Wednesday, February 01, 2006

In The News - Feb. 01

Police Apologize, Drop Charge Vs. Sheehan - 1 Feb 2006 at 7:11pm - Capitol Police dropped a charge of unlawful conduct against anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan on Wednesday and apologized for ejecting her and a congressman's wife from President Bush's State of the Union address for wearing T-shirts with war messages. "...

From the article: Sheehan's T-shirt alluded to the number of soldiers killed in Iraq: "2245 Dead. How many more?" .... Young's shirt had just the opposite message: "Support the Troops — Defending Our Freedom." Just the opposite"? Are the troops better able to defend our freedom by virtue of our insistence that they remain involved in an unnecessary war?

White House, Chertoff faulted over Katrina - 1 Feb 2006 at 7:09pm - WASHINGTON -- The White House and Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff failed to provide decisive action when Hurricane Katrina struck, congressional investigators said Wednesday in a stinging assessment of slow federal relief efforts.

House Democrat: Bush must follow intel law - 1 Feb 2006 at 7:04pm - WASHINGTON -- An intelligence law already gives the Bush administration the authority needed to monitor calls involving people with suspected terrorist links, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday.


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