Tuesday, March 07, 2006

In the News - Mar. 7

Gonzales defends conditions at Guantanamo - 7 Mar 2006 at 9:17am - LONDON (Reuters) - The U.S. government's leading lawyer defended the Guantanamo Bay prison camp on Tuesday, saying detainees there were granted state-of-the-art health care, good food and "unprecedented legal protection".

Compromise proposed on ports deal - 7 Mar 2006 at 9:09am - Two Republican lawmakers have submitted compromises to the White House aimed at ending a dispute over a deal that would give a United Arab Emirates-owned company control of several U.S. port terminals.

Cindy Sheehan Arrested At NYC Protest - 7 Mar 2006 at 9:04am - Cindy Sheehan, the anti-war activist who drew attention when she camped outside President Bush's Texas ranch, has been arrested again, this time during a demonstration in New York demanding the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.

Rumsfeld rejects reports of Iraq civil war - 7 Mar 2006 at 12:03pm - WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Tuesday rejected suggestions Iraq is engulfed in a civil war and claimed media reports have exaggerated the violence since an attack on a revered Shiite mosque.

CIA fights Libby's request for information - 7 Mar 2006 at 12:20pm - WASHINGTON -- The CIA signaled Tuesday it likely will fight the release of highly classified presidential intelligence briefings that Vice President Cheney's former top aide wants to use in his defense against perjury charges.

Colo. teacher defends lecture on Bush - 7 Mar 2006 at 12:50pm - DENVER -- A high school social studies teacher who was put on leave after comparing President Bush's State of the Union address to speeches made by Adolf Hitler defended his lecture on Tuesday, saying he was trying to encourage students to think.

'Strict timetable' on Iraq denied - BBC News - 7 Mar 2006 at 12:57pm - There is no strict timetable for British troops to quit Iraq, No 10 has insisted after the UK's top commander there said they could withdraw by 2008. Lt Gen Nick Houghton reportedly said there was a fine line between "staying too long and leaving too soon".


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