Monday, February 20, 2006

In the News - Feb. 20

U.S. ambassador warns Iraqi lawmakers - 20 Feb 2006 at 8:26am - The U.S. ambassador to Iraq warned Iraqi politicians Monday they risk a loss of American support if they do not establish a genuine national unity government.

Carter: Don't punish Palestinians - BBC News - 20 Feb 2006 at 8:15am - Former US President Jimmy Carter has urged Israel and the US not to punish the Palestinians for giving Hamas a victory in parliamentary elections. The two allies have already taken steps to withhold funds…

Ridge: White House should explain port deal - 20 Feb 2006 at 9:55am - The Bush administration needs to show Congress why national security won't be hurt by a deal that gives a company based in the United Arab Emirates management of six major U.S. ports, former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said Monday.

War protesters in Law Lord appeal - 20 Feb 2006 at 12:32pm - Anti-war protesters are at the centre of a landmark case at the House of Lords that could test the legality of the Iraq war.

Egypt to tell Rice to give Hamas time -- agency - 20 Feb 2006 at 10:56am - Rice arrives in Egypt on Tuesday on a mission to enlist support in the Arab world to isolate Hamas, which won Palestinian parliamentary elections last month, and Iran, which Washington believes is planning to develop nuclear weapons.

Frist: No New Spy Legislation Needed (AP) - 20 Feb 2006 at 3:10am - AP - Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, standing firmly with the White House on the administration's eavesdropping program, said Sunday he doesn't think new or updated legislation is needed to govern domestic surveillance to foil terrorists.

White House Working to Avoid Wiretap Probe - 20 Feb 2006 at 12:00am - At two key moments in recent days, White House officials contacted congressional leaders just ahead of intelligence committee meetings that could have stirred demands for a deeper review of the administration's warrantless-surveillance program, according to House and Senate sources.

Facing Pressure, White House Seeks Approval for Spying - 19 Feb 2006 at 11:00pm - The Bush administration is resisting judicial review of a wiretapping program while seeking retroactive Congressional approval.


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