Friday

Bush's Goals on Energy Quickly Find Obstacles - New York Times: "The Energy Department will begin laying off researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the next week or two because of cuts to its budget.
A veteran researcher said the staff had been told that the cuts would be concentrated among researchers in wind and biomass, which includes ethanol. Those are two of the technologies that Mr. Bush cited on Tuesday night as holding the promise to replace part of the nation's oil imports. "

Thursday

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Blair-Bush deal before Iraq war revealed in secret memo: "Mr Bush made it clear the US intended to invade whether or not there was a second UN resolution and even if UN inspectors found no evidence of a banned Iraqi weapons programme"
Foreign Policy In Focus | A Mis-statement of the Union Address
North Jersey Media Group providing local news, sports & classifieds for Northern New Jersey!: "Bush aides say don't take vow on oil literally"

Monday

Rising Islamic fundamentalism worries many that Iraq following in Iran�s footsteps: "If this isn't an Islamic state, then we're heading toward one"
Will Durst: That Ethical High Ground: POSSIBLE NEW REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL ETHICS REFORMS:
Study Ties Political Leanings to Hidden Biases: "That study found that supporters of President Bush and other conservatives had stronger self-admitted and implicit biases against blacks"
Savings Rate at Lowest Level Since 1933: "Americans dipped further into their savings, pushing the savings rate for all of 2005 into negative territory at minus 0.5 percent. That was the lowest annual savings rate since a decline of 1.5 percent in 1933, a year in which the country was struggling to cope with the Great Depression."

Sunday

Pentagon Can Now Fund Foreign Militaries: "Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice also threw her support behind the measure, overruling lower-ranking staff members who had argued that existing laws were sufficient and who had cautioned against granting the Pentagon such flexibility"