U.S. Favors Israeli Ambigfuity. "Could spur a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. " 06.15.02 www.bushwatch.com

CBS John Ashcroft: Minister Of Fear 06.15.02 www.bushwatch.com

KELLER "It's cynical overkill to stage a victory-over-terror press conference a month after the arrest - from Moscow - and to invoke a newly invented category of military justice, all because some loser dreamed of spraying Washington with gamma rays. " 06.15.02 www.bushwatch.com

SHAFFER "As Messrs. Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Ashcroft - for whom the sentiments of individual liberty are about as alien as vegetarianism is to a hungry lion - speak of "freedom," be assured that more government agents are being put in place to spy upon and control your life. Of course, most Americans have been conditioned to accept the view that "freedom" is a condition defined by the state; that as long as one is obedient to governmental authority, they will stay out of trouble. " 06.15.02 www.bushwatch.com

TYBOB Ohio State Dad Removed By Police Escort From His Own Graduation Ceremony For Silently Turning His Back On Bush As Class Stood Up 06.15.02 www.bushwatch.com

AP Prior To Ohio State Graduation Ceremony Announcer Warned "anyone demonstrating or heckling would be subject to expulsion and arrest" And Urged Crowd To Give Bush A "Thunderous" Ovation. 06.15.02 www.bushwatch.com

AP Clinton Did Not Have Ohio State Protestors Removed For Voicing Dissent During '96 Campaign, He Dialogued With Them On The Idea Of Academic Freedom 06.15.02 www.bushwatch.com

SANDERS Congress can no longer ignore corporate control of the media [For an example, see above AP reporting on Clinton, Bush visits to Ohio State] 06.15.02 www.bushwatch.com

GUARDIAN Prominent Americans Reject Bush's War On Terror 06.15.02 www.bushwatch.com

RMN ED "The Bush administration is no friend of open government, but, even so, [its] sweeping assertion is, as U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan said, "stunning." He ruled -- and hurray for him -- that, 'This court will not allow the government to cloak its violations of plaintiff's First Amendment rights in a blanket of national security.'" 06.15.02 www.bushwatch.com

MARTIN "Another step towards presidential dictatorship: Bush orders US citizen held indefinitely by military " 06.15.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP ED Punishing someone for refusing to confess to crimes is precisely what the Fifth Amendment forbids, but Bush Supreme Court says its ok. 06.15.02 www.bushwatch.com

BROWNE "Just as the shredding of the Constitution has put us at the mercy of congressmen who spend our money for whatever they choose, so the "War on Terrorism" has put us at the mercy of the Bush administration – which does whatever it wants in the name of "national security. " 06.15.02 www.bushwatch.com

AP Earthquake Near Bush Nuke Waste Site Confirms Opponents' Warnings 06.15.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT ED "The McCain-Feingold law is threatened with evisceration at the hands of operatives in both the Democratic and Republican Parties who for many years tried to block its passage. " 06.15.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT Lost Rove Analysis Of '02 Races Shows Up In Dem Hands, Posted On The Net 06.15.02 www.bushwatch.com

KRUGMAN "Either democracy must be renewed, with politics brought back to life, or wealth is likely to cement a new and less democratic regime - plutocracy by some other name." 06.14.02 www.bushwatch.com

KUSHNER A Word to Graduates: Organize! 06.14.02 www.bushwatch.com

NICHOLS "The Bush administration's agenda on taxes took a hit this week, when the Senate voted to block permanent repeal of the estate tax. Activist groups, particularly Responsible Wealth, deserve credit for turning Senate Democrats against the scheme. " 06.14.02 www.bushwatch.com

DIONNE Something SHOULD Be Done About The Estate Tax, But Bush, Wanting To Reward The Rich, Won't Allow The Majority To Enact Reform 06.14.02 www.bushwatch.com

NOVAK "While grandstanding is unacceptable behavior in the buttoned-down Bush administration, what really bothered the White House about [Ashcroft's] remarks was their impact on markets and the economy, which the president's men worry about more than they admit." 06.14.02 www.bushwatch.com

USA Despite 'dirty bomb' flap, aides say Bush not angry at Ashcroft [Would Bush tell reporters he was angry at Ashcroft if he were?] 06.14.02 www.bushwatch.com

NOTE "Not much fallout in the past news cycle over Attorney General Ashcroft's apparent overblowing of the Padilla situation. " 06.14.02 www.bushwatch.com

ABC "In hindsight, if we knew [Ashcroft's] statement would have been interpreted this way, we would have given it some second thought," a senior administration official told ABCNEWS. 06.14.02 www.bushwatch.com

FLOYD "Chicago Man With Alleged Ties to Al-Qaeda Arrested Last Month While Re-Entering the Country With 'No Actual Plan' to Commit Terrorism, Officials Say." Doesn't really sing, does it? 06.14.02 www.bushwatch.com

AP Padilla Will Be Held Indefinitely 06.14.02 www.bushwatch.com

CORN Bush's New Dept.: Rushing for Security or Politics? 06.14.02 www.bushwatch.com

GREENBERG Bush's Department of Homeland Security plan is modeled on Truman's 1947 national security reorganization. Here's what Harry got wrong. 06.14.02 www.bushwatch.com

LAMBRO [White House In-Fighting Continues.] "Ridge seems shoo-in for Cabinet position " www.bushwatch.com

KAUS What's Wrong With "Domestic Security"? "Homeland" Sounds Creepy 06.14.02 www.bushwatch.com

BIVENS Senators who ask about security at nuclear power plants get a very different picture from that offered in full-page newspaper ads. 06.14.02 www.bushwatch.com

HARTUNG "The arms lobby helped to develop Bush's nuclear policy, and it stands to profit massively from its implementation " 06.14.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT "The Bush administration on Thursday proposed giving utilities more leeway to modernize power plants without improving their pollution-control equipment. " 06.14.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Bush EPA Proposes To Ease Rules On Clean Air 06.14.02 www.bushwatch.com

KRISTOF "If a war between India and Pakistan is to be definitively averted, President Bush must show continuing interest in the region when it is hot and also when it is not. " 06.14.02 www.bushwatch.com

SHUGER Why we're not invading Iraq this summer. 06.14.02 www.bushwatch.com

AP "Powell says he is opposed to Israel's occupation and also to building homes on the West Bank and Gaza." 06.14.02 www.bushwatch.com

HC Anthrax Theory Emerges 06.14.02 www.bushwatch.com

NOTE "Although some 2002 races will turn on local issues, as a national/macro matter, it's pretty clear that Republicans feel their old stand-bys of national security and taxes will prove effective for them both as issues they can tout and as fodder for attacks on Democrats. " 06.14.02 www.bushwatch.com

