A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
Uh-oh, we're in trouble. Five of the 19 dead September 11 hijackers are not on the U.S. no-fly list, according to a 60 Minutes report to be broadcast this Sunday. Luckily, the other 15 are. Thanks to George Bush's vigilant anti-terrorism policies, these remaining hijackers would be stopped in their tracks at the airport should they decide to come back to life to strike again.
Free Advice For Foley's Lawyer
by Tony Peyser
The instant message typos weren't
Because he's a horny bastard
But actually because at those times
Mark was unbelievably plastered.
Edited by Gloria R. Lalumia
1//Asia Times Online, Hong Kong--TALIBAN LAY PLANS FOR ISLAMIC INTIFADA (With the snows approaching, the Taliban's spring offensive has fallen short of its primary objective of reviving the Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan, as the country was known under Taliban rule from 1996-2001. Both foreign forces and the Taliban will bunker down until next spring, although the Taliban are expected to continue with suicide missions and some hit-and-run guerrilla activities. The Taliban will take refuge in the mountains that cross the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, where they will have plenty of time to plan the next stage of their struggle: a countrywide "Islamic Intifada of Afghanistan" calling on all former mujahideen to join the movement to boot out foreign forces from Afghanistan. The intifada will be both national and international. On the one hand it aims to organize a national uprising, and on the other it will attempt to make Afghanistan the hub of the worldwide Islamic resistance movement, as it was previously under the Taliban when Osama bin Laden and his training camps were guests of the country.)
DNC: A Heckuva Jobs Report For September
Washington, DC - Today's latest jobs report only confirms that the Bush economy doesn't work for all hard-working Americans. The economy added only 51,000 jobs in September, according to the Labor Department this morning. The Bush economy has been marked by falling wages and anemic job numbers that don't even keep up with population growth.
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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSISWith a poll revealed by none other than FOX News showing that if Hastert stays on as House Speaker, the GOP could lose up to 50 seats in the House, it was time for Karl Rove to come in and start organizing a classic divert, diffuse and delay strategy.
Hastert is staying on for the moment as GOP House Speaker for three reasons only. Internal Republican polling must show that the potential GOP losses in the House might be even greater if Hastert resigns – given that it would be an admission of culpability (as it should be), and given that anyone who might replace him would have skeletons in his closet that might come tumbling out just days before the election.
DNC: Today in Iraq: The Latest News From the President's War of Choice
Warner Downbeat After Iraq Trip; U.S. at Risk of Losing Bid to Control Baghdad, Senator Says
Release of Iraq Report Sought
by Michael Paradies Shoob and Joseph Mealey, Directors of "Bush's Brain"
Karl Rove has a problem. Mr. Rove, also known as "Bush's Brain", has for years used gay marriage as one of the great Republican wedge issues: Bashing gays and lesbians around the country, energizing his "base" among right wing evangelicals and creating a feverish conservative turnout at election time.
by Stephen Crockett, co-host of Democratic Talk Radio
The 2006 Election "Perfect Political Storm"
Conventional political wisdom holds that the Republicans need to change the political discussion from the Foley scandals to other major political issues. This view overlooks the fact that Republican candidates are facing a "perfect political storm" of news developments in the closing weeks of the 2006 election cycle.