Monday, March 06, 2006

In the News - Mar. 6

Blacks Spurn Military Service - 6 Mar 2006 at 11:34am - The unpopularity of the Iraq war has contributed to a 14 percent decline in black enlistments since 2000. The numbers are higher for the services doing most of the fighting: 26 percent for the Marines and 19 percent for the Army.

Treasury Dept. moves to avoid debt limit - 6 Mar 2006 at 11:29am - WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary John Snow notified Congress on Monday that the administration has now taken "all prudent and legal actions," including tapping certain government retirement funds, to keep from hitting the $8.2 trillion national debt limit.
The administration wouldn't consider it "prudent and legal" to cut spending on the unnecessary and illegal war in Iraq?

Campus Military Recruiting Law Upheld - 6 Mar 2006 at 11:26am - The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that colleges that accept federal money must allow military recruiters on campus, despite university objections to the Pentagon's policy on gays.

Bush says seeking line-item veto power - 6 Mar 2006 at 10:55am - Bush said the proposal would be designed "to meet Supreme Court standards" and would "give me the authority to strip special interest spending and earmarks out of a bill and then send them back to Congress for an up or down vote."
Is new legislation required for a President to say he/she isn't signing a bill, and why not?

Two different Paces in Iraq - Christian Science Monitor - 6 Mar 2006 at 11:43am - Gen. Peter Pace says things are going 'very well' in Iraq; John Pace, former UN-Iraq human rights chief, say abuses are as bad now as under Saddam Hussein. Gen. Peter Pace, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs

Judge refuses delay in Abramoff sentencing - 6 Mar 2006 at 12:40pm - MIAMI -- A federal judge Monday refused to allow a lengthy delay in the sentencing of lobbyist Jack Abramoff, even though a defense lawyer said the move could jeopardize a federal corruption investigation involving Congress and the Bush administration.


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