OS Jeb Holds Early Lead Over Reno, But Reno's In Trouble In Dem Primary Campaign 06.14.02 www.bushwatch.com

AAS Tx. Dems Preach Moderation After GOP Constructed Ultra-Right Platform 06.14.02 www.bushwatch.com

GOLDSTEIN Fighting The Gay Right 06.14.02 www.bushwatch.com

WILL Pontificating Pundit Gets The Beat And Howls 06.14.02 www.bushwatch.com

CONASON "Plutocracy threatens to overwhelm our liberty and our prosperity; the bravest have not yet found the courage to say so. When they do, Mr. Phillips believes that patriotic Americans will be ready to listen and to act." 06.13.02 www.bushwatch.com

HOAGLAND Conservative Pundit Sees Bush's Credibility Undermined By Tax Cuts, Poor Economic Policy 06.13.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT ED "At a time of terrorism anxiety and scarce budget resources, Congress is increasingly in the grip of a bad case of warped priorities. Were Americans to be asked if they wanted to cut taxes for the wealthy just now, the answer would be no. Yet that is what President Bush and Republican Congressional leaders are seeking." 06.13.02 www.bushwatch.com

AP 80% Of All Americans Willing To Give Up Freedom For Security. 30% Want Ashcroft To Listen On Phone, Read E-Mail --Gallup 06.13.02 www.bushwatch.com

HERBERT "The American public remains largely in the dark about the terrorist threat that is still out there, and the nation's preparedness to deal with it. The periodic terror-related announcements by top Bush administration officials often seem calculated not to educate or to illuminate, but rather to frighten the public and intimidate the political opposition. That is not acceptable in a free society. " 06.13.02 www.bushwatch.com

ROPEIK Bush and Ridge Show Their Priorities Are Not Citizen Health. Where Were The Trusted Health Experts Such As CDC Head Or Surgeon General To Put The "Dirty Bomb" Threat Into Perspective? 06.13.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP ED "We had thought that it took more than the determination by the president that someone was a "threat to the country" before an American could simply disappear and be locked up without charge or trial or prospect of release." 06.13.02 www.bushwatch.com

USA White House Reportedly Annoyed By Ashcroft's Overstatment Of Padilla Terrorist Threat 06.13.02 www.bushwatch.com

CONASON "According to Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz and F.B.I. director Robert Mueller, in fact, it isn’t clear that there was any [Padillo] "plan" for a radiological attack at all " 06.13.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT FBI Agents Arrested Padilla After "Consultation" With Mueller 06.13.02 www.bushwatch.com

GUARDIAN ED "Too much of what Mr Bush and his officials say, including the al-Muhajir case, looks politically-driven, partly by a belatedly rising tide of domestic criticism, partly by a rightwing agenda. Too much of what they do lacks perspective. When fear usurps reason and becomes the ruling principle of governance, terrorism wins. " 06.13.02 www.bushwatch.com

THOMAS "As far as the international press is concerned, Attorney General John Ashcroft's announcement Monday that U.S. authorities had foiled a terrorist plot to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb" in the United States is a PR cover. " 06.13.02 www.bushwatch.com

INDEPENDENT "British security sources raise doubts over US claims about 'dirty bomber' " 06.13.02 www.bushwatch.com

SALETAN "The government blows the "dirty bomber" bust by bragging about it. " 06.13.02 www.bushwatch.com

COHEN "My lonely campaign to wipe the name of J. Edgar Hoover from the FBI building may yet bear fruit. It is not, alas, that Congress has finally recognized Hoover for the racist and scoundrel that he was, it's rather that in one respect at least he has met his match. Someday the FBI building, or maybe the Justice Department across the street, will bear the name of John Ashcroft." 06.13.02 www.bushwatch.com

WT Powell's Palestine Proposal Rejected By Bush Through Fleischer 06.13.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT Powell Answers It Wasn't A Proposal But One Idea Under Review 06.13.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP "The back-and-forth laid bare once again the divisions that have arisen within the Bush administration as it prepares what officials have called a major peace initiative. " 06.13.02 www.bushwatch.com

SCHEER "After squandering a series of opportunities for peace, it's time for Yasser Arafat to step aside " 06.13.02 www.bushwatch.com

TISDALL "Bush needs to act decisively on Israel if he is to avoid dire political and economic consequences for the US" 06.13.02 www.bushwatch.com

HUFFINGTON "There is no Enron-inspired reform because the big donors are determined there will be no Enron-inspired reform. And they are willing to pay through the nose to guarantee it." ww.bushwatch.com

GOLDBERG "The zealots behind President Bush's U.N. family planning sellout " 06.13.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT ED Time To Move From Drug Incarceration To Drug Treatment 06.13.02 www.bushwatch.com

MILBANK Naderits Get Ammunition As Some Dems Try To Run On Bush's Coattails 06.13.02 www.bushwatch.com

AP White House Admits Bush Lied About Having Read EPA Report On Global Warming 06.12.02 www.bushwatch.com

SCHERER Bush Lied To Us About Representative Members Of Group Who Would Benefit From His Tax Cuts 06.12.02 www.bushwatch.com

NATION Here's How The Bush Tax Cuts Would Benefit Bush And His Cabinet 06.12.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT Daschle Opens Debate on Estate Tax Repeal 06.12.02 www.bushwatch.com

SONNENFELD EXCEPTION OR NORM? "These executives saw their jobs first and foremost as expanding corporate holdings, rather than managing their companies to produce better products and services. And because their focus was on immediate financial results, they also tended to see regulators as adversaries and accounting rules as inconvenient barriers to fulfilling their schemes. " 06.12.02 www.bushwatch.com

DOWD "It's bad enough that the terrorists are using fear as a device. Does the Bush administration have to do the same thing? " 06.12.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT A PLANT? This Is Just The First Story Indicating A Battle Within The BushAdmin For The Sec. Of Homland Security Post 06.12.02 www.bushwatch.com

CORN "Bush's New Dept: Rushing for Security or Politics? " 06.12.02 www.bushwatch.com

BRODER "President Bush's proposal for creation of a Cabinet-level Department of Homeland Security includes much that is sensible policy and a few ideas that are plain silly." 06.12.02 www.bushwatch.com

CARTER "There's been much talk in the past few weeks about failures to connect the dots to find a pattern that might have alerted us to the terrorist plot of Sept. 11. Recently I visited a dot in a more fearsome pattern configuring the virtual certainty of mass terror involving nuclear, chemical or biological weapons if the international coalition does not extend its efforts from hunting al Qaeda-like cells to locking up the ingredients of mass destruction. " 06.12.02 www.bushwatch.com

NICHOLS "There are those who wrongly believe that the debate over civil liberties in this country breaks along ideological grounds. It's an easy mistake to make: Especially when Attorney General John Ashcroft, a certified -- and, arguably, certifiable -- conservative is treating the Constitution like it was a threat to America. " 06.12.02 www.bushwatch.com

