Saturday

U.S. economy leaving record numbers in severe poverty

U.S. economy leaving record numbers in severe poverty
Independent Online Edition > Middle East: "The partial British military withdrawal from southern Iraq announced by Tony Blair this week follows political and military failure, and is not because of any improvement in local security, say specialists on Iraq." despite Cheney's claim it's a sign of success.

Justice Department Fires 8th U.S. Attorney - washingtonpost.com

Justice Department Fires 8th U.S. Attorney - washingtonpost.com: "Nearly all of the dismissed prosecutors had positive job reviews, but many had run into political trouble with Washington over immigration, capital punishment or other issues, according to prosecutors and others. At least four also were presiding over high-profile public corruption investigations when they were dismissed."

'Terrorist' Remark Puts Outdoorsman's Career in Jeopardy - washingtonpost.com

'Terrorist' Remark Puts Outdoorsman's Career in Jeopardy - washingtonpost.com

Friday

Western companies will officially control Iraq’s oil soon -

Western companies will officially control Iraq’s oil soon -

Think Progress » ‘Hero In Error’ Chalabi Makes Political Comeback To Lead Iraqi End Of Escalation Strategy

Think Progress » ‘Hero In Error’ Chalabi Makes Political Comeback To Lead Iraqi End Of Escalation Strategy

Psychics 'hired to find Bin Laden' | the Daily Mail

Psychics 'hired to find Bin Laden' | the Daily Mail Intelligence: cooked, baked, or half-baked?

Author: 'AJC' Whitewashed My Series On Racial Expulsions

Author: 'AJC' Whitewashed My Series On Racial Expulsions: "The Hidden History of Racial Cleansing in America"

How to Get Wall Street to Hug a Tree - Los Angeles Times

How to Get Wall Street to Hug a Tree - Los Angeles Times

US Iran intelligence 'is incorrect' | Iran | Guardian Unlimited

US Iran intelligence 'is incorrect' | Iran | Guardian Unlimited: "First of all, if you have a clandestine programme, you don't put it on laptops which can walk away,' one official said. 'The data is all in English which may be reasonable for some of the technical matters, but at some point you'd have thought there would be at least some notes in Farsi. So there is some doubt over the provenance of the computer."

Wednesday

Dan Froomkin - The Cloud Over Cheney - washingtonpost.com

Dan Froomkin - The Cloud Over Cheney - washingtonpost.com: "There is a cloud over the vice president . . . And that cloud remains because this defendant obstructed justice"

Tuesday

Supreme Court's new tilt could put Scalia on a roll - Los Angeles Times

Supreme Court's new tilt could put Scalia on a roll - Los Angeles Times: "Between now and late June, the court is set to hand down decisions in four areas of law — race, religion, abortion regulation and campaign finance — where Scalia's views may now represent the majority."
Be afraid, be very afraid.

BBC NEWS | Middle East | US 'Iran attack plans' revealed

BBC NEWS | Middle East | US 'Iran attack plans' revealed

Oil states plan weapons buying binge - Boston.com

Oil states plan weapons buying binge - Boston.com: "For the past 15 years, these countries didn't invest a lot in rearming.'
But now they're rushing to upgrade."

AP: War losses mount for small towns - Yahoo! News

AP: War losses mount for small towns - Yahoo! News: " nearly three quarters of those killed in Iraq came from towns where the per capita income was below the national average. More than half came from towns where the percentage of people living in poverty topped the national average."

Bloomberg.com: U.S.

Bloomberg.com: U.S.: "Raytheon Co., BAE Systems Plc and rivals said they expect six Persian Gulf Arab states, including Saudi Arabia, to buy more military equipment such as missiles and drones in 2007 amid local leaders' rising concern over Iran."

NATIONAL JOURNAL: The Libby-Cheney Connection (02/19/2007)

NATIONAL JOURNAL: The Libby-Cheney Connection (02/19/2007)

Secrecy News

Secrecy News: "In the unprecedented prosecution of two former officials of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a federal court last year upheld the government's controversial claim that the Espionage Act could be used to prosecute the unauthorized receipt and transmittal of classified information by private citizens who are not engaged in espionage.In the unprecedented prosecution of two former officials of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a federal court last year upheld the government's controversial claim that the Espionage Act could be used to prosecute the unauthorized receipt and transmittal of classified information by private citizens who are not engaged in espionage."

Sunday

NY Man Charged With Trying To Fund Terror, Prosecutors Allege Suburban NYC Businessman Tried To Send $152K For Afghan Terrorist Training Camp - CBS News

NY Man Charged With Trying To Fund Terror, Prosecutors Allege Suburban NYC Businessman Tried To Send $152K For Afghan Terrorist Training Camp - CBS News: "Alishtari gave $15,500 to the National Republican Campaign Committee between 2002 and 2004, according to Federal Election Commission records. That amount includes $13,000 in 2003, a year when he claims to have been named NRCC New York State Businessman of the Year.

"Alishtari also claims to be a lifetime member of the National Republican Senate Committee's Inner Circle, which the NRCC describes as 'an impressive cross-section of American society – community leaders, business executives, entrepreneurs, retirees, and sports and entertainment celebrities – all of whom hold a deep interest in our nation's prosperity and security.'" Says them.