6/27: Morning Communique

Categories: General Archive

[CITY PAGES BLOGS]

Steve Monaco has your Monday Movie Quiz at Couch Pundit.


[THESE DAYS]

The Department of Veterans Affairs told Congress that its health care costs grew faster than expected and left a $1 billion hole in its budget this year, lawmakers said.

A candidate for North Carolina Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, Rachel Lea Hunter, has announced on her campaign's blog that she is leaving the Republican Party and denounced the Bush administration's policy on troop withdrawal from Iraq.

A Quincy, Massachusetts, woman who apparently stuffed $46,950 in cash in her bra before trying to board a plane to Texas for plastic surgery has sued a federal agency, demanding the return of her money.


[MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY]

Get a local view of the stock market at The Kirk Report.


[TIME WASTERS]

Think Secret has a first look at the Intel Macs.

Gregory M. Lamb of the Christian Science Monitor discusses how the web has changed our reading habits.

The Dallas Observer interviews Doc Ellis on his pitching a no-hitter while on acid, amphetamines, and Benzedrine back in 1970.

Crotchety muppets Statler and Waldorf come out of mothballs to review movies at Movies.com.


[FREEDOM OF SPEECH]

"Karl Rove speaks for himself. He doesn't speak for the senator. On 9-11, there was no such thing as a Republican or a Democrat, and that's what the senator believes."

-- Communications Director Robert Traynham, distancing his boss, Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), from recent slanderous comments made by Karl Rove


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