Tuesday, January 17, 2006

In The News: Jan. 17

Sen. Clinton slams GOP 'plantation' - 17 Jan 2006 at 7:28am - Sen. Hillary Clinton on Monday blasted the Bush administration as "one of the worst" in U.S. history and compared the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to a plantation where dissenting voices are squelched

Gonzales Rejects Gore's Criticism (AP) - 17 Jan 2006 at 7:52am - AP - Former Vice President Al Gore called Monday for an independent investigation of President Bush's domestic spying program, contending the president "repeatedly and insistently" broke the law by eavesdropping on Americans without court approval.

Spy agency's post-9/11 data sidetracked FBI: NY Times - 17 Jan 2006 at 8:52am - FBI officials complained repeatedly to the secretive spy agency, which was collecting much of the data by eavesdropping on the international phone and Internet communications of targeted Americans.

ACLU sues over NSA eavesdropping program - 17 Jan 2006 at 9:48am - The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday said it had filed suit against the National Security Agency, alleging that its warrantless wiretapping program is unconstitutional and that President Bush, in authorizing it, exceeded his constitutional authority.

Supreme Court upholds Oregon suicide law - 17 Jan 2006 at 10:23am - WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court, with Chief Justice John Roberts dissenting, upheld Oregon's one-of-a-kind physician-assisted suicide law Tuesday, rejecting a Bush administration attempt to punish doctors who help terminally ill patients die.

White House Accuses Gore of Hypocrisy - ABC News - 17 Jan 2006 at 10:37am - The White House accused former Vice President Al Gore of hypocrisy Tuesday for his assertion that President Bush broke the law by eavesdropping on Americans without court approval.

Belgium PM: U.S. relations need more work - 17 Jan 2006 at 12:18pm - WASHINGTON -- Belgium's prime minister told President Bush on Tuesday that while the United States has improved its relationship with Europe in the last year, "there is certainly a lot of work still to do."

California school scraps 'intelligent design' - 17 Jan 2006 at 12:44pm - A rural school district agreed to stop teaching a religion-based alternative to evolution as part of a court settlement filed Tuesday, a legal group said.


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