LEWIS Questions of Timing Arise With Announcement Of Terrorist Capture A Month After The Fact 06.12.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT ED "The Bush administration must realize that its job is to investigate terrorism while also protecting the constitutional rights of those caught in the dragnet. " 06.12.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP While Ashcroft Is A Homophobe, His #2 Man Is Scheduled To Speak At Gay Pride Celebration By Justice Dept. Members 06.12.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP ED Bush Threatens To Veto Sen. First's AIDS Initiative 06.12.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Bush Turns Down Request That June Be Proclaimed As Gay And Lesbian Pride Month. 06.12.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP ED "POOR PRESIDENT Bush. First his own campaign staff thoughtlessly included atmosphere-warming carbon dioxide in a list of power plant pollutants he promised to seek to control through mandatory caps if elected. When EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman took that commitment seriously and cited it as part of the administration's response to global warming, there was a howl of protest from coal and other industry interests. Mr. Bush made a quick about-face, saying such controls would be too costly for energy consumers, and a spokesman said campaign aides had made a mistake. " 06.12.02 www.bushwatch.com

JACKSON "After telling us for months to wait for his ''sound science'' on global warming, his Environmental Protection Agency filed a report that agreed that fossil fuel burning is altering the planet. Rather than answer the global scream for action, Bush whipped out his silencer for bad news, the B-word. " 06.12.02 www.bushwatch.com

THOMPSON "The Bush administration sees the crisis in Afghanistan as fundamentally a political and military one in the context of the global war on terrorism. It is certainly that. But it is also a humanitarian crisis. To date, the international response to the political and military crisis has been swift, the response to the humanitarian crisis much less so. " 06.12.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT Afghan Delegates Walk Out in Protest Over Vote 06.12.02 www.bushwatch.com

FISK "Democracy in Afghanistan: Gangsters, Murderers and Stooges Endorse the Bush 'Vision'." 06.12.02 www.bushwatch.com

SMN Fort Stewart soldier jailed in Florida on $5 million bond. " Police believe soldier tried to plant explosive device at power plant." 06.12.02 www.bushwatch.com

FTU Soldier Gets Probation (fourth item) 06.12.02 www.bushwatch.com

CONOVER "Has the Establishment Left become a handmaiden of the Republican Right? " 06.12.02 www.bushwatch.com

COOPER Greens Out To Destroy Dem's Most Liberal Senator To Prove Their Rhetoric That Dems Are Not Liberal 06.12.02 www.bushwatch.com

NICHOLS ROVE WATCH: What Would Bobby Say? Karl Rove Spins RFK to the Right 06.12.02 www.bushwatch.com

DEM Winner Of National Popular Vote In Last Presidential Election Talks To Cheering Wisconsin Dem Convention 06.12.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP GAO Says Damage Caused By Clinton Staff Leaving White House Is Typical And Similar To Daddy Bush Staff Leaving White House In '93 06.12.02 www.bushwatch.com

OVERBYE How Wolfram May Have Rewritten Science 06.12.02 www.bushwatch.com

SORENSEN Have You Had Your Bush Outrage This Week? 06.11.02 www.bushwatch.com

COHEN Bush Administration Seen As "Totally Mad" 06.11.02 www.bushwatch.com

MILBANK Bush Hosts Meeting With Conservative Leaders From 60 Countries. One Far-Right Leader Had Previous Been Denied Access To White House. 06.11.02 www.bushwatch.com

STEELE "The Bush doctrine makes nonsense of the UN charter " 06.11.02 www.bushwatch.com

KRUGMAN THE ROVE DOCRTINE: "If the past 18 months have been what policy looks like with Karl Rove only partly in control, one shudders to think what comes next. " 06.11.02 www.bushwatch.com

BORGER "Departure of president's closest adviser raises fear that conservative strategist may seize chance to extend his influence" 06.11.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Bush "wanted to change the tone in Washington, but today we learn he's working in tandem with those keeping secret lists of people's personal activity," Reid (D-Nev.) said in a speech on the Senate floor. "For what? Intimidation, professional retaliation, or maybe even character assassination. I don't think it's criminal, but I think it's on the verge of being criminal." 06.11.02 www.bushwatch.com

TYLER While the announcement of the capture of the dirty bomb terrorist comes one month after the actual arrest, "Ari Fleischer, said no political considerations were involved in timing." 06.11.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP FBI, CIA Demonstrate Cooperation Is Possible During Period Of Heavy Criticism 06.11.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT ED "The radioactivity of a "dirty bomb" might not be as dangerous as anthrax, but it would be every bit as disruptive, if not more so." 06.11.02 www.bushwatch.com

GUARDIAN "No fewer than two million locations in America are licensed to have radioactive materials, and that annually about 300 pieces of radioactive material go missing. There have been 1,500 such disappearances in the past five years, according to the NRC." 06.11.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Arrest Shifts Focus to U.S. Sources of Atomic Isotopes 06.11.02 www.bushwatch.com

MONBIOT "By shipping plutonium around the world, Britain is courting catastrophe " 06.11.02 www.bushwatch.com

GUARDIAN Terror fears prompt armed Jewish patrols in Brooklyn 06.11.02 www.bushwatch.com

STEWART Terrorists may yet score an indirect hit on the market 06.11.02 www.bushwatch.com

HARRISON "This festering challenge to India's stability as a secular democracy explains what the Kashmir crisis is all about. The governing factor in the current confrontation between New Delhi and Islamabad is the danger of an uncontrollable chain reaction of Hindu reprisals against Muslims throughout India if the Muslims of Kashmir opt for independence or for accession to Pakistan. " 06.11.02 www.bushwatch.com

PRESTON "Is there any hope on offer, any light at the end of this interminable maze of diplomatic tunnels? No: of course not. Washington and Tel Aviv aren't going to row the Palestinians in general, or Yasser Arafat in particular, back into the act. Hosni Mubarak came to plead and went away with nothing. And Kashmir? That, in the details of a retreat from bluster, is an Indian win, which means it won't be allowed to last for long." 06.11.02 www.bushwatch.com

TOI Al-Qaeda plans to assassinate Musharraf:, U.S. Intelligence Reports 06.11.02 www.bushwatch.com

TIMES U.S. Ready To Send Troops To Kashmir 06.11.02 www.bushwatch.com

COYLE "The Pentagon has made a decision that threatens to keep the American public and Congress in the dark about how things are going with the Bush administration's high-priority missile defense program. " 06.11.02 www.bushwatch.com

GUARDIAN EU united on steel reprisals against Bush 06.11.02 www.bushwatch.com

MADSEN Report Alleges US Role in Angola Arms-for-Oil Scandal 06.11.02 www.bushwatch.com

