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Front Page: Bush to Meet Candidates, China Launches Space Mission, Civilians Flee Violence in Somalia

  • Bush to Meet Candidates:
    After his address on the economy last night where President Bush said, "we're in the midst of a serious financial crisis," Bush is set to meet with both candidates plus leaders of Congress today. It's a session he hopes will, “speed our discussions toward a bipartisan bill.” It was Bush's first prime-time speech devoted to the economy that he says, is "in danger."
  • China Launches Space Mission:
    China's third manned space mission blasted off today on a journey that will last 70 hours and will include the country's first space walk. China's president was on hand to see the astronauts off on their riskiest mission to date. China became the third nation ever to put a man in space in 2003.

  • Civilians Flee Violence in Somalia:
    Thousands are fleeing the capital of Somalia following fighting between AU peace keepers and insurgents have left 50 dead since Monday. Aid workers say between 15,000 and 18,000 have fled the city and are now living in terrible conditions in makeshift camps. Aid will likely not reach the needy as conditions in the country are too dangerous for agencies to operate.


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amybdk amybdk 8 years
I agree with GeriAnne: "I think it's APPROPRIATE that Bush ask them to join him on working out a plan. It would be awful if he didn't and it's a good move regardless of who is at fault, to not take them into account would be even more criticized than him calling them to Washington."
amybdk amybdk 8 years
"Did anyone think that 3 minutes from now Bush will be considered one of our greatest presidents?" HEE HEE HEE!
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
You know the whole "hide Bush" strategy has gone too far when it takes this long for Bush to finally make a prime-time speech about the economic situation.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
Ya LiberalOnMyMind she was confused AGAIN!She didn't have a damn clue what to say, so she repeated what she said before. There goes that tap dancing again.
LiberalOnMyMind LiberalOnMyMind 8 years
Did you catch when Katie Couric asked her about McCain's campaign manager still having a stake in the lobbying firm that received payments from Freddie Mac? You can see the wheels turning in her head trying to figure out what to say.
em1282 em1282 8 years
It was funny. So was the Palin interview with Katie Couric. Perhaps unintentionally, but still.
em1282 em1282 8 years
Mydiadem--this clip encapsulates all of the Letterman anger in all of its crotchety old man glory-- ...and this one shows us how hard-hitting journalist Katie Couric comes down hard on the "delicate flower"... My favorite part? "He's the maverick!", followed by my second favorite part, "I'll find some and get back to ya". Gotta love it.
mydiadem mydiadem 8 years
Did anyone see David Letterman last night? He was MAD!
LiberalOnMyMind LiberalOnMyMind 8 years
Bush's address on the economy came off as "we better do this or else." After hearing him speak he actually had me more worried.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i heard bush talk about meeting with the senators today and hopefully they will all play nice and make progress on the financial debacle that we're in. wow this is probably something that's really big and impressive with the Chinese space program and i hope that they are able to get some great learnings of their own from this. i am always impressed with any country that is able to do what we do with NASA and i think that it's a sign of changing times that more countries are getting involved. we all realize that we may need to look outside of our planet for sustainable life in the future. i feel like the people in somalia just can't catch a break. i hope that the military and the government are able to get things under control so that fewer people lose their lives due to insurgants. i don't think that i could ever fathom what they are going through - living in the environment that they do with such civil unrest and then fleeing for your life to only suffer more since you don't have shelter etc...
em1282 em1282 8 years
Are they rushing over to Washington right now? Last night McCain cancelled on Letterman, yet...Dave had a clip of him getting some spackle put on his face in preparation for an interview with Katie Couric. (Seriously, that Letterman clip is PRICELESS. Lesson of the day? Don't blow off Letterman, because he will find you.)
GeriAnne1932 GeriAnne1932 8 years
Um, considering that in just a few short months one of those men will be the leader of our country, I think it's APPROPRIATE that Bush ask them to join him on working out a plan. It would be awful if he didn't and it's a good move regardless of who is at fault, to not take them into account would be even more criticized than him calling them to Washington.
yesteryear yesteryear 8 years
sorry that was uncalled for! to be serious for a moment. i think it's really tacky that bush has interfered with this campaign - asking mccain & obama to meet wtih him was SO CLEARLY an attempt to make it look as though either of them are actually needed in washington to deal with this man-made crisis. i hope that rick davis story finally makes it to the front page today since mccain did his best to sweep it under the rug with his headline-grabbing display of whatever-the-heck-that-was yesterday.
em1282 em1282 8 years
yesteryear yesteryear 8 years
bush may go all inconsistent... but john mccain will go all incontinent. i'll take the former, thankyouverymuch...
em1282 em1282 8 years
Aw, steph, cut him a break. We wouldn't want him to go all inconsistent on us now, would we? ;)
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
Did anyone think that 3 minutes from now Bush will be considered one of our greatest presidents?
stephley stephley 8 years
More than a week into the economic crisis, and AFTER McCain 'suspended' his campaign, Bush decides to warn us that we're in a serious economic crisis. Does anyone still think that 50 years from now Bush will be seen as one of our greatest presidents?
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