Saturday

Wolfowitz's girlfriend problem | Salon.com

Wolfowitz's girlfriend problem | Salon.com: "The person who did work with Riza in her new position was Elizabeth Cheney, then the deputy assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs. And Riza's assignment fell under the purview of Karen Hughes, undersecretary of state for public diplomacy. But these facts raise more questions than they answer.

The documents released by the World Bank do not include any of the communications with the State Department. How did Elizabeth Cheney come to be involved? Did Wolfowitz speak with Vice President Dick Cheney, for whom he had been a deputy when Cheney was secretary of defense in the elder Bush's administration?

Riza, who is not a U.S. citizen, had to receive a security clearance in order to work at the State Department. Who intervened? "

Tuesday

POLITICS-U.S.: Wolfowitz Defenders Double Their Standards

POLITICS-U.S.: Wolfowitz Defenders Double Their Standards: "Some of the same neoconservative institutions that are defending World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz against charges that he unethically promoted the career and compensation of his romantic partner were among the most aggressive in attacking former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan for alleged nepotism on behalf of his son."

Greetings from the Red Zone

Greetings from the Red Zone

Monday

McClatchy Washington Bureau | 04/16/2007 | U.S. challenged on action against key bank

McClatchy Washington Bureau | 04/16/2007 | U.S. challenged on action against key bank The headline says "challenged." The story says that the US' freezing North Korean assets in Banco Delta Asia - resulting in North Korea's walking out of nuclear talks in September, 2005 - had "no basis in fact."

Sunday

Special report - newsjournalonline.com

Special report - newsjournalonline.com WMD found in Iraq.

Gone Fission: Firms Weigh Nuclear Option: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

Gone Fission: Firms Weigh Nuclear Option: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance: "The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is expecting about 30 applications for new reactors in the next few years....In the past, the approval process could last for years, in part because applicants were required to get two separate licenses for a plant's construction and operation. New rules let applicants get both licenses at the same time..."

Administration Seeks to Expand Surveillance Law - washingtonpost.com

Administration Seeks to Expand Surveillance Law - washingtonpost.com