PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,

"On Monday, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office published new calculations showing that the budget deficit now stems almost entirely from tax cuts and spending increases rather than from lingering effects of the economic slowdown."
-Edmund I. Andrews

Bush has a new enemy: Howard Stern.

Greenspan changes his tune on debt and deficits.

Turns out there's no truth behind the theory that higher taxes lead to greater unemployment.

* New poll says most Americans worried the nation is moving in the wrong direction.
* Paul Krugman on why the Spanish election should worry Bush.
* David Brooks, on Al Qaeda getting what it wants.
* As the war turns into occupation, the opinions of two Iraqis change.
* More on the *months* of discussion on the DC lead issue, before it was made public.
* Earliest example of symbolic human writing?
* Researchers looking into gender differences in regard to sex and the brain.
* Tenth planet or just a big rock?
* How about a probe to melt through Europa's ice?
"Jim Abrams of the Associated Press reports that House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) is so frustrated by White House intransigence on its threat to veto a giant, jobs-rich highway bill, that he refuses to discuss the bill with anyone at the White House other than Bush.

'I don't deal with his people any more.'" Hastert said. "'We weren't getting straight numbers from his people and they changed their mind in the middle of the process.'"
-White House Briefing by Dan Froomkin

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