HIAASEN First draft of Katherine Harris' book needs tweaks on content, facts, title 06.11.02 www.bushwatch.com

ENGEL Fifty ways to love America, According To British Pundit 06.11.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Bush Radical "National Security Strategy" Will Include The Possibility Of Preemptive Nuclear Strikes, According To Senior White House And Pentagon Officials 06.10.02 www.bushwatch.com

SOLOMON "The Bush administration has announced that it views nuclear weapons as instruments for fighting wars, not merely as the weapons of last resort." 06.10.02 www.bushwatch.com

MC GRORY "Nuclear war is even worse than terrorism. " 06.10.02 www.bushwatch.com

FITZGERALD Neighbors of NY Nuclear Power Plant Receive Radiation Pills 06.10.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT ED "Instead of transferring nuclear and weapons technology to Iran, Russia should be working with the United States to meet the threat of the alarming spread of unconventional weapons. " 06.10.02 www.bushwatch.com

LYONS "Everybody knows that President Junior doesn't write his own speeches. Given his embarrassing performances of late, however, it's an open question whether Bush even comprehends the speeches he reads. " 06.10.02 www.bushwatch.com

DIEHL Pundit Says Bush Words-Deed Mismatch Indicates Two Camps Within Administration, We Think Bush, As Always, Says One Thing To Get Votes And Then Does Whatever He Pleases 06.10.02 www.bushwatch.com

SEAL Who Was Responsible For What On 11 Sept.? 06.10.02 www.bushwatch.com

MH NSA didn't share key pre-Sept. 11 information with FBI, CIA, sources say 06.10.02 www.bushwatch.com

TIMES "British intelligence warned the American intelligence services about a plot to hijack aircraft and crash them into buildings two years before the September 11 attacks." 06.10.02 www.bushwatch.com

KURTZ NY Times Pulled Al Qaeda Warning Story From Web Site 8 Sept., Never Appeared In Newspaper 06.10.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP White House Spokesman Admits Staffers Given Cipro On Sept. 11. Judicial Watch Sues For Documents 06.10.02 www.bushwatch.com

BRAUCHLI "Ashcroft's solution to the internal problems of the FBI is to unleash it to spy on private citizens thus increasing its work load without addressing its problems " 06.10.02 www.bushwatch.com

SCHEER "Nothing succeeds like failure. Suddenly, everyone wants to grant the FBI and other intelligence agencies even more power despite the fact that they failed so spectacularly to utilize the expansive powers they had to head off terrorism before Sept. 11. " 06.10.02 www.bushwatch.com

INDEPENDENT "Amnesty International accused Britain and the United States yesterday of using the 11 September terrorist attacks as an excuse to ride roughshod over human rights in the name of national security. " 06.10.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT ED " Some of the Bush administration's policies toward people detained after Sept. 11 are blatantly unconstitutional. " 06.10.02 www.bushwatch.com

KURTZ Israel Supporters Protest Coverage In NYT, LAT, WP. One protestor says, ""Just in case you think I'm interested in balance, you're wrong. I'm interested in the truth." (second item) 06.10.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT ED "The underhanded tactics used by some pharmaceutical companies to extend the patents of their best-selling drugs must be stopped. " 06.10.02 www.bushwatch.com

INDEPENDENT Pollution is a sin, say church leaders 06.10.02 www.bushwatch.com

REUTERS Gore Slams Bush for Refusing Global Climate Report 06.10.02 www.bushwatch.com

HUFFINGTON Wall Street Gives Investors The Finger 06.10.02 www.bushwatch.com

MALLABY "Forget the dumb attacks on globalization and free markets. The real injustice is that firms are rewarded for lies and lobbying clout, rather than for producing honest goods and services. The scandal isn't capitalism, in other words. It's that capitalism has been corrupted. " 06.10.02 www.bushwatch.com

LEOPOLD "Anonymous ex-Enron official says the White House knew about the company's impending demise as far back as August." 06.10.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT "Six months after the collapse of Enron, the wave of enthusiasm for overhauling the corporate and accounting laws has ebbed and the toughest proposals for change have been thwarted. " 06.10.02 www.bushwatch.com

AP Card Refuses To Disavow His Esquire Comments That, With Hughes Leaving, Rove Will Take Over 06.10.02 www.bushwatch.com

HC Texas GOP Platform reaffirms the state party's belief that the nation needs to "dispel the myth of the separation of church and state." 06.10.02 www.bushwatch.com

DOWD "With the most daring reorganization of government in half a century, George W. Bush hopes to protect something he holds dear: himself. " 06.09.02 www.bushwatch.com

MITCHELL "So far polls show that Mr. Bush has the confidence and approval of an overwhelming majority of the country. But strategists of both parties say there are new warning signs of anxiety and discontent in the electorate, with a rising and significant number of Americans now saying the country is on the wrong track. " 06.09.02 www.bushwatch.com

KUDLOW "There's a malaise over Wall Street because people are worried, fearful, aggravated and downright blown away by the incongruous behavior of our leaders and elected officials." 06.09.02 www.bushwatch.com

GABLER "Government can be tremendously efficient -- witness Medicare -- and business, as we have seen recently, can be deceptive, dishonest, profligate and incompetent, even when you consider that the biggest company in the United States is minuscule next to the government. Similarly, professional politicians can be public-spirited, even sacrificial, while businessmen can be selfish and self-serving. " 06.09.02 www.bushwatch.com

DN ED "FEEL ANY SAFER YET? Neither do we. " 06.09.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT ED For Bush "to pretend that the reorganization plan was not a shift in direction, or that the announcement was not a response to criticism of the administration's handling of terrorist threats, insults the common sense of the American people. " 06.09.02 www.bushwatch.com

OLIPHANT Bush Security Flip-Flop 06.09.02 www.bushwatch.com

DEAN Could terrorism result in a constitutional dictator? 06.09.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Fear Of Lieberman's Bill, Leaks, And Congressional Schedule Forced Bush's Hand 06.09.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP ED "The tools of espionage are corrosive to a democratic society -- a statement that is as true today as it ever was." 06.09.02 www.bushwatch.com

BG ED "The Bush administration with the war on terrorism has made questioning of government policies unpatriotic and possibly subversive. Are we going back to the early `60s when the FBI infiltrated peace and civil rights groups? " 06.09.02 www.bushwatch.com

AP "The FBI working covertly with the CIA and then-Gov. Ronald Reagan, spent years unlawfully trying to quash the voices and careers of students and faculty deemed subversive at the University of California.." 06.09.02 www.bushwatch.com

JOHNSON Spying And Democracy Don't Mix Well, And Congress Needs To Do More Than It Has Done To Date 06.09.02 www.bushwatch.com

