Monday, January 16, 2006

In The News: Jan. 16

Iran Bars CNN Over Translation of Remarks (AP) - 16 Jan 2006 at 12:42pm - AP - Iran said Monday it is barring CNN from working in Iran "until further notice" due to its mistranslation of comments made by the president in a recent news conference about the country's nuclear research.

U.S. chopper crashes; election officials toss some votes - 16 Jan 2006 at 10:45am - Iraq's electoral commission said Monday that 227 ballot boxes from the Dec. 15 parliamentary vote would be thrown out because ...

Two-Year-Old Is Called for Jury Duty - Associated Press - New Bedford, Mass. (AP) -- Kaylee Reynolds had a problem when she recently received a summons to serve on a jury. She wasn't old enough to read it. The 2-year-old has quite a few years to go before she reaches the minimum age of 18 to...

Gore Assails Domestic Wiretapping Program (AP) - 16 Jan 2006 at 2:18pm - AP - Former Vice President Al Gore asserted Monday that President Bush "repeatedly and persistently" broke the law by eavesdropping on Americans without a court warrant and called for a federal investigation of the practice.

Ohio churches face probe over politics - 16 Jan 2006 at 6:38 p.m. - COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A group of religious leaders have accused two evangelical churches of improperly promoting an Ohio candidate for governor and want the Internal Revenue Service to investigate.

CNN cannot seem to stop covering first lady Laura Bush's suggestion that Secretary of State Condi Rice would make a good (female) president. "President Mushroomcloud"? I don't think so.

A headline earlier today announced that President Bush marked Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a gospel performance, which, if true, would undoubtedly be a welcome relief from his usual Iraq-is-going-spendidly cheerleading performance.


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