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Feb. 18, 2008 News Update

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President Bush goes to Africa. Makes page A14 of New York Times. That's what lame-duck presidents do when they have nothing else on their plate -- they visit Africa.

Bush is first US President to visit Benin. At last, a legacy!

In AOL poll, 63% of respondents consider Bush one of worst presidents in history. Other 37% didn't understand the question.

Bush proposes $3 trillion dollar budget which would double federal deficit. There he goes again, still trying to capture the Reagan magic.

Bush signs $168Billion economic stimulus bill. You feel stimulated yet?

Anti-torture proponent Sen. McCain votes against anti-waterboarding bill. He also opposes anti-pandering legislation.

Bush threatens to veto anti-waterboarding bill. As he has said repeatedly, "We don't torture. We don't torture." Therefore, we don't need legislation, get it?

Lush Limbaugh suggests Lieberman-McCain slate. Dream Ticket! For the Democrats!

Democrats appear headed for convention conflict over nominee. Is it possible they can screw up even this election?

DNC member Donna Brazile, campaign manager for Al Gore in 2000, says she'll quit if superdelegates name Democratic nominee. Now there's a real incentive for the superdelegates.

Pentagon awards multi-million dollar contract to Sioux Manufacturing even though Sioux being sued for making shoddy helmets, which Marine Corps caused many casualties in Iraq. Wonder how many former military officers work at Sioux?

Barron Hilton, Paris Hilton's younger brother, busted for DUI. It's in the jeans.

Uno becomes first Beagle ever to be named Best of Show at Westminster Kennel Club competiton. Somewhere, Snoopy is smiling.

Bobby Knight resigns abruptly as basketball coach at Texas Tech. Good Night and Good Riddance!

Indiana basketball coach Kelvin Sampson about to be fired over numerous NCAA violations. Bring back Bobby Knight?

Roger Clemens testifies under oath before Congress that he never used steroids or human growth hormones. Maybe he'll get to play on the same prison team as Barry Bonds.