TYLER Bush Lack Movement On ME Comes As No Surprise To Either Side 06.09.02 www.bushwatch.com

FRIEDMAN "President Bush and Ariel Sharon have been looking for a stable status quo to emerge from the burning Mideast landscape. It is not going to happen " 06.09.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT Bush Environmental Strategy Is To Use Certain Green, Labor, Black Groups For Political Cover 06.09.02 www.bushwatch.com

MORFORD "Is It OK To Hate Bush?" 06.09.02 www.bushwatch.com

BW The world economy is getting more reliant on Chinese factories. But having one giant supplier could mean a giant disruption 06.09.02 www.bushwatch.com

RICH Bush White House Fosters The CEO Culture Responsible For The Public's Distrust of Both Government And Business, And This Week's Homeland Rhetoric Is More Of The Same 06.08.02 www.bushwatch.com>

CARTER Bush Can't Escape Responsibility By Creating A Dept. of Homland Security 06.08.02 www.bushwatch.com>

BG Looks Like Homeland Security Dept. Might Be Split Up Even Before It's Formed 06.08.02 www.bushwatch.com>

WP ED Bush Wants Tax Cut To Rich Made Permanent But Finds Circumstance "Hard To Explain" 06.08.02 www.bushwatch.com>

NYT ED Bush Continues To Stumble On The Global Warming Issue 06.08.02 www.bushwatch.com>

BARAK Former Israeli PM Has Solution To Israeli-Palestine Conflict: Get Rid Of Iraq's Saddam Hussein 06.08.02 www.bushwatch.com>

SUNDERLAND "Israel's strategy [is to use] its influence on the American political system to turn the U.S. national security apparatus into its own personal attack dog." 06.08.02 www.bushwatch.com>

BG American Hostage Killed During Phillippine Rescue Mission 06.08.02 www.bushwatch.com>

SPT Look For Katherine Harris To Be A U.S. Rep. By This Time Next Year 06.08.02 www.bushwatch.com>

BG ED Queen Of England Left Holding The Bag 06.08.02 www.bushwatch.com>

NYT Bush, as Terror Inquiry Swirls, Seeks Cabinet Post on Security 06.07.02 www.bushwatch.com

TYLER " The fact that the president's decision to set up a new cabinet-level agency was hastily announced on a day when dramatic investigative hearings were unfolding on Capitol Hill suggested that the White House now realized that a broad-spectrum Congressional examination of how the country was caught napping on Sept. 11 is irretrievably under way and that the American public is both curious and tolerant of a thoughtful examination." 06.07.02 www.bushwatch.com

BALZ "A Bid to Regain The Initiative " 06.07.02 www.bushwatch.com

SHRIBMAN Bush's First Reversal On A Major Issue Creates An Anti-Terrorist Message For The 2002 Elections And Limits His Political Exposure 06.07.02 www.bushwatch.com

MSNBC "The White House has stepped up efforts in recent days to shield Bush from criticism that his administration did not do enough to prevent the attacks. Bush’s announcement is designed in part to steal some attention from the congressional hearings, White House officials said. " 06.07.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT Congress Probe: Whistle-Blower Recounts Faults Inside the F.B.I. 06.07.02 www.bushwatch.com

SHUGER Reinventing Counterterorism 06.07.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP ED "Changing the name of the secretary to whom they report will not take the place of genuine changes in the way they operate. And as this reshuffling proceeds, those charged with protecting the home front can't afford to drop their guard." 06.07.02 www.bushwatch.com

RICKS "To some analysts, however, the proposal smacked of a knee-jerk move to centralize power without really understanding the problem. " 06.07.02 www.bushwatch.com

MILBANK Plan Was Formed in Utmost Secrecy By Card, Daniels, Gonzales, And Ridge, With Most Others Out Of Loop 06.07.02 www.bushwatch.com

DIONNE "Neither Democrats nor Republicans in Congress should hold their fire just because someone throws the magic words "national security" in their faces. Uncovering past failure, after all, is already having an impact -- witness the administration's plan to create an "intelligence and threat analysis" unit to synthesize the sort of information that before Sept. 11 just didn't get to the right place at the right time. The president may not like his critics, but he needs them." 06.07.02 www.bushwatch.com

KRUGMAN With both Enron and Sept. 11, the important questions are whether the administration failed to act against real threats because it was preoccupied with a preconceived agenda. 06.07.02 www.bushwatch.com

SALETAN "The question to ask about each step not taken in the months leading up to Sept. 11 is not whether it would have prevented the attacks but whether it would have kept alive a chain of investigation making that outcome possible. " 06.07.02 www.bushwatch.com

SALETAN The FBI And CIA Go To War...With Each Other 06.07.02 www.bushwatch.com

LT India Plans "Afghan-Like" War In Two Weeks 06.07.02 www.bushwatch.com

NORTON-TAYLOR Why Small Scale War May Quickly Go Nuclear 06.07.02 www.bushwatch.com

MORAN Nuclear Poker, South-Asian Style 06.07.02 www.bushwatch.com

DAVIDSON Nuclear Threat Has World on Edge. Tensions Highest Since Cold War -- Carnage, Environmental Destruction Could Reach Far Beyond Region 06.07.02 www.bushwatch.com

GUTMAN A South Asian Colloquy 06.07.02 www.bushwatch.com

CLAUSSEN "The Bush administration is increasingly out of step not only with other industrialized powers, but also with the growing support in this country for action to prevent global warming. " 06.07.02 www.bushwatch.com

IVINS Bush's Stupefying Stance on Global Warming 06.07.02 www.bushwatch.com

JACKSON As The Globe Warms Up, Bush Won't Believe It 06.07.02 www.bushwatch.com

KAUS Bush Out-Clintons Clinton In His Global Warming Wriggling 06.07.02 www.bushwatch.com

RIS How the Bush administration short-circuited environmentalists 06.07.02 www.bushwatch.com

NOAH A Bushie Breaks The Code Of Silence 06.07.02 www.bushwatch.com

BALZAR "Big corporations have used their power shrewdly. They have sweet-talked the Republicans into forgetting about the values of law and order. They have blunted the wage-earner sympathies of the Democrats. " 06.07.02 www.bushwatch.com

KIONSLEY Shouldn’t Halliburton be blaming Cheney instead of its accountants? 06.07.02 www.bushwatch.com

ZWEIFEL Cheney's Money Has Roots in Evil 06.07.02 www.bushwatch.com

WRIGHT "If it turns out that a bleeding-heart concern for the plight of poor and alienated Muslims around the world would help quell terrorism, global capitalism should in theory embrace that concern. " 06.07.02 www.bushwatch.com

KRISTOF "We Americans have conjured so specific a vision of Muslim terrorists that we're missing the threat from home-grown nuts, people like David Burgert. " 06.07.02 www.bushwatch.com

