Tuesday, February 28, 2006

In the News - Feb. 28

Saddam Lawyers End Trial Boycott - 28 Feb 2006 at 12:52pm - Amidst a bloody Tuesday in Iraq, in which at least 56 were killed, Saddam Hussein's trial has resumed. Prosecutors showed a document they said Saddam signed, approving the execution of over 140 Shiites in the 1980s.

Bush: Bin Laden helped me beat Kerry - 28 Feb 2006 at 12:42pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- President Bush said his 2004 re-election victory over Sen. John Kerry was inadvertently aided by Osama bin Laden, The Washington Examiner newspaper reported Tuesday.

Spy chief calls threat from port deal low - 28 Feb 2006 at 12:34pm - The intelligence community assessed the threat posed by the takeover of some U.S. shipping terminals by a United Arab Emirates company as low, the top U.S. intelligence official told a Senate panel Tuesday.

Poll: Bush Ratings At All-Time Low - 28 Feb 2006 at 12:04pm - President Bush's approval rating fell to a new low in the latest CBS News poll, while pessimism about the Iraq war rose to a new high. The poll also finds overwhelming opposition to the deal allowing a Dubai-based firm to run six U.S. ports.

Sen. Byrd Regrets Voting for Patriot Act - 28 Feb 2006 at 11:37am - AP - Sen. Robert Byrd, the dean of the Senate and its resident constitutional expert, counts only a few regrets in his 48-year Senate career: filibustering the 1964 Civil Rights Act, voting to expand the Vietnam War, deregulating airlines.

Indians Burn Effigies of Bush Before Visit - 28 Feb 2006 at 12:36pm - Demonstrators in India shouted "Death to America!" and burned effigies of President Bush on Tuesday, demanding that he be barred from visiting the country this week.


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