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October 29, 2007 News Update

10/29/2007 02:02 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

President Bush advises Turkey against invading Northern Iraq. If there's anybody who can advise against invading Iraq, it's George W. Bush.

Bush asks Congress for almost $200 billion more for war in Iraq while denying health care for children. Leave No Pentagon Budget Behind.

Cong. Pete Stark apologizes for saying: "You don't have enough money to fund the war or children, but you're going to spend it to blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the president's amusement." Why do so many people in Washington feel compelled to apologize for telling the truth?

Bush warns Cuba that US will not accept a political transition whereby power changes from Fidel Castro to Raul Castro rather than to Cuban people. Hey, here's an idea; Why not assemble and train a group of Cuban exiles to invade Cuba to prevent that from happening? Cheney points out Cuba once had WMD, wants to bomb Havana.

Pentagon budget includes request for more bunker buster bombs. Are you paying attention, Iran?

Israel bombs secret Syrian site, believed to be nuclear development area. Are you paying attention, Iran?

Judge Michael Mukasey, nominee for Attorney General, declines to say if a President can ignore federal statutes to defend country, fudges on torture techniques. Alberto Gonzales redux?

Nobel Prize winner James Watson apologizes for comments suggesting black people, over all, not as intelligent as whites. First guest on new Don Imus show?

Rudy Giuliani, campaigning in Boston, says he's rooting for Red Sox to win World Series. NY Post calls him Mass.-kisser.

Pat Buchanan says Republican party would lose its soul if it nominates Giuliani for President. It's already lost the soul food vote.

Steve Forbes predicts Bloomberg-Gore ticket in 2008. That'll surely make readers pay more attention to Forbes' stock market forecasts.

FEMA says San Diego will not be Katrina. Sure, the evacuees are middle-class white people.

Bidder pays $100,000 for strands of Che Guevara's hair and some accompanying documents. Who was it who said there's a sucker born every minute?

Maria Shriver says she won't return to NBC News because of coverage of Anna Nicole Smith. Guess she couldn't get interview with Anna Nicole Smith baby.

NASA refuses to release results of air safety survey involving 24,000 pilots because they "might scare some air travelers." That's even scarier.