TURNIPSEED A Crisis Of Confidence In U.S. Leadership 06.06.02 www.bushwatch.com

HERBERT Do Nothing Bush: "The Bush administration has acknowledged that the U.S. will experience far-reaching and, in some cases, devastating environmental consequences as a result of global warming. But it does not plan to do much about it " 06.06.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP DEMS Plan To Put Bush Environmental Record On Trial In Nov. Vote 06.06.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT Protecting Bush: . "As the capital wakes up almost daily to disclosures about intelligence warnings before Sept. 11, the White House has abruptly switched its strategy of mounting ferocious partisan assaults on Democrats to one of self-inoculation - admitting past mistakes and preparing for more bad news to come. " 06.06.02 www.bushwatch.com

RIDGEWAY Bush Sings Ashcroft's Tune, But Off Key, Conservatives Shout The Loudest At Both, But Dems May Have Found The Smoking Gun On A-G 06.06.02 www.bushwatch.com

CONASON Ashcroft's Failures Demand A Hearing 06.06.02 www.bushwatch.com

Hentoff With Bush's OK, " the poisonous core of this [FBI] reorganization is its return to the time of J. Edgar Hoover " 06.06.02 www.bushwatch.com

CHUCKMAN Ashcroft, Bush Note FBI Ineptness, So Give It Even More Power 06.06.02 www.bushwatch.com

COCCO "OF ALL THE ways we know the FBI bungled the case of Sept. 11 before it happened, failure to snoop on people at prayer wasn't one of them. " 06.06.02 www.bushwatch.com

CONASON " By rebutting nonexistent accusations, the administration evidently hopes to deflect the appointment of an independent commission." 06.06.02 www.bushwatch.com

PRUDEN Bush "Empowers Screw-Ups" With His "Flip-Flop" Rhetoric, Says Conservative Friend 06.06.02 www.bushwatch.com

VON HOFFMAN "Mr. Bush is going to have more trouble in November than the polling now indicates. The elections in 1952 and in 1968 are evidence of the unpopularity of waging unwinnable wars or wars without victory. " 06.06.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Rep. McKinney Election Under Fire For 9.11 Views...From Dems Trying To Rally Jewish Voters Against Her 06.06.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT Card Reveals Worry Over Loss Of Hughes, Power Of Rove 06.06.02 www.bushwatch.com

USA Cheney Stand-in Lacks Clout, Critics Say 06.06.02 www.bushwatch.com

ROTHENBERG True Tossups Will Be Hard to Find This Year 06.06.02 www.bushwatch.com

MH Air Force Colonel Suspended For Bad-Mouthing Bush 06.06.02 www.bushwatch.com

BC S.C. Guv Says He Doesn't Trust BushAdmin's Nuke Promises 06.06.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT Questions Raised Over Bush Energy Dept. Official's Industry Ties, Nuke Waste Storage 06.06.02 www.bushwatch.com

BG Alaskan Guv Rejects Abortion Restrictions Crafted By Repug Legislature 06.06.02 www.bushwatch.com

SEWALL "BY INSISTING that the United Nations do the ''dirty work'' of nation-building without ensuring a secure foundation upon which to build, President George W. Bush is effectively setting up the UN to fail in Afghanistan, much as his father's policies sowed the seeds for failure in Somalia. The US refusal to support disarming and defusing the warlord culture renders even the most effective nation-building efforts a Band-Aid at best. " 06.06.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT India Believes Pakistan Restrains Militants 06.06.02 www.bushwatch.com

GRIER Like Israel, India seeks to don mantle of US-led war on terror. 06.06.02 www.bushwatch.com

CSM JebAdmin Can't Locate 3% Of Its Foster Children 06.06.02 www.bushwatch.com

HENTOFF Your Taxes For Church Schools? Will God Set The Curriculum? 06.06.02 www.bushwatch.com

MUWAKKIL Sorting fact from fiction in 9/11 conspiracy theories. 06.05.02 www.bushwatch.com

BRISARD "Al-Qaida monitored U.S. negotiations with Taliban over oil pipeline " 06.05.02 www.bushwatch.com

MAC ARTHUR "Maybe George W. Bush didn't twig to terrorist data from U.S. intelligence because he was busy protecting his Saudi pals. " 06.05.02 www.bushwatch.com

SORENSEN "Heads-Up To Ashcroft Proves Threat Was Known Before 9/11" 06.05.02 www.bushwatch.com

TRUE "Lack of information is rarely the reason for warning failure and consequent surprise. Instead, failure results from how we perceive and process information, the organizational disconnects that limit the distribution of information and the reluctance of policymakers to act on the warnings they receive." --CIA Analyst 06.05.02 www.bushwatch.com

CORN Will the CIA's mistake draw as much outrage as the FBI's screw-ups? 06.05.02 www.bushwatch.com

DOWD " The F.B.I. and the C.I.A. can't devote themselves entirely to homeland defense. They're too busy ripping each other apart. " 06.05.02 www.bushwatch.com

BIVENS "Given that our highest priority is stalemating nuclear-hungry terrorists, why this odd silence on the thousands of the most portable, and hence most frightening, nuclear weapons? " 06.05.02 www.bushwatch.com

REEVES "At the end of his first trip to the major capitals of old Europe, Bush was obviously exhausted and perhaps confused, too. "That's the fraternity boy we covered in the 2000 campaign," said the American reporter. Bush was slow, forgetful, smirky and downright nasty -- as he often was as a candidate. " 06.05.02 www.bushwatch.com

KAMEN White House Calls Bush "Do You Have Blacks In Brazil, Too?" Question "Total Crap." 06.05.02 www.bushwatch.com

IVINS BushAdmin: "Greenhouse Asses" 06.05.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT "Under intense criticism from conservatives [like Rush Limbaugh], President Bush distanced himself today from a report by his administration concluding that humans were to blame for far-reaching effects of global warming on the environment." 06.05.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP ED "The Bush administration, which pledged to uphold the roadless measure, is crafting its own version of the policy but has issued interim directives that advocates say chip away at its protections....It's time to finish the job of putting these lands off limits." 06.05.02 www.bushwatch.com

MORRIS "We're Losing Our Civil Liberties for Nothing " 06.05.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT "The Justice Department will propose new regulations this week requiring tens of thousands of Muslim and Middle Eastern visa holders to register with the government and be fingerprinted, administration officials said today. " 06.05.02 www.bushwatch.com

RAVITCH "Censorship of tests and textbooks has become standard practice across the nation, but it robs our children of their cultural heritage and their right to read. " 06.05.02 www.bushwatch.com

AP Bush Still Dragging Feet On Giving Up Overdue Subpoenaed Enron Documents 06.05.02 www.bushwatch.com

