Australia In Iraq For The Oil

It would appear that the United States is not the only member of the coalition in Iraq that is there for the oil. Australia's defense minister, Brendan Nelson, let it slip that Australia's motivation for continued involvement in Iraq is a result of a desire to maintain "resource security".

Massive Spike In Citizenship Applications

On the heals of a failed effort to pass comprehensive immigration reform, many legal immigrants are moving to secure a permanent place in America.

Russia Again Threatens Arms Race

Adding further emphasis to Russia's objection to a European missile defense shield, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov threatened to deploy cruise missiles in Kaliningrad, a small Russian enclave between Poland and Lithuania

In Fundraising, Republicans Trail, McCain On The Ropes

Second quarter fundraising disclosures for the three leading candidates from each party show the Republicans will behind the Democrats in total donation dollars.

Majority Of Coalition In Iraq Made Up Of Private Contractors

According to a recent census that includes the troop "surge," private contractors make up the majority of the Coalition forces in Iraq. Rather than a coalition of the willing, we have a "coalition of the billing."

Lieberman Says Iran Has Declared War

Independent Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman has issued a statement saying that he believes that Iran has declared war on the U.S. He cites a report from the American Forces Press Service regarding Iran's involvement in the Iraqi insurgency as his justification.

Iran and Venezuela Ally Against U.S.

Citing continued threats from the U.S., Iranian president, Mahmoud ahmadinejad and Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez met Monday before reports to lay the cornerstone of a joint petrochemical plant and an alliance.

Leahy May Seek Bush Contempt Charge

Following the White House's refusal to turn over documents related to its involvement in the firing of nine U.S. attorney's, Congress has issued subpoena's for the information. The White House, again this week, has refused to honor the subpoenas citing executive privilege.

Link Between Stress And Weight Found

Scientists may have discovered a link between how stressed people are and how much they weigh, and the link is not about poor food choices on the part of stressed people.

Would An Impeachment Of Cheney Allow Bush To Create An Incumbent?

Under the U.S. Constitution, president George W Bush is not allowed to seek a third term. Current vice president Dick Cheney has said he will not run. This leaves the country with an incumbent free presidential election for the first time since Coolidge refused to seek re-election in 1928. Replacing Cheney, through impeachment or resignation, could give the Republicans an incumbent in the 2008 presidential election.

List Of Reps To Impeach Cheney Grows To Eleven

The list of Democratic sponsors on a bill by Dennis Kucinich seeking to impeach vice president Dick Cheney has grown to eleven with the addition of Rep. Jim McDermott of Washington State.

Farmers Respond To Corn Demand

With corn being used as food, livestock feed and for Ethanol production, farmers are in a rush to increase the size of their corn crops. As a result, the U.S. Is on track to grow the largest crop of corn since 1944.

Sicko Facts

If you're thinking of engaging in a debate about the movie 'Sicko', take a look at a review CNN did of the mostly accurate claims in the movie.

Want Your Boss To Manage Your Health Too?

Gov. Mike Huckabeee, Republican presidential candidate and former Governor of Arkansas, believes that managing people's health is the responsibility of employers.

NYC May Require Permit, Insurance For Video Camera Users

The Mew York City Mayor's Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting is contemplating requiring anyone engaged in photography on public property, including sidewalks, for more than half an hour to have a permit and $1 million in liability insurance.