Friday, March 03, 2006

In the News - Mar. 3

Gonzales Denies More Extensive Domestic Spying - 3 Mar 2006 at 12:00am - Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales told a key House Democrat yesterday that the administration is not conducting any warrantless domestic surveillance programs beyond the one that President Bush has acknowledged, the Democrat said in an interview.

Lawyers in CIA Leak Case Tangle Over Sharing of Information - 3 Mar 2006 at 12:00am - Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald said in a court affidavit released yesterday that indicted former White House official I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby is not entitled to know everything that government investigators learned about other leaks to reporters regarding Valerie Plame's employment as a...

U.S. Cites Exception in Torture Ban - 3 Mar 2006 at 12:00am - Bush administration lawyers, fighting a claim of torture by a Guantanamo Bay detainee, yesterday argued that the new law that bans cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of detainees in U.S. custody does not apply to people held at the military prison.

Guantanamo prisoner claims torture when force fed - 3 Mar 2006 at 2:27pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities at Guantanamo Bay strapped Mohammed Bawazir's legs, arms, head and midsection into a chair for as long as two hours each time they force fed him during his hunger strike, the Yemeni said.

Blanco Wrong on Levees, Video Indicates - 3 Mar 2006 at 12:32pm - AP - As Hurricane Katrina loomed over the Gulf Coast, federal and state officials agonized over the threat to levees and lives. Hours after the catastrophic storm hit, Louisiana's governor believed New Orleans' crucial floodwalls were still intact.

Some National Archives documents removed - 3 Mar 2006 at 4:01pm - WASHINGTON -- Intelligence officials will meet with the county's top archivist early next week to discuss the withdrawal of historical documents from the National Archives' public shelves, Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein said Friday.

Iraq violence may alter U.S. troop plans - 3 Mar 2006 at 2:51pm - WASHINGTON -- President Bush is expected to meet with top U.S. military commanders next week, just as the escalating violence in Iraq threatens to complicate the administration's goal of withdrawing more troops this year.


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