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This week Jeb Bush forgot that when you’re running for president, even secretly, you must distance yourself from the last guy’s mistakes, even if that guy’s your brother whose name is George and his mistake was invading Iraq. On The Daily Show, Jon Stewart tackled Jeb (pronounced Heb) and his struggles in the best way…
“So, so, so... euuuggh boy.” These were the first words Jon Stewart said to former New York Times reporter Judith Miller and Wednesday night Daily Show guest, and though they do not complete a sentence, within them there is so much history, resignation, and blame. Then, he came right out with it: “My feeling has…
Any day now, jurors will issue a verdict in Jamie Leigh Jones' civil suit against mega-contractor KBR and a firefighter she says raped her, and Mother Jones is saying she's probably going to lose.
One women's advocate supports the idea to help Iraq's single women marry but says, "Women are not merchandise for sale, there must be guarantees of good intentions on the part of the men if we allow this to go ahead."
Former military construction contractor Tracy Barker was raped in Iraq in 2005 while on the job. Barker went through arbitration and won a settlement, but her former employer, Kellogg Brown & Root, is still trying to screw her over.
[Wilmington, North Carolina; July 9. Image via Getty]
Dear Today show producers: Thank you. This definitely makes up for the numerous Dave Matthews Band performances this morning.
In what is perhaps one of the strangest interviews of all time, the Guardian's Emma Brockes heads to Fort Ashby, West Virginia, to interview Lynndie England, the woman accused of abusing prisoners at Abu Ghraib.
• Ratchet, the adopted Iraqi pup of US soldier Gwen Beberg, was picked up yesterday by Baghdad Pups and is expected to arrive in Beberg's hometown later this week. • A 29-year-old man in Michigan was arrested on Thursday for using a car wash vacuum for his "sexual pleasure." • British authorities announced today that…