MOBERG Sidetracking Bush's free trade push. 06.05.02 www.bushwatch.com

MC GREGOR "Crews urged to use amphetamines days before Canadian troops killed" 06.05.02 www.bushwatch.com

AP India Proposes Joint Patrol Of Kashmir Border 06.05.02 www.bushwatch.com

PARRISH "You can almost see the wheels turning as White House officials weigh the costs versus benefits of a nuclear war on the Indian subcontinent." 06.05.02 www.bushwatch.com

RALL AFGHANISTAN:The Corruption of Journalism in Wartime 06.05.02 www.bushwatch.com

GM Israel: "Terrorist attack kills 17 passengers in bus blast" 06.05.02 www.bushwatch.com

BERKOWITZ "Christian Right ratchets up support for Israel" 06.05.02 www.bushwatch.com

KUCINICH "The Democratic Party must become the party of reregulation, of public control, of public accountability and of public power. " 06.05.02 www.bushwatch.com

AP Results Of Yesterday's Primaries 06.05.02 www.bushwatch.com

BRODER John Kerry In '04? 06.05.02 www.bushwatch.com

OLIPHANT "President Bush remains in sordid isolation from [UN activities to reduce global warming], but he is preparing to throw in the towel on his untenable evasion of the underlying facts. After White House supervision, his Environmental Protection Agency has abandoned all attempts at denying that climate change is real, ongoing, manmade, and hugely consequential." 06.04.02 www.bushwatch.com

BG ED "ALMOST LOST in the recent welfare reauthorization debate has been the insidious idea of superwaivers - a scheme that would wrest policy prerogatives away from Congress and concentrate power in the White House, all in the name of giving states more flexibility. " 06.04.02 www.bushwatch.com

KRISTOF Bush-Backed Gun Shows "constitute one loophole in the war on terrorism that the Bush administration refuses to plug." 06.04.02 www.bushwatch.com

COLE "The F.B.I. needs to focus on terrorist crime; it doesn't need to indulge in wasteful and undemocratic monitoring of legitimate political and religious activity. " 06.04.02 www.bushwatch.com

MINITER Why Would The CIA Leak Its Own August 6 Memo Given To Bush While On Vacation? [And Where Is The Leaked Memo?} 06.04.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT Egypt Warned U.S. of a Qaeda Plot, Mubarak Asserts. U.S. Denies Receiving Info. CIA Chief In Cairo Would Have Been Conduit. 06.04.02 www.bushwatch.com

USA Prior To 9.11 CIA Had "reports discussing the possibility of suicide bombings, plots to fly planes into buildings and strikes against the Pentagon, World Trade Center and other high-profile targets. " 06.04.02 www.bushwatch.com

TAP ED "No wonder the CIA is under fire for failing to put two and two together in the months before 9-11. It was busy protecting us from Josef Stalin." 06.04.02 www.bushwatch.com

CROWLEY "With Democrats pressing their case (albeit more subtly than at first) for tough investigations of the Bush administration's pre-9/11 failures, the White House is determined to depict the criticism as cheap election-year partisanship. Which is why the most irritating figure to the Bushies right now is not Dick Gephardt, Hillary Clinton, or Tom Daschle--it's Richard Shelby (R-Ala)." 06.04.02 www.bushwatch.com

LAW "Indicting Ashcroft: For bumbling before and after 9/11" 06.04.02 www.bushwatch.com

CHAIT Ari Fleischer Is Bush's Sec. Of Lies 06.04.02 www.bushwatch.com

TAP ED Liar Bush, Poll Junkie 06.04.02 www.bushwatch.com

CONFESSORE Older Voters Will Decide 2002 06.04.02 www.bushwatch.com

FAUX "A Republican pension plan could mean seniors will spend their golden years working under the Golden Arches. " 06.04.02 www.bushwatch.com

JENKINS Thoughtful and dignified senior Americans, "their experience in life has taught them to be very wary of characters like "W" and his gang." 06.04.02 www.bushwatch.com

KUTTNER "Just when [the Conservative] ideology seems entirely in control, its excesses are already undermining its reign. Ordinary people get fed up." 06.04.02 www.bushwatch.com

EPHRON "Israel and the U.S. are promoting Palestinian democracy. What took them so long?" 06.04.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT Mubarak to Press Bush on Palestinian Statehood 06.04.02 www.bushwatch.com

KREPON Can Pakistan Avoid Sliding Into War? 06.04.02 www.bushwatch.com

BALDAUF Why Pakistan might turn to nukes 06.04.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT ED "The internal and mutual constraints that prevented American and Soviet nuclear weapons from being used during the cold war seem conspicuously absent on the South Asian subcontinent. " 06.04.02 www.bushwatch.com

REUTERS Stocks Plummet on Mistrust of Corporate Management 06.04.02 www.bushwatch.com

KRUGMAN "Perhaps corporations will reform themselves, but so far they show no signs of changing their ways. " 06.04.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Bush White House Still Stalling On Demands For Enron Papers 06.04.02 www.bushwatch.com

KRANISH Cheney's Former Oil Company Is In Trouble, And He Appears To Have Started It 06.04.02 www.bushwatch.com

HC El Paso Corp. Energy Exec Dead Of Gunshot Wound, Chairman And Chief Execs Of Dynegy And CMS Energy Have Previously Resigned 06.04.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Bush: U.S. must strike first 06.03.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT ED "Bush has no serious strategies for climate change. Indeed, Mr. Bush has essentially withdrawn from the field. He rejected the Kyoto accord on climate change and repudiated a campaign pledge to seek firm limits on carbon dioxide, the main contributor to the warming of the earth's atmosphere. He then proposed a voluntary scheme. It appears from the U.N. report to consist largely of finding ways to adapt to warming instead of preventing it." 06.03.02 www.bushwatch.com

LAT Key Bush Environmental Officials Are Quitting Over His Policies 06.03.02 www.bushwatch.com

SAFIRE "The guidelines put in place to prevent the abuse of police power by the United States federal government are being gutted" By Ashcroft And Bush 06.03.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Search for illicit activities taps into confidential financial information. Terror Pits Privacy Vs. Safety 06.03.02 www.bushwatch.com

WEINER The Bush 9.11 Scandal For Dummies 06.03.02 www.bushwatch.com

CORN The Sept. 11 X-Files 06.03.02 www.bushwatch.com

HOLHUT Big Oil, Bin Laden, The Bush Team, And 11 Sept. 06.03.02 www.bushwatch.com

CULLEN "9.11 Coverup Questioned: What Did Bush Keep From Public?" 06.03.02 www.bushwatch.com

HOLHUT Who Knew What, When, Before 11 Sept.? 06.03.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP "There are increasing signs that leaks emanating from the CIA, FBI, other government agencies and Congress raise questions about how much the government knew before the Sept. 11 attacks killed more than 3,000 people in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania." 06.03.02 www.bushwatch.com

