Tuesday, February 14, 2006

In the News - Feb. 14

Cheney cited for breaking law - 14 Feb 2006 at 7:28am - Vice President Dick Cheney has been given a warning citation for breaking Texas hunting law by failing to buy a stamp allowing him to shoot upland game birds. The warning came after Cheney accidentally shot a fellow quail hunter.

Report: Iraq vet drops out of Senate race - 14 Feb 2006 at 12:54am - Iraq war veteran Paul Hackett, who gained popularity for his  criticism of President Bush, has dropped out of the Democratic race for U.S. Senate in Ohio, according to a report in The New York Times.

Harvard study blasts Bush education policy - 14 Feb 2006 at 12:35am - BOSTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush's signature education policy has in some cases benefited white middle-class children over blacks and other minorities in poorer regions, a Harvard University study showed on Tuesday.

UPDATE: PREPACKAGED NEWS - 14 Feb 2006 at 12:00am - How much is good press worth? To the Bush administration, about $1.6 billion.

U.N. Draft Decries U.S. On Detainee Treatment - 14 Feb 2006 at 12:00am - UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 13 -- The Bush administration's treatment of prisoners at the U.S. military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, violates international law and in some cases constitutes a form of torture, according to a draft report by a group of U.N. human rights investigators.

U.S. Royalty Plan to Give Windfall to Oil Companies - 13 Feb 2006 at 11:00pm - The government is on the verge of one of the biggest oil and gas giveaways in U.S. history, some $7 billion over five years.

Scalia says opponents are 'idiots' - 14 Feb 2006 at 10:03am - PONCE, Puerto Rico -- People who believe the Constitution would break if it didn't change with society are "idiots," U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says.

'The White House Was Clearly in a Fog' - ABC News - 14 Feb 2006 at 9:05am - A group of Republican Congress members will release a report Wednesday that sharply criticizes the Bush administration's handling of the hurricanes that hit the nation's Gulf Coast last year.

TV joke writers take shots at Cheney - 14 Feb 2006 at 8:53am - LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Television talk shows took aim Monday at Vice President Dick Cheney's accidental weekend shooting in Texas of a hunting companion. Here are a few of the jokes.

Cheney victim blamed

Cheney not licensed to shoot birds (or friends)

Gay couples seek Conn. marriage licenses - 14 Feb 2006 at 12:14pm - HARTFORD, Conn. -- As part of a national marriage equality campaign, George Chien and Julio Flores headed to Hartford City Hall to apply for a marriage license. And for the third consecutive Valentine's Day, they were turned away.

Cheney victim suffers heart attack - 14 Feb 2006 at 3:07pm - HOUSTON (Reuters) - The Texas lawyer accidentally shot by U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney during a weekend quail hunt suffered a minor heart attack on Tuesday when some of the birdshot still in his body lodged near his heart, a hospital spokesman said.

White House Finds Humor in Hunting Mishap - 14 Feb 2006 at 4:18pm - The White House has decided that the best way to deal with Vice President Dick Cheney's shooting accident is to joke about it. President Bush's spokesman quipped Tuesday that the burnt orange school colors of the University of Texas championship football team that was visiting the White House shouldn't be confused for hunter's safety wear.


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