Friday, January 13, 2006

In The News - Jan. 13

Deficit Will Climb in 2006, White House Says - 12 Jan 2006 at 11:00pm - The White House acknowledged that the budget deficit would climb back above $400 billion this year, erasing the brief improvement last year.

U.S. Seeks to Avoid Detainee Ruling - 13 Jan 2006 at 12:00am - The Bush administration took the unusual step yesterday of asking the Supreme Court to call off a landmark confrontation over the legality of military trials for terrorism suspects, arguing that a law enacted last month eliminates the court's ability to consider the issue.

No Explosives In Starbucks 'Bomb' - 13 Jan 2006 - (CBS/AP) What authorities thought was a bomb in a Starbucks coffee shop turned out to be a flashlight casing, police said Thursday.

Info on war critics database sought - 13 Jan 2006 at 7:55am - Following NBC's disclosure, Sen. Dianne Feinstein has asked for answers to an obscure Pentagon agency whose anti-terrorist database includes reports on student anti-war protests and other peaceful  demonstrations.

Army dropped abuse probe, records show - 13 Jan 2006 at 8:39am - WASHINGTON -- The Army closed a criminal investigation of abuse allegations by an Iraqi detainee last year, finding no reason to believe his claims, even though no Americans involved in the case were questioned, according to Pentagon records made public Thursday.

U.S. general details Iraq violence - 13 Jan 2006 at 12:30pm - WASHINGTON -- The recent spikes in violence in Iraq are coming more from religious extremists, mercenaries and groups who oppose democracy rather than al-Qaida, the number two U.S. commander in Iraq said Friday.

Bush Says Gitmo Is 'Necessary' - 13 Jan 2006 at 5:53pm - President Bush rejected a plea by German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, be shut down. He called the four-year-old camp "a necessary part of protecting the American people."


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