OLIPHANT FBI's shifting versions on missed 9/11 warnings 06.03.02 www.bushwatch.com

PR Newswire Newsweek: CIA Could Have Caught Terrorists 06.03.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT C.I.A. Was Tracking Hijacker Months Earlier Than It Had Said 06.03.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT A Witness Against Al Qaeda Says the U.S. Let Him Down 06.03.02 www.bushwatch.com

SOLOMON WAR ON TERRORISM WINKS AT NUCLEAR TERROR 06.03.02 www.bushwatch.com

CSM India set to launch 'small war' 06.03.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT War Is Already a Reality for Villagers in Kashmir 06.03.02 www.bushwatch.com

AP Pakistan Presses India for Talks 06.03.02 www.bushwatch.com

CHOPRA Little hope held out for India-Pakistan summit 06.03.02 www.bushwatch.com

KONDRACKE India-Pakistan War Would Ruin Bush's Foreign Policy Image 06.03.02 www.bushwatch.com

MALLABY "Expand the subject. Make it complicated. Argue. Even if you are defending tax evaders, the formula can work. " 06.03.02 www.bushwatch.com

ROSZAK Traditional Republican "Lashes Out At GOP Corporate Greed" 06.03.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP ED "Heck, it's not as though auditors stand by dumbly while something obviously bad happens, such as money being siphoned off for the boss's condo or golf course. Really?" 06.03.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Senator Asks for Probe of Energy Official. Reid Says Undersecretary's Former Companies May Have Benefited From Nuclear Waste Moves 06.03.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT "For years, work and marriage have been seen as twin pillars of welfare reform. But just as President Bush is seeking welfare legislation with more stringent work requirements and more support for marriage, an unexpected contradiction is emerging. New research findings in two states show that the stricter work requirements of contemporary welfare policy significantly reduce the chances that a single mother will wed." 06.03.02 www.bushwatch.com

CPI "Findings [of manipulated numbers with nationwide implications] suggest that the current smog reduction plan for the city, signed by then-Governor George W. Bush, might not be enough to solve Houston's chronic smog problem." 06.03.02 www.bushwatch.com

LIVERGOOD Why You're Not Getting The News. What To Do About It. 06.03.02 www.bushwatch.com

WSJ The Pentagon's Oldest Reporter Has a Great Story of His Own 06.03.02 www.bushwatch.com

CBS Under Bush 3.9 Million Unemployed Workers Are On The Dole, The Largest Since 1983 Under Reagan 06.02.02 www.bushwatch.com

MARGOLIS "Washington's clumsy policies have played a key role in the current crisis, as this column warned last fall when the US signed an 'anti- terrorist' pact with India. Delhi took the agreement to be carte blanche to go after Pakistan. By foolishly branding Kashmir separatists as 'Islamic terrorists,' the Bush Administration inadvertently encouraged India to follow the US example in Afghanistan by striking at 'terrorist' bases inside Pakistani Kashmir. Now, to India's understandable fury, the White House is furious back-peddling and calling on Delhi for 'restraint,' something it certainly failed to show in Afghanistan. " 06.02.02 www.bushwatch.com

GUARDIAN Nuclear neighbours teeter on brink of Armageddon 06.02.02 www.bushwatch.com

OBSERVER Madmen on both sides think the unthinkable 06.02.02 www.bushwatch.com

DUGGER India Is In Nuclear Denial 06.02.02 www.bushwatch.com

ROY Under The Nuclear Shadow 06.02.02 www.bushwatch.com

MC CARTHY Dreams Of Oil Pipeline May Hold Both Sides Back 06.02.02 www.bushwatch.com

SLINGER "Saudi Arabia, the homeland of more than two-thirds of the Sept. 11 hijackers (and chief financial backer for the Palestinian suicide bombers), continues to bask in the glowing friendship of the United States. That's because the axis of oil - Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney - is what calls the shots. " 06.02.02 www.bushwatch.com

AP Feds Warn Of Nukes In Wrong Hands 06.02.02 www.bushwatch.com

WG Potassium Iodide pills will be made available to residents within the 10-mile radius of Indian Point [Westchester County, N.Y.] on three days in June 06.02.02 www.bushwatch.com

GUARDIAN "The Bush Administration's Top Anti-terrorism Prosecutor: "We knew the World Trade Center was a target. We knew an airplane could be used as a weapon.'' 06.02.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYP More FBI Memos About Middle Easterners And Flight Schools Turn Up 06.02.02 www.bushwatch.com

CORN "The 9/11 blame game has shifted from the White House....The leaders of the CIA and the Pentagon probably are quite appreciative of Mueller. Having placed a bull's eye on his back, Mueller is drawing all the fire and, unintentionally, providing the spies and the soldiers plenty of cover." 06.02.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP ED "THE DISPATCH of two senior U.S. officials to meet Israelis and Palestinians last week has served to underline the fact that the Bush administration is continuing to delay and dither over its strategy rather than seize a fragile moment of opportunity. " 06.02.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Bush Now Includes Preemptive Strikes Against Terrorism In His Foreign Policy 06.02.02 www.bushwatch.com

HOAGLAND Conservative Pundit Sees Indian Actions As Preemptive Strikes Against Terrorism 06.02.02 www.bushwatch.com

LYONS Making Bush Accountable 06.01.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT F.B.I. Was Warned It Could Not Meet Terrorism Threat 06.01.02 www.bushwatch.com

NEWSMAX Wall Street Journal: FBI Director Mueller Should Resign 06.01.02 www.bushwatch.com

WP Analysts Say India's Advantage Contributes to Nuke Danger06.01.02 www.bushwatch.com

CONASON "Bungling Bushies Wrong About Cuba" 06.01.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT ED "The administration needs to be more forthcoming on the evolution of its energy policies, many of which mirrored Enron recommendations. " 06.01.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT ED "It is hardly coincidental that the President's new proposals to limit offshore drilling will help his brother Jeb's re-election prospects in the Florida governor's race this fall. " 06.01.02 www.bushwatch.com

KELLER "Will Mr. Bush veto the next farm bill for the sake of free-market principles and a few million African lives? Not until Ugandans vote in Florida. So here's an easier compassion test: Once we've got American aid focused on things that work, let's double it. Then double it again. That would finally catch us up to France in terms of national generosity (Qué Bono!) and leave a lot of cynics speechless. " 06.01.02 www.bushwatch.com

NYT Bomb Attack Shows That Russia Hasn't Rooted Out Anti-Semitism 06.01.02 www.bushwatch.com

FEIRSTEIN What Do I Expect From The Times? More Sections! 06.01.02 www.bushwatch.com

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